Throwback Thursday

Hello, Everyone!

Have you got all your Christmas shopping done?! I’m ready to roll home to SC to see relatives with a backseat full of gifts, mostly for nieces and nephews, but a couple for the ladies in my family as well πŸ˜‰

One of the people I will get to see next week is my niece who turns 1-yr old TODAY!! I haven’t gotten to meet her yet 😦 She and her parents (my cousin and his wife) live in Alabama, so it’s a fer piece to for either of us to travel.

Anyway… so, she turns a year old today, so on her birthday which also falls on Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d share the little project I made for her parents’ gender reveal party! They had a “Prince or Princess” theme, and I’d just gone to get my nails done at a salon in Old Town Alexandria (yay, Groupon!) and their logo stuck in my head! So, I printed it out, put it behind a piece of our Designer Vellum, and adhered circles in the different sizes (including a few sizes SU! doesn’t carry that I was able to track down; I think I just needed a 3/8″, a 5/8″, and a 7/8″ circle that wasn’t scalloped to make this). These are 8-1/2″ x 11″ frames for reference.


And here is the baby announcement I made for them (isn’t she just precious?!):



Well, that’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by!


RemARKables Blog Tour–O Christmas Tree

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Welcome welcome welcome to the LAST RemARKables Blog Tour of 2015!!! This has been a crazy year for me, and I just cannot believe how it has flown by!

You probably hopped here from Anne with an E (to give a nod to Anne of Green Gables and L.M. Montgomery who had a “birthday” late last month πŸ™‚ ). But if you get lost or want to go back to somewhere on the tour, all the links are at the bottom.

This month we’re still focusing on bundles and are doing “last minute Christmas.” So I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of gorgeous Christmas cards! πŸ™‚

The bundle I chose, Peaceful Pines, just arrived on Monday, so this is the first time I’ve used the stamp set and framelits. I wasn’t originally going to get this one because we have the Festival of Trees bundle, too, but I just saw too many great things made with it that I finally broke down and got it and am THRILLED it’s hanging around for awhile πŸ™‚ Both of my cards are super easy and can be done at the last minute (ask me how I know πŸ˜‰ )

First up is a traditional green and red Christmas card. Very quick and easy, too! πŸ™‚ I embossed white on Mossy Meadow, then cut it out using the framelits. I wanted to use my newΒ MerryΒ Moments DSP stack. One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up!’s papers is that a) they’re double-sided and b) they usually put two coordinating sides together! πŸ™‚ So I took advantage of someone else doing the thinking for me! I cut out an oval in the middle of the Cherry Cobbler DSP layer, and flipped the cut out over to make the plaid side peek through! Adhered my tree with some Dimensionals, and done…. orrrr not! I thought it needed just a little something else, so I grabbed some Always Artichoke Candy Dots (not a perfect match, but almost! πŸ™‚ )

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Next is a little fancier card. I wanted to use my new Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack that also came Monday, so I flipped through it until I found one that had gold on it and was a happy medium between busy and clean. I adhered it to some Whisper White cardstock and cut out a Gold Foil tree. And of course, that just couldn’t be it (though it would’ve worked)! I put the gold tree on a white oval to help it stand out just a little more Β (note I used the oval that was just slightly narrower than my tree because I didn’t want too much blank white showing) and grabbed a piece of Gold Satin ribbon (the Gold Glitter Ribbon would’ve worked, too, but even though I know it’s gorgeous, somehow I keep finding other things to buy LOL).

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I hope you enjoyed what I had for you tonight! I am cooking up a couple of other projects that I hope to share soon, so stay tuned πŸ™‚

Hop on over to Ann without an E to see more Christmas gorgeousness!

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Nancy Amato
Melissa Bolinger
Tamra Davis
Arden Dougan
Tracie Langley
Anne Matasci
Heather Mathieson <– You are Here
Ann Monhollen
Audra Monk
Maria Pane
Michele Reynolds
Pam Staples
Janet Wakeland