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April 2008

Shoebox Swap Cards





















I hosted a Demonstrator Shoebox Swap back in late March.....I've finally uploading the cards from that event. We had a GREAT time - can't wait to do it again! Here are the cards we all got to take home!

April Cards

This was the view at my house on Monday, April 28th! Unbelievable....well not really....I do live in Wisconsin! Enough with the snow! Every time we try to pump all the water off the top of the pool cover - it snows or rains again!




























I LOVE the new Tart & Tangy stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog - it's too fun! I came up with this card - and it was a big hit for my April classes!


















































We also tried out hands at the Shaving Cream technique - it's a ton of fun too!































Who can resist Sassy Suzie - everytime I read one of the word stamps in that set - it brings a smile to my face!




















Thanks for looking!

P.S. If there are a ton of spaces between these cards - I apologize! I have tried and tried to get rid of those darn spaces!!! It looks like they are gone on my screen and then when I go to "preview" this posting - it inserts a bunch of spaces again! If anyone knows how to make this stop - let me know.....

Pocket Flip Book Class

Join me for a SUPER fun class. The Pocket Flip Book makes an incredible gift or a wonderful display for a special occasion. It has six pockets for photos, memorabilia and journaling!


The cost for this class is $17.50 and includes a half Confetti Simply Scrappin Kit!

This class will be held at Hobby Lobby, Oshkosh on Thursday, May 8th.

10AM or 6:00PM – please choose the morning or evening class when registering.


Register right away - I have to pre-order supplies!



















































Here is a sample of a Pocket Flip Book I made as a gift for my nephew:




Confirmation Invitations

Hailey's confirmation is this Sunday - BOY where does the time go????

I wanted to keep this very small....so I sent these out to the grandparents and Hailey's older sisters. This layout is from a swap card I got on the SU cruise - I LOVE IT!

















































April Scrap Pages

Here are the pages my 10-10-15 Scrapbooking group made for April. I chose the layout from one of the 12x12 swaps I received on my SU Bermuda Cruise. I used Craft Ink on the "Silly" title and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. TIP: you can click on the photo to see more details.
















Here are the completed pages - I didn't have any shortage of "silly" pictures to choose from.



















Is my kid funny or what????

Ingredients
Stamps: Well Worn Alphabet; Wonderful Favorites; Smarty Pants
Cardstock: River Rock; Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper; Really Rust; Soft Sky; Vellum
Ink: Really Rust; Old Olive Craft Ink
Accessories: Key Tag, Designer Label punches; Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon; Earth Elements Brads; Clear Embossing Powder


Thanks for looking!

Card Samples!

Here are a few of the photos I took at the Impressionistic Stampers Regional Seminar in Wisconsin Rapids! We had a really good time at this event!



































































































This is a close up of the "Build A Brads" used in the center of this card.


Bloomin' Beautiful Class

Is this GORGEOUS or what???? Join me for a Bloomin' Beautiful class!!!



















When: Friday, May 2nd
Time: 6pm
Place: Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha

You'll be making all of these beautiful cards (envelopes included) and an elegant box to put them in!

Option I Cost:
$35 - this includes the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set!!! The cost of this set with shipping and tax is $29.98 - so you get the class for $5.02!

Option II Cost:
$15 - class without the stamp set.

CLASS KIT BY MAIL:
Don't live close to me? NO PROBLEM! I will stamp up all the images for the cards and the box FOR YOU - you'll get everything you need to make the entire gift set! All you'll need to do is use your own supplies to color in the images. You'll even get an email that includes step-by-step, full color directions to assemble your cards and box!

Cost I: $25* - class kit without the stamp set.
Cost II: $45* - class kit with the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set.

*These prices include shipping

Email me today to sign up for this GORGEOUS class! kelly@astampabove.com

Rose Cottage Scrappin Kit

Here's another bridal shower gift made with the Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin' Kit! My wonderful step-daughter - Stephanie, got all the bridesmaids together for an upcoming bridal shower and they each made a double page layout for the bride! What a keepsake!



Most of these ladies had never scrapbooked! That's why our Simply Scrappin' Kits are sooooooooo fabulous!



The pages that say "mom" on them were actually done by a little girl....all by herself!













Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regional!!!!

The Stampin' Up! Regional was in Milwaukee on Saturday....and we got a pretty rocky start. This is US at 6:30 am on Highway 41.....yep....FLAT TIRE! I ran over something and it put a 4" slash in the side of my "NEW" tires!!!!

Well - I'll tell ya.....I've never changed a tire before - but I'm pretty mechanical and I'm sure I could figure it ou....but I WASN'T GONNA DO IT! I got on the phone and started making calls...home first and my hubby wouldn't answer the phone - he rarely does...it's never for him! LOL! My sister got me some numbers and I had a tow truck on the way - with what we thought was a tire. No time to mess around here - we had SUPER important business to attend!!!!

In the mean time, Nikki (my team member from up north) and Bonnie (a demonstrator from Stratford) tells Rachael and I that they will change the tire! WHAT? I tell them not to worry about it - the tow truck guy can do it! While we are waiting for the tow truck - these two SUPER HEROS get to work! It was a GOR JUS sight to see.......


















Thank goodness I always carry a blanket in the back of the old van - it sure came in handy!



















The tow truck guy showed up without a tire - because I would have to buy a new rim....I DIDN'T CARE.....we had SUPER IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO ATTEND! Didn't he understand that????

We he got there Nikki & Bonnie had the blown tire off and the spare (bicycle tire) off and ready to mount! He told me to call the dispatcher and cancel him - now I know I didn't change the tire - but this was a pretty important job too! LOL Super nice guy - I slipped him a $20! We got things put back together and headed to Oshkosh for a new tire - $110 later we were "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" (in the tune of "On the Road Again!").


Our intentions were GREAT - we left the house ON TIME! Wanting to arrive in Milwaukee at around 8-8:30....It was now about 8:15!!!! With a few construction detour problems - Rachael got us to the Midwest Airlines Center.





















AND THE FUN BEGAN!!!! Here's Bonnie, Nikki, me & Rachael...


















Here are some pictures of the display boards - you can click on them to get a better view.


This is what you can do with a Simply Scrappin' Kit:










































Everyone who attended the Regional has about 2 weeks to hold a qualifying workshop and they will get this NEW Party Hearty stamp set from the next NEW catalog for FREE!!!!! I LOVE my SU!






















This little cutie is like a wine glass charm - so you know which glass of rotten fruit is yours - OPPS! Did I just say that? I don't like wine...you know it's just rotten fruit! LOL

It's made with chipboard - you cover it with our BEAUTIFUL designer series paper, insert a Jumbo Brad and ribbon and WAA LAA!
























Here's the template:

















Aren't these little baskets cute? On the cruise TV channel - that had tons of TV clips of SU executives demonstrating projects on their local Salt Lake channel - Shelly used these to hang on a Valentine tree.

















Here's the template:

















Here's a sample using the Bouncing Brayer technique....this is on my blog sometime last year (I think) as a tutorial!


























































































































They had some GREAT ideas for the Pretties Kits too - here's a couple of them. The dyed this flower with a reinker and folded it in half:

















This one is dyed with Purely Pomegranate reinker, they applied our new Tombo Adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds!

























Thanks for stopping by!