Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Stocking Scrapbook

Check out this adorable mini scrapbook that I designed.  I have to admit -- I usually CASE (copy and share everything) what I make.  I search other blogs or go to Splitcoast Stampers and find great ideas from other demonstrators.  However, I was to make a scrapbook for my stamp camp and one of my good friends suggested I use the new Christmas stocking die.  So here it is:

Here is a peek at the backside front cover and the first page.  The remainder of the pages are basically just the stockings with coordinating heels and toes.  I decided to leave the pages simple so your photos can be the highlight of the scrapbook.  It's mini but you can still add about 10 or more cropped photos. 

I'll post pics of every page soon so stay tuned and check back!

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Sneak Peek

Good morning!  I'd like to share some photos of my annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack class.  I always enjoy this class because it's a time I can spend with my customers stamping, chatting, laughing and eating.  We have such a fun time.  I usually hold the class at my house two days and this year I can do it on a Friday during the day because it's Veteran's Day and I don't have to work at my USPS job.!!!  Attendees have a choice of making 10 cards (1 of each design), 25 cards (2 of each design + 5 more) or 30 cards (3 of each design).  Many of you have asked to see samples of the cards -- well here they are!  I'm using many things from Stampin' Ups! fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog.  So if you are in the St. Louis area and would like to attend, please let me know.  I'd love for you to join us!

Cards made using:  Frostwood Lodge DSP, Christmas Lodge, Pines & Poinsettias, The Sounding Joy and Hand-Penned Holidays stamp sets.

Cards using Snow Burst, Northern Flurry and Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folders, Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Stocking Building Punch with Red Glimmer Paper, Contempo Christmas and Curly Cute stamp sets.

Cards using Christmas Lodge, Curly Cute and Contempo Christmas stamp sets; Blossom Petals Building Punch with Silver Glimmer Paper; 3" Circle Die; Star Punch and Snow Burst Embossing Folder.

Seven of these cards were from a class I took (it's so nice to be a customer once in a while) held by fellow demo, Sally Nusbaum.  She's a great friend and awesome demo -- love ya, Sal!!  So for the cost of the class I was able to get these great ideas to use in my class.  Why reinvent the wheel when someone has done it already!!

The other two cards -- Folded Christmas Trees and Silver Glimmer Poinsettia were CASEd from blogs.  I can't remember from where I got the glimmer poinsettia but I found an example of the folded Christmas tree card here.  I can't find the one I actually CASEd but this gives you an idea.

I've not yet decided on the 10th card design.  Any suggestions???

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you like my Christmas cards -- please leave a comment. I love to hear from you.