Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items... Oh, My!

Stampin' Up! always keeps us on our toes...
As of March 1st...
You can get these NEW SALE-A-BRATION items:
Yes, for EVERY $50 you spend you can earn EVEN MORE!

Better Yet...
and earn these extra goodies too:
or PLAYDATE in March is eligible for these
Waiting for your call!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Together CASE

This past Saturday morning I came across the cutest card created by my Stampin' Sista Angela.
Angela sells cards at a shop in Newman, CA... And she created this card for the shop:
Since I have a few upcoming nuptials to celebrate I decided to CASE her!

Supplies used were:
Sahara Sand Cardstock, Something Borrowed DSP, Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Tea Lace Doilies, Whisper White Cardstock, Chalk Talk Framelits, Project Life Framelits, the heart came from January's My Paper Pumpkin, the sentiment from A Dozenn Thoughts Stamp Set, I colored Rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana Ribbon from the SAB catalog, Dimensional's, and SNAIL. 

Thanks for the inspiration Angela

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cary's Best of Stampin' Up! Oscars

Did you watch the Oscars?
Do you enjoy the suspense of which actors, actresses and movies will win?
Here is your chance to enter into Cary's Best of Stampin' Up! Oscars!
Vote for the following subjects and
 you are entered to win a SWAG Bag
filled with Stampin' Up! Goodies!

Best Stampin' Up! Tool:
Best Stampin' Up! Stamp Set:
Best Stampin' Up! Color:
Enter a picture of your favorite card for the year... that might win you a prize too!
Note that you all are winners and this is just for fun!
You are the best design, editors, producers
and I thank you for your support and more!
Tune in for the results of the voting
and the announcement of the winners!
I LOVE Stampin' Up!
I love to have fun!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wildtree Wednesday 2/25/2015

Wildtree Wednesday
Item# 10813
Asian Skillet Meal
This skillet meal brings the flavors of East Asia right into your kitchen! Delicately spiced and perfectly seasoned, this meal will be your family's new favorite!
Serves 4, three times.



1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
3 chicken breasts, cut into strips
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 cups water
3/4 cup long grain white rice
1/2 cup frozen peas

Method of Preparation

Heat the Grapeseed Oil in a medium sized nonstick skillet. Add the chicken breast and begin to cook. Mix together the Asian Skillet Meal, soy sauce and water; set aside. Once the chicken is partially cooked (it will finish while the rice is cooking), add the rice to the pan and stir to coat in the Grapeseed Oil. Add in the peas and the Asian Skillet Meal mixture and stir to combine. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the rice is completely cooked. Uncover and remove from heat, fluffing with a fork. Serve immediately.
Now you know I have to change it up... I add extra sliced veggies and it is tasty and delish!
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Weekly Deals 2/24/15 - 3/2/15

Happy Tuesday!
Stampin' Up! has listed these NEW Weekly Deal's:
2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment 133631
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Star, circle, and heart sequins in our 2013-2015 In Colors. Approx. 750 sequins: 50 ea. of 3 designs in 5 colors. Star: 3/8"; circle: 1/4"; heart: 1/4".
Basic Black Baker's Twine 134576
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Fun colors twisted with Whisper White. 1/16" wide; 25 yds.
Celebrate Easter Ensemble - Digital Download 133474
Price: $12.95 $7.77
This download was added on 3/5/2013

Download includes:
* 5-page décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* Double-sided postcard template (5" x 3-1/2")
* 14-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 7 Designer Series Papers
* 8 embellishments
* Digital exclusive
* Just what you need for your Easter entertaining
* Versatile pieces can be used for egg holders, napkin rings, mini baskets, cupcake holders, name cards, table tents, framable, and invitations
Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Night Of Navy 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon 134571
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Returning favorite now in even more colors! Soft and flowing—drapes like silk. 10 yds.
Simply Created Banner 132699
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Includes 18 5" x 7" blank canvas paper pennants, 6 ea. of 3 designs; 9' of jute twine.
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine 134578
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Fun colors twisted with Whisper White. 1/16" wide; 25 yds.
Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon 134549
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Our most glamorous ribbon. Soft and sexy. 10 yds.

