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{Christmas Cards for Me!}

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Stampinupxmas08 Here are just a few samples of some of the lovely Christmas cards I received this year.  Thank you so much to all who thought of me and took the time to send me a holiday greeting!  It's the people in my world that make my life so good!!

The artists here are Karen Rogers, June Abbott, and Hannah Pham.

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{A Cute! Gift from Melinda}

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Rivetbudgetwise Melsstampinupchapstick I have to confess my dearest and long-timest (hate to say "oldest") friend, Melinda, sent these for my girls . . .  a long time ago!  It took me shoveling out my craft closet to find them again.  And bonus! Perfect stocking stuffers.

Aren't they adorable?!  Pefect for three little girls who love to doll themselves up.  She's a clever lady, that Melinda.  She made up this little project, too.  Now maybe if we all write to her, she might come and visit-teach us.  She's timid of airplanes, so she'll need lot of encouragment.

The stamps used here are Stampin' Up! stamps, but from a retired set.  the colours are from the Bold Brights collection.

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{Wanted Bag in a Box}

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Wanted-bag Rivetmaleapproved In giant size!!  This turned out very cool!  I wanted to give my dad this really really yummy vanilla hot chocolate (order here), and thought a giant bag in a box was the perfect presentation.

The papers are the Wanted series and the stamps are from the Wanted stamp set.  And, imagine this, they work really well together.

Now, the really perceptive people out there might wonder where I got the circle to go under the scallop punch.  Take a close look – it's two tabs from the round tab punch layered on top of each other to make a perfect circle! 

Colours are Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, and Very Vanilla.  Contact me to order your sets today!

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{Always Time for You}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea Coasterboxes I had a lot of fun making these!  This year my eldest daughter and I combined efforts and made coaster boxes and gift bags for the Stampin Up demonstrators on my team and for a few friends.  Madeleine did most of the colouring, employing the waterbrush and markers on the boxes.  Tip:  When you use watercolour paper, you can add colour with the markers and then spread the colour with the watercolour brush to acheive the painted look.  It's quite time-effective and easy enough for even a ten Coasterboxdetail year old to master.

The bags were coloured using the ink pads and a blender pen, again another easy technique to create an image that matches the project perfectly

The stamp set here is a new one from the Summer Mini Catalogue called Time for You for $39.95.  A matching wheel is also available.

The papers are the three new collections Stampinupafternoonteabox from the Summer Mini Catalogue – Bali Breeze, Ginger Blossom, and Afternoon Tea.  I love them!  Which is your favouorite?  Mine, at the moment, is Ginger Blossom.

I filled each box or bag with bits and pieces; chocolates, special project things from the usa, ink pads, ribbons, and the like.  It made for a very colourful display!  My three girls were begging to have one!  So I let them make their own that afternoon, which they then filled with chocolates and gave to their Sunday School Teachers.

This was my small token of appreciation to my team.  Thank you for all your hard work, your patience, your friendship to each other, and thank you for being part of my life.  Merry Christmas to everyone!

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{What did you do with your ornaments?}

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This is a photo sent to me by one of my stamp club member, Victoria.  I thought it was a beautiful shot of her tree and what she did with our stamp club ornaments!

How gorgeous would it be to have a tree full of those angels and some twinkling lights . . .

Victoria's ornamentsAnd below is a picture of what the same lovely lady gave to me for Christmas.  She spoils me!  Right after I took this picture, the girls and I ate up all the IMG_5463_edited-1 homemade cookies inside!

Thanks for sharing, Victoria; I always love to see what people come up with!

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{Nadine’s Card}

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 This is a beautiful Christmas card sent to me by my good friend, Nadine.  Isn't she talented?

The base of this card is done with an acetate sheet, which are widely available.  They are a bit difficult to get folded flat, but a good bone scorer will do the job nicely.

The only thing tricky about these is you have to be a bit sneaky about where you hide your adhesive . . but it's a project sure to get a wow from your friends!

Nadine's-cardThanks, Nadine!

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{Spring Flowers Sofie Scrapbook Page}

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Stampinupscrapbookspringflo The papers featured here actually are available; they were just mistakenly left out of the catalogue!  They are called Spring Flowers and there is a Bashful Blue version called Spring Showers available as well.

The S is a covered chipboard letter that has also been stamped with the stamp set that coordinates with these papers, Looks Like Spring.  And of course, we can't forget the punch that goes with the set  as well, Spring Bouquet, which is where all the little flowers come from.Stampinupspringflowers

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{Let the Cute Begin!}

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I love this new set in the Summer Mini Catalogue!  And I have SO Many baby photos . . .

Stampinupcutie But I was thinking this particular stamp would also be great to make a little album for a new mum or a set of thank you cards.  Fun and cheery!

I've also used our new Felt Flowers here. What do you think of them?  Nice way to add some new texture.  The little onsie heart has some of the pink Chunky Glitter on it.  Wow, did my girls love that!  Sofie asked me if I would put some in her hair like a real fairy.

Colours used are Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White.

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