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...formally known as Bizzy Bee Creations...and then Bucket of Sweet Stamps. Hopefully this name will stick!

Apr 13, 2012

Spring Make & Take

Mixed Bunch Bouquet


I am very excited about a fun make & take class that I am offering. 
With teacher appreciation week (May7-11) and Mother’s Day (May 13) coming up,
these would make perfect gifts. 

You could also use them for May Day (May 1), Nurses Day (May 12),
Police Week (week of May 14), Armed Forces Day (May 19),
Cinco De Mayo (May 5)…you get the idea…they are cute gifts! 

Class Date: Tuesday, May 1
Class Time: drop in anytime between 6pm-9pm
Class Fee: $7 for the 1 bouquet - $5 for each additional
See the flier below for more information!

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In small print at the bottom of the flier it says…
If you cannot make the class but still want a bouquet,
I will make one for you! 
Pre-order one now….$10 each

Any questions…email me!


Apr 11, 2012

Mini Cards

These are fun cards to make for gifts or if you need a little note for someone.
When I make a card, I do a sample first and then I cut out and stamp between 5-10 of
everything to make that card.  Once it is all prepped (which usually takes the longest),
I can start assembling and before I know it…I have 5-10 cards to add to my card box.
If I don’t finish all the cards that I have supplies for, I bag it up for another time.
I also take a picture of my finished project just in case.


Lots of fun Stampin’ Up products used in this card…
Mixed Bunch stamp set, Blossom punch, Modern Label punch,
Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Basic Black and Whisper White.

Happy Stamping!


I made this card for the card swap club I am in.
I found the layout idea on one of the many blogs I follow however
I can’t remember which one it was from! I will post it when I can.
This month’s theme was Mother’s Day.


I am loving the Bird Builder punch and all the possibilities it holds.
I used Classic Stampin’ Pad colors Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake.
Stamps sets used were Mixed Bunch and Loved Ones.
I find lately that I am distressing the edges of everything and
using background stamps to add extra detail. I am slowly stepping out of my box!


Happy Stamping!

Jan 18, 2012

New Occasions Mini Catalog!

The new Occasions Mini Catalog is here!!  I am loving the new stamps and punches that they have. 

You can view the catalog on my website by clicking on the link below! 
Sweet Stamps SU Page

Or, if you would like to receive a catalog in the mail…email me!


Jun 7, 2011

Berry Sweet Teacher

I took the kids strawberry picking today. We have an abundance of yummy berries and a sweet, sweet aroma that is filling the house.

One can only consume so many strawberries before the belly starts to ache. So, we will share…with the neighbors, the Grandmas and our sweet teachers.


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May 22, 2011

Cookie Pan Magnet Boards

We made these for MOPS a few weeks back.

What you need:
-cookie pan ~ I bought mine at the dollar store
-letter stickers
-flowers or other embellishments to make magnets

What to do:
-drill two holes in the top of the pan, loop ribbon through and tie at top, add stickers
-hot glue a magnet to the back of a fake flower or other embellishment


Apr 28, 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic

Tomorrow is teddy bear day at Jakey boys school.
They are having a teddy bear picnic!
- teddy bear sandwiches – teddy graham cookies – gummy bears – teddy bear cheese -

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What a fun birthday party theme this would be!

Mar 11, 2011

Lucky Day!

One of my favorite blogs, How Does She,
had some very cute St. Patrick’s Day downloads.
These will be for K&J’s teachers and the office staff.
Check out “HOw Does she” for some fun, crafty ideas!!



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Cards, Cards and More Cards

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Nov 23, 2010

Ornaments, Tags, Present Toppers

We will be making these next week for MOPS. They can be either ornaments, gift tags or present toppers. The blue snowflake is an idea from Martha Stewart (love her!).




Bacon Onion Dip

Make your own YUMMY bacon onion dip!
This was another MOPS craft.
You could use these as hostess gifts as well.



2 tbs bacon bits
1 tsp beef bouillon granules
1 tbs. minced onions
1/8 tsp minced garlic

Combine all ingredients in a small ziploc bag. Store in cool, dry place and use within 6 months. To make: Combine 1 cup of sour cream and 1 package of mix. Chill at least an hour before serving.

Friendship Tea

We made these at MOPS and they were a huge hit.
Not only were they cute in the jar but the tea tasted so good.
These would be great hostess gifts for the holidays!


I found the jars at Ikea (4 for $2.99) love that place!

In the jar layer the following ingredients in this order:

3 tbs. sugar
3 tbs. tang
3 tbs. lemonade
2 tbs. powdered tea
pinch of cloves
pinch of cinnamon

Tie a tag to the jar with these directions:
Pour jar of ingredients into a bowl and mix.
To serve tea, add 2 tbs. of tea mix to 1 cup of boiling water.

You can make almost 5 cups of tea with this little jar.

Fabric Backed Plate

These plates are super easy to make and sooo cute!  I will be making some for the neighbors and delivering them with Christmas cookies on top! 


What you need:

Clear plates (ikea has them for .99)
fabric squares
Mod Podge

spread the mod podge on back of plate.  Lay down one piece of fabric, cover with Mod podge and repeat with rest of fabric.  When done, let dry and then flip the plate over and cut the edges of fabric off from around the plate.

Hand-wash only!!!!

Nov 15, 2010

Friendship Soup

We made this with my MOPS group and not only does it look pretty in the jar
but it tastes SOOO good!! You can find the recipe here:
Friendship Soup Mix In A Jar

It makes a lot of soup!

Nov 11, 2010


Upside Down

Kelly had fun coloring under the table!!

Window Painting!

I found the best recipe for window paint
It is super easy to make...
water, corn starch, dish soap and food color
I ended up just mixing a little of each until
I had the consistency of pudding.
Not only was it FUN but it was super
easy to clean up and my window is now spotless!!!

Decorative Blocks!

I LOVE making these blocks!!
Thanks to a Martha Stewart show that showcased
some great Etsy crafters....
I learned how to make decorative blocks!
Style 1
Style 2
Great for all occasions!
Now for my quick tutorial on how to make them...
First, have your handyman cut wood for you
I bought 4 different sizes of wood from Lowes and had
the mister cut them in different lengths

Really all that you need:
wood, paint, whatever stickers you want,
scrapbook paper if you desire, mod podge
Paint all sides of the wood.
I like to put two coats on .
Little tip...if you are covering your blocks with scrapbook paper
you can do a "quick" paint job and usually get away with one coat!
I prefer to sand the edges. Not only does it
give a rough, vintage, antique look it also
is great to cover-up any flaws :)
Add your stickers and cover with a coat of mod podge.
I love block letters...they can be arranged in so many ways!

Rock Painting!

This was a great boredom buster for Kelly!
She chose a bunch of rocks from our rose garden and painted them! Washing off her collection

Some of them are "animals" of some sort!
FUN and super easy project!