January Sneak Peek

January Sneak Peek

It feels a bit like Christmas here in my stamp room already.  I have new loot sitting all over the place screaming to be used and I thought I would give you a January Sneak Peek.


Of course I have a growing list of Christmas ideas that need to be finished and a HUGE project I’m putting the finishing touches on for a big reveal on Black Friday… stay tuned for that.


For a girl that’s been working on Christmas projects since probably July, I just need a B R E A K.  A Christmas project break…

Do you ever feel like that as a crafter? Don’t get me wrong.  Love everything about Christmas but I think it’s healthy to spice things up a bit and work on something with flowers, or hearts or ANYTHING other than Christmas for just a day or two… maybe three…


Let’s talk Flowers-


January Sneak Peek, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!


When I decided to dive into the stash I thought I would challenge myself with Botanical Blooms.  Flowers tend to give me a creative fit.  No clue why.  I have a green thumb.  Just creating with them is really tough.  This set has an over the top framelit set that coordinates with it.  It’s so awesome that I didn’t stamp a thing on this card.

January Sneak Peek, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

The entire card was all framelits.  I thought about stamping the leaves but then forgot and had put this together.

I placed a vellum banner underneath the flowers and I love how it made the project softer.  Everything in this suite flows beautifully.  The framelits, stamp set and designer series paper.  You are going to love.

Fall is Still Here!

I have one more project for you.

Although the temps outside dropped below the point which I like, it’s still Fall.  Old man winter is trying to sneak in and I’m fighting it big time.  Anything below 60 degrees for this Florida girl is FREEZING.  It was 34 degrees yesterday morning.  I could barely move.  How quickly my body has changed to the Florida climate.


I love the Acorny Thank You stamp set and the coordinating punch.  The no fuss cutting and only punching makes your card making painless.  Who wouldn’t love that?

Acorny Thank You, Stampin' Up!

I’m pretty sure the following colors have been my favorite this year for Fall.

  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Soft Suede
  • Delightful Dijon
  • Bermuda Bay

The Bohemian Designer Washi Tape is to blame for it.  That started my obsession with this color combination.   Bright and vibrant colors for fall, I love it.



Acorny Thank You, Stampin' Up!


The Seasonal Frame Thinlits dies are a perfect combination for this card.   I love the font used for these word thinlits and they are the perfect size for any projects.

I hope you enjoyed my January Sneak Peek.  There is many more to come…

I’m not sure I’m completely over my Christmas break, but this definitely gave me a breather.  The best thing about being a crafter is the over abundance of options we have right at our fingertips.  I still haven’t figured out my own Christmas card for this year.  Not surprising.  Have you decided on your Christmas card this year? I would love to hear and what set did you decide on?

Have a fantastic Wednesday.


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  1. Kimberly, When I saw this set at On Stage I didn’t think I needed it. The dark colors kind of turned me off but after seeing your sample, I’m sold!!!!! Beautiful card!!! Also love your grateful card. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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