Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter Post Stamp Set

For the very first time ever we celebrated Thanksgiving just the four of us, hubby, my son, my daughter and me. We've always been with extended family over the years; this time around it was just the four of us and it was very nice. It was a clear message to me that my life has evolved around us four the past 18 years and I am very grateful. I cannot imagine a world without any of them. We put up our Christmas tree and I have the presents wrapped under it. I have not gone out all weekend to shop. I used to do Black Fridays, but as I got older I got wiser and realized to just watch out for good deals all year round so I'll always be ahead of the game. I had more time to watch Friends reruns with my daughter and to make cards. I am so thrilled that one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up! is 50% off. If I didn't already own it, I would have bought it. I hope you are taking advantage of this sale. It will end on Wednesday, 11/30. So, I am sharing the Christmas cards that I made (made 30 of this) to send out to friends and relatives.

Card Recipe

Stamp set(s): Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post and sentiment from Bells & Boughs

Paper: Crumb Cake, DSP Deck the Halls (retired from last year), Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Craft Whisper White and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Big Shot Bigz Top Note Die, Heat tool, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, Chantilly Crochet trim ribbon, hemp twine, hardware flower ribbon slide (retired), Extra large oval punch.

Thanks for stopping by! 

SALE ENDS 11/30/2011!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday before Turkey Day

It will be a very busy Sunday full of errands and to-do list because next week is Turkey Day. So, I am going to sneak-in and post a short entry. Also, I am dying to share a couple of cards I made. I just love Thanksgiving. Growing-up in the Philippines, we didn't celebrate it. Each town back home celebrates "Pasalamat" on a certain date once a year which is a day to honor their town Saint or something like that. Each home in the town prepares a feast and they invite family, relatives and friends to come and join their celebration. I guess it is similar in some aspects, but I like how we celebrate it in the US more. Thanksgiving to me is all about getting together with the family and being grateful for all our blessings. I am so very thankful!

I just love fall colors. It is so rich and welcoming. I used French Foliage stamp set, More Mustard, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Perfect Plum and Very Vanilla card stocks. Ink pads of the same colors as the CS.

I am not too happy with this one because it turned out to be too shiny and that's not my idea of autumn at all. I copied this from one of the projects I made when I attended a Stamp Camp last September. I used the Gently Falling stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog and the DSP Spice Cake paper. 

That's it for today. I am going to enjoy my coffee and Sunday paper before I head out to run errands.
Tomorrow is the start of Online Extravaganza. There will be tons of sales and clearance in the Stampin' Up! website. You will kick yourself later if you let this one slip by. Take advantage of it! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Still Here!

Just a really quick post to let the world know I am still very much alive. I want to share a few cards I have created recently. I promise to write a longer entry soon to summarize what I've been up to the past few weeks. BTW, I have a website now!  


I am so in-love with the Stitched Stockings stamp set and coordinating punch. I love the simplicity of this card, and so easy to make, too. The glimmer paper is so amazing and has many uses. 

Paper: Real Red (102482), Lucky Limeade (122926) and Whisper White (100730), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Ink: Real Red Classic Stamp Pad (103133), Lucky Limeade Classic Stamp Pad (122935)
Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (123782 Wood or 123784 Clear), Serene Snowflakes (115438) for the background, Grateful Greetings (116511) for the sentiment
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade 3/8 Ruffled Ribbons (122977) and Real Red 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Stampin' dimensionals (104430)

For supplies, you can shop online 24/7


Don't you just love the simplicity and elegance of this card?

Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stamp Pad (115658)
Stamps:  Contempo Christmas (118734 Wood or 120594 Clear)
Accessories:  Whisper White 5/8 Satin Ribbons (114616), VersaMark Pad (102283) Stampin Emboss Powder Iridescent Ice (101930), Stampin' dimensionals (104430), Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096)

I made this card for my co-worker who's having twins in a couple of months, a boy and a girl. Isn't it just darling? I don't make baby cards often enough and it was not easy coming up with the idea for this one. Thank goodness Stampin' Up! makes such cute paper that once I opened the paper pack, it just came to me.

 Paper: Bashful Blue (105120), Pretty in Pink (100459), DSP Nursery Nest (122347), Certainly Celery (105125) and Whisper White (100730), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Ink: Black StazOn Ink Pad (101406), Stampin' Write Markers in Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink
Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (123782 Wood or 123784 Clear), Serene Snowflakes (115438) for the background, Grateful Greetings (116511) for the sentiment
Accessories:  Whisper White 5/8 Satin Ribbons (114616), Certainly Celery 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Stampin' dimensionals (104430), Subtles Brads (119738)