Friday, September 9, 2011

Wow! September is flying by!!! Monthly Card Night Reminder

Hi Everyone! I can't believe how fast September is flying! With the routine of school setting in and the Labor Day holiday, the first week of September has just slipped on by!! I got to go on a fantastic trip to Kansas City with my Mom and daughter over Labor Day weekend. We went to the Kansas City Irish Festival, the American Girl doll store (twice!) and visited the new Trader Joe's store in Kansas.
Just a reminder that Thursday, September 15 is my monthly stamping night! Come over, relax and create 3 hand stamped cards! Your first stamp night is FREE! Cost is $6.00 or free with a a $30 purchase. Bring a friend that I haven't met before and pull a prize envelope from my gift basket!! Reserve your spot now!! 24 hour notice is requested, so that I have enough supplies prepared for everyone!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Change in Monthly Stamping Night!!!

Hi Everyone,
This summer when I was planning out my Stampin' Up! events for the fall, I made a crucial error. I am committed to a monthly fund raising event at my daughters school on the third Wednesday of every month. So.... since that is when I was planning on holding my monthly card night, I have to move card night. Monthly card night will now be held on the third THURSDAY of the month. I have changed the dates on my SU! demonstrator site calendar as well.

As always, your first month attending monthly card night is FREE!!! Otherwise, the cost is $6.00 to cover the cost of supplies. Please bring your own favorite adhesive. For every guest you bring to card night, you will be entered to draw a prize from my prize bucket! Please reserve your spot at least 24 hours in advance so that I have enough paper prepared.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pickled Nectarines!

This recipe was a Food Dare from Rachel Ray Magazine. They are terrific!! I've just been eating them straight out of the jar, but they would be awesome over a pork tenderloin! I used ripe nectarines this time, but I think I would try for a firmer nectarine for the next batch!

Nectarine Pickles
1 pound nectarines, sliced into wedges
1/2 cup white wine or white balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp Chinese 5 Spice
1/4 tsp Salt
1 whole cinnamon stick

Boil all ingredients except the nectarines in a medium saucepan. Place nectarines in a heatproof container and pour in hot mixtures. Let cool, cover and refrigerate. Chop to make a relish, wrap with thinly sliced smoked ham, or just pop'em in your mouth! Recipe from Rachel Ray Magazine, August 2011

August Designer Series Paper Promotion!

Stampin' Up! has a fantastic promotion for the month of August. Buy 3 Designer Series Papers and Get one FREE!!

Choose from the following papers!!
Nautical Expedition (Summer Mini Catalog)
Paisley Petals
Beau Chateau
Pocketful of Posies
Domestic Goddess
Just Add Cake
Frightful Sight
Timeless Portrait
Berry Blossoms
Beyond the Garden
Well Worn
Nursery Nest
Letters To Santa
Big Top Birthday

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Great Salsa Recipe

Some of you may know that in a previous life I was a chef.  I am passing along a great recipe for a Grape Salsa.  It sounds wierd, but it is fantastic!!! Also, I am going to Weight Watchers and the entire recipe is only 3 points!!  This was handed out at my meeting  2 weeks ago. It is equally great on chips or as a topping for Grilled Chicken Breasts!

Grape Salsa
2 cups chopped seedless green grapes
2 cups chopped seedless red grapes
2 cups chopped bell peppers, orange and yellow
1 cup sliced green onions (both white and green parts)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 TB fresh lime juice (should be 2 limes- each lime usually has 2 TB juice) and the zest of the limes
1 TB olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together and chill.

Summer Flag Scrapbook

Saturday, August 27   2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create this super cute summer scrapbook at this Saturday afternoon class.  The book has "flags" to decorate as well as pockets to add extra photos and journaling.  This class uses the Country Club Simply Scrappin' Kit. You will get a packet of designer papers and adhesive die cuts to use in your scrapbook- with extras to take home!

Please bring your favorite adhesive.  Snail is a strong enough adhesive for most of the book construction.  I will provide sticky strip when needed.

Cost of class is $22.00.
Receive a $2.00 discount off the price of the class by registering & paying for the class by Wednesday, August 17, 2011

** Photo Sneak Peek Coming Soon!!!** 

Class Options

Monthly Card Making Night

Wednesday, August 17    6:30 PM
This is my monthly card making night! Come join me and make 3 cards featuring some of the great products in the Idea Book & Catalog and Summer Mini! This is a great night to bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing night out!

Please bring own favorite adhesive. I will have Snail available for purchase if you need to purchase.

Class Cost: Your FIRST monthly card making night is FREE!! Returning stampers: $6.00 or FREE with a $30 purchase.  If it is your first month, please just send me an e-mail or give me a call to reserve your spot! If you pay via PayPal and make a $30 purchase, I will take the $6.00 paid off of your order.
All RSVPs need to be 24 hours in advance so I have enough supplies prepared.

Family Favorite Recipe Book

Here's a sneak peek of the Recipe Book.

Family Favorite Recipe Book

Saturday, Aug 13     2:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
In this class, we will create a great family keepsake! My Family Favorite Recipe Book will hold a year's worth of favorite recipes!  We will use the great designer series paper from the Domestic Goddess suite and one of the new In-Colors: Pool Party to create our book. 

If you like the idea of the book, but aren't so hip on the recipe factor, you can opt to create a basic black and white book that you can customize yourself.  

Please bring your favorite adhesive.  Snail is a strong enough adhesive for most of the book construction.  I will provide sticky strip when needed.

Let me know what option you'd like when you sign up for the class.
Limit of 5 spaces.

Cost of class is $25.00 for both the recipe or black/white options.

Receive a $2.00 discount off price of the class by registering & paying by Friday, August 5, 2011. 

Class Options

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Class Schedule Posted

Hi Stampers!
I have just posted my August class schedule at my Stampin' Up! website. Check it out at

I hope to add photos of the projects tomorrow. Still learning this new blog program.