Last month of Creative Crew

CCREW817SIPThis was the last month of my term in the Creative Crew on splitcoaststampers.  It’s bittersweet! I really enjoy challenges!  This month wasn’t too much of challenge for me. It was all about Vacations or Stay-cations.  My July was PACKED full of vacations.  The last one that I took was to England. My niece and I went for a week and had such an incredible time!  Our last night, we stayed at the Tower Hotel, which was right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.  I knew I was going to England when the “Chase Your Dreams” stamp set came out in the Occasions Catalog. I know it’s retired now but I needed it!  I plan on making a scrapbook of my trip.  And this stamp set is perfect for it.  I plan on doing something on the cover of the album and of course, adding it inside the album!

CCREW817SIP-steppedupThe challenge is called SIP…. Step It Up. We have to create 2 cards.  One, simple.  One, stepped up.  Here are both cards.  You can see that they are both great cards.  The stepped up version is colored with ink pads and blender pen, has a glitter border, pearls and I used, Oh My Stars embossing folder on the banners.  While the layout of the card kind of reminds me of the French flag, the same colors are in the British Union Jack.

Going to Craft Fair…

… Tomorrow is the big day!  I am ready!!  I thought I would bring you one of the new goodies I have again this year.  Now, I must warn you that I tend to use a lot of retired items as well as a lot of new items that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  With that being written, here’s a really fun and quick project!

candyjar2This candy jar is filled with Christmas colors of red and green!  I used the stamp set “Candy Cane Christmas” and punched a 2 1/2 inch circle for the lid.  Emerald Envy and Real Red inks. Emerald Envy ribbon and Wink of Stella glitter pen!  Super cute huh?  I agree!  I hope to sell all of them!

Doherty Craft Fair has been held for years.  I have been apart of this craft fair for the past 8…. wait… let me do the math…. please pause.  Yes, 8 years!  LOL  This is almost always my best fair.  Next year, I am hoping to get involved in a few more.

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