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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Monday, May 30, 2011

Who wants a NEW Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Catalog/Idea Book!!

How would you like the NEW Stampin' Up 2011-2012 Catalog!!!
I get to order Catalogs on  THIS TUESDAY, June 1st to distribute for July!
I will be happy to send you one, but first you will need to make a Choice!

Choice 1- Pay $10.50 and it gets mailed on July 1st, Priority Mail! This covers my costs, but you get a $5 OFF coupon to use If you choose to order in July!!!
If you want to order one this way, please let me know right away! I can not accept payment or mail until July 1st.

Choice 2- FREE catalog- when you place a $50 or more order in JULY! I will have the link to the new Catalog on my blog on July 1st for you to view. If you place a $50 or more order in July, I will send you a FREE catalog/idea book to use throughout the year!

Choice 3- FREE Catalog when you join one of my Hostess Clubs (4 month $37.50 or 6 month $25)

Join one of my Color Product Clubs
Marker/Cardstock Club- ($54 monthly- covers all costs)
Inkspot/Cardstock/INK Club ($54 monthly covers all costs)

and get your Catalog FREE when I send your 1st order out to you in July.

Taking Club Reservations NOW! Click here to see more about the Marker Club: http://snowmanlover.blogspot.com/2011/04/another-request-to-start-stampin-up.html

If you would like a Catalog from me, please email me at snowmanlover 2 at yahoo dot com and let me know your choice!!!

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Stopped in Seattle, before and after the Alaskan Cruise

Pikes Market in Seattle

On the morning before the cruise, we stopped at Pikes Market. I just love that place. Harry and I had been there 19 years ago. I love all the beauty of the flowers and fruits and veggies. Love the aromas (not the fishy ones)  coming out of all the restaurants and bakeries, love people watching and loved the crabcakes I had for breakfast. I will share the photos with you!

This is the place where they throw the fish if you order one. They even threw the tshirt we ordrered and sang a chant. Harry had bought one 19 years ago but it fell apart, so he bought 2 of them this time!

Here is our ship, all ready to board at 11 am. It sailed at 4 pm.

All ready to board with our new Vera Bradley Luggage. I bought this for my daughter and myself right after I earned the trip with my Founder's Circle and Demonstrator of the Year bonus money. We don't travel light do we! We stayed at the Marriot Waterfront Hotel, across from Pier 66 and they carry your luggage over for you!

Ready to go and relax and have a nice vacation. Thank you, Stampin' Up!
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Stampin' Up 2011 Alaskan Cruise "Pillow Gifts"!

I love my Stampin' Up Pillow Gifts!!!
Stampin' Up really knows how to spoil us and is the most generous company!

Before we left I ordered a jacket for the trip from Stampin' Up! I love this thing. It was warm when you needed to be warm and cool when you wanted to be cool! I lived in this jacket as you will see in almost every photo!

My well worn and well loved coat!

Before we left Stampin' Up sent us a very nice packet with our name tags, darling luggage tags and our tickets. Here is the little case. Check out the little rubber stamp logo!

First night Pillow Gift was fantastic! Check out this darling little purse! It was so handy! I never needed a purse on the trip after receiving this gift. My kids used their back packs in town for shopping so that left me hands free and happy! It stood for our "Packsack" for the Journey ahead. Everything was packaged in little canvas bags with drawstrings. I love my little bag!

Next night was "Two Sets of Protective Eyewear" for ourselves and our guests. Maui Jim Sunglasses!

We got a little packet filled with "Gold Nugget" Candies and it had a "Claim Ticket". We had to go down the next morning to claim our goods and it was a darling Album from the 2011-2012 Catalog- no peeking! It was tied with some new ribbon too!  I had to photograph the gifts carefully as to not give away any details!

Ahhh, now comes another great one- A Fuzzy Warm Blanket! My daughter claimed that right away! This photo shows both sides of the blanket and the darling little logo stamp. Isn't Stampin' Up the best!!

Next night yielded a great claim! A bag full of goodies to use during our Make and Takes. I'm not telling but it was a nice surprise!

