Monday, January 26, 2009

Wedding favors!

Last weekend, I was honored to be invited to a friend's wedding, and was even asked to help create some wedding favors beforehand! How much fun is that? It took us a while to get the prototype put together, but once we got going, it was fast to make these.  We had a great assembly-line going....

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That's the bride, Emily, on the left; family friend, June, on the right and me in the middle.

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Jen was there (left), orchestrating everything, and worked hard all week to get the wedding together.

Here are the finished products....

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We used the Medium Cello Bags, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose cardstock. We printed the words onto Whisper White cardstock, using the Stampin' Up Journalling Font CD (now retired). The Big Shot came in really handy to cut out the topper using the Top Note Die (5 at a time).

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We also cut out the strip (with the printing) on the Big Shot, so that the edges would match perfectly, and glued that over top of the staple we used to close them. We stamped the hearts with the Love You Much stamp set, and punched them out with the matching Three Heart Punch. Add a little glitter, and you have a cute and easy Wedding Favor!

Hope you like it!

Have a great day!


Friday, January 23, 2009

New Catalogue!

Stampin' Up's new 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalogue is here!


You can click here to download a copy of it, or contact me to get your own hard copy!

There are beautiful products, and here are some of my favorites:

Just Buzzin' By stamp set (page 57) $32.95 and so many others!

Circle Scissor Plus (page 188) $37.95

Printed Glossy Patterned paper (page 158) $13.95

New Simply Scrappin' Kits (page 164) $23.95

Colored Rub-Ons (page 172) $13.95

Designer Hardware and Flower Brads (page 175)

Corduroy Buttons (page 176) $12.75

Loads of new Big Shot dies! (pages 194-203!) Love the texture plates!

These are a few of the ones I'll be ordering, and showing at my upcoming New Catalogue Launch on Fri, Feb 6th at 7:00pm. Make sure you RSVP to get a Make & Take!

Have a great day!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Decor Elements!

This project in my daughter's new bedroom was so much fun, but it took a little longer to complete than my other Decor Elements vinyl decorations have. Mostly, because of the set we ordered,which was one of her Christmas gifts. It is a two-step set, and it requires you to cut it apart to be able to layer the images. But, also, because I had a helper who had ALOT of input :)

We used the Ginormous Flowers # 114863 $47.95CDN in Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, So Saffron and Old Olive. You can also get this set in Pixie Pink, Chocolate, So Saffron and Certainly Celery #114864.  You can view Phase 3 of the Decor Elements line here, there are some amazing brand new ones!

Here we are with the pieces all cut out, and laying them on the bed to organize the layering we wanted.

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And, here is the final product.......

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She is thrilled with it, and so am I! Pop by sometime and have a peek up close.....and order some for your home too! You will LOVE them!

Now to buy some new bedding that matches the colors!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Decorating.....

Well, Happy New Year! (my last post was on Dec 31st!-sorry!) I have been away from blogging for three weeks now, and am happy to be back! When I started a new exercise regimen at the beginning of January, I had no idea it would cut into my blogging time! But it has, and I am working on finding new time slots for all the things I want to do :)

Also, I have been very busy with some home decorating, and want to share some photos with you. Over the month of December, and into January, we converted our garage into two bedrooms. My daughter was so excited to be awarded one of these new rooms, after sharing with her brother for over a year. After all the construction was done, she and I got busy painting....

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(Yes, I know it's not my best look......and yes, that's a tea-towel on my head....I didn't want paint in my hair, okay? )  :)

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We did the walls in Sahara Sand, and Old Olive :)

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Here it is all painted.  And then we waited....and waited......for the trim to get put on, and the paint to cure, and then we moved the furniture in last week.

We were getting so excited to add the finishing touches ...Stampin' Up's Decor Elements wall decor, but we needed to give the new paint at least two weeks to cure before adding those. The order finally came, and we got to it. It turned out great, and I'll share those pics tomorrow.......