Monday, September 30, 2013

And the Winner for the Sept Hostess Dollars is..........

Audrey J. from Morristown, NJ!  I used a random picker on the internet to draw the names and Audrey's name was chosen so she gets to choose $25.00 worth of free SU! merchandise and get it delivered free to her house.  Thanks for playing and I'm thinking we can do this again in October!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Guest Stamper for October!

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited that my upline, Patty Bennet, let me be one of her two guest stampers for the month of October.  What does that mean?  I get to choose $50-$60 worth of Stampin' Up! products that I'd like to use to make my samples.  I need to submit to our group two samples per week for the month of October.  I already made my first one but you'll have to wait until Oct 1st to see it.  The products I chose were:

Envelope punch board #133774 (on back order until mid Oct)
Witches Brew DS Paper #132185
Witches Brew Washi Tape #132156
Toil and Trouble Wood Set #131724

Stay tuned for samples on Oct 1st!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

View the Catalogs!

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Annual Catalog

Holiday Catalog
Place an order here anytime!

MaryAnn Kasper
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pumpkin cookies for my free Paper Pumpkin Class!

I baked home made sugar cookies tonite in preparation for my free Paper Pumpkin Class I'm having at my house tomorrow from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  I used the recipe right from the Simply Pressed Cookie Stamps only I made them with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking Flour and Xanthan Gum.  They are soooo good!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #132292
Sweet Pressed Cookie Handle #132290

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Continue with Paper Pumpkin Receive Free Case!

Place a $50.00 online order and get a chance to win $25.00 worth of free SU! products.  Click here for details and this months' code.

I'm offering a free storage case to hold your clear block from the Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit to those people who continue on with their Paper Pumpkin subscriptions after the two month special is over.  This case will hold any other clear blocks you're collecting, too.  Here's a sample of what mine looks like.  So far I have blocks D and G G in my collection.

Who wouldn't love to get this in the mail?

I'm getting ready for my free Paper Pumpkin class this Sunday and I just created a "doctored up" version of the sample from the starter kit
I received!  Everyone who comes, who didn't order a kit of their own, will be able to make this card (or their own creative version of it :).

Additional SU! materials used:
Brights Designer Buttons #130028
Gorgeous Grunge Wood Stamp Set # 130514
Circle Scallop Punch # 119854
Daffodil Delight Card Stock # 119683
Simply Pressed Clay # 130685
Simply Pressed Clay Molds #131272
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Refill #119672
Linen Thread #104199

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Teachers Door Sign

My husband always asks me for a "stamped" door sign for each season for his classroom.  So this fall I used the single stamp, Magnifent Maple and 4 Classic Ink Pads in Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron to create it.  He said he wanted it to be mostly orange, his favorite color, and he loves it!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Magnificent Maple Wood Stamp # 131868
Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pad # 126946
Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad # 126965
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad # 126945
So Saffron Classic Ink Pad # 126957

Butterfly Bundle Save 15% this month only

Here's a simple card I made with the small butterfly punch from the Butterfly Bundle Stamp Set being offered this month at 15% off regular price.  This is such a cute set!  Go to shop now to order yours today.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tempting Torquoise Card Stock #102067
Coastal Cabana Classic Ink #131175
Midnight Muse Cardstock #126843
Tangerine Tango Card Stock #111349
Gorgeous Grunge Wood Stamp Set 130514
Gorgeous Grunge Clear Set 130517
Island Indigo Baker's Twine #125575 
Butterfly Bundle Wood #135312
Butterfly Bundle Clear #135311
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Versa Mark Pad #102283
Four You Stamp Set Wood #130535
Four You Stamp Set Clear #130538

Friday, September 13, 2013

Working With Clay Emellishments Project #2

Here's the second project we'll be making at my Working with Clay Embellishments Class being held at my house this Tuesday night, 9/17, from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Crumb Cake Cardstock # 120953
Pistachio Pudding Cardstock # 131294
Midnight Muse Cardstock # 126843
Very Vanilla Cardstock # 101650
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad # 126975
Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pad # 126860
Gumball Green Ink Pad #126861
Mosaic Madness Wood Stamp Set # 130246
Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Stamp Set # 128748
Stamp a ma jig # 101049
Chalk Talk Framelits # 129983
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine # 113439 
Simply Pressed Clay # 130685
Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds # 131272
Linen Thread # 104199
Reinkers Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit #'s 126855, 126854, 126853
Very Vintage Designer Buttons # 129327

