Madison Area Stampin' Stars

Madison Area Stampin' Stars

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Holiday Catalog Inspiration Event

Stampin'UP! continues to wow and amaze us with the release of each new catalog. 
And the 2016 Fall Holiday catalog continues that trend.



Join us: Sat. -  September 17th, 2016

for a chance to play with new stuff and share ideas 
for sharing our love of all things Stampin'UP! with friends, customers and family.


Remembering Shelli's vision . . .  SHARING is the KEY WORD




Our Agenda Includes

** Demonstrations and hand-outs
** Event Ideas
** 10 Make & Take Projects
**   3 Group Make & takes
** Door Prizes
** Card Contest with prizes
** Displays: bring your camera and projects to share
** and Additional Optional Trading:


*Register your Trade Choices
  Register Your Trades so we know how many to make

*Please download and read these Guidelines for Trade Cards
   . . .   Many of us use these trades in our business
           and we depend on them being quality projects
           with current product only.


Cost:  $25 ( early bird price is only $20 if you register in August
The $5 price increase reflects the increase in prices in the New Annual Catalog

  • Deadline to register is Sept 9th  
  • Your registration fee includes Door Prizes, Hand-outs,
    & Make & Take Materials and materials used at the "Try-It" tables
  • Lunch is "on your own"
    FYI: we will be coordinating an order that day from a local eatery if you want to support a local business






    This event will be your chance for a hands-on experience with some of the new product and an opportunity to build up your stash of samples with the new stuff . . . and of course your opportunity to re-connect with friends or meet new stamping friends.

     


    REGISTER NOW

    Option #1 register by SNAIL MAIL
    . . . download the registration form and mail in with your check
         
    Option #2 register ON-LINE
    . . . save postage, envelope and the hassle of remembering to do it
          Register ON-LINE with Eventbrite here
     


    Sunday, July 3, 2016

    Photos from Our June Event

    Did you miss the June event? These were the Make & Takes.

      

     

      

     


    Here are a few more photos from our June event.  

    Its so fun to see everyone and hear how you're all doing. I love seeing everyone's projects and I come away with such great ideas. Thanks to everyone who attended. and I can't wait to do this again in September.

    Did you miss this event? We do this 3x a year, each time there's a new catalog. Mark your calendars for the next one - Sept 17th. ( click an image to see it larger )

      

      

      

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Registration is Open for our June 2016 Event


    June 2016 New Catalog Kick-Off!

     
    Have you had a chance to browse the new 2016-2017 Catalog?
    Are you as "wowed" as I am by all the new die sets.  OMG! . . .  I can not wait to start playing with this new stuff!

    Our June meeting will be your chance for a hands-on experience with some of the new product and an opportunity to build up your stash of samples with the new stuff.

    And you won't want to miss the chance to re-connect with stamping friends.



    The Agenda Includes

    ** Demonstrations and hand-outs
    ** Event Ideas
    ** 10 Make & Take Projects
    **   3 Group Make & takes
    ** Door Prizes
    ** Card Contest with prizes
    ** Displays: bring your camera and projects to share
    ** and Additional Optional Trading:

    *Register your Trade Choices HERE

    *Please download and read these Guidelines for Trade Cards
       . . .   Many of us use these trades in our business and we depend on  
              them being quality projects with current product only.


    Cost:  $20 ( early bird price is only $15 if you register in May )

    Option #1 register by SNAIL MAIL
    . . . download the registration form and mail in with your check
          Deadline to register is June 10th

    Option #2 register ON-LINE
    . . . save postage, envelope and the hassle of remembering to do it
          Register ON-LINE here the form is now live and working
    • No registrations after June 10th  
    • Your registration fee includes Door Prizes, Hand-outs,
      & Make & Take Materials and materials used at the "Try-It" tables
    • Lunch is "on your own"
      FYI: we will be coordinating an order that day from a local eatery if you want to support a local business



    These events
    are our opportunity 
    to share ideas!

