Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's A Stampin' Up! Halloween

Where did the month of October go? I have been a bit MIA for the past two weeks as I prepared swaps and attended the Portland, Oregon SU! Regionals, then upon my return the weSTAMP Meetup, then my birthday, and on Friday - Sunday our family went to Tempe for the ASU Homecoming Events including the parade, block party and the game, so I believe it is true that time flies when you are having fun.

I love to decorate the house for Halloween, so today I wanted to share some of my decor with you. I went through the house and took pictures of all the Halloween decorations I made this year. SU! Decor Elements make it so easy to create home decor items, they aren't just for walls.

I used the Spooky Things Decor Elements and the Black Flourish Designer Jewels to decorate these pumpkins for my entryway table. I used the Big Shot and the Leaves #2 Die for the leaves on top.

The candy jar is decorated with the Spooky Spider decor elements.

A simple 11" x 14" black frame is transformed with a piece of Designer Series Paper that has been stamped and a part of the Spooky Things Decor Elements placed on the front of the glass.

The Haunted House is from the Design-a-House that comes unassembled and unfinished so you can create your own look. After assembly, I used Glossy Black spray paint and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on. I also used Vellum stamped with the Wicked Cool set for the windows. The Bitty Bat punch was used to punch out several bats from the designer series paper and placed on wire that I twisted to hold them in place.

Of course Bella Grace (My SU! Build-A-Bear) has to be dressed for the occasion with her witch hat and glow bracelets.

I hope you all have a Happy Halloween and don't eat too much candy.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dazzling Diva's October Swaps

We had our October Dazzling Diva's Meeting last night at the home of Pam Hegarty. She was a wonderful hostess and made each of us a little surprise. Look how cute this is made from the Big Shot Pillow Box Die, with the bottom left open and inside is a cute little Pocket Bac from Bath & Body Works.

The swap theme for this month was to make an Easel Card using any item from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Are you ready to see the awesome swaps......okay here goes!!
Diane's Swap: Bell's & Boughs Set/Very Vanilla Seam Binding/Decorative Label Punch

Vicki's Swap: French Foliage Set/Decorative Label Punch

Pam's Swap: Raven Lace Trim/ Dark & Dreary Set

Linda's Swap: Raven Lace Trim/Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die

Anita's Swap: Tags til Christmas Set/Decorative Label Punch

Jane's Swap: Fang-tastic Set

My swap: French Foliage Set

Stamps: French Foliage, Tiny Tags, Grateful Greetings
Paper: Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
Access: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Leaves #2 Die, Finial Press Embossing Folder; Stylus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Vintage Tags, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage Trinkets

I hope you enjoyed seeing the talent in my group. Would you like to be a part of my group? Please contact me today to get started. And then you can attend these meetings and be a part of all that Stampin' Up! has to offer it's demonstrators.

See you tomorrow for some of the Halloween decoration I have created using Stampin' Up! products.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Dazzling Divas Make & Takes

The first thing we do at our meetings is eat a delicious dinner.....tonight was no exception...Pam made delicious Green Chile Chicken Burros with all the fixin's brought in by the rest of our group. Appetizers, Salad, Chips, Dip, and Dessert.

Then we proceed to the Make & Take projects, this month Pam and I did the Make & Take projects for everyone that attended.

Pam's Project:

Stamps: Aviary, Wicked Cool, Dark & Dreary(sentiment inside)
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Wicked Fun DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Access: Large Oval, Scallop Oval Punches, Pumpkin Pie Brads, Rhinestones, Bitty Bat Punch, Glitter, Dimensionals, Black Waffle Paper, Test Tube & Fall M&M's

Barbara's Project: Anit-Bacterial Gel Holder

Inside view of holder

Stamps: Batty for You, All Holidays
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Wicked Fun DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Access: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder (Cajun Craze Strip Inside), Pocket Bac from Bath & Body Works

For more versions of the Anit-Bacterial Gel Holder see this post.

Thanks for stopping by today and tomorrow I will show you the awesome swaps I received at our meeting.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fast and Fabulous Color Challenge 35

For this week's Stampin' Connection Color Challenge, I am using a Hostess Set that I love. Two step stamping makes for a quick and easy focal point for a card.

Stamps: Fast & Fabulous (hostess set level 2), Curly Cute
Paper: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, So Saffron; Pear Pizzazz Marker
Access: Eyelet Border Punch, Marina Mist 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today and check back tomorrow when I will be sharing the make & take projects from the Dazzling Divas Meeting.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wicked Cool weSTAMP Swap

For the weSTAMP meeting last week (Tues, Sept. 28th) the swap theme was anything with a Fall/Halloween theme. I decided to make a 3D project that I saw at the September to Remember Event (made by Cathy). I used the Wicked Cool Stamp Set and did two different color versions for the swap. What is it????you ask....

Here it is: Basic Black Anit-Bacterial Gel Holder
A box that flips open to reveal a cute little anit-bacterial gel that I found at Bath & Body Works with Halloween themes and scents.

Inside View of Anit-Bacterial Gel Holder

Stamps: Wicked Cool, Grateful Greetings Paper: Wicked Fun DSP, Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry Access: Rhinestones, Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Bat Punch, Markers, Dimensionals, Raven Lace, Black Brads, Big Shot, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips

Pumpkin Pie Color Option

Side View of Pumpkin Pie Anit-Bacterial Gel Holder

Inside View of the Pumpkin Pie Anti-Bacterial Gel Holder

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! If you would like to order everything you need to make these, please contact me today. Or you can go HERE to my online ordering site and place your order.

So glad to see that you stopped by today, leave a comment if you wish. See you tomorrow with more creative ideas to share.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

weSTAMP Make & Take

Last week on Tuesday, September 28th we gathered at Lorri's home for our weSTAMP meeting. I always look forward to seeing this awesome group of ladies each month.

I was in charge of the Make and Take project and designed this Fall Circle Tote.

This is made from a 6" Circle (cut using the Circle Scissors plus)
Stamp: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Autumn Spice DSP, Brights DSP Prints, Regals DSP Prints
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Access: Scallop Circle Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Big Shot, Blossom Party Die, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Decorative Label Punch, Sponge Dauber, Large Oval Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread

I am glad you stopped by today and check back tomorrow, I will be sharing the swaps I made for the weSTAMP meeting.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just Believe Color Challenge 34

This week's color challenge that I host over on Stampin' Connection (a SU! demonstrator only website) features the colors Old Olive, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.

Here is the card I created:

Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Old Olive
Ink: Poppy Parade, So Saffron
Markers: Old Olive, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Peach Parfait
Access: Peach Parfait Poly Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today. See you again tomorrow for more creative ideas.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!