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September Mystery Hostess Code UBVAZVEW

Hi Everyone,
This month I'm adding a hostess code to my blog so that when you place a $50.00 minimum online order, you have a chance to win $25.00 in free merchandise.  All you have to do is go to my online store and place your order as usual.  When you get to the "special offers" section at check out,  enter Hostess Code UBVAZVEW. Your order will still arrive at your house but your name will enter into a drawing where if you win, you can choose $25.00 worth of free merchandise from any current catalog.  I will ship it free directly to you.  All order must be placed by Sept 30th in order to qualify for the free hostess benefits.

Love these Notebooks!

My upline, Patty Bennett, posted these adorable notebooks on her blog about a month ago and when I saw them I knew I had to make them.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tag a Bag Accessory Kit # 130153
Million and One Wood Stamp Set # 126375
Basic Black Chevron Ribbon #130010
Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon # 130015
Pear Pizazz Chevron Ribbon # 130011
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Satin Ribbon #126846
Stazon Ink Pad # 101406
Notebooks from Michael's Arts and Crafts Store

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Working with Clay Embellishments Project #1

Here's the first project we'll be making at my Working with Clay Embellishments Class on Tuesday night, 9/17 at 7 PM at my house.  Although the clay flowers are very light, I used Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue #110755, to adhere them onto the card.  It's give you a strong bond and it is acid-free.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: Order Online Anytime!
Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043
Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650
Sweater Weather DS Paper # 132184
Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pad #126946
Tangerine Tango Ink Refill #111841
Soft Sky Ink Refill #131161
Crushed Curry Ink Refill #131158
Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds #131272
Simply Pressed Clay #130685
Early Espresso Baker's Twine #123124
Tea Lace Doilies #129399
Gingham Wheel #130110
Hexagon Punch #130919
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set Wood #1300514
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set Clear #130517

Sunday, September 8, 2013

9/11 Weekend of Service Day #2

The New York Blood Center came to our church today and many volunteers donated a pint of blood which can save 3 lives!  I donated today after not having donated for a long time because my iron was low in the past.  But today, it was very good and I have to say, it was a great experience.  I did feel dizzy a little bit and had to sit down throughout the afternoon but the support of everyone was wonderful.  Click on the banner if you'd like to make an appointment to donate!

9/11 Weekend of Service Day #1

My 14 yr old son, Zack, and I went down to Brick Twp, NJ to get American Red Cross Training and along with many other Hope Worldwide volunteers yesterday for our 9/11 Day of Service.  We helped canvas those areas Hurricane Sandy hit hardest, telling others about disaster preparedness and handing out information. We had a good time.  Afterwards, we hit our favorite icecream shop down there called "Yellowbrick Road." Click here for info on how you can help.  And yes, my son is officially taller than me now.

Replenishing my Cards for All Occasions Supply!

I always like to keep on hand cards for all of my upcoming occasions so that I am prepared to write out a card at a moments notice.  I made these cards using 3 different color combinations but using the same design.  Colors inspired from a picture of a purse I saw from a Justice catalog and I used the design from a card sample from the May/Jun 2013 issue of Stampin' Success.

Easy way to get even ribbon tails is to center the hexagon punch between two ends of cardstock and punch!  Hexagon Punch #130919
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Quadrafancy Specialty DS Paper #130141
Brights DS Paper Stacks #130134
Island Indigo and Crushed Curry Bakers Twine from Tag a Bag Accessory Kit #130153
Mosaic Madness Wood Stamp Bundle (includes punch) #132734
Mosaic Madness Clear Stamp Bundle (includes punch) #132733
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
Stampin' Dimentionals #104430
Classic Ink Pads in Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Cameo Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, Strawberry Slush
Cardstock in Cameo Coral, Strawberry Slush, Real Red, Whisper White

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Visiting Henrietta

Here's a picture of me and Henrietta.  Every other week, I bring along one of my kids and visit her, paint her nails and bring something she might need.  This time she wanted her nails red and I also gave her 3 of her favorite word find books in the size she likes.  She was very grateful.  I tied a bow around the books in Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon!