Saturday, December 31, 2011

Viva Las Vegastamps! New Years Day 2012 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team 2012 New Years Day Blog Hop

If you arrived from Joe Rotella’s awesome blog you are at the right place.  If not, you should start at Viva Las Vegastamps! blog HERE.  If you get lost, the list of participants are on my side bar also at the end of this post! 
There is a "blog candy give away" on each stop of the hop. Each blog will be giving away $15 for online shopping to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online Store.  ONE grand prize winner will win $25 to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online StoreBe sure to leave a comment on each blog!!!  HAVE FUN and good luck!

 
SUPPLIES
Acrylic Block
Crystal Lacquer
Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink
Glass cabochon
Pattern Paper with dancers - Karen Foster
COPICs
Stickles
Ribbon

Stamp Viva Las Vegastamps! New Age Lady with Hair Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink and heat emboss with Viva Las Vegastamps! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.  Color hair with COPICs and fussy cut. 
Cover the colored hair with Stickles, set aside to dry.
 
On card stock stamp Viva Las Vegastamps! Celebrate  with Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink and heat emboss with Viva Las Vegastamps! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder
Cut picture from pattern paper of dancing couple glue with Crystal Lacquer to the back of the glass cabochon. Trim excess paper. 

Adhere Viva Las Vegastamps! New Age Lady with Hair to card, adhere cabochon.
Add ribbons by tying them around the card at the fold.


Now for another chance 
to win some blog candy!!!


The Monthly Challenge has been posted

This Months Theme is
"CELEBRATION"
Interpret “Celebration” any way you like... 
a Birthday, Anniversary or Party

Learn more HERE
Winner will receive a $25 shopping Spree 



Be sure to leave a comment for a chance at the blog candy... I will be posting the winner on my blog Thursday! 

Now off to the next stop in the hop Aimee Fleck's blog




New Years Wish for All

Monday, December 26, 2011

Our Precious Christmas!


On December 11th we lost our dear Daisy Girl.  She was eleven, the joy of our home. She had some one with her 24/7.  Here she is pictured with her grandpa on one of our trips to Fort Worden in Port Townsend. She loved to go places with us.  We will truly miss her.


Our home seemed so empty without the pitter patter of little feet and we knew grandpa needed a little companion when we were out of the house.  For Christmas we had a new addition to the family.  Let me introduce you to Little Lady Lilly!

 She is 10 weeks old...
 and soooooo cute!
 All stretched out chewing on an antler!
 Time to rest!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Viva Las Vegastamps! 12 Tags of Christmas Blog Hop! Recap Last 6 Days

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



The Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team would like to thank everyone for joining 12 Tags of Christmas Blog Hop!  We appreciate all the wonderful comments that were posted.... the winner of the blog candy was Leslie.  On my sidebar you will find direct links to my 12 Tags of Christmas!  

The VLVS! Design Team was given the challenge to create 12 Tags using plate 1363!  Check out the last six days of the BLOG HOP below.  You will find direct links to each of my cards on my sidebar. 


Plate 1363


Day 7

Day 8

 Day 9



Day 10

Day 11

Day 12 



GREAT NEWS!!!!!!
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Through Monday,
December 26!
View Cart
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and Apply it.
Note: Applies to already reduced items
in Bargain Basement, Blue Plate Special
and Dollar Deals but does NOT apply to:
Wood & Gift Certificates.
For complete details with pictures,
read our Newsletter HERE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! 
From Lyneen 
And the Viva Las Vegastamps! 
Design Team
Join us for a FANTASTIC 
New Years Day Blog Hop 
with tons of
Blog Candy!!!!



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Viva Las Vegastamps! and Creative Paperclay ® Christmas Ornament!

The design team challenge this month is to use Viva Las Vegastamps! and Creative Paperclay®.  Last post I did a project creating ornaments by directly stamping on Creative Paperclay®.  
Ornament direct stamping
click HERE to get instructions.

This time I am combining the two by making an object with Creative Paperclay® and stamping on paper.

 Supplies I used:
Creative Paperclay®
Copics - red and green
Stickles - red and green
Tulle
Small Tartlet Pan
Silver tinsel pipe cleaners
Memories In - Black
Snowflake charm
Crop-o-dile to punch holes 
Press clay in to mold and let dry overnight.

Remove molded clay. 

Stamp VLVS! Holly on white paper, fussy cut, color with COPICS and embellish with Stickles.
Punch holes with Crop-o-dile for pipe cleaner hanger and snow flake charm on the bottom. Trim tartlet pan with silver tinsel pipe cleaner,  gather small amount of tulle and glue in pan. Add snowflake charm, molded head and Viva Las Vegastamps! Holly.
The ornament is ready for your tree, as a package trim or a set would make a great gift!.



GREAT NEWS!!!!!!
SAVE 20%
on the
PLUS
FREE SHIPPING!
Through Monday,
December 26!
View Cart
and enter
Holidays
as your Coupon Code
and Apply it.
Note: Applies to already reduced items
in Bargain Basement, Blue Plate Special
and Dollar Deals but does NOT apply to:
Wood & Gift Certificates.
For complete details with pictures,
read our Newsletter HERE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! 
From Lyneen 
And the Viva Las Vegastamps! 
Design Team
Join us for a FANTASTIC 
New Years Day Blog Hop 
with tons of
Blog Candy!!!!


Creative Paperclay® Christmas Tree


You may have noticed our team was challenged this month to use Creative Paperclay® with Viva Las Vegastamps!  I love rubber stamping so this was a fun challenge for me. 
Here is the Christmas tree I created using both Creative Paperclay® and Viva Las Vegastamps! The stamps I used are from the Swirl Plate #1333!
I gathered my supplies (see list below).  The base of my tree is a Styrofoam cone. To plan the sizes I needed I precut paper into three layers for the size of cone I was using. Using straight pins to help, I pinned each player to the cone. Make sure to have a little extra length on the top layer to create the point at the top.


I roll my clay out on transparencies, this way I can leave them on the sheet and move them around easily. The Creative Paperclay® was rolled between spacers, about 1/8th of an inch thick and cut to a 4-1/2 inch strip for the bottom of the tree (depends on the layer working on). Then carefully stamped with swirls over and over until the piece of clay is filled with swirls. Then cut the clay into strips.  There are: eleven 4-1/2 x 1-1/2, nine 4 x 1 and seven 3 x 1, finally on angel. Set aside the clay to dry, usually 24 hours, maybe more depending on humidity.  
While waiting for the clay to dry give the Styrofoam cone a quick coat of paint.  Once all the clay pieces have dried paint each one green. Set aside to dry.
After the first coat of paint is dry cover with gold paint be sure to get it in all the crevasses, then wipe the excess with a rag or paper towel. Set aside to dry.
Now liberally apply tacky glue to the back of each strip of Creative Paperclay® attach to the Styrofoam cone, overlapping the strips and  holding in place with straight pins.  When you get to the top layer you will need to trim the top so the strips are tapered.  Use a rubber band or twist tie to hold the top together at a point. Add the angel, cover with gold Stickles. Allow to dry overnight or longer.
Touch up an edges that may be exposed with gold paint. Now you are ready to add your tree to your holiday decor.

Supplies:
Styrofoam cone - 10 inch
Roller
Transparencies
Craft Paint - green and gold
Paint Brush
Tacky Glue
Ruler
Paper to create demo
Angel Cookie cutter
Straight pins
Stickles for Angel - Gold




Here is 
wishing you and yours a 
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!