Wednesday Stamp Club and a BURSTING Bubble Bin

This week, for WSC we are all about preparing for the Holidays in a crafty, thrifty way.  Your challenge this week is Gifts in a Jar!
My Favorite Holiday Cookies

I started by layering my ingredients in my Perfect Packaging Jar.  No need to try and scramble for a pen to write it all down, we’ve taken all the homework (literally) out of creating beautiful budget friendly gifts this season!  (More on that will follow…)

I’ve got my list of supplies set out and ready to go!  I am using my Wrapped in Love set, AlphaDOTS, my 3/4″ circle punch, Copic Markers and Brilliance ink, Perfect Paper Panels, and my Glue Glider.

Here is a side view after I added some Candy Cane Kisses ribbon and a Summer button.

Here is a pic from the top, EEK!  I am in love with this!!

Here is a shot featuring the front of the recipe note card, decorated and ready for gifting.

Here is a shot of the right inside of the recipe note card.

Your My Favorite Holiday Cookie jars should cost approx. $6 including the cost of the jar, and I based my pricing on organic ingredients, so your cost could be even lower!

Supplies:
Perfect Packaging Jars
Wrapped in Love
AlphaDOTS
3/4″ Circle Punch
Candy Cane Kisses Ribbon Nest
Perfect Paper Panels
Copic Markers
Summer Buttons
Graphite Black Brilliance Ink

My Favorite Hot Cocoa Mix

Here is my jar filled to the rim with Hot Cocoa goodness.

Here is my table filled with all of my supplies.

Here is a pic from the top of my finished project.

Here is a close up up my Hot Stuff image, colored in and featuring Glittered Garnish in Chocolate Kiss.

Here is the jar filled with My Favorite Cocoa mix, a beautiful and YUMMY gift! (I created the recipe myself, and trust me, I don’t lie about food). :)

Your Favorite Hot Cocoa Mix jars should cost a bit less than $4.50 each including the cost of the jar!  WOOT!  Now that’s holiday shopping on a BUDGET!

Here is a front view and a pic of the inside of the recipe card.

All the guesswork is taken out your gift giving this year, because we’ve done the homework (literally) for you!  Simply print the downloadable recipe note cards from the site.

The left inside of the notecard serves as the ingredient list so you’ll know what and how much to add to your Perfect Packaging Jars.

The inside right of the notecard gives the recipient the directions on how to use their Gift in a Jar, and the front and back covers are ready for you to decorate as you wish!
Aren’t these beautiful!  I must say I am so stinkin’ happy with how they turned out!

Supplies:
Perfect Packaging Jars

AlphaDOTS

3/4 Circle Punch

Hot Stuff

Royalty Ribbon Nest

Chocolate Brilliance Ink

Glittered Garnish in Chocolate Kiss

For a BONUS Gift in a Jar idea, see Jody’s BLOG for her Flurry of Love project!

To play along with our WSC, play along right here OR in our Forum for your chance to win one of two prizes offered each week!

And like you need a reason to shop, HERE’S THE SCOOP..

There are 30 items in the Bubble Bin!

Some in limited quantity, and all INCREDIBLE bargains, some 50% off!

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I WANT CANDY

You can hear the screams already, right?? (And if you’re my age the 80′s song by the same title)
This months MFT Kit is the SWEETEST ever, so I wanted to post the samples Jody made. You can see ALL the deets on her BLOG as well, and as you know, she is very thorough, so there is lots to see!

You also have until Tuesday night at 10pm to enter into the first Wednesday Stamp Club challenge, so get stampin’!  This week we have something SUPER in store for you, so stay tuned!

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Release Rewind

Happy Saturday all!  It is RAINING, raining, raining here today, so it’s a great day to snuggle with your laptop (that’s NOT where you thought I was headed, huh?) and a great cup of coffee to blurf and hang out with your virtual friends.

We are off to see a concert tonight, hubster surprised me with a date night!  WOOT!  I’m not all that familiar with the artist, but he loves her, and I love him, so it’s all good.

