Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More Birthday Cards

Here are the last two birthday cards that I received. They came yesterday, but they were so worth the wait. What talented friends, I have!
Created by Jo Ham

Created by Lorea Lacy

It's time to Sale-a-Brate!

It's that time again! Time to Sale-a-Brate! For every $50 in merchandise you purchase (excluding shipping & tax), choose a FREE item from the selection in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. The brochure has suggestions for you to reach that $50 and what Sale-a-Bration item might coordinate with that purchase.

AND...if you join Stampin' Up! and become one of my CYRious Stampers during Sale-a-Bration, you receive an additional $25 in FREE product for the same low $99 price of your kit. The kit ships to you free, so you are saving an additional 10%. (please note that purchasing the starter kit does not qualify you for Sale-a-Bration product. But, you can choose your product from the full line of current product.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

I want to thank all of you who sent (via mail, email or FB) birthday wishes. I spent a quiet day with hubby and then went out to dinner. It was a very relaxing day!

I want to share with you some of the handmade birthday cards that I received. They were all SUPER and very much appreciated!
Created by Marilyn Moseley

Created by Diane Belcher

Created by Sue Komberec

Created by Maureen Rauchfuss

Created by Mary Lou Nelson
Thank you all for the lovely cards and wishes. I received many more, but these are the handmade ones that I have received to date. Each and every one is a work of art and truly appreciated. Thank You all!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Our weather here in North Idaho has been unseasonably warm over the past couple of weeks...the snow is melting and our temps have been in the high 30s and low 40s. More like March than January. I think that my Gerbera Daisy is confused as well.
Since the weather is so nice...thought I'd make a few birthday cards for my February birthdays and decided to use 'springy' colors.
The only thing SU! on this card is the sentiment. I have a friend that is 'passionate' about purple, so used some old card stock I had. The 'bling' is from my stash, as is the embossed label.
This card uses Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla card stock. The embossing folder is from my stash. I used my retired pastels to color the dots. Also used the Create a Cupcake stamp set and Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Stretch Trim.
This card uses the Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla card stock as well. The embossing folders are from my stash. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Join My Team!

SU! announced a great deal for new demonstrators who join NOW through the close of Annual Convention registration. Join and SU! will pay your registration fee for convention!!!! That's a great deal, as registration runs about $295.00!!! They only pay for your registration, but...what a deal, huh? This year's convention, in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, runs July 17 - 19.

If you wait until Sale-a-Bration (January 28 through March 31), you also get more bang for your buck! Instead of choosing $125 worth of product for $99, you can choose $150.00 worth of product and still pay just $99 for your starter kit! And, yes, you choose the product you want in your kit!

This is a great time to join...you get your convention registration paid for (about a $295 value), plus during Sale-a-Bration, you get an extra $25 worth of products for the same low price! If you are interested in joining my team of CYRious Stampers, just contact me and I will be glad to go over all the benefits that you will receive.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 10, 2014

SU! News

Some demonstrators are in Houston for our annual Leadership Conference and they have posted some news that I'd like to share.

First...SU! will shortly be carrying the Memento Black Ink! The conference attendees have not given dates, yet, but this is great news for those who like to watercolor!

And...also for your watercoloring pleasure...we will be carrying alcohol based markers (you know, like those ones that everyone is using). They are called Blendabilities and here's a picture of the first sets that will be released. I lifted this picture from Linda Heller's blog (http://lindastamps.wordpress.com/).
Aren't they yummy looking? I can't wait to order them! They will be sold in sets of 3 for $11.95. There will also be a set of 'skin tones', that will be a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by today...check back soon as I will be posted any more 'news' from Leadership that can be shared.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


The 'For Sale' tab is now populated. Take a look at what I have for sale and let me know if you're interested in anything! Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Craft/Stamp Room Reorganizing

Over the next few days I am going to be reorganizing my stamp/craft room. I'm sure that there will be some things that I thought I 'needed' in the past and haven't used. So, check back next week to see what I have that I will be selling and/or giving away. I will make a new tab on this blog titled For Sale. I will list all the items that I will be selling/giving away there. If there is anything that you might 'need' be sure to check back next week.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Holiday Cards

Hope everyone is enjoying their 2014 so far. Today I want to share some of the fabulous hand made holiday cards that we received this year!
Created by Doris Springer

Created by Sheri Hughes

Created by Jo Ham

Created by Mary Lou Nelson

Created by Toni Heylek

Created by Lorea Lacy

Created by Sandy (our mail carrier)
I love all of them and the time and talent that it took to create them. I hope that these will give you some inspiration for your 2014 Holiday cards. Not all of these cards were created entirely with SU! product, but I'm convinced that they can all be 'adapted'. And, Sandy's card doesn't include ANY stamping, but very creative just the same!

Don't forget that the new Occasions catalog "Celebrate the Everyday" is live today! You can order from this catalog until June 1. If you did not receive one of these catalogs, just email me and I will make sure that you get one.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy New Year to everyone!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. I hope you all have everything that you wish for in the New Year.

I also want to share some pics from our holidays.
Our grandson Billy trying to make a snow angel
The result...snow was too icy!
Before boarding the boat for the Holiday Light cruise on Lake Couer D'Alene
Approaching the North Pole
Supposedly the tallest animated Christmas tree
Some of the 1 Million + lights
More of the beautiful lights
And even more lights
The cruise on Lake Couer D'Alene was really nice. The lights were fabulous and even though it was cold outside, the boat was climate controlled, so it was a nice cruise.

Check back next week as I share some of the beautiful hand made Christmas cards that we received this holiday season. Hopefully, you will enjoy them as much as we did and they will inspire you for next year.