Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Savings Starts NOW!


Things to Remember:

  • The sale begins Friday, December 11, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).

  • Items must be ordered by December 15, 2009, in order to arrive in time for Christmas.

  • Discounts range between 15-25 percent.

  • There are no quantity limits.

  • There are no qualifiers to receive the discount.

  • For online orders, discounts will be reflected in the "regular price"; "catalog price" will show the non-discounted price.

  • Order deadlines:

    • Please have orders in to me by phone or email no later than December  22nd at noon.  Orders can be placed via my website at  and can be placed until December 22nd, 11:50 pm (MT).


    Item Page # Description Regular Price Discounted Price
    114515 195 Flower Burst Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
    114516 195 Cherry Blossom Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
    115957 195 Thanks Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
    114513 195 Sweetest Stem Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
    115952 195 Hi Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
    115951 197 Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die $74.95 $59.96
    113446 197 Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die $19.95 $16.96
    114509 197 Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die $21.95 $18.66
    113448 197 Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die $19.95 $16.96
    113457 198 Tulipe Bigz die $21.95 $16.46
    115954 198 Two Tags Bigz die $21.95 $18.66
    114524 199 Fringed Flower Bigz die $19.95 $15.96
    114523 199 Decorative Accents Bigz die $19.95 $15.96
    114534 199 Flower Bigz Clear die $19.95 $15.96
    113473 199 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
    113472 199 Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
    113470 199 Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
    113465 199 Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
    115961 200 Perfect Setting Bigz XL die $42.95 $32.21
    113483 200 Pennant Bigz XL die $39.95 $29.96
    113484 200 Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die $39.95 $31.96
    116760 201 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die $39.95 $29.96
    116759 201 Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die $39.95 $29.96
    114890 201 Matchbox Bigz XL die $42.95 $36.51
    113458 202 Flower Layers Originals die $15.95 $13.56

    Décor Elements Sheets:

    Item Page # Description Regular Price Discounted Price
    114336 158 Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
    114334 158 Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
    114337 158 Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
    114335 158 White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
    118797 n/a So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118798 n/a Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118799 n/a Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118800 n/a Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118801 n/a Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118802 n/a Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118803 n/a Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118804 n/a Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118805 n/a Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118806 n/a Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118807 n/a Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118808 n/a Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118809 n/a Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118810 n/a Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118812 n/a Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118813 n/a Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118814 n/a Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
    118815 n/a Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $14.95 $11.21


The newest addition to the Williams home is Bolton Emil Williams, born on November 6th at 7:21 pm.  He is very healthy and is keeping me very busy!   Sorry that I have not been posting here.  With having him (8 days late), getting back into routines, Thanksgiving break, and Christmas now 2 weeks away I have been extremely busy.  


Here he is soon after being born.  He was so alert.






And here is Bolton all dressed up as Santa.  He is one month old in this picture.





Time is flying by, but I am starting to get back into the swing of things and trying to organize my time.  Last night I finished our family Christmas Cards and place setting decoration for our Christmas dinner. We are having family over for dinner this year. 

Look for my next post hopefully later today with new specials from Stampin’ Up!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Promotion

Dates: November 1, 2009-January 4, 2010

Details: You'll love the convenience of our Holiday Gift-Giving Guide! With gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbors, and more, it's your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.

Plus, when you spend $50 on products in the guide, you'll get a Décor Elements for FREE (up to a $16.95 value)!

Things to Remember:

  • You may order via phone at 360-224-1094, email at or online at
  • There is no limit to the number of free Décor Elements a customer can earn. For every $50 purchased from the Gift-Giving Guide, your customer will receive a free Décor Element valued at $16.95 or less.
  • If a customer qualifies for two free Décor Elements she cannot combine the value of the two Décor Elements and buy one more expensive Décor Element. She must choose two Décor Elements valued up to $16.95 each.
  • Upon spending $50 in qualifying merchandise, the customer may enter the Décor Element of their choice.  
  • Deadlines:
    • Phone: Monday, January 4, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online Ordering: Monday, January 4, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)

Q: Can a customer earn more than one FREE Décor Element?
A: Yes! For every $50 a customer spends on products in the Gift-Giving Guide, she can choose a Décor Element valued up to $16.95.

