Thursday, July 28, 2011

A few updates!


Just a quick post for now, with some information on a few things!

I'm back from Convention!  Well, I've actually been back for a little over a week now, hehe, but I've been busy getting things together after being away.  I had so much fun at Convention!  Here's a picture of me and my roommates (yes I had 7 roommates!).. excuse our shiny faces!:

I love how half of us are looking at a different camera. :)

I'm currently accepting new members into my online stamp club!  This round will begin in September, and run through March 2012 (taking a break in December).  Space is limited, so contact me ASAP if you'd like a spot!

Stamp Club details:
  • There are 6 members in each club, running September 2011-March 2012 (break in December).  The club minimum is $25/month in merchandise, plus TN sales tax (9.25%) and shipping.
  • Each member has a month during the club to be the "hostess", which is drawn randomly after the club is full.  During her month, the "hostess" will receive and choose free product based on the club total (see catalog table here).  The hostess is welcome to collect orders from friends and family to increase her free goodies!
  • Orders are due in to me by email by the 20th of each month, and the orders are placed on the 25th of each month.
  • The orders are shipped to my home, then they are shipped out to each club member, along with a club project each month!  I hold private "online workshops" 1-2 times a month with the club members, to demonstrate techniques and during which we complete the club project together.
  • Club members receive free catalogs through the duration of the club!  (2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, plus mini catalogs)
If this sounds like something you are interested in, please email me!  Here's one of the club projects from this past round:

In other news, the gorgeous Holiday Mini catalog (my favorite Mini each year!) will be released September 1st!  If you are not currently receiving catalogs from me and would like to, especially this Mini, please email me and let me know!

Lastly... if you've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, now is the perfect time!  Through July 31st, you can purchase a special starter kit for only $99, with free shipping!  Plus, you will receive a free Christmas Keepsake project kit, a $40 value (this ships with your first order)!  Here's a look at the gorgeous project kit:

If you would like more information about the club, the Holiday Mini catalog, joining as a demonstrator, or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Memory Makers Magazine July Blog Bounce

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Memory Makers Magazine Blog Bounce!  If you've been following along, you should have arrived from Susan's blog, but if not, you can start at the Memory Makers Magazine blog, or you can just continue on from here.

This month we're all about the vacations!  If you know me, you know I don't get a chance to go on vacation very often, so when one comes along, I truly treasure it and try to soak it all in!

Last summer, I vacationed in Nags Head, North Carolina with my mom's side of the family (they live in Georgia).  We've never vacationed with them, so it was a nice treat.  We rented a house that was actually part of Corolla, NC (a little further south of Nags Head), but we spent a bit of time in Nags Head, and I just think of it as such. :)  I've traveled to Nags Head and Myrtle Beach with Seth's family a few times, so I'm fairly familiar with the whole area.  We stayed in a lovely house that was big enough for all of us (we had 21 of us there - not all are in the photo below).  The backyard butted up to the community's golf course, which had a beautiful lake.

Ok, on to my page!  :)  To create it, I used a PageMaps sketch Julie posted on the Memory Makers Magazine forum as a jumping-off point.  I didn't use the challenge color combo, as I was going for a more beachy look.  I loved the sketch though!

I love the look my grandmother has on her face.. too funny. :)

I used one of the die-cut sheets from the new Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper - the back side.  The other side of this particular sheet is Pumpkin Pie.  I layered some doily punch-outs from the Doily Triple Layer Punch, along with a Top Note die-cut.

I cut out a circle with my Circle Scissors Plus, then stamped along the edge with a couple stamps from the Delicate Doilies set.  Here's my journaling:

Well, I am off to Stampin' Up!'s Convention!  I still have some last minute things to take care of, of course!

Your next stop is Lisa Pace's blog.  Enjoy the hop, and thanks for stopping by!

Nags Head scrapbook page supplies (12"x12"):
All supplies are by Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies, Four Frames, Sanded background stamp (retired)
Ink:  VersaMark ink, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Island Indigo cardstock, Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories/Tools:  Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker, Decorative Label Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Alphabet Soup On Board Chipboard Letters, Antique Brads, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Clips Assortment, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Mat