Sunday, April 21, 2019

Stamping Soiree San Antonio

Last week, my friend Kay Cogbill and I hosted a large event before Stampin' Up's On Stage in San Antonio called Stamping Soiree. We hosted 140 Demonstrators for a full day of training and stamping. 

Kay and I have done this four years in a row, but this by far was our biggest event! 

We were very excited about the event space we found downtown. It help 140 stampers very easily! 

We couldn't have pulled it off with out the help of many of our downline. My assistant, Denise, was my right hand man. We even dressed the same on set up day! And we didn't even plan it! 

First order of business was to stuff the adorable bags with make and takes and gifts. Luckily, Heather and Sam came to help too! 
We kind of went with a Fiesta theme since San Antonio is getting ready to celebrate our annual city wide Fiesta! I made the name tags using the Flowering Desert stamp set. 

Our teams had special meeting at the front and had a few extra goodies as well. Everyone got the cute cactus pens, but I also gave my team the Sweet Cups I showed last week during Facebook Live. 

My downline also brought fun gifts to add- Denise made the Fiesta tag and attached it to a locally made Praline, Heather made the tropical pouch and Alessandra made the buttons with our team name. 

Here is Jen's seat after she checked in- doesn't that look like a fun spot?

And here Kay and I are with our downline helpers, guest stampers and display stampers! My mom made these beautiful aprons for each of them as a thank you from me. 

I've already had a bunch on inquiries... No, she's not selling them! Sorry! She's a full time teacher and just doesn't have the time right now. She did them for me as a special favor. 

And right before we opened the doors, we had a very long line waiting! 

And the fun begins! 

Our display stampers out did themselves! 

Our Guest Stampers did such a wonderful job presenting fun ways to use SU products. 

We also had two make and take sessions. Half the room made the Tea Together projects while the other half made the Beach Happy projects. And then we switched in the afternoon. 

Kay and I worked really hard to get enough supplies for 140 stampers! We also bought everyone their own Hand Sanitizer for the holder they were making. 

This table put there samples on the little sombrero! 

I was so blessed to have so many of my Sweet Stampeders here that day! They came from far and wide to join in the fun! 

Prize table! We had a TON of prizes! 

And last but not least, we had special cookies made for everyone! They got to choose which cookie they wanted as they left. 

It was a really fun event and I am so lucky to have a friend I can work with and share the responsibilities on something this big! I look forward to doing it again in the future hopefully! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Beach Happy Class To Go 
Deadline: April 30

Tea Together Class To Go 
Deadline- April 22



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Facebook Live- 2017-2019 In Colors

Hello everybody!  It's time for another Facebook Friday Wednesday! I am taking Thursday and Friday off to spend time with my parents who are coming in from Memphis! So, no Liv eon Friday this week, instead, we'll be doing it today! This week, I'm showcasing the retiring 2017-2019 In Colors! They will be gone for good after June 3, so make sure you stock up on paper, ink and ink refills! 

 In case you've never joined me for facebook Live, I go live every week, typically on Friday at 2:00 CST on my Pink Buckaroo Stampers Group page with three projects. Everyone is welcome to join! I also go live on Tuesdays at 2:00 CST on my Pink Buckaroo Designs Page

If you are unable to join me live, I will upload the recording here afterwards.

First we're making a card using the Vibrant Vases stamp set. The colors used here are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy. 

Next is a card that features the Needle & Thread Bundle. The colors I used here are Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Mossy Meadow. 

And last, I created a fun watercolor background with Berry Burst, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and the leaf die is from the Tropical Thinlit Dies.  

And, in case you missed Tuesday's Live, I showed how to make these Flowering Garden Sweet Cups with a shaker lid. I also showed a bunch of new product at the end!    

**All of the details for today's three 
projects can be found on the 
project sheets here. **
No PDF this week. 

***Remember, if you put in an order ($30 minimum) by 
Monday April 22nd, 2019 at midnight, 
I'll send you all three make and takes for free! 
But, your order MUST be in by Monday at midnight!! 
You must use Hostess Code  B9MEWE3P.

Prize Patrol!
Congratulations to the winners from last week's prizes: Irene Shan and Jannett Lopez. Congrats ladies! You have two weeks to claim your prizes and I only ship them in the United States. 

This week, I'm giving away two All the Good Things stamp sets! Make sure to share the video on Facebook to be entered to win.   I'll pick winners next week when I'm live on THURSDAY! (Friday is a holiday here in San Antonio!) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great afternoon! 

Beach Happy Class To Go 
Deadline: April 30

Tea Together Class To Go 
Deadline- April 22



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Flowering Desert Sweet Cups

Hi everybody! Today, I'll be live over at PinkBuckaroo Designs Facebook Page  at 2:00 pm CST. This week will be a little different than my regular schedule. My parents are coming to town for Easter and I am taking Thursday and Friday off to spend time with them! So, I'll be live today and then again tomorrow at 2:00. 

Today, I'm going to show you everything I came home with from On Stage. It was an incredible weekend (and I have blog posts planned, I just haven't had enough hours in the day to get them up!!) I have had a bunch of questions about this fun Sweet Cup I made for my team, so I'll also show you how to make it! 

I didn't think I would have time to make something for my team. I was so overwhelmed getting ready for our Stamping event the day before On Stage, I just didn't think it was in the cards. But, my assistant Denise gave me a great idea. She said "Why don't we get Mexican Cookies from the bakery and put them in Sweet Cups!?" I thought, ok, I can do that! Then, I kind of became obsessed with making them Super fancy! Ha! 

I started with the Blooming Desert stamp set. I added a little Melon Mambo Flower to the cactus and added it to the lid. I used the sentiment from Waterfront. I used this template to cut Tropical Chic DSP for the sides. Make sure you print the template in 100% size.  But, it just wasn't enough.... So, I went to the internet for ideas.

Then, I saw this idea. by Tammy Shaia and i had to add a dome top to mine. I decided to make them shakers as well! 

They were SO much fun to make! I made enough to give to my team who were coming to the San Antonio On Stage. 

So, what are the dome tops? They're ornament halves! You know those plastic ornaments you can get at Christmas? Well, you an actually get them all year long from Amazon. 
For the Sweet Cups, you'll need the 80 mm size. You can find them here. 

If you'd like to order any of these products, make sure to use Host Code  B9MEWE3P. I'll send tomorrow's two make and takes to anyone who places a minimum $30 order by Monday (April 22) at midnight for FREE!! 

You can find the complete list of supplies below. Don't forget to join me on tomorrow, Wednesday at 2:00 on Pink Buckaroo Stampers Group for two retiring In Color projects!  See you then!

Beach Happy Class To Go 
Deadline: April 30

Tea Together Class To Go 
Deadline- April 22