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March 2012

SUMMER SMOOCHES FOR YOU!!!

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You can click on any of the items below and go right to my website to see all the details:

 

  • 125583 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
  • Bright Blossoms Stamp Set 125495 $16.95 W or 125497 $12.95 C
  • 125626 Summer Smooches Decor Stencil $7.95
  • 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
  • 125589 Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads $6.95
  • 125409 Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper $10.95
  • 129919 Summer Smooches Photobook Template $17.95
  • 129601 Summer Smooches Digital Kit $9.95
  • 125606 Petite Purse BIGZ Die $32.95
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    Here are a couple cards I received in a swap - this one was made with the new Bright Blossoms stamp set:

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    This card was made with My Digital Studio:

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    Here's a link to the SNEAK PEEK I showed you last week:

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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    IT'S ALMOST OVER!!!

    Deadline Alert!   Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of Sale a Bration!  It ends Saturday, March 31st!!!

    If you want to get free product from our Sale a Bration catalog, order by Saturday, March 31st!  Any product from the Idea Book & Catalog or the Occasions mini catalog qualifies.  Once you spend $50 you get a free choice, $100 gets 2 free choices and $150 gets you three plus a free gift and $25 in free merchandise.  Click here to order.  

    *****Now is the time to get those items on your wish list and FREE loot to go with them!!! 

    They just announced that there are even more options for those placing an order over $150.  Besides the usual hostess gifts you get with a qualifying order everyone can choose this adorable bag or....

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    SU is running low on these bags so they are offering everyone a choice of items.  Check out  this pdf file showing you the options you can choose from.

    And also remember that if you are considering becoming a demonstrator this is a wonderful time to do so.  Click here to read more about it.  

    Here's a clean and crisp card using the Elementary Elegance stamp set - a FREE choice for you when you order $50 in product:

     

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    And my favorites!!!

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    CARD BUFFET

    Come join us tomorrow (Saturday, March 31st) from 9am to 1pm at Trinity Lutheran School in Menasha for a fabulous CARD BUFFET!!!  If you can make it - just show up!!!  We have a GREAT line-up for you to choose from!!!  I'll be taking Sale-A-Bration orders at this event too!  Click HERE for details.

    Don't miss out!!!  You can click below to place your online order or call or email me!!!

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    DEMONSTRATOR EVENT!!!

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    I'm hosting a DEMONSTRATOR SHOEBOX SWAP!!!

    This event is open to all area Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  If you're not a demonstrator - join my team and come play with us!!!  You can get the starter kit for ONLY $125 before March 31st.  Lots of GREAT benefits included!

    Please feel free to pass this invitation onto any area SU Demo friends.

    WHEN: Saturday, April 14th

    TIME:  10 am - 1 pm or so?

    WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, 300 Broad St, Menasha

    COST:  $5 (to cover facility fee and paper products)

    DEADLINE SIGNUP:  April 6th

    DETAILS:

    Each demo will bring a dish to pass or snack to share with serving utensils.  I will provide the paper plates, napkins, silverware and paper mats fo the stamping tables.

    OPTIONAL GIFT EXCHANGE:

    Bring a stamping related, wrapped gift for exchange game. This is so fun - it can be product (not more than $5) or something you've made...great ideas would include hostess gifts or class ideas or 3-d items.  Don't stamp your name on anything - attach a post-it not or tag with your name.  Instructions or cutting/scoring dimensions would be very vaulable too if you're making a box or other 3-D item.

    Email me to register for the event and drop your check for $5 in the mail right away to:

    Kelly Acheson, 738 Depere St, Menasha WI 54952

     

    Thanks for stopping by...
    Achesonsiggy

     


    Spring Fever Scrapbooking Class!!!

    ATTENTION ALL SCRAPBOOKERS!!!

    Do you have SPRING FEVER?  Would you like to get an adorable little scrapbook done for the season?  Well - it's been awhile...but I got out my NEW Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' kit and the paper was flyin!  I made up a class with 1/2 of this kit for a total of 18 pages - that's 9 - 6" x 6" double page layouts!  These Scrappin' Kits are sooo fun and easy to create with.

    Here's the kit we'll be using:

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    Here's a little sneak peek of all the pages....

