Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Cards

I've been blog-hopping a lot lately.  You know what I mean... you sit in front of your computer, gazing at all types of creative, informative, funny etc, blogs... You jump from one and it links you to another, until you get completely lost and not quite sure what, where, or why you started to begin with.  I love it.  I don't get a chance to blog-hop often.  Life seems to be a distraction... One thing I have noticed tho, is how far behind I am in my own blogging... personal and professional... EEKS!  SO, I guess I need to to get busy, and show you some of my Christmas Card designs. 

So here we go...
This first set of 4 were for my Annual Christmas Card class that I held a few weeks ago.  Being, I think, fairly new to Stampin' Up!, this was my 2nd Christmas Card class.  I really look forward to doing it... and I have some amazing customers who do also...!  My "girls" really are the best!

My customers all set on their holiday cards... Me? Not so much.  So inbetween my kids holiday parties, and school concerts, I have done a few others... that weren't anywhere close to my Christmas Card Class...

I love ornaments... and adore the Ornament Punch. and the amazing stamps  that coordinate with it!

Don'tcha just love the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper.  I do!  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla... classic!

Ahhh, Cute Christmas. stamp set and Designer paper.  One of my customers, ordered the stamp set and asked if I could coordinate something into my Christmas Card Class.  I didn't have the stamp set, so she let me borrow it.  SO CUTE!

This one is my favorite.  Comtempo Christmas... and the Jolly Holiday paper... And of course I had to use my FAVORITE Embossing Folder  for my Big Shot - Square Lattice.  The catalog just doesn't do it justice in how amazing it turns out!!

This one was NOT in my Christmas Card class (just the first 4) I found an app for my ipod... (yes... there is an app for that) that showed me how to do an origami Christmas Tree.  Super easy, and SO fun... Kinda Bulky, so I might hand deliver this one, instead of mail.  I loved it.

So I know... 2 pics of the same card.  This one shows the truer colors of the Whisper White and the Marina Mist, but you just can't see the glitter...

So, this one... you see the glitter (OOO - Sparkly!) but the colors are off.  *SIGH*  I just can't win!!

With all the hustle and bustle of holidays, I hope you take time to enjoy the Season, enjoy your family, traditions. 

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


November and December are packed with birthdays in mine and my hubby's families.

On November 24, my niece turned 18... not sure how that happened. Wasn't she 2 just yesterday? *sigh* She is a senior in high school and due to some crazy job circumstances,  mixed with her being a good kid, she lives in Idaho, with an aunt and uncle, while her mom (my sister) and dad and siblings moved here, to Arizona.  I was an exchange student when I was 16, so I know a lot of what she is going through being away from her immediate family.

November 26 holds 2 birthdays... One for my nephew, who turned 16. And the other for my adorable sister-in-law, Laura (who just happens to be my Stampin' Upline)  This next one was for my nephew...

And this next card was for Laura.  Her adorable hubby (my hubby's little brother) sent out an email to EVERYONE in Laura's contact list, reminding them of her birthday, and her love of cards.  He asked to please remember to send  them, and even sent a reminder email on the day to send them, so they would ALL arrive ON her birthday.  She received 100+ cards!  So fun!  Here is the card I sent.  I cased the idea from my good friend Martha - who is on my team.  (She's got some great ideas)

December has a TON of birthdays too (2 nieces, Mother and father-in-law, that super sneaky Brother- in-law I mentioned above... and I'm already behind on sending the cards (missed getting 2 out on time! - ugh) I guess I better get off the computer and get stampin'!