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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I also post my "Simply Sunday" posts where I share recipes and home decor'

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

OMG!! Stampin' Up CLEARANCE! Stampin' Up FREE Tote with Sign up!!

OH my gosh, can this day get any better!! Check out the Stampin' Up
on my Online store at http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
Go to Products, Shop now, Clearance Rack
Better hurry before it is all gone!!!

..... and the day gets even better!!
Just in! Sign up to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator in September and you will get this
Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote for FREE!! I just love this brown colored tote with all the flower accents!
Yes FREE and it is a $39.95 value before tax and ship!!

Ok there is even more!!
Remember that card I showed below from Friends Never Fade Stamp set?
Well would you like that for FREE too?
Just sign up to be on MY team in September and you will be placed in a drawing for this really cool stamp set!!

See card below.

Oh can things get any more exciting today!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friends Never Fade Card

This is one of our new stamp sets and I just love it! My upline, Mary Polcin, made this card and we are making these at tomorrow's workshop along with some other projects.

Supplies used- All Stampin' Up:

Friends Never Fade Stamp Set
Greenhouse Gala Paper- LOVE this paper- did I say I LOVE IT!!
Early Expresso, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzaz Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Early Expresso Ribbon
Early Expresso Classic Ink
Pear Pizzaz, Early Expresso, Baja Breeze and Peach Parfait Markers
Scallop punches

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A sweet note from my sweet customer friend, Erin!

Oh what a darling card my friend Erin sent me along with her Stampin' Up Club payment!
Check out her awesome blog at: www.erinleecreative.com
She is just as sweet as she is cute and talented!
I just love getting cards from my customers!
She always refers to me on her blog too, so nice of her!
Erin lives locally so it is fun to meet up to get her, her goodies!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm so in Love! With.......

OH my gosh, I am soooo in love with my new Stampin' Up Table Paper Cutter!

How can something so mundane make me so excited??
It is the greatest thing, since sliced bread and I bet you could even slice bread with it!
Just kiddn'!

I had thought after having 20 years of using the "old fashioned" Guillotine type of paper cutters in my classrooms, I had, had enough. But not so with this great cutter!
It is small, but cuts 12x12. It is portable. It is sharp. It has great looks!

You just got to try one!!
Item number 106959 $45.95
To check it out, click here please: http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
Go to Products
Shop Now
You'll fall in love all over again!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Owl #1 wins the Poll vote!

Well it looks like Owl #1 won the vote!
My fav is Owl #2
Believe it or not Owl 3 and Owl 4 look great too but better in person.
Here are the votes:
23 for Owl 1
4   for Owl 2
7   for Owl 3
2   for Owl 4
Thanks for playing along. I have fun doing polls.
All Owl cards are shown in post below.

Friday, August 13, 2010

More Owls cards designed by me! Please vote!

I just love my little Owl Cards!
Please tell me your favorite! See "POll" Above.
This is just for fun!

Owl Card 1- got 23 votes

Owl Card 2 got 4 votes

Owl Card 3- click on me for a close up - I am really cuter close up! (Green Owl card) Got 7 votes

Owl Card 4 got 2 votes

All Materials and tools are by Stampin' Up!

Materials :
Real Red 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon
Certainly Celery Ribbon
Play Date Designer Paper
Garden Gala Designer Paper
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Certainly Celery Cardstock
Soft Suede, Black Whisper White Cardstock
Perfect Punches Stamp Set
Wild Wasabi  and Soft Suede Inks

Two-Step Owl Punch
Extra Large Scallop Punch
1 3/4 " Circle Punch
Large Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Sizzix Scallop Circle Die
Sizzix Scallop Square Die
Finial Press Embossing Folder- click on photo for a closer view!

If you would like to order any of these supplies, just click here: http://snowmanlover.stampinup.net
I would be happy to send you directions on these cards if you place an order with me.

Please click on photos for a closer view!
Please tell me your favorite!! 
There is a poll above this post.

Edit: Owl #1 won the poll with 23 votes.  My favorite is Owl #2 but with the Happy Birthday stamp instead of Thank you stamp.
Thanks for playing along! 

Stampin' Up! Owl Card

I just LOVE my Stampin' Up Owl Punch!!
I made this card for my wonderful upline, Mary P. In Wisconsin.

I placed "him" on a 4x4 Card made of Certainly Celery Cardstock embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
Then scalloped a square with the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, embossed that with the gorgeous Finial Press Embossing Folder. I used Pink Piroutte Cardstock.
Owl is made of Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink Cardstock and made with our new 2 Step Owl Punch.
He sits on a circle punched from the 1 3/4 Circle Punch on Certainly Celery and then on a Soft Suede Scallop Circle ( large one).
Dots are made from our white Signo Gel Pen
All finished off with a Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon laced through the slots by using the Horizontal Slot Punch
Check out my darling water mark, that my dear friend Lorrie surprised me with!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oh Lookie, what Lorrie made me!!!

