Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowflake Thanks!

I always like Christmas; not for the food, presents and spending time with family and friends; but to celebrate the birth of Christ and all that it means. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the presents, spending time with family and friends and food and food and food!! Christmas is such a wonderful feeling and we are all so lucky to be able to celebrate it.

Now its time to eat leftovers and think about getting life back to normal. I started making a few thank you cards that I want to send and this is what I came up with.

Here is the Card Recipe, everything is by Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Two Cool Dudes, Afterthoughts, Season of Joy

Ink: Marina Mist

Cardstock: Whisper White, 4 1/4 x 5 1/5; Marina Mist, 4 x 5 1/4

Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Dimensions, Snowflake Die, Corner Punch, Label Punch, Sponging

I hope you enjoy my card, if your interested in purchasing this card in a card kit, email me at and I can set you up!! As always take care.

Have you stamped something today?!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from Our House to Yours!

Merry Christmas from the Ehlers family in the Winter Wonderland Capital of the World, or at least this winter!!

I have been so busy getting ready for Christmas that you may have noticed that I have been absent for quite some time. Between baking, making some candy, making all of my Christmas cards; there was not alot of time left for anything else.

I hope you like the above card, it was one that I used for my cards this year. Stay tuned for 2011, Stampin' Up! has some great specials coming up and I promise that I will share them with you.

As always take care and have a Joyous and Wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Easy Christmas Gift

I was looking for a quick and easy gift that I could make for my hair dresser, here is what I came up with.

Its alittle box that will hold 4 tea lights. The tea lights look like I have stamped the tops, but I didn't. Its just tissue paper that I stamped and melted into the top of the candles. Pretty neat huh?!! It took about 15 minutes from start to finish to make the little box and decorate the tea lights. AND the best part, it turned out so cute!!

As always, take care and thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time to Start Stamping!! Christmas Cards!!

I have been starting my Christmas Cards the last couple of weeks and want to share a couple of them with you.

Both of these cards use the Stampin' Up! stamp set Snow Swirled. As you can see its really quite a versatile set to use for Christmas Cards. Two totally different cards but in real life these cards are just gorgerous if I do say so myself.
Did you know that I see card kits? The kids include all of the consumable supplies you will need to create 12 cards. In addition, you'll receive detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the card design. Each kit comes pre-stamped, all you do is assemble!!
Email me at
As always take care, I like to make Christmas cards so stay tuned, I will have others to post.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to Family and Friends!

I am so thankful that I can share these lovely cards that I made for some special friends for Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping in, as always take care!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stamping is Amazing!!

It's Amazing!

Hello All, I hope that you have been enjoying this beautiful fall weather. As all good things I know that it won't last but we sure will enjoy it while we can!

I have been busy stamping as usual, I just finished up a Stampin' Up! Workshop (thanks Ashley!) we had a great time creating a Thanksgiving card and a Christmas card. The ladies that were at the workshop, Welcome to my Newsletter. I hope you enjoyed the workshop and I hope that you will enjoy my newsletter.

I want to share with you some Amazing News!! Now is the very best time to consider becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Whether you want to make it a part time job, a full time job or just be a demonstrator for the benefits; NOW is the time to give it some serious thought!!

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Three Wood-mount Stamp Sets
1 Clear Mount Stamp Set
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2 Card Stock Packs
1 Pattersn Designer Series paper Stack
4 Classic ink pads
1 VersaMark Ink pad
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Decor Elements piece with applicator
8 catalogs
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The Digital+ Starter Kit is $175 and includes
My Digital Studio software
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4 classic ink pads
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Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Scrub
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Mini Glue Dos
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Decor Elements pice with aplicator
8 catalogs
Business supplies, forms and tools
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I promise to be there to help you start and run your business - I'm only a phone call or email away and promise to help any demonstrators in any way I can!! When I signed up to be a demonstrator I did it for the discount! This time around I am trying to get my stamping business to help support my habit!!

Contact me today to ask any questions - if I don't know the answer, I WILL find it for you :)
Mark November 15th on your calendar as the start of a NEW opportunity!! What fun - to share YOUR love of crafting and rubber stamping with others!! OR, if you are like me when I first started the thought of being able to order any time you wanted, and even in your pajamas was a great idea!!
And one more thing.....did you know that Stampin' Up has incentive trips. I am not sure if I am at that caliber yet but you never know, but who wouldn't LOVE to earn a trip. I am finding that I am really enjoying my LOVE of stamping!!

