Happy Monday! Hope you are having a good Monday. My last week was not much fun spending 3 days to clean and reorganize a huge mess from the Holiday Marathon Workshop at Carrie Blake. Sorry I only had a few blog posts last week. Now you know what I was doing!
I did have some fun though last week with the Fabulous Five ladies. We had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant first. Thenwe came to my studio and made two Christmas cards. It was a lovely afternoon. In fact, I would say “life is pretty good!”.
I did have another good thing…one more recruit! I’m so glad that she took advantage of the Big Shot Promotion. She is going to have so much fun!!!!
Let’s talk about the Desktop Calendar project we did at the Holiday Marathon Workshop. The structure of this calendar is a variation of an easel card. It becomes flat so that you can put in an envelope and mail it as a gift. The stamp set used is the Field Flowers from the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog. I love the color combination (Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla). Did you know there are 24 (not 12) sheets of patterned paper in a pack of the First Edition Specialty Paper? I didn’t till I opened my pack! It’s very inexpensive! You can make 24 gifts (Desktop Calendar AND the Storage Case) with one single pack of this paper assortment. You will have plenty of left over paper too.
Don’t you love how Stampin’ Up!’s clear-mount stamps come in a slim case? We dressed up the same case to store the Desktop Calendar. They are available for purchase and come in a pack of 4 empty cases. They are fantastic to organize and store any way you would like.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!
Stamps – Field Flowers
Paper – Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty Paper
Ink – Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Punches – Extra Large Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Decorative Label, Lace Ribbon Border
Tools and Accessories – Calypso Coral Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Clear-Mount Stamp Cases, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Big Shot – Top Note die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folders Set, Scallop Square die