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November 2010

November Card Contest Winner!!!!

Each month, I host a card contest for my downline - this month Donna Warner of Oshkosh was the big winner with this beauty:

November Winner 

Donna gets to choose $25 in Stampin' Up! product of her choice from me!!!

Here are the details for her card:

Stamps:   Autumn Splendor, On Your Birthday Cardstock: Basic Gray - 8 ½ x 5 ½, 3 ½ x 2, 5 x 1 ¼;    Old Olive – 5 ¼ x 4, 3 ¼ x 1 ¾, 5 x 1; Very Vanilla – 5 x 3 ¾, 3 x 1 ½; Ink: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron  Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Folder, Scallop Trim Boarder Punch

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Winter Themed Card Class

Join me next week and make these Winter Themed cards for all occasions!

Hobby Lobby - Oshkosh

TIME:  10 am or 6 pm

DATE:  Wed, December 1st

COST:  $15

Call or email to register!


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What a GREAT gift set!!!  This is one of Becky's boxes and I used it for my Silky Flower Pin, a set of 3 note cards and (OF COURSE) some chocolate nuggets!!!


I'm thinking this would be a SPECTACULAR gift certificate holder for any occasion!!!  What do you think?  I have gift certificates in any demonination and I'll throw in the box, Silky Flower Pin, Chocolates and a card with the gift certificate information inside with a minimum $25 Gift Certificate - for FREE if you're local and you can pick it up.... or $5 for shipping to anyplace in the US (the little Priority Box postage is $4.90) - WHOO HOO - what a DEAL!!!

Here's the contents of the one I made earlier this have to love the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper - it's perfect for the holidays.  I used a window sheet to make the clear sleeve that keeps everything in place.


You can watch the step-by-step video and make your own flower pin here - the fabric I used is called Silky Solids:
Silky Flower Video

BY MAIL:  If you'd like to order a gift certificate of $25 or more - you can get a FREE Gift Set here ($5 S & H-US ONLY) - please choose your amount:

For Out of Town Orders

 For Local Orders - please call or email your Gift Certificate request.

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The Perfect Turkey

Turkey Sparkles 


I thought this sounded good! Here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing ingredient -- imagine that. When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out.

Give this a try. 

                8 - 15 lb. turkey

                1 cup melted butter

                1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good)

                1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER'S LOW FAT IS BEST)

                Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper.

Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan making sure the neck end is toward the front of the oven, not the back. 

After about 4 hours listen for the popping sounds.

When the turkey's #ss blows the oven door open and the bird flies across the room,.... it's done.

 And, you thought I didn't cook...

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Get the Perfect Present!

Dear Santa,

Stamping is what I love to do,
So I'm making a little list for you.

Pick one, two, or maybe three
Supplies and rubber stamps for me.

I've been extra good this year,
So, I'd really like some stampin’ gear.

Just call Kelly to pick from this list,
- I really hope you're getting my gist!

When the goodies arrive for me, you see,
She'll wrap them up pretty, to put under our tree!

With only a few weeks left until Christmas, it's time to start letting your loved ones know what's on YOUR Wish List.  I'll be happy to help!

Click HERE to download your Christmas Wish List

(If the link above doesn't work - email me and I'll get the wish list to you)

Fill it out with the Stampin' Up! merchandise you would most like to find under your Christmas tree.  Add the names and contact information for the people who want to know what will make you smile on Christmas morning. 

Return your form to me by December 12th, and I will get the information to your friends and family.  What a relief it will be for them to have such an easy way to make sure you get just what you want.  And ordering through my Stampin' Up! website will make their Christmas shopping a breeze.

Don't forget that I have GIFT CERTIFICATES available in any denomination!!!

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Turkey Place Cards

How fun would these be at your Thanksgiving dinner table???  My Technique Club customers made these earlier this month.  This was our punch project….you can have the place card bent up or laying flat as shown below:

I used the XL Scallop Punch and the regular sized Scallop Punch, along with the 2-Tags Die (I know – again???)  I can’t get enough of this tag die!!!  There’s a Hersey Nugget in the center for the body of the turkey – chocolate is just as good as turkey, don’t you think?


