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February 2009

Spring Into Stamping Extravaganza! Hightlights!

We had a great time at the Spring Into Stamping Extravaganza on Valentine's Day! Here are some pictures of the highlights of the day:

Sits3 You registered at the door for door prizes and the grand prize (the basket of goodies you can see under my daughter Kimberly's arm!), stamped your name tag, and received a bag to carry your creations!

Sits 09 Here's a pic of the room as we were getting into full swing! You can see on the wall to the left we showed the "2008 Workshop Wow!" DVD. (Hopefully when we have this event again after the Fall catalog comes out we will have figured out how to get the sound to work too!)

Sits4 A popular table was Linda Reaney's project, "Faux Crocodile"! She also demonstrated how to use the new Circle Scissor Plus!
Here's the project everyone got to make. It's hard to see the faux crocodile on the Chocolate Chip background, but isn't he adorable?
Sits faux croc
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This was my table where everyone got to make a cute little 3x3 card using a flower cut from the Sticky Pages and Dazzling Diamonds glitter!
Remember this card?
Sticky cuts glitter

Sits 5 Janis Felty had a cute little card for us to make using one of our great Sale-a-bration sets. Remember, you can choose one of these sets FREE with every $50 order from now until March 31st!

Sits jan Jan McGowen was kind enough to obtain the use of her church fellowship hall for this event! Thanks Jan! She had everyone busy making an adorable giftcardholder using the Top Note Bigz Die and the "Yummy" SAB set!

Here's the giftcardholder:


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Lorelei Stone helped everyone make a card with the Beautiful Butterflies Exclusive to Stampin' Up! Die! The Big Shot was a common tool used at this event! Here's her card:


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Wendy Neal demonstrated the "Heart to Heart" Punch! Lots of fun!

Sits kiowanaAll images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2009

Kiowana Ferguson had the Box #2 Bigz XL die for us to use to make an adorable little box!

All in all it was a GREAT DAY! We hope to have another event just like this one in August after the new catalog comes out in July! We are planning to have TWO event locations in the same weekend, one at the same Mt Vernon location, and a location more southern, hopefully in West Frankfort!

Good Friend Class Friday, March 6th 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m!



I promised better pictures of the projects we will be making at this class, so here they are!

Class details:

$25 for class supplies & instructions WITHOUT the "Good Friend" stamp set. (page 91 of the catalog)

$50 for class supplies & instructions, INCLUDING the "Good Friend" Stamp Set. ("Good Friend" sells for $28.95 in the catalog, so you will be saving $$ by purchasing this set with the class!)

Date: Friday, March 6th  1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Class size: Limited to 10 participants per class

Deadline to register & pre-pay: Sunday, March 1st!

You can also order the kit to be mailed to you:

$30 for class supplies & instructions WITHOUT the "Good Friend" stamp set. Mailed to you.
You can also arrange to pick up directly from me and save the $5 postage.

$55 for class supplies & instructions INCLUDING the "Good Friend" stamp set. Mailed to you.
You can also arrange to pick up directly from me and save the $5 postage.

You will make this adorable little card tote with the "So Tweet" On Board Chipboard and "Good Morning Sunshine" designer paper! This little tote has so many possibilities! You will also be making these  three 5x5 cards with matching envelopes:
Good friend card 1

Good friend card 3
Good friend card 4

And this adorable little slider box with tag/bookmarks!
Good friend tags All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2009

Call or email me TODAY to sign up for this class!


Hope you can come!

Spring Into Stamping Extravaganza!

Sticky cuts glitter
Gorgeous, aren't they? I just finished these Make & Take samples for the "Spring Into Stamping Extravaganza!" my downline & I are holding for our customers this Saturday, February 14th from 10-2 p.m at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Mt Vernon, IL. This is a FREE event we are holding for our customers to showcase a bunch of the new products from the SU! catalog all at one time in one place! Demonstrations will be going on all day, and every demonstrator will be providing a FREE Make & Take for every attendee! How cool is that?!!!
Demonstrations include:
Sticky Cuts Sweet & Fine Supernova Glitter
Sticky Pages & Dazzling Diamonds glitter (which is what was used on the above samples!)
Beautiful Butterflies Die & the Big Shot
Parisian Breeze Textured 12x12 Designer Series Paper
The Circle Scissors Plus
Faux Crocodile Technique
Eyelet Border punch
Heart to Heart punch
Box #2 Die & the Big Shot
Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die & Big Shot
Embosslit Dies & the Big Shot
Texturz Plates & the Big Shot

There will also be refreshments, booking incentives, and an ordering special!

So RSVP to me at 618-237-6281 or TODAY!

Friends 24-7!

Friends 24 7 All products copyright Stampin' Up! 1990-2009
Isn't this a gorgeous card? It's so beautiful I can't believe I designed and  made it myself! This new set from the Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog, "Friends 24-7" and the "Friendly Words" wheel is just so beautiful and easy to use! I wanted a card for a stamp camp this past weekend, and came up with this! I wheeled the "Friendly Words" on Baja Breeze cardstock, then punched the lower edge with the new "Eyelet Border" punch. I knew as soon as I saw it in the new catalog that I HAD to have some of the "Parisian Breeze" Designer Series Specialty paper. It costs a little more than our standard DSP ($11.95 vs the usual $9.95), but by just using a little strip (4 1/4" X 1 1/2") you can spark up alot of cards with just one 12x12 sheet! I stamped the bird in Chocolate Chip on SU!'s Watercolor Paper, then colored him with Baja Breeze re-inker and a blender pen. I am NOT a skilled watercolorer, but this technique and using the watercolor paper makes me look like I am! After I "watercolored", I stamped the "Sanded" background stamp over the bird with Sahara Sand ink, used the 3/16" Corner Rounder on two corners, and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. After I mounted him on the Chocolate Chip & Baja Breeze layers and mounted all on the cardfront, I decided the upper left corner looked a bit blank, so I added a "Mini Library Clip" and loved the look! (to be honest, I've had a couple of pkgs of mini library clips ever since they first came out in a mini catalog quite a while ago, but had just hoarded them and never used them, shame on me, they are SO CUTE!) I will be using these more, you can be sure of that!