Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Details

Here are the details on the Holiday Extravaganza promotion.  Be sure to visit my website to order.  Remember, quantities are limited!!


If you go to my website and click on the "Shop Now" button in the top right corner, you can click on "Specials" and the product bundles will come up.  Be sure to let me know if you have any questions!  And don't forget to pass this on to Santa!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza is HERE!!!

I'll post more info tomorrow, but wanted you to have the link to the latest sale info.  You can click


to see the flier with all of the details.  LOTS of great stuff at 20%-50% off!  You can order HERE by clicking on the "Shop Now" button in the top right corner.  I may add some specials of my own, so be sure to check back tomorrow!!  You can start ordering at midnight tonight through my online store.  Remember, quantities are limited.  Now you have a little something EXTRA to be Thankful for this week!!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Super Secret Stamping Sale!!!

 
 Britiney Slaughter
www.britineyj.stampinup.net

It's so secret that I don't even know the details!  What I do know is that it's going to be BIG!  BIG I Say!!  

Here's what I do know:
  • The sale is for a limited time - November 26th through December 1st.  
  • Select product bundles will be offered at 20%-50% OFF!!
  • Quantities are LIMITED - so order EARLY!!
  • You can call or email me with your orders, but the best way to place them will be through my Demonstrator Business Web Site at www.britineyj.stampinup.net.  You can simply click the Shop Now button in the top right corner of the home page.
  • You're definitely going to want to make sure Santa knows about this sale!! Even he can shop online through my Demonstrator Business Website!  Lucky him!
I'll send out information as soon as it's available, but you can check my Demonstrator Business Web Site for the latest up-to-date information and to access more information about this AMAZING sale!!  

Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Pictures

My dear friend, Gina, is an amazing photographer.  I was thrilled when I was finally able to find some time for her to come and get some pictures of the boys.  The boys were such squirrels while Gina was photographing them that I was fully prepared for her to call and say there were no good pictures.  Well, the pictures turned out so amazing and when I picked them up today, Gina was sweet enough to even give me a disc with the pictures so I could share some of them with you! Here are just a few of my many, many favorites!!
  
You can see more of Gina's amazing work on her blogs - Quella Persona, and Gina Marie 365, and you can find out how to schedule your own appointment on her website here.  If you're in Boise and are in the market for portraits of any kind, be sure to give Gina a call.  She really does amazing work and her prices are super reasonable.  Oh, and Gina's an amazing person too. Thanks so much, Gina!  Your amazing portraits are a precious gift.  

Sunday, November 9, 2008

October Club Projects

I've been working like crazy for the past week to get my "Me" album done.  I can't wait to show you how it turned out!  In the mean time, I had a super fun workshop Friday night with my girlfriend Paty and 11 of her Spanish-speaking friends!  It was a blast and they were all so excited to see the fun new Spanish catalog.  They were also very patient with my non-Spanish-speaking self.  One of Paty's friends booked a workshop, and I'm so excited to stamp with these gals again!  

My November club meets on Wednesday, so I thought I'd better get my b-hind in gear and post my club projects from October!  This month was embossing mania!  I tried to show them every embossing technique I could squeeze into the allotted time.  We had done a few of these techniques before, but many of them were new.  Here are the projects:
  
This one used the Cracked Glass Technique.  I inked the tree stamp using the baby wipe technique.  Yes!  A bonus technique!  
  
These were faux metal
These used heat & stick powder and the cosmo fine glitters.  Fun!

This one was emerging colors/Joseph's Coat.  I love how this one turned out.  
  
And Dazzling Diamond Dust technique.  We had a blast embossing everything!!
Last, but not least, this was one of the make & takes.  It occurred to me just tonight that I should have had them all emboss the stamped image.  *doh*  

I'll be back to share my "Me" album when I get it done.  I also still have my stamp-a-stack projects to show you, so be sure to check back - or subscribe!!  

One last reminder that Jessica Sprague has extended the deadline to register for her "Stories in Hand" class for one more day!  You can sign up before midnight tomorrow.  Class starts tomorrow!! I'm excited to see what it's all about.  

Thanks to all of you who have left comments or emailed me about Mike's bone marrow donation.  He's given them a verbal commitment and will fax all of his paperwork tomorrow. Then there's no turning back.  We've already learned a lot about the process. It's a little nerve wracking, but knowing that it's life and death to someone helps us stay focused.  

Oh, and I also received a couple of pointers on my trash-bag dilemma. We broke down and bought a pallet of trash bags at Costco for $9.  They'll last us about 10 years, so we felt like it was a prudent investment. They're not super eco-friendly, but we'll be using fewer of them than we did grocery bags because they're bigger and hold more.  The fact that there aren't holes in the bottom and that they actually fit our trash can is icing on the cake.  I hope to be back this week to share a few more crafty projects. Catch 'ya later.   

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Active Hero


My husband is a blood donor.  I used to be, back when I had time to go to the bathroom by myself and left the house looking like someone who had somewhere to go. Without spit-up or snot on me. In clean clothes. You know. The old days. Mike, however, has continued to donate blood regularly. His blood donor card says "Active Hero" on it and he reminds me regularly of his active-hero status.  

Well, as if that weren't enough, yesterday we got a call from the NMDP and Mike came up as a match to someone who needs a bone marrow transplant. A 15 year old kid. Talk about a hero. All I could think about was the parents of that kid and how I'm sure Mike is an answer to many many prayers. I wondered how long they had been waiting to find him and how sick their kid is. Anyway, it looks like Mike and I will be flying to Spokane in a couple of weeks for his initial work-up and then to Denver for the donation in December. What a Christmas present, huh? Too bad we can't wrap his bone marrow in pretty paper and top it with a bow. 

The whole thing is a little scary. Mostly because it's unfamiliar territory for all of us.  My 8 year old flipped out when we told him. The memories of Mike's hernia surgery in August are still fresh and to him that means dad's out of commission for a few weeks, which will probably be true.  I tried to explain how we are helping to save someone's life and how we would hope someone would do the same for us if we ever need it.  But in his 8 year old mind it just means dad can't play football catch with him any time he wants and it's a drag. So, my husband has always been my hero, and a hero to my kids, but now he gets to be one to people we've never met. I hope his gift can save their child. You can click here to find out more about bone marrow donation.  Oh, and if you voted today, you're a hero too.  

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