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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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sneak Peek! Awash with Flower Stamp Set - available July 1st!

Tomorrow is the day!! The first day of the new catalog!!

I just love this stamp set. It is called Awash with Flowers. It comes with two boxes of stamps. One to outline and one to stamp with and color in.
Here is just one of the cards I made with it. It is sooooo much fun to use!
To order click HERE after July 1st
Awash with Flowers  # 120549
Sentiment from Cheap Talk #113004

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stampin' Up! Ribbon, Ribbon and More Ribbon!!!

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

Yippee!! It is time for NEW STAMPIN' UP RIBBON!!
I am doing 4 NEW Ribbon Shares, staring July 1st 2010!
This is a one time share and a great way to get a sample of tons of new and pretty ribbon!

Here you go! Please sign up before July 6th.
In Color Ribbon! $14- opened round 3!

EDIT 6/2011- This share only available while supplies last for June 2011 order! Please email me by clicking the Email button! 

In this share you will get 3 yards of 5 of the New and Gorgeous IN COLORS!

1/8" Taffeta $21.50 -FULL

You will get 2 yards of 13 colors!

5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $25  FULL

You will get 3 yards of 13 beautiful colors!

1 1/4" Striped Ribbon- this is my fav! $29   1 spot left

You will get 2 yards of 11 colors!

All shares are a one time thing! Prices include Reshipping and Pay Pal!!
 Click on the Email me button to reach me!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pulled Pork!

I was craving Pulled Pork when I woke up so I looked up four different recipes while my husband went to the store to buy the pork. He came home and did his own thing and it was awesome. It was a bit too spicy so we threw a potato in  and a can of red beans. We ended up eating the beans and mixed with that pork they were yummy! I am so lucky that my hubby loves to cook- not really- he started doing all the cooking last August and I have gained a ton of weight and he has lost! I like his cooking better than mine!
I added cole slaw and a pickle to make it like a Chicago style hot dog!

Hi friends!

Hi friends,
I have not forgotten about you, I was just trying to keep the Bella and Ethan post at the top for a week. I hope some of you were able to send some cards to these kids.
If so, thank you!

It's been so hot here in Texas, feels like an oven!

Snapped this photo at a little country dive that we tried last week for Father's Day. Thought you would enjoy looking at it!

Updated my 365 family blog.

I have been busy. I had two workshops and an Open House in the last week. Lots of fun seeing my friends but I am exhausted.

I get my SU catalogs in tomorrow night. Those of you that ordered one get a ticket to be in my drawing for a free stamp set! I will draw at the end of July. Catalogs will be mailed Tuesday morning.

Well looking foward to July 1st, FINALLY, and the launch of our New Catalog!

What's new on your end?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Please send a card to these kids! Bella and Ethan

Can you please help by sending these kids some cards?

Please read June 17th post for details on Bella and Ethan

Bella's Site

I am in the process of getting the correct address for Bella,
but  I would think you could mail it to the P.O. Box on her link.

Bella Tucker
PO Box 199
Londonderry, NH 03053

 Ethan's Site

Here is Ethan's address. 
Ethan Smith 
27 Donna Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Thank you!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Facebook- My SU Fan Page

I must be old fashioned. I started an SU
Facebook Fan Page but miss my Blog, it is so much prettier! I am trying so hard to get used to it. I do have to say on a positive note, that I am loving seeing some of my long distance customer friend's faces!!
I promise not to ignore you here! This is my Craft Blog and I will show many crafts.
I also have a Family 365 Blog. My Facebook Fan Page is for strictly SU news.
Hope you hop on over to see, but it is not as pretty as my blog and I am not really sure of how it all works!! I feel so old and old fashioned!
HERE is my Facebook Site.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Workshop Fun!

Kimberly found me from my blog and joined us today

Lori brought this yummy cake

Tricia loves to show her cards! Thanks for bringing Pam

Linda and Carol

My little girl designed this project for our workshop

Flip Flop card goes great with this Island Oasis Paper

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Please send a card to these precious children!

This breaks my heart. Please help if you can by sending a card to this little girl. This is the 4th case I have heard about with the same outcome.
Here is another little guy that is in some need of some cards!

