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April 2008

Natl Scrapbooking Day - Scrap Camp!

Did you all know that Saturday, May 3rd is National Scrapbooking Day?  Well ya know now!

In celebration of this fun day...I'm doing my annual National Scrapbooking Day Scrap Camp!  It's the only Scrapbook Camp I do each year.  To accommodate more campers - I've moved the event to the Citizen's State Bank in Montrose and scaled back the project.  FYI - last year we did Scrapbook Windows (they were a huge hit!) 

This year's project should be a huge hit too!  A SCRAPBOOK PURSE!


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OK,'re all asking, how can I sign up?  Here's the details...

  • DATE:  Saturday, May 3rd
  • TIME:  9:30am
  • FEE:  $35 for TWO purses and a Bag-a-lope...heck of a deal!
  • DISCOUNTS:  $5 club members, $10 group demos
  • SPECIAL:  Place an order that day of $35 or more, receive 10% off
  • FREINDS:  Bring a friend (not on my list) and receive a $5 merchandise coupon

What do you get...

  • TWO scrapbook purses (K1G1 = keep one, give one)
  • A Supply Pack (with extras to take home)
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker
  • Instructions & Supplies
  • Door Prizes

Sign up NOW!

QUESTION ASKED:  "If I'm a stamping club member, can I get the club member discount for a Scrapbook Camp?" 

ANSWER GIVEN:  "Good Question!  Yep - all members (stamping or scrapbooking) can get the club member discount price on all CAMPS (stamp or scrap).

QUESTION ASKED:  "What is the difference between a camp and a class?"

ANSWER GIVEN:  "Good Question!  This is a 2-part answer.

Part 1)  Classes are for Member's Only.  If you are a Hedgehog Stamping Club member - then you can attend the Technique Tuesday Classes.  If you are a Hedgehog Scrapbook Club member, then you can attend the Scrappy Thursday Classes.  If you are a member of both - you can attend both.

Part 2)  Camps (stamp or scrap) are for anyone (members or not).  However, all club members are eligible for a discount when they attend my camps.  Just my way of saying "thank you" for supporting my Stampin' Up! business.

Hope that helps!


(FYI - This awesome project idea came from fellow demonstrator, Jan Tinklenburg!)

Stamp Camp Sneak Peak - PMS Style


Come join me at my next PMS Stamp Camp (Pizza, Music & Stamping)!

It’s the ever popular PMS Night!  Woohoo…Pizza, Music & Stamping, what could be better? 

Grab a friend & join me for a fun evening of stamping.  I’ll have a variety of cards available for stamping…5 cards, 2 of each (for a total of 10 cards).  I’ll provide the pizza, music and stamping – be sure to bring your own beverage.  Place an order that night for $35.00 or more...receive 10% off your order. 

  • Date:  Friday, April 2th at 6:30pm OR Saturday, April 26th at 3:00pm
  • Fees:  $25.00  ($20 for club members, $15 for my group demos)
  • To Go:  Add $5.00 for priority shipping, or $2.50 for regular mail
  • Still room...SIGN UP NOW!


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Kristina's Color Challenge - Woohoo!

First Off - I have to say that I LOVE Kristina Werner's Blog.  She's amazing - with weekly card tutorials and color challenges.  I really like her style!

So I thought I would try out one of her color challenges.  I decided that I would use whatever stamp set I had laying out already.  So that would be Just Celebrate from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I love that owl!

Here is her color inspiration...



Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa

Here is my card.  I have to say...when you don't have to think about what colors you're going to use, it came together fairly quickly.  I used an aquapainter to color in the owl and the acorns. The strips of Close to Cocoa and So Saffron are from the "Prints" DSP.


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Tart & Tangy Picnic

Boy, there was lots of super cute Tart & Tangy cards at the MN Leader Stamp and Share.  Here are a couple of them..

This card was created by Lisa S.  I like the way she added just a touch of ribbon to her greeting, plus Crystal effects on the cherries.



This card was created by Sherrie R.

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What's in your "Summer Picnic" Basket?

Don't you just love the new Summer Picnic Designers Series Paper?  Pair it up with the new Tart & Tangy stamp set and you have a hit everyone will like!  Only 6-weeks left to get this fabulous DSP!


Summer Picnic DSP colors:  Real Red, Only Orange, Old Olive, Bashful Blue



Card from display at MN Leader Stamp & Share.

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Stampin' Up! Cruise -My Favorite Peeps!

I never anticipated the people factor of this business when I signed up.  For those of you that don't know me very well - my day job is accounting!  I guess that says it all. 

But of the fun things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is meeting people from all over the United States (and farther) and seeing them at all the fun Stampin' Up! events throughout the year. 

Here is a my good friend, Terry from Washington with her downline Kim.  I met Terri at my very first Stampin' Up! convention in Orlando, Florida.  We became fast friends and have roomed together at several SU events.  Our husbands have even met.  Hi Terry!



This is our dining room server, Nandang.  He was awesome and made our wonderful evening meals very enjoyable.  He always had a smile on his face and was extremely attentive.  BTW - he's carrying a Baked Alaska in this picture.  On the final evening of the cruise - they do the "Baked Alaska March" each year.  Quite a tradition.  The lights go off and the sparklers are lit, and they march around the dining room with the Baked Alaska pies.  It's kind of a sweet and sad feeling.  Because you know it's the last night (and that means I gotta soon cook for myself again!)


Hmmm...who do these people remind you of?  Well if you guessed - Randy, Paula &'re right (in a sense).  They are the Noordam's version of the American Idol judges...the Stampin' Up! Superstar judges.  This was the hit of the cruise.  For 4 nights, late (and I mean late) after all of the cruise shows were done, there were Karoake contests - American Idol style.  Between the awesome people singing (or making us laugh) and the clever comments from the judges  - this was almost the best entertainment of the cruise.  Let me tell you - Stampin' Up! demonstrators and their friends/family have some awesome talent.  From 30 people, down to 15, down to 5, down to one - it was so much fun watching this fabulous entertainment/contest.


The Statue of Liberty as leaving the New York Harbor 


This was the only picture I got of Shelli as we were waiting to disembark.  Not sure why I waited so long to get her picture.  She was so sweet to us on our first night.  She and Sterling are very guniune, thanking and congratulating me on earning the cruise (as I'm sure she did to other's as she met them throughout the cruise). 


Last, but not least...My husband Gene - who puts up with my classes, camps and clubs.  Plus sets up my tables/chairs, labels my catalogs, sorts camp projects, delivers a few orders and much much more.  But - who refuses to stamp.  Oh well...he does so many other fabulous things for me, I guess I can't complain.