Christmas Wreath

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We retired our Christmas Wreath last year after over a decade of good service.  This year we will have a fresh new one for the door - handmade by me!

Snowhaven Wreath

I fell in love with this wreath as soon as I saw it on page 74 of the Annual Inspirations Catalogue.  It did take a bit of time to make but I'm thrilled with the result and can't wait for December 1st to hang it on my front door.

Order a packet of Snowhaven Papers (X7188B) and 2 packs of My Crush Holiday Happenings Badge Buttons (Z2051) on my website…

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It's time to think about Christmas Cards

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Yes!  It's only 11 weeks until Christmas so let's make sure that resolution to actually SEND some cards this year is met.  I don't send 50-60 cards like I used to but there are a dozen or so really special friends who deserve a card each year.  The Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit was perfect for me this year.  The kit makes 15 beautifully hand crafted cards in an afternoon or evening.  You make 5 cards each of 3 designs.  Mine have been done since mid-August.  Guess how good that feels!

Snowhaven Card making KitWorkshops on the…

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Santa's Visit

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Each year I host a gathering for my customers to celebrate the end of another year scrapping together.  We share yummy home made treats and Santa comes!  Everyone has a photo taken with Santa and receives a gift.  Santa LOVES my ladies.

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Here are the pages I made with this year's photos. The Sparkle and Shine papers were perfect for these pages. I started with a double page spread and then got a bit sneaky by using a Close To My Heart 12" x 12" Horizontal Pocket Page.

By placing photos back to back…

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Cool Christmas Card

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ImageHere is a fun card for those extra special people on your list.  I've made it up using Sparkle & Shine papers and the Santa Claus Stamp set.

I was making 12 so I did everything in a production line...

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Stamp 12 Santa's onto Daisy White Cardstock and cut each one out.

Cut 12 White Daisy Rectangles, each 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"  Stamp a greeting centred right at the top.  Stamp border pattern of your choice along bottom

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Cut 12 Ruby and 12 Juniper squares, each 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Cut 12 card bases 12" x 6" . Sco…

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Happy Owlidays Scrapbook Page

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Happy Owlidays Scrapbook Page

Create this delightful page, inspired by Doreen Watkins,  for your Christmas photos using stamps from Close To My Heart's "Season's Tweetings" Gift Bag Kit and alcohol markers.

Click on the photo to see what comes in the kit. Like to receive an email with instructions for this page? Simply follow this link to subscribe to my newsletter http://eepurl.com/ITeAr

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