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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from My Family To Yours!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS from The Porto's and Hand Stamped By Heather. May you have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!




Michaela and Luke with Santa and Mrs. Claus


Daddy with Luke and Michaela while waiting in line to see Santa


Mommy and Michaela outside after seeing Santa. It was cold!


Best Wishes Always!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kids Craft Program - Gable Holiday Boxes for Homemade Cookies



During our December Kids Craft Program, we create these cute, fast, and fun Gable boxes. The Christmas Cocoa designer series paper was used, with Baroque Motifs (stamped in Chocoate Chip Craft Ink), Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon from the Clearance Rack, and Whisper White paper. The pointsetta and gable boxes were purchased from an online store since I needed a large quantity and didn't want the kids to have to "cut out" anything. However, instead of using the poinsetta, many of them stamped a tree, snowman, or Santa. Others used the Felt Snowflakes from the Clearance Rack with rhinestones as well.


This is another sample that Michaela gave to one of her teachers which features the Frosty Day designer series paper and Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon from the Clearance Rack, the Serene Snowflake stamp set from the Holiday Mini (stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink), and Real Red and Whisper White paper.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Home For Christmas


This is one of my favorite Christmas sets, Home for Christmas. Here I wanted to use one of the traditional Christmas colors, red. And of course I am using Chocolate Chip since I love that ribbon (now on the Clearance Rack)!

This sample features:
  • The Crimper
  • Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon (on Clearance Rack)
  • Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.
  • Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper.
  • Ticket Corner Punch
  • Vintage Brads
  • 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch
  • Sponge
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and Craft Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stampin' Write Markers
  • Various Ink pads for watercoloring
  • Blender Pen

Special Instructions:
  • To run the Real Red piece of paper through the Crimper. Pierce holes for 3 Vintage Brads, wrap around and knot ribbon, then adhere to card front.
  • Stamp image on the 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White (punch corners), then layer on a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, then layer ontop of a 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of striped patterned piece from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper.
  • Watercolor image using markers and ink pads. Meaning, open up an Ink Pad you want to use, such as Old Olive, then you can choose various markers as well, and scribble on the open lid, and use a Blender Pen to "blend" and prep to watercolor. So, if you had the markers but not all the Classic Ink Pads, you could still watercolor with any marker.

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Happy Holidays!



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bella Bleu 5x5 Accordian Holiday Album

We recently did this holiday project at an Adult Craft Worshop at a local library. It features the beautiful Bell Bleu Designer Series Paper, many items from the Clearance Rack (like the felt snowflakes and wide Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon). Rhinestone brads were also used as accents, other ribbons, and one of my favorite stamp sets, Baroque Motifs.


View of the box the accordian album is in. Decorated with Bella Bleu paper, Chocolate Chip wide satin ribbon, a White and Blue felt snowflake and Clear Rhinestone Brad.

Another view of the box.

The album cover. Decorated with patterned paper from the Bella Bleu designer series paper pack, Kraft and Whisper White cardstock, felt snowflakes and rhinestone.

Inside the album. Decorated with Bella Bleu designer series paper, Whisper White and Kraft cardstock, with snowflake, Filigree Brad and Baroque Motifs swirl as accents.
Another view of the insdie, again decorated with Bella Bleu paper and a small bow using Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.

Last page of the album. Decorate with Bella Bleu and accented with Baroque Motifs' swirl, ribbon and Filigree Brad.

Lastly, the back view of the album decorated with Not Quite Navy cardstock and patterned paper from the Bella Bleu designer series paper pack.


Hope you enjoyed the project!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Links now correct!

I have updated the previous post for the Holiday Sales to now point to the right US location for the 12 Days of Holiday Sales promotions!

Click here or revisit the previous posts for more info:
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=426


Holiday Sales!!!!





These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Tell your husband!!! Shop now --- sale is only until Dec. 22nd!

Click here to view the Big Shot Specials list!


Happy Holidays!