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July 2009

Animal Stories

AGAIN - some fantastic samples using the NEW Animal Stories stamp set! SU also has matching Designer Paper on page 161 called Tall Tales. These cards are from a SUPER talented group of stampers that I swap with.












If you made one of these cards and would like to see your name by it - please email me.

Kind & Caring Thoughts

MORE FANTASTIC SAMPLES!!!!!
WOW - look at these pectacular swap cards using the Level 3 Exclusive Hostess Set - Kind & Caring Thoughts!!!!!! All of these cards were made my some VERY talented ladies that I swap with....I don't have this set yet....but it's on the top of my wish list!!!!






If one of these cards is your creation and you'd like to see your name by it - please email me and let me know.


Funny Guy!

I love to make photo cards for my mom for any and all occasions - this card is a photo of a "crabby" stone in her flower garden. I couldn't resist a close-up photo to make a card...and my hubby couldn't resist showing everyone the resemblance!!!! LOL




Here's a swap I just completed....it uses the NEW stamp set AUTUMN DAYS!!!! And a cracked glass technique. The feathers on the left side of the card are REAL pheasant feathers...thanks Uncle Pete for that contribution!




























Inky Hearts for Heroes!!!

Please join me for a fun filled stamping extravaganza and come stamp for our Troops!
You will enjoy making 5 fantastic projects, 2 of each design. You’ll be able to take 1 set home with you and send the other set to our troops serving overseas.
This is our way of saying Thank You for protecting our freedom.


When: Saturday August 22
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 Broad Street, Menasha
Time: 9:00 am – ?
Cost: $15
($10 of your registration fee will pay for care package shipping &
the balance will be donated to Camo Quilt Project - see below)
We'll Have…..
Tons of GREAT Door Prizes and of course -- CHOCOLATE!!!

· Donate items for care packages (see attachment), and get your name in a drawing to win entire stamp sets.
· We are Donating the completed Patriotic Thank You cards to give to the troops thru the “Camo Quilt Project” - go to
http://camoquiltproject.blogspot.com/ for more info.
· Donate more than 5 items or cash donations of $10 or more, or bring 20 cards to donate to the troops to use to send back home (birthday, miss you, xmas etc) and get your name in a special drawing for a basket full of Stampin' Up! Goodies.
· A snack to share with everyone would be GREATLY appreciated!

Pre-Registration is required by August 14th

Please call Kelly at 920-720-3139 or kelly@astampabove.com to register.

Secret Stamper Reveal Party

I've been in the party mode lately....and this evening was no exception! I hosted the Secret Stamper Reveal Party for my last Secret Stamper session - we had a really good time!

Everyone made an adorable bookmark card!


Ate some delicious munchies!!!!




Everyone brought the cards they received from their Secret Stamper to share! What a bunch of talented ladies we had!!!!



Barbra was the BIG door prize winner!!!



Big Birthday Card

Every year for Hailey's birthday I make her a "birthday card" that's actually a YEAR IN REVIEW. I go from one birthday to the next and pick out pictures of her with friends and family and try to include everything she's done in the last year. Here's the one I made her for her 15th Birthday earlier this month.

I used my Bind-It-All to bind the book...I LOVE this machine! It actually only took me about an hour to make the entire album! I also used the Daisy Die for the flower and topped it off with a Corduroy Buton in the middle. I'll fill it in later with journaling.....just lucky that I got it done for her big party!
Here she is with her best friend and the "cruise" jar!!! They are saving all their money so Hailey can bring her friend, Nina on the SU Southern Carribean Cruise next spring!!!!
I love these pictures - they are priceless. Hailey's soccer team took home a trophy at a tournament and then I always capture the sleeping picture on the the drive home! Notice her sleeping companion - yep - the trophy!!!!

Diamonds are a Girls' Best Friend

Isn't that the truth...and even if you're not into diamonds...you can always sell them - LOL!!!!




Come make 6 beautiful cards that will “dazzle” your friends and family!
We’ll be using several different types and techniques of “BLING” on each one!
You’ll learn the Dazzling Diamond Dust and Dazzling Window techniques and
embossing with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder….TONS OF WAYS TO SPARKLE!!!!

DATE: Wednesday, July 29th
TIME: 10:00 am or 6:00 pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby – Oshkosh
COST: $15

Please bring your scissors and adhesive.

Can’t make the class??? Order the cards by mail for $20 (includes shipping)

Call or email to register!


Deal of the Week!!!


This week's deal is our Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for $18.99 which is over 30% OFF the regular price of $29.95. If you have never tried our Hodgepodge Hardware, now is the time to take advantage of this great deal. This special won't last, it's only good through July 26th. Contact me today to place your order or visit my Stampin' Up! website and order direct.
I will have orders going in on Wednesday - you can call or email me to put your order in too!

She did it again!!!!

Once again the Master was at work here!!! My NOW 15 year old, Hailey, makes scrapbook pages for her grampa for special occassions. These pages were for his birthday - which is also her birthday - how funny is that???!!! July 1st!

My used stamp sale was a HUGE success!!!! We had more product for sale than most stores carry!!!! If you missed it this year - make sure you don't next year!





My Dad's Mini Album

I wanted to share my special gift with you.....here's me and my dad with his Father's Day gift. I make all his shirts...only wears western shirts...and only made by me! His red hot chili pepper shirt was worn right out - so I made him SUPER happy with a new one!




Remember this little Fold Out Flip Album from a while back??? Well...here it is all "pictured up" - LOL!



















Oh....and by the way...he LOVED it!!!!! I've often thought that there was very little you could make for a man - that he would apprieciate...but let me tell you - men LOVE these types of things! My brother got a really cool mini album from me for his 50th and he told his wife it was the best gift he received - WINK WINK!!!!