Bella and Friends Christmas Card

Bella and Friends sure has gotten some use in my Stamping Studio this month! There’s something irresistible about a cute little pup! All I did was stamp and cluster the dogs and put them in in the gal’s hands.

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If your total order is over $150, you can purchase Hand Delivered (my favorite Host stamp set!)

More BARK Treats!

One more BARK project to show you! You can see the previous post HERE (supplies and recipe link). The previous one was a gift for my team party. This one is for my personal use. It’s basically the same except a larger bowl and a laminated sign instead of a tag. SO FUN!!!!!

The dog bowl is Rae Dunn, in case you didn’t recognize the brand.

Dog-Themed Christmas Gift + Team Party

We had our annual Team Christmas Pot Luck and what a wonderful evening we had! Fun, friends, food, stamping, gift and exchange (and STEALING) and celebrating the Christmas season!

The theme for our gift exchange was “My Favorite Things”. Each gal brought their “favorite thing”, wrapped Stampin’ Up style, of course! I chose a dog-themed gift – my gift was a Rae Dunn “BARK” dog dish (I am a Rae Dunn collector) filled with a Peppermint Oreo BARK. (Get it? BARK? LOL)

The recipe I used for the Peppermint Oreo Bark can be found HERE:

I LOVE theme gifts, so I searched high and low for a Christmas/dog gift bag. The tag had a dog bone cookie cutter attached to it, along with a hand-stamped tag featuring the cute little dog from the stamp set Bella and Friends. I added a candy cane to his mouth to make it a Christmas tag.

Here are some photos from our evening!
Tune in tomorrow, I’ll show you the make and takes we made!
I LOVE my team so much!!!!! Here’s a group photo of those who could attend. You should come join this fun group of gals! Email me and I’d love to share with you how you can get in on the FUN! Tomorrow we get to pre-order from the new Spring and Sale a Bration catalogs! One of the many PERKS to being a demonstrator!!!

Stampin’ Up Awards! And Bella Christmas Treat!

I am over the top excited over this news that I am sharing in this blog post, but sometimes shy away from posting things like this! I hate to draw attention to ME – but I feel like I want to share it with YOU because YOU are the reason this happened to me!

Last weekend I was at the Stampin’ Up OnStage Convention. We have so much fun there, lots of friend-bonding time, stamping, sharing, and learning. But also a time to recognize demonstrators who have achieved throughout the year!

I am honored and HUMBLED that out of over 50,000 demonstrators across the world, I was ranked globally as #82! I am still in shock over this (I keep thinking they mixed up the names LOL) What an honor and privilege to be amongst this group!

Also, in the US alone, where there are over 30,000 demonstrators, I was ranked #40!

Thank you so much to all of my customers and team of weSTAMPERS who helped me achieve these awards! It means the world to me, I never thought in a million years this could happen –  having a hobby that I LOVE, and getting paid and recognized for it! The statement of the heart sums up why I do what I do!

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments….in this we make a difference!”

Ok, now for more projects!

Here’s a Christmas treat bag – love how you can turn sweet little Bella into a reindeer!

I found the video tutorial on Angie Juda’s blog last year HERE.
So sorry about the corrugated card stock I used in this project (that’s all I had onhand!) It is now retired.

Puppy for Christmas! Bella and Friends

How about a sweet puppy for Christmas? Don’t you just love “Bella and Friends” stamp set?

I saw Dani Tauzin’s card where she put Bella in a box and had to run with it! I couldn’t decide which version I preferred so I did a couple. Which is your favorite?

Here are some hints:

  • I used the Bella that was facing the turtle on Crumb Cake and cut out (color by hand so you don’t get the line in his ear from the balloon string
  • Gift box is 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” and lid is 1 3/4” x 1/2”
  • Red ribbon is 1/4” – I cut a strip and trimmed it to fit the box exact
  • Bella has a Dimensional behind his head and box lid has Dimensionals


Bella and Friends!

Don’t forget to stamp your envelope! (pictured above)

Inside of card (pictured above)

One of my dear friends (Becky Roberts) lost her sweet pet Sarah last week – it’s so hard to say good by to our furry animals!

I made this card for her using Bella and Friends, one of my favorite sets! Bella is a perfect stamp for water coloring and shading! My favorite way to watercolor is using Aqua Painters and reinkers!


Bella and Friends Christmas Card

I saw the idea to put Bella in a gift box on Pinterest (traced it to Dani Tauzin’s card), LOVED the idea and played around with different paper. Which do you prefer?

I’ll put the recipe below for the first card.Here’s another version, using Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.


Winter Snow Globe Card

Did you know that I offer Virtual Stamp Clubs by mail?


Here is one of the projects we made last month – a Snow Globe Shaker Card.

Are you interested in receiving three COMPLETED projects each month, along with the tutorial with instructions and photos on how to create these? Then join my Virtual Stamp Club! Details are found on my blog HERE.

  The mica flakes that were used inside are ON SALE! TODAY is the LAST DAY OF THE SALE! See links below.

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-8-11-27-amToday is the LAST day to purchase items from the Holiday Catalog!
Many of the products are retiring or drastically reduced in price!
Please check the links below to see if there’s something you would like before they are GONE!

Retiring Products HERE
Clearance Products HERE


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