Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Stamp Camp, LAST PROJECT!

Good Wednesday Morning! Are you having a good week? Getting LOTS accomplished? :D

Today's is a straight CASE of a project I saw on Pinterest. :D Debbie Henderson is the original designer. The only things I changed were that my new leaf die hadn't arrived, so I had to use my retired one, and the nose is small because it's the heart on the OWL punch. :D I'd like a bigger one, but didn't have one available to use. :D Maybe a circle next time...

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a wonderful day! Be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friday - MDS Share!

Happy Friday! After such a short work week last week, I'm sure your week has felt super-long. Got big plans this weekend? Coming to the open house? :D Coming to tell me to have a great trip? Or perhaps bringing me a cute ornament to replace the ones my suicidal Christmas tree took out with it?

Anyway! This is a page I did for a SUDSOL challenge; it was a SUPER-easy sketch. I really love this one - and the DSP, while retired IRL, lives on forever after I've downloaded it from Stampin' Up! :D

I just wanted to share something quick and easy; will do the same for Monday, too, because I'll be traveling. My sister is hosting a party next Saturday, and I can't wait to meet her friends and introduce them to Stampin' Up! I sent her some samples, and she's loving them! :D

OK, I'm outta here! SOOOOOOOO much to do! I hope I'll get to see you Sunday! And regardless, be sure you make the time to STAMP something!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Stamp Camp, take 3! :D

Good Monday Morning! Goodness, it's been BUSY around here - more and more to do as the open house and my departure draw near! PHEW. :D

Today you're seeing the card and envelope we made; the card is a custom size, to fit the word - so the envelope had to be, too. It didn't take me too much time to figure it out at all, with the Simply Scored; I started off with an idea of what I needed to do from a measurement template, and tweaked it to perfectly fit out cards. :)

OK, I'm outta here!!! You won't BELIEVE how busy I am. WHEW. Say a prayer or two for me, will ya? :D Have a WONDERFUL day! Don't forget to go STAMP something!!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hostess Stamp Camp, Take 2!


Are you still full from yesterday? Are your festivities continuing today? Are you decorating for Christmas this weekend, or are you already done? :)

Today's ORIGINAL idea came from this blog; I say "original" like that because I had to figure out the measurements for myself. Hers is in metric, but the conversion of the numbers doesn't work out correctly. So, I did it. :D

I mean, isn't it ADORABLE?!?!? And you can do the note paper stamping either way, too. :)

OK, outta here quickly. SOOOO much to do still! I hope you're coming to the open house! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to make the time to STAMP something!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Stamp Camp, Take 1

Tomorrow is THANKSGIVING. And I want you to know: I'm so thankful for you! :) Thank you for finding me, for sticking around even when I'm not here, and for the encouragement you give me. I definitely count YOU in my blessings!

So. This was one of the projects we did at the Christmas stamp camp last week; we did four total projects, and you'll get to see them. I'll give you websites, too. We had a wonderful time, and part of the true value in taking these classes is so I can help with working out directions, etc. Some of these aren't so easy to figure out.... :D

Here's the link to this one. It's a really cool, no-cutting bag. Seriously. NO CUTTING. It's pretty awesome. :D

OK, I'm outta here - baking for tomorrow AND the open house. I hope your Thanksgiving is time spent with family or friends, that you're warm, safe, and fed, and that you know you're loved beyond all measure by the One Who created you.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hostess Appreciation Luncheon 2012

Happy Monday! WHEW, what a weekend! I have lots to show you; if you're here from Life's Little Pleasures, WELCOME! In case you're HERE, wondering why they'd be coming from my review blog, you'll see in a moment. :D

Today, I'm going to show you the invitation and things we did for the Hostess Appreciation Luncheon. This year has been pretty quiet, business-wise; with our photo business going so much, and travel, I've depended largely on my hostess club for business. Some of you have ordered, too - THANK YOU! And then there are the people who had catalog parties - THANK YOU,  TOO!!! :D I couldn't do this without everyone who is involved somehow. And I love what I do! :D

So. This picture is the table set for lunch. There's LOTS of room, if you would like to join us next year! :D

And this is the invitation they received, telling them the details for this year's luncheon.

