Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Wish List from Stampin' Up with Rose-Ellen and #MyStampingFriends

Time is flying by My Stamping Friends,

I just can't believe that its already a week into December!! Blink your eyes and we'll be sailing into a new catalog season. Before we get there though I thought I'd post a little helpful tid-bit for you......a Christmas wish list form. I love getting JUST what I'm hoping for! So fill out the list and leave it in plain view of any Santa in your life and viola.....maybe you'll get just what YOU'RE hoping for.

Christmas Wish List for Stampin' Up! with Rose-Ellen
#MyStampingFriends 

If you have any questions feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

Merry Christmas,
Rose-Ellen

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge with Among the Branches from Stampin' Up!

Good Morning My Stamping Friends,

I've decided that I'm going to attempt to post a Christmas Card for each day in December (maybe not one every day, but one for every day of the month). So here I am already catching up on my personal challenge - It turns out that I have to change some settings on my blog in order to make the emails that I've been sending, actually POST to the blog. Ooooops.

Today's card uses the stamp set Among The Branches and some snowflake Designer Series Paper from the Season of Cheer paper pack. Both of these items are retiring from the Holiday Catalog and are only available while supplies last. If you want to order these items, please visit www.RoseEllenEastman.StampinUp.com


My Stamping Friends Christmas Challenge Card
using Among the Branches and Season of Cheer DSP 

I'll be posting my challenge cards on my facebook page (www.facebook.com/StampinUpWithRoseEllen ) as well as right here on my blog.

Feel free to join me and post a photo of YOUR Christmas card in the comments here, or in the comments of one of my challenge cards on my facebook page.

Merry Christmas to all,
Rose-Ellen

Friday, November 13, 2015

Halloween Treat Bubble Holder Box inspired by Hand Sanitizer box - by Stampin' Up! #MyStampingFriends

Happy Halloween a few weeks late to all My Stamping Friends!

I thought I'd share with you some Halloween Treats I made this year. I found a set of mini bottles of bubbles and was going to give them out as Halloween Treats but as I looked at the Dracula I knew I could recreate that face using my Stampin' Up! supplies. So I measured the bottle of bubbles and created a 'box' similar to the hand sanitizer boxes I often see as stocking stuffers.  It started out with just the blue Dracula bubble holder for a Mommy and Me Halloween Monster Mash class I held in mid October. Once I held the class and My Stamping Friends liked the box and bubbles as much as I did, I knew I had to create boxes for the other bubble bottles. It was SOOOO much fun.

I love them all, but I'm curious; which one is your favorite and why? Comment below and let me know.

‪Halloween Treats made by Rose-Ellen
#‎
MyStampingFriends‬
 ‪#‎StampinUp‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬‪ #‎Dracula‬ ‪#‎Mummy‬
 ‪#‎Pumpkin‬ ‪#‎Frankenstein‬‪ #‎ItsBubblesNotHandSanitizer‬ ‪#‎Bubbles‬

‪Halloween Treats made by Rose-Ellen
#‎
MyStampingFriends‬
 ‪#‎StampinUp‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬‪ #‎Dracula‬ ‪#‎Mummy‬
 ‪#‎Pumpkin‬ ‪#‎Frankenstein‬‪ #‎ItsBubblesNotHandSanitizer‬ ‪#‎Bubbles‬

‪Halloween Treats made by Rose-Ellen
Stamp Set: Six Sayings by Stampin' Up!
#‎
MyStampingFriends‬
 ‪#‎StampinUp‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬‪ #‎Dracula‬ ‪#‎Mummy‬
 ‪#‎Pumpkin‬ ‪#‎Frankenstein‬‪ #‎ItsBubblesNotHandSanitizer‬ ‪#‎Bubbles‬

‪Halloween Treats made by Rose-Ellen
Stamp Set: Howl-o-ween Treat by Stampin' Up!
#‎
MyStampingFriends‬
 ‪#‎StampinUp‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬‪ #‎Dracula‬ ‪#‎Mummy‬
 ‪#‎Pumpkin‬ ‪#‎Frankenstein‬‪ #‎ItsBubblesNotHandSanitizer‬ ‪#‎Bubbles‬

