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The Holiday Catalogue is Here!

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Okay, so I hate to make you think of this now, buuuuuut, I’m going to!  Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!!!!!

It’s not so far away anymore!  I know, I know.  You might be the type to think, “ugh, I don’t want to think about that now”, or perhaps “it’s too soon!”.  Fair enough.  However, once you take a look at the items within the new SU! catalogue, you might just change your mind.

I’ve posted a link to the right so you can start perusing right away!

Here are a couple of my favourites from this year’s Holiday Catalogue:

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As far as Stamp Sets go…..there are lots, but here’s just a few of my faves:Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 9.58.19 PM


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And that again, is just a “few” of what’s available!

I know I’m excited!

Happy Crafting!


Workshop – “The Little Things”

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Yesterday, I hosted a workshop that was intended to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.  TV channel was changed to Galaxy’s finest Christmas tunes, fresh baked goodies, and the table was set with all things Christmas!  It turned into a small group but we had fun all the same!

I demonstrated how to create a wine bottle tag for the perfect hostess gift (of which you can see in the background above) but gave away to one of my guests and forgot to snap an up close photo.  doh!  All in all, it was a fun afternoon and in the end created some great Christmas tags!  While I had prepared for 4 tags specifically, we took what supplies we had and did a few more than 4!!  I think we put a great dent in completing some of those “little things” like gift tags!  Big BIG thanks to those that came out!  😉

To make the above, here’s the list of supplies we used:


*Night of Navy Card Stock
*Real Red Card Stock
*Whisper White Card Stock
*Very Vanilla Card Stock
*Old Olive Card Stock
*Delightful Decorations Stamp Set
*Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set
*Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
*Old Olive Ink Pad
*Real Red Ink Pad
*Basic Black Ink Pad
*Dazzling Details
*Decorative Label Punch
*1 3/8″ Circle Punch
*Ornament Punch
*Basic Rhinestones in Red, Green and White
*Generic Festive Ribbon

*As always, anything else you think you’d like to add to it!

Also, just a reminder that there are only a couple of days left for the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza.  It ends on the 28th – that’s WEDNESDAY!!  For the complete list of sale items, please click HERE.

DIY Christmas Card Planning!

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If you’re thinking about doing up your own Christmas Cards this year, now is probably a good time to get yourself organized.  Are you looking to create something sweet and simple?  Or perhaps something a little more ornate and festive?  Either way, hand-designing your own Christmas Cards should be fun!  No stress allowed!

One of my favourite Christmas cards to date that I had the opportunity to make was done at a Workshop with a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Christyne Richardson last month.  We made a total of 10 cards that day ranging from super simple to a little more involved.  Here’s the one I speak of:

Such a simple design and it can totally be customized to fit your tastes.  I know in time I’d like to try this in a series of Blues to give it that much more of a “wintery” feel.  To make the card above, here’s the list of items used:

*Whisper White Card Stock
*Primose Petals Card Stock
*Silver Shimmer Paper
*Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set
*Pink Pirouette Ink Pad
*Primrose Petals Ink Pad
*Basic Rhinestones
*Anything else you think you’d like to add to it!

That said, I should also mention that Stampin’ Up! is having a major Online sale over the next couple of weeks.  It Starts MONDAY!!!  If you are thinking of placing an order anytime soon, hold off until Monday!  And to help you with your Christmas Card planning, check out the full list of deals HERE.  There are 24 hour blitz deals as well within this period so have a look and see if that item you had your eye on is up for discounted grabs!  😉

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Happy Crafting!