Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Deal from me...

Good Morning my fellow stampers and holiday lover's!
Today is a day to gather some great deals and start your holiday shopping!
I am offering a special deal today... extra Polka Dot Postcard Loyalty Club Member Points!
Plus a free gift!
How can you earn extra points?
  • Comment on this post: What did you buy today? (one polka dot)
  • Comment on this post: What did you not do today? (one polka dot)
  • Email me a wish list of Stampin' Up Product you would like for Christmas and contact information and I will send it out to your family and friends. (one polka dot) ~if they order you get another polka dot!!!
  • Email or text me a photo of your holiday card (one polka dot)
  • Schedule a party/show/class/bunco in 2014 (two polka dots now, two at your show)
  • Place an online order (two polka dots)
  • Sign up to join my team> (special perks of product to start your business from me)
If you are not a member of my loyalty club let me know.. I will add you to our club!
Today I am finishing up all my special ordered holiday cards... that gives me time to start my holiday cards too!
Happy Black Friday!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

As my home fills with the smells of roasting turkey,
and I attempt to clear my stamps off of my dinning room table....
 I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
We are blessed to be able to provide a warm meal this evening for 30 very deserving
, hardworking and dedicated people! 
I am thrilled to be playing in our annual football game at the grade school this am...
Yes, I can be athletic if forced!
(Plus the turkeys are all in ovens... so dinner is halfway there).

Thank you for supporting my love of stamping and crafting! 
 Thank you for inspiring me and encouraging me to learn and try new things! 
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers through our ups and downs! 
Thank you for being you!
Have a blessed day, be grateful and thankful for all that fills your day!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly Deals~November 26th

Good Tuesday Morning!
I had a wonderful night last night at Tammy's!
Love, Laughter and Creativity flowed...
with a little help from her Rum Cake,
Hot Apple Cider,
and Cookies!
I woke up this morning and squealed about the Weekly Deals for this week, 
 I really want the Floral Frames Framelits,
and I am going to add them to my order!

Floral Frames Framelits Dies 127012
Price: $26.95 $20.21

Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die 124587
Price: $32.95 $24.71

Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 130917
Price: $7.95 $5.96

Regals Stampin' Write Markers 131262
Price: $28.95 $21.71

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad 131181
Price: $5.95 $4.46

Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 130012
Price: $8.95 $6.71
1" Square Punch 124094
Price: $15.95 $11.96

Do not forget the Holiday Sale...
my box arrives today!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Altered Holiday Cups

Here are some photos of a 4oz coffee cup I CASE'd from Beverlee
 She had these out on her table when I visited a week ago. 
I love these cups!

Cup #1

Cup #2

Cup #3

Yesterday at my down line meeting I brought supplies for our team to make cups...
look at their work!
Renee's Cup

Gail's Cup:

Paula's Cup:
This project is very fun and an adorable favor for your friends, neighbors or grandkids.
I happen to have extra cups and a pattern for sale. 
Cups are $.10 each and you can alter them any way you wish. 
The materials we used to alter our cups were:
Snow Day Stamp Set "Warm Wishes",

Email me if you would like to alter some coffee cups, or see these adorable projects in person!
Do not forget the Holiday Sale that is going on until December 2nd!
A few of the above items are on sale!!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Renee

Yesterday was my friend Renee's birthday!  
She is a special part of my family!  
My family and I adore her for
 the outdoor inspiration she has given us and her unconditional love! 

Today she is welcoming her Stampin Sister's into her home for my down line training.
 We are all going to exchange ideas and play around with SU product
so that we can bring more creations to you!

Here is Renne's Birthday Card designed by my children and I:
Renee's Favorite Stampin' Up Color is Daffodil Delight....
the ingredients used to make this card are:
Tune in later for some cake and cards we will share with you all!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Snow Days Invites...

So when I was asked to make the cookie  exchange invitations
 everyone  wanted a blue and silver card...
I immediately thought about
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper
Knowing I love the Snow Days stamp set
I slipped that snowman in...
 here are a few ideas I pushed around... 
Card #1

This card uses the following supplies: Island Indigo Cardstock, Smokey Slate Cardstock, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Silver Metallic Encore Pad, Stazon Ink Pad, Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Smokey Slate Chevron Ribbon, "You're Invited" from Make a Wish Stamp Set.

