Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE RELAX AND CREATE RETREAT!


October 25th, 2014 is the beginning of a wonderful tradition and one you will definitely want to be a part of.  This is a great opportunity to get those creative juices flowing and get a jump start on your holiday gift giving projects!  October 1st is the last day for registration.



RELAX AND


CREATE RETREAT!


DATE: October 25, 2014

TIME:  9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Avon/Rochester Moose Lodge
     
                     3967 Livernois 

                     Rochester Hills, MI  48307

COST:  $75

RELAX & CREATE RETREAT INCLUDES:

1)  Six unique and fun projects to create


(the frame pictured above is 
 one of the

projects)

2) A goody bag filled with awesome SU!

products

3) New Product Demonstration

4) Yummy taco bar lunch with caramel-

apple dessert

5) Snacks, water and coffee all day

6) For all your shopping needs, a store

full of handmade items, stamp sets,

stamping kits....  

7) Raffle with totally great prizes

8) Lots of time to relax, create and enjoy
 
Space is limited, so register early!  Payment is due

when you register and is non-refundable.  If you

are unable to attend, you may pick up your packet

after the event,  or have someone pick it up for

you.   

Registration will close October 1st, 2014

MORE GREAT NEW STAMPIN' UP! WEEKLY DEALS!


Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials are a great way to save!  This week they are getting a little "punchy", but I do love the buttons too.  What is your favorite sale item this week?  Leave me a "comment" and let me know what is on your must-have list.

Monday, September 29, 2014

CURVY KEEPSAKE BOX THINLITS DIES IN THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG!

Some of my customers and dear friends put together a "Scrappy Weekend", and, although, I have only ever been able to make it to one day and not the entire weekend, I truly enjoy myself.  It is so good to get out and craft with friends.  This is a picture "That Michelle" took of a few of the things we made on Saturday with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies.  We had great fun, and made a total of 10 different boxes.  They are so fun!  I will share the rest of them throughout this week, so be sure to stop back by and see all of them.


ORDER YOUR CURVY KEEPSAKE BOX THINLITS DIES HERE!

Friday, September 26, 2014

THE WEEKEND IS HERE!

I have been trying for the past two weeks to get myself on a schedule with my medication.  I will be taking a nerve blocker for at least one month, so I need to regulate it in a way that allows me to function during the day and sleep during the night. Not sure I have it mastered yet, but I am getting there.  Because I had a big group yesterday in the morning for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack, I took a really long nap in the afternoon.....  Tomorrow I am going to be gone all day attending a "scrappy day" with some of my customers, and I know when I get home, it will be another long nap/or early to bed....  so I am going to post more of our Demonstrator Holiday Catalog Swaps for you while I am still awake!  I hope you are enjoying our swaps as much as I am!

CHEERFUL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CATALOG SWAP!

This is one of the cards I made for the Demonstrator Holiday Catalog Card Swap.
The Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is one of my favorite things in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I added a little color to it so that the embossing would "pop" a little bit.  All of these tiny little ornaments are so delicate and fun!  I used the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set, and I color the stamps with my markers and added a little 1/8" Silver Ribbon to the tops of the ornaments.

ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY CATALOG STUFF HERE!

STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL!

This is the beautiful card Nancy Gelle made for our demonstrator holiday catalog swap.
Nancy embossed her background with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and then added some color to the tops of her stars with a dauber.  She embossed one of her stars with gold embossing powder and added even more "bling" by using the Gold Glimmer paper for her sentiment "joy" and for the banner.  The Expresso Card Stock and the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock give this card a very traditional feel.  Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us, Nancy.

ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY MINI GOODIES HERE!

PROJECT LIFE HOLIDAY CHEER FOR THE HOLIDAY CATALOG DEMO SWAP!

This is "That Michelle's" card for our demonstrator holiday catalog swap.  She embossed the leaves and sentiment from the Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set.  Then she added a "grunge" look by sponging some color over a dry embossed piece of card stock.   She colored the leaves so beautifully! And it is all layered over a piece of 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon for a real Fall feel to the entire card.

ORDER YOUR STAMPIN 'UP! SUPPLIES HERE!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHEERFUL TAGS STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG DEMO SWAP CARD!


This is the card the talented demonstrator, Linda Garrett, shared with us for our Holiday Catalog Demonstrator Swap.  For her card, Linda used the Cheerful Tags stamp set and some of the great Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack.  She colored the little rhinestone in the middle of her flower to match the Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and DSP. It is the perfect "bling" for this card.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW STAMPIN' UP! WEEKLY DEALS!

Look what is on sale this week at Stampin' Up!


