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Open House Guests

Teresa & CheriPicture number one (on the right), Teresa Davis and Cheri Davis ~ Cheri is new to stamping and decided to join a new STAMP CLUB. Welcome Cheri! DSC_0013 

Picture number two (lbelow), Kim Munden and her daughter, Madison, with their cute packages of LEMON DROPS Sandra & CJ .  Madison had just come from dance recital practice ~ ballet and tap.


Picture number three, Sandra Bryant and CJ Summers work on their MAKE & TAKE Card using Stampin' Up!'s  retiring stamp set, HUMOR IN HIGH HEELS.  I'll show you the card tomorrow!

Picture number four, Sharon Storm and her choice of DOOR PRIZES.  There were lots of door prizes!

Gorgeous Flip Flops!

DSC_0011 DSC_0012 KATHY ARRANT won hands down!!!!  Or feet first, or something!  Just look at her GORGEOUS FLIP FLOPS!  Kathy won First Prize ~ Stampin' Up!'s Assorted In-Color Textured Card Stock and a set of In-Color Markers.  She and her Mother came together to the Open House.  I have added a picture of her Mom, Peggy Jordan.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a 'whole' picture of Kathy (sorry, Kathy) ~ just her gorgeous feet!  More pictures of the Open House tomorrow! DSC_0015

Flip Flops & Lemon Drops

Flip Flops Today's the day ~ Join me from one to five for my FLIP FLOPS AND LEMON DROPS OPEN HOUSE!   Decorate your flip flops and wear them over ~ pictures on my blog tomorrow!  Enjoy a little stamping time, meet some new friends, check out the Retiring Stamp Set List.  There will be door prizes and refreshments.  There are lots of ways to earn your tickets for the door prize drawings!  See you this afternoon!

Next Recipe Swap ~ dates....

Rosanne!Dawn's South Beach Diet HummusDon't these ladies look happy?  Recipe Swaps are like that, everyone seems to have a good time!  My next swap will be this FALL and the subject will be HOLIDAY DISHES.  The first meeting will be on Sunday afternoon, October 24, and the second meeting will be on Sunday afternoon, November 7, at 3 PM.  By then we will all be ready for some new dishes to get us through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  I will start my SIGN UP LIST now so give me a call, 757-587-1548, or email me if you are interested ~ I guarantee you will enjoy yourself!


The youngest attendee at our recipe swap

Kelly and Abigail at the swapThe young lady in the picture is Abigail Berg and her Mom, Kelly!  Kelly brought a delicious SUMMERTIME PASTA SALAD made with peppers, grape tomatoes kalamata olives, marinated artichokes with fusilli pasta.  YUM!  Abigail was more interested in the Cat/Art Studio then she was in the food!

DSC_0003 Adrienne Allen brought something called a SLUSH COCKTAIL that was made with tea, frozen lemonade, frozen orange juice and brandy.  She brought it over frozen and let it warm up a little so it was slushy, it really lived up to its' name!!!  You put the slush in your cup and add 7-UP! (made by Stampin' Up! of course ~ just kidding).  More tomorrow ~ and SEE YOU SATURDAY! 

Let's start with desserts...

Janie's Strawberry BruschettaYesterday's RECIPE SWAP turned out to be lots of fun and DELICIOUS!   I thought I would share some pictures with you ~ starting with desserts (right, Monica?).  The picture on the right is Janie Dodge's STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA ~ a new twist to summer strawberry shortcake.  The strawberries are on top of whipped cream cheese which is on top of French bread with cinnamon sugar on it!

Frozen Lemonade Pie Recipe

The picture on the left is Cyndi Fisher's FROZEN LEMONADE PIE and it is a delicious dessert.  We all made 21 recipe cards to swap.  Most of us made the same card for all of our recipes.  NOT CYNDI!  She made all 21 cards different!!!  She is a new stamper and wanted to try out all of the techniques that she had learned recently.  LOVE THAT ENTHUSIASM!!!!  WAY TO GO, CYNDI!  (Oh, and Dawn did the same thing ~ also a new stamper!  YEA!)

Susan's Three Layer Strawberry Dessert Susan Williams also brought a strawberry dish ~ THREE LAYER STRAWBERRY DESSERT ~ that included jello, cool whip, strawberries and PRETZELS! Everyone loved it.  Susan drove down from Richmond to join us as she does once a month to come to her STAMP CLUB MEETING.  She is a sweetie!  And, a very talented stamper!

So, last but not least ~ Kay Perkins brought LEMON ICEBOX CHEESECAKE.  It was very tasty and there was just a little tiny piece left.  Kay said that her husband would be so glad that she had a piece to take home with her.  He was obviously hoping that we would NOT eat all of it!  Here's Kay's cheesecake:

Lemon Icebox Cheesecake YUM ~ DESSERTS WERE A REAL TREAT.  More tomorrow ~ salads, appetizers, etc.  My next RECIPE SWAP  will be at the end of September and the beginning of October, let me know if you are interested. 

In the meantime, join me for some fun this weekend at my FLIP FLOPS & LEMON DROPS OPEN HOUSE ~ we'll be doing some stamping using the new stamp sets in Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog.  They'll be doorprizes and refreshments. 


Sweet Celebration

Sweet Celebration
This cute card shows you just how easy it is to use Stampin' Up!'s SWEET SCOOPS stamp set from the SUMMER MINI CATALOG.  You can find it on page 10.  You can get it with either wood blocks ( #117078, $18.95)) or for our clear blocks (#120078, $14.95).  It reminded me of our recipe celebration this afternoon ~ pictures tomorrow of the yummy food and the recipe cards!  Stay tuned!

Recipe Swap is tomorrow!



    Our Recipe Swap is tomorrow ~ Sunday afternoon, June 6, at 3 PM.  I am looking forward to seeing you and to tasting your fabulous dishes!  Remember your twenty-one 6 X 6 recipe cards need to be in their page protectors when you arrive.  And, please add your name and phone number or email address on the back of each page in case someone has a recipe question for you.  Thanks!  See you tomorrow!  Susan Elise

NEW Mini Starter Kit

$99 Mini Starter Kit Now Available!!!! 

If you have ever thought about being a demonstrator and joining my group, now is the perfect time to do it!  Stampin' Up! has just announced a new Mini Starter Kit.

This limited-time kit contains over $180 worth of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. The good news is that none of the products in the Mini Starter Kit will be retiring this year.  Also, as a new demonstrator, you will receive a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!

You can click the banner to get more information on my website or click here to download the starter kit form.  You can also email me for more details and I would be happy to chat with you about all the perks having your own business as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!! You know I love my job!

You can also sign up on my website below: