Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator

Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator (210)680-9522

December 19, 2013

A Merry Little Christmas

Today's card started out with remnants from my Christmas card class.  The DSP is from the Winter Frost Paper Stack.  Initially I had reservations about the prints in this pack but once I started working with them I found they were quite pretty.  I stamped the tree from the Special Season stamp set with the silver Encore Pad.  The silver ink doesn't seem to dry so I embossed the image with clear embossing powder.  This is another simple layout.

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December 18, 2013

Only One Week 'Til Christmas!

Every year Christmas seems to sneak up on me.  Just how does that happen?  This year I decided that I wouldn't stress myself out by doing too much.  So, I haven't really done any shopping or put much effort into decorating.  Today my son, Michael, is going to help me get our tree out of the attic and hopefully help me set it up.  It would probably be too much to ask to get some assistance with decorating it too. 

I have been pretty busy stamping and crafting though.  On Monday night my local stamping group, the Cyberstampers, had a Christmas party.  We had a shoebox swap, an ornament swap and a gift exchange. It was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed the shoebox swap.  There were some great projects.  I worked like crazy to get 12 ornaments done and only came home with 7 swaps (it was optional). That leaves me with a few extras that I can use as Christmas gifts.

Next up is my Shoebox Swap.  Back in October I put together a set of cute clothes pins with a Christmas theme and took them as show & tell for our monthly business meeting.  Everyone seemed to like them so I decided to put together a non-Christmas set for the swap.  Recently I added the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set to my collection which gave me the inspiration I needed. 
This set goes great with the Garden Gingham DSP. A special thank you to Linda for letting me borrow her bird punch.
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