           **Project ideas
           **Event Ideas
           **Storage & Organizational Ideas
           **Stamping Tips and Tricks
           **Ideas for running your business


    You won't want to miss this event  
     . . .  Register Now


    Sunday, January 24, 2016

    Product Challenge Contest

     
    Everyone loves a challenge, right? Our meetings always have a contest with our trade cards.  In fact the contest has evolved from a simple card contest to include multiple categories: cards, scrapbook page, 3x3 gift card, punch art and 3D item.

    At our January meeting we added a new category: a product challenge made using the parts from our nametags.  Here's the name tag from our September 2015 meeting*. It used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and either a diecut penguin or snowman from the Snow Friends bundle


    This was the Poster for the contest display area.


    My entry was the place card. Actually I made 34 of them for a family holiday get-together. 


    The hat was diecut from Black Glimmer paper which was available in the fall catalog and is now retired.  I spread a line of Silver Glitter Glue for the hat band and colored one of our Rhinestones with a red Sharpie marker (TM).

    Here are close-ups of 2 other entries. The card on the left was made by Maxine Schroll and the card on the right was made by Rachel Durtschi.

      

    Cute right?  Max and Rachel both did a really nice job.  
    And by the way, Rachel's card was the winner.

    I can't wait to see what people come up with for the June Meeting product challenge. Now - since this contest category was new we had just a few participating. But we had 30 people at the meeting, and the prize was pretty awesome. So I'm betting there will be a lot more participation 2nd time around.  

    Are you curious what we have to work with for next time?
    Here's a photo of our January name tags.  They used:
    and 2 small red glimmer hearts

       

    Contact me if you're a local demo who'd like to be on our email list for meeting details.
    * We meet 3x a year - each time there's a new catalog. See our calendar in the panel to the left.
    We're a very loosely associated group. Many downlines coming together for fun and learning.
    Everyone is welcome to attend, no matter who your upline is. And guests are always welcome too.

    Sunday, December 27, 2015

    January 2016 Meeting

    Register Now for the January Meeting

    You won't want to miss this event.  
    Presentations and Make & Takes will feature 2016 Occasions and SAB products.  


    These events
    are our opportunity 
    to share ideas!

           **Project ideas
           **Event Ideas
           **Storage & Organizational Ideas
           **Stamping Tips and Tricks
           **Ideas for running your business



    Agenda Includes

    **Demonstrations and hand-outs
        focusing on the new product in the 2016 
         Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure
    ** 10 Make & Take Projects
    **   3 Group Make & takes
    ** Door Prizes
    ** Card Contest with prizes
    ** Displays


    and Additional Optional Trading:

    *Register your Trade Choices HERE

    *Please download and read these Guidelines for Trade Cards
       . . .   Many of us use these trades in our business and we depend on  
              them being quality projects with current product only.
    .
     


    Cost:  $20

    Option #1 register by SNAIL MAIL
    . . . download the registration form and mail in with your check
          Deadline to register is January 8th

    Option #2 register ON-LINE
    . . . save postage, envelope and the hassle of remembering to do it
    Register ON-LINE here 
    • No registrations after January 8th . 
    • Your registration fee includes Door Prizes, Hand-outs, & Make & Take Materials 
    • Lunch is "on your own", although we'll be coordinating an order from Spartan Pizza for those who'd like that option.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Contest Winners and Our Next Dates

    Here are our 2016 meeting dates 

    Mark your calendars - you do not want to miss these
    Just look what you'd be missing if you did . . . 
    These were the contest winners from our September 2015 meeting


    1st place card winner - by Brenda Harris
     
    Runner up cards (4-way tie)  by Christine Davis and Katie Johnson

     
    Runner up cards (4-way tie)  by Terry Schultz and Judy Hottman

     
    3D winner by Jen DeGroff     - and -    3x3 Gift Card Winner by Katie Johnson

    Punch Art Contest Winner by Rachel Durtschi