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"
My blog is now changing to a WREATH Blog!
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Whimsy Wreaths
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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! 2012 Stampin' Up NEWS

Happy New Year to all!

I want to extend a very special Thank YOU to all of my dear customers!! I am forever thankful for you! 
I am sorry I have not been posting lately.
We are still dealing with renovation after our flooding.
My Craft Room is totally boxed up and I am unable to create!!

Some important reminders:
The awesome Holiday Mini goes until January 3rd!

The Clearance Rack (here-http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.netis still hopping with up to 80% off. Check this out up to January 5th. You won't want to miss out! 

Our awesome NEW Occasions Mini Catalog begins on January 4th. I will have the "online" downloadable version available on my blog then!

Sale-A-Bration!
What is that? 
The most wonderful time of year!
January 25th-March 31st 2012 

Spend $50
and get a FREE Gift with every $50 retail order! 

Sign Up SAB Special!
15% off the Starter Kit plus a SAB bonus bundle valued up to $50!!

Don't forget!
I am still taking
"Reservations" for my Spring "Clubs"!
Here are your choices:

6 month $25 Club
Order $25 in Retail each month for 6 months and get Hostess Benefits of Free $25 in Product of your choice!

4 month $37.50 Club
Order $37.50 in Retail each month for 4 months and 
get Hostess Benefits of Free $25 in Product of your choice!

 3 month $50 Sale-a-Bration Club!
Order $50 in retail each month for 3 months and get Hostess Benefits of Free $25 in Product of your choice!
PLUS Get a FREE SAB gift EACH month

Marker/Cardstock Club
$54 per month for 4 months

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Simply Sunday~ Hope!

Good morning, readers
Thank you for stopping by on a Sunday!
I always try to have something fun to share on Sundays but this week has left me very stressed. 


We had water damage to our first floor on Wednesday. By late Thursday,  the plumber had still not found the leak. In the meantime they had to jack hammer holes in the floor and walls to try to find it.  They never could get to it as it was under the house, but they did "by pass surgery" on the pipes and stopped the flow of water.


The water damage did not stress me but the damage done to the house, trying to find it, has given me great anxiety. Seeing them jack hammer holes in walls in my office did not make me happy. The floor needed to be pulled up anyway so that part is ok. I don't mind having to move stuff from the main rooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, but having to move my office is stressing me to the max. My office is my Craftroom and if you can imagine packing all of that up in an organized fashion. Ugh! 


I never did get my own Christmas Cards made to send out and I feel badly about it, but all the craft stuff has to be packed up:( 


The heat fans are driving me batty. I think only 3 more days of those, then renovation can begin.


I hate to complain, no one was hurt, no damage to furniture or household items, so we are so VERY fortunate. I just don't handle stress well and during the holidaze, with so many nick knacks out it makes it even more to pack back up. 


But I need to remain positive and have some....

Hope!! 

So you see, I guess I do have a fun "share" after all. I am nuts over Honey and Me Inc. Snowmen
Let me show you a few of my old and a few of my new.
They make me happy!


In my Craftroom/Office




In my Entry Way


If a snowman can't make me happy, nothing will!




So even though the floors are torn up in the entry and the heat fans are out there, I still have my snowmen up....until I have to move them ~ they are staying up there till the bitter end!


Even though, I did not get my cards made, I still think of my wonderful customers and appreciate you. 
Wishing you ALL a Very Merry Holiday!


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack SALE is still going on!



Don't miss out! 
Huge savings on our Clearance Rack! 

Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012
Details:Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last!
To place an online order, click below:
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stampin' Up!! HUGE Clearance Rack SALE!!!

Just found out- HUGE Clearance Rack SALE!


Check it out by clicking below or click on the Black Stampin' Up button on the right hand side!


One of my customers, sweet Erin, just discovered it! They don't tell us about Clearance Sales, ahead of time, so it was a surprise to me too!


