Saturday, October 31, 2009

Decor Elements Projects!

Look at the 3 fabulous projects using the Decor Elements Holiday Mix!

And, you still have more decor images left. So, you could make more artwork... using a larger frame, you could use the NOEL. Or, how about a candy jar? Or, apply them to a glass plate for display? What ideas do you have??? Please share, I would love to see your comments & ideas!

This is what was left from my 3 projects! There are still some very cute images there!!! Would you like to make some of these projects in my Christmas Gift Class in December???

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Decor Elements, Part 3...Blocks!

Happy Friday Everyone!

This is the 3rd project using the Holiday Mix Red Decor Elements from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog! My blocks were decorated quite simply. I sanded & spray painted them white. I used a little bit of cardstock, designer paper (Merry Moments), snowflake from Snowflake Punch with a silver brad, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, & 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

They would make a great gift, or a nice addition to your Holiday Decor! And, very simple to create.

Have a great week-end & come back soon!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Holiday Mix Decor Mug!

Once you have the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mix Decor elements sheet, you can make many more projects using the images. This little mug would make a great Christmas gift! Fill it with candies, or hot drink mix. I also attached a stamped tag using the Stampin' Up! Level 2 Hostess set, Christmas Punch.

More ideas to come...visit often!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spreading Christmas Joy!!!

Even though it's only October, I am "really" in the Christmas mood! Some of you just attended my first Christmas card class, and the next class will be Sat. Nov. 7th and Thurs. evening, Nov. 12th! So, I have been quite busy creating cards for the Christmas classes. I am not ready to reveal the cards yet ... But, I am also working on project ideas for the upcoming Christmas gift classes in December! And, OMG, the Stampin' Up! Christmas mini catalog has me so inspired to create! I have many projects I will be sharing with you in upcoming posts.

But, before I reveal details, I want to remind you that this week is the last Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week! This week you can purchase the Princess Party Kit, or Pirate Party Kit for only $9.99! They would make absolutely adorable birthday parties for kids! Check out my business web site for more details.

Today's project uses the Decor Elements Holiday Mix from the Stampin' Up! Christmas Mini Catalog, page 30. You get a sheet of awsome Decor Elements including lettering for 3 holiday inspired words, snowflakes, ivy, ornaments, & stars. You could make many many projects with one sheet for only $9.95! I selected the Holiday Mix Real Red, and have had so much fun designing projects with them.

Ingredients: Stampin Up! Holiday Mix, Real Red Decor Elements, Night & Day Specialty designer paper, inexpensive black frame (mat was included) and Decor' Elements applicator tool.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting ready for Christmas!!!

Here are photos from the Christmas card class in October!

We created cards in a variety of styles & colors. I don't know about you, but I like to send a variety of cards. Here are details on each...
This card was a favorite! We used the "Dasher" stamp from page 208, the $10 & under page. The sentiment is from All Holidays. The color combo is: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, & Whisper White (using 2 of the new In Colors). Designer paper is from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Christmas Cocoa Specialty (pg. 21). Punches: Snowflake & Wide Oval Punch. Ink is Soft Suede. Ribbon: Soft Suede Polka-dot Grosgrain. We added a little glitter with 2 way glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds.

This is one of the cards we made at Convention, & I just love the simplicity of it. The card uses Tree Trimmings & Sweet Season (pages 28 & 29). Cardstock: Kraft & Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, & Glorious Green. Ribbon: Wide Real Red Grosgrain. Additonal supplies used: Stamp-a-ma-jig.

As soon as I saw the Wandering Words stamp set (pg. 16 of the Holiday Mini catalog) I knew I had to have it! You brings back great childhood memories for me. My mother had a ceremic santa sled, with individual reindeers. It was one of my favorite Christmas decorations in our house. And, we had a LOT of them. My mother had Christmas decorations on every flat surface of our house! Christmas was always so special!
Anyway... we stamped the sleigh with Chocolate Chip ink, then made a mask by punching out a 1" circle. We used the mask with Crushed Curry ink to make the moon! Inked up edges of the tag with Chocolate Chip & sponge dauber. Used the tag corner punch & 3/4" circle punch. Also used the Crop-a-dile to punch & set the Jumbo Eyelet (pg. 19). the background is stamped with the Level 2 Hostess set, Christmas Punch, and is stamped with Shimmer paint from the Holiday Mini pg. 27! This stuff is AWSOME!!! Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, & Whisper White.

This card was inspired by a swap card I received at Convention from Cindy Goehring. We used the AWSOME Movers & Shapers Sizzix Big Shot die cut. The windows are inter-changable with different shapes that coordinate with exclusive Stampin' Up! punches. We used the Curvy Label die cut & punch on this one! Stamp is from Christmas Punch (Lev. 2 Hostess) inked with Old Olive & Real Red markers. background is stamped with the snowflake from Snow Swirled, stamped in VersaMark. Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, & Merry Moments Designer paper.

So simple! Snow Swirled stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with Whisper White. Cardstock is Basic Black & Certainly Celery. Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon!
If you want any other details of cards, or would like to place an order to complete your stack of Christmas cards call or e-mail me. Or, hop over to my business web site where you can shop 24/7 and look for the Deals of the Week & Clearance Rack for great Sale items!!!
Don't miss the next Christmas card Class in November. Details are on my business web site!
Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Fun!

Some of you have seen my recent Halloween samples. But, for those that haven't been able to peek at samples in my basket, I wanted to share the fun.

Have you checked out page 208 of the Stampin' Up! Idea-Book & Catalog? The Little Boo stamp can be found there! Isn't it the cutest? I combined the Little Boo stamp with the Halloween sentiment from All Holidays to make this simple little card. The Night & Day designer paper is from the Holiday Mini catalog. So simple!

This Halloween treat was created with the Sweet Centers stamp set, & treat cups. Again, this set can be found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (pg. 6). I absolutely love this set, with 5 different theme options, including a daisy flower with the treat in the center! I created my card so the treat is removable. The "EEK" stamp is from the center, punched out!

The final card today was one of my Convention swap cards. I used the Stampin' Up! Jumbo "Haunting" wheel, inked in Basic Black Craft ink, then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice. I love the "spooky sparkle" effect it made on the card!

Here is a close up of that sparkle! Love it!!!

If you want any other details on today's cards, just give me a shout.
And...I have been working on my monthly Christmas card classes, 1st one Saturday Oct. 10th. Join me for some great stamping fun, & get an early start on your Christmas cards. More info on my business web site! Have a great day!