Sunday, December 21, 2008

NEW Love You Much Valentine Bundle!!!!


I know...I seems crazy to be thinking about Valentine's Day when we haven't even made it past Christmas yet.....but you know how times flies! Get all your eggs in a row now and you'll be ready!

On Tuesday, December 23rd you can order this fabulous new Valentine's bundle at a 20% off discounted price and receive free shipping when your merchandise total is equal to $70.00 or more!

To view the entire promotion - CLICK HERE

The bundle will continue to be available at 20% off the retail price through January 31st... however free shipping applies to orders placed by December 23rd ONLY.

The bundle includes:
  • a 6-piece Love You Much Stamp Set (view in lower right corner of photo above)
  • a BRAND NEW Heart to Heart Punch
  • AND luscious double-sided designer papers too!
I've already received several pre-order requests for this bundle, which I will be submitting on Tuesday, and everyone who calls me by 12-noon will get the free shipping on their order... whether it is for the Valentines Bundle or other SU merchandise (no minimum). Call me to get yours, or simply go to my SU Website if your order will be over $70 and click on the "SHOP NOW" button in the upper right corner, order bundle # 115405 (regular price $51.85 on sale for $41.48).

These double sided papers are soooooooo pretty in Pink Piroutte, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Riding Hood Red! Accompanied with matching SU ribbons and inks, they will not only make gorgeous Valentines Cards and Gifts, but will be great for One Sheet Wonders too!

This is a ONE TIME 20% off and FREE SHIPPING offer.. make sure to call me with your SU order by NOON on Tuesday!

I'm looking forward to talking with you!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Big Shot, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said.
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"
written by Jenn

Wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Retirement Contest Winner!!!!

Thanks to all who entered my bi-annual RETIREMENT CONTEST!!!! Amanda Kranzusch was the winner!!!! Congratulations!
Amanda won a level 3 hostess bundle that included designer paper, rub-on's and the Seasonal Icons stamp set:

Here are few samples to get her started:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Watercoloring 101

Go check out this video on Watercoloring! It features using our Aqua Painters (one of my fav's) and ink from the ink pads, along with watercolor paper!!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Lights

Don't hassle the hubby to get the lights up or this is what you might end up with!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Retirement List & SALE PRICES!!!!

The MUCH anticipated retirement list is HERE!!!! PLUS they're on sale for 10% off!!!! Please see the special FREE shipping below....
Click on the links below to view the retirement lists and the sale prices...


Sale Prices with 10% OFF:

Stampin' Up!'s gift to you, FREE SHIPPING!

From December 9 through December 23, all workshop and customer orders of $70 or more will receive free shipping from Stampin' Up!
If you get your order to me by midnight on Monday, December 15th - I will have an order going in 2nd Day Air - I can add your order to it and you'll get FREE SHIPPING from SU regardless of your order total!!!! AND your order will be here on Thursday (12/18)!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Angel Placement....

A Christmas Story for people having a bad day...

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fun Christmas Card

I found this card on and thought it was such a cool idea - I had to share it with you! The neat part for me was the fact that they used the puffy flower from the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set - it has nothing to do with Christmas - some people are so darn creative!
Here's how you do it:
Place post it note circle in center of white cs. Stamp puffy flower image#1 with mellow moss at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, 9o'clock, then fill in going around the circle. Stamp puffy flower image #2 with always artichoke at 12-3-6-9 fill in around circle. Stamp greeting, add dots of red cardstock and crystal effects. Finish with satin ribbon.
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks-Sincere Salutations
Paper: Riding Hood red- always artichoke-whisper white
Ink: mellow moss-always artichoke-riding hood red
Accessories: crystal effects-ridinghood red satin ribbon

Friday, December 5, 2008

2nd Annual Retiring Stamp Contest!!! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

It's that time again....yes....the retirement of another catalog! No need to be sad - we'll have a SPECTACULAR NEW one on January 18th! So I'm hosting my 2nd ANNUAL RETIRING STAMP CONTEST!

Open to all of my customers and downline..... if you're not a customer yet - you can be....order on line at:

Send me a list of the TOP 10 stamp sets you think will retire (in any order) and you will have the chance to win an exclusive Level 3 Hostess Set - the Holiday Happenings Bundle featured on page 23 of the current Fall/Winter catalog!!!

This hostess bundle includes 2 sheets of Seasonal Sayings Rub-Ons, 9 Sheets of 12 x 12 Designer Series paper and the Seasonal Icons Stamp Set!

Follow the guidelines below so your email doesn't get lost:

1) Please use "RETIREMENT CONTEST" in the subject line of your email

2) Type up your list directly in your email (no attachments)

3) Email your list to me no later than December 8th

Hostess sets are excluded as choices....

