Tuesday, April 30, 2019

'Vibrant Vases'

This is a pretty card using the 'Vibrant Vases' stamp set & coordinating punch!   I love these flowers!  
stamp set:  'Vibrant Vases'
card stock:
  • Flirty Flamingo-
  • Soft Sea Foam-
  • Whisper White-
designer paper: All My Love
ink:  Soft Sea Foam, Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark Soft Sea Foam
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Ruffled Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Vases Builder Punch, Basic Pearls, White Flax Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a busy day with the kids. When they left I made a quick trip to Osky to deposit a hog check, get a few groceries & head home.  I have piles of farm bookwork I need to get caught up on & then I have piles of stamping things (emails, bookwork, baskets of projects), etc......I need to get caught up on on too.

Deke is up early to chore & head to Fairfield for an all day meeting.  I'm up early to work on farm bookwork & then head to town.  I'll take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be working on catching up again when the kids have gone home.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 29, 2019

'Birthday Cheer'

Here is another fun birthday card that I did for my Spring Fling!  It is bright & cheery!  I used the 'Birthday Cheer' stamp set in the Occasions Catalog on pg. 17 (RETIRING), along with the How Sweet It Is DSP.  

This card has a fun pop up in the inside of it! 
 Didn't it turn out cute!
Here is a photo of the pop up from the side view.  
stamp set:
card stock:
designer paper:
Stampin' Write Marker:
Yesterday was a LONG day!  I left home about 9 yesterday morning & we walked in the door about 9:30 last night. It was a day fun filled again of stamping!  I had some friends join me to make all of my Spring Fling cards!  I enjoyed getting to visit & stamp with them all day!  And then the rest of the time was spent cleaning up!  It is amazing how much time it takes to put on a big event from the beginning to end.  I know I sure wouldn't want to keep track of all of the hours- as it would probably scare me! And I need to give a big shout out to Deke for helping me set up & clean up.  Plus he did a little Big Shot cutting earlier in the week too!  I know I couldn't have done it all without him.  Bless him for being so supportive of my stampin' addiction!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early to get my Traverse unloaded & get things picked up, so that I'm ready for the kids.  I'll then head to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  When the kids go home, I'll make a quick trip to deposit a hog check & then spend my night working on getting stamping stuff all unpacked & put back in it's place.  

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

'Geared Up Garage'

Check it out.......I did a motion card here using the 'Geared Up Garage' stamp set.

This is another one of the cards I created for my Spring Fling!  It is a fun fold card!   Check it out when it is opened up!
I also used the Embossing Mat- RETIRING, with the gear framelit to make the embossed image.  Pretty cool huh!
stamp set:
card stock:
designer paper:


I like the way it turned out!  I'll share more info on details of this card sometime soon.

Yesterday was a great day of stamping!!!  I am so glad that everyone there joined me!!  It was a fun day with friends, stamping & sharing.  I was beat last night when I got home.  I finally called it a night & went to bed about 10. 

This morning I'm off to spend the day in South English again.  I have a few friends coming to stamp today with me, as I'm cleaning up!  I look forward to seeing them & sharing.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Susie's Annual Spring Fling!

WOO HOO!  Today is my Annual Spring Fling event!  

I've got lots of cute cards using retiring, staying & NEW products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the Occasions Catalog & the upcoming NEW 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  Everyone will be going home with lots of cards & lots of ideas!!
Here is the box of bags I made for everyone, along with a cute little name tag too, that I added to them!  The envelopes (for all of the cards they'll be making) are inside their bag.  They can carry this bag around with them & keep all of their projects in it that they make today. 
I used the Share What you Love DSP to make these.  I love the colors of this DSP, plus I thought these flowers looked like Spring!

I've spend many hours planning, creating & cutting for this event.  I have a great group joining me for a fun filled day of stamping, creating & sharing!  And I can't wait!
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Last night Deke & I spent about 3 hours in South English- setting up tables, chairs & getting some of the things set up.  We took a whole car load over & I have another whole car load of things to take with me this morning.  

When we got home from South English last night we got the food all ready for today.  I made shredded pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes & layered lettuce salad.  I'm baking chocolate chip cookie bars right before I leave.  

I burnt the midnight oil getting everything finished up, packed up & ready!!  

Gotta I've still got some things to do before I head out the door.  

I hope you have a very SPECIAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 26, 2019

'Stitched All Around'

I love it!!  I think that this card turned out super cute!  What do you think?  It is very detailed & elegant!  It would work for many different occasions.  What about Mother's Day?  A Wedding?  An Anniversary?  A Birthday?  A graduation?  

