Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hubby and I went Christmas shopping last night. I was surprised at the Christmas decorations in Kohl's AND they were playing Christmas music. As much as I love this time of year I wasn't quite ready for Christmas music. I will admit, though, it sure makes you want to shop! No doubt that's why they do it!

This scrapbook layout was one of the three created at my monthly Stamp N' Scrap class.  You can find my events schedule HERE I want to give you a few tips about creating this layout.  1) The tree was created by cutting three squares; 4"x4", 3.5"x3.5" and 3"x3".  Once you have the squares cut them on the diagonal.  This will give you enough for two. 2) The background was stamped in the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink pad. You can't appreciate the iridescent colors in this photo but trust me this is a product you'll want to have!  Hurry, though, it's only available in the Holiday Catalog (pg. 23) until January 2nd! If you purchase this ink pad be sure to purchase the refill as well.  Stampin' Up! has not advised us if this ink pad will be carried over into next year's catalog. You can place your order HERE. 3) I created the sleigh using the Top Note die and created a template for everyone to trace.  The sleigh blades are created using the Brushed Silver cardstock.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled (snowflakes in the background; 111690 wood, 127799 clear), Merry & Type (122550 wood, 122552 clear)
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Brushed Silver (100712), Red Glimmer (121790)
Ink Pads: Old Olive, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark (126857)
Designer Paper: Festival of Prints (126904)
Big Shot: Top Note die (113463), Star (retired)
Punches: 1 3/8" square (119877) for the presents, the banner tail and layer behind the stamped image, 1/2" circle (119869), 1" circle (119868), 3/4" circle (119873); these were used on the tree, 1 3/4" circle ( 119850) used for the sleigh legs
Accessories: Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Old Olive (119256) & Very Vanilla (119960) 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Cherry Cobbler seam binding (120992), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Pierce Mat (126199), Basic Glimmer brad (121003), Brights (119747) & Neutrals (119743) designer buttons