Monday, December 17, 2018

#237 Christmas Sweets and Treats!!! #6 of 12 days of December

OHHHH
Sweets I know how to do!
What can I bring to a potluck?
Sweets!
What can I bring to a BBQ?
Treats!!

That's what I know how to make best :) 
Every year I make
Fudge - Family Recipe from my Sister-n-law
Rocky Road - Easy Peasy
Candied Walnuts - my Grandma's recipe
Pecan Caramel Bars - Pinterest amazingness

This is a pic from a few years ago when I also made Peppermint bark

Also shown here is another Pinterest amazing recipe for Avalanche Bars - wow they are good!

This year I have plans to make some 
Giant Cinnamon Rolls courtesy of a wonderful lady - Babe O'Mara ;) 
Hoping I'll be successful!
(I just printed the recipe so I can get all the ingredients and be prepared). 

What are your favorite Sweets and Treats to make during the holidays? 

Comment below or over on the Facebook post to be entered to win some of the awesome Pizza boxes from Stampin' Up!
A perfect little box to put some sweets and treats ;)

The winner of the Envelopes from giveaway #5 is Cherie Wright! 
Congratulations!

Happy Crafting (that includes baking ;)


Saturday, December 15, 2018

#236 The Tree #5 of 12 days of December

The Tree :) 
I love Christmas Trees with Christmas light :) 


I will admit...we do have a fake tree. There have been too many years of bees, spiders, beetles...you name it that came crawling out of our fresh cut tree, even if we did have them use the shaker to avoid it.lol
So now we go with the artificial tree. It's easy...and I don't have to worry about moving the presents every other day to water it. Lets be honest....I never watered it much and always ended up with a major fire hazard a couple weeks in.LOL

I also don't have to wait for a dry day to go 
cut it down. 

I also wanted to show off one of my favorite new ornaments. :) I got this when I was at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando for OnStage with Stampin' Up!

Tell me about your tree :) When do you put it up, when do you put presents under it? Do you have star or an angel or something else.
One person will win a pack of whisper white envelopes. You know you need to replenish those envelopes after sending out all those Christmas cards. 

The winner of Tea Room Ribbon is Kathy Beemer! Congratulations!!

Happy Crafting until next time
~Nicole

Thursday, December 13, 2018

#235 Christmas Cards & Crafts - #4 of 12 Days of December

Well this is an easy one!

I've got lots of pictures of these :) 
This is what I do!
It's what I love!!
Cards and Crafts!!!
I have to admit, I didn't make that cute little snowman in the bottom middle, but it sure is a cute craft!


Tell me your favorite thing to make during the holiday season for your chance to win the Tea Room double set ribbon :) 


The winner of the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder is Jen House!
Congratulations :) 

Happy Crafting as the season continues :) 
~Nicole

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

Friday, August 10, 2018

#227 Free Holiday Catalog

It's TIME!!!!


 2018 Holiday Catalog Time :) 
If you don't have a demonstrator of your own, and if you aren't a demonstrator yourself, I'd love to get you a FREE Holiday Catalog with some wonderful specials and goodies sent out :) 

Email me at nicern1@gmail.com and give me your mailing address and I'll get one out in the mail to you :) 



These new stamp sets, framelits, paper and tools are just AMAZING!!!!!
You are gonna want to take your time looking through this one!

The new catalog goes live September 5, so you have some time to plan your thoughts. 

Here's a few pictures to get you excited. Stay tuned as I'll be posting options for my Paper/Ribbon Share so you get a little of each new paper and ribbon from the catalog. :)
If you get my newsletter, then you'll be getting all the details soon. :) 
Make sure if you aren't getting it, that you sign up for it today. It's free of course. 











Just a taste of all the goodies :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Thursday, August 9, 2018

#226 Winnie The Pooh....well actually Christopher Robin


Sara and I went to see Christopher Robin the other day. Winnie the Pooh has forever been my favorite character since I was a kid :) Even when we went to Disneyland, that was the one character I had to have a picture with :) 

What a sweet movie filled with wonderful one liner's by Winnie the Pooh. 

"Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something."

"When I’m going somewhere and I wait, somewhere often comes to me"

"I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been."

"Sometimes the thing to do is nothing"

I just loved seeing this movie with my girl :) I wish you could have heard her giggling at all the little things Pooh said. 




Later in the week Sara had 2 birthday cards to make and case'd these two lovelies. She made a few changes of course. But 2 lucky guy friends in her life who happen to have their birthdays today, got a card that she made special for them. She definitely is her my girl ;)



I hope that you are having a most lovely week...and if you need a little "nothing" to do...then go see Christopher Robin and get your feel goods for the week. 

As for me tonight....I'm gonna watch the Seahawks first preseason football game ;) 
I LOVE FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, July 27, 2018

#225 Color Your Season Bundle Preorder

Consider this a little Christmas in July :) 

Stampin' Up! has a limited time bundle that will be available while supplies last starting
August 1-31

The great thing is...if you aren't into holidays, this set is so versatile it has something for everyone. 




This is one of the designed cards by Stampin' Up!

I am offering an exclusive class that I have designed so that you can get the entire bundle
plus the new set of Watercolor pencils, some embellishments and supplies to make cards, gift tags and treat holders. 


This class includes the
Blended Seasons Stamp Set (2 case set)
Coordinating Framelits

Assortment 2 of the Watercolor pencils
Clear Rhinestones
Blender Pen
Silver Metallic Thread
Supplies to make 2 of each item shown below totaling
4 cards with envelopes, 4 gift tags and 2 treat packages
Exclusive step by step video on how to put everything together only available to class members. 


Items that you will need to have on hand are a Memento Black Ink Pad, clear blocks, Big Shot or other die cutting machine, adhesive, tape and scissors. 

If you were to go purchase all of the items above not including my free class supplies, with tax and shipping it would $106.61
I am offering this class for $85.00 which includes shipping!!! 
Pre-order by July 31 and I will also through in a Memento Black Ink Pad :) 

Don't delay
Email me today to take advantage of this special from me directly. 

This special is not from Stampin' Up! and is only available when ordering from me directly. 

These items will be ordered as soon as available on Aug 1 and only while supplies last. Please allow 10-12 days after I order on August 1 to receive your order. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole