Stampin’ at the Subway

As you already know from yesterday’s project, my Stampin’ Up! upline (Pam Morris), hosted a get together yesterday for our team members who are here in Atlanta.  Pam’s parents own a string of Subway sandwich shops, which are a perfect setup for a morning get together.  Not all of the team members showed up (it’s really difficult to plan a get together once the calendar flips over to December), but those who came had lots of fun.  Today I’m excited to share with you some snapshots of the fun we had.

We were all greeted with a Christmas tree that Pam had decorated with tags from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit (see it here).  How adorable is this silver tinsel tree decorated with these tags?  Oh What Fun Tag Kit, Stampin' Up!

And check out the packages that were wrapped under the tree – I just love how Pam stamped the deer from Jolly Christmas in Cherry Cobbler on the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper on these gifts – so clean and simple.

Jolly Christmas, Stampin' Up!

We made two make-and-takes that Pam prepared – one is an adorable wine bottle tag, and the other is a super-fun ornament with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies.  Pam found this project on Pinterest.  It uses a half-globe from the craft store that’s backed with cardstock.  Such a beautiful project and a unique way to showcase these dies!

Jolly Christmas, Stampin' Up!We also had a swap during an event (but you know that from yesterday’s post, right?).  Here are my team members and the swaps they brought:

All Ye Faithful, Karen Browning, Stampin' Up!

Karen Browning, All Ye Faithful

Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, Robbye Hamilton

Robbye Hamilton, Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin Kit

3-D Snowflake Ornament, Stampin' Up!, Sharon Walker

Sharon Walker, 3-D Snowflake Ornament

Wild About Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Pam Morris

Pam Morris (and Nolan), Wild About Flowers

Birthday Blossoms, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Brian King, Birthday Blossoms

Wondrous Wreath, Stampin' Up!, Anne Burr

Anne Burr, Wondrous Wreath

3-D Ornament, Julie DiMatteo, Stampin' Up!

Julie DiMatteo, 3-D Ornament

Bird Builder Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, Candy Ford

Candy Ford, Bird Builder punch Christmas card

There’s so much talent in this small group of people, huh?  Not only were our team members fun to hang out with at the get together, but (as you can see from the pictures above), Nolan also joined us.  Nolan is Julie DiMatteo’s newborn son, who is so sweet and absolutely adorable.  I have a very special gift with babies – when I make faces at a happy baby, they generally smile real big, then feel confused, then start to cry.  This gives everyone in the room an excuse to pick up the baby to console him/her.  Nolan was always in someone’s arms during the event.  🙂

Nolan with CandyBrian King, Julie DiMatteo, Nolan

After all the swaps and make-and-takes, we have lunch together – we enjoy sub sandwiches and salads for lunch.  The group surprised me with a birthday cake – my birthday is later this month.  Pam made a chocolate cake with peanut butter fudge icing (I love ANYTHING peanut butter – and this cake was absolutely amazing).

birthday cakeWhat a fun get together.  I hope you enjoyed the pictures – I’m glad I could share them with you today.

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  1. Looks like a lot of fun! I love Sharon’s ornament and might try that for a Christmas box for some presents… when is your birthday? Mine is the 19th! Happy early birthday Brian!

  2. Oh what fun !!! Love all the pictures and Nolan is cute enough to hang on a tree as an ornament !!
    Happy (early) Birthday ….in case I miss the actual date due to Xmas doings !

  3. Sounds like a fun-filled wonderful party. TFS. It is always nice to see SU folks having a good time!

  4. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Oh what fun it is to have … a Stampin’ Up! get-together! Looks like you all had such a fun time. The tree is adorable with all the tags. And everyone brought such creative items, of course. How “sweet” of Pam to bake you a birthday cake with your favorite “peanut butter” as an ingredient! By the way, little Nolan is beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the super pictures, too!

  5. Happy early birthday Brian and thank you for all of this fantastic pictures. Nolan is cute as a button, he looks like he is enjoying all of the festivities.
    I’m so happy to be receiving your blog posts again, I just can’t believe I miss all those other ones since November 23rd. 🙁

  6. Looks like a fun day, wish I lived closer!!

  7. Thanks for posting all the pictures! It was such a fun day. My downline rock my world and I can’t think of a better way to have spent the day!

  8. Wow! What wonderful creations they all made {including yours, of course}!! Looks like y’all had a blast, Brian. And I see one of your team mates has my name…what a coincidence, right? LOL.
    another Sharon Jones

  9. HI Brian:

    Pam does an amazing job when she puts together a gathering. Maybe she should be one of those party organizers! So nice to see you all having a great time together and thanks so much for sharing those photos. Obviously you “work” with some very talented stampers.

  10. Totally fun group! Have I ever told you that I adore your upline?

  11. So much fun. Love seeing you all together having a good time and wishing I was closer.

  12. Wonderful that you can get together and have so much fun. Boy you are training them young! What a sweetie, Nolan!
    Early Happy Birthday, Brian! Cake looks YUMMY!

  13. Mr. Brian,
    What a wonderful day you had; thanks so much for this spirited post. Keep up the great work, you always make me smile.

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