Halloween Treats made by Rose-Ellen
Stamp Set: Howl-o-ween Treat by Stampin' Up!
#‎
MyStampingFriends‬
 ‪#‎StampinUp‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬‪ #‎Dracula‬ ‪#‎Mummy‬
 ‪#‎Pumpkin‬ ‪#‎Frankenstein‬‪ #‎ItsBubblesNotHandSanitizer‬ ‪#‎Bubbles‬

Halloween Treats made by Rose-Ellen
Stamp Set: Howl-o-ween Treat by Stampin' Up!
#‎
MyStampingFriends‬
 ‪#‎StampinUp‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬‪ #‎Dracula‬ ‪#‎Mummy‬
 ‪#‎Pumpkin‬ ‪#‎Frankenstein‬‪ #‎ItsBubblesNotHandSanitizer‬ ‪#‎Bubbles‬

Let me know what you think, and which one is your favorite.
Thanks for visiting,
Rose-Ellen

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Masculine Card with It's Wild & By The Tide by Stampin' Up cut with Lots of Labels Framelits

Good Morning to all My Stamping Friends from the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, 

I have lots of fun photos to share (some I can't share for a few more weeks so I don't ruin any surprises) but for this post I'm going to show you the card I made featuring the background stamp called It's Wild, and an element from By the Tide, both from Stampin' Up!  

With four daughters, I KNEW I would use this  stamp set a lot for the obvious idea of a zebra background but I also like to find another use or two for my stamps. This time I went for a masculine type card and turned the zebra print on its side and used it as seaweed. I then added the fish from By the Tide cut out with the new Lots of Labels Framelits on my big shot. You can add any sentiment from a Thank You, Congrats, Happy Father's Day and more to personalize this for the guy in your life.


Hope you like it. If you do, feel free to leave me some love in the comment section. Or follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StampinUpWithRoseEllen and leave some love there while you're checking out all the other projects. 

Have a super day!
Rose-Ellen 

#Convention2015 #InspireCreateShare2015 #StampinUp #MyStampingFriends


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Get FREE Stampin' Up! Stamps in June 2015- It's not too late!



Did you see this on the #StampinUp! Blog?:
Our new 2015–2016 annual catalog has some beautiful stamp sets in it, and you can choose two for free when you join as a demonstrator in June. Being a demonstrator is a great way to get paid for having fun, and it comes with amazing benefits. You can do as little or as much as you want, depending on how much you want to get involved.
What You Get:
  • Product Discounts
  • Exclusive Rewards
  • Early access to new products
What You Earn:
  • Free Products
  • Exciting Trips
  • Oh, and money!

What You Do:
  • Create with beautiful products
  • Share creative fun with friends
  • Inspire others and be inspired

Contact me at StampingWithRose-Ellen@cox.net  to sign up, or get started online!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

6/10 is last day for 50%off TWO MONTHS of Paper Pumpkin


Click here to order Paper Pumpkin for TWO MONTHS at 50% off.
https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2016780

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Expires June 10, 2015 at 11:50pm MT (that's 1:50am on June 11th for us East Coasters)

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

I hope you're having a Stamptastic day, My Stamping Friends,

Rose-Ellen


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retiring List for 2015 has been posted and items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST


Howdy My Stamping Friends~

TODAY IS THE DAY we've all been waiting for. Stampin' Up! has announced the list of retiring stamp sets and accessories and things are selling out fast.  The stamp sets should be available until June 2nd but the accessories (paper, ink, ribbons, Big Shot dies, framelits, embossing folders, etc) are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

You can find the lists here:
You can shop by clicking HERE.   And if your order is under $150, then you can use my latest hostess code (just email or text me to find out what the most recent code is).

And while you're shopping, don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack.

Have a Stamptastic day!
Rose-Ellen


Monday, February 16, 2015

Creative Blog Hop - St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold using Stampin' Up! Treat Cups for #MyStampingFriends

Hey there My Stamping Friends and welcome to my first blog hop.

     I was invited by the very talented Dianne Sisneros at Stamp With Bee, to participate in this hop and I am so excited. I apologize for being late with my post. It’s been a crazy town around here and this Friday I was sitting in the hospital with my daughter that just had an interval appendectomy, so I spent the weekend hovering ….I mean, watching over her. Now I have a few moments to finally post the project I made with this Blog Hop in mind.

     For this blog hop I will post something creative I made, I will answer 4 questions about myself and to keep the blog hop going I will introduce two bloggers that you can go check out.

