Friday, December 31, 2010

New Stampin' Up! Occassions Mini Catalog...New Year!

Hello Gals!

It's early morning on Dec. 31st, I'm enjoying my 1st cup of coffee, sitting in my favorite chair with the new puppy in my lap. Yes, I did say new 11 week old Jack Russell which we appropriately named Sugar. She has taken away my freedom to schedule my time, as I wish. But, I am a determined woman...and I WILL get her trained...that is, I think I can :)

Have you all been thinking about a new year's resolution??? Well, mine is quite simple, but will be quite challenging bcause, life here is always so busy. And, us women always seem to focus on taking care of those around us. So my resolution: Take better care of myself! Of course, that includes losing weight and eating healthier...I think the most common resolution. But I also want to improve on my spiritual life, my physical life, and oh mental life. And, we all know where this is mental life is at it's best when I am stamping!!!

So...I am anxious to get back to stamping with a ton of new goodies! Yes, the new Occassions Mini catalog begin Jan. 3rd and the new Sale-A-Bration promotion begins Jan. 25th. As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I have the pleasure of getting my goodies prior to the catalog release date. I got in a little stampin time, and this is one of my first cards with new goodies!

I used the Valentine Defined stamp set with some designer paper and CASED a card from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Magazine.

I really like how it turned out! I have a few more samples to share... soon! So check back for more mini ideas!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stampin' Up! Filled With Love Promotion

An awsome new Stampin' Up! bundle for creating beautiful Valentines! Check out this awsome offer, and contact me to order your Valentine bundle today! Or, order online through the link on the right top of the blog page!

thanks for visiting. More Valentine ideas coming soon!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas 12 x 12 Scrapbook Page

For our Christmas scrapbook page, I used a pagemap layout, and altered it a bit to come up with this month's page. I look at many ideas, so I picked up little ideas here & there from Stampin' Up! demonstrator ideas, & this is what I came up with!

Stamps: Tags til Christmas, Baroque Motiffs, Word Play
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler (my current fav:) Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, & Crumb Cake (almost called it hard to get used to that name change), designer paper is from Deck the Halls
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ornament Punch, Decorative label Punch, Glue Dots, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz die cut,

I think this layout allows plenty of room for pics...

Hope you can join me for the next class, featuring a SNOW THEME. Keep an eye on my schedule posted on the right hand side of the blog!

thanks for visiting!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

More Christmas Cards!!!

A short time back, one of my downline gals, Wilma, came over to stamp with me. We shared stamps & I got a great stack of cards created from the images I stamped with her that day.

So, thanks, Wilma, for sharing your stamps with me, & here is a peak of some of the completed cards from that day, and what I have been working on.

Merry Crittermas stamp set with the Candy Cane Christmas designer paper

The Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set reminds me of my childhood. So, I really got into creating cards with it. Here are several of them.

Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set

Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set

CASE of a swap card using Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set

Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set

Come to Bethlehem stamp set

Case of swap card using Bells & Boughs absolute favorite... Angelic Joy stamp set

This card was created CASING an idea from a demo swap, same colors & layout as swap card, but using this beautiful stamp set.

Hope some of these ideas inspire you to get your Christmas cards completed soon!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shame, Shame for not Sharing!!!

That's right, I deserve it!!! Shame, Shame on me for not sharing! The past 3 months have been very busy planning each of my Christmas classes. We created cards for two months, for a total of 10 new card ideas. For those of you that participated in both creating two of each, you have 20 beautiful hand stamped Christmas Cards ready to address. And, don't save them...Be sure you get them mailed to family & friends. They will treasure your hand stamped creations!!!

Here is a peak of the 2nd Christmas Card Class for those of you that weren't able to attend...

The card ideas came from many sources, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator magazine, to ideas from fellow demonstrators.

And more ideas to come!!!