Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Digital Downloads!

Stampin' Up! is offering free digital downloads!  You can access the free downloads from after completing a quick survey. Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners. The downloads can be added to another program too on your computer if you don't have the My Digital Studio program yet. Be sure to check it out!
I must have jinxed us on the snow comment. I opened the curtains this morning and looked out and it's SNOWING! How's that to put me in the Christmas mood? So pretty looking out, but I'm sure glad I don't have to get out in it today! Brrrr! Faith so wants to go out and play, so we'll probably do that if it's not all melted when she gets up from her nap. I didn't bring too many warm clothes with me from SD. They're still all packed away in the boxes to move once the house is sold. I was hoping I wouldn't need them for a while here! HA! HA! Guess we all know I was wrong on that one!
Here's the second card that we will be making tomorrow for the Christmas card class. I love the message of it and the simplicity! After all, isn't that how Christ came...a little baby? Love it!
The color is the Concord Crush and I again used the Shimmery White paper to give it some sparkle. The wisemen image is embossed with white embossing powder, then sponged with the Concord Crush. So pretty in real life! The jewel adds just a little sparkle to the star.
Ingredients: Stamps: Come to Bethlehem, The Sounding Joy
Paper: Shimmery White, Concord Crush
Ink: Concord Crush, VersaMark
Accessories:White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Jewels, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Top Note Die, Snail adhesive, dimensionals
I added just a strip of the Concord Crush to the inside that I embossed and stamped the verse from the Come to Bethlehem set. A simple and easy card to duplicate for that long Christmas card list.
Enjoy your day...playing in the snow and stamping. Who could ask for more?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More Christmas Cards!

I've finished 15 more Christmas cards in the last couple of days. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I feel pretty accomplished when you do it between playing with kids! I'm also cutting extras of each for the card class this weekend. No more snow here yet to put me in the Christmas mood, but I'll put on some Christmas music instead!
I found a sample of this first card on our demonstrator web site that Micki Daniel, a demonstrator from OH shared with us. I love the Christmas Lodge stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. It reminds me so much of the Alpine Inn in Hill City, SD where we moved from. They have the best steaks and desserts! Oh, it makes me homesick and hungry!
I added Dazzling Diamonds to the snow and used the shimmery white paper so it has a lot of  dazzle in real life! You can see it better in this picture of the inside, but the color is a little darker to bring it out. I just couldn't get a really good shot of it.
Don't you think it looks like the Alpine Inn? Lots of memories of nights like this spent in Hill City and the Black Hills with the moonlight sparkling off the snow!
Ingredients: Christmas Lodge Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Merry Christmas from Come to Bethlehem
Paper: Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso on the inside
Accessories: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch, Pearls, 3" Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, 1" Circle Punch, Top Note Die,
Always Artichoke Marker, Snail adhesive, Dimensionals, Two Way Glue, Sticky Notes

The moon and the lodge were masked and the Night of Navy sponged around the sky to make it look like night. The 2 Way Glue makes it easy to add the sparkle just where you want it. I'll sparkle for weeks now!
Hope you're having some stamping time and getting ready for the holidays that are fast approaching. It's already Nov.! Wow! I don't know where the year has gone! So many blessings to count!
I'll have another card to share with you tomorrow. Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hostess Special

What a crazy week this has been with Trick or Treats on Monday night and shopping in Salt Lake over the weekend! I haven't had much time to stamp yet this week, but hopefully that will change today as we get back to "normal" around here!
I'll be doing a Christmas card class this weekend with 3 easy to duplicate Christmas cards. Don't wait till the last minute to get those cards done! Join us 9:00 am to Noon on Sat, Nov. 5th. Cost of the class is $5.00 or free with an order of $25.00 or more. RSVP to me at Bring a friend to share in the fun!  
Other classes coming up are a scrap booking class on Sat, Nov19th. Scrap booking gift ideas for the holidays. Easy and fun to keep the stress out of the holidays! Light lunch will be provided for those that would like to stay and scrap with us after the class. Bring your supplies to work on your pages until 3:00 PM.
On Dec 3rd, wrap it all up with a class making gift tags, tissue wrap and ideas for making the outside of your gift as special as the inside. We'll make gift card holders that day too for those people that are hard to shop for. Each class is held from 9:00AM to Noon and the cost is $5.00 or free with an order of $25.00 or more. Space is limited, so sign up early. You won't want to miss any of them!

Check out the Hostess Special!! Just in time for the holidays, Stampin' Up! is adding an extra $35.00 to your hostess credit when your workshop totals $350.00 or more! Oh what fun it is to shop!  Call me today to book a time in your home with your friends! Click on the button on the side to learn more!