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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. 

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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!

Making a Great Impression

'Tis the season of giving, and the Sizzix Texture Boutique Bundle is a perfect gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art.

The Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed textured masterpiece. 

This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.  We have 4,000 of the Texture Boutique available to be sold only while supplies last.

Item 132700 includes:  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim, Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (a SU exclusive) and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (a SU exclusive)  $39.95 (a $45.85 value)


Item 132657 includes the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, and 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.  ($29.95)

If you would like to order this machine alone or as a bundle, simply go on my Website at  Click Products.  Click Shop Now.

If you wish to have me order it for you, you may contact me at

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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!

Here's the page layout for Thursday, November 15th in my Scrapbooking Class.  I've got a few details for you...

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade
DSP:  Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper  (Elegant designs and colors:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Primrose Petals, Real Red, Very Vanilla)  The package contains a flocked window sheet for touchable texture.  12 sheets:  2 each of 5 double-sided designs.  12 x 12 sheets (Holiday Mini)
Glimmer Paper:  Champagne 127885 (Holiday Mini), Red 121790 (Annual Catalog)
Stamp Set:  Greetings of the Season 128033 (Holiday Mini), Scentsational Season 121190 (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Punches:  Punch Pack Merry Minis 126882 (Holiday Mini), corner rounder
Big Shot:  Oval Accent Bigz Clear 127005, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies 127814, Clear Circle (retired), 3 1/2" Bigz Die 121811, Two Tags Die 115954

Accent:  Red Ribbon (retired)

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you would like to purchase any of the listed current products, go to my Stampin' Up Online Store 24/7.  Click on Products, Click on Shop Now. 

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Until next time, happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Monday Stamp Class 11 12 12

Here are the projects that we will be making on Monday, November 12th in my Stamp Classes.  Here are a few details...

Project #1:  Snowflake Card
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Coredinations, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper:  Be of Good Cheer
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Punches:  Word Window, 1 3/4" circle, 1" circle
Big Shot:  Snow Flurry Bigz Die 127813*, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder 127819*
Tools:  Sanding Block
Accents:  1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Large Pearl

Project #2:  Autumn Leaves Card
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set:  French Foilage, Lovely as a Tree, Kindness Matters
Ink:  VersaMark, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
Punch:  Small oval
Misc:  Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

If you would like to order any of the products listed above, you may find them on my Stampin' Up Website and 24/7 Online Store.  Click on Products, Click on Shop Now
*indicates that they may be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

My Stampin' Up website is:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contace me.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please come back often for more Stampin' and Scrappin' inspiration.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Layout with a Cute Scarecrow for Scrapbooking

Here's a sneak peek at the page layout for tonight's class, Thursday, November 8th.  Isn't this Scarecrow cute?  Here are a few details...

Card Stock:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
DSP:  Retired Autumn paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Punches:  Small Oval, 1/2" circle, 1" square, Bird Builder
Big Shot:  Top Note Die, Autumn Accents Leaves Die 127812*(Holiday Mini), Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127821 Wood Grain*, Alphabet Typeset Bigz 127553, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL 120893
Tools:  Crimper, Silver Marker* 128978

 *(Holiday Mini),

If you would like to order any of the supplies for this layout, please visit my Stampin' Up Website at  There you will find my 24/7 Online Store
Click on Products
Click on Shop Now

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please come back often for more Scrapbooking and paper craft ideas.

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin' until next time!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 201 SU Newsletter

If you haven't received your November Stampin' Up Newsletter from me, please request one.  Click on my Stampin' Up Website at

Check out the "ink-edible" offer, the new Stampin' Trimmer, and the project idea.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Happy Stampin' and Scrappin' til next time!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guest Invitation to Stamp Club 11 7 12

Here's a sneak peek at what we are doing at my Stamp Club this week.  Tomorrow night, members and guests will be making these great cards for the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If you would like to come as a guest, please contact me.  The minimum order for this club is $25.00  for members and guests.  We have a Hostess Rotation where Hostesses receive free merchandise.  If you have been considering joining one of my clubs, now is a great time to start.  We have two projects at no charge each time we meet.  We have a great time together.  Hope you will consider joining us!

To contact me, just go to my Stampin' Up Website at  There you will find my contact information. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Guest Project

Here's a great project created by a great friend of mine and fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Donna Lewis.  She gave this to us for Halloween.  Since it is my husband's birthday on Halloween, it is a fun time of year.  My husband has great memories of growing up and celebrating his birthday on Halloween.  Can you imagine having birthday cake and then going Trick or Treating!?!  He's my "Treat" all through the year!

