Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween from:
Thing & Spider-Man
{Jabin & Evan}

{LOVE those feet!}

{Look-out bad guys!}

It has been a fun week getting ready for Halloween!
We did a "photo" shoot Tuesday night.
Made a bus driver & teacher gifts on Wednesday.
Thursday I helped carve pumpkins with Evan & Jabin's classes.
Friday I helped with the Halloween Party in Jabin's Class. Gramma Kathy & Amanda helped in Evan's Class. Then at 2:15 was the Halloween Parade at school.

Have a great Night with
Tricks or Treats!

andy :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Buckets & a {cute} MONSTER :)

After school yesterday we had Maddie & Kaylee here. We made these cute little Pumpkin Buckets for Jabin & Evan's Teachers and one for our Bus Driver Sue. Maddie made one for her Family. {For Sue}
{For Jabin's Teacher}

{For Evan's Teacher}
For directions on "how to" make the buckets click *here*

Then we had this cute little Monster Costume, so poor Kaylee Jo had to suffer for our enjoyment! She is the cutest little monster- EVER!! :) She is so full of smiles these days!

Jabin was making funny faces at her.
Thanks for "letting" us baby-sit Nicci! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Workshop Make~N~ Take: Tags

Last Friday night at a Workshop we used the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Bigz Two Tags die:the Hostess Set: Christmas Punch
{and coordinating punches}
to create little gift tags:

It was fun to see what everyone created.
I'd love to make these tags with you & your friends at a workshop!
andy :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hostess Luncheon Make-N-Take Oct 2009

Here was one of the Card Folders some of the Stamping Ladies made Sunday at My Hostess Luncheon.

We had a great time stamping, eating & visiting!
You should REALLY be a Hostess of Mine,
so you can join us in January at the next Hostess Luncheon!
*Wink, Wink!*
andy :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

October 2009 Stamp Club Cards

Jabin & Evan had fun making the chalkboard message for Thursday night! :)
We had a house full both days and that made it so much fun! :)
Thanks Stamping Ladies!
{Malva- Thanks for the Longaberger Basket and the cookies for Greg... You are FORGIVEN and we shall NEVER speak of "it" again! ;) Greg took the cookies to work, apparently he wasn't going to share!}
Here are the cards we made:

Dates for my next Monthly Stamp Club:
Wednesday Morning Stamp Club Starts at 9 am
November 11th
Thursday Evening Stamp Club Starts at 6:30 pm
November 12th

I hope you can join us!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

oh mom! :)

Since the boys will not listen when we tell them to "stop growing", we had a pile of old worn out & too small jeans. I brought them to my mom yesterday. I knew she would use them for some crafty project. Sure enough, this is what she sent me in an e-mail today:

SAVE THOSE OLD JEANS !!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell your friends!!

How cute to put candy treats in the pocket and give as gifts.

Maybe I should have kept some and made some ornaments. I could have STAMPED on the pocket!! Too bad I'm not good at sewing. I guess I'll just have to leave that crafty project for my mom to do. But if you can sew & stamp {and have little jeans} there is an idea for you! :)

andy :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

my new assistant :)

it is hard to get anything done when your 2 month old assistant is so darn cute, cozy, sleeping in your arms and won't stop smiling at you. :)
Kaylee Jo spent the night. {not that we slept much} But I don't mind, we love having her. Her Mommy is sick right now. {we hope you feel better soon, Nicci! We love ya!!}

October 2009 Stampin' News

Hello Stamping Friends!

Happy Fall!
{I am trying not to think about the snow we have had!}

Thank You to those that have done some on-line shopping at
Also, thank you to those that look at my blog. Even though most of you don’t leave comments on the actual blog posts, I appreciate your kind comments made directly to me or through an e-mail. :)

Things to check out:
If you go to My Demonstrator Web Site make sure you check out the Promotions Page.
Each week there is a new Deal of the Week. Also if you shop on-line be sure to check out the new clearance rack. {Remember clearance rack quantities are limited!}

I have some dates listed below for up-coming Card Clubs and Classes. If you have any questions PLEASE let me know!
Thank You for your continued support & friendships!
Happy Stamping,
Andy :)

Stamp Clubs:

Here is a sneak peek at one of the cards we will be making.

Dates for my Monthly Stamp Club:
Wednesday Morning Stamp Club Starts at 9 am
October 14th,November 11th, December 9th, January 13th
Thursday Evening Stamp Club Starts at 6:30 pm
October 15th,November 12th, December 10th, January 13th

Please bring a basic supply kit with you to each Stamp Club Meet.

Your Supply Kit should include:
Personal Paper Cutter
Paper Piercer {if you have one}
It's time again to become a Stamp Club Member!!
{you may join anytime!}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 FREE Make-n-Take Cards per Month!*

October Hostess: Bonnie
{We meet at my house.}
{Please} Remember to RSVP so I have enough supplies ready for you!!

Hope to see you this week!!
Up-Coming Classes:

Fall For All
Wed Oct 28th 9am
Thurs Oct 29th 6:30pm
Your Payment IS your RSVP. Please RSVP by Monday Oct 19th

Join me to make some Fun Fall projects. Choose the items you want to make: Scrapbook Pages, Mini Treat Totes and/or cards. You will receive the following Class Supplies with your paid Class Fee of $20:
116769 Autumn Meadows 12x12 Designer Series Paper {pg 13 in Holiday Mini Catalog}
2 yards of Chocolate Chip 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
2 yards of Chocolate Chip ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon
2 {8 ½ x 11} Sheets each of the following card stock:
Chocolate Chip
Really Rust
More Mustard
Taken With Teal
Very Vanilla

**You will NEED Sticky Strip for the mini treat totes. If you need me to order some for you please add $8 to the class fee.

With these Supplies provided you can choose the projects you want to make. I will have samples ready for you to re-create. I will provide the Big Shot & Dies, Stamps Sets, ink pads and a few extra embellishments for you to use.

Please bring the following basic supplies to the Fall For All Class:
Paper Cutter
Sticky Strip {or you can order some for $8}
Bone Folder
Paper Piercer

Christmas Jingle Class
Wed Nov 18th 9am
Thurs Nov 19th 6:30pm
Your Payment IS your RSVP. Please RSVP by Monday Nov 9th

Join me to make some fun Holiday projects. Choose the items you want to make: Tag Folder, Ring Album, Scrapbook Pages or Christmas Cards. You will receive the following Class Supplies with your paid Class Fee of $30:
115696 Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ Kit {pg 165 in the Idea Book & Catalog}
3 yards of Sleigh Bells Ribbon {pg 17 in Holiday Mini Catalog}
2 Album Rings

With these Supplies provided you can choose the projects you want to make. I will have samples ready for you to re-create. I will provide the Big Shot & Dies, Stamps Sets, ink pads and a few extra embellishments for you to use.

Please bring the following basic supplies to the Christmas Jingle:
Paper Cutter
Bone Folder
Paper Piercer
White Gel Pen

Sunday, October 11, 2009

a rochester visit

Last Sunday the Boys & I took a nice little drive to Rochester, MN.

Just past the "Corn Cob", you will find the cutest little Bed & Breakfast.

Also known as Grandpa Doug & Grandma Linda's. :)
The Boys didn't have school Monday and Grandma Linda didn't have to work. And since we didn't get there all summer, it seemed like the perfect time for a visit.
Sunday night we went to Perkins for supper. The boys were so cute reading books in bed.
Monday morning we had pancakes, then headed for an out & about "tour" of parks. We went to a few different parks to play, then we went to an Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patch. We were starting to get hungry at lunch time. Grandma Linda had to stop at the bank first so we did... Only to find the bank having a Tailgating Party to celebrate the Packer-Viking football game that night. They were serving Hot dogs, chips and cookies. {Yea!! We "Scored" a Free Lunch! :)}

After our lunch we went to the Mall. {NOT Grandpa Doug's Favorite Place!!} I was looking for jeans for our growing boys! The favorite stop for the Boys was Barnes & Noble. The boys LOVE that place, not only do they love all the books, they love to play with the Thomas Train Table.

After the mall fun, we went back to Grandma & Grandpa's. Grandpa had to get ready for work and the boys wanted to watch a movie. Jabin sat on a chair {only to fall asleep!} and Evan snuggled up with Grandma. I seized the opportunity to do some more shopping without the boys. {THANKS GRANDMA! :)

Later in the afternoon we had to leave and make the 2 hour drive home. Greg was home from work by the time we got home and had supper ready for us. We missed him and it was nice to be home again!

