Wednesday, 23 December 2009

I am ready....................

.......I am! Readyfor Christmas a whole day early, I normally still have things to buy and do on Christmas Eve but not this year, I AM DONE!!!
How about you ? I bet you've all been ready for weeks. I have been quiet for too long and I missed it, I missed blogging and blog hoping, but I knew if I decided to peek I would have done nothing. I have made an incredible 412 cards this month. I know it is just unbelievable but I had a lot of customers this past year you see plus my lovely and quite big team plus all the neighbours and relatives and I still managed to leave out a few good friends for which I am ashamed, please forgive me if you haven't received a card from me.
Firstly my team.
This is my second Christmas as a Stampin'Up! demonstrator and last year I decided to start a tradition and send them a little Christmas ornament. A little something that they could keep and pull out every year. I am kinda thinking in years to come they might even end up with enough ornaments to decorate a small tree.
Last year I have sent a white glittered snowflake, I thought I blogged about it (I am sure I took pictures) but cannot find it in my archives so maybe I didn't.
This year I sent a glittered star


I couldn't get enough stars of just one colour so I opted for a mixture of gold red and green. They are quite glittery. For now I sent one to everyone in the team along with one of those cards

Basic Black, Pixie Pink and Whisper White and the gorgeous Tree Trimming stamp set. Very simple but I loved the touch that made them special, the sentiment laid across the stamped ornament. It came to me as I was playing with different ways of adding it to the cards. Sentiment from the Basic Phrases set.
Then I had to think about all my customers those that have supported me over this last year. I had a few more to make than those for my team here they are.



Those are slightly bigger 4"x4" and the colours are Kraft, Real Red and Bashful Blue. I have used a cool technique for our monthly team meeting in December using tape and glitter so I have recreated this for my customers cards.
I have used the Happy Everything stamp set and the star punch to punch my aperture. Now I want to add that although I have designed and cut everything for those cards myself I was lucky enough to have a few good friends come and help assemble them one Sunday morning. I want to say a huge thank you to Jane, Joanne, Ali and Linda for helping me, girls you are true stars I just wished you could have stayed a bit longer to help me with the other 200 LOL.
I will see you soon we have a Birthday Passionette tomorrow. Hugs Monica xxx
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10 comments :

Teri said...

Hi Monica :o)

I received my lovely star and card this week. Thank you so much!

I hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas and New Year! Will definitely see you at convention in 2010!

Best Wishes

Teri xxx

Carol said...

Hi Monica,
I sent you an e-mail to thank you for my gorgeous card and tree ornament...so sweet of you :)
have a wonderful time and i'll see you on the 16th!!

Hugs
Carol x

Steph said...

What a sweetie you are! They are really lovely. x

Sarah-Jane said...

Thank-you for my lovely christmas star and card Granny Mon! Wishing you a Merry Christmas to you and yours, I hope next year is a good one for you too my lovlie and with a bit of luck we can all sit back, relax and enjoy all our hard work now??!
Festive love and hugs from our home to yours,
Sarah-Jane xxx

Linby said...

Thank you for my star card - especially as I now know you had 412 cards to make - wow!!! I really appreciate it. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Monica
big hugs Lynn x

Toni said...

thankyou for my lovely star and card Monica hugs for Christmas and enjoy xxxxxToni

Alice said...

Hi Monica.

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

AuroraDawn said...

Hi Mon,

My beautiful card and star ornament arrived yesterday - thank you, they are gorgeous!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Best Wishes

Dawn
xoxo

triciaquarius said...

Hi Monica!
Thank you so much for my tree decoration and card. So appreciated. You are such a busy lady and still find the time to be so thoughtful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Health and happiness to you for 2010. X

Kate's Makes said...

Hi Monica, i was lucky enough to get one of those cards so thank you, it is beautiful!! Hope you have had a lovely Christmas! :o) Kate x