Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Late May 2009 Stampin' News

Hello Stamping Friends!

I just wanted to post out a few reminders:

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!
May 31st, 2009 is the last day to buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!

I am placing an order on Friday May 29th. If you would like anything, please let me know as soon as possible! Thanks! :)

stampinandy@yahoo.com

Last Chance List:
You may be wondering what the Last Chance list is. The Last Chance list is the new name of the Retired list. This will post June 1st. It will be on my Demonstrator Web Site www.stampinandy.stampinup.net and I will be sending out an e-mail on June 1st with an attached list.

The Last Chance List will include Stamp Sets AND Accessories. If you want something from that list I strongly encourage you to order right away so you don't miss out! It happened to me one year, I didn't get my Wasabi Ink Refill because I waited too long! Don't let this happen to you!

The current "In Colors" will be "Out Colors" as of June 30th. PLEASE keep that in mind if you want a Stampin' Pad, Ink Refill, Ribbon, Card Stock or Designer Series Paper that includes an "In Color". Accessories are sold while supplies last.

These are the current "In Colors"
Pacific Point
Baja Breeze
Kiwi Kiss
Riding Hood Red
Pink Pirouette
Tangerine Tango

Attn: Stamp Club Members:

Since the Last Chance List will be out on June 1st, I was asked if orders prior to our next club dates {June 10th at 9am and June 11th at 6:30pm) would count towards your monthly order requirement. The answer is... YES, but you still have to come on June 10th or 11th to make your cards!!! I just don't want you to miss out on Last Chance Items.

If you would like to place your June Club order early, please do so by Noon on Tuesday June 2nd to be fair to others that want to order early to get Last Chance Items. You can call or e-mail me with your orders. Thank You SO much!! :)


The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion June 1-30, 2009:
~Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
~Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
~An Added Extra BONUS just from me... Be the First One to BOOK and HOLD a JUNE In-Home Workshop and you will receive the Hand Drawn Bundle #115535 pg 23, as an extra Thank You gift from Me, at your workshop!! Additional In-Home Workshops booked will receive a cute little somethin' extra from me at your workshop! :)

Coming SOON The NEW Idea Book & Catalog:
With all the Last Chance "talk" I can't forget to mention that the NEW Idea Book & Catalog will be here Soon!! The first day to to order will be July 1st. I will have more information, like how to get yours, on June 1st.

That is all for now.
Thanks,
Andy :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stone Work Pictures :)

I took a few pictures today. "We" were going to get up and get going on the stone work this morning. Greg was up and out working early, Evan & I were busy sleeping 'til 9! :) {Sorry Honey!} After the Boys & I had breakfast, I was out helping Greg.
This is what we finished over the weekend... This is the front porch.
The side entry sidewalk area before & after! :)
{It looks great!!}

This kept us busy ALL day! {All weekend really!} The Boys played in the little pool. They pretended that they were at the beach and this was our "beach house".
We all got toooo much sun. But it was a nice day to be outside.

We just have a few pieces of stone to put on after we pour the garage apron.

Now "all" we need is a sidewalk to the front porch/entry door, the driveway done, the house painted, a deck, a swing set {per the Boys}, retaining walls, some lawn & landscaping and we should be good! :) {Outside anyways!}


andy :)




Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rockabilly Sneak Peeks!

It was a busy week, and stamping was part of all that!! That Wonderful Big Brown Truck arrived Thursday with 3 Boxes of "goods" for me.
Most of it was for my WONDERFUL Stamp Club Members, Customers and for the supplies for the Rockabilly Class on Wednesday! However, I was VERY excited to get the Serif Essentials Dies for the Big Shot!
I earned $150 Product Bonus From Stampin' Up! and thanks to Mary, a wise instructor I work for, I "invested" that $150 in the Dies. I can't wait to let my Rockabilly Class use them Wednesday! Heck, I couldn't wait to use them myself! :)
Here is what I made so far:
These are the projects we will be creating on Wednesday. I didn't go all out in stamping and embellishing the projects, I want to set the supplies out and see what the "stamping ladies" come up with! I am so excited!


I might have Two spots open for Wednesday's Rockabilly Class. If you would like to join us at 9:30am or 7pm let me know! {I can always hold another Class for you & your friends if you are interested!!}
andy :)


Another {busy} Week :)

Yet another busy week here! Evan had is class program Tuesday night! We went out to eat before hand. Thanks Grandma KC, Grandpa Loren, Gramma Kathy, Tina, Nicci & Amaya for going with us! :) Grandma Audrey met us at the program. Grandpa Doug & Grandma Linda were so SAD they couldn't be there!! {DON'T worry we have a great video for you to watch!!}
Jabin's program is this Tuesday! {We hope to get a great video of that to share also!}
{Evan}{Evan told his teacher "This is the greatest day of my life!" during the program! :)

The Class did a little play of The Rainbow Fish.

