Monday, December 27, 2010

Fabulous thank YOU

Happy Monday, I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. I know we sure did! I just loved watching my 2 year old open all of his presents and the excitement in his little face it's just so priceless. It was also fun to watch him really get into and see the changes from last year.

Here is a card that I made from my down line Jenn. This card was inspired by Mary Fish. I stalk her blog daily. I just love her work and she really helps me step out of the box with her bright colors along with my Color Coach. You can click here to see her version of the card. I made some changes to make it work with the supplies that I had and added a few of my own embellishments. Thank you for the inspiration Mary, you're awesome!
Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases, Jayne's Alphabet
Paper: Play Date DSP{love, love, love this DSP}, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Ribbon Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Mini Library Clips, Silver Brads

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your families! Be safe and have a wonderful day spent with family and friends. Here is a poem that a friend of mine sent to me I thought was cute so I thought I would share it with all of you.

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas EVE!

Merry Christmas Eve! I will be brief today. I just wanted to share with you some goodies I received from my fellow demos. This tasty looking plate of goodies came from my cousin Niki Toll. I think the tag is just to cute and I sure did fell bad about taking this apart. I'm glad that I did though because to my surprise when all those cookies were gone I found a cute Christmas tree that she had put on it using our decor elements. Thanks Niki, Ava and Sammie the cookies were delicious. Click here to check out Stampin' with Niki.

This card was from my upline Beverlee M., now i have to say that this photo does not do this card justice. I had a really hard time getting a good picture of it. I'm really kicking myself in the butt for not getting this stamp set, it so cute and classic. Thanks Bev. I truly am lucky to have such great friends and family to share Stampin Up! with. Enjoy your Holiday and be safe out on the roads! Click here to for Stampin All Day with Bev.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Elements of Style Christmas

Happy Thursday! I can't believe that Christmas is just in 2 days! Oh my word, where the heck did the time go. I feel like it went by at warp speed. Luckily I finished all my Christmas shopping so I don't have to go out there in the crazy stores. I just need to get on the ball and wrap all those little goodies I bought so I'm not wrapping everything on Christmas Eve! Hopefully all of you don't have to fight the crowds.

I made several of these cards, as my Christmas cards. This was a pretty simple card which was great for me I needed quick and simple. I recently received this stamp set so I thought it to be the perfect time to break it in and so I did. I had some of the deck the halls fabric left over from a prior project so I decided on my color combination around my scraps of fabric instead of going to my handy dandy color coach which lately I seem to live by. If you don't own a color coach yet and it's not on your wish list I would highly recommend that you add it, it's such a great tool. Also if you are anything like me and find yourself staying in your comfort zone of colors the color coach is sure to help you step out of the box. Thanks for stopping!
Stamp Set: Elements of Style, Contempo Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Deck the Halls Fabric {holiday mini, pg. 16}, Lots of tags Sizzlet, Wide Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels

Friday, December 17, 2010

FILLED with LOVE Promo

OK, I know Christmas isn't even here yet but it's time to start thinking about another great holiday that is just around the corner and with this great promotion that Stampin' Up! just released how can you not think about Valentine's day. So this Valentine's day, give your loved ones a beautiful handmade gift using products from Stampin' Up!

December 17 - January 24, get a FREE package of bitty buttons when you purchase a filled with Love Bundle, including the Filled with Love stamp set and exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack- only available through this special promotion!
Bitty Buttons{ 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, Pg. 186}
Item# 118761 $4.95
If you order the bundle from now until Jan. 24th you will recieve these buttons FREE!

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
12 Sheets Total: {3} 12x12 sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink
Item# 124156 $9.95
*note: If you have the stamp set set from the bundle pack this item is sold separately for a limited time only!

Filled with Love Set {2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, pg.43}
Item# 120839 $ 22.95 {wood} / Item# 121154 $16.95 {clear}

Click here to view promotional flyer and here to start shopping for your Filled with Love Bundle!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas

Happy Tuesday! I know I have been MIA lately from my blog, I've been so busy with holidays, me and my family getting sick, workshops and a mini vacation thrown in the mix somewhere and everything else life decided to throw my way! Are you all ready for Christmas? I have to admit I still have lots to do, I feel like this Christmas just snuck up on me so fast that I didn't even see it coming. Anyone else feel that way? I sure hope I'm not the only one. OK, so onto today's post. This was a card that I made for a swap group I joined. It's only been a couple of months that I have joined but it sure has been fun already. I look forward to seeing what cards I will be getting every month. So I recently purchased the Greeting Card Kids stamp set and I haven't gotten to play with it yet, but let me tell you when I first saw this stamp set in the catalog I thought to myself eh that's a cute stamp set but I can do with out it. I'm sure some of you are thinking is she crazy that set is top on my list. I know, I know I was crazy! I started seeing the cutest cards with set from my local stampin' friends to all over cyber world and then I decided I had to have it, better late than never. This set is not only super cute but it is so much fun to color in. So here is my first card with this stamp set. Drop me a line and let me know what you think. BTW, don't you just love the new SU! fabric?! =D
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Water Color Paper
Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze Markers & Aqua Painter
Accessories: Ovals Die, Candy Cane Christmas Fabric, Candy Cane Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds