Thursday, December 8, 2011

Joyful Heart Christmas Dinner in Review

Christmas 2011 003 The Christmas Tree was decorated in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry and had stockings made out of wool felt (one for each guest in attendance).

 

 

 

 

Here’s a close-up view of the stockings-thanks for the photo Sondra.

 

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Everyone had a favor like this on the table with their name on.  Sorry the pic is so blurry—so mad that I didn’t take a picture of them all together—they looked so pretty.  The chocolate has the ‘very merry’ label on from the ‘It’s a Wrap Holiday”  stamps. Box was made with the #2 Box die (cut from 8 1/2 X11 cardstock so it cuts off the top flap but I wasn’t planning to use the flap.  I’ll try to get better pictures posted—comment if you’d like to have more info on this.

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We started out with hors ‘d hoevres  (spell check doesn’t know how to spell this either :)  and then everyone got stamping their make and takes using all new products from the Occasions mini and the SAB mini catalog:

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New Stamp Set for January:

Bordering on Romance

Colors: Pool party, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey DSP from Twitterpated.

Accessories: New pleated ribbon—yeah, New buttons, New embossing folder (along the bottom) as well as Edgelits Die for the Big Shot (bottom of grey DSP).

A little bit of water color on flowers and a touch of pearls on the grey (a little hard to see)

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Mixed Bunch Stamp set with matching punch!  Colors Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo.

Also using new ribbon from the SAB collection—tiny organdy ribbon—to die for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lots goin’ on here:

First, the embossing powder is scented—cherry—and it doesn’t go away either—yum!

New framelits dies—a whole set of these shaped dies—about any size you want. 

New pool party seam binding!  DSP is from Sweet Shop.

We had a great swap and I begged for a few left over crumbs since I didn’t have time to stamp a swap…here are a couple that I got:

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The scene is stamped twice, cut out and popped up—neat look by Sandy Brubaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Double embossing by Lynne Peters: the frame embossing folder is also embossed with gold---beautiful!

 

 

 

 

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Cupcakes in Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade and Sondra Carter designed this one.

 

 

 

 

I can’t forget to mention that we then did recognition and had dinner which my Mom and my In-laws and my girls helped me to make.  I tried to keep everything home-grown or at least home-made! 

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