Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Freebeez

Better Homes and Gardens has a free download
 to use in a many paper crafting projects:

 CLICK HERE for link to download.

Ideas: home decor, cards, scrapbook pages!

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday Tipz and Wednesday Websitz

Greetingz Crafterz,
  I hope all had a meaningful Memorial Day weekend 
  along with a great kick off to the start of summer.
  I had wonderful visits with Family and Friends in southern Illinois. 

A loyal reader has shared Tuesday Tipz:

1.  if an item found in a catalog is desired, 
    look for it online first.
    it might be on sale on the website but not in the catalog.

2.  purchase basic supplies along with desired item 
    to reach minimum spent to receive free shipping 
    if that's the catalog promo.  be sure to include
    the code when ordering.

3.  get a cute notebook/pad that you really 
    like but has an advertistment on the cover for a business? 
    cover over that logo with your own art and
    make the notebook/pad your own!

Go to: Stampin' UP website , click on Technique Tuesday to learn three great ways to use
  embossing folders.

Take some time to craft, it soothes the soul! 
Happy Craftin'!

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday Treatz and Friday Freebeez

Travelin' Craftin' with Suz is on the road again, 
so enjoy the following list of freebies and discounts for seniors.

(Tuesday Tipz-Keep a copy in your vehicle!)

Be sure to ask if discount is available before ordering,
since individual locations may have different discounts.

Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday Websitz

May Paper Pumpkin Ideas:

 Great ideas with lots of pictures click on:
 May Paper Pumpkin Idea--

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Make-Itz

Let's make personalized T-Shirts and Onesies!

White t-shirts
Transfer paper--Avery works best (comes in light and dark fabric transfers)
Computer and printer

1. Choose your design. My talented D-I-L designed the transfer I used for this project.
    Check out her Etsy Store to order a design--
    she can even make a custom design:
2  Print out design on scrap paper to check size,etc.
    before printing or it will be backwards on your project.
4. Print onto transfer paper.
5. Follow directions on package to iron transfer onto project.

onesie ready for transfer

 A t-shirt for Oma!  

The best part of this project was being able to deliver in person!

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Funnyz

A book at Sam's Club:

"Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less and Loving It!"

(Isn't that an oxymoron considering Sam's Club only sells in huge quantities?)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Tipz

Photo Tipz

Instead of 'posing' pictures of children, take pictures of them at play.
These will be more natural than saying 'cheese' or 'stickers'!
With digital technology, many pictures can be taken.
The superior quality pictures can be kept and
the inferior pictures can be deleted.

Layla at the playground close to their home.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Make-Itz

Let's make a Sticker!

Greetings crafters! I'm back from a week of spoiling the California branch of the family!
Thursday we toured the Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory in Petaluma, California.
Check out their Website for more information:

When we arrived we were 'greeted' by none other than the founder herself!
Mrs. Grossman was leaving the building as we were coming in--she  said
'How about this for a welcome!' She even had her dog Molly with her.
I call this a 'Forrest Gump' moment since she is now retired and only comes in about once
a month. Had we been 5 minutes later, we would have missed her.
Her son Jason is now CEO of the sticker and label companies.
We also met Jason! 
Due to the recession and digital crafting, the main focus on the company
is now Wine Labels. We were not allowed to take pictures where wine labels were being
printed because of copyright infringements.

The factory is located next to a bird sanctuary.
Mrs. Grossman's was 'GREEN' years before other companies.
Every step of the process is reused or recycled.

There is a walking trail around the water.

This heart is what started the company. It is the signature sticker.
Through out the factory are examples of every sticker ever made.
Rolls and rolls of stickers waiting to be repackaged and shipped out.

An article on display about the company.

Layla looking at a project made with stickers.

Doggies are always welcome at Mrs. Grossmans! This is Chip!

Daddy Matt and Layla are working on a sticker project after the tour.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Freebeez


May 4th is Free Comic Book Day
Visit to find one near you.
(It was a childhood treat to save some change and purchase the latest Archie comic.
 Wonder what has happened to Archie, Betty, Veronica and all the gang?)

Craftin' with Suz will be on vacation next week.
I am going to California to spoil and hug 3 year old Layla and 3 month old Chloe,
along with their parents. If all goes as planned, we will be touring the Mrs. Grossman's
Sticker Factory. Please check back soon, as I will be posting pictures of my big adventure.


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Treatz

Chex Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)

Here is another great recipe with Chex Cereal as the Main ingredient.
(The stock pile is going down!)

15 Minutes!

Chex® Muddy Buddies®

Another popular name for this favorite mix is "puppy food". Chow down; it's doggone good!
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:18 servings (1/2 cup each)
Average 4.60 from 1561 ratingsAverage 4.60 from 1561 ratingsAverage 4.60 from 1561 ratingsAverage 4.60 from 1561 ratingsAverage 4.60 from 1561 ratings 1561 ratings Rate   Email Print
Corn Chex®Rice Chex®Chocolate Chex®
9cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2cup peanut butter
1/4cup butter or margarine
1teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2cups powdered sugar
Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Peanut butter and chocolate are a favorite flavor combo, but peanut butter lovers can substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips to intensify that flavor.
Preparation Directions
1.Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2.In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3.Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 170mg; Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 16g); Protein 3% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 6%; Iron 25Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Websitz

National Scrapbooking Day
Saturday May 4, 2013

check out this website for information about National Scrapbooking Day
click here

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