Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sale Reminder and Winter Thank you Card Class

Just wanted to remind everyone that the store will reopen on Friday, January 2 at 10:00 am...Pre Inventory Blow Out Sale....40% off store wide. Excludes Bo Bunny Double Dot Card Stock and any special orders that I have already received. The sale continues through Saturday, January 3. Your chance to stock up and save my family from being quite so grouchy with counting the inventory on Sunday. Oh! I don't look forward to that! They will survive, I hope I survive.

Winter Thank you Card Class or just pretty Winter Cards....Saturday, January 10, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Cost $15.00 plus tax. Scissors and adhesive required. Call to reserve your spot, 721-7529.

A fun winter inspired class, okay, I was freezing when I designed these and all I could think was BRRRR.
This one is a fun spinning snowflake!!

See told you, I was thinking Brrrrr....

Beautiful Pink Paislee Papers, a fun embellishments! A great way to start the New Year!!

Happy New Year!!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Just checking in and scenes from the Capital

Just wanted to check in. I spent most of Christmas under the weather, terrible cold and terrible asthma...not much fun at all. I went home early Christmas Eve and forgot to draw for the give a way. Not feeling well and just wanted to go home. Yes, I am now feeling much better, just a slight little cold left. The winner of the give a way for last week is Shonna. Congrats, this collection will be fun to scrap the boy's Christmas memories. Shonna, hope to see you this week!

We went to Pierre, yesterday, to see all the trees at the Capital. Quite beautiful! I have tons of great shots, but the computer is not loading the card properly, so your stuck with just a few so so shots. Loved the trees, but most of all, loved the architecture of the Capital. I had never been there before, definitely worth the trip.

See, I told you I loved the architecture the most!! How great is this drinking fountain?!!!?!

Again, how great is this radiator??!?!?!

We had a great time, had tons of fun, and I will share more photos of the trees tomorrow and all the geese at Capital Lake. Unbelievable! The noise was truly unreal.
Don't forget that I will reopen the store on Friday, January 2nd with a 40% Pre inventory Sale. Only exclusions are Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock and special orders that I have already received.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sharing some beautiful photos

I wanted to share this gorgeous and amazing photos that my nephew, Tyler took on hike up to Grand Park in Washington State. Tyler recently moved out to Crystal Mountain, Washington. He loves the snow and beauty of the area. I totally understood why he moved out there when I saw these photos. He loves to hike, snowboard, you name it, he loves to be outside and these photos show how gorgeous this area is. They are incredible shots...enjoy

Wow! How gorgeous is this!!

Keep the comments coming for the give a way. I am getting great feed back from you and really appreciate it. I will draw on Wednesday, so make sure your playing along!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Bouquet and Fancy Pants Holiday Give A Way

I am sharing this wonderful bouquet given to me by Tessa! It's a Congratulations bouquet for flying sol0! Isn't just the coolest! Love it and love that it will last forever! That's the best part! It's from Doodlebug! Tessa painted all the stems and flowers, added more flowers and buttons. I adore it! Thanks so much Tessa! Thanks for being there through all of this for me and supporting me through all of it !!!

Brings warmth to the store on this chilly days!!

Here's the give a way for the week! The complete collection from Fancy Pants Happy Holidays!! Chipboard, a little stamp, die cuts and all the papers. It's over a $30.00 value! All you have to do to get your name in the drawing is leave a comment on the blog about what you would like to see the store carry. It can be new lines and just items that you think the store is lacking. Please be honest, I really want to make this your store, and it's just so much easier when I know what you guys would like to see the store carry. Some new lines, new products, just more in general! I appreciate any comments!! This give a way runs through next Wednesday. The perfect product to scrap your holiday memories. Play along!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shelia is the winner of the Bucket of Blooms

Congratulation to Shelia! You win the bucket of Blooms from Prima! Email me at or leave a comment here on the blog. Swing by anytime to pick up your bucket.
Thanks to all of you who played along this week and shared your Christmas projects. You inspire me everyday!!!
I will have another give a way starting tomorrow and ending next Wednesday! So tune in Wednesday!! Let's see what should have for a theme this week. I would love for everyone to keep sharing their thoughts and if you have any ideas for next week let me know tonight!!!

Sweetest Photo

Sharing another project emailed to me by Michelle Baessler, a priceless mini album. All of you are so creative and I am so thrilled that you have taken the time to share your projects with me and fellow bloggers.

This little sweetie, Hannah, is just the cutest ever!! What a wonderful gift!!! Michelle, thank you, for sharing. She is so adorable!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I don't think Calamity is impressed with all the cold weather apparel needed today...not a happy cat! Too cute to pass up the photo, though!! Thought I would check up on all of you and see if you are staying warm. Brrrr! Way too cold, why do we live here??? I know it's home, it's just seems the older I get the more I dislike the cold,(keep your comments to your selves.) Are you busy finishing up your Christmas Projects?? Make sure you leave a comment tonight or tomorrow about your projects or the one's that are not going to get done, to get your name in a drawing for the Bucket of Blooms from Prima. I will draw at the end of the day tomorrow!!

