Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends Card, PPA 312, Snow Place Stamp Set, Susan Itell - stampinup


Good morning and Happy Thursday!

Every Thursday means it’s a Pals Paper Art Challenge day! Today’s sketch is from the very talented, Linda Callahan, and I tried my best to think out of the box… Did I get you with that subject line? You were probably thinking…what the heck?

Let me explain….I think Linda is one super talented stamper and PAL….and I wanted to honor her sketch by doing something fun and whimsical. I adore this Fox and it is simply amazing all of the things you can do with it – check out Pinterest and I am sure that you will be HITTING the button to purchase it!




Every year it gets harder and harder to buy for “older peeps” for the holidays….even though they adore gift cards…I like to ask them for some ideas and then surprise them! I thought that if I sent them this card now they would do one of two things….

  1. Think that their Mom has totally lost it.
  2. Laugh so much that they might really think – this was a good idea and what the heck – it is a cute card!



Stampin' Up! Foxt Friends Bundle, Stampin' Up! Christmas Card, PPA Challenge #321, Susan Itell- stampinup


Were you wondering where this sentiment came from? It is from the Snow Place Stamp Set and I did a simple masking to only highlight the 2 words of “Christmas already?”- I know that it will make them laugh! This stamp set was carried over from last year and I am happy as it was super popular last year!





I know that you all are getting super excited to see the new Holiday Catalog and guess what – YOU SHOULD BE as it is super fun….something for everyone. I do admit, this DSP, This Christmas,that is in the Annual Catalog is still one of my holiday favorites as to me….it is traditional with its color…its designs…just a “Classic Christmas”


This Christmas Specialty DSP



I know that I have not blog a ton on the new layering framelits that were unveiled in the catalog and WHY??? The best answer I can give you is that there are sooooo many great stamps that I wanted to share with you BUT….these new framelits are fabulous as there are so many options, with the circles alone you get 16 different sizes in both the circle shape but also the scallops – I say WOOT-WOOT!

In the below photo you can see that instead of cutting out a circle and layering it on top….I cut a circle out of the “green print” and then nestled and adhered it (the red print) into the cut out one. This is a fun thing to do and try it with many circles in a variety of papers….you will smile – trust me!



Layering Circle Framelits Stampin' Up!, Susan Itell - stampinup


Here is your fun picture for you to add to your files or pin it! By doing this, you will be able to see at a glance the “ins and outs” but if you need further help….please email me!

I am sure that I will receive (3) phone calls from the peeps laughing….Every year I vow to get a grip on my Holiday chopping EARLY.…so I can enjoy the Holiday Season (well…we all like that “special shopping” experience when everything is decorated) and yep, I will do that as that’s what we do as Moms….BUT I do like to get a bunch finalized as I ADORE cooking, baking and simply making handmade gifts!


Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends Bundle, PPA #321 Challenge, Layering Circle Framelits, Susan Itell-stampinup


I do hope that you pop over to the Pals Paper Art Site and see all of the beauties that the design team came up with – WOWZA…there are so many FUN cards and I invite you to play along with this sketch….super fun!

How do you like my BIG Paw Print “Shop Button”….I think that it is adorable – this will take you to my on line store and also you will see the specific products that I used for today’s card…under it!


dog shop now


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