I thought it was the PERFECT time to go through our Release Rewind, showing off what was released last week for those who missed the fun!  MOST sets are still left, but we are sold out of Presents for You and arethisclose to being out of Merry KISSmas.  We did however receive a new shipment of Snow Day and Flurries of Love which were sold out, so there is some good news!  You can find all the Pure Innocence sets that are currently in stock right HERE.  If it’s not there, it’s sold out!

Since we are talking about Pure Innocence, let’s start there!  We released 4 new sets:

Presents for You – SOLD OUT

Merry KISSmas

Fairy GIrl

Heart Stripes

Maid for WTG

Truffles Flopsey

AlphaDOTS

Love at First Sight

Love Machine

DIGI 1

DIGI 2

DIGI 3

DIGI 4

I WANT CANDY! Kit

And I guess while I’m at it, I should also point out all the new products too!

Princess Sheer Ribbon

Princess Pearls

Glittered Garnish

Tea Light Candle Kit

Lip Balm Kit

Body Butter Kit

Bath Salts Box Template

In case you are wondering about all the Kits we are offering this month, check out THIS POST for all the deets.  Here is a sample I made using the Bath Salts Box, Winter DIGI Papers, Perfect Plaid Ribbon Nest, the Lip Balm Kit and Presents for You.

WHEW!  and if that doesn’t whet your crafting appetite, and you need more inspiration, it’s not too late to Hop Around the Block to see what Team MFT has created using all these goodies!

I hope you have a wonderful, dry weekend and find a chance to stamp along with the Wednesday Stamp Club!

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Introducing Wednesday Stamp Club

Hi all!   I know it’s not Wednesday, but since I introduced this in our Forum, I also wanted to post it here so that everyone could play along!

Here are the Wednesday Stamp Club deets!

Wednesday Stamp Club was created to do 3 things:
1) Give us a reason to hang out and stamp together.
2) Create something beautiful, useful and (sometimes) outside of the A2 sized box.
3) Help us Learn. Grow. Know. with MFT!

Welcome to the Wednesday Stamp Club!
Each Wednesday, (with the exception of the week prior to the release for the next Guest Designer contest) someone (generally me!) from Team MFT will post an idea, project, sample or more to inspire our creativity!

Here is a picture of this weeks FIRST Wednesday Stamp Club (hereafter referred to as WSC) completed project:

This weeks Stamp Club challenge is to use this project as a jumping board to unleash YOUR own creativity! Will you be inspired by our new template? The Pure Innocence stamps? The gingham digital paper? Get inspired and get stamping… then come back to share your creation with us. Be sure to let us know how the project inspired your creation.

One participant will be chosen at random to receive a code good for a FREE mini stamp set of their choice! Your deadline is Tuesday, December 8, at 10:00 PM. The winner will be chosen and posted along with the Stamp Club info for next week. You may enter as many times as you wish, as long as the projects are all different (who knows… we may inspire you to stamp every day). We are SO looking forward to seeing your creations!

I used:
Jody’s Bath Salts Box Template
Cream Gingham Digi Papers
Flower for You Pure Innocence Stamp
Royalty Ribbon Nest
Summer Glittered Garnish

This project box holds my baby shower gift for Emma’s teacher, Miss Mikie. Since she’s having a girl, I thought it fitting to use the sweet PI Flower Girl set, and when I chose the colors, I kept them very soft and muted to match the soft feel of a baby girl!

Here’s how I made it:

I started with the gingham DIGI paper pack and printed it out. The cool thing about digi papers is that I can print out the pattern on one side of my paper, then flip it and print the template on the back!

Here is my project stash gathered so that everything would be at my fingertips.  I’ve got my image stamped, my template, my Glittered Garnish Adornments, my Glue Glider and my Royalty Ribbon (isn’t it LOVELY?)

Here I have cut out the outer piece of my Bath Salts Box and punched out handles using a word window punch. I am thinking it would fun to try Nesties too, maybe the ribbon tag so there would be an area to tie ribbon through!

Here’s my Pure Innocence Flower Girl all colored up!

And here is the project all finished and waiting to give to the LUCKY mom-to-be!

