Friday, October 30, 2009


We all have enjoyed carving pumpkins this week.

Tonight, we are off to a Halloween Party at our friends, the Lussier's. I made these Frankenstein bags for all the kids. Thanks to my friend, Tammy Hellstern, for this idea last year!

We missed the Ankarlo Halloween Party last Saturday, so this sure be a great time. Tomorrow night it's Trick or Treating and then adult costume party time!

Sunday is the 12x12 Calendar Workshop. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Sheri Johnson's
November, 2009

All the leaves are brown…
And it's snowing out…
Time to…
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Page 50 has MY FAMILY's pictures from our Christmas tree cutting tradition featured!
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Stamp lovers rejoice! We are making it easy to build your stamp collection and your business! Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will love this opportunity to earn free stamps during our November campaign.

From November 3–30, 2009, customers and Consultants who purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price will receive a third stamp set of their choice FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)—a savings of up to $22.95 US / $28.50 CAN!
The campaign runs November 3–30, 2009, for customers and Consultants.

Shipping/handling applies. Stamp sets available for FREE include: A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Stamp of the Month, and Art & Soul® sets are not available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not qualify toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Celebrate With Me

I'm celebrating my Close To My Heart birthday this month. Can you believe it's been 5 years already? I can't believe all the accomplishments I've made with this company.

I've received national company awards for Rising Star (2005) and Top Sales for a New Consultant (2006)!

Those were some great days!

I've become a Director of the Queens of the Heart team! Thanks for being so great, ladies!

I've earned two FREE cruises to the Mexican Riviera and Alaska! Thanks for your support, honey!

Had my artwork featured in a Close To My Heart catalog (Fall/Winter 2006)!

Now my family is featured in the Fall/Winter 2009 Idea Book for our traditional Christmas Tree Cutting adventure!

Not to mention all the people I've met and valuable friendships I've created along the way! Too many pictures to post! Thanks for all the laughs and learning, ladies!

Join me on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Tons of Giveaways!
*Create and Takes
*Snacks and Drinks
*Great Specials!
*Lots of Fun!

RSVP because space is limited! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

12 x 12 Calendar Workshop

Mark your calendars for the 12 x 12 Calendar Workshop. You won't want to miss this great workshop! It's great gift for Christmas, birthdays, graduations and that "just hard to please" person on your list. Make it for someone else or make it for yourself. Space is limited and filling fast, so contact me as soon as possible.

Thanks to these wonderful artists for their layouts (2008): Tammy Hellstern (January), Sheri Johnson(February and June-not shown), Jennifer Zimmerman (March), Anna Schmoll (April), Liz Hawley (May and December),Jen Berg (July and September), Val Dehline (August),Lynn Hart (October), Kim Slowiak (November)

November 1, 2009 Sheri's Stamp 'n Scrap Pad 12:30-5:30 Cost: $40 Create beautifully stamped, fully embellished, ready-to-add-pictures-to scrapbook pages for each month of the upcoming year. I will provide the 12x12 wall calendar, all layouts (cut for you to assemble), stampsets, inks, all embellishments, and instructions. You need to bring any blocks you might have, scissors, 12x12 cutter, and adhesive. You will add pictures on your own at another time. You may premark your calendar dates in advance if you like or come to a club and use coordinating markers at another time also. This is a great gift for yourself, parents, grandparents... When the year is over, you can trim off the edge and put into a scrapbook to keep forever! Bring a friend or two. Dinner on your own. RSVP by October 27 to Sheri 715-419-0705 or

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Welcome! It's been a busy week around here, as usual. Tanner came down with coughing and 100.8 fever on Thursday after school and Kaia had the same thing on Friday morning. Lots of tears from her about missing Phy. Ed. that day. Tanner loves his teacher, but didn't seem too heartbroken to have to stay home! Keith stayed home with the kids and wasn't feeling too well himself either. Today he and Kaia have been working on the basement bathroom.

The entire sewer backup really wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. It's really just another instance where scrapbooking can be a lifesaver, really! I was downstairs scrapbooking when the sewer started to backup and Keith stopped it before any of our personal possessions were damaged- AKA all of the precious scrapbooking materials! Now he's off to "save big money" and buy the rest of the needed materials for our basement remodel.

Hope you enjoy the weekend!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Welcome to My Blog

I'm taking the challenge that I set up for my own team- to create a blog! As I am not a digital native, this is something quite new and outside my comfort zone. It's also exciting to be trying something that I'm not really great at (yet).

This morning I taught Sunday School. This afternoon, I've been creating a stamping present for my Secret Sister, creating this blog, cleaning up my scrapbooking and stamping room, and watching the Vikings cream the Rams! Now, we are going to make apple pie mixes to freeze, along with canning some pepper jelly- pray for us:)

I'm hoping this blog will be a way to connect with friends, family and others who enjoy scrapbooking and stamping. I hope to post pictures of artwork in my Close To My Heart business and personal pictures as well.

Enjoy your week!