Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Time Well Spent

There are many reasons why I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! Last week, Shelli Gardner sent me (and all active demonstrators) a special stamp set named "Time Well Spent" and it's loaded with wonderful images and words! THANK YOU, SHELLI!! This stamp set is going to be one of the Hostess Level 3 sets in the new Spring & Summer Collection (IB&C) to be released on 1/2/08!!!
I LOVE IT!!! I've been trying to make time to use it and finally finished up a project that I shouldn't be showing you until tomorrow, but I'm going to take a chance that the person receiving this will not check my blog before coming over in one hour!! I doubt they will since I haven't been good at posting on a regular basis!!

I'm hosting my Diva Dinner Date tonight and we're having a Christmas gift exchange of a handmade item, since Nancy is leaving for Florida for the winter, on Friday!! I made a picture frame using SU's Rose Red designer paper and my new stamp set, "Time Well Spent" along with the Pomegranate stitched grosgrain ribbon! I embossed the word phrase and mounted it on a wooden domino to "pop it up" on the frame! It's simple but I'm very happy with the results and thought I would share it with you.

What do you think?

Blizzard Wrapping Paper

I've been juggling my time spent making crafts, hustling my kids for school, birthday parties, banquets, conferences, work, football (still!), etc. It's been too busy for me to update my blog on a regular basis and I apologize if you keep looking at the same two entries wondering why I even started this thing if I'm not going to make any entries!! Oh pity me, NOT!! I'm thankful!

I want you to see that Stampin' Up's wrapping paper (from the Holiday Mini catalog that expires November 30th!!) is for more than wrapping gifts!! I've been using it for backgrounds on a couple different Christmas cards as well as some beautiful 12X12 page sets, of which I am posting a simple one today!! Of course, even though you get 37 sq. ft on each roll, I had to purchase another set so that I can make a thousand of these page sets as gifts, or sell them now that SU allows us to!! YEAH, I just love Stampin' Up!!

So here you have a simple, yet very elegant page set! I used our 5/8" grosgrain on the wrapping paper and the Snowburst stamp set on the tag. Go and make one now! *\o/*