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Monday, April 27, 2009

Artist Spotlight- Robin Perry

Robin Perry is a fellow Stampin Up demonstrator.
She was kind enough to share her art here for all of us to see.

Thank you for the inspiration Robin. You can view more of her art at
You have also been entered into my contest by having you artwork on my blog!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stampin Up special from Sherrill Graff

Starting today I'm offering a Stampin Up Special.
This Special expires Sat. May 2nd at 8pm

Place a order online on my stampin up website
go to

For any Hostess orders ($150 or more) Stampin Up give you a hostess set and hostess free merchandise.
From now until Sat. May 2nd at 8pm
I will double your hostess free goods for any hostess orders placed on my website.

All you need to do is to e-mail me your list of free goods after you place your order online.

Let's say you gather orders from your friends and family and your orders total $300.
Stampin up gives you a choice of a Free Hostess set Plus you get to pick out $35 in Free hostess merchandise.
Then you e-mail me at your list for your additional $35 in free merchandise!
I'll get it ordered and sent directly to your house.

That's $70 in free merchandise
instead of just $35
hurry - this Special expires Sat. May 2nd at 8pm

Sherrill Graff'
Stampin Up Demonstrator

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Artist Spotlight- Brandi Weinette

A fellow Stampin Up demonstrator shared about a Birthday Party she did for a bunch of teen girls recently. I thought many of you would like to hear how it went.
Brandi said:
"During one of my party's recently, I had a guest ask about doing Birthday parties for kids. I said absolutely. I had just demonstrated making an invitation using the Rockabilly paper and the Top Note Die.
I met with the birthday girl, and she loved the invitations, the paper, the journal idea, just all of it. She helped make enough invitations to send to her friends. At her party the girls (who were roughly 13 years old) got to choose 1 sheet of designer paper from either the Rockabilly line or the Pink Flamingo line. In addition, they got 2 sheets of cardstock to coordinate with their sheet of paper. I helped them to cut the paper to cover their journals. I showed them several options of cutting the paper to have both sides showing on the front of their journals.

They did a great job of make their journals personal and fun. I provided the 'define you life' stamp set as well as various other words for them to use. I also provided the Big Shot and the Simple Serif Alphabet dies so they could put their initials on them. They had great fun, and the party was a big success. Here are the photos...

The invitation

The girls and their journals
Here is her blog so you can see her other photos and ideas.

Thanks for sharing your event on my blog, for doing so you are entered into my contest for FREE STAMPS! Every demonstrator mentioned on my blog is automatically entered into my contest, if you find your art on my blog you are automatically entered as well.
Please join this group to view many more fun projects and ideas.
it's FREE for card makers and scrapbookers

Friday, April 17, 2009

Artist Spotlight- Ilina Crouse

I started stamping when I was 10. There was no availability of rubber stamps in Eastern Europe where I used to live. However I never stopped creating.

When I moved to the US my love for rubber stamping grew even more, I was so thrilled to find stamps :) I have been demonstrator with Stampin' Up! since 2007 and continue my addiction. I have been married for four years and I am currently senior at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA majoring in electrical power engineering.
Since Ilina's artwork is on my blog she is entered into my contest. If you would like to see your Stampin Up artwork here just e-mail me and ask.
You may win FREE STAMPS!
You are welcome to join our FREE Group for card makers and scrapbookers

Monday, April 13, 2009

Artist Spotlight - Joyce Spear

I purchased my first stamps as a teenager in the late ‘70s – rainbows and butterflies, of course – and brought them out to play with on special occasions. Little did I know that by the early 1990’s stamping would become a way of life for me! A friend of mine took me to a LSS and the store staff ooh’d and ahh’d as I made my first card, and I was hooked! That same year I was invited to a Stampin’ Up! workshop and fell in love with SU! products. With a B.A. in Secondary Education, I find teaching rewarding, so it made sense for me to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator when the local stamping stores I taught at started closing.

At this time, due to health issues, I am mostly a hobby demo (although I will never turn down an order!). My greatest satisfaction is in teaching newbies the art of stamping, sharing techniques and ideas with fellow stampers, and creating cards and projects that active demos can use in their businesses. I see creativity as closely linked with spirituality, and I find myself happiest when I am stamping. I love seeing people’s eyes light up when they receive something handmade, but my greatest joy of all is seeing people discover “Hey! I can do this!” when they catch the excitement of making projects of their own. Visit Joyce at

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Demonstrator Spotlight - Trina Congie

Most of the time I am behind the camera so the only time you see photos of me are at convention or leadership or other SU events. I always look happy too because I love their events! Trina Congie shown (in the middle) with 2 of her downline members.
I taught La Vonne Crosby (Shelli Gardner's sister) how to make the envelope bag and when she put it in the Stampin' News she forgot to put my name on it. She sent me a nice note and a stamp set for forgetting.
Shelli read part of one of my letters at our ten year anniversary convention
saying "I received this letter from Trina Congie in Whittier CA,..."
Trina has been a demonstrator almost as long as I have and that's something to be proud of! Thanks Trina for all you do.