Q: Can a customer combine free Décor Elements to get a single more expensive Décor Element?
A: No. Each free Décor Element a customer earns can only be used for a single Décor Element worth $16.95 or less.

Q: Does a customer have to spend $50 on products in the Gift-Giving Guide to qualify or can she spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products?
A: In order to qualify for the free Décor Element, a customer must purchase $50 worth of products from the Gift-Giving Guide.

Q: If a product is shown in the Gift-Giving Guide, but is not listed, does that product qualify for the promotion?
A: No. Only products listed in the Gift-Giving Guide qualify for the promotion.


So are you ready to see the brochure with all the goodies up for grab?  click here!  This takes you to my promotions webpage where you can download the pdf. 


Thanks and have a great Monday!

P.S. We are still waiting on baby!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Williams Family Update…

Still no baby!  7 days until our due date… we are now just playing the waiting game!  Good news… the baby announcements are all cut and ready to for the specifics to be added along with a picture of the little one, envelopes are addressed to family and a few friends, but it will be posted on here and our family facebook page when we get home! 

If there is anything that you need to get started on your holiday gifts or cards started, please don’t hesitate to call or email me!  I will be putting in orders!  Also, I will be adding classes to my schedule as soon as the little one is home and we have had the chance to get into a routine!  Thanks for your patience!  I really do appreciate each and everyone of you!



Challenge Update

It has been WAY over a week!  Sorry I did not post earlier… it has been busy, story of all of our lives, I know!  I did however get one (very lonely) email in regards to the challenge!  Sheila submitted her design… here is the email she sent with it explaining who she did this for… Thanks Sheila!

Hello Heather,

Ok, this is what I created!!  I made this one for a man in our church that is stationed overseas for a year.  I made this one to send to him with a note of appreciation for what he is doing and 12 more like it.  However, instead of "thank you" cards I made them "thinking of you" cards for him to be able to send home to loved ones.

This is a great idea!

Have a super day,


And here is her card:

For winning the challenge (great odds by the way *wink*) Sheila is receiving the Large Oval Punch at no charge!  A $15.95 (plus tax and shipping) value! 
Thank you again Sheila for taking the time to make the cards and making someone’s day!
… Next challenge… coming soon!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Digital+ Starter Kit

Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog



With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $185, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains:

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals®
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive®
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. Contact me today to get started!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Holiday Wish List

Do you need a wish list to share with those gift-givers in your life that need a little… gentle nudge in the right direction for the perfect gift?   I have a solution… email me and I will reply back with a PDF wish list and instructions for them to order the Stampin’ Up! supplies that you have been eyeing!  I will even gift wrap it for them and deliver it to their home or work (within reason please!).  Email me today at for your wish list!

Sweet Rewards!

Sweet Rewards

From October 1 - November 30, get our all-new My Digital Studio software for 50% off when you host a $400 workshop! Plus, get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10 when you host a $250 workshop.

Contact me today to schedule your workshop!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Each week Stampin’ Up! has been challenging its demonstrators with a goal to meet during the week.  It could be business or personal, profitable or just for the fun of it!  This weeks happens to be personal and “just for the fun of it”.  So why not get everyone involved?  Here is the challenge straight from Stampin’ Up!

This week’s challenge:

Challenge 4: Make 12 blank thank-you cards and donate them for use at your favorite charity, your child’s school, your church, etc.

Please take sometime and complete this challenge with me!  I will be posting my thank you cards later this week and would like you to email me a picture of yours and who there were donated to… I would love to post them here for others to see!  Need help creating something?  Feel free to call or email me and I would be happy to help you come up with something!  Everyone that does this will be entered into a drawing for a FREE gift, valued at $15.95!

My Digital Studio from Stampin’ Up!

Creativity goes digital with My Digital Studio! Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product lines to create personalized cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and other projects. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door; or you can print your creation at home.

Watch the video below for even more information on what My Digital Studio has to offer—and imagine the possibilities!


Contact me to order your own copy~   Call me at 360-224-1094 or email me at !

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Deals of the Week!

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

Customer Weekly Deal Announcements:

  • Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT)
  • Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)


This weeks deal:





Regular Price

Sale Price

October 1, midnight (MT) through October 12 (9:50 AM)



Trio Flower punch






5-Petal Flower punch






My Way punch




You can find the Deal of the Week on my website at   Please pass these great deals onto your friends and family as well! Since there is NO limits on quantities, combine orders and if your items equal $150 or more… you qualify for Hostess Rewards!  FREE PRODUCT!  Call or email me if you have any questions!



