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August 2011

Calling All Card Makers!!!


2nd Annual Nick Klotz Memorial Golf Outing!!!!

What does golf have to do with stamping???  Last year a bunch of you talented ladies donated your beautiful cards to this benefit and BOY DID THE LADIES AT THE BENEFIT LOVE THEM!!!  There were several photo boxes filled with cards....and Stephanie heard from so many of the recipients of those prizes - THEY LOVED YOUR CARDS!!!

As many of you know - my stepdaughter, Stephanie, lost her husband last summer in a work related accident.  He left behind a beautiful wife and two small sad.

At the Golf Outing this year - Stephanie requested cards to give as "hole prizes!"  What a GREAT idea!!!

The event is on September 17th at Auburn Bluffs Golf Course in Campbellsport.  If you're a golfer - here's the website to get all the details:

If you'd be so generous to donate cards again - they will go to a VERY worthy cause!!!  You can mail cards with envelopes to me:  738 Depere St, Menasha WI 54952 or drop them on my front porch anytime.  Any amount of cards will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!  I'll make sure they get to Stephanie!

I couldn't leave you without a card for the day!  Isn't this a GREAT card???  I love the colors and the design...I was the lucky recipient of this in a swap...I think at convention!


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New Phone Number

Just a quick note to tell you that I've changed over to an ALL CELL GIRL!  My cell phone number is no longer in service.  I turned off my land line and moved that number to my cell.  The only number you can call or text me at is (920)720-3139.


I couldn't just post phone - here's a beautiful card made my downline - Doris Frymann.  I just love the elegance of it!!!


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Elegant Card Class


Join me this week for an ELEGANT card class!!!

DATE:  Wednesday, August 31st

Hobby Lobby (Oshkosh) - 10 am

Omro Foxview (Omro) - 6 pm

Cost:  $15

NEW LOCATION:  The evening class will be held in a new location Wednesday night- Omro Foxview.  The address is 330 W Main St, Omro.  It's a three story building - just 3 blocks west of the bakery on the same side of the same street.

Call or email to register!

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Join a Monthly Stamping Group!!!





GET A FREE CATALOG and make some new friends!!!!

I'm starting up new stamping groups right now and the registration forms are piling up fast!!!!


HOW DOES IT WORK?  This is a 10-10-15 plan. We have 10 stampers for 10 months (September – June) placing a minimum $15 order. You'll receive the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog for FREE!!! Instead of paying a fee to take a stamping class, you get to spend that money on new stamps & accessories!!!

WHEREWe meet at various locations in Menasha, Fond du Lac and I have a NEW group starting in Oshkosh!!! The hostess provides a small snack for everyone and she also gets to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s GENEROUS hostess program during one of the 10 months!!!

f you aren't able to make your scheduled can come make your projects on another night....if that doesn't work, your club partner will make your projects for you and they'll be available when your order comes in.

I have room in the following 10/10/15 groups:

Menasha:  Monday & Thursday

Fond du Lac:  Monday

Oshkosh:  Tuesday


Calling all advanced stampers - TECHNIQUE CLUB!


The Technique Club will work pretty much like a Stamp Club – 10 people, 10 months, $15 minimum order.  Here’s the TWIST….this class is going to involve a “technique” with an instruction sheet so you can make an album of techniques!!!!  The “technique” card will involve creating the technique twice – once for your card and again for your instruction sheet!!!  We’ll also be making two other fabulous projects that involve a fun fold, a Big Shot project, or something unique!!!  3 projects in all!!!! Members will pay a fee of $5 with a minimum $15 order.  Orders over $40 will enjoy this class for free!  If you aren’t sure about committing you can still enjoy this class for $15.

The hostess provides a small snack for everyone and she also gets to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s GENEROUS hostess program!!

Tuesday classes will be held in Menasha on September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 6 (Jan-June dates to be announced later)




If you are interested...please email me and I'll find a group for you!!!  I will be compiling the groups within the next couple weeks – so please don’t wait! 

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!  Take an evening for yourself - you deserve it!!! Get away from the phone, dishes, housework, kids, pets.....chaos - come have some FUN and unwind!!!



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BLOG CANDY - New Contest & July Winner!!!

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Christy Workowski of Ripon, Wisconsin - CONGRATULATIONS Christy!!!!!

Christy will enjoy ordering $25 in FREE merchandise of her choice from ME!!!

Here's her winning card:

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Stamps: Elizabeth; Medallion; Simply Soft; My Friend  INK:Rich Razzleberry; Wisteria Wonder; Perfect Plum; Early Espresso;Paper: Perfect Plum - card base, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4; Wisteria Wonder- 5 1/4 x 4;First Edition specialty paper 5 x 3 3/4;Rose Red- 2 1/2 circle; punch Very Vanilla- scraps for stamping  Accessories:markers- So Saffron, Certainly Celery; Blender pen; Rose Red seam binding; Crochet Trim Victoria; sewing machine; paper piercer tool; basic pearls; sticky strip;distressing tool


Thanks to everyone for voting last month...

A couple months ago I promised BLOG CANDY and everyone that voted was entered!  For the 2nd time in a row - the winner never contacted me to claim her stamp I'm gonna offer it up again!!!  MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT so I can contact you!!! 


