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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Barb's Little Bit of
Whimsy Wreaths
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I also post my "Simply Sunday" posts where I share recipes and home decor'

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blog disaster! I lost most of my stuff!/NEW LOOK UPDATE!

Construction Or should I say Deconstruction Zone here!
I was playing around with my backround, never could get the one up that came with my blog software I purchased, and I lost all my stuff! My followers, my catalogs, my award, my cute little tags that I spent hours in photo shop, my traffic zone, my blinkies, etc etc!!

Friday- I lost my entire blog!!! but

Update: MUCH LATER.....Yipee, I got it back up. I worked ALL day on it!! I would love if you would leave me a comment letting me know how you like the new look??????

The winner of the Forest Friends Stamp Set Drawing!

To celebrate my first month with Stampin' Up, I had a drawing for the Forest Friends Stamp Set. For everyone that purchased with me, your name was put in the drawing. If you purchased more than once, your name was put in as many times as your purchased.


Congratulations Kym, and thank you EVERYONE one for making my first month a great one.
A special thanks to all the ribbon share ladies! BG

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Please stay safe!

Please everyone, stay safe!!! Our schools are closing for a week due to the Swine Flu. Just want to wish everyone "wellness" and great health!!! BG

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

OREO"S Special Day!! April 26th!

April 26th was Oreo Cookie's Special Day!! This was the day we adopted her, one year ago. I remember my husband calling and telling us he saw a Black and White Shih Tzu and wanted us to come see her! We could not believe it, as he did not want the first dog (but loves him now!) We had been talking about getting a little Black and White one and naming it Oreo ever since we got Meatball. So, we all packed in the car, including Meatball, and went up to see this pup. My husband was smitten in love. We brought her home and she fit right in. The year had it's ups and downs. Oreo had many near death experiences but is such a little trouper. We celebrated her Special Day with lots of doggie cookies for her and cake and icecream for the family.
This is photo of the day we got her last year.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I finally did some scrapbooking!

I have not scrapbooked in a year!! Really, a whole entire year. That is due to my new love of making cards.
This morning my good "blog friend", Crystal challenged me to do something with my new Life is a Beach Cartridge.
I used that and Lyrical Letters ( love it!) to make a cover page for my Beach Album.
I had fun doing it!! I am so happy that Michael's finally got these two new carts in! I love them both!!

A Flowery Thank you Card


Just threw this one together
SU Scalloped Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch
SU Bella Rose Paper
SU Oval All Stamp Set
SU Rose Red Ribbon
Nestabilities Oval

I really like how the Oval All Stamp sets fits right in with the punches!

Yucky card!!


I think this is a yucky card but it came in the packet of Rockabilly paper
Stampin' Up Scalloped Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch
Stampin' Up Rockabilly Designer Paper

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Today's is Meatball's Birthday!!

Today is Meatball's 2nd birthday! Miracles do exist! Meatball has a true problem of eating anything and everything that falls on the floor including magnets, socks, scissors, paper, pens, pencils, etc. It is very nerve wracking and dangerous. I never thought he could make it two years with this habit of his. We had such a fun day. I took him to visit his favorite person ever. Her name is Lori and she works at the dog hotel at Petsmart. He has never stayed there but would see her after his puppy classes. We can not even say her name in front of him or he goes crazy!!! Well he had not seen her in 6 months as she transferred about 30 minutes away but today I took him to her store. He was thrilled when I told him we were going to see Lori, he still remembers her and went nuts when he saw her! She brought him a bowl of doggie icecream and sat on the floor with him. She played with him for an hour. What a great day he had! I had to stop at Michaels on the way home and I called and asked if I could bring him in and they said yes! He was a perfect gentleman in there and did not eat any of their paper!! Well I could not post a photo of him at his little party because I left my camera there!!! So I guess he gets to see Lori again tomorrow!!! This photo is of him at about 4 months old. I love this photo! Happy Birthday, Meatball!! I love you!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lost Card


HI, I posted this card once before but noticed it was missing. I am not sure how, I guess I must have deleted it. So I am posting it again. It is one of my favorite.
Paper- SU Rockabilly Specialty Paper
Ink- SU Red Riding Hood
Punch- SU Scallop Circle and SU 1 3/8 Circle Punch

Saturday, April 4, 2009

How to order Stampin' Up from me

Hi friends,
I have had several messages asking how to order from me so thought I would make a post on how to do this!
The easiest way is to click on the little SCALLOPED STAMPIN' UP LOGO on the right a bit. Your order will be sent directly to you from Stampin' Up!
Thank you so much for asking!! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks so much for helping me get off to a great start!!!
Thanks for stopping by! BG