Saturday, December 8, 2018

#234 Christmas Music - # 3 of 12 Days of December


And believe me....I sing it loud!
You may not want to hear it loud...lol...but I can belt out "Mary Did You Know" in the car like nobody's business.

For me...it's never too early for Christmas music :) I know one of you listens to it year round ;)

What's on your Christmas playlist?
Here's my Top 10 - in no particular order
  • Mary Did You Know?
  • Last Christmas
  • O Holy Night
  • What Child is This?
  • Breath of Heaven
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Baby It's Cold Outside
  • All the songs with "Once Upon A Christmas" movie with Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Share with me what's on your playlist for a chance to win the 
Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder


And the winner of Day #2 for the "I" clear stamping Block is 
Babe O'Mara!
Congratulations!

I hope you all have a wonderful time listening to your favorite Christmas Music

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

#233 Christmas Lights and a Giveaway

Ohhh How I love Christmas Lights :) 
This beautiful picture of snow with lights was actually from a few years ago and we were so lucky to have some pretty snow.



We have had so many traditions with Christmas lights :) This is a picture of the lights that you can drive through at Portland International Raceway. We've gone the last few years and plan on returning again this year. Hoping to skip the rainy nights this time.lol

I'm a sucker for a good Christmas light display. Since my kids were little we have gotten hot chocolate and listened to Christmas music as we drive around and look at the bright lights in the neighborhoods. 

I already feel behind this year as though I can't catch up and it's still early in the season. 

Congratulations to Patricia Robinson for being the winner of Day #1 in December and winning the "Bee Thankful" stamp set. 

Make sure you enter to win the next giveaway. 
Next I'm giving away the "I" Clear block. 
Always nice to have every size. :) 
To enter either comment on my blog here, or on my Facebook page telling me something about Christmas lights...do you put them up? Do you love them? Do you drive around and look at them. Tell me about your Christmas Lights experience. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole


Saturday, December 1, 2018

#232 - 12 days of December Intro and Giveaway


December always starts out with a bang for us :) Today is my husband's birthday :)

Happy Birthday
Ned Fenimore :) 

After some lunch, we went by to see our daughter Sara at her work (The Boba Factory) and this delicious
Honey Toast!
That thing that looks like cake....Nope! It's thick delicious toast with a wonderful sweet flavor :)
Mmmmmmmmm
Then tonight we will go out to dinner as a family. 

So for our first blog post of December and this monthly blog fun we are about to have...
The question is...

What do I have to do?
Ummmmm.....EVERYTHING!!!! Lol
My Black Friday shopping was not so successful, so I was not able to get my Christmas shopping started as I normally do. Darn it. 

I have baking, shopping, creating, crafting, working, sewing, knitting, card making and so much more to do. Even a smidge of decorating left to do. But I LOVE it all. I love the holiday time of year. :) It's just too fun. 

Giveaway #1 is....
The Bee Thankful Stamp Set. :) 
I'm so thankful for all of you!

What do you have to do this December? 
To enter comment on my blog or Facebook Page. 

Happy December to all of you!
Hope it doesn't fly by too fast. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#231 Fun Fold Card - Pleated Card

Every Wednesday in October at 4:30PST I am doing Fun Fold cards on my Facebook Live :) 
Won't you join me :) 
You can watch this week's here


and you can see how we made this card as well as a special way to tie a bow and how to make your clear faceted dots a coordinating color :) 

Also...here are the measurements for the pleated card :) 


Join me next week to see another fun fold card :)

Happy crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#230 I'm going to GREECE and Fun Fold Cards ;)

Wow! Thank you to my wonderful loyal customers who helped me earn a trip to Greece from Stampin' Up!
Just 2 weeks ago now I earned the trip!
It's so crazy to even think about. 
Next summer my hubby and I will be cruising the Greek Isles!!! AHHHHH

I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog for a month! That's not ok!
I think you all deserve a giveaway!
Comment below and tell me what trip you've taken that you have enjoyed the most.
One person will win 5 handmade cards from me along with some other goodies ;)

Well...if you didn't know...I do a live Facebook show every Wednesday at 4:30pm PST. 
For the next several weeks I will be sharing
FUN FOLD cards with you :) 

If you didn't get to see the first of the series you can see it now by clicking below

You can also watch another video here on YouTube

Make sure you tune in each week to the Stampin' RN live Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thestampinrn
 If you can't watch live, you can always go back and watch the replay :) 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

#229 Color Your Season Last Call

For Color Your Season
This Stamp set and coordinating Framelits are only available until 08/31/2018
What a fun set
Click HERE to order
Use hostess code 7RTANFGQ when checking out to receive an extra gift from me. 

It is also the 
For my Paper Share with the FREE Chicken Wire Element with Pre-order.
Must order by Sept 4 to receive the extra freebie. 
Click HERE to see the details of how to order.



Hope you are ready for some amazing Holiday Classes coming up :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Thursday, August 23, 2018

#228 Holiday Catalog Ribbon & Paper Share

It's that time again :) 
Time for the your Holiday Paper & Ribbon 
Share :) 

A Share is where you get a little of all the new items. 

For this Paper/Ribbon Share you will get a total of 112 - 6x6" sheets of paper
1 yard each of 7 new ribbons
for $41.85 and that includes shipping :) 

If you pre-order by September 4th, then you will get the Chicken wire Elements embellishments FREE as an extra gift from me. 

The Share includes all the items show below. Please note that the Dashing Along DSP is an extra freebie from me as this can only be earned with a $250 order or party. It cannot be separately purchased. 

The top right is Joyous Noel Glitter


Comment below with your email address or email me at nicern1@gmail.com and let me know you would like the 2018 Holiday Paper/Ribbon Share. I will then send you an invoice. 

I can order all the paper and ribbon for the share on Sept 5. It will then come to me, I will cut it up and repackage for you. Please allow until Sept 25 to receive your full share :) 

A Paper/Ribbon Share is perfect to be able to put your eyes on everything so you can decide what you cannot live without ;)

Happy Crafting
Nicole