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NEW Clearance Rack!

Check out the NEW Clearance Rack on my Stampin’ Up! website!  Products are retired inventory and up to 80% off!  Get them while supplies last!  Orders for retired products can only be placed via the online ordering, but at anytime if you need help placing an order, please feel free to contact me for assistance.

To see all of the wonderful products or to place an order simply go to my website at and click on the "shop now" button on the top right of the page.  Once that page opens up you can select the "Clearance Rack" shortcut on the left toolbar. 

Thanks! and have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Williams Family Update…

It has been a very busy summer and although I have attempted many times to schedule events throughout the summer, I have failed (but had fun anyways!).  With the nice weather comes camping season.  Our camping season came later in the summer than normal as we had a wedding to plan… and then the honeymoon!  Hawaii was a blast. I still need to get pictures printed and I need to post some on here!  Every weekend since Hawaii has been filled with either a Historic Military Vehicle event or camping, and even though I would not have it any other way, I miss stamping and stamping with my friends! 

I do have an event on the calendar now,  August 31st.  To see the details, click here.  Kids 6 and up are welcome!

Baby Williams… has kicked my butt!  I am still feeling nauseous and exhausted most days.  We are getting very excited to welcome our new bundle of joy towards the end of October.  I will have events scheduled for before and after and look forward to starting another baby book!  Right now I am working on starting and finishing Jaydon’s kindergarten scrapbook and updating Trenton’s album, add to that to do list a wedding and honeymoon album (oh boy, I just got overwhelmed! lol).  

Currently I am putting together a 10 for $10 class for Birthday cards 10 birthday cards for $10.  The class will be announced soon!  There will be 2 cards for a lady’s birthday, 2 for a man’s birthday, 2 for either gender, 2 for a boy and 2 for a girl.  5 designs total!   It will be EASY cards and you should be able to make all 10 in less than one hour (not including chatting and snacking!)

I know this has been a rambling post, but I felt out of touch will all of you and wanted to share where we have been and what we have been up to!  Hope you have all had a wonderful summer and I hope to see you all soon!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pirate Party Kit

Pirate Party Kit


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Are you pressed for time but want to make your son’s (or daughter) birthday party look like you put a lot of work and money into it?  Stampin’ Up! has the solution!  The Pirate Party Kit’s die cut pieces make it easy to create party items with a pirate theme.  Each kit creates 8 invitations and envelopes, 8 treasure chest boxes, 8 chipboard eye patches, 24 food toppers with picks, and 20 paper pennants.  Kit also includes 6 yards of Black 1/4” grosgrain ribbon and black elastic cord (7 yards).  The kit does not include the adhesive.  All of this for only $15.95 (plus shipping and tax).  

Not a pirate fan… we have a princess party kit too!  For a picture of that just email me!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Have Fun Doing What You Love

Have Fun Doing What You Love

From July 15–August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!


For more information call me at 360-224-1094 or email me at!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Build-a-Bear Chore Chart

August 31st  

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Chore Chart? ~ It is that time of year again to get back into the routine of school, homework, and responsibilities.  Join me in creating a fun, cute, and hopefully inspiring re-usable chart for chores.  Decorated with the NEW Build-a-Bear Big Shot dies!  Embellished with a magnetic backing!  The price includes all of the supplies AND a dry-erase marker.
This will be an open-house style event, come anytime August 31st  between 5 pm and 8 pm to create a chore chart.  Each chart will be $10.00 and can be customized for a boy or girl.  You are welcome to bring along your little helper (6 and up please).  Please rsvp to or 360-224-1094 and include the number of charts you plan to make!  I look forward to seeing you there!

Just for Kids...and the Kid in You!

Just for Kids...and the Kid in You!

From August 1–31, get a FREE package of Designer buttons—a $7.95 value—when you spend $35 on stamp sets in the Growing Up section of the catalog or my Online Store.

