Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 4, 2010 Another Share today

I joined Stampin Up! about 2 years ago as a hobby demonstrator at the urging of my friend Pam so I could get my Stampin Up! product at a discount. Pam said it didn't make much sense to keep ordering from her when I was obviously buying so much so I signed up! Little did I know that over the course of these past few years that I would come to love Stampin Up! and all the products and all the awesome things that you can do with them.

Heather joined me in Stampin Up! after we attended the regional meeting down in Fort Worth, TX last September and we are working together to expose as many of our friends to the products as we possibly can cause it is so much fun and such a relaxing hobby to become involved with. To learn how to build our businesses we felt we needed to continue interacting with the people like the awesome folks we met at the meeting so I contacted the office in Utah and they put me in contact with my Stampin Up! up-lines here in OKC.

Leslie Bumgarner and Jann McCollum are two of the most awesome people I have met in the business and they both are so supportive of their down-lines. I am 6 or 7 down from Leslie and she was sponsored by Jann. Anyway back to my story...
Heather and I have started attending meetings in OKC on the first Saturday of each month at Panera Bread on SW Penn. It is an awesome group of women we are interacting with and we are learning so much from them.

The meeting on Dec. 4 was a Christmas party where you were to make something to swap and play dirty Santa with. I had CASE'd an idea from another meeting and we collaborated on making the swap gifts we were going to take. All the products except for the post its are Stampin Up! current products and we used the stamp cases that you can buy from SU.

My organizer is made with Deck The Halls Designer Paper, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock. Cherry Cobbler and basic black ink. I used the Decorative label punch to make the planner label on the front. Cherry Cobbler seam binding was used as ribbon.

Taking a picture of the inside of this case was a little difficult because the plastic glares if you try to use a light or flash. It works this way though. The DP is two sided and the picture of the front side of the paper is awesome but I really like the reverse side in this set also.Heather made the little pocket on the left side of the case to hold the 3x3 in cards we made. The calender was printed from the Ink Demo site. The post its on the right side of the case is Studio G.

Heather's dirty Santa gift is made with the Candy Cane Lane designer paper, Whisper White, real red, garden gree card stock. Real red and basic black ink. The satin ribbon is real red. The ornament punch was used to cut the real red and garden green ornaments with to stick on the front of the box. Stickles glitter glue was used to embellish them.

Don't you just love this blue green pattern that is the flip side of the ornament pattern on the front. I love the stripe that she made the 3x3" card pocket out of and I covered the top of the calendar with. I don't know if you can see but the stripe has glitter in the striping. Love it!!

Anyway that is it for today. I will be back tomorrow to show you the little candy boxes we made to swap last month.

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