Take It to Heart Leadership Swap

I love the bird image from the Take It to Heart stamp set and of course our new coordinating Framelits from the new Occasions Mini Catalog don’t you? So I definitely wanted to use it for at least one of my swaps for the upcoming Leadership Conference in Texas that starts on Wednesday.

Soo… This week I’ll be sharing with you some of my swaps that I made for Leadership. I haven’t posted lately since I have been working feverishly on them to get them finished in time. Once again I didn’t start early enough since I couldn’t make up my mind which designs I wanted to make.

Here is the first card I decided to do. It took me a while to come up with the design but I was very happy with the end result and the guys in my house thought it makes a nice masculine card too which is always a plus.

My card uses the Take It to Heart stamp set, Paper Doily Die, and the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. Don’t you just love all the new coordinating products in the new Occasions Mini? I knew I just had to have the Loving Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment when I saw it– it is just so versatile and is great with the Take It to Heart sets banner. I chose to make a sympathy card this time. I’d love to hear what you think – Leave me a comment and let me know.

Take It to Heart

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Stamp Set: Take It to Heart and Loving Thoughts

Inks: Jet Black StazOn and Pear Pizzazz

Paper: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White

Accessories: Baja Breeze ½” Seam Binding Ribbon, Hearts Collection Framelits, Paper Doily Sizzlits Die, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Wonderful Watercolor Crayons, Bender Pen, Paper Snips and Dimensionals

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Merry Christmas Wishes!

Merry Christmas everyone – I hope that you are able to spend today with your loved ones. I’m going to be spending mine quietly with my family but I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and share with you a wonderful card that my upline Sue sent me. Isn’t it just beautiful? I thought this card that uses our Come to Bethlehem stamp set was fitting to post today.

Come to Bethlehem


I also thought I would share a Christmas card that I recently made using my sneak peek items from our upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog. Isn’t the Apothecary Art stamp set just beautiful? And you’re going to love our new coordinating Framelits Dies!

Apothecary Art

I’m going to take a long Christmas weekend, but I’ll be back in a couple of  days posting more sneak peeks along with my new events for January. So come back and see me then but first enjoy your Christmas!

Stocking Builder Punch

Can you believe Christmas is tomorrow? I’m still putting finishing touches on gift items that I have stamped for family and friends. I got side tracked playing with my new preorder items for the Occasions Mini that goes live January 4th. Want an Occasions Mini Catalog and haven’t received one yet because your not on my mailing list? Click HERE to get your copy or email me at jakmerck@windstream with your Name, Address, and Phone Number and I’ll be happy to put you on my list.

I recently got this beautiful card from one of my team members, Cindy. It showcases our Stocking Builder Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Did you know that you can only get the Stocking Builder Punch while supplies last? Stampin Up! has announced they will not be carrying over this punch into our Idea Book & Catalog next summer. So if you’ve had your eye on it – don’t delay and get yours before it’s gone.

Stocking Builder Punch

And here is a little gift I received from Cindy. Isn’t it too cute?

Snowman Soup

The little box behind the snowman made with our Top Note Die holds three cocoa packets. I thought it was clever the way she used our 1×8 Cello Bags from the Holiday Mini Catalog to hold the marshmallows for each packet of hot chocolate. And can you guess which punch she made the carrot with? It’s the Petite Pennant Punch, isn’t that clever?

Clearance Rack Banner

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