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Fifth Annual Ruthless Stamping

"Craft Your Christmas" Retreat
October 12, 13, 14, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Santa Ana, California 

Welcome to the fifth annual Ruthless Stamping Retreat! 
I am so excited about this upcoming retreat! 

Does the thought of getting away for a weekend with other women, while you stamp and craft to get ready for the Christmas holidays, sound wonderful to you?
Then come away with Ruthless Stamping for our fifth annual
"Craft your Christmas" retreat!
You'll be crafting in a lovely setting while having your meals deliciously prepared and served for you!  You'll make new friends!  You'll go home with wonderful completed paper crafting projects that will help you celebrate Christmas while reducing the stress! 
 
Come and join me at this "Craft Your Christmas" event! There will be great door prizes for all, fun and inspiring WOW demonstrations, and lots of fun surprises!  
You are going to love our venue!  The location is great, because you'll feel like you really got away, and yet you won't spend hours on the freeway on Friday night! You'll be pleased with the meals and their presentation.  You'll be excited about the lovely and clean rooms, the exercise room, the pool, the pond, our meeting room, and the great customer service in the hotel.

All your projects will be prepared for you, so you can come and learn techniques and assemble your projects without the delay of doing your own measuring and cutting. You'll be pleased with the variety and creativity of all the projects.  
 Check out all the details below for the proposed agenda.
 
NOTE:  Registration is limited to the first 35 people!
Here's the proposed schedule:
Friday, October 12
  • Check in to your room anytime after 4 pm.  Receive your Welcome Bag upon arrival.
  • Warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival!!
  • Meet up at 7 pm downstairs in the California Ballroom and and get to know your fellow crafters! Then start crafting your Christmas! Bring your welcome bag with you. 
  • This will be an easy evening: Craft Your Christmas with creative gift card holders.
  • Feel free to stay in the ballroom and work on projects you bring with you, or relax with friends. 
Optional: Bring a favorite snack to share.  We'll have a microwave for popcorn, and coffee, tea, water, and iced tea for all. We will enjoy these snacks all weekend.

 
Saturday, October 13 
 
  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast Buffet- at your leisure
  • 9:30 Continue to "Craft your Christmas" with Cards, Cards, Cards
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:45 "Craft your Christmas" with a unique album to preserve your holiday memories
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Pajama Party! Wear your fun and favorite pajamas (optional),  come and relax, and do just a bit more crafting.
  • "Craft Your Christmas" with some special gift items
  • Stay in the ballroom afterwards and relax and have fun:  
    Have some crafting or stamping you'd like to bring and work on?  Or bring some table games or cards to play with your new friends... or just head on back to your room.. or go out to the movies... or ???
  Sunday, October 14
  • Breakfast, 8:30-9:30 at your leisure
  • 9:30 "Craft your Christmas" with ?? (I'm still planning!)
  • We'll conclude officially around noon, but the room will be open until 2 if you want to squeeze in a bit more crafting.
  • Check out of your room by 12 Noon.
 
Additional Information
  • WOW presentations - Throughout the day on Saturday,  we'll have some WOW presentations from other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.... Great ideas to inspire your creativity!
  • Swapping:  Would you like to swap with your other retreat buddies? Demonstrators LOVE to swap, and I think you will too! Create a card (or 3 D project) to swap with others.  It must be made entirely with Stampin' Up! product (current or retired).  This is entirely optional.  However,  I'll need to know by September 15 if you are planning on swapping, so I can report to everyone and let them know how many projects to make.  Join the fun! 
  • Display boards for you to be further inspired (picture taking encouraged)
  • "Try It" centers around the room to try new products
  • Registration is limited to the first 35 people
  • Retired products offered on Saturday, at reduced prices
What do you get with your registration?
  • Lovely room with all taxes included
  • Spacious meeting rooms with view, lots of room to spread out and stamp
  • Free parking (Parking is $17.00 per day for regular guests)
  • Free Wi Fi in room and meeting room (Wifi costs $9.25 per day for regular hotel guests)
  • Warm Chocolate Chip cookie on arrival
  • Access to pool
  • Access to exercise room
  • Four wonderful meals.. Large buffet breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), buffet lunch and a served dinner. 
  • Beverages throughout the day and evening in meeting room
  • Lots of surprises throughout the weekend
  • Lots and lots of projects, all prepared for you ahead of time!
Hundreds of dollars worth of door prizes! Everyone is a winner!
Go home with: 
  • Lots and lots of hand made projects
  • Lots of fun ideas and inspiration
  • Great pictures
  • New Friends
  • Refreshed spirit
 
What to bring:
  • Adhesive (double sided tape like Stampin' Up!'s SNAIL is recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Your Stampin' Up! Catalog
  • Your Stampin' up Holiday catalog
  • Snack to share for Friday night (Optional)
  • Fun (modest) pajamas for Saturday night (Optional)
  • Your swap (optional)
REGISTRATION ENDS on Friday, September 15.  Room availability is limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot, even if you are not submitting payment at that time.  
  Early Bird Prices are listed Per Person in the room. Early Bird pricing extends through Saturday, August 18.  After that, prices will go up $25.
  