Email to

The Retirement list will be available December 9th.....


Snow Globe

These snow globes are really fun. I made one last year and my 4 year old neice thought they were so cute - she requested one for Christmas!

Click here to view tutorial.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Photo Cubes

Check out these little beauties! These would make a wonderful gift for any is the link to a step-by-step tutorial on

Click here for Photo Cube Tutorial

Here are some samples from SCS:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Lineup Gift Set Class AGAIN!

Handmade “THANK YOU” cards are a wonderful gift for the holidays….include some chocolate and you’ve really got a GREAT gift. With the holidays just around the corner – you can get a head start by creating this Gift Set and cross one special name off your list!!!

Come make this adorable card portfolio, 4 “thank you” cards with envelopes, and a FANTASTIC acetate candy box (candy not included)!!! You also receive all the directions/templates so you can make as many gift sets as you need!!!

WHERE: Hobby Lobby - Oshkosh
WHEN: Wednesday, December 10th
TIME: 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM
COST – $20

Registration Deadline Dec 7th – please don’t delay!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Valentine Swap!

I know, I know....we haven't even gotten past the holiday season and I'm doing Valentine's Cards - how crazy is that???

I was so thrilled to have these done before the CRAZY Christmas season is upon me - I only hae about 3 gifts done so far - URGHhhhhhh! I made these card fronts for a RED Themed swap. I absolutely LOVE the ribbon idea! I even snuck a gold elastic cord bow in there too!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

FREE Shipping!!!!!

You don't want to miss this fabulous sale - only 4 days left. From now until December 1st you can take advantage of up to 50% off on the following:

All in the Family Bundle (item 116217) - 50% off: All in the Family Stamp Set, Family Accessories, Neighborhood Stampin Around Wheel (page 78-79) originally $63.40 now $31.70

Many Man Bundle (item 116224) 50% off: Sporting Stamp Set, Just Foot ball stamp set, Just Basketball stamp set, Just Baseball stamp set (pages 82-83) originally $56.80 now $28.40

Seasonal Stampers Bundle (item 116221) 40% off: Autumn Harvest stamp set, Snow Burst Stamp set, A Good Egg Stamp Set, Something New to Love Stamp Set (Page 30,34, 47) originally $83.40 now $50.28

Alpha Betch Need This Bundle (Item 116226) 40% off: Well Worn Alpha Bet and Numbers Stamp Sets (page 155) Originally $64.90, now $$38.94

I'm on Board Bundle (item 116218) 30% off: On Board Batch of Blooms, Essentials, Lots of Letters, Timeless Type and 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ring album (page 180-181) Originally $67.75 now $46.65

Bags and Tags Bundle (item 116216) 30% off: Punch Pals stamp set, Riding Hood Red Classic Stamp Pad, Note Cards, White Gift Sacks, Riding Hood Red Designer Series Paper, Tag Punch (Pages 37, 162, 167, 171, 188) Originally $74.95 now $52.46

Santa's Stocking Stuffer Bundle (item 116219) 30% off: Square Ice Rhinestone brads, metallic eyelets, Fresh favorites buttons (Pages 185, 187) originally $23.85 now $16.69

Curkly Label Punch Bundle (item 112966) 30% off: Curly Label Punch Bundle page 189 originally $33.95 now $23.77

Star Struck Bundle (item 116220) 30% off: starstruck stamp set, starring you stamp set, star designer brads star assortment, star punch (pages 117, 138, 184, 188) originally $41.80 now $29.26

Sticky Situation Bundle (item 116222) 30% off: Sticky cut letters, Blue bead Duo, Green Bead Duo, Fine Cosmo Stampin Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter (page 190) originally $47.30 now $33.11

Mission Embossable Bundle (item 116223) 30% off: Heat tool, gold, silver, irridescent ice stampin embossing powder, powder pals, embossing buddy (page 190) originally $66.10 now $46.27

Scrapbookers Dream Bundle (item 116227) 25% off: Blooms Again Die cuts, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, On Board Loads of Letters, Roof Garden Accents and Elements, Natural Linen 12 x 12 Ring Album, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, basic black stampin write journaler (pages 166,168, 181, 182, 183, 187, 193) originally $82.95 now $60.71

Wild Thing I think I Love You Bundle (item 116225) 20% off: Wild About You Stamp set, bold brights 81/2 x 11 cardstock, bold brights classic stampin spots (pages 77, 164) originally $54.40 now $43.52

Ribbon Storage Bundle (item 116228) 20% off: small, medium and large ribbon keepers (page 195) originally $46.85 now $37.48

FREE shipping right to your door from ME on all orders with a selected Bundle! Supplies are limited - so order now. Email your order and call my cell phone with your card info - cell phone number can be reached through my home answering machine (920)720-3139.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sexy Turkey Dinner!