To place an order call me at 360-224-1094, email me at or order online at

Thursday, August 13, 2009

They Grow Up So Fast

They Grow Up So Fast

Track your children's growth with the limited-time Décor Elements Growth Chart, now on sale for just $24.95. But hurry—it's only available through September 30!

To place an order call me at 360-224-1094, email me at or order online at

Monday, August 10, 2009

40% off! While supplies last!

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit - Now 40% Off!

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit - 40% Off!

The Country Living Summer Cookout Kit gives you everything you need to hold a fantastic summer party, including:

  • Creative invitations
  • Fun food wrappers
  • Customizable coasters
  • And more!

Now only $14.95 (refill $9.95), the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit will ensure your summer party is a hit. Available through August 31, or while supplies last. 

To order, call me at 360-224-1094, email me at or visit my online store at!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Fun Deal of the Week






The current deal of the week is item # 112454 the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for a saleDeal of the week 3 price of $18.99 (plus shipping & tax).  This is a savings of over 30%!  Our Hodgepodge Hardware kits are an amazing value-each kit contains approximately 200 pieces of hardware! It includes an assortment of holders and brads which you can use to create memorable gifts, cards, scrapbook pages, and handmade books.

Each kit contains the following (note that number of pieces is approximate):

  • Raised Dot Oval holders: 10
  • Small Rectangle holders: 10
  • Raised dot designer holder: 10
  • 1" Circle holders: 10
  • Square holders: 10
  • 1/2" Genuine holders: 10
  • 3/8" Flower brads: 10
  • 3/8" Star brads: 10
  • 1/2" Flower brads: 10
  • Flowers ribbon slides: 10
  • 3/16" brads: 100

Order today by calling me at 360-224-1094, emailing me your order at or by placing an online order at .  

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Contest! has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration.   Stampin Addicts is a great site for inspiration for demonstrators and customers alike! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The NEW 2009-2010 Catalog is HERE!

You can download it off of my website, be patient!  It is more than 200 pages long!  OR for a free copy of your own book a workshop, join a club, or place a $30.00 order (before Shipping & Tax).


CatalogYou can download it online here.  It is packed with lots of new products and great ideas!  I still have the recently retired Spring Summer Idea Book and Catalog if you did not get one, although some of the product has been retired, it is still a resource for some wonderfully creative ideas.  Email me at if you would like your own copy (shipping charges may apply!).


Summer Fun Deal of the Week

Dates: July 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details:

Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.


This WEEK July 1st through July 6th at 8:00 am you can order the Scallop Edge Punch for over 30% OFF!  It is discounted to $10.99.  You can order it through me via phone 360-224-1094, email or on my website 24/7  click here!  Then select the “shop now” button!


ATTENTION:  That being said,  I will try to post next weeks special on my blog, but please check out my website and under promotions to see the specials every Monday at 10:00 am!  I will not be around a computer Monday July 13th so I will not be able to upload the new special!


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

~Summer Fun Promotion~

Dates: July 15 - August 31, 2009

Promotion Details:

Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the limited-time $85 Mini Starter Kit. The Mini Starter Kit contains the following products:

Item Code Page #* Description Retail Value**
115360 118 For All You Do stamp set $28.95
115658 155 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115656 155 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115659 155 Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115654 155 Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115655 155 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115657 155 Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
100730 155 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.50
115315 155 In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.95

*All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog
**All products may be substituted for like items; see Mini Starter Kit order form for details.


You can join SU online, it is simple and fast!  This kit includes everything that you need to get started with Stampin’ Up!; order forms, new catalogs, brochures, and a few supplies to enhance what you already have in Stampin’ Up! merchandise!


Please call or email me if this is something that you would love to do! or 360-224-1094.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gift Box with Cards

First I would like to thank Betty Traciak for the inspiration behind this project.  I used her box with cards and tweaked it to fit a larger card and envelopes.  


This kit includes 6 greeting cards,DSC02118 6 envelopes, a cute storage box with dividers, interchangeable greetings and dimensionals to create customized cards to fit almost any occasion!












To win this kit (in its completed form) is easy!  Every Country Living Summer Cookout Kit purchased between NOW and August 31st will be entered into a drawing to win the kit above.  To see the Summer Cookout Kit visit my website by clicking here!

