Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jar of Cards

This jar of cards was a UFO (unfinished projects) that I finished in the month of December. I had made up these cards in August or September, stuck them in the jar but hadn't finished decorating the lid. I decided that they needed something so took them out of there sleeves and did some more work on them. I am happy with how they look now. I have alot more UFO's around that I hope to finish up in the next few months. It is a good feeling when you finally get back to them and get them done! I challenge you in 2009 to get your UFO's done!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hoodie Cards

These hoodie cards are a batch of cards that I made for my sister for Christmas. She has alot of young adult neices and nephews on Mike's side of the family, and 2 on our side. So I thought I would focus her batch of cards to be suitable for this age group and some other cards I thought she could use. AND....I had wanted to play with the new stamp set I had bought when we went down to GinaK's. I just love this stamp set. I think that it is drawn so very well and also love that they made an additional set of stamps that have wording that is perfectly sized in portion to go with it. I really had fun playing with it. Sometimes I don't think I ever grew up because I sure do like new toys!!!!
Yesterday I went down to Sarah's and I brought some of my stuff along to play with. We made 16 cards for her and two tags. So she will have some cards to work with. The next batch we will probably do will be Valentines. It is so much fun to share something I love doing with my daughters. They are just starting to get into scrapbooking. Sarah has a very nice scrapbook that she has done. She likes to work with the smaller size one's and has done a 9 x 9 and is starting an 8 x 8. We will also probably scrap her wedding pictures together as we were talking about that yesterday too. After I left her house I went to Kohl's and used my gift card from my mom and dad to buy some new jewelry with it. It was so much fun! I absolutely love Kohl's jewelry and it is very hard to decide what to choose but I love the process! I decided on a pair of Sonoma earrings and necklace. I have always loved costume jewelry and it sure gives my thrift store clothes a boost! Tee hee! Well...I am off to work. I only have 4 months till the flea market starts again so I need to start working on stuff for that! Make it a great day! Boo

Monday, December 29, 2008


I made this calendar for my brother-in-law Mike for Christmas for his desk at work. He teaches woodworking at Clintonville, WI. They actually have the students go out and build buildings in the community. Mike got this program set up. They have built garages, a small business, an atrium out in the country, and several brand new homes. He has taken me to see his projects and they are awesome! He does beautiful work and is such a patient and kind person. I am sure his students just love him! He has been a real good male role model for my girls, a wonderful husband to my sister, and father to my niece and nephews. He is just overall a great guy and gets along with everyone. Here are the pictures of the scrapbook pages I made for it.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kindness Matters Wall Quilt

Good Morning! Today's post will be about the wall quilt I made for Sarah and Zach for Christmas for there house. Sarah painted the wall's in there dining room a dark chocolate and when I was there the last time I was thinking that they would be a perfect background for a wall quilt. So I decided to make this one for them for Christmas. Sarah absolutely loved it and said that she could have not picked out the colors in it better herself. That is quite the compliment coming from her as she is selective about what she likes when it comes to decorating. We are talking about getting together to scrapbook this week and if she has it put up by the time I get there, I will shoot a picture of it hanging up. I didn't have anyone around while I was shooting this picture so had to lay it on the table and it doesn't do it justice!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Recipe Book

I made this recipe album for Sarah for Christmas. She absolutely loved it. She loves to cook and is always looking for recipes on the internet. She had asked me a couple of months ago if I would write down some of my recipe's for her. So I picked out 20 family favorites for her recipe book. I decided to mostly give her main dish recipes as I knew that she needed those the most and then picked out a few other's that if something happened to me that I knew they would be looking for. I also bought her a cookbook that the whole book is recipes that are made with 4 ingrediants. She was very happy about that too! I shot a few pages for you to see. The front cover, a page inside and a picture of the inside back cover. I used colors that she is decorating with in her house. The cover is front the retired Simply Scrappin Kit Tie The Knot which I also had made a stand up photo of her and Zach with. I used the wheel from her wedding invitations on the bottom of the recipe cards. Added a little punch of pumpkin pie as her counter tops are that color to kind of tie things together. I made it with Stampin Up's On Board 5 x 5 bitty book. I ended up removing some of the pages as I had added card stock on top of them and it was getting too thick too close! But it is cool because it will stand up by itself!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Scrapbook Tile

