Stampin' Up! Snowmen Families!

Hey there! Today I want to share with you a couple of my favorite Christmas decorations. Both sets of these were created by my daughter, Alisa, and hold places of honor in our home every Christmas!

First, this glass jar snowmen family has been growing little by little ever since Alisa was in grade school. A room mother showed the 6th grade class how to make these with a glass jar, a tube sock, stuffing, and bits of fabric. Alisa started making these to represent each member of our family; as siblings marry and babies are born she creates another snowman to add to the family. Some of the snowmen have "grown"; as the tiniest snowmen grow they will be replaced with a slightly larger version of themselves. We've even had "babes-in-arms" snowbabies!


I added a special shelf this year to display this tiny snowmen family, also created by Alisa. With 7 grandchildren under the age of 7, the only way these little guys, formed with Sculpy Clay and baked in the oven, have a chance of survival is if they are kept out of reach! lol!


First, Mark & I:


Then Jessica's family: Johnny, Jessica, Maddie Kate, Ava, Cohen, and Jaxon:


Kimberly's group: Tony, Kimberly, Liam, and Darcy:


Alisa's bunch: Cody, Alisa, Oakley, Lando, & Ivory (baby Cyndal's snowbaby will be added by Christmas Day!)


"The boys": Troy, Logan, and Ben. (Grace will be added with Troy next Christmas!)


Considering how tiny these are (the tallest is only 1 1/2 inches high), the attention to detail is amazing!

Cohen's "newsboy" hat:


Ben's long stocking cap:


Darcy's pink peppermint stripes!


This little family will keep growing as we do! I love it!

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Stampin' Up! November Paper Pumpkin!

Hey there! Saturday I Christmas Shopped ALL DAY with my girls and got lots of names checked off my list. We walked and walked and walked all over the mall and made multiple trips out to the van to store our packages. My feet were cramping just a bit before we headed home, and buddy, I was tired yesterday! I have lots of things on the plate for today, but I just want to jump on here this morning and share a quick post with you about Paper Pumpkin!

As you may be aware, Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s monthly crafting subscription box, and membership has EXPLODED in the past few years, so much that the December box was SOLD OUT before the November box shipped! Today would normally be the last day to subscribe to the December box, but no new subscriptions are being taken this month. I'm sure Stampin' Up! will increase their kit count for January, so you will be able to subscribe to the January box (each box contents is a surprise!) so for today I want to share with you the gorgeousness of the November Kit!

Instead of the normal red monthly box, Stampin' Up! dressed up the November box for Christmas!


This was my first glimpse of the November box!


The kit contained all of the supplies to make 10 absolutely beautiful Christmas cards!


Each kit contains an exclusive stamp set and a Stampin' Spot of ink (some kits contain two spots),


Here's one design:


The pine branches were laser-cut and ready to add to the card with glue dots. The Cherry Cobbler Linen Trim and self-adhesive gold sequins were included in the kit:


The second kit design featured placing the laser-cut branches in a wreath!


The banners were ready for stamping! It was quick and easy to put these ten cards together!


The stamp set included this fun inside sentiment, and the pine frond, which I stamped in my own Garden Green ink.


The included envelopes were already lined:


I used another sentiment from the kit on the flap:


Give Paper Pumpkin a try! Subscriptions for the January kit start tomorrow, December 11!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day December 9th!

Hey there! It's Sunday and time for Sunday Swap Day! Yay!

Today's swaps are all from the Stampin' Up! OnStage in Orlando last month, so I don't know who created them. However, they are fabulous swaps!

First a pretty snowy adaptation of the dancing girl from Beautiful You! Did you ever think Mrs. Clause was ever this young and thin? Me either, but just like the rest of us, she was!

After a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend Marker colored her dress, the background was embossed the the Softly Falling Textured Impressions folder. The finishing touch is the white embossing paste added to create the fur trim! The greeting is from the retiring Holiday Catalog set, Making Christmas Bright.


The creator of this lovely card heat embossed the greeting from Merry Christmas to All with white powder on the Basic Black Stitched Label for a "chalkboard" look. The pinecones were cut with a Pretty Pines Thinlet and held together with a bow of 1/4" Copper Trim.


The Winter Woods Bundle was used to create this lovely gem. The tree is accented with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and Red Rhinestones add extra sparkle. The greeting is from Star of Light. Winter Woods stamps and Into the Woods Thinlets are not retiring, but the bundle of both together is!


Finally, a quick card using carrying-over Wishing You Well with retiring Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper.


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Stampin' Up! Retiring Holiday Catalog!!

Hey there! With the Year End Closeout Sale in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some swaps from OnStage using retiring Holiday Catalog products. Even though the Holiday Catalog runs through January 2nd, the retiring items are now while-supplies last!

First, this swap was created with the retiring Bring on the Presents Bundle of stamps and dies to make a cute little treat box!


You can order this bundle in my online store. Click on the pic to go there!


Next,  retiring All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and Making Christmas Bright stamps were used to create this treat packet:


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Finally for today, this little Scalloped Tag Topper Punch treat box features the Santa's Workshop  Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is already sold out. However, the Farmhouse Christmas (Happy Christmas Wishes) is NOT sold out and the starry flourish from Star of Light is still found in the Annual Catalog.


I think I have made a similar box in the past, so I'm going to try this one out again!


This color combo of Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, and Garden Green is just so festive!


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