Sunday, June 27, 2010

Great time with friends today!

I had such a fun time today with my friends. We made 10 Christmas Cards and 10 Forth of July Cards. My friend brought her 9 year old daughter who did a great job making cards. I may have to hire her to help me make swaps for convention.

I got to see my downline's swaps and they look gorgeous. She used the Pick a Petal stamp set. We're going to add some black taffeta ribbon as soon as it comes in. We've got time. Convention is July 21-25. I can't wait! Our group that's going is awesome! We have matching shirts and are usually the first ones to run into the convention hall. We have something special planned for that but I can't give away too much.

Everyone noticed that I had lost weight today too. I'm so thrilled! I've lost 20 pounds so far. I'm getting into pants that I couldn't even pull up. It's awesome! I've been doing the no carb diet for over a month and I feel great. I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing. Still have 22 lbs. to go.

Here's the card we did today. I thought it was really pretty and simple. Class went longer then usual because we had 7 ladies come today. So everyone was waiting for a stamp or ink pad. If I could I would have two or more of each stamp and ink pad for larger groups.

Only a few more days left to get your retiring stamps. I know that Stampin' Up! Stamps hold their value and once it's gone the price of the highly sought after ones goes up. So if there is a particular stamp set you really have been wanting you should not wait. Order online and you may qualify for my special. Place a $70 order and get a free hostess stamp set. Here's the stamp sets I'm giving away. Email and let me know which one you want.

I also am already out of the New Catalog. My ladies all decided to get one. The catalog is $10 but if you join my Stamp Club that starts in August it's FREE.  What is Stamp Club??? In the past I have had a technique club and a punch club. Cost has been $25 and you come every other month. Well I think it's a little sad to have to wait to stamp for two months so I'm changing club a bit.

Club will be every month for 10 months. Cost is a $15 order before shipping and tax.  Everyone will be hostess once which includes $15 free merchandise and one level I hostess set. I'll also make a cute bag of goodies for the hostess. Every month we'll learn something new and make 1-3 cards depending on the degree of difficulty. Whoever is hostess can bring something to snack on. I'll supply drinks. All club members get Mini catalogs for free too. Plus I'll have a club appreciation party at the end of the year. You won't want to miss this!

To join send me an email telling me you want to be in the club. I'm looking at having the club meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30pm to 9pm.

I'm looking forward to a new year of creativity! Hope you are too.

Happy stampin'!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New catties will be here in two days!

I'm so excited to be getting my catalogs in just a few days. I've been lucky enough to check one out with my upline but I've been wanting my very own copy since June 1.

Sunday is my Christmas Card Class and I can let those that come have a first grab at the catalogs. They only cost $10 but if you join my club you get it for free. I'll have more details on Sunday.

In addition to the Christmas Cards you can also opt to make 10 4th of July cards too. Cost will be $5. Very simple fast cards. I sent out 4th of July cards one year to my family and got so many responses.  They loved it!

I had a contest last month for scrapbooking. I didn't get the response I thought I would but I was not disappointed. Becky made a wonderful two page layout using all Stampin' Up! I posted a picture of it on my Facebook page. If I can download pictures from my cell phone I'll add them here.

She won the stamp set A Little Somethin' that was a level II hostess set. I will miss that set but I know that Becky will use it. 

My next challenge is to make a card for our troops. Make it patriotic. I want it to be your best work. I'll send the cards to our troops overseas. You'll win an exclusive stamp of your choice. Good Luck!
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