Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Organized Christmas

Ah, the Holiday Season! Does it conjure up cozy fires, Christmas Carols, hot cider and family togetherness? Or does the mere thought of long lines, frenzied shoppers and massive credit card bills have you in a fetal position? I'm afraid I tend toward the latter. My intentions have always been good: Every year I vow to have my shopping done by Halloween so I can relax and enjoy the season. But guess what? Halloween is in two days and I haven't even started. In fact, I've got my kids practically convinced that we should skip Christmas and just go on a vacation (which may cost more than presents, but will make memories to last longer than the sweater I was going to give...I hope!)

However, I was inspired by This site has a Christmas Countdown (it started on October 26, but you can catch up), gifts and crafts, recipes and my favorite: printable planner pages! This is what I WOULD use, if I was going to be the perfect Mrs. Santa. I prefer the Christmas Pocket Planner Forms that you can print to use when you make this super-easy organizer demonstrated by Australian stamper/crafter Kylie, below.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Holiday Place Settings by Shelli

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Many of you have heard me say that I don't like wasting brain cells (the few I have left after childbirth are very precious to me). One thing I want to stress is that I COPY BEAUTIFULLY! I love getting great ideas from other people and sharing them with you. Sometimes my friends discover my inspiration from other sources, but I'm here to share my sources first-hand!

This holiday place setting idea was shared on our local Utah channel 5 by Stampin' Up! CEO Shelli Gardner and if you attend one of my workshops next month, you may even get to make one of these fun items. One simple idea can be carried through any holiday or special occasion...what's not to love about versatility? To see the video, click here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We scrapbook about children, vacations, holidays and milestones...but how often are YOU actually in the picture? It's time to allow yourself to take center stage!

At this special class on Saturday, November 8, 2008 (1 p.m.) you will finish an 8x8 album and 16 pages that describe who you are today and what you cherish in life. Cost is $55 and registration must be paid by November 3rd.

**This is one of 4 classes offered over the next few months where you can complete an entire album: Me, You, Us and Them. You may choose to complete one, two or all four! Complete 2 classes~receive a discount on 2nd class!

Call me to register: (801)376-8685. Class held in Spanish Fork, UT. Bring scissors, adhesive (Snail adhesive recommended~you can order one from me, if needed) and paper trimmer (optional). All other supplies will be provided.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Season of Thanks

At convention in July, Stampin' Up! unveiled Phase II of the Decor Elements line~and since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I had to create this shadowbox for the season! It took me about 10 minutes to create :)

Recipe: Shadow Box and filler, Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper, small black Season of Thanks Decor Elements

Monday, October 13, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 20th Anniversary (hey...I just realized I've been married 20 years this year, too!) so what better way to start off my blog with a celebration card!
This set is one that is featured in our Birthday Promotion (see button on left sidebar).

Recipe (all supplies from SU! unless noted): Rose Red card stock, Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper (retired), Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, Basic Black, Rose Red and Bashful Blue classic stamp pads, Watercolor Wonder crayons, Aqua Painter, My Way punch, Big Shot and Top Note Die, Sticky Strip, Chunky Sprinkles Glitter

Thursday, October 9, 2008

CLASS: World Card Making Day STAMP-A-STACK!

Date: Oct 11
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain

Celebrate the connection of a hand-stamped card: Create 16 cards (4 each of 4 different designs) for $20 at my Stamp-A-Stack event! Please bring scissors, adhesive and a box or bag to store your finished cards in.

Choose to attend the 10 a.m. session or 1 p.m. session...but space is limited so register early by calling 801-376-8685. Bring a friend for twice the fun!


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