Monday, November 30, 2009

Hobby Lobby Date Change!!!!!

Please be aware that the date for this class in Oskhosh has changed to:

Tuesday, December 8th 10 am or 6 pm

Just call or email to register!
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Friday, November 27, 2009


I have just been selected to participate in a “test pilot” opportunity with Build-A-Bear Workshop® and Stampin’ Up!

Only a few demonstrators across the country have been chosen for this unique event. It’s going to be a great one!!!

What's it all about??? I’ll be holding 2 of these special workshops, one on Dec 10th and one on the 11th. We’ll be viewing a new animated TV special featuring Holly & Hal Moose TM from BABW®.
After the show, we’ll be stamping with the BABW® - Stampin Up products, there will be drawings for the DVD giveaway & Holly & Hal Moose TM book giveaway AND Holly & Hal Moose TM bookmarks and BABW® coupons for everyone at both events!

This is a great Mom & Me event (for children old enough to stamp with you).
Space will be limited.
WHEN: Thursday, December 10th OR Friday, December 11th
TIME: 6:00 PM
WHERE: Trinity Luthern School – Menasha
You’ll get to enjoy making the following together:
· An adorable 8" x 10" scrapbook page - perfect for displaying in a picture frame; and
· A "bearthday" card that your child can give with pride!!!!

Come spend a BEARY fun time with your child and check out the Build-A-Bear Accessories!!!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-Registration is required by Monday, Dec 7th

Please call Kelly at 920-720-3139 or email at to register.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

I just had to share this recipe with you - this will be the best Turkey dinner you ever served!!!!
1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.
  • Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat;
  • Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on each side.
  • This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.
  • Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes.
  • Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

  • If you've followed these steps correctly, your turkey should look like the one in the picture.
  • Bon Appetit!
Thanks Denise for this fantastic recipe!!!!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snowman Kisses

How cute is this??? We'll be making this little cutie at my classes on December 2nd & 3rd. I LOVE little stocking stuffers - they're sooooooo special when they're handmade! I wanted to share the directions with all of you!

Stamps: Punch Pals
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White; Bashful Blue
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; 3/4" Circle Punch; Corner Rounder; Markers - Real Red, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
  1. Cut cardstock at 4 1/4” x 3”
  2. Score at 1 3/4" & 2 3/8”
  3. Stamp snowman and punch with 3/4" circle punch
  4. Attach White Tic Tacs with Sticky Strip
  5. Type and print poem and attach to Tic Tacs


Snowman Kisses
He’s cute, cuddly,
& full of warm wishes.
Here’s some heartfelt
Snowman kisses.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stocking Stuffers & Gift Card Holders!!!!

Let’s get FESTIVE!!!! We’ll be making some adorable treat holders that add that extra personal touch. We’ll also be making fabulous gift card holders and a votive candle topper to help with your holiday decorations!

You’ll also get to use some fabulous die-cuts that make all this sooooo easy!!!

Instructions, dimensions and scoring measurements are all included with the class too!


Eternal Love Lutheran Church
1011 E Midway Rd, Appleton
DATE: Thursday, December 3rd
TIME: 10:00 am
COST: $15

Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh
DATE: Wednesday, December 2nd
TIME: 10:00 am or 6:00 pm
COST: $15
Can't make the class - order it by mail for $20!!!
Call or email to register.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009


Holiday Blowout Sale!

November 23, 2009 through November 30, 2009

items will be discounted up to 50%!

We will have the complete list of discounted items available on November 23rd, but here is an example: the Big Shot would normally cost you $99.95, but at 30% off you will pay only $69.97! What a deal!

If your order comes to at least a $150 subtotal, before the 30% off, you will qualify for free stamp sets and free merchandise!

Orders can be emailed or called in, but must be received by 10:00 AM on Monday, November 30th.

Get up to 50% off select Stampin’ Up products and special product bundles! But hurry sale ends Nov. 30. All bundles are “whiles supplies last”!

Makes great gifts! Get your holiday shopping done early and on sale, beat the crowds and lines - WOO HOO!!

· Orders must be placed in my ONLINE STORE by November 30
Contact me via email - or phone 920-720-3139 for questions
· Orders over $150 receive :
o FREE Hostess Stamp Set
o FREE Stampin’ Up Product
· · All orders shipped directly to you, via UPS, in approx 7-10 days
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Ideas!

Here are a few fun ideas for Christmas! These are all from convention.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Top Note Dish Towels

How fun are these dish towels????
Button Bouquet
Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up!
Build a Flower Bigz Die
Top Note Bigz Die
Embroidery thread
Sewing machine and thread


  1. Cut flower and top note from fabric of choice using Big Shot machine and Top Note and Build a Flower dies.
  2. Sew Top Note to towel using sewing machine and thread. Sew flower on top of top note using sewing machine and thread.
  3. Sew button to towel using embroidery thread.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

CD Photo Cube

How stinkin' cute is this??? This CD Photo Cube can be all yours this Thursday, Nov 19th or Tuesday, Nov 24th!!!! This is the project that everyone will be making at my scrapbooking classes this month!!
The cost for the class is $5 with a $15 minimum order or FREE with a $40 order.
Complete instructions are given to all those that attend so you can reproduce this project with ease for any occasion.
Call or email to register!

The Designer Paper is from the Merry Moments collection - I have used this Designer Paper for soooooooooo many projects this holiday season. It works for just about everything!!!!

On a funny note....
I spent the weekend up north - visiting with a couple of my favorite people in the WHOLE WORLD!!!! My parents! I also had the wonderful opportunity to do a little bow hunting - which is another of my hobbies that I LOVE!
Remember the adorable boots that I received as a gift on my Founder's Circle trip??? Everyone was asking each other what we would do with them....well...I said I would wear mine hunting!!!! Here's me - getting ready to go out hunting...and OH MY I look like a stay-puff marshmallow!!! But a fashionable stay-puff marshmallow with those adorable boots on!!! LOL! It was chilly up north and I have about 4 layers on....don't like to get cold! they are...going hunting with em!

P.S. For all you animal lovers out there - nothing to fear from me this weekend....they all lived!
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Big Shot Project!

Here's a GREAT stocking stuffer!!!!

Spotlight on Christmas stamp set
Very Vanilla card stock
Old Olive textured card stock
Ruby Red textured card stock
Very Vanilla textured card stock
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Alpine Ribbon Originals
Season of Cheer Rub-Ons
Stampin' Dimensionals
1" Circle punch
Sizzix Big Shot
Birds & Blooms Sizzlits dies
Top Note Bigz die


  1. Cut flowers from Old Olive and Ruby Red textured card stock using Big Shot and Birds & Blooms die.
  2. Stamp joy circle image in Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Punch out images using 1" Circle punch, and adhere to centers of flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  3. Adhere flowers to magnets, and adhere lightly to Very Vanilla textured card stock. Insert into cello bag.
  4. Cut topper image from Ruby Red textured card stock using Big Shot and Top Note die. Rub greeting onto topper using wooden applicator included in packaging. Tie ribbon around topper, and fold over bag. Staple to secure topper.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Big Shot Project!

How adorable is this??? Is your mind racing with other ideas - MINE IS!!!!
Did you know that you can run 8 pieces of quilt weight cotton material through the Big Shot at once???
TIP: If you're going to applique with it - like the cute project above - I recommend ironing your material onto to a product like wonder-under - it's like interfacing that's ironable on both sides.

Here's a list of the supplies used:

Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die
Flower Layers Originals die
Sizzix Big Shot
Sewing machine and thread
Tank top
Black crochet thread

Don't forget about the incredible Big Shot Bundle that I posted yesterday!!!!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Big Shot Gift Bundle!!!!

This is too good to pass up!
Stampin Up is offering a great special right now….. It is a Big Shot Bundle included in the Holiday Extravaganza booklet.
Here is what you get…..

Big Shot® Gift Pack item 120151 p. 194–201
Sizzix Big Shot $99.95
Flower Burst Embosslit $11.95
Billboard Alphabet Sizzlit $21.95
Movers & Shapers Curly Label XL die $42.95
Fancy Favor Bigz XL die $39.95
Extended Cutting Pads $19.95
Extended Crease Pad $19.95
Decorative Strip Cutting Pads $7.95
Decorative Strip Spacer Platform $9.95
Big Shot Gift Pack Price: $274.55 plus shipping and tax

Then you get to pick:
The FREE bonus items that are nearly a $125 value!

FIVE Décor Elements of your choice, valued up to $16.95 for each product selection (nearly $85 value in products—PERFECT for Christmas gifts!)

· Hostess Level 1 stamp set of your choice (Choose your favorite from EIGHT designs –located on pp.12-13 of Idea Book & Catalog, p. 4 Holiday Mini Catalog, or p.4.)
These products are exclusive to hostesses only, and they are valued up to $16.95, available for a limited time only.

· $25.00 SHOPPING SPREE from the Holiday Mini Catalog (40 pages of products available for a limited time only), Idea Book & Catalog (209 pages of products and ideas), or Definitely Decorative Catalog (31 pages of products and inspiration to decorate your home, vehicle, and more!)
Call or email me today to order your big shot bundle!!
Or you can order it on-line right now by clicking on my shopping cart below:

Watch for some GREAT Big Shot projects in the next few days!!!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Christmas Cards

Here are some more Christmas card ideas for you...all received in swaps!!!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 1, 2009-January 4, 2010

You'll love the convenience of our Holiday Gift-Giving Guide! With gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbors, and more, it's your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.

When you spend $50 on products in the guide, you'll get a Décor Elements for FREE (up to a $16.95 value)!