Want to order these? Want to play with me? Give me a call! Text me! Email Me! Stop by!
Miss You!

Happy Homemaker Monday 3/2/15

As I look outside my window:
 I see clouds in my blue sky... too bad they are not carrying rain.
  But I have big plans to enjoy the day!
Right now I am:
Rushing to get out the door, I allowed myself a lil' too much time taking care of the family... and I am not ready for an 8am meeting.  Last minute... Mom you need to pay for my AP classes yesterday, would have been great words yesterday.
Mom's to the rescue:)
Thinking and pondering:
What a difference a woman encouraging another woman is... And when you recognize your friend, child, or a stranger expressing a value that you applaud... Tell them! We need to continue to build strong women. 

On my bedside table:
 Plenty of books I found to read... Now that they face me at night let's get on then and follow through and get inspired by an adventure. My bible... Let's face it it will always be on top! I carried it with me this weekend on a trip out of town and it gave me solace at a low point! 
A longaber basket filled with notes of ideas to catagorize, re-read and share.

On my TV this week:
 Not much... Dieting this week includes electronics of distraction that provide a way for me to not complete my to do list!
Listening to:
 "I want it see you be brave" it's on the loud speaker overhead... I am just now completing my blog post! 
On the menu for this week:
Monday - Wildtree Mac n Cheese, spinach and tomato salad.
Tuesday - Pork Chops 
Wednesday - Wildtree Meal...Tune in Wednesday 
Thursday - Crockpot meal...Green Chili Enchilada Soup (never happened last week)still never happened!
Friday - Mystery meal tine in Friday... I am so excited about this Friday! Farruggia Family Fun Night Will blow their minds!
Saturday - Meatloaf
Sunday - Baked Chicken 

On my to do list:
Finish up Altered Jars

Happening this week:
Monday - Happy Birthday Jill, Attending The 2015 East Bay Women's Conference.
Tuesday - Emma, Kylie & Lily are here today. 
Wednesday - Emma & Kylie here... Housework and stamping.
Thursday -  GFWC DSRWC Board Meeting, Riding Lessons. 
FridayCFWC Board Meeting.
SaturdayCFWC Board Meeting. 
Sunday - Visiting Jackie and heading home to my babies!

What I am creating:
Banners, Tags, Easter and St. Patty's Cards

My simple pleasure:
Cuddles from Baby Emma
Looking around the house:
I am so lucky, I feel you would just want to put your feet up and lay on the couch and hang with me!

From the camera:
Loved our day with Jackie! 

Prayer List:
Lifting up friends and family battling illness, cranky Cancer and more.  Praying that I can be more present in the Lords eyes and live up to my potential Prayers for peace and safe environments for those in the middle east.  Prayers for those that need the unspoken prayers!

Bible verse, Devotional:
13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, [1] but have not love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3



I was inspired to do this by Diary of a SAHM.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's Birthday!
Loving your daddy from afar makes it hard sometimes..
I know he loves me and my family...
I know he misses me...
I just wish I lived closer!
He is a wonderful Dad, Grandfather and he is handsome, charming, giving and generous!

Sending him huge hugs n kisses and wishes for a good fishing year!

CASE'd this card for him:
Hope to see him soon!

Supplies used for this birthday CASE:
Always Artichoke Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Basic Grey Scrap, Basic Grey Stampin' Pad, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad, Circle Framelits, By the Tide Stamp Set, And Many More Stamp Set, Burlap Ribbon, Dimensional's, Sticky Strip, Modern Lable Punch, Word Window Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Antique Brads and Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. 

Love my Dad!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday 2/23/2015

As I look outside my window:
I see a fun day in my horizon... I get to play with both Lily and Kylie today and we have plans for fun and games! 
Right now I am:
Glancing around the internet and sipping some tea!

Thinking and pondering:
How blessed I am for another day, thankful for the unconditional love from God, my father, my family and friends!
On my bedside table:
A journal to have the hubby write notes to recall his dreams.  He is always wanting to share with me but he forgets!  This is a fun adventure!

