Best Day Ever

The title to this post is Best Day Ever — for me this was more of a Best Weekend Ever.  I spent this weekend with my side of our family celebrating Christmas together.  This was the first time is about 8 years that our whole family were together to celebrate.  There are 28 of us now — my daughter and her family lived in Las Vegas and then Alaska so they haven't been home for Christmas for many years (they moved back "home" this summer — YAY).  One of my brothers and his family moved to Las Vegas this summer but they flew home for Christmas.  My parent's home was filled with people but it was great.  We got to see cousins play together and give each other hugs good bye as each family left.  I wish we could all be together for all events but I soaked it all up for now.

Today's card was made by my sister,Tina, who most of you know is my Stampin' Up! upline.  Tina's daughter graduated from college a couple of weeks ago and she made this for her graduation card.  Nicole always says "this was the BEST DAY EVER" so Tina thought this new Sale-a-Bration stamp set would make the perfect card for Nicole.

Best Day Ever
Tina used many Sale-a-Bration items on this card — the Best Day Ever stamp set, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack which contains three colors of ribbon — Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.  I am loving this color combinations

These products are just a small sample of the incredible items available during Sale-a-bration, where you can earn a sale-a-bration item for every $50 in product you purchase.

Tags for All

I love this new stamp set — Tags For All — that will be in the Occasions Catalog which starts on January 6th. This card was made by a team member, Robin.Image
The base of the card is Whisper White with a layer of Soft Sky which is embossed with the large dot embossing folder. The tag and the duck are stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored with So Saffron and Soft Sky markers, then punched out with the coordinating punch and added to the front of the card. I'll start playing with all my new goodies this next week.

Merry Christmas from Olaf

So far what a great Christmas — we have two down and two to get yet.
I have taken a few days off from stamping to finish up other crafty Christmas projects. I'll be back with some projects made with brand new products from the Occasions Catalog but in the meantime check out the adorable Christmas ornament that my husband carved me this year.
Tony started years ago hand carving wood ornaments for his godson Nicholas. Then when each of our grandchildren were born he added to the carvings required each year. He has surprised me with an ornament a couple of years. He tries to fit the ornament to what each person is "into" that year. Since I've made several Olaf papercraft items this year he decided to add Olaf to my Christmas Ornament this year.
I LOVE it — what do you think of his talent.