One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Tina and I spent the day with lots of stamping & scrapbooking crazy people. We taught stamping classes all day in Madison at the One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. We had four different classes during the day and then had a round robin stamp night — eight different vendors designed a project, eighty customers participated in three hours.
This was one of the tables at the Create and Keep session. We had 10 people at our table — 8 different times — a total of 80 people got to make the Olaf Curvy Keepsake Box — What a great time. This picture shows one of the groups all finished up and admiring their Olafs as they wait to move on to the next table.
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This woman had so much fun making Olaf and thought we was so adorable she is taking Olaf home and having her husband KISS OLAF!!
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What a GREAT DAY!!!
BIG STAMPIN' UP! coming — Sale begins Nov. 24 — Dec. 2
Watch for more details to come BUT I promise you don't want to miss this sale.
I don't remember a sale this good – how about the Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot at 40% off — that's right 40% off.
So come back later for details.

Vintage Snowflakes

I love the look of this card and so did ost of the girls at clas the other night.
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The base of the card is Natural Ivery with a layer of Cherry Cobber, Early Espresso and the top layer is again Natural Ivory. I stamped the Christmas Wishes from the Ornamental Pines stamp set with Early Espresso ink. Then I cut out the snowflake using a thinlit from the Snowflake Card Thinlit Dies. I put a layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the snowflake opening. Last I added a strip of Under the Tree designer paper to a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and adhered to the front of the card.
Watch my Blog and email for Stampin' Up!'s Thanksgiving Sale — WOW, you are going to love it. Do you have the magnetic platform for the Big Shot yet? Well Monday is the time to order it — it is on sale 40% off (I think that's the right prices). You are going to LOVE this sale. My list is quite long — SO — COME BACK ON MONDAY so you don't miss out on some fabulous sale prices.

Etch-a-Sketch White Christmas

My sister,Tina, did an Etch-a-Sketch card a couple months ago and I loved it.  I saw this version of it on Pinterest and decided it was finally time to do one in class.

White Christmas Etch-a-SketchThe card base is Real Red.  I cut the square out using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits — it gives nice rounded corners for our Etch-a-Sketch.  I used Smoky Slate for the inside and stamped it with the White Christmas stamp set.  I know a real etch-a-sketch doesn't have colors but I just had to add the little Merry Christmas banner in Real Red ink.  It just made it pop a bit.  Last I added the drawing knobs — 1" circles of Whisper White cardstock raised up with a dimensional.

Give this card a try — it is lots of fun and brings back lots of childhood memories.