So I mentioned last week that I wasn't so fond the black Holiday paper when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalog. But that I did get it out to use it and was actually very pleased with the results for my card. (Yes, I realize that Christmas has come and gone and I'm sharing yet another Christmas project. But, I wanted to show that you can reuse your great ideas again and again.) We were invited to attend a Christmas party earlier this month … [Read more...] about Black Christmas Part Two!
Now that Christmas has past, I’m in need of some thank you cards to send out. I wanted something quick and easy and mail-able without extra postage. Don’t get me wrong – I love cards with lots of layers and embellishments. But they are typically not something I want to make half a dozen of. And then I take the chance of them being crushed in the mail or requiring extra postage. Ugh. I was looking through the Stampin Up Sale-aBration Catalog … [Read more...] about A Little Thanks Goes A Long Way
December is always a very busy month around here with all the activities going on. I’m sure you struggle with it as well. I always have the best of intentions to hand make our Christmas cards at the beginning of December. I’m usually rushing to finish them and drop them at the post office before they close on 12/24 . This year, the fates were against me and I just couldn’t get to them until right before Christmas. My husband knows that I … [Read more...] about The Best of Intentions
My assistant, Frannie, and I are busy working on some new goodies today. Just in case you haven't met Frannie... this is her all decked out in her Holiday finest: She is quite the dog! She works very hard helping me come up with all these fabulous blog posts. Although I have found that if I turn my back on her she can also be quite the slacker. Apparently any time is nap time. As they say, you get what you pay for. I guess … [Read more...] about Cheap Help is Good To Find
Every year I hand make my gifts for my downline members. I really try to keep it Stampin Up products only since we are Stampin Up Demonstrators after all. Although sometimes, I come across something that I just know will be absolutely perfect for my gift. Let me back up just a bit... Stampin Up hosts an annual convention every year and all Demonstrators are able to attend if they wish. At these conventions, they used to sell logo merchandise, … [Read more...] about Gloves To Keep You Warm
Can you keep a secret? Good! So can I! Inside this cute package is my Christmas gift for my downline members for our meeting this Thursday. I kind of went over the top with the tag and went simple with just a tissue paper wrapping. The tag is made using the Winter Wishes stamp set. I love this stamp set. Anytime Stampin Up comes out with these retro winter skis or sleds in their sets, I must buy them. And I don't live any where near … [Read more...] about No Peeking!
I have been a crafter for very long time. And I have thoroughly loved attending classes through the years. However, I’ve noticed the last couple of years, actually fitting into my schedule a craft or stamp class has become near impossible. I was under the mistaken impression that as the kids got older, that I’d have a little more “me” time. Hah! Any parent that has kids in middle school or high school quickly figures out that their social life … [Read more...] about My Very First Class in the Mail!
I love that Stampin Up has an Artisan Design Team. They come up some pretty amazing stuff (they are Artisan’s after all). A few months ago, Stampin Up featured one of the creations on their blog and it was amazing. It was an Advent Calendar Tree, using the Tiny Treat boxes. Have you seen these adorable 2” square boxes? Yes, they really are that small. But as most women will agree, good things come in small packages. (Usually sparkly good … [Read more...] about Counting Down to Christmas