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Christmas at the Freeman house…..




I know I have been pretty bad about posting the last week or 2 but I have been spending time with my family. I wanted to post a few Christmas pics that I took. To say that our family likes to cook is an understatement. My husband Chris is the head chef in our family and my daughter Lindsey is taking culinary as an elective this year so she got her dad a chef's uniform as a gift and had it embroidered with "Chef Dad".





My husband and my daughter Lindsey got me a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas but guess who was the first person who got to use it? I think there was an ulterior motive there.  THis is Lindsey making rolls FROM SCRATCH! They were sooooo good too!






This is a picture of them as they were still rising. They smelled so good….nothing like fresh bread baking. She is a perfectionist so she scooped them all out with a mini ice cream scoop to make perfect balls.



Here is my award winning apple pie! Oooooh was it good heated up with ice cream on top. I am the baker in the family and make tons of goodies for all of our friends, family and neighbors. I should have taken pictures of all of the trays I made before I gave them away….3 straight days in the kitchen.





This is my sweet little angel. I only have one more year til she leaves to go to college. I get sad just thinking about it. She is such a sweet girl.


Big Shot Quilt Purses! Oh my!

Today my friend Sam came over and showed me how to make those quilt purses that Angie Juda posted a while back. Oh my gosh!!! They are so much fun to make! I had so much fun that I made 3 of them today and I am going back to the fabric store tomorrow so I can make more! They are pretty easy after you make one especially if you have a helper.

This is my first one and after I finished I realized I had put 3 of the same pattern in a row around the side but that is ok.




The next one I made for a good friend of mine. I hope she loves it!  The fabric is the same on both of these but I took one picture with the flash and one without and the 2nd picture is actually more true to color. The colors were close to our regal rose and sage shadow. I used the Stampin Up ribbon for the handles. It is way easier than making the handles. I wanted to put flowers on them but I ran out of fabric so if I can get more of the same I will attempt that tomorrow. We cut all of the scallop squares out with the Big Shot and then made little mini quilts out of each square and sewed them together. They look so much cuter in person! I wish you all could see them.



My friend Sam made this one for me just because she is a sweetheart. She made it for me to take to Leadership to put my swaps in. How cool is that?


Winner of this week’s Blog candy…..

The winner of this week's blog candy is….Chris Geary! Congratulations Chris! You win the stamping goodies this week!


Christmas Blog Candy!

Hey stampers!
It is Blog Candy tome again! I am organizing my stamp room over Christmas Vacation so I need to clean some stuff out. This blog candy consists of Merry Moments DSP, Lovely Lines Rub ons and the Best Yet stamp set. All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on my blog. I will pick the winner on Sunday. Thanks!


Glitterchicks Christmas party!

Here are some pics from my downline Christmas get together. We had a pot luck dinner and Christmas gift exchange. Everyone also got to make several projects. It was a really fun night.















Here are the girls holding up gifts that I gave them and projects that we made.
























Here is one of the many nice gifts that we exchanged.


Shimmer Paint is sticking around!

Shimmer Paint Will Be Available as Catalog Write-In

Due to the popularity of our shimmer paint offered in the Mini Catalog, we will continue to offer it as a catalog write-in after the Holiday Mini sales period ends. Starting January 5, 2010, you can order the following products as catalog write-ins:


 116806  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint  $5.95
 116854  Frost White Shimmer Paint  $5.95
 116807  Platinum Shimmer Paint  $5.95




We hope you continue to enjoy using this fun new product!






Is it Spring yet?


On this cold, snowy day in Virginia, I thought I needed to post a touch of spring. I love the yellow and black together on this Vintage Vogue card. This is another card my upline Faith made for me. This is definitely my favorite set from the new Occasions mini which is coming out in just 2 weeks. I can hardly wait! I know you all will LOVE it as much as I do!!


Another Vintage Vogue card

I just LOVE this stamp set.  I know as soon as you all get this set, you will go crazy over it. It is so shabby chic looking which is just my style. This card was made by my upline Faith. She always does gorgeous cards.
But unless you are a demonstrator, you will have to wait til Jan 5th to order it. Only demos can get this baby early. That is one of the MANY perks of being a Stampin Up demonstrator. If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, just click on "Join My Team" at the top of this page. I would love to have you on my team.


New Punches are Coming Soon!

You will love the new punches that are coming out on Jan 5th! I have been having fun playing with mine the last few days!

Starting with the new 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and continuing with all new punch designs going forward, Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches!

A few features of the new punch style:

  • Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing
  • Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport
  • Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored
  • Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large
  • New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use.
    • Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the Occasions Mini Catalog
  • Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside edges of a page, not just corners
  • larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use
  • Available in an exclusive Stampin' Up! color

Part of Stampin' Up!'s commitment to providing demonstrators and customers with the very best crafting tools includes the belief in what we call continuous improvement. Essentially what this means is that even if something works very well, but we see a chance to improve it, we will work to make it even better. While new punch designs will be in the new body style, existing designs will remain in the existing body style for now. We will communicate any further changes as those decisions are made.

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Build a Bear Calendar Gift


This adorable calendar frame gift idea is from my friend Lorrie. This was her project at one of our recent shoebox swaps. I love the Christmas Build a Bear girl. It is made on a metal frame that came from Target and the bear has a magnet on the back of it so you can stick her anywhere.  The calendars are made on the computer or you can use those ones from  Paper is Merry Moments DSP.






Here is a side view of it.


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