Monday, June 29, 2009


We had a BLAST Friday night and Saturday morning at the Retirement Stamp-A-Stack!!!! Cathy, Lisa and I came up with these cards - everyone made 2 of each for a total of 10 cards!
Lots of doorprizes and a GREAT group of lades - made for a very sucessful event!

On a sad chocolate fountain failed me....#@!!##!! But a quick trip home and I had a fondue pot going - so all was not a complete mess!!!! MOM - thanks for keeping stocked with chocolate melting equipment - you da BEST!!!! We had fresh strawberries, fresh pineapple, pretzels, bananas, Nilla Wafers, marshmallows, and potato chips - there's nothing quite like a potato chip dripping with chocolate!!!!
If you missed this one -I'm soooooooooo sad for you....make sure you clear your calendar for the next one!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

WOW Card!

How stinkin' cute is this????

OK - so I'm sitting poolside today....working on my computer and letting the kids swim their little hearts out when I had a surprise visit....well she really didn't come to visit me - LOL! I watch her grand daughter in the summer and Nancy popped in to get a "hug fix" - not from me, but from her grand daughter - how sweet is that? She just happened to have this card with her and I HAD to share it with you!!!!
It's a pocket card. The possibilities are endless with this about a baby rattle...or a Christmas ornament....or a you have any ideas you can share???

Here's the "now" famous artist - Nancy!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Spectacular Birthday Present!!!

I always make something really cool for my niece for her birthday - she's also my "God Child!" I was really presssed for time this year (like I'm not every other year???). I decided on a paint can - because it's so easy and I knew it wouldn't take much time. I LOVE these clear, gallon size paint cans - you can get them at Archivers...shhhhhh!
I used this adorable scrapbooking paper and then cut some of the flowers out of the scraps and used glue dots to attach them to the top half of the can that I left blank. HAD to make a matching card - don't you LOVE the silk flowers from the Pretties Kit???? I also took advantage of the Build-A-Brad in the center of the flower on the lid!
I used a Dauber and some Bashful Blue ink to color the flower on the card - it just didn't look good with a white flower - again LOVE that Pretties Kit!

What did I put in this can? I made a phone call to my sister-in-law to find out what Andrea's favorite candy was and loaded her up - I'm sure her dentist will LOVE me! I also included some cash....because every 18 year old needs a little of that - RIGHT? The SILLY STRING is always a big hit too!!!!

Here's where I really scored....she's going to UW-Eau Claire this fall and she's decorating her dorm room in the same colors that I chose for the can - HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY???? Good taste - I think!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hobby Lobby Scrapbooking Class

How fun is this??? Join me and make this adorable Fold-Out Flip Book – perfect for displaying those special events or a fabulous gift for that special friend!

You receive all the instructions via email when you join me for this class!

DATE: Wednesday, July 15th
TIME: 10:00 am or 6:00 pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby – Oshkosh
COST: $15

Please bring your scissors and adhesive.

Can’t make the class??? Order the album by mail for $25 (includes shipping) or pick it up for $20.

95 Degree Soccer Game?

What do you do when you have to play a soccer game in 95 degree heat???
You enjoy an evening swim!!!! These are some of the talented players on Hailey's soccer team...

What do your knees look like when you're a "beastly" soccer player? OUCH!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Photo Explosion Box

How fun is this???? Who wants to make one???? This is a Photo Explosion Box and you can make one next week!!!!

WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha
DATE: Tuesday, June 30th
TIME: 6:30 PM

That's right - the class is FREE - all I ask for is a minimum $15 order! I'll have everything ready - you'll need to bring your adhesive, scissors and a Fiskars Paper Cutter if you have one!

Call or email to register right away!

Can't make the class - place your minimum $15 order right away and you'll receive this album with your order - complete with all the instructions to make as many as you can!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's All in the Fold!

