Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Cute Gift

I love candles.  I love stamping on them.  They make a perfect gift.  Over the last few years, I have made several candles and given them away.  
This year I made a Christmas candle and a matching card.  Its so pretty I think I might keep it for myself.  But you never know.

 I used the Home for Christmas stamp set for this candle.  I love the image of the door with the wreath and its perfect for watercoloring.  I stamped the image on white tissue paper and coloured it.  I then melted into the candle with my heat tool.  I added a little ribbon and a tag and Voila!!

So what do you think?  Would you love to receive this for Christmas?
Here is the matching card.  I used the same stamp set and coloured it the same way.  However, I made a side step card.  I found the directions for this card from fellow Stampin' Up demonstrator, Julie Davidson.  You can visit her blog for the instructions and template.

The card looks fabulous but is easy to do.  
I left the space on the right blank, so that I can write a personal message to the recipient.  

I enjoyed making this card, and plan to make many more.

Now all I need to finish this gift off is some gift wrap.  I think I will make a matching gift bag.  

Thats all for today.  



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Trade Fair

Spruce City Skate Club asked me if I would have a table at their Christmas Shopping Night.  The event was a fundraiser for the club and I agreed to participate.  As this was my first trade fair, I was a little nervous on how it would turn out.  However, it went well.

Here are some photos of the table.
I only had one table, so I didn't have a lot of room.
I put out several samples of cards, several catalogues, and a door prize.

 Here is the door prize.  The basket consisted of a border punch, a stamp set and the supplies needed to make 10 cards.  I also included a catalogue, ink spot, and "Hand Stamped by" stamp.

The winner of this basket was so excited.  This was the prize she wanted to win.  And it happened to be her birthday when I phoned her. 

Here I am 8.5 months pregnant. The apron does a good job hiding the belly from the front, but not from the side.

I think the evening was a success.  I made a few contacts and I look forward to see these ladies at classes in the future.  Of course, I'm not doing any classes as I wait for the baby to arrive.  But in the new year, I do plan on having a class once a month.

Enjoy your day


Monday, November 15, 2010


Stampin' Up!  has come up with an amazing offer on the starter kit.  
It's 50% off!!!!!
If you have ever considered joining, now is the time.  You get the full starter kit or Digital + Starter kit for only $107.50 (reg. $215).  There's over $375 worth of products in the kit.  If you're new to stamping and don't have a lot of the basics, this is an excellent deal.  You can purchase the starter kit and choose not to be a demo and there is no penalty.  That's how I starter out years ago.  

If you would like to take advantage of this great deal, visit my website  (click on Join Now).  You'll need my recruit password which is M@uve07.  I would love to have you join my team.

Have a wonderful day


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Let it Snow Part 4

I have the final card in the Let it Snow Series.  I hope you have enjoyed all the cards that I have created.  
Christmas is my favorite time of year for making cards.  I come up with so many ideas, but I don't always have to time to make and share them all.  

Here's another simple card.  I really enjoy simple cards at Christmas, because I make so many.  But simple doesn't have to mean bland.  I used pastels to color the tree, which adds a soft glow (which you can't see in the picture).  The satin ribbon and taffeta ribbon adds some elegance.  The Cherry Cobbler makes the image pop.
All of these cards will be available at my booth at the Spruce City Skate Club fundraiser.  The event is this Friday from 7 -9 pm at Heather Park Elementary.  



Let it Snow Part 3

Here is the third card of my Let it Snow series.

This card is really simple to make.  However, it does take a bit of time.  I made a stencil using the Ornament punch and sponged two ornaments on Very Vanilla.  The bulb portion of the ornament is sponged in a different color from the cap portion.  I also stamped an ornament image from Delightful Decorations and punched it out.  Again, I used a piece of dsp from Jolly Holiday DP and paired it with Old Olive and Crumb Cake.

Such a simple card, but fun to make.  

Later, I will have the final part to the Let it Snow series.



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let it Snow Part 2

Here is the second project in the Let it Snow series. 

This card features the Emboss Resist technique.  I love how using Emboss Resist makes an image pop.  I stamped the tree image from Paisley Prints with VersaMark and then embossed with Clear embossing powder.  Once it cooled, I sponged Old Olive Classic Stampin' ink all over the paper.  Then I wiped the ink off the embossed image.  
Again, I used a piece of dsp from Jolly Holiday.  
The colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla, which are in the Jolly Holiday dsp.
I added a gold brad to the tree top for some bling and some Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon for elegance.

I hope I have inspired you.

Have a great day


Monday, November 1, 2010

Let it Snow Part 1

I know you don't want to hear someone singing "Let It Snow, Let it snow, let it snow" but it is that time of year.  And before its too late, you'll want to start preparing for Christmas.  This week I'm going to show you a couple of projects that I have put together for a business fair that I'm participating in this weekend.

I have made up 4 different cards to sell and I will be showcasing other cards as well.

Here is the first card:
I wanted to feature the Big Shot.  I decided to use the Top Note die and layer it.  I used the Home For Christmas stamp set and colored it with Aqua Painters and classic ink.  This gives it the appearance of being water colored.  And a Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon tied in a bow finishes the card off.  

The color combination I used was Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla.  This combination coordinates with the Christmas DSP from the Idea Book and Catalogue (I can't remember the name of the dsp).  

 I hope you like the card.

Tomorrow I will have another card for you.