Monday, December 31, 2012

Our Gift from Ken and Gayle and a card

This is our Gift from Ken and Gayle. Ken takes great photos and this is where we met so they had it framed for us and surprised us with it on Saturday. Its more beautiful than this picture shows and I had a hard time getting a picture of it because I kept showing up in the glass. So I took it in and had slim hold it on the bed which was full of unfolded clothes at the time so you can even see the clothes in the background. LOL.

This picture is from the Alaskan Cruise and that is when we met. They were our dinner companions and we became friends. Its always hard to say goodbye when we part now.
So, anyway, this is the Misty Arm Fjords where our Ship went almost up to the glacier, In the photo you can see just a glimpse of the glacier in the back Its just breath taking and this photo is much more beautiful than the photo shows.

So, now on for another card. This Card was made by a Customer and Friend, Laurie Pelcher. She re made it for me using only stampin up product so that I could post it on here to share.
Paper: More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze So Saffron and Classic Black
Stamps: Wonderfall and Perfectly Penned
Embossing Folders: Square Lattice and Woodgrain
Embellishments: Smooch Spritz Gold, Sponging and Twine/hemp
Big shot Die:   Bigz Autumn Accents
Thanks for sharing with us Laurie
Come back again tomorrow and Have a Very Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012


These cards were made by my friend Gayle. Slim and I met her and her husband on the Alaskan Cruise and we bonded from the get go. It was a friendship that was meant to be. She made thse cards for her last workshop in December and when I came to her house she shared them with me along with a few others to post on my blog, Thanks Gayle.

So the ones on the left are with Make a mitten and snowflake soire. Then on the Right is using Evergreen and Many Merry Messages with the Holiday framelits.

I was wondering what I was going to post on my blog while I'm away at leadership but she has given me plenty of hers to post until I get back and can start creating my own. I hope you like her cards. Wait till you see what her and her hubby gave Slim and I when we arrived. Its just beautiful. I have to ask if its ok to post here and then I will, if not then I'll just have to carry it around with me.

Thanks for Stopping by and come again tomorrow.
Rubber Hugs

Leadership Excitement

WOW I got some stuff in the mail over the holidays that I've been wanting to post but totally forgot all about.........

This is My leadership badge, Event Materials Voucher and My Managers Reception invitation. I got them all withing a couple days of each other and I can't wait. I will be gone from Jan 9 - 16. While I am away I am also going to spend some alone time with my baby Girl Kayla. Even though she just left here, This is the first time I've been to see her In Orlando.
Managers Reception this year Stampin' Up! is taking us to see The Wizarding world of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The ticket says, Please bring this ticket to board the Stampin' Up! Express. Can't wait to see this.
Have a great day everyone. I will be in Massachusetts all day visiting our Stampin' Up! Friends. We met them on the Alaskan Cruise and we've been mettign up with them ever since.
Thanks for stopping by
Rubber Hugs

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Product project

Here is a card that I made using the new Sale A bration set and the matching butterfly punch. I love that set and punch. Wish the set were not a sale a bration item though. :(

For this card I used Bloomin' Marvelous, Delicate Doilies and Teeny tiny wishes Stamp sets
Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle and the new butterfly,( I HOPE YOU LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DO) and the scallop edge punch.
Black Stazon ink, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo ink
The DSP is the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP that is coming in the new mini. LOVE IT TOO

Speaking of DSP. I will be doing product shares again, Remember that this is a way for you to get a sampling of the product to play with and see what you like before you buy the whole pkgs.
So, watch for that, coming soon......Very Soon.

Hope you like my new creation.
Rubber hugs

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More items added to the clearance rack.

We've added 15 more products to our Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:

Neutrals Flower Brads

Regals Flower Brads

Subtles Flower Brads

Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon

Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon

Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim

Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon

2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock

Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper

Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper

Well Worn Designer Series Paper

Beau Chateau Side Notes

Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies

Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

Our First Class to go

First Card class of 2013

Up, Up and Away Card Class to Go

This class provides you with the stamp set and a total of 8 cards (4 designs and 2 of each design). You can choose either Clear or Wood stamps set. The cost for the Clear set plus supplies is $29.00 and for Wood, $37.00.  Envelopes will not be provided.  You will be provided with step by step instructions to complete the cards, all you need is your own ink. We will tell you what colors you need in case you want to make them like our samples. If you already have the stamp set and would like just the materials to complete the 8 cards (or an extra set of materials) the cost is $15.00.

