Tuesday, September 29, 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:


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Founder's Circle - Last Day!

Well...as I write this....it'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

Ok....so 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. George....it 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"...how 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 Conrad....it uses the NEW stencils and stencil paste with our die-cuts and punches...how 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!


Thanks for stopping by....watch for more photos from FC!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Founder's Circle!!!!

HOLY COW!!!! I have tried to give you guys the dish on my Founder's Circle Trip several times since I arrived....it'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 show....by Elton John & Tim Rice. It was an incredible outdoor theater...watch 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 room...how 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 chocolate...so 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 trip.....it 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 least...here'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 least...here'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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