Saturday, November 26, 2011

Super Christmas Stamp Class

Wednesday (November 30th) is the Super Christmas Stamp Class.  There will be several projects that you can choose to make.  Let me know if you'd like to attend.

Advent Calendars $10-12 each

Gift Boxes/Bags $1 each

Cards with envelopes $1 each

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza begins TODAY!

Stampin' Up! has started the annual Online Extravaganza sale once again.  There are a variety of stamps and other products available for 20-60% off, so be sure to check it out.  You can place orders online through my website here or call me or email me with your order.

A couple of items are only available at a discount today--the Simply Scored tool and the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps.  Both at 20% off!  If you want either of these items, let me know by 10pm tonight or place your order online before midnight.  Here's a list of the sale items: or go to my online store to see the images and order.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Purple Snow

I should have posted this card yesterday, but I was having problems getting the photo to upload.  I thought it would be fitting to post a purple card on the 7th for my friend's birthday--saying that she loves purple is an understatement. 

This is a pretty simple card to make.  I paired Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder together for a cool snowflake card.  The large snowflake background was made with the Northern Flurry textured impressions folder and the stamped snowflakes come from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cherry Cobbler Ornament

I love using the color Cherry Cobbler for Christmas cards.  This ornament (from the Contempo Christmas stamp set) was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and then punched out with the matching ornament punch.  Isn't it nice how Stampin' Up! makes things that coordinate so well?  I love not having to cut out the ornament (or several other shapes for that matter) due to the fabulous punches.  This is a pretty quick and simple card to put together--just a few layers of paper, a little ribbon, a couple of stamps, and that's it!  One tip for adding bits of ribbon to your projects:  use the mini glue dots!  They are not messy and they are just sticky enough to securely hold a knot or bow of ribbon in place.  I also used Old Olive on this card, and the card base is Vanilla card stock.  The talented Julie Davidson made a card very similar to this and I just loved it and wanted to recreate it and share it with you, but I give her the credit for designing it.  Thanks Julie!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ornament Trio

I'm wishing that I had green grass to photograph cards on today, but we have a cold blanket of snow instead (I took this picture last week).  Here's another card that I designed for my Christmas card buffet.  The Garden Green ornament is stamped with the Delightful Decorations set, the Merry Christmas comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and then I used the ornament punch to punch the Real Red paper (from the Brights DSP stack) and Daffodil Delight card stock. I used the newest textured impressions folder for the green card stock.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Serene Snowflakes

I love some of the new In Colors.  This card uses three of the 2011-2013 colors--I wish they'd stay around longer than that, but I'll take advantage of using them while I can!  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Island Indigo work well together for a cool and contemporary snow card.  The snowflakes are from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and the greeting comes from Heard from the Heart.  If you like these In Colors, be sure to get them while you can!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Let the Christmas cards begin!

I can't believe it is already November!  Where did October go (and what about September)?  We'll just skip past fall cards for now and jump right into Christmas as this is the time to get thinking about those cards to send out.  I know that photographing Christmas cards on nice green grass is kind of strange, but hey, I'm enjoying the green as long as I can before that snow comes along!

I held a Card Buffet at my home last week where we made several different Christmas cards.  This is one of my favorite cards from the class (but there are several other favs as well)!  The stamps are from the Season of Joy stamp set (click on the tag below and you can see more ideas with this set).  Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and So Saffron.  I love the textured impressions folders for the big shot, which is how I did the red background.  The striped paper is from the Regals DSP stack.  It's a pretty quick and easy Christmas card!