Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This card is for today's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I love that site and how it motivates me with these challenges to get busy and stamp. I thought I'd make use of those wintergreen dp scraps from my "mint for you" bags. I think it will compliment the gift. I love these colors that are in this design paper. The background paper is not SU, but I found it in my stash and thought it coordinated well with my colors.

I call these my "Mint for you" bags. After a miserable failure at attempting to make candy for gifts, I went and bought a variety of chocolate mints. I punched out with the scallop punch and circle punch to make little covers for the mint patties. I love the wintergreen papers and thought they complimented this project well. The topper is blue bayou with a strip of the wintergreen dp. I stamped "Merry Christmas" on the back.I used the larger cello bags and cut my topper paper 6 inches by 6 inches.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Here's a sneak at one of the new sets that will be in SU's new catalog. It is called Embrace Life and I used it on the limited supplies challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week. I painted in the flowers with a blender pen.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Time is very busy during the holiday season, but I want to wish all my friends, family, and anyone who comes to visit this blog "a very blessed Christmas and a hopeful new year." I'm hoping our men and women in Iraq get to come home this year. I'm hoping to retire this year, and I'm hoping everyone gets to do the things that bring joy and contentment to their lives. I rejoice over the birth of my saviour and pray that His love, His mercy, and His grace reigns over the season.

This card is featuring the new hostess set "Time well spent" that comes out in January. I am loving the new wide ribbons that SU are offering. This is a little tea bag holder. This makes a quick and simple gift of thoughtfulness for someone at work.

Here's a sneak peak at a new hostess set that will be in the new
Stampin' Up catalog coming out in January. This set is called "Time well spent" and this is the biggest stamp in that set.