Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hi everybody,
I'm back up and running. I still am soar from time to time, but I feel much better then I did last week. I guess I can look at the positive side of this and will never have to worry about getting my appendix out again!

So today I'm sharing some Halloween tins that I did up for our good friends kiddos. I did show one similar a while ago, but I just think that they are so stinkin cute so I thought that I would share them all together. I got the tins at target dollar spot (love that place), they where 2 for $1.00. I also got the cut Halloween pencils their too. They came in a package of 10 for a $1.00. So this is a fantastic gift to give and your not breaking the bank all at the same time! And the best part is that the kids will love it, really as long as you give them candy their happy, right? For this project all did was bag up some m&m's plain and peanut butter (yum-o as Rachael Ray would say) and the m&m's are adorable all dressed up in their Halloween colors of lime green, purple, orange and black. Then I tied our SU 1/4 grosgrain ribbon around the tins. I found that if you applied some adhesive to the back of the ribbon before you tie it on, it stays put much better. I then stamped out some images from batty for you and punched them out and tied them on and voila the projects are done! It took me maybe 15 mins. to do all 3 of these. I'm off to go deliver them now. I hope that everybody has a fun and safe Halloween. I'll share pics tomorrow of the girls in their costumes.

Until then,

Happy stampin and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Just wanted to let you know

Hi everybody,
Just wanted to let you know that I won't be posting for a few days. I had emergency surgery to get my apendix out, so I won't be on the computer. Be back when I'm not in so much pain.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I've been using my big shot again!

Can I tell you how much I love my big shot! It's so fun! I've been working on these stars for my Christmas tree. They are so much fun and very easy, no difficult folds to figure out, just glue the 5 points together and your ready to go. For these stars I used some retired SU Christmas paper from a couple of years ago, because these are the colors of my tree. I will probably age them a little by sponging brown ink around the edges, to make it look like it's been around for awhile. If you don't have the big shot and would like to purchase it, head on over to my website, and click on shop now and then you can pick and choose what Big Shot accessories you would like. Also don't forget to add it to your Christmas wish list, for those special people in your lives and just give them my website address and they can order it for you!

I guess that's it for today, I've been busy having fun with the girls, we went out side Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and played in the leaves, and we all had a blast! Kayla absolutely loves it, and Hannah is not sure what to think, but she does her best not to start crying. She does think the leaves are pretty yummy though. Alright everybody, have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mary Kay - Book To Look

How are you today? I'm good, my 10 month old has been very sick with a bad cold. Poor thing, her nose is running down her face constantly and her cough just sounds so horrible. She had a fever of 102.1 last night, but her fever broke sometime in the middle of the night. Thank you God! She's been doing lots of napping and cuddling with me today! So when she has managed to sleep today, I've been working on this project for my fellow Mary Kay consultants.
About a month ago I went and did an informational night for them, on how to incorporate Stampin Up into their Mary Kay business and how important Thank you notes are. They all already know that, because they are a fantastic group of Mary Kay consultants! Well one of the projects that I was showing them was my book to look vase that I use at my Stampin Up events and they all seemed to like it and asked me to make up a mock one for them. So here it is.

The book to look vase will cost $15.00 each. That includes, everything that you see in the picture. It includes:
The marbles
The book to look sign
and 24 empty pillow boxes
(ready for you to fill)
You will receive 12 pink pillow boxes
and 12 grey pillow boxes

The pillow boxes will have a handmade stamp on the back as seen on this grey pillow box. I can not sell them to you unless I have that angel policy on the back. The stamp actually stands out more in the picture, then it does in real life.

There will also be a refill pack available for purchase anytime for an additional $5.00. The refill pack includes:

24 Empty pillow boxes

If you are interested in purchasing one please call me at 413-863-3166 or e-mail me at

If you are in our unit, they will be available for pick up at our next meeting if you order by this Thursday October 16th. They will also be available after that anytime that you would like to place an order.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Upcoming workshop projects

Wow what another beautiful day here in New England! Nice and sunny and close to 70 degrees today. I'll take it. I have a few things to share with you today as well as a project for an upcoming workshop. So let's get started.
Saturday October 11th is the last day to sign up to become a demonstrator under the current specials.
$99.00 mini starter kit with 3 options:
Stamp focused kit
Scrapbooking focused kit
Home decor focused kit

Or purchase the original starter kit for $199.00 and receive any free stamp set of your choice from the catalog.
This is a great way to make some extra money, especially with the holidays right around the corner. We can even sign you up right on line, so shoot me a quick e-mail or call and let's get you started on your Stampin Up! adventure.

