Sunday, December 28, 2008

NMBS Challenge 26

Good Sunday Morning everyone. I have been stamping my Christmas thank you cards and getting them ready to mail. This card is for the NMBS challenge which I host each Sunday on the NMBS group blog here.
This week's challenge is to make a Thank You card using a Monogram on your card.

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Together Forever, Lovely Letters Alphabet
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Holiday Treasures DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Access: Old Olive Twill, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Gift from Melissa Davies

I love getting mail and today was the best.
I received the most awesome hand-stamped gift today in the mail from my best friend (and also one of my downline) Melissa Davies. She sent me a desk calendar that she made using the Season of Friendship Stamp Set. When the first 6 months are over, you untie the ribbon and flip it, re-thread the ribbon and the next 6 months are visible. Way cute, I love it. She is so talented and comes up with some of the cutest ideas. Thank you so much Melissa.
January - March

April - June

July -September

October - December

Gift Tag she made for the package

Christmas Card from Melissa and her family. Yes, that is hand stitching around the snowman. Pale Plum cardstock is the back and left side fold-over and it attaches to acetate which is stamped with snowflakes and then layered with Baja Breeze stitched snowman. Isn't this so cute?

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Here is the Christmas card I designed for our family to send this year.

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, White Craft
Access: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive 1/4" twill ribbon, Rhinestone brads, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: Scallop edge punch, 1/16" Hole Punch

I included a letter summarizing our year and a photo of our kids and our dog taken in the desert near our home.

The finished size of the card is 4-1/2" x 6-1/4"

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It's Christmas Eve and

I am totally loving today. I am so happy to have both of the kids home tonight so they can help with the cookie baking!! I went out for an early dinner with my daughter and my best friend Vicki. We enjoyed a great dinner and then came back home where we all pitched in and finished the baking and wrapping presents. My son arrived home around 8 pm and was ready to help. I kept telling the kids how happy it made me to have them both home. My husband got home from work at 10 pm and then we all sat and watched a movie and then played Wii Bowling.

I decided that today I would post some of the pictures from around our home which is decorated for Christmas.
The first picture is of our main tree in the living room, it is decorated with various ornaments that we have collected, some were gifts, and some are even 25 years old. Each ornament has a story or a reason it is on our tree.

The tree below is our snowman tree in the family room. All of the ornaments on this tree are snowmen, or snow-themed. I love snowmen and this tree is so much fun.

Two shelves decorated with snowmen in my kitchen.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this peek into my home decorated for Christmas.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Downline Group Christmas Party

I am trying to catch up on posting all my fun events from the Christmas season. I had to finish all the shopping, cleaning, and wrapping before I could devote time to posting on my blog. I still have some baking to do, but that will be later today.

We had our Sassy Stampin' Sisters Christmas Dinner Party and Gift Exchange on Dec. 11th. We gathered for a fun evening at the home of Jean Stayton. She had a make & take project prepared for us, these adorable snowmen candy wrappers which you can see in this post. Everyone brought a dish to share. We had a wonderful evening. Here is a picture of everyone that attended.

Back Row: Vicki, Anita, Michele, Grace, Jean, Barbara, Pam B.
Front Row: Pam H, Cheri, Diane, Chat, Susan, Tammy
and Heidi is taking the photo.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Three Additional Season's

For the members of my direct downline, I made these additional three season displays for their plates (see post below) as an added gift from me. I loved how they turned out, and I think they liked them as well.

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Georgia Peach DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose
Access: So Saffron Brads, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: 1/16" Hole Punch, Designer Label Punch

Stamps: Celebrate Everything, To You & Yours, Starring You
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Real Red Classic
Access: Star Eyelets, Real Red Grosgrain Striped Ribbon
Tools: Star & Large Star Punch, Crop-A-Dile

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Happiness Always
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Autumn Vine DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red
Access: EE Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensional Adhesive, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Snips

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Christmas Giftables

I have been waiting for so long to share this with all of my blogger friends. We had our group Christmas party on Dec. 11th and we all made giftables to exchange. I still had to deliver a few of my gifts after that. Well today, I finally made all my deliveries. So I can now show you what I made to exchange with the group. I made two different color themes due to the amount of DSP I needed.

Stamps: Two Cool Dudes, Best Wishes & More, Punches Three
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP, Real Red DSP Prints, Basic Black
Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red, White Craft
Access: Black & Punpkin Pie Markers, Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Dimensional Adhesive, Velcro, Clear Glass Dinner Plate, Decorative Plate Stand
Tools: Wide Oval Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch

Stamps: Two Cool Dudes, Best Wishes & More, Punches Three
Paper: Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Frosty Day DSP, Basic Black
Ink: Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango White Craft
Access: Black & Pumpkin Pie Markers, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, Dimensional Adhesive, Velcro, Clear Glass Dinner Plate, Decorative Plate Stand
Tools: Wide Oval Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch

I got the idea for these from Carrie Cudney (she is one of the awesome staff members at Stampin' Up!) while I was attending the Stampin' Up! Convention this past summer.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowmen a Plenty

We made these for our make & take at our Christmas Party last week. Jean shared this idea that she CASEd from someone on SCS. I loved them so much that I used the design as inspiration. My daughter said that the snowman I made at the party looked very I remade the design and made a happier version with a medallion on the hat with a sentiment.

Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Frosty Day DSP (nose)
Ink: Real Red
Access: White Gel Pen, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Kit Kat Candy Bars
Tools: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch

Here is a picture of many happy snowmen ready to give. I made these to give to the people I work with and some special friends at the dance studio where I work on Monday nights. I covered Kit Kat Candy bars, they came in packs of 6, so I made a total of 18. Wow, I love the way they turned out. I hope they will enjoy this sweet little treat.

If you are curious about what Jean's snowman looks like take a look here. She said it was CASEd from someone on SCS, but I am not sure who to give credit for the original design.

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Have a creative day.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stamp A Stack Card Making Class

I have had many requests for another day of stamping. I have planned the following card making class and will offering two different times on the same day so more people can attend. Feel free to invite a friend to come with you. Space is limited so RSVP early to save your seat.
Email me at:

You will make a total of 12 cards with matching envelopes, 3 each of 4 designs. When you leave the class your cards will be ready to address and mail.

Stamp-A-Stack of Christmas Cards Fee: $25.00
Wednesday, Dec. 10th
10 am - Noon or 6:30pm to 8:30pm
At my home in Phoenix, AZ (directions will be given in a reply email once you RSVP)

I look forward to hearing from you.
If you are out of town, please contact me for more details about getting the card kit in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day.