What a beautiful day to spend relaxing with family. We're heading to mom's for dinner later this afternoon. My brother, Al, is in town from BC which always makes the special occasion even more special. He came by last night - he and Craig watched movies and caught up (Craig and Al were friends back in the '80's ... that's how I met Craig!) while I crafted.
I had quite the creative block all day. I have DOZENS of projects I need to create which always seems to slow things down. My first priority was to come up with a technique card for my class on Tuesday. I really struggled with something new and fresh. I ended up deciding on using the Heat and Stick powder. Even though it's more of a product than a technique I know people are interested in learning how to use it. Truth be told I've only used it once myself. I love that holding classes forces me to try new things! I played, designed, threw it way - played, designed, tweaked, played, played, tweaked, stared and tweaked some more. It took me 3 1/2 hours to come up with my final card!
My first card is beautiful ... but it was quite fiddly and I didn't think it would be a great card for my class. Nonetheless it's a "keeper". Here is what I came up with:
While I like the card I needed somthing that still showcased the Heat & Stick powder but was a little more user friendly. Although it took me 3 hours to come up with it, here is the final, rather simple card:
... speaking of the Ornament Keepsake set ... Stampin' Up! is running a promotion during October with this set. If you purchase one of the bundles and a pack of the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper (page 4 of the mini) you get the Festive Paper Piercing Pack (page 30 of the mini - $10.95) for free!
- If you were to buy everything seperately you would pay $94.29 (clear) or $116.42 (wood)
- Through this promotion you pay $79.58 (clear) or $89.97 (wood)
That's it for today - I'm off to put on my stretchy pants *lol*. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)))