Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White Christmas and Weekly Deals

Loving this sweet polar bear from the White Christmas stamp set. 

Here's how it went together: 
Soft sky card base - 4 1/4 x 11 - and folded it in half.  Sponge a bit of soft sky ink to create a sky. 
Stamp the trees in Smoky Slate or Basic Gray Ink.   Stamp a few "flurries" for snow.  The sweet polar bear was stamped and fussy cut - although it is a pretty easy cut!  I popped her up with a dimensional.  
Stamp the greeting in real red ink. 
For sparkle - Using glue dots, I added some of the sequins from the Frosted Sequins embellishment - love these!   My star was punched from the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper.  

Here are the supplies used for your shopping convenience -  and also our Weekly Deals - 

 Thanks for visiting today!


Monday, December 15, 2014

A New Year Stampers Dozen Blog Hop

 A New Year - hard to believe we are about to enter 2015!  Any time we celebrate a new year, it is a time to reflect on the past and look towards the future.  

My project today is something I created to help me record all that I have to be thankful for in my life - I am truly blessed!   As we "travel" through 2015, I will be adding little notes to my jar -so that when it is time to turn the calendar to 2016, I can pull the notes out and reflect on all of the blessings that 2015 brought to me and my family! 

 There are some "sneak peeks" on my jar!  The sentiment is from the upcoming Saleabration brochure and coordinates with the Note Tag Punch.  The Pompom trim in Calypso Coral is going to be available in our upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Love this! These will be available Jan. 6th!!  Yeah!

Hearts are my favorite shape and wanted to include a heart shape on my jar. I used one of the heart framelits along with my Big Shot and magnetic plate to cut this.  

Colors used on my jar are Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip - and I added a bit of a tea lace doily, some bakers twine, chevron ribbon and gold sequins.  

Hope I have encouraged you to start a "thankful" jar for 2015! 

 And now let's hop on over to Stella MacKay's blog

If you want to travel backwards and visit Josee's blog, please click below

 Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Is Coming!

Ready or not - Christmas is coming!  Over the next several days, I will be sharing some quick gift ideas to help you in your gift giving this year! 

My project today is a little gift bag I created for a downline meeting I held recently.  

When I designed this, it was created to hold some tags that we also made at our meeting.  We all need tags and this is a great way to package them. 

But there are other ways you can use this bag - in my photo above, I have a packet of hot chocolate and a candy cane.  Of course some chocolate could be added as well - I love the Ghiardelli chocolate squares - they would fit perfectly in this bag. 

And if you want to give a bigger gift - why not add a gift card! 

Here's how this bag went together - 

I used our  Polka Dot Gift bags - they are a bargain and super cute - (10 bags for $3.95) Stampin' Up! also carries similar bags with a Chevron pattern and these would be perfect for this little packet, too.

I folded the bottom of the bag up towards the front of the bag -to create a pocket.  I am loving the fast fuse adhesive for projects like this - it holds really well. Doing this actually creates two pockets - the opening of the bag itself (where I put the hot chocolate and candy cane) and the smaller pocket created by folding the bag. 

 Next I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the bag - and tied on the side with some Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine. 

The stars and greeting are from the Many Merry Stars stamp set featured in the Holiday Supplement See It Here

This set coordinates with the Star Framelits Dies - a must have!  

I used Cherry Cobbler and Baked Brown Sugar inks.  

Supplies listed below for your convenience! Click on any image to order these supplies!

click on highlighted "supply list" to print out all supplies used on my project today!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day! 



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Send a Card

 Want to do something to really make a difference to a sweet little girl? This was posted on the Stampin' Up! website yesterday - and I wanted to share it with you, with the hopes that you will send a card - I am getting mine in the mail today! 

The only thing six-year-old Addie Fausett has on her last Christmas list is cards--preferably the handmade kind. Addie, who has a condition called diffuse atrophy, and her family were told by doctors that this Christmas would probably be her last. So when we saw the article on describing this family's wish for their little girl's last Christmas, we thought, who better to make this gift happen than amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators and their customers? 
If you would like to participate and support this family during a difficult time, please take a few minutes to tell all of your cardmaking friends, and then send handmade cards to 

Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632

 Will you send a card?  Leave me a comment - would love to know you are choosing to make a difference to this family and especially to little Addie Lynn.  It is a very small way and easy way to make a difference - and I promise it will do your heart good!  

Thanks for visiting today!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Closeout Sale

 Clearance Rack - Up to 80% Off!

 Big Sale on lots of great products starts today! Sale items are available only while supplies last- some are gone already! 



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Home Meets White Christmas

 I haven't used the White Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog until recently - and I am hooked!  It is such a cute set with some great images! What was I waiting for? 

My card today creates a fun wintery scene - and uses both the White Christmas and Holiday Home sets.

This card is different than the usual sized card I make - it is a 6 x 6 square.  

I tore some white card stock to create the look of snow banks and then nestled the houses (stamped and cut with the coordinating framelits) into the banks.  

I then stamped the tree, and the car from White Christmas stamp set, cut each piece out and popped them up with a dimensional. 

The background "sky" is one of the patterns from the All is Calm Specialty Designer paper - it is foil embossed - I think it looks great as a sparkly winter sky.  What do you think?  

To finish the card, I punched a tree from Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper and added it to the card. 

I also made a coordinating envelope with the All is Calm paper - this is so easy to do with the envelope punch board! 

 And here's a peek at the inside of the envelope - thanks to our double sided designer paper - it is cute as well!!

All supplies for today's card are listed below!  Just click on any image to visit my online store and shop! 

And don't miss our Holiday Closeouts Sale -starting this Friday ! 
While supplies last - new items added to the clearance rack - including holiday products!  I will be checking out these deals first thing Friday morning! 

click on Supply List to print out all supplies used on today's card. 


  Thanks for visiting today! Come back soon!!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Weekly Deals

 Our Online Extravaganza Sale Ends Today! Don't miss out on some great deals - including several punches at 1/2 off!  View all sale items on my online store HERE

And we have new Weekly Deals today - 

Thanks for visiting!   AND - coming Friday - our first Holiday Closeouts Sale - new updates to the clearance rack ! Available only while supplies last - can't wait to see what's on sale!