Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I want/need a PINK Dyson!

What a great addition to my family this would be! Every house needs a pretty pink vaccuum - especially when your house is full of boys!!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dyson is giving away their pink vaccuum.

Click the Pink Dyson button in my side bar, and go enter to win one for your house!

Win a Dyson “Pink” Vaccuum in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Want to build your stamp collection, but can’t have a workshop right now?

Join a Hostess Club

Here’s how it works:

I will give you a Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog for FREE (retail value is $9.95) and you agree to place a $30 order per month until everyone in the group has been the “hostess”. With 5 people in the club*, you will be the “hostess” once in a given year. When it’s your month to be “hostess,” you earn hostess benefits starting at $150 in sales – so when each of the 5 people places a $30 order, that month’s hostess will earn at least $15 of free merchandise AND a hostess set! The amount of free merchandise goes up if the total workshop amount goes up!
Just think . . . you can earn hostess benefits just by spending $30 a month!
*Don’t worry if you don’t know 9 other people interested in joining a club.
I will create a club once I have 10 interested people!

Each month, participants will meet at my home to create a project and place orders, or you can email or phone your order in by the 15th of each month….
It’s that simple!

Please contact Andrea Mason to join a club today!
(623) 261-9613 cell

**This plan can be adapted to the number of people if you choose.
For example, 10 people can agree to spend $15 per month and receive the same benefits.

A Child of the 80's

This video brings back so many memories...

Come on... you know you were dancing in your chair, singing along, and laughing all the way down memory lane!

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Paper Party!

November 1 - 30

Stock up for all your upcoming projects with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive double-sided Designer Series paper. We've got so many pretty patterned papers to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect patterns to help you show of your unique crafting style. And the best part is, you'll get a FREE pack of Designer Series paper ($9.95 value) for every three packs you buy - no limits, no restrictions!

Q: Is there a limit to the number of Paper party bundles a customer can purchase?
A: There is no limit. For every Paper party bundle ordered, you can select a fourth paper pack for free.

Q: Are there any paper restrictions?
A: There are no restrictions. You may choose between any of the 33 Designer Series Papers we offer in our Fall-Winter Collection 2007 and the two papers in the Holiday Mini. That's a total of 35 different paper choices to mix and match!

This is a great offer for you to stock up on beautiful, fun paper for your projects. They are great to make cards, scrapbook pages, party favors, holiday place settings, and more! I will have more examples of how you can use this beautiful paper at my open house!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Open House

Email me if you would like to join me on Sunday, October 28th from 2:00 - 5:00 for my Stampin' Up Open House!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Guess what is returning in 2008?!

Individual color packages of 12 x 12 Stampin' Up! Cardstock!

Beginning with the upcoming Spring-Summer Collection 2008, 12" x 12" card stock in individual color packages will return to the Stampin' Up! product offering in addition to the color family assortments!

SU! heard all of the distress from customers and demonstrators, and decided to add the individual packages back to the catalog!

So what does this mean for you? It means that you can order the perfect color for your projects, and not have to order an assortment package with colors that you may not want or need!

Check it out in the new catalog to be released in January!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Go check out the great ideas on Melissa's Simply Pink blog, and enter to win some blog candy! She is celebrating 20,000 posts!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mmmm... More chocolate!

Here are a few more tins that will be available at a November craft fair. Thank goodness the craft fair is inside - otherwise all this chocolate would melt - even in November, Arizona weather is not chocolate friendly!

The teacher tin at the top was done by my crafty buddy Suz. Check out her blogs (the links are to the right)!

Here are a few more tins that will be available at an upcoming craft fair!

These beauties are clear glass Christmas ornaments. I cut transparency sheets using my Cricut to cut 3" circles from the George cartridge. I then used Stazon ink to stamp an image. After allowing the image to dry for a few minutes, I turned the transparency over and used Sharpie markers to color the image. These two ornaments have 2 transparency sheets in them. The lighthouse has the Footprints verse in front of it. The truck has the trees behind it. To get the transparency into the ornament, I rolled the image into a tube and dropped it into the opening of the ornament. I added sand and shells to the lighthouse ornament, and shaved Styrofoam for a snow effect in the truck ornament. Tie a ribbon onto the top, and you have a great gift for anyone!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Countdown to Christmas

Like my Christmas tree? It's just a reminder of how many days you have left before Christmas. Not sure what to get your friends and family this year? I have a lot of ideas to share with you.