This is one of the cards that everyone will be making at my Spring Fling tomorrow!!  I hope everyone making it likes it as much as I do!

Check out the cool stitched embossing that goes across the card.  It is made with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  And the Doily type frame is also from this same framelit set.  Aren't they both super cool too!

This stamp set- 'Stitched All Around' & the coordinating Framelits- Stitched Labels Framelit- can be bought as a bundle now & you save 10%.
And aren't these flowers on this DSP just gorgeous too!  They are from the photographic DSP called- Petal Promenade.

stamp set:  'Stitched All Around'
card stock:
  • Flirty Flamingo-
  • Blushing Bride-
  • Whisper White-
designer paper:  Petal Promenade DSP- RETIRING
ink:  Blushing Bride
 other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Label Framelits, Stiched Shapes Framelits, Gingham Gala Seqiuns, Mini Ruffled Powder Pink Ribbon- RETIRING, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  When they went home I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock!  I was suppose to help Deke sort outside pigs, but Nathan helped out in my place. 

Late yesterday afternoon our hog buyer called, had a couple of cancellations & could now get us in to sell hogs early this morning!  (We were suppose to sell them tomorrow (Saturday) morning.) So it is a short night here- as we are up at 4:00 a.m. & headed outside to mark, sort & load 2 semi loads of hogs!  Hopefully the truckers are both on time & all goes Manda has a meeting this morning, so I need to be at her house in time to get the boys.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight Deke & I will go to South English to set up table & chairs.  We'll take a car load of things over with us too, to carry in!  We'll then come home & get all of the food ready.  And then I'll burn the midnight oil again- finishing getting everything all done!

I have LOTS of super cute projects created for my Spring Fling & I'm looking forward to seeing everyone that is joining me.  It will be a fun day of sharing & stamping with them.  My Annual Spring Fling event is unique- as the cards are created with something old (retiring products), something staying & some NEW things too!  There are some fun folds, some fun techniques & lots of Big Shot cutting for me to get done.  

Gotta run......
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

'Humming Along'

I water colored this flower!  Isn't it pretty!  You can see the sparkle on it from the Wink of Stella in this photo of it!

This is another one of my upcoming Spring Fling cards!  

I used the 'Humming Along' stamp set in the Occasions Catalog- pg. 36.  It is RETIRING!  Several of the products on this cards are RETIRING.  And then check out the punch!  It is a NEW one that will be available in the NEW Annual Catalog in June (unless you purchased it in March- as one of the Sale-a-bration Coordination products).  It is called Story Label Punch.

I love the words in this stamp set.  I like the font with the larger & smaller lettering. 
What is the lace?  It too is in the Occasions Catalog on pg. 48.  It is called the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  It too is RETIRING!

stamp set:  'Humming Along'- RETIRING
card stock:
  • Petal Pink-
  • Soft Sea Foam-
  • Shimmery White-
designer paper:  Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP
inks:  Stazon
ink refills:  Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron
other:  Story Label Punch-NEW in June, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Aqua Painters, Wink of Stella, Silver/Petal Pink Baker's Twine-RETIRING, Faceted Dots- RETIRING
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  The 3 big boys were here after school too.  And then I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock!  I have 20 super cute cards created to share at my upcoming Spring Fling!  I can't wait for everyone to see them.  Now to just get everything all ready for it!  This is a super busy/crazy week!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head off to Ottumwa for a meeting & then onto Fairfield for a meeting.  I'm up early to cut card stock, will pick up Brayden & then head to town to Manda's.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 big boys will be here after school.  I have to help Deke sort outside hogs for a bit tonight & will then burn the midnight oil again cutting card stock!

Gotta run.........
I hope you have a SPECIAL Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Floral Romance DSP!

This is an elegant card that everyone coming to my Spring Fling this weekend will be making.  

These products are from the Occasions Catalog. Check out pages 10 & 11.  I didn't use the coordinating stamp set with them- but I used several of the products in this suite.  I used the Floral Romance Specialty DSP, Floral Romance Seals & the Lace Embossing folder.  What a gorgeous suite this is. 

Do you see how I cut along the scallop in the Lace Embossing Folder to get this edge?

