I did a lot of internet shopping this year and the packages are arriving daily. In the middle of the LLBean and Amazon shipments was an early Christmas gift to myself.......my Stampin' Up! order containing some products from the new Occasions catalog. I love the silver vellum paper used here - so classy! The bold silver stripes provide a convenient place to hide the glue......always a problem when using vellum! And those bold silver stripes were a great time saver in creating my card this week for PPA - the stripes were already built in! I will be posting some sneak peeks of other products soon but right now I plan to kick back and enjoy the season - hope you do the same!