     We’ll start with the creative part of the hop. For today’s post I was looking ahead and decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold. Funny story is that when my flight to the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference in Orlando, FL got cancelled, I called the airline to get on to a new flight and sat on hold for three hours, and boy was I productive!!

St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold #StampinUp #TreatCups
#MyStampingFriends #Pot-o-gold 

     One of them I filled with chocolate coins and the other I filled with rainbow gummy candies – Yummy.

St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold #StampinUp #TreatCups 
#MyStampingFriends #Pot-o-gold 

St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold #RainbowCandy #StampinUp
#TreatCups 
#MyStampingFriends #Pot-o-gold 


     I used the Labels Collection Framelits to make the front and back of the pot and trimmed a bit off the ‘bottom’ to make it flat. I used a circle punch to make a spot for the treat cup to go. I also used the Gold Foil Sheet paper for my gold coins and I popped some up with dimensionals to give them a little depth.

     I love, love, love the treat cups from Stampin’ Up! but to be completely honest, I was always a little bothered that someone had to destroy such a pretty creation in order to get the goodies out of the treat cup so I made this one so its REUSABLE.  

St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold #StampinUp #TreatCups 
#MyStampingFriends #Pot-o-gold #Reusable #refillable #RainbowCandy #GoldCoin

St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold #StampinUp #TreatCups 
#MyStampingFriends #Pot-o-gold #Reusable #refillable #RainbowCandy #GoldCoin

St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold #StampinUp #TreatCups 
#MyStampingFriends #Pot-o-gold #Reusable #refillable #RainbowCandy #GoldCoin

Do you think this is as Uh-May-Zing as I do?? Just pull the slider up and you can get the candy out without destroying anything. And you could even refill it and re-gift if you wanted too (not that you’d want to give this little beauty away). This could lead to some pretty cool project ideas. Just Uh-May-Zing, right?


And now we can move on to the 4 questions that the blog hoppers need to answer:

What are you working on?
Silly, I’m typing a blog post about my St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’Gold.  OK, seriously, I’m working on a few last minute details on projects for my Stamp Club meeting and I’m working on designing cards for my Coffee, Conversation and Cards class this Friday.

How does your work differ from others in your genre?
Personally, I think I’m a clean and simple stamper. I make projects that are simple, duplicatable and not overwhelming for my new stamping friends. I do like the other styles such as vintage or the more modern stamping styles, and some people with their punch art or their detailed coloring just knock my socks off, but I’m a clean line, colorful, simple stamper at heart.

Why do you create what you do?
Stamping is my therapy. It’s my get-a-way where I can relax and create to make people happy. I love to make a card or 3D item with a certain person or group of people in mind and I want them to know that they are special and I spent time making something just for them. That makes me feel happy. 

How does your creative process work?
Well, that’s a harder thing to explain. Sometimes it starts with a reason to stamp like an upcoming birthday,  a holiday, a class I’m preparing for and other times it comes from me seeing a great stamp set and I can ‘see’ how I want to use that stamp set while other times I’m inspired by a great color combination that makes me want to go duplicate it with paper. Sometimes I create my own projects from scratch, sometimes I CASE and sometimes I get inspired by others so it’s a mixture of them and me. That’s probably the same way so many other paper crafters create as well.

     Finally, I get to introduce the two bloggers for you to go check out. The first one is Michelle at Suitably Stamped and the second is Elizabeth from Crafts By Happy Stamper.  On Monday, February 23rd, the bloggers that I just mentioned will post a creation on their blog, answer the same 4 questions about themselves and they will also each introduce two new bloggers. Make sure to visit their blogs and check out their Creative Blog Hop posts as well as all the other cool things they have on there.


You can also find me and my event list on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StampinUpWithRoseEllen or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/MyStampingFriends or on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/StampingFriends  and of course you can always shop with me 24/7 at www.RoseEllenEastman.StampinUp.net

Have a fantastic day (we'll be shoveling and playing in the snow around here!)
Rose-Ellen

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Style Retreat in Northern Virginia for My Stamping Friends on 2/7/15 #NoVaStampingFriends

Good Morning My Stamping Friends, There is still one week left to register for the great
My Stamping Friends Northern Virginia Regional Event
on February 7, 2015
 
