It's never too early to start planning for Valentine's Day.  Whether you celebrate this occasion with a special someone or share the love with friends and family, you will need a card to write your messages of appreciation to them.  I received a lovely card from the New Zealand Stampin' Up! manager in December that uses the fabulous new Morning Star stamp set in a simple and elegant way...

It's whimsical, elegant, and inspirational, and it's available from today.  It's the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue!  This new catalogue has loads of creative ideas and coordinating products for birthdays, Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversary, Easter, and more!

But wait, there's more!  In addition to a new catalogue, Sale-A-Bration begins today too.  That means when you order your favourites from the new Mini Catalogue (or order from any current catalogue) you can earn FREE products!

The Irish have blessings for all occasions, and here's one for you as we celebrate the beginning of a new year...

A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year.

Here's a sneak peek at an absolutely fabulous product suite coming in the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue, available from 3 January.  It's called the Peaceful Poppies Suite and it includes two stamp set and die bundles, coordinating designer paper, ribbon, sequins, and die-cut printed accents.  Inspired by the Christmas Rose Triangular Tri-Fold Card, I used the Peaceful Poppies Suite to create this beautiful birthday card...

While consumerism runs rampant at this time of the year, it's important to take time to remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas and that it's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters, but who's around it.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Over the last two weeks, I've been creating my Christmas cards using the fabulous Christmastime Is Here Suite.  As I was creating a large number of these Christmas cards, I needed a card with wow-factor that was simple and straightforward to mass-produce.  I decided to use a tri-fold card design, with the beautiful stamped rose and the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper featured front-and-centre.

Creating snow globe shaker cards for Christmas with the Snow Globe Shaker DomesStill Scenes stamp set and Snow Globe Scenes Dies is so much fun!  Although the Still Scenes Bundle is designed to be used this way, you can also use it without the domes to create beautiful scenes too.  Here's one such scene on the front of an acetate gift box...

One of the most popular Christmas cards I've created this year is this gorgeous snow globe shaker card using the Still Scenes stamp set and matching Snow Globe Scenes Dies.  Combining these products with the Snow Globe Shaker Domes and Snowflake Sequins make creating this gorgeous Christmas card simple and yet so effective.