Thursday, January 29, 2009

I made it in the News Paper

Mom & Dad....
I was in the news paper this week... and... It was all GOOD! :)
This is a picture of me in our local Amery news paper. {My "Friends" didn't want to be in the picture, gee thanks!} I had wrote about our Scrap N' Stampers Group that meets in Amery. {They put By: Kari Fladwood, but it was by me.} I wrote it for the Centennial Bell and the paper agreed to print it in the local news paper.
I am VERY proud of our group and how it is growing! We have SO much fun. I have met some WONDERFUL NEW Friends through this group! Most of us that started in the group didn't even know each other. {You all are the BEST! :)}
Our Group is Hosting a Scrap-A-Thon on Feb 21st! I can't wait!! :)
If you live in the area and would like more information on our group just let me know! We'd LOVE for you to join us!
I should add that Danielle, my friend and the groups "other" demonstrator just started her own stamping blog Pheasant Run Designs. You will have to check it out! :)


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

April 2009 Hostess Luncheon Make~N~Take

Attention January, February and March 2009
Hostess of Mine! :)

Here is the make-n-take we will be making on Sunday April 19th at my Hostess Luncheon!!


It is a photo wallet. I will have a variety of supplies cut & ready for you to use. You can bring some pictures if you wish, wallet size work the best.









I didn't get to write in mine yet...I am waiting for my new white gel pen!! :)



Plan on joining me by being a Hostess!!

If you are a hostess of mine between January and March 2009 You and a Guest will be invited to this Luncheon. A Prize will be awarded to the Hostess with the Highest Workshop Sales of the quarter, there will be a Make-N-Take and a light lunch. You DON’T want to miss this event! Book your workshop today! The next quarter runs April through June 2009 with the Luncheon in July 2009.


What to do now??

I was making some thank you cards last night and was tooooo lazy to grab my stamp-a-ma-jig and I didn't stamp the "thank you" straight. Wouldn't you know I had the card "parts" on the cards already. What to do now??
I ended up just stamping the "thank you" a few times across the top of the card. Now, it looks like I meant to have the card look like that.
I used a new stamp set called Sweet Stems {pg 99}
Also the DSP is from the Sale~A~Bration mini catalog called Delicate Dots DSP {pg 8}

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Family Get~A~Way Weekend :)

What a nice weekend! We had a little family get~a~way. We left Friday evening and drove to Tomah, WI. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to get there. The weekend was planned awhile ago by my Mom's side of the family. Most of them {us} were there. Her one Sister, and Brother & their family's couldn't make it.
Leave it to Greg to say that we were there for the HoneyMoon "Sweet" while checking in. The funny part was some guy told us Congratulations! :)
The Boys were SO Excited for the trip!! They have never stayed in a hotel before!! {And this one had a pool!!!} Here they are swimming:Jabin, Amaya & Evan Evan said this meant No Diving or it will "Die" your hair. :)
Friday night we swam and had a good time. I think we went to bed around Midnight! Then the boys were up at 6:30 am on Saturday. I told them we could go get breakfast. They were excited! Then we went back to the pool. We ran out to get lunch and went back to our room. Greg has been reading us a book, so we took time to all snuggle on the bed. It wasn't long and the boys were sleeping. Greg & I also took a nap with them. {that was my favorite part of the trip, that time we spent together!}
After our nap, we went back to the pool. After swimming we all met in a meeting room and ordered pizza. Here are some of the kids drawing. It looked like they were having a meeting of their own. :)
We went back to our room and the boys watched a movie. Greg watched part of a movie. Since we brought out computer, I read blogs and looked up and got lots of stamping ideas. {That made me want to start stamping cards!}

I guess my Mom, sisters and cousin Kari stayed up and had a few drinks. {How come I always miss the party??? :)}

This morning we had breakfast and took the boys back to the pool for a little while. Then we had to pack our things, check out and head home. Here are Jabin & Evan reading books while Greg & I got our things together.




I can't wait to see the other pictures my family took. I only had taken 9 pictures total!
We had a great weekend and it is nice to spend time with those you love! Yet, it is nice to come home when you have been gone a few days. I hope we do this again next year!! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Note Cards for my Dad

My Dad asked me to make a Door Prize for an event he was speaking at.
This is what I came up with. I used the stamp set Bella's Bloom and Thank You Kindly, DSP and note cards & envelopes.





They are simple and I like how they turned out!
I think my Dad was pleased.
I just wonder what the winner thought! :)

This stamp is from a NEW Level 2 Hostess Set called:
Echoes of Kindness

It is a set we will be using at my Open House on February 7th!




Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Scrap~A~Thon Feb 21st!!

I am SO excited for the Scrap~A~Thon!!
My Stampin' Friends and I have been working on planning this.
I will be one of the Demonstrators providing a make~n~take.
  • 12 Hours of FUN!!
  • No Kids!! :)
  • A Day with Friends
  • FOOD
  • Prizes
  • Swap & Sale!!
  • Cute Black Dresses optional! :)

Gather your Friends and Join Us!!

If you would like more information you can contact me also!

stampinandy@yahoo.com

*Here* is the link for the Centennial Hall Web Site.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Spring~Summer Idea Book & Catalog 2009

It is here!! I LOVE the new Catalog...I know I ALWAYS say that when a new catalog comes out, but how can you not LOVE the new Stamps, Accessories and Ideas??
If you can't wait to see what is new you don't have to wait any longer!
Just click *here* and you will go to my Stampin' Up! (R) Demonstrator web site. Under my name click on the shop now button and you can see why I love the new catalog!
{I'll have to compile a list of my favorites sometime!}
If you want a Catalog of your own, here are some options:
Buy one from me for $5.
$10 If you need it mailed to you. {US Only!}

Want One for FREE???
Starting Feb 1st, 2009, while supplies last, Stampin' Up! (R) will send you a FREE catalog with your online order!! {Remember Sale~A~Bration starts Feb 1st also!!}

Book a Workshop {Sale~A~Bration is in Feb & March!!}

Host a Book Show {again Sale~A~Bration!!}

Become a Stamp Club Member

Place your own $150 show and get the Hostess Benefits!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

W & Th Stamp Club Cards for January 2009

Here are the cards we made this month:

This card uses the stamp set and the DSPaper from the Love You Much Bundle.
I used a Close to Cocoa Card Base.




I just Love Sock Monkey!! :)



Just Jawing Card:


This was a card I made with some of the scraps I had left from the Just Jawing card. I used the set from the Holiday Mini Catalog: A Happy Heart



I {heart} the new 3 heart punch!!
The punch comes with the Love You Much Bundle.
If you would like more information on my Monthly Stamp Club... just let me know! :)
My next Wednesday Morning Stamp Club is Feb 11th at 9am and the Thursday Evening Stamp Club is Feb 12th at 6:30.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No School Today


The Boys did not have school today because of the COLD temps!! Brrrrrrr

I was all set-up from my Wednesday Morning Stamp Club, for my Thursday Evening Stamp Club so the Boys & I spent the day stamping!
{Since it was SO cold we didn't meet tonight! I just didn't want anything to happen to my Friends!! :)}
See how cozy the boys look!
Evan was making a Red Clifford Dog Card and Jabin was making the Monkey. Then Jabin decided he wanted to make 18 monkey cards for his class Valentines...so we did. He did most of the work and had to take a few breaks, but he finished them. Then he even wrote out all the names and signed his name to each one. Impressive!
I made 39 cards today, besides the Monkey ones!
We had a good day! It was so nice to get extra hugs & kisses from the boys today!
I'll post the Stamp Club Card pictures soon! :)

Side Note: I saw the Monkey idea on Jill's Blog! Way TOOOO Cute!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So Excited!!

I just received my shipment of the 2009 Spring~Summer Idea Book & Catalog!!
So far I LOVE what I see!! :)
I can't wait for Monday Jan 19th! {that is the first day to order!}
Do you want one??
I am selling them for $5.
If you need it mailed to you $10 {US Only!}
Want One for FREE???
Book a Workshop {Sale~A~Bration is in Feb & March!!}
Host a Book Show {again Sale~A~Bration!!}
Become a Stamp Club Member
Place your own $150 show and get the Hostess Benefits!
IF you would like more information just let me know! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine Swap


My Sister Justina @ PeperCreekGatherings has started a Valentine Swap!
I just signed~up!! It sounds like fun!!
Plus~ I LOVE getting FUN Mail!!
All the details are on her blog. Go check it out!
Now to start thinking of something to paper craft, since that's what I like to do!! :)

Jan '09 Hostess Luncheon

Sunday Jan 11th was my Hostess Luncheon!
Congrats to Kari K. for being Last Quarters TOP Hostess!!
We had a Very Close 2nd so I gave another prize! Congrats Sandy V.!!
I made these: For all the past Hostesses.
This was our Make~N~Take:





Inside Goodies:
I let the Stampin' Ladies go "out-side Andy's box" and create their own cards and decorate their Mail Boxes how THEY wanted!
{I didn't freak out or anything! Did I Joy???} :)
It was fun! I can't wait for the next Hostess Luncheon in April!!
Side Note: The Mail Boxes are in the Dollar Spot at Target! I Love when $1 items can be made to look so cute!! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jan '09 Stamp Club Sneak Peek!!

