Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hurry! Special ends Tuesday!!

Never-Before-Seen Stamps at Never-Before-Seen Savings!

Never before has Stampin’ Up! offered a discount on brand-new stamp sets. But from August 11 through September 30, you can save 15 percent on select brand-new stamp sets, with no additional purchase necessary!

Item # Page # Description Regular Price Promotional Price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $24.95 $21.21
111586 55 It’s a Stretch $23.95 $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $24.95 $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $21.95 $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $18.95 $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $18.95 $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $29.95 $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $22.95 $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $40.95 $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $17.95 $15.26

* From Celebrando Creatividad

You can order directly from my SU! website or email me to order! Click on the picture to the right and you can see the stamp set images.

Monday, September 22, 2008

"WICKED" - We Finally Saw It!


This past Sat night we were able to go down to Hollywood to the Pantages Theater to see "Wicked". We were so excited - we've been talking about wanting to see the show for so long! We got down and parked and had a few hours to waste before the show. We ate at a little place called "Combos" and then tried out "Pinkberry" yogurt. Combos was ok, but the Pinkberry was not like our favorite yogurt shop (NUBI) at all! After our first bite, we all made a yuck face! I guess it was a little too healthy for us all! We had fun going into a vintage/costume shop after the yogurt - it was amazing to see all the old items and costumes they had.

When we got to the theater they were doing the Lottery. I had never heard about it, but it might be something to do some time. They have a limited number of front row orchestra seats for $25. They do it by lottery! I think it picked 6 sets to sell.

The show started at 8:00 pm, so we were all pretty tired by the time it started. I think Kayley might have dozed off for a few minutes, but it was hard to fall asleep with the show going on. It was good and we are waiting for our "Wicked "soundtrack to arrive. I found one on Ebay for about 1/2 the price they were selling them for at the theater. Kayley will be happy to not to have to listen to "Mama Mia!" everyday now! If you haven't seen the show yet, I highly suggest it! Its amazing at how they tie the whole "Wizard of OZ" story together and explain it all!

Check out the Pantages here!
http://pantages-theater.com/


I'm thinking I'm ready for season tickets now! Next year I want to see "Grease", "Mama Mia!", "Dirty Dancing" and "Legally Blonde".








































Spooky Spider is HERE!!


Have you heard? Stampin' Up! will be releasing Phase two of their Decor Elements product line on October 1st. You're gonna love it! There are new designs just in time for the upcoming holidays, some cute decor for your kids' rooms and more color choices!


Just in time for Spooktacular Halloween Projects:Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with the Spooky Spider Décor Elements™! Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters. The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and two colors and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
Spooky Spider:
Small: 4-5/8" x 4" - $5.95
Medium: 8-7/8" x 7-3/4" - $10.95
Large: 14-15/16" x 13" - $14.95
Extra Web Lengths (included)
Small: 4-1/2"
Medium: 8-11/16"
Large: 9-1/2"
Contact me TODAY to order or you can also order on-line through my SU! website. See link on the side of my BLOG!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sept Awards Assembly!!

We were so proud to find out that Kayley was getting the "Scholar's Award" last week at the awards assembly. She was so surprised to see us there. We had to sneak to school after the bus picked up. We even ducked down when we saw her bus coming to school.



Here's a pic of Kayley with some freinds from her class. She's doing so well in school, but is having fun with friends - old and new!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On-line Ordering is HERE!!!


I'm so excited to announce that on-line ordering is now available through my Stampin' Up! business website.

Click on the link below to go to my SU! website. Click on "ORDER NOW" under my name in the top right corner. Check out the cool projects they have shown. All the items you need to recreate each project is listed and its so easy to add them to your shopping cart. Be sure to have plenty of time to look around at all the new stuff!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingwithstmpnshell/

Club orders or orders being placed to go toward a Hostess Party will still need to be entered by myself for the Hostess to get credit.

Please email me directly if you have any questions or concerns. Please make sure to order from the link on my SU! website or you will be charged an additional fee.

Happy Stampin' ~

Monday, September 8, 2008

Our Labor Day Disneyland Trip!


We decided to take a day trip down to Disneyland and CA Adventure on Labor Day! The traffic was pretty much non-existent and we got there by 9:00 am. Disneyland wasn't too busy that early either - we waited for Autopia for about 10 minutes - short for that ride! Kayley and I had a great time doing what we wanted and seeing all the characters we could!












WALL-E

We hadn't seen this one at CA Adventure before!













In front of the Castle










We like to take either the Horse Drawn Trolley or one of the other cars!











Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch"






























































Wednesday, September 3, 2008


TheBig Shot is HERE!

I am so excited to be able to announce that the Big Shot is now available for purchase!

The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut all sorts of different materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing! Stampin' Up! offers a wonderful selection of Sizzix die as well as dies that they have exclusively designed for the Big Shot. And don't forget the Doctors bag - it's absolutely adorable! It features Stampin' Up!'s logo and is sized to hold the Big Shot diecut machine, cutting pad, and dies for convenient storage and transport. You can view the brochure HERE!

Stampin' Up will also be coming out with even more fantastic die cuts in future publications.

Décor Elements Sheets Each package comes with two (2) 12" x 24" sheets of vinyl in specified color, along with two (2) 12" x 24" sheets of transfer tape to make using your vinyl pieces easy to use. Instructions for use are included in the package.

Item Product Name Price
114334 Dark Gray Décor Elements Sheets $12.95
114335 White Décor Elements Sheets $12.95
114336 Kraft Décor Elements Sheets $12.95
114337 Chocolate Décor Elements Sheets $12.95

In Addition to the Vinyl.. Stampin' Up! is also now offering sheets of Chipboard to die cut our own letters and shapes!!
On Board Longboard Each package contains six (6) sheets of natural colored chipboard (5-3/4" x 13-3/4"). This size is perfect for sliding into the Big Shot without needing to trim or cut pieces. Use with rule-based dies (Originals, Bigz, and Bigz XL dies).
Item Product Name Price
114320 On Board Longboard $6.95


I hope you can come to this month's Stamp Classes to see this awesome tool in person! I'll be posting the dates this week.

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A PAIR OF SHOES - AUTHOR UNKNOWN

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes. There are many pairs in this world.
Some woman are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.


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