Checking out my Blog! NEW TOYS!

Yes, I am hoping this works.  I have been trying to learn how to add payments to this… not happening fast!  Also been spending hours learning how to work online… still learning!  What a different world we are living in.

So how are you?  On the front lines – thank you.  Home with kids – good thing they can go outside a bit.  Home alone – send out some cards and see the happiness that flows.

I spent a couple hours in the yard.  The front bushes  got trimmed – okay, no laughing, they will look a little better after a few days!

Did this with A LOT of help from my friend.  Yes, that is a circle garden of flowers in the middle of the lawn, who knows why it is there!

The reward was not only getting the bushes clipped and things racked out but seeing the flowers start to come out!

Share some pictures of what you have been doing!

To Business, Stampin’UP! has a special preview coming out April 1st, yes, tomorrow.  It is a suite called the Ornate Garden Suite.  It has two bundle included in it; Ornate Thanks Bundle and Ornate Style Bundle.  The suite also includes an Embossing Folder Special DSP, Gems and Ribbon.  This is a sneak peak as this bundle will be in the new catalog!  BUT the best thing is…. Stampin’UP! has it in stock, in Utah, in the warehouse – sooooo – NO Back Orders! I would recommand getting it as soon as you can as no matter how many SU has in the warehouse you know we are all just not patient when it comes to new toys!

I am really excited about this kit – there is an additional sneak peek – the DSP has one of the new InColors in it!  I will be making video’s of how to use it, have some online lives during the month to make cards together.  If you buy the entire suite or just the bundles it will be fun to play during this next month of “stay at home”.  You can check out here to order it online from my store.  Sorry, no picture of it, I haven’t figured out how to put stock pictures on here!  I will be sending out free card packets to make to those who order.  If you have questions contact me here or call: 608-576-7103.

 

The Trees Are Down

Well, actually they have been done for a few weeks now.  One of the top of my Home To Do List was getting the trees cut back and cut down.  I am talking Huge, Huge Oaks cut back so that the branches would not fall on my house or the shed and that the Huge (think 3 time higher than the house) Dead Oak be cut done so it didn’t fall on the neighbors houses.  It was such a relief when they were done.  Oh, and all the relief came pouring back last night when the wind speeds were 35 – 40 miles per hour.  I did not have to worry about the trees!  Here are a couple of picture of them.  I think a good set to scrape book this will be Rooted in Nature – what would you use?

Oak Trees Down

The big tree is from the back, all the other ones were from the front.  I put a shoe there to give you some size.

that is my roof!

Okay this is my house on the right and you can see one of the places that the limbs were cut off so …. no more branches over my house.  The house directly in the middle of the picture is the side of my neighbor’s three story house and the tree in front also got cut. 

Great by product – well probably many, but one is Jesse has wood to chop on when he gets mad, and I have a ton of wood for heating for the next year or two!

Thanks for sharing my world today!

 

Spring is HERE!

Spring has arrived in Wisconsin.  Weekend had a highs in the 50’s and the snow that fell last night is already gone.

Today was the first day of the new SAB 2nd release.  You will want the DSP.  Check it out HERE.

I thought I would share a Get Well card.  Making cards with the Tulips stamps and Punch is so easy.

Let me know if you and your friends would like a class or a Girls Night Out.  I am having a Bingo Night at the end of the month with great prizes and a huge Black Out for the last game.

Tomorrow and Today!

Tomorrow first!

No photo description available.Stampin’UP! is having a one day flash sale that is Free shipping!  Starts at 12:01 am tonight and goes until 11:50 pm tomorrow!

This is a great time to stock up on items from the clearance rack and card stock!

 

Ok, Today – We are doing the last room upstairs.  This was David’s room so it has a lot of David and Wendy memories.  We are going to take everything out, move the bed out and then put shelves in and then put boxes back in on shelves for me to go through.  NOT GOING THROUGH ALL THE BOXES TODAY.  I will be going through the boxes as I can process the memories.  My great team is helping – it was really their idea to do it today, tomorrow and Thursday and then have team here for meeting on Friday and can help finish up.  This is the only room in the top of the house that has not been gone through, cleaned, cleared out, sorted, remade into what I wanted, and kept up.  This is also the most emotional charged room since so many good memories are with this room. So I have one picture of the room before.  I will share the after!  Send prayers this way this week!

