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"
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Day!

Oh I almost forgot! Today is the last day to be entered into my drawing for the Stamp Set!! How can you be entered?
1.Either order a catalog from me
2. Place an order with me, Barbara Gornick, at http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net and name me as your demonstrator.
Your name instantly goes in the drawing!
Winner will be announced on August 1st!!
Good Luck!

S'More's Workshop

Today is workshop day! I just love having my friends over for workshops! I don't have much physical energy to go do shows but I love having them in my home. I hope to post photos later of us having some fun!! Check back later this evening for some photos.

I need to get better photos of the cards but for now here you go. This is what we made:

We used Bugs and Kisses 116580 stamp set and the patterned Paper from Woodland Walk 117389 and made a cute little 4x4 card on Crumb Cake Cardstock. Bugs were "popped" with Stampin' Dimensionals.

How about a S'more? I even served S'mores but no one ate one. After I made this card my little girl said I should have made it square and that is a great idea! I got this idea from my customer, Lori U.

This card is made from the darling stamp set called Under the Stars 111556. I just love this little bear. We used Early Expresso and Wild Wasabi cardstock . I just love the Wild Wasabi and I am not even a green person! The Early Expresso is a beautiful rich brown, even prettier than Chocolate Chip. It is stamped on Confetti White Paper- love this paper!



Bradlee joined us for the 1st time!

Stefani joined us for the 1st time and Kimberly came back for a second time.

We missed poor Essie today, she was in the hospital but we had her place set for her.
Get well soon, Es! I'll send you a card!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stampin' Up Embellishment Share 1 FLOWER SHARE LEFT!

Come and join in on this splash of color!
I have 4 shares going on!

Designer Button Share-72 buttons total $14
Each Share will contain colors from the 4 Color Collections:
Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals

Brad Share-120 Brads total $11

Flower Brads Share- 48 flowers total $14
Each Share will contain colors from the 4 Color Collections:
Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals
4 Color Collections include:
Brights, Regals, Subtles and Neutrals

Fire and Ice Rhinestone Brad Share-$16
80 Rhinestones total from the Circle and Square Fire and Ice Collections. Colors are listed on page 187 of Catalog.

First Come, First Serve. I only have a few spots left!

Assorted Designer Patterned Paper Share!

Edit: Please check July 2011 posts for Paper and Ribbon Shares!

Assorted Designer Patterned Paper Stack Share!

Wants lots of coordinating pattern paper but can't get it all at once? Well in this share you can!
This paper is simply scrumptous!

My Assorted Designer Patterned Paper Share gives you a sample of all 4 Color Collections plus the 5 new In Colors in Fun Assorted Patterns!
(These papers all coordinate with our solid cardstock)

In this share you will receive 100 6x6 Double Sided Patterned Papers!
In 45 different Colors!

A total of 20, 6x6 Double Sided sheets, from all 4 of the Color Collections plus 20 from the new In Color Collection!
(1 of each of the double-sided designs (2 designs per color)  in 10 colors from the 4 Color Collections) (2 each of double-sided designs in 5 colors from the In Color Collection)

The cost is $21 and includes shipping to the US and Pay Pal.

Please Click on the Email button if you are interested in this share.
Open to the first 8!!
I am filling up FAST!

The Color Collections in this share include 20 sheets from each of the Neutrals, Brights, Subtles, Regals and In Colors too!

Plus the In Color Ones too! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What a wonderful surprise from my Stampin' Up "upline"

Look at what arrived at my door yesterday! These gorgeous flowers. What an extremely thoughtful gesture from my upline's, upline's, upline, Mary Polcin!
You see in Stampin' Up you are under someone who is your upline. I don't hear from my upline or her upline but their upline Mary Polcin, honored me with these gorgeous flowers. They look even prettier in person. I also found out from her that besides earning Rising Start #2, that I was #56 Top Demonstrator in the Company. I am not even sure what all of this means or what criteria they used. It was not just sales but all around doing some other achievements along with it. All of this came as a shock to me as I was not even aware of these types of awards. Then found out we get a huge bonus. I called to see if it was a mistake but it wasn't. They are soooo generous and sent a cash bonus for both Rising Star and Top Demonstrator's Awards. All of this and my trip to Utah and my Cruise to Alaska and to think I just started out as a hobbyist to get the discount!! Oh my, oh my!! I felt like Queen for the Day!
I was just "playing" before, now I really need to WORK!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wow, what an honor!

HI everyone! Usually I am pretty upbeat and excited about things but today I am feeling so ill that I can't get excited, however, I got an email from Stampin' Up today and a call from my upline that I earned many awards with Stampin' Up at the Convention. I was not there but she called to tell me! I guess I should be very proud of myself but I want to thank you as my customers too for getting me there!!!
I was not even shooting for any goals, just enjoying my business and hobby and it happened!

If I can muster up some energy, I should be excited because besides the Cruise to Alaska for 2 (which I knew about already), I earned a prestigious award to Founder's Circle which is a private retreat for the top 100 or so demonstrators! I get to go to Utah in September for 5 days of relaxation and card making. The part I am most excited about is going to the plant to see how the stamps are made.
Now if my legs would just work and if I could get even one ounce of energy, I could get excited!

I also found out I made #2 Rising Star which is for demonstrators that have been in the company more than 6 months but less than 18 months.  I also earned some top demonstrator award. I am not really even sure what all of this means, but I guess it means something good. Stampin' Up is such an extremely generous company.

Thank you everyone for supporting me!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Polka Dots and Zebra Stripes! Oh My!

