Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends

This is the first time Stampin Up has ever offered our kit and 50% off. That's right you can now purchase our starter kit for $87.50. If you have been on the fence about joining my team then now is the time to act. If you would like a little extra income or just to get our fabulous discount then don't hesitate to sign up. You have your choice of the Standard Kit or the Digital & Starter Kit. WOW, what a great deal!

This special ends on November 30th.

Here's a few reasons to join my team:
*Receive a discount on all your catalog purchases.
*I have been a Demonstrator for over 5 years, so I will help you get started and be successful.
*Monthly incentives based on your sales.
*Chances to earn Incentive Trips/Cruises.
*Be able to attend Stampin' Up! events like Convention, Regional and Leadership.
*We get a Stampin' Success magazine in the mail every month filled with business and stamping ideas.
*We can start pre-ordering from the new Occasions Mini catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Catalog beginning December 1.
*Be your own Hostess.
*Earn up to 9 additional Free stamp sets when you achieve Stampin' Start.

Leave me a comment if you are interested in joining my team and I will contact you to get you on your way but don't wait to long the 30th is right around the corner.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I have some pages to share

I actaully made these way back in March but I never had page closure. Either I was missing a pic because I was to lazy to print it(oops I mean my printer was out of ink...yea that's it) or I just needed some quiet to think of journaling and in a house with 10 people, quiet isn't something you can come by easily. So I know none of these pages are Stampin Up, they are pages I had either done at a class and needed to add pics to or stuff from my huge stash. It is so fun to go through pages that need pictures or use up older papers and stickers, it makes it seem like buying it or creating it wasn't a waste of money or space.

If you click on the pages it should bring them up a little larger. I miss my old scanner, in that it scanned perfectly and my new one makes better quality photos but the scan doesn't work as well. So pardon the pages not being as clear as they used to but I am now taking pics of them and I just don't like it as well. I guess I can't have it all

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It counts!!!!

Regardless of your political party we all need to do our part and get out and vote. I have done my father proud and done my duty, have you??

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Demolay Halloween Ball

Oasis Chapter of Demolay put on this amazing dance last night. The decorations are just wonderfully spooky and I love their graveyard. Everyone had a tombstone including Ub. I will have to upload the tombstones later. Mitch will be 12 on Wed the 3rd and can join Demolay so this was his second function and he had a ball. Josh ran the lights and had wired up the sound for them as well as danced with the girls in hopes of getting the other boys to ask girls to dance (which they did not...uggg) Jared at the end scared everyone out of the ballroom with a chainsaw skit with a real chainsaw. Talk about clearing out a room he even scared Mitch to was a priceless moment and I think all that attended had a great time. I took lots of pics but only put a few up to show off what a good job they did.

Happy Scary Halloween!

Decor pumpkins, spooky frame and cute deco blocks

I got crafty yesterday. I have been sick and these projects have been sitting neglected. I wanted them all done before Halloween and I did all but one. Maybe today I can crank out my haunted house, we'll see.
The pumpkins we saw at convention and I fell in love with them. I bought the white pumpkins at Michaels. The "trick or treat" is our decor elements Spooky Things (#122296) and the Black Flourish (#120987) and raven lace ribbon (#120988) This was super easy and took 20 minutes to make.

The Frame was a standard frame I bought at Walmart for $3.00 and using that same sheet of decor elements (#12296) I put the Happy Halloween on the glass and then used our Nite Owls designer series paper, DSP for short (#123012) and the Dark & Dreary stamp set(#121151) for the owl and spiders and the BaroqueMotifs (#113490), the colors I used were Pear Pizazz and Pumpkin pie as well as basic black. also a really quick project to do...less then 30 minutes

Last but not least, the cute little decor blocks(#116829), I used the Nite Owl DSP (#123012) and sponged the edges in basic black ink, "BOO" was made using Serif Essentials alphas die(#113464) and they were spritzed with silver foil Smooch spritz (#118771) on the B and the spiders I used our new rhinestones(#119246) the spiders were stamped from Dark & Dreary(#121151) and I used our circles punches. On the last block the 2-3/8 scallop punch(#118874) was used to punch a scrap of black CS, then punch a white CS scrap with the 1-3/4 circle punch (#119850) then emboss with the square lattice folder(#119976), the "
2U" is cut using the Timeless Type die cut (#115951) in pumpkin pie.
The really fun thing about these blocks is that I have 5 other sides I can decorate for the different holidays. For Thanksgiving I have "Give Thanks" mostly done and as soon as I turn them I will get them loaded here.
A little more time consuming but that's because there are 6 sides to decorate. Really fun!!!

If you see something and would like to order please leave me a comment and I will get my demo website hooked up and we will get your order placed. Those blocks will make a cute Christmas gift. The other sides are give thanks, fall, Noel, love and boo 2U. We have all kinds of fun things to decorate them with.

