I have been playing with the Sweet Centers stamp set and Sweet Treat cups in the Holiday Mini Catalog – by the way I add a link in my side-bar.

This is a reall all occasions set – obviously it has Halloween and Valentine’s Day images.  The other may not be so obvious.  There is the basket for a hot air balloon – this could be used for birthdays, weddings, baby showers or combine it with the heart for Valentine’s Day.   The leaves and flower petal (in case you wondered what they were) could be a girl birthday, spring, fall flowers, use it as a thank you and I’m sure there is more that can be done with those pieces.  I used them for a flower project that we will make at my class tomorrow – really cute – I’ll post that project later.  And the other little piece is supposed to be the top of an ornament.  That was the one I was playing with last night.  I realized I could put that top on any circle piece not just the little treat cup – so I pulled out my Circle Circus stamp set.  And here is my result – it’s a first draft and I have some things I want to change now that it is done but I thought I would share it anyway.sweet-centers-ornament

I stamped the largest image from Circle Circus three times and then stamped the ornament top above each one.  I didn’t like them hanging in mid air so I pulled out Inspired By Nature and used the grass image to look like branches on a Christmas Tree (I masked my ornaments first).  I used Garden Green and then sponged around the edges to softened it all up.  I decided it needed a little bling so I grabbed my Circle Fire Rhinestone brads and used the tiny red ones.  And then wanted some dimension so I stamped the ornament tops and cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals.  I think I would change that and pop up the actual balls instead.

As an after thought I added the greeting – which I did a poor job of placing.  I needed to plan for the greeting to begin with so I had the space for it.  Anyway it is a rough draft card and has some potential.

It has been pouring down rain again today – and the forecast has rain for the next 9 days – bummer – since we have fall break next week and are planning to go for a few days to Red Top Mountain.  We were hoping to hike, play in the lake, build camp fires and grill out.  Not sure if that is going to happen but what does the weather man really know anyway.

I’m headed up to prep for tomorrow’s class and later I’ll be participating in a Webinar on how to create Greeting Cards using the new My Digital Studio.  I’m working on my certification – yep I’m getting certified and I even have to take quizzes – oh boy….

Stay dry today!