We are going to announce the guest speakers/demonstrators very soon , and you can expect  me and Michelle Suit of Suitably Stamped to have some fun demonstrations. We’ll bring back lots of photos from Leadership in Orlando and we’ll have lots of news and whatever announcements they share with us. Count on LOTS of Make and Takes during the day, yummy lunch, YUMMIER CUPCAKES made by Freckles and samples & idea boards. Don’t forget to bring something for the card contest (they will all be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charity afterwards so put your information on with a post-it note that can be removed).
You can find all the event details as well as the registration form by visiting
Prize Patrol being Awarded at the #NoVaStampingFriends Event on 8/23/2014
#MyStampingFriends
 
 but the basics are:
WHO: ALL My Stamping Friends
WHAT: A Stampin’ Up! Style Regional Gathering
WHERE: Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9-3
WHY: I want to share what I love with YOU, My Stamping Friends. This includes products from the new Occasions Catalog, The Sale-A-Bration Catalog, and lots of tid-bits that Michelle Suit and I pick up at the Annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Convention in January
 
If you’re on facebook, you can join the event conversation at www.facebook.com/events/409420522530185/
 
There will be some swap information posted on my blog at www.MyStampingFriends.Blogspot.com
Make sure to register for the event before it closes or before we reach capacity. Don’t wait if you can help it.
See you soon,
Rose-Ellen
 
 #NoVaStampingFriends
#MyStampingFriends
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lotus Blossom Color Options #SAB2015 from Stampin' Up! #SABProductOfTheWeek

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Good Morning My Stamping Friends, I hope you're having a fantastic day so far. I know I am. I'm sitting in the car with the ah-MAY-zing Michelle Suit and we are heading to have a Stampin' Adventure at Connie Heisey's team meeting in Hanover, PA! WAHOO!!

Before I spend my whole day lost in a stampin' wonderland I wanted to share something with you all. The other day I pulled out my Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Lotus Blossom (edited to add that Lotus Blossom is now the #SABProductOfTheWeek) and immediately fell in love. There are so many different color options you can make with this three-step flower. Originally I had intended to make a set of note cards with different color flowers but quickly got overwhelmed with all the color combination possibilities. Sooooo, I sat down and tried a few out and came up with this little beauty.

First I should explain how I stamped these flowers. The first stamp I used is the smallest part of the petals (let's call that #1 since that's how it's labeled by Stampin' Up!) then I lined up the medium petal stamp (let's call that #2) and finally I stamped the largest flower petal image (stamp #3). If you want to know why it's so easy to line up and make such a beautiful flower, the trick is the 'tab'. Each stamp has a tab in the same place and all you need to do is make sure you have the tab facing the same direction while you are stamping. And you can make a beautiful flower with just two colors of ink! Just stamp one color in full strength and one with second generation, which means stamp a second time without re-inking the image and you'll get a lighter image than the first one.
 
Some Color Combinations for the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! for Sale-A-Bration 2015
#StampinUp #LotusBlossom #SAB2015 #MyStampingFriends #SABProductOfTheWeek
 
 
 So like I said, since I couldn't decide which color flower I wanted to make, I tried a few and once I did that I knew I had to create and share this sample sheet with you.
Aren't these flowers just gorgeous? If you want to copy these flowers here is how I made them:
 
A) 1. Cherry Cobbler  2. Real Red  3. Real Red - stamped off
B) 1. Real Red  2. Real Red - stamped off  3. Rose Red- stamped off
C) 1. Rose Red - stamped off  2. Blushing Bride  3. Blushing Bride - stamped off
D) 1. Calypso Coral  2. Calypso Coral -stamped off  3. Crisp Cantaloupe - stamped off
E) 1. Tangelo Twist  2. Tangelo Twist - stamped off  3. Pumpkin Pie -stamped off
F) 1. Tangerine Tango  2. Tangerine Tango - stamped off  3. Crushed Curry
G) 1. Pumpkin Pie  2. Pumpkin Pie - stamped off  3. Crushed Curry - stamped off
H) 1. Pumpkin Pie  2. Crushed Curry  3. Crushed Curry - stamped off
I) 1. Crushed Curry  2. Daffodil Delight  3. Daffodil Delight - stamped off
J) 1. Island Indigo  2. Island Indigo - stamped off  3.Soft Sky
K) 1.Marina Mist  2. Marina Mist- stamped off  3. Soft Sky
L) 1. Bermuda Bay  2. Bermuda Bay-stamped off  3. Coastal Cabana - stamped off
M) .1 Blackberry Bliss  2. Rich Razzleberry  3. Rich Razzleberry- stamped off
N) 1. Elegant Eggplant  2. Wisteria Wonder  3. Wisteria Wonder- stamped off
O) 1. Elegant Eggplant  2. Perfect Plum  3. Perfect Plum - stamped off
P) 1. Blackberry Bliss  2. Perfect Plum  3. Perfect Plum- stamped off
Q) 1. Red Rose  2. Strawberry Slush  3. Strawberry Slush - stamped off
R) 1. Rose Red  2. Melon Mambo  3. Melon Mambo- stamped off
S) 1. Melon Mambo  2. Blushing Bride  3. Blushing Bride - stamped off
T) 1. Melon  Mambo  2. Melon Mambo- stamped off  3. Blushing Bride
 
