Recycle / Reuse

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Early last Spring I purchased these cool towers of bright colored tea lights

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for the purpose of making these tea light “suckers” for a craft sale

tealight sucker

I saw this cute idea on Dawn Griffiths blog – thanks Dawn! and she made them with a Christmasy theme, and with a different stamp, but I liked the variety of bright spring colors and thought how cute this would be for a bridal shower treat or for our ladies retreat. All we would need to do is add a Bible verse to the back. In fact, one lady bought several of these at the craft sale for that very reason. She was going to give them to her Bible study group at their last meeting.

Well, I had several left over tea lights so when Glenda demonstrated how we can use our Big Shot to cut out Aluminum Flashing, and she showed us this cute tea light flower made from the aluminum flashing and the Flower Folds Bigz Die

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Glenda showed us how to "step it up" by embossing them using Stampin’ Ups! great embossing folders, put them together with my glue dots, added the colorful tea lights and WHEEEEE!! Another cool idea for the craft sales. Thanks Glenda for all your great ideas!! I’m a little preferential to the polka dot one. Which one do you like?

OK – there are a LOT of tea lights in these tubes and I still have some left over, BUT…I got to thinking what would I do with the empty tubes…can’t throw anything out – right!?

Recycle / Reuse

The more I looked at the tubes sitting there I thought how cute it would be if I filled them with candy like you see in the stores at Christmas time, but who wants to wait for Christmas to get candy? So I found some of my retired Halloween Designer Paper and wrapped the bottom to hide the label (that refused to cooperate) and some stickers leftover from a previous craft sale project

Recycle / Reuse,

and now I have a fun treat for my grandkids when they come trick or treating. I wonder if it will fit in their trick-or-treat bag? tehe

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I used our new 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/4” Circle Punch to back up my cute Halloween stickers, some Linen Thread and 5/8” Black grosgrain ribbon pulled it all together.

So For Now…

Happy Halloween!!'

Christi

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Make A Wish

Saturday, October 30, 2010


How fun to be able to use the great Designer Paper Stampin' Up has to create your card front. This card could be used for anyone at any age. I love the bright colors! INSIDE

MENU:
SS: Birthday Bliss
CS: WW, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
INK: Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz marker, Daffodil Delight marker
Accessories: Non SU EF, Small and Large Tag punches, Bashful Blue 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Corduroy Button (retired), Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" square punch
Thanks To: Morgan Shute

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Halloween Owl

Friday, October 29, 2010

Another card made with the cute little owl punch…

Halloween owl

I have always wanted this stamp set called WEB WISHES and when I found it at one of the garage sales that several of us Red Hot Stampers have I just had to pick it up. The little spider is from the stamp set EAT DRINK AND BE SCAREY (this set is also retired)

MENU:
CS: Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie, WW, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Retired DSP Cast a Spell
INK: Basic Black, Concord Crush
Accessories: XL Two Step Owl Punch, Dimensionals

So For Now…

Happy Halloween!!

Christi

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Happy Conductor

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Yesterday was our "Pastor of Worship and Fine Arts" birthday. Happy Birthday Brian!! We love how devoted he is to our Savior and how he draws our attention, through worship, to the Word of God – which reigns supreme. When I saw this card idea I knew I had to attempt to make it for him for his birthday. Thanks goes to http://stampindesign.blogspot.com for this creative idea using punches.

Brian Felton card

MENU:

CS: WW. Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray

INK: Black Marker, Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Punches: Wide Oval, Large Star, Tag Punches, Slot, Small oval, Ornament, Word Window, 1/2” circle, Black Brads

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Aviary #3

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Third and final card from the Aviary Stamp Set.



MENU:
SS: Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: Marina Mist, WW, Night of Navy
INK: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Accessories: Top Note Die, Lattice Square EF, Big Shot, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Night of Navy Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks to: Inking Idaho blogspot

So For Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Aviary #2

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Here is another card made using the Aviary Stamp Set...




MENU:
SS: Aviary, Fabulous Phrases
CS: Baja Breeze, WW
INK: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Accessories: Square Lattice EF, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Jumbo Eyelet, Baja Breeze striped ribbon (Retired), Small Heart Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks To: http://sunshinesmiles.blogspot.com

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Aviary #1

Monday, October 25, 2010
Thanks to my friend Rachel who let me borrow her Aviary stamp set to make some cards with it. She bought this set because she has some lovely pet birds in her home so it was perfect for her. I just love it that as friends we share and share alike!! I was loving some of the ideas that came across my path so thought I would borrow it and crank out a few to have on hand.



MENU:
SS: Aviary, Whimsical Words, Priceless
CS: Basic Gray, Going Gray (retired), WW
INK: Basic Gray, Going Gray (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" WW Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2 Pearls
Thanks to: Nina Dee

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Craft Sale Recap

Sunday, October 24, 2010
Yesterday's craft sale was...ok...notice I didn't use the capital letters "OK!", but 'ok' is still 'ok'. It was fun to talk with all the shoppers and to meet a lady who said she checks my blog EVERY DAY!! Yeah!! I feel so honored.

Another sweet treat was that my little Julia (you've seen her on a previous blog) came to see me when her Nana brought her to the craft sale (Julia's mom had a booth too). I love how she ran into my arms and had a big smile on her face.

One new item that I made for this craft sale was some gift card holder tins...You can see I made a few varieties...















The next craft sale that Sue and I will participate in is on November 20th at Hudsonville High School. The sale goes from 9 AM to 3 PM - but a bonus is that you can also watch the Santa Claus parade right outside the high school. Hudsonville is such a great city and I am proud to be a citizen of Hudsonville all my life!!

Hope to see you there!!

