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Friday, September 25, 2009

Cool Halloween Cards

Good Morning All! I just wanted to show you a few really cool Halloween cards from my trip. This one is by Jane Wike. This uses the Pumpkin Patch stamp set out of the Holiday mini catalog. I love the look with the Scallop Square sizzix die.

The next one is by Tami White. She used the bleaching technique for the background and the body of the spider is a half back pearl (from the Pretties Kit) embossed with black embossing powder. Isn't this cool!!!

I will post more Halloween cards later.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Tuesday, October 13th is my next technique class. We will be making Eight Terrific Techniques and putting them into a great little book with samples and directions for each technique. Need to put a little spunk into your stamping? Come and join me for the Techniques class. You will not believe how awesome your samples will be. This class will include $25 worth of product for you to take home and use in your stamping. The class cost is $32. Please make sure to RSVP and prepay by October 5th. The class is at my home from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Get more information here.

Class Options

Other Upcoming Classes:
20 Cards for $25 - Monday, September 28th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
This is the most economical thing you will do all month! Come and make 20 cards for only $25! We will be making all occasion cards. The class includes a 10 yd roll of whisper white taffeta ribbon, card stock, embellishments and envelopes to complete your cards. Please bring your own scissors and adhesive. RSVP by September 27th.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Amazing Trip!!

I'm not even sure how to begin to describe my amazing trip to Utah this past week. Stampin' Up really knows how to treat their demonstrators! This is me at the factory in Kanab. I got to watch them make the stamps we stamp with!

Seriously....I definitely gained five pounds. How can you not with all this candy.

As many times as I've talked to Shelli, I have never gotten my picture taken with her. So this was really fun. She is truly a wonderful and amazing woman.

So on our last amazing night in St. George they put up all of these boards for us showing the stamp sets from our upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog! As if this weren't exciting enough....we got to pick any one we wanted to take home!!!! I was in shock because this is super top secret. Of course, I am sworn to secrecy, but that is half of the fun. Oh, I am going to work hard to make the next Founder's Circle trip!!!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Getaway Weekend

Well, Ian's hockey tournament finally came to an end yesterday afternoon in Melvindale (yeah, I didn't know where that was until yesterday either). I am so excited to say that they won EVERY GAME and of course the finals in their category. Ian was grinning from ear to ear. That's him in the yellow goalie pads in front. What a great ending to a very tiring weekend.

Speaking of weekend, my upline Ronda and I are having our 4th Getaway Weekend coming up this November. We are so excited about it and cannot wait to getaway with you all. The pictures are of one of my optional classes that is offered at the weekend. We will be making four gift bags and this adorable magnetic board.

Here are the details for the weekend:

Stamp & Scrap Getaway Weekend

This is an event you won’t want to miss. Come and enjoy some special time just for you. Whether you come for the weekend, the night or just during the day, you will absolutely love what we have planned for you!

Great reasons to stamp and scrap with us:
• 6 feet of table space
• Demonstrations of new and upcoming products
• Goody bag filled with $60 in product!
• Little gifts made especially for you throughout the weekend
• Optional classes
• 100’s of samples to copy
• Four make-n-takes
• Fun atmosphere with tons of games and prizes to keep you motivated
• Great snacks and meals
• Punch station, tons of stamp sets, sizzix station, ink station, all of the tools and accessories, and more!
• Raffles and Silent auction
• Coffee and tea service

Bonus: Bring a first time friend and you will receive a $20 gift certificate to be used at the weekend!!!

November 6th – 8th
Quality Inn University
3121 E. Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48912

For more information or pricing contact Melissa Roberts at

Friday, September 11, 2009

Whirlwind Week!

So, I was doing so good with my posts last week....and then school started. I thought this would free me up a little, but goodness have I been crazy busy this week!! Amelia also started ballet class on Wednesday and Luc starts hockey tomorrow. Not to mention that Ian, has a hockey tournament this weekend. I guess this is why I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator instead of a 9 to 5er.

The first picture is from my last card class. It uses the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder for the Big Shot. It also uses Almost Amethyst and Basic Gray card stock. I used the white gel pen on the center of the flowers.

The next card was from my Christmas Card club last month. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month. I still have a few openings in the evening session and lots of openings for the 1:00 session if you are interested.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mosquito Drama

Good Morning Ladies!

I wanted to share a few cards I've made recently. The first one is from the new "Beary Best Friends" stamp set. I also used the Pawsitively Prints designer series paper. I love this product line, and as I've mentioned before, my kids love it too.

The other card was copied from a swap I received at convention. The card base is pumpkin pie and then the flower is also die cut, using the flower Daisies #2 die, with pumpkin pie card stock. The ribbon is Rose Red double stitched grosgrain and the center of the flower is a white 5/8' jumbo brad. The sentiment uses the Thank You Kindly stamp set with Rose Red ink.

I hope you enjoy it. We are off again today trying to avoid the gorgeous outside. My kids are so bitten up by the mosquitoes that I have been trying to do indoor activities. I probably won't be able to stand it again today and will just load them up with bug spray and send them out. Hopefully they won't think Luc has chicken pox on his first day of school :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Last Night's Open House

Here are the cards that we made at the Holiday Mini Catalog open house last night. I think my kids had more fun than anyone else making the Build-a-bear cards. I'm so excited about the new mini catalog. There are some really awesome new products and product lines in the catalog. And we just found out that My Digital Studio (our new digital scrapbooking software) will be available on October 1st! I was a little skeptical about digital scrapbooking myself, but I am in love with this software after seeing it at convention. There is so much that you can do with it.

Only a few more days left until the kids start school (well, Luc at least). I am looking forward to seeing my big boy go to kindergarten. I still can't believe he is going to be at school all day. This will be a HUGE change in our lives. He is also starting hockey on the 12th and Amelia is starting dance on the 9th. Add this to my older son, Ian's travel hockey schedule and I think I am going to be a zombie this year. Like we weren't busy enough already!! Wish me luck!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Holiday Mini Catalog is Here!!

Are you ready for some fabulously fun new holiday products? Well, here they are! From now until January 4, 2009!

You'll find Sweet Treat Cups, Halloween Stamps and Ideas, Seasonal Autumn and Winter Products, New Ornament Punch, tons of Big Shot Dies and more!

PLUS: There are two new hostess stamp sets that you make choose from (along with the main catalog.) A level one & a level two.

In addition, Stampin' Up! is launching several new product lines in the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog:

1. Simply Adorned Charms and Chains: Currently not available to order. Coming Soon! Watch for further announcements

2. Build-A-Bear Workshop: Stampin' Up! has teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop to you an exciting and exclusive collections of stamps, designer series paper and Sizzix dies!

3. My Digital Studio: Use Stampin' Up! exclusive images in this innovative and easy-to-use software studio to make cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, calendars, etc. Available starting October 1st.

Download: 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog
Download: 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog Stampin' Supplies

If you have not received your holiday mini catalog yet, don't worry. They should be in the mail in the next few days. Sorry for the delay.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Founder's Circle

This year I was invited on Stampin' Up's Founder's Circle trip. This is an awesome trip and a great honor. I will get to spend time with all of the top demonstrators in the company....which means I will be getting some great ideas to share with you!!

Anyhow, we have to make 120 swap cards if we want to participate in the swap (which I do, of course). Here is the card that I made. The technique is called the Magic Snowflake technique. For this technique you simply emboss a snowflake (I used "Serene Snowflakes" from the holiday mini) with white embossing powder on glossy card stock. Then, you dab a cotton ball in rubbing alchohol and add two drops of reinker from two different colors. I used Night of Navy and Brocade Blue. Then you dab the cotton ball all over the glossy card stock. You then take your heat tool and run it over the glossy again. This makes the snowflake reappear. It is so cool and no two cards are alike. I hope you enjoy this sample!


Don't Miss It!

Today is the last day to RSVP for the following:

Holiday Mini Catalog Open House
Wednesday, Sep 2nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Be one of the first to get a sneak peek at the new stamp sets and accessories from the Holiday Mini Catalog. This new mini catalog is really awesome and you will even get to make three free make-n-takes. Come out for a FREE night of fun. I will have a raffle and there will be a ton of samples for you to see. There will even be some specials for anyone who places an order. Make sure to RSVP by Tuesday, Sept 1st.
Nature's Silhouette Wow ClassWednesday, Sep 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
We will be making four incredible cards using the Nature's Silhouette stamp set. You will absolutely love the cards we will make with this class. And you will learn some incredible new techniques when making these cards. Please RSVP by September 1st to receive your stamp set the night of the class or by September 8th to get your stamp set later. Make sure to bring scissors and adhesive. The cost for the class is $29 and includes the Nature's Silhouette stamp set, card stock, envelopes and all embellishments needed to make the projects.
Sweet Centers Class
Wednesday, Sep 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Come and make three awesome cards and one other project using our all new Sweet Centers stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog (pg 6). These are cards you will absolutely love to hand out, and the best part is that you will have the stamp set to make them again!!
RSVP by September 1st in order to get your stamp set on the night of the class or by September 8th to receive your stamps after the class. The cost is $37 and includes the Sweet Centers stamp set and all card stock, envelopes, sweet treat cups and embellishments needed to complete your project.