Monday, December 22, 2008

Country Living Challenge Winner

Hello all, Just wanted to tell you that I won the challenge that I told you about at the beginning of November. I sold the most in Vermont of the Country Living Collection kits. I told everyone in the beginning that I would give away an additions package to someone when I won, so, Now I've done the random generator and I put the names in order that you purchased so.......Drumroll please.......Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:5
Timestamp: 2008-12-23 02:25:19 UTC
And the winner is Penny Germaine. Penny purchased the 5th one that I sold. Congratulations Penny. I will give the package of add ons to you next time I see you. If however you want them before Christmas to make up the ornaments, tags and frames, just send me an email and I'll get them to you. Thanks all of you for your participation in this.
It was fun that Stampin Up gave us this challenge, Most of all that I won. If anyone wants to get in on these challenges, join me on a fun team and be creative with us, just send me an email and I'll tell you how you can join in. Happy Holidays to all.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Retiring Stamps List and Sale Special

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Fall-Winter 2008 retiring stamp sets are available for purchase December 9, 2008 – January 18, 2009. Buy your favorites today before they’re gone!Plus, now through December 23, you can get 10% OFF all retiring stamp sets and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $70—don’t wait to take advantage of this limited-time offer!Fall-Winter Retired List (Alphabetical)
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Every 6 months we are blessed with a Brand New Catalog and in order to make room for all the new stuff they have to retire some of our favorites. Email me, call me or go online for any of your favorite stamp sets at a special deal. Give your wish list to your family and friends and give them my email address and I'll help them get them for your holiday gift.
Happy Shopping. Thanks

Monday, December 8, 2008

Country living Holiday collection

Hello again, Its been a crazy week for me, I managed to finally tackle some of my christmas shopping at Target in New York. My friend/Downline, Gwen and I went on Saturday and OH was I tired by the time the night ended.
Anyway, to the point....I am going to offer the Country Living kit collection at a discount to bump up my totals for the challenge that Stampin Up is offering. I am going to offer it to you at the 20% off with any order. See the details for the kit earlier on in my blog. I believe it was posted on Nov. 16th. If you are interested in this offer, please email me directly to take advantage. That is a $10.00 savings, so, instead of $49.95 it will be 39.95 plus shipping and tax. (However, I wouldnt wait too long if you want it back in time to make the ornaments for christmas) I have already sold 10 of these and would like to be the highest seller, which I have no idea how many the other vermont folk have sold so I may not even be close but I also could be close. I'd hate to lose by 1 so if you have any interest in the kit please email me. Thanks
Have a great evening.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I won a tutorial from a fellow stamper

Hello everyone, Guess what? Today I won a tutorial. Usually I buy them from Andrea and today I won one by posting on her blog. I will share her post with you to see.......Here it is.......

Okay, and now onto today’s winner. Drumroll please……the winner of today’s blog give-away is….Betty Button ! Congratulations Betty! Betty will receive the PDF tutorial for this Snowman Window Box. You can use it as shown with a couple of test tubes holding goodies inside (I bought the Martha Stewart test tubes) OR, you could omit the test tube holder portion, cover the windows with acetate and fill them the box with treats. The tutorial includes supplies, dimensions and step-by-step photos with directions. I will be giving away a copy of this PDF tutorial each day for the rest of the month, so if your name hasn’t been drawn yet, don’t give up! Each day you leave a comment, you have a chance to win.
Thanks to Andrea. I will be able to make this project with ease. Her tutorials are what I have been using to do my classes with. THanks to all those that have been coming.

Here is a squashbook and there may be a video added later on to show you how to fold. I have done these at some of my previous workshops but this group hadn't done this so they wanted to do it they took photos and a video. If I can get kym on to post it then I will put the video on it. I'm a little camera shy though so theres not alot to it. What you need to start this project is 3 6x6 pcs of cardstock (2 of 1 color and 1 of another color), 2 pcs of designer paper cut to 4x4 and 2 pcs of cardboard cut at 3 x 3. Fold the 6x6's in half and open turn, fold again in half then you should have 4 3x3 squares on each sheet. Then you open it and fold in half once diagonally so the points meet. That fold will give you the 2 folds that are triangle photos above. You might be able to tell by the picture how to glue them together but if not, maybe I'll make a new video or photos from start to finish. This will make a great christmas gift and is very inexpensive to make. Hope you enjoyed this project.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Ok so your winner is......drumroll please.......