Please reply and be sure to let us know if you want wood or clear for your stamp set choice or if you’d like just the card materials.   All pieces will be cut, scored, punched or run through the big shot and ready to go.  You will need to stamp, color, sponge and assemble
                                            The following photo shows a sneak peak of the cards:

Thanks and we hope you like our class to go!

Rubber hugs - Sandie and Betty

Deadline for purchase will be January 4th 2013.  Please let us know and prepay for your class by then.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Class to go Schedule 2013

2013 Class to Go Schedule

Class to Go - What’s that????     Here’s the deal -

I will design four different cards using the stamp set and designer series paper listed below.

You decide if you want the stamp set in clear or wood and for the price listed below you get the stamp set, instructions with

measurements and all the materials to make eight cards  (4 cards with two of each design).   
 No more sitting and wondering how to get

started!  Here is the list for the first half of the year so you can plan ahead.

   Extra set of prepped materials available for $15.

Up, Up &  Away stamp set (pg. 37) with Sycamore Street DSP (Sale A Bration flyer)   - payment deadline January 10, 2013

            Wood - $37.00                                    Clear - $29.00

You Are Loved set (pg. 24) with Amore DSP (spring flyer) – payment deadline January 25th, 2013

            Wood - $42.00                                    Clear - $34.00

Ciao, Baby! set (pg. 16 spring flyer) with Print Poetry DSP(spring flyer) – payment deadline February 22, 2013

            Wood - $28.00                                    Clear - $24.00

That’s The Ticket set (pg. 27 spring flyer) with Parker’s Patterns DSP (spring flyer) – payment deadline
 March 22, 2013

            Wood - $33.00                                    Clear - $27.00

Rain Or Shine set (pg. 30 spring flyer) with Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (spring flyer) – payment deadline April 26, 2013

            Wood - $31.00                                    Clear - $26.00

By The Tide set (pg. 19 spring flyer) with Comfort CafĂ© DSP (big book) – payment deadline May 24, 2013

            Wood - $38.00                                    Clear - $30.00

***As an extra incentive***

If you buy at least five of the class to go sets I will let you choose any one stamp set

from the new Wish Book that comes out in June up to $25.00 value for free!!!

Happy New Year to Everyone – Let’s get Stampin’ in 2013

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Drumroll Please.........

Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to those listed below.
Here are the winners.........

Ok so I did this with so it was fair.
Glitter Paper posted on 12/18
1-22 were the numbers. Number 12 was a duplicated post so I had to count it in but I did not let that number win.
So, Here goes.......
First Winner........Debbie Kellog
Second Winner....Jen Lesage
Third Winner.....Gail Ponto
Fourth Winner......Trudy
Fifth Winner......Bee

Next Prize Ink Pads posted on 12/19
1-20 were numbers

First Winner.......Gail Ponto
Second Winner......Sarah Havers
Third Winner.....Debbie Flattum
Fourth Winner.....Lois Horan

Next Prize Adhesive package posted 12/20
First Winner......EPC  (Elizabeth Charland)
Second Winner.....Jen Lesage
Third Winner......Merrilou George

Next Prize Paper Piercer and Pad posted 12/21
First Winner......Marcie
Second Winner LED (Louise)

Next Prize Prize Bundle posted 12/22
WINNER..........Sarah Havers

Next Prize Ribbon posted 12/23
First Winner.......Debbie Kellogg
Second Winner.......Laurie
Third Winner........Sarah Alvanos
Fourth Winner........Betsy R

Final Gift Posted on 12/24
WINNER.........Michelle C

Congratulations to all. Please email me with your color choices if there is a color but in the order that you'd like them because the person drawn first gets first choice. EX Glimmer Paper Red, Silver or Champagne. There are 2 red and 2 silver and 1 champagne. List the prize you won in order of the color you choose, of course you dont have to list red or silver twice but I think you know what I mean.