Happy Stamping!

Cheryl

Online Extravaganza Sale is Here!

Woohoo! Online Extravaganza Sale on NOW for 3 days only! 20-22 November
Don’t miss out on big savings! Want even bigger savings? You can join my team & get 20% off & then buy from the sale & get an additional 15% off! Double up on your savings!

Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

  • Neutrals Collection
  • Regals Collection
  • 2018–2020 In Colors
  • 2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

  • 8 bundles
  • Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • 2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

Check out all the deals HERE.

I am going to be stocking up on Real Red (can’t keep it on hand!), Merry Merlot, all my browns, Smoky Slate, all my fall colors I have used up.. oh, you know… everything!

Remember Snowflakes Rewards apply.  Check out the form HERE. 

Thank you for choosing me to be your Stampin’UP! Demonstrator!  I am here for all your questions and to help you play more!  You can email HERE or call me at 608-571-3319.     

15% OFF Stamp Sale – Just on Wednesday October 23rd

Stampin’UP! is having a Flash Sale – Wow, the words I am building into my vocabulary!  Yes, SU is have a 24 hour Flash Sale on October 23rd from 12:01am to 11:50pm.  Well, for 24 hours ending at 11:50pm on the 23rd.  Here is a list of what will be on sale.  This would be a great time to get a set you have “just wanted” or to buy a Christmas gift for a stamping buddy!  Shop here.

Below are a couple of the cards we made at class last week using two of the sets on sale.

Back on Your Feet    Page  83

Very Versailles   page 113

Join me in the special Flash Sale.  You can shop here, yes, you can add things other than stamps!

Thanks for stamping and shopping with me!

Funny story while we wait for the NEW Holiday Catalog!

I have this really good friend in my life that has really lead me through the last few years, and today is her birthday!  Happy Birthday Kim!  She also leads my support team and we had a team meeting scheduled for this am.  I wanted to surprise her with a cake.  Okay, here is the disclaimer – I can hardly cook let alone bake.  I can make one spring summer dessert – Lemon Mousse – that is it.  I really believe in Whole Foods Bakery and Godiva Chocolates. 

So you ready for a funny – looking back funny story – we have a about 10 hours until we can order from the Holiday Catalog – no, the story is not 10 hours long – but almost!

I find a cake recipe online at Delish (I have used them for a couple of recipes before) that sound great – oh, she loves lemon and I am sure she thought I was going to make the Lemon Mousse – the recipe is: Bursting Berry Lemon Bundt Cake.  Cake ! Cake – how much different is a bundt cake from a flat cake ?

I call my neighbor – who is an awesome baker, her husband also bakes great apple pies – and ask to borrow her bundt pan.  She brings it over.  Okay, you know how when you want to really do something nice for someone and you want it perfect – but since it is totally new your afraid to take the first step… that is where I was at.

I have the recipe, have all the things it said I would need.  Ready to go.  Pull out everything I think might be used in baking – see the picture – not knowing what two even are for.  I know the pan has to be buttered and floured – I can do this and if after the first coating of flour there are any holes you spray it with Pam and flour again (thanks Marie!).  Okay did this over sink.  Looks good to me.  About a half of cup or so of flour in sink – no idea to even think this is a problem – yet.

Now mix flour, powder, salt with whisk – okay, no problem.  Wait – they are all white – HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THEY ARE MIXED??  Google (You know computers and I have a mutual hate..not like… each other society, so really stepping out here using google) No great answer – okay, just going to guess this is mixed okay.

Now have butter soften on counter and eggs at room temperature.  Beat with mixer on high 4 minutes or until LIGHT AND FLUFFY!  Really – google again – oops definitely not about cooking.  So WHAT is LIGHT AND FLUFFY (a cat!).  Butter and sugar were mixed after 30 seconds, never changed color..so…. LIGHT AND FLUFFY – who knows going with 4 minutes.  

Add eggs one at time – hint here – do NOT crack eggs on side of bowl..yes, I hear you laughing.  On third time at making this cake watched a google Utube of all the eggs going in at once…so many different ways.  Eggs in.  (Yes, it took three tries to get the cake done – funny now, not so funny at the time – learning new skills is hard!)

