Welcome to My Blog!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will be writing mostly about rubberstamping and paper crafts. I will also be adding a few fun stories from work.

I work at a doctors office. Our patients say and do some of the cutest and funniest things. All my stories are good intentioned, never to actually harm or make fun of my patients or their conditions. I am the first person to make fun of myself and share the silly and sometimes stupid things I do.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Santa's Magic Key

This is my version of Santa's Magic Key. 
 I wish I had this key when my girls were little.

Santa's Magic Key
This key is very special, you see.
It wont work for you and me…
Hang it just outside your door.
Go to bed and worry no more…
Close your eyes and close them tight.
Cause Santa Clause is coming tonight!

I apologize the pictures are not the best.  I took them from my phone.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Friends like you are a mint!"

I first made these cute mints last year after I found something similar somewhere on the web (I wish I new where, so I could give credit) and made them my own. I sold out at both crafts last year as well as at the craft bazaar this October.

For the next craft fair, I have made 50 sets of the Elf, Santa suit, snowflake and Snowman.  15 sets of the basketballs and 19 sets of the soccer balls.  I will also
be making about 10-15 sets of the baby.  I used to call it Baby Jesus, but customers started referring to  it as an angel or just "baby".  I think the the baby would be cute for a baby shower. 

I prefer to use Pearson's mint patties vs York because Pearson's wrappers are round. York has changed packaging to squares.  I also prefer the taste of Pearson's.  York are a bit too peperminty for me.

Supplies used:  Fiskars 1 1/2 inch circle punch; flower pot paper punch, Stampin' Up! 2 step bird punch; gold glitter glue, Zots, Xyron sticker maker, plastic snowflakes I found at Walmart (72 for $0.97), Fiskars "deckle" scissors, stamp pads, orange marker, paper and clear and rubber stamps.

Snowman hat: A flower pot paper punch for the snowman's hat.  I had to trim the top and the bottom for the correct size.  Funny thing... I used the flower pot paper punch at a local scrapbook store, but it broke apart after the 5th punch, so I made 108 with a broken punch.  But hey, better than hand cutting rectangles and squares to glue together as I did for the first 50 sets!

Elf hat:  A 1 inch strip of green paper cut into 1.25 inch long triangles.  I punched branches from the 2 step bird punch from red paper.  I cut each leaf from the branch, gluing to the back of the hat for the "feather".

Santa suit: Strips of white paper cut with Fiskars deckle scissors.  The belt was made from black strips of paper with gold glitter glue for buckle.  A trick to make the buckle is not to make a square but to make 2 vertical gold lines (like an 11) then connecting with 2 horizontal lines (=).  I found if I could not make a clean square, it always had a "string" of glue diagonally across the square.  I made my belts at night, before bed so there was plenty of time for drying before placing on Santa suit.

If you would like step by step instructions or pictures, please post a comments and I will take pictures of the process to post.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Womans Survival Kit

I spent today making Women's Survival Kits that I will be selling at the next craft bazaar and maybe online at Etsy.  I made a prototype a couple of weeks ago and took to work to show the gals. I made it with a scored piece of cardstock with ribbons.   It was "okay".   I was asked to make a kit for one of the gals at work to giver to her sister.  I used an envelope sealed, then cut at the end, like at Splitcoast last week or so.  This too was "okay".
Today I made 30 kits. I really like what I made today.  I switched to using some small bags I bought a year or so for my nieces wedding, but didn't use.  My husband was happy I was using supplies I aleardy had.

Supplies used: 
Party Bag; ribbon, stamps, ink,card stock, printer (for poem), adhesive, hole punch, bling and most importantly M&M's.

These are the small bags I used. They are 3 1/2 wide and 6 3/4 tall.  

Stamp both sides of the bag.  After printing the poem, use a corner rounder on all corners. 

I sponged it the poem, because the white bag and poem paper 
are 2 different colors.  I used pink in this picture.
To apply poem to the bag, apply adhesive completely around the paper to ensure it will stay on the bag.

Aligned the poem with the natural fold at the bottom of the bag.

Fold the top of the bag, then punch holes for the ribbon.

Place M&M' in bag.
Pull the ribbon through one hole out the other to the bottom of the bag.  Cut.  This should be enough ribbon to tie nice bow.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Craft fair # 1

Here are a few pictures of the craft fair from last weekend. I will be at another on November 12th in Shelton. I think I will have 2 tables so the display is not so busy looking. What do you think?

I will post a few close ups and explain how I made the item later this week.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Back to crafting again!

Well it took me some time to start doing crafts again after moving.  I'm pretty sure I have found almost everything.

Last weekend I had a table at a craft fair.  I did pretty good.  I sold 81 items, 10 that were cards.  I made $114 about $95 profit.  Not bad since I decided to enroll in the craft fair less than 4 weeks before and had nothing made except some Holiday cards.

I made decorated mint patties (snowman head, snowflake, elf and Santa's belly) sold in a package of 4 with a ribbon tied at the top.  Also, baby in a manger, two sets of soccer balls and another of basketballs.   I sold out!!  Amazing.

I also made Hershey snowmen with fleece hats and scarves.  REALLY cute.  I sold out very fast.  I sold them for $2.00 each.  The vendors around me told me I should charge more, but I think the price is why they sold so well.  I still made about $1.15 a bar.

Then there was the decorated Starbucks jars filled with candy (sold 2), coaster calendars (sold 2) and post it holders (sold 1), nugget boxes (sold 0, this was odd as it was the #2 best seller last year) and Ghiridelli Chocolate boxes( sold 2). 

I was asked to participate in 2 more craft fairsm which was very validating.  I will post pictures this weekend.

I also re-listed about 8 items on etsy (InkedGreetings.etsy.com) and sold a card less than 12 hours later.
It is great to be back. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011


We are moving from a small apartment to a 3 story townhouse with twice the space.

Yeah!  It has been a long time coming!

So...this means no crafting until April.  I do not know HOW I am going to do this.  I can't even sneak, because I packed my craft room up this weekend.

I will be back in April.  I am sure I will have my craft room unpacked first!

I post pictures of my NEW Craft room.  I am very excited ... my new room is very large, has a huge window that overlooks the valley and the Olympic Mountain Range.  I will be able to look out and have lots and lots of inspiration for stamping.

I thank all who have stopped by my little blog. Please spend some time looking around. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Work Valentines

I made valentines for my co-workers.  This is not the exact idea in had in my head, but I think they turned out pretty good.  Especially since I finished the last 4 at 1:20 am.  I placed a Ghiridelli Chocolate Square inside.

The ink, stamps and butterfly punch are all from Stampin Up. 
If you would like to know which sets, please let me know.