Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday Sweetness

Helloooooo!  the last two days have been packed full of holiday fun!   I sure hope you all had a festive Thanksgiving.  
I had promised you some more of the samples from our On Stage event.  I wish I could give credit to who made which cards but I don't have their names! Beautiful cards!

We visited our favorite local Molbak's for holiday pictures this week.  They had these cute little trees that I had my girls use as props for pics.  So cute!

Here they are with their Dad- sweet cuddles.

And me and my girlies...... blonde, brunette and red head!  who would have quessed, one of each!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's not what we say about our blessings but how we use them, that is the true message of our Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving preparations......

and the post for the day!  finally! Christmas treat bags with our nice kraft tag bags and the adorable stamp set Cup  of Cheer

Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Extravaganza!

Here's the sale of the season!  Get all your stamping supplies and gifts right here.
Save up to 50% off selected items during our Online Extravaganza!
November 23 thru 30th
Don't miss the 24 hour flash sales on the 23rd and again on the 30th
Remember there are limited quantities so get them ordered before they are gone!

Click here to view the online deals!

Getting ready for the big Thanksgiving day around here.  I always love to have a little something at the place settings for Thanksgiving.   This year I bought these yummy Sanders salted caramels from Costco and bagged them up.  I stamped a few
little pennant flags \with grateful for them on them.  They look good on  the table for our guests!  and are soooo ymmy!
I used the stamp set Acorny Thank you and some of the Linen Thread and our cello bags to package these sweet treats.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Mash Up

Stampin Up! new Paper Pumpkin kit just arrived!
I've taken it to the next level by creating these two cards with what's in the box.  Below you can see the original cards.
If you haven't signed up for paper pumpkin yet now is the time.
They are great to gift to give a friend.  You can have it sent for one month, 3 months, 6 months.  You pick what you want to order.

Here's the original to make with the kit.  It's always fun to take it to the next level.  Challenge yourself!

These next three cards are from our On Stage event.  Great cards

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Decor

Getting things ready around here for Thanksgiving day.  T-minus one week and the whole crew will be here as I take the place of host for the past 20 years since my Mom's passing.  Miss so much of her daily, but know she's right where she's suppose to be, right in my heart helping me to prepare the her recipes and making sure to carry on those special traditions with my family and extended family.   She always decorated for the holidays, something I obviously picked up from her ingenious creativity.   Here are a few picks of the things I put together around the house for the Thanksgiving.  I love to use chalkboards and things that I have just around the house to make up the vignettes.

Hope you are inspired to try little decor for your holiday.
I promised you some more of the card swaps from On Stage which I will be posting tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On Stage Samples

Well..... its been a crazy last few days with out power! 
We just got our power back on a couple hours ago. 
A big wind storm came through and knocked it out around 2pm.
So grateful to have heat and lights again. 
Here are some samples of cards I received,  beautiful cards!
Sorry I don't have names for the cards,  great cards!

(my swap)

 Hopefully these card samples have inspired you to start your Christmas cards and projects.
Speaking of projects,  take a look at this week's deal to get you started.  The wreath is so pretty!


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Season To Season Wreath Project Kit Item # 139645
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.94 CAN

Season Of Cheer Cardstock Pack Item # 139591
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Snow Friends Framelits Dies Item # 139664
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Jolly Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 139873
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Monday, November 16, 2015

On Stage Vancouver

What a fun  weekend!  Our first ever On Stage proved to be a fun time!   Here we are friday night at Center Stage for Leadership celebration.  Dinner, leadership talk, friends and fun!
Me,  Denise Jorgensen,  Liz Thayer

Such details,  always..... beautiful table setting with those amazing flowers

dinner never looked so tasty!

Saturday morning On Stage, over 400 people at the Vancouver venue.  Mind you it was held at various states and countries worldwide at the exact same time.  It was all live streamed, we had over 5,000 demonstrators attending worldwide.

Upline, downline, sideline!  great team!

Look out Cheesecake Factory!

These flowers were  just incredible.  

Swag!!!!!   filled will embellishments!
I have to say many of you came by introduced yourselves and truly made my day.  Thank you for your encouraging words, kindness and most of all taking the time to introduce yourselves!   It was an absolute pleasure!   I will post swaps for you in the next few days.  Many beautiful cards to share. xoxoxo

Friday, November 13, 2015

On Stage

On Stage here I come!  
I am literally heading out the door shortly for Vancouver, Wa for our first ever On Stage with Stampin Up!  Such excitement in the air as I prepare. So many changes and yet, it's ok!  I have no idea what to expect but cannot wait to share with you when I return.  I do know it will be similar to our conventions that we have celebrated in the past focusing on each other's accomplishments.
 But,  this is our FIRST ever On Stage!  Exciting!
The card I'm sharing is for my application for the Artisan Design Team.  I was asked to create something that they could display to show who has applied for the position.  They will be announcing the 2016/2017 team at On Stage.
Hitting the road for some fun!
If you are at the Vancouver On Stage be sure and stop me to say Hi!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Winter Wishes

As a young girl I spent many hours on the ice at the local rink.  It brought me sheer joy skating, I miss those days.  Of the the most memorable time skating was a trip to Wyoming where their local lake had frozen over and I got to take out my skates and just be free.   Something about a pair of ice skates just tugs at my heart in a happy way.   
With my love of vintage vibes I created this card with the thoughts of my ice skating days swirling  in my mind. 
Getting a bit nostalgic on you this morning!  
Products Used:
Stamp Set- Winter Wishes #139742 wood- $25.00 or #139745 clear $18.00- Woodgrain 
Cardstock- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink- Crumb cake and Mossy Meadows

Monday, November 9, 2015

Retreat pics

Incredible weekend lifting up these women.  
Crisp mountain air, quite time, reflection- it's not the mountains we conquer :  it's ourselves.

their bands of armor - Brave souls

creative time.......bringing the outdoors in

We ourselves are masterpieces that have been created.  Here are their masterpieces that they created with nature.

each one is uniquely different.....

they were in love with the barn quilt and HAD to have many pictures in front of it.

Headed out for a beautiful hike, ran into wild turkeys, deer and incredible views.

beauty all around