Now need Lemon peel… see dangerous item picture… Which side, how do you do it and not get to the middle part of the lemon, it does not say to wash first – but of course you do – oh, hint here too – this item, machine, gadget EATS YOUR THUMB KNUCKLE!  No Utube on how to get lemon peel.  No blood in batter.  Okay, have the lemon like shaved around –  NO peel – you have to put you hand inside and it drops on your hand – really, all this for a Tablespoon of lemon peel.  Yes, going to do this right.

Vanilla – easy, I know I have this – really I have friend who bring real vanilla back for me from Mexico.  Yes, it too has disappeared like – really! – now! – okay in the back and I mean back back (get up on a stool to find and reach) of cabinet is a bottle from Watkins with about a inch in it – okay, that will work, only need 1 teaspoon (well, 3 teaspoons in the end) Okay that in.

Beat in flour mixture and buttermilk alternately.  I have this – and I beat it really good  each time, a lot – on all three attempts.  When the third try is in the oven I am reading -google- and you mix these in separately so you DON’T OVER MIX AND MAKE THE CAKE DENSE!  Is it me or should that not be IN the directions!  Do like all of you that bake just know these things?!?!?  My cake will be dense.

Now, before I FOLD IN – google – oh, means use that white thingy you scrap sides with – the blueberries I taste the batter from the mixer beater… bad – gross – like sour milk old fruit – yukky, yukky, yukky.  Definitely something wrong… google – bad taste, sour milk, old lemons (I know I just bought them!) no good answers.  Okay, not even heat can help this – into the sink – with the flour… batter goes down, but what is this white paste?!?!  Big Hint here – do not leave flour and water in your sink to set – it makes PASTE you have to DIG off.

I decide am going to do this again – use new jar of curd (first one was opened a week before, but you know it had to be something).  Repeat above with all same questions, wondering which other things could have made it bad.  The lemon peel – nope that tasted okay.  So maybe it was the curd, test taste – okay, added blueberries. I have the pan still ready to go. 

Into the oven – timer set.  Cake cooking – cook 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or UNTIL TOOTHPICK INSERTED IN CENTER COME OUT CLEAN?!?!?!  Uhmmmm…. the bundt cake has a hole in the center – so you mean – around the edges????  Google – totally different instructions — until the sides pull away.  Okay, toothpick sort of dry, sides push away okay.  I did it…..now just cool completely on wire rack.  I have this down.  So excited.  Work on Stamping things – class schedule, Bundle Sale, newsletter… Finally pan is cool to touch.  Have a large plate to tip it onto …. Ready  ….. TOTALLY FALLS OUT!  As in no piece bigger than 2 inches.  Not happy, not good.  BUT it taste really good. Come on Cheryl, just make the Lemon Mousse!

Nope – google – All different information.  Most sites saying to cool for up to 20 minutes on wire rack then take out of pan and cool completely.  Okay – Round three – last try as it is now close to midnight and I only have enough ingredients to make one more.

No questions about mixing whites, light and fluffy, folding in… just do it.  Oh, yes have to wash and re-flour pan…. more paste on sink – but know how to scrub!

Cake out of oven, on wire rack for 20 minutes, use knife on side to pull away – and a cake IN ONE PIECE on the plate.  I can bake!  Went to bed, got up and did topping in am – I know how to mix lemon and Heavy Whipping cream as use those for the mousse.  Cake ready by 9:00am.  Friend and team like and say it is great. 

Took pan back with a piece of cake to neighbor – the baker, who I now am in total awe of – says it is good.  PAN no longer in my house – never can cook this again, but so glad i did.

These things are in the same cabinet as mixer must be used for domething!

Baking Tools?!?!

Dangerous knuckle eating tool. Like who invented this and why are they all together instead of one each????

Batter in Bundt Pan.

Batter in buttered floured bundt pan. Taste good – yes I checked out the beaters – remember the first try!

A cake, a whole cake!

I can BAKE! Not really. But a WHOLE cake on a plate, not in crumbles. Not burnt. Okay A CAKE!

Finished Cake!

The final product! Really Good thing I teach card making and NOT baking! I know the frosting top is good and hand checked each blueberry! Yes, that is extra lemon peel on the top too, I added it like an embellishment.  Cake made with love.  Learning this friend thing!

