15% Off now through Dec. 30

Merry Christmas! I would love to send out gifts galore but the best I can do this year is offer 15% off your Stampin Up order! :) Please go to my website using the Stampin Up button to the right and shop the current catalogs. Please email or call me with your order...

Happy Christmas!



Enter to win one of these stamp sets

When you place an order of $50 or more you will be entered to win one of these stamp sets--if you win you choose which one you want! Please visit my website http://www.mommystamps.stampinup.net/ and place your order between 12/2/09 & 12/9/09 . Great gifts for yourself or for your crafty loved ones! :)

Merry Christmas!


Just a quick note

Hi friends! It's the week of Thanksgiving so it will be a busy week. I just wanted to drop in real quick and make sure everyone knew about the big sale going on at Stampin Up! through Nov. 30, there are savings upto 50% off and some great "package" deals that they have put together just for this sale! Please check it out, if you have shopping to do for a crafter in your life or for yourself you don't want to miss this sale! :)


My Digital Studio

I bit the bullet yesterday and ordered My Digital Studio! I know it's going to be great I would have ordered it the second it was available to deomonstrators, however the state of the economy has affected our household too so every purchase we make has to be thought through and if we can do without it we don't buy it right now. It stinks, but it's life and we will do what we need to do. So, could I have lived without it?--Definately! But, it help me this holiday season when I am trying to "give" to our family and I really don't have a budget to do much of anything. I also wanted it so that I can learn it, use it, and share with my customers who are thinking about purchasing it themselves. It's a great tool to help with everyone's gift giving this year and for years to come and for all occassions, not just Christmas. I will be sharing what I do with it, I know there will be books and calendars and I can't wait to do cards and I will also venture into new crafts with it - I can't wait! If you haven't checked out Stampin Up's new My Design Studio please click here. Have a fabulous day and don't forget to come back and visit me for updates to my experience with the new My Design Studio from Stampin Up!


Warm up with a cup of Chai!

I got this recipe off of the internet a few years ago, I'm sorry I don't know who where to give credit to for it. It is a favorite in our house and I wanted to share. I use store brand ingredients unless the others are on sale. The spices can get spendy but if you watch the sales (specially this time of year) it's not so bad. The recipe below is good mixed in water or skim milk. We like it both ways, it's milder and creamier tasting with milk.

This recipe also makes a great treat/gift addition during the holidays. Package up in baggies with a cute computer crafted or rubber stamped topper, put it in jars with a cute tag or label attached!

If you try it, let me know what you think!

Chai Tea Mix


1 Cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 Cup Powdered non-dairy creamer
1 Cup French Vanilla powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 Cups white sugar
1 1/2 Cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom


1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients, mix well.

2. In a blender or food processor add mixture about 1/4 - 1/3 of mixture and blend until mixture is a fine powdery consistency.

3. Store in air tight container.

To serve: Add two heaping tablespoons to mug of hot water. Enjoy!


It's time.. You can join Stampin Up for only $85

Details are below, this promotion goes through August. If you are a Stampin' Up fan it's a great time to join and you will get all the "In Color" ink and card stock colors... Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to join my Stampin' Up team -either has a hobby demonstrator(buy your Stampin' Up! product with the demonstrator discount) or to build a nice little side business to supplement your household income or to support your crafty habits. :D

Have a great day! It was 118 here today -waaay too hot. Too hot for swimming, too hot for walking, too hot for doing anything but staying in the house and not letting anyone open the doors to go in and out!LOL Hopefully that means at some point today I can get some cards and gifts made! :D




Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for only $85

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!

Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including

•For All You Do stamp set
•In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes

•Four stamp sets
•A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
•Stampin' Pastels
•Card stock
•Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
•Five Classic Stampin' Pads
•VersaMark Pad
•Stampin' Scrub and Mist
•Blender pens
•Business forms and tools
These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!
Benefits of Becoming a Demonstrator
Whether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:

•Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
•Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.
•Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
•Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.
So what are you waiting for? Contact your demonstrator TODAY to join the Stampin' Up! family!


They're Here!!!! WOW!!!! ORDER YOURS TODAY...

They're here... The new Stampin' Up Idea Book-Catalogs arrived on my door step today! It was kind of funny because I waited around the house hoping the UPS man would show up before I had to leave because I knew the Idea Books should be delivered today. I waited as long as I could and finaly gave up and we left, About 10 miles out the UPS truck and I passed each other, I really wanted to chase him down so I wouldn't have to go all the way back home -but I didn't!lol The new catalogs have some wonderful, wonderful, beautiful and fun new stuff in it... My wish list is all refreshed and bursting with wishes again! The new hostess sets are super fantabulous too-remember you don't have to host a party to reap the hostess benifits. When your order reaches $150 you start getting those benifits and you can take outside orders to help you get there! Anyway, for those of you who like to get an early start on Christmas cards --wow, wow, wow! I am in love with the new Christmas sets! It really makes me want to get started on Christmas, I hope it will get you motivated too... There are cute new kid sets, pirates and princesses - beautiful fall sets, oh I could go on and on...

If you would like to order your catalog today, you can use the PayPal "Buy It Now" button to the right. I charge you half price for the catalogs plus $5 for priority shipping($9.99 total). I also have the Spanish Idea Book/Catalogs which should be arriving in the next day or so, if you would like a Spanish book, let me know.

Hope your week is going great and continues to be great --YOU deserve it!

Talk to you soon...


4th of July card & accordian album cover

Good morning! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I KNOW it's going to be a most wonderful day... I am posting these couple things I just made and then we are off to Grandma's house to swim and enjoy the beautiful sunshine! :)

I got a few things done for 4th of July and you don't have to run and check your calendars, it's not July 3rd or 4th yet!lol I actually got it done ahead of time, I'm just as shocked as you... I used the creatable Celebrations Throughout The Year from pccrafter. Suzy Toronto is one of my favorite artists there, I think I have all the creatables offered by her. I also used stampin up cardstock of course - it's the best!

Thanks for stopping by, it's always great to hear from ya! :)



one more fathers day card...

I made one more Fathers Day card, I am going to keep this one with my sample cards for workshops. Just wanted to share... :)


Father's Day & Thinking of You cards

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! The sun was shining here today and it was beautiful except it was freezing! The wind that was blowing felt like it was blowing off of ice bergs! Okay maybe that's a little bit of an exageration as I have never been anywhere near an iceberg!lol But it was cold let me tell you!!! I did manage to get a few cards made, figured I better do some Father's Day cards since Father's Day IS tomorrow. I also did a "Thinking of You" card using the same SU (of course!) stamp set. Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to, plan on doing some blog hoppin' tomorrow after my walk as we are planning on hanging out at home and enjoying each other and our home. :)



cupcake birthday invitations

Hello friends! I know I am a terrible blogger, somehow by the end of the day I just don't have the energy to craft much. Really, it's not that I don't have the energy to craft -I would craft half asleep if I could. It's the mess I leave myself afterwards that I don't have the energy to deal with.lol

Anyway, Emily will be 8 years old one week from today. I can't believe how time flies... I started out to make an ice cream cone invitations with the same concept but couldn't find an ice cream cone I wanted to use. I used this cupcake out of one of my hugware creatables and when I went back to see which one so that I could share would be you believe I can't find it anywhere! I searched for over an hour last night for it and couldn't find it! I used just the one cupcake image, I printed them out and cut them apart. In Digital Image 2006 I used my magic wand to choose the top of the cupcake, deleted most of sprinkls and then chose to "duplicate" the area that was highlighted with the magic wand. Obviously that is the area I chose to put the party information on. So, to start I had three pieces - the top of the cupcake, the bottom of the cupcake, and the inside top of the cupcake. I glued the bottom of the cupcake and the inside party information to a piece of black card stock, I then glued the a small section of the top of the cupcake onto the invitation information. I cut the black cardstock outlining the whole cupcake and then used my score pal to score just under the cherry so that the card would open up nicely. We then used stickles to the cherry to add a little bling, I wanted to add a little tag that said "your invited" and attach it with a ribbon tied around the bottom of the cupcake but had to get them out so left it as is. Next time....

So, that is my share for today. I really enjoyed myself getting these made and I didn't make too big of a mess and it didn't take too much time. All of that is motivation to create some more. Today the girls and I will be making Father's Day cards, maybe I will get to share them too! :) Have a great day friends...


New 2009/2010 Stampin Up Catalog/Idea Books June 1

New catalogs will be here soon! Order yours today and they will ship the day after I receive them! Just use the PayPal button to the right to order or contact me if you would like to pay another way. :) This new Stampin Up catalog will be good for one year instead of 6 months like they havfe been doing, I can't wait to see it!



