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Sunday, October 21, 2007

I've Lost My Marbles!

Ok.....I'm offically very, very late with my weekly Challenge! My apologies to all of you who have popped in and out looking for my latest post. I haven't had a chance to stamp in almost a week and needed to carve out a bit of time tonight to do so....and to catch up on my Challenges. And for any of you who have followed the Challenges on this blog, know that the Inspiration Challenges have always been the most difficult for me....and this week was really no exception.

Well, the other day, I visited Michael's and picked up Paper Crafts Holiday Card issue. Lots of fabulous ideas in there! Then I spotted the holiday candle on Page 75, it kind of jumped out at me! This was something that I could reproduce, but using SU products and this is what I came up with......using the so very versatile Pick a Petal. This set is just so many ways to use it. Although each petal was stamped and cut out, it really doesn't take long at all. The only problem I had with this whole project is the coaster, or candle holder. I used a chipboard coaster and covered it with some fabulous background paper....but, when I looked for some marbles to glue onto the base as feet......well, as I said, "I lost my marbles!" Can't find them anywhere. So, imagine little marble legs on the bottom in each of the four corners.

Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully, you've had a chance to check out the others who particpate in the Weekly Challenges. They always come up with the most amazing ideas, don't you think!

Stamps: Pick a Petal
Inks: Basic Black, More Mustard
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Misc: 1" Round Punch, Quickie Glue Pen (Non SU), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Brad, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper, Coluzzel, Giga Scallop Punch (Non SU)


MJ said...

Sorry about that last post! I just woke up and after hitting publish I notice tons of typos, lol! Anyway, your candle is beautiful and a great alternative to stamping on the tissue paper. My club women want to do candles and I keep putting it off cuz more than one of them will over melt and need to start over, costs me too much. Thanks for the idea.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great candle. It's so very festive and colorful! You've given me a great idea for another project...thanks for the inspiration.

amycara said...

Very nice holiday decoration!

Connie said...

This is VERY pretty, Barbara! What a great holiday gift for someone! I'll definitely be using your idea!


Lisa Bohler said...

What a fun candle! And, once you find your marbles, the base will be just perfect!

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Barbara! I love the poinsettia you made out of the pick a petal set.

I bet it will look even better when you find the marbles.

Anonymous said...

Your ideas are always inspirational, Barbara!

Time for you to schedule some classes now ....:-)


Basement Stamper said...

Barb: I love the candle and the use of the Pick a Petal set for the Poinsetta! Great job!

Ida said...

Very festive - Candles are always a fun decoration and I like the poinsettia flower.

Lori said...

This is beautiful. It will make a lovely holiday decoration.

rozie640 said...

Great candle Barb, love that poinsettia. I know I too have a sack of marbles somewhere but they would take a long time to find so you aren't the only one!


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