Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy thanksgiving! {2009}

tonight the boys & i made a few pies.
here they are helping with the pumpkin pie: i don't recall ever making a pumpkin pie, so i hope it tastes good tomorrow!

we will be cooking a turkey dinner and having greg's brothers over.
{ok, so greg will get the bird ready because for those that know me, i get grossed out by the thing!}

i hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving!!
i'll leave you with {one} of the things i am thankful for...
i am thankful for these little turkeys! :)

~andy :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A SALE you don't want to miss! Now~Monday Nov 30th 2009 ONLY!! :)

An Extravaganza You DON'T want to miss!!
I can't believe the Sale that is going on RIGHT NOW!!
You HAVE to check it out!!
To do so Please go to my Demonstrator Web Site:
Click on SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner.
Look on the left hand side of the page and click on: Online Extravaganza.
You will see 30%, 40% and YES even 50% off items & bundles.

Dates: November 23-30, 2009

Things to Remember:

~Orders may be placed as customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online orders.
The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).

~Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.

~For on line orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.

~The Distribution Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for the US Thanksgiving holiday. No orders will ship on those days.

Ordering Info:
Order On-Line at {click on the SHOP NOW button}
Call to place your order with Me {715} 268-4143
E-Mail your order to me

Product Offering: {to "see" the items it is best to visit my web site click shop now and then on the left side of the page click on Online Extravaganza}

If you have ANY questions Please let me know!

I will be placing one big order on Monday November 30th at 7:30pm for those that do not want to place an on-line order, so PLEASE let me know if you would like to place an order by then.

As an "extra" bonus if you place an order by 7:30 pm Monday November 30th, You will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a prize from me.

Prizes include:

1. Hostess Level One Patterned Pines Set
2. 8 1/2 x 11 pack of Bold Brights Card Stock
3. So Saffron & Certainly Celery Ribbon Bundle.

Thank You So Much!

andy :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Big Shot Die {Organization}

I {keep} trying to organize my stamp room. I've been working on Big Shot Die Storage. I found these 14x14 JetMax storage cubes at a craft store. I had bought the 4 drawer cube first and intended to use them for photos. Then while looking at them one day I wondered if my dies would fit in them... and to my surprise they did! :)
Then I found that the magazine holder cube {with the two open cubbies} worked for the XL dies!!
In these binders I keep my printed Big Shot Ideas & Printouts, Big Shot Info {the instructions/packaging that comes w/the dies} and the third binder has baseball card page protectors in it and it holds my Sizzlits perfectly!

The XL dies fit in these little cubes. I found some plastic bins at a garage sale so I used them as "drawers" to pull the dies out.

My FAVORITE thing is that the dies fit in these drawers with the label up!
Seriously How COOL is that! :)

To keep the dies from tipping back, because they are not "full", I put a small plastic basket in back of the drawer to keep the dies towards the front.
Now that I put these cubes on the wire shelf, I have to find room for my 12x12 paper basket holders! Yea!! I get to organize some more! heheheee! :)

On a side note: Thanks Greg for putting the Magazine Cube together for me. I should have asked for help with the Drawer Cube. Maybe it wouldn't have took two hours to do! :)
andy :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

check out these 1st graders!

We JUST got the 1st Grade Pictures today....
I think they look rather handsome!
{ Jabin}


Friday, November 6, 2009

just another week at the fribergs

We had a great time trick~or~treating Saturday! Sunday Nov 1st Greg's Family & Friend Jimmy Legs came over for dinner. We made some yummy food & desserts. Enjoyed the time with Family & Friends. The boys played Connect Four with whoever wanted to play against them. :)
Then my Dad & Linda stopped in, just long enough to get the boys all wild & crazy(er) and then the had to head back home.
It was sad to have to say good-bye to Greg's parents. This was the final visit before they head to Texas for 6 months. :(
Monday I worked on staining closet doors. {Greg bought more doors & trim for me to finish! thanks, honey!} We had Kaylee Jo that evening.
Tuesday more staining.
Wednesday the boys had early release at noon. They were SO excited to have an afternoon of "free time". We had some fun together! We also started sorting their books... {why did I start that project??} Jabin's class was in the Amery Paper this week. He was excited about that!
Thursday I went to work for a few hours. I also had to make a stop at the store to look for a costume or two... I knew if we waited we could get a deal. And for $3 a costume I guess I did! A small investment for hours of fun!! Look out future guests & "stamping ladies" We now have Captain America & Wolverine at our house!!!
Can you guess who is who???
Evan Jabin
After all the costume fun it was homework time! The assignment was to dress your Turkey so the Farmer wouldn't find it and have it for Thanksgiving dinner! It took a few hours but the boys were Very Proud of all the hard work they {we} did!
Jabin's Wolverine Turkey:

Evan's Scientist Turkey:

Today I have been stamping cards for next weeks Stamp Club, now to get back to my staining project! Greg is on his way home after a working long days all week! I am looking forward to the weekend with my "boys"!
Have a great weekend!!
andy :)

November 2009 Stampin' News

Hello Stamping Friends!!
'Tis the season to be crafty! :) Holiday Cards, Hand-Made Gifts and Baked Goods come to mind! Join me for my Christmas Jingle class, you can make some cards or gifts to give this year! {details below} Be sure to check out the Holiday Gift Giving Guide to get ideas on what to give who this year!

Holiday Extravaganza
Make Stampin' Up! your one-stop shop for all your holiday gift-giving needs. With our
Gift-Giving Guide you can quickly and easily find gifts for kids, teens, neighbors, and more! Plus, get a FREE D├ęcor Elements (up to a $16.95 value) when you spend $50 on products in the guide.
Stamp Club:
Here is a sneak peek at ALL of the cards we will be making this Month!
You will make two of each card...
You don't want to miss out now... do you?!?
At my Stamp Club you make~n~take 6 cards for $6.
Spend $25 on merchandise {before tax & shipping} and make your cards for FREE! :)
Dates for my Monthly Stamp Club:
Wednesday Morning Stamp Club Starts at 9 am
November 11th, December 9th, January 13th

Thursday Evening Stamp Club Starts at 6:30 pm
November 12th, December 10th, January 13th
{We meet at my house.}

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}
Please remember to RSVP so I have enough supplies ready for you and your guest{s}!!
Hope to see you this week!!

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!*
November Hostess: Susan
Up-Coming Classes:
Christmas Jingle Class
***NEW DATE ADDED*** Wed Nov 11th AFTER we meet for the Stamp Club, some of the "stampin ladies" are staying for the Christmas Jingle Class. Our Plan is to make the Club Cards at 9, have a baked potato pot luck lunch and then work on the Christmas Jingle Class all afternoon. It should be fun!! Space is LIMITED, on the 11th, to 4 more participants. If you would like to join us on the 11th Please Let Me Know ASAP!
{So we can work out the pot luck details.}
Wed Nov 18th 9am
Thurs Nov 19th 6:30pm
Please RSVP by Monday Nov 9th
{So I can order your supplies!}
Join me to make some fun Holiday projects. Keep them for yourself or make some for gifts to give this Holiday Season.
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
Corner Rounder {used a lot on the tag folder!}
Crop-A-Dile {if you have one}
Have a Great November!! I hope to see you soon!
andy :)