Rudolph & Santa’s Sleigh …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today with the second of my two December Club Cards …

I used Santa’s Sleigh bundle.  I began with the Real Red base and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper for my background. I then stamped Rudolf with Soft Suede onto Soft Suede cardstock …. then cut him out with the coordinating framelit…


The sleigh was created by layering two of the die cuts … the main part of the sleigh was cut from the Gold Foil paper and then the ornate outside was cut from Real Red cardstock.

Rudolph’s reins were made with the Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine … it connects the white from the background and the red from the sleigh so everything coordinates.

We did a partial tree using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, another thinlit from the bundle.  We finished off the card with our Greeting from the stamp set, the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a Rhinestone colored red for Rudolph’s nose.

Thanks for spending a part of your Saturday with me!

Enjoy the day ~

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Star of Wonder … Star of Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh baby … It’s Cold Outside!

Today I’d like to share a card with you that we made in our December Technique Club.  December is usually when we hold our “Club Christmas Parties” so we pass on the technique and just stamp 2 cards.

Today I will share the first of two cards.  On this card we used the “Star of Light” bundle … one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog. I must say that it is very hard this year to pick a favorite, there are so many awesome sets and bundles from this holiday catalog.



This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator, it was too pretty not to share with everyone else!

I began with the new In Color “Dapper Denim” and the “Silver” Glimmer Paper with a touch of Whisper White. We stamped the spray of stars on the front with the Craft Whisper White, then the small stars in
Dapper Denim.

Our silver piece is 4 x 5-1/4 and you will cut your star from the center of this piece … this will also be the “mat” for the Dapper Denim piece you’ve just stamped on, which was cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  I used “glue dots” to hold the majority of the pieces together.

The Whisper White was cut into a banner and stamped with one of the beautiful greeting.

I will be back tomorrow with the second of my 2 cards.  This one I designer myself … and just remember that you can receive these cards along with a special little treat from me when your purchase an order of $50 or more before shipping and Handling ~

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!

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Christmas Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today with two cards that were created using the “Christmas Magic” stamp set.  The classic stamp set will bring to mind all the nostalgia of Christmases long ago. Let these soft snowy images settle you into a time when all things seemed merry and bright.

The first features a watercolor background which really highlights the snowman. If you like to color (and that’s all the rage with the multitude of adult coloring books) than this is a perfect stamp set for you.


Our next card is sweet and simple and it highlights the bell.  Always reminds me of the Christmas movie … Polar Express., where Santa gives the child a bell, but only those that believe in Christmas can here the bell.  Love it!


Thank you for coming back to check out my post today, it is truly appreciated.

Stay warm and have a wonderful day ~

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Guest Stamper: Olivia H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this fine Monday?  If your from Wisconsin or the surrounding states, then you were in the path of a very white weather pattern.  Here was our Sunday …


This was taken from my kitchen window on Sunday afternoon (nope, I wasn’t even outside) after I got home from work. Yes, I went in on my day off.  It would have been a great day to be in my Stampin’ Studio making cards!

Speaking of cards ….

I’d like to share another card from our Holiday Retreat Attendee Swap that was created by Olivia.


Olivia used the “Reason for the Season” stamp set from our annual catalog.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Banners are all the rage right now in stamping, and Olivia used them to highlight her poinsettia and greeting. Clever!

I love poinsettia’s so you know this set is in my stamp collection.  I also like the script for the greetings, it’s kind of old fashions so it gives your card that neat nostalgic look, and isn’t that part of the Holiday feeling … our memories from Christmas’ past.

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I will be back tomorrow with a “Two for Tuesday” since I missed my Sunday post.

Stay warm and have a wonderful day ~

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Guest Stamper: Kathie D.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today as promised with the second of my two “Pine” cards, also from our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat Attendee Swap.