If you want to make one of these kits or order one premade, please contact me via phone at 360-224-1094 or email at


Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Family Album

My Grandma (Dad’s Mom) is turning 84 this week and in celebration of that my Aunt came up with an idea to have each member of the family create a couple of pages to put in an album.  For instance my Dad (well my sister did it for him) had a couple of pages of him hiking, My sister did a page or two of her and her husband and I completed three pages of my family.  Keep in mind that my Dad has 4 siblings and each of them has at least 3 kids.  Most of those are now married with children of their own, needless to say this album is going to be large and a great collection of everyone’s creativity!

I completed my pages and they hit the mail today with just enough time to arrive to my Aunt before the celebration… here are the pages…DSC02008

This is our title page.  I used Kraft Paper with Certainly Celery behind the photo and cut out the letters in So Saffron. 






This page is certainly celery with some captions and stickers as embellishment.  I love the simple layout and think that my Grandma will appreciate it too.




To the left you have Trenton!  In the middle it is me and my father before the wedding and below is Jaydon and Mark at a Wrestling Tournament.  I hope that she likes the pages.

The new catalog is going to be available on July 1st and is packed with new products and ideas!  If you would like to be on the list to get one please email me.  They are free to anyone who places an order ($30.00 minimum before shipping and tax), hosts a workshop, or joins one of my clubs.  For more information please contact me. 


This last week!

We did it!  On June 6th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon Mark & I were married at our homeIMG_2639 in Poulsbo and it could not have been anymore perfect!   The weather was great, not too hot like the week before and completely free of any rain!  Everything went off as planned and there was no drama (that we are aware of)!  The boys looked very IMG_2603handsome in their suits.  Trenton could not wait to get his jacket off, but Jaydon wore his all day and it looked like it was barely worn by the end of the night! 

We enjoyed the whole day!  We had rented a bounce houseIMG_2659 for all of the kiddos and it got a lot of use over the entire weekend.  After all was said and done Mark surprised me by taking me to Clear Water Casino resort and spa for the evening.  He had even arranged for the boys to stay with our great friends for the night!  I am so fortunate to have such a thoughtful man in my life.

There are a ton of pictures and I will probably post more in the days to come but wanted to give you a sneak peak of our special day.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quick Tip

I am sitting in my stamping room and enjoying getting some last minute scraping in before next weekend.  Unfortunately my round corner punch is in need of a sharpening… quick fix!  Take a piece of aluminum foil and punch it a couple of times, sharpens it right up!  Thought I would share this quick and easy tip with all of you.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend!  Until next time ~ Heather

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Videos!

Stampin’ Up! has created some new videos and posted them on YouTube for me to share with you!  The one I have added today is how to apply Decor Elements!  They are simple to apply and a quick addition to any room!


To see the full catalog of Decor Elements, please feel free to call me at 360-224-1094 or email me at



Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Technique


Here is a new technique that I learned at SU regional’s in Seattle back in April…. DSC01895

I love the look of the water colored flower and it is popped up with Dimensions!  To learn how to do this project, drop me a line,  I will also be sharing it at an upcoming Crop, May 22nd from 6:30 pm till we turn of the lights!  If you would like to join us, let me know and I will send you all of the information!  It is FREE!

20 Days and Counting! until the wedding and although I am very excited to be Mrs. Heather Williams,  I am also getting a bit overwhelmed and stressed out in this crunch time (don’t tell Mark, he thinks I am all cool and collective! lol).   I will admit I have not been posting much lately as I have been working hard to get invites out and plan EVERYTHING, but these next three weeks or so are not going to be any better, sorry!  I will however be here so if you need anything, help with a project, a new idea for a stamp set or to place an order, please call or email me! 

Thanks! ~Heather

Armed Forces Day Parade

Today we participated in the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington.  It was a blast!  Trenton and I stood on the sideline and took lots of pictures of the guys going by.  It was a beautiful day and had a great time!  Here are some pictures of the day…


You will notice that most of the pictures are of the West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club, their members and vehicles… that is because we are members and love this hobby of preserving the past!  If you would like more information on the club, please feel free to email me!  AND, thanks for letting me share!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hostess Club

Tomorrow evening is my monthly Hostess Club!  This club go-around meets on one Thursday a month at 7 pm and we create one project for the gals to take home.  This is always a fun-filled evening and tomorrow night will be no different!  Look for information below on how to join my next hostess club starting in July 2009!

