Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Special for the month and Blog candy Winner!!!

Hello everyone, The blog candy has ended and the winners are #5 and #3.
Those are Nicki and Anonymous(which was Marcie as you can see in post #7)
5 was drawn first so Nicki you get first pick then Marcie you'll get the other one. Ladies, Please send me an email so that I know that you know. Thanks to everyone for playing.

NOW, here is my newest offer for a challenge.....
For November I am going to offer MY DIGITAL STUDIO for free to one lucky person.
I am offering this as a drawing for anyone placing a $50 order. For each $50 your name will go in once. Email me your order and order as often as you wish. Good luck to everyone. Remember I said I was going to try something new. This is it. Every month I am going to offer something new. I love my digital studio so this is my offer for November, so that you will love it too.
Online orders are accepted as well so feel free to go to my website . SU sends me an email when you order.
Thanks for playing.
Blog candy again coming soon. Maybe somewhere around Christmas or before. Who knows. Keep coming back to see.
Good night all.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blog Candy

Hello again, I know its been awhile but it is worth the wait. Because I made you wait so long, I am giving away 2 prizes. Plus I am going to start something new that I have seen on other blogs for purchases and this week I will post that as well. So, here is the blog candy for now......
Snow Buddies Stamp set and The More the Merrier. I am giving 2 separate prizes so there will be 2 winners. The first one drawn will choose which set they want and the second one drawn will get the other set. SO, here's what you have to a comment on this post and you will be entered. If you have trouble posting let me know and I'll help. You have to post to be eligible. I will do the random draw on October 31st at 8 pm. All posts up until that point will be accepted.
Thanks for your patience and your time. Come back again, I'm going to start posting cards and projects and maybe even projects for sale very soon. Have fun. Both images can be enlarged by clicking on them......

Someone left an anonymous comment, You have to leave your name or I dont know who it is. Please repost and leave me your name. Thanks

Monday, October 19, 2009

The reason for my absence is justifiable......

Hello everyone, I know I was going to post a blog candy but so much has happened. I apologize for not doing that sooner. I am hoping to get things back to normal this week and post that as promised. I am very sad to say that I have been very busy with the loss of my Dear Mother. Mom and I were very close as she was with our whole family. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with.
MOM had a major stroke on Friday October 9th. I was on my way to a party when I got the call. I turned around and went back to get Slim and he drove me to the St Albans Hospital where she was in serious condition. The stroke took out her left side this time, This was her second stroke (The first one was her right side 3 years ago). She was not able to speak this time and I was extremely scared, I started to run away from her bed, crying when the nurse stopped me, Mom wanted me, I went back to her side, I said, I love you my mommy(this was something I always said to her and she returned with I love you my baby and my daughter and I do the same thing), after I said that, she couldnt say it all but she did get the words I love you out. Then my sister and her exchanged I love you's too. Those were pretty much the last words she said. My sister and I are the only 2 girls out of 9 kids. For us these I LOVE YOU'S were special.
Because she lost her speech and swallowing abilities she did not want to be intubated and had an advanced directive saying so, therefore there was nothing more for anyone to do. Her heart was racing and her breathing was uncontrolled.
She passed away on October 14th...
Anyway, I felt I should come on finally and explain just in case some of you readers didnt hear through the grapevine or by my emails. Mom is Resting In Peace now and is fulfilling her final dream now of doing her final destiny of being one of Gods Angels. Mom loved angels and I'm absolutely sure that she is up there amongst all the other angels and will be accepted with open arms. Mom was loved by all that knew her. She had a filled room for her last week in the hospital and at the wake and funeral. Not too many dry eyes in the house. Below I am attaching a photo of me, my Son Scott, daughter Kayla and my mom, Also One of my mom and dad together. Mom still had her natural color hair at age 78, she had bits of gray but not much. Thanks for all your patience and God be with all of you and your families. I LOVE MY MOMMY.........

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blog Anniversary

WOW, Time has flown by, I can't believe its been a whole year since I started this blog. I will post a blog candy giveaway and maybe just 2 of them, DID you see how many hits I have....12,000. I'm impressed. I'll have to keep better watch because it jumped so quickly. I will be posting more often soon so keep coming back. Its been crazy for me trying to keep up with all this workshop, club, event and class stuff on top of my full time job. I'm getting some help now and then so it should be easier to post. I started this blog last September with the intentions of trying it to see how well I could keep up with it and it wasn't too bad for my first year. Though I didnt get to post as much or as often as I'd like, I'm learning. Things are getting busier with my business so I will be posting more events and projects from now on.
Thanks for all your support.
Blog Candy soon......

