Rosette Wonder

Rosette Ornament

The day following Thanksgiving is our family’s day to put up our Christmas tree. It’s a family tradition we started when our children were itty-bitty and continued through the years. Somehow that tradition has escalated into putting up 7 or 8 trees around the house, each with a theme. But my favorite is still the […]

Shipping Deadlines Approaching

To receive your holiday orders by December 24, make sure your orders are placed by: Traditional products- December 12 by noon if you phone or text your order to me- December 12 by 11:50 PM (MT) via Online Ordering My Digital Studio print products- December 6 for regular shipping- December 10 for Second-Day Air- December […]

Polka Dot Sparkle

This card reminds me that my seven Christmas trees are not up. Yep, seven. Not counting mantel and tabletop trees. Our tradition is to spend the day after Thanksgiving (now known everywhere except in our house as Black Friday) decorating our inside trees. This year, however, we were in Washington, D.C., for Thanksgiving at the […]

An Old-Fashioned Open Sleigh Christmas

I spent yesterday battling technology. Technology won. Who knew that the simple purchase of a new HDTV would lead to upgrading everything from our TIVO and sound system to our wireless router, modem and internet provider? Never fear, I will return to fight again. I sought solace last night with the things that soothe me. […]

My Digital Studio: Spooky Tuesday Downloads

Halloween is in the air and today's digital offerings definitely raise the creativity bar. If Halloween isn't your thing, check out the two holiday downloads. #132315EMOTI-COSTUMES PRINTABLESINCLUDES: 7-page 8-1/2" template; 7-piece SVG stamp brush setCOLORS: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie #132316LAST MINUTE MASKSINCLUDES: 2-page 8-1/2" x 11" template; 9-piece SVG stamp brush setCOLORS: Basic Black, Basic […]

Only 4 Hours Left to Sign Up…

…for my mailing list so you will receive the My annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter series starts this afternoon! To sign up, type your email address in the box at the top left column. If you're not on the list by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, you'll be left out! Sign up to enjoy my […]

12 Weeks of Christmas: 24 Hour Alert!

Are you signed up on my newsletter list? If not, do it quick! My annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter series starts in just 24 hours from right now! To sign up, type your email address in the box at the top left column. It's that simple. Then sit back and enjoy my gift to […]

Card Ideas: Framelit Openings

We had such a good time at our Stamp Divas meeting last night! (My team meets to talk business, learn techniques, share ideas and create projects once a month — just a perk of being in my downline.) We did four projects based on the very first presentation last Saturday at the Chattanooga Regional meeting. […]

Rhapsody in Blue

In honor of George Gershwin's birthday today, I thought I'd show you my favorite "Rhapsody in Blue." This is a card by Mary Kay Molnar I recently received in a Holiday Wow Swap. It features a sparkly piece of handmade designer glitter paper that my photo just does not adquately capture…it's gorgeous! StampsSnowflake Soiree (Wood […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads

Check out the new Live The Day Easel Calendar template — it's an easy way to guarantee you get the results you want. Use the template as a starting point, customize as you wish and save money on printing holiday gifts for the ones you love. What a discovery…a proven design for your calendar gifts! […]

Holiday Catalog Starts Today

Kids go to back to school next week here in Duluth, GA — can you believe it? It's August. Too hot. Too many bugs. Too many choruses of "I'm bored!" BUT THE HOLIDAY CATALOG IS HERE! Download the PDF here See the FLASH Holiday Catalog online version here See the Holiday Catalog Supplies List here […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads

What if you could have 10 holiday cards and 16 tags designed for you, so all you need to do is tweak them a little? And what if you could then send them for professional printing at a 31% savings? Wouldn't that be an easy way to check off "Make Christmas Cards" off your to-do […]

Convention 2012: Holiday Sneak Peek

One more lovely sample from Convention using the Flourish Designer Frames from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog. You may order these frames — which coordinate with the Decorative Label Punch — starting August 1st. If you'd like to receive a free Holiday Mini Catalog of your own, email me at and include your full […]

Hot Weather Solution

Baby, it is HOT outside! How hot is it? Check out this scene… With record-breaking temperatures in Atlanta — a high of 106, yikes! — I'm looking for any way to stay cool. So my mind, naturally, turns to Christmas. This Christmas card leads me to thoughts of chilly nights, candy canes and snowflakes. I […]

How Many Days Until Christmas?

As I prepared to show you a quick holiday card we did last week at my downline meeting, I pulled out a calendar to count up the days until Christmas. Then I thought, "Hold on, girl. This is 2012. I can just google it!" So I did. Turns out there are all kinds of holiday […]

Holiday Mail for Heroes 2010

It’s that time of year again! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have teamed up for the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. From now until December 10th you are invited to send holiday cards to our American service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. Anyone can send a card […]

So Shelli: Christmas Tags

Shelli Gardner is not only the CEO and Founder of Stampin' Up!, she is also a dedicated stamper who cherishes the time spent crafting with family and friends. See the results of Shelli's latest stamping session on her blog post today at So Shelli. Some very cute tags! Gather some friends for a fun stamping […]

Big Shot Die Cut Machine: Die Sale

Add to your die collection or start off a new collection with a new Big Shot and add dies and vinyl sheets at a great price! This sale runs through December 22 but if you want it before Christmas order by December 15th to ensure delivery. Save up to 25% on select dies & vinyl […]

Christmas Card: Got Punches?

Get out your circle punches, girls and boys — we're making circle wreaths today! This technique is easy, economical and a great way to use scraps. Create cards with various sizes of circle punchouts and glue, add a little ribbon and it's "Ho, ho, ho!" I created this card in a 6" x 6" square […]

Color Combinations: Holly Jolly Christmas

Here's an old-fashioned idea with a modern twist. We used to make these trees with pieces of gift wrap years ago. This version uses some of Stampin' Up!'s "Blooms" Designer Series paper. The background is Soft Suede, the trunk is Kraft (with some Chocolate Chip stitching), the papers are in Dusty Dorango and Old Olive, […]

TODAY Show: Shelli Gardner on Dec. 4

Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! will appear on the TODAY show this Friday, December 4th.   Stampin' Up! has been involved in the Christmas Today Show Toy Drive for several years. These boxes are getting packed for the toy drive…over $150,000 worth of Stampin' Up! products!     Since 2005, Stampin' Up! has been […]

Christmas Jingle Trifold Shutter

This card uses the Simply Scrappin' kit, Christmas Jingle. It looks complex, but really isn't. No, really! Start with a piece of cardstock 5-1/2" x 12". Place it in landscape position and score at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Turn a quarter turn and place the piece in portrait position in a Stampin' Up! paper […]

Christmas Card Challenge

This is the challenge I was given: Design a masculine, mostly black Christmas card incorporating a photograph. It took a little experimenting, but here's what I came up with… The colors are Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Crushed Curry. The gift stamp is from Holiday Blitz, the large star is from A Holly Jolly Christmas, […]

My Digital Studio: Pet Hazards

I received an email article from my vet today about holiday dangers to pets. I had no idea there were so many things that potentially threaten our furry friends! It prompted me to compose this card in My Digital Studio. Besides ribbon, pets have been known to eat electrical cords, holiday plants, gingerbread houses and […]

Peace, Love and Hope

Hope Wingate is a stamper in Duluth, Georgia. Just look at her Christmas card using the Scenic Season stamp set.   Don't you wish you were on Hope's holiday card list? Hope used a resist technique. She started by stamping the trees in Versamark on Stampin' Up!'s glossy white paper.She let that dry before using […]