On my TV this week:
PBS, Y&R, and some Hubby inspired movies. 
Listening to:
Some song Gabriella listens to OVER and Over and over, by Ed Sheeran.  Teenagers... ugh!
(I never did this as a teen right Mom and Dad... Ya, Right!)
On the menu for this week:
Monday - Potato Soup and a Spinach Salad
Tuesday - Pesto Panini's (quick, simple and fun).  
Wednesday - Wildtree Meal...Asian Skillet Meal 
Thursday - Crockpot meal...Green Chili Enchilada Soup (never happened last week)
Friday - Chinese, Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - Daddy Decides while I am out of town
Sunday - Baked Chicken Parmesan.
Wildtree Recipe of the Week

Lo Mein Skillet Meal


4 cups egg noodles, cooked and cooled
4 teaspoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Oil
1 cup broccoli, florets
1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, julienned
3 chicken breasts, cut into strips 
2 cups water
1 packet Wildtree Asian Skillet Meal
1/4 cup Wildtree Teriyaki Sauce
1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method of Preparation

Mix together Wildtree Asian Skillet Meal and water; set aside.  Heat a large sauté pan over high heat 2 teaspoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Oil. Stir-fry the vegetables for 4 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add the remaining oil and cook chicken on one side. Flip chicken and pour in seasoned water. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir until chicken is cooked through

On my to do list:
Pack for CFWC Spring Board, Altered Jar Decoration, Spring Cleaning

Happening this week:
Monday - Kylie and Lily here.
Tuesday - Grandpa Carver Birthday, Lily Day. 
Wednesday - Catch Up Day(Housekeeping, crafting and more).
Thursday -  Riding Lessons, Drive to Sacramento for CFWC. 
FridayCFWC Board Meeting.
SaturdayCFWC Board Meeting. 
Sunday - Visiting Jackie and heading home to my babies!

What I am creating:
Stop NF Card, Future Blog Project Cards, Banners

My simple pleasure:
A nap, I am so tired still... trying to add some nutrition and prayers.
Looking around the house:
I am so lucky, I feel you would just want to put your feet up and lay on the couch and hang with me!

From the camera:

My kids.. hanging outside in the sun, one dog is already running for the screen door thinking I have treats, and the other two are looking at me like they will not move until they see the treat.  My kids would not make eye contact... but I know that they are peeking at me! Love these guys!

Prayer List:
Prayers for myself, family and friends to serve the Lord with grace. Prayers for those that are struggling with illness, and difficulties! Pray that we find a solid way to deal with terrorists, criminals and those that work against a peaceful world of love! 

Bible verse, Devotional:
“There is none holy like the Lord;
there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.”

1 Samuel 2:2



I was inspired to do this by Diary of a SAHM.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Welcome Alan Grayson & Philip Reid!

Congratulations to Mia & Patrick
Sunday evening they welcomed:

  Both babies and the super mom are fine!
Just need a little more time at the NICU..
to grow strong to go home to join
mommy, daddy, and two big brothers!
Here is the card I am sending off today:
This card was inspired by this Instagram photo posted by Mama Mia:

The boys look like lil wings... And Mama Mia is the strong core, 
Loading them with love ...
So they grow stronger...
To join her at home!

Prayers for strong and speedy growth!

The Farruggia Family

Supplies used to make this Mama Mia Creation:
Lost Lagoon Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Sweet Dreams DSP, 
Baby Bumbke Bee Stamp, Hello Honey Stampin' Pad,
Window Frame Framelits,
Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool,
Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon, 
Dimensional's, Glue Dots, 
Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, 
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons, 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Jeanne!