Please help. Thanks so much.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Drawing for Stampin' UP Club Members! "Club Candy"

HI there, everyone who "enrolls" to be in one of my Summer "Clubs" has a chance to "Win" either the darling Level One, It's the Thought stamp set or Level Two Punched Posies stamp set.
How can you win?
All you need to do is sign up for one of my  4 month Summer "Clubs" by the end of June.
I will do a drawing right before the club begins!! There will be one lucky winner!!


Taking sign ups for July and August Clubs! I have a few spots left!
Please see June 13th post for a list of Club options!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stampin' Up Clubs! Firming Summer Clubs now!

Hi friends, here are my New Club offerings that start on August 1st!
I am filling up and trying to "firm up" the final clubs this week.
If you are interested or have any questions, please click the email button and email me. I would love to have you in my club.

Inkspot and Cardstock Club $53 per month- {1 spot left}
This is one of my favorite clubs!
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!

Crayons, Cardstock, Ribbon and Buttons! OH MY Club! $53 per Month {1 spot left}
This is a 4 month club and will require 4 members please
Each month you will receive a package of :
Water Color Crayons from one Color Collection
a package of matching buttons
a package of matching assorted color cardstock,
and a roll of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon of your choice!

By the end of the 4 months you will have collected all 4 Color Collections of the Crayons, 4 packages of buttons , 4 packs A-ssorted Cardstock, along with 4 rolls of ribbon. Join in for a splash of Color Fun!!
On your Hostess Month you will earn $15 in FREE Product and a Level One Hostess Stamp Set!

Many Marvelous Marker/Cardstock Club $54 per month FULL

They will be back but with some new and vibrant colors and some of the old too!
This club requires 4 members and will last 4 months, please

In this Club you will be receiving the Markers in 4 color groups  (Need 3 more please)
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 Color Collections, 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 assorted cardstock, 4 packs of Stampin' Dimensionals, your Marker Case, the In Color Markers and Hostess Stamp set!

These prices for the Color Product Clubs include it all-ship, tax and reshipping and Pay Pal to you.

I accept Pay Pal and orders to the US only, please.

I offer a different Variety of Hostess Clubs. In these clubs you get to choose whatever you like and meet a certain amount of retail.
YOU get to be Hostess on one of the months! When it is your turn to be Hostess you get to choose $15 in Free Product and a Level One Hostess Stamp set out of the New Catalogs!

Take your pick- the prices listed are the Retail amount you must spend.

$37.50* Club lasts 4 months and needs 4 members- 1 spot left!
{$15 FREE product, Level 1 Hostess Stamp}

*$37.50 Monthly Hostess Club- you are responsible for ordering that much in Retail each month. Additional fees will apply to these three Hostess Clubs only as this is just the Retail amount.

I accept Pay Pal and ship to the US only please.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions! 
If you have been in any of my clubs, you know the great customer service I provide and how fast I am!

Look at all the pretty new colors. They truly do fall right into place when you see how well they work together!

Creative Writer Blog Award

Thank you Lori from http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com for the blog award!!

I am to tell you 6 truths about myself and 1 lie or visa versa.
Ok here goes, try to figure out which one is the odd one out!

1. I was an inner city elementary school teacher for almost 20 years
2. Fried Chicken is my favorite food
3. I adopted children from another country
4. I love sports
5. I have a great husband
6. I always try to help others
7. I am on the computer toooo much

Ok did I do 6 truths and 1 lie
Which one is the odd one out???!!!
I need to come back and pass this along to 5 more bloggers.
Thank you, Lori!

Ok passing this award on to:
Lorrie at Lorrie's Story
Christina at Creations with Christina
Ruth at Cricaholic's Serenity
Kim at Kreations by Kim
Cindy at Cindy's Wishes

Please feel free to post this blog award and pass on to 5 others!

Edit- the I love sports was the lie!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What a great storage idea!

