Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas dear friends and family!  You’ll find the following entries this year in the Hurdsman Family Dictionary for 2010:

Hurdsman Family Van:  over 7,000 miles just this summer to attend two funerals and Stampin’ Up! Convention/planned family vacation, been to Disneyland (thanks to give a day, get a day program), many trips to SeaWorld, local museums, the library, parks, and soccer fields.

Sydney:  definitely 3, dare devil, always making us laugh, two-day preschool lover, knows how to have fun.

Sierra:  excellent 1st grader, member of the Blue Diamonds soccer team, queen of imagination land (playing house and school are her favorites), sneaking up on the age of 7, collector of odds & ends.

J.R.: already 9, member of the Blue Tigers soccer team, fantastic 3rd grader, ripstik fanatic, accomplished Cub Scout, times table master.

Hurdsman Family House:  chaos at times, wii parties, backyard fire pit meals complete with woof-ums, weekend visitors.

Jenn: mom taxi service, Primary President, schedule organizer, avid reader, stamper, and blogger.

Dave:  frequent flyer for work travels, Bishop, family bike riding instigator, fun family weekend planner, gardening enthusiast.

Hurdsman Family Adventures:  Easter Pageant attendees, Padre game spectators, horseback riding pros, Brigham City Utah Temple Ground Breaking diggers, boogie boarding experts, trail hiking achievers, backyard trampoline campers.

May you treasure the Spirit of the Christmas season all year and may you be blessed in the coming year!  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Star

Tag #4 was inspired by some tags I made earlier in the week.  I really had to stretch the DSP on these ten tag cards to create ten.  :)  Love how the colors just feel like Christmas!  This may be the last post of the year for me...time to enjoy the holidays with family!  Merry Christmas! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Stamps:  Four the Holidays
Accessories:  Large Star Punch

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ornament Hanging on the tree

Seems like this year's theme was Christmas Trees :)  This is tag card #3.  The branch is created by stamping the tree from Lovely As a Tree sideways.  Isn't that clever?  This idea has been floating around the internet the past couple of months...I'm not even sure who to actually give credit for it because I've seen it so much.  Love it when you can use a stamp for multiple images!!!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations, Grateful Greetings, Lovely as a Tree
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, Dimensionals, Clear Tinsel Trim

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ornament Tree

This is tag card #2.  This idea was inspired by Artchick.  I knew that I could create a similar card with the Priceless stamp set.  This is was I came up with.  I really like the simplicity of this card!  Again...used scraps off my desk is always a bonus in my book :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP, Brushed Silver
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Stamps:  Priceless, Four the Holidays
Accessories:  3/4" circle Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrappy Tree

I create 4 tag cards (10 of each design) for a friend each year at this time.  On this one I figured there was no reason to re-invent the wheel.  PLUS, it was a GREAT way to use some scraps of DSP on my desk!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Regals Patterns Pack DSP
Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Owl Again

Every year I do a special project for a friend.  This year she needed an extra card for a special letter.  I figured the Santa Owl would work perfectly!  Yes, this card is large (it measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 when folded over).  Don't forget to create your Santa owl before Saturday!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Jolly Holiday
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Stamps:  Tags 'Til Christmas
Accessories: Owl Punch, Word Window Punch, Full Heart Punch, Dimensionals, Clear Tinsel, Gold Smooch Accent Ink, Mat Pack

Friday, December 17, 2010

Filled With Love Promotion

Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards, and during the Filled with Love promotion, you can get an exclusive package of Designer Series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends, classmates, and more!   Starting TODAY through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle.

Filled with Love Bundle
Contains the Filled with Love Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Wood Mount--124380 $32.90 Clear Mount--124381 $26.90

Lleno de Amor Bundle
Contains the Lleno de Amor Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Wood Mount--124382 $32.90 Clear Mount--124383 $26.90

Plein d'amour Bundle
Contains the Plein d'amour Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Wood Mount--124384 $32.90 Clear Mount--124385 $26.90

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink
124156 $9.95
*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Thank Yous

When I was stamping with friends at the first of the month, Emily created this card for thank yous after Christmas.  Smart lady to already get started on thank yous.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry (textured), Crushed Curry (retired)
Ink:  VersaMark, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Both the greeting and the focal point are from retired stamp sets
Accessories:  Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Project #2

Finished another of my projects earlier this week as well to get it in the mail.  Even though this isn't Stampin' Up! products, it's my love for stamping that I created these fun projects.  These are for the headstones of her family members' who have passed away.
Just a fun little way to remember them.  :)  I ordered the "stamps" from Harbor Freight Tools.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I always feel like the last two weeks of Christmas I'm always scrambling around to finish up on my Christmas projects that I have planned.  One of the projects I've been working on has finally been finished.  Here's a sample of that project...

I really enjoyed working with MDS for this project.  Can't wait to get it back from the printer to see what it all looks like in person!!!  Order your supplies here.
Accessories:  My Digital Studio

Monday, December 13, 2010


The busy-ness of December is keeping me extremely busy...hence the lack of posts on this blog and the over abundance of posts on my family blog :)  Oh, well!!  That's why I love my job.  I had created this tag set for December's stamp camp. 
I ended up not teaching the class because of how busy everyone else was...but it was perfect for a last minute gift when I realized it was our last day of preschool on Friday.  I think I need to make a few more of these tag packages!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps:  Tags 'til Christmas, Delightful Decorations
Accessories:  Extra Lg. Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" circle, 2 1/2" circle, Ornament, Wide Oval, Decorative Label, Extra Large Tag, Large Tag Punches

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Countdown

This is the advent calendar from the Holiday Mini.  My kids have LOVED opening the box each morning (we are counting down rather than following the day of the month).  Can't wait to reuse these fun boxes! They will fold up perfectly for next year!  Order your supplies here.  Purchase the Candy Countdown Calendar Kit from the Holiday Mini!  Everything is included except for the adhesvie (I used Sticky Strip and Dimensionals) and the Clear Tinsel Trim.

Ooops, I had scheduled this post for earlier last week...but it didn't post so you're seeing it a little late :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas House

Made this for a class back in October.  This is the Christmas version of the house that we made at our stamp camp.  Can't wait to make a Valentine's Day house :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Deck the Halls DSP (love this DSP!!!  I think I have now ordered AND used 4 full packages :)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Stamps:  Grateful Greetings, Paisley Prints (see the tree in the window?)
Accessories:  Design-a-House, Gold Glass Glitter, Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Sponge, Decorative Label Punch

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Star Ornament

We created this fun ornament at technique night.
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Confetti Cream
Ink:  Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Stamps:  Northern Hearts (Hostess)
Accessories:  Candy Cane Designer Buttons, Marina Mist Ribbon, Sticky Strip

Friday, December 3, 2010

Season's Greetings

This card is from the catalog on p. 40.  Two of my stamp ladies were over and were talking about Christmas cards.  One of them said she planned to make the card on this page for her Christmas card so Emily and I ventured at creating her card with her new stamp set :)  Happy December! 
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Ink:  Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Stamps:  Soft Swirled
Accessories:  Crochet Trim, Rhinestone Jewels

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Birthday Truckload

We used the actual catalog card for this stamp set for the inspiration (p. 73).  This is still on of my all-time favorite stamp sets! :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Confetti Cream, Regals Patterns DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Always Aritchoke, Night of Navy
Stamps:  Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Accessories:  1 1/4" circle punch, Aquapainter, Dimensional

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kids Photo Card

Of course I had to design a card to show off my adorable kids!  Can't wait to complete my Christmas cards this year.  What will be your Christmas card this year?  Order your supplies here.