Buzzin' by...........

Cards from yesterday's Stampin' Up! fun event using the new suite ~ BEE MY VALENTINE ~ coming soon!  The suite includes the stamp set bundled with a punch, designer series paper, embellishments and cute boxes!  What do you think?



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Today was a wonderful event celebrating Stampin' Up's 35 YEARS ~ ON STAGE AT HOME!  It started at eleven this morning and ended at five this evening and the time flew!  How amazing is that?  The box and 'treasures' in the picture above show part of what I received when I registered for the event ~ a special notebook, pens, a puzzle, socks and photo props (I'll show you later ~ what fun!).  The day included demonstrations of the new products coming out in the January Mini Catalog, a review of Sale-a-bration products (January), a State-of-Stampin' Up! report, service awards and information about Stampin' Up's service projects and fabulous music to dance to by DJ DIGOBEAT (get up and move breaks).  And, of course, stamping!  My friend and demonstrator, Linda Manning, and I enjoyed the entire day together ~ thanks for coming Linda!  

IMG_0522Tripod has always been a basket kitty and this is what happens when you move his baskets to make way for Stampin' Up!  

You're Invited....

You're invited

At my team (SOUTHERN STARS) meeting this coming Saturday we will be celebrating WORLD CARD MAKING DAY ~ in the CAT/ART STUDIO.  You're invited to join us at 4 PM (or, come a little early for refreshments) to make some cards and have some fun.  Interested?  Let me know ~ EMAIL ME NOW.

Shoe Box Swap

Shoebox swap

Today is team meeting day ~ all Southern STARS are invited to the Cat/Art Studio for a SHOE BOX SWAP!  A what?  See my shoe box, above, it is all ready for the swap.  The sample card is in the center and everything needed to make the card is located inside the shoe box.  The stamp set ~ HORSE & SLEIGH (162119), the ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH 6" x 6" designer series paper (162118), the ADHESIVE-BACKED SNOWFLAKE ASSORTMENT (162129) and, or course, the cardstock, ink and blends to color with.  Everyone who comes brings their own shoe box full of supplies ~ what fun!

The Zoo Continued....

The theme of this sheet of designer series paper is 'Outdoors' and the animals are bird watching, photographing nature, butterfly collecting and even a pig hiking with a back pack!

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The theme on the card below, and on the DSP, is dancing with all the animals thoroughly enjoying themselves.  This card is much prettier in person.  I used the new Holographic Trio 12" x 12" specialty paper (page 127 AC) for the background and the camera on my phone doesn't do it justice ~ it really is pretty.  In the picture, not so much!  Sorry  about  that.Ballerinas with holographic paper

The stage for the band is easy to create because the curtains and the scallop heading are part of the dies in the set.  The turtle also has a die but the other animals are fussy cut from the designer series paper.  There is one other page that I 'missed' making a card for ~ animals celebrating a birthday.  If you want more information or would like to order this fun paper ~


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Zoo Class ~ 2 cards, 3 more tomorrow....

Yesterday's fun event included making five cards using the ZOO CREW COLLECTION.  The bundle includes the stamp set, Zany Zoo, and the dies to match.  In the card below the cute alligator has a die to match ~ but, don't tell Tammy ~ she fussy cut him!!!!


The 12" x 12" designer series paper has six different cute animal designs and you get two of each in the package (which is on sale this month for $10.62 instead of the usual $12.50 (order number 161304).  Each of the six pieces of paper in this suite has a different theme that picture these active animals.  The alligator is part of the 'transportation' theme and the llama, below, joins others in the 'at home' theme.

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Original design by Margaret Van Vliet.

What a fun stampin' party!

Below you will see the three cards from yesterday's stampin' party/open house in the Cat/Art Studio.  Everyone made all three.  The first one is using a stamp set, INKED & TILED, on page 95 AC.  We used three of the new IN COLORS ~ Moody Mauve, Boho Blue and Wild Wheat.  I still need two more stampers to join my IN COLOR CLUB ~ let me know if you are interested in the best way to get all of these color products in an easy peasy way!



WM2The second card is from the BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL SUITE on page 14 AC.  Here is the PROJECT SHEET if you would like to make this celebration card.

Download Open House Balloon Bundle

WM1The third card uses my stamp set, SEASIDE BAY, on page 101 in the catalog.  I am so proud to have my name on the stamp set and in the catalog.  I celebrate each time I use it.  It is so nice of Stampin' Up! to recognize the million dollar achievers in this way! 

Stampin' Up! = a great craft company!!!

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