And this....

is MY place setting at the table!

(Napkins are from Hobby Lobby, if anyone's wondering! :D )

The menu will unfold over at my review blog, as listed above, during this week - and perhaps the next, partially. :D But today's post is my review of the table favor's recipe. If you want it, just go HERE!

Meanwhile, here's a photo of my table favor. Kenn got to eat it during Saturday night's Oregon game.... :D

Let's see. You know, I'm not going to post the projects we did. We didn't ink a stamp,  but they were great. One was to help manage their supplies, and one was a 3D gift-type thing. I think they were both well-received.

Here are my wonderful girls. THANK YOU, LADIES!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to shop during a time when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but not necessarily holding Stampin' Up! parties.

So during these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! Just go to MY BUSINESS SITE and click on the SHOP NOW button on the top right!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. 

Rhoda/Stilger Annual Christmas Open House!
Sunday, December 2
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
If you've never been here for our Open House, you need to come. Many of our friends make it one of their annual family events. Yes, your whole family is invited! No, you don't need to bring anything. :) Just come and enjoy the beginning of the season with us. And you MUST eat! :D (I'll be getting on a plane the very next day to go take care of my niece for 2 weeks! :D ) I really, REALLY hope you'll come. There's nothing to do with stamping, I promise. :D

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Last Hostess Club Project! :)

Good Friday Morning!

Are you glad Friday's here? Me, I'm just glad to finally know what day of the week it is! :D Wednesday seemed like Monday - I asked Kenn if he was going to watch Monday Night Football! - and Thursday seemed like Tuesday - and you don't wanna hear the story about that one. :D

So, anyway. :D For almost any party I do, we do two cards and a 3D project. And the sour cream container is one of the easiest EVER.

You can't really tell in this photo, but the ink on the tag is the Illuminate Pad that's in the holiday mini; it's got lots of shimmer in it! But we also used the ink on the vellum with a starburst sort of stamp from DELIGHTFUL DECORATIONS. It adds a subtle bit of BLING - I promise, these look much fancier in real life. :D

I'm going to warn you: I don't know what this blog will look like for the next month or so. I'm going to attempt to continue dutifully, but people! it's almost open house! Do you know what kind of days I'm having?!?!? :D And the day after open house, I fly away for two weeks. And for those two weeks, you MAY get pictures of my niece! :D

OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL weekend - and take the time to STAMP something! Are you done with your Christmas cards???? :D

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Second Hostess Club Project!

Hey, y'all! A really quick post today - AUGH!!!!!!! Time FLIES!!!!!!!! :D Are you planning to come to my open house on the 2nd?

Anyway. :D You probably recognize most of this card - it's the one I won the contest with from Chattanooga Regionals, just done in Cherry Cobbler instead of Midnight Muse.

I really do love the COME TO BETHLEHEM set! I know you see it a lot from me, but it's so easy to make a great card with it! :)

As always, if you have any questions, zip 'em to me! :D I'm off to get into another project - now, YOU go stamp something! :D

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Fall!

Hello! What a BEAUTIFUL weekend it was here! Did you have a good weekend? Did you take time to stamp? Kenn and I finished up NINE DOZEN CHRISTMAS CARDS Friday night. My November is scaring me, I have so much to do - but not that! :D

This is one of the projects we did for our hostess club last week. I saw something like it on a blog, and decided to modify it to make ME happy. :D Isn't it pretty?

Barb: the woodgrain piece is dragged with versamark after running through for the texture, then heat embossed with clear EP.

Colors are Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla.

I just really like this card! :D

OK, I'm off - too much to do to sit still. :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to MAKE the time to stamp something!! :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Have you gotten your free downloads yet???

Seriously. FREE. Usable with any scrapbooking software or MY DIGITAL STUDIO. Heck, while you're there, download MDS2 for a free 30-day trial! You're going to LOVE it, I tell you!!! :D

Here's another page I made for a challenge, using MDS. I love my book!!! (Oh, and this one won me a prize, too! :D )