Monday, March 31, 2014

Sale-A-Bration.....Final Day to order!!


Just a reminder that today is the last day that you can order from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and receive a free gift with a $50 order (before tax and shipping).

I just sent in my final order for Sale-A-Bration....because there were still some things I wanted to get for free.  :-)

I think my favorite of all the free items was the Designer Series Paper and the Stamp sets.  Of course, I had to have that embossing folder and I also got the punch and a couple of card kits.

Thought I would share the March Paper Pumpkin kit that I received recently.

Wow....all I had to do was open the box.....and everything was ready to put together.

I loved the little wooden sentiments.  The other one that was included said, Thank You.  Basically, I just folded the card, added the stamped pattern, the little round glitter stickers and the wooden sentiment and DONE!!!!  Then, all I had to do was just put the envelope liner in the envelope, write something on the inside of my card....address the envelope...and it's ready to send.

I love having these quick cards at hand....when I don't have a lot of time to sit down and play!  And, they are super simple for first time stampers.

My Granddaughter loves them!!

I am getting ready for company!!  I am sure when she gets here, next week, we'll be stamping up a storm!

Hope you are having a great day!!!  Remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Weekly Deals

Almost forgot to post the Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals
 March 25 – 31

YES!!!!  I had the Champagne Glimmer paper in my cart ready to order this week!!!  Also, wanted to try the CORE'DINATIONS Cardstock.
Brights Core'dinations Cardstock
Price$23.95 $17.96
Cajun Craze 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Price$6.95 $5.21
Champagne Glimmer Paper
Price$4.95 $3.71
Silver Glimmer Paper
Price$4.95 $3.71
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Price$10.95 $8.21
Subtles Core'dinations
Price$23.95 $17.96
This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
Price$10.95 $8.21
Wonderful You Board Book Template -- Digital Download
Price$14.95 $8.97

You can see all these on my website HERE

I am working on Stamp of the Month projects and spending some quality time with my Granddaughters who are both here visiting this week.  :-)

And, then a very special friend is coming to visit in April!!!  I am so excited.  I haven't seen her since we were both in TAC together!!

Have a wonderful day!!!  What's left of it.....and don't forget to take time to 
Paws N Stamp!!!


April Stamp of the Month Club


It's that time again!!

It's time for this month's Stamp of the Month selection.

Here is one sample of  a card that we will be making this month.

If you would like more information, you can go here and read the complete details.

Basically, each month I offer kits which include a stamp set, (which is anywhere from $14.95 to $16.95), plus all the ingredients to complete 3 complete cards, a complete set of instructions and photos via PDF file, with up to 7 more samples, for ideas. AND priority shipping to you!

If you were to buy JUST the stamp set it would be $14.95 plus $6.95 shipping from Stampin' UP! which comes to $21.95.  So, for a few dollars extra, you are getting the components to complete 3 cards and photos and instructions AND up to 7 samples to give you ideas of even more cards to make with the stamp set.
(if you already own that set, just choose another set of equal value)

Good deal, huh??

This month, I will be featuring the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.

I will also be using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches.  If you would like purchase those, I am offering 10% off the punches.  This is my special, only, not Stampin' UP!s and only for Stamp of the Month Club members.

Papillon Potpourri

Elegant Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly $15.95
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly $15.95

You pay in advance via Pay Pal.  Payment must reach me by the 1st of the April.
Please contact me first so I can give you a complete total, if you are adding more to your order. 

I place the order on or around the 2nd of April.

After the order arrives, I will assemble the kits and will then ship it to you via priority mail. 

When I have shipped your kit, you will then receive an e-mail from me, telling you it has been shipped and I will include your USPS tracking #, and the PDF file attached, with your instructions and photos.

Make sure that I have your e-mail address and mailing address when you sign up.

Please allow till the 15th of the month for me to get all the kits assembled.

Any questions??  Please feel free to e-mail me

Have a Fantastic Day!!!

And, remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Annie!!

Our very loved and much spoiled dog turns10 today!!  Here are some photos of her over the years.  (And, if you think this is a lot.....I have several folders FULL of photos)

Happy Birthday, Annie!!!!!

 Through the years......................

 At the adolescent age!

Her favorite chair!

Getting to know Little Guy, the cat, who passed away a little over a year ago!
Helping "Dad" make a snowman out on the ranch.  And, lounging on the porch swing

 Loves to play in water....but hates a bath!!  Go figure!!
At the Reservoir (on top) and on the McKenzie River.
 Playing toss the water balloon with Dad and our Granddaughter.

 One of her favorite toys...her pink pig!

