Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I have followers!!

OK, now that makes me have a responsibility to post every now and again.  Thanks guys for the kick in the behind to get me going.  Vickie and I went to a stamp convention in Collinsville, IL this weekend.  Granted it wasn't Stampin' Up! but I learned some tricks that can be used with cards that are.  It was on Sat and I got to meet someone that is in my VC_Rockers group (Hi Alicia).  Then we spent the night at my dad's house and went to one of Vickie's friends out almost to Troy, MO for a couple of classes.  Whew, it took us almost 2 hours to get there.  That's OK because I met some great crafters and got to play.

Anyway enough chit chat.  I have a creation that I have made that I can share with you today.

Did I ever show you what I made for a present last year and for a craft show?  No, I didn't think so.  This is made from roofing flash which is available at your local hardware store.  I bought a roll of it for about $13 and have enough to last for a very LONG time.  I got the inspiration for this candle holder from Monica Weaver's blog.  I cut the flashing (wearing gloves so I don't cut myself) with a pair of scissors.  I used Mr. Big Shot and the Flower Folds die from Stampin' Up!  I used the three smaller flowers to make this.  The two smallest flowers I used my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to make cute impressions.  The tea light was covered on the outside with Sticky Strip (I love that stuff) and rolled in Silver Chunky Essentials Stampin' Glitter which is going away at the end of the month.  To put the candle holder together I used a few Glue Dots in the middle and added the next layer.  I also used it to adhere the tea light.  You can adjust the petals of the flower any way you want to make it great.

I am thinking about using this for a swap in the VC_Rockers just not sure I have time to make it now.  I will be leaving to the Stampin' Up! convention on July 11 which is about 4 weeks from now.  There are a lot of things I want to complete before then.  Stay with me and I will try to post things.  Thanks for following me.  Please leave a comment so I know you are looking.