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More Autumn Spice and Gratitude….

 

I just love this Autumn Spice designer paper. I did a whole stamp camp around it this month. I will post those pics in the next few days. This is a card I did for my downline meeting this month. Everyone who came got to make this card and the little matchbook treat that I posted the other day plus several projects that some of my downline brought. This is a super quick and easy card. Just cut your designer paper at 4 x 5 1/4 and stamp the sentiment from Day of Gratitude on scrap paper and punch it out. I layered it by punching out another one of the same punch in old olive and I cut it in half lengthwise, pulled it apart and layered part on the top and part on the bottom so it looks like a different punch but it isn't. Pretty smart, huh?

The ribbon is old olive taffeta and the button is tied on using the linen thread.

 

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French Foliage meets Autumn Spice

 

This was one of the cards I did in my stamp clubs this month. I LOVE* LOVE* LOVE the French Foliage set and it coordinates  really well with the Autumn Spice designer paper too. Both of these items can be found in the new Stampin Up Holiday mini catalog.

I used the baby wipe technique for this card and if you aren't familiar with that, I made a video tutorial a few months back on how to do it. You can check that video out by clicking on the TUTORIALS link at the top of my blog. Then scroll down til you see the baby wipe one.  I used the more mustard, old olive and cajun craze inks for this card and then sprayed it with the gold smooch spray.

 


Here is a close up of the leaf and you can see the gold shimmer from the smooch spray on there.

 

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Cute Little Matchbook Treat Holder

I whipped up this little ghirardelli treat holder for my downline meeting this month and they are so quick and easy to make. You just need to cut the cardstock at 2 1/8 by 7 1/4 so you can get 5 out of a sheet of regular cardstock (8 1/2 by 11).  Then score each piece at 6 1/2.  Then I stapled the ghirardelli in the bottom flap, folded the rest of it over so it tucks into the stapled end. Then I decorated the front and covered the staple with a little ribbon.

 


 

 

Here is a view of the inside…..

 

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More from Day of Gratitude set

 

 

 

 

Here are some more Day of Gratitude samples from the St. George regional.  I sure hope they keep this set. It is one of my new favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you buy a pack of the Autumn Spice designer series paper to go along with it. It matches perfectly. Check out the cool waffle paper in the next card….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gorgeous Gift from Shelli and Gratitude

 

 

 

On our second night at Founder's Circle, we all received this cute little cupcake gift. Well, at first I thought the cupcake was the gift and didn't realize there was actually something inside! THen I picked it up and it was kind of heavy so I opened it and saw……

 

 

 

 

 


this beautiful necklace! Then the next morning we found out that Shelli had made them all herself just for us! How cool is that???

 


 

 

 

 

 

It is so pretty and it is extra special since it was handmade by Shelli!  These Simply Adorned pieces make wonderful gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, I had to throw in a couple of cards too. We attended a regional event while we were in St. George and Stampin Up gave us the set Day of Gratitude from the Holiday mini. I had already bought the set but I can always use a spare, especially since I am using it in my stamp camp this weekend. I just love it. These are just a couple of the great samples that were on display there.

 

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Sneak Peek from Founder’s Circle….

 

 

The whole week of Founder's Circle was a 50's theme and our awesome Stampin Up staff was so cute. The whole gathering place where we hung out was designed like a soda shop. These are just a few of the girls who took care of us and pampered us all week. We all loved them so much. I wanted to bring them home with me! What a shock it was to come home and not have someone fix all of my meals and clean my room every day and give me presents all day long…..I didn't want it to end.

 

For the first time ever, Stampin Up put us in teams of 8 so you could get to know some of the new people that you might not have met otherwise. I had an awesome team and you can see our fabulous cheer if you scroll down a couple of days. We were called the DSP's (for designer series paper). THe glasses were part of that 50's theme too. Our placemats were old album covers.

 


This is my friend Christie…..she participated in a quilt square swap with a few other girls and they were so awesome! I wish I was better at sewing so I could have gotten in on it. These are all made with our Stampin UP  Big Shot dies.

 

 

 

 

Every night of Founder's Circle, Stampin Up gets the hotel staff to leave us pillow gifts so when you go back to your room after dinner each night, you get a nice surprise. This was the first night's gift…….THey were all packaged in cute containers.

 

 

 

Here is what it looked like inside…..I can't show you what is in the box because it is stuff from the new Occasions mini which doesn't come out til January but I can give you some hints……

 

 

 

Do you see anything new here???? Like a new cupcake set and matching punch???? How cool is that? You will flip when you see the punch. It is similar to the owl punch with all the matching pieces. It is going to be a MUST HAVE ITEM!!!!

 

 

 


Here is another cute sample with the same set and punch……LOVE IT!!!!

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Founder’s Circle pics

 

 

 

When we first arrived at Founder's Circle, we walked into this treat filled room. Everywhere you looked was candy and treats…..yummmm.

 

 

 

Each day we got different treats too. There was a chocolate surprise and a bakery surprise. The first day was caramel apples and some chocolates with nuts I think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a close up of some of the apples…..they were so good. We each got our own and they cut it up for us.

 

 

 

 

 


This was another day when we got sweet rolls. Some of the other treats included doughnuts, fresh baked cookies, and lots more. Can you tell this week revolved around food?

 

 

 

Here is my awesome friend Cindy Petersen. I just love her to death. She is so much fun to hang out with. I wish she didn't live so dang far from me. If you watch the cheering videos, she is the one who does a back flip…..it was amazing.

 

 

 

 

This is another one of my great friends……Tami White. We had a lot of fun hanging out last week. I already miss everyone so much! I will try to post more pics tomorrow.

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Cute Cheering Video from Founder’s Circle

I just got home from Founder's Circle a couple days ago and still haven't had a chance to upload pictures. Too much to catch up on first! Anyway, one of the things we did at Founder's on our last day was a huge Wii Bowling tournament and we were split into teams of 8. After the bowling, we had to come up with a cheer that had to do with our group name. Our group was the DSP's (Designer Series Paper) so our cheer had to do with that. My friend Caroline taped them all and posted them on youtube. Here is my group. See if you can find me! LOL!. After you watch it, you should be able to see some of the other groups too. They are all really cute. If you only knew how nervous I was getting up and doing that in front of everyone!

 

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Autumn Spice Stamp camp

 

Here is a pic of this month's stamp camp! We will be making the adorable card holder in the back plus the 4 cards shown. All cards include the Autumn Spice designer papers and either the Day of Gratitude set or the French Foliage set. I am working on another card too if I can get it done in time for class. Times are this Sunday at 1pm  or 3:30pm and Tuesday at 10am and 7pm. Cost of the class is $20 and includes all supplies, snacks and door prizes. Sign up quick before all the spots are taken.

 

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My Founder’s Circle Swap!

 

 

This was my Founder's Circle Swap! I had to make 135 of these! Can you say "arm falling off?" LOL! Luckily my wonderful husband helped me out and did all of the Big Shot cranking for me. He is now my official big shot boy. Any time I have a bunch of cranking to do, I hand it over to him. This is our new Northern Flurry embossing folder and Northern Frost decorative strip which both go through the big shot. They are both found in the Stampin Up Holiday mini too. The sentiment is also in the Holiday mini. It is the level 2 hostess set.

 

 

Here is a close up of the snowflake. I spritzed the whole card with the vanilla smooch spray but it is hard to see in the picture. Just put your nose right up to the screen! That is also one of our gorgeous rhinestones in the center there.

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