Saturday, December 8, 2018

Epic Project Catchup!

Happy Saturday!

Ahhhhhh Saturday ... and the first week of December gone.  You know what THAT means??  I get to start to relax a little!  Yes, while other moms around the world are getting busier than ever this is my "down time".  I have crossed the finish line!  Yes, I have a few small Christmas gifts tucked away for the family but no, I haven't given any SERIOUS thought to "the big gifts", or Christmas dinner, or baking, wrapping, parties ... and of the CHRISTMAS stuff.  My focus has been making it to Saturday, Dec 6th and I'm here and still upright!  Last night was my second last class of the year.  I have the same class again Monday morning but all I need to to do for that is tidy up from last night and make sure I have enough supplies cut for my Monday stampers.  The designing and prep for this year is DONE!  I have LOVED the last few months of crafting with some of the most amazing women I know but it is now time to breathe and get on with my favourite time of year.  Oh, you better believe I'll still be sending a few hours a day planning projects and classes for the new catalogue in the new year but I won't have the same time pressures as I do the rest of the year.  I have 3 weeks to do a LITTLE work and a LOT of fun and family.

So! I wanted to share a SWACK of project from Oct, Nov and Dec that I simply didn't have time to blog about!  If you follow me on Facebook (and you SHOULD!  Find me at "Tamara's Paper Trail") you will have seen all of these at some point.  Yes, I had PLANNED to give detailed instruction on all of them alas, blogging takes a LOT of time and THAT I just didn't have this fall.  If there are any projects you can't figure out and want help with recreating please don't hesitate to snd me a message and I'll help you out!  Oh!  On that note ... I don't know WHAT has happened on my blogger page but I can't ever reply to anyone who comments!  My reply goes into some sort of black hole, never to be sen again!  So know that I SEE your comments, I just can't REPLY to them.  ONE DAY I'll figure out what changed ... but not today *lol*.

So here we go ... my swack of projects for your viewing enjoyment ...

 LOVE this bow!!!

 CASEd from Mary Fish ...

 Yes, we can colour those sacks!

 My favourite card this year ...
 CASEd from another demo ... can't remember her name!  Sorry!
My 3" x 3" swap card for Convention ...
... pop 5 in a pizza box for a quick and easy gift!
 CASE'd from The Pampered Stamper ...
 CASE'd from Brian King ...
 Zipper Gift Card Holder (SO fun!)
Quick, easy notecard!
Winter Birthday Card!
 ... used home made shimmer spray ...

 Notecard size ...
 Mailable Desk Calendar (I did a video on this one ...)
Made this one last night - I DO plan to do a blog post on it this week ...

 So there you have it!  LOADS of inspiration in one post!

I'm sure you know by now the Year End Closeout Event is going on.  Holiday Catalogue items that are retiring are only while supplies last so don't wait to order them!  Many are discounted, too.  Check out my website here and Canadians can have items shipped directly to their door.  Be aware that delivery before Christmas is no longer guaranteed!  I find MY packages arrive within 7 business days but at this time of year it's a gamble for sure.  Get those orders in!  Anyone who uses the hostess code FKUEU7EF at the checkout will get at thank you in the mail from me.

Whatever you are up to today I truly hope you have a lovely, stampy day.  Me?  I'm take Daughter #1 skating with a friend ... and ya, I *may* be taking my Occasions Catalogue, pen, paper and calculator with me to plan a few classes while I wait ... 'cause I LOVE what I do and I do it whenever and wherever I can!

Happy Saturday Friends! xo



  1. Sometimes time has a habit of getting away from us. Great cards Tamara.

  2. Tamara - I hear you loud and clear. I finished my last three workshops of the year on Dec 6th! WAHOO! I hope to do some baking, shopping, wrapping, time with family as well. You are so right. Blogging takes time and lots of it. Thank you for sharing all your projects. I think this is what I need to do. When my DBWS wouldn't let me post any photos I really got behind and some how never got back into it. I have so many cards from Halloween through Fall and into Christmas. Than you for a great idea! Enjoy your Christmas vacation!

    1. Hey Barb! Sorry for the late reply - I wasn't able to reply until now due to computer issues! Yes, I get stressed when I can't get to my blog posts, but it is just so darned time consuming! As you see, every now and then I just have to do a catch up picture post and, if people need details I'll share when asked!
      Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Thanks Tamara for taking time to respond! I'm working on my posts now. Got 3 old cards posted after reading your entry. Now on to the rest of the big batch! BTW - Hope your event went well + I love seeing your cards and projects and have cased many! Thanks for all you do. Merry Christmas!