Welcome to Snowmanlover's Paperie

For those of you new to my site, I retired as a a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator
I went back to teaching in a Special Ed Classroom after being home for 20 years and "retired"
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Good Morning..thinking of my friends today

Good morning to all of my friends in bloggyland.

I would like to take this time to reflect on the past week.

2 of my friends lost their dad/husband
1 of my club customers lost her mom and another had a baby that needed surgery.
1 of my dear blogging friends, Summer lost her dad to a battle with Cancer. Summer, I love you!

Dear ^Sweet Ethan^ lost his battle with Cancer.
I pray for him, his sister, Sierra, his mom, Amy and his cousin Kristen who I met through her blog, spreading the word about Ethan.
Dear Kristen, thank you for emailing me through all of this. I am taking Ethan's death hard.
I want to thank Audrey and Kim for checking on me with emails during this time and going through this as well.
I want to thank EVERYONE who made cards for dear Ethan.

I hurt for all of my friends for their losses.

I had a hospital procedure and though it was nothing serious it put me out of pocket for three days. I am just staring to feel back to normal and reality.

I want to express a "shout out" to my friend and customer KIM, who helped me through the physical pain I had yesterday. I also want to tell Kim, I am there for you too!

I think we are all "tight" in this Crafting World and I want to express my best wishes to two dear Crafters:
Monique is having her double Masectomy today and
Brenda from Bren's Designs is having hers tomorrow.
These women are both fighters and I know they will come through. Many prayers being sent their way.

I also have some VERY close people to me fighting Cancer right now and it sucks!

On a lighter note, I would like to send a "shout out" to my dear friend and customer, Ruth, better known as Cricoholic, whose humor never fails to make me laugh. Late last night she sent me a photo of her new Craft room paint color. She took a swatch of our Stampin' Up Garden Green to the paint store and now her room is SU Garden Green!! Got to love her! She is a true SU addict.

Oh and on a happy note, I would like to thank my customer Janie, for signing up under me as a new demonstrator. Good luck, Janie!

I have so many Sympathy cards to make today and one Birthday card for my best friend, Melanie and two get well cards for Monique and Brenda. Thinking about all the losses this week makes me so sad, but one thing about making cards is you can pour your LOVE into them and I will do just that!

Please have a nice day! :)

I would LOVE to hear what you are up to today! I hope it is a good one:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

May he rest in peace, little Ethan Smith

I just got home from my hospital procedure so a still a bit too drugged up to read or write, but I just found this out.
Poor Little Ethan earned is "Angel" Wings this morning. His story was so sad and his last two week impossible.
Someone put this on his Caring Bridege page for him.
I feel for his mom, Amy and is sister Sierra.
May you rest in peace, sweet little boy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

NEW Stampin' Up Club! Staring November 15th!

HI ladies,
Hi there!

I am starting up a NEW Stampin' Up Hostess Club that begins on November 15th.
This is a $37.50 Hostess Club which means you only need to order $37.50 in retail of anything of your choice!
The Club requires 4 members and a 4 month commitment.
There is additional ship, tax, reship/pay pal each month.
This is a "Special Club" because:
We are skipping December so you can save for the holidays AND
during Jan- March "if " you order $50 you get a FREE SAB gift- Sale-a-bration!
So the order dates are:
November 15th
Skip Dec
Jan 23rd
Feb 15th
March 15th
You are only committed to order $37.50 in Retail each month. IF you chose to order the $50 in Jan-March you get the free gift but do not have to.

Hostess Gifts! On one month YOU will be Hostess which means you get to chose $15 in FREE product AND a Level One Hostess Stamp set!

I already have several Special Nov Clubs set up but per request am starting a new one!
I need 3 more members and this is first come, first serve!
I will also be starting up more Clubs in January.
This is for those that do not want to wait that long!
Ready, Set, Go! First Come, First Serve!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Stampin' Up Fall Workshop

Today is my Fall Workshop day!

Here are some of the things we will be making. The Halloween cards were ideas I revamped  from other demonstrator's cards. We have a Stampin' Up site just for demonstrators to share their cards and if we use their ideas, we are "casing" them.

This darling card is "cased" from Maryjo Monterosso.  I added the Black Lace Ribbon and the Scalloped Square Punch.  Love this ribbon from the Mini Catalog.
Stamp Set is Wicked Cool and paper pack is Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Paper pack.

This one is "cased" from Dawn Griffith. I just love it but changed it out and used Razzleberry Cardstock ( don't you love to say that word- razzleberry) and used our  Spider Web embossing Folder. I love the changed look it gives with the spider web embossed into the, say it with me, "Razzleberry" Cardstock!  The stamp set used was Dark and Dreary. Love this stamp set! 