NOW is a great time to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, as you'll be able to reap the benefits of the upcoming holiday season sales. Plus, you'll have your business up and running for Sale-a-Bration...Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year which begins January 25th.
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If you'd like to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the amazing price of $87.50 contact me today to learn more. You can sign up starting Monday, November 15th.

I hope that you have a great day and take some time for yourself, stamp something!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hugs to You!

A Hug For You!

If I could catch a rainbow

I would do it just for you

And share with you its beauty

On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain

You could call your very own;

A place to find serenity,

A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles I would toss them in the sea,

But all these things I'm finding

Are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain

Or catch a rainbow fair,

But let me be what I know best,

A friend who's always there..

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clear Skies and No Wind!

After two days of awlful wind, up to 77 mph wind gusts and cloudy skies, this afternoon the sun peeked out and the wind started to go down. What a relief! We never lost our power but alot people that I know did. What crazy weather we've had here in Central Wisconsin. I couldn't believe it when the weatherman called it a "non tropical cyclone". All I know is that it sure was windy, broke another branch on our four year old Maple tree that we planted.
Here are a couple more cards that I made this past week. It uses the new stamp set from Stampin' Up! Day of Gratitude. I really love the fall colors of Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, More Mustard and Crumb Cake. With Halloween just around the corner, I also wanted to share the little treats that I made. I made them first as an incentive that my upline put out there AND I am happy to announce that I won a prize for making them. I am always happy when my stamping work is reconized, its such an honor.

But the second reason that I made them is that I had this great idea and I just couldn't wait to make them and share with people that I know. I have handed these little treats out in hopes of introducing people to stamping or just to say, "this is what I love to do!" While I didn't get anyone to book a workshop, I enjoyed making them, it was an ice breaker as people that received them thought they were so cute! So in my mind, it was still a success.I do have a workshop to prepare for in two weeks, I like to take my time when I come up with the cards that I will demo and also the cards that will be part of the make and take by the ladies that attend. When I am rushed I always seem to forget something! Could be part of getting old, not quite sure about that though!!

Time to fold some clothes and think about what else, Stamping!! As always take care, and thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I finally got my blog fixed, what a relief!! I didn't know what to do with that little video/picture box that was always in the middle of the screen. But I think I figured it out. Don't ask how, as I have no clue what I did!! Thats the story of my life, just keep at it; don't give up, you'll figure it out eventually!!!

I wanted to share some cards with you that I have been working on. In fact I have been very busy with my stamping. I did a workshop in September and I have another in November. I am hoping to build up my business so that I have a workshop every month. That would make me very happy.

This is my Thanksgiving card for this year, you should see it in person! Its just fabulous!!

Well I have to run, All My Children is on and I hate missing a single show!! As always, take care.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Stampin Up! Clearance Rack - Check it Out!!

Good Morning To All. . . . Have you seen it.

There is a papercrafting frenzy going on over at the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack. WOW!!! With more that 200 products to choose from with an 80% discount how can you loose. Click here to shop On-Line and save $$$ on some of your favorite items. Supplies are limited and all sales are final. Because of the frenzy shipping will probably take a little longer than usual. But the wait will be worth it.
I cased this card from Diana Gibbs blog, I just loved the colors and layout, don't you agree?!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm expecting a stamping friend to stop in and stamp with me today.
Have a wonderful day we are enjoying 80's, its Indian Summer. Enjoying it while we can, the cold weather is coming soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall is in the Air!

Fall is in the air, the air is crisp today and the sun is out!! We haven't had sun for a couple of days, more like rain and more rain. To the total of almost 6 inches. Flooding everywhere, haven't seen anything like this in years! But today the sun is out and I was walking around the yard and stopped in the garage to see our little kittens. All four were cuddled up in the basket of my four wheeler napping. All I can see, aren't they cute??!!