This card is from Kathie, who has been stamping with me for over 12 years!! Time flies when you’re having fun.  Here is Kathie’s card …


Can I just say that I’m glad that I don’t vote for these attendee swaps!! We had some remarkable cards and I would have had a very hard time picking my favorite.

Kathie created her focal point by framing her pines with the Oval Framelits … I see a touch of the Gold Wink of Stella on the pinecones. She used the Woodland embossing folder to add some texture to her card.

To complete the card she anchored it with three brads. I can’t say it enough … I’m glad I don’t have to vote.

Both of the cards that Kathie and Peggy made were beautiful.


Thank you for coming back to check out my post today, I will be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday – and of course, I will be sharing more from the Holidays.

Have a warm and wonderful day ~

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Guest Stampers: Trio of Christmas Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you some more of our Swap Cards from the Holiday Retreat. Our swaps are done by our guests, and when they swap they are entered into the card contest and a chance to win a Gift Certificate from me. It’s a lot of fun, and the best part about swapping … you get to go home with that many more cards!!

All three of the cards I’m sharing with you today were made with the “Hang Your Stockings” Stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  This is one you can bundle and Save 10% on.

Let’s begin with Linda S.  This was her first retreat but you would never have guessed it by her swap. 


She used the Christmas Stocking Thinlits die to create both the stocking and the greeting. These are highlighted by having the beautiful designer paper behind it. You’ll find several great patterns in the “Warmth & Cheer” Designer Series Paper Stack.

Our next guest stamper is Marge G.  Marge has attended all of our Holiday Retreats only missing the Spring because she was a little snowbird.


Marge started her card with the “This Christmas” Designer paper that can be found in the Annual Catalog (our big one) not the Holiday catty.  Marge also used the thinlits to create her card, and then she added a little sponging to really make it pop!  Don’t you love how she used the snowflake cut out from the stocking on her card … no wasted space here. 

The last of the stocking cards was created by Abby H.   This was Abby’s first retreat and she was also our youngest guest (her Mom & Sister have been here many times before).  We have several Mother / Daughter attendee’s … it is a great getaway to have fun together and bond.


Abby not only used the thinlits, but she stamped her stockings! Now we get to see how cute the coordinating stamp set is, and what a nice job Abby did stamping and creating her card.  They are all lined up with the Brick background and ready for Santa!

For me … Everyone is a winner because they get to go home with extra cards and each card has a different style than your own.  Oh yes, and I get to keep a set … THANK YOU LADIES!!


I hope you have enjoyed the trio of stocking cards today, and that it inspires you to grab that ink, pick up your stamps and begin having some “you” time and releasing your creativity!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a great day!




Wishing You a Sweet Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … the weekend is here! Hope you get time to savor it, and make it last as long as possible.

Enjoying time with friends and family is always sweet, and today I’m sharing with you a cute card created with the Candy Cane Lane product suite. This is one of the cards that my guests made at our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.

Let’s begin with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper …


You will see two different designs from this packet on our card. First the Crumb Cake and Whisper White  design (the reminds me of frosting) on the bottom, and then the two cute little houses! These houses are cut out of one of the designer sheets! (PLUS … it’s part of the Buy 3 / Get one FREE)

I didn’t do it on my sample, but at the retreat, we glittered the snow on the houses … it looked so cute! I added a 2″ Real Red Circle behind the houses to make them stand out a bit more.  The small house was “popped up” using our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The greeting comes from the same product suite, we used the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set. Love it, Love it, Love it.

Now time for the inside …


Grab your Washi Tape … I used it on the front of the card to add another pop of red, and on the inside of the card as well.

I’ll admit it, I was never a big Washi Tape fan but when I saw all the cute designs on the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape … I bought 2!!  I love it and it goes great on cards, plus you saw us use the Washi Tape on our tags.  So quick, so easy … and no mess!

Not a hard card to make at all, but super cute and oh so sweet! Hope you enjoyed this tasty little morsel.

Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series of cards, I’ll be sharing some of the Designer papers with you!

Till then, have a sweet Saturday!

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