Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dove Promises Chocolate Treats for 3rd grade Sunday School Class

I had to come up with a craft for this Sunday for our 3rd grade Sunday School class.  The Bible Story we are using is how God kept his promise to Abraham and Sarah.  So I decided to use the Dove Chocolate Promises and my handy dandy Scallop Punch to create these crafts.  Their memory scripture is Ps 9:10 so I included that on the craft, too.

I made 24 of them as we usually have about 20 children in our class.  

Ingredients Used: Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Cardstock, 1 3/4" Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  I used Windows Word to create the scripture in a circle.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumpkin Made with 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch

 I can't get enough of pumpkins around this time of year.  This is one of the projects we'll be making at my October Fun Class I'm holding at my house Tues, Oct 14th.

I used the directions to make this paper pumpkin from the Stampin Up Blog but used the 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch to punch out the 12 circles, Other supplies used: Color Me Autumn DS Paper and Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim.  The banner was made with Whisper White Cardstock stamped with the "give thanks" stamp from the Good Greetings Stamp Set.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pumpkin Made from Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die

I just LOVE Fall!  It's my favorite time of the year.  I bought alot of fun stamps, ribbons, boxes and bags for fall from the Holiday Catalog.  I will be showcasing more projects in the weeks to come.

I used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die to create this adorable pumpkin.  For the stripes I stamped the line stamp from the Work of Art Stamp Set in Soft Suede Classic Ink.  The Natural and Old Olive Two Tone Trim for the stem can also be found in the Holiday Catalog.  I used the Good Greetings "boo" stamp to add some fun to the tag.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Giant Summer Rambo Apples!

My family and I went apple picking at our local farm, Sun High Orchard, last weekend and we came across these amazingly big apples called Summer Rambo.  They are sour so they're best for cooking. We only picked a small amount of apples but the Summer Rambo's were so big, the order came to over $11.00!  Here's the recipe I'm planning to use with these apples.  I'll let you know how it came out.

This is how the recipe should come out.  You can also put the apples in a pie plate if you don't have the wide mouthed 1/2 pint jars.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back in the Swing of Things

I have been SO busy since school started helping organize my kid's binders, making sure they have all the supplies they need for school, preparing healthy meals, completing forms and going to sports practices, that I haven't had much time to stamp.  Eeek!  Now that is a scary thought.  In an attempt to stamp SOMETHING, I'm including my efforts here until my schedule gets on track.

These are clip boards I made for my kids as a "reward system" my friend, Lisa, showed me at a teacher's meeting at church.  You see, I have all boys and they are"tactile," meaning, they learn by touching and manipulating things.  The stamp set I used is Dear Heart and I cut the stars out with the Stars Framelits in their favorite colors, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

I've put together a reward system that, for the next 17 days, they can earn a certain "prize."  For my oldest, it's the Apple iPhone 6 that's coming out next Friday.  For my middle guy, it's a cell phone, and for my youngest, it's a watch.  For every day they do the required task they "struggle" with, they get to move a penny one space down.  After 5 days they should have moved all the pennies and they record the tally and start again until 17 is reached.  If they don't do the task, they don't move a penny and their desired prize is one day farther away from being earned.  So far the system is working like a charm.