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Upcoming event

Hello everyone, Coming up is a card class that you wont want to miss out on. I will be doing a Card Buffet with my Friend Gwen, She and I will be meeting soon to decide on the logistics and more will be posted then, Please save the date for this event. Its November 7th. This event will be exactly what it says, a card buffet. You will pay a Small fee of $5.00 admission (this price will include food of some sort), then for your first 3 cards you will pay $5.00 and then every card you make or buy the supplies for after that will be only $2.00 each. We are hoping to have this work as a stop and shop kind of event so it will run anywhere from 11-3. You will have 20 wonderful cards to choose from and you pick and choose. If you decide to buy them all, you can certainly choose them all. You could do the stamping and take it with you to put together. As we run out of one card, we will not be making more so be sure to make the ones you love most first. More to come later.
Thanks for stopping by.....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Its a My Birthday Sale Special

Its My Birthday on September 9th so I'm going to offer a My Birthday Sale Special.
The deal is.....Buy 3 items get 1 item half price, Thats right, Buy any 3 items and get a 4th(equal or lessor Value) at half off.
Plus when the orders coming in reach over $500 I am going to give away a big shot to 1 lucky person. Or if you already have a big shot, You get a Shopping spree for dies of your choice to use with your big shot. So, come on, join me in my birthday celebration and shop now......
Email me with your orders as the sale will only be through me, not on my website.
I'll keep you posted on if we get close to the $500
The dates of this sale special are Sept. 6-12, thats 3 days before and 3 days after my birthday.
Thanks In advance....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

RANDOM.ORG Integer Widget

Ok so here is the winner....
RANDOM.ORG Integer Widget: "4"

I will have to go check to see who number 4 was and I'll be right back......
I blogged the random generator number directly and couldnt get to the results so I had to come back.....The winner is........MARCIE. Thanks Marcie and thanks to everyone who played along. Come back again soon. My Birthday is Coming up and I'm going to do a My Birthday Special for that week only.
My birthday is the 9th so be sure you check before then. Thanks

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blog Candy

Ok here you go, blog candy. I am giving away 1 free package of bermuda bay 8 1/2 x 11 card stock and a free roll of bermuda bay ribbon as well. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will do a random draw on August 29th. Good luck all. Come back again

Sorry its such a bad photo. I'm tired. Have a great rest of the week. I'm off to Hampton Beach for some alone time with Slim. ;-)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blog Candy coming soon

Hello everyone, Just a heads up that you want to keep coming back. Blog candy coming soon. I just have to recouperate from convention. Thanks for all your help and support.
HUGS ;-)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Home from convention

Hello everyone, I am home and had a great time. The long overnight flight home was dreadful. We had a screaming 14 month old boy in the row in front of us so we got very little sleep but it was all worth it. I LOVE convention. It perks me up year after year and gets me going. I want to take this time to thank you all for your support in my business. Without all of you, I could not do this. I love what I do though and you can too. We have been challenged as a convention team to recruit 3000 and when we do that by August 31st we (convention goers) get the My Digital Studio for FREE. I'm sure we wont have a problem with that. All we have to do is recruit 1 person each. Of course some won't recruit any so some of us that do want to recruit will have to recruit more. SO, Stampin Up has their kit special running right now and I'd like to add to that special for anyone that joins my team. Join Stampin Up before August 31st and I'll throw in 1 package each of in color card stock assorted 8 1/2 x 11 and 12x12(non textured). Plus when you sell your first 1,000 which will then promote you to senior associate I will give you $30.00 pick your own Stampin Up product, through me. Email me if you are interested and I'll give you all the information on what you need to do. You could choose to be a hobby demonstrator, or you could choose to be a part time demonstrator or a full time demonstrator. Its your choice.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again for all your support.
I have to charge my battery for my laptop to post the photos that I have because they are all downloaded on there so as soon as I do, I'll post more.
Thanks again.

