Family Scrapbook Page

Today I used the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit to make this 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page.  Everything you see on the page except the photograph of my family comes from the kit.  Notice the birch bark paper on the bottom of the page or how about the linen thread that holds the “family ” banner, or the leaves that embellish the page?  All of those come from the kit.  I’m tellin’ ya, there’s ton of good stuff in this kit.
Accessories:     Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit 133463
Ink:                 Whisper White Craft Ink Pad 101731
                       Feel Goods c-129684 w-131916

Fall Wreath

I am hosting a Midwest regional event for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Madison this weekend along with Peggy Murwin (my sister) and Lisa Pretto.  I will be showcasing the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit featured in the Holiday Catalog.  The kit is designed to make place settings for a Thanksgiving dinner, but I thought it would be fun to see what else could be made with items from the kit.  Here is one of the projects I made using the kit.
I used a Styrofoam wreath for the base and cut 1/2″ x 3″ strips of paper from the kit.  I wrapped these strips around a pencil to curl each one.  Next I secured each curly strip to the Styrofoam with a straight pin.  The leaves that adorn the wreath are some of the die cuts found in the kit.  The bow is made from more paper in the kit and uses the Gift Bow Die.  This project was a little time consuming, but easy to make.
Accessories:     Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit 133463
                       Big Shot 113439
                       Gift Bow Die 129977
                       Straight Pins


10 year Annivesary

September 29, 2003 I joined Stampin’ Up!  I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. I joined because I fell in love with stamping and  I loved the Stampin’ Up! products with all of the coordination.  I was only going to do a few parties, so I could get a discount and get the things I wanted, then I’d quit.  Well, here we are 10 years later and still going strong.  I love what I do, I love sharing creative ideas with you, getting to know you better and you know I can’t quit because Stampin’ Up! keeps coming out with  new and amazing stuff I just have to have.

 Joining the Stampin’ Up! family is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.  It has allowed me to strengthen my relationship with my sister Peggy, who is also a demonstrator on my team.  It has allowed me to develop great friendships with many of you.  My Stampin’ Up! business has provided me with extra income to help fund my kids college education, many home improvement projects and has allowed me to earn free trips for Dave and me to many exotic destinations.  Being part of this the past 10 years has inspired me, and nurtured my soul  I thank you for sharing this journey with me.
 In recognition of my 10 year Anniversary and in appreciation for your support of me and my business, whether it was one order at a party or continuous support over the years, I am offering you an Anniversary Special.
Please accept an invitation to save 35% on any size order you place with me from Wednesday, September 25th – Sunday, September 29th. 
All you need to do is call me or send me an email with your order and I will give you your total.  Regular tax and shipping applies.  If your order is over $150 you will receive regular hostess benefits from Stampin’ Up!  Rewards points cannot be earned with this special.