Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy News + January Club Projects

Hello All! Wow... it sure has been a long time!  Well, over the holidays DH and I found out we are expecting baby #2!  This was most welcome and prayed about news - we could not be more excited and happy!  Unfortunately, my body did not take the news so well and I had a very exhausting and queasy first trimester.  And instead of "morning sickness" I had a daily and consistent case of "afternoon and evening sickness."  This did not bode well for my stamping productivity, as the evenings are my time for stamping and creating.

Well, long story short... my poor blog suffered the consequences - hence the lack of posting lately.  So, here I am - finally into my second trimester and my energy is on the rebound!  So I'm taking a little time to get caught up and get up my pics for my last 2 months of clubs!

First, I'm going to post January's projects, where we had lots of fun making Valentine's day projects and playing with bubbles!

Yes, that's right!  Bubbles!  The card we made featured an awesome technique I learned at the St. George regionals last September, and I had been dying to use it!

This was so much fun to do, and all it required was a bowl, a straw, some bubble solution and some Stampin' Up! classic ink refill!  Simply mix the bubble solution and your ink in a bowl, stick the straw in and blow some bubbles!  Once the bubbles rise above the lip of the bowl, touch your card stock piece onto the bubbles and a beautiful pattern will appear! Click Here to see a great tutorial video for this technique put together by fellow demo, Dawn Olchefske!

To add a little extra pizzaz to our card, we sprayed a bit of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch on top! The stamp set used on the card was the "Filled With Love" set available from the Holiday mini and during the Filled With Love promo.  We finished off our card with some Basis Black satin ribbon, some of the new pom pom trim (from the Occasions mini) and some lovely rhinestones!

Our second project was another one I had been itching to try in one of my workshops.  I received a version of this gorgeous treat box during my trip to Founder's Circle last September.  I instantly fell in love with the idea and knew it would fit in perfect for the V-Day theme, but at the same time also work great for any other occasion.

This adorable treat box uses the Perfect Setting XL Die for the Big Shot.  When you flip open teh top (made from the 2-1/2" circle punch), you can place a cupcake liner and your treat or gift inside!

The key to getting the size just right, so your cupcake liner doesn't fall out of the bottom, is to overlap the ends by one scallop when putting the cupcake piece together:

For our treat holders, we used a simple but lovely color scheme of Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink.  The stamp set is "Valentine Defined" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool technique. I love the projects. Also, Congrats!! I'm your newest follower from the SC discussion. I'm #344 on the list. Thanks for sharing.


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