Sunday, November 30, 2008

Buttermilk Scone Recipe

By Request Ann sent me the recipe for the Buttermilk Scones! They are SO good!! She brought more over for me the other night along with a cute serving tray! :)

Buttermilk Scones

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
6 tbsp. butter, chilled
½ cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup craisins (optional)
¼ cup white chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and cut into mixture. With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs.

Add the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine, and then gently mix in the craisins and chips.

With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into an 8-inch-diameter circle on an ungreased baking sheet. With a serrated knife, cut into 12 wedges. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean.

Cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool and recut into wedges if necessary.
Serve warm.
{thanks Ann! :)}

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Who's room IS it anyway?


This is what "My" {HA!!} stamp room usually looks like! It was clean once, you can see it *here*. It seems Evan & Jabin are in here ALL the time leaving paper, markers, crayons, punches and their Creations all over. Their table gets so full that they move to mine, then the floor, and then the dining room. I guess that is how I create, so I know where they get it from! :)
Have a great rest of the weekend!!

A Turkey Tag

I was inspired by the turkey cards! I needed a tag for a bottle of wine we were bringing as a host gift for our friends on Thanksgiving Day. This is what I {we} came up with. I say "we" because as soon as I started the boys were "helping" me! :)






{We are known as "The Feeder Family", because Greg's Friends call him Feeder.}

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some Thanksgiving cards I received!
This one is from Denise:
This one is from Tammy & Sandy:
Thanks girls!! :) You are all SO sweet!!
Have a great Thanksgiving Day!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Details For The Holiday Extravaganza Sale


Sale Dates: November 26 - December 1, 2008

For the "LIST" of sale items click *here*.

To shop on-line visit:

http://www.stampinandy.stampinup.net/

In the upper right hand corner is the shop now button!

If you want to place an order directly through me, that is fine also! :)

Here is how you can reach me:

E-mail: stampinandy@yahoo.com

Home Phone: 715.268.4143

Cell Phone: 651.779.9883

If you have any questions PLEASE let me know! :)

I am SO excited about this sale!!

For instance, I have the All in the Family set already, but the SALE Bundle for $31.70 makes me want to buy another, it is such a GREAT Deal!! :)


Don't forget about the Prizes I am giving away!

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Wanna Win some Prizes?? :)
Place an order with ME or through My Website
http://www.stampinandy.stampinup.net/
between
November 26th, 2008 and December 1st, 2008
And you will be entered to win
some FABULOUS Prizes
For EACH ITEM YOU ORDER!

Prizes Include:
Stamp Set: Hostess ONLY Best Yet
Rub~Ons: Love & Happiness
DSP: 6 X 6 Prints Pack
A Set of Gift Notes & Envelopes


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful!

How cute are they??
The Boys came home from school last Thursday,
when Gramma Kathy was here
and couldn't wait to show us their Pilgrim outfits! :)


I am SO Thankful for my Family! {and Friends!} :)


Well, I didn't share with you the kind of 550 pc puzzle
Greg & the Boys worked on over the weekend...
It was called:
99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall
Greg found it while looking for something else.
He has had it for years, I guess.
Well, I guess it's not all bad...
we had some family fun time and the boys learned
a new counting backwards song....
99 bottles of beer on the wall,
99 bottles of beer,
you take one down, pass it around,
98 bottles of beer on the wall....




Monday, November 24, 2008

Are you READY???


The Holiday Extravaganza Sale
Starts November 26, 2008
and
ENDS on December 1, 2008
You will need to visit my Demonstrator Web-Site
Starting November 26th
to view the sale items!


What is the Holiday Extravaganza sale?

  • The sale is a limited-time, 20 to 50 percent discount on select product bundles from November 26 through December 1, 2008.
  • Details on discounted product bundles will be announced when the sale begins November 26.
  • Quantities of discounted bundles are limited!!! So PLEASE place any orders online or with me early.

Wanna Win some Prizes?? :)


Place an order with ME or through My Website

www.stampinandy.stampinup.net

between

November 26th, 2008 and December 1st, 2008

And you will be entered to win

some FABULOUS Prizes

For EACH ITEM YOU ORDER!

