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, July 31, 2009

Award from Eileen

Isn't this special! Thank you to the very talented, Eileen over at Dropped Stitches. If you have not seen her site, you need to head on over there. I need to nominate 12 people for this. "Bear" with me, no pun intended, I am not feeling very well today and will have to do this later when I feel better!
Ok today is August 6th. I am much better... just too much "water park"! Then my computer has not worked for 5 days!!

Ok, now to add my 12 bloggers. Please accept this award from me, Barb at Snowmanlover's Paperie and pass it along to 12 others ( whew that is work!) I still have link you all. Make sure you please link me and then link your 12 so the others can find you and discover new blogs!
I will be back to award a few more. Got to run and watch the kids!

Brenda at Brenda's Joy
Jo at I'd Rather be Scrapbooking
Jeannie at A Place for my Cards
Summer at B is for Brown
A Scrappin Tia in Texas
Angela at Sew Many Crafts
Christina at Creations by Christina
Kathe at Katz Designz
Lisa at Bug Junkie
Denise at DeniseProject 365
Ramona at Paper Hugs
Leanne at Created by Leanne

Opps, did a "Baker's Dozen"!
I don't know if you want to thank me or not, 'cause now you have to think of 12 people!! LOL!!

Bridget, Magoo, Lisa, Sandy, and Lorrie, ya know I love ya, even though you aren't on here but I passed the last award- Circle of Friends down ( scroll on down) to you guys!! b

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's time for cake!! My little girl's cake class today

Today was the fourth and final day in my little girl's cake decorating class. I can not believe what a wonderful job she did decorating it. We have enjoyed the class so much! The group of girls/women in it are wonderful. I don't have the talent so I sit and watch. Today I told them I guess I am like a "Soccer Mom" or "Stage Mom" but with cakes, so I guess I am a "Cake Mom". I try not to hover over her, I have no clue how to do the things she has accomplished and I am so proud. She honestly decorated all her cakes by herself. Scroll way down to see more cakes and you will see the progress she made!
She is only 11!!
This is her final cake!!
Let me take you through the steps:
Bake the cake

Begin to ice it

Continue icing but with fine coat. Then pat with a Viva Paper Towel

Next bring the cake into class and learn the basic weave technique. They learned the technique today on a practice board and iced the cake today after learning the technique JUSTtoday! She had fun with it and did a super job! Her teacher Deb helped her finish up the back because her poor tiny wrists hurt so badly.
She made the Royal Icing flowers last week to put on her cake.
The week before the class made Birds out of Color Flow but we were out of town. Amber, the most darling girl, gave us two birdies. Here is my little girl's final cake!

Here is her teacher, Ms.Debbie, giving my little girl her diploma for graduating course two. She is now ready to move on to the third course which involves a two tiered cake! I am so proud of her efforts. We love Deb. She is the best teacher. I made her this little booklet this morning, as a thank you. It has a big cake on it.

Here are the members of her class:
Her classmates, Jennifer and Amber. Jennifer is an Art teacher and Amber a darling 15 year old. We have enjoyed them through both Levels One and Two classes. Jennifer, the Art Teacher, actually made hers look like a basket!! Amber's blue cake was so precious. Her bright flowers were just so adorable. She is just a doll!


Here is another girl in the class, Jessica, Jessica made a gorgeous purple cake. She planned to add some My Little Ponies to the top as a special treat for a little girl she babysits for. She is so talented!! The purple basketweave was gorgeous!

Anna and her Granddaughter, Emma did not make the class today.
I miss Evelyn, she had to switch her class to another time.

Now they are all ready to move on! Me? I can't even prepare an icing bag!!

I would LOVE if you would leave her a comment! You don't have to have a blog to do so. Just click on the little button below where it has a number and says COMMENTS.

Thank you for stopping by and please have a piece of cake before you go!

Circle of Friend's Blog Award!

I am so honored to have received this award from three people.
It is the Circle of Friend's Award.
I received this from Sandy at Sandy from Ukiah, Bridget from Bridget's World and Lorie L. at Pink Cloud Stampers
This is a very special award because it means that you have supported someone on their blog. It is not about your work, but about how you give to others, so makes it even more meaningful.
It is also very special because I am involved in a group at our Middle School, also "Circle of Friends". This is a program where students can choose to help out with the Special Needs students. Once a month there is a party for the kids. I get to help serve. I wish we could make real buttons out of these buttons!
I am to pass this along to others that have been very supportive to me on my blog. I am not really doing it in the traditional way but I have to say that when I see comments on my blog, I know they are going to be from either Bridget, Sandy, or Lorrie N from Scrappin' Stuff. and that is what this award is about, the ones who support you on your blog! These three have always been the ones to quickly comment on every post, but guess what, they already have these awards! No wonder, as they are always supporting others on their blogs. We are always sure to comment!
Then there is Magoo from Design-Create- Inspire who has made me my own adorable blog button- see below!! We also spend hours emailing back and forth between Canada and the US chatting about changing our blogs and testing things out for each other. We call it our "Blog Talk". Couldn't get more supportive than that!
I also have my dear friend Lisa from the message boards but she is more my calling on the phone buddy. Then there is Jeri, she is my old time buddy and she just started her blog yesterday. Be back with more links!
OOps, here are the "Official Rules" :
Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. So, while it may be hard for me to only pick five I will give this award to, Lorrie, Sandy, Bridget, Lisa and Jeri.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Halloween Hi! Card- Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch

