Last night I made these candles that we will be using for our table center pieces this weekend at the couple’s pokeno party.  I posted the invitations earlier.

pokeno-candlesThese were quick and easy – using the In the Cards Stampin’ Around Wheel and a Real Red ink cartridge.  I wrapped the candle with the So Saffron ribbon (from Sale-A-Bration) and then added a black brad (from the Vintage brads assortment).  I went back later and punched with the Round Tab punch from Real Red card stock – folded them in half and stamped “Big Winner” and “Game Night” from the Game Night stamp set in Basic Black.  I added that to each candle.  I had the same type of element on the invitations so I thought it might tie them together.

If you want to learn more about stamping on candles – find some friends and sign up for my new Me & My Friends Classes.  My June newsletter went out to all my customers with information about this new type of class.

I have to get my shopping list together for the party on Saturday.  And I’m making a little surprise for all the ladies in our group.

Someone asked how Aspen was doing  – he is doing great and seems back to normal.  But I checked the calendar and it has only been 3 weeks (I was sure it had been longer than that) so he still needs to take it easy.  He is ready to play and has been bringing us toys to tug and toss.  I have been letting him outside in the yard by himself off of the leash.  I keep Magnolia in so she can’t chase him and make sure all the chipmunks and squirrels have left the yard so there isn’t anything for him to chase.  So far he just walks around, does his business and comes back in.  He pretty much sticks close to me as it is – he is a “mama’s boy”.  That’s how it is right now.

Have a great Summery Day!