I am honestly in the middle of moving my Craftroom this very second with no notice. Due to the flood, the plumber just came in my office and said he has to drill a hole to find the leak and of all places MY office/ craft room.  So I need to hop off but have fun shopping!!!  Go to the link below and then Clearance Rack!!


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P.S. Due to this flooding, I am not going to be able to send out Christmas Cards this year but have a Merry one and thank you for being such GREAT Customers!


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Gone Fishing........Flooding

Not really but we had a slight flood in our first floor yesterday.  Needless to say, I am a bit stressed about having to pack up the entire first floor, so they can put new flooring in throughout the house.  The room I am really stressing over is my Craftroom/Office. Can you imagine all that stuff I have to move! At least we had NO damage to any household items, just the floors, walls and some furniture. 


I didn't even have my Christmas Cards made yet! So I apologize for not sending any this year!!


Also I won't be able to make any new things for awhile but will be posting some things I have already made in the past or highlighting projects others have made for Christmas.


Thanks for your patience, while I shut down for a bit!


If you need to order anything, just click below. If you have any questions, I always have my computer with me!! 


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! Last Day to sign up for $125 Sign Up SALE!!!

Welcome Kim and Leah to my team!!
Both girls got their kits for $125! This offer is good just through today!!


You can sign up for $50 off and get the Starter Kit for just $125!! You also can get a pack of Designer Paper every month for 11 months, starting in February 2012!


To Sign Up, click HERE! Email me to talk about the Opportunity! 


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Edit- when it rains, it pours. Nasty day here in Texas but worse than that, we woke up to a flooded downstairs! If you email or call me I will try to get right  back to you!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Stampin' Up! FREE Santa Candy Cane Tutorial with Top Note Die Sale!!

HI friends, I finally go to making the Tutorial many of you have requested. Sorry between preparing for my workshop, getting long distance Club orders mailed and being sick, I have not  had a chance this week. 




Here are the materials needed:
Real Red Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Marina Mist Card Stock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Skin Tone Card Stock- I used our retired Creamy Caramel
1/4" Real Read Grosgrain Ribbon


Tools:
Top Note Die- Exclusive Die through Stampin' Up! only and a must have for this project!
1/2" Circle Punch
3/4" Circle Punch
1 " Circel punch
Modern Label punch
Embossing Folder of your choice
White Uniball Pen


Embellishments:
1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Real Red Card Stock, Whisper White Cardstock
Real Red Ink
Scallop Square Punch
Felt from Holiday Mini Catalog or make your own embellishment


Cut out 3 Top Note Die shapes. Emboss your Whisper White Top Note cut out.
Also cut out a piece of Whisper White at about 2x4" and emboss. Check out the darling stitching. You can only get this with the Top Note Die




Now cut the red and the white to be about 1 1/2" and place over the skin toned Top Note die and adhere.This is your base face, hat and beard!
Save the red scraps for later


 From the 2"x4" Embossed white piece of Card stock, cut out 2 Modern Label punched pieces and a 1" circle. After placing the Mustache pieces on the face, I curled them with my scissors




Now for the fun part. Cut out two 1" white circles, two half 1" circles from the skin tone card stock, two 3/4" blue circles and two 1/2" black circles  and assemble. Use the White Uniball pen to add expression to the eyes. Don't forget to punch out a 3/4" Circle for the nose! 




From your red scraps, punch out a Scalloped Square 


Stamp with sentiment of your choice- I used Tag's Til Christmas Stamp Set
Tie with Real Red Ribbon


Use the remainder of the red scraps to form a triangle for the hat and add your 1" circle for the pom pom.


I added a felt piece but you can adorn with whatever

Here is a photo of one of the workshop girls, Lori, and what she did with her Santa. She asked to use my Eyelet Border punch and trimmed her hat differently and it was oh so cute! Wish I had though of that!


