Tuesday, March 31, 2009

MN Children's Museum

Sunday we took the Boys to the
Since Evan is in Mrs. Koerper's "Clifford" Class he was especially excited to see Clifford!We were waiting in line to use the restrooms up on the second floor, when Jabin looked down and saw Clifford on the first floor. "THERE'S CLIFFORD!!!," He said. So we made a mad dash down the stairs to see him. {Good Job Jabin!!} The Boys gave him a few Hugs! Then, we went to the restrooms. :)
This was the Clifford in the Main Clifford exhibit. There were lots of things you could do in here! Side down Clifford, feed him bones, read books, draw a picture for Clifford's Dog House, and play some instruments.
This was Jabin's Favorite thing!! He put on the Police Officer Outfit and walked around the Little Town for a LONG time. Now he wants his own Police Officer Outfit. {I told him I would "ask" around, so if you might have one for sale Please let us know! Thanks!! :)}

Evan liked the Fire Fighter outfit.
It was funny to see him walk around in those BIG boots!!

After we spent 3 hours at the Children's Museum, we went to CandyLane for a Whirly Pop and caramel corn!! :) It was a fun Family day!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 2009 Stampin' News!

Hello Stampers!!

As March is coming to an end and that means the end of Sale-A-Bration 2009!!

March 31st, 2009 is the last day to earn Sale-A-Bration items with qualifying purchases.

A BIG Thank You for your Orders & Workshops!!

This has been an AWESOME Sale-A-Bration Thanks to YOU!! :)

FYI: The Big Shot Doctor's Bag is now Available!! I know a few of you were disappointed when you couldn't order it. Order yours through me by April 15th and receive 20% off the Doctor's Bag. Doctor's Bag Only item # 113474 $69.95*

{*$14 will be taken off your Grand Total after the shipping & tax are added to the Merchandise total. You must call or e-mail your order to me, I cannot discount on-line orders, sorry.}

March Mystery Hostess Workshop
Monday March 30th, 2009 7pm
At Andy's House

{Please RSVP stampinandy@yahoo.com}
I will demonstrate 3 cards/projects and you will complete a free make-n-take.

For each $25 spent you will be entered to win the following "Hostess" items:
1. Hostess Level 1 Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack
2. Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle
3. 4 Hand Stamped Cards from me
4. Hostess Luncheon Invitation for you & a Guest
{the Luncheon is Sunday April 19th 1-3:30}

I also have some retired stamp sets for sale. I will have them out and if you purchase any, your purchase will still count towards the "Hostess" Drawing and towards Sale-A-Bration items! Any items I have left I will post for sale on my blog at the end of next week. :)

If you can't make it to the workshop, you can still be entered to win the "Hostess" items listed above by placing a qualifying order with be by 9 pm Monday March 30th, 2009.

Looking ahead to April there is an Occasion Mini Catalog that starts April 1st. If you didn't get one in the mail, I will be handing them out at the Mystery Hostess Workshop, at the April Stamp Clubs and also hand delivering some.

Dates to Remember:

~Monday March 30th 7pm Workshop at Andy's House
~Wednesday April 8th 9am Stamp Club at Andy's House
~Thursday April 9th 6:30pm Stamp Club at Andy's House
~Saturday April 18th 10 to 5pm St. Croix Casino Women's Expo Turtle Lake WI I will have a booth there so PLEASE Stop in & see me and my helpers! :)
~Sunday April 19th 1 to 3:30 pm Hostess Luncheon at Andy's house

Happy Stamping!!

Andy :)

Happy Birthday Tina!

My OLDER Sister's Birthday is toady!!! {...today}
Happy Birthday Tina!
Enjoy your day!!
Andy, Greg & The Boys :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Duluth Retreat Weekend 2009

The weekend was booked MONTHS ago!!
A Retreat Weekend for us Wasabi Stampin' Chicks! :)
Planned by Angie.Danielle drove. There were 4 of us going in her van. YES, this was all our stuff!!
We did make a stop in Pine City, MN at a few Stores.
Discount Scrapbooking/Stamping
{tell them Ann sent you and they give you 10% off...Right Ann?? :)}
{{I can't find my card with the web address??}}

****THIS WAS NOT US, Just an accident we drove by****

We ran into BAD weather on the way up!! Danielle kept her Cool...{OK she tried to keep her cool} with accidents everywhere, crazy drivers and slippery hilly roads. A car got T-boned RIGHT next to us, on a hill while we were STUCK trying to go up and couldn't move. We couldn't back-up because the car behind us was SO close.

We managed to get out of the situation with out an accident. It was a GREAT feeling just to get to the house we rented!! We ordered Pizza because we didn't want to go back out on the roads. Sandy & Bonnie arrived not to long after we all got there. They didn't encounter incidents like ours!!

I found these tins at Target and couldn't resist the "Wasabi" colored Peep Chicks!
I made one for each of us.

I don't have a picture, I think Angie does, but I did get my Circle Scissor Plus right before we left so I brought it with. That was the First thing I went to use and as I was taking the blade guard off, I cut my finger!! Only ME!! :)
Needless to say I put that away and started on Baby cards.
Yep, the time is 2.
2 AM that is!!
By 2 am I made 18 baby cards!! I was so proud!! :)

Saturday we went to another Stamp Store in Duluth called
We ate lunch at the mall, did some shopping and went back to Stamp.
Stampin' Away!!

WASABI Stampin' Chicks
Angie, Ann, Me, Bonnie, Sandy & Danielle

Angie, Danielle & I with our fun PJ Pants and a Strawberry Daiquiri made by Angie!

This is what Ann made us for breakfast on Sunday Morning!! It was a blue berry french toast bake with cream cheese chunks in it! It was SOOOOOO Good!!

I made little boxes for the Chloe and The Boys. I found Evan a Thomas Stamp and Jabin a little monkey & a monkey stamp. Bonnie bought Chloe a little horse.

This was my work space. :) I gotta have my Pepsi!
I seen a stamp Saturday that said:
"With enough caffeine I could rule the world!"
Sunday we headed home. We laughed most of the way. Mostly about the weekend. Then a Blazer passed us and he was pulling a trailer with mattresses in it. It was very windy... One of the mattresses flew out of the trailer and landed on the side of the road. We laughed about that! :)
We stopped in Spooner, WI to eat supper. Bonnie & Sandy found us there! :) MORE laughing happened there. We made it home. I was dropped off at around 7:30 pm.
Greg & the Boys were VERY happy to see me! :) {I really did miss them!}
When I gave them their gifts, Evan had a tear in his eye, because he was so happy he got a Thomas Stamp! {We didn't have one and I have been LOOKING & Looking for one!!} Jabin liked his monkey stuff, too.

My Mom had the Boys for a few Hours on Friday, Greg picked them up after work. Then it was just Greg & The Boys all weekend. They did go see Greg's brothers on Saturday. Then they went to Fleet Farm and got new Rain Boots on Sunday. They had a good weekend, too.

Thanks for the Fun Weekend Wasabi Stampin' Chicks!! :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Rochester Visit

Since the Boys are on Spring Break this week we went to visit My Dad & Linda in Rochester. Greg took the day off so he could go with. The kids got to visit with Gr & Gr while Greg & I had a hot date at Bust Buy! :) {We only spent $9.62 on a new memory card for our camera.} Tina & Amaya were there because Amaya had an appointment at the Clinic. Amanda came over to see us since she lives near my Dad.
After we got back and ate cookies, we all went to the Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, MN. The kids ran around. {it must of been the cookies!} It was feeding time so the kids thought that was cool to see. The boys bird watching...



{Silly Me}


Later we went back to my Dad & Linda's house and we had hot cheesy chicken sandwiches. {They were yummy Linda!!} After we visited for a bit we headed back home.

We had a fun day!!
Thanks Dad & Linda!! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Boys...