Here are your random numbers:7
Timestamp: 2008-11-30 01:11:31 UTC

Number 7 was
Kym Andrews said...
Oh la la.K, in the catalog I absolutely LOVE the Christmas set I got. Geez, I am horrible with names but it is the one with the tree, a saying, and several snowflakes and I absolutely LOVE it and have used it sooo much!!!!
November 25, 2008 11:48 AM

Oh and Kym, the name of the set you are referring to is Snow Swirled.
That way you dont forget the name.
Kym, you have to email me before Monday to claim your prize.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I had a fun day today. I took my grandchildren to Sears and had some beautiful photos done. You can be the judge of it for me though since I'm kind of partial. Seeing how I'm grammy My judgement might be kind of clouded. LOL. Anyway, I thought I'd share the photos since I talk about them all the time and some of you haven't even seen Kylie yet at all. So, this is Scott Jr and Kylie Jean. They are my pride and joy. I will be putting the photos on my scrapbook page that I made. Thanks for looking.

Christmas card made by Gwen

Here is another card made by my friend/downline Gwen. She is amazing. I loan her my stamp set and she creates something usually in no time. I love to have her create for me. Anyway, I made this card for my swap at my club, only she still had my stamps so I had to have her stamp and punch out the holly pieces so I could finish my swaps on Friday for Friday night's swap/club. I had to call her on Thursday to have her do them because I realized she had my stamps. The Only thing I changed on it for my swap was I put brads on instead of eyelets. The piercing was time consuming and by then I was tired so I didn't do eyelets. Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog Candy for 2000 hits

Here you go, as promised, blog candy again for having reached the 2,000 hits mark. Here you have a blush blossom ink pad and Seasonal icons, the stamp set came out of the level 3 hostess set. I am going to run this until November 28th. I will announce the winner on the 29th. All you have to do is post a comment telling me what you like most out of the catalog and get yourself entered. If you have a blog, post it on your blog and you'll get 5 extra chances. Good luck.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Here is a photo of the complete kit that is for sale, called the Country living Kit. This kit is limited availability and I will draw a winner for add on accessories at the end of the promotion so be sure to place your order as soon as possible. The kit sells for 49.95 and is well worth it. Email me if you are interested. Thanks

Good morning and Hello All,

I promised to post a picture of the ornaments that we will be making. You can change them and make your own because the kit does have choices but this is what Gwen and I came up with. These are the ornaments for the Black Friday Event. Come join us(you will need a photo with you at this event, school wallets work and sears wallets as well but can not be a close up or it wont fit). Also, the kit that makes the ornaments, I am giving away a free pack of add ons to go with the kit which is the chipboard, paper and punch outs, the way to get in on that drawing is to buy the kit, some of you have already bought the kit and you are already entered so email me if you are interested in purchasing the kit. photos are being posted to the blog as well. Thanks. Have a great day.
P.S. I will be posting a blog candy for my blog having 2000 hits ;-) but my dad was admitted to the hospital yesterday so I will be doing it this evening or tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Good morning everyone, I hope you all remembered to come back and check today. You will have to email me as soon as you get this. I will post and the person will have until Sunday to email me back to receive the prize. So, the random generator is ready and I'm going to post the result here........
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:7
Timestamp: 2008-11-12 10:27:02 UTC
And the lucky winner is Number 7. and the lucky postee for that number is.....drumroll please.....
cmmartindale said...
Betty,I love your choice in projects, I can't wait until you put more of them on here including your Christmas ideas!!! Your blog is awesome, I love it!!~Christine

So, now it will be up to Christine to contact me before Sunday or I draw another winner.
The next blog candy will be posted soon so come back soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Club gifts

Now,from my Club Host. This particular club always brings everyone a gift for attending(this was their own idea) and this is what our Club member Mary created for our group this month. What a great idea they have to bring gifts for everyone. I am usually giving the gifts but in this case, I actually get one too. How exciting. I hope you like it. I did. The larger of the two items is a post it holder and the smaller one is a tic tac box. How cute huh. Thanks again for looking. Again, Please Leave Mary a comment. Thanks.

Blocks Projects

Gwen and I created these together, the original idea was hers but together we made these designs and I added the beads. I did this at one of my clubs. I would do it for all of them but as Gwen Said when she told me where to find the blocks, I BOUGHT THEM ALL and it was just enough to do at one club. Thanks again for looking.

