Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas came and went!!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! It sure comes and goes quicker every year!! So, here is the Christmas card I made this year. I used Dasher - gotta love him! - and the Grateful Greetings set from the Holiday Mini catalog. I also used the Snowflake print window sheets along the bottom from the Holiday Mini Catalog. By the way, the Holiday Mini Catalog is ending on January 4th. And we have some great new stuff coming out after that! One is the punch along the edge of this card - it's a FREEBIE that you can earn in the Sale-A-Bration sale htat starts January 5th! I love the delicacy of the new punch, and it goes with a lot!

Also, I used Bordering Blue, Soft Suede and Kraft cardstocks for the card. I love these colors together. You can't tell from the picture, but I also sprayed the card and Dasher with Shimmer spray. In real life it gives a nice added touch! And, by the way, the Shimmer Paints were so popular that Stampin' Up! is continuimg them through the next Ocassions Mini Catalog period! So you can keep on ordering them - They'll make for some beautiful Shimmery Valentines!!

Hope you are enjoying the holidays, and thanks for stopping by,


Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday a little late!

Well, I did finally get my Christmas card decided on - and I've been working madly on all the steps to factory-line produce and assemble them. I do really love the process of it all - just the hardest part is making the decision that "this is it!" It seems there's always that "maybe I could do... or maybe I should add.." But there always comes that point where you need to just be happy with it. You set it down, come back to it in a bit, and look again - and then "yep, I like it!" Anyway, I'll post it soon...

But I have posted a card I made for my nephew, whose birthday was in November. And, yes, I finally mailed the card a week ago - more than a week late!! You know how these things are NOT a surprise, but somehow they creep up on you and then pass you by?! Anyway, late, but not forgotten!!

So the card is made with a Kraft base, and I used the new Polka dot Impressions folder (available in January!). Then, with the Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Papers I layered Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Kraft and White layers. I used the Good ol' Holiday Blitz set for the present and the Birthday Greetings set. I often go back to this layout for cards because I like the clean look to it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas and a Sneak Peek!

So, here I am still figuring out what my Christmas cards will be this year!!? I put together lots of designs for classes and see a lot of great ideas online, but I always have to make mine a little bit different. So I'm always tweaking things around till the last minute (and past!!). Since I bought some of the new Occasions sets that will be released in January, I was looking online at what others were doing with their sets, and I found a similar idea with the new I {Heart} Hearts set. I liked how the heart was used with love, but then ADDING Christmas to it. Anyway, not sure I'll remake this one for a big bunch, but I do think it's pretty cute.

Here are the details - the holly is from the Christmas Classics set; it's stamped out twice and cut out separately, olive and red. Both of the hearts are from the I {Heart} Hearts set. And, the little one is punched out with one of the new punches! The "Christmas" word comes from the Fundamental Phrases set, and is punched out with the Word Window punch. There are lots of layers, but one of my new favorite things is on the base of the card - it's a new Embossing Folder!! It's called Perfect Polka Dots - and they're perfect alright! Love them!

There are a few more steps and punches, but you could probably figure them out - I think this won't be my Christmas card this year, only because it will be too time-consuming to re-create for bunches of them, but I still like it.

Can't wait to share more details of what's coming in January, but for now I better keep focus on Christmas card completion!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sneak Peek for Friday's Class!

So here's a little Sneak Peek for one of the projects we're making this Friday at Technique Class. It's a little Cocoa Cup (or tea cup, or coffee cup, or whatever kinda cup you want it to be!). I saw a template on the Stampin' Up! website a while back - and realized Nah! Don't want to download, photocopy, trace, cut out and score the pattern. Way too much work for me!! Then, I finally looked a little closer and realized it would be an easy one to create with just a few score lines on the Fiskars cutter! So, here it is... and on Friday you'll be making one (with all the little goodies inside!), and you'll see how easy it is! (Otherwise, I may post the directions later.)

Off to get the other cards ready for Friday.

Hope to see you then~

Happy Stampin'