Upcoming classes:
All day Christmas Card class
Saturday November 15th:
9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Come enjoy a day out with your friends and get all your Christmas cards done in one day! See this post for all the details.

Christmas Ornament Class:
Friday December 5th 6:00 - 9:00 pm (adults only)
Saturday Dec 6th 9:00-noon (mom & me class)
Class fee: $30.00 (all supplies included to make 8 ornaments)
Registration deadline: November 21st
I am holding 2 ornament classes this year. Friday night will be an adults only class, and Saturday morning will be a mom & me class. You will be making 8 different ornaments and all supplies are included!
Enjoy a relaxing night out with your friends on Friday evening or bring your kids on Saturday morning. I will have pictures up soon!

Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate. There must be one adult for every child. Mom can't participate, that's ok, send dad or a grandparent. The Mom & me class is limited to 6 pairs, so please register early to save your space. If this class fills up I will schedule another Mom & me class.

Big Shot Club Party!
Thursday December 11th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Class fee: Big Shot Club members FREE!
Non club members: $20.00
Registration due by December 6th
If your part of the big shot club, make sure that you mark your calendars for December 11th! That's the night that you will all be getting your big shots and we'll be having a fun evening creating projects with your new big shots. I already have 2 of the four projects done and I can't wait to share them with you. If your not a Big Shot club member, your still more then welcome to come to the class and learn some neat tricks with our new Big shot. If your interested in being part of the big shot club, give me a quick call or e-mail and I'll explain it all to you.

Please bring your own adhesive.

Stamp club starting soon
I have interest from a few ladies to start another stamp club. If your interested in getting together once a month and learning new stamping techniques, while building your stamping collections then club is for you! Instead of a class fee, club members agree to purchase $25.00 or more in SU products. Each month one of the club members would be hostess, and receive all of the hostess benefits. Each member receives a free copy of our idea book & catalog. I teach 2 new techniques every month at our club meeting. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, let me know.

Scrapbooking club starting soon:
Do you love to scrapbook? Do you love Stampin Up products? Do you like free hostess benefits?
How about joining a scrapbook club! Club would meet once a month where each club member agrees to purchasing $25.00 or more in SU products instead of paying a fee for coming to the scrapbook class. Each month we would do a 2 spread 12 X 12 layout. Shoot me a quick e-mail or call me to learn more about this event!

Card kit & Scrapbook kit by mail:
I will be launching a new feature on my blog. I will be offering a card kit of the month, which will include all the pre-cut paper and embellishments to make a featured card of the month. You will have the option of adding extras to your kit, which would include, stamp sets, ink pads and other accessories.

I will also be adding a scrapbook kit of the month which will be very similar to the card kit of the month.
More details to follow in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Boy that was a lot of information. Make sure to read it carefully as not to miss any of the details.

Ok on to today's projects. These are actually the make & takes that I will be doing at an upcoming workshop. The hostess asked for a Christmas box and I suggested an ornament, so this is what I came up with. What do you think. I love the ornaments, they're so cute and I will be making a bunch of these to put on my tree this year. I can't wait to put up the tree, I'm all about hand made Christmas ornaments this year! See the cute reindeer tag that I included on the box. That is part of our Deer Friends Hostess level 2 stamp set. I will be giving one of these sets away at my Christmas Card Extravaganza on November 15th, as well as other great prizes.

Alright everybody, now that I wrote a book for you to read today, I think I better call it quits.
Have a fantastic day and Happy Stampin!
p.s. feel free to e-mail me pictures of projects that your working on, I love to see what my customers come up with.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer's FRANKIE !

Ok that was supposed to be like Here's Johhny. Ok I know, I'm a dork. But anyway this is the other projects that the ladies did at club. Isn't he just adorable? He's been all over the internet. I have seen him a lot over at SCS but I cased it from my very talented downline Laura. He's really simple to make, just a few punches, black marker, sponges and your on your way. So what do you think of him?