Good Morning from Mayberry! We got more snow over the evening. It just keeps coming. I am very thankful that I can stay in and not be out on slippery roads! I wanted to share with you the gift that Jeannette made me for Christmas. I don't often receive handmade gifts. When I do receive them, I really appreciate them as I understand all the hard work and love that goes into them! Jeannette loves to paint things in miniature and she painted this tile for me of me scrapbooking and all the idea's dancing through my head! The book says Scrap Book on the cover. She also painted a tile for my mom about excersising and Curves. She also has a book in her hands. My mom likes to read and is a big fan of Curves and has recruited many people for Curves. Any hoo....this is a special gift that I received and I put it up on the shelf above my computer so it will be safe (from Taffy! I hope!) and I will be able to look at it often as I spend numerous hours over here by the computer. As one of my friends likes to call it...."my command center"! Boo

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dream DeJour Cards & Box

Hi! It seems like forever since I have posted. Everything I am working on now is for gifts yet so haven't been able to post anything. You will have lots to see and read soon! On Tuesday, the lunch bunch met, minus Fran who is in Florida for the winter. I made this box and 8 mini card set for Jeannette for Christmas, using the Bella Rose Paper (I just love it) and the Dream De Jour stamp set. I love working with the In Colors and will be sad when they retire in July next year but always seem to love the new ones so I like that they do retire them and bring us new colors to play with!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Road Trip To Gina K's

On Saturday, Diane, Melissa, and I made a road trip to Gina K's to meet a bunch of stamping girls. Some we had never met, some we had seen before. We arrived at the store about 9:45 and had lots of fun picking out goodies to buy, watching demonstrations on the Scor Pal, Nestabilities cutting and embossing and making new friends. At 11:30 we all went to lunch at the Beach House which over looks the water and has the most beautiful view. We decided that this most definitely is a guy hang out the minute we walked in because it was full of men at the bar and all most all of them turned around when our group of 16 women walked in! Much to my delight and surprise, my cousin David and his wife Linda were sitting at the bar. He was as surprised to see me as I was him and we exchanged hugs and then were off to our table. We got as much jabbering in as we could before we quickly gobbled down our food to head back to Gina K's for our copic marker's class that we took. I fell in love with the copics and learned so much! It was weird to be on the learning end instead of teaching but I just loved it. Of course I had to take some markers home with me along with other things! And as soon as I got home I did some coloring! It was just as exciting as when you were a kid and got a new box of crayons!
Something did not sit right with me though and I ended up running to bathroom 4 times before we left Gina K's and I was afraid that I would not be able to make the long trip home. At one of our new friends suggestions, we stopped at Walgreens and I picked up a box of Imodeum. They only had value packs so it cost me $18.00!!!! I was tempted to try and make it without it...but didn't want to take the risk. So now I only have 70 pills to go to finish the box! Some of them will definitely be going in my purse! Here is a group picture of our gang!

Owl Treat Bag

Here is a picture of the Owl Treat Bags that I made for Thanksgiving and to sell at Fall Craft Shows.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

December Events in Wisconsin

It is hard to believe that it is almost time to turn another page on the calendar. I have been stamping and scrapping up a storm this week but I can't post any pictures for you because everything that I have been working on is for Christmas gifts. But I promise that I will shoot pictures of everything before it leaves will just have to wait a month or so to see pictures of those things! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Elaine

Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 Visit Santa—Chippewa Falls. Rutledge Charity Building, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Nov. 29–30, Dec. 6–7 Floral Fantasy—Mauston. The Boorman House, 1–8 p.m. Live entertainment, raffle, refreshments. 608/847-4450.

