Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tastefull Texture Christmas Card

 Every year I make a lot of Christmas cards to send to our friends and family all over the world. Of course I want a variety and I want them to look good, but I can't spend hours on one card. So when I looked through the annual catalog for inspiration I ran by the Tasteful Backgrounds Dies and one of the dies looks just like a poinsettia flower.  
To give the card a little bit more texture I used the Crackle Paint Background stamp. For the sentiment I used one of the banners from the Toile Christmas Bundle. 
 I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and if you are traveling, stay safe!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Extravaganza Sale And A Very Classy Holiday Card

This is the card we made during my workshop today and I also decided this is going to be my Christmas card I will be sending out to Family and Friends. I love the gold embossing on the white. I added a little color by highlighting the door, windows and the tree and framed it with the Seasonal Wreath embossing folder. 
I think altogether a very classy look. 

            I also would like to remind you about the Extravaganza sale which started today and is going until November 22. This is the time to stock up on some paper and inks. You don't want to miss out on this one. Click on the image below which will take you directly to the sale.

These are the eight bundles which are discounted by an additional 5% off the original 10% discount.

And 15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in the color families listed below. 
Thanks for stopping by!  


Monday, November 18, 2019

Pop Up Card

I always wanted to create a 3D pop-up card, so I thought there was no better time than today. Stampin'UP! has all these beautiful stamp bundles which work so well together so it was hard to decide which one to use.  

     This card is a combination between the annual and the holiday catalog and I used four different bundles. I'm just lucky that I'm a demonstrator because I get discounts along with some other perks. If being a demonstrator interests you, just contact me and I can answer your questions!

 It was definitely a labor of love, but it was so much fun putting it together.

 The next problem is to decide who I will gift it too.

Mark your calendars because there's a HUGE sale coming up soon!


Friday, November 15, 2019

Still Scenes Bundle

This bundle is so versatile for so many different projects, and it's hard to decided where to start.  So for my first project I wanted to make a snow globe and I wanted to keep it in white and silver which gives you the illusion of ice and snow. 
And the white and silver worked out perfectly with the color changing tea light. 
I had a lot of fun with this bundle and there may be more!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

First Sewing and Quilting Retread


If you were wondering where I was for a couple of days, I had the opportunity to attend my very first sewing and quilting retreat in a little town called Albion,Idaho. And of course after all that fun I had to rest for a couple of days. So finally today I would like to show you a few pictures from the trip. We got to stay at this beautiful building called Miller Hall which was established in 1901 and used to be a "Normal School" ( a place you became a teacher) back in the days.
I prepared thirty five of these cute little sewing machines and filled them with lotion and a nail file to keep the hands of the ladies nice and smooth. And of course added a candy bar to keep the spirit up.   
This is how thirty five sewing machines looked, packed and ready to go. 

 This paper sewing machine was a family affair, my talented daughter Sarah even came up with a little poem to put into the bottom of it.

 Of course I didn't wanted to go to a sewing retreat without something sewed, so I found this cute little embroidery file and I kept it in the color of a Singer Featherweight which were used by a lot of women at the retreat.

 It was like Christmas in November we received a goody bag filled to the rim with all kinds of sewing goodies. And our roommates were more than generous as well with pillow gifts.

But by far the best gift I received was from my very best friend Bonnie Carington. She made a remembrance quilt which features the front side of the Miller Hall, the building we stayed in, so we always remember this fun event. Check out the first picture. Isn't this awesome? She had no pattern, only a picture.

And besides socializing, making new friends and working on our own projects we were able to make all these cute projects as well. 
I had so much fun during these three days, and I'm hoping I get to go soon again. 

We will be going back to paper crafting soon!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Christmas Time Is Here!


We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the "Christmastime Is Here" Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season. 

Click HERE for more information.
Look at these gorgeous samples, aren't they just stunning! 
 Without much effort you can make these gorgeous cards in no time.
Also the new paper trimmer has been released!
 This paper trimmer is lightweight, portable and the lines make it so easy to read.
You will find the ordering information right HERE
 Thanks for checking in!