Merry Christmas from Ann and the Kids

 

Merry Christmas from Ann and the kids

Merry Christmas! 
May your day be blessed and filled with joy!
Love and peace from Ann and Kim, Brody, Jackie, GQ, Little Miss Sixx and Nueve Good Boy!

I’ll be back after Christmas with cards created using my preorder products from the upcoming January – June Mini Catalog. Find out my favorite product picks and more! And if you would like a little sample of the papers, ribbons and embellishments, don’t forget to check out my product shares HERE.

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Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator. Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is $150 or over, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Current Code: XZDZMV6X
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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

Special Note to My Current Customers:  If you placed an order with me this year, you will be receiving a catalog from me. Due to my husband’s recent surgery and subsequent complications, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get the mini catalogs mailed out in a timely fashion, so I used Stampin’ Up!’s mailing selector. These seem to be very slow in arriving.  I am SO sorry…

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As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

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Nueve’s Favorite “Holly Day” Card

(I hope you enjoy Nueve’s post today!  He worked really hard on it, with some “help” from his sister, Sixx.)

Nueve's Favorite Holly Day Card

It’s me! Nueve! Mom told me I needed to learn about the cards she makes so I can do a better job at being her helper.  She let me get on her ‘puter to look at some of the Kris Mouse cards she made.  Oh, wait! Sixx just barked at me…

Sixx:  It’s Christmas, Nueve! Not Kris Mouse.

Nueve:  Grrr! She thinks she is so smart just ’cause she is the alpha now that Great Aunt Muffy is gone.  Anyway, here is MY favorite holly day card from this year!

Nueve's Favorite "Holly day" card

Its got a Poisonous Etta flower on it. Poisonous Ettas can make puppies like me sick if we eat a lot of the leaves.   It could make us frow up, drool, and sometimes make us have the “bad potties”.  I haven’t had the “bad potties” ever, but I did frow up once. I swallowed a chew and … Oh, wait! Sixx just barked at me again. Grrr!

Sixx:  They are called poinsettias, Nueve.  The American Kennel Club says, “Due to the low level of toxicity seen with poinsettia ingestion, you are safe to use them in your house with caution. All reasonable precautions should be made such as keeping plants and decorations out of your dog’s reach and never leaving your dog unattended when decorations, plants and potentially hazardous foods are present.”

Little Miss Sixx Nueve's Favorite Holly Day card

Nueve:  Grrr! Sixx thinks she is so smart because she has obedience titles.  Anyway, I LIKE this card. It makes my stubby tail wag when I look at it.  It was my Mom’s favorite, too, and she sent it to my human brother who lives way out in a place called Washington with my Aunt Kia.  Mom made up directions in case you want to make one like it. She used to write up directions for her students when she teached science a long time ago before she got tired again. Oh, wait! Now what, Sixx?

Sixx:  She’s “retired” Nueve.  She didn’t get “tired again”.  And it’s “taught”, not teached.

Nueve:  MOM! MOM! Sixx won’t let me do my job! She keeps ‘rupting me when I’m trying to talk, and I’m being a good boy.

Sixx:  It’s “interrupting”, Nueve.  Just sayin’!

Nueve:  Anyway, here is where to go to get the directions:  Red Poinsettia Card Tutorial

Well, I’m off to wait for Santa Paws! I KNOW he will bring lots of toys and treats for me because I am a good boy! That’s my name!  Good Boy Nueve!

Nueve's Favorite Holly Day Card
Nueve's Favorite Holly Day Card

 

Time to Reserve Your January- June Mini Catalog Shares

Would you like to have all the new designer papers at a fraction of the cost of buying full packages? Are you like me, and would love to have all of the new ribbons, but an entire roll is way too much for you? Or, does owning sparkly embellishments make your heart go pitter-pat? Then my January – June Mini Catalog Shares are for you!!!

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Why should you participate in The Stampin’ Schach’s Mini Catalog Product Shares?

Here are three great reasons:

1. Packaging! Designer Papers are identified for you, so you don’t have to play “Which collection is this?” Ribbons are hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie, not just thrown in a bag.
2. Amounts! You receive 6″ x 12″ rectangles of paper of the designer papers, except for the 6″ x 6″ or 6″ x 4″  paper stacks. That’s a plus for those of you who are memory keepers!
3. It’s a chance to sample a little bit of everything without breaking the bank!

How Shares Work

Shares are a way to sample the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, and Embellishments at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of them yourself. And the nice thing is I do all the ordering, cutting, counting and re-packaging for you!

Simply EMAIL ME ([email protected]) to reserve your spot in a share. When your share fills (4 people), I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. I will begin sending out PayPal invoices December 29th. Please let me know which share you would like, and the email address you would like me to use for PayPal invoicing.

On January 4th, I will place the orders for all filled shares. Once I receive the products, my husband Kim and I will get to work, and cut, count, measure and package up your goodies pronto! Because I want to get your shares mailed out as quickly as possible, I will expedite my order to Stampin’ Up! Your papers will be lovingly wrapped and identified; ribbons will hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie; and embellishments will be placed into small bags. Once this task is completed, your shares will be sent out via the US Postal Service. (United States residents only, please!) If you wish to be included in the first round of shares, please email me by January 3, 2022.