It seems like it has been ages since I have shared anything at all... Well, it has been over a month anyway which IS ages... I made these two cards last night, real quick! Lindsey wanted me and me only. I had already started so I was determined to get it done! Nothing too fancy, just quick and simple.
I have been wanting this stamp set and so I ordered it when I was picking out FREE stamp sets that I had earned during the sale-a-bration--I love free stuff! Anyway, I also used some of the designer paper from SU that I recently received--I took advantage of the sale this month (Buy 3 get 1 free). I want all of the sets, but will settle with what I have for now. :) If you would like to take advantage of the sale too, just let me know. You can also order direct from my website... :)

If you would like more details on the cards just let me know. I'm posting this quickly before I am called on by the bosses (kids).... :)




Yeah, I've been keeping my mama busy...

Hi there! Just wanted to stop in here real quick and let you all know that I have been keeping my mama busy but she will be back very soon with something to share... Thank you for continuing to visit her blog, she loves ya!

Talk to you soon!


Craft It Forward!

I was visiting my friend DeeDee's blog tonight and she is Crafting It Forward, which I am now continuing on my blog!What is a Craft It Forward you ask??? Well the first five people to respond to this post will get something handmade by me!

Here are the restrictions that come with this:

*There are no guarantees you will like what I make...although I sure hope you do!
*What I create will be just for you*You'll receive it this year (2009)
*The item will be a surprise to you and can be ANYTHING handmade

In return, all you need to do is post this text into your blog, email me the link back to your Craft It Forward blog, your snail mail addy and make 5 things for 5.

keep this going!




Well, that week proved to be another unproductive one...kinda!

Well I didn't get far with my box but I will get it done before May --I hope! I have a workshop and doctor appointments out of town for the next two weeks but I have to squeeze my box in there somewhere... I can't believe I didn't get anything creative done... Oh well...
We welcomed a new member of the family in today. This is "Rocky" (short for Rocket) Emily's new puppy, he's 11 weeks old. He's 3/4 Shih tzu 1/4 pomeranian and is so loveable. He wasn't my first choice when we first seen him but Em fell in love with him out all the others right from the start. She wasn't interested in even playing with the other ones, we looked at a few other litters in other places but she wanted this puppy. Now that I think about it I really should have made her wait until her birthday in June but it's too late now!LOL I got him for her now because I am having an overnight stay at the hospital and she has been having a hard time thinking about that. I guess in a way I am bribing her by getting it now but I also think that she truly needs this little guy right now. I wanted her to feel extra special because I think she was starting to feel like a "middle child" and I don't want her feeling left out. Although we always say she has the best of both worlds, she gets to be a little sister AND a big sister... But you know how it goes....
Anyway, back to Rocky... We went over to my Mom's today to go in the pool, it was a beautiful day perfect for the pool. Lindsey even went in and loved it! But, Rocky also went in and we weren't expecting that one!LOL He went to the edge of the pool to be by the girls and next thing you know he was swimming! We set him out and he tried to come back in so Carley got out and got him dried off and away from the pool... When he's with Emily he is right at her feet following her anywhere and if they stop he is sitting down and looking right up at her waiting for her next move--that's actually a really good behavior and I told her to praise and reward him often for it so that he keeps it up. I am glad we went back and got the puppy she liked best, ALLL fo the others were adorable but I guess sometimes you just know who your best buddy will be without even knowing him, right? :)

Have a great week everyone!


Happy Monday & Tuesday!lol

Hi friends! Well, I haven't accomplished much in the last couple days... But I did get a project started and I thought if I posted the beginning of my project I would be more motivated to get it finished and shared so that is what I'm going to do. :) Can anyone guess what I am doing with this box?
Did you all have a nice Easter? It was just shy of 80 degrees yesterday for Easter. The kids woke up to find the Easter Bunny had left them some goodies and then it was off to Grandma's house for an egg hunt, good food, and swimming! I hope you had a great day too!


Happy Easter!

Happy Friday! I just wanted to stop in and say "Hi" and wish everyone a blessed Easter... We will get together with family and the kids will swim and have some fun.

Our Spring break starts today at 1:20, yay! I will get some crafting done this week and will share what I do. I have a workshop coming up in a couple weeks that will be for twin girls (8 yrs) birthday party and then the adults afterwards-kinda. I need to come up with something fun and exciting for them to make, then we will leave the goodies out for the adults to see in the second part of the party so hopefully we will book a big girls workshop or two too. :)

Have a great weekend, hug the ones you love and count your many blessings...




BLOG CANDY --run don't walk... it's yummy!

Blogoversary candy available, signs ups open until April 14 and wow! You don't want to miss it... It's yummy and very generous, go check out stardustgemsandribbon's blog for your chance. My fingers are crossed, if I win I'm also going to go buy a lottery ticket! :D

Have a great day!



Wish Come True Kinda Day

Geeze I have had this stamp set for weeks and just now assembled it and used them. The stamp set is Very Versatile and is found on page 5 of the Occasions Mini Catalog , I also used the Tea Party DS paper and regal rose & whisper white card stocks. The gems are Jolee which I bought at Michaels. Right now you can order direct from my website and receive a free catalog/idea book. Plus, if you order $40 on items from the Occasions mini catalog you can choose one free stamp from page 208 of your catalog/idea book. Let me know if you need a new mini catalog or if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend!



"journey" card

I have been wanting the "Define Your Life" stamp set and I got it last month --actually I received it free from Stampin' Up! Part of the rewards of being a SU demonstrator! They are still giving 3 easy payments for the starter kit, if you are interested in becoming a demonstrator to receive a discount or to build a fun and profitable business please contact me and I will help get you set up and I will be there to support you as you "grow" your biz. :)

Anyway, For this card I used "Journey" from the Define Your Life set, flowers from the Simply Said set. As you can see I have been getting lots of use out of that set! More than I thought I would, I will move on to something new this weekend though. :) I also used Bella Rose DS paper and for the butterflies I used the angel wings from the paper dolls Cricut cartridge. I don't know how well you can see the little bits of bling I used on the center of the flowers but they are finger nail art gems--love those! Ribbon is whisper white grossgrain ribbon... Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

P.S. If you need the Occassions mini Catalog let me know and I will get it in the mail to you. There's some cute stuff in there, you don't want to miss it!


Happy April!

Can you believe it's April already? I remember as a child how each month seemed like it took forever to go by and days off from school be it the weekend, spring break, or summer seemed like years before we returned to school and my goodness, a whole year seemed like a life time to go by! It's amazing how things change as we get older, ha? Now it seem like I blink and it's the next month or I sneeze and we are right into the next year! I wish we could slow down time just a teeny tiny bit sometimes. :)

Anyway, with April comes the new mini Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! with the new mini catalog Stampin' Up! would like to inspire you to stay connected with your friends and family. With every $40 you spend on items in the mini catalog you can choose a free item from the "Under $10" stamps in the spring-summer catalog/idea book. Click on the links above for more details. This offer is good for the month of April only...

In apreciation to my customers I am having my own specials as well! With any on-line order of $150 I will send you a $20 Gift Certificate to use on your next order. Orders of $100 or more will receive a $10 Gift Certificate. I am also offering a $20 Gift Certificate when you purchase the Big Shot or Big Shot starter kit. These offers are good for the month of April only... Don't forget, if you order reaches $150 you begin qualifying for the exclusive hostess stamp sets plus an additional $15 to spend on whatever you want. You may want to host a catalog party and take a few outside orders from your friends so you can easily qualify for the hostess benifits... Please let me know if I can help... This offer is good on all orders placed on-line through my website... All Gift Coupons will expire the end of July 2009...

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Hope this makes you smile...

I just had to smile when I seen this picture this morning... This is Lindsey, her sister was playing dress up with her again!LOL Emily says she looks like Abbie Cadabby, she just needs some blue and purple in her outfit--I think she's already planning Lindsey's Halloween outfit.hehehe

Good morning!

It's Wednesday, one day closer to Friday!lol You would think I had to go out to a real job or school everyday the way I look forward to the weekends, ha? I have my second workshop this evening, the hostess had a set of cards that I had made and decided she wanted to make a card that was in that pile for her workshop. I really didn't want to add that card to my sample cards because I wasn't really happy with how it turned out, but I did... Anyway, I since I already wasn't happy with it and knowing I will not take the "bling" that is on it for everyone at the workshop I decided to flip it a little and make it something I would be happy to demo. This is what I came up with... If I make another one later I will most definately add some "bling" to the center of the flowers, but I think people will like this one a the workshop, what do you think? Would you like to make this card? I also made another version because I will be demoing the bigshot and since my ovals are not from SU I wanted something that was, so the second version has the top note die used on it. :) I also made some little easy favors and door prizes, I will show those later when I come back to tell you how the workshop went.
Have a great day my friends...




