Lynnette Parker
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hello everyone! Boy has time flown by. Can't even believe that it is almost December. Will be posting some awesome gift tags soon. Can't spoil the surprise for the ladies who are coming on Saturday right?? Anyhoo, until then here is the latest promotion from Stampin' Up. I know the image is a little small to see but you know me, not the most tech savvy of the group! Best I could do. For more info just click on the shop now link and then the "learn more" link on Holiday Bundles. These are PERFECT  for those teacher/co-worker gifts! No stamping (or even taping) required! Believe I will have to snatch some of these up myself. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, I know I am still recovering. Have a great day!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ok ladies, are you ready for some holiday shopping???? All those massive retailers aren't the only ones offering great deals for next week. Stampin Up is getting in on the craze too. From November 19th thru the 28th Stampin Up is offering great savings on tons of products. Visit or click on the "Shop Now" link on the right sidebar to check it out. Happy Shopping all!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thanksgiving wine bottle tag

Happy November everyone! Whew has this year just flown by huh? I have to say I just LOVE fall and fall crafting. I also just love, love, love today's project! Gojous! I have a Christmas card workshop on Saturday and wanted to make something for the freebie basket. This is a wine bottle tag. (Sorry no pic of the actual "tag" part). I took my inspiration from a pinterest pin from For her card she used some fancy smanshy crackle paint technique but it looked just like the retired Cheesecloth background stamp to me, so that is what I used. I started with vanilla cs and cut out the leaves using the new Autumn Accents Bigz die (127812). I then sponged More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. I worked my out to the edges with each color ending with the Espresso only on the outer edges. Then I stamped in Espresso three different background stamps (all retired :( Cheesecloth, Sanded, & Weathered). Next I stamped in Espresso a different element for each leaf from Autumn Days set (retired). The sentiment is from the With Gratitude set (also retired) and was sponged to match the leaves and stamped in Espresso.

The tag itself in Crumb Cake cs measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is scored at 3 1/2". I then used the 1 3/4" circle punch to make the opening for the wine bottle neck. The background Espresso piece was 3 1/2" x 5" from the start and then I ripped all around the edges and ran thru the Big Shot with the Woodgrain emboss folder (127821). All Crumb Cake edges were sponged with Espresso. To finish it off I added a Brushed Bronze button (127833) and some twine.

Hope you enjoyed the project today. I sure enjoyed making it! Have a great day.