Call me romantic or call nostalgic (and maybe they're one in the same), but my memories of white Christmases are some of the best Christmases ever. I've been privileged to have experienced Christmases in Southern California, the Bahamas, North Carolina, Spokane, Washington, and even Northern New Jersey and Manhattan. Hands down, a white Christmas wins every time. There's just something special than being surrounded by loved ones in the light of the Christmas tree, in front of the fireplace, and watching that very special Christmas snow. You're safe and warm; there's plenty to eat and drink; no one has to rush off to work; and the sound of silence from the softly falling snow just adds to the mystery of the holiday.
I think that's what is so appealing about the Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies. They create a festive village, complete with houses, trees, a church, and even a snowman. So whether you are snowbound, or have daffodils blooming in December (like I do!), you can have your own winter scene to decorate your home.
Sweet & Simple Card Class, featuring the Half Full Stamp Set. This card was so popular at my craft fair on Friday night, I took orders to make a dozen more for people! Don't miss your opportunity to make this sweet and simple card, plus 3 more this Sunday, December 10th at 2 pm. RSVP by Thursday, 12/7 to reserve your seat.
Just 6 seats remain for this year's New Year's Bingo. This is one of the best events of the year with fun, food, stamping, and prizes featuring lots of great NEW products! RSVP no later than 12/15. Bring a friend and get two Bingo cards each!
Are you the kind that sees the good in all situations? Or are you the one who finds something negative every time someone whispers the word 'change'? This is something we should talk about...over a glass of wine...next Sunday at my Sweet & Simple Card Class, featuring the Half Full Stamp Set!
Come make 4 fun (and delicious) cards for all occasions - birthday, holidays, or just because. The class includes:
Here are the details:
Or, get your class To Go! There are two options to choose from:
Option 1: Sweet & Simple Cards "To Go" - Half Full $52
Additional supplies needed:
Option 2: Sweet & Simple Cards "To Go" - PDF and Video Instructions Only - no materials included for $10
Speaking of change...
Stampin' Up! just announced their End of Year Sale. It's never easy to say goodbye, but a good sale does make it a bit easier. All retiring holiday products are while supplies last, so check out my store for the best selection before they're gone forever.
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
Please email me to register for classes or events. Space is limited.
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
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