Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art Gallery Cards Creative Mondays and SOS Tuesday

Hi, Everyone!

Thank you for a terrific Monday and a great Tuesday evening as well!  It was such fun to stamp, punch and trim with all of you!  Here are some quick pictures of our fun! Gotta get everything done today before I leave for Jacksonville for 3 days and put on my musician's hat!  Enjoy the pictures of our talented stampers and their fabulous projects!

We were happy to welcome a new stamper, Deb, to our happy group!  Thank you for joining us, Deb!  It was also good to welcome Sydney back to our group!!

Susan, thank you for being hostess at this month's meeting of the SOS stampers at the "Oasis"!

Stampin' Smiles,
Ree ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Art Gallery Cards Stampers

SOS Stampers

I love that we were able to make this birthday card
pretty much with freebies from Sale-A-Bration!
Woo Hoo!!
Thank you, Susan!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art Gallery Cards St. Patrick's Day Card , Big Wish Birthday Card and TAL Stampers!

Hi, Stampers!!

It's been a great week!  Last Thursday in Titusville with the Art Gallery Cards TAL stampers, we enjoyed stamping with Linda's visiting brother, Michael!  True to form for this artistic family, Mike did a fantastic job for his first foray into the stamping world!  Thank you for joining us, Mike!  You are great company and a great stamper too!!  Now we are the Stampin' Divas and Divo!! :-)

 Patricia, Linda, Michael and Mary made these elegant cards. 
 Love that shoe card and of course the Japanese lantern card 
is one of my personal favorites.  Good job everyone!!

Monday brought our Art Gallery Stampers out to create
 a fun St. Patrick's Day card and an adorable shoe card using one of the new hostess sets from Stampin' Up.  Our St. Patty's Day card
featured a lot of punches!
Here are my morning gals, Charlotte,a fellow demo from PA that I am so happy to have join our classes when she is in town! Mike, Jane, Bea (Welcome Back, Bea!), Nancy, Lori and Dara.

Love our little pots o' gold!

 Here's our new student, Nancy, with her
St. Patrick's Day card!  Fantastic job, Nancy!!
Pretty pastels for our birthday card!
Here are my Art Gallery Cards pm gals:  Gail, Sharon, Nancy, Jo O and Jo B.  :-)
Love my classes!  These folks are just the best and we always have the best time together!  Thank you everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Valentines Kind of Week!

Hello, Stampin' Chicas!!

I hope you are doing well and finding some relaxing, creative times!!  What a fun week I am having.  15 valentines sent out to family and valentine themed get-togethers!

Here is an adorable valentine sent to me by one of my talented Chicas, Jane!  I love the pretty details and sparkles!  Thank you, Jane!!

 And now for something entirely different......
Totally out of order but I am a succulent freak!!  I recently found containers that fit around the patio table umbrellas.  They are made by a gal in California who asked me to send pictures so I wanted to share.  Most of the plants are just cuttings from my existing collections.

That's what I'm talking about!!  Mike brought in delicious!! valentine cookies.  (I had been craving those!!)  I also brought in a tin of ginger valentine cookies.  I decorated a lolly for each of our stampers by using the new spiral flower Bigz die and voila!!  So fun and easy!!

 AM Gals Mike, Jane, Dara, Dianne and Donna!

We made these adorable shoe cards using Mambo Melon embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds.  We then used an aquawriter to "paint" the shoes.  Be the first to email lolly to me for a prize.  We topped them off with sparkly pink and silver accents!  GOJUS!!
I made a similar Japanese lantern card with my classes a few years ago.  New students so it was time to reprise the design.  I still love it!  Next time maybe a tassel hanging from the bottom!!

A number of our PM stampers were on a cruise so
there were just 4 of us.  We had a lovely time and enjoyed good results AND cookies!
Joan B, Gail and Phyllis.

Here are the "lollys" I made for our AGOV classes.  SOS stampers got theirs last week at their meeting and TAL stampers get theirs tomorrow!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Stampers!

Hi, Gals!

Thank you for the past two weeks of wonderful stamping fun!  I just loved the oohs and ahhs for last week's projects!  So fun!

Here is a recap of our most recent meetings!  The beat goes on this week as we meet with our two Art Gallery classes and the TAL stamping group on Thursday.

SOS is not left out of the fun as their orders are due to arrive today for delivery this Friday, Saturday and Monday!  Yayyyy for everyone!!

BTW--Last year I was longing for a group of gals to go to Convention and have matching shirts, fun hats etc. and I'm hoping that this can become a reality this year!  Stampin' Up is really rolling out the red carpet by offering free registration (A savings of $295) to new demos--evening if they just want to be a hobbyist and not worry about sales.)  I'll post the details on the homepage!  Sigh--I can see us now getting all of those free stamp, enjoying luscious desserts, sight-seeing in Salt Lake City, getting to see "Herself"--my hero, our CEO Shelli Gardner, swapping cards, getting inspiration....Wake up, Ree, you've got a lot to do today!  :-)
I've borrowed some photos to illustrate my musings:

This is actually Stampin' Up Goddess, Tami White's, group but you get what I mean!!

Here are our terrific classes!!
Thursday's TAL group had us making valentines!  We had such fun and these gals are wonderful company too!  We meet again on Thursday, Feb. 13!

Sharon and Linda

Sami and Patricia

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Really nice work, gals!!  Thank you for a great class!
Yes, if you email "great class" to me, a prize awaits you.

Here are the Gallery AM Stampers!  Another great group of gals that are great company and great stampers.  Dianne, Donna, Cheri, Jane, Bev and Charlotte!

 I just L.O.V.E.D these fringy little valentines!  Such fun!
Those new fringe scissors are fabulous!

 Here's our boy's valentine!  I love the different ideas for the washi tape stamps!!  Terrific!

 Here are the Art Gallery PM Stampers!  Another nice big class full of creative and sweet stampin' Chicas!!
Sharon, Joan O., Joan B, Dara, Beverly, Becky and Nancy!

 Gail always keeps me entertained!  She is so fun!  It's just true that stampers are the nicest and sweetest gals!  I'm not sure which comes first!!
 Here is Beverly.  This is the first card she had ever made and it turned out beautifully!  We enjoyed having you in class, Beverly!
That Sharon!  This gal has something new to share with us every week!  She made this gorgeous bag!  I wish I had also snapped the cute smaller bag.  There is no limit to her creative gifts!!  (Was I standing on my head when I took this? LOL)
Happy Stampin', Everyone!
Stampin' Hugs and Smiles,
Ree ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