Friday, August 7, 2009

more convention photos

Here are some photos of Me crossing stage for recognition of 100,000 career to date sales. Also of Sue and I at breakfast and of Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co Founder of Stampin Up

Convention photos

Hello everyone, here are some of the goodies we got to buy at memento mall. I love the stampin up build a bear. Cant wait to share the ideas of that with you. Oh and the my digital studio is awesome.We saw some of the things that it will do and you are going to love it. More tomorrow.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Swaps for convention

First I have to say that I'm having fun and I arrived safely, thanks for all the safe wishes from everyone. I think convention will be all that I want and more. Very excited to hear more about Digital Scrapbooking so Ill post more about all the happenings later. For now I have my swaps
and tomorrow I'll try to post some other photos. thanks for checking in. Kealey, the one with the bees used one of your designs. Until next time
Loving life

Monday, July 20, 2009

Betty Button Stampin' Up! Promotions

Betty Button Stampin' Up! Promotions: "Have Fun Doing What You Love
From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 US / $105 CA with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!"

Betty Button Stampin' Up! Promotions

Betty Button Stampin' Up! Promotions: "Deal of the Week: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Our Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get them for over 30% off the regular price—only July 20-26!

Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal."

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Catalog has arrived

Hello again, The new catalog has arrived. I have some open dates for July and would also like to start filling August. For July I have the 18th and 25th. I am planning the mommy and me class for July 19th at 1:00. An email will go out with details later. Keep looking for more I am working on some ideas for posting. thanks again for a great year.

winner of Circle Cutter

Hello everyone, Just wanted to announce the winner of the circle cutter and glass mat.......
Kealey, you win. Congratulations and thank you all for playing along.
Have a great day.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Long Day

Hello everyone, Just wanted to stop in to tell you all that it is official, I have officially earned the cruise. All the orders are in and I'm on the ship. Phew. Well, not till April but at least I'm in. I'm very excited. I owe it all to all of you, My customers. Thank you so much for your help in earning this cruise. I'll tell you, It isn't easy. Its very hard to keep up and succeed at this. Working a full time job and selling Stampin Up and preparing for all those workshops and forgetting things now and then, Its hard to keep it going. Life is crazy when you are a business person. I dont know how Shelli Gardner does it. Anyway, Today was the day that I got the status page on the final earning of the cruise. Then my SAM (Service Account Manager) at Stampin Up, created this cute little video with all of the other SAM's there. It was so cute, I'll see if I can share it with you. Not sure if thats ok or not.
I had a long day today and a long week. Wednesday I took Scotty over night, we went to the movies and then strawberry picking on Thursday, and then last night I stayed up late keying my orders and then today I had to take my Baby Girl(19 years old), Kayla in for Surgery. She had to have all four wisdom teeth out and it was a long day and a rough day for both of us. We laughed and cried together. It was tiring. Then I had a scrapbooking party afterwards and I of course thought about her all the time. Anyway, its over and her teeth are gone and now she should be ok in a few days. They said about 4 days before things are normal for her again.
Thanks again for all your help in earning the cruise. I truly appreciate it.
Have a good weekend everyone. I'm taking Saturday off and we are going strawberry picking and make Strawberry Jam. HMM, Maybe I'll make a gift holder for the jam. HMM Good idea.....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Just look at these adorable babies

Here is the latest photos taken today of my grandkids. Scotty is 4 and Kylie is 1. Grampy Slim and I bought them the matching purple outfits when we were in Hawaii. I told them that I wanted them to have their next pictures done in them. Scotty said All Right Grammy.
While we were looking at the photos he says, Grammy can I come home with you tonight. It broke my heart to say no, not today. Wednesday though, I'm coming to get you and we are going to see the movie UP and then on Thursday we are going strawberry picking. He said. All Right Grammy. I LOVE THAT BOY. I love them both, dont get me wrong but he is MY BOY.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blog candy Winner

Hello everyone, I did the random Generator finally. Its been a long week. Thank you for your patience.
SO the random number was.....
True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 6
so that means.....
June 13, 2009 7:19 PM
stp said...
Hi Betty Love your blog candy.. Can't wait to get the new book...Sharlene
So Sharlene send me an email and I'll get your prize to you.
Thanks everyone for playing.
I will be posting some new projects soon.
Also, Blog candy again soon. I earned the Cruise thanks to all of you.
Remember my drawing for $50 prizes will take place at my appreciation event in July or August. I have not set the date yet. I'll post as soon as I know.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stampin Up Southern Carribbean Cruise

