When I sat in my craft studio to create the projects for today’s post, I just wanted to make some tags. We are at the point where we are wrapping and tagging gifts to go under the tree, so here are some gift tags to inspire your crafting.
Have you noticed how so many hand made cards have a ‘feel’ to them? Some feel homey, some feel cozy, some feel fancy and others are bright and sun shiny. To me, today’s card feels like winter freshness.
The Globla Design Project has a theme challenge this week; ‘Tis The Season. There are so many beautiful Christmas stamps and papers that could be used it was hard to make a choice. In the end, I decided to make my card simple and elegant.
The last few days have been snowy in Wasaga Beach. This is both good and bad news!! It is good news because I love to ski, and Blue Mountain is opening this Friday. The bad news is that we haven’t seen the sun much as it has been cloudy and snowing. Today I have a sunny card to fix that!
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator there is lots of support and help we can take advantage of to run our business. There is a Business Development Program that Stampin’ Up! offers, and I joined this. My BDA is ReNee, and I love working with her. I always tell her she “kicks my butt in the nicest possible way” as she helps me set goals and be diligent in my business. I got to meet ReNee face to face at OnStage, so I wanted to make her a card to let her know how much I appreciate her help.
I love to make and share Welcome Packages. I use these to introduce my stamping business to new people. In the package I include a note about upcoming classes, my business card, a little treat, and a card they can send to someone special. I needed more cards for these packages, so I stamped a bunch of birthday cards.
There is something about plaid at this time of year, it just makes me feel cozy! This week the Global Design Project challenge is a colour challenge, and I decided to make a plaid background to create a cozy card. Take that snowy day!!!
Last week was a snowy one where I live, but it wasn’t really cold so the snow was wet and heavy. My next door neighbour was up and cleared my driveway for me. To thank them, I made some cookies and of course a little thank you card.
Yesterday was my sister Patrice’s birthday, and her son’s decided to surprise her with a dinner of 35-40 of her closest friends and family! It wasn’t a milestone birthday, because they figured that would never surprise her, but it is always fun to celebrate your special day, no matter what the age. Here is the birthday card I made for her.
Last week I was at OnStage Live in Orlando Florida. Oh I could go on for hours about how wonderful it was, but you really need to be there to fully understand it all. The people you meet, and the friends you make are one big reason why this is such an awesome event. An easy way to make new friends is by sharing swaps. We all make a bunch of one card, then swap them with each other. We all go home with lots of new creative ideas. Here is one of the swap cards I made.
Twice a year Stampin’ Up! has a conference, and this year they are also celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Although there are lots of local events around the world, the main live event was hosted in Orlando, Florida, and I HAD to go!!
Have you seen the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 29 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue? It is really pretty paper, and has copper foil accents on one side. And the best part . . . even though this is called Joyous Noel, and makes amazing Christmas cards, it’s not just for Christmas!!
My card the other day used some of the Country Lane DSP, and a sentiment from the Contry Home stamp set, both part of the Country Lane Suite in the Holiday Catalogue. If you missed that card, you can see it here. Today my card uses some of the other stamps in the Country Home stamp set. It is a fantastic set with some great stamps that have a real down home country feel.
Living with an attitude of gratitude, and being thankful for all that we have is the easiest way to get more of what we want in our lives. Each day I take some time to be thankful for something I have in my life that makes it wonderful. My friends, family, a great stamping business that is also a great hobby, my wonderful cat, a sunny day, and on and on. It is easy to find an abundance of good things in our lives if we just take the time to do so. My card today reflects that.
The Global Design Project has a colour challenge this week that celebrates fall colours. I decided to use the daisy stamp and punch from the Daisy Delight stamp set, but it looks like a chrysanthemum in my card because I used Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry for my flower.
I have news. For some it will be good news, for others perhaps not! Christmas is two months from today!! If you haven’t started making your Christmas cards yet, it isn’t too late, and I’m here to help you get started.
Fall has definitely arrived where I live. The days are shorter, the nights are colder (and sometimes the days are cold too!), and there is a definite fall feel in the air. Fall can be a season of glorious colour as nature paints everything in new fall shades.