I'm getting so excited! I've had several people call me this week to place orders for their special person - wives, daughter-in-laws - for Christmas. Some people are going to be so surprised and excited to see brand new Stampin' Up! products under their tree and in their stockings this year. How did they do it? Well, they took advantage of my Holiday Wish List program.
Here's all you have to do:
It's that easy! I'll do all the work; You’ll have all the fun on Christmas morning! Contact me today for more details.
***Orders must be received no later December 14th to ensure holiday delivery!
Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Old Olive, 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Layer 4: Silver Foil Snowflake
Layer 5: Basic Black Scalloped Oval
Layer 6: Whisper White, 2nd largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit
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If you guessed 160, you'd be right! In just 2 1/2 hours, 11 women made 160 Christmas cards using the Watercolor Christmas kit to share with family and friends. And some were donated for holiday visitations for local shut-ins. It was a great evening, with a big pot of homemade chili and a fabulous chocolate pie for dessert. (You know, I have a hard time even typing the words, "chocolate pie" after reading The Help). And you know what was the greatest hit last night? Embossing the red Christmas Wishes cards and the envelope flaps with the Holly and Winter Wonder embossing folders!
This is my third Christmas Season as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. the Watercolor Christmas kit is by far the most popular. Last night was my fourth class with it! I think what is so appealing is how quickly the cards come together. This kit is made with the beginning stamper in mind; stamp the sentiments, and adhere the pieces. Easy peasy. BUT...you can easily step them up by embossing, sponging the edges of the sentiments, or adding more embellishments. As you can see, the photos in the instructions were used as a mere suggestion last night as everyone got creative . Like snowflakes, no two were exactly the same!
The Watercolor Christmas kit makes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs for making your handmade Christmas cards without a lot of muss or fuss. It's the perfect solution to a girls' night out, or for crafting on the go. Get yours today before supplies run out.
I'm so excited! I received an invitation last week from my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Brenda Quintana, asking if I'd like to be part of the blogging team at CASE-ing Tuesday. Every Tuesday, we CASE ("copy and share everything") cards from the Stampin' Up! catalog, putting our own unique and creative interpretation out there for others to view, enjoy, and even CASE. Sometimes, may may change a lot, and other times we may copy it directly out of the catalog.
This week, we were challenged to CASE this pretty card from the page 24 of the 2017 Holiday Catalog, which features the Merry Little Labels bundle and Quilted Christmas Paper. I took one look at it and thought, "Let's pair it up with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper" and turned it into a black, white and silver showstopper. Although it's hard to see, I 'painted' the trees and deer with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and then added Black and Silver Rhinestones to make the sky twinkle. I didn't even realize it at the time, but I used the larger star burst pattern as the background, which is mimicked in the smaller label on top of the snowflake with a smaller star burst pattern. It gave me a whole new appreciation of for that designer series paper I've been using all season!
Come play along with us! CASE-ing is a great way to improve your stamping and challenge yourself to try new styles. Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Facebook Post. Or, if you post it elsewhere on Facebook, you can use the hashtag #CASEingtuesday123.
Base: Whisper White Notecard, 5" x 3-1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 4 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 3: Silver Foil Snowflake
Layer 4: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, punched with Everyday Label Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White scrap
Layer 6: Black and Basic Rhinestones
I feel so behind! It's craft fair season and I have't done a single one yet this year. Going to OnStage earlier in the month, and then flying straight to Boston for a week really put my craft fair plan into a tail spin. I do have one this Friday at North Chatham Elementary School from 6-9 pm. It's a local school and I get to be set up right next to my best friend who sells Usborne Books, so there should be plenty of food traffic. I've never done this fair, and I'm really looking forward to it. I hope, you'll stop by and support the North Chatham Elementary PTA Holiday Market.
To get ready for the market, I've been busy making some handmade gifts that could be used for stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, or just a little something to brighten someone's day. These desk calendars don't take up a lot of room, and the sentiment says it all: When I count my blessings, you are on the top of my list. I'm really happy I could use the Count My Blessings Stamp Set - it's so much more than just for Thanksgiving or fall! I lined the acrylic easel with a 6" x 4" piece of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper and a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper, just to add a little sparkle. But wait...I'm not done! What's a present without beautiful packaging? I used a 6" x 17" Gusseted Cellophane Bag and some new Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie, which I'd received in my 2018 Occasions preorder. Shhhhhhh...Ready Shreddie isn't available until January 1, but I couldn't resist using it to dress up my packaging. Isn't it festive? I finished it all up with a bow in matching Finely Woven Ribbon. What a perfect gift for someone special!
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I stepped outside this morning and found a hard frost. That drives the dogs wild because their yard doesn't smell or look the same. Poor little Storm just looks at me, as if to say, "Why are you torturing me like this? Don't you know that grass is cold?"
Black Friday...you either love it or hate it. Me, I could care less since the best way to shop is online in my jammies. BUT, the Hubs loves it. We'll be married 11 years tomorrow and he attacks Black Friday like a strategic planner. He loves getting up early (as in 1-2 am) hitting the shops, bringing a load home, and heading out for more. I've always had a hot breakfast ready for him when he made his final return. In a way, it's rather like our own version of Santa and Mrs. Claus. (As I sit here, I'm even wearing my fuzzy red robe!)
This year, however, there is no Black Friday shopping frenzy. He started a new job at the Post Office this month, and he's working 14-hour days, 7 day a week. And the bulk of the packages and Christmas cards hasn't even hit yet! He went to bed last night a little dazed, muttering something about not being able to do any shopping today.
There's another 'first' in our home this year. It will be our first year that the Lad won't have a Christmas break. With his full time job in Charlotte, we're not sure what, if any, time he'll get off. So, my house will be empty and preparations for the holidays just don't feel the same. His Lady is going home for two weeks after finals, too, so he'll really be all alone as we get closer to Christmas. I can see I'll be making a few trips to Charlotte in December, just so we can be together.
Wishing you a very joyful start to your holiday season!
Just 1 day remains to register for the Final Christmas Card Club of 2017!
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This class will also be available "To Go" by mail.
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