Happy New Year!

I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas!!  I had one of my best!  Stayed over night at my sister’s house so I could wake up with the kids and go downstairs and see what Santa brought them.  They’d all been such good kids this year!

Here are Craig (7 years, until tomorrow!), Alexa (10) and Jacie (5).  They are all the little lights of my life!

The reason that it was one of my best, is that during the holidays, I felt more organized and relaxed and got to spend time with family and friends.  I had a downline Holiday Potluck, so got to have fun and spend time with some of my wonderful downline, I went to four movies, stamped with friends (until 2:30 am), played Barbies, PlayStation and Wii, and just had a wonderful holidays!

And even though the kids got lots of Christmas presents, they never forget (and help me to remember) that "Jesus is the reason for the season"!  Hope you have a Happy New Year and hope to stamp with you in 2009!  Much love and aloha!  Jacque


Posted on : Dec 30 2008
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Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Part 2

 

Here is part 2 of my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. 

Deck the Halls

This card uses the Deck the Halls stamp set, the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies, the Top Note Die, and the Coluzzle.  This card was inspired by my Founder’s Circle Friend, Lisa Freeman.

 

Let It Snow

Let it Snow stamp set.  This card was inspired by a Founder’s Circle swap.

 

Mr. Twigster

Mr Twigster stamp set and Frosty Day Designer Series Paper.

 

Season of Friendship

This card uses the Season of Friendship stamp set (I love this set and hope it makes it into the next catalog!) from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the Cute & Curley stamp set from the Curly Label Punch Bundle. 

 

Season of Joy

Season of Joy stamp set.

 

Seasons Greetings Gift Boxes

 Many Merry Messages stamp set and Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper.  This card design was generously shared with me by one of my fabulous downline, Naoko Page.

 

Ski Slope Snowflakes

This card uses the Elegant Cheer stamp set, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper and Snowflakes Set 2 dies.

Call or email me for more information on order supplies to make your own beautiful Christmas Cards!

 


Posted on : Dec 10 2008
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Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Part 1

 

Due to several requests, I did two Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stacks this year.  Everyone stamped a total of 25 cards and envelopes.  Here is Part 1.  Check back tomorrow for Part 2!

Snow Swirled

Snow Swirled stamp set.  This was also my Founder’s Circle swap card.

 

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits stamp set.  This card was inspired by one of my Founder’s Circle swaps.

 

Organic Outline

Organic Outline stamp set.  This card was also inspired by a Founder’s Circle swap.

 

Scallop Envelope  Merry Christmas

This card uses greetings from Snow Swirled and Holidays & Wishes.  Also used is the Scallop Envelope die.

 

Spotlight on Christmas

This card uses the set Spotlight on Christmas and also the Merry Christmas from the All Holidays stamp set.  Also used is the Top Note die.  Inspired by my Founder’s Circle friend Barb Mullikin.

 


Posted on : Dec 09 2008
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Holiday Packaging Class

 Here are some pictures of projects that we made at my Holiday Packaging class.  We made two gift card holders, a cute holiday favor bag, a gift box with matching tag, and a set of tags.  Enjoy!

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder Front View

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder –  Front View

 

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder Inside View

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder –  Inside View

 

Snow Swirled Gift Card Holder Front View

Snow Swirled Gift Card Holder – Front View.  This cute little gift card holder was designed by Jane Nishiguchi and she generously shared her directions with me.  Thanks Jane!

 

Snow Swirled Gift Card Holder Inside View

Snow Swirled Gift Card Holder – Inside View

 

Top Note Holiday Favor Bag

Top Note Holiday Favor Bag – Front View

 

Top Note Holiday Favor Bag - Side View

Top Note Holiday Favor Bag – Side View

 

Two Cool Dudes Gift Box and Tag

Two Cool Dudes Gift Box and Tag

 

Deer Friends Gift Tags

Deer Friends Gift Tags

 


Posted on : Dec 05 2008
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Welcome to My Blog (finally)!!

 

The reason that I say finally, is that this blog has been a long time in the making!  Too long, but hey, I’ve been busy stamping!!

Through this blog I will be sharing my love of rubberstamping and scrapbooking, and hope to make many new friends!

A little about me:  I first started scrapbooking about 25 years ago, back in the good old days of magnetic sticky photo albums, but at least, my photos were in the album, with a little journaling and some memorabilia from each event.  I then graduated to using supplies from a well known scrapbooking company and learned how to safely and creatively scrapbook and completed about 30 big albums over the next several years, full of great photos, journaling, stickers, colored card stocks, designer papers, and all kinds of accessories!  Those of you that are scrapbookers, know what I’m talking about!

Through a co-worker I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! and after attending a workshop, I just had to have every alphabet stamp set so I could stamp my own titles for each event that I scrapbooked, (I was so tired of alphabet stickers as I was forever running out of letters that I needed for my title and had a bunch of letters left over that didn’t make any words that I wanted to use).  I also had to have every wheel to make my own background papers, every stamp set to further decorate my pages, and before long, I realized that I needed to sign up as a demonstrator to support my (fun) habit!!

That was seven years ago, and I’m having more fun than ever stamping and scrabbooking!  I have met so many wonderful people that love to craft like me, and with me!  I have a very fun and rewarding business with Stampin’ Up! and have a wonderful downline here in Hawaii and on the mainland (even have one downline in Japan/APO).  I would never have met so many of these wonderful gals if not for Stampin’ Up! 

So please subscribe to my blog or check back with me on a regular basis as I share my love of stamping and scrapbooking!

 


Posted on : Dec 05 2008
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Holiday Recipe Book

This is a fun little Holiday Recipe Book that we made recently in one of my classes!  Enjoy!

Holiday Recipe Book Cover

Holiday Recipe Book Cover

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Breads Index

Holiday Recipe Book – Breads Divider

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Meats and Main Dishes Divider

Holiday Recipe Book – Meats & Main Dishes Divider

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Soups & Salads Divider

Holiday Recipe Book – Soups, Stews & Sauces Divider

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Veggies & Side Dishes Divider

Holiday Recipe Book – Veggies, Salads, & Sides Divider

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Desserts Divider

Holiday Recipe Book – Desserts Divider

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Misc. Divider

Holiday Recipe Book – Misc. Divider

 

Holiday Recipe Book - Back Cover

Holiday Recipe Book – Back Cover

Email me to order the supplies and instructions to make this Holiday Recipe Book!


Posted on : Dec 04 2008
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Stampin’ Up! December Special


 

You can save 20% off the following stamp sets in the Catalog Sampler when you spend $20.  The best news is that you can buy any or all of the stamp sets below with a $20 purchase.  

Item # Description  Retail  20% Off
111564  Flight of the Butterfly  $31.95  $25.56
112911  Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)  $31.95 $25.56
111676  Puns from the Past  $27.95  $22.36
111660  Just Jawing  $25.95  $20.76
111624  Dreams du Jour $18.95  $15.16
111700  Thank You Kindly  $13.95  $11.16
111714  Wow Flowers  $12.95  $10.36
112955  Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers)  $12.95  $10.36
111600 Bella’s Bloom $12.95  $10.36

 


Posted on : Dec 03 2008
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