Monochromatic is always a good choice and the Island Indigo works well for masculine and feminine. This one is quick and easy.
Wiinter is coming even though we have had extra mild weather so far.
Make these cards and you will be able to send warm wishes when the cold arrives!
Please remember to use the hostess code if you are placing an order on line.
Yesterday, Linda and I went to see the Nativity display at the Lutheran Church on South Tenth in Manitowoc. It was amazing! People from the community bring their Nativity sets in and they display them. We were in awe of the wonderful way they put sets next to each other by color or size.
Here are a few of the sets.
This was the first grouping. The background has large pieces of sheet music.
This is a very tall display with many individual sets on it.
These two are for children. They are each a "hands on" set. One is a puzzle and all the pieces fit into the stable. The other is made of fabric. All the pieces fit into the barn.
This was one that I especially liked because of its simplicity.
On the way home we went to the light show at the Zoo.
We stopped at the shelter and saw the elves and had a cookie!
I was the demo for the stamp club this month so I revisited the Bargello technique.
Here is the card that we made. It is a little time consuming but is a pretty technique.
We had fun and they all seemed to like the technique.
What do you think of the card?
Definitely not the traditional Christmas colors!
Following are a few of the cards that I have ready for the Stamp Along on Monday the 14th of Dec.
Several of these could be for Christmas or for a winter birthday.
Are you finished with your Christmas cards?
I still haven't decided on a design for mine. That will be my next project after the Stamp Along is ready.
i have been going through my stash of stuff and decided to share that with you.
This card is made with the beautiful Mirricard paper that I found. There are several choices of color from which you can choose.
It is plain and simple but very elegant at the same time.
The picture doesn't do it justice.
Here is another plain and simple. The white piece is textured with the softly falling embossing folder.
It doesn't show very well on the picture.
One more for today. This one has a very pretty poem on the inside that is the legend of the poinsettia. Another thing I found in my stash. I hope that you don't mind if I share my "contraband" with you.
Stampin' Up! is having a big end of the year sale that you can check out on my site.
You can add these items to your Stamp Along order and get free shipping with participation in the Stamp Along. If you wish to order and can't make it to the SA, please use the hostess code
Here are a few more cards that will be at the Stamp Along on Monday.
There is at least one cool technique on each of the above cards. I hope that you will enjoy making them on Monday.
Following is a personal post about my amazing month.
It started with a visit from one of the Silver Stampers.
I belonged to this group many years ago and kept in touch with a few of the members.
The gal that took this picture of the group that got together to stamp at Pat's house is the one that came to visit. We had a wonderful time stamping and visiting!
Next, Linda and I went on a crafting trip. We stayed at this cute little motel in northern Wisconsin.
We stayed two nights and took three craft classes. We took some nice walks, met some nice people, and found a nice thrift store! It was very relaxing. I didn't have to cut and prepare anything! I love doing that but once in a while it is nice to have it done for me.
This is the product of the button class.
Linda's is the calico on the left and mine is the one that looks like our CT.
They were fun to do and I love how it turned out.
We did several cards the second day.
The third class was a book made from a file folder. Very nice. I hope to do a class on one of these with a winter theme. Let me know if you would be interested.
On the way home we went to Philips, Wisconsin and visited the Concrete Park.
Very interesting! There are hundreds of these concrete creations!
Then I did a party and prepped for the class with eleven cards from the Winter Wonderland Specialty paper from Stampin' Up!
The class went well and I am doing it again on the 28th of October. If you are interested, I have openings for two more. It is at Schroeder's at 1:00. It includes the pack of Specialty paper and you have more than half of it left to use later. The cost is $30.
Next, I was off to a retreat in Northern Wisconsin with two friends.
The camp is on a beautiful lake. It was cool so I didn't spend much time outside.
The colors were beautiful on all of my "trips."
We went on a wagon ride to see the whole camp. Debbie is there next to me but all the others are "new" friends. It was a wonderful group of ladies.
Another activity was a craft project. We painted boards and used leaves to print. i am happy with both of mine but will probably add some lettering to them at some point. Any suggestions?
Next, a trip across the state with five friends from our Red Hat group. We went in two cars as the bus was full and we still wanted to go! It worked out really well and was less expensive than it would have been on the bus. We boarded the paddle boat on the Mississippi River and had a wonderful lunch then went upriver to a set of locks. Nice trip!
If you have read this far, thank you joining me on a quick reminisce of my amazing month.
Here is one more of the cards that I have prepared for the Stamp Along.