The words are from the 'Dear Doily' stamp set- pg. 47.   

stamp set:  'Dear Doily'- RETIRING
card stock:
  • Mossy Meadow-
  • Fresh Fig- RETIRING 
  • Whisper White
designer paper:  Floral Romance DSP- RETIRING
ink:  Fresh Fig- RETIRING
other:  Floral Romance Seals, Metallic Pearls, Fresh Fig Ruffled Ribbon- RETIRING, 2" Circle Punch, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Standard Platform, Lace Embossing Folder, Paper Snips
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Last night everyone was here for supper.  We had a Wood Family favorite- ham balls, cheesy potatoes, corn casserole, grape nut muffins & oreo dessert.  After supper we went outside for an Easter Egg hunt, played ball, played on the swing & enjoyed the evening together.  It was fun watching the kids hunt for the eggs.  They were to each find 10 of them.  That was fun too- listening to them count & then help one another to make sure everyone got their 10. 

When everyone left I burnt the midnight oil stamping.

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for the morning.  He is wanted to disc in the field when he gets home, so hopefully he can.  I'm up early to do some stamping before I head to town.  Manda has to leave early today, so I'll get the boys up, fed & to school.  I'll then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  There are no races tonight, so I'll be a card stock cutting fool!  I have LOTS to get done.   
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Clearance Rack discounts!

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New items have been added to the Clearance Rack 
in the online store.
 Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%.
Products will go quickly & are while supplies last only!

Shop now and stock up. 
Click here to ORDER ON LINE!

The first part of May, I will email everyone 
that placed orders with me during April,
(whether it was on-line or if you attended one of my classes), 
a FREE PDF using the 'Vibrant Vases' stamp set!  
There are 4 cards with a step by step tutorial for each one. 

'Vibrant Vases'

This is a little bouquet of flowers!!  Aren't they pretty!  The are in the 'Vibrant Vases' stamp set.  The words from this set have a neat font that I really like!

I just love this Gingham Gala DSP & I'm sad that it is retiring & will soon be gone.  If you want it & don't have it- don't wait!

Check out how I folded down the top corner of the card.  It is just fun to do something different.  
stamp set:  'Vibrant Vases'
card stock:
  • Grapefruit Grove-
  • Basic Black-
    Old Olive-
designer paper:  Gingham Gala DSP (Grapefruit Grove)
ink: MementoStampin' Blends:  Light Old Olive & Light Calypso Coral
other:  Grapefruit Grove ribbon, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Square Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday Deke had his meeting in the morning & then he worked outside the rest of the day catching up on things with the hogs (cleaning out sheds, etc).  He is finally done pumping the lagoons until next fall!  Now to get the field work done & the corn planted!  He is hoping to disc today.

Yesterday the kids were on Spring Break- so I was home alone.  I literally stamped all day/night!  I am working on my big annual Spring Fling event that I have coming up this weekend.  I have lots of cute projects created- now to get everything all cut & ready for it.  So this week my. posts are going to be short & sweet- so that I can use every spare minute I have.

This morning I'm up early to get stamp stuff picked up & head out the door to get kids.  I'll take the big boys to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight we are having a late Easter supper here at our I've got things to get ready for that too.  When everyone is gone tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again stamping!

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 22, 2019

'Birthday Statements'

You all know that I love black& white cards.  On this one I added some gold!!  It is clean, simple & cute!  I love the way it turned out.  It was hard to photograph & I think it is actually prettier in person. 

This stamp set- 'Birthday Statements'- in the Occasions Catalog- pg. 19.  It is one of the many items that is not carrying over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  This would be really cute all colored in with my Stampin' Blends.....but I didn't want to take that much time in creating it.  So I went simple & elegant instead.  

This stripped gold/black DSP is from the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP in the Annual Catalog on pg. 188.  It is also on the retiring list & is available while supplies last only or until June 3rd, 2019.
I even decorated the inside of the card too by adding a couple balloons & strings too!
I think that this card could be for many different occasions.  How about birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, etc.

This card is one of the many, that everyone attending my Annual Spring Fling this coming Saturday will be making.  

stamp set:  'Birthday Statements' (Retiring)
card stock:
  • Basic Black-
  • Whisper White-
  • Gold Foil-
designer paper:   Broadway Bound Specialty DSP (Retiring)
ink:  Black Mementoother:  Gold Faceted Gem, Black Twine (Retiring), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday I literally stamped all day/night- other than cooking lunch & supper for Deke & giving him a hair cut last night.

Today the kids are on Spring Break- so I will be home along & literally stamping all day/night again.  We were suppose to have our Easter tonight, but Brayden now has baseball practice-so hopefully we can find a night yet this week to all get together.

Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting. 

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

I'm sending blessed Easter greetings to all of you today!!!  I hope you have a very special day!

