At the Stamper’s Club meeting last Friday we made another gift project.  This time it was a Seasonal Decorative Plate.  This idea was presented at convention I think 2 years ago as a monthly idea.  Using a glass plate the presenter made a circle that fit in the center of the plate for each month of the year.  Since that time I have seen many variations on this idea some with the decorated circles behind the plate and others on the front.  A few months ago Stampin’ Up! had one of their stamping challenges and a plate project was submitted by Mary Beth Brown – it didn’t win the challenge but it was shown on the demonstrator website.  It was a seasonal plate using the Season of Friendship stamp set which is one of my favorites.  So I put together this project for my club using Mary Beth’s idea with current Designer Series Papers.  I loved how it turned out. 

fall-plateToday I’ll share the fall and winter inserts and when I get home I’ll share the others.  It is such a dreary day here – raining and COLD.  The news said tonight there could be snow flurries mixed with the rain.  I’m in VA and I think the weather in Georgia is very similar.

The fall plate insert uses the Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper.  The colors are Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Taken with Teal and Very Vanilla.  This paper is so much prettier in person than it is in the mini catalog. 

winter-plateThe Winter plate uses the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper – the piece with the Chocolate Chip snowflakes.  The other colors I used are Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, and Very Vanilla.

I will say though that my feet are nice and warm since we just got back from getting a pedicure.  Girl time sure is fun!

Tonight is Homecoming at Etowah where my boys go to school and Tyler is going to the dance – with a girl – and I’m not there… I think he is glad about that so I can’t fuss over him.  I had most things taken care of before I left – got a new jacket, had it altered, had a new shirt, got it dry-cleaned, got a new tie, had the shoes and pants, ordered the corsage.  Today Greg had to take care of picking up the flowers, and being the chauffeur and taking pictures – I hope he takes pictures!  And I hope he calls me with all the scoop…

Stay dry and warm – thanks for stopping by today.