Evan was the Little Blue Fish and his School Friend Madilyn was The Rainbow Fish.

Five Little Firefighters Song


Jabin watching his "Brother". He had "front row" seats with Dad!



{Mrs. Koerper & Evan}


{Madilyn & Evan}
Another "highlight" of the week was Denise's Garage Sale!
We got some Star Wars Lightsabers, {WHAT was I thinking?!} some Star Wars Ships and some Magic Tree House Books.
{This is Jabin Wednesday around 6pm!}

{This is Evan Friday around 5:30 pm!}


Over the weekend we have been working on the stone. We have the front of the house done and now we are working on the side entry stone. It looks so nice! We even have some flowers on the front porch! Greg found some nice dirt to put in the pots and the Boys & I planted the flowers, spikes and vines. {I don't have a picture...yet.}
We went to Greg's Parents last night. {GREAT TACOS and Food Grandma KC! :)} It was nice to visit, the kids played, and we all played a little baseball. Grandma KC is quite the power hitter! :) Who Knew?!


{Tasha, Cassie, Jabin & Evan}
Tonight the Boys & I went over to Angie's house. I "hired" her to make an Instruction PDF Sheet for the Rockabilly Class on Wednesday. So I had to pick that up. It looks GREAT! I am so excited to share it with the "Class"!! After we "talked" we took the kids "O-U-T" to run, play and eat watermelon, or if your Cassie, to eat dandelions. :)
{THANKS ANGIE!! :)}

andy :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stop & Smell The Tulips

Another busy week here!
We don't have much for a yard yet, it is "on the list" of to dos for this summer. My mom bought the boys some tulip bulbs last fall. So we planted them. And they actually GREW!! :) The Boys run to them after school to see how many are "open". Then, they squeal with excitement!!


It is the simple things in life that make your day!
I had my stamp clubs this week. I enjoy the "Stamping Ladies" it is so fun to see everyone, stamp together and "Chick Chat" about this & that. {not that I get much stamped, but you know what I mean!} Thank You ladies for bringing some fun on Wed & Thurs! :)

Malva was the "Hostess" this month and she brought some Chocolate Chip Cookies! I shouldn't call them "some" cookies, because like Jabin said last night:
"Malva makes the best cookies EVER!"

As you see in the picture there are 6 cookies left. There were 8. I ate two and I had to stop or I might have ate them ALL. So to be fair to my family I bagged up two for each of my "Boys"! :) Now I can't eat them. {I guess I could eat one from each bag, just to keep it even, JUST KIDDING! I'll try to control myself, they are just SO good!!} So THANKS again Malva for the Cookies!!

The weekend will be busy also! Greg is on his way home and I'm sure we will be outside working on the stone again. :)

Tomorrow my Niece Nicci graduates from High School!! I can't believe it! I am So Proud of her!! :) I better bring some tissues, to the graduation ceremony, I'm already tearing up just thinking about it. I wonder how her mom, Tina, is going to do??!! :)

Please Let me know ASAP if you want to take the Rockabilly Class on May 27th. The details can be found *here*.
Have a GREAT weekend!!
andy :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

These are the Flowers Greg & the Boys Gave me. The Boys also made me lots of cards. :) Jabin brought his to me at 6:30 am and told me Happy Mother's Day! Not much later Evan came in our room all dressed and had on his "My Mom Rocks" t-shirt, and gave me the card he made for me. Then the boys ran off to the stamp room to make me some more cards & pictures.


Here are the cards I made for my Mom{s}.

I am fortunate enough to have 4 "Moms"
My Mom- Kathy aka GarageGramma

My Mother-In-Law- Karen

My Step-Mom- Linda

and My {x}Step-Mom- Audrey


I seen *this* card and LOVED it so I "case'd" it.
I made a few extras. Lucky I did because my Mother-In-Law loved it so much she bought one for her friend! :)

Have a GREAT Day!!!
andy :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

W & Th Stamp Club Meets This Week!!!

Time for my Monthly Stamp Club!!

WMSC: Wednesday May 13th at 9 am
ThESC: Thursday May 14th at 6:30 pm

{We meet at my house}

Join us and make 6 cards for ONLY $6 or Make the 6 cards for FREE with a $25 order placed the day of the club meet. If you are bringing a Friend{s}, please just let me know so I can have enough supplies ready.

