DATES TO REMEMBER

  • January 2: Last Day of Holiday Catalog
  • January 3: Sale-A-Bration Starts!
  • January 12: Sale-A-Bration Open House, 2-4 or 5:30-7:30
  • January 20: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Sunday, December 31, 2017

USE IT UP: Candy Cane Lane Hug In A Mug

Here's a fun card I made with one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog, Hug In A Mug. Sadly, it's not on the carryover list and will be retired.



Also uses retired Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper from the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

Colors: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White

Friday, December 29, 2017

USE IT UP: Balloon Adventures Balloon Celebration Birthday Banners Washi Strips

More Birthday balloons, but this time with full strips of washi tape.




Retired Stamp Set: Balloon Adventures

Retired Accessories: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper, Cherry On Top Washi Tape



Thursday, December 28, 2017

USE IT UP: Better Together Endless Birthday Wishes Torn Washi Tape

Same layout as yesterday's cards with the torn Washi Tape, but instead of balloons, these have a birthday cake and party hats.



Retired Stamp Set: Endless Birthday Wishes

Retired Accessories: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper, It's My Party Washi Tape



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Colors: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron (retired In Color), Whisper White

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

USE IT UP: Balloon Adventures Endless Birthday Wishes Torn Washi Tape

I made LOTS of birthday cards with the partially started cards I found while cleaning recently. They use retired 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.


Cucumber Crush


Mint Macaron


Tip Top Taupe


Watermelon Wonder

Retired Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures, Endless Birthday Wishes

Retired Accessories: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper, Cherry On Top Washi Tape, It's My Party Washi Tape, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits (on the Clearance Rack!)



Additional Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

USE IT UP: Endless Wishes Birthday Card Set

I did some cleaning in my craft room/office recently and found this set of cards and a bunch that I had started but never finished. This was a class that Stampin' Up! designed, but I ended up just using two of the cards for the May 2016 Stamp-A-Stack. You can read about them HERE


The stamp set, punches, embossing folder, envelope paper, and washi tape are now retired, as are all of the In Colors that were used. But it's an easy layout that can be used with current products and for any occasion. 

Retired Stamp set: Endless Birthday Wishes

Retired Accessories: Party Punch Pack, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper, Cherry On Top Washi Tape

Current Accessories: 2" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Dimensionals

Retired Colors: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Current Colors: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White

I'll be sharing what I did with the unfinished cards starting tomorrow. Come back and check them out!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Stamp Share Darla's Clothespin Nativity Ornament

Another ornament by Darla for the Ornament Exchange at our December Stamp Share. Old fashioned clothespins to represent Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus.


I hope you're ready for Christmas! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stamp Share Darla's NOEL Block Ornament

Since I forgot to take pictures of the ornaments Darla made for the exchange, I had to wait for Sandy to post them to our group on Facebook. This is the ornament Darla said was from me.


The little blocks are from a local craft store and are about 1". Darla cut squares of patterned paper and attached them and letters to the blocks with Mod Podge. She said she had her husband drill the holes in the top block for the ring.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Gifts For Our Mail Man & UPS Guy

While perusing Pinterest last weekend, I found the cutest idea for Mail Carriers and UPS Drivers. Everyone loves Oreos, so with these tags they make the perfect little gift!


For our Mail Man



For our UPS guy


Thank you to all the people helping deliver our mail and packages! 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Season Like Christmas Merry Music

This is one of the designs for our Christmas cards this year. I made lots, and used different color Enamel Shapes for the stars. 


Here's how I did the layer for the greeting:



Colors: Garden Green, Pool Party (the snow at the base of the tree), Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Friday, December 15, 2017

Stamp Share Ornament Exchange

In addition to the games we played at the December Stamp Share, we also did an ornament exchange. I forgot to take pictures of the ornaments Darla made for herself and me (she's so nice!) to exchange, but Sandy took some and will share them to our Facebook group soon. I'll share them here as soon as I can. Here is the ornament I received, which everyone said is perfect for me since I have a NO GLITTER rule at the Building!



Isn't that cute? Those are little jingle bells in between the letters! This will stay at the Building, and is the only glitter allowed! 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Party Panda Birthday

Betty had a Make & Take us for at the December Stamp Share, but we had so much fun playing games it got late and we didn't have time to make it. So instead it became a Take & Make to work on at home. I did mine the next day so I wouldn't forget! Isn't this little panda cute? He's from a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that will be available FREE with a $50 order starting January 3rd!


Sorry for my finger, but the card didn't want to stay closed for the picture!


This is how it opens


This is Betty's original card. The Designer Series Paper is in the Occasions Catalog, which also starts January 3rd.

Stamp Set: Party Pandas (Sale-A-Bration)

Accessories: Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper (Occasions Catalog)

Colors: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White