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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Cards

These are the 2 versions of a Halloween card that I did for a swap. Last Sunday I went to "Stamp Share For Leaders", which is a business training for Senior Supervisors and above, put on by a demonstrator who is my upline's sideline. This was my 1st time going to this event. There were about 30 other SU! demonstrators there and we did a swap using stamp sets from the Holiday Mini Catalog, so I have lots of cool new samples! There were lots of great demonstrations and business building tips- kind of a mini Convention! I learned a lot!
I would really like to get some classes going, but I need you to come to them! Please let me know what kinds of things you would like to learn, and when would be a good time to do classes. During the day? At night? On weekends? What days work better for you? Do you want to learn techniques or do you just want to make cards? Do you want classes that would include products for you to use and then take home? My job as a demonstrator is to teach you about stamping, so let me know how I can help!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Projects!

Spooky Block, Cardstock Pumpkin, Punch Spider

I don't normally do Halloween projects, but I have seen so many cute ones this year I couldn't resist! It all started with the new "Spooky" Decor Elements. It was shown at the SU! Convention on a big treat jar. I don't want that much candy sitting around and I wasn't sure where I'd store it the rest of the year, so mine is on a glass block. I put some snack size candy bars in it, but the wrappers were dark and the spider didn't show up very well. I'm thinking I might get some orange lights, but until then I just put some orange cardstock behind it. The spiders come in black or white and in 3 sizes. This is a small. They are available until October 31st.

The pumpkin is made from strips of cardstock. I put them in a stack and used the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes on both ends, then put a piece of ribbon thru the holes and tied knots on both ends. Very easy! I wish I would have made the ribbon longer so the pumpkin would be taller and more round. I added some stamped leaves that I cut out and tied a bow on top. See why I usually do knots?

The little spider is made from card stock scraps and punches: Scallop Circle for the body, Photo Corners for the legs, then 1/2" circle and 1/4" circle for the eyes, and 1/4" circle for the mouth. There's a York Peppermint Patty in the middle for the body. I'm having a hard time not eating him! I LOVE dark chocolate and mint!
Tomorrow I'll show you the Halloween Cards I made for a swap.