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Saturday, September 20, 2014

I Would Love to Get to Know My Fellow Crafters

I would like to get know my fellow crafters, stampers and friends a little better. This is for all you Stampin'Up! demonstrators also. I would love for you to respond to my quick questionnaire so that I can learn more about you.

This is meant only for fun so only answer what you're comfortable answering:

1. Are you married? How many years?
2. Do you have children? Grandchildren? Let me know all about them.
3. Do you have pets? What are their names?
4. What is your most interesting hobby or interest?
5. Have you or do you scrapbook or make your own cards?
6. What type of greeting cards do you find you need most? Thank You, Sympathy, Birthday, etc.
7. What helps you relax or what do you do to relax?
8. What is a book that you've read that has really stayed with you or made a lasting impression?
9. Now for the best! What is your favorite food? And would you share your favorite family recipe for all of my lookers to have?

Now for my answers....I'm married to my best friend and soul mate for 13 years. We have three children between us...a daughter, 34, a son, 32 and another daughter 30. We have four grandchildren, a girl, 15, a girl 6, a boy 5 and another boy 3. They are our lives. Our 15 years old has traveled all over with us and is even my partner in crafts. I started out scrapbooking and then went to a "Make & Take" at a local church and fell in love with making cards, and other exciting things with Stampin'Up! Unfortunately, I feel that I've made so many Sympathy cards lately. I have experienced an enormous amount of deaths in our area but I also love making special birthday cards and just about anything I can throw together. By giving my special cards, I've been able to sell cards to others. Of course, crafting is my relaxation. I go into my craft space, turn on a little music or uplifting tape and craft away. My favorite book ever is the Bible and I do bible study daily but one book that touched me was "90 Minutes in Heaven". I had just lost my dad who was my rock and a great friend passed this book to me. He had recently also lost his dad. I touched me in ways I'll never forget.

My favorite food is seafood. I love shrimp but my second is chicken. I make a wonderful Chicken Casserole.

Cook chicken and shred. Put in baking dish 9 x 13. Mix a container of sour cream with one can of Cream of Chicken soup and pour over the chicken. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and dribble some melted butter. Bake in 350 degree oven for around 30 minutes or until crackers start to brown and mix is bubbling.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Additional Information about the Late Night Stampers Blog Hop

LATE NIGHT STAMPERS BLOG HOP
 
 
Here is a little more information about the blog hop if anyone still has additional questions.
 
 
The winners are chosen only after the entry is received and checked to see if the correct clues are listed at the correct blog address, then those names get added to a drawing.
 
Each person is allowed to enter only with one blog in the country you live in. If you are in the United States then you enter with a demonstrator in the United States.
 
Each of us post a clue on our blogs. The clue is a product in the catalog. We post a picture of our clue and a description and maybe some art using the product we picked.
 
When the list of blogs participating in the Treasure Hunt are posted, we each post that list on our blogs as well. Then when visitors go to each blog they keep track of the blog link as well as the clue that is on that blog. Once they have all the clues they turn the list into one of the demonstrators in their area.
 
When they get the list, we check it with their answers and if they are all correct, we accept that as a good entry and turn in the name and your email over to the host!!!!
 
Such an exciting adventure....you will also be able to see other demonstrators work with their products!

LATE NIGHT STAMPERS BLOG HOP




LATE NIGHT STAMPERS BLOG HOP
 
 
Welcome to the Late Night Stampers Fall Treasure Hunt Blog Post! If you are here for the treasure hunt....scroll down to see what my clue is!
 
 
 
If you are an active Stampin'Up! Demonstrator and are on Stampin Connection there is still time to participate in the Treasure Hunt Blog Hop!
  
 
 
 
 
 
If you are a customer and love
Stampin'Up! products
Visit the links below and
keep track of each clue and where you found it!!!
 
 
You will need a clue from each blog listed below to enter the drawing for the Grand Prize!!!!

 
 
MY CLUE IS......
133723  Stars Framelits
5 layering dies. Largest image: 4 3/4 diam.
 
 
 
 
2014 LNS Fall Treasure Hunt Blog Participants 


 

 
 
 
 
 
5.       Deborah Smart, BC-CA – www.stampandcreate.net
6.       Bev Farmer, MD-US – www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
7.       Katie Shimshock, US – www.stampin-shimmy-style.blogspot.com
8.       Bridget Sandoval, CO-US – www.krittercrafts.com
9.       Jana T. Secord, US – www.stampinjana.stampinup.net
10.      Misty Snell, OK-US – www.snellmisty.wordpress.com
11.      Michelle McCarthy, US –    http://creativeexpressions.typepad.com/creative_expressions
12.      Rhonda MacNally, CA – http://www.rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
13.      Sarah Souza, US – www.sarahsstamplab.com
14.      Carol Gleason, WI-US – www.inkshimmerandshine.com
15.      Diana Carr, US – www.secretlifeofpaper.com
16.      Debi Teague, TX-US – www.inkandpapertherapy.com
17.      Olivia V. Studley       - www.oliviastamps.blogspot.com
18.      Cyndy Ponczek, US – www.cyndystamps.blogspot.com
19.      Patricia Olson, MN-US – http://www.pattiolson.blogspot.com
20.      Mary Lee, CO-US – http://www.maryleestamping.blogspot.com
21.      Tracy Elsom, NS-CA –    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tracyelsom.blog
22.      Nora J. Hampton, US - http://craftingwithnora.com
23.      Karina Chin, US  - http://www.karinaskreations.com
24.      Angelica N. Fletcher      - www.redcloudcrafter.blogspot.com
25.      Angie Jones, AUS – http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com
26.       Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –     http://sharonscreativestampinplayroom.blogspot.com
27.      Ann Shafer, US - http://fyhcards.blogspot.com
28.      Angeline Anny, HI-US – http://angiespapercloset.blogspot.com
29.      Laura Simnick, IN-US – http://laurasimnick.blogspot.com
30.      Janis L. Thomas, PA-US – www.letsstamptogether.com/wordpress
31.      Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US – www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com
32.      Christy Minshall, NY-US – http://www.createwithchristy.com
33.      Marie Green, OR-US – http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/
34.      Lisa Tyndall, US – http://lisatstamps.blogspot.com
35.      Valerie Malkus, NY-US - www.valstamps.typepad.com
36.      Cheryl Laxton,    - http://scrapinstampinnana.blogspot.com
37.      Billie Moan, US – www.ramblingrosestudio.com
38.      Becky O’Donnell    - www.artfulcreationsbecky.stampinup.net
39.      Angela Henninger, TX-US – www.studio31eighteen.wordpress.com
40.      Melanie Coverston,     - http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com
41.      Chris Ann Tomasso, US – www.createwithchrisann.blogspot.com
42.      Chris Ann Tomasso, US – www.chrisannsartwithheart.blogspot.com
43.      Suzanne Johnson, US – www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com
44.      Vicki Reed, US – www.lovetostampwithvicki.blogspot.com

 

 
 

These are two quick examples of my clue product! Add in the New Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and the designs are endless.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Earn Your Free Good Greeting Stamp Set Now!!!!



EARN YOUR FREE GOOD GREETINGS STAMP SET NOW!!!
 
 
 
Now until October 31, 2014, you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300--that's in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party August 28, 2014 through October 31, 2014.
 
This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more!