Last weekend, hubby and I went on a road trip and stopped at the Posy Patch, they have beautiful mums, among the pumpkins, corn stalks, gourds, you name it they have it. And it is so beautiful. I got myself three new mums and can't wait to plant them. Just have to wait a week or so for the ground to dry up some. But for now I am enjoying them in the chair that Justin bought me.

Thats all I have to post today, hope you enjoyed the pictures and as always, "take care!"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Stamping News!!

Day of Gratitude

I LOVE this stamp set! It really isn't just for fall at all.

Here are a few samples using this stamp set. Aren't they just fabulous?!! I can't take credit for these wonderful cards, I found them on Splitcoast Stampers, but what an inspiration they are!!

This stamp set is featured in the Holiday Mini Catolog that is currently out and will be available until January 3, 2011.

The stamp set comes in either Wood Block for $26.95 or to be used with a Clear Block (sold separately) for $18.95. There are seven stamps in this set.

If you are interested in this stamp set and would like to order it, send me an email. Or better yet, lets get in touch and you can earn this stamp set for free by having an in-home Workshop!

Hosting means FREE products, time with friends and the expertise of a demonstrator--plus, you can earn exclusive hostess sets only available in this mini catolog, there are also additional hostess options in the Idea Book & Catolog.

If you do not have your copy of the Holiday Mini Catolog, let me know and I can get one to you.
Cindy Ehlers
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator #2067398
(715)743-2326 or (715)797-8571
W7226 Panther Creek Rd.
Neillsville, WI 54456

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Nothing is as Lovely as a Tree!

At my workshop I demonstrated this card. It uses my favorite stamp set Lovely as a Tree and the technique Emboss Resist. By embossing the leaves in gold embossing and sponging the ink onto glossy cardstock is the secrete to achieving this rather unique background.
Here are the demensions:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Early Expresso, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Glossy Cardstock
Accessories: Very Vanilla Grossgrain Ribbon, Dimensions, Sponging, Gold Embossing
Soft Suede 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Tangerine Tango 4 x 5 1/4 and 2 2/3 x 2/3
Very Vanilla 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
Glossy Cardstock 3 2/3 x 5
Punch: Scallop Oval

Technique - Emboss Resist

Friday, September 3, 2010

Eastern Blooms are Blooming!

Now that I am a Stampin' Up! Demo again, I hosted my first workshop to get the ball rolling. The ladies made this card. It uses the Stampin' Up! stamp set Eastern Blooms and colors that I would never put together but they worked for this card just right.

If you would like to CASE card, here are the demensions:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart
Ink: Rose Red, Early Exprsso, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grossgrain Ribbon, Dazzeling Diamonds
Melon Mambo - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Pink Pirouette 2 3/4 x 5 1/2
Tangerine Tango 3 1/4 x 5 1/2

As always, take care!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Time to Start Stamping!!

If your a subscriber to my blog, I thank you and I hope that you had a great summer. Where did it go I ask you, just where did it go?!!
I can't believe that its September already, but fall is my FAVORITE time of the year. I have signed back up to be a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator. I just missed it so much that I just had to!
So back to stamping. The card that I sharing with you uses the new stamp set from Stampin' Up! Just Believe. If you would like to recreate this card for your own use, feel free to CASE it! Here are the demensions:
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Daffodil Yellow, Early Expresso, Wild Wasbasi
Cardstock: Daffodile Yellow, Early Expresso, Wild Washbasi, Whisper White
Accessories: 3 Gold Brads, Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge for Masking
Dimensions: Early Expresso 5 1/4 x 4 and 3 1/4 x 3/14
Daffodil Yellow 5 1/4 x 4
Wild Washbasi 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
Whisper White 2 3/4 x 2 1/2

By using a soft touch the masking didn't get too dark which I really liked. Until next time, take care!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Wedding Day!

Life is starting to get back to normal! It seems that the day went so fast but I was able to really enjoy the day and myself. Only cried a few tears and I was really proud of myself. I am finally able to share some pictures with you. So here they are!

Here is the happy couple at the photo shoot before the wedding. All of the professional pictures were taken at the Wildcat Supper Club, they have beautiful grounds, complete with a pond.

The entire wedding party after the formal shot with their sunglasses!

Justin and his Groomsmen clowning for the camera. They did alot of that!!

