Monday, January 31, 2011

SaleABrate Cyber Monday!

Wow! What a day I had yesterday.  Thank you to all of you who came out and showed your support. I really felt the love and it was my best open house ever!  At one point in the afternoon I had a full table with overflow! Even the non-stampers left inspired and happy (well, that's because I am making their cards FOR them!)  Even still everyone had a great time.  

I thought I would post pics of some of the samples I had on display for those who wanted to come but couldn't make it out today.  I had a few My Digital Studio cards out ranging from Christmas to Baby Announcements, (Hint Hint to all of my friends having babies or getting married!) a photo album, and an 8.5x11 print that I printed at home for a Father's Day gift for Matt from Emma. I love that I can print professional looking pages at home in my slippers!  I also had a HUGE display board filled with card swaps from Convention 2010 & Leadership 2011. I'm sure glad these ladies brought their cameras because they we having a good time taking pictures of all the gorgeous swaps.  I love to see scrapbookers turn card makers right in front of my eyes!

Everyone loved the Make & Takes, which of course makes me very happy because I still think of myself as a "novice" stamper. Today was quite the confidence builder :0)  Anyways, here are some pictures from today. To see the pictures larger, just click on the images and it will open up in a new window. 

1 of the 5 projects for my upcoming Valentine's Class; can you tell it's letterpressed?

1 of the 5 projects for my upcoming Valentine's Class; We'll be watercoloring too!
A beautiful card done by Lynn Fones
One of the Make&Takes

MDS Birthday card

MDS baby girl announcement

This is just a small sampling, but I hope you enjoyed them. I was really glad that many attendees were able to take advantage of SaleABRation freebies.  

If you missed coming and are sad you missed the Make & Takes, I have a special for my Blog Shoppers..... Spend $50 on products (before tax & shipping) and you will, of course, get 1 SAB item for FREE
PLUS I will give you the two Make & Take cards for FREE as a thank you! Just email or call me today with your order by 6 pm and I will add you to my Open House order.  I appreciate your support! You all mean so much to me.  

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

You're invited!

Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Open House!

Date: Jan 30, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern

Aren't the Make-N-Takes Cute!! 

Come on over anytime from 1-8 pm and bring a camera and a few friends!  You'll be glad you brought both!!  I will be showcasing many products and samples from the new Occasions Mini AND the Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  I received so many neat items from Leadership that I am dying to show off.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Sale-A-Bration, this is THE best time for customers and hostesses to earn free stamp sets and other fabulous products!  This year Sale-A-Bration isn't just about free stamps. It includes ribbons, buttons, patterned paper and My Digital Studio downloads.  So exciting!!

Here are some things to look forward to:
Click on the picture to see the goodies better!
* I will be showcasing loads of samples from Leadership Conference that I just attended.
* FREE Make & Takes using the new products
* Samples of upcoming classes with Sign Up Sheets!
* NEW Club sign ups
* Door Prizes
* Yummy Treats
*My Digital Studio playtime!

Please RSVP if you can 609.929.0321 or

Time & Location: 1-8 pm @ My house
27 Mickels Mill Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(Behind the Marlboro Farm Market off Route 49)

                     ***Save 50% off Special**
I forgot to add this before: Choose any 1 item for 50% off with each $100 purchase (before tax & shipping) There is no limit!!! Orders are eligible for Sale-a-bration freebies, but not eligible for Hostess benefits.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Won't you be my Valentine?

Be My Valentine! class  

Where:       My House
Thursday, February 3, 2011 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Only 6 spots left!
Monday, February 7, 2011 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM   Only 4 spots left!

Fill your Valentine’s Day cards and love notes at any time of the year with an abundance of affection with these tender, full of heart images.  In this class, we will be making 5 projects that can be used for Valentine's day or just to show someone you care.

We have a new set in the 2011 Occasions Mini that is so adorable and completely customizable for everyone on your list.  It has a tree full of heart leaves, stings of hearts, and even two kissing flamingos!!! How cute is that!

Here are your class options:
Class* cost:  $20       (* includes all materials, adhesives, and BONUS Ideas sheet!)
Please email or call me to reserve your seat at our choclated table today! 

Class Policy-
You must pay before attending each class.  Payment will not be refunded.  If for any reason you cannot attend the class, the payment can be used toward any future classes or purchases.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leadership Day 1

Ok so I am one of the fortunate ones to not only be able to register for the Stampin' Up Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, but by the grace of God, MAKE IT here! We were so fortunate to miss the brunt of the latest snow storm and make it out of the Philly airport on time and with no trouble whatsoever.  Some of you know I am not in the least bit a morning person, but I was up at 5:45 AM, and on time to my uplines house, and we were to the airport at 8 AM.  Our flight arrived and left ontime (extremely odd for Philly, but I'm not complaining) I did, however, get the TSA XRAY vision screening & "invade your personal space" pat down. It was no big deal and then the woman patted my arms and my wrists! WEIRD!

We are staying at the most beautiful resort ever! The Gaylord Opryland Resort WOWZERS this place is amazing. It has a sprawling 9 acres indoor Atrium garden with numerous waterfalls, and a riverboat that winds around the atrium floor. I ginormous Christmas tree, and festive Christmas decorations still up.  I thought I would wander around tonight in my free time since Kristin and Claire both went to Manager's Reception (I didn't qualify, this year..... Next year I will!) Yeah, I got lost many times. I have never in my life stayed anywhere so huge.

I found myself at this lovely Italian restaurant, by my lonesome, and a friendly fellow demo asked me what looked good. Well, we soon made friends and I was happy not to have to dine on fabulous Italian Carbobara Papardelle alone. Thanks for keeping me company Barb!

Next on the agenda was to navigate myself to my first class called, "Manager's Reception: Be There Next Year".  Let's hope the good notes I took pay off! Look out downline - there's going to be a whole lot of inspiration and motivation coming your way soon.

Anyhoo, I made a BEAUTIFUL swap card using the "Valentine Defined" stamp set which is a new set in the Occasions Mini. I really have fallen in love with this set! This is not the best picture. I had to use my phone since I don't have a camera. I know GASP!!!! What are you gonna do? You make do! I will take a better picture when I get home. Or maybe my nice upline will take one for me tomorrow to replace this one..... hummmmmmm

Here is a list of supplies I used:
Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White 8.5X11 cardstock
Cherry Cobbler (for the definition stamp) and Basic Grey classic ink (for the flowers)
Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

This is a card we will be making in my January workshops, so if you love this card as much as I do, I would love to show you how easy it was to make!

Ok, off to bed now. It's 11:10 PM here, but 12:10 AM on the East coast.