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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

We took a quick trip up to Shaver Lake just before Christmas.  It was absolutely beautiful!  We had just enough time to see the beautiful lake with snow all around and take a few slides down the hill on cardboard, and throw a few snowballs!  I love the photos we managed to take before the sun went down.  Ty, our oldest grandson said, "We'll have to do that again, Grandma!"

Friday, December 14, 2012

Give Yourself a Special Gift!

Inkredible Promo
Sign up a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and join my team for $99 (plus tax, but no shipping!) and as a new demonstrator, you will receive:

  • $125 in stamping products (you can even choose brand-new spring catalog products)!
  • A collection of TEN full-size ink pads (a $50 value)!
  • Thirty percent off their first stamping order*, and 20 percent off all purchases!
  • Access to special demonstrator websites, publications, products, preorders, and the opportunity to get Sale-A-Bration products early!
You can sign up right online at
My password is "Diamonds"
Time is running out.  The promotion ends tomorrow, December 16th.  I hope you take advantage of this great promotion. 
Thanks for checking in today! 
Merry Christmas!

Stampin' Up Clearance Rack Blitz Starts Today

Clearance Rack Blitz

Dates: December 14, 2012 - while supplies lastDetails
Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

If you have any qustions please contact me.

Go to my Stampin' Up Website for my 24/7 Online Store.

Click on "Products"
Click on "Shop Now"
Click on "Clearance Rack Blitz"

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 17th Stamping Class Projects

These are the projects we will be making on Monday, December 17th.  The first card shows a variation depending on which side of the designer paper you use. 

Here are a few details...

Project #1:  Mittens
Card stock:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Stamp:  Snow Swirled
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
DSP:  Snow Festival
Big Shot:  Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Scallop  Circle #2 (retired), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punch:  2 1/2" circle, 3/4" square, Mittens, 3/4" circle
Misc:  Baker's Twine, rhinestone

Project #2:  Nativity
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Stamp:  First Christmas
Ink:  VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler
Specialty Paper:  Coredinations Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Windows Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Tools:  Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Embossing Powder

Thanks for looking today.  Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter Page Layout for December 13th Scrapbooking Class

Isn't the Snowman cute?  I've been wanting to do this vintage type snowman for awhile.  Hope you enjoy it too!  This is what we will be doing in my scrapbooking class this week. 

Here are a few details...

Card Stock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
DSP:  Snow Festival (colors in the DSP:  Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Stamps:  Music Notes Wheel (p. 114 120327), Perfect Pairs
Ink:  Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die, (Non-SU) Tree Die, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz, 31/2" circle, 3" circle, Snowflake (retired)
Punches:  2 1/2" circle, Owl Builder, 1 1/4" scallop circle
Fabric:  SU fabric
Tool:  Wave Cutter (non-SU)
Optional:  Dazzling Diamonds and 2 way glue for accents

Thanks for visiting today!  Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Elegant and Playful Reindeer Projects for Dec 10th Stamp Classes

These are the projects for Monday, December 10th.  We will be starting a new session.  Class fees will be collected.  Session:  December 10th-January 28th

Here are some of the details:

Project #1:  Reindeer Tag Card
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Silver Shimmer Paper
Ink:  Craft White, Marina Mist
Big Shot:  Two Tags SU Die, Non SU Reindeer Die, Swirls and Snowflake Embossing Folder
Punch:  1 1/4" scalop Circle 1 3/8" circle
Stamp Set Petite Pairs and Snow Swirled
Misc:  sponge, brayer, jumbo half pearl, white ribbon

Project #2:  Reindeer Box
Card Stock Early Espresso, Whisper White, Black Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set:  Jolly Bingo Bits
Ink:  Real Red
Big Shot:  Purse Die, Autumn Accents Die
Punch:  1" circle, 1 1/4" scallop circle, Owl Builder, Petal Builder, heart
Accets:  Baker's twine, sticky strip

Thanks for checking in today!

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Class to Make Great Gifts for Friends and Family

Here's the gift making class you've been waiting for!

I am offering classes the next two Wednesdays, December 12th and December 19th to make gifts for friends and family.  I have set aside 10am to 12 noon for you to make one of these great gifts.  The class fee for each project will be $15 plus a minimum $15 order on the date of the class.  The $15 class fee will secure your spot.  You must pre-pay and sign up for the specific project by Monday, December 10th.  (There will be some variations of stamps, Designer Paper, ribbon, and color of ink and cardstock.)  Class size is limited to 6 students each class.

