Team Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

It’s been so crazy around here that I haven’t been able to post about my recent TEAM Christmas get together. I’m truly blessed to have such a wonderful down line and we have such a great time together – they are simply the best. So our Christmas party and gift exchange was no different.

Here are the three of us together –

Christmas Party team photo 2012

Now on to the wonderful gifts – this first photo is of one of the beautiful ornaments that Cindy made. Aren’t they beautiful? I especially love the way that Cindy decorated them using our Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Holiday Ornament Framelits, and Shrinky Dinks®. Remember how much fun those were when we were kids? Cindy just celebrated her first anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in November, but she has been stamping forever.

Cindy gift swap 2012 ornament

This second photo is of the gift that Janie created – don’t you just love it! Janie used our Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper to make these trees. What a beautiful table centerpiece this makes. I love the little bit of bling on top from the Real Red Glimmer Paper – Janie is always thinking out of the box so I always love seeing her creations.

Janie gift swap 2012 trees

And here is a photo of my gift (shhh… don’t tell my family and friends since their getting these too). It is a peppermint stick sugar scrub that I made. I just love these homemade scrubs and even take them into the shower with me! Since I have such sensitive skin commercial products can be a problem, but these are great since they’re all natural!

Peppermint Stick sugar scrub gift exchange 2012

To decorate my peppermint stick sugar scrub I used the Scentsational Christmas Stamp Set. I just love this set with its coordinating Holiday Collection Framelits , and did you know they’re only available until January 3rd? So there is still time to get your own and if you want them both why not get the bundle discount.

Want to make some Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub for yourself? Here is the recipe.

Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup extra light tasting olive oil

3 -4 drops peppermint essential oil (I got mine at the health food store)

Place the first two ingredients into a bowl and stir. Add 3-4 drops of essential oil. Mix well. Place into a jar or container that seals.

This recipe makes enough for a pint jar and this scrub can be used anywhere on your body. The peppermint is both refreshing and energizing.

Just moisten your hands, scoop out a spoon full and rub in a circular motion on your moistened skin. Rinse and enjoy. Be careful if you’re using this in the shower since the olive oil will make the floor slick. You’re going to love how soft this makes your skin feel! I use mine 2-3 times a week and the scrub should last for weeks and weeks if you are careful not to get water into it.

Want to join in the fun? Consider joining my team and becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator?  If you have and are ready, why not join now?  Not only do you get $125 worth of products of your choice for just  $99 … If you have questions I’d love to speak with you about them meanwhile you can Click HERE for more information about becoming a Demonstrator.

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Come and have fun with me while making those last minute tags and bags you’ll be needing for your holiday gifts during this event.

Bags & Tags Class

Monday, December 3rd at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Class Fee is $12

R.S.V.P. and Prepay by November 26th to hold your spot and you’ll get to make a special bonus tag!

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Need some last minute gifts? Then this class is for you! You’ll be making a personalized notepad holder and two schets during this class perfect for those last minute holiday gifts.

Personalized Notepad HolderMonday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11th at 10 a.m.

Class Fee is $18; RSVP and Prepay by December 4th to hold your spot and pay only $15

Click HERE to see or print my flyer

Click HERE for my Calendar of Events and more details.

Click on my Paypal button and select your choice of day or time.

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Want to take both classes? Drop me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll be happy to send you a Paypal invoice so you can pay for both classes at one time. Want to pay for your friends class too? Just let me know and I can include that also. It’s so simple – Of course the old fashioned way works too – you’re always welcome to mail me a check.Been curious about MDS2? Why not check out my MDS2 Class? There is still time to sign up for my MDS2 Class – Click HERE for more details