Prizes Include:

Stamp Set: Hostess ONLY Best Yet

Rub~Ons: Love & Happiness

DSP: 6 X 6 Prints Pack

A Set of Gift Notes & Envelopes


{I will draw & notify the winners on December 2nd, 2008!}


Happy Stamping & Shopping!!

Be sure to let your family & friends what you would like this year!! Give them your wish list and let them know they can order online or directly from Me. Also, Gift Certificates are available for any amount!

More Mr. Twigster!

These were on the Gable Boxes that held all the supplies for the Night Out W/Mr. Twigster!
"Wasabi" is our Scrap N' Stampers equivalent to "what's up". We use the word "Wasabi" for everthing! :) My friend Angie helped make these while holding her baby!



I have made this style of card b4... you can see them *here* .
This time I used the "scrap" 1 inch strip on the bottom of the whisper white pc.






Sunday, November 23, 2008

This & That

Stay tuned... on Wednesday November 26th...

Get Ready for the Holiday Extravaganza Sale!!

The sale is a limited-time, 20% to 50% discount on select product bundles!

I don't know what will be on sale either!

I am SO excited to find out!! :)

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How cute is Ann??? If you knew her you'd agree!! She made scones for the ASC Bake Sale and she used her punches to make tags!! :) {These were REALLLLLLLY good by the way!!} She also shared some of her Pumpkin Bread with Bonnie & I...Yummmmm!!

That is the only picture I have of the Bazaar yesterday!! I guess I forgot my camera!! Kari from the center took some pictures so when I see them on the web I'll let you know.

After getting the Boys from my Mom's yesterday we had to go buy new coats for the boys. We didn't plan that, but Evan's zipper broke when we were leaving. We picked up a pizza for supper. Evan fell asleep on the way home and stayed sleeping 'til 7 am! Jabin & Greg worked on a 550 pc puzzle. I was organizing my paper in my file cabinet. I had to make room for all the new In Colors!! :)

Today was a Headache day! :( I got up a few times this morning and made some hashbrowns and went back to bed 'til Noon! Greg was still working on the puzzle, and the Boys were crafting!

My Grandma & Grandpa Herdahl came to visit today, they were in New Richmond and decided to visit. I had to warn them that the house was a mess, but they said they wouldn't look! :)

When they got here they said to me, "You look pale!" {thanks!}

It was nice to visit. They were giving Greg a hard time...

"You must be done with the house if you have time to work on a puzzle!" they told him.

Grandma bought some Christmas gift tags the boys made. She bought 5 from each of them. They counted them out and put them in little bags for her. When she asked how much they were they said, "25 cents." They were so excited to get money. She ended up giving them 50 cents each.

Greg & the Boys finished the puzzle right before supper! :)

After supper we got out the camera and "practiced" taking Holiday family photos. We got some cute ones. They funny part is, Evan was in his jammies, Jabin was in his Spider-Man Suit, Greg looked fine, I didn't do anything with myself today {and I looked "pale"}...I didn't have my hair done or any make-up on... And I still love the pictures, Because they are SO US!! :)

{I don't want to post the picture YET! :) I'm going to make you all wait!}

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanks!! :)

A BIG Thanks to those of you
that came to see me today at the ASC Bazaar in Amery!! :)
Again Bonnie THANKS for all your help!! And Thanks to Pat! {Bonnie's Hubby carried in & out ALL my stuff!}
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I just want to say "Hi" to everyone I met today!! If you are new to stamping or just need ideas for the stamps & "stuff" you have, you are at the right place! I would be Happy to answer ANY questions you may have! My e~mail address is: stampinandy@yahoo.com
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I will post more about my day later this weekend, but I NEED to go pick up the Boys. They have been at a "Craft Retreat" at GarageGramma's since last night. They paper crafted all last night and got up EARLY {6 am} and started paper crafting again. {that's my Boys!! :)}
Gramma is almost out of tape & paper, so I better get there before they start a riot!!
Have a GREAT rest of the weekend!
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PS~
You will have to check out the poem Gramma wrote on her blog about the Boys!! It is SUPER CUTE!! :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fall Bazaar & Bake Sale Saturday 11/22

This is were I will have a table at on Saturday:
21st ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR
& BAKE SALE
Saturday November 22, 2008
Amery Centennial Hall
& Senior Center
608 Harriman Ave * Amery, WI
9am-2pm