I will have to do this again, This was lots of fun.
Rubber Hugs

Merry Christmas TO ME!!! WOW

Hello everyone.
     As you all know, Slim and I have been together for 12 years. Well, This morning, while opening presents, I opened this........

This is what I wanted, Exactly exact size too. This man is amazing. MY PROMISE RING.
I have been telling him, I dont need to get married, I just want a promise. Well, Here it is.
I'm sooooo Happy and I LOVE THAT MAN

Merry Christmas
Off to see grandkids now and then I'll come back to post winners.
Thanks for playing along with my prize patrol.

A Handmade Christmas Gift


There is a Big Shot Die on the clearance rack for sale that if you dont have it, you might want to go and grab it up before its all sold out. This die is called, matchbox die. The items are in alphabetical order, A huge tip when looking at the clearance rack the option to view all, then you dont have to wait for the pages to load. Anyway, This beautiful box is a Christmas present for my Massage Therapist, Hopefully either I've already seen her, or she doesnt see this post. LOL.

I cant wait to give this to her. Her favorite color is red. She will hopefully love this.
Now, If you want this die. Remember its on the clearance rack. Someone else who saw this box has asked me to do a class on this, so, sometime soon I might be offering a class for this.
If you are interested in attending, please let me know.
If you want to use your 30% off gift, that you received in the mail, then you'll have to email me with your order so that I can place your order and only charge you the correct amount. Stampin Up will not give you that Discount. I must give that to you as its my gift to you.

Have a wonderful day and Rubber Hugs

Come Back Later tonight for the winners of all of the prizes It will be quite a list and some may win more than once as it is up to the random generator. I will be gone most of the day but before I tuck myself in after all of the Christmas Festivities, I'll come back here to announce the winners.

Monday, December 24, 2012

LED could you please come forward

Ok so we are getting closer to the day of awarding. LED could you please tell me who you are?
I suppose I'll find out when you win something but if you are out there watching. Please post and tell me who you are.
Merry Christmas.

Final Gift.....Prematurely posted and removed

Hello again, I accidentally prematurely posted this and some of you got emails, BUT, I had to delete it and re load it. I forgot to schedule it so it posted immediately. OOPS.
We have all had alot of fun with these prizes, OH MY, What am I going to do now. LOL.
There is tomorrow's post of all the winners. I guess I'll have to put my thinking cap on, for ideas to bring you back for more. Here is today's prize. The final prize in the Holiday prize give away, come back tomorrow to see who wins all the wonderful prizes........
This is all retired product. Another order that I just got in. Happy Holidays to all.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love and Hugs

Possible Leadership swaps

Tell me what you think. This is an idea with Up,Up and away that I wanted to make as a swap for leadership. Let me know which one you like best. Of the four just tell me which one you like......

First the top left to right they are Primrose petals and Midnight Muse
Then  the bottom left to right are Certainly Celery and Raspberry Ripple.
Tell me what your favorite is. Maybe I'll just make an assortment but not sure yet
Rubber Hugs

Thanks for stopping by, come back later today for the last chance to win prizes

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Another Prize giveaway, WOOHOO!!!!!

Ok so I'm going back to offering more than one prize, as you all know I didnt keep track of the days all too well and was originally counting down until Christmas but now that I messed that up I am offering more just because these were on the clearance rack and I just got them in.

So, for today I'm offering 4 prizes again. Each winner will receive one spool of ribbon. The way I will do this is, the first one to respond after I post the winners on Christmas Day will get first choice, moving on till the last one to respond will get the final color. Hope this works for everyone.
Have a wonderful day and GOD BLESS.
Rubber Hugs

Wait till you see tomorrow's prize for the final day.
By the way, check out that clearance rack, there are still plenty of things available.

I love hand made christmas cards

This Card I received from my friend and downline, Gwen Landis. She is a Hobby demo but really should consider being more than a hobby demo because she if very creative.

I believe she used crumb cake and very vanilla card stock, Cherry cobbler ink and be of good cheer designer series paper(DSP). She also used the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.
Thanks Gwen.
Thanks for stopping by today
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Another Prize for the occasion

Ok now we are down to one although, remember I messed up so my mistake is your gain. Tune in for 2 more days of gifts. I might just make it something even bigger. Who knows, but you'll have to keep coming back to see.
So, here is todays prize.........

Thats right, One person is going to win all of this. This is some accessory shares product that I had left over When I sold them, there was a little over enough to do 4 out of each group, so I held on to the extras and this is what was left. So, if you missed out on the accessory shares this could be your lucky day.
Rubber Hugs

Spring Mini Product Project

Here is another project using some product from the new Spring catalog. I can't wait to start sharing these at my workshops. Of course the one I showed yesterday and this one will be for my January parties. Want to book a party. Just let me know and I'm sure we can find a date in there somewhere. I am going away to leadership for a week so time is limited but we can squeeze something in there.

Product used for this is Night of Navy Ink, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla Card Stock along with Print Poetry Designer series paper. I used the oval punch and the scallop oval, plus the scallop border punch. THere is a sale a bration Stamp on this card as well called Bloomin Marvelous.
        Also, I used a new framelit and coordinating stamps called Oh Hello, Bundle. You can purchase them in a bundle starting on January 3 through May 31. Oh and one more thing I used is 5/8" Flower Trim Tulle. Its perfect. You are going to love it. I attached it to a Night of Navy 1" circle punch
Thanks for stopping by.
Rubber Hugs

Dont forget to come back at 4 pm. for a new holiday giveaway.

Oh and if you want to be emailed when ever I make a post, I finally figured it out, just let me know and I'll add you to the list. If you are already getting an email and dont want it, let me know that too.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Down to 2 of each prize.

Well, Here is another day of prizes, Todays Prizes are the Stampin' Pierce mat and the Piercing tool.

Two people will win these lovely gifts. Heck if you have them, You can re-gift. After all, everyone loves to Give Gifts at Christmas. At least I do.
All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me what you love about Christmas.
Dont forget to go back and leave a comment on any of the other posts too before December 24th at midnight. Any of the giveaways that I have on here you can post on until then and still have a chance to win. I will be drawing on Dec. 25th
The Scrapbooking class, dont forget to sign up for that one too. I will be drawing that one on Dec. 31st.
Thanks for stopping by.
Rubber Hugs

Another Card received

Here is another Card that I got in the mail. This one was made by Jen Lesage.
I think she used a retired Snowflake set, can't for the life of me remember the name of it but I think I still have it somewhere around here.
I think this was actually a card kit at one time. Or a card that we made at a class because it looks very familiar. Thanks Jen.
Happy Holidays back at ya.
Rubber hugs

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Prize Giveway continuation

Todays Prize is an adhesive package. 3 people will receive a package of dimensionals and some mono adhesive glue. What can you do with this product. That is the question........
Leave me a comment telling me what you will use this adhesive package for. You will have until christmas eve to post on any of the prize posts. Thank you for stopping by. Oh My what will I give for the 2 day prizes. Can't wait to share whats coming.
Rubber Hugs

I'm still going to end a day early, I better dig into my storage bins and see what else I have to give away. Anyone got any suggestions.............Comments please!!!!!!!!!!!

Very Glittery card. Love it

This card is one that I received from a customer. Thanks Debbie. I love getting Hand made cards, its so nice to see everyone using the product they buy.
She Used the Stocking Punch. I miss this punch. Sometimes I wish they would ask us before discontinuing something. Oh Well, It is what it is. At least we have it to use.
She also used the top note die and the tags dies and of course glimmer paper. Thanks for stopping by today. RUBBER HUGS

Dont forget to come back at 4 pm for another prize chance.
Have a great day.

Some of you have started receiving the cards I sent. I hope you like them.
I still have a few more that are going in the mail today.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

4 days till christmas prize

Now we are down to 4 days till christmas, what do you think happens now, Thats right I have 4 prizes for today, 4 people will win........

One of 4 ink pads. No worries if you have these colors already I have brights, regals or subtles, You can choose which color you want. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.
Rubber hugs
P.S. Every day my prize post for this will be at 4 pm so come back every day.
Remember all you have to do to win is stop in and leave a comment.
To leave a comment click on this post and the comment field will be there but make sure you leave your first and last name, I have more than one person with the same name.
Tell all your friends to hop on as well and sign up.

