12 Weeks of Christmas

I love making holiday projects and now you can too! Why not join in the fun.

Starting Wednesday, October 3rd…….Those of you who are on my mailing list will recieve my 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter email once a week for the next 12 weeks.

Each of these special newsletters will contain a exclusive project for a variety of items along with the instructions to make each project. Remember, I will not be sharing the 12 Weeks of Christmas projects on my blog. (These are exclusive projects that only my Newletter subscribers shall receive.)

Join in all the fun now – just sign up for my mailing list. You’ll find the sign up box below my 12 Weeks of Christmas design in the upper right hand corner of my blog.

It’s that easy! Don’t delay since only those on my Newsletter list by noon on Wednesday will receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter – Week 1 Project.


Googly Ghouls Treats

I love making cute little treat items to give out to family and friends; so when I saw the Googly Ghouls stamp set in the Christmas Catalog it seemed like a great choice for one of my Chattanooga Regional swaps. You can make quick and easy treat items with the Googly Ghouls images. This treat happens to be made with our Two Tags die and holds a chocolate nugget. Isn’t it cute? Which Googly Ghouls image is your favorite?

Want to add alittle Googlies to your Googly Ghouls images? Why not try our self adhesive Googlies at only $2.50 for a package of 50 they’re a deal!

Part of what I love about Stampin’ Up! events is all the wonderful idea boards they share with us and Regional is no exception. Check out this Halloween themed board.


Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls

Inks: Basic Black

Paper: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray and Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Scallop Circle Punch and 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Sticky Strip and Simply Score Board

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Last Day of FREE Ribbon Promotion

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Don’t miss out on your FREE Ribbon. There is still time to take advantage of the September FREE Spool of Ribbon

The Fine Print

  • Any order type order qualifies for this promotion-customer, workshop, or online.
  • This promotion has no limits-for every $40 you spend, you’ll get a free package of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Go crazy!
  • Sorry-hostess dollars don’t count toward this promotion.

You’ll get to choose from any of the following Ribbons

Item Description

Retail Value


Gumball Green 3/8″   Stitched Satin Ribbon

$ 8.95


Midnight Muse 3/8″   Stitched Satin Ribbon

$ 8.95


Primrose Petals 3/8″   Stitched Satin Ribbon

$ 8.95


Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

$ 8.95


Summer Starfruit   3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

$ 8.95

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Just Believe

I simply love this Just Believe image it makes me think of the meadows of my childhood that were filled with the beautiful little violets in the spring. So when I saw the Just Believe stamp set I thought it would be wonderful with the Faux Silk technique that I used here on my Chattanooga Swaps last weekend. What do you think?


Stamp Set: Just Believe

Inks: Lucky Limeade

Paper: Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, 2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

Check out this great display board of holiday cards from the Chattanooga Regional.

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Chattanooga Regional Creative Challenge- What a Thrill

After a wonderfully energizing day at Regional that included meeting new stamping friends and seeing old ones,  swapping cards, learning new tips and ideas, prize patrol, great giveaways, and of course spending time stamping I was shocked and honored to learn that my Festive Fall Fun swap card was one of the 2 Creative Challenge winners chosen by the Stampin’ Up! staff to be featured as a  winner at the Chattanooga Regional.

I have to tell you I couldn’t believe it as my name was called and my card was shown on the two huge screens. Mine was just one of two cards chosen from the demonstrators there! My ears roared while my team encouraged me to get out of my seat and up onto the stage. And since Bonnie Thurber was describing the other persons’ card as mine while I approached the stage, the only thing going through my mind as my friends cheered me on was that the lovely Christmas card Bonnie was describing wasn’t mine.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to receive a hug and generous gift, a shopping spree, that was presented to me by the director of Demonstrator training, Bonnie Thurber. Even now I sit here looking at the delightful card they gave me and shake my head because it doesn’t seem real.  What a thrill it was to be chosen. And of course now I can order all those wonderful items on my wish list from the Holiday Catalog with my shopping spree! Yippee!

