Sparkle with Joy …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you made it through “Black Friday” … that is my day to stay home and relax and begin to decorate for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

For my card share today, I have decided to focus on the Holiday Catalog… there are so many fabulous items in there!

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The focal point of the card is the poinsettia from the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set.¬† Remember, when you click on the items highlighted – you will be able to view the product ūüôā¬† I also want to let you know that “Joyful Christmas” is currently on sale too!!

I heat embossed 2 poinsettia’s in white onto vellum cardstock, and then cut them out.¬† They are adhered together with stampin’ dimensionals, then attached with the dimensionals to give them that “pop” on the card.

I have chosen the “Winter Frost Specialty” Designer Series Paper, I also have the paper pack, both are great additions to your Designer Paper collection.¬† I have used the Midnight Muse as my core color.¬† To accent, I used the “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon”.

I used the “Joy to the World” stamp from the “Joy to the World” Stamp set.¬† Because of it’s design, I chose to color it in, yet leave the rough edges.

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To finish it off … I added the smallest of the rhinestones to the designer paper.¬† Ok … so it’s not a card you would send to 100 people (not really cost effective) but if you were looking for that special card for someone who loves “sparkle” … this is the card you were looking for!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131802

$22.95

 Joyful Christmas Stamp Set РWOOD

 131805

$16.95

 Joyful Christmas Stamp Set РCLEAR

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set РWOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set РCLEAR

 132341

$12.95

Winter Frost Specialty  Designer Series Paper

 132137

$4.95

¬†Silver 1/8‚ÄĚ Ribbon

 119246

$4.95

 Rhinestones (Basic) Jewels

 110856

$6.50

 White Vellum Cardstock

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

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Countdown to Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful day with friends and / or family.

I spent the morning (and evening before) preparing for the feast!  I do love to cook though so it was very enjoyable.

I was happy 2 of my 3 daughters and their families were able to come over and spend the day together.¬† Two of the little girls got to help (and learn) how to make a Cherry Cheesecake Pie.¬† It was a good day… and it turned into a huge slumber party, watching movies and just hanging out together!

My oldest daughter¬† called and we all wished each other a “Happy Thanksgiving”.¬† I am truly blessed.

Today I want to share a cute project idea that was posted by one of Stampin’ Up!s Demonstrator Training trainers: Donna G.

Got someone in your house who just can’t wait for Christmas? Help them count down the days by making this fun project.

I loved the look of the tags on page 13 of the holiday catalog (US/CA), so I made my tags exactly the same way.

For the containers, I used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack. So easy‚ÄĒno cutting necessary!

To make the containers, apply the adhesive like this. (I recommend using Sticky Strip.)

Roll the container into a tube, then pinch one end closed. Add candy (or whatever you want to put inside), then pinch the other end closed in the opposite direction.

Attach the tag using a stapler, then adhere the button using a Glue Dot to hide the staple.

Twelve containers will fit nicely inside the Extra-Large Gift Box. To make the box look a little more festive, I wrapped Season of Style Designer Washi Tape around it.

Do you have a special way you’ll be counting down the days to Christmas?

Frome: Donna G.
Demonstrator Training

Have an awesome day!

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Thanksgiving Blessing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and let you know how blessed and to let you know I’m thankful that you have entered my life.

Many of you… I have not even met in person, and you come from all over this big beautiful world… and for this I am grateful.¬† I love that something as simple as making a card can touch someone’s life and bring us all together …

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I think we should make “Thanksgiving” an every day event … to be thankful for what we have have and the wonderful people who touch our lives.

Thank you so much for stopping by and / or following my blog.  You have touched my heart.

Blessing to you and your family ~

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Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you the “Weekly Deals” announced by Stampin’ Up!¬† Besides, who doesn’t want to save some money… and this weeks deals have some amazing products.¬† Don’t forget that you may combine these deals with the big Holiday Sale items!

I have a couple on here that I love … first up, the Floral Frames and the Peek a Boo frames.¬† In the upcoming weeks I will share some card samples with you, using these products.

Also, the “Beautifully Baroque” embossing folder … you saw it used yesterday on my “White Christmas” card.¬† I find this embossing folder very versatile.

Check out the rest of our weekly specials too …

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Floral Frames Framelits Dies

Item # 127012 

Regular Price: $26.95

Discounted Price: $20.21

Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die
Item # 124587

Regular Price: $32.95

Discounted Price: $24.71

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad

Item # 131181

Regular Price: $5.95

Discounted Price: $4.46

Regals Stampin’ Write Markers

Item # 131262

Regular Price: $28.95

Discounted Price: $21.71

1″ Square Punch Item # 124094

Regular Price: $15.95

Discounted Price: $11.96

Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95

Discounted Price: $6.71

Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Item # 130917

Regular Price: $7.95

Discounted Price: $5.96

Compilation of Recipes Designer Template
Item # 127755

Regular Price: $14.95

Discounted Price: $8.97

 

White Christmas …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

OK … it is officially winter here!¬† Snow, slippery roads, and cold … I’m ready for spring!¬† However, I do love Thanksgiving and Christmas so I’ll hold out for those.

