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National Scrapbook Day!

Happy Scrappin' Everyone!

As you already know I am still working on my preparations for the BIG Scrapbook show next week.  However, I can't let today go unnoticed can I?  NO WAY!

Here's a sneak peak at some pages from an album I gave my niece, Nicole, as a shower gift last fall.  It is using the Bridesmaid, Bride, & Groom specialty paper in the current catalog on page 158, as well as the Guest Book DSP found on page 166.  There are also some ribbons etc...and OK, yes, there are a few non-Stampin' Up! items too, but only because they don't make them...or they'd be even better!

Here's just a FEW pages of the album. 

 For her Wedding Dress/dressing photos

For her guests photos

...and the last page in her book.

There isn't a lot of color in this book....but my niece's dress was by Dior, her ceremony was in this historic church...Think Cathedral...and the reception was on the lake in the War Memorial (shown in a previous post). So...Classic and Elegant was my goal.  In person the gray, cream, & black combo is stunning - but it's hard to see the glossy designs in these photos. 

Check back during the Blog Tour next week, 5/6-8, to see the rest of the book, and the card I made for her reception gift, and a 'Tea Party' table setting & the Invitation for that too.

I may not post again before the blog tour...but afterward watch for me to post about the Mega Meet!  I hope to see you there....Remember, I am in booth 738!!

Hugs, Karie B.

Scrapbook Mega Meet - Novi

The Great Lakes Mega Meet
May 6 - 8, 2010
Rock Financial Showplace- Novi, MI

It's just One Week Away!  WOW!  I am getting pretty excited to see all of you again!  As you can see, often my booth is crazy busy, it's hectic . . . but oh so fun!!  I have been working like crazy for the last few weeks and I am right on schedule to be finished with all my preperations this weekend!  YEAH!

It's amazing to me to see these old photos and notice how much my booth changes every year.  I think this year you will quite surprised at how much I have to offer you.  I've been busy working on restocking my popular scrapbook kits.  They were a pretty hot item last year and with the new Color Renovation coming - I am making room for new ideas and new kits to come with the new Stampin' Up! colors - you'll see that some of my prices have been reduced  to reflect this.  I will also have a large Clearance Section on several items like Chipboard, etc.

My husband, Michael, will be there again to help with the Make & Takes!  He's looking forward to seeing all of you too.  Like last year, I have created a 12" x 12" two-page spread that coordinates with our 6" x 6" Make & Take.  The matching kit is just $5!!!  Last year we sold out of the matching kit on the first day (within hours actually).  Although I have made more kits this year, it is still a very limited supply.  If you want yours be sure to come to my booth early!

This year, Tina (in the photo with Michael & below with me) is unable to attend this year.  She will miss all of you so much!  Tina has participated in my booth every year since 2004, and she is also the one who was at the Crops both nights (We will not be at the crops this year). Although she hopes to be able to stop by, she will not be there full time. In her place at my booth will be my son, Adam.  Who knows nothing about scrapbooking, stamping, or crafts in general. However, he loves his mom and so offered to come and work the cash area for me.  So please be kind when he says something like, "I don't know...ask my mom"

I Have a few Specials for those of you who are going, and one for those who are not!

FIRST....In my zeal to get things done I sent my brochure flyer off to the printer via the internet, and when I got them back I noticed a few typos...nothing new I always find some AFTER the fact.  However, there are a few more then even I am willing to be OK with....YIKES! 

 <--------Brochure cover (Printed version is Black & White)

So....when you pick one up at the Mega Meet and take it home...give it a good read until you find one of the errors, email me with a find and I'll send you a FREE GIFT!  (There are several so you'll have no trouble finding one!)

SECOND ....The last photo below is from my booth from more than a few years back.  As you can see the booth is - well, a bit boring.  I'd like to think I have learned a little bit more each year on how to improve.  During these growing years many of you have stayed at my side and supported me and my business.  I want to reward you!  So.....

Print off the blurry picture below, print your name, email, & telephone number, then bring it to my booth  I have created a gift to say THANK YOU! (Supplies are limited)  My booth number is 738.  I am on the far right isle as you enter the meet, on a corner just one isle before the Ice Cream/Popcorn vendor at the back.  (I know you know where that is!!)  If you are NOT going....Send me an email with this photo before May 8th, and I will mail you a gift!


Name: _____________________________________


Phone: _____________________________________

I can't wait to see all of you again!  Hugs, Karie B.

Stampin' Up! Make & Take Samples

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I often attend different training events.  We spend a some of the time learning business related skills in class room settings, see some terrific demonstrations presented on stage, and at some up-close and personal booth style presentations.  These are often taught by Stampin' Up! staff, or some very talented demonstrators.

But the best part of any Stampin' Up! event is the Make & Take sessions.  Stampin' Up! supplies all the 'stuff' including the directions (beautifully printed by the way) and we sit with other demonstrators and make them.  Between the laughter and catching up I, occasionally, manage to get mine done!  Here are some samples of what I am talking about.

I hope you enjoyed these quick samples.

I am still working feveriously to prepare for the Great Lakes Mega Meet.  Be sure to come see me in Booth #738!  I am getting pretty excited!!  Just a little over a week to go!

Remember, while I am there I will be posting during a Blog Tour again!  So be sure to check here even when I am there!      Hugs, Karie B