Happy Saturday everyone & Happy World Cardmaking Day as well!! Do you all have crafty plans today? SplitCoast Stampers is having an all day event (starting at 10 am EST) to celebrate with lots of challenges & prizes. I'm hosting the Magnolia-licious Challenge at 3 pm EST and I'll be "live" there from 3-4 if you wanna stop by & say "hi" or ask me anything you've been dying to know, hee hee! I'd love to cyber chat with you all, so drop on by!
And thank you, thank you for all the lovely comments of kindness and support yesterday--I really appreciate that! I'm sorry to have vented, but I believe in getting rid of bad vibes & replacing it with good ones and sometimes you have to spew it out to let it go, LOL!! Thankfully, the majority of people, especially here in the crafting world, are kind & good-hearted--those few that choose to live in negativity can have at it ya know! I've got to much good stuff to live & do & share!! And I always have lots of joy to share with you all, my fabulous cyber friends!!
And oh yeah, hubby is sick w/ the flu & bronchitis--so I'm praying that I don't get it & the kids either! Please pray for me & him, cuz' he is NOT a good sickie & let's me know often HOW SICK he is, LOL--lordy help me to not smother him (JUST JOKIN') but you know how men can be sometimes!! I love him to death, but he doesn't handle the sickies very well, so I'm also playing nursemaid today, hee hee!
Today I have 2 fun & quick holiday projects to share with you. I love to make candle wraps--they're fun to do & easy too! And a matching ornament (or it could be a fab gift tag too) is such a fun way to complete the set. I used the fabulous new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp "Partridge in a Pear Tree" stamp for both today--I think she's just the sweetest with that pretty holiday dress on! These fab new stamps are available exlusively online at Susana's store HERE (international customers now have wholesalers there as well). The papers are from Stampin Up's holiday release last year which I just adored (& hoard voraciously, hee hee)--I love the chocolate browns & pinks for the holidays.
Candle wraps are so easy to make--and the recipient can easily slide it off when they're burning the candle (which I HIGHLY recommend, lol) & then put it back on again! My image was colored with Copics, then I added stickles of course & red liquid pearls to the holly berries (I love this product for berries--fab). Wasn't sure if I colored the partridge right, but oh well--it's Suzanne's interpretation of it!! :o)
The ornament was stamped & then I attached the image to heavy chipboard & cut around it--used my oval nesties to create the pink cs shape (dp is on back) and punched holes in the scallops for a lacy look!
Here's a closeup of this cutie! I just love her and her lil' sister is "Three French Hens" & she's a cutie too, can't wait to ink her up as well! With both of these stamps you can get 2 separate images out of them--today I just inked up the inside image which makes them super versatile!
I know I promised a Mo's card today, but I didn't finish it in time--so it will be up on Monday for you all!
Have a fabulous weekend!!