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Friday, August 14

Stamping With Theresa in August

I look outside this morning and notice that the corn is tassling and the glads are blooming. Where has the summer gone? It seems like only yesterday the snow disappeared and here we are already half way through August!

I have a workshop booked for a week from Saturday! Woohoo! It has been SO long that I will have to work on my presentation skills! I’m so excited…I just can’t hide it! (Sorry! Didn’t mean to hurt your ears with that rendition! :) ) We are making a slider card, the butterfly card below and a 6x6 scrapbook page. Will be working on cutting this weekend.

Build-A-Bear, jewelry items, digital scrapbooking, new Big Shots dies, new punches, treat cups to add a three dimensional look to any of your items and more! I am excited about the new Holiday mini and you should be getting yours soon! If you have not received one by September 1 let me know. It has some wonderful stamps, designer paper, rub-ons and more!

GROWIN’ UP!
Dates: August 1-31, 2009
Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value!
116313 – Playground Designer
116312 – Sherbet Designer
114333 – Button Latte Designer

Dates: August 1-September 30, 2009
Get the exclusive
D├ęcor Elements Growth Chart and a FREE applicator tool! 117519 Growth Chart $24.95

FILL YOUR PIGGY BANK!
Dates: August 1-31, 2009Join SU! For $85! That’s right! Until August 31 you can join SU! For $85 and receive a stamp set, new In Color Pads, In Color assorted 8 ½ x 11 cardstock and a package of Whisper White cardstock with all the business supplies you need to start your own home business! What a great way to get the new colors! The regular start-up kit is still available for $199.

COUNTRY LIVING SUMMER COOKOUT KIT AT 40% OFF!
Dates: Until August 31, 2009 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
This awesome kit is now 40% off making it just $14.95! And with plenty of summer left to celebrate, it's a great time to take advantage of this huge discount. The Summer Cookout Refill is also still available at its regular price of $9.95.
118070 Country Living Summer Cookout Kit $14.95
119193 Country Living Summer Cookout Refill $9.95

HOSTESS PROMOTION!
Dates: September 1-November 30, 2009
Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97)!

Butterflies in Flight (SCS VSN) (See butterfly card HERE)
We were challenged to use paint chips on a card and this was my creation. We will be recreating this card on August 22 at Diane’s. :)

Stamps: N/A
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DPS
Inks: N/A
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Big Shot, Big Butterfly die, two paint chips
PS. Kiwi Kiss is no longer available so we will be using Old Olive or Certainly Celery in its place.

Calendar
August 14 – JoDean’s 5-4-5 at 6:00 pm
August 15 – Round Robinil Out / Card Kit Mail Out
August 22 – Diane’s Workshop at 1:00 pm in Tekonsha
August 29 – Falling 4 U Stamp Camp at 12:00 in Burr Oak
September 1 – Holiday Mini Ordering Begins J
September 10 – Card Kit Order / Money Due
September 15 – Round Robin Mail Out / Scrapbook Kit Mail Out
September 26 – Red Hats Get-Together at Savory’s at 12:00 pm

SEPTEMBER OPEN DATES FOR BOOKINGS – Friday Evenings, Saturday Afternoons
Sept. 4 and 5, Sept. 12, Sept. 18 and 19, Sept. 25 and 26
I am available on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

August 29 I will be having a Falling 4 U stamp camp...and it's still not too late to sign up! $15 for lunch, ten cards & envies, two 6x6 OR one 12x12 scrapbook page. I still have room so if you are interested in coming just let me know! You can pay that day when you come!

November 21 I will be holding Jewelry for a Year in a Day Stamp Camp. Each person will be required to preorder by November 1 a charm and necklace from the mini. That day we will make 12 inserts for your necklace - one for each month! I am so excited! What a way to accent your wardrobe! Cost will depend on the charm/necklace the participant orders + $5 for supplies. Lunch will be provided.

December 19 we will be holding our annual Christmas party at my home. However, I would like to make this a special stamp day too! In the mini is a very cute desk calendar for $7.95 so preorder a calendar by the end on November and we will take this day to also personalize it! Oh it is adorable and comes with it's own little stand!

Technique Corner – Faux Linen
You can get this unique look by scratching the surface of glossy cardstock.

1. Stamp a background image on glossy cardstock. Ensure it is dry before the next step.
2. Use a light grade sandpaper or sanding block and make vertical movements up and down over the entire piece of cardstock.
3. Now sand horizontally; continue sanding until all the glossy is removed.
4. Apply a light color of ink over the top with a sponge brayer or regular sponge. 5. Lighten the color more by sanding over once again vertically.
6. Now you can finish your card! NOTE: You can stamp an image on this piece, add layers, etc. Make it your own!

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