Adhere to your Candy Cane. I just used our Snail Tape Runner but you can use Sticky Strip or adhesive of your choice.


Ho Ho Ho!


So, I hope my Tutorial was helpful to you! If you do not have the Top Note Die and would like to purchase it, you may click on my Website below. 


I will even offer 10% off the Top Note Die but just through December 17th!! It is item #113463 and is an Exclusive Stampin' Up! Die! 
Email me!


Get yours now here:
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Simply Sunday- old post of a Cozy Sunday

Hi everyone. It is time for my Simply Sunday post but this girl is not feeling well today, so I had a thought about this Cozy day I had last year and pulled up this old post from almost exactly a year ago today. I sure would love to duplicate this day and sure would love to feel better today but here is my "old" post for my "new" post today!  Today will be similar though but no walk and no baking but I will make cards and maybe some soup and I hope we have "Family Night" tonight! 
Today will be a stay in Pajama Card Making, Soup Making, Snuggling with Dogs, Family Night Day! Hmm, I wonder if my hubby will make that salmon again!
Have a great day! b


From Dec 13th, 2010:
We had a great and cozy day on Sunday.
It was very cold out.
Even the dogs are snuggling!

I made an Italian Sausage Soup that was awesome! If anyone wants the recipe, just click on the Email me button!
And made some cards......


My husband and daughter went for a long walk in the woods.

Then my husband came home and smoked a salmon. It was so awesome. We were too full from the soup to eat it but nibbled on it


Later that night we had "Family Night" My son made Peppermint Shakes from Southern Living Recipe  and baked us some Peanut Blossom cookies.........


........and  we watched Blindside. Gosh I love that movie and can totally relate to the mom, being an Adoptive mom myself and former inner city school teacher. I always cry when I watch it.

How was your day yesterday? What did you do? What are your favorite Christmas Cookies?



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Stampin' Up! Winners!


Congrats to the Winner!

Lori Anderson won a roll of ribbon for guessing the 3 things different about my blog. 

For those that stop by, I love "interaction"!
Thank you for any and all comments and thank you to Melissa for guessing 2 of them. 


It was not meant to have a prize but I so appreciate and LOVE comments,  that I decided to do a small prize for Lori's comments. *Postive ones that is, I shouldn't say All  comments!!  
The 3 new things were:
**Winter Blog Background
**Snow
**Music
Also, Kelly Kyle won my Awesome Christmas Give Away package in the drawing for those that ordered $50 or more over Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned for my "Simply Sunday". I am not feeling very well this morning so it is going to be a delayed post.

Have a great day!  3rd time is a try- I had to post this 3 times, every time I went to put the title in, my pinkie would hit "delete"!

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 Ruth-Cricoholic, I just noticed you noticed all 3 after Lori did.


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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sign up special- 2 days only- Hobbyists welcome!


Hi!
Yep you heard me- there is a special sign up rate to join Stampin' Up! just on December 13th-14th!!

Normally the kit is $175 but it will be on sale these two days through leader demonstrators.
Here is the scoop:

A $125 Starter Kit (standard or Digital+)—$50 off the regular price of $175!
A FREE package of Designer Series Paper OR a FREE digital download every month in 2012 (excluding January)—a total value of up to $120!

So, if you have been on the fence about joining, NOW is a great time to do it!!

Did you know you can join as a "Hobbyist"? 
What is a hobbyist? It is someone who signs up for the discount! You do Not need to have shows, you do Not have to demonstrate, you do Not have to sell. You Can use if for your own personal discount!!

Just remember this is just from December 13th-14th!!!

I would love to have you on my team!

You won't want to miss out on being with such a great company!! They have a heart and are so generous with all of their many incentives and gifts!

Please Contact me at snowmanlover 2 at yahoo dot com or hit the "Email me" button! 



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Our Stampin' Up! Sites were all down over the weekend but should be back up by now!
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Name the New things on my Blog!!

