Thursday, August 2, 2012

Playing with some new toys!!!

Well, I have been a very good girl using up some of my old Christmas DSP and supplies.  So good, that I decided I deserved some time to play with brand new goodies! So today you will get to see some of the lovely items available in the new Holiday Catalog that began August 1st!!  If you would like to view it online, be sure to click on the link in the left column. If you want a real life copy, email me your address and I'll be sure you get one!

As a demonstrator, I actually ordered and received my goodies a month early!  It's a good thing I did, because after paying the dentist for my DD's appliance, taking care of book rental for school, and finishing the back to school shopping, I'm just about broke!!  Good thing I'm heading back to work so I can earn some more stamping, I mean, bill paying money!!  A girl's gotta craft, um..., I mean eat!

One of the main reasons I committed myself to using up some older paper was that the paper in the new catalog was so wonderful, I wanted it all.  I did show some restraint, there may be a pack or two that I didn't order...  But one that I had to order was Snow Festival.  I loved the mixture of colors in this pack.  While my cards today feature more traditional colors, you could easily use some of the other colors in the pattern to go for a fun and nontraditional style.

See those wonderful little images?  They are from a page that has 16 different squares, just perfect for trimming and using as a focal point on a card.  The sketch from Merry Monday worked perfectly with this paper.  I used sketch #16. Both of these cards literally came together in minutes.  No stamping at all!  The longest process was cutting the snowflakes with the big shot and the wonderful NEW Snow Flurry die!

Well, I guess it's time I got off of my computer and did something productive... After this coming weekend, my house will be terribly neglected for a week or two as the girls and I return to school!  I'm hoping Shadow won't be too lonely without all of the chaos of summer break!  Knowing him, he will enjoy having the couch to himself again! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-gumball green, soft suede, silver glimmer paper, Snow Festival DSP, Accessories-Snow Flurry die, big shot, basics glimmer brads


  1. Great holiday cards and I love those mittens. The mitten punch is on my wish list.
    Back to school already? The kids here don't go back until after labor day and are just finishing up summer school here today.

  2. Great cards! I love the traditional Christmas colors. Sometimes I feel like I should get a second job to "feed" my hobby! : )

  3. Well, you lucky ol' thing! That snowflake is to die for...haaaa! Love the ikkle mittens, too....okay, okay, ...I love everything!
    Hope Shadow is going to be okay....our Bonnie used to hate it when the kids went back to school....although she quite enjoys the peace these days....poor ol' lady! LOL

  4. More fabulous cards for Christmas! So glad you didn't go broke before getting the new goodies too! LOL! Love the design on these.

  5. Okay, I'm convinced...I want it all! I love the traditional colors though Margaret; especially with these images. Your cards are fantastic and I'm sad you have to go back to work! :( But you're right, a girl needs to shop, er groceries.
    Hugs to you!
    I go pick up the hubby tonight at the airport...WOO HOO! :)

  6. Great cards using the new stuff and the sketches over at Merry Monday.

  7. Aw, lucky girl!! I can see you having fun with all your new toys :) Enjoy!! These are two cutie patooties! I love the new mini but still in love with the new catty a whole lot more - lots of dog eared pages on mine, lol. Hugs! x0x0

  8. Great Holiday Cards. Love the colors and your new toys


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