Today is Day 10 of Sharon's Stamp Simply Celebrates! Let's see what's going on! (Another long post, but lots to look at!) Remember, anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!! You DO NOT need to have a Blog to play — uploading your project to any online gallery is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08.
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy - Tammy is offering BLOG CANDY today!
LeAnne Pugliese - that's me!!! I have a BLOG CANDY offering today, too! I recently hit 50,000 on my counter! Thanks so much to everyone who visits -- your comments mean a lot to me! Here is my offering:
Snowman not included! I am giving away a Patterns Hostess pack of 6x6 paper, and a 14-piece Occasions Celebration Stampin'Up! stamp set--these can be seen on pages 19 & 21 of the current catalog. (Click the link on the sidebar to go to the catty). Here's what you need to do to win: Post a comment and tell me how your first meeting with Santa Claus went! The first time my mom took me to our little local Newberry's to see Santa, I took one look at him, burst into tears, and ran the other way. I guess he knew I had been naughty and I was afraid I would get nothing but coal in my stocking! So let's hear your story! I will draw a winner Friday night at 9 pm EST, so you have until then! If you don't have your email address linked to your name, please make sure you leave me a way to contact you!
Leslie Miller - Running With Scissors - Today we are treated to the beauty of Leslie’s work with her Featured Project where she is showing us how to Alter Food Packaging to turn it into a wonderfully warm, cozy, and sweet gift item that anyone would love to receive!!! And it’s something we can all easily do! I know you won’t want to miss this, so be sure to visit Leslie today!!! You can see more great samples of Leslie's Project by: Dee, Jennifer.
Joan Fricker - Joan’s Garden - Joan offers us a beautiful Featured Project today — who doesn’t love beautifully presented Soap and Candle Gifts! Well, especially these soaps and candles!!! And you can make your own as a part of Joan’s Challenge, with inspiration from many!!! Be sure to check out this sweetly scented event! And there are many more samples of Joan's Challenge! Check out: Dee, AJ, Heather, Barb, Darlene, Janine, and Sharon!
My take on today's challenge was to package up some sweet-smelling candles to give as a gift. I had lots of candles, but no soap, and lots of ideas, but not much time! My first project was just to alter some small jar candles I purchased very reasonably at my grocery store. These are scented Baked Apple Pie--yum! I simply decorated the front with the little tree image from Holiday Blitz--a wonderful, all-around set to have! It was mounted on some punched cardstock and the stripe from Ski Slope DP, and accented with some gold brads:
Of course, the lid has to be decorated too! Did you know that you can remove this label by heating it with your heat tool? It will bubble up, and you can peel it right off. Be careful, it's hot!
This is what is underneath: nice, sticky residue!
Slap down your paper of choice and it's stuck there good! No additional adhesive to deal with. Now put the lid back on-NOW-before you put the embellishment on. That way you can be sure it will be aligned correctly with the embellishment on the front of the jar! (Ask me how I know about this!)
Another little image from Holiday Blitz, some ribbon & glitter and your candle is done! This is the gift I gave to all my Stamp Club members this year!
This next project has got to be one of my favorites! I adapted Jen DelMuro's Pizza Box to fit a little candle tart. The Brushed Gold cardstock measures 8 x 4 1/2"; score along the 4 1/2" side 1" from each side. Score the 8" side at 1" and 3 1/2"; turn and do the same from the other end. Cut the side slits, assemble the top & bottom of the box and you have a little pizza box! This was decorated with some BG Wassail DP, on which I stamped the holly image from Sleigh Bells Ring. I watercolored the image, highlighted it with a gel pen and added some Gelly Roll glitter. The tag is a tiny CB diecut; "Joy" is PTI's Mixed Messages. A little bling embellishment on the corner punch adds a little interest.
I wrapped some satin ribbon around the front. You don't even have to untie the bow--it stays with the lid!
And here's the inside! I added some sparkly shreddie and a little candle tart. Who wouldn't love to get this!? I hope this inspires you to decorate something sweetly scented too!