Sunday, December 7, 2014

Stamp Club Christmas Party!

Last week we had our Annual Christmas Party for our Oshkosh Stamp Club!   We always look forward to this evening, as it is filled with a little stamping, too much of wonderful food and a fun gift exchange!

This year I remembered to take pictures of our gift exchange….the only thing I forgot is a picture of all the presents  in their fancy wrap.   We did come to a consensus not to have our pictures taken …only our gifts!  So here goes….

1.  A lovely little lantern from Tracy…so pretty!!!  She also gave hot cocoa with a  snowman mug..really cute….(that picture didn’t turn outSad smile).


2.  A yummy dreamsicle candle , yummy, yummy candy and a cute hand stamped card and gift bag from Judy!

IMG_1759   3.  A adorable hand stamped gift bag…stamped with Get your Santa On and a hand made fabric bag…made with retired Stampin’ Up! fabric.  Oh how I miss our SU fabric!!  This gift was made by Shari!

IMG_1760 4.  Valois had made this Driftwood Christmas Tree …sooo cool!!!  She collected the driftwood from Lake Michigan.  The picture doesn’t do it justice!!!IMG_1761

5.  These blocks are so neat!  On one side is the HO HO HO and on the other side is NOEL…..dual purpose…I love this!!  They were made by Mary!!  Once again the picture is not picking up all the sparkle and shine that Mary put into them!



6.  Isn’t this snowman lantern awesome!!  It is a hand painted, glittered glass light shade.  And this comes from Lisa who hates to use glitter!!  And she made 20 of them!!  Too cute!  Lisa also made a hand knit scarf…but picture didn’t turn outSad smile.



7.  Next this little Santa  cutie came from Angela…love the doily die cut on the box!


8.  Dorinne made the next gift…so much work went into this lovely paper tree trio.


9.  Our next exchange is from McKayla….she gave a hand crocheted dish cloth…(love those!!!!)  along with a gift card.


10.  Next we have 3 handmade ornaments from Cathy.  They are sooo cute!  Notice the Paper Pumpkin snowflake on the bird house roof  …..very clever!


11.  Annemarie gave the next gift…she loves Halloween….isn’t this carved metal lantern cool???  I bet it is really cool lit up!IMG_1776

12.  And finally Sharon brought the next gift….she made this lovely candle mat and matching hand stamped card! Love it!!IMG_1778

13.  And now for my gift…oops!!! That is going to stay a secret!!  I have a few more stamp club Christmas Parties to do!

We had such a nice evening…everyone always looks forward to this night!  I completely missed my opportunity to take a group picture and a picture of the yummy spread. (Next year!!)   Everyone brings a dish to pass…sooo good!!

We always say we should do this twice a year!……   Looking forward to Christmas in July Ladies!!   Love you all!!

until next time….


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Year-End Closeouts and Card Share!

Oh my, you should see all the new items added to the Clearance Rack. The Year End Closeouts sale is awesome and includes some of this year's Christmas items.  All items are only while supply lasts.

Click on over to the Year-End Closeouts Sale HERE and make sure you aren't missing any of your favorites.  Some items up to 80% off!
  • Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 - 5 January 2014.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last.
  • Online customers and demonstrators can add non-Year-End Closeout items to their order.
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
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      Time to Get your Santa on!
      This little Santa is in a Faker Shaker!  I love shaker cards…but sometimes the are time consuming….but with a Faker Shaker…do your stamping….slip the card front into a clear cello…fill with Snow Flake embellishments …seal the backside,  attach to the rest of the card and Shake, Shake, Shake!
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    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Look What’s Coming!!!

    I think I’m in trouble!!! We had our Catalog Kick- Off this past week.  This is were demonstrators get a sneak peek of the new Occasions Catalog and the much anticipated Sale-Bration catalog!  OMGosh!!  Way too many cute things!

    If you have ordered from me this past year…you're copy will be in the mail soon!  If you would like me to send you one…just email me a and I will be happy to pop it in the mail!

