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!

Timestamp: 2009-03-01 04:50:51 UTC


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!

Blog Candy Alert --- Very generous serving too!

You have to go visit this awesome blog and sign up for your chance to win the yummy blog candy. Visit Bunny-Zoe soon!

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.


Blog (Birthday) candy alert

I just came across a great blog, not only is it a great blog it's Kristine's birthday in just a couple days and she's giving candy away to celebrate HER birthday! How nice is that? Go check out her fantabulous blog and start following her blog and get a chance to win some of those adorable magnolia images, ribbom, or stamps. How fun! You can get there by clicking here.

My attempt at the mojo monday sketch #73

Happy Tuesday! My card was inspired by the mojo monday sketch this week. I was determined to get a card done last night, didn't matter that I was having a terrible time keeping my eyes open because I was so exhausted, I was getting it done!LOL In fact, you will see how tired I was. I was putting the little bling on the left top corner and I was going for the little "diamonds" when I got to the third one I thought I messed up and put pink on the other two. I was seeing pink for some reason, I was so mad at myself! There were a few pinks mixed in with the ones I wanted so it wasn't impossible. But this morning, after some much needed rest I see that there is only one pink "diamond" on there and the other two were just as I intended to do. Oh well, I guess you could say it adds character.lol I also missed an embellishment to go over the ribbon so I will add that later when I get home and I should have put the ribbon over one more layer of cardstock. Oh well, I tried and I did officially get it finished on Monday. Next time I better start earlier so I might (keyword is might) actually get it right. It wqas fun anyway and I did get a card done, so thank you mojo monday for keeping me on my toes, or should I say for helping me to stay awake long enough to get something done in my craft room. :)

Have a great day everyone!



"Owl" about Valentine's Day!

Today Emily woke up wanting to do valentine's for her class party. We were going to do something with candy but decided we would just take some candy to the class room and she would do cards. Our school district has a strict policy on "healthy foods" only, which means no candy or sweets for any holiday. It takes some fun out of the parties and makes it harder for the room mom to plan parties sometimes but does force us to be a little more creative and I don't think it's terrible that their celebrations are centered around a bunch of junk food. But, I think they should get treats once in a while and I think Valentine's Day is just one of those days that a little chocolate is quite alright. So we will sneak in some kisses, we just wont send them with our name on them!LOL

Anyway, We decided on the little owl card on the Cricut Indie Art cartridge. We were going to do something more traditional but it just wasn't sounding as fun. I cut the owls at 3", I meant to do them 3.75" but forgot to change the dial which is okay because we loved the size they are. I inked the edges a little bit and then Emily pretty much put them all together, including Carley's cards. She punched the little heart beaks out of pink paper using my hearts punch from Stampin Up, she told me she was going to be just like me when she grows up and she will have her own cricut and also sell Stampin Up because she knows I have fun like that almost everyday. Isn't that sweet? She comes in and makes cards with me a lot, just some days she's a little more into it than others. Carley usually likes to do that stuff too but she was working on a report for school and wasn't interested in being crafty when she was done. I think she just likes me to do somethings for her as she was upset when she found out Emily did her cards too - before that she was happy with them.lol Anyway, here they are... Cris says they don't look like Valentine Cards, but I think they just look like a 'different' valentines card, what do you think?


Girls Rock! Birthday Gable Box

It's my niece's 7th birthday on Sunday, I had to make her a little something to go with the rest of her gift. I had fun making this, it all came together real easy. Inside there is a matching mini composition book and some stickers. I am also going to add some candy packs and maybe a tic-tac-toe game to coordinate with the whole theme too. I used jersgirl free gable box template and the clip art/background I used is from Beth Logan's "Girls Rock". The frame with Ella's name in it came from Tomianni's etsy shop, go check it out for great cut/print files. I printed everything on Staples Brand glossy photo paper. I will post pictures back here when I finish making the goodies that go inside the box. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!



Here's the candy I put in the box, I am going to add one of the Valentine tic-tac-toes that I made a couple weeks ago and the misc. images that are from the same creatable made into stickers.


Happy Weekend everyone!

I just wanted to post the Sale-A-Bration information again since I ran out of the catalogs for you to see. You can click where anywhere that it says Sale-A-Bration to download the catalog... If you have any questions please let me know. :)
Here's a little candy pack I made using one of the free sets.

Have a great weekend.


Pay It Forward / RAK

My friend Dixie, who is very talented and such an inspiration with her beautiful crafts & someone I'm proud to call friend, posted this on her blog. What a great idea! I had to sign up for it and put it on my blog too. I love RAKs.

This is how it goes...

The first 3 people to comment on this post & agree to Pay it Forward to 3 people on their blog or message board post will within the next 365 days ~ receive a gift of love from me in the mail !

So just leave a comment & then post about it on your blog. The first 3 people to leave you a comment & agree to pay it forward to 3 more people on their blog ~ you send them a gift !


This is Linsey's first video!LOL All I had close by was my digital camera and I can't figure out how to get sound on the video recordings. Well, okay I really haven't tried!LOL I did get my digital Video Camera out and charged it up though so I can start using it. I got it for my birthday last year - a whole year ago and I haven't used it at all. After trying to video record Lindsey the other night being silly I have to learn to use it because this little video quicky would be so much funnier if you could hear all the funny noises she was making. For now maybe this will make you smile anyway. :) Thanks for stopping by, it's always great to see ya!

Sale-A-Bration!!!! YIPPEEEEE!!!

If you've been making your Stampin Up wish list, if you are a seasoned stamper/crafter or just getting started or want to try rubberstamping now is a great time to buy! If you need accesories to use on your other paper or computer craft projects, NOW is a great time to shop... Remember Stampin' Up! is not just for rubberstampers! You want quality, great prices, made in the U.S.A. stamps then you will be happy with Stampin UP! February is "Sale-A-Bration" time and you can earn your choice of a free set of stamps, ribbon, or paper pack out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend. There is no limit! WOWZERS! Plus you will also receive a free Catalog-Idea Book with your order ($9.95 value)

In addition you can still get the hostess benifits if your order totals $150 or more, once your order reaches $150 you get an additional $15 to spend from Stampin Up! and you may chose a level 1 hostess stamp set.

This is big too... If you've been considering becoming a Stampin Up! demonstrator whether to build an awesome business doing something you love OR just to get the demonstrator discount NOW is the time! During the Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15% off the regular $199 price of the Starter Kit--that's $335 worth of products for only $169! Enhance your kit by adding scrapbooking products with our Stampin’ Memories® add-on for only $50. And shipping is FREE! In addition to everything from Stampin Up I am also offering up a Free gift when you join Stampin Up with me. If you've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator contact me today and I will help you get started!

Can you tell I am excited? There is a lot of great things happening this month and I can't wait to share!