Happy Birthday, Annie!!!  Hope we have 10 more, together!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Paper Pumpkin

It's so much fun when my Paper Pumpkin arrives.  I never know what is in the box till I lift that blue tissue paper.
I just love how it's packaged.  Tissue paper, which I keep, and a cute little pumpkin sticker

Then, I pull back the tissue....and there's the current project.
Hmmmm, what is it??
Well, this is as far as I got and then had to make a quick trip into town....which wasn't quick after all.....hours later, I returned....and never did get back to seeing what all is in the box.
Then, we got busy making this project will have to wait until another day....and I will be sure to show you what we made.

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


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, I have missed a couple of days of posting due to having our Granddaughter here visiting.  We have been B U S Y!!!

Yesterday, we had to make a trip into Redmond to pick up some ingredients to make applesauce and a cute little project that we are going to make on Friday.

Today, we are making applesauce from the 80# of apples we got on Friday.  We had two big 40# Gala and one Jazz.  There was just no way we were going to get them all ate before they spoiled and I really don't want tons of baked goodies tempting me!!!

So, I decided to make applesauce and apple butter/ Here we are washing the apples. There are more to the left of the sinks.....
Then, we cut them up in quarters, cored them....and put them into crock pots and big pots on the stove.
Then, of course, I ran out of big pots so I resurrected my old crock pot out in the garage to lend a hand.

And, of course, I will make good use of the apples that are left in each of the boxes.
We'll be eating most of them, but I am sure one pie or some sort of dessert will appear from the rest of them in the box.

You ask how I came to have 80# of apples?  It's not even apple season.  Well, sadly a semi truck over turned on a highway up on a pass where a local tow truck was called to tow the truck.  They also get the produce as part of that bargain, I guess.  Not sure how that works out.....but anyway, then the tow truck company makes them available to the people in town.  Word gets around....and then WHAM, the apples are ALL GONE ;-)

Now, at $20 a box...that comes to about .25cents a pound.  That's pretty cheap!!!

Hope you have a great day!!!

And, don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!

OH....and if you are interested....check out my SU Website where you will find this weeks DEALS!!!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Card Drive for Emma

I am sharing a card that I made with some punches. I am sending it to a little girl named Emma who has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I learned about a card drive for Emma on this blog post. Here is a note from Emma’s family:

Tuesday, October 22, Emma went in for a quick check of a persistent cough as well as to address some concerns about her recent fatigue and pale coloring.  A chest x-ray didn't reveal any fluid in her lungs but her primary care physician detected an enlarged spleen.  She suggested we take Emma for blood work to rule out mononucleosis.  Within an hour of the blood work, we had preliminary results of severe anemia.   At this point, her primary care physician gently warned us of a possible diagnosis of leukemia.  By 2pm that afternoon we were checking into the hematology/oncology clinic at Dayton Children's and meeting the amazing staff who would travel this 2+ year journey with us.

Card Drive for Emma


I plan on adding a few more cards to send her way.  If you could take a few minutes to read the blog post about Emma and if you can, send a card or two for Emma and her family! The details are all on that blog post link.

Thanks so much, in advance!!!

And, remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ship Card Challenge

Well, I did it!!!  Not sure I am extremely happy with the results, but I got two cards made with the The Open Sea stamp set from Stampin' UP!.

After stamping the image, I could see that it was not exactly like the other stamp from the other company.  Close....very close....but after I really looked at the other stamp, it was all one stay.  The map and ship on the top layer.

So, I had to play with the SU stamp to come up with something similar.  I also really checked it out and there are some slight differences to the ship, too, but you can't really tell at first glance.

Here is the original one that I was trying to recreate, here.

Of course, I had no DSP that even slightly resembled the other photo from the other day.  So, I had to recreate something that sort of looked similar.  So, I stamped the map image in Soft Suede onto a piece of Naturals White card stock.  Then, I sponged Marina Mist, So Saffron and lightly sponged Soft Suede.  I stamped the world map onto a piece of Sahara sand....and then stamped the ship on top using Early Expresso ink.
The first card that I made, I used Marina Mist card stock and didn't care for the outcome so am not sharing it.
Then, I decided to try and recreate the 'blue' in the original card.  So, I stamped as before but this time onto a piece of Soft Sky card stock and then sponged with Sahara Sand, Early Expresso and So Saffron.

I added a little anchor that I stamped and cut out. I also cut the ship out and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I am still not completely happy with my will probably play with it a little more.

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


Char Wilson
Independent Stampin’ UP Demonstrator

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ship Ahoy Mateys!!!

So, for today's share.....