A darling snowmanlover watermark!!!
Isn't she the best ever!!!
I am showing it to you with a blue background so you can see it.
Stay tuned for watermarks on my cards!

Embellie Shares mailed!

HI friends,
Everything is in the mail!

Email me

 Hostess Club stuff, Marker Clubs, Inkspot Clubs, Paper Shares and Embellishment shares are all mailed!
From now on, I will be posting,  when things are sent,  on my Stampin' Up Fan Page.
Please see link to the left if you would like to follow it. Or click here:
It is a great way to keep up with things and I can use this blog more for my art work or my specials.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stampin' Up! 4 Month Hostess Club Openings!

Hi there!
My clubs are full and running but someone asked me to start up another $37.50 club.

How does this work?
Well it takes 4 members ordering $37.50 in Retail* each month for just 4 months.

Do you have to host a party?
You just need to order a certain amount each month, that's it! I turn the order in as a group order and one person each month earns Hostess Credit!

Then on YOUR Hostess Month you get to pick out $15 in FREE Product of YOUR choice AND a FREE Level one Hostess Stamp set!

I will be starting more Clubs in October and November.
This is a 4 month commitment and on a first come, first serve basis.
I have 5 active Clubs running now and strive for great customer service!
Your orders come to me in about a week and then I have them out the very next morning!

*You will also be charged shipping and tax . A reship fee will be added, if you live out of town . I accept Pay Pal. US Only please

Ready, Set, GO!! Please click on the "EMail  Me" button to contact me!

IF YOU have been in one of my Clubs in the past, I would love to hear your feedback!
Filled up fast but can start another round!

Bugs and Kisses!

Another Oldie but Goodie! We made these little babies at my workshop last week. I am so into small square cards lately! I  think that size is so cute!

I just LOVE this stamp set!! It is called Bugs and Kisses!

Materials used:
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Woodland Walk Designer Paper 117389
Wild Wasabi, Early Expresso Inks
Basic Black and Real Red Markers
Bugs and Kisses Stamp Set Item # 116580
Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon

Here's my inside. I just love the saying.

Here is another one that I made for a friend's birthday, shhhh! I used Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper for the background in this one. Love that paper stack!
Some of the bugs are cut out and popped with Stampin' Dimensionals. Aren't those little things great!

Stay tuned next for my darling Owl Cards!!! You won't want to miss these!

To order these or any supplies, please click on http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
 or email me for any help!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A bit of Whimsy! S' More Fun Workshop

That's me, anything whimsical I love! Here are some close ups of the projects we did at my workshop last week, only I re-did some of them.

The first is the S'more Card. I got this idea from my customer, Lori U. We did these at my workshop and then my little girl said, mom you should have done these like a square. I also redid them on Crumb Cake Card stock and added the textured dots to it to make the entire card look like a Graham Cracker.
Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Early Expresso Cardstock
Early Expresso 1/8" ribbon
Crumb Cake Stampin' Spot
Sweet Scoops Stamp Set for the Sentiment (Summer Mini)
Early Expresso Ink

Tools used:
Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Teeth for biting- Just kiddn'- I used our Scalloped Circle Punch
Corner Rounder
"Yummies" not included!

I just love this stamp set called Under the Stars. The little bear is so darling and you can do sooo many things with him. I made this card to be used for a friend. Have you tried Confetti White Cardstock yet? What are you waiting for? It is thick and stiff and has these darling little specks in it. Love it!

Wild Wasabi- LOVE this color, Early Expresso, Whisper White and Confetti White Cardstocks
Crumb Cake and Early Expresso Stampin' Write Markers
Early Expresso and Wild Wasabi Inks

Supplies used:
Under the Stars Stamp Set
Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set


Inside I wrote "Life's S'more fun with you as my friend and stamped a little s'more!
The word "Friend" on the front and inside of the card is from the stamp set called Fabulous Phrases

It ended up that one of my dear friends could not make it to the workshop, do to being hospitalized. I sent her the card I made.

To order any of these supplies, please go to http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net, click on Products and then Shop Now.

Hope you have S'more fun today! Stay tuned for something buggy tomorrow!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Special Day!!!

Today is a very special day! 14 years ago today, my husband and I boarded a plane to travel to another country to adopt our 8 week old son. Oh my gosh, it was one of the best days of my life! I had never seen such a cute baby!! I was totally in love. Tons of loose black ringlets, tiny rosebud lips, chubby cheeks, chubby legs, chubby everything, the most giant eyes I had ever seen (until we adopted our little girl) and the most gorgeous skin ever! We bonded instantly!
What a joyous day it was. We celebrate it every year like a birthday but now that he is 14 I am waiting for him to wake up!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Winner is......


Congrats on winning a stamp set. I will be in touch!

Can you please send these kids a card, please?

 Can you please help by sending these kids some cards?
If you haven't done so, can you please send a card to these kids? Ethan has been very sick lately and won't eat . Off to see if there are any updates on Bella, last one was in June. You can click on their links to see their stories and see a video about Bella.

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

 Ethan's Site

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

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

Thank you!