Santa says treat yourself!

A few times a year Stampin’ Up! loads up their Clearance rack,
and it’s that time of the year!!! Up
to 80% off
on awesome product from some of our past
catalogs!! Be ware, it’s only while supplies last and some items will sell out really fast, so don’t delay.
You can combine your clearance rack items with regular merchandise and also with items from the weekly specials, so you can treat yourself to many great deals. 
Santa says it’s okay to treat yourself.

To view the items in the clearance rack and the weekly deals, just click the shop now button on the upper right







Rudolph with your nose so bright!

This kid inspired card was created as a swap by Amanda W. one of my team members.  The stamp is from the set Color Me Christmas.  Did you notice his shiny red nose?  Perfectly adorable don’t you think?
Stamp:            Color Me Christmas c-131745 w-131742
Ink:                 Early Espresso 126974
Markers:          Cherry Cobbler 119681
                       Old Olive 100079
                       Crumb Cake 120967
Paper:              Early Espresso 119680
                       Crumb Cake 120953
                       Cherry Cobbler 119685
                       Old Olive 100702
                       Whisper White 100730
                       Season of Style DSP 132340 
Accessories:     Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments 132148
                      Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details 125585

The 80’s Ladies

I live in the same small town I grew up in and have maintained a close relationship with some very special women that I graduated high school with.  Here comes the confessional, we graduated in 1980 and we have dubbed ourselves “The 80’s Ladies”. 
The 80’s Ladies
Sally, Denise, Kim, Laura, Tina, Jeannie M.
(Lisa & Jeannie L. are missing from the photo)
 I treasure the friendships we have maintained throughout the years.  We get together for dinner about every 6-8 weeks to catch up on what’s new in each others lives.  
We go through different stages in our lives… we’re getting engaged stage, getting married stage, having babies stage, sending our babies off to kindergarten stage and to college stage and where most of us are now…
the empty nester stage and so on…
Most recently some of “the ladies” have had the joy of their daughters’ getting engaged to some wonderful young men.  My friend Laura is deep into the planning of her daughter Jocelyn’s wedding.  Jocelyn and her fiancé Ben met at the Wisconsin State Fair back when they were in 4-H and are planning a 
May 2014 wedding. 
With Jocelyn’s vision of a State Fair themed wedding, she designed and Laura and I executed the Save the Date cards that recently went out.  Jocelyn has some wonderful ideas for the rest of her wedding décor and I’m excited to help out where I can with that.