A Spring Peat Pot

Time for a Peat Pot idea.

Originally planned for a class, made at a workshop instead.

My Version of a Spring Peat Pot. I love using these pots. They are abundant this time a year in all the Big Box and specialty gardening stores. Think other Holidays.

I added Chalk Paint to scuff the sides.

Spring Peet Pot idea

Love the details. I used a retired set (Nature Walk-Miss it) for this.

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Love this Butterfly. (Sorry-it’s still not available but we will let you know when it is)

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I used daubers to paint on the ink. So pretty.

I hope I inspired you to create with other materials using your stamps. Now, here is what I used.

Don’t forget-We are down to the last few days of SALE-A-Bration!!!! If you waited to get that Lotus Blossom stamp,

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Get it before it goes away and Not to be seen again.

While you shop, keep in mind that I am offering Double B B Points at this time. Just click on my logo here and download the form.

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And-How about joining Stampin’ Up!

I would love to have you join my team. Thinking about it? Thinking about the Specials you get for signing up with Stampin’ Up! Hurry, these nifty Free kits to choose from will go away with Sale-A-Bration. Click here to learn more.

Have a great weekend.

ENJOY!

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Welcome Spring

A few days ago, Spring arrived on the Calendar.

Yowza, check out my yard today-March 23rd. This-is-Spring-2015

Even my Birds are like WHAT-How Rude!!!

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Since we Plow, My Husband keeps track of Snow Fall since “forever”, Ok 40 years. A year ago, it snowed almost 9″ on this date. So, it is what it is.

A week ago, I had a Spring Decor Class at the Delavan Library with several guests.

It felt like Spring then!

Things to do with a embroidery hoop. The idea came from an older magazine that I have stashed in my basement, cased the idea and used Stampin’ Up! stamps, Washi tape, die cuts, punches. The smaller letters for Welcome was from a stamp set my Hubby uses for his own personal creations. Yes, He stamps and He’s good! Enough about him. Check it out.

Welcome-Spring

Although our Butterfly Thinlits are not available at this time, I am hopeful that they will be in the next month or so.

Placed it between my Girls in the front room. So Happy.

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Now, on to something Exciting.

Its DOUBLE BB POINTS time!! Yup-My Customer Rewards for shopping with me:

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Last week was my Birthday and it’s My Blog Month Anniversary. So, to Celebrate-This week March 22nd-March 28th, Everyone that goes to my Stampin’ Up!® Online Store and places an order, gets DOUBLE BB Points through Me (not Stampin’ Up!). If you haven’t tapped into my Customer Rewards yet, click here to see more. If you spend $50.00 and get 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item, Normally you would get 2 BB Points. Right now, This week, its DOUBLE Points and you get 4 points for that $50.00 order. Now that’s Awesome!!!!! Let’s get you to the FREE $25.00 in Free items of your choice-Quicker.

Don’t forget, This weeks Weekly Deals are until 11:45PM tonight and then they change tomorrow.

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So-Happy Shopping and Enjoy the Extra Bonus Points! Let me know When you want to redeem them. Sale-A Bration is down to the last 9 days so hurry, time is running out.

Happy Spring, with or without snow.

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Pots ‘O Gold

Girl Scout Spring project time. AKA-Glitter should be on anything and everything!

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It’s time for another arts and crafts class with local Girls Scouts. What they needed was a really fun St. Patrick’s Day project and I thought Pots of Gold would be perfect.

First, I painted 30, 3″ tall terra cotta pots in Metallic Gold paint. Done.

Then I made sure that I had plenty of glue and Stampin’ Up! Gold Glitter to decorate these pots. Done.

I gathered up Glue, containers of Green filler or “foo foo” as I like to call it and of course any Gold colored packaged candy. Done and Done.

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Fill up those pots.

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Bring on the Glitter!

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Pure Joy!

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I always have so much fun creating with the Girl Scouts. This particular troop was in Burlington, WI.

Thanks Meme for including me in helping the girls earn their badges.

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Now, On to this weeks Deals:

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Shop today and get on these deals.

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NOTE: With great sadness, Stampin’ Up! has decided to discontinue ALL of the Blendabilities Markers and color lifter.  I know, I know. I am totally bummed. There were problems with the Manufacturer and rather let problems continue and have all of you get frustrated with returns, they pulled the plug. Stampin’ Up! wants the quality to be just right and if it does not meet their standards, then they have to let it go. I believe the main reason was a manufacturing process that was faulty, causing the markers to arrive to customers dry, some void of any color or ink, and or drying within a short period of use. I am glad that I work with a company who is so strict with standards and believes in Quality products. Disappointing as it may be, it was the right thing to do.

