2017 Holiday Catalog · Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

25354005_1556110214475962_4463521625964817925_nI’ve made it all the way to Christmas break!  I must admit – I really need it.  I’ve had this box sitting around for the last two weeks – and I have been dying to get in to it!

Part of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being able to pre-order items from the any upcoming catalog.  The 2018 Ocassions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs start on January 3rd.  If you haven’t requested your copy – drop me a quick not and I’ll get you one right away!

I made a few little gift card holders for some folks at work wishing them Christmas blessings for the new year.  These gift cards holders really are a quick and easy make.  Just a few simple cuts of paper and a few score marks and you’ve got yourself a gift card holder.



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The Best Wine

Who would have thought using the same stamp set twice!  I mentioned on my last post that I had a little technique to share with you using this set – making the glass look half full (get it?  the name of the stamp set – half full).

RedWine1It’s so easy to do!  You want to use your fine tip glue pen and “color” in the image you want to shine.  Set it aside for about 30 minutes or so to dry!  It’s a pretty neat effect that is hard to see in the picture.  I also used shimmer paper on the wine bottle that I fussy cut.  I used our new blends to color in the images.



2017 Holiday Catalog · Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018

We Improve With Age

I’ve had this set sitting on the shelf for quite awhile.  I’m not really a wine drinker – I got it because I loved one image – “Merry Christmas”.  It was fun to sit down and use a set that I really wasn’t sure about.  I’ve got some other ideas brewing in my head – wait that’s coffee – I’ve got some other ideas fermenting in my head and a few techniques that I want to share with you using this set.


2017 Holiday Catalog · Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018

Every Good Wish


Today is the day – the start of Online Extravaganza!  Today (Monday, November 20th) Every Good Wish happens to be on sale for 20% off!  I love the water color look of this set.  One of the fun techniques in this card is the embossing paste.  Its just the perfect little touch.

Use hostess code X4JV6JV7 to receive a special little gift from me!

Merry Christmas


2017 Holiday Catalog · Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018

Beachy Christmas

A few weeks ago, we were in Walla Walla with my daughter.  Part of her duties are to make an official visit to each chapter in the state.  I was so happy to learn that my friend Bree was having a stamp class while we were in town!  I was able to go to class and stamp.  It was so refreshing to spend some time stamping while away for the weekend.

We used the new Stampin’ Blends to color in the images on the Beachy Christmas set.  I love how fun this set is.  Yes, it is in our Holiday catalog and displayed in the Christmas section – but honestly – I don’t think is set is strickly for Christmas!  I have “Christmas” lights up year round on my porch and motor home (okay so I do change the color out whenever I want).

Just want to throw this out there too about our Stampin’ Blends.  I was a skeptic too about the new markers.  I remember the old ones and some of the manufacturing issues we had.  Let me tell you, I love, love, love these new Blends.  I can’t seem to find a single flaw – and trust me – I’m looking.

beachy christmas

2017 Holiday Catalog

Painted Harvest

I work at a Middle School.  Our building secretary is having surgery today.  She is the heart of our school – literally.  She has been there since I was a student there.  Many members of the staff chipped in to put together a little recovery gift basket for her.


When I was asked to make the card for her basket I knew the perfect set to use.  Painted Harvest was the perfect set for this basket.  I have to admit the first time I used Painted Harvest, I was not fan.  I wasn’t sure how to use it right.  I felt like I could not get the right color combinations down.  Now, that I have had a chance to play with it – I LOVE IT!