Everything went so well, and it was a very nice wedding and reception. They had the reception at a local supper club in our area but had it in their shelter outdoors along with a huge tent sent up for the day. The weather stayed nice and the food was wonderful!!

Me, Jim and my Mom; we were told that we cleaned up rather well!

This is my Mom's Mustang Convertible, she was very nice and trusted Justin to drive it after the wedding.

And, of course, I have lots more pictures and these are just pictures that we took. Haven't even seen the professional picture yet!

I know what your thinking, I bet there is another scrapbook in the works. And there just might be but not for a bit, I have to enjoy my summer alittle bit. I am thinking in couple of months this will be a great project.

As always take care, thanks for checking out the pictures and our happy day!

Here is Justin with some of his Groomsmen. They look more serious than Justin does at the moment.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wedding Day!

Well today is the wedding day, I am so glad that I am setting up this post to post automatically. I am sure that I would not have time otherwise. This is the card that my husband and I will give Justin and Kristy. Again it uses the swirl that they also used on the wedding invite, and the colors are the same as what they used.
I am sure that it will be a great day, hopefully the weather will cooperate and that would be a nice touch and hopefully my water proof mascara holds up and I don't look too foolish!!
I will share pictures of the wedding sometime next week. As always, take care!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shower and Bachelor Party

Here are the last two pages of the scrapbook. I did one page just of Justin and his friends as they got ready to do the bachelor party; they went clay pigeon target shooting and then back to meet up with the girls for the party that night.

This page is all Justin, hanging out with his friends and smiling!

This page is for Kristy is the shower; while the guys were playing, we had the wedding shower for Kristy. After the shower, the guys were back for a cookout and then out for some drinks.
I wish I would have gotten some pictures of Kristy with her friends, that would have probably made a better page but apparently I wasn't thinking that day!!
I have one card to share but I won't share it until the 19th of June, which is the wedding day!
So as always, take care.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Shower

As the scrapbook is almost finished and the wedding is now only five days away, things are getting busy around our house so I will get these pages posted and then I am afraid that the blog will be on automatic pilot for a week or so!
Didn't this page turn out so cute, even though it snowed on the shower day it still was a great time. Looks like we are having another weird summer as its the middle of June now and instead of wearing shorts I have jeans and a sweatshirt on!
I like how everything came together for this page. I used the same stamp set that Kristy picked out for the wedding invitations. The black embossed swirl is just such a pretty accent in my opinion. I just got the die that cuts the hearts and the coral swirl in the upper right corner and had to give that a try also.
I have to get two more posts ready so as always, take care!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wedding Card (but not the one you think!)

This past weekend, we were invited to my husband's nephews wedding and here is the card that I came up with. Its not the one that I will be making for Justin and Kristy, just thought that I should throw that out there!!

This card used my the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Top Hat Die; the colors are Gable Green and Pixie Pink. I used some Dazzeling Diamonds glitter to set off the tulip.

Also the ribbon that is on the card is the recycled ribbon that I took off of the invite! I am always doing that kind of stuff!!

As always, take care.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Yacht

On our last night in Florida, my mom and dad treated us to a ride aboard this beautiful yacht (which we found out had been built in Wisconsin!). We toured the Gulf coast and watched the sunset.
It was a perfect way to end our vacation and get back to reality. We seen some dolphins (which are almost impossible to get a picture of) and some pelicans.
Justin and Kristy had a great vacation in Florida. Stay tuned for the next adventure. The wedding shower, now that was alittle interesting and fun!!
As always take care, thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Destination Paradise!

When I started making this scrapbook page, that is exactly what I was thinking....Paradise!! The beaches in southern Florida are so pretty and even though we didn't have the warmest weather, we still had fun looking for shells, enjoying a walk on the beach and the sunsets! I don't think a sunset could be any prettier!
We have great sunsets in Wisconsin, and probably anyone can say that no matter where they live, but I really do like the Florida sunsets.
Well I am almost done with the kids scrapbook, I just have one more Florida page; then I will do two pages of the wedding shower and then thats it!! The book is almost full and the wedding is almost here. It seems just a year ago and we were just starting the plans and its now less than two weeks away. I have been asked to brink the scrapbook to the wedding reception, we will have a table with a scrapbook of Kristy's childhood and one of Justin's and this scrapbook in the middle. And before you ask, yes there will be a Volume Two of Justin & Kristy's Memories; it will start with the wedding.