Card #2


You can look at this post to see the card that actually won the hostess's vote here.
While the above creations did not become invitations... I will be altering them today into holiday cards for my friends and family!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thank You Brittany!

So I belong to an online Law Enforcement Wives Support group.  
This month I participated in a swap.
 My partner was a deputies wife from Georgia.  
She showered me with loads of  LEO themed gifts, candles and chocolate!

So here is the card I threw together to thank her. 
 She loves owls and she recently began painting owls.  
So I bought her some trendy salt and pepper shakers,
 a policeman nutcracker and some gifts for her kiddos!
Hope she likes that I threw in some of the hubby's patches too! 

The Circle Framelits are on sale... so check out the Holiday SALE!
Order now.. SALE ends December 2, 2013! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tammy's Holiday Party

Good Morning Ladies & Gents!
  I have a busy day filled with dental cleanings, GFWC General meeting, orthodontist appointments, and housework.  
But the best way to end this day is a party at Tammy's House!

Here are two projects I am bringing to Tammy's tonight!
Tune in tomorrow for two more!!
Card #1 Season's Greetings:
Supplies used for this card are:

 Here is the original card I CASE'd the above from.  It was a card I saw at Lorraine's house.
She does such beautiful work!
Card #2 Merry Christmas ~Just for the kids!
Would you like to order the above supplies? 
Or take advantage of Stampin' Up's
Use Hostess Code:
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You're Invited

Shirley really enjoyed my Mrs. Claus card..
So we altered it into her cookie exchange invitation!! 

The recipe for the Mrs. Claus Invitation is:
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Cardstock,
Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Dress Up Framelits, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Snowflake from Snow Day Stamp Set, "you're invited" from A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Old Olive Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad,   Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals.
We made 40...
40 ladies + 5 dozen cookies each...
that is a huge amount of cookies...
but so much fun to trade! 
 Last year I really lucked out and exchanged 5 dozen cookies for tasty treats! 
 I looked like I had been baking all week when really I had baked that morning...
and the ladies always have fancy cookies I exchange. 
Here is the cookie recipe I always exchange:
Russian Tea Cakes


cup butter or margarine, softened
cup powdered sugar
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup finely chopped nuts
teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar


  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • 2 Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 5 Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday SALE

Ladies & Gentlemen,
It is that time of the year when
Stampin' Up
you amazing deals!
Click here for the flyer.
Sale starts November 20th-
December 2nd!
Use Hostess code:

NANNBVTN and get entered into a mystery hostess drawing for FREE SU!

Beautiful Butterfly Card

Good Tuesday Morning!
  I have some wonderful weekly deals to share plus a beautiful butterfly card I received from my Sister on the Side Kim Molesworth.  So grab your coffee and check these items out!

Stampin' Up Weekly Deal's
Good Til November 25th:

Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 130015
Price: $8.95 $6.71

Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 130014
Price: $8.95 $6.71

Color Coach 130118
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Backyard Basics Framelits Dies 129380
Price: $24.95 $18.71


Little Labels Punch Pack 126881
Price: $16.95 $12.71

Talking Tag Message Labels 129723
Price: $7.95 $5.96

Unknown Blessings Ensemble - Digital Download 131311
Price: $17.95 $10.77
Shop today for today's specials and use the hostess code:
Order's using this code are eligible for FREE SU!

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin -November

Good Monday Evening!
  Look what was waiting in my mailbox today:
It's My Paper Pumpkin... I cannot wait to play with it!
It is Christmas themed!  I love it! 
Want to join me and play with My Paper Pumpkin?  It is a kit club you join and for only $19.95 plus tax you will receive this orange box once a month filled with goodies to make one complete project Minus adhesive!  That is right you read it right, you will have a complete project it comes with the stamp, the ink spot and the supplies to make your project.  No worries as there is an instruction sheet included! 

Check out my brother and his beautiful family... clam digging this past Friday:
My adorable niece Emma, Sister In Law Jill and Baby Bro Russ had a great time digging for razor clams.  Check out the smiles... even though I would be freezing.. the end product would warm my belly!