Here is a very simple Thanksgiving card using stamps from the new Day of Gratitude Stamp Set. Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set is used for the inside greeting.

And a little Thank You note to attach to a Hostess Gfit. Both cards use Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Paper. Early Expresso, Very Vanilla,  and Cajun Craze Cardstock give it a special "Fall" touch.

Our really neat punch, Decorative Label Punch, from the Mini Catalog is used and I backed it by punching out two more punches and then cutting and placing behind the stamped punched out one. Curly Cute Stamp Set is used for the Sentiment.

Check back later for photos from the workshop!
Edit- the photos of the ladies at the workshop turned out all blurry. What troupers they were though. We had a tornado blow thew here 15 minutes before the workshop was to start but they all showed up! Rain or shine we had a fine time!

All highlighted items are from Stampin' Up! If you would like to place an online order, please go to
http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net and click on Products and Shop Now!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hybrid Cards

HI, I feel almost back to myself today after hearing that Ethan is doing better for now.  The other night I was so upset and was stuggling to make him a card and just couldn't get with it so I made him one digitally. Then I made my sister a birthday card too, while I was in there..  I hope they like

The paper, sentiment, stitching, scallops and owl, basically everything are done digitally. The ribbon is retired Kiwi/Very Vanilla, one of my favorite ribbons. On Ethan's Halloween card, the ribbon is real and the bat is from our bat punch.  Both cards are backed on Tangerine Tango and Basic Black Cardstock. The printed paper is from My Digital Studio.
I am going to get back into doing some things digitally and like the "hybrid" look.

Tomorrow is my Fall Workshop. I was so upset all day yesterday but did manage to get my four projects ready for the girls on Saturday. Stay tuned, please, for some really fun cards! I already pre-posted it and it will display tomorrow morning.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just heard from Ethan's mom

Oh I can't tell you how much better I feel. You see I have been emailing Ethan's mom off and on. She just sent me an email saying she had not posted an update yet but she knew I would be glued to my computer until she did and knew it was getting late. Was that not the sweetest thing to do. Here she is in the ICU with her very sick little boy and took the time to write me, a stranger, a note to tell me that Ethan is doing better today and give me the info on his condition. Let's keep the prayers coming.
Here is his Caring Bridge Page:
Hopefully she will be posting today soon so you can all see.  I am hoping his goodie basket arrives tomorrow. I sent it to New Hampshire but the hospital is in Boston.

Still waiting to hear

Still waiting to hear about little Ethan. I am on pins and needles today and glued to the computer to wait for his Caring Bridge page.

Here are some of the goodies I sent to him and his sister. They should arrive by Saturday. He is in ICU now and in critical condition. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ethansmith/journal

Good morning friends,
I am not really in the mood to say much today. I am worried sick about that little boy, Ethan, the one whose Caring Bridge Page I follow. Please send lots of prayers his way. His mom's entry today just breaks my heart and I will be on pins and needles until I hear more : http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ethansmith/journal
I have to make two Sympathy cards today for a friend and her mom and a baby shower card for a friend. I was going to make Ethan another Halloween card but am going to put that off for now. I sent him a big box of Halloween goodies and a card yesterday. It should arrive by tomorrow or Saturday. I have to prepare my four cards for my next workshop and am just not in the mood.
For now, please just send prayers their way for Amy, Ethan and Sierra.
Thank you

Monday, October 18, 2010

Out with the old, In with the New- Stampin' Up Holiday Bundle Sale starts Tuesday!

Get a load of this! Clearance Blitz ends today but the  
Stampin' Up!
Holiday Bundle Sale 
starts tomorrow!
This is a 20% savings off the bundle!

Choose from several great bundles with great savings. Wonderful for Christmas gifts and for yourself too!  You can purchase these  products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! The items and prices are shown below

Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
Includes Bells & Boughs Stamp Set 
And Deck the Halls Designer paper!
Wood mount 124067 $23.92
Clear mount 124068 $19.92

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
Includes Contempo Christmas Stamp Set
And Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
Wood mount 124071 $20.72
Clear mount 124072 $17.52

Tags til Christmas Bundle
Includes: Tags til Christmas Stamp set 
And the darling Decorative Label Punch
Wood mount 124077 $38.32
Clear mount 124078 $31.92

Gift Packaging Bundle
Includes Gifted Stamp Set
And Mini Lunch Sacks
Wood mount 124083 $26.32
Clear mount 124084 $19.92

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
Charming Stamp Set 
And the Simply Adorned  1″ x 1-1/4″ Charm, and Simply Adorned 24″ Chain
124076  $39.88

Frame Gift Bundle
Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame and Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish D├ęcor Elements
124075 $19.92
Dates: October 19-December 16, 2010

Things to Remember:
You must use the bundle item codes provided.
The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.

