Hey there! I'm posting tonight from my new laptop. The old one (only 2 years, but apparently that is old in laptop years) is on it's last leg. It doesn't charge well anymore, so I decided to upgrade before it completely bit the dust. My techie son, Troy, says he can get all my info from it even if it is dead, as long as the motherboard isn't dead, but I wanted to upgrade before I go to Leadership anyway (and for a end-of-year tax deduction!) so here I am!
I am on a learning curve, as this one runs Windows 8, which is COMPLETELY different than my previous Windows 7, but I am gradually getting used to it. I am also trying to operate without my trusty wireless mouse! I've been mouse-dependent for years, and have been really resistant to using just the built-in mousepad because it seems like every one I've tried to use before, things just sort of went flying around as I was typing - losing my place is frustrating, but this time I think the pad is cooperating with me and nothing so far has flown away! lol!
We had our family get-together for Troy & Logan's birthdays today, and it was a great time! There are 17 of us now, including the babies, so it definitely isn't quiet! I LOVE it!
After everyone went home to tuck the babies in bed, I sat down and created these two projects with the Best of Christmas stamp set:
It's a luminaria! I cut the opening for the vellum with one of the Festive Flurry Framelits, then embossed the Crumb Cake layer with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder. I heat embossed the nativity image from Best of Christmas with Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder. I also sponged the texture with Crumb Cake ink.
From the side you can see the battery-powered candle I used to light it up!
I heat-embossed a phrase from Christmas Messages with Early Espresso powder, then cut it out with a smaller Festive Flurry Framelit. The "Believe" is from Snowflake Soiree, Early Espresso heat-embossed then cut out with an Oval Collection Framelit.
For my ornament I Gold Heat Embossed the same image on Crumb Cake, cut it out with a Festive Flurry Framelit, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I mounted it on a circle cut from Champagne Glimmer Paper, then another circle of Chocolate Chip. Both circles were cut with Circles Collection Framelits. I Gold heat embossed "Believe" on Chocolate Chip, then cut it out with one of the Circle Card Framelit Dies. I added a hanger to the back of Victoria Crochet Trim. LOVE!
Here's your Supply List for these projects:
Best of Christmas #134384 $14.95 Clear-mount only
Snowflake Soiree #127922 Wood $29.95, #127925 Clear $21.95
Christmas Messages #131790 Wood $28.95, #131793 Clear $20.95
Crumb Cake #120953, Chocolate Chip #102128 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock $6.95 each (24 sheets)
Very Vanilla #101650 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock $8.50 (40 sheets)
White Vellum cardstock #101856 $6.50 8 1/2" x 11" (20 sheets)
Festive Flurry Framelits #132193 $24.95
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder #127821 $7.95
Other supplies: Embossing Buddy, Versamark, Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Oval Collection Framelits, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Card Thinlet Dies, Victoria Crochet Trim
Go to my online store to shop for these supplies: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net
That's all for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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