Sunday, September 19, 2010


Wow, did this week every fly by fast!!  I really, really meant to update my blog in the middle of the week.  Well, I guess that is where the saying, "Coulda - shoulda" came from.  Actually when I wasn't prepping for my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, I was surfing blogs looking at pictures of all the fun the top 100 Stampin' Up Demonstrators for the year were having at Founders Circle.  I'm sure most of you were doing the same and drooling over how much they were pampered by the SU Home Office (Shelli Gardner, the Cofounder and CEO of SU in particular).  Just imagine being a SU Demonstrator, and winning a free, all-expense paid, trip to Utah and being treated like a queen (and yes they are!!).  This could be you (along with many other trips), as a SU demonstrator.  Contact me if you would like to hear more about all the perks of being a demonstrator -- remember, there are only a couple of weeks left to sign up this month to get that beautiful tote (see side-bar).

As I promised in my last two posts, I have some awesome pictures of some of the WOW table displays from the last RubberQueens meeting.  Today, I am featuring a beautiful set of cards made by Dianne Emery, using the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  I am totally in love with this gorgeous paper -- absolutely, hands-down, one of the very best Christmas designer papers.  I love vintage, and this fits right into that category.  Without further ado, here is Dianne's set of cards:

My two favorites!!

A little ribbon and a layer on the designer paper is all you need!! 

Punches, brad, and stamped greeting added to designer paper!

More punches and greeting layered on SU's awesome Taffeta ribbon.

Punches, greeting, and ribbon again (including new Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding).

Ribbon added again to the designer paper is all you need for this beauty.

Isn't it amazing how beautiful these are just using the designer paper and an accessory or two.  Now these are my kind of cards (especially with this gorgeous paper)!!  Thank you for stopping by, and a special thanks to all of you who take the time to write a comment.  It really makes my day and is "almost" like getting a letter in the mail (does anybody remember when they last received a real hand-written letter in the mail???).

Until next time,
He possessed all the world had to give him,
He had reached every coveted goal;
But, alas, his life was a failure,
For he had forgotten his soul.  -- Denison


  1. These are beautiful, Sandi. I love the way this new DP looks. I will have to case some of these. TFS.

  2. I love this paper too but I'm afraid I'll hoard it instead of using it!
    Looking forward to pics of your stamp a stack.

  3. Beautiful cards, Sandi. I have to check & see if that paper is on my list for Oct. LOL Oh well if it isn't what harm can there be in adding one more item. Tehee

  4. adorable cards!!!!!have not even touch this set, thanks for the inspiration!!!

  5. Hi Sandi... Who wouldn't want to case these cards for a class? They're gorgeous! Dianne is so creative. My class will be coming up in a couple weeks. Thanks for posting. Your comments always brighten my day.