I have to say that when I get a referral, I love it!  I made these darling little apple cider packets for the craft fair at Liberty High School in the beginning of the month.  From there, I got two referrals!  I have made over 90 of these great gifts this month!  The last of them went out today, FedEx!  One of the referrals prompted a new gift idea that I came up with!  That, I will save for another post to come soon!  Basically, all this is a cello bag filled with a cider packet and a cinnamon stick!


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I love sales!


Today starts a fantastic sale!  Time is of the essence!  You would be crazy to miss out!!  You can start your holiday shopping for yourself (or a loved one… LOL)! Visit my online store today (right now!!):

There are 24 hours only to order some of my favorite MUST have products at amazing prices!!  Many Marvelous Markers, Stampin’ Trimmer and the Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored!!

If you click on the 50% off link, you will find amazing deals on stamp sets and accessories!!  You have got to look around!!  There’s a LOT of great stuff on sale!!

3D card?

I am really not sure what to call this project!  It’s a cross between a card and a 3D item.  I wanted to say that I am sorry I haven’t been posting much.  Preparing for a craft fair can be a LOT of work (what do I mean by can?  Ok… I mean it IS a lot of work).  I love it though!!  Anyway, I saw something on Pinterest and made it my own.  The reason why I say I made it my own is that I am VERY sure that the crafter that created her project didn’t use this tool to make it:


This is a sheet metal rivet gun.  It can create any size hole you want as it has a separate tool box with different hole punches and setters (for the rivets)!  Think of it like a Crop-A-Dile with a longer reach!  Where did I get this beauty?  My father-in-law gave this to me a long time ago.  He was a sheet metal mechanic.  I mentioned to him that I needed to punch holes (this must have been before Stampin’ Up! had their Crop-A-Dile) through layers of paper.  He hands me this rivet gun!  I must admit, I didn’t use it much since Stampin’ Up! came out with the Crop-A-Dile – a tool they no longer sell.  However, this particular project needs a LONGER reach.

Are you ready to see what I have been working on??  Have I chattered long enough??  *giggle* Ok ok… here it is!


I think this is a great gift for any coffee lover.  It serves two purposes.  Give them what they want – COFFEE!!  (Can you tell I am a coffee lover?) And send them some Christmas greetings!!

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