Winter Woods Christmas

After a beautiful sunny weekend it has turned chilly here in North Texas – we just woke up to 31F this morning.  But we are in December so we cannot complain, Christmas is just around the corner and a little cold weather always makes it seem a bit more ‘Christmassy’ as does putting up the Christmas decorations.  My husband, Brian and I spent one of our sunny days putting the lights up on the outside of the house so that along with the colder weather is really making things Merry and Bright.

Which is the theme of my card today using the Winter Woods Stamp Set along with the coordinating die set In the Woods Framelit Dies, this was one of the projects we made at a recent get-together  with my Stampin’ Mum and Sisters.

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Lovely as a Tree meets Dashing Deer

I cannot let this Christmas season go by without an appearance of the perennial favorite Lovely as a Tree Stamp set.  I have been associated with Stampin’ UP! since 2006 and this stamp set was available back then.  I heard a rumour that it was either designed or the brain child of Shelli Gardner’s sister, Vonna, both of whom co-founded the company back in 1988 ( we have spent the last year celebrating the 30 year anniversary) and that because of this it will never retire – who knows the truth of it but it is a lovely story 🙂

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Christmas Packaging ~Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop again, we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Christmas Packaging! 

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I just wanted to reach out to all my lovely readers to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving – although both my husband and I are from the UK we have both embraced the annual tradition here in the US of looking inwardly and being thankful for the things in your life.

I am grateful for health, family and friends, both those who I know personally and those I who I know virtually – thank you for following me and choosing me to shop for your Stampin’ UP! products.

Today I am sharing another card using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique – this time using the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set…………….. enjoy!

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Snow is Glistening ~ Shimmer Paint Resist Technique Video Tutorial

My word – we are two-thirds of the way thru November already! that means we only have another 10 days to buy from the wonderful Snowflake Showcase Suite.  Over the last couple of weeks  I have been sharing cards I have made with these goodies and today I have another couple of cards using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique with a video tutorial!

The Snowflake Showcase Suite is available until November 30th (or while stocks last) you can see all the items if you click here

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Snow is Glistening with Blackberry Bliss

The weather in North Texas has become very cold it was 25F (-4C) last night –  even though we have not had any snow,  my card today is just perfect for the conditions  using the beautiful Snow is Glistening Stamp Set. 

This set is only available until November 30th 2018 – so if you want to recreate the cards I am sharing this month you will need to get your order in fast (see below for the link to my on-line store)

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Snow is Glistening – Joy and Coastal Cabana

IF you have been following my Facebook page you will know that Stampin’ UP! have a special suite of products that are just available for the month of November ………..or until stocks last – that dreaded statement – which is basically telling us not to prevaricate!

I will be sharing a number of cards over the next few weeks using some of the products from the Snowflake Showcase suite – starting today with the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set  and the White Velvet Paper.

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Soft Sea Foam Christmas

I know there  is still some time before the Christmas holidays, but that time flies by so fast ~ who else can’t believe it is mid-October already?

So a little planning ahead is in order and today’s card is one I really love, using one of my new favorite colors, Soft Sea Foam paired with Mossy Meadow ~ not traditional Christmas colors I hear you say,  but  I do like to use contemporary ones.

Although I used a the greeting from the Star of Light stamp set the other features of the card are from  the Sprig Punch and embossing with the Blizzard Thinlets Die.,,,, yep – embossing with a die – who knew you could do that?

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2018 Holiday Catalog – Joyous Noel Suite

We are just coming up to the end of the first month for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I am not sure if you are ready to start your Christmas cards just yet but the Joyous Noel Suite on pages 28 and 29 is a really good place to start.  A lovely stamp set, decorative paper, embellishments, glimmer paper and the cute Sprig Punch.

Today’s card uses 4 of these new goodies in traditional Christmas/Holiday colors and a slightly ‘untraditional’ fold.

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MERRY Christmas ~ Pennants

At the beginning of December I shared the PEACE Pennants project I designed for Craft Project Central, I really enjoyed creating this 3D piece of home decor and decided to create a slightly more specific one for Christmas.

MERRY means ‘Cheerful and Lively’ and perfect for the 5 wood blocks I had and for my Christmas Day post.

I would like to wish everyone who has followed me, liked and shared my posts and shopped for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me during 2017.  I hope you will continue to support me in my small business in 2018 and if there is anything you would like me to feature please leave a comment below 🙂 Continue reading