Deck the Halls

I know it’s a little early for Deck the Halls but I thought after yesterday’s post a Christmas card was ok for today, besides I didn’t want you to forget that you can order the Carols of Christmas stamp set early.  It will be in the Holiday Catalog next month but you get a little sneak peek now so you can start getting ready to make those Christmas cards.  Don’t you love the simplicity of this card — very simple stamping, some great designer paper, a little ribbon and a piece of the Gold Metallic Doily.

Carols of Christmas stamp set, Be Merry designer paper, Gold Metallic DoilyMeasurements:
Tranquil Tide
– 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ — score at 4 1/4″
Black – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Be Merry designer paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Ribbon – 5 1/2″
Black – 2 3/4″ x 3″
Tranquil Tide – 2 5/8″ x 2 7/8″
Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ – stamp Deck the Halls with Cherry Cobbler ink
Gold Metallic Doily – cut doily into 3 pieces

That’s it, pretty sweet and simple and very simple to change out designer paper to make lots more — you can get 12 cards from this print, choose another print and make 12 more cards — gotta love it.


Is it too early for Christmas??

Is it too early for Christmas??  My response is NO.  We do need to start planning our paper crafting projects early, right.  Of course we won’t bypass the other holidays that are right around the corner either.

This past weekend I attended another demonstrator group’s Holiday Catalog event.  This event was for demonstrators only.  My daughter, Katie, went with me — she’s been a demonstrator for 12 years.  She always takes our “selfie” picture when we are stamping together.
Vacation Stamping School, Holiday Catalog
Do I look happy or what (really don’t like my picture taken) but I was really happy to have her with me!!
This event was put on by Meg, Julie, Mary Ellen and Kim (she couldn’t be there with us).  It was of course Holiday Themed so Meg, Julie & Mary Ellen came out wearing ugly Christmas sweaters — so much fun.
Vacation Stamping School, Holiday, Christmas, Ugly SweaterThis is Meg — she even had a blinking light bulb necklace — Love It!!
Vacation Stamping School, Holiday, Christmas, Ugly SweaterIsn’t Julie adorable — I think I owned this vest once.

Vacation Stamping School, Holiday, Christmas, Ugly Sweater

Mary Ellen had multiple “ugly” sweaters — she kept changing all day long — so cute.
She is the queen of selfies and Facebook Live!!

They had a Coffee and Hot Cocoa Bar set up with an adorable sign that I think I have to have/make.
Isn’t it adorable?
Then look  — Mary Ellen baked Christmas cookies and her daughters decorated them.
Vacation Stamping School, Holiday, Christmas
Everyone said they were very yummy!!!

They had a “photo op” spot with a Christmas tree and a basket full of props.
Vacation Stamping School, Holiday, Christmas, Snowman
I couldn’t help myself.
Vacation Stamping School, Holiday, Christmas, Photo Op
We even had a game show.  Katie was picked to be on a team.
Here she is with her team mates.
Everyone had such a great time with this.
Look close at the ornaments on the tree — sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog (so fun).

My customer catalogs are in the mail this week so watch for yours.
If you haven’t ordered from me and would like a catalog, just send me an email and I’ll put one in the mail to you right away.

You are COOL!!!

Sometimes a person can be your inspiration when creating a card.  I was perusing Pinterest and saw a card (I believe by Mary Brown) and I loved the combination of the “c” & “l” wrapped around the sunglasses and I knew that I just had to make my version and my daughter, Katie, was my inspiration.  Katie loves PINK — pink everything — so I started with Melon Mambo cardstock and ink.

I stamped the sunglasses from Pocketful of Sunshine, cut out the letters using the Large Letters Framelits, added some dashes and dots to the letters.  Then I stamped the flowers from Daisy Delight across the top and middle of the bottom.  Don’t you love the large scallop at the bottom — I used the Seasonal Layers thinlit to cut the edge.  Oh, and don’t forget to add Rhinestones to each corner of the glasses.

Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, Seasonal Layer Framelits, Large Letters Framelits

Thick Whisper White
– 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Melon Mambo – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
Black – 3″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
Melon Mambo – 3″ x 5 1/2″ — stamp glasses with Memento — cut out with Pocket Framelits and cut out C & L with Large Letters Framelits — add dashes and dots with Journal Pens