Thursday, January 31

SAS Overflow!

Overflow session on Sunday afternoon...
Carol... always so cheerful!

Cheryl.... sporting my favorite purple color!

Linda... lovin' every minute of it!

Michelle.... (or is that Mickey???)....

Gina...too happy to stamp.. and loves that Big Shot!

Donna does it all... we had a great time "bonding"... that' fer sure!

Carol snuck the camera and got a shot of me while I was "teaching/talking" about the Big Shot project... ya never realize how much we talk with our hands.. (good thing mine are "cast free" now).... I wasn't going to post pictures of silly me.. but couldn't resist this one... its not me you should be looking at.. it's Gina... take a look at her expression when I'm telling them about the Die Cuts.... Really... it's not that hard!!!

Was so fun to have a small intimate group.... 
they stamped.. I ate.... figures!

Wednesday, January 30

Pat's Ooey Gooey Butter Bars

As promised... here's Pat's recipe for her delicious snack she brought to Stamp-a-Stack....
Ooey Gooey Butter Bars ( from Pinterest)

1  18.25 oz. package yellow cake mix
1  egg
1  stick butter, melted

1  8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
2  Eggs
1  Teaspoon Vanilla extract
1  Stick butter, melted
3  Cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Use 9X12 pan
In medium bowl, using electric mixer, combine cake mix, 1 egg, butter and mix well.
Pat mixture in bottom of pan.
In a large bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth.
Then add eggs, vanilla and butter and beat together.
Add powdered sugar and mix very well.
Spread filling over crust and bake for 45 minutes.

* Please note the center may come out gooey after baking, but will firm up after cooling. 


Tuesday, January 29

Stampin' Nuts

Wanted to share with you all my stampin buds... we're all pretty nutty... and here they are having a great time this last Saturday at my Stamp-a-Stack... just chillin' girl time at the Reed Ranch...

Rita and her friend Jessica (their very first time here!)....

Rindy and Pippa... 
these gals have become very dear to me.. such sweeties!

Guess who this is???
Yes Miss Shutter Shy herself, Laura

And she's been bringing her friend Robin...
I love it now cuz we're getting to be best friends too!

Look at those red fingers Kathy has.... 
having way too much fun!!!

I love it that so many "best friends" come together to stamp..
Here's Kathy's best friend Susan... 
both long time and loyal stampers to my events!!!

Does't Karen look mischievous... 
she was just to tickled to be here..
I should have got a picture of her "foot"... 
she's just recovering from surgery but e
ven that didn't keep her away... 
what a trooper!!!

I don't think Rhoda's missed many if any of my SASs...
talk about loyalty (or is that more on the side of insanity??)
hee hee hee

This was Sandy's first time coming... 
she's excited that we live so close to each other!!!
This could be dangerous!

This is Petey's mom.... Pat!
She brought tan incredible dessert we all scarfed up...
I'll share the recipe with you later this week...

Kendra.. who is amazing... stamping is her gig for sure!
Mo is next to her but the picture blurred too much... I'm sorry my dear!

Lynne.... she was so focused I couldn't catch her fast 
enough between snips and smiles!

Amy... my darling.. just look at that smile...
no doubt she's tickled to be here too!

Sandy and Lorena...
another set of BFFs.... we all need them in our lives!

And here's another Pat.... my newest Downline Daughter!!!
Think she's gonna do awesome as a Demonstrator..

she brought some amazing card samples to share with us all too...
made with the new Hearts a Flutter stamp set....

We all had a blast and can't wait until next time!

Monday, January 28

SAS Mission Accomplished!

What an awesome weekend! Hope you guys all had a great one too!

My SAS on Saturday was a blast... I had a sold out crowd and actually had an overflow class Sunday afternoon too.... I was tickled to see everyone again and so grateful for their love for me (or is it their love of stamping?? humm) anywho.. we had a blast!

Here's the last few cards I was saving to show as they're my very favorites...his one was inspired by a get well card I received from Ro... same basic format, I just changed the images.

And probably my very very favorite.... what girl doesn't love her shoes and bling!
And again thanks to Ro, who came down to visit me several times 
and helped me prep this card... 
picture doesn't do it justice!

Because I knew we'd have a "whale of a time"
I wanted to make one card with the new Oh Whale set....
darling for a get well card...

It pulls open to reveal another on-coming whale!

or here's another version thank you style...
with different background Designer Series Paper...

Like the card says...
Thanks a Ton everyone for coming!

Friday, January 25

Life is Good!

Yippppeeee.... it's Friday and I made it through my first week back to work! Life is Good.. and getting back to "normal". It actually has been a wonderful week... as you know I love my job and everyone I work with... my boss, even though he is out on travel, welcomed me back with a beautiful bouquet of roses and a Welcome Back balloon.. just too sweet. Then the "gals" showed up with a darling balloon bouquet too.... very sweet. And I'm the one that owes them big time for filling in for me for the past two months.... kinda made me nervous that they did too good of a job without me!!

It's also been a great week making final preparations for my SAS tomorrow....thanks to my PT, my stamping skills are improving, slowly, but they're improving... I still can't squeeze my hands enough to do much punching, but thankfully I can easily use my paper cutter and slice and dice all those little pieces!!!

As promised.. here's a few more of the cards...


And here's a cute little box for the Make n'Take:

I'm saving my last three very favorites to show you 
on Monday so it's a surprise to the gals tomorrow...  
trust me, you're gonna love 'em!

Thursday, January 24

I'm soooo ready!

Yes, I'm sooo ready... for my Stamp-a-Stack this weekend!!  Can you believe it's actually been since August when I had my last event at the Reed Ranch.... and now that the new Spring Mini Catalog has so many great new sets... along with Sale-a-Bration sets you can earn... I went nuts!

Here's just a few sneak peek cards....

This one features the new 
Secret Garden set and framelit dies:

This is made using the Feeling Sentimental set ... 
only available for FREE as a Sale-a-Bration set!

And who can resist the new Designer Series Paper for Valentines.. 
just too cute with the doillie hearts!

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a few more....

Wednesday, January 23

Prize Patrol!

Look at this darling set of prize cards Tina made ... and I was lucky enough to snatch this set!! All made using the new Designer Series Paper.... love 'em!

All just so adorable!!!