Today is Jeanne Murchie's birthday! 
I love her so much!
I have known her for over ten years....
She and her husband Jim were very kind and welcomed my family into our church.
About 5 years ago our friendship was bonded forever via some SNAIL, Snips and a Bone Folder. 
Jeanne has inspired many of my creations, introduced me to many friends and fellow stampers and she even was the inspiration for my career. She is the Great-Grandmother to my lil Kylie Rose and Emma Shay. It was Jeanne that sparked our relationship and I have been blessed to love and adore a branch of her family tree for the past 2 + years.  Every branch of her family tree is beautiful, positive, graceful and kind. Her two daughters are just as sweet and all the grand kids and greats are just as delightful!
So today I want to recognize her for all the blessings she has brought me and my family, the blessings she has brought to her family, the blessings of her years of mission work and for her grace towards serving our Lord with a smile! Happy Birthday Jeanne! May you have another year filled with blessings and gifts and may this day warm your heart as you have warmed the hearts of so many!


Here is the card I CASE'd for Jeanne:
Supplies used to create this CASE: Sahara Sand Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Tea Lace Doilies, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad, Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad, Hello Honey Stampin' Pad, Sticky Strip, Burlap Ribbon, Gold thread from the Gold Bakers Twine, Stampin' Sponge, Snips, Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set, Dictionary Background Stamp, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Square Punch, Glue Dots, Rhinestones and Snail.

Ps... Just completed this one of a kind gift for Jeanne from Gina, Kylie, Emma, Mackenzie,  and myself! Way cool idea we found on Pinterest! 

Here are a few extras do Gina to use: the girls will never be 3mos and 3 years again!! 
So cute!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lovely Amazing You

Lovely Amazing You!
A NEW Photopolymer stamp set created by Stampin' Up!
What a great way to let your friends and family know how much you care!
Beautiful cards and much more! 
Want to make one or two? Let's make a DATE...
 to CREATE and SHARE all the LOVELY AMAZING YOU's in YOUR life!
Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set 140594
Price: $14.95
This great new set is just what you need to spread happiness to all. Its so versatile, you'll find yourself using it over and over again. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 8


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wildtree Wednesday 2/18/15

Spaghetti Sauce...
We make it often.
Basic, Boosted and Altered with Love.
Wildtree offers a easy and affordable way to make your own sauce.
Just buy:
Enough for 5, 28 oz. cans of tomatoes.
(want to try this simple organic addition for your pantry?... click on the Wildtree Emblem on the side bar.   I promise you will love this addition!)

Basic Pasta Sauce:


1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon Wildtree Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend

Method of Preparation

Combine the tomatoes and Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend in a saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over your choice of pasta

So simple!

I married into an Italian family... so we do a few crazy things around here to add depth and flavor to our sauce. Maybe we add meat, maybe we add veggies and most days we do both.

I cannot define our comfort levels when slurping a plate of basic sauce, its a quick go to meal.

This Wednesday, I have the ribs from a prime rib I placed in the freezer, I am going to braise them and tug all the juices and yummy beef broth from them and then serve that over some farfalle and add some cheese! 

Keep tuned in as I will be making Ox Tails soon... the Farruggia Family way!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekly Deals 2/17-2/23

Oh boy!  You know it is getting real... when I decide I want to shop the weekly deals!
Nothing excites me more than waking up on Tuesday to SALE prices!

2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack 133705
Price: $21.95 $16.46
40 sheets: 4 ea. of 2 double-sided designs in 5 In Colors; 12" x 12".
Amped Up Ampersands Kit - Digital Download 134844
Price: $9.95 $5.97
This download was added on 7/9/2013

Download includes:
* 23-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Show off your trendy style with this kit full of ampersand fun

Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White


Celebration Basics Kit 133007
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Create your party de_cor foundation. Includes banner pieces: 15 Kraft pennants, 4-7/8" x 7-1/2" ea.; die-cut letters that spell ÒCelebrateÓ; 12' of jute twine; 10 printed goodie bags, 5-7/8" x 4" ea.; 1 sheet of bag closures; 10 round printed tags, 2-1/2"

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon 134559
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Perfectly versatile ribbon in soft 100% cotton. Many colors to choose from. 10 yds.
Mosaic Punch 131267
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

Pansy Punch 130698
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

Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Cotton Ribbon 134565
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Perfectly versatile ribbon in soft 100% cotton. Many colors to choose from. 10 yds.

What's Up Punch 133781
Price: $16.95 $12.71
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

I hope you enjoy this weeks specials!
I am off to shop!