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    A close up of the bright and fun designer paper, cardstock and self-adhesive diecut sheets...

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    Join me!!!!

    WHEN:  Friday, April 13th

    TIME:  6 pm

    WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha

    COST:  $20

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, April 2nd (don't delay - shipping time is needed for the scrappin' kits)

    All you need to bring is your scissors and adhesive - I supply the rest!!!!


    JUST THE DETAILS:  Do you already have this kit?  Or maybe you're a demonstrator and you'd like to use this for your own class?  You can order the instructions for $5.95 (detailed cutting maps, photos and details for each page) here:


    Thanks for stopping by...
    Achesonsiggy


    Get Well & Sympathy Class - Omro too!!!

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    Join me for a beautiful class of Get Well & Sympathy cards!

    Oshkosh - Hobby Lobby - Wednesday, 3/28 at 10 am

    Omro - Omro Foxview - Wednesday, 3/28 at 6 pm

    Little Chute - Party and Print - Thursday, 3/29 at 10 am

    COST:  $15

    Pop me an email or call the day before your class at noon.

     

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    Simply Scored Card Holder

    And another GREAT project from Stampin' Up! using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Carrie Cudney is from the Home Office and she does a great job explaining hints to make this cute and simple project.  I can see gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, hostess gifts....OH MY!

    Here's the card holder and a couple of the cards she features in the video.

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    Grab your seat and see how wonderfully simple this is:

     

    If you can't see this video in your email - go to my blog to watch it:  http://astampabove.typepad.com

    To see the Stampin' Up! Video Channel with lots of other helpful videos click here.

    Here are a few of the products used to make these projects:

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    Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper - #125407 $10.95 - This paper matches Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla & Whisper White:

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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    Hello Kitty!!!

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    How stinkin' cute is this???  This is one of the cards that will be available to you at the upcoming Card Buffet.  Call or email to register.  Not sure if you're free on March 31st?  We welcome walk-ins too!!!

    Here are the details....

    Do you wanna just make cards? Then this is the class for you!

    Just like a food buffet, you can pick and choose which cards you'd like to make, and how many of them.  $18 fee covers your minimum of 8 cards.  You can make more, if you have time, at $1.50 per card.  All supplies, tools and envelopes are included!  All you need is your adhesive & scissors.
      
    Each month there will be at least 14-16 card design choices with several designs that will be carried over each month to the next card buffet event - just in case you didn't get to make all the cards you wanted.  Varieties will include lots of birthday choices (as I know you want lots of these), thank you's and seasonal occasions.

    WHEN:  Saturday, March 31st

    WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha

    TIME:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    COST:  $18

    This event is open from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Arrive by 10:30 am at the latest to ensure time to complete at least 8 cards.  Stamping ends at 1:00 pm.

    A GREAT event for beginners and experienced alike!  

    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy

     


    Sneak Peek!!!

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    I received a phone call from Stampin' Up! yesterday....to congratulate me on my 8th year as a Demonstrator!!! Has it been that long???  SERIOUSLY?  It seems like yesterday when I started this journey - my passion of papercrafts and sharing!  How fun!!!!  Thank you so much for your continued support of my "best job in the world!"  I couldn't do this without you!!!

    And now....here's a little sneak peek for you!  We have a sneak peek coming out for a limited time on April 1st - This brand new coordinating product line called SUMMER SMOOCHES will be available from April 1st through the 30th.  It's one of the collections in the new Idea Book & Catalog - available June 1st!!!

    You'll be able to get your hands on:

    • Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
    • Bright Blossoms Stamp Set $16.95 W or $12.95 C
    • Summer Smooches Decor Stencil $7.95
    • Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
    • Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads $6.95
    • Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper $10.95
    • Summer Smooches Photobook Template $17.95
    • Summer Smooches Digital Kit $9.95
    • Petite Purse BIGZ Die $32.95

    Here's a card I made for a swap - they all went out in the mail today!!!  Amazing...because they aren't due in the mail until tomorrow - I'm ahead of the game (just a tiny bit) for once!

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    I used the Bright Blossoms stamp set with the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  The get well greeting is from Delightful Dozen - an exclusive hostess set in the Idea Book & Catalog.  My cardstock is Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White & Tangerine Tango. 

