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Greeting Card Swaps!

As promised I am posting just a few samples created by my downline (The MemoryINKers Group) and me.  We create projects and bring them to our monthly meetings to share with each other, or SWAP them.  I hope you enjoy this small sampler of how great it is to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and learn fun ideas from each other.
Wanna come to our next team meeting and learn more? 

Card #1 I created by using the new stencil, Mostly Vintage, from the Summer Mini (available 5/1/10).
Card #2 Sue created using the Awash With Flowers stamp set - the April Sneak Peak Special!

Cards #3 & #4 were both designed by Barb.  Card #3 uses the new Smooch Spray from the Summer Mini.  Card #4 uses the Extra Large Two-step Bird punch from the Occasions Mini, & SU Textured Impressions Folder, Perfect Polka Dots (also from the O-mini). I love them dots!

Card #5 & #6 are both by me.  The first one uses the new Island Oasis DSP, and Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and the 'new' Pacific Point coming in July!  The 2nd card was made with To The Nines Specialty DSP (IB&C) as the base.  I love how thick it is, and having a printed design on the inside of a card!  Too Cool!

This is just a quick sample, I wish I had a photo of the one that Julie - a very NEW demonstrator - shared with us last week.  It was a shoebox Swap where we make it ourselves and mine didn't come out well enough to share. I will re-work it after the Mega Meet and try to get it posted with directions for you soon.  You'll love it....tee hee...nothing like a little teaser huh?

Off to do more Great Lake Mega Meet prep!  Hugs, Karie B.


I can remember when Earth Day was a 'new' holiday. (Geez!  Maybe I shouldn't admit that?).  Back then it was a "hippy" movement and gawf'd at by the general public.  Now, most people see the importance of recycling and using earth-friendly products.  I am not going to try to convince you that I am an avid "Green" person, but I do try to do what is right whenever I can (or know how).

Today I thought I would share a few samples of projects made with some items from around the house.

The sample above is a card made by my husband, Michael. He found a magazine photo that reminded him of his sister, Sherry.  They both took dance when they were younger and Sherry was quite the ballerina.  He matted the photo in Chocolate Chip card stock, then used Basic Black card stock for the card base.  He wrote inside with the SU White Gel Pen - works like a dream!  He sent the off today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERRY!

The two photos above show the front, and two of the inside pages (there are 10 total), of a scrapbook made with brown paper lunch bags.  OK, so it's not 100% recycled - the bags were new, but quite a bit of the card stock and embellishments were 'left overs' from previous projects, negative parts from some chipboard, or the tail end of a ribbon originals set.

I hope you enjoyed these two projects!  By The Way - I do offer the Paper Bag book as a class often, watch my schedule, or email/call me to put you on a waiting list...Can't wait?  Then gather 4, or more, friends together and we will find a date just for your group!

Tomorrow I will post those samples from my Team Meeting I promised you last week.  Be sure to check back!  But right now I am off to work on more Great Lakes Mega Meet Preparation!  Hugs, Karie B.

Saving The Memories

On Saturday, April 17th, the Saving The Memories girls held another crop.  Of course you know I was there with my Free Make & Take using the Awash With Flowers stamp set, the April SU Special Sneak Peak set.  I used Yoyo Yellow card stock as the card base, Orchid Opulence as the mat, and of course, Whisper White.  The inks are Yoyo Yellow, Orchid Opulence, Always Artichoke, and Sage Shadow, which is also the color of the ribbon.  For the sentiment I had the Sincere Salutations stamp set so that everyone could pick the one they wanted on their card.  I think everyone liked it - do you?

Actually, the big hit of the crop, at my table at least, was the sampler I had of the all the Stampin' Up! colors.  I had my swatches of card stock divided by what was retiring in June, what was staying, what was coming back (previous In-Colors) and the 5 brand new colors.  It was a good chance for everyone to see what they needed to stock up on or, at the very least, what re-inkers they wanted to get before it was too late.  Many placed orders to pick up the Mega Meet in a few weeks.  (PS, I'll be in booth # 738 (far right isle as you come into the event).  I will have my sampler at this event as well if you want to see them in person!

Here's a few more photos from the Saving The Memories Crop.....

Kim & Diane (who run the crop!)
Winners:  Jackie Filker won my drawing for a 12" x 12" textured CS assortment, and Sue Thorn (shown with Kim) won the Simple Scrappin' Kit & DSP assortment that I donated to the crops drawing table.  Both winners also found coupons enclosed for a Free Class at the Stamp Sell-er (+ 1/2 off for a friend) and a Free Class for them and 5 of their friends!  

A Table For Six
Starting in the back center with me (in the green) and going clockwise; Michele Kaufmann, Carol McMann, Diana Meyer, Denni Stephenson, Michele Cawley, & Daphne Hoeft.  These girls were a blast!  They dragged over extra chairs so they could all do the M&T together early in the day.  What a great start to a fun filled day!

Shoppers reviewing my card display & Kits for sale
(The empty tables at the back are for eating only!  
How great to not have to bring food over to where you are croppin' your memories!)

The Food at this crop is always excellent, just look at the line as that appears as soon as dinner was announced.  This is only about 1/4 of it!

Don't forget - If You Need Anything that you'd 
like to pick up at the Mega Meeting 
....remember that I cannot do cash & carry on current items... 
Place Your Order ASAP
So if you need some SNAIL, Glue Sticks, etc., you can place your order now and I can deliver it there, or ship it directly to your home!  Please let me know ASAP so there is time for me to order it from Stampin' Up!  I will have my ScrapINKits (scrapbook 2-pg spreads), Sophie Scrap (hand made accessories), & retired SU items available for immediate purchase, as well the current Idea Book & Catalog and a few Event Specials.  Watch for updates on this coming soon!

Until Next Time!        Hugs, Karie B.