Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December is just a few hours away...

Excitement is setting in for the next round of Holidays!! 

Santa sent me a note saying that his elves have finished making all the wonderful gifts for James and Cora!! 

Today I will be setting up our 25 Day of Christmas Countdown using a new SU stamp set and die cuts!!  I have little activities to place behind each day that the kids can do with each other, with me, or as a family....leading up th Christmas Eve, which was always my favorite night, where the kids get to open one gift from Mom and Dad...usually PJ's :P  Other ideas listed are board games, baking cookies, and wrapping presents.

We have also started our decorating....Hubby put Christmas lights out front this year!!  Can't wait for it to get dark to see what a wonderful job he did...and of course take a photo!

By the weekend, the tree will be up and the kids will be decorating it...I am excited to be able to go through my grandparents ornaments from the tree I remember as a kid.  They use a small one each year now and have many old ornaments to get rid of.  I will be going through the box with my sisters and splitting it all up.

This year I had to buy Cora a stocking :) So I bought James a matching one!!  She had a small First Christmas one last year and needed a bigger one this year :)

Photos will be posted as we make progress with decorating and preparing for the Holidays....Stay tuned :P

Monday, November 21, 2011

Don't miss these DEALS!!

Start your Black Friday shopping early and until the end of November with Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza Deals!! Deals are 20% to 60% off!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Exciting News!!

Stampin' Up! has just release a copy of the Occassions Mini Catalog set to begin January 4, 2012!!  There are some adorable new stamps, Big Shot Dies, and other items coming out for a limited time only!!

Book your workshop before the dates are all taken.  The next mini runs from January to the end of April. 

Don't forget that Stampin' Up! hosts it's annual Sale-a-Bration beginning at the end of January and running through March!!  Don't miss this opportunity to earn FREE stamps sets as a customer and as a hostess. 

Want more information or want to set up your home workshop, then contact me soon :) or call 518-298-3674 (please leave a message)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Busy Weekend and Loving It!!

Friday night and Saturday afternoon, I held an All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack in my home.  I love these events because guests come and make up a pack of cards looking at my samples.  I serve delicious food and drinks and the conversations are all sorts of fun!!  Here are a few pics of the weekend events so far:

Monday, November 07, 2011


A couple years ago I demonstrated a workshop with a really close friend of mine.  We had been best of friends for years in high school.  We tried to stay in touch, but had other things going on in life that we ended up not hearing from each other in a long time.  I was really happy to spend the workshop hours with her and her friends.  She is am amazing cook/ baker and has baked many treats for others for some extra income.  I convinced her to order a few things from Stampin' Up! so she can create her own labels and tags for those yummy treats!  Recently she posted a photo of some labels she made and tagged me in it on Facebook!! I was really happy to see the photo and would like to share it with you :)

Birthday Bakery: Labels by Alicia :)

Friday, November 04, 2011

November is full of Thankfulness...

and Stampin' Up! is adding $35 extra to the Hostess Benefits this month for a $350 qualifying workshop!!  How great is that!!  Its a wonderful time of year to start your Holiday shopping and gather a couple extra items to wrap up for loved ones....Contact me to set up your workshop to have at this opportunity!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"This Is Halloween!"

The weekend flew by with ghosts and witches and other scary (and non-scary) characters lurking about!!  2 Halloween parties, breakfast with the inlaws, and trick-or-treating with family!  Our creative sides kicked in when we set out a display of yumm-tastic foods for guests on Saturday:

At both parties, the kids had much fun playing games and eating sweets!!  I dressed them in inexpensive costumes and they were pleased.  Cora was a Midnight Black cat one day and was a Strawberry the rest of the weekend.  James found a hooded sweatshirt that doubled as a costume (had a full zip-up hood with mask!)  He was pleased with his outfit :)

Even the decorations were cheap and easy.  The house was decorated with toilet paper tube bats and paper plate spiders.  James and I colored faces on empty water jugs and added white lights to them.  Too cute :)

Hope Everyone had a happy, fun, and safe Halloween this year.  Now its on to THE BEST HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR!!!