Well, I have been as remiss as usual in failing to let you know of important Stampin’ Up! events and you may wonder how I could possibly have let the launch of the new seasonal catalogue go without even a mention……well, life has been as hectic as always, with work in particular hitting big time. So, to make up for lost time, I thought I’d better get around to updating this blog far more regularly than in the past. As.a result, I am taking part in the Stampin’ Stars blog hop for the new seasonal catalogue to show case some of the gorgeous stamps that are now available.
You should have arrived here from Kim’s blog so if you somehow missed her, just click on the image above to go straight to her blog.
The first card I made was using the gorgeous Seasonally Scattered :
I love stamp sets that have more than one use, so the fact that set contains three stamps with “thanks”, “merry” and “love” is an added bonus! I also used the Filigree Frame embossing folder, which I love and intend using this and a million and one different cards!
Of course, with this being the seasonal catalogue and Christmas coming, you can see I got carried away by the gold, glitter and embossing! I ended up using gold (and silver) on just about everything else I created too….
The second card I made was using Bright & Beautiful, the new set of star stamps make use of the matching Star Framelits dies:
Glitter (and a pearl) on the stars and embossing on the greeting!
Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Jesus, and just look at the wonderful nativity stamp Stampin’ up! has produced:
I love this, and embossed in gold it looks even better 😉Finally, just to show how versatile the Filigree Frame embossing folder is, here it is again with the greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set:
All this and Christmas too…wonderful!! I just need to start preparing for it now since it is only, what, 15 weeks to Christmas? Panic is already beginning to set in!!! I do have plans for lots more Christmas projects, especially since I will be running a Christmas class shortly when we will be making a variety of cards and 3D items including a star box made using the Bright & Beautiful stamps and the Star Framelit dies :).
Next on the blog hop is Cary, so please do go and take a look at her blog. Just click on the link below to go straight there.
If you do get lost, the complete blog hop list is below:
Tracy Hart Lawrence
YOU ARE HERE>>>> Lynn Clifford <<<<YOU ARE HERE
Have fun checking out all the blogs!