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
 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,

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,
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
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
Holiday Elf with #StampinUp Curvy Keepsake die

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.


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 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 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.

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:



Friday, January 9, 2015


FREEBIE FRIDAY- The other day I teased you on my Facebook Page about some BIG THINGS coming and this is one of them.

I'm starting a FREEBIE FRIDAY right there on the My Stamping Friends facebook page. You can find that at www.facebook.com/StampinUpWithRoseEllen . Please visit the page and find the post about FREEBIE FRIDAY and in the comment section of that post please share a photo of something you made with your Stampin' Up! goodies this week. Everyone that LIKES the My Stamping Friends facebook page and shares a photo in the comment section of the FREEBIE FRIDAY post earns a chance to win the prize.

I'll announce the winner on the My Stamping Friends facebook page on Sunday night. This week the prize is Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape from the Occasions Catalog. So.....who is going to share the first photo ? 

#MyStampingFriends #FreebieFriday #StampinUp
Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape from Stampin' Up!
#MyStampingFriends #FreebieFriday #StampinUp #Rose-Ellen #Facebook