Homemade rolls and lunch will be served.
We will have a large assortment of baked goods, new and hand-crafted items, and door prizes.
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I hope you will get a chance to stop by & see me!! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"what i like to do"

I liked my sister's to do list so I thought I'd copy her and share about what my list turned out like yesterday:
  • Up Early {x}
  • Pack Jabin's Lunch {x}
  • Get Jabin Ready for school since Evan is still sick and will be home again {x}
  • Get Jabin out to the bus at 7:18 {x}
  • Pepsi time {x}
  • Gather Garbage and bring down to the road {x}
  • Fill the wood burner with wood and try to burn all the hair off my face {eye brows & lashes} and the hair off my head...Mmmm the smell of burnt hair! {x}
  • Call Greg to tell him what happend {x}
  • Hear him laughing at ME and he tells me "what I like to do" {x}
  • My Mom here to help me with Evan and trim work, so My husband doesn't kick me out of the house for not getting the trim work done, all because she doesn't want me to move in with her, beacuse I have tooooo much stuff {x}
  • Drink the Lg McDonalds Coke my mom brought for me {x} thanks mom!
  • Get to work on the trim {x}

I could go on & on but I don't want to bore you! :) My Mom & I did get LOTS done and she is coming over again today to finish up most of what we started yesterday!! I will still have more to do, but at least the trim we have here will be done!! :) But After another trip to Menards the fun will start all over again.








These are the window parts we will sand today and add one more clear coat to...then they will be DONE!!! Then Greg can put them up!! {I don't know why it took me SO LONG to get this done, I guess because I just DON'T like this kind of work, but I know I need to do my part & help Greg out, since it is OUR Home! :)
Have a good day!! :)
P.S. Evan is better now and went to school today!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Party Hearty 3 x 6 card


Here is a what a 3 x 6 card looks like. Yesterday I showed you a 6 x 6 scrapbook page. :)
  • Party Hearty Stamp Set
  • Tangerine Tango Textured Card Stock, Classic Ink & Striped Ribbon
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Ink & Card Stock
  • Whisper White 12 x 12
  • Small Tag & Tag Punch
  • Brads
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rub~Ons 20% off in November w/$20 purchase!

This is a 6 x 6 scrapbook page featuring the Hidden Garden Rub~Ons. The GREAT thing about the 6 x 6 pages is that if you don't scrapbook, simply fold it in 1/2 to make a 3 x 6 card. They fit great in the small open~end envelopes. This was a make~n~take at a workshop. If you would like to make these with your friends, just book your workshop with me by the end of November! :)

  • 12 x 12 Riding Hood Red Textured Card Stock cut to 6 x 6.
  • 12 x 12 Chocolate Chip Card Stock cut to 1 1/4" x 6"
  • Hidden Garden Rub~Ons
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Ink & Striped Ribbon
  • Hostess Level One Set: Best Yet {stamped on Whisper White Card Stock}
  • Scallop Square Punch
  • Sponge {used on the scallop with Riding Hood Red ink}
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend Art Work & Monday What I WANTED to do...

Jabin's picture of Gordon in a snow storm.
Evan's picture of Thomas on Halloween night.
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I brought the boys to school this morning, then picked up a few groceries and went to the bank. I was getting ready to work on clear coating some trim {since I'm on the verge of a break-up, because it is not done yet!! And since Greg finished the siding over the weekend, GO HIM, and is ready to work on inside stuff!!} and wouldn't you know, the can is 1/2 full and ALL DRIED UP!!! I wanted to cry!! I had to call Greg & tell him. I was ready to run to the St. Croix Falls Menards, but he is going there after work and said he would pick some up.

