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Monday, November 10, 2008




Good morning everyone....it's still morning here anyway for at least 30 minutes!!! I am moving kinda slow today...we had our big November Birthday party yesterday and it pooped out this old Grandma!! We had lots of games, presents, and good stuff to eat!!! I will upload some pictures later today!! Anyway..............

The Try a New Technique challenge on Splitcoast today was to make a Christmas Tree box. Lynn provided us with a template designed by Brenda Quintana a/k/a Qbee that you can print off on the computer. Such a quick and easy little project!! I printed my template off on a piece of Paper Studio dp, cut it out, and put it together according to the tutorial. I added the Prima Poinsettias and a greeting from the Say it With Flowers stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs to finish it off.

Recipe: Stamps: Say it With Flowers
Papers: White, Real Red, Paper Studio dp
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Primas, Brad, Ribbon


I also completed my circle medallian project from last weeks Try a new Technique challenge. I can't believe it took me a week to get it finished!!! This is the link to Becca's blog for the medallian tutorial. The poinsettia from the A Year of Flowers stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs was colored with Twinkling H2O's, cut out, and attached with dimensionals. Tiny pearls were added to the center of the flower and larger ones were added around the outside of the medallian. When I took the guard off the Wrought Iron Corner punch it broke in two!! (I guess it is now a permenant medallian punch)!! All the medallian layers were cut out with Nestabilities. The sentiment from the Clear Dollar Stamps set called Holly Builder was stamped with Memento Black and the layers were cut out with Nestabilities. I used the Holly Cuttlebug folder on the Hunter Green background....you can barely see it on the right side. Be sure to give the medallian project a try....it looks soooo pretty!!

Recipe: Stamps: A Year of Flowers, Holly Builder
Paper: Vanilla, Pixie Pink, Baja Breeze, Hunter Green, Soft Sky, SU DP
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Twinkling H2O's, Pearls, Nestabilities, Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Ribbon, Cuttlebug

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

4 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh the tree looks awesome and your poinsetta is fantastic!

Oma said...

Very very nice! I like both of them.

Jerri Jimenez said...

So beautiful Joan, I love the embossed disc, a gorgeous card.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Oh oh oh ohohohoh. These are both just beautiful but the way you did the main part of the card...LOVE!