You should try this! Your dinner will be the talk of the TOWN!! You should try this!It is sure to bring smiles from your guests!Here is a new way to prepare your Thanksgiving Turkey.

1. Cut out aluminum foil in desired shapes.
2. Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, position the foil carefully (see picture below).
3. Roast according to your own recipe and serve.
4. Watch your guests' faces when you take the lid off this beauty...

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.

May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Holy COW!!!! The savings are huge on the Holiday Extravaganza Bundles!!!! Go check them out here:

From November 26th to December 1st - get up to 50% off select Stampin' Up! products! Find the perfect present for all the stampers and paper crafters in your life - or just stock up for yourself!
Contact me today - because these bundles are only available for a limited time and WHILE SUPPIES LAST!
FREE SHIPPING on any orders that include one of the bundles!!!!!

Big Shot Scrapbooking

Here are the pages that I made for my November Scrapbooking Group. I absolutely LOVE the Pennant Die!!!! As I continue to play with my Big Shot - I find more and more ideas!!!

Cardstock: Baja Breeze; Real Red; Whisper White
Accessories: Round Tab Punch; Scallop Edge Punch; Pennant Die; Naturally Serif Die; Snowflake #2 Die; Ski Slope Designer Paper; Big Shot

Baja Breeze 4 @ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2; 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/2; 1 @ 1 x 5; 1 @ 2 3/4 x 4 1/4
Whisper White 2 @d 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (for snowflakes)
Ski Slope - 12 x 12
I took a 12 x 12 sheet of Ski Slope Designer Paper and folded it in half - on the open edge I cut it down to 5 1/2. Run it through the Big Shot with the fold on the left side of the die.
On two of the corners, I used the scallop from the Pennant Die and folded them in half and wrapped them around the corners - great embellishment!
Family Brackets
Here are a couple of photos of how I made the brackets above with the Round Tab Punch!

Big Shot Class!

How INCREDIBLE would a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine look under your Christmas tree on December 25th?????

MY OH MY – look at what fun have I been having??? LOL Join me for this hands-on, creative class! You’ll learn some really fantastic ideas with our Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and our Exclusive Stampin’ Up! Dies! I’ll be doing demonstrations to teach you some of the fantastic tips and techniques that can be accomplished with this beauty and you’ll get to make 3 different SUPER projects! Pst....they are pictured above...but I'm keeping them a secret until you get there!

WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School – 300 Broad St – Menasha
WHEN: Monday, December 8th
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST – $10 for Non-Club Members or $5 for Club Members

Place a $25 order on the 8th and the class is FREE!!!!

Registration Deadline Dec 4th – please don’t delay!

This little book can be made with the Large Scallop Die and a Bind It All machine!

The Gift Bag ideas are endless! Who wouldn't love this Santa Claus pennant???

How about an adorable baby bib for a new baby, shower invitation or birthday card???

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cards for our Soldiers Updated

I just wanted to let you all know that a wonderful person emailed me to let me know that the address that was listed for this wonderful idea was incorrect. I have updated my post about sending a card to our soldiers below and I'll give you the correct address here too:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456

Cards for our Soldiers

I thought this was a nice thing to do so I'm passing it along. When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please send one to the following:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456

GREAT Gift Idea!

I ran across these candles from Connie Babbert and had to share them with you! I thought they were gorgeous....and what a GREAT hostess gift if you're traveling to someone's home for the Thanksgiving holiday!!! Connie used the new Leaf Die and Autumn Vine Designer Paper - both in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Blitz - Paper Trees

Bust out some Designer Paper and create pretty decorations for your mantel or table! Or make one of these as a hostess gift for your holiday travels!

For a step by step tutorial go to this link:
Paper Trees

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

Invite the warmth and coziness of the holidays into your home with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit. This kit has everything you need to create beautiful handcrafted ornaments.

■Holiday Collection 6 piece stamp set
■Die-cut chipboard and Designer Series paper
■Card stock
■Ribbon and cord
■Pretties Kit brads
■Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
■Classic Stampin’ Spots

Only available while supplies last!!! Stampin' Kit Holiday Collection 114447 Price: $49.95

Click here to view the entire Promotion:

Holiday Blitz - Paper Pins

Are these gorgeous or what??????

With a little Crystal Effects and some cardstock - you can make one of these PRICELESS pins an heirloom to cherish forever!

Go check out the step-by-step tutorial here:
Paper Pins

Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Blitz - Glass Ornament

Personalized ornaments are a GREAT tradition - try making some yourself!

Here's a diverse selection of some that I found on

Go to the link below to view a step-by-step tutorial:
Glass Ornaments