So, what does this mean for you.

If you ordered these Blendabilities Markers and it’s on backorder, you do not need to do anything as Stampin’ Up! will refund you within the next month.

If you received any of these markers as a Free Hostess item or Sale-A-Bration item and they are on backorder or defective, please fill out this survey (CLICK HERE). If you have your order number available, and a replacement item number ready-the process will go quicker. You will have an opportunity to choose a Free Sale-A-Bration product or Hostess item.

What can I use instead?

We have Stampin Write markers which coordinate with all of our papers. Of course you can use the Blender pens to add a touch of color from the markers and ink pads to any project. Then there are the AquaPainters that you can use with our Stamp pads and ink refills.

Beginning March 1st, there are New Sale-A-Bration items for you to pick and choose from. Visit here to see more. Please be aware that some of the items (Not the stamps) may run out due to the unavailability of the markers.

The Tuxedo Black Memento pad (item #132708) and the refill (item #133456) will still be available and will continue into the New 2015-2016 Catalog in June. That is great news as it is a perfect Black water-based ink to use, at least, I think so.

Whew! That was really hard for me to type out.

on to other things….

Don’t forget to sign up before March 15th for my March Online Stamp Club. Perfect if you are on a Budget, or can’t get to a stamp class. It’s the perfect way to get tips and great stamping information from me and to build up a stamp collection. Visit here to get all the info.

Here is this months ideas:

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ENJOY!

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Getting ready for a Big Weekend

I am a Busy lil Bee.

I have a booth at a Women’s Resource Fair this weekend and I have been doing a bit of creating. Along with this event I have a 2 smart gardening classes and tonight a donated Stamp A Stack class that a guest won. Plus, My daughter needs projects boards worked on about the “eye” for her class due on Monday. Sooo, I have been trying to get things cut, organized, printed, and put together. Sometimes things come all at once. I am not complaining but almost wish it would spread out a bit throughout the month. But, life is not that way. I will just keep plugging away.

How about a sneak peak at some goodies for people who stop at my booth.

Candy-Butterflies

I made these years ago with our Bigz Buttefly Die. This time I am using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies #137360 $24.95.

So Fun.

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Now, on to the Weekly Deals:

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Would YOU would like to attend the Women’s Resource Fair that will be held at Geneva Ridge Resort on Hwy 50, West of Lake Geneva? Well- I will share a Free Ticket:

Visit here:

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Scroll down the page to the Admission Tickets Header.

Directly under where you add the quantity needed, there is a link that says “Enter promo Code”

Click on that link and enter this awesome code Stamp

Click on the green button and order now. So Cool. I hope to see you there. I think you will be amazed by the variety of Booths. Now, Friday evening from 5-7 is Organic Wine Tasting. You should come!

So, back to getting it done!

Enjoy!

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The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

April-June

This past Saturday, I had my Annual Fabulous Frigid February Stampfest.

A different location, smaller group, but project was easily finished in 3 Hours time.

Here are the tables with supplies and guests:

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The New location for me was Bragi, a Coffee House, Wine Bar and Art Gallery. A really exciting place that was perfect for my group of 7 ladies. We had bowls of soup with roll, drink of their choice and water service. Just the right amount of what we needed. The table set up was great too. I used 3 tables for the ladies to work at and one for all the ink, punches, paper and Glitter needed. Just right.

I know you would like to see the finished pieces so here we go.

This is mine finished.

My-Calendar

The Months made by me but remember-you can do your own thing:

Jan-Feb-Mar

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April-May-June

April-June-Full

July-August-Sept

July-Sept-Full

Oct-Nov-Dec

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I loved how it turned out. I even had a gentleman who hangs out at local coffee shops, ask me for his own, created by me, do my own thing for him. Not bad, Order Up!

I did use Q-tips for ink touch ups and note, there is a sponge in your kit. Here are the supplies I added along with (not pictured) Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey C.S.:

Due to the West Coast Port Congestion, etc, etc, the calendar unfortunately, is not available at the moment. Sorry. I am sure it will be soon, and when it is, I will put that info up on my post.