Ah heck, I started a day early, we are going to end on the 23, oh well I'll throw in an extra one on the 24th. My mess up and your gain. :)

Happy Holidays From Stampin' UP!

Here is a project that I made using some new products from the upcoming Spring Mini and  Sale A Bration Flyer.

I used the set called Blooming Marvelous and the ribbon is striped organdy ribbon in Melon Mambo.
The card stock used was Melon Mambo and Whisper White. Inks are Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Pacific Point (my Favorite), and Daffodil Delight.
This technique is called Triple Time Stamping. I found the original design of this card on Splitcoaststampers.
Thanks for stopping by.
Don't forget to come back later for another set of prizes, We are now 4 days till christmas so the next post will be 4 prizes which means 4 lucky people will win.
All winners will be announced on Dec. 25th.
Dont forget to go to the scrapbooking post to get the free scrapbooking class drawing in too. :) That winner will be announced Dec. 31

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

5 days till christmas prizes

Here is the first chance to win, Now you can start posting.
This is the first prize. I am giving away to 5 lucky winners, a package of this lovely glimmer paper.

Sorry that the lighting is bad, There are 2 red 2 silver and 1 champagne.
 I will choose 5 names and each person will get one package.
All you have to do is comment on this post.
To comment, click on the post and scroll down to the comment section
Please be sure to leave your name and be sure to come back every day, I will be posting more prizes every day until christmas.
Good Luck and Have fun.

5 days till christmas

Hello again,
     I just found an idea on someone else's blog, Dawn Olchefske. Since I like giving away free stuff, this sounded fun to me, So I'm borrowing her idea.
Everyday from now until Christmas Eve I will post a prize that I'm going to give away. I am going to start from 5 and go down and the last day I will be giving away 1.
EX: first day will be today, we are 5 days till christmas so there will be 5 people winning the prize, then day 2 will be 4 days till christmas so 4 of the prize will be given, then day 3 will be 3 and so on. I will do all the drawings on Christmas morning so be sure to come and check out the winners on Christmas day. Hopefully I will be able to steal some online time before I head out to my sons but if not then it will be later in the evening.
     To enter the drawings just come back every day. Leave a comment on the post that announces the prize of the day and make sure to leave your name. I will post the first prize tonight when I get home and then each morning until day 5 there will be a new prize.
Thanks for stopping by.
Rubber Hugs

Stampin Success Story

Hello my friends,
    My friend and downline, Gwen, emailed me at work yesterday and said, IS THAT YOU?
I had to open the email to see what she was talking about, She found me on the cover of Stampin' Success Magazine. This is the magazine that consultants get for inspiration. This is also the magazine that my convention story was in during October. There are several tiny pictures of demonstrators on the cover of the 25 year magazine issue.
Attached is the picture of the cover, I am located just below the pink ribbon......
My Stampin Coach called last night and I asked her how they choose who they put on and she said she didnt know that. I am sure its random but its an honor to be on or in that magazine. Hope you like my share today. I was busy last night making cards using the new product from both the new spring catalog and the sale a bration. We are able to order the product ahead so we can start getting ideas ready and I got them last week but just found the time to make something. So, stay tuned for photos coming soon.
Thanks for stopping by.........HUGS

Monday, December 17, 2012

Items for sale

One of my downline, Kelly is selling some pouches that she made with the Stampin Up Fabric
If you are interested in buying one of these bags, please contact me and I will get one to you.
Great for make up, Hair accessories, stampin supplies, anything you need a small pouch for. She is asking $10 for them.

Also, here are the cards, addressed stuffed and ready to go. A few of them are not done but most are.

Watch your mail for them. I think I got everyone that has ordered in the last year.
If I missed you, please let me know. I had trouble with the labels and some of them didnt print.
Thanks again for stopping by.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Emboss resist

Here is a technique that I love to do. Its called Emboss resist. I did this card awhile ago but thought I would share it since I havent posted it on here before and some of you are new.
First I stamped the flower image in Chocolate chip, because you can't stamp that after you emboss, Let it dry now that our stamps are moist and dont dry as quick. Also, you want to stamp the Words up top in case you go too high with the doily stamp so that  you can still get the words in, You should try to keep the doily just below the words.
I used the Hello Doily stamp, Inked it in versamark and stamped it to the card, not showing the whole image but most of it. Sprinkled the Clear embossing powder over it and heated it. Then sponged it with pool party and daffodil deligh. I made sure and Kept it low enough so that the words didnt get covered but almost went up to the words.
Then when you are sponging, start with the yellow first then the blue and randomly sponge in circular motion all around the card. The brads used here are now retired but are on the clearance list. I used chocolate chip, whisper white and pool party card stock.
Thats all for now, Thanks for stopping by. I am in the process of stamping some stuff with the new mini but I havent completed anything yet.
Until Next time, dont forget to check out what is on the clearance rack at


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Todays post is all about updates.
1) Remember to check out the clearance rack, Stampin Up added over 200 items, Some have already come and gone but others are still there. I have sold over $400 today because they added these sale items.
2) dont forget that every order you place will help me approach my goal of $200,000 that I am moving in on. Also, that there is a drawing for gift certificates when we accomplish this.
3) Blog Candy and Scrapbooking event.
If you are interested in winning, just leave a comment on the blog candy post, not this post, the blog candy one. Well, you can leave a comment here too.
4) Christmas is just 10 days away, dont forget that I have gift certificates available to give as a gift to a special person.
5) With that being said, watch your mail for the card that I posted, I am sending them out this weekend. There will be a special in the envelope.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Hello All,
   Make sure you go check out the clearance rack today.
There is a clearance rack blitz, Stampin Up has added over 300 new items to the list.
Check it out at
Everything on there is while supplies last so be sure and check it out.


Hello peeps, I'd really like to fill my scrapbooking event, so I am going to give away a free admission. Would you like to come and try your hand at scrapbooking. Well, here is your chance. You will need to post a comment about how you think I'm doing with all of my daily blog posts. I will draw one winner at the end for free admission to my class. How does that sound?
Just Try it, you might like it. I never liked it either but I had fun putting this class together.
Here is the photo again. Also, if you can't make the class and want to buy the class, no worries, You can put it together at home on your own. We will have everything cut for you and the page protectors will be included. All you do is look at the photos and assemble, then fill with your own photos.
Come on, try it, you might like it.
The drawing for the class attendance will be December 31st.
However, if you want to come, dont miss out by waiting until you see if you win, If you win, I will refund your money. No worries. Also if you win and can't attend, You will get your package to complete.
Please Remember that when you post anonymously, you have to type your name into your comment so that I know who you are.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Cards and a Giveaway

Holiday Cards and a giveaway, Here are the cards I have been working on and I'm including a surprise in for everyone. Please watch your mail carefully for this envelope and you might just be a lucky winner as well.

The card is something I just saw on Pinterest and loved it, thought I'd use up some of the leftover holiday DSP that I have kicking around and some White card stock that I had mostly cut I had to cut the raspberry ripple card stock and the ribbon. I punched all the white circles with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch and then the dsp with the same punch. ran the white circles through the big shot using the holiday framelits and the ornament framelits and then embossed them with the snowburst folder which has retired but I love it. This was a fun card to make and my friend Debbie came to help me out with them. Some of them are crooked but its the thought that counts. HUGS. Thanks Debbie for helping me.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My First Christmas card I received in the mail.

This card was made by one of my customers, Betsy Rotax. She used the ornament punch and it looks like she used tin cans of some sort to punch the ornament. What a great idea. Thanks Betsy for a beautiful card.

I have been very busy last night and tonight working on cards to mail out myself. the secret is inside though. I have a surprise I'm putting inside them. There will be 3 lucky people that get instant prizes and then everyone has something for IN BETWEEN the holidays.
Watch your mail. Thanks for checking in today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Matchbox die(retired) Jewelry Box

 Matchbox die Jewelry Box(4 Sided)

I had seen these online before but never had a chance to figure out how to make them and Gail Macdougal wanted to attempt it and asked to borrow my die. SO I let her and she made me one for my granddaughter as well. Here it is. Isnt it great.
I know she used Flirtatious DSP also but that is retired as well. Any DSP would work for this.
The first photo shows all of the drawers on one side but keep in mind that this has 4 sides to it.
All of the drawers open, 16 (Correction 24) of them. Its just beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Scrapbooking event flyer

Scrapbook Your Holiday Memories Class

Merry Moments Scrap book class - come and join us for 2 fun filled Sunday afternoons on January 20th and 27th at Rice Memorial High School located at 99 Proctor Avenue in South Burlington from 1 – 3pm on both dates.