1–5 Glassblowing Show—Brule. Oulu Glass, 9–5 daily. Blown, fused, stained glass. 715/372-4160 or

2, 9 Holiday Crafts—Chippewa Falls. Public Library. Dec. 2, ages 3–6 and Dec. 9, ages 7–11. No registration required. 715/723-1146.

2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides—Chippewa Falls. Downtown. Tickets available at Gordy’s County Market.

4 Crafters’ Holiday—Viroqua. Area Medical Office Building, 9–4. 608/637-4204.

4 Spaghetti Dinner with Santa—Fifield. Northwoods Supper Club, 5–7 p.m. Pictures with Santa, gift shop. 715/956-8353.

5 Holiday Parade—Prairie du Chien. Blackhawk Avenue, 5:30 p.m. 608/326-8555.

5 Parade & Tree Lighting—Phillips. Lake Avenue, 6 p.m. Parade, tree lighting, caroling. 888/408-4800 or

5 Kids Cookie Decorating—Chippewa Falls. River Source Family Center, 6–7:30 p.m. 715/723-7858.

5 Festival of Trees “The Enchanted Forest —Cable. Tree decorations, wreaths, stockings, centerpieces, more. 715/798-3999 Ext. 547 or

6 Christmas in Cassville—Cassville. Downtown. Parade of homes, decorating contests, horse & wagon rides, musical programs, more. 608/725-5855.

6 Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon—Phillips. United Methodist Church, 11–2. Bake sale, craft sale, door prizes. 715/339-4406.

6 Cookie, Candy, & Craft Walk—Mauston. United Methodist Church, 8 a.m.–noon (or sold out). 608/847-5964.

6 Finnish Independence Day—Brantwood. Community Center, 4:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner, history program, door prizes, gift shop. 715/564-2520.

6 Christmas Fair—Fall Creek. Village Hall, 9–1. Raffle drawings, lunch, more. 715/286-5014.

6 Winter Market—Fort Atkinson. VyMac/Verlo Creamery Building, 2nd floor, 10–3. Home-spun goods, fine art, live music.

6 Christmas Tea—Gillett. Historical Museum, 1–4 p.m. Gift shop, bake sale.

6 Cookie Walk—Boscobel. St. Johns Lutheran Church. 608/375-5855.

6 Craft Show—Cable. Telemark Resort, 9–3. Over 50 artists/crafters. 715/798-3999 Ext. 547 or

6 Cookie Walk—Merrimac. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9–2. 608/493-2640.

6 Bridge to Wonderland Parade—Chippewa Falls. Downtown, 6 p.m. Visit Santa, live reindeer display and petting. 715/723-6661 or

6 Cookie Walk—Milton. United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. until gone. 608/868-3585.

6 Christmas in Boscobel—Boscobel. Blaine Gym, 1–3 p.m. Santa, parade at noon. 608/375-4458.

6 Holiday Cookie Walk—Chippewa Falls. Trinity United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. Live nativity scene, 5:30 p.m. 715/723-2806.

6 Chili Feed—Chippewa Falls. Christ Episcopal Church, 4–9 p.m.

6 Craft Show—Coon Valley. Village Hall, 7:30–2. 608/483-2508.

6 St. Nicholas Day—New Glarus. Holiday shopping specials, Santa, traditional cookie sale.

6 Lasagna Dinner—Holmen. American Legion, 4–7:30 p.m. Door prizes, silent auction. 608/526-3372.

6 Bazaar—Plainfield. St. Paul’s Church, 8:30–1. Baked goods, crafts, raffles, more. 715/249-5263.

6, 7 Old-Fashioned Christmas—Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, 10–4. 608/452-3424 or

6, 7 Festival of Trees”—Eau Claire. Civic Center, 10–5. Trees, wreaths, garlands, centerpieces for live and silent auction, entertainment. 715/832-2787 or

6, 7, 13, 14 A Christmas Holiday on a Victorian Estate—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, 10–4 and special lamplight tour Saturdays 5:30–7:30 p.m. 608/326-2721.

