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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Friday, May 29, 2009

Card for my mom

Just a little I love you card for my mom!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

LOOK at what Crystal designed for me!!! A "Grab" Button!

Crystal, known as Magoo on the Cricut Message Boards just made me this gorgeous "Grab Button!!!!
She got Photo Shop for her birthday and has been busy creating her own blog designs.
She is such a great friend! We spend tons of time emailing back and forth (since she lives in another country!) about how to add things to our blogs. She has gone so far. Watch out, she is going to be a famous designer someday! I just love what she created for me and it was a surprise! What a nice thing to wake up to!
She even made it so you can "grab" the button. It is down on the right column if you want to grab the button! Thanks Crystal!
To check out her blog go to http://cricutinspiration.blogspot.com/

Please be sure to leave a comment, here, on how you like this!!
And please be sure to stop by her blog and comment as well! She is going to be famous some day!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oreo Cookie Name Plate

Here is a little Name Plate I made for our puppy, Oreo.
This was made a long time ago.

Purse Card

I made this quite awhile ago for my good friend's birthday from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. Of course I put a gift card in it.

Welcome Home!

Whew, I have been so busy with the ribbon shares, that I have not had time to make anything or post anything.
Here is a little welcome home card we made my mom for coming home from the nursing home.
This is from Wild Card

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Administrator's Day Card

SU Good Morning Sunshine Paper-I love this paper pack!
SU Scalloped Punch
SU 1 3/8 Circle Punch
SU So Saffron Ribbon
SU Buttons

Administrators Day Card

SU Bella Rose Designer Paper
SU Scalloped Circle Punch
SU 1 3/8 Punch
SU Buttons

Friday, May 8, 2009

Have your Breakfast and Eat it too!!

Ok, I know this is a bit crazy, but when I see a good deal, I like to pass it along!!
I ran up to Kroger today to get just a few items and saw this great deal, just as I walked in.
It was in a refrig. case in the front and it was:
Buy the bacon and eggs for $6.49 and get a pack of English Muffins, a small fruit cup, a jug of orange juice and a pack of salt and pepper shakers for free!
I told everyone in the store that I saw, even the firemen!
I do NOT work for Kroger, I just thought it was a great deal. I came home and took a photo to show you. The platter is not part of the deal although I used to sell those for a company before they closed up.
For those of you that want Breakfast in Bed on Mother's Day--- show your hubbies or boyfriends this deal!!
Enjoy your breakfast!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stampin' Up Marker/STAMPIN SPOT CLUB

I have been wanting to do a Marker Club but wanted to combine it with something else so you can get hostess benefits . Well tonight I used the one Chocolate Chip Stampin Spot that I got with a card set on the back page of the catalog and fell in LOVE with it!

Gosh I would love to have every single Stampin Spot so...........

How about a Marker/Stampin Spot Club!!!

This is how it works. I will need 4 people for 4 months. Each month you will receive one color family of the Stampin' Write Markers ( 12 ) and one matching color family of the Craft Stampin Spots ( 12 )!

Each month one of you will get to be Hostess!
On your hostess month you will each get a Level One Hostess Stamp Set of your choice
( page 17-19 in current catalog.)
You will also receive the marker case and of course your set of 12 Markers and 12 Stampin Spots.

At the end of the four months each participant will receive the pack of 4 Neutral Markers valued at $10.95 and a pack of Stampin Dimensionals(300). This will come from the Hostess dollars earned. You will also get a roll of 1/4" ribbon.

....So by the end of 4 months you should have all 4 color families of the Markers and Case, all 4 color family sets of Stampin Spot, plus the Neutral Markers, a pack of Stampin Dimensionals and a Level One Hostess Stamp Set and the ribbon too!

The cost is $76 per month for four months. This includes the cost of shipping to me and then back to you, if you live in the US.
I will accept Pay Pal.

If you sign up you must commit to all four months in order for this to work for everyone. Once all four months are paid for you will get the Neutral Markers and Stampin Dimensionals. I will require payment by the 15th of each month, please.

If you are interested, please EMAIL me with your name, and the email you would like me to send your paypal invoice to. TO EMAIL, go to the scalloped circle with the SU logo on it, down to the right a bit. :)

I will get back to you immediately!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Challenge 2- Use a new Technique

OK the last one. I used that Liquid Accent stuff, you can't really tell though. I am not so sure I like it. It is supposed to make it look kind of glossy and plastic-y.

I just noticed that Robyn commented on my posts. How sweet of her. She had 10 challenges with 10 gifts and has 5 kids. How she does it, I do not know! Thanks Robyn for the fun day and Christine too!!

Challenge 10 Use a Scallop

Ah, finally. I am so exhausted but very proud. Robyn was so great to do this and so was Christine. This challenge was to use a Scallop. I LOVE Scallops. I needed to do a page for a recipe book for a teacher's cookbook so this worked out perfect. I even used a recipe Robyn had given me for some yummy Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Well I am wiped out and still have challenge two to do.

Challenge 5 Christina's Layout

I missed Challenge 5 which Christina put out. It was to do a layout following her pattern. This enabled me to finally do a page for Oreo's book and we have had her a year already and I had not started. I really want to do this book. Oreo almost died several times and I would have been devastated if I had not done her book. At least this was a start!

Challenge 9- Mixing up Colors, fonts and styles

Ok, things are starting to slur together after doing this all day. So it was a good thing that Robyn challenged us to mixing it up!!!
I just showed the title. It will look cute when I add the photos and the backing.
Carts used: Lyrical Letters, Alphalicious, Cuttin Up, Makin the Grade, Doodletype

Challlenge 7- Making a Faux thingy!

I know there are out of order but I am kind of working out of order.
This was going to be my Kid's Page but then Robyn wanted us to make something Faux Chipboad so I made the litte flower into that.
I had the cupcake there earlier but it made a spot with the Stickles so I had to move it down. All the pink paper came sparkly. This looks better in real life! I love this Hello Kitty Cartridge!!

Challenge 8-Make a card with heart and three things and scalloped across

This was Christina's Challenge to make a heart with two papers across and one had to be scalloped, you had to use a heart and then three things going down the right side.
I whipped this one up fast but am not crazy about it.
I used Doodlecharms for the hearts and SU Designer Paper.
I am exhausted!!

Challenge 3- Kid's Page

This layout is for a best friend's page.
Used SU Designer Paper, what else!!
I just love this Hello Kitty cartridge!! Oh that brown spot is the dot on the "i" that I replaced with a button sticker but it didn't fall off and was in the photo!!

Challenge 6 Using Patterned Paper in a Layout

Whew, we have to move fast on these challenges that Robyn and Christina are giving us.
This one was to do a layout page using patterned paper.
I used SU Designer Paper and Hello Kitty Cart and Graphically Speaking Cart.
I like the way it turned out.

Challenge 4 Mother's Day Card

Here is challenge 4. I feel so rushed and not doing my best. This is SU Rockabilly Designer Paper and Hello Kitty Cartride.
Need to go clean up for Challenge 5.

Challenge 1 using Pink and Brown in a card

Here is my challenge for the Pink and Brown Challenge from Robyn at the Pink Stamper. We are doing 10 challenges today for National Scrap Day, one each hour!!!
Stay posted for more. They are not in order because I had to leave for a bit and will need to catch up on some of them. It sure has been fun!
I just opened up my Hello Kitty Cartridge and love it!
Thank you Robyn, The Pink Stamper!!