Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Joy to the world, it's Holiday Extravaganza at SU!

It is the biggest, bestest sale Stampin' Up! has ever had - it's Holiday Extravaganza! With all kinds of product bundles available from 20% - 50% off the regular price there is something for everyone.This sale is for a limited time, (from November 26th - December 1st,) and sales are limited to product in stock so head over to for all the details.
Myself and the rest of the members of my upline's demonstrator group, (Team Canada,) had our Christmas party last night. We were supposed to bring a homemade Secret Santa gift to exchange, and this is the present I brought. This was a fun project. The base wooden letters are from Michaels and then I merely painted it with acrylic paint and covered the front with various designer papers from the Frosty line. I then sanded down the edges of the paper for a perfect fit and sponged on some Chocolate Chip ink for a slightly distressed look. For the finishing touches I added a Baja Blue and a Kiwi Kiss button from the Designer Button collection and an embossed flower from the Spotlight on Christmas set. TIP: All the stamps from the Spotlight on Christmas set match up with various punches offered by Stampin' Up!. The poinsetta matches up perfectly with the 5-Petal Flower punch.
Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip Classic ink
Paper: Frost design paper, Kiwi Kiss CS
Tools: Paintbrush, sponge, sanding block, 5 petal flower punch, pliers, heat gun
Accessories: Flower assortment designer brads, Designer buttons, Clear embossing powder

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The best dressed paint can

I had purchased some empty paint cans awhile ago to alter and had forgetten about them. So as I was digging through some stuff that had been put in storage guess what I came across? I though I would alter one as an alternate form of wrapping paper.

For the can I used two 12x12 sheets of chatterbox paper from last year, (I have a ridiculously large collection of Christmas papers from all different companies.) I made a band out of certainly celery cs and used double sided tape to attach the paper. The main image is chipboard cut with the super-cute Snowflake 2 die-cut by Stampin' Up! I then added Whisper White Craft ink and while the ink was wet applied Heat & Stick Powder. I then used a heat gun to activate it and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The small snowflakes are punched from an EK Success snowflake punch that I picked up from my LSS. On all the snowflakes I added blue self-adhesive pearls by Kaiser Crafts.

For the lid I ended up using the Scalloped Circle and the Circle nesties. They didn't quite go all the way to the edge of the lid. but I didn't have anything that cut a bigger circle... I used the same dp, cs, punch and pearls.
The tag on the side is a very simple design. It is a 2"x 2" tag made with Bashful Blue cs. I then stamped the thank you image from the Cute & Curly stamp/punch combo. I popped another snowflake on there with a pearl called it a day. ;)
Stamps: Cute & Curly Combo (SU!)
Paper: Snowflakes by Chatterbox, Certainly Celery CS, Bashful Blue CS, Whisper White CS all by SU!
Ink: Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad, Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad (SU!)
Tools: Snowflake 2 Die Cut (SU!), die cut machine, double sided adhesive, heat gun, scalloped circle & circle nesties, snowflake punch (EK Success)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds (SU!), Heat & Stick powder (SU!), blue self adhesive pearls (Kaiser Crafts)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'm baaa-aaack!

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile. Both my computers went down at the same time. One with a virus, one with a warrenty covered problem, (thankfully.) And then, once at least one computer was working life through a whole bunch of busy-ness and stress at me. But I was still creatiing and have some new projects to post over the next few days.

This project was made as a thank you for a friend who brought in a new client wanting Stampin' Up products.
You can find the tutorial for this great little box on the Splitcoast Stampers website here.
For my box I used the Boho Blooms Punch, along with beautiful colour combo of Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss and the oh-so-cute Wow Flowers set.
TIP: I used the omitting colour technique with markers for the main thank you image. When you are using in colours and, of course, don't have a marker for it use the blender pen dipped in the ink and colour the same way you would with a marker.
Stamps: Wow Flowers
Paper: Pacific Point CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Chocoalte Chip Marker, Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad
Tools: Blender Pen, Boho Blossoms Punch, scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, crop-a-dile
Accessories: Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, pewter brads