No, this card was not made with a SU set, it was a card I made, back in 2009, when I demonstrated for another company.  And, I am sure if you search way back in the archives, you may even find that I shared it once before.

 BUT, Stampin' UP! has an almost identical set, and I am I loved that set.  So, now I am going to try to recreate it using SU supplies.

Look on page 101 of the catalog or go to my website  to see SU's set.  It is almost identical.

Anyway, if you have this SU set, and you want to share what you have made with it, I would love to see it.  Just send it to My e-mail .

This is how I have been feeling for over a week or two, now.  Do any of you suffer from not being able to sleep at night?  Oh gosh, my days and nights are all turned around again!!!  I start out by going to bed at the normal hour but then within a couple of hours, I wake up....and think it's time to get up....and notice it's just midnight.  But, I am awake so I get up and then I either surf the internet, make cards or other things.

But, then, I get so involved in those things that all of a sudden it's 5am and it's time to 'get up'.  So, I try to stay awake till the next bedtime hour, but it's next to impossible.

It's great in that, at night, I can accomplish so much more (because of no distractions).....and I end up getting all caught up on my stamping obligations, creating new cards, surfing the web, catching up on e-mail...BUT, then all of a sudden it's MORNING.....when I normally would be getting up, and need to be on top of things....and I just can't stay awake!  So, I finally lay down to catch a few winks and then it's afternoon....and the whole process starts all over again!!

Well, I have taken a few steps to try and get myself back on track.  I began walking again.....turned my phone off at night (with the exception of emergency calls), and bought something called Tea for Sleep which is herbal.  We'll see how that all works.

I'll share, tomorrow, the card I came up with using SU's set!

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


Char Wilson
Independent Stampin’ UP Demonstrator

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St Patrick's Day card and Tuesday Deals!!!

Only 6 more days till St. Patrick's Day, so thought I would share a card I made to send to my Granddaughters and Sisters!

I love the Top Note can make so many different kinds of cards with it.

Here are the Tuesday Deals for this week!!!
You can click here to go check them out.
3 Inch Circle Originals Die
Price$17.95 $13.46
Ahoy, Matey Ensemble -- Digital Download
Price$14.95 $8.97
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Circles #2 Originals Die
Price$15.95 $11.96
Dress Form Pop' N Cuts
Price$21.95 $16.46
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die
Price$32.95 $24.71
Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Price$8.95 $6.71

Just a friendly reminder that there is just 20 more days!!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st!

Although any time is a great time to order from Stampin' UP!, when you order during Sale-A-Bration, you get even more!  For every $50  you spend, you get a free item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer!

If you have a party and invite some friends and your total is $300 or more....then YOU get $30 more as the hostess....that is $80 to spend any way you like.

And, there's more!!!  During Sale-A-Bration, when you join Stampin' UP! you get to choose $150 worth of merchandise for only $99!!   Plus, you get a 20% discount on products.

Have a great day!!!  And, don't forget to Paws N Stamp!!!


Char Wilson
Independent Stampin’ UP Demonstrator
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Paper Pumpkin offer extended

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to share that SU has extended their offer for a FREE set of markers when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin.  Just click on the AD below and it will take you to the Paper Pumpkin site where you can sign up.  Whether you try it for one month or stay signed up, you will receive your free markers along with your kit.  Then, each month after that, you will receive your next Paper Pumpkin kit.

I have to tell you I have really enjoyed getting these kits.  They are fairly simple to put together but are so much fun!!  And, you get exclusive stamps that no one else, but other Paper Pumpkin subscribers, get.  

And, it comes in a cute little box right to your door!!  It's like a personal stamp class.

The instructions are super easy to follow and did I say it was FUN?

So, go ahead and sign up, today, and if you decide it's not for you.....there is no obligation to continue!

Here is another card that I made recently.  
Supplies used:

Card stock:  Pear Pizazz,  Olive, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Punches: Full Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, 
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (from the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog)
Stamp set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Basic Pearls

All of these items can be purchased at my online store HERE

Char Wilson
Independent Stampin’ UP Demonstrator

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Have a great day!!!!  And, don't forget to Paws N Stamp!!!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Update to Sympathy Card Post

Good Morning AGAIN!!!

I posted a sympathy card the other day and inadvertently left off the information as to what supplies I used to create it.  I was asked to share them and I thought, if one person asks, others might want to know as well.  I promise to share how to cut your card stock and share some other card photos using this idea.

This card has a little flap at the bottom that opens to the left.  Such a fun and different way to make a card!

Anyway, here are the supplies that I used to create this card.

Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White.
Ink: Early Expresso
Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers #127805 c
Punch: Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402

Here is the inside, again.

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