What a wonderful time we had on the island of Kaua'i last week! My husband treated me like a princess the entire time, and I probably even learned how to relax a bit too much. I've been back for two days, and haven't felt stressed enough to do anything, let along all the "stuff" I need to get done by Christmas. So I started just kind of taking it a bit slow, easing my way back into the craft room a bit. Then I opened the box that had arrived from Stampin' Up! that had my 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog pre-ordered products in it, and I couldn't wait to start cutting and punching and stamping!
But I promised that everything that I'd do this month would be related to Christmas. I also promised that I'd use layouts from my soon-to-be published Layout Book for all new cards that I made this month. So here we are! A card that uses an old layout – from back in August – and a brand new product from Stampin' Up!'s next mini catalog – Red Glimmer Paper! Fabulous stuff and I can hardly wait to order more!
Can you believe all that sparkle!? And there is NONE of it on my craft room table or floor. You can also see that it even can be cut by a Sizzix Sizzlet as I made the snowflakes with the 2010 Holiday Mini Northern Frost Decorative Strip (which is a sizzlet type die).
With all that red glimmer on the paper, I couldn't resist using Glimmer Brads. These are Old Olive Glimmer Brads from the Glimmer Brights collection. Those of you who really like those Glimmer Brads will be happy to know that they'll be continued in the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog. In fact, there are lots of products that will be carried over into the spring, and I'm quite happy about that. Thank you very much, Stampin' Up!
This is the last week for you to have a chance to win a FREE COPY of my new Layout Book. Just leave a comment on my blog about why you'd like to have a copy! I'll be announcing the winners on Christmas Day! Some good comments so far!