If you love the Paper Piercing or are looking for some great new dies perfect for the upcoming holiday season, this week's sale items are sure to please you!

ORDER YOUR WEEKLY DEALS HERE!

Monday, September 22, 2014

TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE RELAX AND CREATE RETREAT IS DRAWING NEAR!

ONLY EIGHT DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!

October 25th, 2014 is the beginning of a wonderful tradition and one you will definitely want to be a part of.  This is a great opportunity to get those creative juices flowing and get a jump start on your holiday gift giving projects!  October 1st is the last day for registration.



RELAX AND


CREATE RETREAT!


DATE: October 25, 2014

TIME:  9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Avon/Rochester Moose Lodge
     
                     3967 Livernois 

                     Rochester Hills, MI  48307

COST:  $75

RELAX & CREATE RETREAT INCLUDES:

1)  Six unique and fun projects to create


(the frame pictured above is 
 one of the

projects)

2) A goody bag filled with awesome SU!

products

3) New Product Demonstration

4) Yummy taco bar lunch with caramel-

apple dessert

5) Snacks, water and coffee all day

6) For all your shopping needs, a store

full of handmade items, stamp sets,

stamping kits....  

7) Raffle with totally great prizes

8) Lots of time to relax, create and enjoy
 
Space is limited, so register early!  Payment is due

when you register and is non-refundable.  If you

are unable to attend, you may pick up your packet

after the event,  or have someone pick it up for

you.   

Registration will close October 1st, 2014


*you need to provide your own adhesive (if

you forget,  there will be some available for


purchase at the event).



Sunday, September 21, 2014

ORNAMENTAL PINE STAMPIN UP! HOLIDAY SWAP!

This is the swap card Rhonda O'Driscoll made for our Demo Holiday Swap.  
This card is so much prettier in real life.  The embossing is all glittery!

Rhonda even decorated the inside of her card
This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  There is a bulb that comes in this set, and it is every bit as beautiful as the pinecone and bough.  This is another set we will be using for my Holiday SAS on Thursday.

ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY CATALOG ITEMS HERE!

FESTIVAL OF TREES STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY DEMO SWAP!

This is the swap Caroline Morgan shared with us for our Demo Holiday Catalog Swap.  Caroline used the Festival of Trees stamp set and the coordinating Tree Punch for her swap card.  She embossed the tree stands in gold, and then she has a gold star at the top~~just beautiful!  I am going to be using this stamp set and punch for a card I am making for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack on Thursday.  The trees in this stamp set are so neat and have decorations that are simple to use to "dress" them up by adding bulbs and garland; and with the coordinating punch, it is super easy and quick to make a great holiday card.  You can purchase both of these items in a "bundle" and save 15%.

ORDER YOUR BUNDLE HERE!

Friday, September 19, 2014

WONDROUS WREATH STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG 2014

This is the awesome swap card Di Mieske shared for our diva swap!

Here is the inside of Di's card.
I LOVE the simplicity of this card as well as the beauty of it.  I am going to be using it in my upcoming Holiday SAS.  I think adding an inside to the card is so awesome and such a great idea.  Di used the coording Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies for her card also.  Wonderful work, Di, and thanks so much for sharing with us!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

STAMPIN' UP! FOR ALL THINGS SWAP CARD!

This is the swap card B. Jayne Stenstrom made for our demonstrator swap.  It really looks like Fall!
In addition to the For All Things stamp set, Jayne used the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper. This beautiful color on the leaves and the acorn really make me think of Fall here in Michigan. Thanks so much, Jayne, for sharing with us!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LAST CALL!

It is time to RSVP for the Rubber Room Holiday Stamp-A-Stack on Thursday, September 25th, 2014.  The morning class is filled, but there are still openings for the evening group.  You will make 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs).  All of these cards will be awesome holiday cards for you to send during the fast-approaching holiday season.  Cost of the class is $20.  I will provide all the materials you need to make all eight cards, along with envelopes, coffee, water and snacks.  You will need to bring along your favorite adhesive.  You need to RSVP before Midnight on Sunday, September 21st.

RSVP HERE!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

YOU'RE WONDERFUL STAMPIN' UP! STAMP SET!

This is the newest Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamp Set called You're Wonderful.  It looks like an amazing way to let everyone know how wonderful you they are.

ORDER YOUR STAMP SET HERE! 


NEW STAMPIN' UP! WEEKLY DEALS!

Look what's on sale this week!  My favorites are the Sweetheart Punch and, of course, Yippee Skippee  stamped set.  Which ones are on your "Must H ave" list?

Monday, September 15, 2014

LONG WEEKEND AWAY!