Next night we had more candies in our little bags with a claim ticket. We went down the next morning and spun the wheel for a prize. I got a darling Stamp Set from the new Catalog and was very pleased! Can't show the stamp set just yet!

Thank goodness the last night's gift was small in size because we had already packed before we took off for Victoria for the evening.
It was a sweet little Mickey Charm with a note that said,
"May your dreams comes true. See you in 2012"
This was for the Disney trip, however I have not earned that trip, but I am so glad I earned Alaska !

 Also, each day we got to go down to the Hospitality room and spin a wheel for a gift. I forgot the first day but the other days I got ribbon and some brads and some of our Home Decor' product.

Thank you, Stampin' Up! for the great gifts and fun times.
Stay tuned for the next few days to see highlights of the trip!

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What no Cruise Photos!!

We are back from the Stampin'Up Cruise to Alaska!
What a blast we had.

I earned the trip for two and then bought 2 more tickets so our entire family could go. The kids worked very hard to get their homework completed ahead of time and to make up "seat time" before they went, but what an educational experience it was!

I know you all stopped by to see my photos but guess what! I did not take any!
But guess what again! My husband and daughter had their cameras in front of their faces 24/7 and were taking the same photos so I figured we did not need 3 of the same thing!

We got tons of great Cruise "Pillow Gifts" from Stampin' Up and  I will take photos of those today and post them. I should have done that when I got the gifts but I was so excited!

If you want to see my photos, please leave a comment and I will post them if there is an interest!

Thanks for "crusin" on by!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thank you! Stampin' Up

Dear Friends and Customers and Customer Friends!
I want to thank my past customers from July 2009-April 2010  who made it possible to earn my Alaskan Cruise for 2!  Actually I want to thank EVERYONE! IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU, I WOULD NOT HAVE EARNED THIS TRIP!

Thank you again so very much for your business! I greatly appreciate it!

P.S. I will be taking orders for 2011-2012 Catalogs when I get back!! Stay tuned for June when we sell our Retiring Items!

Thanks, Barb

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stampin' Up Summer Clubs!

Hi! I am taking "Reservations" now for my Summer Stampin' Up Hostess Clubs and my Color Product Clubs!

Clubs start in July!

I am offering the following:

4 month Hostess Clubs where you chose your own product and spend $37.50 per month plus ship and tax


6 Month Hostess Clubs where you chose your own product and spend just $25 per month plus ship and tax

I am also offering some special Color Product Clubs:

Marker/Cardstock Club

Inkspot/Cardstock and Ink Clubs

There will be some very special Hostess Benefits!!

Please email me at: snowmanlover2 at yahoo dot com

First Come, First Serve

I have a wonderful drawing for our My Digital Studio worth $79 plus a Free Digital Disk from Saleabration for one lucky person! Everyone who signs up gets to be in the drawing!

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"The Earth Laughs in Flowers" Cards

Still having so much fun with Beyond the Garden Designer Paper and Fabulous Florets. Hope you are not tired of it!
This one is made with Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Large Scallop Punch and Scallop border trim are used. Adorned with Basic Pearls- oops one fell off during the photo

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

More More More "The Earth Laughs in Flowers"

I just love my Beyond the Garden Designer Paper and the Fabulous Florets stamp set!!

I used Pacific Point for the background. Stamped with Daffodil Delight for the Flowers, used Pacific Point Ink for the Sentiment that I love. Embellished with Basic Pearls ( love those things), Whisper White Retired Ribbon, and retired Corduroy Buttons ( see Clearance Rack)

This is a MuSt HaVe Stamp Set and Paper Pack!
To place your order just click HERE!
Stamp Set comes in Digital too!

Have a great day. Thank you for your comments! They keep me producing cards for you!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Can you tell I love this set!

More with the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set. I just LOVE the sentiment! Hope you do too, because there will be more!!

