Ghirardelli Chocolate Holder

Owl Ghirardelli Holder   Good morning!!

Today's project is a Ghirardelli Chocolate holder & I make it every year for Valentines. I'm not sure why I do that….I guess I'm a creature of habit 🙂 It would probably would make a darling Halloween Treat.

I used the Love Owl-ways stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog & I was kicking myself for using Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa again….but I swear I tried to use another color and I just couldn't do it.  So, as soon as Valentine Day passes…I'll stop using Pink & Cocoa :)))

If you'd like to see how to make a Ghirardelli Chocolate Holder click here to watch last years video.  Just promise me you won't laugh at how slow I was talking….those were the days when I filmed videos on my bathroom vanity.

Here's some exciting news….I have a Search box on my blog….if you go over to the left side and type in Ghirardelli Chocolate Holder…in the Google Search box, it will bring up all my links…then you just click on the one you want.  I can't tell you how many times someone has ask me where something is and I can't find it.  A customer suggested to me that I get a search box ….it took me a while but it was worth the wait…..&… it will search all three of my blogs. 

One quick reminder…today is the last day to order the Holiday Collection Kit or the Holiday Collection stamp set.

Happy New Years Eve!!


Stamps:  Love Owl-ways & Sprinkles Backgrounds

Ink:  Close to Cocoa & Pink Pirouette

Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Close to Cocoa & Pink Pirouette

Other:  Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals & Aqua Painter

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M & M Candy Holder (Sweet Tarts too)

Love M&M Holder Hi,

Today’s video demonstrates how to make one of these M & M candy holders. It also works with Sweet Tarts or Bottle Caps.  Or….. you could just make it a card :)  View my Chic n’ Scratch blog for a photo of the inside of the card on Tuesday 12/30/08.


Stamps:  Love you much

Ink:  Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette & Certainly Celery

Cardstock:  Whisper White & Pink Pirouette

Other:  Chic Stand, Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Slit Punch, Blender Pen, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon

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Valentine card and new video


Love M&M Holder 

Good morning!

Today's project is the same candy holder I shared with you yesterday…..except I made it into a card (you could even make it into a gift card holder…remember the one I made last week?)Love M&M holder inside

And… I have a video available on my Stampin' Academy.  Click here  to watch the video on how to make a M&M candy holder (or Sweet Tarts & Bottle caps).

I have a few items that I've made and they are super cute….but….I have to wait to show you next week. I'm in some specials swaps at Leadership and I want to keep them secret until I'm there.  So, next week when I'm gone…you'll get to see what I'm passing out. 

Have a great day!

Stamps:  Love you much & Holidays & Wishes

Ink:  Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette & Certainly Celery

Cardstock:  Whisper White & Pink Pirouette

Other:  Chic Stand, Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Silver Brads, Trio Flower Punch, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals & Blender Pen

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Sweet Tart candy holder (M&M’s too)

Happy Heart day m&m holder Good morning!

Todays' project will hold a treat size bag of M&M's, Sweet Tarts or Bottle caps. And, if you're looking for those items…you can find them in the Valentine candy isle at Wal-Mart 🙂

I used the Happy Heart Day stamp set (it's still available & on the Dormant List…item # 111089 for $20.95).  I used Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red & Shimmery White Cardstock.  To color the image I used a combo of Markers, Blender Pen & Aqua Painter.  (Don't look real close you'll see I messed up coloring..oops…that's what happens when you're in a hurry.) 

Now for another one….    Sweet Tart Holder

Don't you love those birds?  It's another darling image from the Love you much stamp set…..& the hearts you see in the background are also part of that set.

Have a great day!

Project #1

Stamps:  Sprinkles Background & Happy Heart Day

Ink:  Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Timber Brown Stazon, Riding Hood Red & Chocolate Chip

Cardstock:  Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White & Riding Hood Red

Other:  Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Flower Fusion Too, Silver Brads, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Chocolate Chip SW Marker & Sponges.

Project #2

Stamps:  Love you much

Ink:  Basic Brown & Pink Pirouette

Cardstock:  Close to Cocoa, Whisper White & Pink Pirouette

Other:  Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Big Shot, Pennant Die, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Slit Punch & Blender Pen

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Love you Valentine Hi,

Today's project is a little Valentine and it fits perfectly in our Mini Square envelopes

I used the Love you much Stamp set with Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa.  I promise I'll use other colors real soon!

Here's a picture of how it opens….Love you much valenine inside


Have a great day!

Stamps:  Love you much

Ink:  Basic Brown & Pink Pirouette

Cardstock: Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette & Close to Cocoa

Other:  Aqua Painter 

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Hugs & Kisses

Hugs & Kisses Hi,

My family and I are taking a road trip over the next few days and while I'm away I've got a couple projects I made before Christmas. 

 I used the Love you much stamp set on all three…since I earned it a few months ago at our Stampin' Up! Regionals I couldn't wait to stamp with it. 

I'm sorry it's on backorder….but I'll let you know as soon as it's available online.  Meanwhile, I can place the order for you….just let me know :)  email:  [email protected].  

 Here's some good news….I got a Sprint card…some of you call it an air card….what that means is while I'm away…..I'll be wireless and can check my email.  You gotta love this technology!!  That also means when I'm at our Stampin' Up! Leadership in Orlando I can post on my blog….I'm so excited!!  I have all kinds of new gadgets to make myself mobile…. Jump drive…external card reader/writer…etc. And ….if you're a member of my downline…I'm almost finished with our new website…I think you'll be pleased with the results!  Hint hint….if you're thinking of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator….let me know if I can answer any of your questions.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog!!

Stamps:  Love you much

Ink:  Pink Pirouette

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White

Other:  Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Chic Stand, 1", 1 1/4, & 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Wide Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon & Stampin' Dimensionals

p.s. I started a photo album for the Love you Much stamp set and bundle….just look to your right and click on that first image….then you'll see all the projects.

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Love you Much Bundle

Quick update….the response has been so fantastic that the Candy Lane Designer Paper is on backorder….what that means is temporarily you can not order the bundle on line.  Sorry!!  If you would like to order the Love you Much Bundle, I can order it for you.  Just send me an email.  Although it's Christmas, I'll be checking my email in the mornings and the evenings.  If you want me to place the order…I'll need your name, address, phone number and credit card info (the number and exp date). 

I've also added a button to Pre-order a copy of the 2009 Spring & Summer Idea Book & Catalog. You can order that on my Chic n' Scratch Shack.  If you're a Stamp Club member, you do not need to order one.


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Valentine Nerds 2009 version

 Love you much nerds Hi,

I couldn't resist making something today using the Love you Much stamp set.  This project is just like the Valentines Nerds I made last year. Click here  to view it…..but don't laugh, that was one of my earlier videos and I taught myself everything I know…. about making videos….a lot of trial and error I might add!

The measurements are the same…only difference is I turned it the other direction.  I wanted to use the actual Love you much stamp on my project and turned the other way was very tight so I switched it around.

 I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to post tomorrow….although I'm done with Christmas shopping… and I made Gumbo most of the day today….we may spend the whole day doing family stuff (Brooke & I are voting going to the book store…if not we'll settle for the movies).

Have a Safe & Merry Christmas!!


Stamps:  Love you Much

Ink:  Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette & Close to Cocoa

Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette & Shimmery White

Other:  Blender Pens, Felt Ribbon (Holiday Mini Catalog), Flower Fusion Too, Silver Brads



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