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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A fall tea at the Elkridge Furnance Inn

Hello friends!

I had a lovely time with a group of women friends enjoying an afternoon tea this past weekend. We are group of 10 women who enjoy having tea parties together; we have named ourselves the Tea Bees. The Tea Bee hive missed 3 Bees who weren't able to join us.

The venue was fabulous and the food was wonderful; and the tea was plentiful, perfect for the chilly day! We met at the beautiful historic Elkridge Furnace Inn. Our table was waiting for us with the menu tempting with the great food to come....

The scone was delicious but my favorite part was the homemade jam---truly the best jam I've ever tasted!
candied pecan scone

For the next course I chose the squash soup instead of the salad...excellent with just a hint of spicyness. Super yummy!
butternut squash soup

Then a plate of savories for each of us arrived....
shrimp toast, tomato spinach with feta tart, seafood quiche, and curried chicken salad sandwich
And just when we thought it couldn't get any better, the desserts arrived....
cinnamon apple cider sorbet, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate raspberry truffle

All the good food and tea was made even better by the presence of good friends...
Susan and Barb

Donna and Chris

Tanya and Kim

I had a small gift for each of the Bees. Since it was so close to Thanksgiving I wanted to let each one know I am thankful for their friendship. Of course, Stampin Up makes it easy to wrap packages that are functional but pretty, too! I whipped out my Tag a Bag kit and bags and in no time flat I had my small gifts wrapped...
All wrapped and pretty!

the tag a bag kit with a doily and ribbon--super easy and super cute!

Stamping is fun...and spending an afternoon with great friends, having tea is what life is all about!

I hope you are able to spend some time on Thanksgiving with people who touch your life and make it happier.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday treats class---super easy and quick!

Hey friends!

Last week I taught a class on quick and easy holiday treats. These small gifts are perfect for co-workers, scouts, class room, teachers, neighbors...you get the picture. A little something-something for the people in our lives who make us smile. The students loved these projects and were planning on making many more!

The 5 very easy projects included...
candy cane embellishment inspired by a pinterest find

Festive Flurry sour cream container

nugget tray

gift card holder from envelope liner framelit in DSP inspired by Patty Bennett

Grinchy m&m treat using 1x8" bags

If you do not have a local demonstrator, I would love to have you select me for your Stampin Up demonstrator and creative coach. Thanks!

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin Up Holiday Sale

Hello stamping friends!
Stampin Up's holiday sale is underway---and today only there are 3 door buster sale items (see below)--and continues through December 2nd. Many products are on sale for 20 to 50% off regular prices and would make great gifts to give (or keep)!
There are 3 Door-Buster items on sale only for the first 24 hours (November 20) at 30% off:

A few things to remember:
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided on the flyer. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order--including weekly deal products (see below). 
  • Hostesses who earn a 50%-off item may not apply that discount to an already-discounted product.
  • If you are Stampin Up demonstrator you'll get your demo discount on top of the sale price. Sweet!

Weekly Deals! (most items are 25% off through November 25th!)
Ornament kit
Festive Flurry ornament kit is available (while supplies last) for $14.95. These easy-to-assemble ornaments make lovely gift toppers, are perfect for a holiday banner, or add sparkle to any holiday decorating. Buy a kit or 2 and join me on Thursday December 5th, 7-9pm as we assemble our snowflake ornaments; already ordered your kit? Great! Mark your calendar and plan to be there for the snowflake extravaganza!

Let me know if you have any questions! Stamping is fun!