Have a great day everyone,


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or treat was so much fun last night. This is most likely Mitchell's last year getting to participate in trunk or treat because he will be one of the young men who will help out all the little kids(I'm not even teary eyed as I write this...YET...ha ha ha) The church always does the best trunk or treat. Next year I promised Mitchell we would decorate our trunk and he can pass out the candy, that might make the transition a little easier for him.

Tonight is regular trick or treating and I wish you all a Happy and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Winning Halloween card...

I went to a Stampin Up regionals back in Sept and I just haven't had the umph to post anything to my blog lately. Anyway I made this card to swap with other demonstrators and I submitted this card to SU to be voted on. It was one of 3 winners... I was so excited, I got a $50.00 shopping spree of anything I wanted from SU. Needless to say I spent it the minute I got the ok.

Stamps set- Dark and Dreary (from holiday mini)

paper- Basic black, old olive, whisper white, and wicked fun DSP

ink-stazon black (for spider) basic black (house)

Accessories-Spider web embossing folder, vanilla shimmer smooch spritz, rhinestones(on spider), raven lace and twine, circle punches

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a Happy SAFE Halloween!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I made some pages

I decided it was time to get some crafty stuff back on my blog, that it was way past time. This is a mixture of Stampin Up stuff and some regular scrappy stuff. I need to start using more of my stash and get the endless pile of paper in my books and off the shelf. I also have a TON of premade pages from swaps and stamp clubs and classes that are calling for some pictures to be added to them.

The Halloween pages are of Mitchell, my only kid trick or treating this year. Yes I did babies are all going in different directions. Even Mitch noticed and missed the others.

The Christmas page is of one of my older sons Steven, he is usually gone and never in our tree decorating pics. He doesn't really get into like he did when he was little. I was lucky to get these pics AND he's smiling. Such a handsome guy.

Thanks for looking today. Have a great Labor Day.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sept. 1st!!! It's here

There is nothing better then the release of new products (at least to me) and this new holiday mini from Stampin Up is amazing. Just when I think they can't get any better they do and I am LOVING everything. I will be putting this in my sidebar and when you click on it you will be able to see all the new fun things they have inside.

One thing I LOVE is the new spider wed embossing folder. I know Cuddle Bug has had one but Stampin Ups embossing folders are larger( they still fit in the Cuddle Bug, I have one) and the designs go all the way to the ends which is a huge plus. If you are a Halloween nut like I am then be sure to see the beginning of the catalog, starting on page 6, because they have a crazy cute set that I got a week ago. As a demonstrator we get to order a month earlier and we get an amazing discount.

In the back of the catalog there are these new Letter Press plates that I ordered last night (being a convention attendee we got a special deal) I can't wait until they come and I can play around with them and see what they are all about. My son has told me he would help me do a video so be on the lookout for that and I will feature the new letterpress plates on a project.

I do not have my demo website hooked up but please if anyone sees something they really want then by all means leave me a note here and it only takes seconds to activate it. PLUS if you place an order for $30.00 I will give you the new raven lace trim on pg 8 for free. This lace will look so cute and spooky on our Halloween pages and cards.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Note to all parents of high school kids

What not to wear to school!!!

I guess these shirts are a no no. I know all about juggalos (I don't have a clue how to spell and I know that as a parent
I hate the music that ICP sings but I will not dictate what they can and cannot listen to because I know from my own experience it will only make them more drawn to it. (I was a rebellious kid that way. My dad said no I did it anyway and was sneaky about it. I know I don't want my kids sneaking). Anywho, I bought these shirts for the boys and even though I don't like them myself I know they LOVE the way the shirts look. Now I know we do not want our kids associated with any gang related anything but I have raised 2 very smart young men and they have had to witness certain things in our own house that has been an eye opener to them as far as drugs and gangs go BUT having said that I was a little shocked they couldn't wear these shirts with this band to school. They said it prompts gang activity, what a crock!!! If kids are going to join a gang it won't be because they wore these shirts but because the parents don't have better control and I put myself in that category as well, with one of my older sons, he taught me that if a teenagers mouth is open what is coming out of it is generally a lie. (quote from Judge so true)

I respect the school rules and my kids will respect the rules as well and I even understand how much apart of our society gangs are, but I have a hand in everything these two do and where they are and I feel confident that I have done my parenting job well and when we got these shirts they were in no way intended it to be any association with the juggalos. Lesson learned in what isn't allowed in school. I will still buy these t-shirts but now they are to be worn at home only.

Monday, August 30, 2010

SENIORS rule!!!

