Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Cuties. . . .

I made this card using the stamp set found on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog called Christmas Cuties.  

I LOVE this set.  There are four images - an elf, an angel, snowsuit boy, and snowflakes and three greetings. 

I went against the grain and tried a nontraditional color combination..... I like it.  The snowflake punch is a Fiskars punch. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Reason for the Season . . . .

Here are a couple of cards I made using Reason For The Season stamp set found on page 31 of the Holiday Catalog. 

I LOVE how these turned out.  

The first one I stamped in Archival Black ink and then colored the images with markers:

 And the second one  I also stamped in Archival Black ink but only colored the leaves and the flower centers.  Then I grabbed my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush ( coming in January in the Occasions catalog) and painted the flower petals with the clear glitter.  

This card is GORGEOUS but so very hard to photograph! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Big News Today From Stampin' Up!- 2 Announcements!

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 139673) has been so popular that we are going to do something that we don't normally do: we've decided to bring it back in the 2016 annual catalogue!   While bringing an item out of retirement is not something we generally do, we just couldn't ignore the fact that this folder is a wildly popular item that customers want.

The  Year End Sale is Coming!
We will have more products on Clearance for our Year End Sale Dec 10-Jan4.  While supplies last we are offering discounts up to 60% on select products… check the Clearance Rack  on December 10 th.

Gift Card Holders. . .

Every year around the holidays it is nice to have gift cards and gift card holders at the ready as a special thank you to those people in your life that you appreciate and want to recognize at the holiday season.

These can put an instant smile on the face of the paperboy, grocery clerk, hairdresser, teacher, barber, gym staff, cleaning staff, co-worker etc.  

Just tuck a little gift card from Timmies, Starbucks, Subway or anywhere......the smiles will shine as bright as the glittery belly bands that hold these gift cards together!

I made these with the Lots of Labels Framelits found on page 173 of the Annual Catalog and some retired DSP.  The stamp set is Your Presents found on page 32 of the Holiday Catalog.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Joyful Season . . .

This card reminds me of my brother in law.  He lives in Maryland and we rarely get to see each other....but he loves cardinals.  This one is for you Robert: 

 Stamp set:  Joyful Season- 2 step stamp - page 29

Monday, December 7, 2015

Retro Rewind....Christmas cards!

Here are a couple more Christmas cards I made....using retired stamps.  

I am sorry but there are some stamp sets that I just cannot part with, they will remain in my collection forever because they stir up fond memories in me.  

Take this one for instance....a very simple card....but reminds me of my childhood, building snowmen with my siblings and friends in Saint John, NB. 

And this one.....a quick and simple, yet elegant card: