Yes, I am starting Christmas Gifts NOW!

Hi there!
Well, it’s confession time.  I vowed I would NOT buy Christmas presents for anyone (except my child and husband) in 2012.  This last year was RIDICULOUS expensive.  After counting all the children we had to buy for I got a whopping total of 15, that doesn’t include friends kids.  The realization that we spent more than a month and half salary on Christmas gifts was disgusting to me.  To me Christmas should be about Jesus and celebrating his birth, not feeling like it left you with more debt than you care to admit to someone.  SO, here we are in January 2012.  I am starting a “Wendy makes Christmas Gifts series”.  Let’s just hope that my family doesn’t watch.  I will have to be careful about naming names for gifts.  


At any rate this is the first of the gifts.  I had this material and I am going to use it for a Christmas Gift.  I just finished this towel last night.  When I was pregnant my cousin Sharon (amazing quilter and sewer) made two of these for my daughter.  I love them because they are oversized, so they last forever.  I used them when Macie was an infant and at 3 years old she is still using them.  The pattern is beyond simple, that’s the only reason I am capable of doing it 🙂 Here is my model in the towel that I made.  Sorry the photo is so bad, I took it with my iPad. 


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Video Tutorials

Hi Everyone,
I have been asked by many people how I shoot my video tutorials.  Here is a HORRIBLE video of me shooting a video of my video taping set up! HAHAHAHA…. If that made sense to you, you should be studying at Harvard!  Good Grief Charlie Brown.  At any rate, this video is a little like The Blair Witch Project, minus the runny noses and ghosts.  The camera is super shaky because I was holding my iPad with one hand and I kept having to set it down, so just be patient.  Oh and the infamous Buddy the ChiFox Dog started barking, which is parr for the course because he never bothers to bark when I am NOT shooting a video!  I think him and my beautiful 3 yr old hold in everything they’ve got until they see me enter my Scrap/Stamp room and then say “OK, here’s our chance, wreak havoc on the house and be as noisy as possible because Mom is trying to work and is not paying attention just to us”  Therefore you my lovely audience not only get educational videos to watch on my blog but rather entertaining.  I am done rambling for now… Here’s the video!

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Sampler Sets from Occasions mini & Valentine Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

Are you interested in getting tons of product for $21 (including shipping).  I am taking orders for sampler sets from the Occasions Mini Catty.  Please read below for the details on how to get in on this share!
Each person will receive the following in their Accessory Sampler:
  • 4 Twitterpated Buttons (pg 12)
  • 1 yard 3/8″ Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)
  • 1 yard 3/8″ Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)
  • 1 yard 3/8″ Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)
  • 1 yard 3/8″ Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)
  • 6 pieces (6×6) Twitterpated DSP (pg 13)
  • 6 pieces (6×6) Attic Boutique DSP (pg 23)
  • 6 pieces (6×6) Sweet Shop DSP (pg 33)
  • 3 yards Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding ribbon (pg 23)
  • 4 Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads (pg 35)
  • 3 yards Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (pg 35)
  • 3 yards Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (pg 35)
  • 3 yards Pool party Baker’s Twine (pg 35)
  • 3 yards Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (pg 35)
  • 3 yards Wisteria Wonder Baker’s Twine (pg 35)
After emailing me at wendy.cranford@live.com with your interest in this share INCLUDING YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS, your name, address and phone #, I will confirm with you when I have a group of 4 people, and I will email you a paypal invoice, then I will order it from Stampin’ Up! and divide and package it and mail the share back out to you.  Please note this could take a week to 10 days for this process plus a few days shipping time.  All orders shipped USPS 1st Class Mail in a bubble mailer to US addresses only.


Here is a box I made using new product from the Occasions Mini!  I had a great time making this box.  Not sure who will get it yet!





If you are interested in instructions and item numbers for any of these products please email me. wendy.cranford@live.com

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