So this is my crazy day – what did you try that was crazy but was for a friend so you did it?  Share!  Thanks for reading my saga…. Just think you are so much closer to being able to order!  Use the September Host Code:  7TXFA7Y6 and you can order online here.  Remember to check you newsletter for the different bundles with free classes for each month.  This way you can spread out your spending.  I was going to say budget your spending but budget and stamping do NOT belong in the same sentence!  My extra classes are in the newsletter and will be on the new Calendar site after September 10th!  I am very excited to use this new upgraded calendar site.  Happy card making and to you bakers – my hat is off to you!

 

Blog Widget Works – Thanks Patti!

You all know I am not a computer person (Bet you are even amazed that I know what a widget is!).  Working on Blogging and Facebook…… you know that road paved with good intentions… I think that is my blog!  Wonderful Patti helped me get the Current Big Catalog on the side so you can look at it.  If you want a catalog to TOUCH let me know.  She was awesome to try and step me through it but I missed a step…. one step!  Thanks Patti!

This is not just a tree …

This is a Tree Changing it colors!!!  Yes, this tree is just 20 minutes north of my house.  It means…. SNOW is coming!  Okay – closer to snow than a few months ago!  My heart is doing the happy dance.

Looking forward to the new Holiday catalog!  I have my Bundles for September through December planned out and a “Plan” for classes.  I decided to show you on the 1st of September my bundles for the Holiday Catalog to help you in your budgeting.  Like why is budgeting and Holiday Catalog have to even be in the same sentence?

Stampin’UP! will be finishing the MAJOR overhaul to my website that has my calendar on it.  I will be updating the calendar on September 10/11th as SU complete the work.

Please have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.  My friend, Kim, is hoping for one more sunbathing kind of day.  Yes, I have friends who love summer…?!?!?

 

New holiday catalog is HERE !

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Great Fallish(my word) summer day here in Wisconsin! Yes, looking forward to winter.  Maybe first a good Fall of apples; apple sauce, apple cider, apple donuts… you know!

Many – most of you have received your Holiday Catalog. What do you think? I LOVE it!  Really hard to stay on budget with this catalog! (and I don’t mean just snowmen!!)  Love all the glitter and DSP and PUFF Paint, Copper EVERYTHING and WICKED Halloween… Yes, it is a bugdet breaker!  We have a few months to get it all.

I am scheduling my extra classes through the end of the year. Any Bundle/Set jumping out at you that you would like a class on? Some of these classes will include product!

I am planning a couple of Christmas Stamp A Stack, A Fall/Halloween class, a Class making the Advent Calendar (great for grandkids or a new family tradition!) – I will have the stamp set and inks for you to use.

Have some girl friends who need a night out – We can make some great cards… you supply the friends, wine, chocolate…..

Also thinking of doing an benefit/ open house with the set that SU gives $3.- to Mental Health Organizations. I would have prizes, M&T’s, and Bingo? with the money going to a group here in WI.

Let me know what you want – there are some fun new toys to play with.

Contact me if you do not have a New Holiday Catalog and I will get one out to you.

Happy Stamping!

Bold or Pastel – All Are wonderful!

Class on Thursday was so much fun!  Everyone was okay with the new times.  I loved the new time, as we all know I am not a great morning person!  I have been getting up at 6:00am to weed…ok, that is a different rabbit trail! 

I wanted to share the insides of a card we made.  Dawn went with stamping off and the pastel look and Marie went with the bold direct color look.  I love when my friends come and just play and have fun.  It is so good to just see them “make the card their own.”  Dawn working on the inside of her cards

It turned out great!

Marie sharing the insides to her cards.

No, I did not get pictures of the front of their cards…duh!  Next month.  I love that everyone feels free to do their own thing.  Here is the front of the sample card.  I used a lot of very BRIGHT colors.  See the list below.

This card is very simple, but fun.  Everyone would love one in their mail box!  The back ground is from Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and the Stamps in Black (birds and saying) are from Free As A Bird Stamp Set (see my new Bundle of the Month Class it is all about the Birds! ).  The colors, from left to right are: Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape.  Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green are up and down all the other are side to side.  You can buy the bundle and the Ink Pads here.  Be sure to use the host code SV2U237T to get the FREE cards!

See you at the next class on August 15th, at the Quality Inn in Lodi…. never know who will show up!  Come join the fun!