Here's a little note card

I had this card all set up to do for my workshop on Saturday before I changed my mind and did the card with the sale-a-bration items. So, I have everything cut out and ready to go for a future workshop, I wish I could use them on Wednseday but my hostess requested a card that I had shown her. I really need to get everything ready tomarrow, I had planned on doing it today but as usual I went to town and it seems like I get trapped there all day!LOL I didn't even do anything fun either...lol Oh well, that's life! Anyway, just wanted to share, this is a quick and easy card using A Flower For All Seasons stamp set. :)

I almost forgot... This is the little hostess gift I gave my hostess, I just filled it with some Hershey Kisses. It was also quick and easy and I was able to use my new scallop oval punch & stamps(Available April 1).

My first workshop was a success!

Happy Monday to everyone! I hope everyone had a nice weekend...

I did my first "official" Stampin' Up! workshop yesterday and it went well! I was nervous but excited, a few people canceled on the hostess at the last minute but it was nice the way it was. There were 4 people and plenty of time to get through the catalog and share a few coloring techniques, demo the punches AND I didn't take my Big Shot but we did talk about it a little bit and I sold one and a couple dies to go with it... I also booked another workshop for April! Now, if my workshop on Wednesday goes as well I may just be really hooked as I had a lot of fun too... :)

This is the card we made at the workshop... The paper, ribbon heart stamp, and design paper are all Sale-A-Bration items... If you have any questions please let me know. :)

Have a great day!



Are you surprised? Here's a couple more cards... :)

Everything except the purple ribbon is from Stampin' Up! of course. Thanks for stopping by, it's great to "see" you and I love hearing from you! :)

This stamp set will be available April 1 in the Occasions mini catalog. If you are on my mailing list you should be receiving one shortly, if you would like to be join to my mailing list please let me know. You can also join my yahoogroups and be the first to get news on specials from Stampin' Up! and my own special incentives for available to my customers only. :)

This stamp set is beautiful, there are two other flowers in the set along with the lovely quote by Mother Teresa. This set is only available to hostess who's order or workshop reaches $300 or more. If you would like more information please contact me today. :)


Another Card

Good morning! I have a very simple card to share today. I used Stampin' Up! Doodle This stamp set along with the bold brights & whisper White card stock & bold brights stamp pads. I added a button and some bling. Of course you can see I also used the Big Shot and Top Note die.

Next I just wanted to share another idea with you.... Have you thought about using your scrapbook papers for gift wrap? I used a plain piece of paper to wrap my box, gave it a strip of DP in the middle and cut out my stamped image (flower) and applied it with Glue Pop Dots. You could simply dress this package up a little more by adding some ribbon and a tag, etc... Thanks for stopping by and visiting today. I hope you will come back soon! :) Have a great day ...


Birthday tin

Emily went to a birthday party today and this little bandaid tin was part of the gift. We put 5 flavored chapstick/lip glosses in it along with a $20 gift card.

I used the birthday cake from Fun & Fast Notes stamped on SU water color paper with Stazon black ink. I colored the stamped image with my color wonder water color crayons (If you haven't tried these, you need them!). The dp wrapped around the tin is SU too of course, as well as the cardstock layered behind the water color paper. I also used a little diamon stickles on the cake's "fluffy" layers. The ribbon is from Michaels - I do prefer my SU ribbon but I haven't had the $ to get all of the colors yet. :) This was a fun & fast little project... I love these bandaid tins!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Already playing dress up...

Happy Saturday! So, a few times in recent weeks I have thought about the girls not playing with dolls anymore. But then I have realized that they don't play with their dolls anymore because they have their own live baby doll! Last night Carley was playing with Lindsey and when I went to go get Lindsey ready for bed she had been transformed into Sleeping Beauty! But, she wasn't sleeping...lol After Halloween I bought a couple princess costumes and hung them in the closet, figuring Lindsey could use them in the future for dress up or maybe even for Halloween next year. I wasn't quite thinking right now, she's only 6 months old!

So, how much longer do you think Lindsey will continue to let her sisters dress her in one outift into another - all for their entertainment? I have a feeling she will continue to let them as long as they are willing to play with her and I'm sure they are creating a little clothes monster for me to deal with... Oh well, life with girls!


Ohhhh boy, another wonderful chance to win some blog candy!

