Saturday, October 2, 2010


This weekend I am up in Baltimore for the Baltimore Stampin' Up! Regionals.  My husband, my stamping buddy/sideline, Sarah Williams, and I all made the trip up yesterday.  Last night we walked around Little Italy and had a delicious dinner at Sabatino's.  Fantastic red sauce on my favorite Italian dish - Chicken Parmigiana.

Today was the regional seminar.  It was a FANTABULOUS day of swapping, stamping and lots of fun!  There were so many awesome presentations.  Of course, no stamping event is complete without stamping and FREE STAMPS!  All attendees received a pack of Glitter Brads and the awesome Day of Gratitude stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog—an absolute must have, in my opinion!  I love fall stamps - my favorite season.  I only got to complete two of the projects today as I spent much of the stamping time socializing with my stampin' friends, taking pictures and swapping cards.  You can see the two finished ones at the end of this post.  I did change them up a bit from Stampin' Up!'s design.  I had to make them my own!  I will post the rest of the projects this week as I finish them.

I was also lucky enough to win a door prize - the oh, so cute Tags til Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  That's still not all!  I was thrilled to find out that I won a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree when Bonnie Thurber chose me for the Best Swap Card at the Regional!  Wahoo!

It was also great to see my upline Melody Bias who moved away a couple of years ago, so we don't get to see her very often.  Here is a picture of those of us from Mel's team who attended (me, Melody, Tami Shortall and Sarah):

After the seminar, a group of us went to the Hard Rock Cafe including Holly who did a great Workshop Wow on stamping with a bleach and smooch spray mixture.  I am sure I will be doing a card with this technique soon!

I just love being  a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  It is so fun and rewarding!  My life has been so blessed by Stampin' Up! and all the friends I have met through Stampin' Up!

This project is a sleeve to fit over a bag of treats. 

  • Stamp Sets – Day of Gratitude (W#120835 $26.95, C#121148 $18.95)
  • Card stock – Cajun Craze (8-1/2" x 3", scored @ 2", 4", 6" and 8"), Very Vanilla
  • Ink – River Rock, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers
  • Ribbon – Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon  (#109071, $6.95)
  • Punches – Decorative Label XL (#120907, $16.95)
I used the Rock and Roll technique on this one to spice it up a bit!

  • Stamp SetsDay of Gratitude (W#120835 $26.95, C#121148 $18.95)
  • Card stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Old Olive, Cajun Craze Classic, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, River Rock Markers
  • Ribbon – Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain (#117292, $8.95)
  • PunchesDecorative Label XL (#120907, $16.95)
  • Accessories Basic Pearl Jewels (#119247, $4.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)
  • Tools – Stampin' Sponges


  1. Loved your winning card, Marie! Glad you had a good time, I think we all did!

  2. I loved what you did with that card to make it your own!! It was nice getting to meet you in person and having dinner!!!


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