So whether if you would like to get a great start on making some Christmas cards or start your Holiday Shopping, just click here: http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
Then go to Products, then Shop Now.
Be sure to stop by the "Clearance Rack"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Out with the old........

Monday is the last day for this Clearance Rack Blitz... remember 80% off!
There were 200 items there but many have gone. Hurry if you want anything and leave some for me, I am going back for seconds!

dit on 10/20- there is still plenty in there!

If you would like to place an online order, please go to http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net and click on Products and Shop Now!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Reminder: Stampin' Up Special Promotion ends on Monday!

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Time is running out!!
This can be YOURS!!
How do you ask?
By signing up with Stampin'Up by October 18th!

Wait, it even gets better!!
I am offering anyone who joins my Snowmanlover's Stampers Team to have a chance to be in this drawing for this gorgeous stamp set, called Friends Never Fade

So what are you waiting for?!!!

To join my team, please contact me first.
From this site, click on "Start your own Business" then click JOIN NOW.
Please read through it and Acknowledge it then select "I agree".
Then finish up by putting in my demonstrator password- oreo cookie

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Return of those darling Sweet Treat Cups!

Remember this old post of mine from last year!

Sneak Peak! Stampin'Up has come out with the most ADORABLE idea!
This darling little stamp set can also be use to make an ornament, a flower and even a Hot Air Balloon. Little sweet treat cups are sold separately at a minimal fee and can be filled with candy, glitter, buttons, etc! The sky is the limit!
Level Three Hostess Gift Halloween Sentiment
Stampin' Up Sweet Centers Stamp Set
Stampin' Up Sweet Treat Cups
Stampin' Up 1 1/4 inch black striped ribbon
Stampin' Up card stock, whisper white paper, and brads
Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant Ink

Check my other posts for the TRAP Door and more Sweet Treat Cards!

If you would like to place an online order, please go to http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net and click on Products and Shop Now!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Little Hallloween Candy Treat Holders

I'm not very "wordy" today. Home sick. Not homesick but home sick!
Here are some treat holders I made. Backround paper is from Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Paper pack. Stamp set is Batty for You and Level two Hostess Stamp set called Cute by the Inch

If you would like to place an online order, please go to http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net and click on Products and Shop Now!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to LORRIE!

Happy Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Lorrie!!
I wish I could surprise you and fly up to Indiana and  meet you take you to lunch, girlfriend!
You have been such an awesome friend!
Wishing you the very best day!
I should have never thrown out Mr. Snowman! My little one was upset and now I miss him too!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wicked Cool~Fun Post it Note Holders

How about some Wicked Fun!! Check out these darling Post it Note Holders made out of our  Stampin' Up Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper! This one uses our Dark and Dreary Stamp Set. I think I will re-do it and use Black Embossing Powder to make that fence really shine!
Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon is tied around the holder.
It is snapped with Velcro Dots

Here is another one but this one is a little Purse! The handle is made out of our really cool Raven 1/2" Lace trim. Love it!!

Wicked Cool Stamp Set is used for the Spooky and the Scallop Oval Punch.
I threw in a few creepy bats from our Bitty Bat Punch. Ugh, hate bats!

If you have any questions on how to make this or order, please click on the email button.

Stay tuned for more  Creepy Halloween projects this week. 

If you would like to place an online order, please go to http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
and click on Products and Shop Now!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stampin' Up 4 Month Hostess Clubs starting November 15th!

Hi there!
My clubs are over this month so it is time to start up another $37.50 club.

How does this work?
Well it takes 4 members ordering $37.50 in Retail* each month for just 4 months.

Do you have to host a party?
You just need to order a certain amount each month, that's it! I turn the order in as a group order and one person each month earns Hostess Credit!

Then on YOUR Hostess Month you get to pick out $15 in FREE Product of YOUR choice AND a FREE Level one Hostess Stamp set!

I will be starting more Clubs in  November.
We can skip December and guess what is in Jan, Feb. and March? SAB- Sale-a-bration and that means IF you chose to spend $50 you get a FREE and great gift!
However you are only obligated to spend $37.50 each month in retail.

This is a 4 month commitment and on a first come, first serve basis.
I have 6 active Clubs running now and strive for great customer service!
Your orders come to me in about a week and then I have them out the very next morning!

*You will also be charged shipping and tax . A reship fee will be added, if you live out of town . I accept Pay Pal. US Only please

Ready, Set, GO!! Please click on the "EMail  Me" button to contact me!

IF YOU have been in one of my Clubs in the past, you know how I strive for excellent service!