Hello Everyone, Thanks to all of you, I am SOOOOOOOOOO close. I am about $600(guessing until actual stats come out) away now. I am offering a special until Wednesday this week. Expires at 11 p.m. on WednesdayMay 17th. Anyone placing a $50 order, your name will go in for a drawing for a Circle Cutter and the Glass Cutting mat. I am hoping to have earned the cruise by Fathers Day, so this will help push me closer. Email me if you are interested in placing an order and I'll email you the retiring accessories so that you know what they have already stopped sale on. Thank you all for your support and a wonderful year. I am really happy about this cruise because this will be both Mine and Slim's FIRST cruise Ever. Yes Hawaii was awesome to go for free but we had both been so it wasn't as exciting as the cruise will be. I am allowed to bring up to 8 extra people(they have to pay for their's but ours is free) and I have 6 ready to go with us already. Looking for 2 more tag alongs if anyone is interested.....
Bless you all. Thanks again

Sunday, June 7, 2009

blog candy

Ok so here is what you've all been waiting for......BLOG CANDY

Just leave me a comment and you are entered. Thats really easy to do.

I have the new catalog and would love to show it to you. If you are interested, email me and I'll meet up with you to give you a peak. I dont have my boxes of them, I only have 1.
Good luck everyone....

I forgot to post the end date. I will end this blog candy on june 18th. good luck everyone.

Mini Golf with my 2 favorite guys

Here is some photos of us playing miniature golf with Scotty. He loves playing. He definitely has fun and thats what matters. I like it when I beat SLIM at the game. LOL. Anyway, enjoy the photos.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

June Special

Hello again,
I have recently seen on another blog a great idea so I thought I'd go ahead even though I have a special running right now and post one to start with my first order on June 1st. I am looking to get at least a $400 order and you will all get to be a partial host and no one has to have the get together. Though you can have one this is a special one. Its sort of run like a club.....
First off here is the news about the LAST CHANCE LIST COMING UP
On June 1st Stampin' Up! will publish their list of both the retiring Stamp sets & the retiring Accessories list - these will be called the 'Last Chance list'.
And they have mentioned there will be some items offered at up to 50% off!
Along with that, from June 1 - 30th, each hostess who has a workshop order total $250 - $399 will get an extra $20 of free hostess merchandise. And order totals of over $400 get an extra $40 in free merchandise!
That being Said...... I am offering a special 'Everyone's a Hostess' deal to you. Here's how it works:
I need 8 people to place orders of at least $50 each to get a $400 order. Each one of you will get something FREE! 2 people will receive their choice of Level 1 or Level 2 hostess sets, 6 people will get $15 in Free merchandise! What a deal! I want to place the order ASAP, on June 3rd or earlier if I fill the 8 spots. So you'll only have a few days to browse the Last Chance list when it comes out on Monday. I will draw names as soon as I have $400 in orders & contact you to pick out your free goodies. So let me know ASAP when the list comes out so I can be sure to get your stuff before it's gone!
The $50 orders must be combined together in order to reach the $400, so if you're a long distance customer, there will be a small shipping charge. Invite your friends to join us and the more we have the faster it will fill up.
Retiring Accessories can include items such as these:
all of the In Color products
designer papers
Simply Scrappin kits
ribbons, chipboard, rub-ons etc.
There is often a rush to purchase the retired items before they're gone. In the past, many of these accessories have sold out before the end of the month; some within a day or two. I suggest that if you really, really want something that will be (In Colors) or 'may' be retiring, either get it now, or get it ASAP on June 1st.
Remember that the In Color accessories can go FAST! Ink pads, paper, Designer papers, ribbon & ink refills may be gone within hours of the announcement. If you have your In Color ink pads, but no ink refill for them, order it now! No guarantee it will be there after June 1st. And be sure you have enough card stock of your favorite In Colors to go with those ink pads too.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Southern Caribbean Cruise Sale!!!