    Here's how I made the scalloped layer under my topiary...I used the Clear Large Square Scallop Die with a piece of cardstock that's 3" x 5".  I put it on the left side of my die and cut.

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    Place your cardstock on the right side of the die - leaving 5 scallops along the top and cut.

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    Waaaa Laaaa!  You can make any size scallop square or rectangle that you need for your layers.

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    The colors in this collection are soooooo summery!!!  I can hardly wait to show them to you.  Watch for more info on April 1st!

    Thanks for stopping by....

    Achesonsiggy


    March Card Buffet

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    Do you wanna just make cards? Then this is the class for you!

    Just like a food buffet, you can pick and choose which cards you'd like to make, and how many of them.  $18 fee covers your minimum of 8 cards.  You can make more, if you have time, at $1.50 per card.  All supplies, tools and envelopes are included!  All you need is your adhesive & scissors.
      
    Each month there will be at least 14-16 card design choices with several designs that will be carried over each month to the next card buffet event - just in case you didn't get to make all the cards you wanted.  Varieties will include lots of birthday choices (as I know you want lots of these), thank you's and seasonal occasions.

    WHEN:  Saturday, March 31st

    WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha

    TIME:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    COST:  $18

    This event is open from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Arrive by 10:30 am at the latest to ensure time to complete at least 8 cards.  Stamping ends at 1:00 pm.

    A GREAT event for beginners and experienced alike!  Call or email to register!

    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy

     


    TASTY!!! Recipe Card Class

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    I love sharing recipes....and receiving the really good ones too!  Join me next week for a unique class - we'll be making cards and a recipe folder to share recipes with your friends and family!  These recipes are some of my favorites and always a hit with my family and friends.

    When you want to send a little more....sometimes we have special people in our lives that we'd like to give a little gift to...like your weekend getaway hostess or your special friend that loves to bake...or anyone that you'd like to give a little more than a card to.  This class is for you!  Each card contains a recipe to share...from Monkey Bread to my family's favorite, Summer Salad, to Dreamsicle Splash and a party favorite, Chicken Enchlida Dip!  There's also a folder that holds 3 recipe cards to add your own recipes to. 

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    You have 3 different locations to choose from - please note the day of the week.  I get to spend the day with Hailey for a college appointment on Wednesday next week in Madison:

    Hobby Lobby - Oshkosh - THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND at 10 am

    1st English Lutheran Church - Oshkosh - THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND at 6 pm

    Party and Print - Little Chute - FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD at 10 am

    Call or email by noon the day before your class date.  

    If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share - I will let you know how many stampers will be attending the class and you can make photo copies to share too!

    JUST THE DETAILS:  If you'd like the project planner for the class - you can order it here for $4.95.  It includes photos of each project, ingredients and dimensions with scoring measurements.  This will be emailed no later than Monday 3/19:

     

     

    How stinkin' cute is this?  I found the chicken on Pinterest and had to add the little HAIR on top - makes him look a little crazy (like me) and when I finished it - it made me laugh out loud...SERIOUSLY!!!

    I used the 2-1/2" Circle Punch for the body, the cupcake punch for the wings, 1/2" circle punch for the eyes and the nose is made from one of the petals from the 5 petal flower punch. All the pieces are sponged with Sahara Sand ink.  That polka dot paper....IT'S NEW!!!  Coming to you next month in the NEW Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper!  

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    This little element is from the Best of Everything (page 103) stamp set.  I used the 3/4" x 15/16" oval punch to punch out the center and adhered it on a Dimensional.

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    Where's that hair from???  White satin ribbon!!!  I trim the edges off of it and then unravel it using my paper piercing tool (better known to my customers as a "pokey tool").

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    Here's one of my prized recipes...I received it from my friend Rachael.  Everywhere I take it - this recipe is requested!  It's super easy and delicious.  The green salsa is what gives it the FIRE...so if you don't like alot of "heat" - just use less.  ENJOY!

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    Chicken Enchilada Dip 

    4 oz cream cheese

    1 can cream of mushroom

    1/2 cup shredded cheese

    1 can canned chicken (12.5 oz)

    4-6 oz green salsa

    Put in little crockpot, heat and stir.  Serve with tortilla chips.  Spicy!

     

    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy