Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Angel

I always knew I’d send my own Christmas cards using this most beautiful angel image from Angels on Earth, a set retiring from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog. My Stamparatus got a workout with this card, and I’ll be … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Pillow Box

When Peter’s mom picked him up yesterday, we were down in the studio; I was in the cutting room at the Big Shot and he was finishing up a drawing of a duck.  Of course I love when he’s making … Continue reading

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How to enjoy the week before Christmas

Recently I read a post from a “lifestyle” blogger who wrote about how to enjoy the week before Christmas.  I can’t find the post now, but there were some really good ideas about achieving a level of calm during what … Continue reading

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Wrapped in the warmth of Christmas

It seems to me that the Stampin’ Up! patterned paper (Designer Series Paper, or DSP) has been exceptional the last few years.  The designs in the 2018 Holiday Catalog were wonderful, including those in the Festive Farmhouse pack. So I … Continue reading

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Simple and elegant

SMH, it finally dawned on me why so many of my cards were smudged in my photos.  Yes, the smudge was on the camera lens, not the cards.  Sigh. This simple and elegant Jingle Jump card is “me” all over!  … Continue reading

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Very merry!

I achieved a major victory the other day when we put the invitations to our neighborhood gathering in the mail at last!  They were leftovers from the October Jingle Jump, and it was my intention all along to use them as … Continue reading

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Snowflake Showcase #3

Something about the Snow is Glistening set makes me want to go all retro.  So I added stamps and dies from the Merry Christmas to All bundle (page 5 in the Holiday Catalog) to create a card that could have … Continue reading

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Snowflake Showcase #2

Here’s the second camp card for November.  I decided to go kind of “mod” with this card because of the tree image.  To add some shimmer to the snowy hill, stampers swiped Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over the embossing.  After cutting … Continue reading

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Snowflake Showcase #1

Unbelievably, it’s the end of November and the final days for the Snowflake Showcase promotion.  Here in north central Illinois we’ve had snow on several occasions (including a 10-inch “event” earlier this week), so using these products all month just … Continue reading

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A square wreath

When stampers talk about simple stamping (as in, #SimpleStamping), just what do we mean?  As you might expect, examples are all over the place!  I tend to confuse “clean and simple” with simple stamping, but of course a design can … Continue reading

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