 

SPECIALS, SPECIALS, and More SPECIALS!

I had a great birthday and thank you all for your Birthday Wishes – in person, in the mail and online.  Thank you for being part of my tribe!

A friend was over for my birthday and mentioned she had not seen any mention of the specials… my oops!  I had it on Face Book and my newsletter but not here on the blog… so…

First Special:  My New Bundle Of The Month Class!

Each month you can order the bundle of the month at my online store and received FREE eight cut cards to assemble and colored PDF of instructions.

The idea behind this was many people requested cards when they could not come to class because of travel, weather, or distance. This is like one of my classes coming to you in the comfort of your home!

You will order the bundle at my online store with the monthly host code. The host code will let me know who to send the cut cards and PDF to. 

July Online code is:  SV2U237T

July Bundle is FREE AS A BIRD BUNDLE

page 90-92 in the Big Catalog

The host code will be different every month as will the bundle. It will be announced on the First of each month. You can add on to your online order additional items. Example – the first month was the bundle FREE AS A BIRD on page 91 of the catalog. You could add additional items from that Suite, and other inks or items used to make the cards.

Bundle of the month Classes do not qualify for snowflake points.

You can order the Bundle of the Month Class from the first until the 25th of the month. I will be sending out the cut cards and the PDF before the 28th of each month.

Join me for classes at your house!

Second Special:  Just in time for my new class:

For every $50 you spend July 1-31 (before shipping and tax) you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you can use August 1–31. There’s no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!!

When you order the Bundle of the Month class you will get a $5.00 coupon to use in August.  Stampin’UP! is so great to have this on the first month of my new special!  Shop here at my online store!

Remember the Bonus Day Coupons will be emailed to you… DO NOT LOSE THE EMAIL – they can not be re-sent. 

Third Special:

The Ultimate Bundle Special!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit IS the Ultimate Bundle! Purchase the Starter Kit during July or August and get:

  • EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. 
  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • Learn about what it means to join my team of CRAZY SU STAMPERS (by purchasing the $99 starter kit).
  • Join Just for the Discount!   There’s no obligation, just fun!
  • If you have any questions or want to talk, call me at: 608-576-3198 or email me here.

I know this is a lot of information.  I am here to answer your questions.  If you would like a new, current catalog email me here.

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK!

Just Announced

For the first time EVER, Stampin’Up! is adding STAMPS to the Clearance Rack!!!
 
I don’t know how low the prices will be, but I know that they will be added on June 26th, at 12:01am Mountain Time!
 
Everything in the CLEARANCE RACK IS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so shop early for best selection.
 
I wanted to get the word out today, along with the stamps that will be added, so you can be ready tomorrow! There are a lot of other goodies already in the Clearance Rack, and who knows what else, besides the stamps, will be added….
 
So make sure to CLICK HERE tomorrow to check it out!
 
 

UPDATE  UPDATE   UPDATE

Trimmer Blades available JUNE 27th, 10am (MT)
 
I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this information….
 
A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TRIMMER BLADES will be available beginning at 10am MT on Thursday, June 27th.
 
I believe there will be a limit of 3 packs.  The order number is:  #126995
 
For best chance of getting them click here to order online.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Follow me on Facebook!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 New Catalog Day!!

New catalog goes live today June 4th at noon (MST)!  Yes, we are all counting the minutes.  I made a video with some sneak peeks in it for you to watch while your waiting or when you get a chance.  Let me know if you need a catalog! wmc@crazysustampers.com

Here is the video link:

Happy Stamping,

Cheryl

UP TO 25% Off Retiring Products!

Ok, I know I said I was not getting all involved in the retiring list – Well -Stampin’UP! just announced that starting tomorrow the 30th of May at noon they were going to discount some of the retiring item.  So I wanted you to be sure an know this.  If there is some thing you want please shop here.

Remember my BOGO sale is this Saturday at the house rain or shine.

I am going to the dentist and doctor… I know two in one day, but I will answer all calls in between appointments.

Here is one of the Man card we made at class.  Yes, this is a new set available on June 4th!

There is also a stamp with a dad holding a little boy on his shoulders!  The saying are individual stamps in the set.  Love this Set.  Look for it on June 4th.  If you want a new catalog please let me know 608-237-7103 or wmc@crazysustampers.com.

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