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Deb has been an on-line friend for years and we finally met a couple of years ago at For Keeps Sake. I love Deb's style. She has a booth at the South County Antique Mall that my friends and I frequent often. In addition, Deb has an Etsy store and a blog.
This past weekend, Deb was a vendor at the For Keeps Sake Girlfriends Getaway. If you purchased anything from her table, Deb packaged everything in these hand decorated bags that she made the morning of the sale:
Each bag was unique with either lace or linens attached. Beautifully done. We were ga ga over the bags!
Sounds like everyone had a great weekend at the For Keeps Sake Girlfriends Getaway. I know we did! It's so fun to walk around and see what everyone is creating. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I'm so inspired!
Playing catch-up at home today.
The Vendor Faire was beyond what we've ever had. Such a diverse group of vendors!
Theron from Lifestyle Crafts brought so many goodies and giveaways. And we heard comment after comment about his great (and funny) personality!
A big thank you to American Crafts who sent a prize to everyone in attendance.
Nancy N & Timi outdid themselves with behind-the-scenes arrangements with the hotel, placement of tables and making sure friends were seated together, numbers on chairs for even more giveaways and generally seeing that eveyone had a great time - which we all did!
Save the date of March 1 - 3, 2013 for the next Girlfriends Getaway.
Sign-ups begin November 1
For Keeps Sake Scrapbook
4530 Lemay Ferry Road - St. Louis MO 63129
Theron, our Lifestyle Crafts rep spent Friday night with *the girls* at our For Keeps Sake Girlfriends Getaway. Make 'n' Takes, samples and giveaways were the order of the night, including a HUGE sale of Lifestyle Craft dies.
Here's half of the ballroom:
And what's a Girlfriends Giveaway without a good game of . . .
Deal or No Deal
Lifestyle Crafts style
Debbie's name was drawn as the contestant:
and then Theron received a phone call from *the Banker*
Unfortunately, Debbie didn't win as big of a prize as Sue B the night before
but it was still a great prize of
$25 shopping spree.
Not bad for a few minutes in a *game show*.
Most importantly, we all had a great time!
Thank you Theron and Lifestyle Crafts.
Theron for a fun night @ For Keeps Sake. Theron is our Lifestyle Crafts rep and he is in town to help us celebrate our Girlfriends Getaway.
He popped in late yesterday afternoon and showed a few of our Lifestyle Crafts die club members how to operate the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress. Skeptic that I am . . . I loved how this worked! So much easier than what I anticipated.
Last night, our second die club members were @ For Keeps Sake and we did a quick make-n-take using the Letterpress. The card was adorable and then . . .
Sue B was chosen to play *Deal or No Deal*, the Lifestyle Crafts version and won . . .
$150 Lifestyle Crafts die shopping spree!
Theron will be at the Girlfriends Getaway this weekend so that all the attendees can see the latest from Lifestyle Crafts.
See you @ For Keeps Sake Girlfriends Getaway!
from the same Oxford Impressions stamp set: A Season of Giving
This time, I stamped the photo-type image onto low gloss matte paper. It's even better than the glossy!
Here's a close-up. Such detail in this stamp!
Love the holly branch (also from the same stamp set)!
You can find all the images here: http://store.oxfordimpressions.com/
then this is the stamp set for you!
Here's what I did with mine:
The image of the little boy and girl was stamped on glossy coated paper to give the feel of an actual photo. I used both black Memento ink + Ranger Sepia Archival Ink to get the effect of an aged image. The rest of the images (the postcard and the NOEL word) were stamped on matte coated paper.
As a Mom to a son, I love that this stamp set includes images of little boys. Most of the Christmas images I see include girls, but not boys : ( . . . until now!
Here are a couple of close ups so you can see the details of the Oxford Impressions stamps. They're magnificent!
Running off to play more. You can find all of Suzanne's beautifully crafted stamp sets here:
I am a member of an online ATC group called Vintage Photo Images. This is one of the most talented group of traders I've ever been involved in. Every time I'm in a trade and receive the ATC's I am amazed at the detail the members put into their ATC's.
This month, I participated in a *Gypsy* trade.
Here's the one I sent:
and here are the ATC's I received:
love how Kris built this up!
Thank you trade gals.
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions about upcoming classes for 2013. Before I announce the TWO winners of a surprise package, I thought I'd address some things on your WISH LIST.
Now that I've been this long winded and my coffee is cold . . .
the winners are:
Janis S & Vicki M
I'll have your prize package available at For Keeps Sake
after 5 pm on Wednesday October 24.
One last thought . . .
It makes me sad that For Keeps Sake has disappointed anyone. I can't even begin to tell you how hard we all work to make this the best paper art store EVER - anywhere. We work extremely hard on all the classes we offer and go to extremes to bring in new ideas and keep things fresh. While the *big name designers* are able to design maybe 3 things to teach in a quarter or for a half a year, each instructor at For Keeps Sake is thinking up 3 - 5 ideas each MONTH. New product is coming in the store to keep everything up to date. We eat, sleep and think this business to make it a success. I do know that most of you love For Keeps Sake. We've been teasing for years that this is the CHEERS of the scrapbook stores (and I'm Norm). We're helpful and friendly and we know our products and how they work - again, something you can't get in all stores.
Thank you to those of you who do take my classes and workshops. I appreciate each of you and hope to see you again in the very near future.
to find two publications in the mail yesterday with some of my work published!
October Crafts 'n' Things
published my Graphic 45 ABC Primer altered box and album
Stampington's Hand Crafted Volume 8
published two of my cards