Hello Stamping Friends!

Well, it is that time of year for Christmas cards & projects, isn't it?!  I hope  you all enjoyed the Wacky Watercooler Year End Blog Hop – thanks so much for stopping by and having a look – and the wonderful comments 🙂  I just love receiving comments; they make my day!  They also make me feel that yes, there are people out there who do stop to read and look at what I'm up to.  I hope you enjoyed the creative projects posted by the wonderfully talented demonstrators from around the globe, and got some ideas for your own holiday projects.

Yesterday I had a table at a local craft fair, which went well.  I always enjoy seeing what everyone else has created – there's so much talent in the world; painting, knitting, sewing, glass making – gosh, it's wonderful!  I still have another craft fair coming up in early December, which is a 2 day affair, so I have to replenish some of my stock,and make some new projects that I wanted to do, but ran out of time.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share some cards that I did have ready.

Aren't these cute?  They were so quick to pull together!  And to think I almost didn't make them – you see, the focal point on both of them is from the Seasons of Style Designer Journaling Tags (#132808 $5.95 Holiday Catalogue), which I almost passed up, thinking "well, I don't 'do' journaling"!  Then I happened to see on our demonstrator only website that another demo had taken some of the tags and made cards from them – well, how brilliant was that?!  One of the main things I love about Stampin' Up! is how they always make coordinating products – this tag set coordinates perfectly with the Sesaons of Style Designer Series Paper Stack (#132181 $8.50) – and of course there's the Cherry Cobbler ribbon to 'wrap it up'! (bad pun – sorry!)

These next cards took a bit more work, but not too much.  I just love using the Sponge Daubers to create soft backgrounds, and the snowfall is actually from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (#130517 $21.95 cm/#130514 $30.95 wm).  How's that for a versatile set?

I used the Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731 $9.25) for the snowfall, and added snow on the trees (from Lovely as a Tree, of course!) using the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021 $5.25). The sentiments are both from the More Merry Messages stamp set that was carried over from last year – yay! – it's not in the catalogue, but you can order it online (or through me) (#126402 $30.95cm/#126400 $40.95wm).

I hope you liked seeing these cards; I am behind on taking pictures of my projects, but I'll do my best to get caught up!  Along with re-stocking for the next craft fair, I'm prepping for 2 days of Christmas Stamp a Stack this weekend 🙂  I'm looking forward to seeing my wonderful group of ladies, and a couple of new friends!

Remember to check back tomorrow for the Weekly Deals, and again on Wednesday to see what's on sale for the annual Holiday Sale!!

Until tomorrow – happy stamping!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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