Ready to play along for YOUR chance to WIN? Once your project is completed, list the link here, and one random winner will be selected next Wednesday!

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It's a Hop Around the BLOCK

Good evening all!  I know you are as excited as I am, so let’s get started!

There is TONS of new stuff being released RIGHT NOW.  Tons?  Hmmm, let’s see what’s Brand Spankin’ New:

9 New Sets (including 4 new ADORABLE Pure Innocence images)

4 New DIGI Stamps

1 New DIGI Paper Pack

3 New Adornments Glittered Garnishes (You have to SEE these to believe them!)

1 New MFT Kit

1 New Adornment Swarovski Princess Pearls Collection

1 Princess Sheer Ribbon Nest

1 Lip Balm Kit

1 Body Butter Kit

1 Tea Light Candle Kit

AND a New Triple Scoop Set – Maid for You!

Whew!  I’m exhausted just LISTING it all!  You can find them all RIGHT HERE.

Since tonight marks our December Release, it also marks our Hop Around the Block!  For my project tonight, I made a little gift set using the new Lip Balm, Body Butter and Candle Kits.

Here is the completed gift set I made for my dear friend Linda.  I used the Bath Salts Box Template and the Winter DIGI Paper Pack to make the box and stamped my Pure Innocence Presents for You image on a Cream Paper Panel.  I colored her in with Copics, and added some Winter Baby Braddies to her coat.  I made some bath salts and put them in a small gusset bag finished off with Perfect Plaid ribbon.

Here is a close up of the Lip Balm I created using AlphaDOTS to personalize it!  isn’t it CUTE??  Now, you might be thinking how incredibly crafty I must be to make HOMEMADE lip balm, and what drudgery it must’ve been toiling in the kitchen and what a mess it surely must’ve made and how hard it is to make homemade gifts.  BUT I am here to tell you it AIN’T so!  I made candles, lip balm and body butter, and completely decorated 3 full sets of each in under 90 minutes!  SERIOUSLY.

Your next thought might be that of course it will “appear” homemade, and not be as nice as the stuff you can purchase in the store.  NOPE!  I am a total snob when it comes to health and beauty type products, so believe me when I say THIS IS THE BEST STUFF EVER.  Period.

Here is a picture of the gift set with the Body Butter, garnished with our new Princess Pearls.

As many of you know, Emma, our youngest daughter often speaks her mind with such insulting phrases as “Mommy, why do you jiggle when you walk?” or “Why are your boobies so floppy?” (WAY TMI, I know) or even “Mommy, why are your hands so crusty?”.  Yes, children are precious aren’t they.  Sheer joy.  So, now that I’ve been using my Body Butter, Emma is NO LONGER telling me my hands are crusty!  This is seriously rich, emoliient and yummalicious body butter to soothe even the crustiest hands!

All the new Perfect Packaging Kits contain the tins, beeswax and wicks (in the candle kit) you will need to make homemade, simple, yet extraordinary gifts at a FRACTION of the cost of store bought, and frankly, even better since there’s no unpronounceable ingredients.  The ONLY things you’ll need to ADD are Coconut Oil (available in ANY health food store and most supermarkets) and the fragrance of your choice.  I chose Peppermint Oil since I love the smell, and it’s safe for your skin.  Both of these ingredients I use for other things as well (Coconut oil is awesome for cooking, and is an amazing superfood and Peppermint oil smells awesome in a potpourri burner and for use in cleaning, and is also an ant repellant!)

Here is the complete gift set, packaged in a large gusset bag, ready for Lin!

WHEW!  I am now exhausted from all the details in this post!  How about you?

Now, when you are ready to HOP along, you’ll hit up the world famous JODY MORROW (aka EEM) to see her delightful work!

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It’s a Hop Around the BLOCK

Good evening all!  I know you are as excited as I am, so let’s get started!

There is TONS of new stuff being released RIGHT NOW.  Tons?  Hmmm, let’s see what’s Brand Spankin’ New:

9 New Sets (including 4 new ADORABLE Pure Innocence images)

4 New DIGI Stamps

1 New DIGI Paper Pack

3 New Adornments Glittered Garnishes (You have to SEE these to believe them!)

1 New MFT Kit

1 New Adornment Swarovski Princess Pearls Collection

1 Princess Sheer Ribbon Nest

1 Lip Balm Kit

1 Body Butter Kit

1 Tea Light Candle Kit

AND a New Triple Scoop Set – Maid for You!

