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    Wendy has been married for 15 years and is a SAHM of 3 boys! I enjoy scrapbooking and making memories for my family. I am a new independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up!® Please check out my Stampin' Up!® link to the right. Let us know if we can assist you with ordering in any way.
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    Michele has been married for 16 years and is a SAHM of 1 daughter and is caring for her grandmother. I enjoy making cards and paper crafts. Let us know if we can help you on any of your projects.

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Archive for November, 2008

Stampin’ Up!® Paper Ornament Trees

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 30, 2008

Good Morning Stampers,
We hope that everyone had a Great Thanksgiving and now Christmas is just 24 days away.  I dont know about y’all, however I am very busy getting everything made before the BIG day!
Here is a picture of my tree in my kitchen and it has all the ornaments that I made from the Stampin’ Up!® Star Bright Designer Series Paper Ornaments .  I just love it!  You still have time to order the package and get some made.  Click HERE and Wendy will be glad to answer any questions or order it for you.  Hope you have a great week and Happy Stampin! and good luck in finishing all of your Holiday projects.  We will see you soon!
Blessing and Happy Stampin!
Michele's Paper Ornament Tree

And this is my tree using the Stampin’ Up!® Star Bright Designer Series Paper Ornaments .  Visit my website at to order yours today.

Have a great Day!!


Star Bright Designer Series Paper Ornaments

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Stampin’ Up! Spreading Holiday Cheer With Thought

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 25, 2008

 With recent economic strains and a possible recession looming in the minds of many, holiday shoppers are transforming from a shop-till-you-drop mentality back to the pace of simpler times. In fact, based on an annual survey, the National Retail Federation recently forecast the lowest increase in holiday spending by consumers in at least six years, and for the first time in the survey’s history, those surveyed said they plan to spend less on family gifts than the previous year. With this in mind, this year’s budget-conscious shoppers need suggestions for spreading holiday cheer with thought—not debt! 

Charitable gifts are an emerging trend in holiday gift giving. In fact, many corporations are embracing the holiday spirit by teaming up with non-profit organizations to donate proceeds from the sale of exclusive products, allow individuals to make donations to particular charities on behalf of others as presents, and some corporations will even match donations during the holiday season. If you decide to go this route with your holiday shopping, try to choose an organization that is near and dear to the recipient’s heart. For instance, the Ronald McDonald House Charityhas a variety of corporate donors who match donations or donate proceeds from the sale of special products back to their charity. Giving a Two-for-One gift this holiday season is a financially smart choice and one that will help according to, many non-profit organizations that expect a drop in donations this holiday season when most donations are normally made. Volunteer Your Time 
Two for One Giving
 This season, shoppers will find that making handmade gifts, packaging, holiday décor and baked goods are a great alternative for stretching the holiday budget. The value of a handmade gift is priceless, and for many budget-conscious holiday shoppers, much less expensive.
Give Handmade 

One company helping shoppers do more with less is Stampin’ Up! 

® The company will host a Holiday Extravaganza sale with up to 50% off select product bundles Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2008 only online at “I love to give handcrafted gifts. It is often less expensive, plus the people I give the gift to usually appreciate them more,” says Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-founder of Stampin’ Up! “Creating and giving handcrafted gifts also provides and opportunity to appreciate the spirit of the holiday season by spending more time at home with the ones we love, sharing our talents and spreading holiday cheer the old-fashioned, handmade way.”

If you can’t afford to give a monetary donation this holiday season, give your gently used unwanted belongings or volunteer your time or professional services. Non-profit organizations are always in need of helping hands and hearts as well as supplies to help supplement their holiday activities. For instance, your entire family could get involved and share a heartwarming experience of cleaning out their closets and delivering clothes to the homeless shelter or delivering meals to the elderly or serving soup at a soup kitchen. The act of service will be a gift you can give to yourself and your family that will last a lot longer than the expensive gifts of years past.

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A Few Christmas Cards

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 25, 2008

Just wanted to share a few Christmas cards that I made. This is the first year I’ve made my own cards.  I just love Mr. Twigster!!  Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!   ~Wendy~


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YAY!! Our First Award!!!

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 23, 2008

Wow, the blog’s first award!!  Getting an award for somthing I’m addicted to is wonderful!!  I was giving this award by Vickie at Vickie’s Scrapbooking and Tidbits .  She has an awesome site with great scrapbook pages.
The rules for this award are…1. Pick ten people and pass this award to them.2. Then contact them and let them know you have chosen them and their blog for the award.3. Also link back to the person who gave you this award.

Thank You Vickie!!!

