Christmas, Seasonal - Winter

A Bag Full of Swag

One of the fun perks of being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and going to conventions is all the free swag that you come home with.  When I registered, I got this box - It’s a beautiful box...but what was inside was even better! The box contained a reversable canvas bag (and we needed this each… Continue reading A Bag Full of Swag

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter

A Wish for Snow….

I currently live in Virginia..,not in the mountains in the southwestern part of the state, but close to the coast...just a few miles from the beach, so we don't get much snow. I'm one of the few who actually WANT it to snow, but sadly it just doesn't happen much here. So I live out… Continue reading A Wish for Snow….

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

A Pile of Presents

Make sure you read all the way to the bottom!  Stampin’ Up! has a special present for you! Everybody loves presents!  From the gift wrapping, to the bows, to the frantic tearing off of paper, to the finally opening of the box and the ooohhs and aahhh of discovering what is inside.  Birthday or Christmas,… Continue reading A Pile of Presents

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly

For many years I sang with a caroling group called The Joyful Tidings Caroling Company. We dressed in period costumes and sang Christmas songs for events and parties.  It was a great time and I loved it because 1.) I love to sing and 2.) Christmas carols make everyone smile.  One of my favorite Christmas… Continue reading It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly

Christmas, General Cards, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Simplicity At It’s Best

The big trend these days seems to be simplifying your lives.  Getting rid of the excess and clutter in your home, office....wherever you may be.  Card making can be the same way! I’ve never been a big fan of cards that have lots of “stuff” — like layers upon layers of foo-foo and lace and… Continue reading Simplicity At It’s Best

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter

Every Card is Different

HInt: Make sure you read all the way to the bottom for a special event & offer! Last week I posted about Channeling My Christmas Spirit.  I did that with a few friends who came to my first Countdown to Christmas event last Friday.  I was a bit nervous because I’ve never had a group make… Continue reading Every Card is Different

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter

Channeling my Christmas Spirit

I didn’t have my usual Wednesday post yesterday because I’ve been busy preparing for my first Countdown to Christmas stamping event on Friday Night.  Because one of the products that I wanted to use (the Timeless Tidings Card kit) was out of stock, I  needed to plan something different. I was actually in the process… Continue reading Channeling my Christmas Spirit

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Itty Bitty Quilt Pieces

What do you do with Itty Bitty Pieces that are left over when you are making a card?  Do you throw them away?  Use them for confetti?  Earlier this week I posted several cards using the Quilt Builder’s Framelits.  You can read about my card quilting adventures HERE.   I included this picture at the… Continue reading Itty Bitty Quilt Pieces

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Mix-It-Up Monday – A Quilted Christmas

Yeah!  It’s Mix-it-Up Monday again!  Time to pick something that’s OLD (retired) and something that’s NEW (in the current catalog) and put them together and hopefully come up with something that’s worthy of posting about.  I was about to give up....my brain just wasn’t being creative, when I remembered that I had purchased this a… Continue reading Mix-It-Up Monday – A Quilted Christmas