The Boys are on Spring Break this week.
Jabin was sick last Wednesday, and Evan wasn't himself either. {fevers & coughing} So they missed school Thurs & Friday. They are better now. Jabin still has a cough and the two of them have still been getting up {at different times!} at night... that just means I'm tired!! I wanted to share some pictures they made:Jabin drew this self-portrait! I found this picture by Evan in the back of one of his school papers. It brought a tear to my eye, I tell ya! If you can't read it he wrote, "I like to play with my mom". Here they are with their babies. {Jabin's Baby Tony!!} They were taking care of them and pushing them around in the stroller. They will make GREAT Dads someday! :) {Evan forgot to dress his baby! But he did go to the kitchen with the bottles to warm them up!! :)}

Today was nice out so we went for a little walk in the back of our woods. There is LOTS of mud to play in now that the snow is melting! It will be a busy week around here for being "Spring Break!!" I'll get my break over the weekend!! :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Starter Kit with 3 Payment Plan Option!!

Now is a GREAT time to Join Stampin’ Up! ®

Now through March 31st sign-up to become a Demonstrator and your Starter Kit {a $335+ Value} is only $169. In addition to the great products in the Starter Kit you get to pick out a FREE Stamp Set of your Choice from the Idea Book & Catalog!!

Payments Breakdown for the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Price (March 13-31, 2009)
Starter Kit Payment Charged*
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $56.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Total Payment $169.00*

Add the Stampin’ Memories package to your Starter Kit {an $80+ value} for only $50 more!!
Starter Kit Payment with Stampin' Memories Add-On*
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $106.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Total Payment $219.00*

*Payments indicated are for the cost of the Starter Kit, and, if selected, the Stampin' Memories add-on, including shipping. They do not include and any applicable state taxes. (Please note that any applicable taxes for the total amount of the Starter Kit and, if selected, Stampin' Memories add-on, price will be added to the first payment.)

Page 14 of the Spring~Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog shows the Starter Kit contents.

Don’t WORRY:
~YOU can choose the stamp sets from the catalog you would like as long as they are the same price or less to the stamp sets suggested! There are lots of items in the Starter Kit that you can Customize!

~YOU Don’t have to do workshops. {but you can if YOU want!} Lots of Demonstrators are Hobby Demonstrators! They just LOVE to stamp and want a discount on their purchases. Receive 30 percent instant income on your first workshop, customer or demonstrator order placed within 45 days!! Wouldn't you LOVE to have access to the SU! Demonstrator Web Site, Receive Monthly SU! Magazines filled with GREAT ideas, and have the opportunity to pre-order NEW products??!!

~I will still be your Andy!! :) As my down~line I will be here for you. You can still be a part of my workshops, stamp camps and stamp clubs!! I will not be pushy. Even if you purchase the Starter Kit, place your first order and never do anything else with your business, that is fine. I will just encourage you to do what you want with YOUR business!! I'll always be here for you!:)

For more information please contact me or check out *this* page.

To take advantage of this SALE-A-BRATION 3 payment Starter Kit option ALL forms MUST be mailed AND received BY MARCH 31st, 2009!!!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

A {Sweet} Card Fold Tutorial

I didn't know what to "name" this card fold. I LOVE it!! I think it is {Sweet} because you use ALL the base card stock, so there is very little scrap!! :)Here is the "how to" part:

You will need these supplies for 2 cards:

1~ 8 1/2" X 11" pc of Card Stock

2~ 3"x4" pcs of Designer Series Paper***

2~ pcs of 2 1/4" x 4" pc of Card Stock to Stamp images on

Paper Cutter w/Score Blade. {I used my cutter & Scor-Pal}

Stamps, Ink, Ribbon, Adhesive, Markers, scalloped edge punch, glue pen & glitter. Score your 8 1/2" x 11" pc of card stock {on the 11' side} at 5 1/2".