#1 Project:  DVD Case Note Pad holder.
#2 Project:  DVD Photo Album
#3 Project:  Mini Star Album

If you have any questions, please contact me by email or comment here.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!


Star Mini Album for Scrapbooking Class 12 6 12

This beautiful Star Mini Album is our project for tonight's class in Scrapbooking.  We will be making the Album with the following supplies:

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler 119685, Whisper White 100730
DSP:  Natural Composition Specialty 126917
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 126966
Punch:  Scallop Circle 119854
Accent:  Antique Brad 117273, Paper Daisy 119243, Ribbon (retired)
Adhesives:  Sticky Strip 104294, Tombow Liquid Glue 110755

 If you would like to order any of these products, please go to my Stampin' Up Website at  You can shop 24/7 on my Online Store:

Click "Products"
Click Shop "Now"

Also, while you are there, you check out the current Promotions clicking on "Promotions"

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!

Thanks for visiting today!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stamp Club #2 Meeting Tonight 12 5 12

Here are the projects that we will be doing in my Stamp Club tonight.  There is room for the first 4 who ask to come as a guest.  Just RSVP as soon as possible so that I can have the supplies ready for you.  We are looking for guests and/or new members, so please contact me today! 

Project #1:  Christmas Card
Card Stock:  Gumball Green 126840, Very Vanilla 101650, Cherry Cobbler 119685
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 126966
DSP:  Be of Good Cheer 126896
Big Shot:  Holidays Collection Framelits 127814, Designer Frames Embossing Folder 123130
Punches:  1 3/4" circle 119850, Decorative Label 120907, Merry Minis Punch Pack 126882 Star , Itty Bitty  Flower 118309
Accents:  Half Pearl 119247

Project #2:  Christmas Tree Advent Ornament, Inspired by Jenny Crosby
Stamps:  25 and Counting (c) 123794 or (w) 123792
Card Stock:  Gumball Green 126840, Whisper White 100730, Red 121790 and Champaign 127885 Glimmer Paper
DSP Candlelight Christmas 126901
Ink:  Real Red 126949, Gumball Green 126861
Tools:  Glue Gun, Silicone Craft Sheet 127853, Mini Glue  Dots 103683

Please go to my Stampin' Up Website Calendar for more details about my club and my contact information!  You can order online any of these products there.  You are just a click away...

Click "Products"
Click "Shop Now"

Also, while you are on my Stampin' Up Website, just click on Promotions for all the current promotions!

I would love to be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  Please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Ornamental Elegance Kit While Supplies Last!

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you -just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

Take advantage of this amazing offer--just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:

  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Click on my website at
Click Products
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Click New Arrivals
Click Ornamental Elegance Kit
Order Now on my 24/7 Stampin' Up Online Store or contact me today!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin' and Scrappin' until next time!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Cheryl!

Happy Birthday to the talented lady who made the cards shown above.   Cheryl is a Stampin' Up Demonsrator in my downline.  Just thought you would enjoy her two swaps at our local Demonstrator Meeting.  Great job Cheryl!!!

All the Cuteness Without All the Work Bundles

If you would like to order either of these bundles, please go to my Stampin' Up Website for the 24/7 Online Store or contact me directly. 

My SU Website:

Click on Promotions!

Thanks for stoppin' by today! 

Stamp Class December 3rd AM and PM

Here are the two projects that we will be making on Monday, December 3rd in my Stamp Classes.

Project #1:  Angel Card
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
DSP:  Natural Composition Specialty
Stamp Set:  Rejoicing with You
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits
Ink:  VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  1" square punch
Misc:  Sponge, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Project #2:  Fancy Favor Box
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Silver Shimmer, Very Vanilla
DSP:  First Edition Specialty
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Bigz XL, Stars (retired)
Punch:  Modern Label
Misc:  Brad, Jumbo Pearl, 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon

This will be the last class of this session.  There will be no break between this session and the next.  Return the very next week.

The New Session starts next week, December 10th.  Reminder:  For the Evening Class, we will meet at my home on December 10th (first class of the new session)  The morning class meets at my home as usual.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, please click on my SU Website for my 24/7 Online Shop.  Click on Products, Click on Shop Now

See you in class!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Karen's Stamping Class 11 26 12 Projects

Here are the projects that we will be making in my classes on Monday, November 26th. 