Manly Card

Hello everyone, At Midnight tonight the blog candy ends and I will post the winner in the morning. Good luck to everyone that posted. I have alot of hits on my blog already so I am going to post another blog candy when the hits reach 2000 so watch for it coming soon. It wont take long since I have only been on blog since september. Here is a card that one of my downline made, She used Nature Silhouette stamp set to create this card. I will be back with more to post. Thats it for this one. Thanks for looking. Please Leave Gwen a comment on this card, Good comments are a boost to anyone. Thanks

Sunday, November 9, 2008

help Baby Mia get a new heart

I saw this post on someones blog, They are giving away a quilt as well in honor of the baby, check this baby's story out. I know every penny helps in these cases so help if you can.

Stampin’ Up! teams up again with Country Living to offer the Holiday Collections Kit.

November 1st thru December 31st (or while supplies last)
The Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit includes the following products:
Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
Four 12″ x 12″ sheets of die-cut chipboard
Eight 12″ x 12″ sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
Four 12″ x 12″ sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
Two 12″ x 12″ sheets of Whisper White card stock
25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
10 yds. 3/8″ Whisper White taffeta ribbon
Pretties Kit brads (20)
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (1/2 oz.)
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin’ Spot
Old Olive Craft Stampin’ Spot
Uninked Stampin’ Spot
Whisper White Craft Ink refill
#114447 for only $49.95

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hello again

Hello everyone, Just wanted to apologize that I havent posted in a few days. THis was what I was afraid of, My busy life taking up too much time for me to post. Unfortunately I dont have any photos today but I am working on something and when Its done it will get posted.
I sent out an email tonight, to most everyone, if I missed you I'm sorry. My email address book is messed up. So, you are invited, just email me and let me know if you want to come.
I'm doing an event on Black Friday, November 28 at 5:30 pm. This is going to be a special event including pizza and beverage. I will be emailing and posting more details later but until then save the date. I will be offering my own little Black Friday Special at this event. Spend $100 and get any item in the book for 1/2 off. So, save the date and save some of your spending money. If you want the big shot, this is the perfect time to get it. Hope to see you all there.

One last thing, dont forget my blog candy is ending soon, go post a comment there. Someone said you have to sign up but you dont. You just have to go and click on open url to post. Put in your email address if you have to. Have a great day and be sure to come back soon. I'm hoping to post before the week is out. THanks

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3 day sale

Hello everyone.
I am offering a quick little special to boost my sales for the month. I would like to offer my buy 3 get one half off special. This means buy 3 items get one equal (to the lowest price of the 3) or lesser value for half off. Starting today and ending October 31st. Be sure to email me before the 31st to take advantage. Dont forget the birthday sets that stampin up has on sale. you could even use those to take advantage of their sale and mine. Hurry this is 3 days ONLY.
Thanks for looking
Dont forget my blog giveaway too, go post your comment on there to win the stamps and card kit.
Also dont forget we do take charge cards now.

A blog giveaway for a childs portrait

Here is a blog giveaway for a painted portrait I know I'd like to win it. check it out

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Poppit's Blog candy too

Here is more blog candy from yet another site.
This one closes soon so make sure you get in on this one, she's giving alot away

Creating with Chrissy Blog candy too.

I found another blog candy giveaway on another site, Go check it out. Have fun.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Finally Blog Candy Giveaway, Drawing date 11/11/08

Ok here goes, as promised......Blog Candy Giveaway, Drawing will be done on Nov. 11th. I recently won blog candy myself so I thought I'd give someone a chance on my blog to win. I am giving a Hostess Level 1 stamp set(Bitty Basics)...and a Simply Sent card kit(Handmade Holiday). They dont go together but its what I have extra of so I'm offering it up for free. So, heres what you have to do to win....Post a comment on this post and tell me what you like most about my blog so far and what you'd like to see in the future. Also, for those that do have a blog of their own, when you put my blog candy add on your blog and leave me a link to it and I'll give you an extra chance to win. I will use the random generator to choose a number and the lucky winner will receive both items, be sure to check back to see if you won so then you can email me your address. Thanks for playing and thanks for checking my blog out. SMILE:-)

Shelli on Studio 5

Shelli was on TV and posted a video on her blog, you should definitely see what she made, THis is gorgeous. I ordered the pillow box die but its on backorder, you can bet as soon as I get it though I will be making some of these. Enjoy the video.....

