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September 2009

Fall Harvest Class

I had a blast making these fall cards for my Fall Harvest Class. The class will take place on Wednesday, September 30th at 10am and 6pm at Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh.
I have a couple openings for this class - it's only $15 and includes envelopes too!

Can't make the class - you can order them by mail for $20. Just call or email me!
Here's a close up of the watercoloring and masking technique....

Who doesn't like a little texture on your card??? There are so many different products that you can die cut - here I used cork and sponged the edges....

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Blowout Clearance Sale!!!!

HOLY COW!!!! It's a BLAST FROM THE PAST.....Stampin' Up! is having a CLEARANCE RACK sale!!!!
Here are a few of the items and they're incredible sale prices:

Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper $4.49

Alpine Ribbon Originals $6.99

Little Felt Flurries Accents & Elements $5.99

Go to the link below and view

all the other products that are on sale too!

Don't wait - everything is only available while supplies last! Click here to see everything and order on-line:


Founder's Circle - Last Day! I write's almost over. It went wayyyyy too fast!
We were whisked away on luxury buses to a beautiful country club for our farewell dinner.

Dawn and I took a moment to pose for that last photo!

We enjoyed our dinner outdoors....note the misters that are all around the roof line. It was really a wonderful relief from the evening heat.

How beautiful is this table? Note the little treasure boxes....

We enjoyed 3 fabulous courses....

What GREAT company I had for dinner. It was very humbling to be surrounded by so much talent!!!!

Remember that little treasure box???

We each released a pair of butterflies!!!!!

This photo was taken JUST FOR RACHAEL!!!! Rachael - Patty Bennett is waving at you! I told her you said "HI!"

And a beautiful Utah sunset was a breath taking end to our fabulous trip!

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Founders Circle Day 3 today was a "ME" day - LOL!!!! I opted out of the trip to Knab Utah to tour the manufacturing facility - because I was there last year, but also because there were so many things I still needed to accomplish while here in St. was a difficult decision. I missed out on all the bus fun, doorprizes and sharing....but look what I did:

This is Brittany from Thairapy Salon....she did a GREAT job on my new DO!!!!

Then I took a little break from my makeover to have lunch with Barb Mulikin and Dawn O at Iggys. After a long, very fun lunch - I headed to the nail salon!!! I KNOW, RIGHT!!!!! How stinkin' cute are these????

Last night we were treated to a fun evening of business shares, fancy juice drinks, beautiful cupcakes and the FAMOUS card swap in our PAJAMAS!!!!
These fruit cups were delicious!

Aren't these adorable???? One of the Marriott staff signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 2 1/2 weeks ago!!! How fun for her to be able to work this event!!!! Anyhow, she used the butterfly die to punch out a ton of wax paper butterflies and the kitchen staff used the template to make these gormet chocolate butterflies for the cupcakes - now HOW CREATIVE IS THAT???

Here's Dawn O and me on the outside and LeeAnn Greff - one of my creative idols in the middle!!!

Here's the start of the 125 card swap!!! Can't wait to share all these beauties with you all!!!

I saved the most adorable....for the end. HOW STINKIN' CUTE ARE THESE???? We each received a pair of rubber rain boots that are designed with our Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper!!!!! These would have looked great on my feet on Tuesday when I was in Northern Wisconsin bear hunting and had to trudge through 2, YES 2 swamps!!!! LOL!

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More Founder's Circle Fun!!!

Day two of my trip was all about fun!!!!  Here's my two Debbie friends....


Our theme this year is all about "blooming" cute is this???


Here's me and Heather at the Tuacahn Outdoor Musical Theater...we watched Aida last night - it was so cool.  I wish I could have taken more pictures, but they didn't allow any during the show.


Here's Ann Clemmer - being silly with her ribbon idea...I can't wait to show you this one!


Check out the beautiful Decor Elements on this window partition!!!!


And now for a couple fun cards... Jill Olson shared these cards with us...they use the Sweet Treat cups!!!!



And this is a journal that was made for Max uses the NEW stencils and stencil paste with our die-cuts and beautiful is this????


Here's our Day 2 gift from Stampin' Up! It's a hardcover of The Secret Garden....personally signed on the inside cover by Shelli!


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Founder's Circle!!!!

HOLY COW!!!! I have tried to give you guys the dish on my Founder's Circle Trip several times since I's really been hard this year! WHY??? Because I know more people and you know how "shy" I am...LOL!!!! So I've been flapping my jaws too much!!!!
I just got back from the Musical Theater "Tuacahn" where we all enjoyed the Aida Elton John & Tim Rice. It was an incredible outdoor for photos tomorrow.
Once again, we are at the Marriot in St. George, Utah - it is beautiful here! Founder's Circle is a very special trip for the top 100 Demonstrators in the US, top 10 in Canada and top 18 Rising Stars. It's an opportunity to network with other demos and relax - a reward for all the hard work it takes to achieve Founder's.

We were greeted by Decor Elements on all the windows in the lobby and hallways - it was sooooooo charming!!!! Stampin' Up! has an incredible event staff that plans all these "extras" and they are so very talented at what they do!

OK - so those of you that know me well - know how important the photo below is!!! LOL!!!

This is what greeted me when I found my fun is this???