So, I can't clear coat trim, so I thought I would get my menu done & clean up and do all my other stuff...the phone rings and it is the school nurse. Evan is sick, so I go back to town to get him..back home... get him in jammies, fill the wood burner and get him down for a nap. Now I'm going to start supper and try to get some more of my "to dos" done before Evan gets up and wants Mommy and Jabin gets home from school.
Hope you all have a good day!! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

W & Th Stamp Club Cards for November

Here are the cards we made for my Wednesday Morning & Thursday Evening Stamp Club...
Season of Friendship Card:Whisper White and Bashful Blue Card Stock with Close To Cocoa ink for the tree. The snowflakes are heat embossed with versa mark and iridescent ice emboss powder.
I LOVE THIS CARD!! I found the idea *here* on Stella's Blog. I used different card stock, Garden Green and Ruby Red, because that is what I had the most of!! :) Hostess set Deer Friends and Many Merry Messages. I LOVED how she used the word window punch for the spinner guide!! I think this was the FIRST time I got a spinner card to actually work!! LoL!! Thanks Stella!!!! :)

And I just LOVE Mr. Twigster!! I just can't "get over" him yet!!
Sets: Mr. Twigster and Heard From The Heart
Real Red Card Stock and Ski Slope DSP.
Little Felt Flurries and circle punches used on scraps of the Ski Slop DSP.
Stamped in Basic Brown and colored in with markers.




I have so much fun with you "Stamping Ladies" thank you so much for everything!! :)
I can't wait for December's Club Meets!!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Do you believe in magic??


{Joy, the "Do You Believe In Magic" song on my playlist is for YOU!! :)}

We have some winners from the November Mystery Hostess!! :)

Here is the prize & winner list:
1st Prize: Level One Hostess Only Set: Live Like You Mean It
KAREN
2nd Prize: Level One Hostess Only Set: Bitty Basics
JEAN
3rd Prizes: Hostess Luncheon invitation for you & a guest.
(Held on Sunday January 11th from 1 to 3:30 at my house.)
CRYSTAL
4th Prize: 4 Hand Stamped Cards from Me! ;o)
KARI

I have notified the winners via e~mail.

Thanks for ALL your Orders!!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

November 2008 Mystery Hostess & NewsLetter



November 2008 Mystery Hostess:
I will be placing an order on Friday November 14th, 2008.
Place an order (of any amount) with me and
you will be entered to win the Hostess Benefits!!


Here is the prize list:
1st Prize: Level One Hostess Only Set: Live Like You Mean It
2nd Prize: Level One Hostess Only Set: Bitty Basics
3rd Prizes: Hostess Luncheon invitation for you & a guest.
(Held on Sunday January 11th from 1 to 3:30 at my house.)
4th Prize: 4 Hand Stamped Cards from Me! ;o)


ORDERS MUST BE PLACED via Phone OR e-mail to me
BY 8 pm on Friday November 14th, 2008

TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER MYSTERY HOSTESS PRIZES.

THANKS!

The Rub~Ons are 20% off with a $20 purchase in November.
For OTHER promotions please visit my web-site!

I will have a Booth at
this up-coming event:
Saturday November 22nd, 2008
9 am - 2 pm
Centennial Hall 21st Annual
Fall Bazaar & Bake Sale
608 Harriman Avenue South
Amery, WI
http://www.ameryasc.org/


Here are My Stamp Club Dates:

Wednesday Morning Stamp Club
Meets at 9 am Dates:
December 10th
January 14th February 11th


Thursday Evening Stamp Club
Meets at 6:30 pm Dates:
December 11th
January 15th February 12th

Please let me know if you would like more information,
if you have any questions or would like to join!!

Attention Hostesses!!!:

If you host a workshop between
October and December 2008,
You and a Guest will be invited
to the Luncheon
on Sunday January 11th , 2009.
{1 to 3:30 pm}
A Prize will be awarded to the Hostess
with the Highest Sales of the quarter,
there will be a Make-N-Take and a
Soup & Salad Lunch.
You DON’T want to miss this event!
Book your workshop today!
The next quarter runs
January through March 2009
with the Luncheon in April 2009.


Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!


Stampingly Yours~
Andy Friberg
715.268.4143
Stampinandy@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stamp Club Sneak Peek & other stuff


Well it is time once more for my Wednesday Morning & Thursday Evening Stamp Club! This is One of the cards the "Stamping Ladies" will be making. I'll post the other two after the clubs have met! :)
Today I did lots of running, lucky for me my Mom {garagegramma} came with me. I had a STATE OF EMERGENCY with Only ONE CAN OF PEPSI IN THE HOUSE!!! Let me tell you I was nervous when I saw the forecast for snow!! Thank goodness I could go pick up a case today. Yep, my addiction is THAT bad!! ;) I'm content...for now. heheheeee
My Mom & I picked the Boys up from School and we all went to get our hair done. Even Tina, Nicci & Amaya went! I'll have to see about mine...it's reallllllly dark now. :) My mom is spending the night and Evan made a spot in his bed for her. {how sweeeeet!} I better go make her a bed just in~case the "spot" gets toooo crowded! TTFN!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Felt Christmas Tree

I made this tree out of felt, the Pennant Bigz XL Die and lots of rhinestone brads.



