Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Guess what? Stampin UP! set a goal to have 5,000 new friends visit their site and receive the free downloads, and they exceeded that goal! Woo hoo!
As they promised to all the peolple who help to reach the goal they're giving away for FREE the 5th download. Click here! This download will be available until November 20, 2011.
Enjoy a total of five free downloads from Stampin’ Up! to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
December can be a busy month - full of shopping, entertaining, parties, preparations, and a whole host of other family traditions. And sometimes we can let it get too busy for things that we really want to do, like make our own Christmas cards. People seem to use Christmas time as that one time of year to reach out to friends and family - some of whom they may not have heard from all year. However, if you want to send out handmade cards, you don’t have to do it at Christmas. Fall/Thanksgiving and the New Year are great opportunities to reach out to friends and family as well.
Thanksgiving is the season of gratitude, and what better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than by letting your friends and family know how much you appreciate them and their presence in your life. The Gently Falling stamp set (#123802 wood/#123804 clear) and the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (#124003) can be paired beautifully with any greeting or sentiment for a card that will be enjoyed and treasured. And who knows - your card might even take center stage on the table on Thanksgiving Day!
The New Year is often seen as a fresh start, and it’s the perfect opportunity to send cards out to loved ones, family, and friends to wish them the best in the coming year. The little girl in the Gift Givers stamp set (#123772 wood/#123774 clear) from the Holiday Mini is an adorable choice to bring your glad tidings. Or the snowflake image and the verse from the Bright Hopes stamp set (#122690 wood/#122692 clear), also from the Holiday Mini, can come together to bring those on your mailing list lots of good cheer.
The other benefit of sending your cards at a different time is that the recipient will have something special to receive in the mail during a time when cards fewer and far between. So be inspired to create your own time of year when you’d like to reach out to everyone, and save yourself some stress and create more time to truly enjoy the month of December and the Christmas season.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Ah yes, it is that time of year ... back to school, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas ... and then there’s the new year and Valentine’s Day is not too far behind. It’s the time of year when the holidays seem to pile up on each other and our “To Do” List seems to keep growing. But don’t put card making or handmade gifts to the wayside. Here are some reasons why:
Take time for yourself to enjoy your hobby and check things off of your list of things to do at the same time. A fun gift to create are little treat boxes with the Matchbox Bigz XL Big Shot die (#114890), some labels, and the It’s a Wrap Holidays stamp set (#122770 - wood/#122772 - clear). Stamp the labels, wrap them around mini candy bars and put them into the Matchbox and they are ready to give. Embellish the Matchbox for an added touch. And don’t forget to enjoy some chocolate while you are stamping for some added relaxation.
You can create cards and gifts that reflect your personality or that are personalized for the recipient. Handmade, stamped cards and gifts are the things that the recipient will hang onto long after the holidays are over. There is just something about the thoughtfulness of a handmade card or gift that makes it that much more special. The new Stampin’ Card Keeper (#124107) makes a great gift filled with some handmade cards, and also makes a great way to keep organized during the holidays.
Start a family tradition. Create wreaths for the different seasons or holidays as family and let each member of the family create and add a personal element. You can even incorporate Simply Adorned charms (#116799) into your project and family members can create different inserts to change with the seasons.
Pull out your catalogs, plan your projects, order your supplies, and then you will be ready for what the holiday season brings you. If you would like personal design assistance for your holiday projects, please contact me and I would be more than happy to help.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Created by Kelly Godlewski using Merry & Type.