Tuesday, June 2

Newsletter for June 2009

School is out and it’s time to think of the summer months ahead and what to do you your children during this time. Why not start them scrapbooking their summer? What a great way for you to show your love of stamping and scrapbooking by sharing it with the ones you love! Want to know how? Host a Mom & Me scrap camp in your home with your friends and their children. I will share some easy layouts that kids can do and they will feel great at what they are able to accomplish and their individual personalities will be capture in their own books. Afraid of the cost? We can make really simple, easy to assemble scrapbooks without the binders! Call today to schedule your Mom & Me scrap camp today! Boys and girls alike can enjoy this fun and creative outlet.

The Retirement List is Here!
The retirement list is out for the final month of the SU! year. You will find it attached to this newsletter.
MY INCENTIVE: For every THREE items you buy, you can get 20% off the FOURTH item (of equal or lesser value). The last day to purchase the retiring sets will be June 30 so order yours today!

Pre-Order your 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog Today!
SU has decided to go back to one catalog a year! You can pre-order your catalog now! $6 will hold your catty when they arrive! Call today to reserve yours!

Mom & Me Scrap Camp
I will come into your home to do a scrap camp for your child and his/her friends and moms. Cost will be $15 per mom/child (additional children $5 each). Each person will make a cute scrapbook using our Top Notez die cut and the Big Shot, designer series paper, and Simply Scrappin’ kits that I have available. These cute scrapbooks are perfect to fit in backpacks to share with friends and purses for grandmas!

June Stamp Camp
Do you struggle with layout ideas for cards? This class will be a little different as we use two sets, three layouts and four colors to create a cute melange of ten cards! The class will cost $10 for 10 cards and will be June 20 in my home. Call today to reserve your spot!

Stamp Camp Kits for Sale
~ Costs per kit are $7.50 without stamping or $10.00 with stamping completed, including directions. Shipping is not included (will ship Priority Mail).
~ April’s Fifth Avenue Floral SC – 10 cards using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.
~ May’s 3-D Stamp Camp – Candleholder using Décor Elements, Hodge Podge necklace, Tri-Shutter card, Top Notez die cut purse scrapbook and envelope scrapbook.

Calendar of Events
June 6 ~ Ladies Breakfast at De Dutchmen in Mendon at 9 am
June 12 ~ JoDean’s 5-4-$5 at 6:30 pm ~ Call me for details
June 19 ~ Card Ministry/Craft Night at Crossroads Missionary Church at 6:30 pm
June 20 ~ 2-3-4 Stamp Camp at my home at 12 noon ~ $10
June 27 ~ Afternoon of play at Diane’s at 1 pm…bring along your play things and I will have a couple of odd and end projects to do. J No purchase necessary!

Creative Corner
We did this necklace at the May 3-D stamp camp and I wanted to share it with you all! It was so much fun to do something different!

Hodge Podge Necklace
Cardstock – Natural Ivory (1 ½ x 2, 1 ½ x 1 ½);
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red;
Stamps – Fresh Cuts
Accessories – Hodge Podge piece, brad, Flower Fushion 2,
Micro Beads, Crystal Effects, Designer Label punch, glue dots,
jewelry wire, Filigree Designer brads, Pretties kit, scissors, ribbon

1. Stamp the background with the large stamp in chocolate chip.
2. Stamp the leaf randomly in kiwi kiss.
3. Punch out the background using Designer Label punch.
4. Stamp the flower in riding hood red on smaller piece of natural ivory.
5. Cut around flower, punch hole and add brad.
6. Attach to punched background with glue dot.
7. Glue punched background into hodge podge piece using crystal effects.
8. Allow to dry.
9. Add crystal effects to front and cover with micro beads.
10. Allow to dry.
11. Using jewelry wire, run through bottom hole of hodge podge piece.
12. Thread both wire ends through small filligree brad top, pearl (from Pretties
Kit), chocolate flower (from Felt Fushion 2 kit) and crystal (from Pretties kit).
triple tie a knot in the end and clip close.
13. Run ribbon through top hole and add a large filligree brad top. (You can use bead chain for this instead and tie a small ribbon through the hole. I couldn’t find any to use so used the ribbon instead. You could also purchase a plain necklace at WalMart to put this on.)
14. It’s ready to wear!

On mine I wrote be happy in black but it’s hard to read through the beads so I would suggest not doing this. L

You can use ANY of the hodge podge pieces to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings. I plan on making more to give out at gifts to family members for birthdays, etc. It’s a cute and inexpensive gift for those you love as well! If you would like to purchase one let me know. I will be selling them for $7.50 each (necklaces only at this point). You can ask for specific colors but be aware of the colors available in the Felt Fushion kits (Only Orange, Olive Green, Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink).

Times are Tough
As the SU year comes to an end it has been rough for everyone this past year. Just to keep you up dated, SU has had a reduction in staffing due to the slow down in this rough economy. Shelli was sad to announce the downsizing within the company from the top down. I know that my family has been personally affected by this crisis with lay offs – James for four months, Travis permanently and now me (minimum of two weeks, could be longer depending on GM). Please be aware that with tough times come tough decisions. I will no longer be handing out Customer/ Hostess Punch cards until the economy turns around. I will honor any that you may have in process. Please understand, this decision doesn’t come lightly but, with the loss of sales and income, it’s become necessary to take this step.

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