Here is one card we will be making this week at my Stamp Clubs!!
I think it needs some Glitter...
however we are still recovering from the use of Glitter on the Bear Card back in September!! :)
So the girls might have to add their own Glitter at home! LOL :)

HB Katie


It was my friend Katie's Birthday over the weekend. Her Husband planned a SURPRISE Party for her and pulled it OFF!! She was so overwhelmed, Happy and Mad :) {'cuz she didn't have a clue!!} Friday night my Mom watched the boys so Greg & I could go out! We had a nice time!
Katie likes Frogs so when I saw this paper I knew it was for her. She also Loves Starbucks!
She Loved her gift!!
Happy Birthday Katie!

32

My 32nd Birthday last Monday was fun!


The Boys went back to school after being home for 12 days! {What a Gift! :)} Greg took the day off to spend with me. {How Sweet!} We went to the McDonalds drive through for a breakfast sandwich and a LARGE COKE, Now I LOVE my Pepsi, however my 2nd fav is a LARGE McDonalds Coke for some reason!



We put carpet in our Master bedroom over the weekend so MY choice was to go look at Closet Organizers. We went to Lowes {Go Jimmie Johnson!}, but didn't like what we saw for closet stuff.



Our next place to look was IKEA! {I love that place!}



But FIRST, we met my Friend Tony in a parking lot {of all places} so I could get my Cities 97 Sampler Vol 20!




I started collecting with Vol 12. In 2002 I started working for Tony at Blue Cross. I asked for a morning off one day in November, when he asked why I told him so I could go to Target to get a Sampler. He informed me that he had a "connection" and could have that person buy me one. SWEET! It has turned into our yearly thing. With the exception of the Sampler Jimmy Legs picked up for me. This year Greg went to buy me one and they were SOLD OUT. Tony had a friend, that had a friend who had an extra, so I got my copy!! It was $32. {thanks Tony!}


Greg & I looked around IKEA. We really liked their closet organizing systems.

After IKEA, we had to stop for gas & groceries. Greg bought me a power ball ticket. He did the quick pick and the power ball number was 32!

{Sadly, I didn't win!}


After the boys got home from school we had supper and Birthday Cupcakes.

Evan's sweatshirt had a 32 on it, so he said he was my Gift! :)






Greg & the boys gave me a ring.


Jabin said a month ago he was going to buy me Jewelry for my Birthday! I told him I LOVE jewelry, just not bracelets!

We ended the night with some Kung Fu Fighting. I don't know how it started, but it was SO funny! I had my camera so I got some video. {not the best quality, but it is still funny!}

video video

BTW-This is just a normal thing at our house! :)

Overall I had a Great Birthday!

Thanks everyone! :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bittersweet Farm

Kathy at Bittersweet Farm just north of Amery, WI recently started a Blog for her Shop!
Besides buying goods from my Sister & My Mom this is one of my Favorites to find little treasures!
You'll have to check out her blog!
If you get the chance, go see her shop! {I'll go too!}
I'll tell you now, it is a cute little shop, and you could spend a good hour or so looking and still not see everything! I can't ever make up my mind when I go there,
I LOVE it and want it all! :)
{You may need to plan a follow~up trip, and I'd be happy to go with again!}
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

the new Spring & Summer Idea Book & Catalog...

I just was reading Patty's Blog and she posted about the New Spring & Summer Idea Book & Catalog!!
Click *here* if you want to know what she posted. She didn't have any pictures, just a list of things. {She is at Leadership this week!!}
I have NOT seen the new IB & C yet!!! I can't wait to see it!!
It is hard to believe that we are about to get a new IB & C. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was at convention seeing the New Fall~Winter Catalog! :)
I can't WAIT for my shipment of catalogs!!
{I'll let you know when I get them!!}
~Reminder~
New Idea Book & Catalog AND Sale~A~Bration OPEN HOUSE
Saturday February 7th, 2009 10am to 1pm At Andy's House
Come and Sale-A-Brate with me!!
With the New Idea Book & Catalog and Sale-A-Bration
there will be an abundance of things to see.
Free Make-N-Takes, Refreshments and New Products to see!!
RSVP by February 5th and you will be registered to win a PRIZE! :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 2009 Stampin' News!