7 Advent Breakfast—Cassville. St. Charles School. Breakfast, 8–noon. Santa’s workshop, raffle, visit from Santa. 608/725-5173.

7 Christmas Homes Tour—Viroqua. Museum, 1–5 p.m. 608/637-7396.

7 Christmas Open House—Chippewa Falls. Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 1–5 p.m. Dessert, refreshments, holiday musicians. 715/723-7181 or

7 Lovelight Tree Lighting—Menomonie. Education Room at Red Cedar Medical Center, 2 p.m. Program, tree lighting, treats.

10 Empty Stocking Event—Boscobel. Pat & Greg’s Pour House, 7 p.m. 608/375-4656.

12–14 Madrigal Dinner—Phillips. Club 13, 6:30–9 p.m. Seven-course meal, music, skits. Reservations required, 715/339-3908 or

13 Hometown Holiday Extravaganza—Rosholt. American Legion Hall, 8–1. Cookie walk, gift baskets, raffle, door prizes, candy. 715/677-4846.

13 Walk Through the Park—Chippewa Falls. Irvine Park, 6 p.m. Christmas Village, caroling, refreshments. 715/723-5515.

13 Cookie & Craft Sale—Cleghorn. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cookies by the pound, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Santa. 715/579-9223.

13 Christmas Show—Viroqua. Temple Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Five by Design’s Radio Holly Days. Tickets, 608/637-2946.

13, 14, 20, 21 Mansion Tours— Chippewa Falls. Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 2 p.m. 715/723-7181 or

14 Christmas Feast—Boscobel. St. Johns Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Performance by Boscobel Community Choir. 608/375-5855.

15 Quilt Raffle Drawing—Fall Creek. White Pine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Queen/King cross stitch floral quilt. Ticket buyers & sellers needed. 715/877-2372.

19–21 XC Ski F.I.T. Training Program—Cable. Learn to ski well, relaxed, strong with John Burns. 715/798-3999 Ext. 547 or

20 Christmas Bird Count—Cable. Help the National Audubon Society conduct the annual winter bird census. 715/798-3890.

20–21 Winter Solstice Festival—New Lisbon. The Aquarian Garden. 608/562-5433 or

24 Christmas Eve Service—Montello. The Peoples Church, 7 p.m. 608/297-8585.

31 Droppin’ of the Carp—Prairie du Chien. Entrance of St. Feriole Island, 9 p.m. Bonfires, entertainment, fireworks. Countdown starts at 11:40 p.m. 608/326-8602.

31 Chili and Soup Supper—Boscobel. Tuffley Center, 5 p.m.–midnight. Entertainment. Free. Sponsored by Maple Ridge Bible Church. 608/375-5777.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You R My Sunshine Scrapbook Page

This is the scrapbook page we made at stamp camp this month. I just love it. I think it turned out adorable. I sang "You are my sunshine" to my girls when they were babies. This is a picture of my oldest daughter Jenna when she was a baby. She always had this contagious smile on her face! Still does!
I went to the doctor today as I have been sick on and off for about 2 months. I did not see my regular doctor as he was off today but Sam, the PA I saw, is under my regular doctor, Dr. Bjelland. Sam thinks most of what I am going through is allergy related but did put me on Amoxicillon as he thinks there could be some bacteria because it has gone on so long. I have been sick at least 3 other times this year too and never went in. So I am taking 5 things at the moment, besides my regular meds. The antibotic, nasonex, claritin, musinex, and saline nose solution. Hopefully that will clear things up. I am tired of being sick!!!! Boo

Joyfold Card Challenge

Here is Susie Smith's Joyfold Card for the card challenge. She did an excellant job!!!! Way to go Susie!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bloom Again Die Cuts

I wanted to show my stamp camp gals the Bloom Again Die Cuts that we sell and I thought I would make up a few up to give them some idea's. Well, they were so much fun to play with that I made up the whole package! You can layer them as much or as little as you want too. I really did alot of layering. Most of them have 3 or 4 layers to them. I counted them after I got done and I ended up with 44 pieces which comes out to about 20 cents per piece! A very good deal I think. So now I have a whole batch of flower's ready for cards or scrapbook pages.

