Monday, December 15, 2014

Festive Trees for a Festive Occasion

Happy Monday?! Not sure about that one, but I'm going with it anyways :)
I had a fun weekend, both at work and after work. First at work, I do recreation therapy at a retirement home and was teaching a craft class - paper tole. I used the Joyful Christmas from last years' holiday catalogue, one of my all-time fav's stamps is the poinsettia image. Our residents just loved the final project - and they all turned out different but fabulous!! There is no right or wrong with arts and crafts, you can always adapt and improvise so everyone is happy with their final project... I love when everyone is happy :)
My upline, Jenn had her monthly drop-in for her downline. It's a day I look forward to... since it's a time to just "play" to design new stuff, experiment with new stamps and products. Something I've been lacking the last few months. She had her pre-order goodies, and I got to try them all out. I made a bunch of new cards, and tried stamp sets that I didn't order. I will of course now have to have those too as I could see the possibilities more after taking them for a test drive. I should have known that was going to happen, it always does with a new catalogue!!
Yesterday, we had our monthly art class where an art teacher comes in to teach us a new art skill. We learned how to use watercolour pencils. I myself, had previously dabbled with these pencils... but the teacher gave a new spin on what I'd previously done. I love learning new things!! After work, I prepped for my Holiday Jingle and Mingle all the Way get together I'm having tomorrow for my stamping friends! A free gathering with games and make n' takes, my thank you to them :) Should be a fun time.
For today, I have a card made with one of my favourite stamp sets... the festival of trees. I think this set of stamps is so awesome and very easy to produce a bunch of cards quickly too. I started with a garden green base, added a whisper white layer, which I embossed with the decorative dots embossing folder. Then I added a piece of basic black with a piece of venitian crochet trim to the bottom, then added my trees. I used my favourite of the tree stamped images, then finished with some frosted sequins and gold glimmer stars! I hope you like it and have a super day :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Papers: Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Gold Glimmer
Inks: Garden Green classic ink, Tuxedo black memento ink
Accessories: Tree Punch, Frosted Sequins, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Venetian Crochet Trim, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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