Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Starbucks Via!!!

I signed up to get my free sample and am excited to try it!!! So read on and sign up yourself if you would like to try it!

Introducing Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew – Instant coffee, The Starbucks way.

Today at 9:18am
Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew is our amazing new way to make a truly great cup of coffee, just by adding water. This isn’t like instant coffee you’ve ever tasted before. This is rich, flavorful, aromatic Starbucks® Coffee – in an instant.

Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew is made with the highest-quality, ethically-sourced Arabica beans. We’ve found a way to microgrind them in a way that preserves all their essential oils and flavor – trust us, you won’t find anything like Starbucks VIA™ anywhere else.

As a fan of Starbucks, we want you to be one of the first people to try Starbucks VIA™. Stop by starbucksVIA.com to order a sample. Supplies are limited – so make sure you come by soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crimped Envelope Card!

I tried this new technique this week and loved it! It was so easy and simple to do, this is not my card, but here are the directions and I will post a photo of my card in the morning! Have fun and happy stamping!

Create a pouch out of a regular envelope.


  • A2 size Envelope

  • Paper Trimmer

  • Crimper

  • Adhesive

  • Stamps>>(Gina K. stamp set A Year of Flowers used here)

  • Cardstock (for insert)


  1. Step 1

    Seal the envelope.

    Use your paper trimmer to cut 1 1/4" from one of the short sides of the envelope.

    The narrow piece will be the topper and the larger piece will be the crimped pocket portion of the card.

  2. Step 2

    Decorate both pieces with stamps, keeping in mind that the bottom piece will be crimped and the images may be slightly distorted.

  3. Step 3

    Place the larger piece into the crimping tool with the opening to the side, and crimp.

  4. Step 4

    Add stamped/cut images, die cuts and embellishments as desired.

  5. Step 5

    To create the insert, cut a piece of card stock to 4" by 4 1/4".

    For a layered look, cut additional pieces slightly smaller.

  6. Step 6

    Stamp and embellish insert as desired.

  7. Step 7

    As a variation you can scale the project down to create gift card holder.

Your turn! Have fun!

Misc. pics.

My brother kevin.

I thought this was a really cool Candy Castle!

The adults our for lunch at a pub in the Birkshires!

New Years!

We have a happy Boy!

Kelly and Brian, Jason and Joel!

Brian and Kelly meeting Joel for the first time!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sale-A-Braion is here!

Sale-A-Bration details!
Visit my website to place your order today!

Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!

Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase.

Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits.

Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15% off the regular $199 price of the Starter Kit--that's $335 worth of products for only $169!

Plus receive a free idea book and catalog with every online purchase!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The boys with Grandma and Grandpa!

I just love these first two photos! Joel looks so happy and content!

Playing on Grandpa's lap.

All Snuggly.

Bo getting ready to eat dinner!

We did losts of swimming!

Bo loves the water. He loves it so much that he was starting to shiver because he was getting cold and he didn't want to get out.

Alex and William Murnion and Joel Tigges.

Sledding and Snow Angels!

Jason tried to teach Bo how to make snow Angels!


We tried to get Boaz to go down the hill by himself but he just sat there.

More Sledding!

Jason was getting ready to go down the hill with Bo and he went to sit on the sled and it went down the hill without them. =)

Me and my Bo!