Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Prep???

I am not one to rush the whole Christmas season... not because I don't like Christmas... I love Christmas and all that it represents, but I also do not want to rush past the month of giving thanks either! With that being said I am in preparation for 2 Christmas Card classes which are the end of next week... my first attempt at doing a class!!!

For the next few days my hubby and some dear friends will be spending a little time at Boyne Mountain Resort... I have to shut-off my go button and just relax a little! My like is not super stressful, but it is always good to have a change of pace and to not be looking at what needs to be dusted or vacuumed! Know what I mean??? ;)

When I was in the Thumb with family for Thanksgiving my sister, Renee, and I were able to spend an afternoon paper crafting and here is my finished product... a curly paper wreath!

Hope you like it! They are fun and relaxing to do! We had a good time too, thanks, Na!

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks...

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving... lots to get to today, but I did not want this day to go by without wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I have so many reasons to give thanks... but giving thanks should be a daily occurrence!

I know the holiday season can be so great, but for many who have lost someone it can be a lonely time.  I challenge you to look for those that may be in need... you never know when they may cross your path. And remember our loved one that have gone before us and never far from our hearts!

"I thank my God for all the memories I have of you." Philippians 1:3

I do have a "Thank You" card to share... it is made with the hostess set, "Four Seasons."

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza 2012...

Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza is November 19 - 28!!!  This promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! This is the time to get a jump on your holiday shopping or even a little shopping for yourself! ;)  So during these 10 days only, you receive INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS-up to 50% on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20% off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! And it isn't even "Black Friday"! Yay!

Remember, these deals do not start until Monday, 11/19.  To place an order go to my Stampin' Up website HERE or you can contact me direct and I can help you place your order.

Thanks for stopping!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Cheer...

Just a quick post... I am having fun creating Christmas cards.  Since becoming a SU demo I don't have to have an excuse to "play" in my craft room!  I am excited for the holidays... I am planning and believing for extraordinarily good ones!  I will not let circumstances determine my JOY for the season!

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;" Philippians 4:6

Now, for the stampin'... here is a quick, simple card using all my fun Stampin' Up tools... it is hard to see in this picture, but the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was used on the Cherry Cobbler dots on the top... I luv the Dazzling Details because you can make plain card stock look 3 dimensional and sparkly... of course sparkly is my favorite!
Ingredients: CS- Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; DSP- Be of Good Cheer; Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; Stamps- Ornament Keepsakes, Sweet Essentials; Extras- Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Detail, White Bakers Twine, Ornament Framelits, Big Shot

Thanks for stopping!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin