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Monday, July 30, 2012

My Birthday fun!

Hey friends!

I had a wonderful birthday. The celebration went on for days! My cube-mates had decorated my desk with flowers and balloons...

and had left me a birthday button to wear---and of course, I did wear it!

But then had a brain cramp when someone unexpectedly wished me a happy birthday, wondering how they knew! We had ice cream and cake, too!!

But wait there is more...when I arrived home my sweetheart gave me roses and more balloons!

I had planned a stamping evening on my birthday because stamping is my favorite thing to do. Here's the Make & Takes I prepared....
there's a cookie in there, wrapped up tight

Now you can check out the cookie I stamped with the Sweet Pressed Cookie stamp--love it!

Easy Events tag

Easy Events birthday card and notched envelope

Christmas card (more about this card in a later post)

Reason to Smile card

My oldest came to stamp, too---an extra special treat for me!

My sweetheart treated my stampers and me to a Carvel ice cream cake--yummy!!

But the celebration didn't end there....the next day my little daughter painted and decorated my toes before my sweetheart took us to lunch. Awesome cream of crab soup and crab cakes!

Pink and purple toe nails with sparklies
The celebration wasn't over since I had dinner the next week with my best girlfriends. I feel so spoiled!! I captured the event with a few photos...
Moulin de Paris menu
glass wall art at the restaurant
Barb's drink
My dinner -- house curry was super yummy!

chocolate cake with raspberry cream for my dessert---with a candle!

The owner gave me a cookie--a pink flamingo! Super Cool!!

birthday present---for me!!!
I even got a hand stamped card!

another present just for me!

Birthdays are fun!!!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tuesday night 3 for $5 is back --- Get Well/Thinking of You cards

Hey stamping friends!

The last 3 for $5 card night of July is this Tuesday July 31st, 7 to 9pm. Stop in and make 3 cards; the sentiment can be easily changed (get well, thinking of you, sympathy, etc). These cards can be completed in about an hour; class cost includes envelopes. Please RSVP asap. Thanks!

Clubs & Class Schedule
Stamp clubs meet next week and a couple of spots remain. All clubs and classes are held from 7 to 9pm in my home. RSVP now to reserve your spot. Please bring your favorite adhesive, craft scissors, and bone folder to class.
  • Tuesday, August 7th--Techniques club meets on Tuesday, August 7th; the technique of the month is 3D flowers. 
  • Friday, August 10th--The Christmas club meets Friday, August 10th. Interested in attending either club? Call me today to save your spot!
  • Tuesday, August 14th, 3 for $5, make 3 Thinking of You/Sympathy cards.
  • Wednesday, August 15th, learn to make tags for a variety of occasions; make 8 tags, 2 each of 4 designs.
  • Tuesday, August 21st, 3 for $5, make 3 birthday cards.

Here's a sneak peek at the designs for the tag class...

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Great convention classes! I am....

Hey friends!

While attending Stampin Up's 2012 convention I attended some fabulous classes---one of the great benefits of being a demonstrator!

Want to know a little about them? Well I am glad you asked!
  • On Thursday it was, I am Reaching Out presented by Emily Montoya and I am Open for Business presented by the fabulous Carrie Cudney.
  • More great classes on Friday, with Emily Montoya's presentation "I am Starting Out" and I am Doing Business "My Way" by Tami White and Ronda Wade. 
  • I attended an extra (special) class with the Stampin Up design team--I am Creative, facilitated by Shannon West. We learned more traditional and non-traditional techniques to use on our paper craft projects; these "secrets" will give projects a secret-sauce design boost!! I feel a little like Forrest Gump in saying it was beyond awesome...that's all I got to say about that!
  • Saturday I sat in on the last 2 classes of the convention--"I am Having Fun" by Shannon West and "I am Savvy" with presentations by Dawn Griffith, Meg Wheeler, and Laura Milligan.
A big THANK YOU to all the presenters for sharing their valuable knowledge! I learned so much and can't wait to start putting it too good use!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My convention swap & Shelli's creative challenge--a little summer fun!

Hey friends!

I fell in love with the idea of putting a pinwheel on a card and couldn't wait to give it a whirl so to speak! And to make it even more fun, I had a chance to use some of the new products in the new Stampin Up annual catalog.

I used several new SU products on this card---the designer series paper used for the pinwheel along with the birthday greeting and coordinating framelit die are all from the new SU annual catalog.

Speaking of fun, I had a blast at the SU convention--check out some of my recent posts to see how much fun! I'm already making plans to attend next year, the 25th anniversary of SU; I'm sure it will be an amazing celebration!! Join my SU team now and start planning to attend with me!


  • Emboss the Real Red cs using the polka dot folder; adhere to the Daffodil Delight cs.
  • Adhere the 3" wooden skewer piece using glue dots to the card front. Slide a small piece of the red ribbon under the skewer and tie it.
  • Lightly draw a pencil line on the backside of the DSP corner making an X. Cut each line toward the center, stopping about 3/4" from the center. Erase lines.
  • With the DSP right side face up bring a corner of one cut section to the center and glue down; it doesn't matter whether it is the right or left corner piece just be consistent with the other pieces. Bring the next corner to the center and adhere; repeat until 4 corners are attached to the center.
  • Pierce a hole in the center where the corners meet; insert a glimmer brad.
  • Adhere the pinwheel to card front with a dimensional, covering the top part of the wooden skewer.
  • Stamp the happy birthday greeting in Real red ink on the scrap piece of white cs; cut it out with the coordinating framelit die. Adhere over the wooden skewer using glue dots.
Stamping is fun!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gentle Reminder...monthly stamp clubs begin this week

Hey friends!

The next sessions of monthly hostess stamp clubs start this week....and you can still join these fun stamping groups.

The Techniques club meets once a month for 6 months and each member receives hostess benefits once during the 6 month session. Club member places a minimum $25 order each month; Christmas club meets 4 times with a monthly minimum order of $35---by October each member will have 16 extra-special hand stamped cards ready to be mailed--and members also get hostess benefits once during the 4-month session.

The first Christmas club meets tomorrow, July 23, 7 to 9pm. Members will make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Look at the beautiful cards club members will be sending this year....Only two spots left email me ASAP if you want to join!

I have a treat for this class....a sneak peek project using a couple of items from the new holiday catalog. It's going to be fun!

Techniques club begins on Tuesday July 24th and meets 7 to 9pm. I'll be teaching a variety of sponging techniques.... samples of the cards we will make are below. A few spots are left, contact me today to reserve your spot!

Don't forget that you are invited to my birthday stamping celebration this Thursday, July 26th, 6-9pm. I have planned many make and take projects, plus there will be cupcakes and lots of new inspiring samples I picked up at Stampin Up convention last week. RSVP ASAP for extra chances on some great door prizes; bring a friend new to me and you both get more chances!

When: Thursday July, 26th
Time: 6 -9 pm
Where: 474 Retford Drive, Severna Park, MD
RSVP now!

I'll be giving a special discount on orders placed on my birthday (July 26th) (this WILL NOT include online orders, orders must be placed directly with me, call or email me at 410-647-4011 or terhare@hotmail.com.

Stamping is fun!

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Last day of convention--it was a good one!

Hey friends,

Stampin' Up's 2012 Convention has come to end but not before I got some great stamp sets! 

We were given all of these great gifts over the course of the last few days...

Chris and I made our make & takes today before we went to the closing session...and where we recieved another stamp set. WhooooHoo! I love Stampin Up!

Stamping is fun!!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stampin Up Convention 2012--oh the fun!!

Hey stamping friends!

I am having such a great time--learning all about new Stampin Up products and being inspired everywhere I look!

I'll share a little of awesomeness that is convention in a few photos....

Main Stage

Chris shows off one of her convention stamp sets

lots of other demonstrators are also enjoying convention!

lots of swapping taking place!

The prize patrol visited Chris!

One of the swaps I received--love it, must copy it!

Stamping is fun! Convention is full of awesomeness!!


It's my birthday and you're invited to celebrate by stamping with me!

Hi stamping friends!

I am inviting you to an evening of stamping fun to celebrate my birthday. Please join me on my birthday for some stamping projects, cup cakes, prizes, and hear the latest news from Stampin Up (I'll be just back from convention with lots to share!).

When: Thursday July, 26th
Time: 6 -9 pm
Where: 474 Retford Drive, Severna Park, MD

We'll make a couple of cards and a couple of other fun projects--bring your favorite adhesive, scissors, and bone folder.

There will also be great prizes, you won't want to miss it! Bring your friends!

Please RSVP--each RSVP will give you more chances to win prizes; bring a friend new to me and have even more chances to win!

I'll be giving a special discount on any orders placed on my birthday (WILL NOT include online orders, orders must be placed directly with me, call or email me at 410-647-4011 or terhare@hotmail.com.
Stamping is fun---and even more fun with friends. Hope to see you next week!
Reminder clubs start on Monday, there is still time to join the Christmas or Techniques club.
  • Tools & Techniques Club - Club members will learn tips and techniques for a variety of tools--sponging, brayer, aqua pen, watercolor wonder crayons, crystal effects, blender pens, etc. The club will meet once a month, July through December. Members are guaranteed to receive at least $25 in Stampin Up hostess benefits during their hostess month. Space is limited! First class is Tuesday, July 24. Contact me today to reserve your spot!
  • Christmas club - you'll be done with your cards in October! This club meets 4 times (once a month, July through October) and makes 4 Christmas cards at each meeting (2 each of 2 designs). Members are guaranteed to receive at least $25 in Stampin Up hostess benefits during their hostess month. Class begin on Monday, July 23. 2 spots left! Contact me today to reserve your spot!

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My Motto is "Stamping is fun!"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm at Stampin Up's convention!

Hey Stamping friends!

Convention has barely begun and I have already taken 53 photos!  Here is a sample of  some of the great cards and projects I have seen so far. I haven't even got to the sample boards yet!!! Stamping is fun!!


PS--email me with any questions. I'd be happy to take photos of sample cards/stamp sets/projects you are interested in. Email me at terhare@hotmail.com with SU2012 in the subject line.