Come join me for a FUN FOLD class this week! You'll also receive links for tutorials so you can recreate these layouts at home!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 17th 10am or 6pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby - Oshkosh
COST: $15
Call or email to register!
Can't make the class - order it by mail for $20!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Last week, I posted some info about the NEW 2010 In Colors and asked everyone to post a comment as to their favorite In Color from the past to be entered in a drawing for a stamp set.......AND THE WINNER IS..... - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Congratulations Cindy - you won an Exclusive Level 2 Hostess Set - Darling Dots!!!!!

Thanks to all who entered!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Farewell Stamp-A-Stack

Let’s give em’ a little more love before we say goodbye!

I’m hosting my annual Retirement Stamp-A-Stack!!!! Come make 10 cards – 2 each of 5 different designs!!!!

DATES: Friday, June 26th 6pm OR Saturday, June 27th 9am
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School, 300 Broad St, Menasha
COST: $20 ($5 coupon for a minimum $10 order that day)

Lots of door prizes, stampin’ fun and my famous chocolate fountain!!!!

Space is limited – these events fill up fast – so don’t delay and register right away!!!
Prepayment required with registration
Registration Deadline: June 15th

All you need is your scissors and adhesive.
Just call or email to register!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Why I was FIRED!

With all the downsizing going on - I wanted to share this funny one with you.....
For the last company picnic, management decided that, due to liability issues, we could have alcohol, but only one (1) drink per person.

I was fired for ordering the cups.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Anna's Wedding

Anna & Scott

OMG!!!! My wonderful step-daughter was married on was such a beautiful wedding!!!! I've shared the shower invitation, wedding invitations and table decorations with I thought it would only be fitting to share the actual wedding too!!! I am always honored to be a part of these kids' weddings!!!!

This was a fun photo from the Bachelorette Party - Anna was playing a little guessing game with gifts of panties - it was definately a hit!

The big day finally arrived....the banquet facility was first class...isn't this pretty and elegant??? Each table had it's own wedding cake! Notice the votive holders with the floating candles? There were 3 on each table - remember...the ones that Anna and her friends stamped and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder - they made 3 of these for all 50 tables! Yes - it was a very big wedding! The banquet facility loved them so much - they offered to buy them from Anna!

Is she the cutest little girl you've ever seen??? This is Andi - Anna & Scott's little girl and my grand-daughter!!!!

Me & Steve - you gotta love a guy in a tux!!!!

This is my other step-daughter, Stephanie & her husband Nick.

This is our daughter Hailey (you all know her by now) and her friend Austin. Doesn't she look all grown up with the straight hair - when did that happen????

Here's the whole extended family!!! WHEW! We have Jon (brother to the bride) Steven (my step-son) and his wife Kelly, Hailey holding Andi, Steve, me, Bride Anna & Groom Scott, Marla (Anna's mom) with AJ (Stephanie's son) in front of her (he didn't cooperate with the camera-LOL), Nick, Stephanie holding their son Porter, and Elizabeth (sister of the bride).

Friday, June 5, 2009

Color Combos

WOW - I just loaded a very valuable tool to my side bar!!!! It's a color combo gizmo!!! What the heck is that - you might ask?

Go click on the picture on the right side of this screen that looks like this:

It will take you to a color combo website. You'll get to see the NEW In-Colors too! That's just a little bonus....LOL!!! Now click on a color that you'd like to use to make a card or scrapbook page. Notice that it appears on the top of the screen. Then click on the "search" tab and WAAAAA LAAAAA. It gives you other colors that go with the color you chose!!! How cool is that????'re welcome - I LOVE you!!!! Have fun!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


There is SOoooo much exciting News coming out of the Stampin' Up! Office!

I'll start with a quick update and then share the New & Upcoming 2010 Stampin' Up! In Colors.

GREAT NEWS......I read an exciting message today - stating that demonstrators should save their retired In Colors - we never know what's around the corner and some may be brought back!?!? I KNOW I KNOW - HOW EXCITING IS THAT!!!! I'm soooooooooo glad that I never got rid of my ink pads and reinkers!!!!!! Post a comment on this blog entry telling me what your favorites past In-Color is and I'll do a drawing on June 10th for a FREE stamp set!!!!

These awesome NEW 2010 In Colors will be released in the 2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog and made available to the Public on July 1, 2009.

Below is one SNEAK PEAK of the Colors.

YES - Stampin' Up! will be offering MARKERS IN THE NEW IN COLORS! Something I've been begging for......Stampin' Up! listens! I LOVE my company!!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Updated Accessories List

Here's an updated reitirng accessories list as of 11:30pm 6/3:


Window Sheets

Have you seen the new Window Sheets in the Occasions Mini Catalog?

I just received a pack of these and they are fantastic!!!!

We have a few different types of Window Sheets.

  1. The first type is printed with Whisper White images so that you can just cut and use on your cardfronts.
  2. The other types are clear and come in 7 mil or 20 mil weight. The 20 mil are perfect for creating clear boxes and baskets with the Big Shot Dies.
  3. The 7mil are perfect for using as windows, on scrapbook pages or add Rub-ons to give your project that perfect look.

Click the video below and check out these great new products. Add the Window Sheets to cardstock or Designer Series Paper and the possibilities are endless. Add a couple brads and you have a super easy WOW factor!

Contact me for more information or purchase your Window Sheets on my Stampin' Up! website here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Used Stamp & Scrapbooking Sale!!!!!

It's time for my annual Used Stamp & Scrapbooking Sale!!!!!
Start NOW - go through all your stamping and scrapbooking supplies and get rid of the stuff you don't need anymore, can't remember why you bought it and/or it's just sitting there collecting dust!
You are invited to sell all your stamping/scrapbooking supplies at MY sale!!!! In return - you'll receive CREDIT to purchase NEW supplies in the NEW FALL/WINTER catalog coming out July 1st!!!!!
All you have to do is:
  • mark each item with BLUE PAINTERS' TAPE, with all three initials and your price;
  • drop off your box on my front porch with your name, phone number and initials (marked on the box); and



Thursday, July 16th - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday, July 17th - 9:00am -6:30pm

At my house - 738 Depere St, Menasha

This sale is highly advertised - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!!!! Tons and Tons of stamping/scrapbooking supplies to suit EVERYONE!!!!


P.S. Don't you love the picture at the top - I think someone has a problem (this photo is from SCS) - LOL!!!! I showed it to my husband and I said "you think I have a problem?" and he said "you have a problem, your running a close 2nd to that lady!"

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cocktail Creations Class

How fun are these????

Join me and make some fun summer cards with a “cocktail” theme!
We’ll be using lots of punches, ribbon, watercoloring, Cuddlebugging and using a fun product called Liquid Applique!

DATE: Wednesday, June 3rd – 10 am or 6 pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby – Oshkosh
COST: $15
Can't make the class - you can order it by mail - $20 includes shipping & handling!

Call or email to register.

Retirement Lists!!!!

A new Stampin’ Up! catalog is right around the corner, which means it’s time to say farewell to dozens of stamp sets and accessories in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the last chance products! They are only available until June 30, 2009. Check the list to see if any of your favorites are there – then buy them now, before that are going, going….GONE!

Among other exciting offers, the Summer Fun Campaign will include
(click any link shown in black):

Last Chance lists (formerly the Retired lists):

Last Chance List Alphabetically

Last Chance List Numerically (page #)

Decor Elements Last Chance List

Unlike the stamp sets listed above, the Accessories are "while supplies last" so make sure to get what you really want before it's GONE! Click Here to view the Accessories list.

If you are ordering from the Retiring Accessories list – I highly recommend that you order on-line, through my website right away so you don’t miss out on anything:

Order 24/7 (click here)

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you'll always remember. With the simple and speedy project in the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit (item #118070), every occasion top gather becomes a reason to celebrate! For $24.95, you'll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbeque!

To view the entire flyer - CLICK HERE

To see everything included in the kit - CLICK HERE