At our regional event in Seattle last Saturday we received a stamp set “Best Wishes & More”.  DSC01759I have fallen in love with the versatility of this stamp set retailed at 26.95 on page 55 of the current catalog.  The sayings included in this 9 piece stamp set are * “ready, set, snow!” * “Wishing you all this… and more”  * “couldn’t do without you” & * “laughter joy happiness bliss delight”.   I used this stamp set for the following two projects which we will be doing at our April Hostess Club.

The first project is a magnet and uses Green Galore cardstock, Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad & In Colors Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I attached the flowers with dimensions (using 2 stacked on each DSC01757other to raise the Tangerine Tango flower higher than the outside ones).  I also attached magnets to the back of it and rounded the corners with my punch.  I think that my Mom will love this simple yet handmade gift for Mother’s Day.  Shhh don’t tell her!


The card that we are making could also be used for Mother’s day which is right around theDSC01755 corner.  I stared with Perfect Plum for the cardstock, added Urban Oasis DSP and punched with my Scallop Edge punch.  I then used whisper White Cardstock and stamped the heart stamp from the “Best Wishes & More” set in Perfect Plum, adhere this after distressing the edges to choc. chip cardstock and add a simple saying.  You could add buttons or brads or even a strip of ribbon if you would like but I like the simplicity of this card.

Have I gotten you interested in how you can make projects like these?  It is easy to sign up!  Here are the details… you commit to placing an order once a month of $25.00 or more in product (before shipping and tax) for the duration of the club and in exchange  you get:

  • A FREE catalog
  • To be hostess for a month which means at least $15.00 in FREE product and a FREE level 1 hostess gift
  • Invite more people or get outside orders for the month you are the hostess and earn more FREE product!
  • FREE Ideas and crafts that you are able to take home with you and use throughout the year!

The club always meets in my craft room!  Email me if you have any questions or if this is something that you are interested in doing!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Upcoming Events…

First and Foremost… April~  Our hostess club will be meeting on April 23rd at 7 pm!  We will be doing two projects and you will have a chance to view the Occasions Mini catalog in person! 

The rest of the upcoming events are:

  • May 14th ~ Hostess Club, 7 pm
  • May 22nd ~ All night CROP!, 6:30 pm, no charge but please bring your own supplies and a snack to share!  This is a great chance to get some scrapbooking done!
  • June 11th ~ Hostess Club, 7 pm

I will be adding more as we get closer to June! 

*** Also, April 18th I will be going to Seattle for Stampin’ Up! regional and will have lots to share, you won’t want to miss it!  Check out the specials for the Occasions Mini Catalog by clicking on the catalog!

Hope you all have a great day and enjoy the nice weather!  And just a friendly reminder… tomorrow is tax day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Exciting News Updates!

March has come and is almost gone *sad*.  It has been a very eventful March for our household!  In February, Mark proposed so the wedding plans have been in full swing!  We are planning a June 6th wedding at our home.   The save the dates were sent out and everything is coming into place nicely!

Mid-March rolls around and after not feeling like myself for a couple of weeks, I decided to go to the doctor and get checked out!  Well, turns out I am pregnant!  We are very excited and although this is not the timing we would have preferred, it is a wonderful blessing.  Then, almost like a bell went off in my stomach, I started having Morning Sickness!  Everything is going better now and we have another appointment on April 6th.  So there is the news! 

Now that March is almost behind us… btw today is the last day for the Sale-a-Brations Catalog… I am starting to focus on getting back to my regular schedule and that includes Stampin’ Up!  I will be posting my April schedule soon!

In February I hosted a 10 cards for $10 and it DSC01443 went great!  We made a 5 different cards (2 of each design) and were able to play with some new products!  This card is a simple 4x4 card and using the Circle Scissor Plus and glass mat we cut a 2.5” circle out of the center of the top of the card.  Stamped on a white 3.5 x 3.5 cardstock and added Micro Beads using Crystal Effects!  It is an easy, fun, and simple card.  Add a touch of ribbon and you are set!

If you would like directions for this card or to order supplies please feel free to email me at !

Keep a look out for my April Schedule to arrive sometime soon  and I hope you all enjoy your day! ~Heather


Monday, March 2, 2009

March is Here!