January 2009
Stampin’ Andy News
*******************

Happy New Year!!!

I would have posted this sooner, but I was busy today Celebrating my Birthday with my Boys! :)
{thanks to those that sent cards & e-mails, made phone calls and and gave me gifts!!}

The New Spring & Summer Idea Book & Catalog will be here January 19th!!
Make sure you look over the Fall~Winter IB & C retiring list so you don’t miss out on any sets you liked!
Please visit my web-site
to view the Retiring Lists, Inventory Blowout Sale Items!
If you would like to order anything from the accessory list please let me know ASAP!
Quantities are limited on these items and once they are gone, they are GONE!
The LAST Day for items in the Fall~Winter Catalog in January 18th unless sold out prior to that date.

I will be having an Open House on Saturday February 7th, IF you would like a NEW Catalog before that date, you can get one FREE by becoming a Stamp Club Member, Hosting a Workshop or Catalog Show.
Or you can pick one up from me for just $5*.
{*Reg. $9.95 plus shipping ($1.00) and tax ($.60) for a total of $11.55 You save $6.55!!!!}

Some events for January and February include:
Love You Much Bundle
Now through January 31st. Customers: Purchase the Love You Much Bundle
(item #115405 ) for just $41.48 {a savings of 20%!!}

Hostess Luncheon
Sunday January 11th, 2009 1:00-3:30pm At Andy's House
{October, November and December Hostesses were invited. ;o)}

Sale-A-Bration
Promotion Dates: February 1- March 31, 2009
Promotion Details: Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!
Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase.

Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits.

Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion.

Think about when you would like to Host a Workshop. I am planning ahead for bookings!

New Idea Book & Catalog AND Sale~A~Bration OPEN HOUSE
Saturday February 7th, 2009 10am to 1pm At Andy's House
Come and Sale-A-Brate with me!! With the New Idea Book & Catalog and Sale-A-Bration there will be an abundance of things to see. Free Make-N-Takes, Refreshments and New Products to see!!
RSVP by Feburary 5th and you will be registerd to win a PRIZE! :)

Attention Hostesses!!!:
If you host a workshop between January and March 2009 You and a Guest will be invited to the Luncheon on Sunday April 19th, 2009. A Prize will be awarded to the Hostess with the Highest Workshop Sales of the quarter, there will be a Make-N-Take and a light Lunch. You DON’T want to miss this event! Book your workshop today! The next quarter runs April through June 2009 with the Luncheon in July 2009.

Need Cards, Ideas,
and a Fun Time??
JOIN THE CLUB!!
I offer a Wednesday Morning Stamp Club and a Thursday Evening Stamp Club.
We meet once a month at my house.
You Make-n-Take 6 cards each month for just $6
OR
Make-n-Take the cards for Free
with a $25 minimum order (before tax & shipping)
placed on the day of the Club meet.
Want Free Merchandise AND
Hostess Only Sets???
Agree to spend a Monthly
Minimum of $25 (before tax & shipping)
For 6 months and YOU will earn the Hostess Benefits once within that 6 months!
*Free Merchandise *Hostess Only Items*
*Free Idea Book & Catalog*
*Hostess Luncheon Invitation*
*6 Make-n-Take FREE Cards per Month!*

Here are the Dates:
Wednesday Morning Stamp Club
Meets at 9 am @ Andy’s House
Dates:
January 14th ~ February 11th ~March 11th
April 8th ~ May 13th ~June 10th ~July 8th

Thursday Evening Stamp Club
Meets at 6:30 pm @ Andy’s House
Dates:
January 15th ~ February 12th ~ March 12th
April 9th ~ May 14th ~ June 11th ~ July 9th



Punch Card Notice:
As of December 1st, 2008 I am out of Customer Puch Cards and will continue to fill the punch cards I have on file through March 2009. I am still working on a new Customer Reward Program, I will let you know when the details are finalized! Thank you for being such wonderful Friends/Customers! :)

Retiring List:
Item # and Product Description
111377
ACCENTS & ELEMENTS ROOF GARDEN

112012
ACCENTS & ELEMENTS SEASON TO SHARE

112088
ACCENTS & ELEMENTS TRUE ELEGANCE

102782
ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 12X12
Not Available
104188
ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 6X6

