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 How about a little warm weather cruise commercial in the midst of our cold holi-daze craze!
We went of a Western Caribbean cruise in November and it was really wonderful to enjoy the 80 degrees weather while it was snowing at home. Here is Handsome waiting for a show to start.
 We visited a nature reserved in Routan Honduras that was just beautiful. Dad got a kick out of holding the monkeys. There were great fun to watch.
 Beautiful water, beautiful weather, beautiful time.

We were on Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Sea Ship. There were less then 100 kids on the ship - it was perfect for us. Quite, low key, relaxing. This was Candace's first cruise and she loved every bit of it.


I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Perfect Blend stamp set - it is so stinkin cute. It makes great cards and tags too.

Gorgeous Grunge Wood Stamp Set 130514
Price: $24.95
Take a clean white canvas and start adding some texture and layering to it with the wood mount images in the Gorgeous Grunge set. You'll love the depth and movement you get with a little bit of grunge. Set Quantity: 5. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Perfect Blend Wood Stamp Set 130745
Price: $13.95
If there's a special place in your heart for coffee then this wood mount set is going to perk you up a latte. Pick up a cup and send this fun quirky message to a friend. Set Quantity: 3. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Chill Pills

This is the last snowman mint I have to share. Did you know that Tic Tacs come in different sizes? I didn't till I went on the hunt for them. The dollar store, Wal-Mart and the gas stations sale all different sizes! Ha, who knew?

I printed the tag "Chill Pills" on the computer, cut out a square and stamped some little snowflakes on it then glued it to the back of the box where all the great nutrition info is listed (really, like we need to know that Tic Tacs are bad for us)! I then punched out some punch shapes and made a few little snowmen faces with hats like on the other snowmen mints I made and pop dotted them on the box.

Cute right! Well it gets better. You could get the orange Tic Tacs and call it Snowman noses. Cuteness! AND we all could use a few chill pills during the holidays.

Better Watch Out

 So are you singing the song yet? You better watch out - You better not cry -
 Santa Clause is coming to town!
Penny McNesh shared with me a really cute design that she had made at Halloween that had a scarey touch to this cute project. I just loved it and the simplicity to it. I wanted something like it for Christmas - so I came up with this.

To Make:
I printed the verses on the computer and used a punch to punch them out. I cut my Real Red card stock to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2 ". I scored at the 2" mark and at the 4" mark. Fold and crease well on the score lines. I placed one mint wrapper end in the 1/2" fold section and moved the candy to the top of the wrapper so it wouldn't get caught in the stapler, I stapled the 1/2" section closed over the candy wrapper. Then I placed the second candy in and repeated the same thing.

I punched out tow 1/2" black circles and pop dotted them to the center of the candy. I added a little white gel pen highlight to the eyes. I die cut out the mustache from whisper white card stock and pop dotted it over the staples. I punched out a 1/2" pink circle for the nose and glued it in place. Then I glued and popped dotted the punched versed on. Fold the top flap under the mustache to complete.

I used:
Card Stock: Read Red, Whisper White, Basic Black and Pink Pirouette
Ink: White Gel Pen - ohh love!
Punch: 1/2" circle, and one that will fit your greeting. 
Die: Mustache framelit
Mustache Framelits Die by Stampin' Up!
Mustache Framelits Die 133741
Price: $7.95
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 1 die. 2-3/4" x 7/8". Coordinates with Well Worded Stamp Set.

Stocking Stuffers

Everyone I know can always use a bit of paper and pen - in the car, by the phone, in your purse everwhere - right!

So here is a great gift idea for a thoughtful gift for just about everyone on your list. I used dollar store note pads and covered them with card stock and decorated them with designer series paper and a little greeting, ribbon and glitter heart. The pen is a RSVP, and I rolled the designer series paper tight and slid it down in the pen barrel, replaced the cap and there you go. Easy peasey!

I used:
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink (retired)
Other: Glitter heart sticker left over from a My Paper Pumpkin project.

More Snowmen Mints

 Here is a blast from the past. Frosty Stamp Set. This was my moms set and I had to hang on to him. He is a classic. I used the tag die and cut out one of the tags and stamp Frosty's head and color him in and then punched him out and layered it over a real red scallop circle. I pop dotted the circle in place so that there was a bit of a hang over so the folded tag would stay in place. I use a glue dot to place the Andes mints inside. Makes great stocking suffers, table treats, or little gifts to give to your cashiers, waiters, and such as you go about your holiday shopping.

We Three Trees

The green in this shot came out really wild. It is however Garden Green card stock! All I did is glue on a white paper doily, stamped and punched out the three trees, glued and pop dotted them on, tied on the bow and stamped the greetings. Couldn't get any easier or faster then that. I really really love the tree punch - Ya got to get one and put it in your own stocking!

Save a little and get the bundle - stamp and punch in a set
Festival Of Trees Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Festival Of Trees Photopolymer Bundle 137640
Price: $27.95
Decorating projects with these stamps is almost as much fun as hanging ornaments on a real tree. And they won't leave pine needles on the carpet. Photopolymer. Set quantity: 13. The Tree Punch makes it easy to cut the stamped images quickly.