Tuesday, April 8, 2014

After Christmas Tea

Hello friends!

I had a fabulous tea with my tea buddies (we call ourselves the Tea Bees) a few days after Christmas. Of course being out to tea with my wonderful TB friends is always a treat! Being in historic Annapolis at the beautiful Reynold's Tavern made it all the more special!

The TBs who joined us for an after Christmas tea....(we missed Peg, Shirley, and Donna!)

Chris, Tanya, and Olga joined us after a little shopping in Annapolis



Chris and Tanya bought lovely hats

Their hats looked so good but I look goofy!

Chris gave us little Tea Bee Christmas gifts with our cards...

And she gave me a belated birthday gift...sugar cube tongs and very cool tissues! Love them!

We had adult beverages first. I tried a raspberry something or other--it was good!

Then we moved on to tea

Finally we started eating our tea goodies! Scones with clotted cream and jam first...

  followed by tea sandwiches and savories

Then we ate the wonderful tea sweets

Tea with your tea buddies is always a fun treat!
tea favors from a previous tea adventure featuring Stampin Up's scallop envelope die embossed with the stripes folder


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends!

We had a happy Christmas with our family and I hope you had the same!
the stockings were hung by the chimney with care
stocking loot

more stocking loot

gummy bears in her stocking were a hit

stocking goodies

We had a brunch with my sister's family; then it was time for more gifts
love the log TV in the background!

the boys are ready to start opening their gifts

I love presents!

Dad was tired and took a nap before opening his presents

I took a few photos of the family....
they love presents, too!

I was the photo bomber here

when the duck faces started I passed the camera and everyone took selfies...very funny!
reminds me of Ben Stiller in Zoolander

big duck lips

cute duck lips

just darn cute!

a little duck lip

funny faces

Guess who found the almond in the rice pudding and won the prize?!?! Definitely beginners luck!

It was a very merry Christmas!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stampin Up news and class info

Hey friends!

I have several pieces of Stampin Up news to share plus an updated class schedule---don't miss the Easter card class this Wednesday, March 26th, 7-9pm, contact me today to save your spot.

Stampin Up News
  • Stamp with Stampin Up home office on March 26. Stampin Up will be streaming a stamping session on YouTube featuring the All Wrapped Up bundle from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. Even though I didn't purchase the bundle I plan to watch--I'm sure there will be some nifty tips and ideas EmojiThis class is open to everyone so grab a few friends and get inspired together! There are 3 sessions, all featuring the same projects; sessions at 7:30pm, 9:30pm, and 1am (ET) on Stampin Up's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/stampinupvideo.
  • Speaking of Sale-a-Bration (SAB), the end is near! SAB will end on March 31 and the exclusive SAB products will retire forever. Place a $50 order and select a free, exclusive item SAB for free! Place your order today before it's too late!
  • Stampin Up announced free convention registration for new demos; this is a $295 value! Join my Stamping is Fun team during SAB and you can select up to $150 worth of products for just $99 (plus tax)--and get your convention registration for free! Want to know more? Click here. Join my team today--we'll have a blast at convention!
  • There's still time to join My Paper Pumpkin (MPP) and receive a free set of In- Color marker; through March 31st new subscribers receive a free set of markers. The MPP kits have been super-sized--more cards, photopolymer stamps, embellishments, etc! Plus, current MPP subscribers can now purchase past kits; click here for details. Subscribe now and you can order previous kits!
  • Stampin Up's 25th anniversary year is winding down. The 25th anniversary Best of... stamp sets retire after March 31st; click here to see these exclusive sets, then order your favorites today!
  • Weekly deals (available through Monday March 25th), save 25% (or more) on the following products:
Pewter emboss powder
Silver glass glitter 
Tempting Turquoise emboss powder 
In color Boutique Details 
Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements 
Scallop Trim border punch 
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" ruffle stretch trim 
Grad Party ensemble digital download

Class Schedule
  • Easter cards, Wednesday March 26, 7 to 9pm; make 4 cards. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase. RSVP today!

owl punch chicks
bunny from ovals
Eggstra Spectacular Hoppy Easter
Eggstra Spectacluar Ewe

  • Card-in-a-box class, April 7th, 7-9pm. Card-in-box is the hottest thing on pinterest boards. Make 2 cards; tuition is $10 (or free with a minimum order), includes a template.
  • Mother's day (or feminine birthdays--your choice), April 17th, 7-9pm; make 4 cards. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase. Call today!
  • Spinner card class, April 29th, 7-9pm; make 4 cards. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase.
  • Masking tape technique, May 13th, 7-9pm; make 4 cards each featuring the masking tape technique. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase.
  • Father's Day (or masculine birthday cards--your choice), May 23rd, 7-9pm; make 4 cards. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase.
  • Farewell to Retiring Stamp sets, May 27th, 7-9pm;; make 4 cards featuring stamp sets retiring on May 31st. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase.
  • Card classes in June, themes and techniques to-be-determined; dates are June 10, 18, and 26. Tuition is $10 or free with a minimum purchase.

Stamping is fun!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Look what came in the Christmas mail

Hello friends!

I received some fantstic handmade Christmas cards. I'm sure you'll agree I am lucky to have such creative friends!

from my sister

from Chris (a My Paper Pumpkin card)

from Barb

from Gail

from Lynn

from Peg

from Shirley

another from my sister!

from Dawn

from Maggi

from Beau & Skip

Stamping is fun...especially when you get cards as lovely as these in your mailbox!