“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”
Hi Friends. Thanks for visiting! Today I played along with Global Design Project Challenge #069 over at http://global-design-project.com, a color challenge this week. This is the first time I’ve seen a color challenge where we were able to choose one of the three colors, that was fun! : )
I added Cherry Cobbler to the mix and made a simple card with the old “Mingle All The Way” stamp set and then I tried out the “Here’s to Cheers” stamp set and Cheerful Tags Dies from the Holiday catalog. Thank you Global Design Project for the fun inspiration this week! Cheers! Dawn
“Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, and toast the sturdy pilgrim band whole courage never ceased.”
This was the very first Thanksgiving card that I saw this season, back in August on Mary Fish’s blog. I didn’t have enough designer paper to cut it lengthwise so that the little colored rectangles go up and down the thin way as Mary did, but it still cute this way! Does it look like a turkey? : )
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”
~Native American Saying
I made these treats (a Becky Roberts design) for our recent Stamping Peace Leadership Meeting. If you’d like to make them for your family and/or friends and don’t have all the supplies, just let me know and I’ll put in a Stampin’ Up! order for you from this fall’s Holiday Catalog. : )
“Blessed are the happiness makers.”
~Henry Ward Beecher
This is another project from the new Holiday Catalog and the new stamp set “Mingle All the Way.”[p. 17] The sentiments are colored with Stampin’ Up! markers. I used the Alphabet Rotary Stamp [p.191 in the Annual Catalog (AC)] for the little nametag banners on the sides. The heart is on the rotary, I just wiped off the Smoky Slate ink and filled in the heart with a Real Red marker. The little pieces of DSP on the bottom of the tags are from the Moonlight paper stack [p. 185 AC]. The little red strips are scraps I had from old Christmas DSP. I don’t have the 1/2” circle punch, so I used a regular paper punch for the circle on the top of the tag. Have a wonderful holiday week-end! Maybe we will all have some time to minister to someone with a home-made card. : )
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.”
I always was taught that the purpose of life is to love and be loved, but I liked the quote anyway. : ) And won’t these little treat bags be fun to give away! I watched a video on how to make them over on Angie Juda’s website, mychicnscratch.com. It starts with a 5″ x 10″ piece of cardstock, scored 1 1/4″ on both sides (portrait) and 4″ on both sides (landscape). The sentiment is from a brand new stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog, which goes live tomorrow, called “Mingle All the Way.” The bat is from a SU 2013 stamp set called “Halloween Hello.” The circle is punched from the 2 1/2″ circle punch and it’s base are two Labels Collection framelits glued together. (I didn’t have the Deco Label Framelits that Angie used). I also didn’t have any Cajun Craze ribbon to match the DSP (Designer Series Paper), so I used the Cajun marker and colored Pumpkin Pie ribbon. No one would ever know! (In the video Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango papers/ribbons/ink are used). The bat is raised up with a dimensional, as is the sentiment. The bag holds a Reeses peanut butter cup (the large square package) perfectly. (the sides of the bag are short).
Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s “short and sweet” deal ends tomorrow. Sign up to be a hobby or business demonstrator for the usual price of $99.00, but pick out $150.00 worth of products of your choice for your starter kit! It also includes free shipping. With this promotion we welcomed Marlene to the team this week. So happy to have you join the family Marlene! : ) She will receive a 30% discount on her next order, and 20% on all orders after that. Sweet!