Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day 26 (countdown) - Christmas Decorating

O.K., so yesterday we shopped until we dropped, now it is on to holiday decorating or what can also be known as Decking the Halls!!! I created this scrapbook layout from some of last year’s Christmas decor photos. So while you are decorating your house and trimming the tree, don’t forget to snap some pictures of your handiwork to add to your Christmas scrapbooking memories. It is fun to look back and see how your colors, style and taste changes over the years...or maybe not! ;D

Notes on the layout: Adhesives are from Glue Arts; Stamps and Embossing powders are from Inque Boutique/Darice, and I used a white gel pen for journaling and adding accents to the journaling box. Layering ribbons is easy with Glue Arts ribbon adhesive!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Specials!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. I love to shop and love sales even more!
Here are some great deals to tell you about. Glue arts is running a sale on their adhesives from now 'til one item, get the second one FREE...and FREE shipping! Go to their website to order. Stock up on adhesives now. This is a great deal on their already great prices!!!

Stampin' Up!® just announced their Holiday Extravaganza sale. Check out this link to see what is on sale! Shop at my website or call me to place your orders.

Have a great day shopping! I am headed to shop with my girls.

Blessed with Wonderful Friends & Family

Oopsie...forgot to post this yesterday!!!
Today is a day of reflecting upon the things we are most grateful for. I would have to say that my family and friends top the list along with good health. In the various places we have lived, we have always been fortunate enough to be surrounded by so many wonderful people we now call friends. They have taken the Wenger family in and welcomed us into their homes and families when we were miles apart from ours. This year is no different. The wonderful Colton family has once again included us in their Thanksgiving celebration, and we can't wait to join everyone for a day of good food, blessings, fun and great company. May your day be blessed with wonderful friends and family members. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Here is a card I made for the Colton's. The inside says “The season of friendship lasts forever”, a verse from Stampin' Up!® set Season of Friendship. I used the hostess level 3 set, Happiness Always on the outside leaf.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day 29 - You Put the Jolly into the Holly Days

These photos were taken last Thanksgiving day, poolside. As you can tell by the pictures, it was rather warm in Florida. This layout shows how you can combine stamps and an alphabet set to make a fun title. All the stamps are from Inque Boutique. Just love that frame my friend Susan designed and the other cool Christmas stamps, too! I did all the journaling on computer leaving more space between each line to add in some stamped stitched lines in red. I made the reverse scallop edge border using a circle punch held upside down, so I could line them up. The big white brads from Bazzill finish off the points. I used more faux stitching on the striped patterned accent paper. So while you are in the “thankful” frame of mind, make lists of all the things your kids do that you are thankful for or a list of how they put the “jolly” into your holidays! Check back tomorrow for another post!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

30 Days ’til Christmas Countdown - free digi poem!

Well, Christmas is just 30 days away and in honor of this I created
a poem, based upon the ol’ Hickory, Dickory Dock rhyme.
Read it and enjoy...I created it as a digital png file so you can
use it on a digital layout or to make a digital card. Just leave 
me a comment or email me if you would like to receive this 
holiday FREEBIE from me as a thank you for checking out my blog!

I will be trying to post a project a day to keep you creatively 
inspired throughout the holiday season. So check back daily
and leave me comments. I always love reading them!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dear Santa,

Remember the days when you wrote a letter to Santa with all of your Christmas wishes? For some of us, those days are so far past and we have long given up on wish lists. I propose “the return of the Wish List” for Christmas for all of us Big Kids, and I have made this process real simple for those of you who love Stampin’ Up!® products. Whether you live locally or across the nation, you can use my Wish List order form to make all of your stamping and scrapbooking Christmas wishes come true! Email me or leave me a comment with your email address to get this pdf form. 

You simply print it out, fill in your gift suggestions and hand off to a family member, friend or relative. They can call or mail it to me with the amounts filled in for the items they would like to purchase for you. It is that simple!!! Page 2 includes a section for choosing hostess sets and free merchandise, if the order qualifies for that. So ladies, make it easy for your DH or other family members to surprise you and put a smile on your face this Christmas morning. Credit cards and checks accepted on all orders and don't forget that I have Stampin’ Up!® gift certificates available, too, which can be redeemed through me!