This little bunny is cute!!  She is holding her hands together like she is praying.  I love it!
You can check out a little boy bunny by CLICKING HERE!
 It is a fun fold (center opening) card!
 stamp set:  'Fable Friends'
card stock:  

  • Thick Whisper White- 7 3/4"x 4 1/4"; 4 1/4 x 2 1/4"
  • Whisper White-  2" strip- stamp words on & punch out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 7/8 x 3 1/4"- stamp bunny on & color with the Stampin' Blends; 4 x 5 1/4"- stamp greeting on inside of the card
  • Petal Pink-  4 x 1/2"; 4 x 1/2"; 2" strip- punch out 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1/2" strip- punch out large star with Twinkle Builder Punch
designer paper:  Twinkle Twinkle DSP- 4 x 2"; 4 x 2"
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends-  Light Crumb Cake, Light Petal Pink
other:  1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Petal Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon- 3", Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Twinkle Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
I stamped all day/night yesterday!!  I got April monthly class stuff all done & worked on Spring Fling projects!  LOVE playing with new annual catalog things that I got this week.  I'll be sharing several new things at my Spring Fling!

Today we are home......Deke needs a hair cut really bad (so Susie's Hair Hut will be open sometime today).  I will then spend the rest of the day/night stamping!   We will celebrated Easter with our family tomorrow night, so this way they can spend time with their spouses families today.  

Sending lots of love & blessings to each of you!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Circle stamping with 'Vibrant Vases'

These colors & this card makes me think of Spring!  Isn't it a pretty card!  I just love the way it turned out.

I used my Stamparatus & the 'Vibrant Vases' stamp set to make the flower wreath.

CLICK HERE to see my tutorial on how to do Circle Stamping with your Stamparatus!

I stamped the flowers and then I didn't reink them before I stamped them again.  I call this shadow stamping.  With stamping it this way I could have both light & dark shades of flowers with just one ink pad. 

If you are signed up to attend my Spring Fling next weekend- you'll be making a version of this card in different colors.  
stamp sets:  'Vibrant Vases'
card stock:
  • Daffodil Delight-
  • Granny Apple Green-
  • Whisper White-
designer paper:  Gingham Gala DSP
ink:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
other:  Granny Apple Green ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stamparatus, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
I will be stamping all day today!  I have a couple friends coming to stamp with me this morning & then I'll be working on Spring Fling projects the rest of the day/night.  So I pray that I have good mojo.  I got my box of new products from the upcoming Annual catalog that we could pre-order as a demonstrator that attended On Stage!  I can't wait to play with the New In Colors & other things too! 

I hope you have a SPECIAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Circle stamping!

I love to use my Stamparatus!!
And it is super cool to do "Circle Stamping" with it.  
I've had a few of you ask me how I do it!

If you are local & have attended a class of mine- you have got to do it yourself a few times.
But here is a tutorial on how to use your Stamparatus to do Circle Stamping!
If you have any questions- don't hesitate to contact me.

#1. First you are going to cut a 5 1/2" x5 1/2" card stock template.
Fold it in half & then in half again so that you have fold lines to line up the points of your square framelit.
This way you will have it perfectly centered.

#2. Using the LARGEST square in the Layering Squares Framelits- cut it out. 

#3. It will look like this when it is cut.
NOTE:  SAVE this square you just cut out- it is what you are going to stamp on later. 
 #4. Then turn the square framelit, line up the fold marks & cut it again like this.
 #5. It will then look like this.
 #6.  You will have 4 of these little triangles that you throw away.  
#7.  The first Whisper White Square you cut out- you save! This is what you will stamp your images onto.

#8.  Lay your CLEAN stamp image, with image side down, directly onto your card stock where you want to stamp.

#9.  Then shut the Stamparatus lid- so that your stamp image sticks to it.
#10.  Ink your stamp, shut plate & press onto card stock to make your flower image(s).
NOTE:  I like to use spots when I'm stamping with my Stamparatus.  You can use your big ink pad, but often you get ink onto the plate, so you'll then want to use your shammy to wipe it off.  
#11.  Turn your card stock clockwise & stamp another flower.

NOTE:  Your card stock will fit perfectly into all points as you turn it one 'notch' each time you stamp you flower onto it.  Do you see the pattern on how to do it?  So you aren't ever moving your stamp, but you are moving your paper. 

You can SAVE this square cut out template & use it over & over again!! 
12.  This is what you are trying to achieve to accomplish!!!