Support Our Troops

Hello to All......

What a Wonderful Christmas this would make for one of our Military recovering from the War, surprise them with a
Christmas Card !!!! This is a small thing to do to cheer their day.

When doing your
Christmas cards this year, take one card
And send it to this address.

If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of
How many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would

When you are making out your
Christmas card list this year,
Please include the following:

A Recovering
American Soldier
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November Stamp Camp Cards

These are the cards we made the past two days at stamp camp. I also taught them how to make sour cream containers like I made for Sarah and Zach's wedding shower.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Quotable Quotes from the Past

'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed;

if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'

-Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....

But then I repeat myself.

-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity

is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

-Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul

can always depend on the support of Paul.

- George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man,

which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

-G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep

voting on what to have for dinner.

-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as
a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries

to rich people in poor countries.

-Douglas Casey

Giving money and power to government is like

giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live

at the expense of everybody else.

-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.

And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

-Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don't make jokes...

I just watch the government and report the facts.

-Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now,

wait until you see what it costs when it's free!

- P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of
taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens

to give to the other.

-Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!

-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe

while the legislature is in session.

-Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.


The government is like a baby's alimentary canal:

a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

-Ronald Reagan

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.

The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

-Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist

is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

-Mark Twain

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly

is to fill the world with fools.

-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

There is no distinctly Native American criminal Congress.

-Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.

-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)


A government big enough to give you everything you want,

is strong enough to take everything you have.

-Thomas Jefferson

Card Challenge

At my stamp camp's I do a monthly challenge. I have not had camp since September so I think most of them forgot about it. Sometimes alot of people participate, sometimes not. It is optional. Tonite I just had Sandy Renner bring a card. But it is a dandy!!! She is such a talented person. Normally the card challenge winner wins all the cards but being as she was the only one...I gave her a prize instead! We'll see how many bring a card at tomorrow's camp. I had them cut out a scallop circle with the big shot and they were suppose to do something with it. I think this card is awesome! It also features the felt flowers and a build a brad on it. Good Job Sandy!

Quilting Classes at Homespun Quilts in Endeavor

Classes at Homespun Quilts, Endeavor
Log Cabin Quilting (This class is geared for everyone beginners to advanced.) Intrigued by what can be done with log cabin blocks? Using Judy Martins "Log Cabin Quilt Book", you will pick the quilt of your choice from simple to advanced. Class meets once a month for 4 months.
Class time Thursdays November 6, December 11, January 15 and February 11 from 12:30 to 3:30
Or Saturdays, November 8, December 13, January 17 and February 14 from 9:30 to 12:30
Cost is $50.00 plus book and supplies.

Christmas Mystery – It’s a Mystery Holiday item
Class time Saturday November 22, from 9:30 to 3:00
Cost is $30.00 plus kit.

Beginning Class—Choice of 2 projects to learn fabric selection, rotary cutting, piecing and binding. Four 3-hour sessions. Cost is $60.00 plus materials and pattern. Contact us for more details on this class.

We will begin 1st Saturday starting January 3, 2009 at 10:00-11:00. Each month a different technique will be demonstrated. Jean will feature items that can be made using fat quarters—placemats, pillows, totes, book covers and other gift items. Cost is $5.00 per month.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jenna and Antonio

Jenna, Antonio, and I went to Family Affair for a leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning. Jenna had asked me to grab some photo albums so that she could show Antonio some pictures from when she was a little girl. Antonio loved looking them. Here is a picture that I took of them two of them at Wedding reception.

Wedding Picture of Sarah and Zach

Vicki Dallman's Cheese cake recipe

Zach's mom, Vicki made this heavenly cheese cake recipe for Sarah and Zach's wedding shower. It is to die for! Just click on the recipe to view larger.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Rub On's Promotion

Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
110283 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog

Friday, October 31, 2008

November Events in WI

Oct. 30–Nov. 2 Harvest Days Festival—Medford. 5K Run/walk, children’s cash, cook-off, crafts, parade. 715/748-4729.

Oct. 31, Nov. 1 Holiday Fair—Kendall. Community Hall, 8–3. 608/847-4450.

1 Craft Fair & Bake Sale—Wild Rose. Community Hospital, 9–1.

1 Fall Eagle Festival—Galena. Convention Center. Bird of Prey shows at 10 a.m., noon, & 2:30. Live birds, exhibits, essay & art contest. 877/444-5850 or

1 Snowflake Holiday—Greenwood. High School-West Gym, 9–3. 715/267-6600.

1 Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon—Port Edwards. United Methodist Church, 10–2. 717/886-1978.

1 Tea & Fashion Show—Mauston. Boorman House, 1 p.m. Reservations, 608/847-7911.

1 Vendors Home Show—Montello. Trinity United Methodist Church, 9–3. Home decor, cooking products, health & beauty, much more! 608/297-2326.

1 Harvest Festival—Adams-Friendship. A-F Middle School. 608/339-6381.

1 Old House Enthusiasts—Platteville. Tour of homes. 608/348-8888.

1, 2 Craft Fair—Medford. Taylor County Fair Grounds, Sat. 8–5; Sun. 9–3. 715/748-4729.

2 Harvest Dinner & Trade Fair—Westby. Coon Prairie Lutheran Church, 11:30 a.m. 608/634-3412.

2 Thanksgiving Dinner—Bocobel. Methodist Church, 10:30–2. 608/375-4565.

2 Harvest Dinner—Westby. Coon Prairie Lutheran Church; Worship service 8 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.; serving 11:30 a.m.

2 “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” Craft Boutique—Green Bay. Green Isle Park, 9–3. 920/834-3374.

4 Donkey Basketball—Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School, 7 p.m. 608/337-4846.

7, 8 Baked Goods & White Elephant Sale—Eau Claire. VFW Post 305. 715/877-2372.

7–9 Grassroots Run Deep—Ann Arbor, MI. NASCO’s Cooperative Education and Training Institute. Exchange ideas, learn new skills.

8 Pre-Holiday Craft & Bake Sale—Medford. United Church of Christ, 9–1. 715/748-3206.

8 Le Creuset Cookware Demo—Phillips. The 5 Senses, 11­­–3. 715/339-2777 or

8 Critter Day—Necedah. Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Ellen Allan Learning Center, 10 a.m. 608/565-2551.

8 Craft Show—Arkdale area. Monroe Center Town Hall, 9–4. 608/564-2105.

8 Craft & Home-Based Expo—Neillsville. American Legion Hall, 10–3. 715/743-2964.

8 Growing Green: Wreaths, Trees, & Tea—Cable. Natural History Museum, 8:30 a.m. Learn to identify winter trees, make wreaths. Register by Nov. 7, 715/798-3890.

8 Holiday Craft & Treasurer Sale & Holiday Tea—Phillips. Municipal Building, 9–3. Crafts, tea, baked goods, raffle, Santa Claus, more. 715/339-3990.

8 Holiday Expo—Eau Claire. Best Western Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites, 9–3. Huge craft sale.

11 Veteran’s Day Celebration—Neillsville. The Highground. 715/743-4224 or

12 Hunter’s Stag—Chippewa Falls. Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 p.m. Gun raffles. Tickets, $10.

13–16 Quilting Retreat—Cable. Quilting classes, sales, lodging, prizes. 715/798-3999 Ext. 547 or

14–16, 21–23 Country Christmas Holiday—Viroqua. Liberty Pole Store, Fri. & Sat. 9–5; Sun. 12–5. 608/675-3237.

