Tuesday, May 3, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback Stamp A Stack



Stamp A Stack

Saturday, May 21 9:00-2:00

This event will be held at 101 Willowpond Trail, Lino Lakes

#imbringingbirthdaysback is a movement started by Shannon West from Stampin' Up!'s corporate office. In January she was contemplating how she had neglected to send out her Christmas cards. She had noticed that many of her friends had posted Christmas cards on Facebook, just like they did with birthday cards. A handwritten card arriving in your mailbox was becoming obsolete. She resolved to change this situation. On Facebook she posted that she was going to send actual birthday cards to any of her friends that wanted one. Just tell her your birthday, and address and she'd send you a card this year. In a matter of 3 days, she had over 1300 people respond! A movement was begun! She told the people at Stampin' Up! about her story after she had hand carved herself a stamp #imbringingbirthdaysback. They loved it, created a stamp for sale, and the movement is catching on. Don't you love it! Won't your friends and family love to have a handmade card from you? Join us now!

You will have the opportunity to stamp 12 cards with birthday themes (some will have other salutation options available). Two each of 6 designs. Envelopes included. The cost for this event is $20.00 Light snacks will be served. If you want your own #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp, I can order you one for $12. 

Grab a friend and come join the fun!! If you bring a friend that has never been to our class before, you will each get to make an extra special card!!

Registration is a must!
In order for me to be prepared for you, I’m asking that you RSVP by Saturday, May 14. Let me know then if you want a stamp.  If you have any questions please let me know.

Monday, February 15, 2016

New Winter/Spring Class Schedule


MARY'S STAMPIN' UP! CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes held at 4455 Rosebriar Ave., Vadnais Heights, MN

I am excited to share with you the fun new products from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. I know you'll love the things we plan to make.

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 13 10.00 am 
VALENTINE EXPLOSION BOX Fee $12 RSVP by February 10
Make a special box for someone special that holds a set of 4 notecards and a candy treat. It will have a love theme suitable for many occasions. 

Thursday, February 18 6.30 pm
or
Saturday, February 20 10:00 am
CARD CLASS Fee $10 RSVP by February 15
I will have 4 beautiful cards for you to make for a variety of occasions. All cards will be prepped and ready for you to stamp and assemble. I will be there to instruct you from the basics to special techniques I might teach. All supplies will be provided, except for adhesive.

Saturday, February 27 9:00 am
SCRAPBOOK WONDER EVENT Fee $40 RSVP by February 17
Fill an entire scrapbook with 10 beautiful and eye catching double layouts by starting with 6 sheets of patterned paper. We will be using Botanical Garden designer series paper for some bright, colorful layouts. No photos needed for the class. You will have to supply your own adhesive and basic tools. Lunch will be included.

MARCH

Saturday, March 19 10:00 am
or
Monday, March 21 6:30 pm
CARD CLASS Fee $10 RSVP by March 15
I will have 4 beautiful cards for you to make some with spring occasions. All cards will be prepped and ready for you to stamp and assemble. I will be there to instruct you from the basics to special techniques I might teach. All supplies will be provided, except for adhesive.

Thursday, March 31 6.30 pm
or
Saturday, April 2 10:00 am  
PURSE WITH CARDS CLASS Fee $20 RSVP by March 15
Make a lovely paper purse with a coordinating set of 6 all occasion cards using the Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper. Perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself. Your mom would love it! 

APRIL

Thursday, April 14 6:30 pm
or
Saturday, April 16
CARD CLASS Fee $10 RSVP by April 10
I will have 4 beautiful cards for you to make for Mothers and Fathers Day, Wedding and Graduation. All cards will be prepped and ready for you to stamp and assemble. I will be there to instruct you from the basics to special techniques I might teach. All supplies will be provided, except for adhesive.

Saturday, April 23 10:00 am
SCRAPBOOK CLASS Fee $10 RSVP by April 15
I will have two 12 X 12” 2-page layouts ready for you to make. One will usually be a seasonal layout, this time one will be FAMILY themed, and the other general themed. You do not need to have photos with you for the class, you will add those on your own. All supplies will be provided except for adhesive. 

MAY

Thursday, May 5 6.30 pm
TEA & CHOCOLATE EXPLOSION BOX CLASS Fee $ 12 RSVP by May 1
Another fun explosion gift box with pockets for tea and chocolate that will be sure to tickle your mother, or someone special. We will also make a coordinating card. This one is sure to pack a punch. All supplies, including chocolate and tea, will be provided, except for adhesive. 

Saturday, May 21 10:00 am
or
Monday, May 23 6:30 pm
CARD CLASS Fee $10 RSVP by May 15
I will have 4 beautiful cards for you to make and this time it will be all about Birthdays!! All cards will be prepped and ready for you to stamp and assemble. I will be there to instruct you from the basics to special techniques I might teach. All supplies will be provided, except for adhesive.

Recommended adhesive for my classes are Snail Adhesive and Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, which I will have available for purchase. Any other type of adhesive needed to complete the project, I will provide.

