Also I was limited on what I could bring, so I have very few stamp sets here. I'm dying!!!!! I finished my Christmas cards and I've done some scrapbooking, but I'm desperate for different stamps! I just think of all those wonderful sets that I left at home and it breaks my heart!!! My hubby asked me if I stamped today and my reply was "No! I wasn't inspired by my stamps today." How sad is that? And the biggest bummer is that the new catalog is coming out next month and I can't get any stamps because we aren't receiving mail here. That also means that my new catalog isn't coming to me here!!!!!!!! Oh, the humanity!!!!! We're actually supposed to be out of this condo and moving on the 10th of January, but we're thinking of staying here. And I'm thinking of heading over to the UPS store to get me a mailing address!!!!
Lastly I stamped my picture captions using Brilliant Blue and Real Red with Rough Edges Alphabet and punched them out. I layered them all on a larger circle of Close to Cocoa. But before adhering "Jared" I adhered a Yo-Yo Yellow Large Star behind the circles.
BTW, Faith is eating high school pizza!! Does anyone else remember (and secretly love) the rectangular pizza you used to get in school??????
I turned out exactly like I wanted it to.
I started with an Old Olive card and I stamped the grass image from Inspired by Nature on it in Old Olive. Then I inked up my flower image by coloring it with my Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, and Old Olive markers and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White. I then mounted it on a piece of Real Red. I punched a hole in my card behind where I was going to attach my flower image and threaded a piece of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon through it. I adhered the flower layer and tied the ribbon in a knot.
I know it isn't a "birthday" card, but I'm limited to what stamp sets I have on hand down here in Miami and I know she likes this stamp set, so there you go.
And I think that's the end of the Christmas card marathon!
I hope you're enjoying the marathon of Christmas cards. I think I only have one more for you.
For the penguin:
The body is a Large Oval punched with Basic Black. I then layered a Small Oval in Whisper White. I added two Small Ovals in Basic Black behind the body for the wings. For the feet I cut the ends of a piece of Apricot Appeal that had been punched with the Word Window punch. The head is a 1" Basic Black circle attached to the body. I then took an Old Olive 1" circle and cut it in half. I used a shortened Word Window in Real Red to make the brim of the hat and a 1/2" circle for the ball on top of the hat. I adhered the hat to the penguin's head. I also used a shortened Word Window in Real Red for the scarf and took the scrap from the shortened Word Window to use as the hanging down part of the scarf. I added the scarf over where the head and body meet. I used a small Star punched from Apricot Appeal and cut of one of the points to use as the beak. Lastly I punched two 1/2" circles for the eyes and colored the pupils with my Basic Black Journaler.
For the tags:
The base is a 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of Real Red. I then took a piece of 4 1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White and punched a tab with my 1" circle. I adhered the Whisper White piece to the Real Red piece on 3 sides. (It helps to have a gift card on hand so you know where to adhere) I added a strip of Real Red Patterns DSP across the bottom of the Whisper White and adhered my punched penguin. I added a folded over 1" Basic Black circle to the top and punched a hole in it with my Crop-a-dile. I then threaded some Silver Elastic Cord through it, which I'm going to use to adhere the tag to some presents. (on one of the tags I attempted to "tag" the corners without the needed punch and they turned out lopsided, so I didn't do it on the second one)
And, if you place an order of $75 or more through my website during this promo I will send you a Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog when they come out in January!
Right now it's in my kitchen filled with Tootsie Rolls and Hugs. mmmm.....
ETA: It is the small Jingle All the Way
Here's the vendor list.
Tulip Tree Crafts
Specialty Gift Baskets by Marie Haase
Jamie's Custom Jewels
Phyllis Young Crafts
Check us out
Flo's Cozy Scarves
Designs by Kathy Jones
Southern Living at Home
Boro Bows2800 New Germany-Trebein Road
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
If you are interested in coming to the craft fair here are the details.
Holiday Craft Bazaar
Beavercreek Golf Club
Sunday, Nov. 16th
10 am to 7 pm
More information, including vendor list at http://beavercreekgolfclub.com/specials.htm
Again, sorry for the blurry picture. I'll try to remember to take my camera down to the stamping studio from now on and stop taking pictures on the fireplace mantel.
If you don't have a personalized stamp you need one!
I hate to post and run, but I have a birthday party to get to.
Well, I won't be drinking tonight because I'm going to a crop. I'm not going to work on scrapbooking, though. I'm going to be making my Christmas cards. I hope you get some stamping time today!
This was one of the cards we made at last week's World Card Making Day event. This stamp set, Cheers to You was available in Europe in last year's catalog and I was so excited when SU! added it to the US Fall/Winter IB&C. I started with a Basic Gray card and added a piece of More Mustard Patterns DSP to it. I added a piece of Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around it. I stamped my beer mug with Jet Black StazOn on Whisper White and colored it in with More Mustard and a blender pen. I adhered it to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Jet Black StazOn.
I'm sure you'll see more cards with this set soon.
Don't forget today is the last day for the signing promotions. I'll be home watching football if you have any questions about submitting your demo agreement.
And if you don't win and you'd like to make this project yourself the Spooky Spider Decor Element is available for purchase until Oct. 31st!
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