Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's a miracle. I made some cards.

Yeah, that's right.

I ran across an old Lisa Bearnson freebie card kit while attempting to clean out my craft room and figured, hey, why not open it up and see what the heck is in there?

Turns out it was all the goodies to make these five cards.

If may so myself, (and I think I may, since I didn't do anything but slap the elements of the pre-designed cards together), they turned out quite cute!

BOGO at Jamba Juice!

Just thought I'd let you in on a deal I ran across on one of MY favorite things.

(Man, I'm like Oprah or something. Except I won't be buying these in bulk and handing them out to a large group of cheering and crying women or anything. I'm just letting you in on the deal. So I guess I'm really NOT like Oprah.)

But I love a good bargain, and I love sharing the details on a good bargain as well, because that's how I roll.

Check it out!

It's a coupon for a free Jamba Juice when you when buy one. One coupon per visit.

Hurry, it expires August 9th!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Final Deal of the Week - Heart To Heart Punch

Summer is flying by and it's the final week of the Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week promotion. During this week only, you can purchase the Heart To Heart Punch at a 30% discount. Normally $15.95, this punch is now $10.99.

Aside from punching 3 adorable heart shapes, this punch also coordinates with the Love You Much stamp set found in the current Idea Book & Catalog on page 44.

Love You Much stamp set
Item # 113756

Page 44

Contact me before August 2nd to place an order.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4 - Vanilla Hodegpodge Hardware

This week only you can order the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware kit at a 30% discount! The kit includes approximately 100 metal embellishments and 100 coordinating 3/16" brads.

This set normally sells for $29.95, but this week you can get it for just $18.99!

Contact me to place your order before this deal ends on Sunday, July 26th.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bounce U

It's hit that time of summer when my kids are bored.

Not just, "Mom there's nothing to do!" bored, but true lethargy that borders on...well, I don't know, maybe depression? They lie around in their pajamas, basking in the glory of the air conditioning. Apathetic, they seem capable only of holding a remote, or a Wii controller, or pushing a computer mouse. I've tried to be motivating by suggesting they go and play outside in the sprinklers, or pull out the Lego blocks, or read books.

I've been met with apathy.

I've tried bribery: "Hey, let's get ready and go to MCDONALD'S!!"

No dice.

We've had friends over to play, and set goals of pages to be read and skills to be learned.

And yet they're STILL drawn to the large light projecting box in our family room like moths to a flame.

How ever did this happen?

When summer first started and the video games became a large part of their daily schedule, I really wasn't that concerned. It's summer, I reasoned with myself. They have the rest of the year to be on a schedule and worry their minds with more educational activities. We balanced it out with a little swimming here and there, and it was all okay. At least I thought it was.

That was a few weeks ago, but now that school's been out since the end up May, and it's hotter outside than, well...everything else in the world, the kids don't seem to want to budge from the family room, namely, from their spots in front of the television. when I complained to Nate that our television sees more of our kids' bright shiny faces than I do, he decided to come up with a plan.

His solution to shake it up a bit and get us all out of this funk? A reservation for Bounce U. Only he wouldn't be accompanying us. The goofball.

The reason we should probably get one of these helmet thingies for Noah to wear at home.

Taken on the car ride home.

I should report that Nate's little plan may have actually worked. The kids are moving around more today, once again speaking in complete sentences, and are currently playing with a dusty LiteBrite I had hidden on a high shelf in the closet.

Oh wait...I may have spoken too soon. I think I hear the sound of the Wii starting up again!

Gotta go!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Out of the mouth of my 5 year old...

This morning Noah was playing video games and blurted out:

"Man, my pits are getting so wet, I'm turning into Dad!"

Nate has been known to have a bit of a sweating problem, particularly while watching intense basketball games on television. I've never seen anyone else with sweat rings down to their waist while sitting in an air conditioned room, have you?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week #3 - Square Fire Rhinestone Brads

These square brads come in a package of approximately 80 brads in 2 different sizes, and 4 colors (pink, red, pumpkin, and yellow) to coordinate with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors.

Regular price is $10.95, but this week only, they're $6.99!

Contact me for more information or to place an order today!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week #2 is the Big Shot Doctor's Bag

What is it? It's a huge bag to carry and store your Big Shot machine, cutting pads, and dies in style.

(Rumor has it that it makes a super cute overnight bag too!)

Regular price: $69.95

but this week only, it's


(That's a 30% savings!)

Be sure to contact me to order before this special ends on July 12th!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The new catalog is here!

And isn't it beautiful?

Contact me now to get your own copy for $5 and receive a $5 coupon good towards a $50 order.

And, as a special Summer Surprise, every week during the month of July Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." .

This week's deal is the Scallop Edge Punch, which normally sells for $15.95, but this week only, it's yours for $10.99!