I have been volunteering at the Alzheimer's Association for 13 years. About 11 of those years, I have had the pleasure to work with another volunteer who quickly became a very close friend of mine. I look forward to seeing her each week as we work together to send out information to people who call in needing answers to their questions about Alzheimer's disease.
I made her this special "file folder" Christmas card. (check out this video by Dawn Griffith for instructions on how to make this here) The insert lifts out and I stamped a greeting on the inside and attached a gift card for her to one of her favorite restaurants.
Hats off to my special and amazing friend, Eleanore!
Each year my demonstrator friends and I get together for a holiday potluck at Christmas time. We also do a hand-made holiday gift exchange. This year I made a clock, shown above. I decorated the box with Stampin' Up holiday papers and bow. I hope whoever receives my gift will enjoy it!
I made this fun gift card holder for a holiday gift. There is a lady who is the cashier at an eatery that I frequent, and she is always so pleasant, and remembers me each time. I wanted to let her know that I appreciate her kindness, so I made this for her. I gave it to her the other day when I went out to lunch. I was so surprised when she came around the counter to give me a hug! Thank you Aisha for being you!
Here are 2 variations of the bonus project that we will be creating at the Holiday stamp camp. It is a cute little pizza box. We will be making some holiday tags to go inside. The box can be used for a gift or a gift card.
I used SU's new Holiday washi tape on it--what fun!
This is the second card we will be making in my holiday stamp camp. It is challenging to capture how nice this card looks in person. The gold embossing on the ornaments is quite elegant, as are the gold stripes on either side.
Here is the first card for the Holiday Card Camp. I will be holding 2 camps, November 3 and November 17, from 1-4 pm each day. The fee for the camp is $25 and includes 8 cards (2 each of 4 styles) and a special project. Additional cards can be made for $2 each. RSVP 1 week prior to each camp with your $25 payment.
I will be posting the remaining 3 samples soon. (above card is cased from Mary Fish and Barb Hendrickson on Stampin' Connection)
Here are the cards we will be making during our Fall Stamp Camp next weekend. The top card is my own creation using the new single stamp from the Holiday Catalog.
The second card is a creation by Makani Lew, the third card is a CASE of a card I found on our Demonstrator site, Stampin' Connection, and the fourth card is a creation by Sandy Fowler.
There are some fun techniques on these cards that I will be sharing with my customers.
Additionally we will be making a cute card box to hold the cards and envelopes. It is made using the new envelope punch board. I don't have a photo ready to upload right now, but will do so in the next few days so you can see how easy and fun it is to use this punch board for more than just envelopes!
If you would like to join us, please contact me by Monday, September 23rd. I have a few more spots open.
This was my card for last evening's demonstrator stamp 'n chat. I used the newest Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog and the new stamp set and punch. I made the lower pocket of this card using the new envelope punch board that Stampin' Up just started offering. It does so much more than just make envelopes of nearly any size. Contact me for more information!
I don't know quite what to call this, but it is sort of like a cameo, but I sponged silver ink onto black paper that has been dry embossed with the image. If you look closely, you will also see the embossed frame around it. It has a classic beauty to it.
One of the great perks to being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator is the fun friends you make in other demos and customers. I have a fun group of demos that meet once a month to share ideas. Then every so often, we do just for fun get-togethers like a BBQ. We had an event like this today. One of the demos hosted it at her home and I volunteered to bring a project. I ended up doing two because I couldn't decide which one to do.
I will have to do a tutorial to show you how to make the top project.