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April 2009

MAY PROMOTION

PICTURE THE POSSIBILITIES!!!!
Stampin' Up! is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with THREE GREAT OFFERS!!!!

1. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper - including Specialy Designer Series paper - or 12" x 12" textured card stock and get one FREE!!!!
2. Become a demonstrator for only $75 with the limited-time, scrapbooking Starter Kit!

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Schoolbook Serif Alphabet Set ($42.95) + Simply Scrappin' Petal Party Kit ($19.95) + Earth Elements Assorted Textured 12" x 12" Cardstock ($11.95) + Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad ($7.50) - any of these items listed above may be substituted for like items too! Personalize your scrapbooking starter kit!!!!

PLUS.....

Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalog (8)
Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)

3. Buy the new Jumble Alphabet stamp set - a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog - at 20% off!!!!!
With so many GREAT offers to choose from, your scrapbooking possibilities are endless!!!

Here are a couple samples from SCS using the Petal Party Scrappin' Kit. How about a ton of cards that are super easy to make???



For details go here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1232019?cat=14993


Or an adorable scrapbook page that you can make in minutes???



For details go here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1324937?cat=14993




Double Pull-Out Mini Album


How stinkin' cute is this????? We will be making this little album at my FREE scrapbooking class tonight - 4/28!!!!!
Supplies:
Stamp sets: Always; Define Your Life; Defining Alphabet
Ink: Pink Pirouette; Chocolate Chip; Regal Rose
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip; Regal Rose; Pumpkin Pie; Pink Pirouette; Sweet Always Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Accessories & Tools: Two 4” x 4” coasters; 1 ¼” & 13/8” Circle Punches; Dimensionals; Flower Assortment Designer Brads; Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon; 5/8” Regal Rose Grosgrain; 3/16” Corner Rounder

Once Upon A Time......

Once upon a time….there was a CRAZY STAMPER LADY who had a vision. A vision of a SUPER FUN downline meeting. That became a reality on Saturday!!!!

OH MY GOSH….I had sooooooooooooo much fun with my “A Stamp Above” team at our bi-annual meeting!!!! There were 21 in attendance and they all went along with my silly antics – even Rachael posed for pictures!!!! That really made my day – thanks so much for that Rachael!
A good friend of mine came over a while back and her little girl brought me some toys….one of those toys just happened to be a beautiful crown……YES – the one in the crazy picture below!!!

I think if the crown wasn't enough.....the glasses topped it off! I even forgot to take the sticker off the lense!!!! LOL! Everyone donned a tiara and a handmade name tag....our theme for the day was pink and brown.

Cathy made this Stampin' Up! banner for me!!!! She used the Pennant Die, and designer series paper for the letters, taffeta ribbon and jumbo eyelets to string the ribbon through...isn't it ADORABLE!!!!



**AWARDS**
The awards were a HUGE hit....of course the products were outstanding...but I think it was more about being crowned and presented with pink beaded necklaces!


There were three major awards....1) Top Sales; 2) Top Recruiter and 3) Princess for a Day! What the heck is that, you might ask? Everyone of my demonstrators is VERY important to me.....and a lot of my demonstrators are Hobby Demos (they're in it for the discount)....sooooooooo....I decided that I did not want to exclude them from having the opportunity to win one of the SUPER EXCITING MAJOR PRIZES for the day! Thus - I came up with the "Princess for a Day" award.

All awards were based on performance for the last 6 months (Oct-Mar). Top Sales went to Princess Rachael! Top Recruiter went to Princess Cathy! And my "Princess for a Day" went to Princess Bonnie!!!!!

Each MAJOR AWARD WINNER received a Special Tiara, complete with pink, fluffy feathers, a fabulous gift pack of Stampin' Up! products and a handmade pink sash to wear for the day!!!!

Click on the picture to get a load of those sashes....they were super fun to make! I used very wide pink ribbon from the craft store. I ironed Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper to "wonder under" and then ran it through my Big Shot with the Serif Essentials Alphabet die and ironed the letters onto the ribbon. How incredibly fun would this be for a little girls' birthday party??? Or you could make personalized swash-buckler belts for pirates at a little boy's party.....or honor your friends and family with their very own personalized sash for their birthday, retirement, graduation....the possibilies are endless!!!!


Princesses Nikki, Cathy, Rachael and Doris all received Summer Sun Corduory Buttons and a packet of Recruit Brochures for their successful recruting! Notice Bonnie on the far right - "our Princess for a Day"....yes - she got to present awards, pick doorprize winners and be my right-hand Princess!

Awards were given to Princesses Donna, Nikki, Cindy, Cathy, Doris, and Rachael for being in the TOP 10 SALES!

Receiving awards for Title Promotion was Princesses Donna & Julie!


Princess Nikki received an award for promoting to Supervisor!



Princess Doris also receive an award for promoting to Supervisor!


Princess Bonnie and I welcomed the newest members of my team in attendance - Katie, Bonnie and Shannon!


Princess Cathy was a door prize winner and she chose this fantastic convention bag!

What a happy crowd!!!



Here were some of the doorprizes the Princesses were able to choose from. Along with all the Stampin' Up! product...I brought out my 3-D sample box too!



