Showing posts with label holiday ornaments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday ornaments. Show all posts

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Quarterly

I had a great ... and busy weekend.  Marianne came over Friday after work and we loaded our things into her car and headed to Newton for Quarterly.  We worked on 25 Shoebox Cards and actually got them all finished before midnight!!  Since Newton is only about a 30 minute drive for me, we went home and slept in our own beds (well, technically Marianne slept in my guest bed!) and got up the next morning to head back to Quarterly for more fun.  We did a Card Swap and a Gift Card Swap and got some great cards.

This is the Gift Card that I made using the MDS version of the coffee cup from Perfect Blend (I shared the card swap in a previous post HERE).

We also had a contest that was optional.  I decided to participate in all four challenges.  We were to make a 3D Ornament, a Christmas card, an "Any Occasion" card and an "oldie but goodie" using a favorite retired stamp.  I was happy when my Ornament below won 1st Prize!!  I used the stamp set and framelits from Bright and Beautiful.  There are two pieces of chipboard in between the front and back of the ornament.

Back of Ornament

Front of Ornament 

Christmas Card using Bright and Beautiful bundle
For the Christmas card above, I embossed the tags and the stars with Gold, Cherry Cobbler and White Embossing Powder.  I used a piece of DSP from the Newsprint and layered a piece of Vellum over the top to soften it.  All the stars are popped up with dimensionals.

Marianne's Christmas Card won 1st place!!

Marianne's card - Get Your Santa On from Holiday Catalog

My All Occasion card
 The card above was fun to make and a new technique that I stumbled across on Friday morning.  I adhered the Dots Decorative Mask (page 205 in catalog - a deal for $2.95!) with Repositional Tape on top of a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Next using a dauber, I sponged White Craft Ink over all the dots.  I removed the Dots Mask and cleaned it.  Next I replaced the Dots Mask on top again - just moving it to the side and up a little bit and (with a dauber) sponged Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo ink on top of the White Ink.  It makes a cool background!  The cupcake is from Cupcake Party stamp set and I used the Cupcake Punch.  I stamped the sentiment from Remembering Your Birthday on Vellum with White Ink and embossed it in white before adhering it to the card.

Blast from the Past - Oldie but Goodie
This set is one of my first Stampin' Up sets almost 10 years ago - Garden Collage.  I still love it!

Sunday night Sonny and I went to the Panther - Steeler game and had a great time!  I will share a few pictures of that tomorrow.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holiday Ornaments

I told myself I didn't need any more holiday stamp sets but I just didn't listen to myself.  When Stampin' Up had the bundle on sale last week, I just couldn't resist.  And I've had fun making cards with it and will probably use it at stamp club next week. 

this one is my favorite!
close up of the ornaments
I had a busy day yesterday.  I left the house in the morning at 9:30 and didn't return until almost 6 pm!  I visited with my friends at the Newcomers meeting first.  Then I headed to Mooresville and did a little Kohl's shopping.  I have not been to that store in a long time until I went on Monday.  I bought some slacks and a top but when I got home, I had a 30% coupon in the mail from Kohls but the sale didn't start until Wednesday.  Well, I didn't need those clothes that bad.  So,  I took the items back, got credit and bought them again plus a couple more things using my coupon plus getting Kohls Bucks to use next week.  Then it was time for a haircut.  Boy, did I need one!  Although afterwards, she was sweeping up the hair she had cut and there was a lot of gray hair on the floor - don't know whose hair THAT was!!  Surely, not mine!  My next stop - after grabbing a bite to eat - was Dollar General.  Love that store!  Our Newcomers group collects baskets at Christmas for the Christian Missions Group.  They give the baskets to the elderly in our town who are in need.  So, I filled my basket with soap, hand cream, puzzle magazines, pencils, candy, etc.  We also donate a child's gift to the Christian Missions.  While I was at Kohls, I picked up the cutest Velveteen Rabbit along with the book for a child along with a few clothing items for a child.  Sure makes you feel good to do something like that.