Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snowman Easel Card

Hello! I know it's been a while again. Ever since we lost power for a week, I have been out of sorts with my crafting and I just can't get my groove back on with it. I've barely stamped anything in the past 3 weeks! Shocking!! But I do have one of my Creative Crew projects for November to share. For this project we were to make an easel card and use the colors or DSP from the Letters to Santa collection. This is my first time making an easel card and it was pretty fun. I would definitely do it again. Since I didn't have the Letters to Santa DSP, I just used some of the colors from it. For the Crumb Cake circle I stamped one of the sentiments repeatedly in versamark and then embossed it with irridescent ice powder. It looks really sparkely in real life. You may be able to see some of the sparkles if you click on the close up pictures. I was really happy with how that came out. Then I cut out and colored the Christmas tree and snowman. I colored the snowman in with a white colored pencil. For the Marina Mist piece that I embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder, I sponged some white ink over the snowflakes to make them stand out a little bit. Then I added some ribbon and those super cute mini jingle bells. I hope you like it and decide to try out an easel card!! Have a nice day!

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Many Merry Messages, Delicate Doilies
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Black Stazon, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, White Craft
Accessories: Blender Pens, Mini Jingle Bells, White Taffeta ribbon, Snow burst Embossing folder

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Creative Crew and updates

Well this has been quite an interesting week. We had a crazy snowstorm on Saturday which gave us about 8 inches or so of snow!! And it was also nice enough to take out our power on Saturday afternoon. Today is Thursday and we are still powerless. :( I am hoping the power gods save us and give us power when I get home from work today. But for some reason I'm not feeling too hopeful. Maybe I will be wrong. I hope!!!! I've had enough of going from house to house to take my shower. I just want to be able to take a nice hot shower in my own house. Enough of the pity party, on to some cards. Since I haven't had a chance to show you the rest of my Creative Crew projects from October, I'm going to show them all to you in one post today. Then over the next week, I'll show you my Creative Crew projects from November. If you are a Stampin Up demonstrator, I highly encourage you to sign up for the Creative Crew. Over on Splitcoast, they are now taking "applications" for the next Creative Crew Design team, which will be from Jan - April. I had such a great time doing it. I was able to try out lots of different techniques that I may have never done before. Now on to the cards.

In this challenge we were to make a holiday gift. I decided to make a gift bag with some thank you and birthday cards that I could give to my grandmother.

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Four Frames, Petite Pairs
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Flirtatious DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Black
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Top note die, Pretty in Pink 1 ¼ inch grosgrain ribbon, Daffodil Delight 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, brads, eyelets

For this challenge we were to make a simple card for classes or workshops using any holiday themed DSP.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Glimmer Paper, Early Espresso
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Ornament punch, Jewelry tag punch, Dotted Scallop ribbon punch, Early Espresso quilted ribbon, brad

In this challenge we were to break out the glitter and again make a simple card for classes or workshops.

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Tags til Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Glimmer paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, black marker

In other Stampin Up news, they have a great promotion going on from now until Dec. 15th. If you ever thought about hosting your own Stampin Up workshop, now is the time!! If your workshop totals $350 or more, the hostess gets an additional $35 hostess dollars on top of what the hostess already earns. So for a $350 workshop, the hostess normall gets $50 free but with this awesome promotion, you will now get an addtional $35 for a total of $85 worth of free stuff for yourself!!!! How great is that!! This is the perfect time to do some holiday shopping for yourself! :) Clink on the link in the sidebar for more information or contact me to set up your own workshop to take advantage of these great benefits!!