August 1, 2013

August Summer nights

It has been a very hot summer.... with activities such as visiting one son and his new wife down south. It was fun to see where they live, and all the things we did. I especially liked playing with their dogs, and just hanging out spending time with them all. Best dinner was at their house, cookin' in the kitchen together!

Other activities were, my husband and other son were in a warf to warf race from Santa Cruz to Capitola. He trained for 3 months, and finished the race. It was fun, and had a great time with my son and his new wife and family. Her cousin also ran the race, along with one of my nieces. It was fun standing on the side lines, cheering them on and watching them finish the race!

There are two expected babies to be entering into our family this summer, NO not my boys.... LOL. A cousin, and a nephew, and a wedding  coming soon for another cousin.. So bridal shower, and baby showers... Fun times.

At the same time it has been a sad summer, my sisters' husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and has gone down hill so quickly. My heart goes out to her. Trying to be there for her and her family. We are a family that always pulls all together in times of need. Brother n' laws, nephews, nieces all helping her when needed. Cancer is NOT a pretty thing... but God gives us things to test us within our lives. So just being there, and helping to do anything can make such a difference. The key gift you can give anyone, is your TIME, because they may not be there someday. Say a prayer, and reach out to someone tomorrow, give a smile, hug, or just 1/2 hour of your time to listen to them.
God bless you all, and stay cool, drink your water, and thank God everyday for the blessings you have received from HIM.

The New Holiday catalog is ready for your viewing

The new holiday Stampin' Up catalog is ready for you viewing just click on the side tab... go to my website to view and order directly http://www.bridgetmartinelli.stampinup.net Need help just email me nosemartinelli@sbcglobal.net

November 2, 2012

New Stampin' Up! paper trimmer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9BPZd6PZN0Y
The new paper trimmer is now available.... go to my website
go to products, then to tools, check out our new paper trimmer... awesome!

May 16, 2012

Meced County Spring Fair-Los Banos, CA

 "Circle of Life, down on the farm" Quilt. I donated to the Saturday auction.  Loved how the bright colors just popped. The fabric is all kinds of vegetables, and fruits, and Cotton ball border.
 Watching the parade-the little ones got tired.
 My brother entered his truck in the parade.
 Out back of the auction arena, watching the animals come in for sale.
Pee-wee showmanship. Dressed up, and lamb to match. Telling the announcer his name and the name of his lamb. They were all so cute!
Our future 4-Hers and FFA students.

I love this small town fair, my hometown. Will always be close to my heart!

Bridal shower card

My son is getting married, and I have been attending bridal showers for his fiance'. Here is a card I recently made for her last shower, using our new "In color"-Midnight Muse" which is coming out June 1st in the "NEW" catalog.  I used the punch "Punch extra large Blossom Petals".  It came out beautiful.

May 15, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all!

 This is my mother's day card. I loved making this. Stamp set "Tea Shoppe" 125547 , and Designer Series paper Floral District # 126919. I made the tea bags. It was such a fun card to make. Love the Floral District paper! Ink Rich Razzleberry . order here!!
This is my card that I made for Patty's Emboss Resist challenge.
Stamp set "Betsy's Blossoms" # 126006. I used embossing powder in Melon Mambo # 123223, and Wild Wasabi # 123224. And black embossing powder too! I stamped it first with Versa Mark #102283 , one at a time, and sprinkled on the powder, heat set it, and continued with the other colors. Last I took a sponge and used Marina mist ink as the background color.. Added the rhinestones, ribbon, and edge piece of the Floral District Designer Series paper, and it is done. 
You can purchase these supplies on my website:
Leave me a comment of what you think!

April 8, 2012

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,
Host a workshop, earn free product. Make it a girls night out, add a theme for your workshop, be creative!

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,
Host a workshop, earn free product. Make it a girls night out, add a theme for your workshop, be creative!

January 4, 2012

January 2012 A NEW YEAR!

     January, wheehh, a time to clean things up, refresh, and plan for the up coming year... resolutions????? Well, let's just say I always have a few.  If it's about getting in shape, I just don't have the time. Well, I would if I didn't clean house, work, laundry, and have a business to run. So eating right is on my top list, and drinking a lot of water, which only means one thing!!! LOL!! :>) I have learned to listen more to people and to help someone in any way that I can. Giving of one self is a true gift that you can give someone. My new job has given me the opportunity to work with some wonderful people, volunteers, who give their precious time to the hospital that I work for.  Just working in the gift shop has not only introduced me to them, but some of the visitors and patients who are just looking for a bright place to be.  Hopefully putting a smile on their face, or just listening can make someone not feel alone in what ever they may be going through.  Giving of oneself this year is my top priority.
     This year is also a BIG change for my husband and I. Both of our sons will be getting married 3 months apart from each other. I just want to make this time for them special, and to be as individual as "they" both are.  To keep "their" special moments unique to them. I will keep you posted with pictures. So excited to have "girls" in my house!
   Say a prayer for those that are less fortunate than ourselves, and for those that got diagnosed with an illness. May God put his hands over them all and bless them with a miracle, hope, love, grace and FAITH! Believing in HIM is the answer to all! Here's to a wonderful new year 2012!

