Tuesday, November 30, 2010

thanksmas {2010}

we had the herdahl family
thanksgiving + christmas = {thanksmas}
celebration on saturday with my dad's side of the family!
the boys had been waiting and waiting for {thanksmas} so we made a count down on our chalkboard in the kitchen. it was a fun day with good food, family, the kids program, a visit from SANTA and playing the dice game.
i made my grandpa herdahl a lemon poppy seed cake. i {try} to make him one every year. {my mom started the tradition, then i took over.} i *might have* forgot to make him one last year and he asked me about it. {oops!} so i wrote myself a note in my christmas planner so i wouldn't forget this year! :)
jabin & i made the cake on friday, brought it to him saturday and he love it! grandpa even shared some of the cake with us on sunday. that was a real treat! i had brought the boys over to great-grandma & grandpa's house so they could play there while i went to my cousin's baby shower. they had a great time.
{both the boys and great-grandma & pa!}
andy :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

baby shower card

yesterday i attended a baby shower for my
cousin who is having her first baby.
{how exciting!}
this was the card i made...

since we don't know if she is having a boy or girl i wanted to keep the card neutral. i used so saffron, basic grey and a touch of regal rose for the heart. i love this single stamp called baby steps {item #117092}

inside saying:

pink or blue..
we are very
excited for you!
happy {new} baby!

we made a card with the same stamp & layout at my august 2010 stamp club.

happy stamping!

andy :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving! :)

{happy thanksgiving}
i hope you have all had a wonderful day!
we cooked a turkey {with my hero husband getting it ready & in the oven for us} along all the fixings and spent the day at home together. we didn't have any visitors, but it was nice to talk to a few friends & family on the phone. :) we also watched a charlie brown thanksgiving and ate popcorn.
evan enjoying his pumpkin pie that i made this morning.
{i see he doesn't like pie crust either!}
jabin with the apple pie he picked out yesterday
while running errands with greg.
{this kid ate two helpings of food and then ate a pc of pie!}
i am the most thankful for my husband and our boys.
we are truly blessed to have the two of them, since {trying} to have more has been an ongoing struggle, full of heartache and disappointments for the past 6 1/2 years now. our family is not ready to give up just yet and so we keep looking at our options.
we have so much to be thankful for,
so much that we have worked for,
and so much more we have left to do!
wishing many blessing to you & yours,
andy :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

{she} won!

on november 11th i brought my friend out to lunch, for her birthday, at one of our favorite places....
she dropped her business card in for the free lunch drawing and guess what??
i get an e-mail from her last night and it went a little something like this...
omg, that is hilarious


I won

she did the FWD thing to show that she had {WON} lunch for 15!!

{i just hope i'm invited!}

it's nice to know that i hang-out with winners!


happy birthday {again} rhonda! :)

i won free lunch last summer and my sister won free lunch last winter.

man, i {love} that place!

andy :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

gift pack class

{gift pack class}

in this gift pack class you will make a set of 10 assorted cards {with envelopes}, a matching pen & carrying case. these make a GREAT gift!!

{designer paper supplied will vary from the picture shown above.}

This class is limited to 20 {total} gift packs, so sign-up quick!

$15 {you supply your own adhesive} additional gift pack kits just $10 each
$20 {if you want me to supply your adhesive} additional gift pack kits just $12 each

here are the class dates:

sunday december 5th 2pm
monday december 13th 9am
monday december 13th starting at 6:30pm
{come when you can. i know some of you can't make it 'til 7pm}

location: andy's house {let me know if you need directions}

e-mail: stampinandy@yahoo.com

phone: 715.268.4143

if you want to take this class and these dates do not work for you, let me know when you {can} make it, i’ll see what we can work out!

christmas stamp class

{christmas stamp class}

in this christmas stamp class you will make 2 each of the 5 projects shown below:

what is great about this class is that EVERYTHING is supplied for you! you can just show up, make your projects and have them on hand to give to your family & friends.

if you have ever wanted to {try} stamping without a BIG investment, THIS is your chance.

the christmas stamp class is limited to 12 {total} participants, so sign-up quick!

cost: $20

here are the dates:

thursday december 9th starting at 6:30pm

{come when you can. i know some of you can't make it 'til 7}

friday december 10th at 9am

location: andy’s house {let me know if you need directions}


e-mail: stampinandy@yahoo.com

phone: 715.268.4143

this is what the inside of the tin looks like. how cute to add a gift card or cash for that special little {or big} person. the tags could be colored and added to a christmas tree or given to a special someone. :)

if you want to take this class and these dates do not work for you, let me know when you {can} make it, i’ll see what we can work out!