I have another SENIOR this year oh my... Jared was so ready for this day to begin. He walked around all day yesterday bored and ready for school to start. He actually smiled in my picture this day. His shoes were a fight but in the end I lost Jared won. It's not that I don't love Etnies it's just that they are so colorfully ugly...hee hee hee. I have actually made up to them and he is quite proud of his shoes. I had to get pictures of the shoes again just to show how their tastes change from year to year. This should be a fun and exciting year for Jared and we look forward to a graduation at the end of this year.

S-O-P-H-O-M-O-R-E-S yes!

It's hard to believe my curly( his hair before hair cuts was so curly BUT for ROTC he has to have short hair) is in high school let alone a sophomore. He is posing with Jared in this picture (which means for Jareds post you will see 2 of these same pics) He is a ladies man this boy. He has more girls calling then I can keep up with. Today was exciting because it's the first day of school but Jeremy had an extra spring in his step cause he was going to meet up with Diana a girl he liked when he was in middle school and now they will be at the same school together. He can stop growing now too. He is getting so tall and as broad as some of his older brothers. I hope this year will be a fun one for him. He wants to join the bowling team and I can't wait. Hopefully he will do something in the spring too. Next year it will be football but this year he missed out. They all have their own sense of style and it cracks me up but one thing they both like is ICP (don't groan as loud as I did) I can't stand the group either but hey it's what in and they truly don't listen as much as they would like other to believe they outta the bag now huh...have a great day.

I forgot to add his shoes as he pointed out so the shoe pic is an add just for you Jeremy.

5th Grade!!! Where did time go...

I can't believe the day has come and I get my computer to myself had a great summer this year and I am sad to see my kids go back to school but alas it had to happen right. Progress my mom says even though I wish progress would slow way down or I would have another mother would die if she read that, huh Sherron. Have no fear I have no plans on having more kids although this is the time of year I develop baby fever.

So on with back to school. Mitch started 5th grade this year. My baby's last year of elementary school and it isn't sitting well with I tear up typing this. I think he looks so cute even in his terrible uniform but that is another story you don't want my 2cents on...SOOOOO not HAPPPPPY!!!

Mitch got his rolling backpack and some cool shoes and of course he had his brand new lunch box I bought from (there is a video on the site that Mitch has memorized...LOL) he was so taken with this lunch system and I have vowed to go a bit green this year and here in this little lunch box is where I begin.

Hope everyone is having a great first day of school, I know I am. I can finally have my computer and post on my blog.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CVS...big time SCORE....

This may not be a big purchase but I saved BIG (this would be my first time, I think, just paying tax)

I had $6.00 in ECB's from the week before and I like to use them the next week in case I forget about them and they expire on me. It's free money ya know!!!

The Schick hydro razor was $8.97 w/ $4.00 back in ECB's
I used (1) $5.00 coupon ( I had just got it in the mail from

The Xtra laundry soap was on sale for $1.99 and everyone says how good it is and smells. It smells good that's for sure

My total before coupons $11.89
-$5.00 razor coupon
-$6.00 ECB's
I paid a grand total of .89cents

I walked out of CVS with the biggest smile on my face knowing I had finally paid tax only. Now I want

Walgreens Not as good as my Target run but still good

I have this love/hate going on with Walgreens. I think I need to shop there more to get a better feel for it. CVS is where I do more of my shopping but when I do get into Walgreens I usually do pretty good on RR and deals.

I bought in transaction #1
1 Dial body wash $3.99 w/ $3.00 RR back
used (1) $1.00 mq
paid $3.30 oop

Transaction #2

I had to have toilet paper and I didn't have a coupon but knew that they had TP was on sale for $4.00, not to bad in my book(I'm sure extreme couponers can get it free but I don't know how yet)

2 bic pen bags .79 cents each w/ in ad coupon
used (1) $1/2 coupon
paid .58 cents for both pen pkgs

2 Right Guards 3-D sport $2.99
used a BOGO coupon (the cashier took off $4.49 instead of $2.99)
I paid $1.49 for 2 which is .75 cents each

3 Gillette body washes 3/$10
I used (3) $2.00 coupons
make it 3/$4

4 penway 2 pocket folder .09cents
filler items paid .36 cents

TOTAL $32.37
saved $23.16

total out of pocket- $9.21 ( I used my earlier $3 RR to get it to this total)

I love coupon shopping. It is so much fun to save money on things you actually need and use.

Target, great deals today!

Target was such a good shopping day. Let me tell you a secret, if there is a $1.00 off coupon on any item and there is no size restriction you can use that coupon to buy the travel size.

I got 15 travel tides for free. I had 15 $1.00 off coupons and I used all 15. I get 15 loads of laundry for FREE.

The Green Works detergent was $9.99

I used (1) $3.00 target coupon and (1) $3.00 manufacturer coupon.
I got a 90 oz detergent for $3.99, it smells good too!

