Two for Tuesday: Carols of Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you! Today I have double the “Carols of Christmas” from the Merry Little Christmas Product Suite, one of which is the winner from our 2017 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.

Let’s start with the card that I cased from Dawn Olchefske (a fellow demonstrator who does beautiful cards). I was drawn to Dawn’s card right away by the beautiful simplicity of the card …

The “Merry Little Christmas” Designer Series paper is the backdrop to this card. The focal point is created by cutting the trees from the “Card Front Builder” Thinlits Dies out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper … the deer in black to coordinate with the rest of the card.

Next, I’d like to share with you the Winner of our Attendee Swap at our Holiday Retreat this year … Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Our retreat attendee’s vote for the swap cards they like best and the winner receives a Gift Certificate from me to do a little extra Christmas Shopping from the catalog.

Cindy used the “Carols of Christmas” bundle from our Holiday Catalog … stunning! I love the Night of Navy tree’s behind the Silver Glimmer trees, it appears as a shadow and really makes the silver pop!

If you can’t get enough of the Merry Little Christmas product suite which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle … head on over to my website to see more samples! CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Thank you for stopping by today, hope your day is double the fun!

 

 

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Two for Tuesday: Star of Light / Guest Stampers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my card from the Brightly Lit Christmas bundle, and said my greeting came from the Star of Light Stamp set … Today, I have 2 beautiful cards to share with you from our Holiday Stamping Retreat!

Both of these cards were created using the Star of Light Stamp Set and the Starlight thinlets, and were done by two of our retreat attendees!!

Our first card was created by our first guest stamper: Peggy…

I love the simplicity of this card, the Night of Navy and Whisper White, highlighted with the Silver Glimmer paper really does create the “Star of Wonder”.

In addition to the stamp set and dies, Peggy used the Gently Falling Embossing Folder to add some texture to the card … it’s just so pretty.

My second guest stamper is Kathie …

Kathie’s card was created in what we call the “Z-Fold” card. This gives your card a real wow factor but it’s Kathie’s placement of her stamping and die cuts that bring out the real beauty of the card.

Kathie also used the Night of Navy and Whisper White, highlighted with the Silver Glimmer paper.

Both of these cards are totally different and showcase the elegance and beauty of this Stamp Set: Star of Light. Don’t forget the Starlight Framelit Dies … Simply beautiful!!

I thank you for joining me today and hope these beautiful cards have inspired your holiday card making.

Have a bright, beautiful day ~

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Warmth of the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hearts Come Home for Christmas bundle … one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.  You’ve seen the video, you saw Kris’s swap and now I have one of our Retreat cards to share with you.

My color pallet was simple; Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Silver…

I also used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to create the snow effect. The silver glimmer paper was used behind the houses and in our snowflake.

The ink coordinates (Cherry Cobbler) with our designer paper … and the greeting comes from the stamp set that is included in our bundle.

Simple layout with stunning results!  Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve done with this bundle… it will really shake things up!

Till then …

Have an awesome day!

Guest Stamper: KRIS H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share another one of the cards that my Retreat Attendee’s made for their swap. I’m so glad that I did not have to vote, because these cards were awesome.

My guest stamper today is Kris H. She used the “Hearts Come Home” bundle and teamed it with the “Hearth and Home” dies! Clever … right!!

I love the look of this card and the warmth of the season that it that it illuminates.

I think I’ll have to pull out my Hearth and Home die and create a few of these myself.  Can you image using the Santa stamp from the “Hearts Come Home” stamp set and having him soaring through the sky while looking out your window!

The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today.

Have a warm and wonderful day ~

 

The Warmth of Mittens …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine in my Stampin’ Studio with a club on Saturday and then a whole lot of stampin’ and creative juices flowing to complete my Holiday Retreat. I’m so excited!

The last couple days I have shared creations from the Snowflake Sentiments bundle … an elegant one, a quick -n- simple one, so today I thought we should have some fun!! I’m going to warm your hearts with some cute little mittens!

I love this fun card because it also look nostalgic … the beautiful edge framelit reminds me of a doily! The little holes are part of the framelit. I layered it with Garden Green to pull that color out of the mitten pattern from the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper.

I love how the snowflakes cut out and fit right into the shape of the edgelit die … there is also a snowflake stamp that fits in there as well. Just had to add a little sparkle to my snowflakes so I brought out the Rhinestones and topped off the card with the “Quilted Christmas” 1/4″ ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed that touch of home with this fun and nostalgic card … stop back tomorrow to see what I’ll come up with! It will be the last of my Snowflake Sentiments showcase.

I know it’s Monday … but have a great day!

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Ready for Christmas!? Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Quick post today to share a video introducing an amazing bundle in the upcoming Holiday catalog!

Grab your cup of coffee, kick back and relax while we introduce you into the “Ready for Christmas” bundle …

That was Bonnie, Director of training at Stampin’ Up! sharing some of the many festive combinations you can create with the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

Now you can get ready for Christmas with the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies! Even better–buy them together in a bundle and save 10%!

My stampin’ customers’ Holiday Catalogs are on their way to your homes!

If you’re new to my blog or newsletter and would like me as your creative coach (demonstrator) … all you need to do is place a $35 order and I’ll send you a Holiday Catalog and “Welcome” Gift as well!

I want to thank you all for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post … I’m working with the tasty Coffee Café bundle for an upcoming class, so I’ll share one of my creations!

This bundle is so fun to work with… I had no idea all of the neat cards you can make with the Coffee Café bundle!!

Thanks again and I’ll see you tomorrow ~

Have an awesome day!

Wishing You a Season of Wonderful ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a really cute card to share with you. If you attended my 2016 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat, you may recognize part of it! We made a set of tags using the “Hang Your Stocking” stamp set and “Christmas Stocking” Thinlit Dies (143512 – Bundle & Save 10%) … and with all the demands of the Holidays, I needed a quick card so I used one of those tags ….

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I apologize for the poor quality of the photo (my camera died) What next? Oh wait … Don’t ask!! Positive thoughts only 🙂  The color pallet of the card is Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and the new Emerald Envy.

I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the white background and the Lucky Star’s on the tag … a nice contrast but not over powering. The tag is just a simple 2″ wide piece of cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punched at the top.

When cutting the stockings out … I just layered the dies on one color and cut them out, then I switched colors and repeated, this way you can mix and match colors! It’s a lot of fun and a great family project. Have some fun with it, make tags, make cards …  Make Memories

Thank you for taking time out to check out my blog today.

Wishing you a Season of Wonderful ~

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