Monday, November 22, 2010

online spectacular november 22-30, 2010

to find the deals click on the picture above.
when you get to my demonstrator site, click shop now.
or you can look at the PDF file by clicking *here*
if you want me to place your order for the online spectacular savings, clearance rack items or anything else, please e-mail me your order. i will e-mail you back with your order total.
if you have any questions {please} let me know!
andy :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

a {few} decorations

i have been {trying} to get in the holiday card/gift making mood… it just hasn’t been working out so well for me. so yesterday i decided that i needed to clean-up my stamp room, listen to some Christmas music and put out a few holiday decorations.
here is what i put out on my stamp room work tables:

today while i was out & about i picked up some small candy canes. now that the boys are home from school & seen the candy canes they have decided that the {tree} needs candy canes.

hopefully this helps!
{thanks boys!}

andy :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

10 in 2010 :)

if you have {ever} thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator now would be a good time to join! :) the starter kit is 50% off!!
click on the picture below to view the information flyer:

From November 15 through November 30, 2010 your new recruits can purchase the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits for only $87.50--that is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!

Promotion Deadlines:

•Paper IDAs must be received no later than Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
Online IDAs must be submitted by Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
my password to join is:
there is a new site called 10,000 recruits in 2010 to track the number of new demonstrators! you can check it out *here*
will {you} be the 10,000th new recruit??
if you have any questions please let me know!
andy :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my {mama} station

since moving my stamp room to the basement i've been wanting my own {mama} station in the den. a place for my control journal/calendar {or i should say out of control journal/calendar! :)}, my family file basket and the boys' school files.
i just didn't want to spend lots of $$ for a desk because really the whole room needs something done with it. but for now i just need something that would do ...just to get all of that {stuff} out of the kitchen.
my solution??

a desk for $15

white paint

12x12 scrapbooking paper

mod podge


black spray paint

optional: an old stained~up/painted~up sweatshirt :)

i just painted the desk white, added the scrapbook paper to the top with mod podge and spray painted the drawer pulls black.
and this is what i have now...

my own little {mama} station!

andy :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

guess what i got today???

i {heart} getting mail...

WHEN IT'S THE NEW Stampin' Up!
you are going to {LOVE} it!!!
heads up....
january 25th-march 31st, 2011
occasions mini
january 4th-april 30th, 2011
andy :)
ps: the all CAPS means i am SUPER excited!!
pss: if you would like to get your hands on NEW stuff first, like the mini catalogs, then you {need} to sign~up and become a demonstrator under me!! :)
even better.... sign~up between november 15-30, 2010 and get your starter kit for just $87.50!!
contact me for more information or just visit my demonstrator site *here*!!
new demo password: stampinandy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


ok stamping friends...
i have {LOTS} of ideas for a holiday stamp camp dancing in my head!!
i'll be working on the samples and setting some dates over the next few days.
who's idea was it anyway to take a break from my stamp clubs for 3 months?!?
i miss you my stamping friends!!
andy :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

stamp {your} stack

tonight at our scrap n' stampers class we are having a stamp {your} stack night. i am excited to go. it seems like FOREVER since i've been to class!!
here is my card idea for tonight:
for the stamp {your} stack you bring a card sample and the supplies, like the stamp set, ink, embossing folder, glitter, etc. to make the card. everyone else brings their own card stock and goes around to stations to make the cards. what a GREAT idea angie & kelsey had! :)
andy :)

as excited {and ready} as i was about the thought of going to class last night, it just didn't happen. i wasn't feeling up to it and ended up in bed resting instead. :( so sad!!
i hope they had fun without me!!