NOTE:  Sometimes you have to 'play' with where you want to put your stamp image to start with.  Cut multiple white squares to try until you get the stamp in the right spot so that the flowers (or image you are using) aren't over lapping.  Once you get your stamp where you want it- you don't have to move it & you can just make multiples cards. You are all set to stamp over & over again!
Here is the stamp set I used to make the card.  It is called- 'Bouquet Blooms'.
And here is my finished card.
This is another card that I did the circle stamping on too with the leaves.
Yesterday was a busy day with Masen & Ainslee.  When they went home I worked on stamping stuff & Deke worked late in the field.  I made a late supper for him when he got in & we called it a night.  We were both beat.

This morning we are up early at 5:00 a.m to mark, sort & load hogs.  So I'll be a farmer helping Deke.  Sometime today I'll have Masen & Ainslee for awhile.  I have errands to run in town too.  Tonight I'll be a stamping fool!

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

To Have & To Hold

This is an anniversary card that my demonstrator friend Lynda Wilson sent to us last month!  I love the layout & the colors of it.  She used the 'To Have & To Hold' set in the Occasions Catalog (pg. 12) for the words.  I love the font in this stamp set too!

The gorgeous rose DSP is from the Petal Promenade DSP in the Annual Catalog (pg. 190).  It is a photographic floral design.  Isn't it so realistic & pretty!
stamp set:  'To Have & To Hold'
card stock:  
  • Blackberry Bliss-
  • Whisper White-
designer paper:  Petal Promenade-
ink:  Blackberry Bliss
other:  Gold Faceted Gems
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  We went outside for about 1 hour- but it was awful windy.  Last night we all got to the races & it rained just as they were starting, so they were cancelled.  We ate a quick supper with Manda, Steve & the boys & came home.  I burnt the midnight oil stamping. 

This morning we are up early.  Deke is off to chore & head to Mount Pleasant for a meeting.  I'm up to work on stamping stuff until Masen & Ainslee get here.  I'll just have them today, as Manda is on Spring Break with her boys.  

Tonight I'll be a stamping again!!  And if it dry enough for Deke to be in the field, then he will be pumping. 

Gotta run......
I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Being honored for our Million Dollars Sales Achievement at On Stage!

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Here is a great picture of me & my dear demonstrator friend- LeeAnn Greff!
LeeAnn & I met many years ago at Founders & we talk daily.
We share ideas & projects & things back & forth with each other all of the time.
She is a very dear friend & a true blessing in my life!

I am also so happy that my daughter, Amanda got to go with me for the weekends event.
I am so grateful she was there & so happy to spend the time with her.
I am bummed that I didn't get any photo of the 2 of us together.
Here we are being honored at our Stampin' Up! celebration together 
at this Minneapolis On Stage.
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This photo shows all 3 demonstrators that were being honored for our 
Million Dollar Sales Achievement at this On Stage event.

I hit it in November & I am #30!
Dena Rekow hit it in December & she is #31! 
LeeAnn Greff hit it in Feburary & she is #32!
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What an amazing milestone!
What an amazing company!
And all of this is because of each & every one of 
my friends/customers that have stamped with me for the past 17 1/2 years.

What amazing friends/customers I have that stamp with me 
& let me share my love of stamping with them! 

Thank you to EACH OF YOU 
for being part of my journey!

On Stage Minneapolis

Last weekend I went to On Stage in Minneapolis!
It was an awesome weekend- jam packed full!
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Here is my Iowa Inkers team that joined me.
They surprised me with a huge bouquet of balloons
they had matching shirts made for all of us to wear!

After On Stage on Saturday night, I hosted a Stampin' Event for my team!
I also asked my demo friends LeeAnn Greff & Lorri Heiling 
& their teams to join us.

We ate a yummy Nacho Bar supper, made 10 card projects & then swapped cards!
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It was a full night of stamping, sharing & lovin' what I do!

Check out all of these pictures below.
The room was full!
And it turned out great!
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We lined up & down the hallway & did our exchanging of swaps!
We call this Founders Style swapping!
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And at the end of the evening we were blessed with some 
Stampin' Up! employees stopping by to visit with us.
We had a blast!  
It was full of lots of laughs, lots of hugs & so much fun!
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Here is a picture of
Shannon West (from SU!) & my demo friend Lorri Heiling from Arizona. 
In the background is Jason (from SU!). 
Jason is a communications guy & sooo funny! 
Kevin Lunt & Leana (from SU!) also joined us!

It was an amazing event!
I couldn't have been more pleased & happy with it's outcome.