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Most Wonderful Time !

I know ... we're just now closing out August, kids are just getting settled back into their school routines, and here I come with a Christmas card!  (This from a gal who silently groans when local stores start loading up on Christmas items earlier & earlier each year.)  What can I say?

It all started with this week's Featured Stamper FS499 challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  Congrats to Mary Deatherage on her FS week!  Just a minute or so into browsing Mary's gallery, I had an 'instant' idea.  Don't you love it when ideas come so easily?  It's so fun to have everything seem to 'fall into place' easily.  (Says one who has a few glitches pop up from time to time.)

Originally, I was headed back to my former love of adding a little bow along the left side vertical ribbon line ... but then I remembered the little holly dies in the upcoming Christmas Stockings Thinlits set.  Sizing seemed just perfect for the connection between the large sentiment and the little holly prints in the Presents & Pinecones designer paper.  Holly leaves are die cut from Emerald Envy C/S, and 3 Rhinestones were colored with a retired Blendabilities marker.  Any brand alcohol marker you have will work for this if you don't have the retired Blendies.  (This reminds me ... I had a sweet Copic intervention of sorts over the weekend.  I need to edit some pics & share in a day or so!)

Psssst, local friends!  This card is likely to be one of the 3 projects in my upcoming 1st Saturday Stampin' class coming up next weekend.  Easily stamped, easily assembled ... even beginner stampers can do this one with success!  

Inky (((hugs))),

Glitz, Texture, Merry!

Fact:  I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits this season.   These sentiment dies are a perfect way to add make a statement atop textured settings!   See what I mean?

Initially, I did consider adding a ribbon or thread to this card.   But in the end, I opted to leave the fabby upcoming Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper as the embellishment itself.  I so adore this new addition to the glimmer papers.  Glitzy, girly, pinkness, available in January from the Occasions Catalog!  Not to worry right now though, because this card looks great featuring Red or Gold Glimmer papers ....  I promise!

The entire idea started while using the Perfect Pines Framelits to create this uniquely textured tree featuring Corrugated Paper in white.  (Packages include 2 sheets white + 2 sheets kraft.)  Out comes my Softly Falling Textured Impressions embossing folder yet again!  Sponge Daubers are an excellent tool for adding White Craft Stampin' Pad ink to the raised dots for the feeling of drifting snow on the hillside.  The Crumb Cake trees are from the Peaceful Pines stamp set ... I think this particular tree image is my favorite just because it looks so natural.  

I'm always close by to answer your questions about this project or other stampy queries you might have.  Please feel welcome to contact me at your convenience.  

If your stampy wish list is longer than you thought, give some consideration to joining my team to take advantage of your own discount on Stampin' Up!'s wonderful products.  Just contact me to learn more and discover the benefits I offer to my team members!

Inky (((hugs))),

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Holiday Catalog!! = 2014 Holiday Fabbiness!!

What an exciting time of the year for stampers, memory keepers, and paper crafters .... like US!  It's time to happy dance and try to make those holiday creation 'decisions'!

Introducing the Holiday Catalog!


Invite your friends over and wrap up your gifts-and your holiday to-do list. With all the materials to create cards, decor and packaging, we've got what you need to make the season merry and bright!

See the U.S. Holiday Catalog now!

Psssssssssssssssst!   I'd love to hear what your favorite new goodies are!

Inky (((huggss))),