I am sorry that it has been so long since I have posted last!  My wireless internet decided to take an unapproved vacation and old fashion dial up was no fun.  After having 2 “cable guys” come out to the house we finally!!! have high speed internet! 

The boys came home last night from a weekend in Bellingham and are both sick with the flu bug that is going around so today I will be taking care of them and hopefully able to post something more exciting tomorrow!  ~Like maybe the March schedule!~

Well, off to tend to the sick!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine’s Day & My Wonderful Weekend!

Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone.  We are enjoying a kid free extended weekend.  I will post a project that I have been working on on Tuesday.  Until then… have a great weekend! ~Heather

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snow… ugh!

Although the wonderful snow was a pleasant surprise it also hindered a few ladies from making it to an event I was having last night!  That will have to be rescheduled!  078I did however have the craft studio cleaned and ready to stamp… so I did it anyways.  I designed a couple of birthday cards.  The one on the right uses whisper white, choc. chip, and riding hood red paper.  I used the cupcake from the “Crazy for Cupcakes” the “Cupcakes” wheel.  I also stamped the inside with “Celebrate on cupcake at a time!”  a stamp set out of the “Sweet Little Sentiments” set, a level one hostess set that is so easy to earn!  I love using my new circle cutter and can think of 101 ways to use it for scrapbooking but sitting down last night to design cards I drew a blank.  Today I will be spending sometime looking up more ideas for creative ways to use this great tool.  I am so grateful to all of the creative resources available to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and the chance to share them all with you!  My next event is on Thursday where we will be making a Happy Birthday card (not this one, I want to keep this one a surprise).  This is my hostess club meeting and if you are a member it is free of charge, otherwise it is $5.00 for the supplies.  There is still time to join, for more information please call or email me!

Hope you all have a great day! ~ Heather

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine’s Goodies…

It is dumping snow right now and it is so beautiful out!  I don’t mind the snow when I have no where to be!  I just took a moment to finish up Jaydon’s 045Valentines Treats for his Kindergarten class and they turned out simple and cute.  I also made a few for Thank You boxes but wanted to keep his simple as I needed to make 24 of them.  Thanks to Beate Jones for the idea!

These are really small but perfect for a few pieces of candy.  I used whisper white paper and rubbed my Riding Hood Red Stamp pad on it.  I stamped “Friend to Friend” on Riding Hood Red paper and punched it out.  That is adhered to the box using SU dimensions and the lid of the box stays closed when tucked behind it.  I am going to fill them with Hersey Kisses!  046If you would like step by step pictures click HERE.   To order the supplies feel free to visit my website and place an order.  Spend $50 and get a FREE item out of the Sale-a-Brations catalog along with a FREE Idea Book!

Do you have an upcoming event to plan?  Need help designing those birthday invites for your son or daughter?  I am always here to help!  Give me a call and we can make them together!

Off to bake cookies and enjoy the beautiful snow!  Hope you have a great day! ~ Heather

Monday, February 9, 2009

Box of Surprises

031 This adorable box is perfect for wrapping up a selection of handmade greeting cards.  Make someone’s Valentine by giving them this elegant box with some thank you, birthday, sympathy, or just because cards inside.  Do you want to learn how to make this?  It is easy and takes only 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 sized paper.  I used my Stampin’ Up! wheel with Versa Mark and silver embossing033 powder to give it another dimension. Then to add that extra special touch, I scalloped the edges with my SU punch.    It took minutes to make and decorate.  I would be happy to share the instructions with you, just email me and I will send them your way!  

This week is going to be a crazy week for me. Jaydon has wrestling practice Mondays and Wednesdays now which Mark is coaching so Trenton and I will be staying home (Trenton is too young and just wants to be on the mat with his big brother),  I am going to use these nights to hopefully scrapbook! I am finishing up Mark’s Valentines Day gift this week!  Oh Tuesday night there is a group of ladies coming over to make a happy birthday card and a valentines day card.  Thursday evening is my hostess club (still room for two more if you are interested!) and on Thursday and Friday I am working (yup, I do that occasionally) at a local flower shop to help them out with the holiday rush.  I am going to be all prepared for the rest of the week by the end of tonight.  Be sure to check out the events for February under “upcoming Events & Classes” post.  There is still room for the February 10th gathering and it is open to everyone, just email me if you are planning on making it!

