Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The stamp set is called Sweet Stems. The DSP on the card is also new, it's the new Raspberry Tart DSP. I used the shadow block technique. I did a tutorial on it in September.
Sweet Stems and Short and Sweet stamp sets
Sahara Sand and Rose Red ink pads. Old Olive and Rose Red Markers
Rose Red, White, Old Olive cardstock. Raspberry Tart DSP
1 1/4 square punch, sponge, Old Olive or Rose Red ribbon, dimensionals.
Thanks for looking, see you in '09!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
For this card, I'm coloring directly on my stamp with Handsome Hunter and Yoyo Yellow. The punches that I'll be using are the scallop square, corner rounder, large oval and small star. I'm using silver cardstock for the base of my card and a peice of Handsome Hunter, 4.25x 1.5. And scraps of white and yellow that I'll be punching. I have my hobby blade and mat in the picture. I didn't use it in the card. I had plans to but as the card evolved I didn't need to use it after all, so just pretend it's not there.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
The Love You Much Bundle went on Sale December 23. It's a great bundle, here's what you get the stamp set Love You Much, a package of the Candy Lane DSP and the Heart to Heart punch. SU is offering this bundle through January 31 for 20% off, so it's only $41.48.
Here is another card I made with this set. For this card I used the Parisan Summer DSP instead of the Candy Lane DSP ( I have other plans for that). I stamped the birds on DSP then cut it out and glued them over the image I stamp on the cards. This stamp set is so cute and versitle.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I won't be posting tomorrow, have a very Merry Christmas, see you Friday!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
So for embossing resist you'll need glossy paper, clear or white embossing powder, classic ink pads and a sponge or sponge dauber.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Inside the box is a loaf of Cherry Eggnog Bread. This bread is so good. I made it a couple years ago and have been making it every year since then for my family and as gifts. The recipe is below if you would like to make it too.
Cherry Eggnog Bread
3/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped and well drained
2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I always put a little extra-I love nutmeg)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3-4 teaspoons eggnog
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 325. Spray loaf pan (or 4 mini loaf pans) with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in bowl-set aside.
Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time. Add one third of the flour mixture. Add half the eggnog, then another third of the flour mixture, then the rest of the eggnog, then the rest of the flour mixture. Beating after each addition until just combined. Gently stir in cherries. Pour into pan(s).
Bake 1 hour 15 minutes-1 hour 20 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean and top is golden brown. (For the mini loafs- I checked mine after about 45 minutes and they still needed another 5-10 minutes).
Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
For the glaze, mix powdered sugar and eggnog until smooth. Drizzle half over cooled loaf, sprinkle with almonds, then drizzle the rest over the loaf.
Thanks for looking see you tomorrow!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
On to todays post.
One of my favorite demo meetings of the year is our December gift exchange meeting. Instead of our swaps, we do 1 hand stamped gift under $20. It's so much fun to see what everyone made. This is what I made this year.
I found this glass jar at Target and used our decor elements on the side. Then I used glass etching cream, let that set, then washed it off and then peeled off the decor elements. I filled it with cookies and it's so cute.
Here are some other gifts from the meeting.
Jane made this. There are 4 cans attatched to a board so that you can hang it on your wall above your work station. How cute!
Sorry this picture is so fuzzy, This is a shelf that Amber made, so cute.
There were alot more great gifts but I didn't take pictures of all of them. It was a great time as usual!
Thanks for looking, see you Monday.
Friday, December 19, 2008
So I cut a ton of the little basket and blooms die, 1 yard of material all made into little basket dies. The original plan was to sew around the edges of them so that they didn't frey. Well that was a nice thought but there was no way I was going to be able to do it in such a short time frame. The goal was to have this skirt done by Christmas Eve, so I could wear it to church. Of course I didn't start it until a couple weeks ago. So had I planned a little more in advance, maybe I could have sewed them. But it was still pretty complicated to sew them and there was a ton of them to sew. So, geez this is turning into a tongue twister, but my Mom found this 'no frey', glue stuff. So I gave that a go and it worked great. I used liquid stitch to attach them to the finished skirt too.
I put 3 rows of the dies along the bottom then used some SU Chocolate Chip 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon to hide the top edge of the pieces. I made a bow and attached that over the seam of the ribbon and was done.
All in all it didn't take that long to make and it did turn out pretty cute. I also found a super cute shirt at Target that I'll wear with it on Christmas Eve.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So lets get started you'll need, 3 top note dies, 2 in cardstock and 1 in DSP. I'm using Old Olive and Holiday Treasure DSP. You'll also need scissors, sticky strip (or the tombow multi purpose glue that I'm using) and a punch. I'm using the large oval, it's for the handle of you box so whatever size/shape you prefer for that. I'm also using a little bit of chocolate chip ribbon to tie at the top.