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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Special Reason and Stylish Stems

Today’s post uses one of the bundles from the Occasions Catalog which will be retiring on May 31st – so there is still time to get it!

It was a really overcast and dull day and I had it was one of my rare days off from the tax office.  I needed some brightness and sparkle in my day so headed straight for the glimmer paper – you might need some sunglasses for these ones as they have a lot of sparkliness! (its a word…. honest!)

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Card Challenge and new Sale-a-bration goodies!!

Earlier this  month I shared Craft Project Central’s ‘Creating Pretty Cards #68, where one of the designers for February (Monika Davis) designed a card sketch as an inspiration and  challenge for card crafters to create and share their creations (CDC offers prizes for winners 🙂 )

At the time I did not share mine as I was saving it for the launch of some new Sale-a-bration exclusive product, available until March 31st with a $50 product order.

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Sunburst Sayings and Timeless Textures + video~ Stampin’ Up!

Every so often my Stampin’ Up! grandma organizes an event for her team to join in, back in January she organized a card swap using products from the Occasions catalog.

Each person had to design and make a card for each person ~ there were 15 this time, we send them to her she sorts them and sends them back and we all get 15 different cards in return.  This is one of the lovely things about being part of the SU family!.

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Sky is the Limit ~ from Stampin’ Up!

I made this card for my youngest Step-son’s birthday last month, he is all grown up with a wife and babies of his own.  Cards for the guys in our lives do not come to me naturally but with this stamp set ‘ Sky is the Limit’ it certainly made it easier to make.

This is one of the exclusive Sale-a-bration stamp sets, which is available until February 15th, more details on how you can get your hands on this one is at the bottom of the post!

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Party Wishes ~ from Stampin’ Up!

Don’t you just love cup cakes?  I thought it was the best thing ever when it became popular to have cup cakes instead of a big birthday cake and then I went to a wedding where there was cup cakes for the guests and a small cake for the bride and groom to do the ceremonial cut.

So when Stampin’ Up! came out with the Party Wishes stamp set with a itty bitty cup cake and then a punch to cut out that itty bitty cup cake I was doubly thrilled!

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