Thanks to all of you that have left a comment or emailed me pictures...I have a couple of emails that I have received with wonderful projects but the photos are too big for me to copy to the blog. It works best to send them as a jpg., hope that helps. Michelle and Lauri both sent me the cutest projects that I wanted to share, I just could not convert them over. I will throw your girl's names in the drawing, though!!
More great projects emailed to me by Kelly Straker all designed with Fancy Pants Holly Jolly! These are so much fun, Kelly these are all wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Love these giant paper clip magnets with the Holly Jolly chipboard. These are adorable. (I still think I going to have to swipe the table in background. Such a gorgeous color!!)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Congratulation to Tessa!!

You go girl! Congrats on making Two Peas Top Ten. Amazing little house...this is just the cutest, creative project. You deserve tons of applause.
Love it!!

Check out Tessa's blog, just click the link to the right and follow her link to Two Peas to see this wonderful Maya Road Villa!!

Congrats Tessa!!!

More Christmas Projects to Share....

Sharing some great Christmas projects made by Shonna Mueller. Wonderful design, colors and the cutest little boys around!

Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects with us! I hope you have a Merry Christmas with those two little cuties!!

Winter Stampin' Retreat

I wanted to post an announcement about an upcoming retreat hosted by two friends, Joyce Ehlers and Michelle Tech. I talked to Michelle on Friday and she emailed me the info, I will forward the email this week. I thought I would post it on the blog, too.

Winter Stampin' Retreat
January 16 at 5 to
January 18 at 3p.m at the new Sturgis Holiday Inn Express, 2721 Lazelle Street, off I-90 exit 30

Join Joyce & Michelle for a customer appreciation weekend (your friends are welcome, too!) of stamping fun away from the chores and other distractions of home. You deserve a few days to yourself to regain your sanity and some time to enjoy doing something you love!

$75.00 per person includes catered Saturday lunch and Friday & Saturday dinners, a goody bag FULL of Stampin' Up! product, and all of our Stampin' Up! punches, ink pads, Big Shot machine and dies, tools and stamp sets at your disposal, plus door prizes! Bring your own stamping and scrapping projects or copy our many samples and projects we will have on display, and join in our Make & Takes! We'll have a table for Cricuts and other tools that need to be plugged in.
Contact Joyce Ehlers at 605-347-6271,
Michelle Tech at 605-388-0381,

Rooms are $69.99 per night with 1-4 people in a room with two queen beds. That's only $17.50 per night if you share a room with 3 other people! Free hot breakfast is included with the room. Call 347-4140 to reserve a room in our block. Amenities include game room, fitness center, heated indoor pool with a jacuzzi and water slide.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Make n Take Saturday

Just wanted to share this cute, fun make n take that we will be making on Saturday!!! Five little envelopes with Glimmer Misted Tags. All you have to do is adhere the envelopes, cover with paper and decorate the tags with stamps and ribbons. I glimmer misted all the tags, so the rest is a breeze for you. the perfect little gift of tags for a friend or for your own personal use!!!

Stop by, it'll be a fun day!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kelly's Project

I wanted to share this awesome project that Kelly Straker sent via email to me. She cut apart some KI Glitter Lace Snowflake paper, and hung the snowflakes with silver cord and white organza ribbon. Love it! They look amazing on this vintage window frame. Love the window and I think I might have to swipe her table. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us Kelly, it gives me ideas for the store window and more. Just what I needed more projects!!!

Prima Bucket Bloom

Prima Bucket of Blooms will be the prize for leaving a comment about your Christmas projects and ideas...see the blog entry below!!!! You have til Tuesday to leave a comment!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pink Paislee Trees and a Give Away

I hope everyone is in the Christmas Spirit and getting ready for the Holiday! Are you busy finishing up your Christmas Cards, mini albums and all kinds of other little projects??? I always have tons of ideas and projects in mind, but time slips away and things get put on hold. Sound familiar??? I always have the best of intentions to make tons of homemade gifts and fun little surprises for family and friends, but work, family, stress always seem to win out! Amazingly, I made these darling little stacked Christmas tress with Pink Paislese's Tinsel Town Collection. Super cute and super easy. I saw the idea on and loved the idea. Check out the great link to the blog below the pictures. A amazing blog with fun, festive ideas for the holidays, you'll find tons of inspiration. I loved it all, now if I could just find the time and the energy to keep pumped up for the holiday's. I would love to hear what you guys are making, leave a comment with all your wonderful ideas and projects. I will draw a name at random for a bucket of Prima Blooms, a $20.00 retail value. Let's see what you guys are up to! Leave comments or email your pictures of your projects to me at and I will post them here. I will draw next Tuesday....plenty of time for you to play along!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stocking Garland and Rouge De Garance Papers

I wanted to share this fun stocking garland that I made last week. It's so darn cute! I saw the idea on and the directions were on this great blog... It's a wonderful blog with lots of awesome directions. It was a great project and tons of fun..check it out.

Also, a new line of paper....Rouge De Garance. Beautiful designs from France the Sandy Lion picked up. It's just gorgeous. It's a great weight,all double sided.Perfect for the little girl or princess in your life. Check our more of their products and inspiration here at

Fun, clear stamps!!!
Rub on and clear stickers...

Fun, beautiful papers to inspire you...lovely spring colors to maybe warm you's too cold!!