This year's Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza lived up to all expectations and was a fabulous day creating festive projects, with loads of inspirational ideas, and great fun playing with the amazing products in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  See what we created...

Let me show you the Mini Coffee Cups I customised to create gifts for my guests at the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza... do they remind you of anything?

Have you seen the new Quite Curvy stamp set and coordinating Curvy Dies?  These products are part of the upcoming new mini catalogue, released on 5 January 2021, but you can get your hands on this bundle today!  Stampin' Up! have released these fun products early in the Curvy Celebrations promotion and I have used them to create a birthday card with a pretty floral wreath...

If you want to celebrate with your Christmas stamps all year round then take another look at the imagery to see if they can be repurposed for other occasions.  Take the Coming Home stamp set and coordinating Home Together Dies, for example.  Although they have some festive images like a Christmas wreath, some of the other elements will easily work for birthdays, welcome home, congratulations on your new home, or, in this case, a fun thank you card.

On the Stampin' Up! stand at the FYI Craft Show last weekend, we had two make-and-takes for everyone to come along and create.  There was the Whale Done Congratulations Card and a fun Christmas card using the new Curvy Christmas stamp set.

Last weekend was the FYI Craft Show here in the Waikato and, with the help of my family, we designed and staffed the Stampin' Up! stand.  The theme of the show was "Under the Sea", which was tailor-made for showcasing the Whale of a Time Suite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

This fancy fold Christmas card has layer upon layer upon layer!  It uses the Trimming the Town Suite to create a fun, layered card with a beautiful, homely scene on the front.

I threw almost all of the Snowflake Spendor Suite at this Christmas Gift Card Wallet, and I loved how it turned out!  It is so sparkly and pretty, especially the front of the card...