Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Stamp Club


We are in our 3rd month for our stamp club and this has been one of the most exciting nights, thus far. For one, all the ladies were present. And, we had a new member join our club. I met her at my yard sale last week. She was so excited and told us she had prayed for some special ladies to hang out with. So we are very excited to have her and look forward to getting to know her.

Here are 2 of the projects we made this evening. The first is made with the die cut box. I found a new recipe online for chocolate chip cookies that would make big fluffy cookies. So I spent the morning baking and praying they would turn out. They did and were delish:) The stamp set used is called Gently Falling. This individual stamp is my favorite. Such a beautiful leaf, perfect for water coloring.



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Next was this cool fabric flowered card. The flowers are a die cut and the fabric is from the holiday mini. I then used some satin ribbon and twisted and twisted and spiraled in on an adhesive circle. The center was punched with a crop a dile to add a vintage brad. The more mustard is stamped with En Francois. Old Olive ribbon was attached to make the stem, and the sentiment was punched with an oval and oval scallop punch made to look like a leaf.



Here is a close up of the ribbon spiraled center. I started from the outside and twirled to the center. The brad is covering up the loose end that I wasn't able to tuck in.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas In October


For this months meeting I wanted to be included in the monthly swap and this was the "card I brought to the table", hehe. I believe it was a Christmas theme, or maybe I told myself it was because I was so anxious to do Christmas cards. I've come to learn that I'm a perfectionist and will do all I can to have the perfect card. I really don't know what the perfect card is, its just a feeling of being very happy about what I've just made. Once in a while I'll make a card that is just "ehhh" to me, but it will do since I have no time to twiddle my thumbs. This day I was especially excited because not only did I make 8 cards to swap, I ended up making a project for 7 other people to do. I hadn't planned on it but miraculously I pulled it off. I did end up going to bed at 3 in the morning, but it was well worth it.

This is my swap card using the Comfort and Joy set. One of my favorites. The music wheel went perfect with this. The ribbon was red taped to the back of the dsp to make it look like a ruffled bottom.


And this was my project I brought for everyone to do. The stamp set "Snow much fun", is really so much fun. I colored in the pictures with the blender pen stuck that in a little treat bag you can buy from Michaels and put a little pinch of the flakes that are in the Holiday mini. I then folded the top over to the back and sealed it with scotch tape so it wouldn't come out. So now it looks like it's snowing. I attached pop ups to the chocolate chip frame and centered it over the snowmen.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monument Valley Sunset

My grandmother recently had cataract surgery and the silly lady never told anyone. I heard about it when it was all done with. Thankfully, everything went well. I had to call her up and get after her. She never wants to worry any of us, poor grammy. I had been trying to work on my blending technique since I just found out about Tim Holtz blending tools. (They are great!!!) So when deciding what I wanted to make for her, what better than a familiar beautiful place close to home, the Monument Valley. I made my own template. I just sketched and cut and attached with tape then filled in with black. What would you know, the Faith in Nature sentiment was so fitting for the moment, "Keep your faith in beautiful things: in the sun hidden, in the spring when it is gone." I was so happy with my project that I didn't stop there. I made one for all my relatives back home in the Four Corners area. I knew they would appreciate it.




Product List: Basic Black cs #121045, whisper white cs #100730,1 3/4" circle punch, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, real red, black staz on ink, Faith in Nature hostess set #122492 (get for free if you have a workshop of $150).

Homecoming


I have neglected my blog for too long, but all for good reason. My honey came home after a long 6 months. We have been enjoying our time with him.My little one who will turn 3 soon, would not let daddy out of her sight...out of her arms for that matter. So it was rough between us three girls. I love my girls to death, but before they came along I prayed for boys so we wouldn't be fighting for daddy but they would be fighting for me:) But I guess God had a better plan:)

Since his homecoming, we've gotten a new catalog and some really awesome new products. Not only that, we've gotten our Holiday Mini out. That makes for great stamp club projects. Here are just a few of the projects we did.


This is a cute candy treat filled with Halloween colored Hershey kisses. It's great to hand out to those special people in your life. I plan on giving one of these to my daughter's teacher.

Product List: Two Tags die cut #115954, Modern Label punch #119849, Word Window #119857, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain basic black ribbon, Out on a Limb stamp set #123824 (clear), Staz On black ink, hole punch for the ribbon part. The remaining supplies was the hershey kisses and the pretzel bags you can get at Michaels or any other craft store.



Here is a mini composition notebook that we jazzed up with dsp paper and added some ribbon. Why not keep this cute little memo book in your purse. The mini memo books are fairly cheap (3/$1) at your local dollar tree.

Product List: Paisley petals DSP # 122367, Very Vanilla CS ##101650 Victoria Crochet trim #118481, 1/4" Early expresso grosgrain ribbon #120931, Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set #115030, Blossom bouquet Triple Layer punch #122464.