Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BOLO: Holiday Mini Blog Tour

In my previous career (feels like another life time ago) I worked with lots of law enforcement types and learned how to speak Coppese. It is their very own little language and involves lots of acronyms. It also helped me communicate with my own Cop husband too. One of my favorite acronyms was BOLO or be on the look out. Probably because it reminded me of those bolo ties that were all the rage when I was in High School.

Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini debuts one week from today, (September 1). To celebrate Stampin' Addicts is having another Blog Hop featuring stamps and accessories from the new catalog. The tour starts at 10:00 am Saturday, August 29 and last through midnight, Monday, August 31. I will be featuring some new items in the Definitely Decorative Collection here on my blog.

In the mean time, here are some of my own Mini Catalog Sneak Peeks featuring a really fun set called Sweet Centers and the coordinating treat cups that go perfectly with the set:
To make this card, I folded a piece of basic black card stock and cut it with the new Clear Bigz Square Scallop Big Shot Die. My fellow SA sister came up with the idea to thread the ribbon through the holes in the side of the card. Adorable huh? I stamped the image in Pumpkin Pie and added a Crushed Curry layer behind it. To get the treat cup in there, you use the 1 3/4 inch punch to make a window and the cups just fit right into the window.

The Sweet Centers set isn't just for the holidays. I love this hot air balloon filled with yummy strawberry cheesecake jelly bellies. The colors are Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink. Coincidentally, these colors also remind me of the 1980's but more along the lines of junior high and not high school.

And now that my oldest is back in school, I am hoping to have more time to post to here. Watch for some blog candy coming up this weekend with the hop. Hope to see you back here then.

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