November 29, 2011

Closing out November

Here is the next batch of cards that sista Kristine gave to me over Thanksgiving.  What a great bunch of cards.  I hope these ideas are useful for you!  I'm busy putting the final touches on my swap and secret santa gift for tomorrow night.  The sistas meet for our Christmas party tomorrow night!  Yahoo!  I am looking forward to it very much!  Have a great evening!  Sera

November 27, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Sista Becky and I had a great time stamping cookies.  Yes, we stamped cookies!  These Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps are so much fun.  There are three designs to choose from, see the options here.  Becky and I made these cookies according to one of the recipies provided in the kit.  Note:  Refridgerated cookie dough in the tube does not work.  We tried it.   Please don't look at the fact that I need new cookie sheets, hee hee! What a fun "craft!"  Sera

November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I am currently cooking up a storm for our second Thanksgiving for my DHs side.  I'm excited since there will be plenty of stamping involved since my SIL (sista Becky) is a demo and her first workshop is Friday, wahoo!  She is busy busy!  The cards above were made by sista Kristine.  She was here for our first Thanksgiving on Thursday and she brought me a stack of cards that she had made for her Oct and Nov workshops.  I'll be sure to share them this week as I am ready to show off the Christmas stuff of course!  Other than that, it's been a busy month, whew!  My DH practically sawed his hand off about two weeks ago, (no not really of course, it was an accident at the hunting shack) so I've been busy with that, but the stitches are out, so now he can stamp too (he doesn't ordinarily, not that he will start now either)! At least he is on the mend.  Have a great Saturday everyone and see you soon!  Sera

November 15, 2011

Happy Stampers Nov Club Projects

My stamp club, "The Happy Stampers" meets once a month.  Here are the projects that we did in November.
Please forgive the fact that this snowman card is sideways - I can't figure out how to get him turned.  The details of this card are pretty straight forward.  Punch out 3 circles for the snowman.  The size of the circles I used are 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1".  The Real Red layer is embossed using the Snow Burst embossing folder.  The arms for the snowman are made from the snowflake punch. 

These 2 paper bows are made using the Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper.  There are 13 strips of paper used to make these and one large jumbo brad.  8 strips are 1" x 5 1/4" and 5 strips are 1" x 4".  Each end of all strips are punched with a small hole about 1/4" from the end.  Each strip is folded/bent into a loop so the holes match up and then loaded onto the brad.  When all loops are loaded, the final strip is rolled into a cylinder and loaded and the brad is opened to secure them all in place.  Note that the top bow  is made with all loops the same way, the bottom bow is made with the designer paper made with the loops in opposite directions to show off both sides of the designer paper.

This card shows how you can color our Silver Glitter Paper using any colored Classic Ink Refill.  The balloons on this card were punched out of a strip of silver glitter paper that was colored using Melon Mambo Ink refill and an aquapainter.  The more water you use the lighter the color you will get.  You could let it dry and re-apply to get a darker color too.  Very fun technique!

Hope you enjoy this month's cards!  ~Heidi

November 5, 2011

Sista Sharing

 Here are two cards that were shared at our last downline meeting, about a week ago.  The first card was created by Tasha and the second, by Angie.  Great cards!  That stocking punch is a hit even without the matching stamp set!  I love it!  Thanks for sharing, sistas!  I've turned the corner and I'm all about the holidays. I spent the day at the Homespun Holiday Bazzar at our chruch today and yahoo!  I'm excited!  Oops, hang on, I think I'm burning the brownies I just made.  Sera