Monday, December 24, 2012

Advent Calendar

I got my newest set of stamps called 25 and Counting during the big sale Stampin' Up! had a couple weeks ago. I was so excited to be getting this set. It was one that I had looked at over and over, so when it went on sale I grabbed it right away. I am so happy I did.
  • Magnetic dry erase board
  • 25 Party favor tins (bought at Micheal's in the do-it-yourself wedding section)
  • Magnetic strip with adhesive back
  • Stampin' Up! ink Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
  • Stampin' Up! CS whisper white, very vanilla, Be Of Good Cheer DSP, Festival Of Prints DSP
  • Rosettes using Be of Good Cheer DSP, Clear Designer Vintage buttons.

My newest creations

Since I have some time on my hands I decided to peruse Split Coast Stampers website
to see what new ideas I could find and try out. The great thing about Split Coast is they have different challenges. One of my favorite is the Color Combination Forum. The administrators choose from the Stampin' Up! color repertoire and set stampers off the create cards using those colors. The results are usually creative and beautiful works of art. This weeks Color Combination Challenge is to use Whisper White and Very Vanilla. You never really know if you are up for the challenge until you are creating something that you actually want to share. These are my submissions for this challenge. Fun and easy card creations that can be done in minutes. Check out more beautiful creations at their website.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Now December's Here

Everything is "secrets"
Now December's here:
Secrets wrapped in tissue
Whispered in an ear.
Secrets big and bulky
Secrets small and slight
In the strangest places
Hidden out of sight.
Packages that rattle,
Packages that squeak
Some say "Do No Open"
Some say "Do Not Peek".
Secrets, secrets, secrets
With Christmas coming near
...except it is no secret
I wish that it were here!

by Aileen Fisher