Wow, what a great idea! I got this from another consultant named Anne. I was asking about how I could store my soon to be retiring markers that are going bye bye and she said she heard other demos are storing theirs in our new DVD cases!!
I already had the labels on some drawers of cardstock, so I just pulled them off and put them on the cases. I put the retiring in colors in with the Earth Elements.
The cases are only $4.95 for 4 of them!! They can be ordered HERE!
Go to Products
Go to Shop Now
Go to Summer Mini Catalog


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh My Gosh- Huge Savings!! Come LOOK!

Check out the Clearance Rack!! Click HERE, go to Products, go to Shop Now, go to Clearance Rack.
There are some more great things!   

Tool Kit with Mat Pack and more! $15.99. Great Paper Packs $3.99. Check it out before they go away!

And so much more!! The Clearance Rack has always been on my online site, they just keep changing it from time to time.  I love the Designer Pattern Paper. It matches the colors we are keeping in stock!
Be sure to check out the LAST CHANCE too, there are embellishments for 25-50% off! Cardstock on sale too!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More Elephant Cards!

More Elephant cards. These are for some friends who have birthdays in June. Inside they say, " I wouldn't forget your birthday"
Made with textured Stampin' Up cardstock and retired designer paper and ribbon. Oh my gosh, I just love our textured cardstock and this Pink Pirouette color and Baja Breeze are coming back! Aren't they gorgeous and so perfect for baby colors!

A Special Elephant for Summer Brown!

HI there!
This is a special card that I made for a very special lady! Last summer while surfing the net for Cake decorating sites, I came across a really neat lady, named Summer Brown. She no longer has her cake blog but has a really fun,quirky, humorous and whimsical blog (not craft related, but all about her Southern self living her life in the Big Apple ) I "befriended" her via blogland after seeing her post about her battle with infertility.
Summer also has a blog called Calling All Storks, B is for Baby Blog.
(See blog button on the left)
She and her husband, Adam, are  now in the process of trying to find a baby to adopt! Yipee, I am so excited! Being an adoptive mom myself, this thrills me and I want to help her find a baby! today!!

I saw on her blog that she wanted to decorate her room in elephants, so I got this cart just for her for the Elephant on it, just to make her a card!
I had to wait until she received the card before posting. She was thrilled with it.
Here it is!

I put this card on last night, but just woke up realizing that this is also the day we adopted our little girl. 12 years ago today we boarded our plane to go to another country to pick our little Pookie up!
Today we celebrate what is called her "Special Day".

May Summer and Adam have many "Special Days" to celebrate.
Wishing them "Tons" of luck!!

Later today, I was at a store and met another adoptive mom, Alison, and she shared her story and I cried. Summer, I know it will work out for you, Summer. We always believed it was not a matter of "IF" but a matter of "When". The right baby is getting ready to be yours, it just takes a matter of time to make it be the "right match".

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Dress Card

This one is for my friend, Lorrie!
I had to wait to show it until she received it but it seemed to have arrived with perfect timing.

Island Oasis Designer Paper
Sizzix Scallop Circle Die for the dress
Scallop Oval and Round Tab Punches for the purse
Itty Bitty Shape Punches for the little flowers on the bottom of the skirt
Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Brads and Ribbon for embellishments
Fun to make!
Scroll down for some more designs from my Island Oasis Card Kits!

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Barbie and Ken"

Just kiddin'!! But I made the one card for Father's Day and then made the other card with the little dress.  Actually it is a skirt and top!
The Paper is our Stampin' Up! Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. The purse is made from the Round Tab punch and the Scallop Oval punch! Brad and ribbons are added. The skirt and top are made from our Scallop Circle Sizzix die.  Add some ink from the Stampin' Spots to the edges to matchy match with the cardstock and you have it!! OH and I love the Paper Piercer- soooo much fun!  I could make little holes all day long!!  I have the pattern for the shirts linked in a few posts down on the May 17th post!

Here is the inside, I ended up making this dress card too as a Father's Day card from me. I know it seems silly to give a man a dress card, but here is the inside using the Things I Love Stamp set!

Hope you enjoyed my silly little cards!!
Scroll on down for some more fun things made with this silly little card!

Oh  I need to show you this! My blogger friend and customer, Eiyiyi, at Dropped Stitches, made this darling card with her Island Oasis Card kit that she got from me! Isn't it darling!