Sarah Nelson, YOUR Stampin' Up! Demonstrator * 2517 E. Indigo Brush Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85048 * 480-704-9663 *

Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas 10/10

I'm posting tomorrow's post, today, because I have a class here and I know I won't have time! November 1 means something special to me - it's the first official day of Christmas in the Nelson household! We do Christmas in a big way here, and so the Halloween stuff gets packed away, out comes the Thanksgiving vintage stuff, and the Christmas music starts playing. My poor, patient husband, bless his dear self, just puts up with it!

Here are the three cards I designed yesterday - copying copiously from our Holiday mini catalog swap for the blue and white one. Thanks to Lori Brand, my wonderful upline, for the inspiration! I found the inspiration for the hanging ornament card on splitcoast, of course. That card used the round tag punch for the holders but I thought it was too big, so I punched a 1 3/4" circle out of our Brushed Silver cardstock and then took our 3/4" square and punched along the circle to get rounded rectangles for the ornament tops. On the top right is the piece I punched out of, to kind of give you the idea.

The Christmas 10/10 camps are Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9, and are just $15.
I still have three seats for Sunday's camp and five for Saturday's, so call or email to sign up!

Simple Wow

This is the kind of card I seem to be drawn to this year! This was on our website this a.m., created by Lisa Somerville, another demo'r. I like the simplicity and the versatility - you could do this in nearly any pair of colors and change the sayings to represent nearly any occasion. All of the silhouette sets - Upsy Daisy, Simple Silhouettes, and so on, are sets I use all the time. I guess as I get busier and busier, I like simplicity in my cards because I can get more done! Plus, since I lowered the price of my 10/10 camps to $15, I need inspiration for inexpensive cards - and that usually means SIMPLE cards!

I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Dear Friends,
The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things...of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings...and why Sarah needs a blog! (apologies to Lewis Carroll)
I love SU!'s website, but I'm limited in what I can post there, and I really want to show you the cool stuff I find other places, like my fav - Splitcoast Stampers. I also like Shelli Gardiner's website/blog called She has projects there, too.
So, for today, I have to show you these adorable Halloween faces. They use the Top Notes die for our Big Shot die cut machine, and sandwiched in between you could put a little bag, box, or whatever to hold treats! Happy Stamping!