Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful 2015- Dedicated to Cheryl Corrigal

Good morning! and Happy Thanksgiving. I really do love this day! I love seeing my family and friends, but mostly setting aside a day to reflect on all the things I am thankful for in my life! God has been so good to me and mine! and while I try to practice being thankful for all His blessings everyday, I love spending today really thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for.  Of the many things I am thankful for is my Stampin' Up! opportunity and the awesome opportunity to meet so many of you amazing ladies. Whether in person or just online I have had the good fortune to meet so many friends I would never have met otherwise. I do love the products, I have made some income, I have been blessed to earn several fabulous trips-but most of all I am thankful for relationships. Cheryl Corrigal is one of those ladies. I met Cheryl about 3 years ago at a workshop. She was an avid crafter, talented doll maker and scrapbooker. She became a regular at one of my hostess clubs, then she joined two. She often brought her daughter and grand daughter along with her. We became good friends. I will for the rest of my life remember her quiet and gentle spirit. Cheryl went to her heavenly home this month. She is greatly missed but her influence will continue to touch all those who were close to her. 
Quick note about the card- I love this Six Sayings stamp set. It is one of the hostess sets in the Holiday mini. That catalog will be gone before long. So if you love this stamp set- lets plan a workshop for you or you can collect orders from friends and family and get if for free using your stampin' rewards. 
Reminder- Online extravaganza ends Monday with another Flash sale! Check it out.You can order online here.

Again Happy Thanksgiving! Tell those you love how much they mean to you. Be truly thankful for all the blessings in your life- then go be a blessing to someone else.
Love y'all!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What a great holiday!!!! Stampin' Friends Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Thanksgiving Blog HOP!  What a great holiday! A day set aside just to be thankful! If you arrived from Kristeen Gill's Blog, thank you for continuing on to mine.
If you didn't see Kristeen's projects you can click on the previous sign to see her amazing projects.
Each month we are excited to have three talented Guest Hoppers that you should definitely check out.
This month they are: Kim Smith , Wynne Grob  and                           Steph Jandro
I have an awesome project to share with y'all! I created this "book box" for  Momma! She will be turning 81 on the 25th of this month. Her birthday falls on  Thanksgiving every few years, she is definitely my role model! We usually have Thanksgiving at her house, but this year Momma and Happy, her husband, are traveling all the way to NEW YORK CITY! They will be gone for Thanksgiving and her birthday. My plan is for all the family to write messages to her while we are gathered together for Thanksgiving and place them in the box. We will give this to her when she gets home. After, of course, we hear all about the Sandy Patti Concert, Wicked and Lion King. What a birthday!
Isn't this the bomb! The box actually opens like a book, it will fit  regular A2 cards and envelopes. The small cards are 3 x 3, and decorated with extra pieces of Woodland Designer Series paper. You can find a list of materials at the end of this post.

And here is my  card I made for Momma's birthday. It's a gate-fold card with a belly band and half a shutter! I know half! I just haven't worked out the kinks to get the shutter to open up enough to see all the picture. So I just added one instead of two shutters. You can see the pumpkins peeking out the window.Open it all the way and the shutter reveals the rest of the picture.

Loved making this one and plan on continuing to work on the measurements so that it really works as a shutter card. Momma's going to flip! She is a avid card maker and I know she'll love this one. well, ladies, that's the whole pumpkin pie!Hope you enjoyed these projects. Please leave a comment and thank you for stopping by.Come again real soon. Now your off to Lisa's blog. Just press next.

The Stampin' Friends Blog Hop would like to give you something to be thankful for!"Do you love crafty supplies?!? If so, comment on all 12 posts in this hop and email Elizabeth everyone's favorite color to What do you get?!? In addition to enjoying all of this group's creations, you'll be entered to win a fun crafty present from every one of the bloggers! That's 12 crafty presents! Just a little thank you for taking time to hop with all of what is my favorite color? I switch with each season, but today it's Mossy Meadow! I love red, well and blue and.... you get the idea! But this green is one of the prettiest and I love working with it.

List of other Blogs on the hop

1. Elizabeth Jeanne
2. Mandy Reedyk
3. Steph Jandrow
4.Wynne Grob
5. Tina Riddle
6. Deana Benson
7.  Siara Acdal
8. Kim Smith
9. Andrea Pancrazio
10. Kirsteen Gill
11.Cindy Waldroff- you are here.
12.Lisa Altman

Monday, November 16, 2015

Another annual event!

Hey y'all! It's that time of year again-another annual event - my birthday!!!!!! This year was amazing! Tom Terrific and I went to ST. Pete beach for several days of R & R. We did a Sunset sailboat cruise that was fabulous! We not only saw a gorgeous sunset but also watched manatee and dolphins playing in the bay. It was great. We walked on the beautiful beaches of St. Pete and even did a little retail therapy! But the crowning jewel was Stampin' Up! threw me a huge party!
Ok, it was their OnStage event, aka convention, but it was on my birthday!! I felt very honored to spend the day with 350 plus other very talented stampin' divas! We saw new products (get excited) and even made some samples to show you a little later. We heard from home office on the business stuff and some really smart and talented demonstrators shared their ideas with us. I came home with swaps and goodies to boot!  There are some perks to being a demo! Besides all the fun!!
This is Chris, one of my downline, we had a great day together. Next onstage is in April back in Salt Lake City! If you have been thinking about joining up with a great company- let me help you sign up and you can join us for a great adventure in Utah!
Now, hugs and blessings from me.  More importantly please pass it on- go be a blessing to someone else and you will truly be blessed!