We will provide you with the supplies to complete 20 beautiful Holiday pages as well as your page protectors.

The fee for this class is $50.00 which covers both dates where you will assemble 10 pages each Sunday. As a bonus, if you sign up with a NEW guest you will each get a discount of $5.00 off the cost of the class.

Payment is required by December 31st . No exceptions will be allowed because the Merry Moments scrapbooking kits are only available until January 2nd and will need to place our order by year end.

Please don’t hesitate and miss out. We will have fabulous door prizes to give away!

You can receive tickets for the door prizes many ways…

1 ticket for attending and arriving on time

2 tickets for paying in full by Dec. 20th

2 tickets for bringing a new friend

2 tickets for bringing a non perishable food item for the local food shelf

3 tickets for placing an order up to $49.99

5 tickets for placing an order $50 – 99.99

8 tickets for placing an order over $100

10 tickets for booking a workshop

15 tickets if you sign up with us at this event to be a demonstrator

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Scrapbook Your Holiday Memories Class


To bring your own mono adhesive

If you forget it, we will have some for sale.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snowman Slider Card

Hello all,
This morning I am going to share a card that I got from one of my Customers and Friend Gail McDougal . This is a slider card and the snowman swirls around. Isnt it cute. I will have her add a comment and post her pieces and parts that she used. Lots of Circles, modern label, word window punch and 5 Petal flower punches, She used the snowflake embossing folder and bashful blue card stock and ink, whisper white, black and more.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Here is another card that I did at some of my workshops this holiday season and it was a huge hit. I hope you like it.
This card uses No Peeking and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, Early Espresso Ink pad & Card stock. Real Red ink pad, stitched ribbon & Card stock, Lucky Limeade card stock, Whisper White card stock and Candle light Christmas DSP.
Also, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Pack and white gel pen.
Thanks again for stopping by.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Here is a card that uses Snowflake Soiree, I made this for a workshop in October and I dont think I shared this with you.
The card uses versamark, Silver embossing powder, Heat Tool, Midnight Muse Ink Pad,  Card Stock &  ribbon, I also used  Whisper White card stock with rhinestone in the center of the snowflake.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Rubber Hugs

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A photo and a birthday today.

This picture was made by one of my customers(Gail Macdougal). I asked her to help me design a card for another customer(Debbie Kellogg) who loves m&m's. So she came up with this, not a card but she did post something on the back. I saw a post somewhere else about m&m's and thought of this so I went searching to find it just so I could post it. This was made out of  Stampin up punches.If you want the punches she used I'll have to ask Gail.
Maybe if Gail comes on to see this, she can post it in the comment section.
Hope you like our photo today

I also have something else to share today. 28 years ago today, My handsome boy was born, I went to the doctors on the morning of the 5th and was told that I was in labor, HMMM Didnt even know it. So, he sent me to the hospital to get checked in because I was going to be having my baby. I did not know what I was having but I did suspect it was a boy. I was sick for my whole pregnancy so his father called him baby Ralph. LOL.
Anyway, that day while I was in labor it started snowing, My sister was supposed to be with us for our baby's birth, about midnight her husband called her and told her she had to come  home, it was snowing up a storm, We got dumped on. It snowed for the whole next day.
Anyway, Jimmy(my sons father) was now very nervous because he had to do this alone now, but he stayed with me.  Finally after 36 hours of Labor, my son was born via c-section and 9 pounds 1/2 ounce and 21 inches long. He was too big for me to deliver. Anyway, just wanted to share that today is his birthday. Happy Birthday Scott Allen Ellsworth, I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
Thanks for Stopping By.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Scrapbooking Class

With the Help of 2 of My Downline(Mindy and Sandie), we are holding a scrapbooking originally created by Rhonda Wade, one of the top 100 demonstrators. She put together the class and training for us to purchase and we are creating her version, Mindy's version and Sandie's version to share with you at this event.