105384
ALBUM LINEN POST MELLOW MOSS 6X6*

104516
ALBUM LINEN POST NAVY 6X6

105381
ALBUM LINEN POST REAL RED 6X6*

103977
BUTTONS BOLD BRIGHTS*

103978
BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS

103981
BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS & NEUTRALS

105446
BUTTONS RICH REGALS

105445
BUTTONS SOFT SUBTLES

103604
DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 12X12

102174
DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 8 1/2X11

112465
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BANBURY

112462
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GEORGIA PEACH

112463
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GHOSTLY GREETINGS

112040
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GREEN TEA

112470
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAIKU

112460
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAWAII PAPAYA

112469
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HOLIDAY TREASURES

112458
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JUNIOR VARSITY

112459
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MAINE BLUEBERRY

112466
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MUIRFIELD

112149
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PARISIAN SUMMER

112467
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PRESTWICK

111355
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SUMMER PICNIC

112039
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WINDSOR KNOT

112963
ELEMENTOS PARA TARJETAS DIAS FESTIVOS HECHOS A MANO SIMPLY SENT

106523
ENVELOPE TEMPLATE FIVE-IN-ONE CARD COVER

104104
ENVELOPE TEMPLATE MINI

107298
ENVELOPES CONFETTI WHITE MEDIUM

110695
ENVELOPES OPEN END KRAFT SMALL

109115
ENVELOPES OPEN END VERY VANILLA SMALL

103372
METAL EDGE TAGS ALUMINUM WHITE SQUARE

107925
ON BOARD BITTY BOOK*

109190
ON BOARD CLIPBOARD 9X9*

109180
ON BOARD SIMON UPPER

112086
ON BOARD SOMETHING SEASONAL

107923
PAGE PROTECTORS RING 3.25 X 3.25

104942
PUNCH 1/4 INCH CIRCLE

104943
PUNCH 1/4 INCH SQUARE

107273
PUNCH 3/4 INCH SQUARE

104389
PUNCH DOUBLE CIRCLE*

100391
PUNCH HANDHELD 1/8 INCH CIRCLE
Not Available
104830
RIBBON GINGHAM CARAMEL

104829
RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT BLUE

104828
RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT PINK

104831
RIBBON GINGHAM MOSS

109037
RIBBON GROSGRAIN MORE MUSTARD 1/4 INCH

110282
RUB ON ANCHORED

111806
RUB ON CHILLS & THRILLS

111805
RUB ON SCHOOL DAYS

111417
RUB ON WORD FLURRIES

110283
RUB ONS TAKE NOTE

112193
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN I WISH

112186
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN PINA COLADA

112068
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SUMMER HOME

112043
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN U R SWEET

112061
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN WINTER RETREAT

112016
SIMPLY SENT CARD ELEMENTS HANDMADE HOLIDAY

109868
SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT LIFELONG NOTES

103647
STAMPIN STORE MINI

105813
WRITE ME A MEMORY FONT CD VOL II

107212
MATEYS MAP

106749
BRIGHT BULBS

109672
BRONCO

104100
MAKING TRACKS

108978
SANDY SHELLS

110332
SNOW

101233
SNOWFLAKE

109694
SWEET STARS

111249
TAKE A NUMBER

*****
2nd Annual Amery
Scrap N’ Stampers
SCRAP-A-THON!
When: Saturday February 21st, 2009
Where: Amery Centennial Hall
Time: 9am – 9pm
Cost: $30.00 – Pay in the Office
Cost includes: Lunch, Dinner & Snacks,
Reserved Table, Door Prizes,
Demonstrations, Use of Supplies,
Make N’Take Projects, Snacks, Swap & Sale, and more!
Everyone wins a prize!
To reserve a table, please call (715) 268-6605.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
*****

Happy Birthday!

I am just getting "ready" to be on my way to bed after working on my Jan 2009 Newsletter.
{I can't help but check a few Blogs before I shut the computer down!}
Greg is on his way to bed and just stopped by to tell me Happy Birthday!
I guess since it is just after 12, it is my birthday now!! :)
I am looking forward to my Birthday today, so I best get a few hours of sleep anyway!! :)
I'll be posting the Newletter "Later" Today!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
We stayed home New Year's Eve and had our own party with
My Mom, Tina, Amaya & Amanda.
We ate munchies & I made soup.
Greg made himself a steak dinner and ate it quietly by himself. ;o)
The kids played "horses".

Tina, My Mom, Amanda and I were watching funny Baby videos on YouTube.


Jabin working on my Birthday card.
Tina brought me an early card & gift.
{thanks tina! :)}
I also worked on our "holiday" cards!
{I'll post more about that later!}

Greg tried to read & relax after his steak dinner!
We had a fun night & sleep over with a yummy breakfast this morning!