Neopolitan Birthday

I’m back! I needed a little down time during the Christmas break. My hubby was home for the entire week and we had family come to visit for the holiday. It was a much needed, wonderful break but I am happy to be back crafting and creating! I hope that you also had a very wonderful Christmas!
Today I have a card for the SSInk Mystery Challenge of the month
http://ssinkspiration.blogspot.com/2015/12/december-mystery-challenge-ssinkmc28.html
And here is my card
I am not sure why but these colors remind me of Neopolitan Ice Cream. I know that flavor doesn’t have any blue in it but that is just what my mind see when I look at the finished project!
The background snowflakes have been embossed with white and the popped up snowflakes have been brushed with bling from the upcoming Wink of Stella pens available on January 5th!

This product is one of my favorite new things and I cannot wait to have you all try it! You are going to love them as well. 
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Pointsettia Presents

I love the color challenge at FabFriday last week and knew that this paper would be a great compliment for it.  

The weekend before Christmas and everyone is hurrying and scurrying
about, trying to get things done. Here is a cute and quick gift that we
put together for our youth leaders at church.

Coordinating card and homemade coffee sugar scrub
The lid of the jar be decorated using the Pointsettia punch. I love this punch!
I hope you can take some time this week and reflect on the reason for Christmas and what it means. Our family is taking the next two weeks off and are looking forward to fun, fellowship and celebrating Jesus.

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Snowflakes and Shimmer

Good morning friends. I am so excited to share this quick and easy card that I made for this week’s SSINK Sketch Challenge.

And here is my card
I love the simplicity of this design and how you could use any shape for the focal point. In fact, I had so much fun with this I decided to make two cards this week, with the second just slightly different than the first.

Also, you may notice that these cards have a shimmer or just a Wink of Glitter on them. We have an amazing new product coming out in just a few weeks and tonight I played with this for the first time. I instantly fell in love and I think you will as well!
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Remember that the Year End Sale is in full swing and items are while supplies last! There are some great last minute gifts and stocking stuffers to be found on sale. 
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Time of Wonder

Good Afternoon friends! It is time for another Stampin’ Royalty challenge. I am so excited to say that I was a winner in last week’s challenge with my berry basket Santa and I hope that you will like my card for today.
This week’s challenge was a color challenge
And here is my card
I would have never paired the Smoky Slate with the Cucumber Crush but I really like how these three colors work together. They are just perfect for Christmas.  My favorite part of this project is the 3 different layers on the embellishments. Wood, paper and a button are so varied but yet work so well here!
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The weekly deals this week are amazing and you will want to grab up the
Precision Base Plate if you have not already done so! Feel free to email
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Inking Everything Christmas

A few weeks ago, Our amazing leader Becky Roberts hosted our annual Team Christmas party for those of us local to the Boise area. We had so much fun and I wanted to share it with you.
Becky rented Cacica’s Old World Italian Restaurant in The Village for our event. We had the entire place and it was such a cute little restaurant. 
These were the adorable centerpieces that were created for the event. Isn’t this tree just darling!! The mini chalkboards were handmade using our fun Stampin’ Up! products.

We always have a gift exchange and card swap at our Christmas event. The gift maximum is only $5 because it is really all about the wrap – Stampin’ Up! wrap!! And some of our team really outdid themselves this year.
First place went to Kozzette Bennet and her amazing tiny treat box advent calendar
Second place went to Sabine Swanson and her amazing creating of mason jar covered in twine, filled with beautiful paper flowers and decor to decorate the jar for every month in the year. It was amazing.
Third place was this fun snowman punch art box created by Cathy Stephenson. She is a punch art master.
This was the gift that I won at the exchange and I just love it. Created by Becky Roberts herself!
After the card and gift swap we were treated to a private lesson in brush lettering by the amazing Sarah Foutz of Sarah Pearl Studios.
We each got our very own packet of toys, personalized and packaged in the Home for the Holidays Designer Series Paper.
Our own pack of pens to use and take home,
and a custom created practice guide.
Sarah focused on learning how to letter envelopes in a creative way since we make and send or give out so many card. I had no idea there were so many ways to do that!

We were given time to practice our light upstrokes, our heavy downstrokes, our curves and our loops. All of the things make up the letters that Sarah uses for her creations.
We were able to practice each of the stokes with each of the pens. It was so interesting how each one was different.
We were given the tips of the trade and we had such a great time! I have continued to practice my lettering and I will say that I should keep at it. I am so thankful to be a part of Becky’s team and we had a great time! It was a very fun evening!
Thanks for stopping by! Be inspired to go create something beautiful!

A woodland Christmas

Today’s post is full of good news and cheer! This morning it was announced that the wildly popular Woodland Embossing Folder would be returning to our product line in June!!! I am so very excited about this news. This product was such a hot item that Stampin’ Up! could hardly keep it in stock and I feel that it can be used for all 4 seasons, for almost any occasion and is a great option when needing a masculine card. 
When I created this card for this week’s color challenge over at SSInkspiration the news of the return had not yet been announced. What great timing for me to be able to show you this card AND share the good news all in one post!
The challenge for this week is
As soon as I saw them I knew that products I was going to want to use. I love these as Christmas colors but I think they are also very masculine as well!
My project for this challenge

I absolutely love the look of the white trees with the Taupe background and the fussy cut ornaments really stand out against the neutral tones.. I was Facetiming with my BFF in WA State and she was a huge help in my design process because it was after midnight when I was working on this! Thanks friend!
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TGIF Challenge!

Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was so busy but I am happy to say that we did manage to get the Christmas decor down from the rafters and the tree is up. Great progress!!
Today I am participating in the TGIF Challenge. This week was a color challenge
And here is my design
The Sleigh Ride stamps and coordinating edgelits are my favorite product out of the soon-to-retire Holiday Catalog so I want to use the heck out of them!!
These coordinating products make crafting so quick and easy. A few cutouts using the big shot, a stamp or two and a little bling and you have a beautiful card. I especially love these colors together, don’t you?
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Fab Friday 78 Challenge

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! The last few days have been so busy, with something going on every night this week. It has been a bit of a challenge getting craft time in but I was happy to have a few free hours this afternoon.
The challenge this week from the fine folks at Fab Friday was this sketch
 I love the simplicity of this design. Here is my take on it
I realized this may be the first time I have actually used my brick wall embossing folder. I am doing to have to change that pronto!
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ICS Blog Hop – Perfectly Packaged

Welcome to the last Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop of 2015! We are so glad to have you here! You may have hopped here from Deb’s Blog, or this may be your starting point. Just follow the hop along and you will be sure to see many great projects tonight!

Our theme this month is Gift Packaging and that is one of my favorite things to create! I love crafting 3-D items and this is the perfect holiday to really show that off! This project is also wonderful for the Stampin Royalty Challenge of the week and I will be submitting it there as well!
My project was created for my annual gift packaging class held last weekend. I love to do something Santa related each year. 
This year I used the Berry Basket for a quick and super cute project. This could be stuffed with anything from candies, to small gifts or even gift cards. This project is great for a guy or a gal and who doesn’t love Santa!
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Now it is time to hop on over and see what Darla and her sisters have created!
http://faithgracestamp.com/2015/12/ics-blog-hop-perfectly-packaged-2.html

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