Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Amore Blog Hop....

To take a little break from all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, today we are going to focus on AMORE! 

This month's blog hop will take you to a little over 60 consultants' websites and show you multiple uses for the December SOTM, Amore! 

So...let's get started!  Here's what the stamp set looks like....cute, huh!

If you've come from Carla's Blog, you're on the right track.  Don't forget to go all the way around to where you started.  If you get lost along the way, you can always find a full list of participants on Helen's Blog.

And...this is what I've done with it...a 5" x 7" card using Desert Sand, White Daisy and Vanilla Cream Cardstock as well as some Bella B&T (Retired but I LOVE IT!!!)
I bought some Seam Binding Ribbon online and dyed it with Olive Reinker.  I used some of our Pretty Pins to add a vintage look and then stamped some Heart Dimensional Elements with some images from the SOTM for added dimension...The scalloped border was made using our Corner Rounder and an 1/8" hole punch...it's a good way to improvise.
Here's a close up of the background I created by stamping in second generation...I wanted a damask tile look and I think it turned out better than I expected....
Here's a peak into the inside of the card...
A little closer up of the "Amore - Be Mine" sentiment....
Thanks for stopping by!  Now, keep hopping on over to Krista's Blog and see what fantastic thing she has to share!

Don't forget that you can order this stamp set during the month of December!  Contact your consultant or e-mail me to find out how you can even get it for FREE!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FALL brings me JOY....

One of my workshops this month was this home decor item....

I basically lifted the idea from page 86 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book and from Annette Green using CTMH's Mix & Mingle Album.  My girls LOVED it!!!

For the "FALL" side, we used Olivia Paper Packet, Mocha and Pearl Opaques, Shimmer Designer Brads, Monogram Dimensional Elements, Harvest Home Stamp Set, Timeless Stamp Set from the Olivia WOTG Kit, Blending Pen and Watercolor Pencils and Finishing Files for all the intricate sanding around the scallops, corners, etc.

For the "JOY" side, we used Mistletoe Paper Packet, Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment, A Timber Stamp Set, I Believe Stamp Set, more Pearl Opaques, more Dimensional Elements Monograms and, of course, Finishing Files.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pumpkin on my wall....

Remember this post when I said I had a pumpkin wall decor to share...well, here it is!

I used Oliva Paper Packet...left the DOLLAR frame the color it came and add various ribbon at the top.