I wont say I'm sorry but I will say I need to learn how to make a candy jar on the side bar of my blog. I keep running across these great blogs and then to top it off they have blog candy give aways too! Run on over to Karin's Blog and say Hi and follow her directions for your chance to win... Have a great day!

Blog Candy alert ---it's deliceous!

Here's a chance to win some adorable stamps! This stamp company is new to me, boy does my wish list grow longer and longer by the day... Anyway, look at these adorable stamps and then go visit Pink-Gem Designs blog and follow the directions for your chance to win. Good luck!


Happy Birthday with a cherry on top & a cherry tin

Well, I didn't get much done even though I was home most of the day. I did manage to get a couple cards & a band aid tin done. But now that I look at the tin I forgot to add ribbon or something to the handle - I will have to do that. :) Anyway, the card was inspired by the MojoMonday sketch and the tin I did just because I wanted to use more of that fun cherry paper! Everything used is from Stampin' Up! except for the ribbon & bandaid tin.

Have a great weekend!



Just Jawing Altered Tin

Here's my creation for today. I am trying to get some sample projects done before my two SU workshops coming up so I am going to try to do at least one project or card each day until then and hopefully a few over the weekend. I have had this little tin for a long time, I bought the template for the lid and cut out around the snap but was disappointed to find out it's for a bigger tin when I finaly decided to use it today.lol It's okay though, it all worked out. I used Stampin Up's rockabilly paper pack, just jawing stamp set, dazzling diamonds glitter, stazon stamp pad and the white pen, ribbon, red sticky tape & pop up glue dots. The extra bling is nail art "diamonds". I am going to try to make some note cards to go in the tin, if not note cards then I will put a few other goodies to match - maybe a bookmarker, mini composition book, some matching stickers, and of course candy!

Hopefully I will be back often in the next week. :) Have a great Thursday!

A little brag on the girls....

It's report card time! I just had to take some time and stop in here and do a little bragging. :D Carley received mostly A's besides a C and a B+. The C she is very upset about - I'm not upset about it except I know it could be better because it is a subject she sores at; Spelling! The B+ is very, very impressive and reflects her hard work for sure. It was in Math which is the only subject she has ever struggled in. She is they type of girl that doesn't like to do something unless she can perfect it. She got to a point that she just didn't even try on her math and then would be so upset to get a D or D- on her report card. Finaly she listened seemed to listen to me a little bit (it was probably something else but I'll take a little credit!LOL) in the last semester last year and made the honor roll. she had only one grade that wasn't an A and she set goals for this year to get on the honor roll again... I'm sure she is headed in that direction too! She has developed GREAT study habits and her homework and a small snack are her priorities as soon as she walks in the door when she gets home from school. I AM SO PROUD!

As for little Miss Emily well she has never had anything less than all "E"s and she even got some E+ this time around. She is the only kid in her class that is in the "advanced" reading and the teacher said she is more than ready for 3rd grade. Her teacher said she has taken three or four of Emily's stories and poems and entered them into the district wide writing contests too. She said Em sometimes gets to socializing in groups but she can't even saying anything negative about that because Emily still gets her work done and does it good! Again I AM SO stinkin PROUD!

Okay, so I can't leave the littlest girl out of these boasts, can I? Well, she's just barelyu 6 months old and she is pulling herself up and standing and has even tried to let go a couple times but caught herself... She's saying Mama, dada, and hi! She eats great too, she has a new love for avacados and ground up chicken... She also loves cheerios!

Okay, I'm done... If you got this far thanks for letting me share!

Have a fantastic day...




something fun to do: Enter 4 a chance to win a RAK and find your Word!

I just came across a nice R.A.K. and blog while checking out the mojo monday cards - isn't looking like I'm getting mine finished today, maybe Tuesday!LOL I enjoy checking out what everyone does though. There was a fun quiz posted on Christine's blog along with a quiz for people to take if they didn't have a blog and wanted a chance to win her R.A.K. prize. I cheated and took the quiz anyway even though I have a blog.lol Jump on over there and see her pretty cards, and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Here's my quiz results, it would be fun if you post your word is in the comment area below too...

Your Word is "Peace"

You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.

Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.

While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.

