Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Truly Joyous Celebration

Friday was a super exciting evening in this new household! I had 25 women (and one boy who came with mom) fill my new stampin' studio and my basement. As my husband said, it was a good test for the house and having a party! My kids were super excited to answer the door for everyone and they certainly made fantastic hosts!

I was super excited to show the studio off to everyone and everyone had a great time! Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take pictures :( I was planning on it, but was excited with everything that it slipped my mind. We had three make-and-takes, one of which I used the sketch from this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge.

I haven't taken pictures of the other two make-and-takes yet. Still struggling with photographing my cards and other crafts in my new space. But I've ordered a small light tent so my photo issue should be resolved soon :)

Tips & Tricks:
*Did you know you can do the marker-to-stamp technique with our new Silver & Gold Satmpin' Dazzle Marker? Color the stamp with the marker just like you would with any other colored Stampin' Write Marker and stamp! Voila, I've got a silver reindeer with minimal fuss.
*I love the flagged elements on this week's Try Stampin' On Tuesday's sketch. I know many people use a Square Punch to do their flagging but I much prefer to free-hand them.
*I love how festive and diverse the Snow Festival DSP is. So many different patterns in the package but they work so nicely together! And how gorgeous are Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze together?
*Are you loving the 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in the Holiday Mini Catalogue? I wasn't sure how to use it on a card because it's pretty thick. So I folded it over a couple of times, tied a little Baker's Twine ribbon on it, and I had a unique ribbon with lots of dimension.

I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed themselves last Friday. And I really love this sketch, I'll have to use it again! 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Joyous Celebration, Tiny Tags
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 3-1/2" Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Wide Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker


Mynnette said...

This is so super cute! LOVE the addition of the reindeer--and framed, too!!! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

Nance Leedy said...

Monica, this is adorable! Love the mix of dsp, the tulle and the cobbler & baja combo is FAB! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!