Thursday, December 25, 2014


Isn't this a gorgeous card?  It makes me feel like I am looking out my kitchen window and seeing a Cardinal perched on a tree branch.  I received this from an online stamping friend, Penny!!

I received so many beautiful cards from friends, customers and other stampers and meant to post them but time just crept away!!

Maybe I will just share them anyway, after the holidays!!  I like to keep them up on my wall through the New Year and then take them down one by one over the next few days and pray for each sender.

This card uses the "Beauty of the Season" and "Endless Wishes" stamp sets.

Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Year End Closeouts!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

I have been super busy with my Granddaughter here and have basically just taken the entire month of December off!!  But, I just had to log on, today, and let you all know about the SUPER year end Close outs that SU has on my website and that they just added MORE.

Oh my gosh, even Christmas items are on sale.  And, one really cool incentive stamp set "Good Greetings" that we, as demonstrators, had to EARN!!!

Go take a look!!!   But, if you are like probably can't take advantage of it till AFTER Christmas.  It's while supplies if you ARE able to take advantage of these deals.....ENJOY!!!!

Click HERE to go take a look.

I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!!

Stampin' UP website

Friday, December 5, 2014

SU Year End Close Outs

Clearance Rack - Up to 80% Off!
I have been horrifically busy the last few weeks, so haven't been posting much.  My company left a couple of days ago after visiting for 3 weeks and I have about a week to get ready for our Granddaughter coming to visit.  

I just didn't want you to miss out on the Year End Closeouts that SU is offering from December 5th....that's TODAY through January 5th, 2015.

Just click on the sign above and it will take you to my website.  There are some AWESOME things on sale at up to 80% off!!!

We have had freezing fog and freezing rain for the past 4-5 days and a little skiff of snow.   it is supposed to warm up to at least the 40's by next weekend.  I hope they are right.

Have a fantastic day!!!


Monday, November 24, 2014


Good Morning and what a day it is!!!  

Just look at what Stampin' UP! has on sale BEFORE Black Friday!!!  Grab them while you can as they are only available while supplies last!!!

Online Extravaganza

Door Busters   50% Off Online Extravaganza products  40% Off Online Extravaganza products   30% Off Online Extravaganza products  20% Off Online Extravaganza products

Just click on the boxes above to take you to each of the deals!!!  

Or print off the PDF file so you can have it on hand.

If you have never used the magnetic platform and you have a Big Shot, just know that you will absolutely LOVE it!!  I bought it when it first came out at full price and it was worth every penny, then.  It's $15 off the regular price.  So many other great deals, too!!

One Week Only

 Save More Earn More
From November 24th -December 2nd You can join my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators for only $74.25 (plus tax) and you choose $125 in merchandise.

  • You can add Online Extravaganza Sale items to your Kit in addition to Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals and all catalog and supplement items.
  • You will also receive 30% off your first order of $150 placed in the first 45 days.
When you place your order, please remember to use the Hostess Code for this month, if you are placing it in the month of November.


If your order is over $150 please do not use the hostess code.

I will have a new hostess code on the first of each month and it will be on my blog or you can e-mail me and ask me for it.

Have a great day!!!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

SU ONLINE early.

Starting November 24th, SU is going to have an online Extravaganza!!! You won't want to miss out, believe me!

The sale will continue for 8 straight days or 'while supplies last'.

There are some AWESOME deals....including the Big Shot Magnetic platform!!  I LOVE this tool!!!

Here is the link to check it out and some more information!!


November 21, 2014

Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1. You don't want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale here

Just in case the link ‘here’ doesn’t work for you….you can copy and paste this link in your browser.

Everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving??  I have my Sister here, this year, so this year is going to be extra special.

Hope you are able to take advantage of the FUN DEALS that SU is offering!

Have a great weekend!!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanks!!! to our Veterans and New Stamp Set

Good Morning,

First off, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have served our country and to anyone who has Veterans in your family, for your sacrifice as well.

There is a definite chill in the air and we are definitely full swing into Fall....heading rapidly towards Winter!  There is to be a huge winter storm coming in on the Gorge in Oregon so for those of you that live in or near there, please be safe!!!