The 10 people I would like to give this award to:

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Last Minute Thankgiving Treat

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 23, 2008

Good Morning,
    Okay are yall ready, ONLY 4 til Thanksgiving!  I cant believe it.  Here is a last minute treat to give to your friends and family.


everything used is SU unless noted:
Top Note Bigz Die
stamps:  Season of Friendship (I used the tree and the leaf and then I cut the leaves out)
inks: chocolate chip, red riding hood, pumpkin pie, tangerine
paper:  wild wasabi (retired SU)
accessories:  brads (HL), craft bags (HL), candy
I hope you enjoy this.  Happy Stamping and Happy Thanksgiving!!!  We will see you soon.
Michele & Wendy

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Really Quick B’day Gift Card Holder

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 20, 2008

Today is my Mother-in-Laws birthday.  So we went early this morning and bought her a gift card to her favorite restaurant, since she has everything she could possibly want or need.  And she doesn’t get out and go very much due to her health.  So we decided to do this for her so that she and her hubby could get out of the house a bit and enjoy themselves.  I wanted to get it to her this morning, in case she wanted to go for a B’day dinner. So, I ran home covered the the card it came in with some patterned paper from Hobby Lobby, outside and inside.  Stamped some coordinating cardstock with a present and saying from the Birthday Whimsy stamp set, from STAMPIN UP!®, cut them in a simple square, and adhered them with a glue dot.  Then put the gift card back inside with some double stick tape and put a little From tag at bottom.  It was REALLY cute for a 5 minute card, and right now with Holidays on their way, and a million and one things to do, l need cute and quick…    Just wanted to share!!  Wendy

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Gift Tote

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 17, 2008


Good Morning Stampers,
It is almost that time of year.  I cant believe that it is almost Turkey Day.  We hope all of you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be thankful for.  Here is a bag that you can make to hold gifts or cards like I have done.  In my bag I have 14 cards and 14 envelopes. 
Here are the directions to make the bag:
* take a 12×12 piece of cardstock and trim on side to 11″; so now you have a 12×11 piece of cardstock.  ( you will have a 1″ handle—do not throw away)
*  on the 11″ side score at 4″ on both sides
*  on the 12″ side score at 3″ on both sides
*  cut the middle square on the 11″ side to the score line (you will have to trim some off of this square for the box to come together smoother; take only a little off at a time)
*  crease all of your score lines
*  place tape on the middle sqare that you just cut, and put your box together, you may have to put more tape one of the tabs—now your box is together
*  for the handles take the same color of cardstock and cut off a 1″ strip–now you have (2) 1″ strips for the handles.  I put a piece of tape on the bottom of each side of the strip to keep it in place.  Place in the inside of the box.  Once in postition, place a brad or paper fastener to keep you handles stable.  (as you see I used two on each side)
*  then you decorate the box as desired.  As you see I have decorated my box with Dashing designer paper-retired 😦 (I love this paper) made a flower with the SU! 5 petal flower, made a scallop edge with the SU! slit punch, and on the opposite side I just cut a tag with the leftover designer paper and backed with a leftover piece of coordinating cardstock, punch hole in top of tag, place with ribbon and tape on ( I stamped to & from on my tag) (stamp is from Michaels)
*  Voila… gift bag is now complete.  Enjoy!!
I know that this is alot of steps to follow…if you have any questions please feel free to email us and we will help you in anyway we can, or if you would like to place an order for this also just let us know.
Thanks for stopping by…Enjoy Holiday Crafting!!!



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Another great 20% off Stampin’ Up!® deal

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 16, 2008

surubons_smI love how Stampin’ Up!® has been taking advantage of this being their 20th anniversary to give a ton of great deals for 20% off.  This month, they have a great deal on their rub-ons. 

Have you used them yet? They are awesome!  Spend $20 on any product and get as many rub-on sets as you want for 20% off!  Our Rub-Ons include a wide variety of styles and occasions. You get over 180 sentiments in one package of Rub-Ons!!!!!  Just think of the possibilities!!!!See the designs online  under promotions, and be sure to order from my website so you can earn your reward points,  or contact me for questions or to place your order.


These would also make a great Christmas gift for that crafty person in your life.




Some ideas:

  • Ceramic canisters 
  • Photo frames
  • Appliances
  • Candles 
  • Album covers 
  • Book covers 
  • Photo boxes 
  • Keepsakes 
  • Invitations 
  • Notecards 
  • Envelopes 
  • Photos
  • Cards
  • Glass doors
  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Tile
  • Computers
  • Pencil pouches
  • Lunch sacks
  • Magnets

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Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #26

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 15, 2008

I am so excited to be joining the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers Group 26! My name is Wendy B and I live in Alabama. I am a stay at home mom.  I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15. We have 3 boys 14, 12 and 5  We have 5 dogs, 8 birds, and a bearded dragon.
It is a group of 20 stampers who blog and like to view other blogs and leave comments. Group number 26 is still excepting new sister. So click here, join the group and go to each others blogs, leave comments and encouragement at least once a week. This looks like so much fun!!!! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up™ Holiday Ornaments

Posted by creativemindsstampalike on November 13, 2008

I finally received my Designer Series Paper Ornaments Star Bright!!!  These are so fun to make and are so pretty.  Each kit comes 12 sheets of DSP (double sided paper) that is die cut and prescored, 10 yards of silver elastic cord, and 12 Styled Silver Brads.  This enough pieces to create 54 stars, 6 paper strip globes, and 5 to 25 paper-circle globes.  This is what I have done all day.  I just love them.

This is the Stampin’ Up™ Star Bright paper.  I added ribbon from my own stash, and the snowflakes were punched with a punch from the Martha Stewart line, which was given to me by my BFF Kim 🙂  Hope you  enjoy the ornaments and if you want to order the kit to make your own visit my Stampin’ Up™ website.

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