Whew!  I’m exhausted just LISTING it all!  You can find them all RIGHT HERE.

Since tonight marks our December Release, it also marks our Hop Around the Block!  For my project tonight, I made a little gift set using the new Lip Balm, Body Butter and Candle Kits.

Here is the completed gift set I made for my dear friend Linda.  I used the Bath Salts Box Template and the Winter DIGI Paper Pack to make the box and stamped my Pure Innocence Presents for You image on a Cream Paper Panel.  I colored her in with Copics, and added some Winter Baby Braddies to her coat.  I made some bath salts and put them in a small gusset bag finished off with Perfect Plaid ribbon.

Here is a close up of the Lip Balm I created using AlphaDOTS to personalize it!  isn’t it CUTE??  Now, you might be thinking how incredibly crafty I must be to make HOMEMADE lip balm, and what drudgery it must’ve been toiling in the kitchen and what a mess it surely must’ve made and how hard it is to make homemade gifts.  BUT I am here to tell you it AIN’T so!  I made candles, lip balm and body butter, and completely decorated 3 full sets of each in under 90 minutes!  SERIOUSLY.

Your next thought might be that of course it will “appear” homemade, and not be as nice as the stuff you can purchase in the store.  NOPE!  I am a total snob when it comes to health and beauty type products, so believe me when I say THIS IS THE BEST STUFF EVER.  Period.

Here is a picture of the gift set with the Body Butter, garnished with our new Princess Pearls.

As many of you know, Emma, our youngest daughter often speaks her mind with such insulting phrases as “Mommy, why do you jiggle when you walk?” or “Why are your boobies so floppy?” (WAY TMI, I know) or even “Mommy, why are your hands so crusty?”.  Yes, children are precious aren’t they.  Sheer joy.  So, now that I’ve been using my Body Butter, Emma is NO LONGER telling me my hands are crusty!  This is seriously rich, emoliient and yummalicious body butter to soothe even the crustiest hands!

All the new Perfect Packaging Kits contain the tins, beeswax and wicks (in the candle kit) you will need to make homemade, simple, yet extraordinary gifts at a FRACTION of the cost of store bought, and frankly, even better since there’s no unpronounceable ingredients.  The ONLY things you’ll need to ADD are Coconut Oil (available in ANY health food store and most supermarkets) and the fragrance of your choice.  I chose Peppermint Oil since I love the smell, and it’s safe for your skin.  Both of these ingredients I use for other things as well (Coconut oil is awesome for cooking, and is an amazing superfood and Peppermint oil smells awesome in a potpourri burner and for use in cleaning, and is also an ant repellant!)

Here is the complete gift set, packaged in a large gusset bag, ready for Lin!

WHEW!  I am now exhausted from all the details in this post!  How about you?

Now, when you are ready to HOP along, you’ll hit up the world famous JODY MORROW (aka EEM) to see her delightful work!

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Maid for Who's That Girl

I LOVE this set and SO WISH this was me….  I must admit that hubby is a pretty good pamperer, BUT isn’t this every womans fantasy?

Sigh….just take a gander…

Jody

Christina

Melody

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Maid for Who’s That Girl

I LOVE this set and SO WISH this was me….  I must admit that hubby is a pretty good pamperer, BUT isn’t this every womans fantasy?

Sigh….just take a gander…

Jody

Christina

Melody

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AlphaDOTS

I am quite excited about this aplabet set since I made it myself!  I know it’s simple, but I’m proud that I made it!

Here are just a FEW things you can do with this set:

Frances

Julie

Kerry

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Pure Innocence

The SWEETEST cheeks ever in the world, are RIGHT here:

Presents for You

Merry KISSmas

Fairy Girl

Heart Stripes

And, if you can stand it, here’s more sweetness!

Christina

Chris

Barbara

Michele

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