Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Peace on Earth

Hi Stampers!

I know I've blogged before about poppystamps dies.  LOVE THEM!  No, they're not a Stampin' Up! product, but they are just so gorgeous that I am ADDICTED.  I only have a few, but if I had unlimited $$$, my collection would be ginormous!  You can look at them here.

I also enjoy Kittie Caracciolo's blog - she does so many things using these fabulous dies.

Last year, I saw a card or something on Kittie's page that inspired me to create something similar.  I had made it at one of the twice yearly crops I attend, two falls ago, actually.  One of the girls who goes on the crop saw it and absolutely LOVED it.  When I saw her the following spring, I gave it to her, and just a short time ago she posted it on Facebook - she had framed it!  Now she brings it out and uses it as one of her Christmas decorations.  Let me tell you, I was so very honored!

One of my old high school friends asked if she could BUY one after seeing it posted.  Well, you know me - first of all, I have a terrible time putting a price tag on my work.  I mean, I know what the supplies cost, but I just have no idea what to charge for my time.  I know it sounds foolish, but honestly - if somebody admires something I've done, I get more joy out of gifting it to them.  Anyway, I made one of these for my friend and mailed it off Monday.  She posted a photo of it to FB so I could see where she placed it - amongst some of her other treasured Christmas decorations.  Now THAT makes me happy :)

Here's what I made:

This project uses a frame purchased from Big Lots, Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, a retired Winter Frost embellishment, a stamp from the retired set Calm Christmas, and Silver Glimmer Paper, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, and the poppystamps dies Small Madison Window, Small Madison Window Shutter, and Small Flower Box.

I hope this inspires you!  I do believe I'll make a few more for gifts this year . . .

Happy stampin'!

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