Monday Again

We had another busy weekend! Friday night we Hosted Nicci's 18th Birthday Party. There were lots of people here. :) The little kids had fun Crafting. Here is the only picture I got of the evening. This is Alma stamping.


Saturday Greg worked on the siding and was 3 pcs short of finishing the job. The boys and I went to Maddy's Basketball game. She is on a traveling team and was in Amery this time. It was fun to see her play. Evan had to draw up "plan" for Maddy. {she is #8} And after he did, that she made a basket. :)

Evan wanted to make a monkey for Jabin out of felt he seen while I was working on something.
We stamped on felt with Black StazOn and cut out the layers and glued them on.

We brought Olivia {Maddy's little sister} home with us after one basketball game, so she could play with "the twins". Olivia and Jabin played outside and came in and had hot cocoa. {Evan was taking a nap.} Rhonda & Maddy picked Olivia up at 6:30 pm. We had supper then I was stampin' and Greg was working in the basement. The boys were crafting and playing. :)

Sunday we went to Alma's 3rd B~day Party in Eagan, MN. We had lot of fun with our cousins! :) After the party Greg took us to the Movies. We saw Madagascar 2 at the Marcus Theater UltraScreen in Oakdale. The boys LOVED it! {Greg & I did too!} Then it was back home to get ready for Monday.

Here we are, Monday again! :) This will be a busy week with appointments, haircuts, Stamp Clubs on Wednesday Morning and Thursday Evening and everything else life has to offer us! :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A small Pennant Christmas Tree

{{{I'm lovin' the Big Shot!!}}}
At our Tuesday Night Group Angie was talking about making "SIMPLE" Christmas Thank You notes for her daughter(s) to send out. She was putting together her new stamp Simple Birthday Thanks and cut the words out like shown *here*. She wanted to use just the words on the Christmas Thank Yous.
I wondered if you could make a Small Pennant {from the Pennant Bigz XL Die} look like a Christmas Tree, yet still fit in an envelope. And I want to use the scrap that is left when you use the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die. {Mostly because I have LOTS of Ski Slope DSP scraps from the Night out with Mr. Twigster!}So I used small punches on the scraps...

...And I made the "Tree" out of Old Olive card stock using the Pennant Bigz XL Die. I made the "Tree Trunk" with a Small Tab Punch and Chocolate Chip card stock! I used Old Olive Ink with the Baroque Motifs stamp set on the "Tree". I just used a Two Way Glue Pen to add the "ornaments".

Now what Angie will want to do... is stamp the Back with the thank you saying and have Tasha color on the tree! :) And Yes Angie, I will help you, but Only IF I get to hold Cassie!! :)

Envelopes these fit in:

~Small Open End Envelopes

~Medium Envelopes

Have a great weekend!! :)

Handsome Boys!!

I just got Jabin & Evan's Kindergarten School Pictures today!! Jabin
Evan


Thanks for looking!! :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pictures From a Night out W/Mr. Twigster!

See what you missed!!! HeHeHeeee :) that was a gag gift I made for Ann! :)






The bottle tag was one of the make~n~takes. I have to take better pictures of the other things we made. The lighting was not so good there.

We had fun at Loggers!! It was nice to be in a new place to stamp!!! :)
{It helped that they served food & drinks!!}
Thanks to those that joined Danielle & I!!
We hope you had a fun night out also!!
And a BIG THANKS to Angie for letting us use your house, helping us stamp {with a 3 month old in your arms!} and feeding us! :) You're the Best!!

Oh, I didn't forget about a Winner from the Mr. Twigster & a used Dryer Sheet Post.
The winner is....
Bonnie!
Congratulations!
{I'll bring your card & other surprise to class Tues Night!}