Click on picture below to view the entire list:

Things to Remember:
  • There is no limit to the number of free Décor Elements you can earn. For every $50 purchased from the Gift-Giving Guide, you will receive a free Décor Element valued at $16.95 or less.
  • Upon spending $50 in qualifying merchandise, you may enter the Décor Element of your choice. If you forget to enter the free Décor Element, Online Ordering will prompt you to add your free item.

Phone: Monday, January 4, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
Online Ordering: Monday, January 4, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click on the Definitely Decorative catalog below to pick out your FREE items:

Q: Can you earn more than one FREE Décor Element?
A: Yes! For every $50 you spend on products in the Gift-Giving Guide, you can choose a Décor Element valued up to $16.95.

Q: Do you have to spend $50 on products in the Gift-Giving Guide to qualify or can you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products?
A: In order to qualify for the free Décor Element, you must purchase $50 worth of products from the Gift-Giving Guide.

Q: If a product is shown in the Gift-Giving Guide, but is not listed, does that product qualify for the promotion?
A: No. Only products listed in the Gift-Giving Guide qualify for the promotion.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Simple & Black & White Swap

Hey ~ getting away from the Christmas stuff here....but here's another swap going out in the mail today!!!! The theme of this swap was BLACK & WHITE...then it was modified a little to be BLACK & WHITE or CLEAN & SIMPLE. I went with both!!!!

The strip down the side uses the GORGEOUS Night & Day Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I made one of each - one side of this beautiful paper is a darker design and the other is more faded and floral.

It's hard to see - but the circle that says "Friend" is adhered to the inside of the card through a 1 3/4" window.... I LOVE WINDOW CARDS!

I decided to go with this one....I like the "fade-out" on this side of the DSP.

Stamps: Simple Friendship; Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Black;VersaMark
Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Night & Day DSP
Accessories: 1 3/4” Circle Punch; Faux Stitching Template; Black Grosgrain; White Embossing Powder
Whisper White Card Base - 11" x 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 3/4" x 4 1/4"
DSP - 1" x 4 1/4"

Simple Directions:

  1. Fold your card base in half;
  2. Cut 1" off the right edge of the front;
  3. Stamp greeting in Basic Black ink on bottom right of card front;
  4. Adhere your Basic Black strip (3/4" x 4 1/4") to the front edge;
  5. Using the Faux Stitching Template and Pokey Tool (paper piercer - HEE HEE) - poke holes down the edge;
  6. Adhere DSP strip to inside right edge of card base;
  7. Stamp "FRIEND" image in VersaMark ink on Basic Black cardstock scrap, dust with White Embossing Powder and heat set;
  8. Punch with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch;
  9. Punch hole through the front of the card at the top left;
  10. Adhere embossed image through the hole to the inside of the card - TA DA!

If you need to order any supplies - click on my shopping cart below to go shopping right away!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Page

OK - how cute is this???? This page was made by Jennifer Wiemann. Jennifer shared this with one of my Yahoo Groups and I fell in love with it! Her color choices, stamp choices, layout and embellisments are PERFECT!

And the best part about this page - it's all digital! THAT'S RIGHT!!!! She made the entire page with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio digital scrapbooking software. HOW COOL IS THAT???

ATTENTION STAMPERS: If scrapbooking is something that you've not ventured into....because you just don't have enough's too don't know where to begin - THIS IS THE ANSWER!!!!

You can sit down in an afternoon or evening and make an entire album! You can upload your pages to Stampin' Up!'s professional printers and your pages, calendars or books will arrive in your mailbox! Want it instantly - print it yourself! You can also have your pages bound in a REAL hardcover book too (see the video below). Let's preserve those memories and make them look like you had a publisher on your payroll!!! LOL!

This is an incredible gift for anyone! Kids and teenagers would have a BLAST with this too! Some themes that may interest you:
  • That special vacation....
  • That super fun camping trip...
  • Your childs' school sports career....
  • A birthday book for the last 10 years...
  • A recipe book with photos of the dishes....
  • A Christmas book of Christmas past....
  • A book of quotes with your favorite flower garden photos...
  • Photos of mom for Mother's Day...
  • Don't forget dad too....
  • Hunting trips (that's for me)....
  • Graduation....
  • New baby photos...
  • Family Reunions...
  • Anniversary Parties...
  • The ideas are ENDLESS!

    Year's ago, when my daughter-in-law was moving down to Georgia to be with her new Army husband, I made a framed photo collage of all her favorite places - I ran around town and took photos of Menasha High School, her place of employment, the street sign on her street, her house, her favorite stomping grounds, her friends & family, etc....some were silly, some were sentimental - but it was a way to take a little bit of "home" with her! A bound book like this would have been a keepsake to be cherished forever! Decor for your walls will come and go...but a book???

Start making your Christmas Scrapbooking gifts NOW with My Digital Studio!
Check out the video by clicking on the picture below:

#118108 My Digital Studio $79.95

If you'd like to order your copy today - shop on my website here:

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