Announcements, Tip & Candy!

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First, don't miss out on anything SU! has retiring. Email me if you need the list. As my personal special during December, I'm offering 10% OFF your ENTIRE order, retiring or otherwise. So treat yourself or give a hint to that someone special and I'll help you out. Gift Certificates are available too - you know there's going to be lots of great new stuff in the upcoming catalog!

Second, my next Stamp Camp will be Friday, January 11th. Santa will be bringing me new sets! I've decided to do the double card thing again, so we'll be making 6 cards - 2 each of 3 different designs and a little 3D item for $12. RSVP with fee by 1/4/08!

Third, Did you see my counter? It passed the 5,000 mark so it's time for some Blog Candy! Just leave me a comment letting me know a fun tradition or activity you do during the holidays. Even a great gift idea would be good - I'm stuck for something else for my mom! I'll pick a random winner on the 20th and hopefully get it mailed out before we leave for NC. What is it, you ask? Well, I've got some goodies hanging around. I'll gather them up and try and post a pic by tomorrow.

Last, but certainly not least - a fabulous tip! You know how I love punches, well here's another way to use the Scallop Punch. This is from Dannie Graves, who discovered that you can get a starburst sort of effect by punching once in the Scallop punch, then attaching that to a piece of larger regular scrap paper (cardstock is too heavy) and then lining the punched scallops in the middle of the scallop punch and punching again. (Remove scrap) Here's a sample using an image from In the Spotlight punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. Isn't that great?!


Linda said...

I love the scallop punch idea. Will try it as soon as I get off the computer. For my mom, who has just started stamping, I am going to get her a paper trimmer---a Fiskars with the extra paper fold blade.
Linda Peterson

Dawn Marie said...

HMMMMM, I left one tradition over on my blog......but another we always do---actually I always do is make homemade chocolates while the kids are in school and hide them in my room til christmas eve, then they go in the stockings from Santa!!Something my mom passed on to us. We caught her one afternoon,guess she lost track of time!!lol thanks so much----love your blog.

peanut.heather said...

That is such a great tip!

Since I've been married for 3 years now the traditions have changed for me. We go to my sister-in-laws house and have dinner and open gifts with her and her kids. Then Christmas morning my hubby and I get up, have coffee and breakfast, then we open gifts and spend the rest of the day at home playing with our new toys!

Before my parents moved out of state, we'd go to their house Christmas afternoon and have dinner. Now hubby and I have to adjust.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn - I love your blog-so many interesting things. This year I've been making little Christmas books to give to people about what Christmas means to me and my family, and including favourite recipes, carols, stories, etc. I learned how to do the bookbinding, etc, with a webisode by Trish Morris on and it's called a 'Make the Grade book'. It's fabulous, and I've made several for Christmas. You could give it to someone special - and even finish it with photos after Christmas. I love making them and giving them as gifts, because of the pleasure they give to the recipient. If you'd like me to email you some photos of mine, email me on and I'll be very happy to email you some photos.
Hope you have a very Happy Christmas.


scfranson said...

I love how each one of us in our family buys stocking stuffers for each other and then on Christmas Eve we take turns opening our stocking gifts, listen to Christmas music and have cookies.

mochamama said...

we love to go look at the Christmas lights on neighboring homes! have done this since I was old enough to remember

Angel Wilde said...

Christmas music while wrapping presents. :-)
Love this punch idea. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Cool punch idea! One tradition is making a gingerbread house.

tyrymom29 said...

Congrats on all the 5,000 hits !!! Thats awsome !!! Our tradition is on every Christmas we go over to my Parents house where she has the Whole family go and we all celebrate xmas together !!!! We all bring diff games and enjoy each others company!!!

Denise... said...

I LOVE the medallion idea...I will definitely be trying that! As far as a tradition...I wrap each child's gifts in a specific wrapping paper and use no tags. When it's time to open gifts, I give them an envelope with "their wrapping paper" in it and then they get their presents! They actually love it!

Linda SS said...

Congrats on all those well deserved hits! My favorite newer tradition is piling my little grandkids in the car to take them to see all our best light displays. Any time spent with those little sweethearts is the best times that I've ever had.