Merry Christmas Eve …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I have been MIA (missing in action) … I have been working extra hours at the store and finally got to do my Christmas shopping and getting ready for the holiday.

I hope your Christmas Season is filled with happiness, family and friends…

Merry Christmas Eve …

Hugs to you,

Linda

 

Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

Thank you for spending a part of your Thursday with me …

Enjoy your day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

http://

 

 

Simply Sunday: Christmas Cards Made Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share beautiful yet simple cards that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

If you want to step it up a bit …

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front.

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper adds a beautiful layer to your card with ease. This pattern reminds me of poinsettia’s.  You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! This amazing laser cut paper has Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

A Walk through the Winter Woods …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sometimes we look for holiday cards that are a little on the simple side, earthy, more masculine … well, today is the day for you. I have a wonderful card to share with you that I created using the Winter Woods stamp set.

I started this card using Very Vanilla cardstock … base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ background that I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds such a nice texture to the card.

I stamped the birch in Soft Suede on a piece of 2-3/4″ by 3-3/4″ Very Vanilla and then I tied a bow around it … to keep the natural look of the card I used the Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart!! Love the way it adds so much texture to your card.

I chose to mat the tree with the beautiful Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (Merry Merlot) and measures 3″ x 4″, just to add a little holiday color -n- sparkle.

The greeting comes from the Winter Woods stamp set so no need to look any further, and is stamped in Merry Merlot to coordinate with the glimmer paper. To finish it off, I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

A nice simple layout with touches of texture and dimension to bring our nature scene alive… and a touch of holiday bling!!

Thank you for taking a stroll in the woods with me today, hope you enjoyed the view!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

Cards, and Projects, and Tags … Oh my!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a totally cute card from Guest Stamper Jennifer. It’s a sweet little piggy with a Santa hat!! lol  He even has a candy cane for you!

Today I’m going to share a dazzling parade of cards and holiday projects that you can create with the items found in the Clearance rack.  Let us begin with the …

Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies …..


Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies ….

 

Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies …..

Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits ….

Many times we find ourselves a little tight around the holidays, so shopping the Clearance Rack can be the solution and a great way to save money (even it we’re not on a budget).  These make great stocking stuffers for your crafting family and friends.

I also have Gift Certificates available if you’d like to let your friends pick out their favorite products (the new Occasions catalog will be here January 2nd)

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you to help you in your holiday gift giving / shopping.

Thank you so much for dropping in today.

CLEARANCE RACK … Just click on image to view details or begin shopping.

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00

Sale: $15.00

Price: $25.00

Sale: $2.40

Price: $6.00

Sale: $2.00

Price: $5.00

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00

Sale: $22.80

Price: $38.00

Sale: $2.40

Price: $6.00

Sale: $3.00

Price: $7.50

Sale: $24.00

Price: $40.00

Sale: $18.00

Price: $30.00

 

Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sending you warm holiday wishes with our So Santa Stamp Set. Have you ever wondered what Santa is doing in his spare time? Well, here are some snapshots …

The card I’m going to share with you today is quite fitting for the Incentive Trip that Stampin’ Up! has planned for us … we are currently stamping towards Maui!! Warm breezes and Palm Trees swaying … doesn’t that sound perfect right now!!  So here is Santa saying … Mele Kalikimaka!

Here’s Bing Crosby (one of the first to record this song written in 1949 … it also features the Andrew Sisters) Blast from the past 🙂

Just some fun for a Tuesday … hope you enjoyed.  If your interested in finding out how you can go on an all expenses paid trip for two to Maui, contact me – there is plenty of time to earn this trip yet.

Thanks for stopping in, see you tomorrow ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Snowflake Showcase Parade of Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

At times during the month I have shared with you several beautiful cards from our Snowflake Showcase made with the stamp sets and dies.  I’ve loved working with this showcase of products and I’m sharing all of them with you today.   *Today is also the last day your can purchase any items in this product suite.

Love this card because I created it with the left overs … 

 

Don’t you just love the red card … it reminds me of a sweater! (lol … don’t ask me why?) The cute floral card was created with the Happiness Surrounds stamp set. And count me in for the watercolor background with the tree!!

 

Another from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set that is truly delightful and fun. The colors just pop!

 

Simple and Elegant in Very Vanilla and Gold … sheer Christmas.

 

This is my friends Margarete’s card … so beautiful and airy. I just love it and so happy she allowed me to share it with you.

 

This was one of my favorite cards that I designed for our  2018 Holiday Stamping Retreat … This is the card that generated the “scraps” that I used on the card at the beginning of the “parade of cards” …

 

Could not make a card sample without using the snowflake swoosh … it is one of the main reasons I had to have this die set (and coordinating stamp sets). 

 

Another card created with the Happiness Surround’s stamp set (lol … spelled it wrong on my card) This one was fun, we made it in my Advanced Stamparatus Class but it was easy to make!!

 

I could not let this day go by without sharing all these lovely cards with all of you who have purchased this showcase of products, and to remind everyone that today is the last day, so if you love it … don’t let it go.  It is gone for good after midnight tonight.


Thank you for joining me for my Snowflake Showcase Parade of Cards.  Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.

Have a wonderful day … let’s kick off the weekend right!

Here are the products available in the Snowflake Showcase ….