My favorite Suite from the Holiday Catalog is Quilted Christmas! The more I play around with it, the more ideas pop into my head!
This suite includes Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas DSP, 1/4″ Ribbon and Stitched Felt Embellishments.
Recently I challenged my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, to start using their DBWS and to add an event to their blog. Ramona Corson and Mary Green met the challenge, so this is one of the gifts they’ll receive from me:
I just love the Pizza Boxes!! They’re sturdy and glossy white and simple to assemble. They are the perfect size to hold a set of 3 X 3 cards. And now there are 3 X 3 envelopes available for purchase!
Today’s card is made using Merry Patterns Stamp Set. I totally LOVE this set and have just begun to play around with it!
This beautiful set is only available if you place a $300 order by yourself or by hosting a party. The promotion is good through October 31st. Please contact me if you need ideas on how you can get this cute stamp set!
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, another piece on top (4 X 5 1/4), Merry Little Christmas DSP (2 X 5 1/4), scraps of Whisper White & Old Olive
Accessories: Sparkle Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon- Old Olive, Wink of Stella for candle flames
Tips: I stamped off one of the candle stamps, but they’re all actually cherry cobbler. Except that one of them didn’t stamp well, so I stamped it in Old Olive then fussy cut the candle out! I used the “masking technique” to cover the candles before stamping the greenery.
I haven’t even tried the deer stamp yet. I just remembered, I did try this set another time using the sentiment, “Tis the Season”. It looks like I did something really fancy, but the pink design in the middle is just a stamp!!
I think all of us have had friends of family with cancer. Such a tough thing to go through. There’s no right or wrong way to navigate through that, but one thing I’ve seen over & over is COURAGE. Courage and faith.
As I write this post, my dear friend, Chari, is going through her first chemotherapy for breast cancer. I can’t be with her, but we keep messaging back & forth, and that helps a lot. When I first moved to Maui, I didn’t know anyone & I attended a Christian Woman’s Club luncheon. Chari sat next to me & I was so touched when she just came out & asked if we could be friends. Sure!! She & her husband were new to the island, also, and we all ended up spending lots of time together. We all learned to windsurf, had babies, spend many years together on Maui until they moved to Washington.
Here’s a card for Chari:
Double Z Fun Fold Card
Card Base Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Delightful Daisy DSP – two pieces at 2 1/2″ X 4″, one at 4″ X 5 1/4″
White layer – 3 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ & 6 3/8″
God bless you, Chari! You’ll get through this. There are so many people who love you & are praying for you!!
Here’s a fun Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team! I love these challenges because they force me to come up with my own ideas. Give it a try!!
To make this card, I basically started with some stamp sets I’d been wanting to play with: Merry Patterns & Christmas Sweaters! The Merry Patterns Set can only be earned by placing a $300 order through the end of October!! Let me know if you have a big Wish List or would like to host a party! I chose the colors by looking at the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 DSP. That’s a simple way to choose a color combo guaranteed to look great!
I don’t get a lot of use out of my sweaters here on Maui. But my daughter, Malia, is spending her first winter in Syracuse, NY, where I hear it gets mighty cold! She’s already made a request for sweater money.
Here’s a close up of that cute sweater…
Now head over to our SSINK Page to see what the other designers have done with this sketch! Give it a try!! We’d love to see what you come up with!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing Animal Ideas! I chose This Little Piggy!
Most of you probably think of playing “This Little Piggy” with your babies. I think of something a bit different. My dad was a HUGE Big Band Fan!! I’d be trying to do homework after school and I’d be the one yelling at my dad to “Turn down the music!”. Glenn Miller had a fun song called, “Boogie Woogie Piggy” that we’d dance the jitterbug to. That’s the song I sang to my babies when I’d tickle their toes! Does anyone else remember that song??
Back to my card. My daughter, Malia, actually gets the credit for this cute card! She came up with this fun opening that has a 3rd circle on the inside for your personal note.
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Page to see more animal ideas!
I’ll leave you with a picture of my handsome dad, probably taken around the time I was a baby.
I’m a coffee person! It’s the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. My morning ritual is to sip on coffee while browsing through my email & planning my day. I’ve even got this thing that froths milk! Makes me feel really pampered.
I needed a card to give a Coffee Gift Card to a friend. This is what I came up with: