Sunday, August 29, 2010


Hi Everyone!

Can't believe it has been over a week since I last posted.  I have been busy doing some late Spring cleaning, workshops, and my brother has been here from Ohio since last Wednesday.  We have had a great time going through old pictures.  I was suppose to have his Family Heritage album done before he got here, but that did not even come close to happening.  Just as well because he really needed to tell me what pictures he wanted to include.  We still haven't put one picture in the album -- having to much fun putting names to the faces in the family.  I think everybody should do a heritage album because it really gives you an idea of how easy one family branches out to hundreds of family members.  Especially in our family because a couple of my uncles had 12+ kids (we only had 8 kids in our family).  I dare say, I will never complete the entire tree of my maternial side of the family in my lifetime -- but maybe my paternial side, as there weren't that many.

Tomorrow I am having a picnic at our house for my siblings, kids, and grandkids.  You might know it is going to be in the 90s, we wanted to have a huge bonfire -- not sure if that is going to happen.  But the gang should start arriving around noon, and I imagine we will be playing board games and cards until dinner and then later, and then before everybody leaves on Tuesday.  It will be just like the old days!!

I wasn't sure what I would post today.  It was a toss-up between more Décor Elements projects or my last card class.  Guess I will just do the rest of the Décor Elements so everybody can add those to their order September 1st, as Christmas really is just around the corner.  Today will be pictures using the Candy Cane Christmas Décor Elements.

Here is a group shot.

A cookie platter using the "Candy Cane Christmas" Décor Elements.

Coffee mugs still using "Candy Cane Christmas Décor Elements."

Silver platter using the blue "Flurry" Décor Elements.

Christmas blocks using "Candy Cane Christmas" Décor Elements, "Candy Cane Buttons," "A Cute Christmas" stamp set, " Candy Cane Christmas" Designer Series Paper, and Real Red Satin Ribbon.

Quilted Coaster using the new "Candy Cane Christmas" Designer Fabric, Candy Cane Buttons, and "Snowflake #2" Original Die

Back side of quilted coaster using the new "Tasteful Trim" Bigz XL Die and the
Dove from the "Holiday Windows" Magnetic Movers and Shapers dies.

Front of another quilted coaster.

Back side of above quilted coaster again using the new "Tasteful Trim" Bigz XL Die and the Ornament from the "Holiday Windows" Magnetic Movers and Shapers dies.

Yes, I had tons of Décor left over, but used it in my workshop.  Everybody got to make a block as their workshop make'n take along with a Christmas card.  They all turned out a little different, but all were beautiful.  So much fun.  I just wish I would have remembered to take a picture of the "Live Every Moment" Décor Element my hostess pre-ordered for her wall, which we applied during the workshop -- it really looked sharp!

Until next time, have a great week, and remember:  "Right thinking leads to right living."


  1. Sandi,
    Love all of your Decor Element & fabric projects. I have yet to cut into my fabric. Not sure why I am saving it. Hopefully this week.

  2. Love these! Can you put those dishes in the dishwasher or do they have to be washed by hand?

  3. These are beautiful you are a very talented lady,
    all the best from the UK

  4. I love the silver platter! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

  5. As I said yesterday, These are all georgous and I want one of each! LOL Since I am one of your siblings, I get to see your crafty stuff whenever I visit you (well at least a couple of times a year! LOL)

  6. Nice variety of jobs Sandi. You covered a lot of new projects for everyone to case and did a super job doing it. I think I like the silver plater the best because you know I am a dish person plus silver. But it was hard because red and white are also one of my fav color combo's. You have been very busy lately and you displays show it good use of stampin up merchandise keep those ideas coming for us, love ya

    your number #1 sister

  7. Hey, sounds like you've been busy. Do you want to do my heritage albumn when your done? I've got a couple of boxes of pictures and only one page done. I'm hoping that when I get cupboards in the Paper Palace I can get a little more organized and have time to scrapbook.

  8. Sandi, I love your coasters, especially those with the delicate dotted snowflakes. The DE items are also fab! TFS

  9. Wow, you have been busy! I love how you used the Decor Elements. I too would like to know if you can wash them or are they just something to look at?