I am making my final push towards earning this years Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip! I had such a FABULOUS time in Hawaii this past March, thanks to Stampin' Up! and all of you!
This years trip is a week long Southern Caribbean Cruise. We will be departing from Puerto Rico with stops in Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands!!! Doesn't that sound wonderful?
I really want to be on this Cruise Ship! To help me achieve my goal of earning this years trip, I am having a special sale!!!
My Southern Caribbean Cruise Sale is on now until May 31 at 9:59 P.M. This sale involves FABULOUS FREE GIFTS with Purchase.
Here's how it works. You will receive a free gift when you order the specified amount that goes with that gift. I have hundreds of dollars worth of gifts available for orders starting as low as $30.00. These items are not for sale, they are my gift to you!
You can combine this offer with the amazing Designer Series Paper Sale(buy 3 get 1 FREE) that is going on now until May 31.
Also, Remember that for every $50 order your name will go in for my Drawing for $50.00 pick your own from our brand new catalog coming out in July.
If your order is $150.00 or more you will receive the full hostess benefits for your order as well as the FREE Gift With Purchase. This offer ends May 31 at 9:59 P.M. All gifts are available on a first come first served basis. Call or Email me to find out what the gifts are. Please call or email me with your order soon.
Thanks so much for all your support! Your Support Is Very Much Appreciated!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I got my very first blog award.....from My friend Chat. You can check out her blog here.

I didnt know how to go about adding it to my blog though and I also dont know how to share it with someone else. I just got lucky to see that she gave me one posted on her blog.

The rules of the award (To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award):- Comment on this blog.- Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog.- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.- Link to your nominees within your blog post.- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

I am going to nominate:






Thanks Chat I'd also like to give it back to you because you are the best.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Big Shot Deal

Order Your Big Shot Starter Kit by May 31st and Get free stuff!!!!
Everyone likes free things right? Well, Here's what you will get....
When you order your Big Shot Starter Kit for $199.95, you get:

■ Big Shot machine■ Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads■ 2 Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Bigz dies (Scallop Envelope and Top Note)■ 1 Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Sizzlits 4-Pack (Birds & Blooms)■ 1 Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Decorative Strip (Decorative Strip Billboard)■ Decorative Strip Cutting Pads and Extended Spacer Platform
In addition to those items you will also get a $4.95 die(your choice) from me, for free. This will put you over the $200 mark which then entitles you to a level 1 stamp set and $20.00 in free product. Plus when you buy the big shot from me, you get my services in helping you with ideas, product etc.
Plus when you purchase the big shot you go in on my nifty fifty board(to be given away when board is full) 4 times and in my drawing for $50 gift certificate(to be given away in July) 4 times.
So, email me or call me to get your big shot today.
Thanks and have a great day.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

designer paper sale

In honor of National Scrapbooking month Stampin Up is running a special on designer series paper, buy 3 and get 1 free. If you'd like to take advantage go ahead and order online at or email me with your order.
For more information either go to the website or email me.
Thanks again

Scrapbooking Kit Special

Stampin Up has released a $75 kit special. This is the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of a great opportunity. For more information please email me( or call me(802-482-3258) and I'll tell you all about it.
You can also view online and join online as well.
This special includes an alphabet stamp set, 1 package of 12x12 textured card stock, a simply scrappin kit and a craft ink pad. Those items alone are more than the $75 value and you still get the supplies as well.
This special will be available until May 31 online so please dont hesitate and miss out. Join now.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mothers Day Card using Manhatten Flowers Embossing folder

I know, I know, You are shocked. 2 posts at once. LOL. I dont post often enough so you dont expect 2 of them in one night.
I was playing around with this new manhatten flowers embossing folder and the Movers and Shapers Curly Label die and this is what I came up with.
I rubbed the Craft white on the embossing folder, on the side that would come out on top, and ran it through the big shot and it put the ink in the right places. I dont know if you can see it in the picture but I love the effect. If you click on the photo you can actually see the white ink better.
Then of course I had to use the new eyelet border punch and add a little more to it, then the scallop oval punch as well. I love that, THANK YOU STAMPIN UP.

Matchbox Bigz XL Die

I like this cute little box that this new die in the mini makes. I made 6 of them all within about a half hour. Its so easy to do and only 1 piece of sticky strip was needed. If you like this box, ask me about it and I'll tell you how you can make your own.