PLEASE CHECK MY BLOGS FOR FUTHER INFORMATION ON UPCOMING CLASSES. DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. I WILL BE POSTING INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASSES AND PHOTOS OF THE PROJECTS.

You may RSVP on the class calendar on my event site, on my blog, or you can respond by email, or call me.
I ask that you observe the RSVP dates, so that I may order and prepare all the supplies we will need for the class. 

Mary Alice Bellis
blog: www.marvelouspossibilities.com  
Demo site: http://maryabellis.stampinup.net
 

Valentines for my grandkids



 

This first card I made for my 4 year old granddaughter, Olivia.  I knew she'd enjoy the texture of the honeycomb accent.  Stampset used was Honeycomb Happiness from SaleABration. 
This second card was made for 2 year old Maya, who is just so sweet and cuddly that the Bear Hugs card was just right for her.  She is so sweet and full of fun and energy. 

My oldest granddaughter, Emily, age 11 is my first crafter buddy.  When she was 5 and moved away from my house where she'd been living for 3 years, I made her bedroom into my craft room.  When she came and saw all the craft supplies set up, she was so excited.  When her parents came to pick her up that day, she said "You have to come and see the craft room that grandma made for us!"  I still have the candy jar she made for me the next week while I was at work and she was here with grandpa.  It's covered with paper, flowers, ribbon and jewels, lots of jewels. 
So her card had to be a little blinged out the way she likes it, but this time I used pearls and the lovely Bloomin' Heart thinlets die, and the Bloomin' Love stamp set. 


 
 I used the No Bones About it stampset to make 2 cards for my 2 grandsons, Kol age 4 and Grayson, age 3.  I know I should have made different ones for each of them, but I knew they would both get a kick out of the dinosaurs, and they'll never know they got the same card.  I have been dying to make a card for them with this stamp set, and I thought dinosaurs exchanging valentines was cute.  Did you notice they have hearts in their hands and mouths? 

I wish that you could see all the cute Valentine cards that these sweet grandkids made for their school and daycare friends.  Olivia and Grayson both helped handcraft their Valentine treats for their friends with their own crafty creations.  Warms my heart that they take after grandma, just like I learned to love crafts from my grandma and mother. 
Happy Valentines Day to all of you, my friends.

Mary Alice

 


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Register now for card class this week

 
Tired of winter?
Join this week's card class and have some fun!
 
 



Thursday, February 18 6.30 pm  or  Saturday, February 20 10:00 am
CARD CLASS         Fee $10                            RSVP by February 16

I will have 4 beautiful cards for you to make for a variety of occasions. All cards will be prepped and ready for you to stamp and assemble. I will be there to instruct you from the basics to special techniques I might teach. All supplies will be provided, except for adhesive.
 
Hope you can come.
 
Mary Alice  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine Explosion Box Class

 

 
VALENTINE EXPLOSION BOX CLASS
 
Saturday, Feb 13   10:00
 
Make a special box for someone special that holds a set of 4 notecoards and a candy treat.  it will have a love theme suitalbe for many occasions.  
Register for the class now through the class link on my blog, or leave a comment below.  


 This box is designed with a removeable band, and it explodes open to show a surprise gift inside.  It has a treat bag with chocolates inside and 4 matching notecards and envelopes. 















Four little all occasion notecards that are fast and fun to make.














This wonderful box was inspired by a project made my Inge Groot on her blog http://stampincardsandmemories.blogspot.com/2016/01/artisan-jan-2.html










Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Kick Off


It's official!!

The Occasions Catalog released &

SALE-A-BRATION starts today!!

New Occasions Catalog

Sale-a-bration Brochure


If you haven't got your copy of the New Occasions Catalog, and would like a copy – EMAIL ME TODAY to request yours!

Want to start shopping now, and earn FREEBIES?



IT'S TIME TO PARTAAYYY!!!!
Saturday, January 23 10 – 2

at 4455 Rosebriar Ave, Vadnais Heights

Join me for my annual OCCASIONS CATALOG & SALE-A-BRATION KICKOFF PARTY- there will be stamping fun, treats to share, prizes to win and so much MORE!!! Sign up for new classes. You won't want to miss it, be sure to bring a friend that's NEW to me and get a surprise!!

This is a FREE event but an RSVP is requested so enough packets can be made-

RSVP HERE TODAY!!! Hope to see you there. 
 
Mary Alice Bellis

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Going Global Sneak Peek


Yesterday was my 43rd Wedding Anniversary, and it was the perfect occasion to use my new stamp set Going Global.  This is one of the sets that I was able to preorder from the new Occasions Catalog that will be released in January.  As soon as I saw this set I knew I had to have it.  It makes great masculine cards, and that's always what I'm looking for.  I was sold the moment I got my hands on the Big Dipper stamp.  Adorable!  The sentiments are sweet without being goofy, so I know I will use them for those guys in my life. 
I embossed the background with the World Traveler EF, and added a few paper accents from the Going Places DSP stack which will take you out of this world with the exciting prints.  I know you will love this as much as I do, and I can't wait to show you more.   So, stop back again real soon.

Mary Alice