My good MB friend Lorrie sent me a Drippy Goo Punch today!
This is what I whipped up!
SU 1 1/4 Striped Pumpkin Pie Ribbon ( from my Current Ribbon Share!)
SU Hostess Level Three- The More the Merrier Stamp Set
SU Olive Designer Paper
SU Pumpkin Pie and Black Inks

Thank you, Lorrie!!!

I see a lot of MB members have come over to see the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to sign up to follow!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Life is Good Card

I've been eager to use this stamp from a friend and the Red Polka dot ribbon. I love little trees!! Got this made for a friend today.
SU Very Vanilla Card Stock
SU Olive Designer Paper- the same two papers are shown in post below.
SU Red Polka Dot Ribbon
SU Scalloped Oval and Oval Punches
SU Chocolate Chip Inks
SU Kiwi Ink- I ran out of Old Olive ink!!

5x5 Card

2 new cards

Just whipped up a few basic and simple cards for some special friends
Friend to Friend Card
SU Very Vanilla Cardstock
SU Striped Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
SU Old Olive Designer Series Paper- two designs
SU Chocolate Chip Ink
Spellbinders Ribbon Tags
Happy Birthday 5x5 Card
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
SU Eight Eight Greetings Stamp Set
SU Very Vanilla Card Stock
SU Tall Tales Designer Paper Pack
SU Scallop Circle Punch and 1 3/8 Circle Punch
SU Brocade Blue Ribbon
SU Chocolate Chip Ink for stamping
Spellbinders Tags

Please click on photo to see close up, photo is blurry

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lego Display at Crown Center, Kansas City

While out of town, we happened upon this fantastic Lego Display by artist, Nathan Sawaya. I especially liked the blue man putting himself together! Enjoy the photos! I took them in mind to share them on my blog. Any St.Louis, Kansas City or Mizzou people here??? These are my old "stompin' grounds"!
I would love to hear your comments!!

NEW Stampin' Up Ribbon Shares!

Edit- coming soon, check back for My Ribbon Shares for July 2011!!

TWO new Ribbon Shares
$12 for 8 yards for one Ribbon Share
$23 for both Ribbon Shares!
Price includes shipping to the US via Pay Pal

Share A Check out this yummy ribbon! In this share you will get 8 yards, 2 of each of the 4 colors of the Striped 1 1/4 " ribbon for just $12!

Share B Below is an example of the gorgeous 1" double stitched ribbon. These are not the actual colors it comes in. It NOW comes in Real Red, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red. With this share you will get 8 yards, 2 of each of the four colors for $12. This is my favorite ribbon and you will love it too!

Here is a photo of the Real Red!

Like them both?? Both shares A and B for $23.
Please click on the EMAIL buttons for payment details!!

Edit- coming soon, check back for My Ribbon Shares for July 2011!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just got back in town from St.Louis and Kansas City

Just got back in town and have I ever missed blogging!
I am the type to comment on your blogs, so I have a lot of catching up to do!

I went to St. Louis to see my mom. It was a very special time and we also got to see some of our dearest friends too when we stopped in Kansas City for a luncheon honoring my husband for being with his company for 25 years. Can't forget to mention we stopped in our dear old college town of Mizzou!!!

We had a long 12 hour ride home today but so glad to be back with my puppies and in my house. Not glad to be in this heat though!

I will have to update my blog once I get settled in. The pups ended up getting sick at the vet so need to take care of them, grocery shop, laundry, catch up on my business and then can play with my blog!!

Missed reading your blogs. How weird to be away from my addiction for a week!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just a "Hi" Card- Simply Sweet Cart

I just whipped up this little card for my friend, Toni
I used the Simply Sweet Cricut Cart that Provo Craft gave me to sample for the font
It is very 3-Dimensional but you can't tell!
It looks much better in real life!
The colors really pop but not in these photos.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SU New Colors Ribbon share/Ribbon Share

 Edit- Check back on July 1, 2011 for NEW SHARES!

Two Ribbon Shares!

Share A Pg 182 in New Catalog
1" Double Stictched Grosgrain Ribbon
8 yards for $12
2 yards of the 4 colors
Real Red
Bashful Blue
Chocolate Chip
Rose Red
Share B Pg 183

1 1/4" Striped Ribbon Share- includes some of the new IN Colors
$12 for 8 yards
2 yards of each of the 4 colors
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip
Old Olive
Basic Black
Like them BOTH, then A and B $23
Price Includes shipping to the US via Pay Pal