Go for Greece Blog Hop

Welcome to my little corner of the interwebs!  I am glad you hopped by!  My name is JOANNE CANTRELL and I live in a very small town in the middle of the United States.

I am very proud to be part of this amazing group of Stampin’ Up!© demonstrators from around the globe.  We are all in a training group hosted by the dear, sweet Kylie Bertrucci.  We are learning and working our way to Greece.

Each year, Stampin’ Up!© offers all their demonstrators a chance to earn a really great incentive trip.  So, if you would like to travel the world on someone else’s dime… just ask me how!

But, in the meantime, take a gander at what we have to inspire you with!

There was not an official theme for this blog hop, so I decided to do a card that I just needed to do then share it with y’all!

If you are a regular follow of my blog, you know how much I hate to mail things.  I have no issue with slapping a stamp on something and dropping it in a mail box – even though there are times that even that is most difficult!  So, I knew I never should have promised my father cookies for Christmas!

But, I did.  I spent hours baking!  I made tons o’ cookies!  All of the family favorites.  Then, I neatly set some aside for him and told the kids they could eat the rest.  But, the kids, I guess, decided I didn’t mail them soon enough and ate them all!  Now no cookies for Dad!

Well, I am going to visit him next week and will hand deliver a new box of cookies and needed a card to go with them… long story short… here is the card!

I really tried to make it feel like a hint of Christmas without screaming “I AM A CHRISTMAS CARD!”  I think I may have come close.. what do you think?

A little sneak of the inside…

Raise you hand if you hope that this Apron of Love Stamp Set and Framelits reappear in the new Annual Catalog.  Can you imagine the goods that you can make at all times of the year.

Let’s take a closer look at the detail.

I used Whisper White, Real Red, and Garden Green as my color scheme.  Added Silver Foil utensils and cookie sheet, which holds 1/2″ circle punched Crumb Cake cookies chipped with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Maker.  And, don’t you just love that Apron?  That Designer Series Paper is truly Christmas Paper.  It’s one of the patterns in the Be Merry DSP pack that is in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I just love the hounds tooth!  (An official list of supplies can be found of the end of this post!)

The background was inspired by a card that Mary Fish made using this same bundle.  The “tiles” are cut using the smallest of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Well, I hope this little non-Christmas card inspires your creativity!  Time to hop along to the next blog in the list.  Remember, you are currently visiting JOANNE CANTRELL.

Until next time…  Keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne

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