If you are interested in my Color Product Clubs such as Marker or Inkspots with Cardstock, please check the post below this one! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stampin' Up Marker/Cardstock or Inkspot/Cardstock or Ink Clubs

Many Marvelous Marker/Cardstock Club $54 per month

I had a request from a wonderful lady to start a new Marker Share!

Please Check out the Beautiful New Color Collections!
This club requires 4 members and will last 4 months, please.

In this Club you will be receiving the Markers* in 4 color groups

The Brights (10)

The Neutrals (8)

The Regals (10)

The Subtles (10)

and 4 packs of matching Assorted Cardstock.

Each month you will receive a set of ONE of the  Color Collections of Markers , and a set of matching Cardstock and a pack of our wonderful Stampin' Dimensionals

On your hostess month you will receive the set of In Color Markers (5) and a
Level One Hostess Stamp set 
and the wonderful Marker Case!

By the end of the Club you will have all 38 markers, 4 packs of matching Cardstock, 4 packs of Stampin' Dimensionals, your Marker Case, the In Color Markers and Hostess Stamp set! What more could you ask for!

1 Spot filled and 3 more to go!!

Ready, Set, Go!

I accept Pay Pal and ship to the US only

*Markers are not packed in this packaging. I separate them and send each month. On your Hostess month you get the case to store them in!

Inkspot and Cardstock Club $54 per month-
This is one of my favorite clubs!  1 spot filled and 3 more to fill!
This club requires 4 members and will last 4 months, please.:)

In this Club you will be receiving the Stampin' Spots in 4 Color Collections
The Brights (10)
The Neutrals (8)
The Regals (10)
The Subtles (10)
4 packs of matching Assorted Cardstock.
4 sets of our wonderful Stampin' Spots (our mini inkpads!)
8 full sized ink pads
Each month you will receive one set of Stampin' Spots, 1 package of matching assorted Cardstock and two full sized inks of your choice!

On your Hostess Month you will get to choose $15 in Free Product and a Level One Hostess Stamp set out of the new catalog!
By the end of 4 months you will have all four sets of Spots (38) , 4 packages of matching cardstock and 8 full sized ink pads of your choice! And of course Hostess credit and stamp set!

Full Sized Ink Pad Club! $59 per month for 5 months

This Club will requires 5 members and lasts 5 months.  2 Possible spots filled! 3 more to fill!

You will get 10 ink full sized Ink pads a month

By the end of the Club you will receive all the Ink Pads from the new Color Collections (38) plus a Very Vanilla and Whisper White Craft Ink Pad!

On your Hostess Month you will receive a FREE Level 1 Hostess stamp set and $20 in FREE Product!!

These prices cover ALL costs including Pay Pal and Reship!! ( to the US)
If you are interested in my regular Hostess Clubs, where you can chose what you like, please see the post after this one on the October 8th post. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

OMG- Ginormous Stampin' Up Clearance Rack Blow Out Sale! 200 new items!

Oh my gosh, I woke up this morning and saw that Stampin' Up added 200 more things to the
Clearance Rack!!
You have got to hurry so you can check out these great sales- up to 80% off!
Cardstock Packages as low as $2.49
Markers, Inkspots, Crayons, Sets of 3 tins, Ribbon, etc!
I have not even had a chance to order for myself. Been at the doctor with my son.

If you would like anything just click HERE or on the big SU button on the right.
Then go to Products
Go to Shop Now and then
Go to Clearance Rack 

IF you order $150 or more you get Hostess Credit if you go through my site!

Have fun shopping.
I am going to jump off and shop! Hurry! These are only While Supplies Last!

Thank you Kim and Erin for blogging and posting on your FB about this! You both are dears! 

To place an online order, please go to http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net and click on Shop Now!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Card Kit 4 sale!

HI there! I feel the urge to do another Card Kit!
How about a Spooky Card Kit!
Oh this paper pack is sooo much fun!!
It is so great for Scrapbooking too!

 In this kit, that I have assembled you will get:
*6 12x12 Sheets of the Double Sided paper from the Nite Owl Designer Series Paper
12 pre-scored Whisper White cards or 6 sheets of Whisper White Cardstock
**12 Whisper White Envelopes
4 Sheets of 8.5 x11 Old Olive Cardstock
4 Sheets of 8.5 x 11 Basic Black Cardstock
2 yards of 5/8 " Satin Old Olive Ribbon
1 sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals

I will be throwing in some spooky Bats cut from the Bat Punch!
**If you prefer to leave out the Envelopes you can have 2 yards of our new Raven Black Lace Ribbon!

Price $25 includes Pay Pal and Shipping to the US.
*12x12 sheets will be cut in half for mailing

First Come, First Serve!
Thanks! Barb