Thanks for the fun time Grandma Linda & Grandpa Doug! :)
{and for stocking up the Pepsi for me! :)}

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Winners :)

And the winners are:

For the Comment Left:

Bonnie said...

Oooh I love your give aways!
Let's see, the answers to your questions are:
1. when did you make your last card?? On Sunday, Chloe & I made Birthday cards for all the October Birthdays. You would have been so proud of us!
2. what is your FAVORITE Stampin' Up!item {s}?? OMGosh just 1?? Impossible! Hmmm. I would have to say the Idea book & catalog. I love it so much that I have to get it spiral bound now, thanks to you lol. I save them & have been known to memorize them! lol
3. what would you like to see "more of" on my blog?? Your blog is awesome the way it is..maybe some tutorials...I like to see how things are done.
4. is there a special class you would like to see me hold?? How about an altereds class & a gift bundle class. That would be fun.
Andy, you are amazing at what you do.
Keep up the wonderful job!
What does she win??
The book If you Give a Cat a Cupcake!
That may seem silly, but I know she wanted it! :)
Plus, I don't dare give her anymore cardstock or DSP, her husband would kick my butt!
Bonnie~ Thank you for your kind comments and for making me cry right at lunch time. I seriously couldn't talk to you about it at Stamp Class the other night, because I was tearing up again just thinking about it. I just needed to hear that I guess. It was a nice reminder of why I do what I do. :) Thanks!
The Winner for the "place an on-line order" $10 gift certificate goes to:
Heidi E.~ I will get the gift certificate out to you in the mail today.
Thank You to All for your orders & on-line orders!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day 2009~Update :)

I had a {late} start to my card making. With a nice clean space it seemed to draw in little guests who wanted to create! :) After Evan & Jabin got done with their paintings, I could finally get to work.

My friend {& Downline} Denise came over for a little while. She was busy using the Big Shot and I was busy working on projects for my Fall For All Class. Here are some sneak peeks:
I think you will like the variety of the projects you can make with the supplies provided in the class Fee. I called it {Fall For All} because you can make treat holders, cards and/or scrapbook pages. :) I'll get you the details soon...
andy :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Clearance Rack & Happy World Card Making Day!

Did you know that today is World Card Making Day??

I was a good little stampin' girl yesterday and cleaned my stamp room. :)
That means TODAY I can make cards and mess it all up again!

I have lots of class ideas floating in my head, so I am heading to my stampin' room with a pepsi and I'm going to get to work....

...stay tuned for up-dates.

I *might* just have to have a give~a~way for comments on this post, posted from Oct 3rd ~ Oct 6th, 2009 about:

~when did you make your last card??

~what is your FAVORITE Stampin' Up! item {s}??

~what would you like to see "more of" on my blog??
~is there a special class you would like to see me hold??
Other BIG NEWS...
visit my Demonstrator Web Site to shop the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack!! {Just click the SHOP NOW button on the top right, then look for the Clearance Rack link on the left of the page.}

You must order these products on-line. I cannot order them for you on a workshop order or customer order. {Bummer, I know, trust me!} As a bonus place an order on-line now through Tues Oct 6th, 2009 11:59 pm and I will enter you in a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate from ME! :)

Happy Stamping & On-Line Ordering!

andy :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma Linda!!

Happy Birthday Grandma Linda!!

We were waiting for the bus while making this video for you. :) Enjoy!

{Great} Grandma Linda & Kaylee Jo

Have a great Day!! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Digital Studio & Deal of the Week!!

Starting TODAY you can order My Digital Studio!! For more information and to see a video on this exciting new product visit My Demonstrator Page.

Deals of the Week!

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off! See below for this week’s Deals of the Week:

Dates: October 1, midnight (MT) through October 12 (9:50 AM)

#109183 PG 186 Trio Flower punch $15.95 $10.99

#109041 PG 187 5-Petal Flower punch $15.95 $10.99

#110709 PG 187 My Way punch $15.95 $11.99

Visit my Online Store today to take advantage of these great offers!