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Baltimore ~ Shelli's card
Shelli and her husband, Sterling, were both at the Regional in Baltimore!  I have never seen Sterling at an event (except award night at convention) before so it was interesting to see them working together.  He was on stage only briefly but was helping her hand out prizes from the PRIZE PATROL!  There were 850 demonstrators at the meeting ~ that is a lot of enthusiastic demonstrators having a great time!

Shelli demonstrated the two cards above, they are her birthday cards for May ~ one for her female employees and, the other, for the male employees.  She makes and sends about fifty cards specifically for employees every month.  She is an amazing lady!

Don't bother checking the catalog, or the Stampin' Up! website, for any of the supplies for these two cards.  Shelli used a new stamp set, new folder, new DSP and a new punch ~ sneak peaks into the new catalog!!!!!  Save the date for my NEW CATTY OPEN HOUSE ~ Friday, May 31, from 11 AM to 7 PM ~ stop by any time to pick up your new catalog AND find the products Shelli used!!!

Hi!  I am still trying to 'catch up' from my fabulous weekend at Stampin' Up!'s Regional meeting in Baltimore.  We had a great time.  And, I would love for you to join me having some great times in the future!  Like convention (I registered today ~ can't wait to go and would love to have YOU go with me!).  Stampin' Up! has a great offer today ~ join Stampin' Up! and receive a bonus $30 in your kit ~ with FREE shipping!

Why join Stampin' Up! ~ for the extra $30 product in your kit plus YOU get to see (and order) new product before anyone else, YOU see the retired list first, YOU can attend convention, YOU have access to Stampin' Up!'s super website,  YOU customize your Starter Kit, YOU save 30% on your first order and 20% on all of your orders, YOU have my support and training based on your reason for joining.  Stampin' Up!'s Starter Kit literally comes without obligation, YOU decide how you want to use it ~ just use the products, be a hobby demo or create a business for yourself ~ it's up to YOU! 

MDS Overview Video

I get questions all the time about what kind of projects you can create with My Digital Studio.  Stampin' Up! released this great video to help you get an idea of what it can do for you.

I hope you enjoy the video and as always, feel free to contact me with any questions.

New Wood Mount Boxes Video

Take a look at Stampin' Up!'s new product that you can look forward to starting next month!!  These are great boxes and can certainly be used to store so many different things in our craft rooms ~ and, elsewhere!  (You can see them in person at my NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE on Friday, May 31, save the date!)

This is a cute, quick video!


Spring Sampler Swap

I wanted to share my swap card for my trip to Stampin' Up!'s Regional meeting in Baltimore this weekend.  This swap has been organized by a group which is wonderful resource for Stampin' Up! demonstrators ~ Sudsol (simply unique demonstrators sharing online).  I don't know what I would have done without this group all these years ~ their website contains answers to every question ~ and everyone willingly shares their work.  So, when I return on Sunday I will have lots of new ideas to share with you!!!!


Spring Sampler Swap
Baltimore Regional Swap


Stamp set:  Spring Sampler, #125512 (c), #125510 (w), page 23 Spring Catalog ~ set of 24 stamps

Card stock:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade

Tools:  Square Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding


Upcoming class

Happy Hour Class 1
Happy Hour Class , Saturday, May 4

This is a preview of my upcoming class, HAPPY HOUR.  It would be so much fun to have you join me for an afternoon of stamping on Saturday, May 4, at 2 PM.  The class fee is $30 and includes Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Happy Hour.  You can see the set on page 35 in the Annual Catalog.  We will be making 6 cards w envelopes and a gift box.

The 'drop dead sign up date' for the class is Friday, April 19, because I will need to order your stamp set and other supplies for the class.

Email me if you are interested and, if you want to sign up, I take cc or you can send me a check.  It will be a busy afternoon but I know you will enjoy your project!

Happy Hour w envies


I am so excited because I am going to Baltimore this weekend for a Stampin' Up! Regional Meeting.  And, we (Phyllis, Robyn & Beverly) are going to stop at Ikea!  I know lots of you have been to Ikea but I never have and I have heard so much about it that I can't wait!  Then on the Stampin' Up! blog this morning I found the following article about ribbon storage ~ from Ikea ~ so I thought I would share with you.  Also, after the article, I added a picture of a beautiful craft table ~ it belongs to my friend, Katy, who bought it at Ikea and put it together ~ by herself!  Thanks for stopping by!

Ribbon Storage-Messy Monday

I love using ribbon . . . and I even love just looking at it! That’s why—when thinking of a way to store my ribbon—I wanted it to be a part of my desk décor. When I saw these shelves at Ikea, I knew that they would be perfect. Not only is each individual spool easily accessible, but it is also inspiring to look at. 

The shelves are only about 3" deep, so Stampin’ Up! ribbon fits perfectly. (All of our ribbon  comes on the same size spool, which makes this type of ribbon storage work very well.)

I just love the splash of color that the ribbon adds to my desk.

Do you have any fun ideas for storing ribbon? Let us know!

 Robyn P.
Sr. Concept Artist


Katy's craft table April 2013
Katy Bryant's beautiful desk from Ikea.

What's retiring?

My wonderful friend, Laurie, emailed me this morning and asked WHAT colors were retiring!  So here they are ~ Regal Rose, Pretty in pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red.  Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, River Rock.


Check your supplies for these colors and order what you need ~ when they are sold out I will not be able to get them for you.  Also, Stampin' Up! online orders are FREE SHIPPING!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Weekend!  Susan Elise