But first – some promo info…..
The Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit has so many wonderful things in it – stamps, ink, adhesive, chipboard, designer paper (die cut to match the chip board), ribbon, brads, glitter. You can decorate for the holidays, use it for gift wrapping or card giving, and more! Check out the flier here for more information.
There's also a contest going on, and the demos who sell the most of these kits get free stamps. Thought I'd throw that in, in case you were on the fence about it. Just a little shameless self-promotion!!
I think I've been overwhelmed by too much new stuff – new stamp sets, new Big Shot dies, new rub-ons. But I decided today to stay in my stamp room until I came up with some new projects.
I love the Baskets & Blooms die. We'll be using it at the workshop tomorrow, and I made a couple samples. The photo came out really, really blurry, though – so here's a "Beauty Shot" from a pro.
Isn't that cute? Too bad we're not making this one. We're making more "fall" ones. I realized with all the Christmas projects I'm creating that it feels like I'm rushing Christmas – and I'm really not!
Here are some other ideas I came up with today.
I've been wanting Humor in High Heels since the new catalog came out. I love the sayings, and I love shoes. So there you have it.
I covered the frame (from On Board Essentials) with Certainly Celery craft ink. I love the little ink spots. They're perfect for adding ink to chipboard. (Did I mention you'll get craft & classic ink spots in the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit? No? Well, you do!!)
Here are the other products used:
Stamp set: Humor in High Heels
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pacific Point Classic; VersaMark, Jet Black StazOn, Certainly Celery craft
Paper: Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8" square punch, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots, Scallop edge punch, On Board Essentials, Watercolor crayons, aqua painter, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Crafter's Tool Kit
Here are a couple candles I made. The first one just uses napkins I bought at Target. The one on the right uses the Hidden Garden rub-ons. I made a stationery holder to go with it as part of a Christmas gift.
Don't you love my messy work space? I really do put out clean paper when I start working. It doesn't stay that way long, though!
And, finally, the set I've been waiting for almost as long as Humor in High Heels –
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware – Vanilla, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Sponges, Sponge Daubers, Crafter's Tool Kit
It's very simple and basic. Stamp the flowers in VersaMark and emboss with clear powder.
Use sponge daubers to sponge ink around the image. Use a circular motion, not a "swipe-y" one.
Fill in with other colors.
Stamp grasses in Old Olive along the bottom of the card.
Wipe ink off embossed areas.
Add piercing to corners and hardware.
I really wanted to add a sentiment, but there just wasn't room. I still think this needs something. I tried lots of ribbon, but nothing looked right. So I decided to just leave it alone. I'll welcome any suggestions!!
I still need to take pics of the ornaments I made the other day. And I did a "box in a bag." It was really cute, if I do say so. It's so easy – and makes a nice package for a small gift.
Have a wonderful weekend. I still have one stamp set left from last week's shipment that hasn't seen ink. Maybe this weekend…..