Estella Banks
Chief Creative Officer & Founder
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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(714) 264-0026

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral Class

Add a touch of elegance and class to your Mother's Day gift this year with this gorgeous Fifth Avenue Floral card set! The card set includes four trendy card designs packaged in a unique window box.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $25
Location: The Node, 11723 Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650

Please e-mail me by Saturday, April 18, 2009, to sign up for this class:

* Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
* Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze Classic ink
* Paper: Urban Oasis DP, Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss 8-1/2" x 11" CS, Medium Whisper White Envelopes
* Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Buttons, Linen Thread, Window Sheet (also called acetate sheet or transparency), paper snips, wide oval punch, paper piercer and foam mat, large oval punch, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pens, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist, Paper Trimmer and scoring blade, pencil and ruler, hobby blade and craft mat.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Join us for the upcoming Classes

Start your day off right with the "Breakfast of Champions:" A Stampin' 101 Class! On Saturday, March 28, 2009, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, discover the fun of stampin’ & papercrafting at this short class. We’ll make a simple card and a 3-D gift item, for only $15.00!

Scalloped Card Organizer Class
(Saturday, March 28, 2009, 1:00 - 4:00 PM)
Just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving or for any occasion, you’ll create a beautiful Forget-Me-Not Keeper with monthly birthday/anniversary calendar dividers and four coordinating cards. What a great way to stay organized for the rest of 2009 (hey, it’s never too late). These projects feature “Say It with Scallops,” the 2008/2009 Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set. The colors used are trendy and can span the seasons and occasions to provide you with a supply of ready-to-use cards (please note: the Designer Series Paper featured in the sample photos has been “retired,” so we will use a similar Designer Series Paper with coordinating color scheme). The Forget-Me-Not Keeper will help keep your important dates organized and keep you ready for whatever life throws your way! All the inspiration you need to keep your card supply stocked up and ready to share…plus for every participant who purchases the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set, a donation will be made in your honor. Get organized and support a great cause…now that’s a gift that gives twice!

Class will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Location: The Node Bookstore & Cafe, 11723 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
Register by Sunday, March 22, 2009! For your convenience, you can register below.

March 28 Class Options

Products we will be using:

• Say It with Scallops
(111678; Set of 4)

• 111353 Card Stock – 8 ½” x 11” – Kiwi Kiss
• 111352 Card Stock – 8 ½” x 11” – Baja Breeze
• 102851 Card Stock – 8 ½” x 11” – Basic Black
• 102125 Card Stock – 8 ½” x 11” – Kraft
• 100730 Card Stock – 8 ½” x 11” – Whisper White
• 113978 Designer Series Paper – 12” x 12” – Urbban Oasis

• 111835 Classic Ink – Kiwi Kiss
• 111833 Classic Ink – Baja Breeze
• 103954 Classic Ink – Blender Pens

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• 102845 Blender Pens
• 111375 5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Baja Breeze
• 111372 5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Kiwi Kiss
• 109025 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon – Whisper White
• 109027 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon – Basic Black
• 109071 Taffeta Ribbon – Kraft
• 105525 Forget-Me-Not Keeper
• 112577 Designer Brads – Filigree Assortment
• 112081 Scallop Square Punch
• 112091 Scallop Edge Punch
• 109047 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch
• 104390 ½” Circle Punch
• 101227 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch
• 108362 Crop-A-Dile
• 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
• 107301 Medium Whisper White Envelopes
• 103683 Mini Glue Dots
• Adhesive, scissors and paper trimmer

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Looking for a Creative & Fun Home-Based Business?

There is a business niche for everyone. Mine is sharing the fun and awesome sense of accomplishment one experiences through hands-on creativity and memory preservation by paper crafting, rubber stamping and scrapbooking. I invite you to join me in the fun!

Why Stamping, Scrapbooking and Why Stampin' Up! in Particular, You May Be Asking?

Here are some industry stats:
“Based on consumer recall, 16 million households spent about $2 billion on scrapbooking supplies--including stickers, embellishments, albums, die-cuts, cutters and more--in 2005.” (Source: I read that the total sales revenue is more like $2.8 billion lately, but can’t find the source! (By the way, these statistics are JUST for scrapbooking and doesn't take into account the dollars spent decorative rubber stamping.)

And here is a little about Stampin’ Up!:

$2.8 Billion… that is no small beans. Even in the current economy, people are still buying stamps, ink, paper, albums, accessories, embellishments, tools and supplies. Paper crafting, rubber stamping, and scrapbooking bring people joy. We all could use a little bit of joy right now!

So, I invite you join me in this fun venture! Attend a class or host a private class in your home. My online store is open 24/7 (click on Shop now to get started) to provide the products and creative inspiration to get you started. I am also available by phone at (714) 264-0026 or e-mail me at Now is an awesome time to get started as with a business. Our demonstrator starter kit is 15% off the regular price and is now available for $169.00. :-) You can watch a video about the business opportunity on my website. Call (714) 264-0026 or e-mail me today ( Let’s get you started on your way to a successful home-based enterprise!

Something to think about...