Hawaii Trip

me-in-front-of-waterfallAloha Everyone.  The Hawaii Trip was so awesome.  Sorry I wasn’t able to post any more.  I didn’t have Internet access like I thought I would.  I’ve now got a bunch of pictures for you to check out from the trip.  It’s an extra page under the about me section.  You can click here to check out more.  Also be watching my header.  I plan on changing it over the next few weeks to several of the Hawaii photos.  There were so many that I loved I had a hard time choosing just one.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and a little glimpse of the trip.  Enjoy.

Technique Tuesday 3-24-09

birthday-flowers-heat-stickThis is the swap that Brandi made for her meeting.  I really love how she used heat and stick powder to make the flowers sparkle.

Heat and stick powder is really quite easy to use.  If you have ever heat embossed than you know how to use heat and stick powder you just need to add two more steps.

First you need to stamp your image.  If you are using the dazzling diamonds heat and stick like on this card then you would want to stamp with a craft ink pad so that it stays sticky.

Next you need to pour on the heat and stick powder just like you would embossing powder.  Be sure to use the powder pals for easy clean up and to be able to put your left overs back in the bottle.  Once you’ve covered your project shake off the excess and tap the back to make sure you have removed all the extra powder.

Now you are ready to heat the powder.  Just heat it up with your heat gun.  You will see it start to melt just like you do with the embossing powder.

Once you have melted the heat and stick powder you are ready for your glitter.  Simply sprinkle the glitter over the heat and stick powder.  Use a another powder pal for this.

After you have applied the glitter re-heat the image for a few seconds just to set the heat and stick powered.

That’s it your done.  You’ve added a fun sparkle to your stamped image.  I encourage you to give it a try today.

Product Used:
113716 Garden Greetings $21.95
114316 Pig Tails Ribbon Originals $13.95
102197 Powder Pals® $19.95
100005 Heat Tool $29.95
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter $4.50
114343 Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons $9.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95

Colors- Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Bordering Blue, Whisper White

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Marvelous Monday 3-23-09

When every we go to meetings we usually get to make fun projects and Brandi’s meeting was no exception.  We made this fun Passion Frame.live-with-passion-sign

It was really pretty easy to make.  The back is made with our small on board book basics to give it plenty of structure.  This would make a fun gift for a friend or neighbor.  I used this layout idea for the front cover of my paper bag scrapbook.  One of the things I love about this is how we tied the ribbon.  We folded the ribbon in half then pushed the folded end through and pulled the ends through the loop we pushed through.  Then we tied the loose ends together at the top.  I like the nice finished look that it adds.

Product Used:
108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95
109047 3/16″ Corner Rounder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
110712 On Board Book Basics Small (4) $5.95
111370 Pacific Point 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
114343 Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons $9.95
113740 Good Friend $28.95
111656 Inspired By Nature $23.95 (this is on the dormant list, but you can still order it)
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95

Colors- Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

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Stampin’ Sunday 3-22-09

Our small group decided that we wanted to do a wow card swap in Hawaii.  Of course I didn’t figure out my card until two-o-clock in the morning the night before I was leaving, but hey at least I figured it out.  I actually finished making them on the plane ride from Maui to the Big Island.

birthday-pop-up-cardBecause it was a wow card I really wanted to use something fun.  We have two new die that are available April 1st.  They are pop up dies.  The Cake Pop-up Die and the Ball Pop-Up Die.  I pre-ordered the cake so I just had to try it out.  It’s really fun beacuse it pops up out of the card when you open it.  It is thick so you really need something to hold it closed.  I decided to put a ribbon around it that slides off. 

birthday-pop-up-card-insideHere is the inside of the card.  I should have decorated the cake a bit more.  I think I’m going to add some pretty in pink 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon to the middle layer.

I will add a better picture with the ribbon around it.

 

 

 

 

Product Used:
*113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95
114486 Birthday Wish $6.95
114512 Stampin’ Up!® Backgrounds 1 Texturz plates $11.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
114614 Texturz Impression Pad $5.95
114615 Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.95
113478 Extended Cutting Pads $19.95
116760 Three Tier Cake Pop-up Bigz XL die $39.95
112004 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
111849 Chocolate Chip 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $8.95
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter $4.50
100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
103579 Paper Snips $9.95

Colors- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Kraft

*indicates product from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

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Aloha

Aloha everyone.  I’m in beautiful Hawaii.  I’m heading out to go snorkeling today.  I’ll try to post pictures if I can.  I just want to say thanks again to all of my wonderful customers, hostess and down-line.  I wouldn’t be here with out you.  You are all awesome.  Let me know if you need anything.  I will still be back in time to finish up all the fun Sale-a-bration stuff.  See you soon.  Candice

dsc01457We had a wonderful day today in Maui.  Here is a picture of us on our Snuba Dive.  If you have never heard of it you really need to try it.  It’s a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving.  You are attached to a 20 foot hose so you get to go under the water and really see stuff, however you don’t have to be certified to do it.  We did it the last time we were in Hawaii and I really wanted to try it again.  I loved it and would love to take my kids sometime.  I think they would love it too.  We had plenty of time to snorkel as well which as really fun.

img_84771We also got to see beautiful Humpback whales and Green Sea Turtles. 

img_8531The rest of the day was spend driving up the beautiful coast.  Followed by dinner and an romantic walk on the beach.  It was a really wonderful day. 

 

  

 

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse.  I will try and post more when I can’t.  But I don’t know how much Internet access I will have.  Aloha

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