The Party Animal Suite is my favorite in the new catalog that begins Jan 4, 2017!
Star of Light is my favorite stamp set from the 2016 Holiday catalog. I love making shaker cards now that Stampin’ Up sells the Foam Adhesive Strips.
Clean and simple cards will always be a favorite of mine.
I love the Stampin’ Up coordination of products to make scrapbooking a snap!
My Hersey Nugget snowmen treats were a hit with Abby’s friends and were pinned over 6,000 times on Pinterest!
I hope Stampin’ Up! never retires the Envelope Punch Board. I’ve made dozens of Snickers boxes with it. More people come to my blog to get directions to make a Snickers Box than anything else.
I can’t wait to get started on new projects for 2017!
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The new 2017 Occasions catalog is awesome! If you want a little bit of everything without spending a lot of money, order a “share” from me. The “I want it all” share is $46 including shipping. Please see all the details here
Merry Christmas! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!
Abby and Keegan may be the only high school students who still give presents to their teachers.
Here’s the back side of the Gift Card Holders.
This year they gave Panera gift cards. Last year we made the Pop Up Gift Card Holders below and Abby’s History teacher thought it was the coolest thing ever because of the way it popped up. I wanted to make a new version of the Pop Up Gift Card Holder, but I ran out of time and whipped up twelve of the quick, but cute Santa’s Belt Gift Card Holders using the Envelope Punch Board.
This adorable Christmas purse was made by Chris Magan. I love it when stamping friends send me pictures of their cute creations so I can share them with you! Can you tell the reindeer was made with the Stampin’ Up! owl punch?
Here’s another adorable purse made by Chris!
If you haven’t headed over to Craft Project Central to leave a comment on my project, please do it today. I’m randomly choosing a winner who gets a free subscription for the month of December. You have a really good chance to win because right now most of the comments on my project are from the other designers. They already have a subscription so they won’t be in my drawing.
My 77 year old father is the elf on the left. Kids visited his senior living facility and he and his friend were Santa’s helpers. Dad made a great elf and is an awesome Grandpa to his nine grandkids!
We went to Christmas Eve, Eve on December 23 so we could attend church with my parents before they left town. Our church had about 100 members when we joined in 1994. Now there are tens of thousands of worshipers at five locations and online. You can watch a service online here or watch previous sermons. We have eleven Christmas Eve services at the West Des Moines church over three days and the 2,800 seat sanctuary isn’t big enough, so several hundred sit in overflow locations.
When I woke up this morning it was -13 degrees. I decided it would be a great day to stay home and get some fun Christmas treats made. Abby wanted some treats to give her friends. She filled the bags with M&M’s while I worked on the Moose toppers.
Jolly Friends is an adorable stamp set that is retiring on Jan 3, 2017. Order here and get it before it’s gone!
This is what we made for Abby’s friends last year. They loved them! This is also my most popular Pinterest pin of all time!
Keegan and I went to Willy Wonka at the Des Moines Playhouse last night. It was an awesome show and I love having a date night with my 16 year old.
Sean and Ryan are in Hawaii for a week. This is their first vacation without our family. The first thing they figured out was it’s very expensive to go on vacation and especially to Hawaii! While in college they always chose to go with us instead of their friends, because we pay if they go with us and they pay if they go with friends. Sean is funding most of this vacation for both of them because Ryan is a poor college student. I’ll be glad when they get home safely!