2019-2020 Annual Catalog Product Shares

Here’s What Others Say About My Product Shares

“I can’t believe how quickly I received my share. You are amazing!” – L.S.
“Your shares are so organized and arrive in pristine condition. I love the 12″x6″ paper samples – so useful for many projects without the expense of order entire packages of DSP. ” -N.R.
“I was so pleased with your last product share. It makes a big difference when you offer the DSP at the generous size of 6″ x 12″. You did a great job on the last one.” – L.P.
“Thanks for all your hard work on the paper shares. It was perfect when I received it. Thanks for placing the name of the paper between each one.” – J.M.
“What a delightful surprise to open up your carefully packaged SU! items, Ann. You always pack with such thoughtfulness and attention to detail.” – L.P.
“I received my shares today!! The package arrived perfectly. Love all the paper!!” – J.M.
“Everything was in perfect shape and the paper is gorgeous! Thanks! You do an awesome job of packaging all the items.” – C.L.

2019-2020 Annual Catalog Shares

January – June Mini Catalog Product Shares
  1. I Want It All – $55  (Includes Postage)  BEST VALUE

Includes 69 sheets of paper, 11-1/4 yards of ribbon and twine,  and 172 embellishments PLUS the following BONUS ITEMS:

  • 1 Slimline Envelope
  • 1 Sweet Little Box
  • A small assortment of various patterns of Sale-A-Bration
  1.   Designer Series Paper Share – $36 (Includes postage)

           6” x 12” Patterns

  • Artfully Composed (6), Flowering Fields (6), Heart & Home (6), Hey Sports Fan (6), Sweet Talk (6), Symbols of Fortune (6), Vellum Layering Designs (6), Mother of Pearl Specialty (1)

           6” x 6” Patterns

  • New Horizons (12), Supple Shimmer Specialty (2)

4″ x 6″ Patterns

  • Abstract Beauty (12)

           69 Sheets Total

  1. Ribbon Share – $10.50 (Includes postage)
  • Approximately 1-¼ yards of 6 different ribbons and 3 twines
  • All ribbons will be hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie
  • 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack (2 different colors)
  • 3/8″ Denim
  • Evening Evergreen  3/8″ Windowpane Check
  • Real Red ⅜” Faux Linen
  • White 3/4″ Frayed
  • Fan Baker’s Twine (3 colors)

            11-1/4 yds ribbon/twine

  1. Accents & Embellishments Share – $15.00 (Includes postage)
  • 18  Adhesive Backed Hexagons
  • 8    Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • 24   Classic Matte Dots
  • 30  Faux Sea Glass Shapes
  • 6     Heart & Home Doilies
  • 20  Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 18  Pebbles Enamel Shapes
  • 24  Polished Dots
  • 24  Resin Stars
  • 1/6th container of Frosted Beads in a small bag

            172 Total Embellishments

Just email me at:  [email protected] if you would like for me to reserve a share for you!

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Current Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator. Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is $150 or over, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Current Code: XZDZMV6X
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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

Special Note to My Current Customers:  If you placed an order with me this year, you will be receiving a catalog from me. Due to my husband’s recent surgery and subsequent complications, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get the mini catalogs mailed out in a timely fashion, so I used Stampin’ Up!’s mailing selector. These seem to be very slow in arriving.  I am SO sorry…

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As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

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Momma’s Candy

I have no card to post today.  Instead of stamping, I have been busy baking cookies and making candy.  Heaven knows my husband, Kim, and I do not need the extra calories, so I end up sharing the goodies I make with the neighbors.  Out of all of the things I make, the biggest hit is a candy that is simply called “Momma’s Candy”.   If you are in need of a quick and easy candy to share with family and friends, continue reading!

Momma’s Candy

My mother was an excellent cook, baker and candy maker.  Although I inherited all of her recipes, I did not inherit her baking and candy making genes.  Her pies were legendary.  And although she has been gone nearly 39 years, my sister and I talk about them to this very day.  My pies come from Marie Callender.   I have never tasted anything like her cakes either.  German Chocolate and Red Velvet were made from scratch, using recipes from the Jewel T cook book, along with her own special added touches.  My cakes come from Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines.   Breads and rolls were set atop the cook stove to rise.   My homemade bread is made in a bread making machine.  I never tackled her divine divinity or her fabulous fudge. But, I do make this wonderful peanut butter confection.  Her original recipe was written on a scrap of paper, a bank deposit slip if I remember correctly.  But before she passed away, she was in the process of recopying many of them.  My inherited recipe files are a mish-mash of index cards, scraps of paper, and clippings.  This particular recipe had no other name except “Candy”, so in her honor, my family calls it “Momma’s Candy”.  I hope you’ll try it, and enjoy it as much as my family does.

1 Package Almond Bark
2 Cups of Super Chunky Peanut Butter
2 Cups of Dry Roasted Peanuts
2 Cups of Miniature Marshmallows
2 Cups of Rice Krispies

Melt the Almond Bark according to package directions. (I use the microwave).  When melted, mix in the Peanut Butter.  Then add the dry ingredients, and thoroughly coat.  Drop by spoonfuls (I use a tablespoon) onto cookie sheets. (I cover mine with wax paper to make clean-up easier.)  Chill in the refrigerator.  (I place mine out on the back porch to set.)  This makes a large batch of candy, and is easy-peasy! I ended up with 72 pieces, not counting the ones I tested for quality control.  While I use the Vanilla Almond Bark, my stampin’ friend Vicki has tried the Chocolate Almond Bark, and says it tastes like crunchy peanut clusters! I can’t wait to try it!

My mother would have been 103 on December 28th. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.  Not a day passes that I do not remember her in some way.  And I know her spirit will be embracing us this Christmas, as we enjoy the traditional Christmas Eve soup she always prepared and nibble on “Momma’s Candy”.

May peace fill your hearts during this holiday season.  Until next time…

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