Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas party fun....

I hosted my monthly stamping club's Christmas Potluck here at my house last Saturday night and I thought I would share some of the fun with you all :o) We had a visit, then we created December's calendar page, played a couple fun games (complete with prizes), made a gorgeous coffee card from Loretta, then made icicle candles!!! Here are some pics of the evening:

We are sitting around visiting over a glass of wine and just enjoying the night!



The club made a 12 x 12 calendar over the year and so it was time to do the final December page - I will post a picture of that later :o)

It was Loretta's month to be "hostess with the mostest"so she supplied us with materials to make this ADORABLE card!!! Thanks again, Loretta, it was awesome!!

....all the ladies hard at work making the card fronts Loretta supplied :)
I found a really neat idea in the Martha Stewart Holiday Giving magazine she puts out every year....it was to take pillar candles and paint them with Mod Podge and then roll them in epsom salts to give them a "sugary or icicle" effect....they turned out MARVELLOUSLY!!!




This is Loretta's pillar that she did up :o) Don't they look FANTASTIC? Then...as if that wasn't a wow factor craft, Loretta decided to use one of my gorgeous dinner napkins (a clean one) and wrap that around the candle first....so here's the final result on that:



Isn't that beeeooootiful??? Imagine the possibilities with the epsom salts...you could color them with reinkers or buy different colors of pillars and decorate them with plain epsoms....they are gorgeous!
It was a great night filled with laughter, great friends, good food, wine, and warmth. A super great way to end another successful stamping year! Thanks to each and every one of my group members for making it another AWESOME year! Hugs!!!

1 comment:

  1. ooohhh Beautiful! Looks like you all had lots of fun!

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