Friday, November 9, 2012

11/9 Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge, Layered Heat Embossing and Glimmer Paper ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 16

Before we get started tonight I'd like to tell you that not only did I enjoy reading the comments left from you about your holiday traditions over the past day, but it makes me want to get to know each of you better.  Thank you so much for taking the time to share with me!  There's no way I could "choose" a winner because all of you shared a small piece of yourself and I found myself hanging on every word.  I did a random number program at and this is the winner of the blog candy!  

Carol K., please email me and choose your stamp set!  You may pick between wood mounted "Moving Forward" or clear mounted "Seasonal Sayings"

Carol K. said...
Thank you for the chance to win blog candy. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing what beautiful creations you have to share.

My favorite Christmas tradition is making cut out cookies with my daughters and grandchildren. It started when my girls were very young...they are now 35 and 31 and have young children of their own. We put on christmas music using LP albums(!!!) and the favorite one is a Kenny and Dolly album. We still use the old turntable we started with and have a great time. The grandchildren, both boys and girls, have now joined in the fun of both decorating and eating the final results!

So here is today's Christmas project ~ we are on day 16!  Today was an EXCELLENT day.  I had a house full of stampers for scrap booking.  At the end, my friend came over and we continued stamping well after 11pm.  What a great day it was.  My scrappers are asking me to add 2 pages next month so we can do Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pages.  Their wish is my command!  I'm so thankful to have fun ladies to stamp with. 
So check out My Layered Heat Embossing Christmas Lodge Card!
Sometimes, when you want to add a layer to your card, it's better to just layer your inks, or in this case your embossing!  I LOVE this technique.  So, first, I embossed the green tree direct on to my espresso colored cardstock.  Then I used versamark and white embossing powder and embossed the "Merry Christmas" right on top.  I love how the green and white work together and stay independent of one another.  For this one, I just added a glimmer paper star, and some self adhesive pearls, and yes kids, that's it!  Super fun, super easy and super impressive!  Yea!!!

Here's the shopping list for this card:
Stamps: Christmas Lodge Wood Mount 123767 / Clear Mount 123769
Ink: Versamark Ink Pad
Paper: Espresso Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Self Adhesive pearls, Star punch (from the holiday trio), white embossing powder, Wild Wasabi Embossing powder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, NEW 2-Speed Heat Tool
Adhesives: Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides