Leadership Here I come!

This is the swap I’m taking with me to Leadership tomorrow. I used lots of new products that are now available in the Occasions Mini catalog. I started off with a Certainly Celery base and embossed with new Textured Perfect Polka Dost. The Pretty in Pink corners were punched with the new Pinking Hearts Corner punch, the stamped image is from Messages for Mom and I used my markers instead of a ink pad. The Happy Birthday is from Well Scripted. And did you notice the Certainly Celery Satin ribbon. All of these products are in the new mini. I should also mention that I used Clear Mount option when I ordered my stamps. Stampin’ Up! is giving us the choice to order Wood Mounted stamps or Clear Mount Stamps. The Clear Mount are the same red rubber that you get with the Wood Mounted stamps, but you mount them on an acrylic block instead. If you click on the photo, you can really see all the details.


I think I’m finally over Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I had a fabulous holiday, but I’m glad its behind us now. It was great to send Christmas with my kids and family.

I was trying to think up some cool little gifts to take to Leadership with me next week. So what are these? They are called “coffee collars”, you know like the kind you get when you get coffee out. Now I don’t drink coffee, but my sister does. She saw these on Jan Wakelands blog, and said, make me one. So here you go Tracey! The band I just traced from a Starbuck’s coffee collar, and is made of felted wool along with the gold & red flowers and the leaves. These were all cut out using my Big Shot, sizzlet dies. Then I did a bit of embroidery on each flower. Now embroidery is not one of my strong points, so I kept them very simple. The pink flowers are in our new Occasions mini, and are called, Stitched Felt Sweet Pea.
So what do you think? Many of you wanted to know how I attached the flowers. I used HOT GLUE.

Christmas Tree Card

Here is a card we did in my last Stamp-a-Stack. I took 3 pieces of card board and cut them into a tree shape and glued them on top of each other and ran them though the Big Shot using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. It only embosses on where the card board was. Pretty cool, isn’t it? Then I sponged Old Olive onto the embossed area and took my Real Red marker and colored in the berries. Punched out a small star in brushed gold card stock and added a sentiment from the Christmas Punch Level 2 stamp set. Easy peasy!