Would you like a chance to join in all the Stampin’ Up! fun? If you love to stamp why not join my team! You can click HERE for more details on the benefit of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Are you asking how you can learn how you can learn this technique and make this card too? Now you can! I can teach you how in my Festive Fall Fun Stamp Camp. Why not sign up today and learn how to make this winning card along with the other fun projects at my upcoming October event, Festive Fall Fun Stamp Camp. Click HERE to see my Calandar of Events and all the details.

I bet you’d like to see that lovely Christmas card I mentioned earler. I’m sorry to say I don’t remember the name of my fellow demonstrator who also received this honor and was with me up on stage since I was so stunned. If you do, let me know so I can give her credit for her card that she created with the Come to Bethlehem stamp set. Isn’t it lovely?

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More Regional Swaps

Got Milk?

Regional attendees seem to really like my Got Milk? Card. You can click HERE to see how to make this cute little feller.

Also a favorite was the Snowflake Soiree card that is part of my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack coming up soon. There is still time to sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack and get a head start on your Christmas cards. Just Click HERE for my Calendar of Events and pick a day that works best for you.


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Fall Foliage Regional Swap

I promised you before I left I would show you the regional swaps that I made and took with me to the Chattanooga Regional. So I thought I would start by sharing with you my Fall Foliage swap. I love the way that this card turned out. Here in North Georgia the fall foliage is already starting to turn so it seemed fitting. I really love the way that this card turned out.

Techniques are always fun to learn and do. Do you like to learn techniques? If so, maybe one of my clubs might be something that interests you, just contact me for more details – Or if you don’t live local how about joining my Virtual Club? You can click HERE for more details on my Virtual Club.

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New MDS Downloads

Check out all the great NEW MDS Downloads that were released yesterday.  Get ready for the holidays and your next gathering with the wonderful Unknown Blessings Ensemble

How cute are these bows!

And who doesn’t love Designer Rosettes.

Our new Snowday Woodcuts  are just in time for your winter projects too.

Want to learn more about MDS2 keep an eye out on my Calendar of events for Classes introducing you to MDS2 and all the wonderful things you can do with it! Can’t wait to see what all the excitement is about? Why not try our FREE 30 Day MDS2 Trial. You can see more information by clicking HERE.

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Gift Bags for Regionals

Yesterday I showed you my Tic Tac Regional goodie for my room mates. You can click HERE to see that post. Well I was having so much fun making Regional roomie gift items for my TEAM that I thought I would make a cute bag to hold everything for them. So here is what I came up with.

Now, I thought I was being smart by just varying the tissue paper in the two gift bags. However, I quickly realized that since I personalized the notebooks with their initials I wasn’t going to remember which bag was which. My CRS, as my kids call it, was kicking in big time. Sooo.. I got to thinking about bag tags making it easy to identify their individual gifts. Voila! I found my extra stash of name tags that I’ve used before (when I made tags for my daughter’s birthday gift of luggage this past spring) and came up with these cute little fall themed tags for the bags.

My TEAM loved them and quickly moved them to their bags they were taking to the Regional that held their swaps.

Here is a close up of the tags. What do you think?

Here are the finished bags with tags – front and back.

and here is my TEAM member Janie getting her bag

and my downline Cindy opening her notebook when we arrived in Chattanooga at our hotel Friday night.

I’ve got such a great TEAM and we have such fun stamping together! The fellowship of stamping is one of the best parts that I love about the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? Would you like  to learn more about it? Click HERE for more information about joining my TEAM. Not sure, but you’d like to see what it is all about, why not join us at one of my TEAM meetings. Contact me today for more information.

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Regional Goodies!

I love to make little goodie items and so when I saw these cute little strawberry tic tacs  in the checkout line last week I impulsively bought them. Don’t they sound yummy?

When I got them home I thought my TEAM would enjoy them so I decorated them up a little bit with the same Desiger Series Paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone from the Holiday Catalog that I used for my TEAM’s notebooks from yesterday’s post. You can click HERE to see that post.

Didn’t they turn out cute? I used the MDS2 to create the little Regional logo that I put on them. I love how easy it makes doing my projects and it make resizing the image for any project simple too. Want to learn more about our FREE MDS2 Trial?

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