Monthly Archives: December 2012

5..4..3..2..1.. Happy New Year

2012_12_31IMG_0786 I bought this stamp when the single Stampin Up stamps were for sale and decided I would make a few New Years cards.  I used the Happy New Year stamo and stamped it first in Island Indigo and then a few more times in other coordinating colors,  I cut out the pieces then added bling and was good to go.

I also did the same card using a rich regal color pallete.2012_12_31IMG_0841 It’s so fun to experiment with different colors but the same design.

Good bye 2012….. Welcome 2013.  Hope your New Year is blessed with good health and good fortune.

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Thanks snow much

2012_12_28DSCF2632There is only one more day to order from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. Todays card is one of my winter thank you cards featuring the Champagne glimmer paper  the Snowflake die and the Candlelight Christmas DSP all from the Holiday catalog.  Hurry and stock up!

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Grommet Purse

2012_12_29DSCI0861 2012_12_29DSCI0862 2012_12_29Grommet_purseDSCI0840Cammie made 3 of the same purses in different Stampin Up fabrics and they turned out to be great gifts.

2012_12_29DSCI0863Here is a close up of the inside of the purse.  It is the perfect size to bring to a workshop to hold your finished cards  and supplies.

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MDS Snowman Bars

2012_12_28SnowmenIMG_0589 I made these cute little Snowmen using MDS and then used the Stampin Up fabric to sew the scarf and hat.  The easy part was designing the snowman to fit around a Hershey bar the hard part was pulling out my machine and making the hats.  They turned out so cute and made my Christmas crafts complete.

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Almost Handmade Card Parade

So I showed you the handmade card parade with the previous post but there are some lovely tradtional cards that have the look of handmade that deserve recognition.  These cards have pop dots, glimmer or some form of an embellishment that the sender knows the quality of handmade but just does not have the time to make.  These cards are loved as well.

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Card sent by Kim Morris- Collinsville IL

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Card sent by Traci Myers- Powell OH

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Card Sent by Karen Phelps- Maryville IL

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Card Sent by Mary Patton- Pickerington OH

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Christmas Card Parade

Today’s post shows the handmade cards that Cammie and I have received from our friends and family.  Some of the cards we received were the same and some of our friends took time to send us both different cards.  We appreciate the time that went into making these cards and want to showcase their talents.

2012_12_27_sherifoos2meIMG_0601 Card by Sheri Foos-Gahanna OH

2012_12_27sHERIfOOSDSCI0907Card by Sheri Foos-Gahanna OH

2012_12_27_sherryriderIMG_0606Card by Sherry Rider- Westerville OH

2012_12_27sHERRYrIDERDSCI0911Card by Sherry Rider- Westerville OH

2012_12_27_SueLongIMG_0603Card by Sue Long- Gahanna OH

2012_12_27BarbWeiserIMG_0609Card by Barb Weiser-North Royalton OH

2012_12_27CammieIMG_0605Card by Cammie Clement-Tulsa OK

2012_12_27GloriaIMG_0610Card by Gloria Coleman- Gahanna OH

2012_12_27JanetWeiserIMG_0607Card by Janet Weiser-Parma OH

2012_12_27JenIMG_0600Card by Jenniffer Evans-Newark OH

2012_12_27MarilynKreishlerIMG_0602 Card by Marilyn Kreischler-Westerville OH

2012_12_27YvonneDSCI0927Card by Yvonne Crook-Broken Arrow OK

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Christmas Card Tree

2012_12_26CardTreeIMG_0684 Todays post is a display that my husband made while I was out on Christmas Eve day doing some last minute shopping.  My husband, Brad, is very artistic and made use of the blank wall and all the Christmas cards we received from friends and family this year.  It was funny when Brad had the whole tree done and then the mailman delivered 6 more cards which meant that Brad had to re-arrange and add the new cards to his photo gallery.

We sent out 158 Christmas cards and received 64 cards this year (but who’s counting).  The cards broke down as follows:

Handmade-8 will post them later

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Traditional cards – 28 Of the 28 traditional cards, 4 were what I considered close to handmade

We also got a variety of Christmas newsletters nestled in with the Christmas cards

I loved my Christmas card wall tree so much that I may just start a new tradition and display the cards each year.

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