With your paper cutter cut your card stock on the 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4". This will give you two cards bases.Next, Cut off 2 1/2" from the top end of each card base. This will give you a 2 1/2" X 4 1/4" pc that is the "layer pc" for the 2 1/4" x 4" card stock stamped pc. The reason I like to "score" first is because then I know where to fold the top of the card after I cut the "layer pc" off.
{3x4 dsp & card stock pc to stamp on}

With this done you can use a scalloped edge punch on the flap of your card bases. Stamp what you want. To assemble your card attach the DSPaper to the inside of the card. Use adhesive to layer your stamped pc to the "layer pc".

Only add adhesive to the top of the stamped & layered pc and add to the card base. Attach ribbon. Here is what the card will look like when you open it:

Here is the same {sweet} card fold, I just had it open from the side.

If you would like more information on the products used to make these cards please contact me via e-mail: stampinandy@yahoo.com
To order products on-line 24/7 visit:
thanks for looking!!
andy :)

*** the reason I cut our 12x12 dsPaper to 3x4 is because you can get 12 pcs from one sheet of DSP!! I LOVE that!! Just cut your 12x12 dsPaper into 3~4"x12" strips. Then cut each strip into the 3"x4" pcs.

Friday, March 13, 2009

W & Th Stamp Club Cards For March 2009

Here are the cards we made at my stamp club this month.
This card uses the Sale~A~Bration set Botanical Blooms and has a Chocolate Chip card base. The flower outlines are stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and the solid part of the flower is Pink Pirouette. I just love this color combo!!
These two cards feature the Sale~A~Bration Ribbon Bundle and Delicate Dots DSP. They also use two level one Hostess Sets Darling Dots and Sweet Little Sentiments. The card base is Certainly Celery and I used Sahara Sand ink & card stock. I used the Many Marvelous Markers to color the stamp images, "huffed" and stamped on the Whisper White. These cards feature my new "Sweet" Card Fold!! :) We used a Kiwi Kiss card base, Good Morning Sunshine DSP and the set Wild About You on the card above. Below we used a Regal Rose card base, the set Flight of the Butterfly, and Sweet Always DSP.

Did you know that Sale~A~Bration ENDS on March 31st, 2009!! For each $50 in merchandise you order you earn a FREE SALE~A~BRATION item!!
If you need more information please let me know!!
Shop On~Line 24/7 here:
Have a GREAT weekend!!
Andy :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trendy Trees Card & One of Those Days

Just a card to share today. I made this one yesterday. Today I am getting ready for my Stamp Clubs!! They are Wed Morning & Thurs evening this week. I'll share the cards we made on Friday!!
It has been so gloomie today. Not to mention just one of those days. It's just a keep busy kind of day for me, while thinking of Mackenzie, Tina, Nicci & the rest of my family. If you want to read more you can visit my Sister's Blog.
Tonight I am making a nice dinner for Greg, the Boys & I. We are having a candle~lit dinner date. I moved in with Greg 9 years ago today. So it gives us a reason to celebrate the day also.

Kiss your Babies!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Miss Chloe's Stampin' Birthday Party!!

Chloe's Stampin' Birthday Party was yesterday! All the Kids had a good time. We made a paper bag brag book, a little bound book and they stamped 2 cards. The things the kids made were so cute! Unfortunately I didn't put my memory card back in my camera, so I couldn't take lots of pictures. :( Chloe Chloe, Me and some FriendsLook at that work table!! Mine NEVER gets like that! {HA!!} Evan and Jabin are in their "handsome" white shirts. They picked them out for the party. I was going to wear a pink shirt, but they thought I should wear a "handsome" shirt also, so they picked out a black one for me. :)
Check out the Cake!! Our Friend Tara made it to coordinate with the invitations I made.

I can't take the credit for this cute card & gift bag by Sandy. But she said she pulled an "Andy". What I like to do is stamp a card and put it in a clear envelope. Then I add that to a plain gift bag with Stampin' Dimentionals. :) {Cute Sandy!!}