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

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Card Make-N-Take

This is the place to be if you need more Christmas cards!!!! Come make these 6 cards - includes envelopes.

WHEN: Wedndesday, November 19th

WHERE: Oshkosh - Hobby Lobby

TIME: 10 am or 6 pm

COST: $15

All you need to bring is your adhesive! Call or email to register.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stampin' Up! Gift Guide

Stampin’ Up! has put together a cool ‘Gift Guide’ that features lists of gifts that you can buy under $10, $25, $50 & $100! Click the link below. Of course, you can buy a gift certificate from me (the gift that ‘fits’ everyone!). For only $5 more, Gift Certificates can include an Idea Book & Catalog too! Gift certificates redeemed through me (not Stampin’ Up! or another demonstrator).
Call or email today!

Holiday Blitz - Altered Canvas

OH MY - have you checked out the Holiday Blitz on

Here is one of the projects they are showing - this would make the BEST Christmas gift!!!!

With a canvas, a little acrylic paint and our Felt Flurries snowflakes - you can recreate this beauty for your own home!

Go to this link for a full color tutorial:

Altered Canvas

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November FREE Stamping Dates

It's all about SNOWMEN this month!!!

I have some GREAT cards up my sleeve! I am concentrating on "thank you for xmas presents" cards - but they can easily be made into Christmas cards with a different word stamp if you're still searching for an idea. We will be using the Big Shot Die Cutting machine on all the cards and learning to make realistic icicles, a new technique with ribbon and one of the crisscross cards shown below with the NEW Pennant Die (Holiday Mini Catalog)! You don't want to miss this one! All you need is your adhesive.

Instead of paying a fee for the class - you put in a minimum $15 order.

November FREE Class Dates:

Tuesday, Nov 11th (Menasha)
Thursday, Nov 13th (Menasha)
Thursday, Nov 18th (Fond Du Lac)
Monday, Nov 24th (Menasha)

All classes start at 6:30 - call or email to let me know you're coming.

Christmas Cards

Cathy Miller shared these cards with me!

This one is a gift card holder. The layer with the red flowers stamped on it is a white envelope folded in half. You fold the envelope and cut the flap on the fold. Seal the left side of the envelope closed and the right side is where you slide your gift card in.

Great way to use this wide ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog!

This is our NEW Scallop Envelope Die!!!!! LOVE that Big Shot!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cocoa Kit Class

You're invited to join me in making this ADORABLE Cocoa Kit!!!!! You'll get all the templates and directions so you can recreate as many of these as you need before the holidays!

I am offering 2 classes:

Monday, November 17th - 6:30 at Trinity in Menasha - RSVP 11/12

Wednesday, December 3rd - 10 am or 6 pm at Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh - RSVP 11/28

Cost: $15 - you provide the cocoa (4 packs)

Cost: $10 for CLUB MEMBERS - you provide the cocoa (4 packs)

Please don't wait to sign up - this class is already filling up!!!!

Email or call me today!!!!