Friday, December 5, 2008

Day 6 ... Fun, Fun, Fun!

Well here it is Day 6 of the Stamp Simply CELEBRATION and these ladies haven't run out of ideas or fun challenges yet! In fact ... you are going to be amazed at what is still to come!!!

Today there is Blog Candy from:

AJ Otto - The Willow Garden and Sharon Johnson - No Time To Stamp? Pop on over to their blogs and check it out!!!

There are TWO challenges today and I have participated in both of them ... I can be a glutten for punishment sometimes ... but what fun I'm having!!

First is Heather Telford - bits and pieces - Heather is sharing a Featured Project with us today — how to Dress up Your Table! Fun!!! And Heather is also incorporating a Challenge in with her project, making it 1-2-3 easy for us to decorate our own tables!!! Be sure to stop in at Heather’s place today for many great samplings of table decor!
I have used SU double sided dp to make my placemat, covered candle and table favors. I used cardboard and drew a circle using one of my holiday plates as a template ... cut & covered. I then used this Hero Arts sentiment stamp and stamped it with White Stazon onto the placemat. The candle was wrapped using the same paper, same sentiment stamp and I've added satin ribbon and lace along with EKSuccess punched snowflakes to accessorize. The table favors were made from a 6x6 piece of the same paper and folded into these little treat favors. (I learned this trick from Tammy Hershberger ... thanks girlfriend!) I wrote the names with a white gelly roll pen. (In case you haven't figured it out, Nanna & Pappy are what my grandchildren call me & my DH).
Don't forget to check out Heather's other sample makers: Jennifer, Joan, & Jerri

LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings - Doesn’t every Mother need a helper, especially during the Holidays? Well, for LeAnne’s Featured Project that is just what she is giving us, a Mother’s Holiday Helper! LeAnne is running a Challenge along with her project, providing us with templates and instruction so we can quickly and easily create our own helper!!! Don’t miss it!!!
This was so much fun to make and so easy!! You'll have to pop on over to LeAnne's blog for all the directions. The only thing I had to purchase was the "pocket folders" which I found at Target for a mere 15 cents each. Of course I bought a half dozen just in case I messed up on the directions ... but I got it right the very first time and have five more that I can put together as unqiue neighborhood gifts! Give this a try ... it's really cool!! My front cover dp is by Flair Designs .. the inside papers are Basic Grey (Wassail) and Creative Impressions dp. The images on the front cover are from my Crafty Secrets (Christmas Images & Journal notes) and also Heartwarming Vintage Christmas Stickers.
The top photo is of the folder closed and the bottom two photos are that of the left and right side of the inside. What a great holiday organizing idea!!
Don't forget to check out LeAnne's other sample makers: Barb, Deb, Janine, & Sharon
Remember now - Anyone may participate in these challanges and all the fun events, blogger or not!!! If you upload to your Blog, provide a link to your entry in the appropriate post by the Challenge Hostess. You are also encouraged to upload your projects over at Splitcoast. If you do upload at Splitcoast, PLEASE KEYWORD all Splitcoast uploads for this event SSC08 (Stamp Simply Celebrates! 2008). If you upload at any other online gallery, just make sure to link to your Challenge Hostess so she can find your entry!!! Have fun!!!


Heather said...

Wow, you have been busy! Your table decor is great, the little candy pouches look so good with the double sided paper. I love collecting all these wonderful ideas.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Darlene, both of your projects are just wonderful!!! What a great table setting you created -- I don't think I ever would have thought to make a placement - how fun!!! Then everything really does coordinate!!! And your Mother's Helper is just too cute!!! Wasn't that a fun project!!! You did a fabulous job on it -- TFS!!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

OH MY, you have been busy! Such clever use of that dp! Love the white ink too, and that little helper is adorable! Terrific, Dar!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, these are so beautiful. Great ideas!


Janine said...

Holy hana woman!! What great projects!! I love them... Weren't those little planners fun to make?
Great job Darlene!!
Have a fabulous day!

LeAnne said...

DARLENE----This is wonderful! I cannot tell you how exciting it is to see someone else's take on the MLH! I LOVE that you used the Crafty Secrets images on the front--how neat! Thanks so much for helping me out! And your table decor rocks! What great ideas! You have been busy, for sure!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a pretty table scape and Mother's Holiday Helper! I love the little pockets as placecards-- how cute! And the vintage feel of your Mother's Helper is just marvelous! Love it, Darlene!

Kris Dickinson said...

Darlene, You amaze me! These are wonderful! said...

Darlene, love your table decor project as well as your holiday planner. Both are over-the-top fun and festive! Especially love your placemats, how creative!

Leslie Miller said...

Darlene, you make the most wonderful projects! These are fabulous! I can't believe how productive you are. Oh, if only I could manage half this much!

Susan (rainy) said...

WOWZA!! Two wonderful projects!! That folder is adorable.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! you have sure been busy. I don't know how you do it all! Everything looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl...dont' know where to start!! What fabulous creations!! You've been so very busy!! :) TFS!