I got another bag of Wonka candy $3.49
used (1) $1.00 target printable
used (1) $1.50 man coupon
I paid .99cents

2 Bagel Bites $2.49 each
I used (2) $1.00 Target printable
and (2) $1.00 mq's
I paid .98cents for 2

Also Target brand Advil was .97cent as opposed to actual Advil that was over $3.00

My total was $35.80
I saved $27.50
OOP was $8.30

I think I ticked off a few people behind me in line when I whipped out my 15 coupons for Tide among other coupons but hey with a savings of almost $30.00 they can get mad all they want and I walk out with lots of stuff for very little money.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A little couponing I did this weekend

I am such an extremist in my personality, I have learned to embrace myself and live with it...LOL....can't say my hubby or the kids know how to deal with me but hey they will someday learn that you can't fight a Gemini and my So onto this weeks addiction. I found a coupon site that I had to order from called Buy Grocery Coupons I got the package of 40 inserts, 10 P&G (love that one) 10 red plum #1, 10 red plum #2 and 10 Smart Source. Now you may think this sounds extreme but on all the couponing sites I go to they say you should buy 1 newspaper for everyone that lives in your house. Well at $3.00 a pop who could afford that, for 40 coupon inserts it only cost $16.00 and I have already used so many coupons from those inserts and saved more then what it cost to buy them....You can order in whatever quantities you like but for me the big package was what I needed to start building my stockpile.

I went to Target early on Saturday morning armed with my coupons and here is what I scored.

4 bags of Snyder (1 pounder) $2.59 per bag
used (4) $1.00 Target printables
used (4) $1.00 coupons from SS
paid- .59cents a bag

4 kid cuisine $1.75(on price cut)
used (4) $1.00 target printables
used (2) $1/2 coupon from All You magazine
Paid- $1.00 for all four

4 Chef Boyardee .99cents each
used (4) $1.00 Target printables

2 Wonka bars $2.29 & 1 Wonka bag of candy $2.59
used (4) $1.00 target printables
used $1.50 off one bag of Wonka candy
used (2) $1.00 Internet coupon
Wonka bagged candy I paid .09cents
Wonka bars I paid .29 cents each

4 Bic pen (7 count) .99 cents
used (2) $1/2
I paid $2.00 (not as good as I had heard but better then full price)

4 papermate pens 10 count .99cents
used (4) .50 cents target printable
Paid .49 a bag

4 Sobe Lifewaters $1.00
used (2) $1.00 target printable
used (2) BOGO Internet printable
4 FREE sobe's

I spent $8.46 on all of this and saved $34.16. Not to bad after taking a coupon of months off from couponing.

Have a great week and my next post will be something crafty.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Don't pass out but I have a page to share and more convention photos

Talk about good times!!!! I did 21 pages at a weekend back in March but I am slow in getting them loaded...LOL...SO 1 down 20 more to go...ha ha ha. My pictures may be out of order bare with me. We stopped at a gas station in Filmore Utah and there was the most amazing rainbow, being a past Rainbow Girl I had to get a photo of the rainbow, then we have the three of us taking pictures with some of the cute props at convention, and the last thing was one of our lunches we were treated to a chocolate fountain bar. I have never had this before and I LOVED IT!!! You name it they had it for you to dip, I tried my first chocolate covered cinnamon gummy bear. My dear friend Mary Lynn loved it, me not so much. I have more pictures of some of the swaps I was in while at convention and soon I will load those up too. Bye for now
By the way, if it looks like I am skipping letters or something isn't making sense my computer keys are sticking and it has been a great source of aggravation. I have to go back and check every word...ugggg

Halloween classes to be scheduled in Sept.

Brent Steel did this demo at convention and let me tell you in person it is spactacular!!! I wish the photos I took of it could do it justice but this will hve to do for now.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to decorate for Halloween. I have a sofa table that this will look fabulous on. So onto the classes
The first class I will offer will be mid September and will feature the wayyyy cute spooky house. It is glittery and lit up and adorable and the added touch is the bats flying out of the chimney. Just wait until you see it. I will have more details on the class, complete with times, cost and what you will need to bring. If you think you migh be interested please leave me a comment and e-mail me at I can even send out kits if you want one.
The next class will be those adorable pumpkins. All supplies will be at my house except any adhesive. Be on the look out for some super fun classes coming yoour way
Remember to post a comment if this may be something you will be interested in.
Have a good day

We are back from convention

I had the time of my life and have many photos to share. Here are just a few of the make n takes we got to do during one of our classes. The one with the heart was probably my least favorite and that's just because of the colors they used for it. I like the simple design of it. The green pouch with the brown striped ribbon would be really cute made into a Halloween treat with candy on the inside. I have a whole calendar planned with I learned from convention. I am so excited t get my business back on it's feet.
Have a great day,