Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Something Springy

So, it's snowing outside and I thought I'd post something springy....  These are pencils I made.
I punched from the pendant punch from Stampin Up!, and I also used the banner punch.  Tied it all off with some bakers twine.
 Then I made these bows.  So you know how you always have designer paper left over from whatever project that you have made.  Well, I've been saving them in a folder and here is what I did with them.
 Each have six strips, all are 1 inch shorter than the next layer.  There are three layers of flower and the best way I could find to put them together was my trusty glue gun.  Then a silk flower in the center with a button to tie it off.
Hope you like!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ahhh, back again.

Hi.  It's been forever.  But, on the plus side, I have been busy.  So, lately I signed up to be a team demonstrator with my upline in Stampin Up!.
So I made a couple of things lately.  Here is the first, I am doing some hot chocolate carafes for my neighbors.  I love that I get to use some straws with this one.
I am also using old retired Stampin Up! paper...

 I wrapped them all in cellophane bags.  I love using stuff I got eons ago.  These bags I got from that magazine with all the cheap things in it, Trading something or other....anyways, it was almost 15 years ago.  I bought a bunch of these bags and I got to use the red and green ones for this.

 Guess being a pack rat is good sometimes.... :)
 Here is the new Snow Flurry stamp set.  I love that the punch matches it.  I used blackberry bliss paper and the new branches embossing folder.  I rubbed the trees in my white ink pad after I embossed it.
 Same embossing folder, only this time I stamped the large tree from the Tree stamp set, names escape me today and I am too lazy to go look it up.  But you know the one I mean.  There are about 7 stamps and its all trees.  Its also the oldest stamp set in the catalog going back over 12 years.... The bear is from the camping stamp set.
 And this one.  All sets are from the Holiday catalog, this tree had the weird antlers in the set, but the trees are gorgeous.  I stamped them in black twice on the background paper, then in color and cut out the third set.  Then I masked a moon and sponged the heck out of it.  Twirled silver thread behind them and popped them up.  I put stickles on the green trees and around the moon.
Last I stamped the All is Calm on the bottom.

Hope you like!