Christmas Card Extravaganza: The registration forms have started coming in. Register by October 25th to be able to make a project with the new big shot machine. Last chance registration is November 1st. See this post to get all the details about the event and to see 7 of the 14 cards available, and see this post to see the other 7 cards. And remember if you can't make it "to go kits" are available. Hope to see you there.
Starter kit promotions
Only 3 days left to sign up to become a demonstrator with the fantastic deal!
Buy the $199.00 starter kit and get an extra free stamp set of your choice
Purchase the limited time mini starter kit for only $99.00.
October 11th is the last day, so if your interested please shoot me an e-mail or a phone call, so that you don't miss out.
Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Christmas Card Extravaganza part 2

Here are the other 7 options for the Christmas Card Extravaganza on November 15th. To see all the details about this event see this post. If you can't make it to the class, you can order a kit "to go" All the cards will be all done and ready for you to use.
The reindeer card was done by this talented lady. Remember that Registration with payment are due by November 1st, but if you register by October 25th you will also get to make a fun project using our new Big Shot die cutting machine! I'm so excited about this event! We are having a raffle, their will be prizes given away all day and then a basket full of SU supplies will be given away at the end of the event. We will have refreshments and yummy snacks and we will be playing Christmas music. I hope to see you all there and make sure to invite all your friends and family, what a fun day out!
Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

October club projects

Hi everybody! How are you? Tonight is stamp club and we have 2 really fun projects to do tonight. One is a tilt card and the other is a card that uses all punches and looks like Frankenstein, it's so cute. Both projects are a lot of fun and really not that hard to do. See how in the pictures below, the boat is rocking to the right and then to the left, the tilt card basically tilts a focal point back and forth. I thought it would be pretty cool with the boat seeing that a boat in real life would rock back and forth over the waves. I've also seen this technique done with a hula dancer and her skirt moves back and forth. It would also be really neat with a palm tree and have the leaves rock back and forth. That's it for today.
If your interested in joining a technique club give me a quick call or e-mail. I have a couple ladies who are interested in starting one, but we need a total of 6 ladies.

Supplies: nursery necessities stamp set
cardstock: night of navy, old olive, close to cocoa, whisper white
ink: night of navy, old olive
markers: old olive, bashful blue, night of navy, close to cocoa
accessories: bashful blue striped grosgrain, blue gingham, circle scallop punch, scallop edge punch
To order these or any Stampin Up products head over to my Demonstrator website and click on shop now.
Well that's it for today. I'll show you Frankie tomorrow.
Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Customer Thank you gift

If you receive my e-mail monthly newsletter you would see that anybody who places an order on-line with me through tonight would receive a gift from me, a bag full of SU goodies! Well thank you ladies who have taken advantage of this special. Here is what the bag of goodies looks like. I've decided to hold this promotion over until Monday at 5:00pm, because it seems to be going so well. So If you would like your little goodie bag full of SU accessories just hop on over to my website and click on shop now and purchase $40.00 or more dollars in SU products and you to will be the lucky one to receive one of these bags. There is all sorts of fun goodies in here and most of them you can't see because they are hiding behind the ribbon. There are 3 different ribbons, a few pieces of the silver hodgepodge hardware, earth element brads, earth elements buttons, rhinestone brads, and remember that if you spend over $50.00 you will also receive a 20 year emblem towards that $20.00 SU gift certificate. If you can't remember what that's all about see this post here.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christmas Card Extravaganza (part 1)

I am pleased to announce my big event for the holidays. I am holding a Christmas Card Extravaganza. That's right, a day to get all your Christmas cards done all at once. There will be 14 different cards to choose from. Here is all the details.

Christmas Card Extravaganza
when: Saturday November 15th 2008
time: come any time between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
where: St. James Episcopal Church, Greenfield MA
RSVP no later then November 1st

Join us for a fun day out with friends to make a few cards, get ideas for your own Christmas designs, or make all your cards in one day. There's nothing like receiving a handmade Christmas card to make someone feel special.

$2.00 per card (matching envelopes included)
40+ cards $1.75 each
55+ cards $1.50 each

Refreshments provided*Raffle drawings for great prizes*Free off street parking behind church*Several restaurants within walking distance

*All supplies except adhesive included*
Registration deadline: Saturday November 1st

"Early Bird" Registration: Register with payment by October 25th and qualify to make a special holiday project with the new Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!

"20/20/20" Promotion: Collect 20 Emblems, receive a $20.00 Stampin Up Gift Certificate
Receive one 20 year emblem for registering;
Register in a group of four and receive an extra 20 year emblem!
(Registration and payment for the group must be received together by Nov 1)

Please bring your own adhesive or order with your registration payment.
If you would like to receive a registration form via e-mail, please e-mail me at

Here are 7of the 14 cards that you will have to choose from.
I will post the other 7 tomorrow.

This first card with the skaters was done by a very talented lady, you can check out her blog here. The second card with all the adorable snowmen was done by another incredibly talented lady named Corrine aka Roxy over at SCS. Check out her website here.
The last card with the reindeer was designed by a lady named Ann-Marie. Here is her blog. I have the permission of all of these ladies to use their cards.