Stamping Fun for Gigi’s Playhouse

Stampin’ Up! designated May 16th as Make a Difference Day.  How did I honor this day?  I stamped of course — I held a fun stamp night  raising funds for Gigi’s Playhouse.  Check out all the wonderful things Gigi’s Playhouse does.

This is their Mission Statement:
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. We offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Eve is one of my stamping team members.  On March 4th, Eve’s family’s lives changed forever.  Eve’s daughter gave birth to her second daughter, Laney.  Laney is beautiful and she was born with Down syndrome.  Eve, her daughter and their entire family are learning lots of new things and they decided they wanted to offer a way for family and friends to help.  They decided to join the Gigi’s Playhouse 5K Fun Run to raise funds.  This is why I decided to do a stamp class featuring the Share What You Love Suite available during the month of May.
There were 12 people signed up for the class — I added a bit to round our donations up to $500 total.  I am so proud of my stampers and their willingness to help.  Thank you all for coming and playing.

Here is Laney, her mother, father and sister.  What a happy, fabulous family!!!


Share What You Love, Gigi's Playhouse, Make a Difference Day

And this is Laney’s grandmother, Eve, holding her first card of the evening which features the Just Getting Started Share What You Love Bundle.


Share What You Love, Gigi's Playhouse, Make a Difference Day
Here’s a close up of the card.  The Just Getting Started Bundle has the Love What You Do Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Grapefruit Grove Stamp Pad, Old Olive Stamp Pad, Clear Block E and FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.  This card is sweet, simple and fun to make.


Share What You Love, Just Getting Started Bundle, Gigi's Playhouse, Make a Difference Day
Come back tomorrow to see the card we made using the A Little More, Please Bundle

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New Catalog is Just 16 Days Away

The new Annual Catalog is just 16 days away — that is so hard to believe.  I am a bit conflicted as I do some final sad designing with the items that are leaving and the excitement of playing with new items.  You can’t purchase the new things yet but have you ordered everything you want from the current catalog and Occasions catalog – time is running out — some items are discounted now.  Click here to view the discounted retiring list!

Have you seen the new catalog yet?  It is gorgeous — here’s a sneak peek of the cover.  I can’t show you the inside yet but if you don’t have a demonstrator and need a catalog just let me know.

2018-2019 Annual Catalog
Isn’t it pretty!!!

A Little Old and a Little New

Today I have a little old and a little new (sneak peek) to share with you.  The Beautiful Day stamp set is paired with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper to create this gorgeous birthday card.  This was a card on a display board at On Stage — I’m not sure who did it (maybe Susan Campfield) but I love the simplicity and the pop of color from the butterfly along with the beautiful new lace ribbon.

Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Detailed Delight Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Happy Birthday
The butterfly is stamped on Watercolor Paper and colored in with Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi stamp pads and an Aqua Painter and then “fussy” cut out and attached to the card with dimensionals.  The new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper is so pretty and fun to work with.  You have to wait until June 1st to order it but you will love it.

Supplies Used:
I can’t share the specialty paper or ribbon yet but here are the rest of the supplies used.