Sunday, December 30, 2007

Wisconsin Holiday Visit

Doesn't just looking at this picture make you cold?

We're home from Wisconsin now! A day late and more then "a" dollar short, but we're home! The picture above is from the front door of my in-laws house and is the reason we're home late! We were freezing our hineys off in this snowstorm! It waited until Friday, the day we were supposed to leave, to show up! We got somewhere around 8" all together. We got to the airport to leave and wouldn't you know it the airport closed down! They told us our flight would be the first one out but, wouldn't you know it, as soon as we get through security they cancelled our flight!Shheeez! We wound up having to spend the night at a hotel (lucky we got a room!) the next day we took a shuttle to Chicago to catch an earlier flight then they originally told us. We had to fly through Minneapolis to get back to DC! Funny how that system works! We got home around midnight Saturday worn out! It was an awesome vacation though. My husband has the best family - how they all get along is beyond me but they do! I hope you all had a good Christmas holiday too!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays

This gorgeous picture was taken by my sister-in-law of the fence line at my MIL's house 2 years ago!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season enjoying however your friends and family celebrate it! We're off to my husband's hometown in Hartford Wisconsin. My husband is #3 of 8 children and since this is a family tradition of going home for 7 of them AND their families, it's going to be a house full of fun, food and frivolousness! It's something we always look forward to! We'll be back in a week, fatter, happier, and full of the love of our families! I am also looking forward to seeing my brother William. William's wife's family lives about 35 minutes away! I am so happy to be able to say that now as, for a while, he didn't know if he'd be able to get his leave! He is an Air Force Recruiter in Asheboro NC and I am so proud of him! He's the best recruiter ever! Reshaping our military future one recruit at a time!

Happy Holidays to everyone, "see" you when we get back!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Another Fast Gift

This is actually a repost but I wanted to show you one more time - just in case you needed another idea! These little guys were made with York Peppermint Patties, the largest SU punch and the next size down - 1 3/8 and the 1 1/4 I believe were the sizes. Just layer them and for the nose I just cut a scrap of orange into a rectangle and then cut corner to corner. The eyes and mouth were done with a marker! I put them into a small baggie (another great SU product!) and then made a bag topper! I usually just measure 1/2 inch larger then the top of the bag I am using and the height depends on the actual stamped image size! I hope you enjoy these!

Fast Gift

Do you ever need a fast gift, maybe just a little something to give someone?! How about a large Hershey bar made into a "card"! I can't remember where I learned this but I have used it so many times and the recipients just love it! If you're lucky, these larger Hershey bars cost $1 each or 10 for $10 at the local grocery store or drugstore (here in Va I find them at CVS)! So here's a list of what I used to create mine;

1- large candy bar
1- scrap of paper that measures 6.75" x 8"
1- scrap of paper that measures 5" x 8"
Any embellishments to suit your gift giving purposes

I usually leave the original wrapper on the bars but take the larger scrap and wrap it around the chocolate bar and tape! Next take the smaller piece and wrap it around the middle - here you could layer as many pieces as you want too! Next just embellish! Easy as that! Below are a few pictures of the ones I made recently


My daughter gave this to a friend for a birthday card. I used my Cuttlebug for the letters and if you look closely I stamped "Happy Birthday" in Versamark for the greeting!

Here's a batch my husband took to work today to give his co-workers. He gives something chocolate every year. I used Stampin Up's gift wrap (another neat option!) and 2 old SU sets for the images. My DH is a Chief in the Air Force so the Indian Chief was perfect for his! I also used words stamped in Versamark for the greeting again!

Here's a close up of one from above;

Just think of all the people you could give one of these to now! Enjoy!

Fun Website

I remember when my children were younger how they used to ask me everyday "Is it Christmas yet?"! I'd get to the point where I'd want to answer every "Momma,...." with "No, it's not Christmas yet, ......? I guess someone else got the same reaction but came up with a neat idea - you know kids sometimes won't believe you but will believe someone else right?! If this is you, then try this website!

My daughter showed it to me the other day and I thought it was hilarious!

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Wish Lists

It's that time of year again, hustle and bustle of shopping for just the right gift for everyone on your list! Now, the big question, what do YOU want to see wrapped under your Christmas tree for yourself?!

With Stampin Up's large selection of quality stamp sets, paper packages and all those wonderful accessories I bet you'd love it if your significant other, family or friends, were to surprise you with some of these great toys! Better yet, how about a gift certificate for use with the new catalog coming out in January?! My DH is really good about getting me exactly what I want (I know I am VERY lucky that way!)! All I have to do is walk up to it or point it out in a catalog and say "I want THAT"! LOL! Send me your Christmas wish list, have the person(s) you want to purchase these items for you contact me and "voila", it'll show up under your tree or in your stocking!

Let me help with the wrapping as well, for every Christmas gift order I receive I will wrap it in Stampin Up's exclusive (and gorgeous!) wrapping paper! How's that for a deal?! LOL! In the past I have received many gifts wrapped by the store so I know my DH looks for these good deals too! LOL! Tell them to hurry and place the order so I can get it back in time!

This is a great idea for you to give your friends as well!

I'm looking forward to helping fulfill your Christmas wishes!

Contact info;

Michelle - SAVO3@COX.NET
Email subject line - SU Christmas Wish List
Stampin Up Website - WWW.StampinUp.Com

Happy Holidays!

Out with the old - In with the new!

Well I hate to say this, really I do, but Stampin Up has put out it's bi-annual "retirement list". I already checked it out and there are not as many as I had originally anticipated yet, there are some good ones going away!

For the list;

This means only one thing......MORE NEW SETS!! YEAH!!!! Now I hope you're as excited as I am because 1 January we'll have new toys to play with WOO HOO! As a demo I have seen a preview of the upcoming sets, papers, punches and toys. Let me be the first to tell you "OMG they're awesome!!" I could practically hear my wallet groan and smell my credit card burning as I flipped every page of that preview! LOL! The ideas are just too numerous right now of what I want to do, what I want to share with all my stamping friends! Let me know if there are any preferences of classes you'd like to see too! I love a challenge and would love even more to be able to share! New year, new ideas! I'll be waiting for your input.......