But, if you bought one recently and you haven’t made yours yet-Hop to it. It’s easy. I will recommend the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp set-and yes it is available! I see a lot of other uses for this set besides the calendar. But, you will definitely need it. Now -on to the Weekly Deals:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I hope it inspires you to do something creative-Soon!

ENJOY!

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Winner of Blog Candy, Valentines Day goodies.

And the Winner of my Blog Candy is……….

Laura L.

Thanks to all of you that left kind comments. On to the next 500 posts!!!

I trust you had a Wonderful Valentines Day. Time to share my daughter’s candy treats for school as well as goodies I handed out throughout the LOVEly Day.

Victoria Opened the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin!

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 The Contents:

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Addie dove right in. Hmm, another stamper in the making.

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Bring On The Candy! ….and there was tons given away this year.

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Oooh, aren’t they cute! They stamped nicely, created and shared. I had to document this!

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We actually created these items, two weeks earlier! That’s right, NO last minute stuff this year-HAH!

Seriously, What’s wrong with me? This is Not normal for me. I am a last minute kinda gal. But, it worked for me and I might try being early again. But not too soon.

Yum!-Finished-pieces

Look what this one kit created, over 20+ packets. Now that is Value.

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Go Ahead-Get your own Paper Pumpkin! Just click on this Ad.

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Some projects I made for clients as well as a Birthday party where the girls created their own goodie packets. I will tell you, my French Fry box Die has officially seen 1,000 die cuts. Amazing.

More-goodies

Caramel Goodness!

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A serious Thank You to Awesome Demonstrator Connie Stewart for this Triangle Box idea.

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ENJOY!

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It’s my 500th Post!!!

Yowza!

I started my Blog in 2009 and hoped a few people might visit. A few and then some certainly have. I’m writing my 500th Post today and I thought a great way to Celebrate would be with………

 My 500th Post giveaway!

So, How do you get this?

First-You must be in the USA.

Leave A Comment here on my blog with the title of your Favorite Laura Z Blog post (from March 2009 until now)by Sunday, February 15th.

I will let my daughters pick a random name.

The Winner to receive the Blog Candy prize above. It includes, Washi Tape, Bakers Twine, Lace Tape, Fast fuse refill, Twisty Treats Kit, Cherry Cobbler ribbon, and Vanilla envelopes.

Super Cool.

I thank you for following me in the past, long time customers, and some of you that have just stumbled upon me.

I hope to continue to entertain you, inspire creativity, and just help you enjoy current stamping information.

Thank You and have fun visiting My Blog.

Of course, here is this weeks deals. Click on Box to take you to my store:

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ENJOY!

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Join Me during Sale-A-Bration 2015

I would Love for you to join my team.

My Team is the Dairy Best Stampers! and I am located in Lake Geneva, WI.

YOU- can be located anywhere in the United States to Join my Team.

ARE YOU:

+ Looking for a Fun Hobby

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+ Looking for hundreds and hundreds of ideas

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If you answered Yes to any of these, read on……

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+ Become a Demonstrator for just $99.00 and during Sale-A-Bration you can choose what you want for FREE.

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So Cool.

I always say-Try it for at least 6 months.

I said that in the beginning too, and well, 17 yrs later, I Still LOVE IT!

I have had over 30 + people join me over the years. Some have been with me for 6 months, some a year or two, a few 5-10 yrs. Many of my Demonstrators have been from around Wisconsin but mostly in the Midwest.

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog and you have thought -Hey-I could do that, or Hey I would Like to do that-Then you should.

So – here is your invite:

Please Join Me.

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I would Love to have you as one of my newest members and to be a part of a really Amazing Company-

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Now, a really fun share:

Delivering to the Post Office

Proof I dropped off my Teams Packets of goodies at the Post Office.

I’m at the City of Lake Geneva, WI Post Office dropping off the packets for my Team members. One of the Post Masters-Suzy, laughed the whole time while taking my photo. She said-Well that was a first for her.

I made each member a 2015 Calendar, as well as current samples from the Occasion Catalog and a letter. Here are three months sample pictures:

Cal-May-2015 2015-Oct.-Cal Cal-Dec.-2015Isn’t this fun!

I like to include info for events they can have or try. I even connect on a Facebook page for my Team. It’s sometimes easier to connect right away with what is going on since I send packets quarterly, or try to.

Now, on to this weeks Deals:

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ENJOY!

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