Here's a wonderful object lesson for you from the activity of "Carving the Pumpkin".  My cousin's daughter and husband shared this with the youth in their church.  I love this...

Carving the Pumpkin:

Step 1 - cut the top off and take out the slimy insides -

God initiates and does all the work in removing our sins and redeeming us with Christ's blood on the cross (Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Step 2 - carve a face or picture in the pumpkin -

God gives us a new heart, a new identity in Christ (Ezekial 36:26, 2 Corinthians 5:17)

Step 3 - put a candle in the jack-o-lantern -

God fills us with His Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Thanks for visiting today!

In Loving Memory of My Precious Mom

This is one of the hardest things I have ever posted on my blog.  I want you to know that this photo was taken just 11 days before Mom passed away.  She loved her great-grandchildren so much.  We loved giving her every opportunity possible to spend time with them.  You can tell by her expression this was one of the loves of her life!  I am so blessed!  I miss her but we will meet again in heaven!  She left us such a wonderful legacy of faith, love and hope!  She planned the whole Memorial Service.  It was an incredible testimony of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and her love of the Word of God, the Bible. 

Last Chance Today to order your FREE MDS Downloads and get your Discount on Digital Kits!

Please contact me if you have any questions. You may order your free downloads and purchase your Digital Kits at half off today on my Stampin' Up 24/7 Online Store at
Click on Products, Click on Shop Now, Click on Free Digital Downloads or 50% off Digital Kits.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quick and Cute Christmas Cards Class

Here is a sneak peek at one of the 3 designs that we will be making at my upcoming Quick and Cute Christmas Card Classes.  You have two dates to choose from:  (pick one)

Wednesday November 14, 2012 6:30-8:30pm  (8 spaces remaining)


Friday, November 16, 2012 10-12 noon  (2 spaces remaining)

RSVP by 11/7/12 with a $15.00 deposit (non-refundable).  You must be present to receive and make the cards.

Fee:  $15.00 or Free with a minimum order of $25.00 the day of the event.  A $15 deposit reserves your spot.  Maximum 10 students.

Projects:  Make 6 cards (2 each of three Christmas Card Designs)

Friday, November 2, 2012

My Digital Studio Promotions Available through November 5th

Q:  What is Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A:  It is officially celebrated the first Saturday in November.  To Celebrate, Stampin' Up will be giving away free My Digital Studio downloads to anyone who wants them!

Q:  Are the free downloads new products?
A:  Yes.  They are brand-new designs.  On November 6, they'll be added to our product offering for purchase at full price.

Q:  How do you get your free downloads?
A:  You may get your downloads from my Demonstrator Business Website Online Store from October 29-November 5, 2012.  To access the downloads you must create an online customer account if you have not already done so.

Q:  Is there a sale on the Stampin' Up Digital Kits?
A:  Yes, all digital kits are 50% off from October 29-November 5, 2012

Please contact me if you have any questions.  You may order your free downloads and purchase your Digital Kits at half off today on my Stampin' Up 24/7 Online Store at
Click on Products, Click on Shop Now, Click on Free Digital Downloads or 50% off Digital Kits.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Ink-redible Stampin' Up Promotion

Ink-Redible Hostess Promotion:

From November 1 through December 16, host a minimum $450 Stampin' Up party and get a FREE collection of ink pads (a $49.95 value in addition to our other fantastic benefits).  Please feel free to contact me to take advantage of this INK-redible offer.

Don't have time to host a party this month?  That's okay!  You can place a $450** order on my On-Line Store and still earn a FREE collection of ink!*  Just use one of the following item numbers when you check out:

  • 132652 Brights Classic Stampin' Pads
  • 132653 Subtles Classic Stampin' Pads
  • 132654 Regals Classic Stampin' Pads
Want to earn TWO FREE collections of ink?  Take advantage of our INK-redible New Demonstrator Promotion!

*Neutrals Collection not eligible
**Does not include tax and shipping

Ink-Redible New Demonstrator Promotion

From November 1 through December 16, when you join the Stampin' Up family as a demonstrator, you'll get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads (a $49.95 value)

Being a Stampin' Up demonsrator already affords you so many benefits:
  • A twenty percent product discount!
  • A subscription to Stampin' Up's exclusive demonstrator magazine!
  • Eligibility to attend Stampin Up's demonstrator-only events!
  • Access to Stampin' Up's demonstrator community, where you can interact with thousands of demonstrators around the world and find tens of thousands of project ideas!
Don't let this INK-credible opportunity pass you by!  I would love to have you join my team.  It only takes minutes to sign up on my Stampin' Up Website at  My password is:  Diamonds

Thank you for stopping by today!  Come back often for more promotion information, inspiration and news!