Thursday, August 8, 2013

Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

It has been over a month since I posted, boy does time fly when you are having fun, as in visiting your grandchildren(you can see new pics at the end of this post if you are interested).  My friends and I decided it was time to blog hop with new items from the holiday catalog. 

My first excitement in the catalog was the new White Stampin' Chalk Marker.  Blackboard stamping is the hot new in thing to do and this marker works great for personalizing your gifts this season.  I used the Artisan Label Punch to black card stock and used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker to make a border and add the name.  The large tag is made using Chalk Talk with Stazon and cut out with the coordinating framelit.  Don't you love gifting home made items, and this stamp set helps make them extra special.
Stampin' Up! had added some of last year's Christmas stamp sets to the list of available for purchase.  I was so happy to hear this since I loved the Ornament Keepsakes set and the coordinating framelits.

Also the Snowflake Soiree was extended.  This card was made using glossy card stock and stamping the snowflakes and sentiment in Versamark and then embossing with white embossing powder and heating.  Then I sponged Rich Razzleberry ink over the embossing, it makes such a lovely card, just love those snowflakes.

 Tonight at our Technique Class one of the techniques we will be learning is White Craft Ink Watercolor Technique and thanks go out to Patty Bennett for placing the instructions on her blog.
Didn't this card turn out to be too cute?  I used one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set and stamped it with white craft ink.  Then using the Aqua Painter I filled in the petals with the white craft ink, then with Primrose petals, finishing the centers with Raspberry Ripple.I stamped the small leaf from Gently Falling with Gumball Green.  Finished it off with a sentiment from Blooming with Kindness which I cut out using the Hearts A Flutter Framelit die.  What a difference the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform is to using the Framlits, no more struggles with tape to keep the paper from moving, worth every cent!
Here is our hop lineup:

Kath -
You are here - Debbie - 
Jackie -
Buffy -

Here are the promised pictures of my granddaughters.
Addison with her first sucker after shots.

Corinne with Grandpa Martin