HI friends!
Can you name the 3 new things on my blog??
Ready, Set, Go!
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Still taking "Reservations" for my 
Hostess and Color Product Clubs!
Click Here to view!


Workshop day, stay tuned for photos from workshop later this week and stay tuned for my Simply Sunday post each Sunday!



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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stampin' Up! Snowman Card-A la Card Monkey Challenge #85

Mr. Snowman says hi and sorry for his blurry photo- his mom's ( me) Camera needs charging and she can't find the cord so this is a phone photo!




I had fun with this "Ala Card Monkey Challenge
This is the first time I played along and I really love the sketch from this challenge. It makes me stretch my imagination, instead of using my same old familiar card designs. 
This week's challenge is "Thanks" which I have in the inside but I couldn't resist the sentiment I used on the outside.




Materials I used:
Snow Much Fun Stamp Set
Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White and Naturals White Card Stock
Silver Glitter paper
Cherry Cobbler Seam Tape Binding
Glimmer Brads
Cherry Cobbler Twine
Jingle Bells

Tools:
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Modern Label Punch
Large Scallop Punch
Circle Punches

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Stampin' Up! Snowman Circle Easel Card!


Hi everyone!! 
I would like to introduce my cute little snowman guy.
He is inspired by this little tin I have. I decided to make him into a Circle Easel Card. My little girl is the one who came up with making buttons for the inside of the card.


Here is my inspiration


Materials:
Snowbuddy Loves Me Stamp Set (sentiment)
Sizzlet Die-Lots of Tags Set (sentiment)
Various Scallop and Circle Dies
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White and Tangerine Tango Card Stocks
Cherry Cobbler Seam Tape Binding
Sponge Daubers and Water Color Crayon for the cheeks


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Shirley's Christmas Blog Hop... want to join the fun, here is all you have to do.

1. Add badge to post with link back to my blog.
2. Anything goes, it just has to be Christmas.
3. Has to be a new post.
4. Add the Hop to your Post






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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner on the Today show

Did you miss our wonderful CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! on the Today show, today?
Here she is!
Click here for the video:
http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/45568467#45568467



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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Oh no, Lost my Header!

YIKES!!
I lost my head- well not my head but my header! I have been trying to get my blog's "winter coat " up since December 1st.
Blogger will not let me add my new header and I lost my old header. 
Oh dear!

Spring header
Winter Header
I have been trying for days to get my total winter background on and it won't take. Now today I lost my header totally.
I have to delete tons of photos in my picassa account, which I have done but now I can't even get the old one back on.
bahhhhhhh

Edit- YIPPEEEEafter deleting about several hundred photos on my blog, I was able to get the header up. Now I hope I can get the background up ok without losing my blog~

Great- got my side bars and footers up now just trying to change my black and white siggy below to pink and blue  snowman for winter. It will show up in my next post.

Edit- Ok! All set now! My Blog has it's "Winter Coat" on!
What do you think!!! I did not design it. Dear Alison Lopez designed it for me a few years ago. She no longer does this but I seem to need a bit of help each season.

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Simply Sunday~ More Christmas Decor

Happy Sunday! Welcome to my 
Simply Sunday Post!

Last week I showed our Entry way but this week I have a few more photos to add of some of our Christmas Decorations. My style is 
"Snowman Vintage" 
and much of it, I have around all year!

Entry Way

Fire place

Mantle


Hannah's Winter Village




 Hannah's Gingerbread Village




Gingerbread Man Tree 

Hannah's Pink Tree in her room

My Peppermint Alley- I have tons of Peppermint Lamps, Candles, Cups on my Bar Counter

Mr Snowman

Pillows! These are out all year! 

My favorite little trees!
Entry Way Tree

Snowman Tree-I have this one out all year

Gingerbread Man Tree

Staircase Trees



Adoption Ornament 


Thank you for stopping by. 
As always, I love hearing your comments!

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