Christi
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A Trio of Purses

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Many of us girls are either "shoe girls" or "purse girls". I would put myself in the "purse girl" category before I would say I'm a "shoe girl", but I got to admit I like them both. When I saw this card idea by Patty Bennett I knew I wanted to make it for the "purse girls" in my life.



MENU:
SS: On Your Birthday, Totally Tabs (retired)
CS: Pink Pirouette, Bordering Blue (retired), So Saffron, Bella Rose DSP (retired), Basic Black
INK: Basic Black,
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, 3/4" square punch, 3/4" circle punch, Word Window Punch, small and large oval punches, Subtles Brads, Dimensionals

So For Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Brayered Sunset

Friday, October 22, 2010
The last technique we learned was how to brayer a sunset onto your card. I think the ladies liked this one best of all.



They also did some heat embossing with the eagle and the Happy Birthday greeting, but those are techniques they had already learned at the many Stamp A Stack classes that they attend. Thanks Ladies!! I enjoyed your company!! Now go out and use these techniques to make your own great creations.

So for Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Wet Watercolor Technique

Thursday, October 21, 2010
The second technique we learned at this weeks technique class is called Wet Watercolor using the Wonder Crayons and this is the card that they made. I love this stamp set called Autumn
Days. It is perfect for those 'hard to make masculine cards'




By coloring directly on to your stamp with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons then misting your stamp before stamping on the cardstock. Option that we did here was to mist the paper instead of the the stamp. Keep in mind you must use a watercolor paper or one of Stampin' Ups! heavier papers like the Naturals Ivory shown here. The ladies also learned how to color the Texture plate before running it through the Big Shot to give the background (of the Chocolate Chip piece) a raised and more defined look. So I guess they got two techniques in one on this card.

MENU:
SS: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory
INK: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Accessories: Water Color Crayons, Sponge, Twill Tape

Stay tuned tomorrow to see the last technique we learned.

So For Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Tuesday Tasks #2

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I started on cleaning my shed for the Tuesday Task this week. This is a bigger project than I realized so I can only give you some "before"

and "during" pictures

This is the unit I made to hold all the leftover lumber from projects that will be used for a future project.


A little sweeping up

Now these are guy toys!!

The "after" picture will have to wait until next week

One of Christi's 'to-do's' on my list was to dig out the climbing roses and get it ready to plant some Clematis next spring. Parker, one of the new day care kids this fall, thought helping Uncle Dale was fun. He took his job very seriously!

Although we both love roses, Christi was finding the thorns a bit too much since the trellis was right by where the kids play.

Charlie took his job seriously too...that being to check out the dirt plugs from my thatching/aerating job last Saturday - YUCK! This kid will eat anything


So while I'm slaving away, Christi's just a

lounging away

Actually I wouldn't want her job for any amount of money.

So tune in next week to see if I actually get that shed finished...

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Lookie what I got!!

Look what my sweet little Julia brought to Auntie today...

A fun Halloween card

A cute gifty box and in that cute gifty box...

A beautiful necklace...

All From a BEAUTIFUL little girl!!

Thank you Julia!!! I LOVE it!!

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Faux Tile Technique

Last night we had our Techniques Class and learned three different techniques. This technique is called Faux Tile and really very simple by dividing your cardstock in 1 in squares, stamping your image and then using a marker to go over the lines without running the lines over your stamped image. This is the card the ladies made, and it will make a nice Thanksgiving greeting for a friend or loved one.



Here is another example of the same technique...



Hope you can join us sometime for a techniques class. Tune in tomorrow for the next techniques we did.

So For Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Hand Made Holiday Promotion

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Today starts the ABC Holiday Bundles Promotion...





Click HERE to view this flyer

There is NO minimum purchase required

This promotion ends December 16th, 2010

Contact me to order any of the bundles listed in this promotion, be sure to use the item # used in the flyer to receive the 20% off.




So For Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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We Think You Rock

Here is a fun card to send to the Guitar Hero in your life!

And what is better than a card? A sweet treat inside!!
inside...

Same idea - different colors

inside...

MENU:
SS: Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements
CS: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, WW, Basic Gray, Real Red
INK: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray (stamped off), Versa Mark
Accessories: Black Grosgrain 1/4" ribbon, Silver Brads, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat, Designer Label Punch, Irridescent Ice, Heat Tool, Spiral Punch, Square Punch, And of course - POP ROCKS CANDY!!
Thanks to: Kim Burneister and Amanda Harbison

So For Now...

Happy Stamping!!

Christi
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Sew…I hear it’s your Birthday!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

My oldest sister, Judy, was my 4-H instructor for nearly 10 years. She started teaching me when I was in the 3rd grade and we had to start by making an apron and hemming a towel. I can remember her frustration with me when I cut my dress out wrong and we had to work hard to fix it, but through the years she was patient with not just me, but many, many young girls desiring to learn the art of sewing. I even had our daughter take 3 years of lessons from her. After being honored for 25 years of service she decided to hang up her teachers hat, but I sure do appreciate all she taught me. When I found this card front at our combined Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators garage sale I knew I just had to get it. Since this set is retired I could not make one of my own so had to make this one my own by attaching the front to a card base and adding a birthday greeting and verse. Do you think she will like this verse from Genesis… ‘and they sewed fig leaves together…’ UM… how about… from Ecclesiastes… ‘For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven…A time to tear and a time to sew’. Okay, I’m just having fun… Maybe I will go with (from Acts 14) an analogy of Lydia, the woman who loved the Lord and was a “seller of purple (cloth).” Thank you Sister for all you have taught me!!

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Happy Birthday Judy!! I love you more and more each day!!

So For Now…

Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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