Hugs and Kisses

Hugs and Kisses.

I could use some right now. This past Wednesday, I found my 87 yr-old Mother-In-Law on the floor. We happened to stop by unannounced after helping a client with furniture in the city. Virginia may have been laying there 24-36 hrs. Diagnosed as a Massive Stroke, she’s in a hospital, resting comfortably. The scans revealed 40% of her brain had been affected. Right now her left side is not working right, speech slurred, and she had a feeding tube inserted, finally, just yesterday on Friday. Yikes. She has been taking care of her 60 something daughter, Don’s sister who is mentally unstable. Patricia did not remember how to call for help on a phone or try to go outside for help. I will share that the word in my mind right now is-(nice or not nice) “Clusterf#%*”!!! This is not how I expected the year to start. A year ago I placed my Mom in Assisted living with Dementia. Thankfully, my Mom is doing well and reasonably happy as can be.

I wanted to make something that cheered me up to place on my blog for you before I head to the City with my girls (11 and 9) to see Grandma Virginia. It’s going to be tough but my girls will be just fine. She has been a tremendous Blessing to my girls. All I could wish for in a grandmother for my girls. She always loves them, kisses them, hugs them. My girls could be messy, food on the face, sick with a cold, bad mood, no matter. Yes, she is a bit out there and quirky, But I love her. At this time it’s unknown what the future holds for her. Life changing for her as well as we figure out what to do, where she and my Sister-in-law will both live. So, actual Hugs and Prayers, Good Vibes sent for my Hubby Don, his Mom and our family are needed.

Here is a little something I whipped up for you:

A Simple and Clean card. I used the New Sealed with Love bundle #144705 $45.75

Supplies I used:

Enjoy!

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My 4 Sale is up and running

I know many of you have been wondering when I was going to put up a few things for sale on my one page. I had to dump all my 4Sale a year ago after my Site crashed. Today, I spent 4 hours taking pictures, looking for old pictures on my computer and listing.  I have added a bunch of things and will continue to do so. I think 4 hours is enough for today. I put up a list of retired dies at serious bargain prices. Most are at well below the 1/2 off price. If you had always wanted certain dies and missed out on them a few years ago, I may just have what you are looking for. If something isn’t listed, Just ask. All items are retired in my 4Sale. Anything current in the catalogs can be ordered in my Online store.

Now on to more information.

How about signing up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Check out the December Paper Pumpkin.

Details

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55 USD/$79 $74 CAD
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215 USD/$295 CAD
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

Click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin.

 ENJOY! and Happy Shopping.

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Our 2017 Occasions Catalog and SAB brochure are Live

The New Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure is LIVE!

Yes, there was glitch online for most of the day, but it looks like everything is back to normal. I’m guessing people were so excited to place orders that the system was completely overwhelmed.

Whoo Hoo!! I’m so excited for you! Get your Wish Lists ready and have fun Shopping! Some of you, your hubbies called and said, yup, buy whatever you want. Sorry, I am not able to disclose who called……..

Seriously. It’s so exciting when new product is available. Stampin’ Up!® really designed beautiful stamps for this new catalog. The Sale-A-Bration products, Amazing!

The Catalogs are on your right to download now     ———–>

Just a recap of what you need to know:

FOUR great ways to Enjoy this time of the year:

  1. With every $50.00 you spend (in any of our catalogs) you get to choose a FREE item of your choice out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
  2. Be a Hostess (either an in-home party with me or Online) and have a party with totals of $250.00-receive an extra $25.00 in Hostess benefits.
  3. Become a Demonstrator during this time with a kit valued at $125.00 for $99.00 (and get 2 free stamp sets valued up to $70). Click Here to learn more.
  4. Get a Paper Pumpkin Subscription for as long as you like-get all the Hostess Benefits and Sale-A-Bration benefits as well. That is a Fabulous deal! Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin.

+++++ If you do not have catalogs from me-Click here to get yours along with all the new ones. If you are on my current customer list and you did not receive your Occasions and SAB catalogs, please let me know right away. +++++

Yes-it’s a very exciting time of year. Three months for you to spread out your budget and get really cute and unique stamps, papers, and product.

+++++  January Hostess Code VTWJUYN7 +++++

If you are placing an order of $25.00-$149.00 go ahead and use the Hostess Code. If your order is over $150.00 + then You are the Hostess and you should not use the code. The Hostess code is for me to give my Online customers a little something (product, etc) at the end of the month when I have enough in Online sales. I give a FREE Tutorial PDF with all Online Orders-delivered to your email as a way to Thank You. I appreciate all orders.

If you live nearby-I have registration up and available for my 19th Annual Fabulous Frigid February Stamp Fest on Sat. February 11th, 11AM-3PM!

