Friday, October 28, 2016

Moving south....

Hi All

I mentioned a few months ago I was moving to Arizona....Well the time has come to go.  I leave this coming Sunday.  I am excited to be moving to Arizona, but this is quite a stressful time.  As you can imagine there is a lot of stuff to sort through after living in a home for 22+ years. There is also packing, donating and throwing out to do. Then there are all the goodbyes to say to many dear friends. There is also getting things set up at the new temporary house that you have to do. There are tons of errands to run to wrap up stuff and the list goes on and on.   While I have enjoyed living Idaho, and have many friends I will miss,  I will not miss the snow and cold weather this winter or all the stairs that I have to climb in my current home.  Anyhooo, as it may be a while before I can post again I wanted to share a few cards I've recently made. The first one is using my October Paper Pumpkin kit, I loved this kit and the shaker cards it made. Stampin' Up has let Paper Pumpkin subscribers know that there will be a special November kit. It usually has a Christmas theme... well at least it has in the past....The kit costs $19.95 per month plus tax, shipping is included. I've checked around and this is an awesome price for what you get.  You can go to the Paper Pumpkin website by clicking the link to the right of this post. Please use my name as your demonstrator. As a subscriber of mine you will receive a monthly newsletter with alternative ideas for the supplies in your kit.   I used Thoughts and Prayers for the sympathy card. For the fall tree I used Sheltering trees. For the Congratulations card I used Vintage leaves stamp set and the matching framelits. I hope these inspire you to get some cards made. Enjoy.....

Just a quickie reminder....Stampin' Up is still running their buy 3 get 1 free Designer Series Paper sale through October 31st. This applies to all paper that regularly sells for $11. Doing the math that's $8.25 per package which is a 25% savings or $.69 per sheet which is amazing as those sheets are always double sided and you would usually pay over $1 in the craft stores for a sheet of double sided patterned paper. Don't miss out on this fabulous sale it only happens once a year. You can get further details on my online Stampin' Up store. (Please remember to use my October Host code SHECJ6HE if your order is less than $150 before shipping and tax if you are more than $150 don't use the host code as you get the host benefits instead of me.)


Well that's it for today.  Goodbye Idaho look out Arizona here I come... 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Leave a comment so I know you came by.  Until next time Happy Stamping!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Some personal, family & Stampin' Up information (aka the good, the bad & the ugly)

For the Bad:  I just realized in all the hassle & bustle  of my currently crazy life I'd forgotten to get my October 1st Stamping Online project information up on my blog.....Sorry it is late but there is a good reason for this.
For the Ugly: We're moving to Arizona the end of the month!!!  My husband retired rather suddenly in May and we have been waiting for the last few months to hear about my back surgery lawsuit.  Well we finally heard and the news is UGLY, the Federal Judge said that even though we had evidence showing that Blue Cross of Idaho had violated their own policies when determining their refusal in the appeal for me to have the surgery and the evidence showed that it was against their own policy and that it was always going to be conducted that way for the kind of surgery I need to fix my SI joint problem,they still have the right to refuse to pay my claim thus they win the case because we did not show enough proof that this was an ongoing issue within Blue Cross of Idaho.  So you can imagine since our lawyer had told us for over 2.5 yrs that we had a "slam dunk" case against Blue Cross of Idaho how devastated I was to hear we lost and that even though we proved to the judge that our argument was true it wasn't enough to cause him to side with us........I guess you win some and you lose some.  So While I wait to see what else can be done at this time we have decided to move closer to family and get out of the very cold winters of Idaho. Both my husband and I feel better joint wise in Arizona. We are selling our home and getting the items we want to take packed up. This is a heavy task as you can imagine for someone to have lived in one house for 22+ years.

For the Good: Our youngest son past his Bar Exam, has received his license and has moved back home to help us with our upcoming move. For that I am very grateful. We will be living in the Phoenix area and not have to deal with Eastern Idaho winters any longer. I will no longer be working as October 13th as I have resigned from my current position from the private practice where I work as a LPN and will not be seeking further employment due to the SI joint issues I have, not that many doctors would hire me anyway.

More Good: There are 2 sales going on at Stampin' UP.  The first is a BOGO Paper Pumpkin sale it is limited to new subscribers only but until October 10th you can get a free month kit with the purchase of 1 month.   Here's a direct link to my Paper Pumpkin website and you can order from there 24/7. It's a great time to sign up as you'll  be getting not only October's kit which usually has a fall or thanksgiving theme but November usually has a Christmas theme.  Last year November had some super cute christmas cards and the best part is all the prep work is done for you by Stampin' Up you just stamp and assemble and you have some cute projects. I made the cute little treat bag above using supplies from the September kit.  The second Stampin' UP sale is their annual Designer Series paper sale.  Until October 31st if you buy 3 package of the Designer Series paper that is listed at $11 you will be able to use the buy 3 get 1 free deal.  This even includes 2 of the Christmas paper designs.  You don't want to miss out on this sale!!!

Still More Good: Since I didn't get my Stamping Online information posted to the blog until today I'm allowing anyone who places a $20 order (before shipping and tax) on my Stampin Up Website using the October host code SHECJ6HE by October 20th to receive the October Stamping Online project kit. This kit will be mailed from me to you by October 25th so make sure you DO NOT use no contact or I won't be able to send you out this super cute project kit.  Here's a  peek at what you'll be able to make with the's a clue it has to do with Christmas...
I think this months project is super cute and I'd love to earn your business.  If you don't have a catalog or if you have any questions please  leave me a comment below or you can email me at

Well that's about it for today.  Thank you for your patience with me in the delay in getting my Stamping Online Class project information posted for you. 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Please leave me a comment so I know you were here.  Until next time Happy Stampin'