Here are all the ingredients and dimensions used:

Ingredients:  Stamps: Day of Gratitude; Teeny Tiny Wishes  Ink: Old Olive; Early Espresso  Accessories: 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch; 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch; 1 1/4" Circle Punch; googlie eyes, Liquid Multi Glue; Gold Hersey Nuggets; Sticky Strip; 5/8” Neutral Brads or 5/16” Neutral Brads; Two  Tags Die; Big Shot; Corner Rounder  Cardstock Dimensions: More Mustard 3 1/2 x 5; Crumb Cake 2 1/2 x 1 3/4; Scraps:  More Mustard; Chocolate Chip; Regals Paper Stack Designer Series Paper

 And the instructions:


  1. Punch Chocolate Chip 2 3/8” Scallop Circle, punch DSP & More Mustard small Scallop Circles
  2. Adhere each scallop together and cut off the bottom
  3. Adhere to end of Hersey Nugget
  4. Punch 1 1/4" Circle Punch, add googlie eyes and beak
  5. Adhere to other end of Hersey Nugget with Sticky Strip

Here are some of the products used for this project:


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If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now!


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Up to 50% OFF!!!!

 For nine days only—November 22-30—get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150! Plus you can save up to 50 percent off select Stampin’ Up!® products—including My Digital Studio software and Designer Fabric!

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Click on the coupons below to see the images that are discounted in each category (tip:  When viewing the items on-line you'll see SHOW: on the right side of the screen - click to get the drop down menu and choose ALL to see all the items in each category:

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Place your on-line order by November 30th - and you'll be entered to win this gorgeous stamp set - Peaceful Season - an exclusive Level 2 Hostess Set!!!

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Things to Remember
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  • Discounted digital downloads are only available with online orders.
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If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now!


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Big Shot Projects to DIE FOR!!!!

I have some GREAT Big Shot projects to share with you today!  My downline and friend, Laura Harvey made this gorgeous quilt hanging….with the Large Scallop Die.  I LOVE the colors and all the stitching!  Quilting with the Big Shot makes it SUPER simple!  Way to go Laura!


Are these the cutest things ever??? 


My customer and friend, Jean Lowney makes these mittens to sell.  I am absolutely in love with them.  Last year I bought a pair for myself, my daughter Hailey and her boyfriend.  Hailey and I love ours and Austin was thrilled with his too – they were black & gray and didn’t have any flowers on them…LOL!  These mittens are made from old wool sweaters that are shrunk in the dryer…you know you’re not suppose to dry wool…but when you do it shrinks and gets very dense.  There’s a term for it – and with all the people around me right now – we can’t think of it.  My friend Terri said she usually calls it “oh #$@%#!”  but that’s not the term I was hoping to share with you! LOL!  Jean lines them with polar fleece so they’re super soft too.  I’ve never had a warmer pair of mittens –and in Wisconsin, you better have warm mittens!

Here are some more:

What a GREAT gift these would make!!!  If you’re interested in getting yourself a pair – just email me and I’ll put you in touch with Jean!

Here are the dies used:

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If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now!


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Lots of Orange

We had a pretty fun day for our start of the 10-day gun hunting season…


This is the first time in 30 years (give or take a few) that I haven’t gone out to sit in a stand and freeze my butt off for nothing….and guess what?  I saw 10 deer yesterday just sitting in the house and out on the deck!!!

Here’s the end result of those 10 deer…not don’t worry – you don’t have to cover your eyes.  I’m not going to show you anything gory…just a whole bunch of empty ammo – LoL!  And no deers!  My nephew had to go around and pick up all the spent shells – just to make us all feel like a bunch of schmucks!  We shot 43 times (at least) – but don’t worry – those deers were all safe!  And I have to add that we were shooting several hundred yards away...


Why wasn’t I hunting opening morning…because I was up most of the night with my patient…Hailey.  She had ACL reconstructive surgery Thursday afternoon.  Tore it playing indoor soccer.  Her pain block started wearing off Friday night and oooooooohhhhh boy!  It wasn’t good.  But I have to say – she’s quite the trooper!  Here she is wrapped up in a wheelchair trying to get in on the action yesterday afternoon:

I’ll keep taking good care of Hailey and keep my eyes open right out the window…I’ve never been so warm while deer hunting!


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Deer Hunting Season in Wisconsin

It’s opening day of Gun Hunting here in Wisconsin and look what my friend Terri made for all the “girl” hunters!!!!!  She used the Hodgepodge Hardware kit to make us some rifle shell earrings!

Make sure you take note of the Rhinestone Jewels she adorned them with too – they’re not just for cards!  How stinkin’ creative are these???



And how about these “redneck” Christmas ornaments???  Great recycling idea – the base of each Santa is a used shotgun shell!!!!

My dad thought they were pretty cool too…. Sorry about the clarity here….but it was a “spur of the moment” photo – I’m sure he would have posed like a rock star if he knew he would be famous on my blog!!!


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