These are just a few of the combinations that will work so sit down and play around. I'd love to hear which combination is YOUR favorite. 
Happy Stamping,
Rose-Ellen
 
P.S. For some reason the photo isn't very clear on my blog, but you can find a crisp one on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/StampinUpWithRoseEllen 
 
 
Rose-Ellen Eastman
Stampin' Up!,  Manager
703-200-2340
 
Shop: www.RoseEllenEastman.StampinUp.net with our online catalog
Twitter: @REEastman
Email your questions: StampingWithRose-Ellen@cox.net
 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Snowman, Santa & Elf characters using the Curvy Keepsake box from Stampin' Up!

Hi there My Stamping Friends,   Things got a little hectic here around the Holidays and I don’t think I ever posted this little Elf character that went along with the Snowman and Santa characters I made . They were all made with the Curvy Keepsake die from Stampin’ Up!

Snowman and Santa with #StampinUp Curvy Keepsake die
#MyStampingFriends
Holiday Elf with #StampinUp Curvy Keepsake die
#MyStampingFriends
Enjoy,
Rose-Ellen
 

My Stamping Friends Northern Virginia Regional Event on Feb 7, 2015 - Registration is OPEN


You’re invited to join us for the third
‘My Stamping Friends’ Regional Gathering

WAHOO!! It’s time for the next Regional Gathering in Northern Virginia and
I’m super excited to announce all the details.

What: My Stamping Friends Northern Virginia Regional Gathering
Where: The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Dunn Loring, Virginia
When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9am to 3pm
Who: Registration is opening to everyone on Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why: I want to share what I love with YOU, My Stamping Friends. This includes products from the new Occasions Catalog, the Sale-a-Bration catalog and lots of tid-bits that Michelle Suit and I pick up at the Annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Convention this January.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog, WOW projects, business ideas, Make & Takes, display boards, fresh ideas, a few surprises ... and more.  We are also going to bring back lots of samples and ideas from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Convention in Orlando, FL this January. 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.
 

Schedule:

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                                   

Swapping:
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 get some wonderful samples to take back home. 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 Stampin’ Up! products and not using retired products on your swap.

Registration:
REGISTRATION OPENS to all Stamping Friends on Saturday, January 10, 2015 the registration form will be available online at www.dlvfrd.org/My-Stamping-Friends 

If you have problems accessing the registration form, please email StampingWithRose-Ellen@cox.net and I can email you a form.

REGISTRATION CLOSES for everyone on Sunday, January 25, 2015 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) and for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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 photo and type in your Facebook Friends name and click the button to invite them.

·         If your friends aren’t on Facebook you can forward them the link to the information page and registration form and encourage them to join you.

·         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, a caption on each of your photos that you post - including 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. Please do not put your personal information on the cards that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 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 House.

Lunch:
The registration form will have all the information about lunch. 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 event. And don’t forget to caption them with #NoVaStampingFriends

·         Bring snail and scissors for your Make and Takes, we’ll provide everything else.

·         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 Occasions Catalog as well as products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

·         Make & Takes and of course some

·         FUN, FUN, FUN

Event Investment:
January 10, 2015 - REGISTRATION opens for everyone for $65 (plus $2 if paying by Paypal)
January 25, 2015 - REGISTRATION CLOSES so get your registration form and payment to me in by the end of the day.

Please include $2 paying by Paypal. If you want to mail a check, please contact me for the mailing address.

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:

www.shoptysons.com

www.virginia.org