This class will give you 20 completed pages to scrapbook your christmas photos. So, make sure you  take lots of photos over the Holiday season. This event will take place on 2 days, for part one and part 2, January 20 and 27th and will cost you $50 unless you bring a NEW Guest, then you will pay only $45 each. Thats right your NEW guest will get all of you in your group a $5 discount.

The only catch is, we need to have payment for this class by December 31st because the Kit we are using is in the current mini and it ends on Jan. 2 so we want to be sure to have money in hand to order the supplies for the event.

You will each get a Scrapping Kit(we will cut the pieces ahead for you) and the plastic protector pages to put all of your pages in plus all the supplies you will need to make the pages. The kit alone is $21.95 plus shipping and tax, so you will be getting your money's worth.

There will be prizes and fun things so come and join us.
Watch for an email with full details and be sure to save the date and tell your friends.

Sorry the picture didnt come out so good, the lighting here is not the best. I'm working on that.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

oops. put the wrong date on my scheduled post. Sorry.

So, here is another Stampin Up Special for you. Its called the Ornamental Elegance kit and is only available while supplies last, take advantage of this amazing offer--just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:

•Die-Cut Cardstock Elements

•Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon

•Natural Linen Thread

•Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

•Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Thanks for Checking in today.

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Sister and I stamped today and a card

Today was a fun day. Some of you have heard me talk about my family, I have 7 brothers and 1 sister. Well, today I spent the day stamping Christmas Cards with my sister(Marie). She lives about an hour away or maybe even just over an hour and she came to my house to stamp with me today. We dont get alot of time to spend together, so we did this last year and again today.
 I thought I'd share this with you today. We made 24 cards each, and had fun, we worked together and finished all we wanted to do. I'd show you the cards but they are the same ones that Scotty and Kylie(my grandkids) made with me on Thanksgiving day and I already posted those.
So, here is the photo of my sister. She is 8 years older than me and I have a story to share with you that she shared with me..... the day I was born she was waiting by the phone to hear that she had a baby sister. Back then, they didnt tell you what you were having. So, because my sister already had 4 brothers, she wanted a baby sister. She tells me that she waited very patiently and was hoping that the news would come before she had to get on the bus to go to school. Also back then, no one could go in with you when you had babies, otherwise she probably would have been there.

Anyway, Here is the photo of my sister.....
Of course I caught her looking down counting. LOL

There is no better friend then a sister. I LOVE YOU SIS.
Thanks for coming to spend the day with me.

Next I would like to share a photo of a card that I made, I made this card for a swap at my uplines meeting awhile back and thought I'd share it with you today. I got the idea from here...
This card was made by Amanda Corbet and a video is on her blog for viewing to make your creating a little easier.

The first one was with the light on so there is a shadow and you can't really see the effects of the candle inside. So then I took another photo of it with the lights out and you can see the yellow glow of the flashing candle inside the card. See  below for the second photo.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Another Mindy Card - Evergreen

Here is another one of Mindy's cards from our last card buffet. I contemplated ordering this stamp set but never got around to it. Now its too late, It may not make the catalog next year so I have to hold off to see. I hope it does because I really think this set has potential.
I am not sure what exactly she used but I'm gonna guess. Evergreen stamp set, Midnight must ink, card stock, ribbon and designer series paper. I  think it was vanilla card stock and crumb cake as well and crumb cake ink too I think. Maybe Mindy will post in the comments and let me know if I mixed anything up. Also not sure if she got this card somewhere or if it were her own. Not sure what set had the Peace in it but I know she markered it.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, December 1, 2012

 New Arrival: Stampin' Up! Holiday Packaging Bundles, 20% Off!

Holiday Packaging Bundles

Now through January 2nd you can purchase

Stampin' Up! Holiday Packaging Bundles

at a 20% discount!

Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends? At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769, $13.50 (a $16.85 value) includes:

•Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")

•Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")

•Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle

Item 132770, $13.50 (a $16.85 value) includes:

•Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")

•Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)

•Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)