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Stamp Of The Month in July

Travel Log Stamp Set
Summer Mini Catalog

I tried to make a few items that did not really look like a Travel theme...the card sample above was stamped with different words from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set, and the flower is from Thoughts & Prayers.  However, I suggested that they club girls leave the Itinerary blank and fill it in with words that work for the recipient. Some did, others choose other words.

This card has additional stamps from the Beary Best Friends stamp set.  Set this card can aside and when it's someone birthday just circle the month & date to personalize it!

The Designer Series paper used in this card, and the one below, is Nautical Expressions.

Yes, this card does use a little retired ribbon, but the club knew I didn't have the new Scallop Dot Ribbon in when I first created my sample...they are so understanding!  It also used the Scallop Square Punch!

Next month we will be using the new Delicate Doilies stamp set for some really fun new card projects!

Until Next time....

June 25, 2011

Hostess Luncheon Fun!

Tracy & Tammy

Everyone loved the chance to look at the New Idea Book & Catalog and do a little shopping in my retired product area before lunch.

Amanda & her mom, Carol....and a few of the other guests checking out what's new!

Moe gets some shopping done!

Cheryl & Sandi

Then it was time for Lunch....which I somehow forgot to take any pictures of!  We had BBQ Chicken Wings, Potato Salad, Corn-on-the-Cob, Fresh Veggies, and Brownies!  Yummy!!!

Project Time!   After Lunch it was time to begin working on our projects!

What did we make?  See yesterday's Post for the photo of the project and other goodies received by the guests!

Until Next Time...Hugs, Karie B.

Catching Up...again

Preparing for my annual Hostess Lunch!
Held on June 25th

Getting ready by boxing up the gifts!  This year I numbered them after the boxes where closed so even I didn't know what was in the box!  I think I will do this again next year!!  It was fun to see what was in each box as they were opened.

The little note clip, shown below, was the "You Pick" gift.  I try to have something the Hostesses can choose the color and style themselves as they arrive at the luncheon.  Everyone seemed to liked them!
They also got to choose their style of retired papers to create their class projects.  Most were this style but there were several others to choose from.  This is what the package looked liked.  They had no idea what it would become.

Here is the project completed.
On the outside it looks like a large card, or book....but inside......'s a mini scrapbook!  Plus all the guests received full color directions to take home so they could make them again and again!

Here is the room all Ready and waiting for my Very Special Hostesses!!

At each place setting there was a grid paper, a mini catalog, the NEW Idea Book & Catalog, some Smarties candy, a brochure, and a package of Chip Board shapes to take home and use on their other projects!

See more photos of the fun tomorrow!