It's NEVER TOOOO late to become a Stamp Club Member!!
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 Cards per Month!*



Info for Club Members ONLY:
~If you can't make it, PLEASE let me know your orders by Thursday May 14th.
I will be placing the orders on Thursday Night!! Thanks!! :)

Hostesses
May~Malva
June~Bonnie
July~Amy


Friday, May 8, 2009

Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper Class

Have you seen the Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper??


I just love it...

and so will you!

I am offering a Class on

Wednesday May 27th

at 9:30 am OR 7 pm

{At My House}

Join me to make an Adorable 3 pocket fold-up photo album, two cards and some Matchboxes using the Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper.

At the Class you will get your own pack of Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper {included in the Class Fee} that you will cut, to use on your projects. The Class Fee also includes the extra supplies for the two cards. You will also use the Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper to make the Matchboxes.

You MUST bring your own Paper cutter, Adhesive and Scissors for the Class.

Class Fee $20

If you need a SNAIL Adhesive Refill for this class, Please add $5 to the Class Fee.

{Please pay the Class Fee WITH your RSVP no later than Friday May 15th}

I accept cash, checks and most Credit Cards.

To RSVP Please contact me

p: 715.268.4143

e: stampinandy@yahoo.com

Thanks!!

andy :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

this & that... oh and one more thing!

I should be posting a few pictures from last weekend, however when I went to transfer them, they didn't transfer and were just GONE! {GRRRR!!}


I'll "quick" re-cap!


Saturday we went to Boyceville to an Auction and to see my Grandparents. As we were tucking the boys in bed Friday night I told Jabin that we were going to see Great-Grandma Herdahl, the one that lives by the train track and who has the yellow spider-man bouncing ball.
He looked at me and asked,


"You mean she's STILL Alive??"

I said, "Yes."

Then he clapped his hands excitedly and said...
"YEEEEAAAAA!!"

Yes, This Great-Grandma is STILL alive, in-fact She JUST had a Birthday on Sunday.

So...

Happy Birthday {again} Grandma! :)

Greg & I have been working on finishing the stone work on the front & side of the house. What a job that is! When I asked Greg who's idea was this anyway... he quickly reminded me it was mine! :)
Greg's Parents came back from Texas on Sunday. They have been gone since November!! We have missed them!! We didn't give them much time to settle in, only a few hours, and we went to Forest Lake to see them. The Boys were very HAPPY to see Grandma & Grandpa!! And it looked like Grandma & Grandpa were HAPPY to see them!
I haven't had time to stamp this week. :( Between the Boys, the House and work, there just hasn't been the time this week. Friday Greg will be home and we will be working on the stone, again. Then we are going to have a "date" night! :)
Greg's family will be here Saturday and Sunday I'm not sure what is going on! It is Mother's Day. And what I would like is Breakfast in bed, and a day to spend in the stamp room!! But, we need to get the boys some clothes, they are just growing like the weeds! :) So we might end up shopping, who knows!! Greg brought me home flowers today and my FAVORITE Carrot Cake for Mother's Day! {Thanks Boys!}
Happy Mother's Day to you Mom's, Mommies-to-Be, and those Want-to-be-Mom's! :)
It is also Teacher Appreciation Week and while I was at work today Mary bought some big tubs she thought would make great Sensory Bins! I LOVED that idea of hers!! :)
So after work I just "had" to pick-up some tubs, animals and rice for Evan & Jabin's teachers!
At home I typed some ideas of things to put IN the bin on cards, laminated the cards and added them to a ring. Oh LOOK... I guess I did stamp this week!! {Silly ME!}
I stamped the dog here and on Mr. Moore's I stamped a monkey! :)

I just tied the ring to the tub with some Pacific Point Ribbon.

They each have the BEST teachers! It is hard to believe the school year is almost over!

That is about it!

Oh and one more thing...

I have had some NEW Stamp Class Ideas brewing in my head... I just need to work out the details and I will send out my May Stampin' News and post pictures soon!! :)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

andy :)

I'm almost at 10,000 hits on my blog, I think that means a Give~A~Way is in order!! What do you think?? :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2009~ Picture the Possibilities


Join Stampin’ Up!® in celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with three great offers!


1. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE*!
{*Mix and match your packs of paper!}

2. Become a demonstrator for only $75 with the limited-time, scrapbooking Starter Kit!

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
113510 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $42.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $19.95
108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") $11.95
105240 Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad $7.50

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalog (8)
Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)


3. Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.


Item # Description Regular Price Sale Price
115199 Jumble Alphabet stamp set $43.95 $35.16

For more information please contact me!

thanks~ andy :)

stampinandy@yahoo.com