When I say Super Saturday, that's exactly what I mean! Saturday afternoon was my Sale-a-bration Celebration. It was a special VIP afternoon for everyone who joined my Stamping Bee Team and for customers who spent over $150 during Sale-a-Bration. We made 5 cards using the Builder Birdcage stamp set and the Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper and embellishment packs. A light afternoon tea of carmelized onion and feta tarts and an assortment of macarons were our snack. It was so much fun to surprise and delight these crafty ladies.
Then, Saturday night was my BOGO Bingo night. This night was all about FUN! We played 7 games of Bingo and made 6 cards, using my favorite Cupcakes and Carousels paper and embellishments kit, and Carousel Birthday Stamp Set. Everyone went home with an extra stack of paper and the embellishment, too!
And I had the best prizes! The Birthday Bright Kit and Stamp Set; The Designer Tin of Tags and Stamp Set; two full Paper Pumpkin kits; and designer series paper stacks with stamp sets, embellishments, and punches. Everyone was a winner! Even if you didn't win bingo, you went home with a special prize - a brand new InColor stamp pad!
For snacks, I went with a Mexican theme: margaritas, chips, homemade guacamole, mango salsa, and a southern twist on a 7-layer dip. We also finished off the leftover macarons from the afternoon.
Being able to do fun events like this is one of my favorite parts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love that I can bring people together, from all walks of life, to share in the simple joy of being creative. We had so much fun at Bingo, and were laughing so hard, my husband told us us we couldn't possibly be crafting.
Of course, I also had my retired BOGO products out. From stamp sets, to paper, kits, embellishments, and ribbon, everyone found somethings they couldn't live without.
I hope you can join us at Back to School Bingo on August 26th. It's a night you won't want to miss!
Bingo Night is only 2 weeks away! Your $30 registration includes:
Do you have your invitation to my
Free Sale-a-Bration Celebration?
This by invitation only event will feature a whole afternoon on April 22nd of Free stamping fun, games, prizes, and food! Plus, these VIPs get an extra 1/2 hour to shop my BOGO event before the Bingo party begins that night.
There are two ways to get your invitation?
The first round of invitations are being mailed this weekend. There's still plenty of time to get yours and get in on the fun!
This is my Stamping Bee Friday Sketch Challenge card. It uses a very basic layout, and I chose to dress it up with some watercoloring and copper embossing powder. Although it still uses the same Lift Me Up bundle and Carried Away Paper that I've used all week, this is a much softer and more subtle approach.
Cutting and Measuring:
Base: Whisper White Thick Card stock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Carried Away Designer Series Paper 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (I covered the entire base)
Layer 2: Mint Macaron Card stock 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White Card stock 4" x 3"
This acrylic block watercoloring technique is pretty cool.
Earlier this month, I hosted my very first Stampin' Up! Bingo night to show case all the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. It was more fun than I even imagined! Ten stampers came and I really wanted it to be a night to remember.
First, the Hubs carried all the furniture out of the living room and stored it in my home office. Then, he carried down my folding tables and helped me set them up in the living room.
My plan that night was to play 6 games of Bingo, with a break in between to make some projects. Everyone got a goodie bag of Stampin' Up! products. We made 4 cards, plus the cute chicken egg carton in the upper left hand corner of the picture below. The crazy chicks from the Sale-a-Bration Hey Chick stamp set was a huge hit! And SURPRISE...everyone went home with a complete Hey Chick stamp set!!
Everyone ooh'd and ahh'd over the hot air balloon place settings, too. A friend of mine spent a day figuring out how to make them. They took some time, but with a little team work, they were worth every bit of effort. The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are just the perfect size for a Yankee Candle votive, and the Autumn Leaves scent was just the perfect color, don't you agree?
The evening was such a huge success, I already have my next one planned. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, June 3. You won't want to miss it!
Here's what you'll need to make these adorable party favors...
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