15, 16 Goddess Festival—New Lisbon. The Aquarian Garden. 608/562-5433 or

21 Tree Lighting—New Glarus. Community Tree. 800/527-6838 or

21–23 Holiday Open House—Platteville. Camp Street. 608/348-8888.

21–23 Jack Frost Holiday Craft Show—Minocqua. At The Waters, Fri. 9–8; Sat. 9–6; Sun. 9–2. 715/356-7435.

22 Pie Auction—Lugerville. Flambeau Field, 9 p.m. 715/339-4100.

22 “Old Fashioned Christmas” Craft Fair—Rome. Town Hall. 608/339-6381.

22 Pie Auction—Phillips. Miller Time Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. 715/339-2254.

22 Hunter’s Dinner—Hustler. Trinity Lutheran Church, 4–8 p.m. 608/547-2222.

26 Thanksgiving Eve Service—Boscobel. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. 608/375-5855.

27 Free Thanksgiving Dinner—Medford. Holy Rosary’s Social Center, noon. Reservations, 715/748-3336 Ext. 256.

27 Thanksgiving Buffet—Medford. The Turtle Club, 10­–6. Reservations, 715/748-7766.

28 Miracle on Main Street—Platteville. Free movie for kids, lighting of decorations, parade, Santa Claus, more. 608/348-8888.

28 Hunters Dance—Westboro. VFW Hall, 8p.m.–1 a.m. DJ Wave Jammer, gun raffles. 715/427-5614.

28 Lighting of the Lites—Medford. Santa, caroling, Christmas tree lighting. 715/748-4729.

28 Holiday Parade—Tomah. Superior Avenue, 7 p.m. Christmas theme. 608/372-2166.

28 Free Movie & Santa—Phillips. Cinema North Wells Fargo Bank. 715/339-4100 or

28, 29 Holiday Market—Hayward. Wesleyan Church, 10–3. 715/865-5165.

29 Holiday Bazaar—Randolph. High School, 9–3. 920/326-6117.

29, 30 Open House “Floral Fantasy”—Mauston. Boorman House, 1–8 p.m. 608/847-4450.

Treat Box and Wedding Card

Well...tomorrow is the big day! I woke up this morning from a sound sleep to the phone ringing. You know how when you are sleeping sound and you wake up kind of disoriented!?!? Well, that is how I was. And I woke up thinking, where am I suppose to be....what did I forget to do??? Does this sound like a mother of the bride who's daughter is getting married tomorrow? It does to me, and I didn't even realize that I was stressed. And the funny thing is that I had all my stuff done for the wedding on Wednesday except for making the wedding card which I did today! But it has been a very hectic month so it is understandable. Plus Carol and I packed up the flea market yesterday which was another big job. So I have Tastefully Simple sitting in boxes on my living room floor and craft items in the van as I will be selling at Women's Night Out on the 6th, plus there is more Taste Fully Simple in boxes sitting on the kitchen counter that just came that need to be priced but that can wait till next week. As you can see I have been stamping up a storm. I decorated 35 of these treat boxes to be put by each place setting. They are filled with peanut butter m&m's. That is what Sarah wanted put in them. And boy are they yummy!
I made the card with Together Forever. I just love how the mr. & mrs. stamped out. This set is such a wonderful set to make Wedding, and Anniversary Cards with. I just love it! These colors are Sarah's favorites so I think she will like it a lot. I also used the flower border and "to have & to hold" from the retired simply scrapping kit Tie the Knot. The flower, pearls and pin are from my pretties kit. I am such a little hoarder. I love the Pretties but hoard them as I don't want them to be gone. Never mind the fact we know a Stampin Up Demonstrator very well (ME) and can order another box any time I want! LOL BUT....little miss hoarder decided this was a special enough occasion to use them, what can be more special than your baby getting married!!!!