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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Trillion Gazillion Thank-You's!

Is that a real number? According to Emma it sure is and this year I need that many Thank You cards when I return to school on Tuesday! I couldn't think of a better way to use my scraps and left overs from this year's Holiday Mini-Catalog. I am always sad to see some of the items in these mini's retire. I will miss the Holly Berry Designer Series Paper and the Stocking Punch the most. This was a fabulous grouping of items.

However I am also looking ahead to a great Occasion's Mini Catalog - ready to go "live" on Wednesday! As you might have noticed from my previous posts this week, I have been trying out some of those new items and stamps. I love the new dies, and the Sweet Shop Product Suite is hands down my new favorite - I might even order the coordinating sticker sheets!

Anyway - that's my post for today. Best Wishes to everyone for a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Printer's Tray Club

Join me this year in a series of classes to decorate your favorite Printer's Tray or Shadow Box. This first class will take place on Saturday February 4th @ 1:00 and will feature a Valentine's Theme. I am planning for Easter, Patriotic, Fall and Holiday classes to follow. This design leaves plenty of room for you to customize with your favorite photos or mementos. All materials are included in the class fee. Contact me for more information.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

January Stamp A Stack

Here are the samples for January's Card Club. The first is called Be My Valentine. It uses the PS I Love You stamp set from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog and will be available on January 4th. I used a combination of Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip. Who would have thought that Calypso Coral would coordinate so nicely with a Pink and Chocolate combination?

The second card is called Be Mine and features the Hearts Collection of Stampin' Up!s new Framelit Dies. I used the little girl from Greeting Card Kids, a much under used favorite from the current Idea Book and Catalog. It features the new Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Silver Waffle Paper, and Vintage Glass Glitter. I thought she was cute with the Soft Suede card base, but this might not be everyone's cup of tea so participants may choose between the Soft Suede or a Pink Pirouette Base.

The last card I called Love. This card uses the Framelits Hearts also, along with some punches and many of the images from the PS I Love You stamps set, as well as the Candy Conversations A la Carte Stamp from the upcoming Mini, and the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set from this year's Sale-A-Bration Catalog - available January 24th - March 31st.

My 2012 Monthly Card Club will resume on Thursday January 12th and will run the 2nd Thursday of each month. This year's club will feature 3 cards each month and attendees will Stamp A Stack of 3 of each version for a total of 9 cards. Class starts at 6:30pm and will be taking place in the Play Room at Life's Memories and More. Call or email me to reserve your space!

Come back soon for an upcoming Valentine Project and more information about this year's Sale-A-Bration!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah and Peace on Earth

I needed a Hanukkah card this week, but sadly there are no Hanukkah Stamps in my stash of stamps, so I used the Peace on Earth greeting from my Peaceful Season stamp set (retired) and the flourish from this year's Pines and Boughs to create a blue and silver shimmery card. Gotta love that Glimmer Paper - Hope they like it!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Zoey!

I managed squeeze in a little time to stamp this morning getting ready for Zoey's 4th Birthday, and made two banners, one for her birthday cake and a holiday banner that her parents could keep after. The cake banner was stamped using the candy piece from my Jolly Bingo Bits stamps set in Wild Wasabi and Real Red Classic Ink and the snowflakes were cut from the Norther Flurries Sizzlet Strip Die. I used a combination of white baker's twine and silver tinsel trim (retired SU)with white organdy ribbon from my stash.

For the holiday banner I used Holly Berry Boquet DSP, Stocking Accents Die and the Stocking Builder Punch. The snowflakes were cut from silver glimmer paper, and I added some crystal snowflakes (from my stash) and Mini-Jingle Bells. I finished the whole thing off with Champagne Glitter - wish you could see it on the snowflakes, it looks great IRL!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Clearance Rack

This is something worth checking out - lots of great items - ribbon, card stock, punches, dies, and 3-D items, a personal favorite of mine! I have my list made...Holiday Keepsake Boxes, Design A House, Gusseted Envelopes, Punches! Can't wait for that box to come in, it's going to be like Christmas!

You can shop by visiting the clearance rack at the online store. Don't forget to add me as your Demonstrator to get the preferred pricing.

Candy Cane Lane Gift Set

Here is a fun gift set I made using Stampin' Up!s Candy Cane Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit. These kits make it super easy and quick to make scrapbook pages, but they are great for other projects as well. The tag box is not my original idea, but came from Lisa Young's Splitcoast Stamper's Gallery.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snow Much Bling!

Hi Bloggy Friends!I've been missing for awhile, but I haven't stopped stamping. Things have been busy around here, but I'm back! Today I wanted to share these cute snowman cards I made recently as Thank You's. It was inspired by a card that Joni Maki made. You can view her blog here: Stampin' Joni Presents I love the Glimmer Paper tags - a little of that stuff really does go a long way - and the Baja Breeze Glass Glitter. Can you believe I have had this in my stash for almost a year, and it's the first time I broke it out?

I will try to make it back in the next few days to post some more holiday goodies that I have been working on. Don't forget to stop by during Christmas Vacation, when I will be posting some samples made from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

Enjoy your holiday season!