Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rudolph Candy Canes

Isn't this cute?!
The idea came from Cathy Roy, a talented Stampin' Up demonstrator. This is one of the projects we will be doing with the families at the Ronald McDonald House this weekend. It should be a lot of fun making these with the kids. :-)
(I used the two-tags Stampin' Up Big shot die)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Table

This is a photo of one of our 3 Thanksgiving tables. We had 18 people this year! I also started a Thanksgiving gratitude journal. You can see it sitting on the left side of the table. I will showcase that at a later time. (I am still working on some of the decorations on it)
I love Thanksgiving because it is the holiday where most all of our family comes over to share time together. Our oldest son is still in Italy, so he wasn't here, but we did get to talk with him over Skype, so at least he was part of the day!
The grandparents were not able to be with us this year, because traveling is a little challenging for them, but they were in our thoughts.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Luminaria

Here is a luminaria that I designed for my recent holiday decorations class. In the top photo you can see what it looks like in daylight, and then the lower photo shows what it looks like when you put a tealight (battery operated) to light it up.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fabulous Holiday Sale!

Shop Now!

Take a look at Stampin' Up's fabulous Holiday Sale. It is only good through November 30th, so hurry on over to my website to see the special deals! If you place a $150 order or more online, there is free shipping during this promotion!

Also, the 1/2 price demonstrator kit is only available through November 30th as well. Sign up now to get over $300 worth of product and business supplies for only $87.50!! And then you will also be part of my stamping group and have the opportunity to get together with stamping enthusiasts like yourself for our monthly stamp 'n chats! Contact me, or go directly to my website to join today! My code, when prompted, is surec8.

Don't delay, November 30th will arrive more quickly than you think!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gift Bag

This was a bonus for my customers at the Holiday card stamp camp. These cute scalloped edged bags are available in our Holiday mini catalog on page 13. They are very sturdy bags with a cardboard liner at the base. They are 10 for $4.95.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Northern Hearts Card

This is the final card for my stamp camp. I used the Northern Hearts Hostess stamp set on the front of the card. It also includes a wreath and 3 snowflakes. If you would like to earn this set, contact me to book a workshop. With a $150 workshop or personal order, the set can be yours, free! (the greeting inside the card is from the Occasional Quotes Hostess level 3 stamp set which can be earned with a $500 workshop)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peace on Earth Card

Isn't this card lovely? I used a special technique to get the Marina Mist background on these snowflakes. Want to learn how? Contact me to book a workshop and we can incorporate it into my demonstration!
Notice how the rhinestones are blue? I just colored them with a sharpie. That way I can make my rhinestones any color that I want! Fun!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Contempo Christmas Card

The stamp set, Contempo Christmas is used on this card and the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. Stampin' Up has a special on right now that enables you to get this stamp set and the Jolly Holiday Designer series paper as a set for 20% off. The wood mount price is $20.72 and the clear mount price is $17.52. This offer is available through December 16th.
Check out my website at www.annettewen.stampinup.net for more holiday specials!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Greetings Card

This is another card we created in the stamp camp that I held on Sunday. You can sort of see the Shimmery card stock that I used for the ornament and greeting. In person, it has a greater impact.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Faux Inlay Card

This is one of the cards we will be creating in my Holiday Stamp Camp today. We are making 10 cards (2 each of 5 styles) and a bonus gift bag. This coming week I will share the remaining cards from the camp with you.
This card is called Faux inlay because the ornaments are actually separate pieces of card stock that were adhered prior to running the top card through a Big Shot embossing folder. The folder presses it all in together and makes it look as though it is all one. The greeting and greens are stamped prior to running through the folder as well. Then it is adhered to a card and the bow is added. Simple, yet elegant.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Demonstrator Sign-Up Special!

Wow! Stampin' Up is offering the opportunity to join for 1/2 off! The normal price for the starter kit is $175, and you can get it now for only $87.50! There is over $300 worth of product and business supplies, what a deal!!
This offer is only available from November 15-30, 2010. You can contact me for the details, or can go directly to my website at www.annettewen.stampinup.net and sign up there. When prompted for the code, it is surec8.
Join my team during this promotion, and I will also gift you with a free stamp set!
Our stamping group has so much fun creating each month, you will want to join us!

Monday, November 8, 2010

November Ronald McDonald House Projects

This is one of the projects that I did with the families at the Ronald McDonald House this past Saturday.

We also did this very simple card with a Thanksgiving greeting inside.
It is always so rewarding to be able to share with the families there. I got to practice my Spanish a bit--I don't know the words for stamping and such, but we managed just fine. :-)