Today, I want to remind you of the Tuesday Deals.  Good prices on some ribbon and other essentials! Please click on Tuesday Deals to go check them out.

1/2 Circle Punch7/8 Circle Scallop PunchBlushing Bride 3/4 Chevron RibbonBrights Designer Buttons

Daffodil Delight 1/2 Ribbon Seam BindingWindow Frames Collection Framelits DieWonderfall Kit -- Digital Download

And, a brand new stamp set that was just released.  I love it...cannot wait to order it!

Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set Click on the photo to be taken to the website where it and other new releases are displayed.

I am holed up in my stamp room, today, trying to get some cards made to share.

I have company coming in, tomorrow, who will be here for 3 weeks so I may be a little slow in posting, but I'll do my best!!

Also, remember, there is a Card Buffet for November and with only a $25 order, you will automatically be sent the PDF for the instructions and samples when I get the notification from SU.

And, if you use the Hostess Code for November, 9VVDUBYU, you will receive a small gift from me.

Have a great day and stay warm!!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Organizing Scraps

I don't know about you, but I hate to throw any scrap away that can be used for a card, later.  I was always digging through my scrap box to find just the right color for a project.

I would constantly be deciding is THIS the right blue, or THIS one.  Valuable time was wasted in the search.  I would always have to go get a piece of card stock and match it to make sure it was the right one.

Then, I got this bright idea while browsing through Wal Mart, one day.  I saw a plastic file cabinet for about $20.  I thought....HEY...this would work perfect. So, I bought some hanging files and came home and got them all set up with the names of all the SU card stock colors.

When I had a couple of hours to spare, I sat down and put my file folders tabs in with the names of all the colors of my SU card stock, alphabetically!

Then, each night while watching TV  I sat and started filing all of my card stock scraps.  It took a couple of nights, but I wasn't doing anything, anyway, so I figured I was making good use of my 'down' time.

Here is what I came up with:

It's SOOOO handy right next to my stamp table and I have made a conscious effort to file all my scraps after I am done with them.  Now, it is so easy to look for just the right piece.

Of course, if you use all different kinds of card stock from a lot of different companies, you may have to file just by color and put in dividers or something.

The bottom drawer holds my Tutorials.

I love looking for ways to make my stamp room more efficient for me, without spending lots of money!

Have a great day and don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Finally!!! A new stamp table!!

We have had this kitchen unit for years!!  We bought it over 15+ years ago and had it down in the basement (when we lived on the ranch) for me to use as a shipping table when I was with another stamp company.

Then, 8 years ago, we moved to our present location and we put it in the garage to use for my overflow of stamping/craft supplies and a place to just store extra STUFF.  

Anyway, long story short, when we redid the office/craft room floors last spring, we moved my old huge desk out to the garage and then he didn't want to bring it back in because it was just too big and it was L shaped and it barely fit through the door.  So, ever since I have been using a craft table with no storage anywhere.   It worked, but I found things got piled on top of the stamping surface because there was no room to store anything.

On Saturday, hubby decided that it was time to disassemble and reassemble this unit into my stamp room!!  I was so excited!!!! 

Well, since he was busy taking off the kick plate to lower it....and making some other adjustments, I was busy cleaning out my craft room closet.  I completely gutted the closet and just started over.  Took out the bookshelf and put in Iris carts that I had out in the garage.  (I still want to go through each drawer and condense down)

Here is the finished desk!!  He even put in a desk Grommet so that we could run wires down through the desk instead of having them stretching hither and yon!!

I can't WAIT to actually start stamping on my 'new' desk.  

I am still tweaking the shelves over my desk and in my closet and when I am finished, I'll post a photo!

Today, while I am doing a Stamp A Stack, he is going to put some little shelves in that space above my CD player, to hold stamps I am currently working with.

Have a GREAT day!!!
Don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!

Char Wilson

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Happy Dance, Happy Dance

Today, the little brown truck drove up and delivered this!!!  I have been wanting one for so long but just couldn't justify getting one, since I already have the Big Shot.

