Saturday, November 29, 2014

It's A Girl!

Oh my goodness... 

She is delicious and adorable!
Baby Sakamoto has arrived!

I am blessed to be a part of this family as their nanny/granny.
A few years ago they hired me to watch my lil Kylie Rose.
(This pose was learned from being exposed to my teenagers... Classically, silly)

Kylie has blessed our family with loads of love and we do not know how our lives would be without her.
When I was away at Stampin' Up Convention this past July; Kylie and Gina sent me a photo and asked  me to watch the new sister... I could not deny this precious request... I love babies and this family is the best EVER to work for! 

I really hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me as life, love, family, friends and stamping intermingle.. It also gifted me this family! 

I am gushing with love and pride... 

Love, Cary

Ps.. Supplies used to make Baby Sakamoto's card were: Crisp Cantalope Cardstock, Baked Brown Sugar Carstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Lullaby  DSP, Something For Baby Stamp Set, Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accent Punches, Oval Framelits, Baby's First Framelits, Gold Glimmer paper, and Pearls.  I may have forgotten exact names... Come by and see me and we can CASE this together!! Baby love... Makes me forget everything but God's miracles are big and small!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday DEALS

As promised....
here are my exclusive
Black Friday
      1. For every $50 you spend TODAY only(from 0001 to 2359) you will receive a Goodie Boxes filled with Stampin' Up product worth $20 or more. Orders may be made online, phoned, emailed or texted to me by 11:59pm . Items can be purchased through all current catalogs and pricing include the Online Extravaganza products!
      2. Random Polka Dot Postcard Point Gifting will occur today!
      3. Book your 2015 Workshop, Card Buffet, BUNCO, or host an online show.  Hostesses will receive their choice of a NEW Designer Series Paper Pack... which will add towards your show total and may help increase your hostess benefits!
      4. Sign Up for a My Paper Pumpkin subscription and select me as your demonstrator and you will receive a Goodie Box to enhance all those exclusive stamp sets you will be collecting!
      5. Give a My Paper Pumpkin Subscription and receive a MPP Goodie Box!
      6. Join my Stampin' Up! team... sign up today an you get a special lunch bag.  What is so special?  Well, besides the 20% discount you receive on your purchases, the extra income you will earn, the new friends you will make, and me... you will join me for a very special lunch with my team leader... and she is amazing... an added bonus we will give you many tips for success!
      7. RSVP to my January 4th, 2014 NEW Occasions Catalog Open House... and receive a Goodie Bag!
      8. Lastly, share your 2014 Christmas Card image with me, give me permission to share and CASE your beautiful handy work and you will be entered to win a Ho Ho Hopping Holiday Gift from me! 
Hope you had fun shopping!
Love, Cary
ps... THANK YOU!
(all these Black Friday Deal's are exclusive to me and not supported by Stampin' Up and are not offered by other SU Demonstrators)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Thanks

It is almost time for those holiday thank you cards. 
There is a triple threat stamp set this holiday season 
Seasonally Scattered:
Seasonally Scattered Clear-Mount Stamp Set 135023
Price: $17.95
Your thoughts may be scattered during the holidays, but at least you can express sentiments elegantly with this stamp set ideal for fall and winter months. Clear-mount and wood-mount. Set quantity: 3.

I always like a stamp set that can be stretched into multiple themes!

Supplies used for this CASE are:
Smokey Slate Cardstock, Coastal Cabnna Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper, Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set, Good Greetings Stamp Set, Coastal Cabanna Stampin' Pad, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' PD, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Basic Metal Buttons, and Dimensional's.

Hostesses that book an upcoming show may choose this stamp, or a few others for their personal stashes! Call me to Book your show today and I will gift you as you have gifted me!

DO not forget to check in at Midnight for my PERSONAL BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

I am thankful for you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wildtree Wednesday - Kids Cheez Blend

Today we had a special taste tester that is usually a picky eater.. Picky as in healthy and limited choices! 
We tried the Wildtree Kids Cheez Blend... It was a hit! 
She was even able to help make it!
Kylie was happy to eat and she ate a lot! 
So cute to watch her spoon spagoodles into her the vocabulary of a two year old!
Thank you Gina and Kylie for stopping by and giving the Wildtree Kids Cheez Blend  a try and two thumbs up!

Love this stuff,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Weekly Deals November 25-December 1

Good Tuesday Morning!
Hope you stop by the online Store to take advantage of the
If you do.. use hostess code:
(Double Polk Dot Postcard Rewards will be awarded)
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 130916
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Transform your cardstock with a raised, textured design. 4-1/2" x 6-3/8".

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127750
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Transform your cardstock with a raised, textured design. 4-1/2" x 6-3/8".

Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127751
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Transform your cardstock with a raised, textured design. 4-1/2" x 6-3/8".
Label Petite Curly Punch 129405
Price: $12.95 $9.71
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Slim and stackable

Merry Monogram Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 132716
Price: $9.95 $5.97
This download was added on 11/13/2012

Download includes:
* 37-piece SVG stamp brush set*

* Digital-exclusive
* A cinch to create your own monogrammed stocking, table runner, mantle piece, and more with this beautiful alphabet stamp brush set; just print onto iron-on transfer sheets
* Perfectly coordinates with Shine Bright Designer Template

Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software
Rosette Designer Bigz Xl Die 125594
Price: $42.95 $32.21
Makes rosettes in 2 styles. Up to 10" diam.

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details 127845
Price: $2.50 $1.88
Glitter adhesive. Dazzle and sparkle with less mess. Narrow tip for precise application. Nontoxic; acid free. 0.6 fl. oz.

HAPPY shopping!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday 11/24/14

As I look outside my window:
It is dark out there and I am wondering why my hubby is not home yet...
Right now I am:
Shopping the Online Extravaganza by Stampin' Up!  

