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Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Gift for You

I just am crazy about the new ornament punch (#116794, p.25, $15.95) in the new Holiday Mini Catalog. I used the Finial Press Embossing Folder (IBC #115963,p. 195, $7.95) to enhance the red ornament. I embellished the ornaments with my 2 way glue pen and Gold Fine Galaxy Glitter. The background is Brushed Gold CS (IBC #112935, p. 159, $7.95) and a scrap of Old Olive CS embossed with the Finial Press Embossing Folder. I used a piece of twill tape from SU (IBC #116232, Ribbon Originals, p. 182, $9.95). I thought the twill tape had kind of a golden glow that went well with the brushed gold CS. The sentiment is in real red, punched out with the scalloped oval. I used a stamp from the Christmas Punch stamp set (IBC Level 2 Hostess Gift).

Autumn Wreath

Is this a beauty or what? I CASed the idea from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, p. 92. I used a variety of papers and cardstock. Here is the supply list:
Autumn Traditions #115668, p. 160 (I used one sheet of each design)
Brushed Gold CS #102935, p. 159 (2 sheets)
Old Olive CS #106544, p. 156 (2 sheets)
Mellow Moss CS #106548, p. 157 (2 sheets)
Craft CS #107070, p. 159 (2 sheets)
Gold Embossed leaves from the Autumn Splendor Stamp Set #116503, p. 12 Holiday Mini Catalog painted with an Aqua Painter and ink from Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango, IBC p. 155-157 (Thank you Sandi MacIver for the leaves)
12" wire wreath from craft store, cover with old green ribbon to have something to hot glue the leaves to.
I used the SU Leaves #2 die to cut the leaves.

Altered Candles

I had a fun day on Saturday, just playing with Ideas I had seen on YouTube. I'm not sure exactly who inspired me, but there are several who have videos. I recycled some old candles, I thought this was a good way to give them a facelift. I used the Fresh Cuts Stamps Set (IBC #111634, p.107, $21.95) and Always Artichoke (IBC #105243, p.157, $7,50). I stamped the images on tissue paper. On the larger round candle I wadded up the tissue paper and then stampsed my image. In the closeup you can see the the texture it gave. On the smaller, taller candle I added a littl gold galaxy glitter with my 2 way glue. Then I put the tissue paper in place on the candle and held in it place with a piece of wax paper long enough to wrap around to the back and create a place to hold on to. I used my heat gun to melt the stampsed tissue paper into the candle. This idea will make great hostess gifts for my upcoming workshops and so easy to demonstrate.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Snowing....Challenge #41

The sketch for the challenge can be found at LNS Challenge. This was a fun challenge. I had just received the Christmas Punch stamp set (Level 2Hostess Set #115366, IBC p. 14). I created the well for the snow (Dazzling Diamonds #102023 p.180. $4.50, ) with the left over rubber after mounting the stamps. I used the Brushed Gold cardstock (#102935, p. 159, $7.95) for the background and the striped pattern as the accent strip form the Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper (#116770. p. 20 Holoday Mini Catalog, $11.95). I used SU Fine Galaxy Gold Glitter (#114286 p.180, $13.95 for the set) to top off a couple of large brads from Hodpodge Hardware (#112454 p.178, $29.95).

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Join the Holiday Card Class

Holiday Card Class

This class is designed to highlight several techniques and to show how you can make several simple, really beautiful cards with just a few supplies. You will really appreciate the results you can achieve from just one (or two) stamp set(s), and a punch or two
Date: October 24th, noon-4pm
Price for class: $25.00
Prices include classroom instruction, use of tools and all materials for 8 cards. We will make 2 of each style pictured plus another 2 cards (design to be determined).

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Hutto, TX 78634
For additional information or directions, please email me at

Thanks to Sandi MacIver for the ornament card design and to Amy Celona for the Rudolph inspiration! Thanks, Ladies!

Stampin' Up! LateNightStampers Challenge 40

For the Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers Challenge #40 So Simple, I used Night of Navy Cardstock (IBC #106547, p.157, $7.50); Whisper White Craft ink (IBC #101731, p.156, $7.50); Snow Swirled Stamp Set (IBC #111690, p.36, $24.95); Gold Fine Galaxy Glitter (IBC #114286, p.180, $13.95 set) and Crystal Effects (IBC #101055, p.192; $6.25).