Wednesday, December 30, 2009


What is 4-4-40?
A quick way to expand your stamping supplies, while reaping the benefits of being a hostess all while getting together once a month with stamping friends.

I have had a couple of people who have been interested in joining a monthly club, but couldn't commit to 6 months. So I came up with a shorter version.

Who: 4 Enthusiastic Stampers
When: 4 months; Jan, Feb, Mar, and April
Where: typically I can set these up at my church
What: spend $40 each month and be hostess one time
Why: because you need a night out!

The timing of this couldn't be better.
Sale-a-bration will be during Jan, Feb and March and I am confident there will be some special for April too. So if everyone just spends the $40, the total is $160 which entitles you to a free hostess set and $15 in free merchandise. If most take advantage of Sale-a-bration and spend $50, your total could increase to $200 which gives you $20 free merchandise.

The new Occasions mini catalog will also be available Jan 5th through April 30.
There are some exciting new things in this one!!
A new punch design
Clear mount stamps!
It is 43 pages of Stampin' Up! at their finest.

The hostess will serve a snack and I will prepare 2-3 stamping items to make.
This club will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, so contact me ASAP to reserve your spot.

Have great day and stay warm!

Christmas crafting

I got them to sit still for a minute Christmas morning for a quick picture.
Here are the teacher gifts Josh brought to school. Candy canes are one of his favorites. He was so proud of his gifts.
One item Dad got in his stocking was a bag of M&Ms which, when left unattended, Josh ate half.
When questioned....he simply threw his hands up, as if caught, admitting
It was hysterical!! He may look like Dad, but loves his chocolate like Mama.
These are some of Bethany's creations. She made several at my holiday workshop, but needed a few more. I think she had fun handing them out at school.
I left Ben and Bethany to work on their gift bags alone while I went to a Christmas Party with my stamping friends. They were asleep when I got home and had all their treat bags ready on the kitchen table. I was so proud of what they had created...more impressed that they did it together and lived to hand them out!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get 'em before they're gone!

Hi everyone!
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas.
There are some exciting things coming up with Stampin' Up!
Sale-a-bration will start on Jan 5th along with the Occasions Mini catalog.

With the new coming in somethings have to go like the Holiday Mini, so if there is something you were hoping to order from that, you need to order before Jan 4th.
Also, some stamp sets from the dormant list will be retiring:
Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas
Let me know if there is a 'must have' on your list!
Stay warm!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshop
Dec 17, 2009
Trinity Lutheran Church
Open House style
Make a variety of projects
Prices vary per project
Please bring your own adhesive
Double stick tape will be available for purchase
Snacks and beverage provided
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Tags

Here are some fun and festive tags we will be making on Thursday!
The cost for the tags will be 25 for $5.00.
The little punched ones are unlimited with the $5 purchase.
These tags and the poinsettia ones in the top picture are made with the Big Shot Die, Two Tags.
This die just happens to be on sale this week for a holiday special from Stampin' Up!
The wrap tag works great for little treats like the candy cane I put in mine.
These punched tags are so sweet and could be used in scrapbook pages.
These punched reindeer are Bethany's creation and will be available
for kids and adults to make. Bethany will be with me helping that night.
She loves using my punches to make fun creations.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Treat Boxes and Bags

Here are some of the projects we will be making at my Holiday Workshop
this Thursday, Dec 17th at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon.
It will run from 6pm-9:30 with snacks and beverage provided.
I have a variety of projects prepared and many can be made in bulk.
These would make great teacher and coworker gifts.
If you are unable to attend Thursday, but are interested in making
some, please email me and I can make up 'to go kits'.
These treat boxes are assembled fast and are fun to decorate.
Use the ideas from my boxes or come up with your own.
The cost of these treat boxes is $2.00 each, or 6 for $10.
Two cello bags are included, sorry the candy is not!

These treat bags are even easier to assemble and decorate.
They cost $1.50 each or 9 for $12.00.
They also come with a cello bag.
If you are interested in 'to go kits', please let me know ASAP
so I have time to get it ready and to you.
I hope to have some tags ready to post in a bit.
Stay warm!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pop-up Christmas Tree!

I absolutely love this card!!
It uses the fabulous Pop Up Christmas Tree Die
using the Big Shot (which I absolutely love too)
The front uses a simple, but elegant set, Tree Trimmings.
The Pop up Tree is decorated with decorations using
a little Sizzlets die.
The Tree is put together with a few little folds as you layer
on the branches. The only tape is when you adhere it
to the card. If folds up so nice and neat!
It is awesome!
You will definitely want to come to my
Holiday workshop and make some of you own.
The workshop will be Thursday, Dec 17th.
Time and details to follow.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Here is an item we will be making at my upcoming Holiday workshop.
I have coffee beans in this one, but you could use hot cocoa mix,
tea bags, candies....the list is endless!!!
This is using a retired set which I can't remember off hand.
I used the Big Shot and the Movers and Shapers die to make the cut out,
a few score lines and viola a cute, personable, little goodie bag.
More examples to come....keep watching!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Quilt Cards

Here are some cards I made using the 1 1/4 square punch. I taped all of these square pieces onto white cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Top Not die. I also ran it through again using a texture plate to give it a quilted look.
The inside is using the stamp set Puns from the Past and Sizzlit Die Buttons. They are so cute and a great way to use 'scrap' paper.

I love sunrises in the fall. This is in my front yard.
There will be more to come on a Holiday workshop coming up.
Have a great day,