Shelli Gardner, Stampin Up CEO Card Swap

Here is a photo of Shelli's swap from founders circle, I didnt get to go to that but my upline did and she shared the card with us at our last meeting. What a great swap, No wonder she was still finishing them on the swap day. Sounds like alot of us stampers. LOL

Sorry the flash came into the photo some, the card was in a clear envelope and thats the best I could do.

Thanks for looking

Halloween treats

Hello all,
I just wanted to share with you something that my host and one of my guests did at our last club, some of us dressed up for halloween, we were supposed to wear pajamas, I'd share the picture of that with you but I dont have it the customer that made the pixie stick and the spider pepperming patty gift has that photo.
Anyway, The host made us all goodie bags and a snowman gift box, not shown in photo and our club clown made the other two treats.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I won a Blog Candy for the first time

Hello all,
I just wanted to share with you that I won my very first blog candy. I sign up for quite a few and won my first one. Not the quilt but its a prize that works for me. Here's what I won, Card kits for 3 months and 100 eyelets too....Card Kit contains 5 full card projects every month for the next 3 months with all the supplies. This is what I saw when I logged on to Chat's Blog......
#60 Marie
# 49 Betty Button
How exciting is that. I'm very excited. Now I have to share my good fortune with you all and post a blog candy for you to all take a chance at winning. To Be Announced soon so come back soon.......

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Looking to Fill November.

Hello everyone, I have a few dates open in my date book and would love to fill them. I am looking to give away some prizes to anyone who takes those dates. I have open, Nov. 1st, 15th, 16th and 23rd. (with the parties I have between now and then I could fill them easily but thought I'd try to fill this way first) If you choose any one of those dates and hold on the original scheduled date, I'll give you one of my special projects for free. I'm thinking the Bella rose cards and box set(Picture on Blog), or a wall hanging that I had classes on throughout the summer(email me for photo) or the Stationary set(again email me for photo) that I also did classes on throughout the summer. Post to the blog as a comment or email me to take one of those dates. That is all I have open for November and then will be full and booking into December(which is also almost full) so if you want to do a workshop for Christmas cards or holiday ideas, take advantage of this offer. When emailing or posting, just let me know which project you'd like for free. Thanks

Baby Announcement Card

Sometime in the last week or two, I received this baby announcement card from My upline, Jen Heffernan. THis is Baby # 4 for her. I loved the card so I asked her if I could post it to my blog for all of you to see the card, Well and the baby too. His name is Jaxson. He's so cute. Anyway, Here is the photo. Sorry Jen that it took me so long to post it. Thanks for looking. Until Next time.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Wish Scrapbook page

Hello again, Here is a scrapbook page that I made using the Simply Scrappin Kit "I Wish" and I also used the Big Shot and the Die with Foam to try out other material that will work with the big Shot. I apologize that I didn't put any pictures on the scrap page but I didn't have any christmas ones handy and I wanted to post it to show it off. I hope you like it. Again Feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think. Comments are good. Thanks

World Card Making Day (Gwen's Cards)

Hello everyone, I forgot to post Gwen's cards from our World Card Making event. So, I am posting them now. I think you will like them both. She used the Sending Happy thoughts stamp set from the Simply sent kits for one and for the other she used one of the birthday sets that is on special this month for 20% off, Big Bold Birthday. Go to the website for the details on that. Thanks for looking more to post in a few. If you want to leave a comment on this post letting Gwen know how you like it, she can view it later. Thanks

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Apple Picking

I took My grandson Apple Picking on Saturday and then we went to see, Beverly Hills Chihuahua. That was so much fun. I want to share the apple picking photos with you as well. He had to show me how to twist them off the branch, Apparently he had already gone picking with the Headstart Group. I thought that was so cute. The photo of him alone he was showing me the twisting. He's so adorable. Thanks for looking.

Card Organizer Class

Hello again, We set the date for Our Card organizer class today and thought I'd post it early so as to get the word out right away in hopes for better attendance. This class will cost $20.00 for 1 or $30.00 for 2 card organizers. If you are interested email me right away so I can have the supplies needed for you. Gwen and I will be doing this class, we will be adding in a special book for attendees its a mini book similar to the card organizer. I don't have a photo of the mini book yet but as soon as its finished, I'll post it for you. If you are interested in the organizer but can't make it to the class, I will also sell them already pre-made for $25.00 for 1 and $35.00 for 2. Email me for either attending or for buying the book or books. The class will be Sunday November 2nd @ 1:00 at Hinesburg United Church. Some of you have already signed up for this class but please even if you have already signed up, let me know for sure if you can make the date that I scheduled. When emailing me you will also need to decide if you want the Bella Rose designer paper or the Urban Garden Designer Designer paper for your book. Thank you. Have a great evening.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Card Making Day Event Cards

