Monday, November 26, 2012

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Creative Corner Blog Hop

Snowman Votives

These little snowmen are so cute and easy to make using punches. I made them as table favors for my November Card Club and they were a big hit. I made 20 of them in less than 30 minutes.

First draw a face on your votive with permanent marker. Note - make sure the switch on the back of the votive is at the top of the head so you'll be able to turn on and off.

Punch circles out of Whisper White card stock and stack using Stampin' Dimensionals with the votive (face).

Cut a piece 10" of Sweater Trim and tie in a knot leaving a loop to slip over the snow mans head.

Using Basic Black card stock, punch a 1" square for the hat, add a 5/16" X 1-1/2" strip of Basic Black card stock for the hat brim. Cut a 1" X 3/16" strip of Silver Glimmer paper - glue pieces together and attach to votive with Glue Dots.

Punch a star using the Merry Minis Punch Pack and the Red Glimmer paper and attach to the hat using Glue Dots.

Die cut Large Snowflake on the Snow Flurry Die using Soft Suede card stock and cut the arms from it, use 2-Way glue to attach arms to snowman between the circle layers.

Light for lots of smiles : )



Permanent marker - I used a porcelain pen
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Basic Black Card Stock #121045
Soft Suede Card Stock #115318
Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Sweater Trim - Cherry Cobbler #129938
2-1/2" Circle punch #120906
1-3/4" Circle punch #119850
1" square punch #124094
Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439
Snow Flurry Bigz Die #127813
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Glue Dots #103683
Battery operated votive candles - purchased at the local craft store

The numbered items above along with other Stampin' Up! merchandise can be purchased Here

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Winter Rose

This morning we woke up to an even gloomier looking day than yesterday here in Salt Lake City, Utah, it's supposed to rain later today but for now it is dry. We read the paper, made waffles and bacon for breakfast then took the pups for a walk in the park. I walked out back with the dogs afterwards and found this beauty upside down on the back side of my Veteran's Honor rose bush. A pleasant surprise after the foot of snow we had last weekend.

Sunshine on a cloudy day!
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Card Club Cards

The cards we made at my November Card Club.
The snowflake ornament is attached with Velcro.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Creative Corner Blog Hop

Give Thanks

Months ago I found this Give Thanks sign on Pinterest and had to have it. While shopping the website I also found and ordered the vinyl house numbers I used on my Front Door Makeover.

I had planned to have this done way before now and here it is November already. Can you believe it?

the supplies I used:

Paint - I used a vibrant rust
Wood plaque 11"x 14"
Sponge brush
Vinyl Lettering (sign)
Sanding block or sand paper
Black Gel Stain 
Sponge or old towel for staining
Rubber glove for staining

I first painted the plaque with a couple of coats of the paint. Its a little bright and that is what I want because the stain will tone down the color.

Once the paint was dry I sanded the flat surfaces lightly and heavier on the edges with a fine sanding block, wiped the dust off and used an old wash cloth to apply stain.

I used a damp washcloth to apply the stain over a rubber glove - Save the mani - right? If you get to much in any one spot just add a little water and rub it out. Once you get the look you want let dry before applying vinyl letters. Sorry I didn't get any pictures of this process - It would have required another hand.

The instructions for applying the vinyl letters are simple - this step took only 5 minutes.
Now all that is left is to measure and attach a picture hanger to the back.

 Hang and enjoy!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Mantel

I love the smell, crisp air and the rich colors of fall and bringing those fall colors into my house gives me great joy.


This year I used a fall wreath, candle lanterns and mini pumpkin filler to create an understated fall mantel.



I love how it turned out!

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