Fabulous Florets Stamp Set- comes in Digital too!!
Whisper White and Tangerine Tango Card Stocks
Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi Classic Inks

To order any of these supplies, just click HERE!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flower Garden Card

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by. I am late with my post today because I was out having a Shih Tzu party!! You see I met this really nice girl last week who stopped me because I was walking my dogs. I have a Shih Tzu and a Cava Tzu and I take care of a baby Shih Tzu. Well we have been meeting and taking the pups for a walk. I always have 2 out of 3 with me and sometimes all 3. Today we took a nice walking trail and came back to my house and let all 4 dogs romp. So I am late with my post. Here ya go:

The other day I made up a ton of cards using the new Beyond the Garden Designer Paper and the Fabulous Florets stamp set. I made this one pretty simple with no sentiment yet but I did use the new Embossing Folder called Flower Garden. It is so pretty and so inexpensive!  I used our cheery Daffodil Delight Cardstock and Ribbon and added some of our Basic Pearls. Very easy and very pretty.  I have not chosen a sentiment yet but this is such an all purpose card.

And the inside is done with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. Isn't it pretty! We also have three new gorgeous colors of embossing powder that you could use along with this!

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I love your comments. They keep me producing more cards!!

Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo !! Please stop by and tell me something fun you did today!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More of "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" Cards

I am having so much fun with my new paper pack and stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. These are made with Beyond the Garden Designer Paper p 23 in the Mini and Fabulous Florets Stamp Set, p 23 in the Mini. I also used the Fun Flowers Sizzix Die which is carried over from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

The Inside

I made this little 4x4 card with "left overs"

This is first card I made. This was posted yesterday.

Aren't these so much fun!! If you would like to order any of these materials, just click HERE!

Materials Used:
Fabulous Florets Stamp Set Wood 12305 $23.95 or Clear 123027 $17.95
Beyond the Garden Designer Paper 122342 $10.95
Whisper White, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi Card Stock
Pacific Point Classic Ink
Basic Pearls
Scalloped Border Punch
Fun Flower Die
Paper Piercer and Mat Pack
Retired Brads from Clearance Rack 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Earth Laughs in Flowers~Stampin' Up Summer Mini Catalog

Wow, was I productive today! My downline, Patty came over to make cards and I pulled out my new Summer mini products and had a blast!
I only used a few materials and some Card Stock that I had around.
From the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set and the Beyond the Garden Designer Paper I whipped out 6 new cards with a ton more ideas in my mind! Here is my 1st card. Please excuse the photo, my camera is not charged.

This card is a 5x5 made with Pacific Point Textured Cardstock .
The next layer is made with one of the designs from Beyond the Garden Designer Paper.
I just LOVE this paper!
The next layer is made with Pacific Point using the Scalloped Square Sizzix Die and then a touch of the gorgeous Wild Wasabi and another layer of Pacific Point. I like lots of layers on my cards, just like I like a lot of patterns of sheets on my bed!

The Sentiment and Flowers are  from Fabulous Florets Stamp Set and are stamped in Pacific Point Classic Ink.
I cut some of the Flowers out to make them pop and added some of our Basic Pearls- just love those things!!
Very easy and very fun card to make!

This is a MUST HAVE Stamp Set and Paper Pack!

To order any of the supplies, please click HERE and go to Products, Shop Now and then Summer Mini Catalog.
Thanks for looking and thanks to those who leave comments! I love them!


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Monday, May 2, 2011

Strength and Hope~Breast Cancer Research

I just LOVE our new stamp set called Strength and Hope.
Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCFR, visit www.bcrfcure.org.

Here is an easy card I made for a friend of mine. She is not going through Breast Cancer but her teenage daughter is going through an illness. I sent the card to my friend to keep her spirits up. Then I made one for my neighbor who is a recent widow and was worried about losing her job.  This stamp set is great for so many things. I just love the sentiment. Click on the photo to get a better view!

Here is the card:

Strength and Hope Stamp set
Baja Breeze, Rose Red and Confetti White Card Stocks
Early Expresso and Rose Red Inks
Framed Tulips Impressions Embossing Folder
Rose Red Seam Tape- carried over from the Occasions mini!
Basic Pearls 
Click here to view a short video by Shelli: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=758

To order this stamp set or any other supplies, click HERE, go to Products, Shop Now and Summer Mini Catalog 

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