December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

 Wishing all of you and your family a very,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The top of my tree, it never changes.

Stockings hung....

Not done shopping yet!

Baking to do!
Never seems like enough time!
But some how it always gets done!
By the skin of my teeth!

Find PEACE within yourself!
Remember the reason for the season!
God bless you all!

July 14, 2011

New Catalog Open House

 The new Big 2011-2012 Catalog is out!! And brimming with wonderful stamp sets, paper, new "IN" colors added to last years, and so much more!

  Here is a simple card made using the new "In" color Island Indigo, and the DSP Beyond the Garden, which was featured in the Summer Mini, but is ALSO in the NEW catalog too.. I simply cut around one of the floral designs, and added our wonderful rhinestones.. scalloped punch the edge and added another strip of DSP to inside edge. I am a blue person, and this card is so clean and fresh .
 For this one, I used punches only. The new Doily Triple Layer Punch, and the Lace border punch, which again came out in the Summer Mini and is Now in the New Big catalog.. You get three looks from the Triple layer punch, to play and have fun with your designs. I made this to resemble a lace table cloth, and cut around the edges. All colors are the New IN colors.
 Beach time fun! Used the stamp set Summer Splash which is in the Summer Mini catalog, you can order this only through Aug. 31, and then it is retired.. I had fun brayering the sky and ocean, made and tore my sand piles, and Crystal Effects on surfboards and all.. Love how this came out...
 This stamp set is also featured in the Summer Mini -Fabulous Flowerettes, but is also in the New Big Catalog. I used water color paper, heat embossed the flowers with our new colored embossing power, and water colored the flowers, sponged the background. This is such a pretty card, for all occasions..
 I love this Postage stamp look, using the "Pretty Postage Stamp Set', and now there is a punch just for punching out these wonderful pieces, called Postage Stamp. I have other stamp sets that I can use this punch on, and know there will be more in the future.. These tiny little cards perfect for gift giving fit our small envelopes as well..
 I used the embossing folder "Flower Garden" to create this embossed design, then I water colored it using our Aqua Painters (I love these) Eyelet border edge, and the DSP is from Beyond the Garden both in the Summer Mini and the New Big catalog.. I am so glad that they included lots of product from the Summer Mini into the new Big catalog..
Pendant Parade stamp set coupled with the punch, Petite Pendant Builder, makes this card a snap to make, I used all the NEW IN colors. and the DSP is, Just add cake.  Eyelet border and the word saying is from Swirls and Curls hostess set from the Summer Mini catalog, only available till Aug. 31.
 My husbands Fathers Day card, using the stamp set Countryside. I also used DSP Just Add cake. I used the 1/2" circle punch to punch out the letters that are on this DSP paper, mimicking type letter keys.. the tag is made using the onboard "Merry Medley", so many choices there to create so many different looks..
This card is using one of the New In colors Pool Party, and the DSP "Flirtatious Specialty" paper, with it's two sheets of lazer cut paper, and using the Lace border punch, stamp set Swirls and Curls. So fun...

If you have any questions or would like to order any of these products, please contact me, email: or go to my website to view catalogs and techniques

May 22, 2011

Finally my Spring workshop!

 Finally, I had my spring workshop.. wheeehhh! March & April were crazy months for me.. worked two jobs back to back and kept up with my Biscotti by Auntie B.B. business as well, and to top it all off, had the Los Banos Spring Fair, which I sit on the board of. It was all a whirlwind, left my older employer to stay on at Mercy Medical Center as their giftshop manager, which I absolutely love! Working with the volunteers has been so much fun. I am back in my element of sales, and customer service and feel so blessed!

Here is the necklace that we made using the window panes, which are still available. Everyone had their own color, which was exciting to watch how they all evolved into their own personal piece of art.



 The one to the right is the back of the pendant, "Crystal Effects" sprinkled with "dazzling diamonds" glitter all from Stampin' Up!



The buffet table set up with goodies.  Louise brought a delicious dessert, and of course I had one as well, as usual, lots of food.
 
 Here is Kim, Louise & Debbie, holding up there adorable Journal books they made out of the 5x5 "On board" journals, and the letter, and the brand new flower die.
We antiqued the flower, also used the new paper flower along with the die cut flower.  Glittered up the on board letter "B". Using the "Spiral Border" punch made this an easy put together project, along with the "Adhesive sheets". So easy to use, and made a perfect wrinkle free covering. 