And my beautiful room!!! I'm sleeping like a ROCKSTAR!!!!

And the beautiful pool....

Ohhhh la la....the hospitality room is filled with chocolate!!!! AND candy up the waaaazooooo!!!! Here's the thing....we talked about this today....I am a "white trash" chocolate lover....what the heck is that??? LOL!!! I don't like "good" chocolate - LOL!!! I like Hersey's that's what they labeled me today!!!! Sometimes these ladies can be a little harsh...LOL!

I LOVE candy corn!

In the back corner is where we took the My Digital Studio software training....I can't wait to show you this incredible product!!!!

Here is the INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS table setting at our Welcome Dinner last night - isn't it beautiful???

And the fancy food!

And super fun company - me, Dawn O and Heather S...
Check out the beautiful card and the grapevine napkin ring with the butterfly die!!!
Here's our first gift of the was waiting on my pillow after the welcome dinner....
We got ribbon, In-Color markers, a NEW stamp set and the folder envelopes!!!!

And last, but not's my swap card for the Pajama party swap!!!!

Thanks so much to Jean B. for die-cutting all the letters and assembling my swaps (125 of them) - you did a GREAT job and I do not hate my swaps! LOL!!!!
Last, but certainly not's a little beauty that Ruth Bingle made for me!!!! It's a tin to keep my receipts in!!!!! Ruth is just sooooooooo very thoughtful!!!!!

Check back again soon - I'm a little behind on my posts and I promise to catch up!!!
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Busy Busy Busy!!!!

Hey - it's Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 13th!!!! Here's what my mom is getting from Hailey......74 cards!!!! My mom just loves these and I have a blast keeping my eyes open for some great photo opportunities!

We stamped and punched a bunch of greetings to match the card bases - included in her gift box are envelopes, books of stamps and a roll of double sided tape so she can adhere any greeting she needs on any one of these cards - how cool is that????

Here are some of my favorite photos...they didn't turn out very clear in these photos - but the actual photos on the cards are crystal clear. It really pays to have a GREAT camera! I have a Kodak Z1015 IS with a 15X Optical Zoom lens....FABULOUS DARLING!

This is a funny little story...on my way to Honeymoon Acres to buy all my summer flowers...I saw these sheep out in a field. As I was pulling over on the highway, Hailey said "you're not seriously going to do this???" LOL - OH YES I WAS!!!! I stamped the saying from the Fun Pun set that says "thank ewe" - how cute!!!

And speaking of Honeymoon Acres...I asked one of the clerks if it was OK to take some that's where these flowers came from.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh....YUMMY!!!! After stamp club last night - I came home and cut out, baked and frosted all these cookies - cut out cookies are my specialty!!!! AND they are delicious!!!!

AND it is super late and I must retire for the night. Thanks for stopping by....

Stampin Up| Time for Holiday FUN!!!!

If you didn't get one in the on the link below to see all the FABULOUS NEW products in the Holiday Mini!!!!

You’re invited to join me for my FREE September stamping classes!!!! Come get your fingers dirty and have some fun!

What are we doing this month???? It’s all about FALL!!!!
  • We’ll be using a masking technique for a SPOOKY card;
  • Lots of layers and faux stitching for a very elegant fall card; and
  • The NEW Sweet Treat Cups to make a yummy moving card with CHOCOLATE!!!!

Join me on any of the dates listed below with your adhesive, scissors & beverage in hand:
Classes are held at Trinity Lutheran School, 300 Broad St, Menasha:

Monday, Sept 8th - 6:30 PM
Thursday, Sept 10th - 7:15 PM
Monday, Sept 21st – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, Sept 22nd – 6:30 – ELMS COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE – FOND DU LAC
Monday, Sept 28th – 6:30 PM – CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR – FOND DU LAC

There is no fee for these classes - just a minimum $15 order and believe me - you won't have any trouble falling in love with these products!!!!
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Scrappy Purse

I found this little jewel on someone's blog and it made me smile! We will be making this in my scrapbooking classes on September 24th & 29th. The original idea comes from Jan Tink....she does incredible work! This one uses 2 envelopes and the beautiful Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper with Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and my fav...Rich Razzleberry cardstock!!! The purse flap will be made with the NEW Square Scallop Die (115950 $21.95) for the Big Shot - how fun is that????

Can you invision the ideas here??? How about a Christmas Theme....or Birthday....or Valentines' Day??? It's endless!!!!
If you'd like to join me for this class - just give me a call or pop me an email and I'll sign you up!
Don't live near me? Not to worry - you can order this beauty by mail for $20 - also included with this class are the instructions via email - complete with a detailed list of supplies, dimensions and photos!

I used Great Friend (113792 $17.95) and For All You Do (115360 $28.95) stamp sets, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Orchid Opulence ink....and the oval punch and both square punches.
You can place an order 24 hours a day/7 day a week HERE


Stampin' Up! You Tube!!!!

HOLY COW!!!! Stampin' Up! has put out professional videos on You Tube!!!!!
This is SUPER valuable - if you can't make a class or host a workshop to learn how to use all the incredible new can watch a SU professional create some fun projects in these videos!!!!
Visit the link below and watch them all!!!!

I'll be loading a link to the SU You Tube site in the sidebar on the right - so you can find it easily on my blog when you want to check back!!!
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