Friday, January 31, 2014

Stampin' Up! Style Regional to be held in Northern Virginia for all of My Stamping Friends

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I hope you're having a super day. I'm so excited to finally be able to share the details of Stampin' Up! Style Regional Gathering that I'm hosting in Northern Virginia (aka NoVa). The registration form will be available tomorrow, Saturday, February 1, 2014. Let me know if you have any questions. And now, onto the real reason you're here........

Northern Virginia Area Stamping Friends

please join us for a

Stampin’ Up! Style Regional Gathering

Are you looking for a local place to get together with fellow demonstrators and friends to share what you love and get inspired? Here is your chance! Come join us in Northern Virginia for a day full of fun and all sorts of exciting things.

What: A Stampin’ Up! Style Regional Gathering

Where: The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Dunn Loring, Virginia

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9am to 3:30p (end time is approximate)

Who: Demonstrators register first and if spots are available registration will be open to guests.

Why: I want to share what I’ve love, build relationships with fellow demonstrators and share what I’ve learned at the Leadership Conferences and Annual Conventions that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.


The Details:

This is a ‘Stampin’ Up! Style’ Regional Event. I hope that gives you an idea of what standards we are shooting for. We want to help you enjoy a wonderful day full of meeting new friends, stamping, learning, sharing, swapping, laughing, eating and more stamping.  We are planning lots of fun things for everyone, including but not limited to Main Stage Demonstrator presentations, showing new products from the Occasions Catalog, Sale-A-Bration tips, WOW projects, business ideas, display boards, fresh ideas, Make & Takes, a few surprises ... and more. You won’t want to miss this event. Make sure you bring your notebook, a pen and your camera so you can remember all the fun things we are going to share.

We will be meeting in the Community Hall of the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department located at 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22043

There is plenty of free parking behind the fire station. Enter through the large double doors in the rear of the building.

8:15 – Doors Open, Name Tag and Welcome Bag pick up begins. Pick your seat, mingle and swap (general swaps or organized swaps)

9:00 – Event Begins so grab your seats

12:00 – (approximate time) Lunch is included in your registration fee

3:30 – The program ends at approximately this time. Now is the time to finish taking photos around the room, gather your things and say good-bye (sniffle, sniffle)

4:00 – the doors close and lock for clean up time                                         

The doors will open at 8:15 and this is the perfect time for swapping. This is an opportunity to meet new people, chat with other demos and pick up a few tips along the way. You are welcome to do general swapping or organized swapping. If you are going to organize a swap and would like me to publish the info for the rest of the group, just let me know. Please remember the main rule of only using current Stampin’ Up! products on your swap.

Registration opens for current demonstrators on February 1, 2014. The Registration form information will be available at on Saturday, February 1, 2014. This is a date change from the original plan. This is being done because January is a pending month.

If there are spots still available guests (over the age of 18) can register starting on February 13, 2014. Registration ends on March 1, 2014.

We have 125 seats available. If we sell 125 tickets I will start a waiting list. If more seats become available or if someone wants to transfer their ticket I can contact the people on the waiting list to see if they are still interested in attending.

When the doors open you will be able to pick up your name tag and goodie bag and there will be a basket at the check in desk for you to drop in your donated card for the display board and card contest.

Make sure to spread the word about this event. The more friends we get together, the more fun we’ll have. Use hashtag #NoVaStampingFriends on your social media to spread the word and get friends to join you, and when you share photos of the cards you’re bringing for the display boards or photos of your swaps. It makes us easier to find each other on social media.

Display Boards & Card Contest:
Do you want to show off some of your work? Do you want to get some fresh ideas? Bring in some full size cards that you’ve been working on (yes, you can bring in more than one card) and we’ll put them on our display boards. Please bring your full card in a clear envelope with your name and information on a post-it note on the back of the card. Several of these cards will be picked to be finalists in our card contest and the winners will be voted on by the attendees and prizes will be awarded. The cards on the display boards could be used for future events and will get donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Lunch will be from a local restaurant. There will be water and lemonade available to attendees and there are soda vending machines on site.

What to Bring:
·         A notebook and pen
·         A camera for photos of displays, photos with your friends, you KNOW you’ll want to post photos of this event.
·         Bring snail and scissors for your Make and Takes
·         Bring some card samples for the display board
·         Bring your swap cards, if you want to swap
·         Please remember to label everything you bring so your items won’t get misplaced.
·         We cannot really control the temperature in the venue so please dress in layers for your own comfort level
Miscellaneous Event Notes:

·         You must be 18 to attend.

·         You must be present to collect any prizes.

·         Still photos are encouraged but taking videos is prohibited.

What does Registration include?

·         Attendance at the event

·         A welcome bag with surprise goodies

·         Main Stage presentations by guest demonstrators

·         Clean and Simple to WOW projects

·         Business ideas

·         Lunch

·         Opportunity for swapping

·         Display Boards for inspiration

·         Projects using supplies from the current Occasions Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalog

·         Make & Takes and of course some

·         FUN, FUN, FUN

Event Fee:

February 1, 2014 – Tickets are available for current demonstrators $55 covers the entire event including lunch.

February 13, 2014 – If the hall is not full, tickets will be available for $60.

March 1, 2014 – Registration closes

Surrounding Areas:

There are several Hotels in the Tysons Corner area if you were interested in spending Friday night or Saturday night to extending the fun.

You can also check out these things to do in the area:

If you have any questions about this event please email

Don't forget to find me on facebook at

Follow me on Twitter @REEastman

And Join me on Pinterest too at StampingFriends

Have a Super Duper Day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Happy STAMPIN' UP! Anniversary to me!!! BLOG CANDY ANNOUNCEMENT for My Stamping Friends, 

Yup, it's my Stampin' Up! Anniversary. I became a demonstrator 7 years ago today and that means its time to celebrate. And I'm going to celebrate in lots of ways. One way is to get my business facebook page past 500 likes. Next I'm going to get myself a Stampin' Up! present (I'm not sure what that will be just yet) and finally I'm getting one for one of you too, in the form first ever Blog Candy. 

I'm giving away a HAPPENINGS SIMPLY CREATED CARD KIT from the brand new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  
Free Stampin' Up! Blog Candy from Rose-Ellen Eastman

All you have to do to enter to win is:
1.  Like my business Facebook page ( ) 
2. Like the specific Happy Anniversary/Blog Candy post on my Facebook page
3. Comment on that post with your favorite Stampin' Up! Item (so I can get some hints on what I should get myself)
4. Finally, share my Facebook Stampin' Up! page with your crafty friends to see if they might like the page too

Once I get to 500 likes, I'll pick a winner and mail out the HAPPENINGS SIMPLY CREATED CARD KIT as a Thank You for being one of My Stamping Friends. 

Disclaimer: I can only mail this gift to someone in the United States

Have a fantastic day,

Thursday, January 9, 2014

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