Monday, June 30, 2014

Join My Stampin' Up! Team for only $50!, by June 30, 2014

Today is the last day to join my Stampin' Up! team for only $50 (what a steal). This is perfect for the stamper that already has a lot of supplies and doesn't need the whole kit ...but of course the full kit is still available for $99. You don't have to be local to Northern Virginia either. Stamp wherever you want. Oh, and and if you become a demonstrator you can register for my My Stamping Friends Regional Event three weeks before non-demos can. Want to join? Check out the details on the flyer below.

Join My Stamping Friends Team
for only $50 until June 30, 2014
Let me know if you have any questions. Or sign up at
by clicking JOIN THE FUN!

Happy Stamping,


Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Stamping Friends Northern Virginia Regional Gathering (8/23/14) #NoVaStampingFriends

Rose-Ellen Eastman presenting at the
Northern Virginia Regional Gathering
#NoVaStampingFriends #MyStampingFriends #StampinUp
March 8, 2014

You're Invited to join us for the next My Stamping Friends Regional Gathering

Were you able to attend our last regional event in March or did you just
hear about all the fun you missed? Did you see all the photos of all the fun
we were having? Here is your next chance to get together with fellow
demonstrators and friends to share what you love, learn some new things, see
some amazing demonstrator presenters, check out new samples, swap some cards
or projects, create some current make & takes and get inspired?

What: My Stamping Friends Northern Virginia Regional Gathering

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

When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9am to 3pm

Who: Stampin' Up! Demonstrators can register first and then if spots are
available, registration will be open to guests.

Why: I want to build relationships with fellow demonstrators and Stamping
Friends and share what I love, including what I learn at the Stampin' Up!
Annual Convention this July.

Visit the Facebook event page at
to join the conversation with other attendees and hear the latest news.


The Details:

Event: 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 brand new Annual Catalog, WOW
projects, business ideas, Make & Takes, display boards, fresh ideas, a few
surprises ... and more.  We are also going to bring back Holiday Ideas and
Samples from the Annual Convention in July. 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. 

Location: 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 

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


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

9:00 am - Event begins so grab your seats

12:00 noon- (approximate time) Lunch is included in your registration fee
and lunch choices will be available on your registration form.

3:00 pm- The program ends so now is the time to finish taking photos around
the room, gather your things and say good-bye (sniffle, sniffle)

3:30 pm - the doors close and lock for clean up time


The doors will open at 8:15am 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


The registration form will be available online and the link will be posted
before registration opens. 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for current demonstrators opens Monday, July 7,

REGULAR REGISTRATION for current demonstrators opens Monday, July 14, 2014.

GUEST REGISTRATION for all Stamping Friends opens Monday, July 28, 2014.

REGISTRATION CLOSES for everyone on August 10, 2014 so get your registration
forms to me by the end of the day.

If registration fills up I will start a waiting list. If more seats become
available or if someone is interested in transferring 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 card contest (more info on the card contest below).

Share the Fun: 

We love to Share The Fun and we hope you will to. Grab your team, your
friends and family and your stamping friends and bring them along for the
fun.  You can share with them in several ways. 

From the Facebook Event Page click on INVITE under the top photos and type
in your Facebook Friends name and invite them. 

If your friends aren't on Facebook you can forward the link straight to the
registration form and they can send that to me.

When you're posting anything about this event on your social media (Twitter,
Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc) include the following hashtag
#NoVaStampingFriends to spread the word and get friends to join you. You can
use this when you're posting a comment on your page, share photos of the
cards you're bringing to swap or for the display boards. 

Card Contest and Display Boards: 

We are going to have a card contest with several winners. If you want to
enter the card contest and show off your work, please bring in some full
size cards in a clear envelope with your name and contact information on a
post it note. You can drop your submissions in the basket on the
registration desk at the front door. They will be hung on the display boards
for everyone to admire and photograph. At the end of the day the winners
will be announced and prizes will be given. The cards on the display boards
could be used for future events and will get donated to the Ronald McDonald


The registration form will have all the information about lunch. The details
are still being finalized but attendees will have several lunch options
available to them when they register. 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 main stage presentations, display boards,
photos with your friends, etc. You KNOW you'll want to post photos of this

*         Bring snail and scissors for your Make and Takes

*         Bring some card samples for the display board 

*         Bring your swap cards (optional)

*         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 new Annual Catalog as well as
products from the BRAND NEW 2014 Holiday Catalog. 

*         Make & Takes and of course some 

*         FUN, FUN, FUN

Event Fee:

July 7, 2014 - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION opens for current demonstrators for

July 14, 2014 - REGULAR REGISTRATION opens for current demonstrators for $65

July 28, 2014 - GUEST REGISTRATION opens for all Stamping Friends for $65
(if there are spaces still available).

August 10, 2014 - REGISTRATION CLOSES for everyone so get your registration
forms to me by the end of the day.

Surrounding Areas:

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

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