Here's the next set of cards submitted for the contest!!!!  IF YOU'RE ON MY BLOG:  Please leave a "comment" at the bottom - by clicking on "comment" for your favorite!!!  IF THIS COMES IN YOUR EMAIL REMEMBER - if this is coming into your email inbox because you are a subscriber - you need to click on the title "Blog Candy - NEW CONTEST & July Winner" to go to my blog and vote there.  THANKS!!!!



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Feeling a little "Fallish" today!

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This card reminds me of fall...and because it's feeling a little "fallish" this morning - it was perfect for sharing.  NO - I'm not ready for fall yet...I could use another 2 months of's my FAVORITE season!

This is an exclusive hostess set called Faith in pretty and elegant.  I received it in a swap.


LIFE UPDATE:  Lots going on around here...

  • I started on my new stamp room...URGH!  I was one hurtin' unit after I spent 10 hours destroying my new room.  I have all the wood (or in my case plastic) molding removed, 3/4 of the carpet/pad and staples out of the floor, and the spackling done for all the little holes (and a few big ones too).  I'll make sure I share photos of my progress very soon.  I'm so excited....I have the new flooring already, have chosen my paint colors (yes - I said "colors") and my countertops are ordered for my table and a little cabinet.  
  • Hailey has been super busy getting ready for her SENIOR year and the football season that started last night.  Sad to say - we lost - but it was a lot of fun.  So glad the season is upon us - I love watching the boys play and the girls are the best fans in the state!  Check out these crazy heads!!! Hailey came up with this idea - that's her 2nd to the last head on the left.  They sure love their football players!!!


  • Steve had surgery on his knee yesterday - torn miniscus (sp?).  He's doing pretty good.  He spent the entire day lounging by the pool.  He even went to the football game last night!!!  He also ran into his surgeon and thought he was gonna get his butt chewed...but Dr. Kuplic said if he felt good enough to be there - that was GREAT!


Are you sitting down...I don't want anyone to fall over when I tell you this next part....Here's the breakfast I made for him this morning!!!  HOLY COW!  Fit for a king!  Now I have to confess...the T-bone steak was grilled on Friday night - so I just heated it up...and the American Fries was a baked potato from that same grilling session...but it looks pretty impressive right???


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Owl Party & Winner


I just couldn't resist sharing this card with you...especially when you see the inside below!!!  Just when I thought it couldn't get any cuter - I opened it and HOLY COW!!!

I received this card from Judy Resop for my birthday - along with so many FABULOUS cards - it's good to be loved!


Here are photos of most of my birthday cards....





Aren't these amazing???  I always do a drawing for a free stamp set and the winner is...DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....

KRISTINE KINSEY of Oshkosh!!!!

Thank so much to all my friends and family for the fabulous birthday greetings!!!!

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Ribbon Shares!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ribbon!!!  All the new ribbons in the 2011-2012 Idea Book have me going GAGA!  I know that sometimes it's tough to buy one of I've had some requests for Ribbon Shares...and HERE THEY ARE!!!

What's a Ribbon Share?  I buy all the ribbon and then divide it up into smaller lengths...this allows YOU to purchase one of every color for a lot LESS.  Here's a sample of the Scallop Dots Ribbon and what the Ribbon Shares will look like when you receive them:


Here's the deal on each Ribbon Share that I am offering:

1. 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon - you'll get 2 yards of 10 colors for $19.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) - if you ordered each roll it would cost you $91.82 with S&H and WI tax.



2. 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - you'll get 2 yards of 10 colors for $14.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) - if you ordered each roll it would cost you $68.72 with S&H and WI tax.  102_2994


3. 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon - you'll get 2 yards of 5 colors for $12.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) - if you ordered each roll it would cost you $57.47 with S&H and WI tax.  102_2916


4. ASSORTED - includes 2 yards of each - 3/8" Artichoke & Blue Denim, 5/8" Organza, 3/8" Twill Tape, 1/2" Chantilly Crochet Trim & 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim for $13.50 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) - if you ordered each roll it would cost you $45.85 with S&H and WI tax.

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To reserve a spot in my Ribbon Share, please EMAIL ME directly at  When your share(s) fill, I will send you a Paypal invoice for you to complete the payment process.

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Name
2.  Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3.  Which shares you would like to reserve (see above)  
4.  Email for Paypal invoicing
When all of the payments are received for each group, I will place my order with Stampin' Up!    Please note:  backorders and shipping times from Stampin' Up! to me, are out of my control.  As soon as I receive the product, I will cut, sort, and mail them out as efficiently as possible.    
All ribbon shares are wrapped around chipboard to ensure wrinkle free ribbon.  In addition...all shares are protected by cello bag packaging, ensuring safe and dry delivery

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Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!!!


Promotion Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
In August, get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three!  Stock up on all your favorites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog

Things to Remember:

  • There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper you can earn.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
  • On-line ordering deadline is Aug. 31 at 11:50 P.M. MT


Click here to go to my online store now ONLINE STORE

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Delicate Doilies

Here are a few more FABULOUS cards from my Team Meeting swap using the Delicate Doilies stamp set on page 127 of the Idea Book & Catalog!!!

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