Friday, November 26, 2010

Trip to Vegas

A few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for training for work.  While there, we took in a Blue Man Group show.  I have absolutely no idea how to describe it, but we really enjoyed it.  After the show I bought a program and this guy "signed" it for me.  When I asked for the autograph, he took some of the paint from the back of his head and made a mark on the book for me.

This is a picture of the chocolate fountain at the crepe' restaurant in the Bellagio hotel.  The next picture is of the dessert crepe' that Dian and I had for a snack one night.

I had never been to Las Vegas before, and now I don't ever need to go there again.  It was way too much for me.  Too many people, too much noise, too many things to try to look at all at once. Some of the hotels were beautiful and I loved the M&M store.  We stayed at Ceasar's Palace and our conference was there also.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Card Buffet

My Christmas Card Buffet was a hit, so I'll probably be doing a Spring Card Buffet also.  Here are the other cards that we did.

This card was the simplest to make and I think it was the favorite for the day.  Stamped on Very Vanilla with Lovely as Tree in Cherry Cobbler ink and embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder. Also has Early Espresso ink, CS & ribbon in it.
I taught the Fossil Stone technique with this card.  Again, Lovely as a Tree.  Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White & Glossy CS and Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery & Black ink with Navy ribbon.

This card was cased from one I found on SCS, but I can't find the link again.  I think that the original card had Silver where I have red CS.  Whisper White & Real Red CS; Real Red & Black ink; Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. Also used the scallop and ornament punches.

This card teaches the pinwheel which I think that I found on JanTink's website.  Lots of fun.  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla cs.  The only stamping is the sentiment.

Emboss Resist technique using the Snow Swirled stamp set.  Night of Navy, Shimmery White & Whisper White cs.

Holiday Happiness stamp set; Wild Wasabi, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry cs.  Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry & Daffodil Delight ink.  Embossed clear acetate with Petals a Plenty embossing folder and then sanded with the sanding block.