Monday, May 31, 2010

For the Love of Raz!

Ever so often I start a scrapbook with just the pictures and then all of a sudden, the page just comes together and finishes itself!! That was this page. Justin and Kristi's dog or should I say daughter, Raz, she is such a nice dog and quite the ham for the camera. Of course, I don't think that there isn't anything that Raz wouldn't do for Justin and Kristy. They adopted her from the Humane Society and I think that she adopted them also. But it makes you wonder, who adopted who first?!
I got some chipboard decorations that my dad that he found at a garage (I couldn't believe it either) and finished this page in ten minutes time! I found it quite fitting to use Stampin' Up!'s Rich Razzelberry cardstock for my background, stamped some butterflies and lady bugs, added the chipboard butterflies and wha-la!
I hope you like my scrapbook page, I hope to have more pages to post very soon. As always, take care.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Florida Vacation 2010 - Naples Country Club!

No vacation would be complete without stopping for a cold one at my folks favorite spot, the Naples Country Club. Its not located on a gold course or anything and I really don't know why its called the Country Club but what I do know is that they have nice cold Coors Light. When you are on vacation, it just is something that you HAVE to do!!
All kidding aside, this page shows Justin getting ready to play the Lobster Tank to see if he can catch a real live lobster. And he did! The Country Club will then cook it for you and serve it up with fries, cole slaw and drawn butter. It was really pretty good.
The bottom picture is a group shot, well kinda, notice no picture of me! What else is new, since I am the one always taking the pictures you don't get to see many of me. But thats the way it goes. I have more pages to make and I will share them with you as soon as I can.
As always, take care!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Florida Vacation 2010 - Babcock Ranch

We took a tour of a real working ranch, the Babcock Ranch. It was a great day to enjoy the eco-tour and see how Florida looks besides just beaches and cement! We saw so many native animals, it was quite a learning experience.
They do a great job of explaining everything, they even supply a young alligator so that you can see one up close. Notice how Justin thought it was okay to look but not touch!!
The swamps were really quite full so we didn't see alot of alligators but it was a beautiful day to enjoy nature in southern Florida.
The next page that I have to share with you is what you would call a "r & r" page; come back and visit me again so that you can see what I mean. As always, take care.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Florida Vacation 2010

Its back to scrapbooking!
Not that I mind, but I am under a deadline to finish the kids scrapbook before the big day! The days to the wedding on June 19, are going by entirely too fast! On the bright side, I am almost done with the "pre-wedding" photos and the book is almost full!
I found out this past weekend, that the "kids" want to show case the scrapbook at the wedding reception for everyone to see! I was so honored, I stamp cards and scrapbook pages because its something for me to do and I enjoy it. To have it on display is really quite an honor for me!
In March, Justin, Kristi and myself flew to Naples, Florida to visit my mom and dad who were vacationing there. There is nothing as pretty as a Florida sunset. Naples is located on the gulf and the house is only a few blocks away. We spent some time on the beach looking for shells and enjoying the beautiful sunset.
I hope that you enjoyed my scrapbook pages, I have some more page that I will post in the next few days. Take care!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Spring Flowers

I finally took my camera outside with me and took some pictures of my flowers that are blooming. The first picture is my peony bush, it is one of the early ones!
The yard is looking pretty good, which is good thing as Jim and I decided to host the rehersal dinner here at the house for Justin and Kristy. They loved the idea, now its just a matter of getting everything all spruced up for about 35 people!!
My Bleeding Heart bush, its about 4 years old and this year it had the most flowers! I just love it!
We started cleaning the garage this past Saturday, the last time it was really cleaned was seven years ago for Justin's graduation. So far we got two garbage cans full of "things Jim couldn't part with" and we are only half done!

Some Violas that re-seeded themselves from last year. They really did very well. Maybe it was our mild winter that helped.

I have my menu all picked out and am gathering my recipes so that I can start watching "sales" to get alittle better bargain!

Here is my thought for today:
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile..

As always, thanks for stopping by!