Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Sampler Frame

I designed a sampler frame for Christmas (see it here), but I wasn't satisfied with the colors. I like to be symmetrical with the layer colors and I think that's what was bothering me about the other one. I kept some of the same elements, but switched to the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper for my redesign. Leave me a comment and tell me which one you like best!

I am cutting cardstock and preparing for my class tonight. If you live in Central Illinois and want to join us, call me to reserve your seat!
Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Christmas Sampler Frame #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
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It's hard to see the sparkle in this photo, but I used glimmer paper and Clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle to most of the squares.
Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Christmas Sampler Frame #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Suite Season stamp set, Early Espresso ink, Crumb Cake marker & cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper, Real Red Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Snow Flurry Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (hearts), Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Year-End Closeout Sale: Up to 60% off  holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Shop the Sale

Having a hard time seeing what's on sale? Check out these two printable flyers:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Demonstrator Christmas Party Gift Exchange

I love the flexibility that I have as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to be here when my family needs me. Last week was one of those weeks! Only one of my four kids went to school all week and the other three were each home 1-2 days with fever, vomiting, or an extreme head cold. Needless to say, I was looking forward to our Demonstrator Team Christmas party in Rochester yesterday. The roads were nasty as we got our first snow of the year and it took longer than usual to get there. In fact, I think Margo and I spent more time in the car than we did at the party! But it was worth the drive to spend time with our friends!

We had a potluck and stamped some projects using new products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration book and did our annual gift exchange. This is my favorite part! I love seeing the handmade gifts that everyone makes. We draw numbers and then it's your turn, you can steal a gift or open a new one.


I loved this jar that Alison made and snapped a pic of two more that she brought to display. How lucky for me -- she let me take one home! I picked the gorgeous blue one! The snowflake is white vinyl die cut with the Star of Light thinlits.
Debbie created this fun bank with vinyl words (all Stampin' Up-related) as a fun reminder of all the fun things to save your pennies for. Margo create the festive card on the front of the gift bag.
 
Cindy's gift was a Stampin' Spritzer holder. She included a couple spritzers (pictured here behind the cardstock holder. Check out this tutorial for UK Demonstrator Pootles (Sam Donald) to make one at home.
 My gift was the Christmas Sampler I posted yesterday. See it here.

I re-designed a new Christmas Sampler with Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper from the Holiday Catalog for my class tomorrow. I'll post a picture later today!

Live in the United States? I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
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Use Hostess Code NYGF3C2D to get a FREE Make and Take Kit and FREE GIFT when you order $40 or more. Free kits are mailed at the end of the month. Limit one per person. Learn More

Year-End Closeout Sale: Up to 60% off  holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Shop the Sale

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Sampler Frame + Year-End Closeout Update & Tips

I finally got around to designing my sampler frame for Christmas. It turned out a little differently than I had planned, but I like it. I pulled my color palette from the Presents & Pinecones Designer paper and used a few pieces of the paper on the frame.  Leave me a comment and tell me what do you think about the Delightful Dijon with the Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler!

If you live in Central Illinois and want to make this project, come to my class on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm in Champaign. RSVP
Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones Christmas Sampler Frame #stampinup 2016 Holiday Catalog www.juliedavison.com
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 Stampin' Up! Supplies: Suite Season stamp set, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Christmas Pines stamp set, Early Espresso ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Emerald Envy ink & cardstock, Delightful Dijon ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, Treat Bag Thinlit, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


I know there has been some confusion regarding the Year-End Closeout sale that I posted yesterday. Stampin' Up! included all Holiday Catalog "retiring" items in with the sale items, so not everything in the "Closeout" is on sale. I'm so sorry for the confusion! I updated yesterday's post to include links to printable flyers to help you better identify the deals. Check it out!
As of this morning, the majority of the deals are still in the "Everything Else" category in my Online Store. However, it only shows the first 24 items on the first page. There are FIVE more pages of deals, so be sure to select "View: All" or page through them so you don't miss out!

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=10604&dbwsdemoid=50776


Live in the United States? I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
Click HERE to  Order Stampin' Up! Products Online, Anytime!


Use Hostess Code NYGF3C2D to get a FREE Make and Take Kit and FREE GIFT when you order $40 or more. Free kits are mailed at the end of the month. Limit one per person. Learn More

Year-End Closeout Sale: Up to 60% off  holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Shop the Sale