I always look forward to the girls coming over. Starting to think of ideas for the next one, will keep you all posted on what's happening!
If you are interested in any of the products you can go to my website:
http://www.bridgetmartinelli.stampinup.net
or email me your questions at:
nosemartinelli@sbcglobal.net
Thanks for checking in! Have fun creating.

April 2, 2011

IT'S SPRING!!!!

It's Spring!! So happy to see the bright green and flowers starting to pop. Especially the wildflowers along our highways.  I actually saw my first rose in the back yard today. With all of the rain it has done it's nurturing, and now the hot sun is making things start to pop, along with all of those weeds!





 Here is one of the necklaces that I made for our upcoming workshop. I made mine in baja breeze and brown. I also made another necklace for a friend in browns and rust, it came out beautiful.  The journal is another item that we will be covering in the same workshop. Just gotta find a date that fits everyone's busy schedules.


                                                                      

 Just had to get this shot of a budding orchard, sorry for the fuzziness, I  took this from a moving car..
If you are interested in taking this fun workshop, please give me a call, or email me at

February 13, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION!

 Sale-A-Bration

This is a stamp set called "BLISS". It is one of the things that you can earn FREE by simply placing a $ 50.00 order (before tax and shipping). Inside the Sale-A-Bration catalog you can choose several things and selected stamp sets that are in the regular catalog. For every $50.00 you spend you get to pick an item.. great deal and some wonderful merchandise!

I loved using the color combo of Baja breeze, chocolate chip, and crumb cake. The ribbon is in new Spring mini. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the inside of the flowers, and the butterfly.. 
I enjoy making these accordian pleated backgrounds behind the "Bliss" words. I first punched out with the eyelet trim, then simply started folding it accordian style. 
Adhered it with stick strip (it works best) and did the same for the oval wording..

To view the Sale-A-Bration catalog go to my website:

Valentine Workshop..Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day
Wishing you all a great day!


I had a Valentine workshop in my home and here is how my home was decorated to greet my wonderful friends!


I had 3 tables set up for them to go to freely, I found this works better when you have a larger crowd, and they feel more relaxed to take their time and create!
  
 The LOVE banner is one that I purchased when I had my store. I still love it! It is big bold and shiney!. Some great elements that you can re-create.
 I made some small cards using the hostess set to show what they can do with it, they came out adorable. The card at the top far left was a popular one that night, they got to choose 3 cards to make. The one on the right I cased from our Stampin' Success book, and changed it up a bit.The bee card is one that someone in the group about a year ago sent us, several other punch out cards as well, I made a lamb, ladybug, and frog as well, but forgot to get pictures before I mailed out for Valentines Day. They were greatly enjoyed by my grand nephews & nieces.

 The pink card on the right has a punched out heart that I glittered myself using that wonderful new glitter. And the one in the middle is using the new die-cut in the new occasions mini, I love it, you can even use all of the in-between pieces as well, NO waste on this die- cut. The MOST popular card that night was the one on the far right, with the little envelope(which is a punch) message popping out, and that wonderful RED glitter paper hearts.
 I did up some flower pins, and dressed some of my mannequins topped it onto a cake plate, just love working with cake plates!
 This card came out so sweet, I made several to give the girls that I work with at Bagel Tyme, where I make my Biscotti by Auntie B.B. cookies. Just reminded me of all of them, and how grateful I am of them!

This fold-out card, was another that almost everyone made. It had 4 pages inside that you could add photos to. I made this for my husband, and two sons, and put pictures in that reflected their year. They LOVED them!  The candles I made as well, I got the idea from one of our Luv2 Stamp groupies, she is amazing and gave us all these wonderful instructions FREE before Christmas and the candle was one I have been wanting to try.. I made them for my group as a favor, and even the clear plastic holders (which is a discontinued die now!! Petal card), but it was the perfect thing to put the candles in.. Stamp your image on tissue paper, I punched out using the heart punch (perfect) took a piece of wax paper laid it over it, pulled it taunt from the back to hold and heat set with gun. Pulling it towards the back keeps your fingers away from the heat!  Next I did the black lace in the same manner, heat setting it with the wax paper, added a rhinestone, and Viola', it is gorgeous.. they all loved them, great idea for a shower or wedding favor.

Thanks for joining me for my Valentine workshop, I love everyone's company, and of course I had goodies to eat, lots of chocolate kisses, and conversation hearts to eat as well!
Have a blessed Valentine's Day filled with LOVE!





January 26, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION!

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>
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January 4, 2011

New Occasions Mini Catalog

http://www.bridgetmartinelli.stampinup.net
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!