Hello everyone, Here are my card making day event cards. Gwen's I'll have to add tomorrow after the fact. I am offering with or without ribbon on the christmas card. I couldnt decide which way to go so I decided I'd let everyone choose. This card has irridescent Ice embossing and brayering. So, 2 techniques in one card and then my other card is more simple. I hope you like them. Feel free to leave a post and let me know which one you like better. Have a great evening.
Addition to post....Our Card making event was fun. Not too many showed up though, because of lifes unexpected happenings. Our thoughts go out to the ones that couldnt join us. The ones that came, loved the cards and got lots of free stuff. I will be posting later about the upcoming class that Gwen and I are doing. Keep watching. Thanks

Friday, October 3, 2008

stampers showcase

Hello again, Here one of the cards that I made for my convention swaps in July and it made the Stampin Up! Stampers Showcase not too long ago. Thanks for looking. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Baby card for Daddy to Be

Hello All, I was asked at work yesterday to make a card for a daddy to be at our work. They are having a girl but "Dont make it Pink", So I thought about it and this is what I came up with. What do you think? Post a comment to let me know. This is made with one of our Retired Simply Scrappin Kits....Special Delivery Girl. I myself will miss this kit. Also used it Just B stamp set and Irridescent Ice. For a manly card its not bad. Not one of my favorites but it will do.
Keep watching, I have much more to post. I've been busy working with Gwen and working on projects. I have photo'd Gwens stuff to and will post hers as well. She comes up with more on her own than I do. LOL.

I CASE most everything. Have a great evening and I'll be looking for your comments on this card later so be sure to leave me a comment. Thanks and have a great evening.

Soon I will have to try what some of the other bloggers do too and give away some blog candy so be sure you keep checking, you never know when I'm going to post.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Here are some photos of my New Stamp Room. Slim was kind enough to build all this for me, now I just need to organize it and I will be all set. Its a work in progress but its getting there. What do you think???? Thanks for looking

Hello again, Today I am announcing my Dreams Du Jour Class. Photo is attached to this post. This class will be held on Saturday October 11th at Hinesburg United Church at 1:00 and will cost $20.00. The photo below shows you what the box and cards actually look like. Andrea Walford a canadian demonstrator was kind enough to offer classes by email for us and I bought this one from her. I have bought a couple others as well and will continue to get them from her. My photo is now attached, however I forgot to tie the hemp at the top where the two holes are on each side(oops).
Email me at to sign up for the class. Please R.S.V.P. by October 5th so I can have time to cut and prepare for the class. I will also be doing my $5.00 raffle to help pay for the hall with as usual.Hope to see you all there.Thanks

Friday, September 19, 2008

National Card Making Day event

Hello again.
National Card Making Day is October 4 and Stampin Up has offered us the chance to hold an event and post it online plus they have given us a special for the week to offer. I have set my date with the help of my downline Gwen Landis who will be helping with this event. The event will be Sunday October 5th at 1:00, Hinesburg United Church. We will make 4 cards with envelopes for $15.00 and we will have our normal raffle to help pay for the hall as well. If you are interested in attending Please R.S.V.P. by October 1st. However the first 10 replies will get a gift for speedy response. So Come join us. Send me an email or call me to rsvp. We will be sending out a flyer too with full info. Watch your email for that. Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stampin Up in the News

Because I am new to Blog world, even though this was last year, I thought I would share this heart warming story with you! Stampin' Up! is such a giving company and I am so proud to be a part of it!
Its nice to know that this company gives so much and so often

Welcome to my Blog

Welcome to my blog, My name is Betty, I am a mother of 2 (Son Scott and daughter Kayla) Grandmother of 2 (Grandson Scotty and Granddaughter Kylie). I have been a Stampin Up Consultant for 5 years now. This past year I qualified for my very first incentive trip with the Company, HAWAII. This was an awesome year for me. I set a goal and achieved it.
My reason for starting a blog is to keep my customers and my downline creative. I do however CASE almost everything but will try to remember to give credit to whomever I got the idea from.
Since I also work full time, I am not sure how often I will post but I will do my best to update as often as I can.
Until Next time, I Hope you have a wonderful day.
Take care.