Downline Gatherings

Flourish Designer Frame Samples


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These designer frames are absolutely beautiful...and if you're like probably missed them the first time through your Holiday catalog???  They're featured on page 8.  I handed them out at a TEAM meeting a couple months ago and challenged my talented demonstrators to create a project with them...genius?  I have to say they went above and beyond!!!  Here are their projects - I have to apologize...I didn't write down who created I can't give credit.  I have to make sure to do that next month!





WOW WOW & WOW is all I have to say ladies - AMAZING job!!!!

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Milwaukee Regional Share

OMGosh!  I completely forgot that I had these photos from the Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regional event last month - how could I do that?

Here are some photos that show all the fun we had...

Nikki Rueth, Linda Wiese, Donna Warner and Francie Freeberg were my fabulous roommates for the weekend!


We gathered Friday night for a shoebox swap with my peeps from Minnesota - Dawn Olchefske, me and Kay Kalthoff.


Here's one of the displays...


Lisa Hirsch did an amazing job manning one of the demo booths!


Here are some of the boxes on display that Lisa was showing us how to make with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.


Another demo booth - isn't this little box adorable?


Here's Christy Lee Butzen showing us how to make suspended cards with the Labels & Hearts Framelits - amazing!!!  And who's that in the background....Shelli Gardner!!!


So I grabbed Shelli (CEO & Cofounder of Stampin' Up!) and posed for a photo!


Doris Fryman was so kind to present me with this fabulous gift!!!


Carol Domkowski (one of my newest demonstrators) was a lucky winner in the PRIZE PATROL!!!


Another winner from my group - here's Laura Harvey with her winning prize - some DSP and fabric - perfect for Laura - she's an amazing quilter!!!


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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)



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.


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


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Saturday's Team Meeting!!!

We had a BLAST at my Stampin' Up! Team Meeting on Saturday!  The Halloween Theme was a HOOT!  I made sashes with the Big Shot and the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies to give to Top Award Winners.  Here are some photos of all the fun!

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 Kay, Debbie and Shelley were recipients of a gift for their promotions!

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I LOVE to watch other demonstators doing their thing...sharing their creations and tips!

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Everyone enjoyed making these Make-N-Takes!

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Majoy award winners enjoyed a handmade gift certificate, Stampin' Up! tote bag and a 1" x 1" Simply Adorned Charm!  We had 3 categories - Recruiting Witch, Sales Witch and Good Witch....the Good Witch category is something that all of my demonstrators have the opportunity to win.  Many of my team members are enjoying Stampin' Up! for the discount and their own fun...they don't get into doing workshops or classes...and I don't want to exclude them from being able to get a MAJOR we do a drawing - how fun is that?

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 If you'd like to join my team and be part of the fun next time...give me a call!!!!  I'd LOVE to have you!

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Party Favors!

How stinkin' cute are these????  OK - so I had this brainstorm late last night.  I had to go to Hobby Lobby this morning to drop off my class bulletin board...which should have been there last Wednesday..but that's another story!  Anyways, last night as I finished my "Cards for Kids" cards - I thought up the idea of making some Valentine party favors for my Computer Training Downline meeting today.  So I picked up some cute suckers, M&M's and floral foam.  Rushed home and the cardstock started flying!!!


Do you want the directions to this SUPER SIMPLE box?  OF COURSE YOU SILLY WOMAN!!!!

  1. First I cut my floral foam - it came in a block that was 2 1/2" wide - so I cut it at 2 1/2" and had a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" block.
  2. Real Red Cardstock cut 7" x 10 1/2"
  3. Score with the 7" edge at the top of your paper cutter - at 2 1/2"
  4. Turn your cardstock and score with the 10 1/2" edge at the top of your paper cutter - at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10"
  5. Cut where shown in the photo below - apply a little Sticky Strip to the 1/2" tab and WAAAA LAAAA!!!  Embellish as desired!
  6. Insert the floral foam in your box and cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" to cover the foam.  I punched some holes in the cardstock so I could insert the sucker sticks.


I also made the little cards with the Heart Shaped Sweet Treat Cups.  I punched various shaped hearts from the Sending Love Designer Paper and sprinkled them all over the table too!  All these items made our table a little more festive!  We drew names and the winners took them home!!!!

And of course - I had to take a photo!


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