The major award winners were SUPER surprized!


I stamped up these gift bags with Pink & Cocoa stars!




Princess Lisa was extrodinarily happy with her door prize - I love that "diva" attitude!!!!



**DEMONSTRATIONS**

Four of my Princesses conducted technique demonstrations - here is Princess Rachael's Faux Metal Tag demo - Spectacular!



Princess Doris showed us how to make a Fun Fold card!!!


Princess Cathy demonstrated the Faux Shaving Cream technique!

Brayering on our Texturz Plates was the demonstration conducted by Princess Cheryl!


**SHOEBOX SWAP**

No matter how spectacular....we counldn't stop at a meeting - we followed it up with an area wide Shoebox Swap! A HUGE thank you to all the Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the area that made the trip to stamp with us!
I always LOVE the food at these events and it was all incredible.....Cathy made these Brownie Pops - how stinkin' cute are they????

I think the tiaras were a major factor in helping these princesses complete all 20 cards!!!!



Thanks for stopping by.....if you're looking for a team to join - give me a call, there's nothing like being treated like a PRINCESS...even if it is only for a day!

Stay tuned this week for photos of the swap cards - they were outstanding too!!!!


Gift Set Class

Classy and Fabulous – that’s what this is!!!! I found this purse on a blog and had to sit down and figure out one of my own!

Come make this adorable purse, featuring a “faux alligator” technique and
four adorable cards with envelopes that fit inside!!!
This is the perfect birthday or Mother’s Day gift!

You’ll also receive the template and instructions to reproduce this little purse for any occasion! It’s super simple!

DATE: Wednesday, April 29th – 10 am or 6 pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby – Oshkosh
COST: $15

Please bring your scissors and adhesive.
Just call or email to register!
Can't make the class....it can all be yours for $20 - includes shipping and the dimensions and template for the purse!!!!

Keepsake Class


How fun are these??? Each one of these cards contains an item that your recipient can keep….a refrigerator magnet, a packet of lemonade, a packet of flower seeds, an air freshener, a recipe card, and a magnetic bookmark!!!! Come make these fantastic cards for the people in your life that you’d like to send a little extra to….without spending a fortune.

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd – 10 am or 6 pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby – Oshkosh
COST: $15

Please bring your scissors and adhesive.
Just call or email to register.
Can't make the class - but still want the cards? $20 includes postage - just pop me a check!

Gifts for my TEAM!

I made up a bunch of these for my Team Members that attended the Minneapolis Regionals. This is the super easy CD Case Mini Scrapbook Album that we made at my FREE scrapbooking class in January. I LOVE the Urban Garden Double Sided Designer Paper!


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Minneapolis Regionals - The End!

Here's a few more GREAT samples from the Regional!






You can't go on a road trip without a little excitement.....
what is this State Trooper doing at my van???


He's calling a tow truck for us.....my van just quit on I-94 by Eau Claire!!!!

We headed into Eau Claire with Joel - the BESTEST tow truck driver in Wisconsin! And then we met the GREATEST mechanic in Wisconsin - Jim replaced a plugged fuel filter (after closing time on a Saturday night) and we were on our way home!
I think this little service station won't forget us for a looooooooooonnnnnggggg time! We're kinda crazy - LOL!!!!

Well...ya know...it's hard to turn down a GREAT scrapbooking opportunity!

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Double Slider Card!

Aren't these fun???? I made these for a swap that I hosted for the Occasions Mini catalog. This is the NEW "And Many Mower" stamp set!



This is a Double Slider card - you can make one too!!! Go to the link below and view a step-by-step tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.com

I used a new technique too!!!! I inked up my rubber brayer with Kiwi Kiss ink and covered my Sizzix Texturz plate with ink. Then placed my Kiwi Kiss cardstock on there and ran it through the Big Shot - and WAAAA LAAAA - isn't this cool???? I used a VersaMarker pen to color in the letters on the front too - I really like that look!

Ingredients:

Stamps: And Many Mower
Ink: Kiwi Kiss; Basic Black
Cardstock: Kraft; Pacific Point; Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Dimensionals; Big Shot; Texturz Plates; Brayer; VersaMarker; 1 ¼” Circle Punch; Word Window Punch; Crop-a-Dile; Gold Eyelets; Hemp

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Wedding Stuff

My stepdaughter - Anna, on the left- is getting married in June....you saw our CRAZY shower and wedding invitation marathon a few weeks ago! Here's a few more pictures as we continue on with all the preparations!



She purchased 150 of these glass votive holders - 3 will surround the wedding cakes on each table at the reception - YEP - she's going to have individual wedding cakes on each table!!! How cool is that???? The cake maker place is hot gluing each cake plate to an upside down wine glass - how cool is that too?????




The girls stamped each one with VersaMark ink and embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder - they are soooooooo pretty in real life - these pictures just don't do them justice!



I am totally floored with all the handmade items that Anna has chosen to make....this is so out of her element! She has never had a crafty bone in her body - absolutely no desire! Although she's got a stamping/scrapbooking store at her fingertips (my stuff), she's NEVER been interested in any of it! And here she is making all these things for her wedding - I'm sooooooo PROUD of her!!!!

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