We have spent a great part of this week trying to change up my little girl's room. It had purple walls (and ceilings) and touches of pink. She was sick of the pink and tired of the purple walls but I suggested trying to get rid of as much pink and add some black.

We ordered a polka dot comforter and valance in black and white (waiting for it to come). Found a double set of Polka Dot and Zebra sheets.  We are making the Polka Dots the main focus and the zebra just an added touch for accent. All I did was use adhesive tape runner!

She had this darling shelf set ( oh how I would love to move this in my craftroom) but did not like the pink ribbons on the baskets so I added some black polka dot ribbon and used it to cover it up! It really changes the look with just a simple touch!

Last night we added  ribbon to the bookshelves and the little tubs. It really made it pop!
The middle pink tub will be painted black . She had swapped out her pink doll house book shelf with my plain white bookshelf from my "Childrens' Library Room" (I used to be a teacher)

We also made Ribbon Streamers for the window but you can't tell in this photo. We are waiting for the Polka Dot valance to come in but in the meantime, I just threw the Polka Dot pillow cases we found on the top. We had so much fun making this and she organized and got the ribbons up by herself.

Now for the bedding. We are still waiting for the black and white polka dot comforter and valance to come but in the meantime I found this darling double set of both polka dot and zebra sheets. I put the zebra sheets on her mattress but then her soft purple sheets on a big comfortable mattress topper.  The zebra shows out from the sides of the bed and also under the purple pillow cases as just a touch of an accent. The polka dots are the main focus. We also found these darling pillows and study pillow. I added polka dot paper to the back of the picture frame.

See the Zebra sheets poking out from the sides!! I love lots of layers on beds, just like lots of layers of paper on my cards!

Ok, now check out these crazy lamps!! I found polka dot ones but she wants to keep the zebra ones we found. They really pop against the purple walls! She already had this zebra piggy bank for years!

I hate to return these darling Polka Dot ones

Then across from the bed she added this dry erase board, we had just sitting around,  and a guitar she had made in art. Next to this is her desk but she is cleaning it up right now, as I post!

And to top it off no little girl's room is complete without a "Keep Out" sign for her older brother! This was from the old SU Home Decor Catalog.

Being an older mom, I am exhausted, but we had such a wonderful Mother and Daughter time shopping and fixing it up with some simple added touches! Most of all, she just loves the new and more grow up look!

I'd love to hear your comment pleeze!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ribbon, Ribbon and More Ribbon!

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

5/8 Ribbon is now all cut!!

1 1/4 is ready too!

 I still have more to go!!! Look how tired I am!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Working Hard!

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

Hi Friends,
Been busy getting your Designer Paper Shares and Ribbon ready to mail. I have the Paper packets all ready but still have this heap of ribbon to cut and roll!
Hoping to get them in the mail tomorrow!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Home Sweet Home!!

Hi there! I just got back from a week in St. Louis, visiting my mom. Had a 12 hour drive today but am glad to be home. I already miss my mom alot, but am happy to see my puppies.

No internet for a week so had to tend to some club business on my iphone!
Came home to a surprise gift of some SU items for me, from my upline's, upline's upline, so that made me so excited!!
Also came home to a bunch of SU boxes- the ribbon from the Ribbon Share came in and some of the paper for my Paper Shares. The rest of the paper will be in on Tuesday night so hang in there!
I know what I will be doing the next few days!!!

I missed my blog and even missed "working" on my SU biz! Can't wait to make some cards with my new stuff!

For those of you that follow my personal 365 blog, I will have photos of St. Louis on my blog in the morning, after I charge the camera battery. Kind of tired tonight and the kids are hungry.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Drawing through July 31st!

Now for those of you that did not get to be in the Club drawing, I still have a drawing for YOU!

How can YOU get entered to win? Well 3 ways!

1. Everyone who orders a Catalog from me by the end of July

2. who places a $50 or more retail order from me, has the chance to WIN!
In fact you get a ticket for each $50 in retail that you order!! First 10 people to order get an extra ticket!

3. Post this on your BLOG and LINK me at http://www.snowmanlover.blogspot 
and YOU can be entered toooooo!!!
Email me to let me know you linked me and I will enter you in the drawing!

This is the neat stamp set* called Because I Care, that YOU can win!

* if you would prefer another stamp set, such as the Punched Posies, I can give you a choice!

So to order a 2010-2011 Catalog, click on the link to the right on my side bar Pay Pal button or click below. This is for the CATALOG ONLY and can only ship to the USA:

Will ship to the USA only please.

To place an
Online Retail order for Stampin' Up
on MY Stampin'Up site, please click HERE.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Club DRAWING For an SU Stamp Set!!

I had a drawing for all the people who signed up to be in one of my Fall Clubs. Twenty people signed up.
We are starting the clubs at the end of July. The winner of the Punched Posies Stamp Set* from the Club drawing is:


You've got to check out these SU Color Renovation Kits!

Spreadin' the News! Please check out these great kits. They are truly a savings and a great way to add to your current collections and update or to start out fresh!

Oh the markers are soooo great!! Comes with an insert to put in your clear case!

Oh the wonderful In Color Kit- the ink pads alone would cost this price!

.... and the same here, in fact the ink pads alone would cost more than this kit!

Coming Soon!

And Coming Soon!

To order these wonderful kits please click HERE, go to Products, Shop Now and then Explore Colors!
These are truly the way to add to your current collections or to start out for the 1st time!

Please email me if you would like a flyer about our Color Renovation Kits- these are not listed in the Catalog, other than the In Color Kit!