You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.

a couple cards

Okay, so I haven't done much lately but I do have a couple cards that I made and haven't shared. So, here ya go... Both were kinda just thrown together, I'm not even completely happy with the colors, etc. I was just trying to get something done with what I had in reach.lol Is that lazy or what? I hope I have enough energy to get my Mojo Monday card made tonight after everyone settles down and goes to sleep. :)

Have a great weekend and thanks or stopping by.



Time to get egg-cited!

The new occasions Mini Catalog will come out April 1 and it's full of fabulous new stamp sets, dies & accesories. BUT Stampin' Up has a sneak peak for you wants to help you get a head start on your Easter projects so they are making the easter sets available for preorder now so you don't have to wait for the catalog. Get the Easter sets now and get started! In addition to this your order will still qualify for the free Sale-A-Bration items the same as any other order. Isn't that great? Check out the items that are available for preorder here. Starting today, the manhattan flower embossing die is also available - it's beautiful! If you have any questions or need help placing your order please contact me, I am happy to help. :)


Customer Apreciation winner drawn!

I used random.org to draw the winner for this months customer apreciation prize! The winner is J.T. in Florida...

Another reminder, $ale-A-Bration continues through the month of March... Also, if you have been thinking about signing up to become a SU demonstrator or would like to receive all the perks of being a demonstrator but just want the disount and access to all the "extras" that come along with being a demonstrator the NOW is a great time! The starter kit is 15% OFF for a limited time PLUS you will receive an extra stamp set of your choice -what a deal! If you would like to know more, contact me today! :)

Hope your weekend is great!


Last four digits of order number, first number listed by random.org is the winner!

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Become a Demonstrator for SU -build a business and/or enjoy the discount!

Demonstrator Benefits
Enjoy the advantages of being a demonstrator when you join Stampin’ Up! and start your own home-based business—just like I do. I love having a flexible schedule, additional income, and being able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous conferences and events. You’ll also enjoy reading Stampin’ Success, the monthly magazine available only to demonstrators. I’ll help you build your business as large or small as you want, all while getting a 20 percent discount on Stampin’ Up! products. You can also earn free product and incentive trips while building strong relationships with others! It’s the best of the best...
The Stampin’ Up! Career Plan is a generous offering of ways demonstrators can earn income. • As a demonstrator, you’ll keep 20 percent of the net sales you earn through workshop and customer sales. • Earn an extra 10 percent instant income on your first order of $150 or more when you place your order in the first 45 days of being a demonstrator. • Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) on your monthly net sales of $400 or more. Together, your instant income and volume rebate can reach up to 40 percent of your personal sales! • Earn free stamps through our Stampin’ Start program and establish a thriving business. • Keep your personal monthly sales at $300 or more, recruit other demonstrators, and earn commission on your recruits’ sales! (We call this downline overrides.) You’ll earn even higher commission as you achieve higher titles and as your sales increase. Check out the Compensation Plan Table to see how much you can earn. • Earn cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips, and other awards through our awards and recognition program.


SU promo coming up!

Oh my goodness, I just received the mini catalog and you all are in for great surprises! There is a new xl bigz Matchbook box die comeing out and it includes a couple cute labels with it... There's also new 3D dies to be released! Oh my gosh, you should see the cutest stamps that will be available too -YOU are going to LOVE the new stuff! Join my email list at Stampin Up or if you would like to receive the latest promotions, lessons and personal incentives from me as your SU demonstrator then join my Yahoogroups email list--you join either by clicking on the site you want to join to the right on the side bar of this page.

It will be a while before the above items are available so dont' forget to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration going on now! Through the end of March you can earn free stamps, paper, and/or ribbon out of the sale-a-bration catalog. All items are exclusive to the sale-a-bration and will not be available again. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

wow! What a week...

WOW! This week seemed to just fly by right before my eyes. Yes, the kids had Monday off from school for Presidents day but I dreaded Tuesday as if it were any other Monday... I don't even remember what I did on Tuesday, isn't that terrible? On Wednesday I picked the girls up from school early and we got home to watch the Amgen tour go through town. We went "down town" to watch with some friends because my husband said the bikes would be going around our house rather than right past our house..grrrrr We could have stayed home and watched from our yard or even walked down the driveway to see them up close. It was exciting anyway, we waited for about two hours and they were a little late coming through BUT still made it to the finish line around the time that they were expected to. There was a lot of excitement while we waited. Between the vans that were with the race going through and throwing out boxes of yellow chalk for everyone to write on the road to welcome the bikers (do you think they read anything that was written to them?LOL), to the highway patrols speeding through and the guys that came through with loud speakers talking to everyone. Lots and lots of excitement for our teeny tiny town!

