Saturday, January 29, 2011

Occasions Mini goodies (Stamp Camp treats)

So...where to begin?? This past week was crazy~ the kids only attended school on Tuesday since Monday was a teacher work day and then the remaining days during the week were cancelled due to the inclement weather. Being from Rhode Island...where it snowed WAY more then here in Virginia...often makes me laugh when they cancel school~ seriously for an 1" of snow?? Or sometimes they have called it on a forecast and it didn't snow a bit!! The kids enjoyed it, for we did finally get some accumulating snow...about 9" here in Winchester. I hear they are calling for more next Tues./Wed. so that means I'll be here in the basement keeping warm with my space heater at my little piggies stampin' the days away!!
Currently there are two different 1000 piece puzzles on my dining room is completed and waiting to be glued together while the other is sitting there waiting to be finished. So the pictures I have taken are from the basement and I laughed as I uploaded them to the sheep's tag 'Baa' is in a few of them. are the projects that we made at my last Stamp Camp. This one was SUPER easy made out of an envelope. Yup~ an envelope!! You seal it first...and cut the top using the scallop edge punch. Inside I filled it with some shredded scrunched up Very Vanilla CS and an almonf Hershy bar. The outside was stamped using the Eat Chocolate stamp set (122006 C, 121931 W). I added a Chocolate Chip belly band and 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (cut in half). Added a clip from the Clips Assortment pack (112580) and added a punched heart (117193) with the red glimmer paper (121790). Lastly I added some Log Cabin smooch spritz (119921). This project was inspired from pg. 22 of the January's Stampin' Success (a demontrator only publication). If you have any questions, just ask!!
I made covered Mr. Goodbar chocolate treats for every participant that brought their catalog. The paper used here is called Sweet Stitches (121781) and coordinates with these cute little fabric covered brads (121880). Stamped the image using the same Eat Chocolate stamp set (love this set!!) The dimensions for the DSP were 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Belly band dimensions: 2 1/2" x 5 1/2". Decorate as desired. Here is a close-up picture:
Have you ever heard of the Rules of Chocolate??
1. If you have gotten chocolate all over your hands, you are eating it too slowly.
2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit so eat as many as you want.
3. The problem: How to get 2 lbs. of chocolate home from the store in a hot car? Solution: Eat it in the parking lot.
4. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less.
5. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in pne place. Isn't that handy?
6. If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate...what's wrong with you?
7. If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
8. If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they counteract each other?
9. Money talks. Chocolate sings.
10. Chocolate has many preservatives.Preservatives make you look younger.
11. Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? A. Because nobody wants to quit.
12. If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garmet industry would be devastated.
13. Put "Eat Chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. At least you'll get one thing done!!
Here is another card using another stamp set called Thanks for Caring (121961 C), (121901 W). I find that it's hard to make 'Sympathy' cards...for obvious's never for a good cause :(
So you have to make them pretty~ and let them know you truly care!! This is a 'joy' fold card and it uses lots of goodies from the Occasions Mini catalog. The base of the card was embossed using the Framed Tulips embossing folder (121809). The flower was punched out with Springtime Vintage DSP (121782). Added a button and linen thread and here is a peak at the inside:

I will share the other two cards we made tomorrow..expecting a girlfriend ina bit to make some hand-made Valentine's..can't wait to share those with you all too!! Until then..happy stampin' and stay warm!!


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