Friends for Life and the 2016 Ornament

When I graduated college 20+ years ago and started looking for a “real” job, little did I know where it would take me. Needing full time work and unsure how to go about finding just the right job, I signed up with a Temp Agency. I interviewed at a Company within a few days and they asked me to start right away. Within a few weeks, they offered me a job. 

I stayed with the Company for  a number of years. We celebrated weddings, babies, and so much more. Eventually, one by one we all left the Company for various reasons. We’d become such good friends that we tried to stay in touch with each other. Then a major cancer scare made us all realize how fragile life can be. We decided that we wanted to do a better job of maintaining our friendships and started meeting for dinner once a month. And more than sixteen years later, we’re still in close contact and meeting for dinner once a month.  Here is most of the group this past Wednesday, celebrating Christmas. 16-12-12And here’s all our kids, minus one who couldn’t make it. Evan is the oldest at almost 17 years, and Audrey (not pictured) is the youngest at 17 months. 
16-12-13Seeing the kids grow up together has been amazing. It shows how much time has passed, even though it doesn’t feel like it’s been a couple decades since we all first met. 

A few years back, I made Christmas ornaments for each of the ladies and passed them out at Christmas. I thought it was just going to be a one time thing. Five years later, I’m still making ornaments for them each Christmas. I do label and date each year’s ornament so we can remember which one is from what year. Here is the 2016 Ornament.
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This is made from one of those plastic globe ornaments that you can buy at a craft store. It’s hard to tell in the picture but the ski lift and the house and little tree are all popped up on dimensionals to give it added dimension. I added Mica flakes to the inside of the globe to make it look like snow.

Last night after I passed out the ornaments, we reminisced about the past ornaments and I decided to photograph all of them so I could share them here.

2012 Ornament16-12-72013 Ornament
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2014 Ornament16-12-102015 Ornament16-12-11

Every year the ornament has been different, but you can tell I like making the globe ornaments since I’ve done those the last couple years. 🙂 I love all the layers in the globes. It looks like a little 3D scene. I wonder what next year’s ornament will look like. 

December is chugging right along. You still have time to get your order in to have your supplies prior to the Holidays. If you need help with any selecting products, I’m here for you. Here are December’s Specials.YearEndCloseout_DemoHeader_NAThese items are available only while supplies last. Please note the sale prices are only through January 3rd. Retiring Stamps are guaranteed available only until 12/21 and retiring Accessories are only available while supplies last. 

138157

Sale: $12.98

Price: $26.00

142175

Sale: $11.20

Price: $14.00

142152

Sale: $12.75

Price: $15.00

142145

Sale: $13.60

Price: $17.00

142180

Sale: $16.80

Price: $21.00

134364

Sale: $5.40

Price: $9.00

132140

Sale: $3.20

Price: $8.00

119854

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00

120906

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00

140555

Sale: $2.60

Price: $6.50

141999

Sale: $7.20

Price: $9.00

141850

Sale: $7.20

Price: $9.00

129983

Sale: $15.00

Price: $25.00

133764

Sale: $2.20

Price: $4.00

121807

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00

141482

Sale: $14.50

Price: $29.00

141483

Sale: $12.60

Price: $18.00

119859

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00

141837

Sale: $18.20

Price: $26.00

129977

Sale: $19.80

Price: $33.00

133763

Sale: $3.20

Price: $8.00

142027

Sale: $4.80

Price: $6.00

142025

Sale: $2.40

Price: $4.00

141842

Sale: $20.00

Price: $25.00

137361

Sale: $15.00

Price: $25.00

137949

Sale: $10.00

Price: $25.00

140566

Sale: $3.00

Price: $5.00

141847

Sale: $9.60

Price: $16.00

141996

Sale: $3.00

Price: $5.00

141705

Sale: $17.50

Price: $35.00

141835

Sale: $12.50

Price: $25.00

142003

Sale: $4.80

Price: $6.00

141998

Sale: $7.20

Price: $9.00

132180

Sale: $4.00

Price: $10.00

142024

Sale: $6.00

Price: $7.50

132982

Sale: $2.80

Price: $7.00

137416

Sale: $13.80

Price: $23.00

142021

Sale: $8.80

Price: $11.00

141848

Sale: $4.20

Price: $6.00

141834

Sale: $18.90

Price: $27.00

142012

Sale: $14.40

Price: $24.00

141497

Sale: $18.90

Price: $27.00

138381

Sale: $3.20

Price: $8.00

142011

Sale: $15.40

Price: $22.00

134581

Sale: $2.80

Price: $7.00

140590

Sale: $10.40

Price: $26.00

So this is the last month for the Holiday Catalog. This year, Stampin Up has given us a list of products from the Holiday Catalog that will remain on sale after the Holiday Catalog ends on January 3rd. See below for the Holiday Carryover List.HolidayCarryover_Header_NASP

Page Item Description
Stamp Sets
49 142200 Basket of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
19 142887 Sapins de Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
19 142049 Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set
6 142043 Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
22 142125 Father Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
22 142122 Father Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set
42 142202 Glamper Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set
15 143036 Bas de Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
15 142114 Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set
39 143040 Saison Pétillante Clear-Mount Stamp Set (French)
39 142101 Here’s to Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set
39 142098 Here’s to Cheers Wood-Mount Stamp Set
27 143046 Houx Pour Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
27 142061 Holly Berry Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set
47 142196 Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set
24 143123 Traîneau de Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
24 142057 Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set
26 143127 Cloches de Circonstance Clear-Mount Stamp Set (French)
26 142107 Seasonal Bells Clear-Mount Stamp Set
26 142104 Seasonal Bells Wood-Mount Stamp Set
9 143142 Étoile Lumineuse Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
9 142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
40 143156 Doux Foyer Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
40 140936 Sweet Home Photopolymer Stamp Set
Accessories
5 141982 Real Red 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
7 142635 Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder
7 142668 Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder
7 142000 White Gift Boxes
31 142009 Emerald Envy 6″ x 8″ Project Life Album
31 142010 Variety Pack 2 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
47 142020 Copper Foil Sheets
6 140396 Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
27 141843 Holly Berry Builder Punch
26 141846 Bell Punch
19 141851 Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
9 141840 Starlight Thinlits Dies
46 141849 Paisley Framelits Dies
24 140278 Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies
15 141841 Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies
39 141838 Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
40 140279 Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
13 143537 Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
39 142001 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags

Today’s Supply List:

Price: $110.00

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