Sunday, March 24, 2013

Confirmation Thank you notes

Thanks for all the well wishes with BT's Confirmation.  (Pix are in my facebook album.)
It was  a wonderful ceremony and all the kids and their sponsors did great.  Both of his Godparents were there and his VA Grandma was his sponsor so it was all the more special.  We are so proud of him for getting through all of the requirements and passing the tests....(I know I would have had to have gone back to class myself in order to pass them!)  .

I got a little mojo back and had an extra 1/2 hour today in between laundry and trying to get things ready for the big consignment sale coming up in April.  So, I made these quickie thank you notes for BT to send out. 

The cross and the sentiment are both "popped up" with foam tape.  Colors used were Stampin' Up's taken with teal and Stampin' Up! Confetti Cream (both cardstocks are now retired) to go beautifully with the swirled decorative paper.  (BT didn't really like the confetti cream and kept saying that the c/s looked defective with all the "stuff" in it...he knew it was just the "natural" look with the threads etc. of the c/s but just didn't like it.  I did though and since I was making the cards, I won ;)


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Stamp Set - Round Array w/ coordinating punch!

Spring is in the air....and we can't wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array! Save 15%. We have bundled this cute stamp set with our 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch just in time for Sale-A-Bration. This offer will be good till May 30th. Don't fret if you already have the punch you can purchase just the stamp set. It comes in clear mount only. Wood mount will be available in the new catalog in June :)

Item Number 133899 (bundle)
Item Number Round Array (129090)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tick Tock....Sale a Bration ends Friday 3/22

Sale a Bration is coming to an end on Friday 3/22.  Don't forget to get your orders in by then if you want to get your wonderful choice of so many different FREEBIES with each $50 you spend BEFORE S/H/Tax!

Here's the link for the SAB catalog:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time is running out....

Time is running out and you don't want to miss out on the action. Don't forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before March 10 so you won't miss out on any kits. (They are all really cool!) Remember, kits are only available for a month at a time; go to to sign up. Be sure to select JULIE SAYLOR as your demonstrator.

Don't be the one that misses out! :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stampin' Up! now has truly CLEAR stamps!

They are HERE!


Photopolymer stamps


Stampin' Up!

What makes them so great?

  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time.  AMAZING!! 
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.

They are clearly a great choice.

Item Description Price
132956 Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommend clear blocks A, B, G, F, and I. Purchase separately.
Includes 57 pieces.

And really cool news... they are pliable!!! Want your arrow to shoot a certain way? No problem! Want your banner to have the perfect sag? Easy peasy! Being able to play with the shape gives you even more creative freedom.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake Recipe...fantastic!

Wow wow wow....I made this recipe this week and it was awesome.  It got awesome reviews from the WHOLE family :)  Highly recommended, but ya' might want to undo the button on your jeans cause of all of the butter in this recipe ;)
Our household has now had the butter cake from Red Robin, California Pizza Kitchen and Paula Deen...This recipe from Paula wins HANDS DOWN!!

Sorry for the bad lighting in my photos too - just didn't have time to do anything more than take a quick pic!  (BTW - I can't believe they say servings are 6-8...those pieces must be HUGE!)
For those wondering, I baked mine for 50 minutes and it was most likely a little "overbaked", but we like it this way :)

Here it is ready for the oven.......
And here it is right after the oven and someone (who will remain nameless) snatched a quick piece before I could even get a picture!! 

Recipe:  Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cake
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy


1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.
Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

Original link here: