Co Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up had a TV spot the other day showing beautiful table settings for three different upcoming holidays, all made from one package of our new Ski Slope Designer Series paper, along with a variety of different accessories.
Holiday Place Settings
It's the ultimate party prep three-peat! Get busy now, and one efficient holiday table setting design will carry you through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
Each place setting includes a napkin ring, nameplate, favor, and confetti – all based on the same template. Just for Studio 5 viewers, Stampin' Up CEO Shelli Gardner shares the design tricks that give that template three terrific twists.
Napkin ring Make card stock note using Top Note Bigz die. Adhere Designer Series paper on card stock, stamp (on New Year's napkin ring), fold, and smooth folds using bone folder. Stamp label image, punch out and/or cut, and adhere to napkin ring. Punch out slots and tie together with ribbon (Note: New Year's napkin ring is tied together with Silver elastic cord). Accent as shown.
Name plate Make card stock note using Top Note Bigz die; stamp (on New Year's name plate), fold in half, and smooth fold with bone folder. Adhere Designer Series paper on card stock (Note: layer paper on Old Olive card stock first for Christmas name plate). Accent as shown.
Favor Make favor box using Pillow Box die, and fill with treats. Create belly band out of Designer Series paper (Note: layer paper for New Year's favor), and adhere to favor. Stamp label image, and punch out. Adhere label and accent as shown.
Confetti Make several large and small scallop circles out of Designer Series paper. Stamp and cut out/punch smaller images (acorns for Thanksgiving, trees for Christmas, and snowflakes for New Year's) as shown. Glue glitter on snowflakes.
We had one of the greatest dogs on earth, Major, for 14 1/2 years. He passed away almost 3 years ago. At the time we were knee deep in little kids running and crawling around and didn't feel like we were ready to take on another one.
Fast forward almost 3 years…we have 2 kids in Elementary School, one in 3 mornings per week preschool and things are settling down a bit….yes, just a bit.
Well, we really want our children to grow up with a dog in their lives and our oldest is 9. After a lot of thought and talk about when, how, why, what kind….look at who we found last night:
He is almost 5 weeks now, so we can't take him home until Sat., Nov. 1. We can't wait!
Here he is with some of his siblings.
Now for the names…on the table right now are Max, Sam, Kenly (that's the name of the town he is in).
Then I called him Prince Charming and Alana loved that name and wants to call him Charming. Well, we are considering that for a middle name. Alana is really on this name thing and suggested Chester.
Some of you that have been hangin' around with me have heard me freaking out for about the past 9 months because I signed up for the Ramblin' Rose Triathlon. Triathlon? Are you kidding me? I could barely run then.
But, I swam, I biked, and I ran…and on Sunday, I joined my 2 sister-in-laws for the Tri. I felt pretty good starting out. I was in line waiting to get in the pool for the swim, and there was my family huddled at the window outside the pool waving like crazy at me. I have the best husband around. It was cold. It was early. And it was his birthday! My girls even made a sign to cheer me on.
The swim went well, the bike was a bit hard and the run was a challenge…I was pretty tired by then. But I just kept going and I made it!
When I finished, I had a few tears because…wow…I finished! I did a triathlon! I felt pretty good! And now my 9 year old daughter wants to do it with me next year. How cool will that be??!!
We made this bookmark at Convention using a few of my new favorite things.
First, the Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon. I wasn't sure about this color, but it so rich and wonderful I am really enjoying playing with it!
Next, we threaded the end of the ribbon through one of the new Filigree brads. These brads are little flowers with a center that you put a brad through to secure it. SU was clever and put the ribbon through it. Way, super cute!
We also used chipboard and colored it with Old Olive Craft Ink. If you'd like to join me, I believe we will be trying out this chipboard in the Cards & Projects class soon!
I bought this frame (well, I bought 40 of them…how could I not at a clearance price of $4!?) quite a while ago. I finally decided this weekend that I needed a bit of ME stamping time, so I got out my DSP, my chipboard, my felt flowers and my rub-ons. My 3 daughters and their cousin with the bathing suit that MATCHES the DSP! Can you stand it!?
I didn't stop there…
I've been wanting to hang this photo of my girls in my mom's tub in my bathroom for…a long time….
This is so much better than a plain, boring frame. DSP, a bit of taffetta and some pieces from the Pretties kit, and yes, more rub-ons! It matches my bathroom perfectly!
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This project sits on my counter in the kitchen. It was a make and take from Leadership back in January. Finally I choose to share it with you!
Basically, it's a scrapbook page mounted on a piece of our On Board chipboard.
My friend, Merri, took this photo of us. SU had contacted me telling me they needed a family photo ASAP for an article they were doing on me. Each year, they highlight the members of the Advisory Board in their magazine and it was my turn!
It's tough to get a family photo, I'm sure you know! So we were headed out for a Christmas party and we handed Merri the camera. I thought it turned out great except we couldn't get that middle child, Alana, to smile! Rascal!
Here is another Big Shot project. At first I wasn't crazy about this basket. But of course, the more I have used it the more I like it! I think this is one I will use over and over again. AND on the same die, there is a tag and several flowers. Cute, cute and so fun! I used the fun Ghostly Greetings DSP and Batty For You (can't get enough of that!) and tied the tag on with Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain. So Scary! In September Cards & Projects class, we used this die to cut out some tags and some of the gals punched out the tag from chipboard and then glued their tag to the chipboard tag. Lovin' it!