Thinking and pondering:
 30 days til Christmas Eve... I need to get my tree out!
On my bedside table:
My bible, Photos of the hubby and kids, and my sons retainer..

On my TV this week:
 The Seahawks vs the 49er game!
Listening to:
Silence... kids are off this week, no cute toddlers coming by... dogs asleep, maybe I will slip some Bing Crosby on while I craft!

On the menu for this week:
Monday - French Bread Pizza's
Tuesday - Wildtree Mac & Cheese.
Wednesday - Potato Baked Potato Soup
Thursday - Vidmar Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings!
Friday - We are eating at the Dicken's Fair
Saturday - Oxtails n Raviolis
Sunday - Thanksgiving Dinner... made by me!

Wildtree Recipe of the Week:
Delicious Dinner Rolls:


1 package Wildtree Delicious Dinner Rolls
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup water, warm

Method of Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease an 8x4 or 9x5 baking pan. Melt butter and add warm water to get a mixture that is 110°-115°F. Pour the dinner roll mix into a medium-sized bowl. Slowly pour in the warm water and butter mixture and stir until a wet dough forms. Once dough has formed, turn it out onto a floured surface and dust with additional flour. Knead lightly for a few minutes until a cohesive dough forms. Shape the dough into a rectangle and cut into 8 even pieces. Roll each individual piece into a ball and place into the prepared dish. Allow to rest on top of the stove, covered with a towel, for 30-35 minutes or until doubled in size. Remove the towel and place into the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes; the tops will be golden brown. Allow to rest for 10 minutes in the pan to steam finish and serve warm.
On my to do list:
Get crafty... complete the MOJO Monday challenge, complete my Open House gifts
Happening this week:
Monday - Kids are home... yard work. Walk dogs.
Tuesday -  Kids are home, maybe set up Christmas Tree.
Wednesday - Kids are home, decorate tree... apple cider!
Thursday - Thanksgiving dinner at the Vidmar's
Friday - The Dicken's Fair with the neighbors.
Saturday- Visit the in-laws... and eat really good!
Sunday - My day to make Thanksgiving dinner for all the leftovers

What I am creating:
Hostess Gifts, Black Friday Gifts, and Christmas Cards

My simple pleasure:
Cup of tea, a walk with the dogs, and a nap.
Looking around the house:
I see that clutter is disappearing... donation pile leaving today!
From the camera:
 Marie made these yesterday during our playdate.
Prayer List:
I am Thankful for all the Lord has blessed me with, praying for health for my family and friends and that I may serve the Lord with honor and pride!

Bible verse, Devotional:
19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19

ps... want to know where I got this crazy way to share more of myself with you?
Meet my inspiration and a very talented SAHM HERE

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Family Photo Time

Extra! Extra!
Guess who took my family photos today?
Yes, that super talented Artisian Design Team member is also a very talented photographer.
 She was so accommodating, our original idea was for an outside location,
but the rain was here so she brought her adorable husband
 and they set up a studio in our home. 
My kids warmed up to her right away and.
I cannot wait to see their personalities on film!

The rain blessed us with the opportunity to see how talented Mercedes is and will hopefully add more color outside for a wonderful spring photo session!

Happy Saturday!

Online EXTRAVAGANZA... and Black Friday Offers from ME!

Have you heard?
I have some personalized offers just for you...
Black Friday 2014  & Cyber Monday 2014 ONLY!
Tune in on Black Friday Morning to get some special offers just for you!
I am very excited to announce Stampin' Up has a few offers too:
starting Monday, November 24th and Ending Tuesday, December 3rd...
which will qualify you for my personal offers!

Here is a SNEAK PEEK at what they are offering:

 I know what you are thinking...
I cannot see those deals...
well yes you can...
tune in this Monday,
for a closer look!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekly Deals 11/18-1124

Oh boy! 
I am using all these products to make some amazing holiday gifts!
Hope you find some deals too!
Off to shop...
and create!
1" Square Punch 124094
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Slim and stackable

1/4" Circle Handheld Punch 134364
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■Handheld style

Autumn Spice Digital Kit - Digital Download 122175
Price: $9.95 $5.97
This download was added on 10/12/2010

This gorgeous kit will remind you of a golden Thanksgiving Day -- or a stroll through Paris on a crisp autumn afternoon! Includes eight Designer Series Paper patterns, Day of Gratitude Stamp Brush set (7 pcs), and French Foliage Stamp Brush set (6 pcs). The kit also comes with two designer templates: the first is an 8" x 8" designer template spread (2 pages within one template); the second is a 4.25" x 5.5" designer greeting card template. The Autumn Spice Kit's sumptuously colored Digital Designer Series Paper coordinates with our Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper from the traditional product line (found in the 2010 Holiday Mini catalog); the Stamp Brush sets coordinate with stamp sets from the Holiday Mini. Colors are: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard, and Early Espresso.

Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die 127005
Price: $21.95 $16.46
Fast and easy cuttingÑshapes, 3-D items, and more. Clear to see where youÕre cutting. 5-3/8" x 4-1/16".

Deco Labels Framelits Die 130102
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 4 layering dies. Largest image: 4-1/8" x 3-5/8". Coordinates with Oh My Goodies Stamp Set

Early Espresso Cut & Ready Card Bases 136656
Price: $4.95 $3.71
20 prescored, precut cards in a single color: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

Silver Basic Metal Buttons 133319
Price: $7.95 $5.96
32 silver buttons: 8 ea. of 4 designs. 3/4", 5/8", 1/2", 3/8".
Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder 129396
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. Just use VersaMark Pad, powder, and Heat Tool. 1/2 oz.

Order these items and more online:
Use Hostess Code:
for double
polkadot postcard points
Have a wonderful Tuesday!