Then, I went to my Up-Line's house for a demonstrator meeting and she had both the Big Shot and the Textured Boutique for us to use to make cards.

It was so great to just use one machine for cutting out Framelits and Die cuts and the Textured Boutique for just embossing!  I was hooked!!  I decided that the next time I had to put in an order for supplies I would get this.

I couldn't wait to show it to you!

Remember, you can order 24/7 at my SU website

Have a great day and don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stew Recipe and Card Share

A couple of days ago, I shared a photo of the stew I had made and was asked how I made my stew. (card share to follow)

Well, to be honest, I don't have an actual recipe I follow, but here are the basic ingredients.

I start by putting my stew meat (cut into bite sized pieces) into my crock pot.  I then add the following ingredients:

1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
2 ribs of celery, sliced (or I sometimes use celery salt)
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (or I cheat and use garlic salt)
32 oz Beef Broth
2 cups of baby carrots
4-5 small potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces (about 3 cups)

I use a 6 qt crock pot and cook on high for about 5-7 hours depending on your crock pot with the lid on.  OR if I am going to be gone all day, then I might put it on low for about 10 hours.

I make a thickening agent with 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of water and add that to the stew to thicken it up (you can adjust that to your preference) and then add about 1 cup of either frozen or canned corn.

Cook, covered, for about 30 minutes more.  You can also add peas or other veggies....this is just how my family prefers it.

Now for the card share:

Hello Honey 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
For All Things Clear-mount Stamp Set

Cajun Craze 8-1/2 x 11 Card StockColor Me Autumn Designer Series PaperWhisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock

Regals Candy DotsLinen ThreadBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!Natural 5/8 Chevron RibbonScallop Edge Border Punch
Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
You can place your order online 24/7 by clicking here
Contact me if you would like help with placing your order.

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and get a small gift enclosed with your thank you card.
If your order is over $150 do not use the code above but get your hostess rewards.

Have a great day and remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!

Char Wilson

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tis the Season

Nope, not the season you were thinking of??

I love Fall and Winter because I get to use my crock pot, even more.  My husband makes fun of me because I four crock pots and I just got another one, the end of October, from my older Son who was getting rid of an extra one he had.  BUT, I gave that one to my Granddaughter.  :-)

Yesterday, I put on a big Crock Pot of stew and got busy finishing up my November Card Buffet.  Then, our Granddaughter and her boyfriend came over and brought rolls and we ate dinner and played Pinochle!!  FUN!!!

Now that my Card Buffet is done, for this month, I am getting my projects finalized for my Stamp A Stack that I am taking part in with my Up-Line.

Here is a card share!!  I really love this new set from the Holiday Catalog.  It's called "For All Things" W#135152, C #135155

I used Color Me Autumn DSP (135820) on the side of my Chocolate Chip card.  I then put down a strip of Cajun Craze card stock, that had been cut with Fringe Scissors and a piece of Blackberry Bliss 3/8" stitched Satin ribbon over that.
 I stamped the leaves from the "For All Things" stamp set in Crushed Curry and So Saffron and then fussy cut them and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped hello Fall from the same stamp set and added the Sizzlets (retired) leaves under the bigger leaves.   Even though, the Sizzlit leaves are retired, there is a similar leaf in the new "Flower Frenzy Bigz L" #133728.

When you place your order with me, please remember to use the current Hostess Code that is on my blog.  UNLESS your total is $150, then don't use it.

If your order is $25 or more, you will automatically receive the current month's Card Buffet (see more information about that on the Card Buffet tab on my home page) and you will also receive a thank you card with a little gift from me in appreciation of your order.

Hope you are making lots of Fall cards and enjoying the Fall weather!!!

Have a great day!!!
And, remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!

Char Wilson
Stampin' Up Website

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy November

My favorite time of year!!!  

Now that summer is over, and has been for about a month or so, my most favorite time of year has begun!!

Our annual trek to the Pumpkin Patch happened on October 11th!!  We came home with a couple of pumpkins, some squash and corn.