Well,  off to finish (okay do a little more, I am never finished!) housework and get dinner started so we can eat before practice.  I should have more pictures posted tomorrow!  Hope you all have the chance to take a moment and get crafty!  ~Heather

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thank you…

I am terrible at remembering to send off thank you cards but I find that it is much easier to007 do so when I have them pre-made and ready to hit the mail box.  Last month I shared a simple “Thank You” card at an event but wanted to put it on here to share with those who were unable to  attend.

If you would like the instructions please email me! 

Today was busy and I was unable to find time to stamp (bummer), but last night I was able to get some crafting in!  Our neighbor came over and we made boxes for goodies for our kids to hand out for Valentine’s Day.  It was great!  Tomorrow I will be working on projects for our Military Vehicle Preservation Club meeting… I will try to break away and create something special but no promises!  Hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by! ~Heather



Monday, February 2, 2009

Upcoming Events & Classes

February is full of goals for me, how about you? I want to finish, yes finish!, our scrapbook from this summers camping trips (I don't think I am even 1/2 way done)! I want to have the basement finished (not really my job but I will help were I can to get it done!) and I want to finish unpacking ALL of the boxes from the big move ~ if I have not seen it or wondered where it is in the last month (and it is not SU) do I really need it?

The picture on the right is one of the birthday cards that we will be making in the upcoming 10 for $10 class. This was CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) from the SU website. As a demonstrator I have access to many different resources that share ideas and templates! You can join SU anytime, but if you choose to join in February or March, SAVE 15%! To learn more, click HERE and go to join now! Please contact me and I will be happy to walk you through the process! For signing up during this limited time offer, you will also get one FREE stamp set in addition to the starter kit!

Here is our February schedule so far!

  • 10th - Kitsap Women's Friendship Group Valentine's Card Event ~ This event is being held in my craft studio at 7 pm. There is no charge and we will be making one Valentine's Card and a Thank You card. Please join us if you are able to! There is no experience necessary!
  • 12th - If you are a member of my Hostess Club please join us on February 12th at 7:00 pm! We will be making a Happy Birthday card this month! ***Sale-a-brations is happening! Make sure you will be here to see all of the exciting things you could get for FREE!***
  • 20th - Open Crop! This is with the Kitsap Scrapbooking Meetup and is FREE and open to anyone. Let me know if you are interested as there is limited space! Join us at my craft studio (basement, but craft studio sounds better!) around 7 pm. Please bring a snack to share and a beverage for yourself.
  • 26th - Create 10 simple birthday cards (5 different styles 2 of each)! Quick and easy and on hand for those upcoming birthdays. All supplies are included. Please RSVP by February 25th so that I can have everything cut and ready for you to create!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



Welcome to my first blog entry.  This is something very new to me!  Although I am very excited,  I am also very nervous.  I will try to post daily but I am a very busy person as we all are!  I have two wonderful boys, Trenton (pictured with me) is 20 months old now and Jaydon is 6.  They certainly keep me busy, but there is more!  I have a wonderful boyfriend that takes care of me more than I could ever have dreamed of!  (Mark and I have talked about getting married and are both looking forward to that day, but are in no hurry!)  I am truly living a fairytale life, well minus the laundry and dishes, cooking and cleaning, etc. 

I am a full time Mom, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, college student (on-line), and house-girlfriend.  I also help Mark with his business in the (home) office and out on the job sites whether it be stacking firewood or demolishing a house or truck driving.  And as much as I love helping him, I would rather be in our newly finished basement working on  a paper craft project!   I love scrapbooking and card making.  Others are so talented and I am very grateful that they are able and willing to share so that I can case their creations! 

Later today I hope to scrapbook a little bit.  I am currently working on Summer ‘08’s book.  It is a 6x6 and although I love the little book, it is getting full fast!  I have already added 20 pages protectors.  I am going to have to do at least 2 books if not 3 books.   I am looking forward to finishing those up and starting a new album for Jaydon and his starting school!

Well,  I hope to post something tomorrow.  Right now I have to log on to school and get some work done. 

Have a great day!