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!