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!
Friday's are just made for sketch challenges. For anyone who crafts over the weekend, this gives you the weekend to plan and prepared. My Stamping Bee team sketch challenges begin on Fridays and end on Wednesdays, with a random winner selected on Thursday mornings. It's so much fun to see what everyone has created over the course of the week!
This week's challenge features the Eastern Palace Suite of products. I really can't stop playing with this set. It's so vesatile. There's 21 stamps and 14 dies that all coordinate together. With all those pieces. your projects will be unique and fresh each time.
Don't wait until June! The Eastern Palace Bundles are available starting on May 1st. This gives you a whole time to play with brand new products before the new calendar launches! Register for my May 7th Coffee & Cards class and see for yourself, just what an amazing set this really is.
Would you like to play along with my Sketch challenge? Simply post your card in the comments below.
Stampin' Up! has done the most amazing thing! Even though the new catalog doesn't come out until June, they've decided to release the Eastern Palace Suite of new products a whole month early for EARLY customer purchase from May 1-May 31.
I've had the suite for a week, and it's amazing! Prepare to be WOW'd! The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper features 3 of the new 2017-2019 InColors: Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Fresh Fig. Paired with gold, these rich and sumptuous jewel tones and elegant patterned paper are reminiscent of an eastern sultan's palace.
And guess what? May's Card Class will feature Eastern Palace Suite, so you can come try it and see for yourself.
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