Sunday, September 29, 2013

Winner of the September Mystery Hostess Contest

Yesterday, I sewed for the first time in ages!  I'm sewing bedding for my youngest grandson, Wyatt.

Isn't he adorable?  Such a happy guy and full of smiles and giggles at 3 months old!

He is the son of my oldest daughter, Erin and my son-in-law, Jonny!  I'm using a navy stripe, like ticking and some ochre-coloured cotton for the pattern.

And guess what?  My Stampin' Up Craft Scissors cut that material like it was butter!  I'll show you the results once I finish.

In the meantime, it's time to announce the winner of the September Mystery Hostess Contest.  Teri Coady won the Hostess Rewards, her choice of free product from Stampin' Up!  You will have a chance to win, too, next month.  The last week of every month is a Mystery Hostess Contest Week.  Congratulations, Teri, and we will connect to arrange for your free product.

Here's a quick sample for you.  It was a card I designed for a workshop, but decided against it because of the  time consuming faux suede technique.  I posted it on Pinterest instead and entered it in the Crafting with Connie and Mary Challenge #269, where it won a Top 3 Pick.  Here's the pic:
  • The star of the show is the faux suede flower which I made by punching out 4 scallop circles with the largest scallop circle punch.  I worked those circles with my bone folder until the paper plies separated and I gently pulled them apart which creates that suede look!  I sponge the edges and fastened them in the middle with a brad, then scrunched each layer up around the brad.
  • The palette of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo came from the Venetian Romance DSP that I used here.  The one with the stylized chevrons worked perfectly for one of the flags in the Challenge Sketch.
  • The other flag was made by punching only the end of the paper with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.
  • The sentiment is from Express Yourself, a Hostess Only stamp set that I find myself using time and time again!  Host a Private Party with me and you could get it for free!
That's it for tonight!  See you tomorrow with more samples and tips!

Stamps:  Express Yourself *(w130336; c130339)
Paper:  Venetian Romance Design Series Paper (130144); Very Vanilla (101650), Island Indigo (122923), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) and Pistachio Pudding (131294) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Crisp Cantaloupe (131176) and Island Indigo (126986)
Accessories:  Regals Collection Candy Dots (130932); Candy Dots Brads Bases (132293)
Tools:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874); Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361); Bone Folder (102300); Paper Piercing Tool (126189)
*Hostess Set only

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