Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 17 of 30 Days of Christmas

Let's make Christmas Tags

Colours:       Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Designer Paper:  Be of Good Cheer
Stamp Sets:   Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages

Today's tags were inspired by a lovely visit I had with Kathryn Corbett the
other day.  Her dining room table was set up with papers and tools.
Kathryn shared that she and and her dear friend Donna had gotten together
to be creative.  They used all of their scraps and old supplies and turned
them into NEW gorgeous tags.  I thought that was a great idea.

I can't wait to invite someone over to use my scraps and supplies to make
beautiful tags.  I made a few tags to show here on my blog.  I have to tell you
that it was so much fun and it was actually hard to stop making them and get
back to some other work.   Of course I have the best job in the world so "work"
isn't really work.

Colours:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla,
Stamps:  Chock Full of Cheer, Perfect Punches,
Other:   Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Sponge Dauber,
             Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Scallop Dots Ribbon, pearls,

Colours:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla,
Stamps:   Tags Til Christmas, Chock Full of Cheer,
Other:      Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Ornament Punch, Decorative Label Punch,
                Rhinestone, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Silver Glimmer Paper,

Colours:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla,
Stamps:   Jolly Bingo Bits
Other:      Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch,
                 Dazzling Details,

Colours:   Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green
Stamps:     Petite Pairs,
Other:       Very Vanilla 3/8 taffeta ribbon, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Argyle Embossing Folder,
                  Word Window Punch,
Then I took some coordinating Be of Good Cheer Designer paper and used it to wrap a gift
for Irv.
I can't wait to invite a friend over and make some more terrific tags.  Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 16 of 30 Days of Christmas

I made this cute little envelope that I'm going to put some
tickets in for one of my lucky family members.

These are so quick and easy to make using the Big Shot
and the Petite Pockets Bigz XL Die.

Then decorate anyway you would like.

I used the Greetings of The Season Stamp Set,
Be of Good Cheer paper, Gumball Green card
stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Antique brads,
Cherry Cobbler ink, Regal brads, 
and the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.

The original idea for this came from the one you 
see below that was in the Stampin' Success magazine. 
 It is a magazine that I get for Free as a demonstrator.  

 What will you fill in yours?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 15 of 30 Days of Christmas

This ornament was made by Diane Blumenstock.  It was a design that was in
Stampin' Success, a magazine that you get for FREE  as a Stampin' Up!

star snowflake ornament
Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; Very Vanilla and White Vellum Card Stock; Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper; Silver Glimmer Paper; VersaMark Pad; 2012–2014 In Color and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers; Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Petite Pennants, Scallop Edge, Scallop Trim, and 2-1/2" Circle Punches; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; Stamping Sponges 

Tonight was a very special night at the Donald house.  It was our annual trip to get a Christmas Tree. 
Then home to decorate the house and the tree and a family dinner.  

Merry Christmas from the Donald Family!

Left to Right:   David, Irv, Me (Denise), Gemma, J.J., Laryssa and Devin.

Day 14 of 30 Days of Christmas

It's a TREE!

This looks better in real life than in the picture.

Yesterday it looked like this.
Then I glued the strips together to make long strips.

Then all the strips were scored at 1/2" and accordian folded
Then I covered a paper towel roll with Gumball Green card stock and cut into 1/4" rings with the
table top paper cutter.

1 3/4" circles were glued to the rosette and then the paper towel ring glued on top and then another 1 3/4 circle to create the rings that went between each layer. 
It was so much fun building this tree.  I can't wait until tomorrow when the family
wakes up to see our new table centrepiece.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 13 of 30 Days of Christmas

This is a tree.........

O.K.  It's not a tree, yet.

I was hoping to get this finished today but it didn't happen.  It's getting late
so I wanted to still blog.
This is the gorgeous Snow Festival Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue.
Item #126908    for $13.50
You get 12 sheets of 12x12 paper
As you can see I have cut these in preparation for the tree.
Tomorrow it will be a tree.

How about another gorgeous project.
Are you a quilter?  My fabulous sister in law/friend is a talented quilter and she
made our family this fabulous table runner from Stampin' Up! fabric.
Here is a close up picture to see more detail.
Isn't it gorgeous!  I am very grateful and lucky to receive such a gorgeous gift.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A little mojo

Today I participated in a sketch challenge to get my mojo going.

I know this isn't Christmas but I am struggling to find my Christmas spirit.
So this is a little detour to the upcoming catalogue that is coming out.
This card was created using a really cute kit which I can't show you yet.
But....I am allowed to show you what I created with it.
The kit is called the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit and it's gorgeous.
The embossed background is using a brand new embossing folder called Vine
Street.  Guess what?  You can get it for FREE.
Starting Jan 22 you will get to pick a great product for FREE with every $60 purchase.
Watch your mailbox because your catalogue should be arriving soon.

O.k Now I'm feeling more in the Christmas mood.   So.....

Day 12 of 30 Days of Christmas

My niece Karen Blumenstock created this gorgeous card.  She cased it from the
lovely Tammie White.

You probably recognize the stamp set.  Lovely as A Tree
This set is a must have on any Christmas wish list.
She stamped the image using Chocolate Chip ink and sponged the lovely background
with Bashful Blue ink.  Then added glitter to the tree and cut it into 4 equal pieces.
Now we have a lovely scene through a window.  To create the window box you use
Chocolate Chip card stock and the woodgrain embossing folder.  Yummy!
Set it all on a lovely bed of crumb cake card stock embossed with the Lacy Brocade
embossing folder.  Then mount it on Chocolate Chip card stock.
Stamp a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punch it out with the word window punch.
Mount the sentiment on a piece of chocolate chip card stock punched out using the Modern Label Punch.

I didn't have time to send my list to Santa so .... Santa if you are reading this...... I would love a prepaid mastercard to order from my new catalogue in January.     Thanks!