Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fall-i-days Llama Blog Hop

Welcome Fall!  It is the start of a new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, and, of course, another llama hop. Starting August 9th, the Stampin' Llamas will be hopping again.  This time we will be showcasing the many wonderful products from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

I don't know about your area of the country, but in Southern Illinois, with little rain the last two months, and our grass is dead and the leaves are starting to drop, so it looks like Fall already.  But on my butterfly bushes, the butterflies are still thick, so on the web I have seen many different butterfly pictures.  I finally decided to make myself one with our new Elegant Butterfly Punch:
Elegant Butterflies

At our last technique class, we used the Embossed Kisses Technique using the new Holiday Frame Embossing Folder found on page 7 of the Holiday Catalog.  My first Christmas Card in shades of Pink...I think I like it.
Holiday Frame Embossed Kisses

Stamp Set:  Daydream Medallions, More Merry Messages, Take it to Heart(Retired)
Paper:  Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla Card Stock, Fan Fair DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Big Shot, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

My very favorite stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog is the Affection Collection.  It can be used for so much more than Valentines Day.  Here I used it for a Thank You card for my daughter and her husband for hosting me for a week.  

Lacy Affection Thank You
 For the background I used the new Core'dinations Card Stock with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  The new card stock has monochromatic color layer that can be revealed by sanding with our new Stampin' Sanding Block.  You can see all of the colors on page 6 of the new Holiday Catalog.  Don't you just love the Tulle belly band?  It is also in the Holiday Mini on page 4.  It is so soft and easy to work with.

Stamp Set:  Affection Collection, Curly Cute
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper white, Core'dinations Card Stock Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Sanding Block, 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by now on to the next stop, Linda, you'll love her creative Christmas cards.  A special thank you to Stephanie who designed our banner and buttons, they are so special.


Kathe D
Stephanie O