My card share today is a beautiful card that we made at our Holiday Retreat this year.¬†¬† I think it’s my favorite of all the cards and projects we did (I love the look and the bling).

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As you can see there are many layers here, but all done in Whisper White, which gives it that special look.¬† We used the “Beautifully Baroque” embossing folder to create some texture.

The “silver” embossed snowflake comes from the “Festive Flurry” stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog and can also be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating framelits.¬† The snowflake was centered on the stunning “Silver Glimmer” Paper which in now on sale!¬† Click on any of the highlighted items to see what is included in that stamp set.

Our greeting “Christmas Cheer” comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials” found on page 41 of our catalog.¬† I decides to create a banner for the greeting so it would stand out more.

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Quite simple and very elegant with some holiday bling, you can see why I love this card.  Hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131778

$39.95

 Festive Flurry РWOOD

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry РCLEAR

 132085

$19.95

 Sweet Essentials РWOOD

 126457

$14.95

 Sweet Essentials РCLEAR

 130917

$7.95

 Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder

 119246

$4.95

 Rhinestones (Basic) Jewels

 129053

$29.95

 Heat Tool (Embossing Gun)

 109131

$4.75

 Silver Embossing Powder

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Wishing you Joy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.¬† I’m sure many of you are busy getting ready for your Thanksgiving celebration, and upcoming holiday season.

Today I would like to share with you a card you can create so simply with the “Oval Collections Framelits”.

They were a must have on my list because I think they compliment your scrapbooking so well.¬† Funny thing is … I use them on my cards so much more!

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I sized the first oval based on the greeting, then used it to cut out the Winter Frost Designer Paper.  The greeting was then stamped with Island Indigo directly onto the card base.

The Island Indigo ring around the greeting is actually a piece that was double cut … the first piece was used as a mat for another card.

To complete that card I added the beautiful “Frosted Finishes” Embellishment.¬† It coordinates so nice with the design on this paper and adds that bit of “bling” you like for the holidays.

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Thanks for stopping by …

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 129381

$26.95

Ovals Collection (Framelit) Die

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World РWOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World РCLEAR

 132183

$6.95

 Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Pack

 132150

$6.95

 Frosted Finishes Embellishments

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

All Dressed Up …

Hi Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  A bit cold here, but the sun is shining and that is good.

I took the day off yesterday to get some well needed house cleaning done … it was a good day!¬† I found 2 gift certificates and $10.¬† I think that will work well for Christmas shopping and a treat for myself.

Today I wanted to share with you some projects that I had done with my clubs and on retreat.¬† First I’ll start with the card …

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I cased this card and feel it is the perfect card for a Sweet 16, special birthday or your BFF.¬† I used the “Dress Up” Framelit Die and “Fabulous Phrases” stamp set.¬† What I love about Fabulous Phrases is … you can create your own greeting by lining them up on your clear block.

I will admit, I had some help with the “Clear Mount Perfectly Placed Guides” … these are clear guides you can stick onto your clear blocks to help you line up your images.¬† Click on the link to see what they look like.

I used the “tulle” from last year’s Holiday Catalog … but you can use anything you have around the house or pick up at the fabric store.

Next, I took the card idea and turned it into a scrapbook page for my scrapbook club members.¬† I loved that little dress so much I couldn’t help but share this idea.¬† As you can see I used the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set on both the card and the scrapbook page.¬† It adds a touch of beauty and fills up some of that blank space.

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We used the “Polka Dot Parade” for the dresses and banners, and on the next project.¬† I chose the Bold Brights collection, I love that you have so many color choices in these packages.¬† It allowed my club members to choose the colors that suited their page.

I created a “mirror” by using the “Apothecary Accents” Framelit Dies.¬† At the time I created this, we did not have the “Silver Foil” that you can now find in the Holiday Catalog … that would really make it look like a mirror (how cute!!).

Last but definitely not least, I’m sharing a quick and easy 3-D project that we made at our Spring Retreat.¬† I saw this done before but with too many steps involved, so my version is super simple.

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All you need to do is fold your Designer Series paper in half.¬† Now, when placing your die… bring the shoulders of the dress above the fold (this will prevent it from cutting) and will give you that “tent” effect.¬† Now just simple use glue dots to attach the dress to the candy.

If you are making these for a birthday party or bridal shower … you want quick and simple!¬† Your guests are going to love them.

I think I may have to try a “Holiday” theme, maybe with a bit of red and white!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 130101

$24.95

Dress Up (Framelit) Die

 131998

$24.95

 Flowering Flourishes РWOOD

 126367

$17.95

 Flowering Flourishes РCLEAR

 128577

$37.95

 Fabulous Phrases РWOOD

 120501

$26.95

 Fabulous Phrases РCLEAR

 126902

$10.95

 Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

 127003

$24.95

 Apothecary Accents Framelits

 119247

$4.95

 Pearls (Basic) Jewels

 121785

$5.95

 Clear Mount / Guides

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.