Today, Friday we had to take Lindsey back to the Childrens Hospital for her check up with the CF specialist and this time she had another sweat test as did Emily, next time Carley will have a sweat test. They said they wouldn't call if Em's test came back normal and so no news is good news in this case. We didn't hear from anyone so yay! I still don't get why they are sweat testing Lindsey again though. I asked the doctor said because she might come back with a positive sweat test and if it comes back "normal" again they probably wont do it again or they may decide to do it again a year from now or if she starts presenting symptoms of CF. Okay, so they have confirmed she has CF by our genetic testing. I feel confident they are who we want to have to turn to when we need them BUT I hate that they do things "just because something might change" and they can document it for their "statistics". I know they need the research and everything but this is exhausting. I don't want my family to just be a source to fill their data base with while they "learn" more about cf. It's emotionally and physically exhausting to me to do these appointments - but you can bet I will continue because I couldn't live with myself if lindsey started presenting any symptoms that I missed.

Anyway... Everything was good and I am so thankful for that! Thank you for your prayers and continued friendship and support. ;)




Eastern Blooms cards

I think these two cards turned out to be my favorites this weekend. I used Stampin Up's Eastern Blooms set and a little butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly set. The ribbon and card stock is also Stampin Up! I added some jewels to complete the cards... Let me know what you think...

Just a little reminder, the Sale-A-Bration is still going on all the way through March. You can pick free stamp sets, ribbon bundle, or paper pack for every $50 spent - there is no limit to the free items you can get! The Sale-A-Bration items are exclusive to this promotion only and will never be offered again. If you have any questions or would like to place an order please email or call me. You can also shop on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on my Stampin Up website.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope everyone has a great week ahead!

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Mojo Monday Sketch 74

Oh my goodness, I'm so happy! I actually completed the current Mojo Monday Sketch and I acutally posted it on right Monday too.lol Anyway, here it is... Thanks for stopping by. :)


Cards & Scallop Bag

Well, I didn't get to that sketch challeng but I did try out my nestabilities and I think I like them, but as soon as I can I will have to order the large sets too... I am still going to try to do the sketch, but it probably wont be until tonight after everyone is sleeping and it's quiet and I can focus on what I want to do. I did get some little pillow boxes made using my Big Shot but forgot to take a picture of those. I made one scallop bag and have a few more cut out and ready to put together. I also made the card below, I used the nestabilities for the oval shapes and I used the heart and little flowers from SU Simply Said set, added a little bling and ribbon, it's from the ribbon bundle in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The Designer papers are also Stampin Up... :) Thanks for looking and please come back soon!

Adding a couple more cards... The one with the stars Carley and I made together. She started it and started to lose interest, then I added something to it and then she got another idea and pretty soon we had a completed card. ;) I think it turned out pretty cute...

Good morning!

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone has a nice day today... I am off to try a card using my new oval nestabilities that I got a little while ago but haven't even opened. I got the small oval scallops and small ovals. When I seen the sketch today from passion for crafts I thought today would be the perfect day to get them out - no excuses! I love seeing these sketches, they are a great motivation and the samples that are shown with them are always inspirational as well. When I grow up I want my cards to look as pretty as the sample shown there today. I am looking forward to the Mojo Monday sketch tomarrow too... If I actually get a card or two finished I will come back and share what I did.

Happy Crafting!


A few cards!

I was actually to get a few cards made this morning. I gave up on my craft room for the day - everyone keeps piling stuff in there and I can barely walk. Sooooo, I just moved everything I wanted to use right onto the kitchen table and I have been having a blast. The girls have joined me for a couple cards too so it's been a great day so far!

Oh yeah, did I tell you what I got for Valentine's Day? I got the Big Shot! I actually had bought it for myself but then Cris' got his hours cut at work and so I was feeling more than guilty for buying it. But, he asked me if I wanted it for my birthday or for Valentine's Day... Is he the bestest husband in the world? I am nervous about the cut backs and what we will do if it lasts too long, but we will get through it one way or another.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting me today...

Oh yes, all the images are from Stampin Up's Spring-Summer Catalog. If you have any questions or would like to purchase these stamps you can shop on-line 24-7 on my SU website OR you can email or call me and I would be happy to help you. The Rooster is a Hostess Level 2 stamp set.