Happy New Year!

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Best wishes for everyone for a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!

Stampin' Up! has a lot of great new products coming out soon. They are introducing Clear Mount Stamps - same rubber, just mounted on clear blocks for better placement and a space saving design! I'm really excited about this option. They also have some really cool new punches. I love punches! All this great new stuff AND Sale a Bration starts the 5th! That's Free products for every $50 you spend! Don't worry - there will be links on here soon to check it all out. In the meantime, here's a card I made with an upcoming stamp, Fine Flourish. It reminded me of those books of designs you color in to make your own patterns when I was little, so I decided to color it in with markers. I think this would also look pretty cool stamped on vellum and colored from behind to make a stained glass kind of image, but would be pretty even by itself. Here's to a creative 2010!

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I've got a few things to show you from my weekend away. Here are 2 projects I made. First is a polar bear box. Isn't he cute? He's in the Winter Mini and will be gone Jan. 4th! What you can't tell is that I embossed him in white on bashful blue but I can't get a good picture of it. The box is made from 4 petal cards attached together and a little window made with a circle punch and acetate. The snowflakes are from Serene Snowflake, also retiring Jan. 4!
The second is a pin and an embellishment for my daughter's headband. They're made from the Flower Folds die. Pin is felt and other is some extra Christmas material I had leftover. Just layer them and adhere with a button. Easy and adorable! Can you tell I Love the Bigshot? So much you can do.
Wishing you all a happy, handmade holiday!

Quilted Christmas

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I'm one of those wacky people who can't just make one Christmas card to send to everyone. I guess I get bored and need to do something different, and there are so many ideas I want to try. So, here is one of my favorites. I used Christmas Cocoa DSP punched into squares and placed them on the top note die. Then I cut around the "stitching" marks and mounted it onto a red top note die. That got popped up on dimensionals onto a Petals a Plenty embossed white base. Now, can you guess what I mounted the saying from Christmas Punch onto? Hint: It's 2 different shapes.
I have lots of great new stuff to share from my wonderful weekend of stamping, so I'll try and find time to post them soon. Enjoy!

Scrappin' Wrappin'

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Use your beautiful Designer Paper for more than just scrapbooks and cards! One piece was enough to cover this cylinder and make a bow for the top. This DSP is from Christmas Jingle and the little tag is made from Level 2 Hostess set Christmas Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch and Magnetic Movers and Shapers. I followed these directions to make the bow. It's pretty easy and a great way to use up scraps. Makes a great presentation.
I'll be away for a few days at my upline's RAD weekend! Can't wait to get crafty with creative friends and be spoiled by Jan. She preordered all the new products coming up for us to play with! So, I should have lots to show you when I return. Have a great weekend!