Nov 28, 2009

Recovering from Black Friday!

For all of you who battled your way through the Black Friday shopping lines, I salute you!  Even tho there were some great deals, I am sure glad it's only once a year.  I think next year it's time to stock up on coffee thermos' and fill them with hot coffee and hot cocoa- I know I would have paid top dollar for just ONE cup!!  It was freezing!  So, needless to say, I have done no stamping.  Boo hoo!  But, tomorrow is another day and I have a few ideas that have been popping up in my head.  So, it's time to sit down and get busy!

What did you stock up on during the Black Friday sales? 

Nov 24, 2009

Playing with Decor Elements

Your favorite Decor Element, Frost spray paint, 4 dimensional frame, colored card stock of your choice, clear window sheet

This really is a very easy project.  Find a 4 dimensional frame (which usually comes with one glass panel), and a small can of Frost spray paint (I found pink tinted frost) at your local craft store.

I took a clear window sheet, and placed part of my decor elements on that, and sprayed it with the frosted spray paint.  I set that aside to dry, and then put another part of my decor element on the glass (that came with the frame).  Picked out my favorite color of card stock, Bermuda Bay, to put as a background accent.  After the window sheet was dry, I peeled off the decor element.  Putting the pieces together, my project looked like the above. 

But, I didn't stop there!  I then took out my Big Shot, and used the Beautiful Butterfly die to get some cute butterflies.  I attached them randomly to a second clear window sheet, and placed that sheet between the front glass, and the frosted window sheet.  It turned out beautiful, and I will post a finished picture soon!  But, use your imagination, and you could use this technique to create amazing decorations and gifts!!

Antique Stamp Set- Santa

This was one of the first stamp sets that I purchased from Stampin' Up!  about 10 years or better ago!  I still love it!  It's just plain fun to use it now.  I wanted to my new Watercolor Pencils, and I thought this was the perfect set to do that with.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


I just love this set!! 
Stamp Sets:     Loads of Love, and Loads of Love Accessories
Ink:     Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad
Paper:     Ruby Red, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories:    Watercolor pencils, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Sizzlits Swirls Scribbles die

Christmas Matchbooks

I've been having a lot of fun finding new ways to customize this really easy project!  What's the best part?  Putting the chocolate inside.  It's been hard not to eat just one, cause they are SOO good!!  LOL!!  I will be posting instructions soon!!  I'm currently working on a variation, so you can add a business card with it!