January 26, 2011


Once again it is SALE-A-BRATION time. 
For every $ 50.00 you spend in product you get a free stamp of your choice from this catalog and selected ones from the Big catalog.
A great time to start your business, choose the standard Starter Kit or our Digital + Starter Kit-both at a 
15% DISCOUNT. Plus receive a special bonus bundle of over $ 50.00 in free products.

Having a Customer Appreciation Night in my home this evening.. They will be choosing 2 projects out of 7 to make and take, FREE. There are prizes, and favors, as well as PINK cupcakes, & more!
Can't wait to get the stamps pounding, paper & glitter flying..
Get inspired and create some Valentine cards of your own.
Will post pictures soon..questions please contact me  email:< nosemartinelli@sbcglobal.net>

January 4, 2011

New Occasions Mini Catalog

Check out my side bar of the new Occasions Mini Catalog, you can view the whole catalog. Any questions go to my Stampin' Up! website above to order, or you can email, or call me, all is listed on my home page of my website. There is also a Valentine bundle deal as a promotion and you can view it on the site as well. Happy stamping and hope you have fun gettin' on your creative side! A nice break after the holiday season.. Wheeehhhh Christmas is official put away at our house! Onto Valentines Day!  Getting ready to design a new quilt, will keep you posted, spring bright fun colors to brighten up January.

January 2, 2011

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,

Happy New Year!

 Christmas gifts made, zebra minky blankets for the kids.
Giancarlo & Alysia became Godparents to her neice Charlotte in November... 
Aprons made for the girls, reversible too!
 Birthday party for Marcello, with his buddies.
 Birthday party
My two boys.. Giancarlo & Marcello. So much to be proud of!  Miss them so much!
 Tree decorated, gifts under the tree.
 Love the color of this photo, more presents wrapped and ready!
 Santa came on Christmas day to my brothers...
 A surprise to us!!! Christmas day Marcello asked Delise to marry him! The happy couple.
 Our family is growing.
 And the ring that he proposed to her. Very happy for them both, no date set yet. They want to get their careers underway.  Will keep you posted.
Many new beginnings, so much more to celebrate and be thankful for.. God is good!
Had to post this picture, Roscoe our rescue dog, yes this is how he sleeps next to our bed every night..
I think God knew he'd be happy in our home. 
Roscoe and Easton, Happy New Year to you all! May it be filled with happiness, love and prosperity!

Craft Fair, Christmas

 I got to do a craft fair in November at a local church in town.  It was my first craft show since my boys were very young.. a good 18 years ago.. so I got my ideas together, which are always more than what I can ever do.. and this is what I went with.  I use to own a gift store, which I miss, so just the excitement of building a display, and visiting with people all day brought me great pleasure!

I brought my biscotti line, "Biscotti by Auntie B.B.", which is made by me at a local bakery in town, it is a business which I have had for a while now, I produce them year round, sell to some stores, local farmers' market, and individuals, and at the bakery that I use as my commissary kitchen, "Bagel Tyme", which is a family owned and operated bakery, that make the BEST bagels! Of course they were the biggest hit!
 I made some ornaments that I used from my workshop with my Stampin' Up! gals.  The cone ornament, embellished with ribbon, tulle, pearls and more.

The milk carton die filled with M&M's decorated another tree. The designer series paper was a retired one, butwas so darling all hanging together. Great way to use up that paper. Such a cute favor.

 I made this picture using the stamp "Christmas Collage" form the holiday mini, I hope they bring this back, I did so many things with this, I even made an ornament out of it and gave it to the owners of Bagel Tyme, they had their first grandchild this year, and punched out the 25, and put a picture of the baby. The topper is " Christmas Postcard".
All of these were in the Holiday Mini 2010.

Then I got on a roll, and brought out some retired sets, the background stamp and the rooster french set, and added it to "Artistic Etchings" which is new and came up with this. I really like the black and white combo. So French!

I made these pencil holders as well, which were really inexpensive to make.. I actually gave them to Santa to hand out to the kids on Christmas day at my brothers. Oranges included, just like Santa did for us!!!

 This is one of the displays.


  The darling children ornaments, build a house decorated house complete with snow, and an array of Christmas cards.
 All occasion cards as well, knitting cards and tags, sewing, birthday, ects.
 Display of fabric pins using the "Big Shot", Christmas tags.
Stampin' Up jewelry, and the new clear mount stamp sets on display, Homemade & Delicious cards.

The day was a fun day visiting with people and then off to host my sons birthday party that night.

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