I had a wonderful, wonderful weekend, but I forgot to post on my blog for my wonderful blog followers. I will catch you up, though.

 I went to Indianapolis on Friday and we went to watch my nephew play high school football.  We all went to bed early to get a good nights sleep for the walk on Saturday morning.  When we got home from the walk, those who were able to enjoyed a nice relaxing time in the hot tub.  I took some medication and a long nap, because on Friday I broke out in a shingles rash.  Then my brother fixed us a great dinner.

Sunday it was sunny and so nice outside.  We split up and some of us rode bikes and some of us took a walk and some of us just sat and chatted.  It was the perfect relaxing afternoon.  Then there was some shopping, and we all went to see Tammy and had a few laughs together.  Then my brother cooked another awesome dinner and we all watched some TV and did a little singing and headed to be early since we had a long drive home and my brother had work this morning.

It was the perfect weekend, but I am one worn out girl in lots of pain!

I have added some photos of our walking team and then some posts with more swap cards for you!

Tomorrow stop back by for new Weekly Deals!

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK!

September 13th, 2014 was the big day.  My family joined together as a team to help support the American Heart Association.  Hereditary heart disease runs in our family, and I was so honored to be able to walk this year and to help support the efforts of the American Heart Association not only in trying to find a cure for heart disease, but also in educating people about heart disease.  This is a picture of "THE BEAT GOES ON"!  My mom is in the front, and she wasn't able to walk with us, but she was there to support all of us.  We were also joined by two dear friends of the family.  Angie is on top and is holding two torches, one for her father who is a stroke survivor and one for her mother, who died the end of May as a result of a heart attack.  Of course, the blonde is our other friend.  She is my older sisters best friend from high school, my youngest brother was the ring bearer at her wedding, she has always been there to support us, and I am thrilled she came through for us on Saturday.  The other members of our team are my son (with the grey hoody) and nephew (the other young man, wearing a red hoody), my two sisters (my younger sister is wearing a white "survivor" baseball cap) (My older sister, who nursed me through my recovery is next to my mom and holding a memory torch in honor of my dad) and my little brother.  We make an awesome team!!


Each year the AHA gives out 3-4 Lifestyle Change Awards to people that have changed their lifestyle in order to lower their risk of heart disease.  This year out of 1,457 nominees, they decided to do three things they had never done.  They only gave out only two awards;  they gave the awards to two people in the same family AND they gave one of the awards to a person who had not suffered a heart attack or had heart surgery in the past; but to someone who had made lifestyle changes because heart disease was hereditary in his family and he wanted to minimize his risks.  I am so proud of my brother!  Over the last year he has lost a little over 100 pounds and completely changed his lifestyle.  This is us after we walked off stage with our awards!


HOLIDAY HOMES SWAP CARD!

This is the swap card Bertina Maloy shared with us.
This card is so much better in real life!  The Dazzling Diamonds Shimmer Paper on the roofs is spectacular and the  Lost Lagoon 3/8 Silky Taffeta ribbon and the All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments are gorgeous together! She used the Holiday Home Stamp Set with the coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies, and it turned out beautiful.  Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us, Bertina!

FOUR FEATHERS SWAP CARD!


The is the card Beth Buchanan swapped with us.
For Beth's card she used the Four Feathers Stamp Set and the coordinating Feathers Framelits Dies for the Big Shot.  I love this color combination.  Thanks so much for sharing your creative talent, Beth!

Friday, September 12, 2014

CHEERFUL CHRISTMAS

This is one of my swap cards.  I used the Cheerful Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I AM OFF!

I am leaving very early in the morning for Indianapolis.  I will be participating in the American Heart Association walk on Saturday, and I have been working on my speech for the Lifestyle Change Award, which I will receive prior to the walk.  I have an entire weekend of fun planned with my family, and I am very excited to be getting away and to be walking for such a worthy cause.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to sharing more swap cards from the Holiday Catalog with you very soon, so stay tuned!

TURKEY FRENCH FRY BOX!

I was very sick yesterday and ended up having to cancel my Demo Diva Night.  I was very, very sad.  Partly because I miss everyone and I hate to cancel and partly because I had an awesome shoebox swap.  We have rescheduled, so on that front I am a happy camper.  Here is my shoebox swap.
I think he turned out so cute. I am big fan of punch art, so this was right up my alley.  I can fit two of the "fun size" M & M packets inside the fry box.  I used some Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso and Real Red cardstock for my turkey.  The French Fry Box Bigz XL Die is in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, and I used the Feathers Framelits Dies from the Holiday Catalog to make that awesome tail.  I did sponge the feathers and the head.

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