Monday, November 21, 2011

Shop in your Pajamas!

holiday online extravaganza
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Oh, Canada!

Finally have a few moments to share what I did with my bonus when I reached my Stampin' Up! Milestone in March!

For months, I pondered what to do...get a new dining room set? Put it toward Baby Step #3 that we are working on? New clothes? Food storage? Finally, about July, it came to me! Why not use it to begin working on my Bucket List? And at the top of the list (since I was 11 years old and my mother brought me Anne of Green Gables) was to visit Prince Edward Island! Hello Green Gables:
So, in September, that is what I did! I took my husband and we flew into Boston, MA, rented a car and drove up through Massachusetts, Maine, New Brunswick, across the Confederation Bridge to the Gentle Island and then back through Nova Scotia and back to Boston, where we flew home. It was a dream come true!

While I wish I could journal all of it here, I am going to create a scrapbook of the trip (using My Digital Studio, of course) and transfer the wonderful journal entries Cody kept along the way, too. Meanwhile, I want to share some of the highlights with you and thank you again for helping me reach that goal! My only regret is that I didn't lose 20 pounds and hit the tanning bed before taking any pictures :(

Did you know that the blueberry capital of the U.S. is in Cherryville, Maine?
 On the north shore of P.E.I...warm Atlantic waters!
 In the schoolroom where Lucy Maud Montgomery attended school:
 Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
 World-famous COWS ice cream, yummy even on a rainy day.
The ship Hector in Nova Scotia...made me grateful for my own Pilgrim ancestors and the sacrifices they made.
Rounding out my "literary tour" was Walden Pond and the Concord, MA home of Louisa May Alcott:
 On the bridge in Concord where the Revolutionary War began:
It was a wonderful vacation (the first one we've been on together alone that wasn't work-related since our honeymoon!) and we made many marvelous memories. The only downside is that my kids say that now we can't sing "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" song because we *have* been to Boston in the fall! I guess it is a sacrifice we had to make :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Doing the Belly-(band) Dance

Sometimes all it takes to go from boring to WOW!  is a little belly(band) dance!

For instance, take a kraft box and wrap a strip of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) around it and voila! A simply elegant gift without wrapping paper! A perfectly placed stamped tag always covers the seam perfectly, too.
By the way, this little box (from the Holiday Mini catalog) is the perfect size for giving a stack of cookies made with the new Cookie Press Stamps).

Consider the elegance of the belly-band as it dresses up a jar of homemade Apple Pie Filling:
And of course, a gate-fold card kept closed with the versatile and stylish belly-band wrap just piques interest as to what holiday message could be hiding within:

So if you find yourself needing a little "dancing" this holiday season, try the Belly-Band Dance...and then share a link in the comments showing off your own!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Calling all Digi-Divas!

I'd love to see what you create, so leave a comment with a link to your Digital Creations made with Stampin' Up!'s MY DIGITAL STUDIO products.

Stampin' Up! has introduced BULK PRICING for you to print your Holiday Greeting cards, gift tags and much, much more! Can't wait to see what you design!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Some Things are Worth Waiting For...

I am so grateful my sister Mindi shared this beautiful video with me. This one is for my children...there are some things that are worth waiting for.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack Class

If you love to send hand-stamped cards during the holidays, but don't have much time, I am here to help! Come to my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack card class on
Saturday, November 12th at 10:30 a.m.
in Spanish Fork! I'll cut/prepare all the materials, you can come stamp and put the cards together in minutes!  Create cards in multiples of 6 for $10...(2 each of 3 different designs or request them to be all the same of your favorite when you register!) 

All you need to bring are your scissors and adhesive. I *highly* recommend SNAIL adhesive or Tombo Multipurpose can order them when you register if you need some.

Here are the designs! Christmas stocking:
 RSVP to or 801-376-8685 ASAP so I can get the supplies ordered!