Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Is In The Air

 Savannah finally has some cooler weather so I wanted to start decorating the house for fall.  I have been seeing alot of  projects with the "lollies". You might be wondering "what's a lollie?"  It is a flower made out of paper.  Stampin' UP! just introduced the Simply Scored Tool which can help you make lollies.  The scoring base of the simply scored tool can fit paper up to 12"x12" and features score tracks every 1/8".  I love how easy it is to score the lines with the stylus.  The tips on the stylus come in two sizes....I used the smaller size.  The lollies ranged in sizes.....1 1/2" x 12" to 2" x 12".  For this project I used the Spice Cake DSP .   This is my favorite DSP right now...I just love the colors!!!!!  To score the lollies, I scored one side every 1/2"  and then turned over the paper and then scored every 1/4".  It creates the valley/hill effect that helps crease the paper together.  Once you crease your folds together, I added tombow glue to the ends and held them together for about 10 seconds.  I punched out a 2" circle and put tombow glue on it and then laid the lollie down on the circle.  I used my largest clear block to put pressure on the lollie until the glue dried. 
Another great new stamp set that I'm in love with is "Gently Falling".  This stamp set is very realistic and is a 2 step stamp set.  I just love 2 step stamping!!!!!  I used more mustard, early espresso, old olive and crumb cake colors to make the leaves.  Once the leaves were stamped, they were cut out and adhered to the lollies with dimensionals.
For the letters, I adhered Spice Cake DSP to cardboard and ran them through the big shot with the serif letters.  I adhered them to the plate with dimensionals.  I decided to decorate the plate instead of the wreath.  It looked better with the colors in the paper.  I love how it looks on my buffet with the rest of the vignette.   

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade!!!

I am happy to announce that I will be designing again for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!  I am having more fun designing projects for Dawn Rapsas and her crew.  The women Dawn has creating projects for her are unbelievable and extremely talented.  I am very honored to be part of her group!  There is early bird registration going on right now and if you are interested in joining just click on the paper parade icon on the right hand side of the page.  By joining you will be privy to over 40 projects......pdfs and pictures.   This round is all about PAPER!!!!  I am extremely excited to be making my projects with a wedding favor will definitely want to join!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog is LIVE!!!!!!

I'm so excited that I can finally announce the new Holiday Mini is now LIVE!!!!  I will say that this is by far the best mini I've seen to date!!!!!  The new stocking die is awesome and once completed, can fit in a regular A2 envelope to mail!!!  Great for Christmas cards......speaking of Christmas mom is a demonstrator with me and she was able to preorder  the stocking die and is making 560 stockings for the family Christmas card. She is having so much fun making these....they are so easy to make!!!!!  She is halfway there....I'm so proud of her.  She wanted me to post her hard work so do leave a comment!!!!