Category Archives: Christmas Ideas

Chocolate Santa Treat Holder

Chocolate Santa Treat Holder Hello again!  I just had to share this cute and fun treat holder. I kept getting booted off the computer last night and so I gave up!  So far was able to post earlier today so all is well so far. ; )  Well I was in Target and found these Chocolate Santas, you get 3 in a box for 99 cents! Woo Hoo!  So I just had to come up with a holder for them and a video for you!  Give it a try! Would LOVE to see what you come up with! Comment me here with the link so I can see! Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

Chocolate Santa Treat Holder trio Supplies used are all Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set:  Jolly Bingo Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, and Candy Cane Christmas
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 and 1 inch circle punches, modern label and word window punch, Dazzling Diamond glitter, Sticky Strip, Ribbon, dimensionals, white gel pen.

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Cute little treat box holder

I know 2 posts in 1 day??? I sure hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! First I wanted to say that I did get most of my Thanksgiving projects done, as you know I wasn't able to post them last week.  I will start posting them tomorrow. I had a baby blanket to crochet so my fingers were flying!  Anyway, I do apolize for that! 

1st sample project Well if you subscribe to my Newsletter you will have in your Inbox today the FREE Tutorial for this cute little "Gift Box".  Which you can make for any occassion!  If you didn't get it please let me know. 

Next month you'll have a few more goodies that you won't see here on my Blog.

 Stop by tomorrow and see the Thanksgiving goodies I'm working on.

 Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

 Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.




Merry Christmas

Berry Merry Christmas 

Just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

Also here is another X-Mas card that I made. I did't get to make that many of these but I LOVED how it turned out. I was inspired by a card at Convention.  So sorry to not know the name I had just taken a photo of it. It was super cute.

Anyway enjoy and thanks for stopping by,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

P.S. Have a great weekend I'll be back on Monday to announce the Blog Candy Winner!

Noel Card

Noel Card Ok, here is one of the XMas Cards that I did this year.  Very simple and easy to duplicate. LOVE my "Lovely as a Tree" Stampin' Up! set.  Don't know why it took me so long to get it. Anyway here's the recipe.

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree #115026 and Many Merry Messages
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-on, Choc. Chip, Garden Green
Accessories:  Real red grograin ribon, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamond Glitter (gotta have it)

Measurements: Base – Whister white standard size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Real Red: 4 1/4 x 2 1/2
Whisper White: 4 x 2 1/4

I stamped my Tree Image with Black Staz-on then with my Blender pen took the Garden Green & Chocolate Chip Ink and colored the tree.  Added the Dazzling Diamond Glitter last!

Enjoy and if you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Christmas Card Share

Christmas Eve and Yes, I'm running around like a maniac today…..LOL!

But I just had to share this card I recieved last week from my Downline Melody Rupple! I LOVE what she did with it! Love that DSP too!

If I don't get to post a little later (doubt it) ; ) I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Quick shares I promised….

DSC01583  Ok, so I've been baking and crocheting for the last 4 hours or so and am now taking a break…..Oh and finishing up the last blanket I'm making (photo below).  Oh and more stamping later tonight…..; ) Nothing like last minute! Click photos to see larger version.



Ok, these are the little treats I made for my Sons Pre-School Class. 
They were super simple and quick to make. They all loved them! Sorry this photo has a glare.


DSC01587 I've been wanting to make this really cute Cup pattern that I've had for who
knows how long,   can't remember where I got the pattern, I think it was off the Stampin' Up Demo Website, but anyway super easy to make but I KNOW it's missing Glitter..thought about it after the photo! ; )

Now this cute little box was fun to make to and I know it was off the SU Website for Demos.  Again one of those that I had laying around and finally got around to making some. LOVE how cute and most of all easy to put together.

Now this I found on "Runing with Scissors" Blog, OH MY Goodness, talk about easy, fast and how cute is this????  She does wonderful work and her measurements are GREAT! These would also make super cute B-Day Gift boxes too! Add a handle and you have a purse!

Ok, so I'd better get for now…still need to finish baking, crocheting and stamping…Thanks for stopping by!

Vista, Ca.

Coming Classes and Events

Happy Monday All!  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Wow, December 1st! I can't believe this year is almost over.  Sigh….where did it go???  Ok, after changing things around….my daughter has started basketball again so my schedule changes too…But I think I have it all planned out.  Here are a few of the cards we'll be doing in the X-Mas Card Class that I'm having. I'll share the other 2 a little later. PLUS in the next couple of days I'll have the Treat Holders we will be doing for the Treat Holder Class too…and all the other goodies too….I'm working hard to get caught up….Enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know and as always thanks for stopping by!

X-Mas Card Class 

 Ok here is the Calendar for December
Download December 2008 Calendar

 Here is the descritpion of the classes
Download December Classes 2008

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Back from Stampin’ Up! Convention 2008!

Catalog and Stamp sets
I can't even begin to describe the 2008 Stampin' Up! Convention to you! PLUS celebrating 20 yrs on top of that! Over 6,000 in attendance! WOW! I can say you could for sure feel the Excitement, Energy and Anticipation in the Building that is for sure! 

Well I came home Saturday Night to a computer that had a Virus! UGH! But I think it's all fixed so sorry for the delay! But there is so much to share all the great stuff from Convention!!  On the left is the new Catalog, stamp sets that we got  and a Make n Take project!  Now that is just a Few!  So much more! 

Coming soon a Never Seen before Special (15%) off New Stamp Sets from the new Catalog! Woo Hoo! Which Will start August 11th! PLUS can we say "Big Shot die-cut Machine" Stampin' Up has teamed up  with Sizzix and we will be offering exclusive Stampin' Up Dies! Woo Hoo!

Big Shots Xmas ProjectsHere is just 2 projects with the "Big Shot!" How cute are these?????  Oh My just wait til you see the rest of the photos I got!

Oh, the ideas….yep are endless.  I'll post more photos a little later!

Here are just a "FEW" Swaps! I've got new  3D projects to share! Talk about being overwhelmed! WOW! So much talent out there! It's incredible!

Well I've got more to share but have to get caught up on housework! Darn! LOL!  But stay tuned I promised to share directions to the Bird-Day Box I shared and will do so! I of course have to make a new one with the new Stamps, Colors and DSP!!!  OH, just wait til you see ALL the new DSP…Simply Scrappin Kits etc…. If you are a PAPER Person watch out! I know I am in TROUBLE! And I LOVE it! ; ) Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Last Minute Goodies!

I can’t believe this year is almost over!  Now if we can all just stay well in this house. LOL! But I did manage to get some stamping done. I’m still not done.  Doing alot of last minute cards, goodies…etc.

Ok, my son Marcus had his Pre-school XMas party yesterday so I made him some goodie bags to take for his classmates.  He was sooo excited.  I also made some goodies for my daughter to take to school which I will share later, need to download those photos.  Enjoy!

Merry & Bright Goodies  I used the Merry & Bright Stamp set! I am so obsessed with this stamp set.  That snowman is just the cutest ever.  I used both circle punches and the scallop punch.