Project #1:  Greetings of the Season
Card Stock:  Night of Navy 100867, Whisper White 124302
Ink:  Midnight Muse 126860
Big Shot:  3" Circle die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder 120902
Punch:  2 1/2" Circle 120906
Stamp Set:  Serene Silhouettes 127324 (clear), Greetings of the Season 128033 (Clear)

Project #2:  Praying for You
Card Stock:  River Rock 108640, Basic Black 121045, Very Vanilla 101650
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black 101406 , Rose Red 126954
Stamp Set:  Blooming with Kindness 126442*, Thoughts and Prayers 127805
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly 127526
Accents:  Half pearls 119247

*Flower also available as a single stamp for a limited time only.  Available through January 2, 2013.
$6.95 132328 (Clear) Flower from Blooming with Kindness Block E recommended.

If you would like to order any of these products on my SU Online Store 24/7, please click on my SU Website 
Otherwise simply contact me by email at  I would be happy to help you with placing your order.

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'.

Thanksgiving Day 2012

Today we had a wonderful time with Mone and Sanan.  They came to visit us from Chicago.  Mone was our foreign exchange student when I was a senior in high school at Roosevelt.  She was from Thailand.  Our son, Todd, met Mone and Sanan for the first time today.  My brother, David, hadn't seen her since she was here in 1969-1970.  It was a great reunion.  Todd had great stories to tell about his trip to Thailand a few years ago. 

We decided to take a few photos with the fall colors in the background.  Mike did a great job of doing that for us.  Then we went for a walk along the canal path.  I've been wanting to take Dad on the bike/walking path for a long time.  This is what we saw. 

We are so thankful to the Lord for His many blessings.  Today's celebration was one of them!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  We will be enjoying our family time around the table at noon today.  Blessings to all!

See the link below to Day Spring for a free look at a video card.  I particularly enjoyed the Story of the First Thanksgiving.  Beautiful!

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!


DaySpring E-Cards

DaySpring E-Cards

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Sincere Thank You

We wish to express our sincere "Thank You" to all those who have shown their sympathy and kindness at the passing of our Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Wife, Nancy Nelson.  Heartfelt thanks go to those who furnished music at the services (Mike Bohr and Nancy Angel), who gave floral and monetary gifts in her memory, Valley Christian Center and Pastor Roy Livingston for officiating, Mr. Johnson at Wildrose Funeral Chapel and all the friends and relatives who aided in any way during our bereavement.  Nancy Nelson went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on October 23rd.  Services were held on October 30th at Valley Christian Center.

Surviving Relatives:

Husband:  Richard Chester Nelson
Children:  Karen and husband David Angel, David Nelson, and Susan Esther Nelson Jernigan (deceased)
Grandchildren, Bryan Angel and wife Jaime, Todd Angel; Lee, Donny, Nicholas, and Jeffrey Nelson
Great Grandchildren:   Ty, Carter, and Colby Angel; Alexis, ZayAnn and Axel Nelson

Sunday, November 18, 2012

No Stamping Class Nov. 19th

There will be no classes on Monday, November 19th.  We will return to class on Monday, November 26th.  The current session will be extended to December 3rd.

Don't forget the Online Extravaganza.  It starts on Monday, November 19th and extends to November 28th.  Please refer to my prior posting about this promotion.

Thanks for checking in today.  Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravanganza

CLICK FOR Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Details
Starting on Monday… for 10 days, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50%--on some of your favorite products! In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!
Click the graphic above to view the list of items on sale… and when and how much you save! Please note that Monday ONLY, there is 20% off the Sizzix Big Shot, the coordinating ‘doctor’s bag’ as well as the Diagonal score plate (that you add to the ScorePal).
On Wednesday ONLY, November 28th–there are three more items at 20% for 24 hours only:
#118491 Clear Block Bundle (normally $66.95) now $53.56
#120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy (normally $16.95) now $13.56
#109127 Stack & Store Caddy (normally 34.95) now $27.96
AND DON’T miss the rest of the products that are available at UP TO 50% OFF for the entire 10 days. So, make your list and check it twice–and then visit my Online Store at  on Monday to make your purchases!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Stampin' and Scrappin' until next time!