I love to stamp, and I have a supportive husband and two sweet daughters (5 and 9). I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since July 2006, and what "addicted" me to stamping was my love for Stamping Challenges. My favorite Stampin' Up! event is having technique class on the first Thursday of each month, and I have a Stamp A Stack, scrapbooking class or Stamp Camp typically quarterly. New Stampers might enjoy Quick Class, my 4 for $5 class each month usually held on the third Thursday. I'd be happy to do a workshop for you and your friends as well!
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Another of the choices for Scrapbook class last week was this Girl Birthday layout. I can't wait to add pictures from Sara's party to this! Each person also received two secondary pages for this class.
The frame from the new Papaya Collage set looks nice around the Ship from the Open Seas set I think. I embossed the frame in gold, and stamped the ship in Chocolate Chip on Pool Party cardstock. I bleached the sails (it takes two applications of bleach with a small paintbrush-heated with the heat tool) and the water then added more of the Midnight Muse ink with an aquapainter. It was fairly quick and easy, and I think you'll enjoy making this card on June 7th or 8th!
We received this set at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference, and it is in the new catalog. I paired it with two newly arrived In Colors, Primrose Petals (coral pink) and Summer Starfruit (a chartreuse-tinged yellow). The other color is 2011-2013 In Color Lucky Limeade.
Dazzling Details adds sparkle to the Summer Starfruit-colored flower pistils and stamen, and pearls accent the scalloped edge.
I'm celebrating National Scrapbooking month by offering a 2 page layout class. There are three choices. The Nature pages below, this layout and a girl's choice give you a variety of colors. This potential Boy's Birthday layout which is also perfect for a thunder fan is quick and fun. Letters can be a child's name instead of course. On the other hand, one would remove the cupcake and make the circle a basketball for a more thunder-y look. (More bling and embellishments available to you at class.)