Look at her limit... what a yummy dinner they will have!
Emma is just a little character like her daddy and I hope she enjoys her clams!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sweet 16

Sending out Happy Sweet Sixteen wishes to my friend Jaycie Smith! 
Jaycie is the daughter of my friend Taira and they are pretty special people! 
Taira is an awesome mom! 
Jaycie has been through a very crazy  journey in life
so this milestone makes her a true hero and champion!
 May all your dreams come true my dear!

So you may have noticed that I did not make any posts Friday or Saturday!
Saturday was another craft fair for the Women's Club.... pictures to follow next week as we have three more to attend!
I will start with the end of my night...
then work backwards so you can measure how blessed and full my day was...
 and then maybe excuse me for hitting my pillow hard without sharing my blessings!
So Friday Anita had the second of two surgeries
and I intended to drive out to Manteca to deliver her some Chinese food
 from our favorite restaurant Hong Kong Chinese. 
I had called ahead and Elainie was expecting me..
it was around 7pm...
there was traffic and I had to make one stop...
She and I have been ordering in bulk and altering 4oz coffee cups
and I was dropping another 300 off to her! 
 I only intended to drop and run....
  But as you can see she had a Stampin' Up Bird Welcome Mat...
I needed to know where to get mine...
and her door was open so into her home I traveled
 and was inspired to take many sample photos and have her share some great tips!
(Photos to come later this week). 
 She has recently lost her brother to that jerk of a disease cancer
and she shared an amazing story of her families faith in the Lord
 and how he is carrying them through this difficult time. 
I was so enthralled with her love of God and his love for her,
and me and her brother that I was smitten with this side of Beverlee. 
 Loads of love has always been my description of her and creative as all get out! 
She was extra blessed in that department...
but I really look up to her and to hear her story and share with her how I feel and to grow in that moment was quite spiritual.
~Insert a text of worry from Anita and Tom "Are you ok?"~
So I hurry out the door say my goodbyes and guess what...
I had left my lights on and my car battery died!
So Ken... Beverlee's hubby comes out and tried to get me going.
No luck, I called Matt and he headed to the auto store
and then made the 40 minute drive to rescue me.
Which brings me again to the wonderful "Stampin' Up Bird Welcome Mat".
I had at least an hour to spare and Beverlee knew I was now in awkward spirits not knowing what was going on with my car.
So she suggested we head to Orchard Supply to find the welcome mat.
I did not only buy one.. I bought two.. .
they were 50% off.
Spending any time with Beverlee is inspiring....
everywhere she looked she was thinking how she could
turn the item into something more her.
To watch her mind work is a wonder!
She is very talented.

*** If you hurry to Orchard Supply these are on clearance.. they are considered harvest decorations...

So now let me share about my morning/afternoon! 
I had a lunchtime tea party with a neighbor girl and all the kids I babysit came too!

On Fridays I normally watch Max!
He is a sweetie and a real 4x4 boy!
Here Max is enjoying his organic chicken meatballs and his fruit salad with cheese and pickles... he crushed his coffee/tea cup.

This is Ellie... I was lucky enough to have her join us too..

Here is my Lillie... she loaded up on the meatballs and loved her bling...

It was a morning that I forgot to turn off the sprinklers so the lawn was really wet. 
I put down the tarp and we continued our party plans. 
These kids are troopers and they had a good time despite the wet lawn!
Here is Sandra my friend and neighbor... her lil angel Abbey would not let me capture her on film.. she instead was walking the perimeter and taking potty breaks...
big girl on the potty!!
Whoot! WHoot!
Kylie joined us too.. but she was so excited to see her friends she just watched and played! 

I could not capture these two cuties looking at me, they were go, go, going but they were so adorable and did you notice I had Max wear Dog Tags because I could not put him in the necklaces... he loved his tags!
So now you can see that Friday was a FULL day and I did not get any Stampin' done... but I had tons of inspiration!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Available starting 11/12/2013 - while supplies last
Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Product name: Item #: Price:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95

These are only available while supplies last so contact me today!
Use my Hostess Code: 72VRHZVZ!!! You could earn free SU!