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    until next time…..


    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza and Card Share

    It’s that time of the year again when Stampin’ Up! brings their annual HOLIDAY SALE!  It’s called the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale. I think it’s the best one yet.  Things like the Magnetic Platform — 40% off!  The sale is good for one week only from November 24th to December 2nd.  And if that wasn’t enough, there are two SUPER days…the first one is November 24th and the second one is Monday, December 1st.  On these two days there are EXCLUSIVE items for sale!  ALL but four embossing folders will be on sale for $5 each!  OMG…only $5 for an embossing folder!!!!!

    Grab some hot chocolate, sit and read through the flyer and then
    hop on over to my online store to start shopping!
    One of those Textured Embossing Folders on sale is the Filigree Folder from the Holiday Catalog.   I have worn out this folder this past season!!  It gives such a lovely border to any of your stamped creations.  I used it here with the Four Feathers Stamp Set and Framelits.
    We made this card at my last Stamp a Stack.  This card is perfect for so many different occasions…from Christmas to  Wedding, Inspirational to Sympathy.  So pretty!
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    until next time……

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Weekly Deals Just For You!

    Here are the weekly deals in my online store, remember these change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deal and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.

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    Please note that weekly deals will be offered while supplies last!   Just so you know…the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.

    until next time……


    Sunday, November 16, 2014

    Merry Everything!

    Here is another project from Holiday Stamp Camp 2014!!   The French Fry Box Bigz Die makes a great gift card holder!  But we need a little treat with that gift card….these Snuggets  (snowman Hershey Nuggets) are just the perfect thing.  To make a Snugget…. wrap an address label around a Hershey Nugget and draw on a snowman face. To make the hat, just cut the fingers off of dollar store gloves and add a pompom.  The tag comes from the Merry Everything Bundle.  And don’t you just love the Metallic Clothespins?!  Now, wrap up the whole thing  up in a cello bag and put a bow on it!  TOO CUTE!

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    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    NEW! Banner Blessings Stamp Set + Weekly Deals

    It's Tuesday! That means it's time for new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! It's also time for a brand new stamp set release! Check out the new Banner Blessings Photopolymer stamp set.


    Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set

    Price: $15.95

    Here are a bunch of awesome samples from this set!








    Pretty cool huh??!!


    And here are your WEEKLY DEALS!


    until next time….


    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Santa &Co. Designer Paper

    Last night  I went to a birthday party  for two of my Brother-in-laws….both turning 55.   So I had to make TWO  “man cards”!!  One is man card is hard enough!!  But anyway, flipping through my designer paper sampler…I came across my Santa & Co paper…there are some great masculine papers in that pack!!!  It is definitely not just for Christmas!  I love the colors and design of this one.  My one brother-in-law appreciates a good cocktail ,so this card  from Making the Spirits Bright Stamp Set  was perfect for him.
    For the next brother-in-law ….he is a funny guy….so I went with another pattern from the same paper pack…keeping it simple on the front.  The Big News Stamp Set makes keeping it simple easy!!IMG_1734
    But open it up and it gets cute….LOVE the moose in his long johns!!
    Hope you enjoy these two cards!
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    until next time……

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    Festival Of Trees

     Can you believe that there are only 47 days till Christmas?  Yikes!  Festival of Trees stamp set from Stampin' Up! to the rescue with a Christmas Card!  Wow, this photopolymer stamp set is so easy to use for cards, tags, gifts and scrapbook.  And it has a coordinating Tree Punch.  Purchase the stamp set and the punch together to save 15%.
    Just add some bling, colored with the blendabilites and a bit of glitter and you got a sweet little card for Christmas!  Or change the sentiment, leave off the bling and you have a perfect Winter card…great for Winter Birthdays, thank you cards or just thinking of you!  With the threat of 6 inches of snow coming on Monday…I can use this card sooner than I thought!!
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    until next time…..