Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gifts Part 2, I love these!

Good Morning!!

Well as promised I have another of my Christmas gifts I made to share with you today! It is sooo bitter cold and windy here that you can hardly go outside for more than a moment. My doggies are not happy campers when they have to go out and let me tell you this is the first time that none of them take their time and smell the roses!!
As you can see the gifts are the ornaments!! At my up up line monthly meeting one of the lovely ladies, Cathleen made one for each of us. I loved the one she made me (it was a beautiful pink, I think she said Pink Passion) and I begged her to tell me exactly how she made it. Well she was so wonderful to share with me how to do it! I know this may not be new, but this is my first Christmas a Stampin' Up demo so it was brand new to me and I loved it! I think I did pretty good, and it was super easy but the results are outstanding!!!! I made these for the ladies I work with and I am giving them out tomorrow at our Holiday Luncheon. I really hope they like them.

I found the ornaments at a local craft store (they were on sale) so I got 24 for only $10, then I used classic re-inkers and dazzling diamonds glitter. I put about 15-25 drops of reinker (depending on the color, the darker the color the more you need) and swirled it around until the inside of the ornament was coated, then I turned it upside down on a paper towel and let the excess re-inker run out (but there usually wasn't too much). I found that if I started with the lower amount I could add a drop or two or more as I needed it to avoid having too much re-inker that was wasted and it worked out great!! Then after a few moments I put about a teaspoon full of the dazzling diamonds glitter in the ornament and shook it around. Then I would pour the excess glitter into a little cup since it is now colored glitter, but there really wasn't too much excess there either, so there really wasn't much waste which was awesome!
A word to the wise, use gloves! I wore rubber gloves and that was a great help, trust me when I say do not do this project without donning rubber gloves!! Also the lighter the color ink the better!! Handsome Hunter is my favorite color so I was thrilled to make some ornaments in that color, well the ornament that looks black is the handsome hunter, so not so pretty. The Cameo Coral and the Almost Amethyst (shown by itself) in the retired colors were the most amazing to me!! The Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Tangerine Tango (I was shocked too) were so pretty!!
I hope you enjoy the ornaments and you make some yourself and enjoy them!! I will be back on Wednesday with a beautiful window scene card. Have a great day and stay warm!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Christmas Present

Hi All,

I finally realized I had to get a move on and start making the Christmas presents!! Well first up were the wine Charms for my boss with the Northern Frost strip for the Big Shot. It was a little time consuming and tedious but certainly worth it. I got the tutorial from Monica Weaver and it was great! They turned out really nice and I made her a set of 6 in 3 different colors, so I hope she likes them. I got her a bottle of her favorite wine and thought these would be a perfect little gift to so with them. So I won't give out the details since I don't think I am supposed to since I bought the tutorial, but really it was easy to do, I say tedious because of all the beautiful details on the snowflakes, so it was well worth it!!! I think I might make a set for my aunt too. As for the card, I saw a similar card on Stampin Connection (a place Stampin Up Demos can share and get ideas) and I had to make a swap card for a meeting last Friday and so I used this one but changed it up a little. Sorry I didn't get a name on the creator or I would at least give them credit but Thanks for Inspiration if the original was yours!!! Here are the details:
CardStock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Red
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Versa Mark
Stamp Set(s): Holiday Line Up (pg. 32), Many Merry Messages (pg. 41)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder (pg. 196 ), Heat Tool (pg. 196 ), Tearing Edge (pg. 198 ), Embossing Buddy ( pg. 196), Snail Adhesive (pg. 197).
Thanks for stopping by, I will have the other Christmas gift I have finished tomorrow!! I love them so much I don't want to give them away!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hi all!!! I have been MIA for a while and I'm sorry but I have been super busy with work (the job that allows me to buy my stamping stuff) and with Stampin' Up stuff, so it has been exciting!!! I hope everyone is well and you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did, and then we did a shopping marathon starting at 1:30am the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was fun though!! Well today is a special day, it's my Mom's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday to my very, very wonderful Mom!! I love you and wouldn't be who I am today without you (and Dad). So in honor of my Mom I made the card you see pictured. She saw a trifold shutter card I had made at card club and she loved it, was just amazed by how it folded up and was in awe, so I filed away that I had to make one of those for her for her birthday! So here is the card I made and here are all the details:
Cardstock: Rose Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden (pg. 107), On Your Birthday ( pg. 153), En Francis (pg. 142)
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Versa Mark
Accessories: Sweet and Sour Designer Series Paper (pg. 172), Heat Tool (pg. 196), Snail Adhesive (pg. 197).
Not much too the supplies, but I liked the idea of stamping the background stamp on the Rose Red so it was all scripty and pretty. I didn't' want to make the papers too busy so keeping the smaller pieces small with the background stamp worked really well. A special thanks to Frances (my upline) for all the measurements and details on how to make the shutter card!! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. I won't overwhelm you my first post back, but I have tons of stuff to share so please, please come back tomorrow, I promise you will see something new!!!
Have a great day!!