Click here to learn more.

Now let’s check out a few samples:

One of my favorites!

I hope these ideas inspire you. Enjoy! and Happy Shopping!

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Happiest Birthday

I’m so ready to move on from the Holidays. In my business, Christmas ideas start in July with our pre-orders. I am certainly not complaining but I am ready for anything but Christmas ideas now. I spent a few hours yesterday just tidying up my office. More of it today as I put away everything Christmas including the stamp sets. But not to far put away. Did you know some of the holiday sets do have stamps in them that you could use all year long. Winter is the Season and you may still see a bit of the papers from This Christmas Specialty DSP show up in a future post. Just preparing you. But for now-it’s anything but Christmas.

I have for you a fun Happy birthday card made with Cool Treats, a new stamp set found in the Occasions catalog. Beginning Wed. the 4th, you will be able to order this along with the Frozen Treats Framelit Dies as a bundle. I demonstrated this card for my Hartford Ladies Stamp Club last month but I realized I forgot to order the framelits. I got the set as a gift from the On Stage event for Demonstrators in November but forgot to place the order for the extras. Normally the frozen ice cream would have been layered but I instead stamped it on the Whisper White CS first, stamped the cone on scrap and cut that out and layered. I’m pleased how it turned out.

A little sponging and of course, you have to add Wink of Stella to Jazz it up. The main color is Delightful Dijon.

I really love this set. Wait until you see the DSP that goes with it. YUM!

Beginning January 4th, the Occasions Catalog goes LIVE along with SALE-A-BRATION!!!

FOUR great ways to Enjoy this time of the year:

  1. With every $50.00 you spend (in any of our catalogs) you get to choose a FREE item of your choice out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
  2. Be a Hostess (either an in-home party with me or Online) and have a party with totals of $250.00-receive an extra $25.00 in Hostess benefits
  3. Become a Demonstrator during this time with a kit valued at $125.00 for $99.00 (and get 2 free stamp sets valued up to $70). Click Here to learn more.
  4. Get a Paper Pumpkin Subscription for as long as you like-get all the Hostess Benefits and Sale-A-Bration benefits as well. That is a Fabulous deal! Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin (but sign up on Wed the 4th!)

+++++ If you do not have catalogs from me-Click here to get yours along with all the new ones. If you are on my current customer list and you did not receive your Occasions and SAB catalogs, please let me know right away. +++++

Yes-it’s a very exciting time of year. Three months for you to spread out your budget and get really cute and unique stamps, papers, and product.

 +++++  January Hostess Code VTWJUYN7 +++++

If you are placing an order of $25.00-$149.00 go ahead and use the Hostess Code. If your order is over $150.00 + then You are the Hostess and you should not use the code. The Hostess code is for me to give my Online customers a little something (product, etc) at the end of the month when I have enough in Online sales. I give a FREE Tutorial PDF with all Online Orders-delivered to your email as a way to Thank You. I appreciate all orders.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Enjoy!

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Happy New Year to You!

 I’m writing this just hrs before the New Year. I am, without a doubt, kissing 2016 Goodbye. On record, probably the worst year for us that I can remember. The cloud of dread/vibe of the country, the horrible killings of fellow Police Officers, the deaths of close friends, their children, the Sudden deaths of amazing Celebrities, Rock, Folk Art, and Country stars, family life issues, health issues. Blah! I know many of you have felt the way I did. Of course, there will be a few of you that had a Fabulous year and totally disagree with me. No problem, I’m glad for you. I’m just saying, In my little part of the world, I have turned my back on this 2016 year. I will look back, well let’s just say it will be awhile before I want to.

With that, I have a few fun pics of my New Year’s decorations and a few cards to share with you.

This year I chose the Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Silver with a bit of Black. A few of the items pictured here that will be retiring in a few days so don’t miss out.

Now check out the Star tiara! That’s new and will be showing up in the Occasions Catalog beginning on the 4th of January.

My props:

How about another card:

Maybe you would like to see some fun shaker cards that I made for my daughters for tonight. That is if they can stay up.

Here is the white one up close:

Love it!

Thank You for being my fans, followers of my blog, amazing Customers and Hostesses.

I wish you a Very Happy New Year, A Better, safer, blessed New Year

and

 I plan on continuing to post fun ideas, creative cards, and projects -all for you.

Don’t forget, you only have until January 3rd to get retiring products from the Holiday Catalog.

See you in 2017!

ENJOY!!!

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The day after

I hope you all had a Fabulous Christmas this year. I had a peaceful, quiet day with my Hubby and our girls. Just what I truly needed.

I hope your day was just as Peaceful.

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Now-Did you really get what you wanted this year?

