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Monday, July 13, 2009

We've Moved!!

The day is finally here!! After many weeks and months of planning and much hard work by our designer Sara Williams, our new "home" on the web is ready to move in to! Please visit us now at Don't forget to change your bookmarks, add yourself as a follower and subscribe to the new site (you'll find all those widgets on the sidebars).

This blog will still be available but all new postings and information will now be on See you there!! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day One in Connecticut

Julie and I are safe and sound in Connecticut and are just back from our very first "Stamping in your PJs" class! It was a blast and wonderful to meet our attendees and catch up with old friends! Check out the cute welcome sign the hotel put out for us! Here's my best Vanna impersonation...while sporting my "in public" PJs!

Julia Aston taught our first class and she created these simply adorable birdhouses...aren't they just fabulous! The pattern is from Papertrey Ink (it's one of Nichole's free downloads!) as well as the paper and ribbon. Can you see how Julia created a clapboard front on the larger birdhouse? Darling!

Oh, and here's what I was sporting on my feet...of course ladies, had to work the bunny slippers... :-)

Stay tuned for more pictures from our classes tomorrow...WooHoo, we are having a blast, which you were here!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Sorry to scream at you - lol!! But in preparing my class I realized that I forgot 3 ink colors for you to bring along! Here they are:

Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Friday Evening Festivities!

EDITED: If you are not staying at the hotel, please check your email in boxes for a message that was sent today regarding the Friday evening schedule. Contact us ASAP if you did not receive the email! Thank you!

Are you ladies ready to stamp!! We're are busy prepping for classes, packing up all of our fantastic door prizes, and our luggage!

We wanted to let everyone know that we made a slight alteration to Friday evening's schedule because we're thowing a pajama party! WooHoo!

Please plan to arrive at the hotel by 4:00 pm to check in and then you are free to grab dinner at the restaurant of your choice. (We're working on putting together a list of area restaurants) After dinner, dash back to your room, and change into those PJ's and fuzzy slippers and meet us in the stamping room at 7:30 pm for our first class! We'll have munchies and drinks for everyone to enjoy along with Julia Aston's AMAZING class!!

Please leave us a comment or shot us an email with any other questions!

Monday, July 6, 2009

CT: Supply List

This is the week - so exciting!! Here is your supply list. Where inks were needed we tried to stay with Stampin' Up! colors since we figured that's what most people have, but if you have another brand we'd be happy to try to find similar colors for you!

Please make sure that all supplies you bring are labeled with your name or initials. The list is long . . .

Acrylic Blocks
Paper Trimmer &/or Scor-Pal (if you have one)
Adhesive - LOTS of it!
Glue Dots
Foam adhesive (Dimensionals or similar)
Quickie Glue Pen
Orange line tape or Scor-Tape
Scissors - paper snips
3/4" and 1.25" hole punches
Crop-a-dile Big Bite - (if you have it) if not we can share! :)
Black Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black is best)
Brown Ink (Memento Rich Cocoa)
White Ink (chalk ink or Papertrey Fresh Snow)
White Gel Pen
Scallop punch
Paper piercer & mat
Exacto knife
Self-healing cutting mat
Metal Ruler
clear glitter pen

For two of the projects, the instructors will utilize Copic markers for their samples. Now, please feel free to bring along your preferred coloring medium as a substitute. Copic markers are NOT a required item. However, if you are looking to start a collection or add to yours and your LSS doesn't happen to carry Copic Markers, our friends over at Eclectic Paperie have a great selection and great prices!

Copics: G99, YG95, YG99, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR23, RV09, R08, R22, R27, R37, E29, E31, E33, E37, BG10, BG15 (or some SU! colors: SU! Marker Colors - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Sky Blue, Chocolate Chip, Rosey Red, Pink Passion)

Ink Pads (we will have several but if you have them, bring them along!)
SU Colors: Riding Hood Red, Real Red, Cranberry Crisp (or Bravo Burgandy), Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum

If you have these:
Chai dye ink (Papertrey)
Papertrey Background Basics Retro stamp set
Ranger Adirondack Brights Inks: Watermelon or Sunset Orange

PHEW!!! I'll post some details later today about a Name Tag Contest (which is totally optional!). As always, leave a comment or email us with any questions!! Are you excited? :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Step Right Up and Get Your Hotel Room...

in Vermont, that is! Rooms are selling like hotcakes so if you want to head to beautiful Vermont in September for a rip-roaring stamping weekend then book your spot now because we are SOLD OUT of single rooms, triple rooms, and quad rooms! Doubles are all that are left!!

Contact us asap (email addresses are on the right) if you would like to book a double room for more than two people. The doubles can be used for more than two, as the remaining rooms all have two beds. However, that means that you'll need to be on very good terms with whoever you're sharing a sleeping spot with....there is always the sleeping bag option! :-)

Mark your calendars for September 11-12, pack those PJs and stamp supplies and come join us in Vermont!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Attention CT Attendees

Can you believe it's less than 2 weeks away!! We're so excited to get to meet all of you and stamp the weekend away! We'll be posting a supply list for you by early next week but I wanted to see if there were any people interested in a swap?!

We had a great group of swappers at the NH event in March and we'll follow almost the same pattern. Here are details:

1) No Vendor Requirement - although we'd certainly encourage you to support any one of our numerous amazing sponsors!!

2) All swaps should be full cards, not card fronts

3) There should be a minimum of three layers, plus embellishments.

4) Please be sure to sign or handstamp the back of your cards!

5) Please do your best work!

If you are interested please leave a comment on this post. We'll count up how many are interested and I'll send you a final number in one week!

Let me know if you have any questions!