How about handstamped cards for family and friends? Perhaps they would enjoy a candle or two that matches their home decor? Tile coasters are a nice choice. Glass ornaments will be treasured too.

Not sure what to choose? How about a Stampin' Up! gift certificate?

What better time to gather friends, have a little party, and get FREE stuff? Free stuff that you can keep for yourself, or give as a great gift! Call or email me today to book your own workshop! Your place or mine, either is fine with me! Don't have time to get together? You can host a catalog party or even a virtual party.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Merry Merry

See that cute snowflake ornament on the cover of this month's Paper Craft's special magazine? Guess what? It's made using Stampin' Up! papers and products. Call me today if you would like to make a couple to adorn on your tree! What a great project it would be to feature at your own

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

SU! Holiday Glitz

While supplies last... you can make your holiday cards glitzy this year with some help from SU!

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:

Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

There are two ways to take advantage of this offer:

1. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 (plus shipping & tax) OR

2. Purchase one of four coordinating holiday stamp sets (listed below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95 (plus shipping & tax).

For more details,

If you are ready to order, send me an email at or call me at 623-261-9613.

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's like being a pumpkin!

A small child had recently been baptized.
One of her classmates asked her what it was like to be Christian.
She was caught off guard and didn't know how to answer
when she looked up and saw a jack-o-lantern on the desk.
She answered, "It's like being a pumpkin"
Her classmates asked her to explain that!
"Well, God picks you from the patch
and brings you in and washes off all the dirt on the outside
that you got from being around all the other pumpkins.
Then he cuts off the top
and takes all the yucky stuff out from inside.
He removes all the seeds of doubt, hate, greed,
and all those other bad things.
Then he carves you a new smiley face
and puts his light inside of you to shine for all to see!
It is our choice to either stay outside and rot on the vine
or come inside and be something new and bright!"
Author Unknown
Check out these AWESOME pumpkin patterns!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Build A Brad will be available this Friday!

Build-A-Brad Available October 5, 2007!
Find Build-A-Brad on page 189 of the Fall-Winter Collection 2007.

We've Resolved the Quality Issues
We appreciate your patience in waiting for us to resolve issues with this product. We worked with the manufacturer and have finally accepted a replacement product that meets our rigorous quality standards. If you order Antique Brass Build-A-Brad (item 109108), you may notice tiny pieces of grain (rice shells) in the tin. Our manufacturer uses this grain during the unique finishing process. This grain does not pose any safety issues. Be assured that the manufacturer goes to great lengths to remove all visible grain inside the kits. However, now and then, you may see some grain stuck under the prongs of the brad bases. Feel free to remove them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

New Badge

I got a new badge on my blog today! You can have one too! All you have to do is click on my badge and then select one of the seven different types of Cancer Awareness badge that you'd like. Copy the HTML to your own blog. For each one that is added to a blog, the number shown on the badge increases!

I think we've all been affected by cancer at some point in our lives. Friends, family, students, and co-workers of mine have all been affected by the disease. Cancer does not discriminate against healthy, sick, rich, poor, adults, or children. It doesn't know our nationality or our personality. It can rear it's ugly head at any time. Please take care of yourself, your family, and your friends and get regular check-ups and physicals with your doctor. It could save a life.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Free Senseo

My Senseo Single Serve machine is being sent to me today! While I'm not a huge coffee drinker, my husband enjoys a cup every once in a while. This will be a great machine to have at my stamp and scrapbook classes! Come on over!

I am excited to try their new single serve tea! They are called Pickwick T-Pods. They have Earl Grey and Minty Green Tea.

Here's what I get:
FREE Senseo® Single Serve Coffee Pod System
FREE bag of Senseo® coffee pods
FREE Senseo® Coffee Pod Canister
FREE five $20-off Senseo® Coffee Machine cards to share with friends and family

All I had to pay was the $15 shipping fee!

Check it out, and see if you qualify to get one too!