It's a family dairy farm operated by close friends of ours and it's always fun to see what they have done each year with their pumpkin patch.

I come home and decorate with the gourds and dried Indian corn.  I think I love decorating for the Fall season even more than I do for Christmas.

I decided to keep it really simple this year.
My hubby is fixing us some Acorn squash!!  YUM!!

Now, I can concentrate on Thanksgiving.  

I know that all the Christmas merchandise has been been out in the stores, for weeks, and will continue to grow by leaps and bounds as the weeks go along, but I refuse to succumb and I just take one holiday at a time.

Of course, that being said, it's sort of hard to get your Christmas cards done and out if you wait till after Thanksgiving to start them, so I have already started making mine.

I had a blast making fun Halloween cards and now am creating some Fall/Thanksgiving cards.

On November 8th, I will be joining with my up-line and having a Christmas Stamp A Stack.  It's going to be so much fun!!!

 I also create special cards, each month, for my customers who place a qualifying $25 order, during the month.  It's call the Card Buffet!!

Every month, I create 10 different cards. Three, with a complete full color tutorial and 7 samples.  If you place a $25 or more order, in any given month, you will automatically be sent the Card Buffet via e-mail in PDF and WORD files.  This is my way to say THANK YOU for choosing me as your demonstrator.  

Also, when you place your order, if you use the Hostess Code for the month, you will also receive a little gift from me.

I will post the Hostess Code to my blog, the first of each  month.

The hostess code adds your order to my open workshop, but your order will get processed immediately and sent out to you. You don't have to wait for the workshop to close.

But, IF your order qualifies for hostess gifts, ($150 or more) DO NOT use the hostess I want you to receive the hostess gifts!

To be sure that I can send your gift and/or Card Buffet, be sure to check the box that allows me to contact you, if you.  Otherwise, I have no e-mail address with which to contact you.

You can find out more about the Card Buffet at the top of my Blog under the tab Card Buffet!

Enjoy your day and don't forget to take time to PawsNStamp!!


Friday, October 31, 2014


I made this card for my September Card Buffet!  I used the Holiday Home set #135095 in the Holiday catalog.  I just placed a 'moon' mask onto my card stock and then sponged all over the top with several shades of yellow and orange.  Then, I created a yellow moon and placed it so that it peeked from behind the houses

The houses were a snap to cut out with the Framelits that coordinate with the set.  Love, love, love this set!!!

A little layering, a bow...and DONE!!

This is such a fun set to play with. I hope it stays around till the next catalog. I am already working on another card for Christmas.  I want to see if I can create a card for each holiday or season using this set.

Today is the last day to receive the Card Buffet with a $25 order.  Tomorrow, I have a whole new Card Buffet for November.

Oh, and by the way, there is a supplement to the Holiday catalog, that just came out on the 20th of this month and it has some great new items, too, but the products are only available while supplies last.  You can go check it out, HERE.

Have a great day and don't forget to take some time to PawsNStamp!!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Deals and Christmas Stamp A Stack

Once again, it's time for Tuesday Deals!!

Here are the deals for the upcoming week.  They are good until Monday night, November 3rd.
1/16 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$8.95 $6.71
Autumn Traditions Kit -- Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97
Price$28.95 $21.71
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Large Scallop Edgelits Die
Price$7.95 $5.96
Regals Designer Buttons
Price$7.95 $5.96
Word Bubbles Framelits Die
Price$24.95 $18.71

See them HERE 

I am doing a Christmas Stamp A Stack on November 8th in conjunction with another demonstrator.
If you live near and would like to come, here are the details:

Salem pictures 2

When:  Saturday, November 8th 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Crooked River Elementary School Library
641 NE First Street
  This class will include 15 cards (3 each of 5 different designs)
Envelopes included!
Many different techniques Everything is provided for you to make your cards
Cost: $25 prepaid to reserve your seat

Snacks and water will be provided – please bring a sack lunch, if you require one Pre-Registration and payment is required by November 1st.   Please send your $25 fee to me.  You can e-mail me for my address.

Have a fantastic day and remember to take some time to Paws N Stamp!