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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stampin' Up! and Style Watch!

Stampin' Up! offers combinations of stamps and accessories specifically designed to work together to create a pleasing, consistent feel. These combinations simplify the project-making process--you can choose a theme, select its coordinating products, and plan your project. Here we present projects to demonstrate various project types you can make with one style.Each year we’re excited to share our exclusive collections inspired by the season’s hottest trends. We consistently refresh our Style Watch lines to make sure we’re providing up-to-date stamp sets and embellishments that fit your style and coordinate effortlessly.Product CoordinationEach collection features products that coordinate in color, texture, and theme. You may see different components in each line, but you’ll always see several stamp sets, a coordinating alphabet or wheel, and several embellishments (think Designer Series paper, punches, ribbon, Accents & Elements, Rub-Ons, and more) to put the finishing touch on your projects.
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Test Post

This is a test post to see if my Bravenet widget is working. Happy Stamping & Knitting!


I had to run errands today. Bank, returns, Costco, etc. I took my camera out of my purse to ease up on some of the weight. I wish I hadn't! I forgot it on Christmas Eve, used it on Christmas morning, took in to my in-laws the day after Christmas and forgot to use it. Today I needed it! It started when I went to Marshalls. I had to return a coat I bought for Connor. He didn't like it. So after I returned it, I walked over to the shoe area. I wanted a black half boot since the ones I went to wear for Christmas are a 1/2 size too small for my foot now! I saw these shoes and lost it! I only had my phone with me so I used the camera on it! Two boys were watching me and laughing!!! Not sure if they thought I liked the shoes or not! I saw the shoes, got a *mental* picture of me wearing them, and couldn't stop laughing! What do you think? Would they make me look slimmer and taller? Or like Herman Munster's wife? Then I walked down to Home Goods to see if there were any deals. I didn't buy anything.....but saw this woman. Not sure if you can see it when you click on the pic, but she is walking around with huge curlers in her hair! Do women STILL DO THIS???????? I hope she bought a curling iron! Then I left, and went to Costco. Walking around, doing my shopping. Passed someone at the meat case who had some stuffed salmon in his cart. I said, "Excuse me sir, have you had that before, and is it any good?" He said, "Sure have, and it's pretty good." That was when I got a better look at his face. It was "Roc" or Charles Dutton!
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gingerbread making is stressful!

Can you see that I am catching up on blogging! Last one for today! Connor and I made a gingerbread house. It was one of those pre-made kits that I got at Michael's. I was disappointed in the candy though. The ribbon type candy was all stuck together and we didn't have enough to make all the windows. I also used some starlight mints that I had for the roof. I could have used more icing too....but oh well! I of course didn't read the instructions and should have done the sides of the house first. But I didn't and put the roof on too....which was sliding all over the place! Finally took it off and waited for the sides to dry............It turned out okay! This is the back.
Close up of the front round window.
One of the sides.
The front of the house.
When I was taking down the decorations, I threw this out for the birds and squirrels! They devoured it! So now you know what to do with yours next year!
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Snowball is so festive!

Our dog Snowball, is such a good sport! I was playing with some ribbon and making wreaths. This one came out large enough to use as a decorative collar! I added a bell and put it around her neck! She was such a sport to wear it! She hates the camera and was giving me looks so I just had to share them!
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A Dashing Dasher!

I had every intention of making all our Christmas cards this year, but have run out of time. I did manage to get a few of these made. I started out at first with a 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 " card but then soon realized I didn't have enough Real Red to make them all that big. So I scaled down. This is an Easel card. The front folds back upon itself and stands up as a nice card for display. All items are SU accept for the large rhinestone. The reindeer is "Dasher" who is a single stamp in the back of our catalog. Great stamp for only $8.95! This also shows a *sneak peek* at a new punch coming January 5th in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It is called Pinking Hearts border!
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I can't believe how long it has been since I posted! Been busy with work and getting ready for Christmas...
We were hit with one hell of a snow storm that started last night around 10pm and it's still snowing! Haven't officially measured, but I would gander to guess it's at least 18", if not more! I had a pajama day and baked cookies all day!
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Stampin' Up! and Christmas shopping!

Just a reminder that Christmas will soon be here! Is there something on your wish list from Stampin' Up!? In order for it to arrive by Christmas, please order no later than December 15th. Want me to order it, wrap it for you, and you pick up from me? Order with me directly, instead of through my site to do so. And remember.....I have gift certificates too! Any denomination! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Stamps Sets- - - - going Bye Bye!

Stampin' Up! just announced this: Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued on January 4, 2010 December 2, 2009 As promised, many of the stamp sets currently on our dormant list have been available for a year and now it is time to say goodbye. The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010. Item Number Stamp Set 113407 Back Woods 114492 Beautiful Baby 114486 Birthday Wish 113200 Branch Out 114496 Celebrations 113732 Central Park 113206 Classic Sketches 113226 Classy & Fabulous 114498 Flowers in Silhouette 113405 Font of You 113216 For the Bride 114494 Forever 109425 Friend by Definition 114488 Fun Flowers 113716 Garden Greetings 114490 Glad Friends 111580 Grand Soiree 113242 Hit the Road 113710 Lexicon of Leaves 113236 Man's Best Friend 114423 Ocean Commotion 113728 Playful Petals 109276 Polka Dot 111544 Putt Putt 113240 Quilt Quips 113754 Really Retro 113403 Sip by Sip 113726 Sweet Stems 113250 That's Funny 113688 Wonderful Watercolors 114028 Para la novia 114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list (or your customers' wish lists), make sure to purchase them before they are gone for good! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Merry Christmas!

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