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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hearts A Flutter

Still trying to get caught up on all of the things that I just haven't had a chance to do.  With the winter weather that landed on us this weekend, I am hopeful that I can spend the last couple of days off in my studio creating new projects with all of the fabulous new products from the Occasions Catalog!

This sample was one I found while I was on Stampin' Connection.  It showcases the Hearts All A Flutter products!  The card is whisper white and then is layered with basic black.  It is embossed with the Perfect Polka folder.  All of the banner pieces are made with the Hearts a Flutter product bundle; including the framelits!  This project also uses the new build-a-brads and our fabulous whisper white organdy ribbon!

.............. Until next time!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy 50th to Paul

Yesterday marked the 50th year of my dear husband Paul's birth!  While we didn't actually celebrate in full style yesterday, have no fear because I planned a huge surprise party that was held earlier this month!  I did this so that he wouldn't expect it!  lol  I created the invitation using MDS 2 and couldn't resist sharing it with you all!

Believe it or not, I managed to keep the party a total surprise!  So much so I have to share a comment that Paul made when he arrived at his own party.  We managed to get him to open the door to the room where everyone was hiding and they all yelled, "Surprise!"  he immediately slammed the door shut and said to us, "Holy crap...I just crashed someones party!"  I couldn't help but laugh hysterically and we had to get him to open the door again!

Here are a few photos from his half century bash!

A special thank you to Brielle and Dawn R. from NJ for their special gift of Harley Davidson plates and napkins!  They were used to serve all of the birthday cake to the 80+ guests of the party!

Here is the "old" guy with our beautiful daughter Katelyn!  Special thanks to Katelyn as well!  She helped me to plan, set up, and run the whole party!  Love you guys!

I will be sharing the most beautiful birthday card ever!  It was send to Paul by our special friends the Griffith family from MI!!!  Keep your eyes peeled for this one!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Belated Christmas Wishes....Men's Night 2012

A belated Merry Christmas to all of you!  As I write this message I think about how I am so blessed with good health and love of family and friends and my Stampin' UP! business.  

I trust that you all had a wonderful holiday with those that are special to you!  Paul and I actually ventured away from tradition this year!  Katelyn was busy with the beau's family so we took advantage of being home alone on Christmas Eve and finished installing our new kitchen floor and the newly assembled and finished cabinetry for our new island!  While I am totally thrilled with the way it is 

turning out, I will be so happy when it is all done! My SU! business has really taken a back seat and I apologize to ALL of you!

I have so much to get caught up on!  I haven't given you any details on my Men's Night event either!  I didn't want to share the project with you because I didn't want to ruin the surprise for any of my customers!  I am hoping that by now you all have received your beautiful hand-made creation from your other half and now I can share with everyone!  lol

I had 6 great guys that came for the event and as I always say...this is my favorite event of the year!  I wish I had a hidden camera to video the evening because I know you all would LOVE to watch it! These guys keep me laughing and they never cease to amaze me with their talent and words of wisdom!
Here is one of the finished projects that they did!  We used Night of Navy cardstock and the Petals 'O Plenty embossing folder for the card base.  Using the silver and champagne glimmer paper, we cut snowflakes with our big shot die and dimensionaled them to the card.  We finished them off using the taffeta (white) ribbon!

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and EVERY one of you for your support and loyalty during 2012!  I am wishing you a very happy, healthy, prosperous, and stampingly awesome 2013!!  I can't wait to stamp with all of you!!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Merry Christmas from SU! and me!!!

I apologize for being AWOL lately!  I am hoping that once the surprise party that I am throwing for Paul tonight is over I will be able to get back to my business and all of YOU!

I want you to know that I think of you all often and without all of you I would have no outlet for sharing what I love so much!  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and Merry Christmas to you and your families near and far!

Rubber Hugs!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz!!!

Dates: December 14, 2012 - while supplies lastDetails
Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

The Fine Print
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order-we're flexible like that.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Bonus! So that means if your order is $150 or more, you will also get FREE hostess rewards!!!
If you are not comfortable placing your order through my online store, please feel free to email me and I will enter it for you!

Merry Christmas to you all!  Take advantage of these incredible deals!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Wall Art

Today I would like to share something a little bit different with you!  I have to thank my pal Patty B. from California for sharing an idea with me.  Her idea sparked this for me!  At my recent downline meeting I decided that instead of swapping full sized greeting cards, we would swap squares.  These squares are 1-1/2", have a Christmas theme, and will be put into a frame to make a great piece of wall art!

I will share the finished product with you once I have them done!

............. Until next time!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Do you Remember Me?

Do you remember me?  I am afraid that you won't if I stay away much longer! lol  I have been a very crazy woman (what else is new, right?)!  Having gotten through a fabulous Thanksgiving, including a 3.5 mile run on Thanksgiving morning I have just not had a moment to sit here at the computer and share with you all!  I apologize.  I suspect that the next few days will be spotty but I am trying to get back on schedule.  This week I have had a stamping event of one sort or another every single night this week.  I am not complaining because it is what I truly LOVE doing!  Then in the midst of all of this, I have been trying to post and I have had troubles with the blog!  It keeps telling me that I have used all of my available server space!!!  So I went back a few years (in blog posts that is) and deleted my first year's worth of posts!  That took quite some time and still wasn't enough!  I had to actually go through all of the photos that I have uploaded and delete a bunch of them too!  I think that will hold me for a short while.

Anyway.....You may also recall that we have been in the midst of reconstructing our kitchen space.  I thought I would share some progress photos.  Of course my favorite of all of them is the Thanksgiving tables set for our special feast!  This is the first time, in my 25+ years of marriage, that ALL of the Chenail's got to enjoy dinner in the same room and at the same table!  No kid's table this year!

Hopefully this post reaches all of you and I am back in business!!!

............ Until next time!