Are you thinking, creatively thinking, maybe for something more?

Would you like discounts on Stampin’ Up!® stamps and supplies?

How about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Did you know you don’t have to have classes or Demonstrations to become a Demonstrator?  If you want to just collect orders or just enjoy your hobby and buy for yourself, you can do this.

$300 in stamping sales a quarter.

You can be a Hobby Demonstrator or a Career Demonstrator like me.

I would LOVE to have you join my team-The Dairy Best Stampers. I love what I do and well, you can too!

I am looking to grow my team and You can be anywhere in the USA to sign up with me.

Click here to learn more.

No pressure, it’s just something exciting for you to think about. Whether you decide to sign up today or in January, 2017, let me help you make a decision easily. I’m here to help you to achieve what you want.

19 years, and I still LOVE IT! It has been rewarding from that “great feeling” to cash, prizes, stamps, supplies and trips.

Contact me today by phone (#262-374-0219) or email and we can chat about it.

Don’t forget these deals:

Last few days to get Double Points from my Loyalty Program-Laura Z’s B.B. Points. Click here to visit my Customer Rewards page and you can download your form today.

Enjoy!

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Countdown 2 Christmas-Day 5

It’s the last day but an important one. It means it’s Christmas Eve and you still need one last QUICK idea.

A Gift Card Holder. I made this one a few years ago and I decided to give it a makeover.

 

All you need is one of our Greeting card envelopes.

Score on one side at 1-3/4″, Flip and score at 1-3/4″

Open it up, and fold over.

Use your favorite adhesive to glue down to a green CS  2-1/2″ x 4-5/8″

Cut out a greeting.

Cut out a second piece in green and place it behind the label.

Make a Belly Band. I used a strip of Cherry Cobbler 1″ x 7″. Wrap around, make sure their is a bit of room for it to move up and down, not too tight. Now glue the two ends together. Flip back over and attach label with dimensionals.

Of course Cash is King too!

Once you are done with that, how about giving two fabulous other gifts:

I’m home and check my email often in case you need one of these. Everyone is sound a sleep and I’m finishing up last minute gifts. I can send you a Gift Certificate that you can give right away from me.

Or

How about a Paper Pumpkin Gift. It’s better than Fruit of The Month!

It’s stamps and cards, or a unique project, or a gift, or multiples items for you to hand out.

It’s Perfect for someone who has little time to craft.

Perfect for someone in a condo/downsized apartment.

Perfect if you want to get started stamping and your on a budget.

A great gift for Mom.

A great gift for you and your daughter to put together.

Maybe for your friend that lives far away.

Click here to click on a Paper Pumpkin kit today. It’s $19.95 (includes Shipping and Handling).

You can get it for one month, or three months Subscription, or 6 month, or 1 year subscription. You can stop anytime.

Or, just shop a bit today and get what YOU want for Christmas.

To all of you-

Merry Christmas

and Happy Holidays to you.

ENJOY!

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Countdown 2 Christmas-Day 4

Ok, We are nearing the end of my quick and simple Countdown 2 Christmas ideas.

This idea, I Promise, is super easy, useful, practical, that anyone would appreciate it.

A Dry Erase Board.

If you are like me, you find pretty frames at Garage Sales, discount stores, etc. and you put them away until you find a use for them. Nope-it’s not hording, especially if they are organized nicely.

Now’s the time to find one. I suggest an 8″ x 10″ frame.

Next, dig through your favorite 12″ x 12″ Designer Series papers (DSP) and pick out a nice double sided one.

I liked this one from the Floral Boutique DSP. I cut 8″ x 10″ and then made 2- 1″ x 10″ strips with the leftovers.

The other side:

I taped the one side on the bottom to the main piece.

Then I taped the next one to the top.

Now clean the glass on the frame after opening the backside. Use a “swifter” type cloth to remove any fuzz, etc.

Place the side you like down toward the glass, facing out. You may need a thick piece of CS or backing to add to your DSP since it’s so thin. Mine did. Close up.

Turn it around and congratulate yourself on a fine job.

Go ahead, practice with the dry Dry Erase pen.

Once you have played around and realize you need to make one for yourself, lets wrap this up for whomever you are gifting it to.

Now-wasn’t that super easy and quick? I love making these. This one is for a fabulous customer who helped me achieve my December goals. Thanks Deborah K. Your gift will be delivered to you soon.

Supplies I used:

Even the supplies are easy. There is still time to put a few together before Christmas/Holiday of your choice. I think once I picked the right DSP, it took me maybe 20 minutes, start to finish. Wrapping it up would take me much longer. In my house, Don does most of the gift wrapping, because He’s really really good at it.
ENJOY!!!
See you tomorrow.

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