Single Room $449.00
Double Room $349.00
Triple Room $299.00
Quad Room $285.00

When submitting registration
, please submit
all the names of the people in your room.
When registering, please 
send at least 
 a 50% deposit to hold your place.  
 
All payments must be received by Saturday, September 15.  
NOTE:   
   Complete payment is by check or cash b
September 15 so that the hotel and myself have accurate counts for rooms, food and supplies. 
NOTE: We are saving money by paying by check or cash, and not Pay Pal or credit card, thus avoiding extra fees.   
 
Click here to fill out and submit the registration form.  
Mail in or deliver your payment to Ruth Bingle,1118 E Glenwood Ave, Fullerton, Ca. 92831

NOTE:  I realize that you have till September 15 to register. 
However! I need to start preparing your projects!
So, if you are hoping and planning to attend the retreat,
could you let me know now?  Thank you!

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by September 15, you will receive a full refund.  No refunds will be issued after that date, but you will receive all the products for the projects two weeks after the retreat. (Per Stampin' Up! policy, we cannot stamp for you, but we can supply the products for the projects as they are prepared for the attendees) Registration is transferable to someone else up till September 27.
Please contact us for assistance with this.
 

Don't wait! Sign up for the retreat now!  
 
Fill out my Registration online form.
Use Wufoo integrations and get your data to your favorite apps.

Questions? Feel free to contact Ruth at ruth@ruthlessstamping.com,
or 714.943.4102.

Here's what some 2017 attendees said about the retreat:

"A great time away with friends, delicious food, and the most incredible projects ever!"

Rebecca said, "The quality and creativity of the projects and demonstrations were outstanding..."
 
Shirley shared, "  What a wonderful weekend meeting new friends and doing what we love.  I've learned new techniques, new color schemes, and am overwhelmed with ideas for cards." 
 
"Ruth's weekend retreat is a great jump start on getting ready for Christmas. She has surprises planned throughout the weekend and does all of the hard prep work.  Go home with dozens of handmade projects that are perfect for seasons greetings, and gift giving!"

Star Decor Class

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Look at this lovely home decor piece! 

Come and make it on Wednesday, December 13, at 10 am.,
OR
Wednesday, December 13, arrive between 4:00-6:00 pm, finishing by 8:00.
Class Fee:  $25.00
Additional kits:  $18.00

You must RSVP by November 28, so that the stars can be ordered and I can paint them for you. 

 

I show this  decor piece "up close and personal" in my FB video here.


Christmas Album

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I designed this journal to be fun and to hold lot of pictures and memories.  Whether you are making it for yourself, or to give as a gift, Its a lovely way to keep your Christmas memories!  
 
This album goes on and on! Its so fun to keep opening pages!  
 
Album Class
Wednesday, December 6, 10 am - 1 pm
OR  
Wednesday, December 6, arrive between 4 pm-6pm, finish by 8:30
Class fee: $22.00
 
Additional kits:  $15.00  
I will make a video of instructions if you cannot attend the class.   
Kit and video:  $28.00
 
For the kits: I will punch and do the Big shot work for you, but per Stampin' Up! policy, I cannot stamp for you.  
 
    
 
  
 
You can see this album in my FB live video here.  However, you need to have a Facebook account to view it. 

Santa's Workshop

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I'm so excited about our upcoming Santa's Workshop!
I started doing these about three years ago, with the thought that it would be fun to get together the day after Thanksgiving, and NOT go to the malls, but get together and stamp and craft and get some last minute stuff done!  So that's what we do!  
 
For the first time, we'll meet in the dining room at  
The Sizzler Restaurant in Fullerton, on Harbor and Brea Blvd.
They have a fabulous, fresh salad bar that includes tacos, chili, soups, spaghetti, and soft serve ice cream and other desserts, PLUS all the great salad ingredients you could possibly want!  Of course you can also order a steak or shrimp or whatever sounds good to you.  So you won't go hungry for your dinner!   
 
SO, come and relax and have fun!  
 
I'm still creating, but here's some of the things I've come up with so far..   
 
A coffee caddy to hold candy, "K" cups, or whatever you would like!
 
 
Above:  M&M's in a treat tube make a cute gift card holder;
 a Rudolf cup is great for candy or a "K" cup;
a Cocoa packet is a fun neighbor or teacher gift;  
and chocolate-covered espresso beans make for another cute gift card holder. 
   
 
Handmade cards make a great gift! Let's decorate this box, and then fill it with four cards and envelopes.  
      
I have several more projects in the planning stage... you'll go home with lots of projects completed, and there will be some surprises too! 

 

Date: Friday, November 24, 2 - 9 pm
Cost: $60.
You will purchase your dinner at the Sizzler separately.
RSVP NOW.. no later than Monday, November 13.

 

You can see a video of these projects on my Facebook business page here, However you need to have a Facebook account to see the video. 

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE! YAY!

The Holiday catalog is live!  YAY! 

You are going to LOVE this catalog!  

Take a look at a couple of videos that are showcasing the new products!  

I'll be posting more videos in the days to come, so you can see more of the products "up close and personal"!

 Stampin' Up! has just announced a great new Hostess promotion.  From now through the end of October you have the chance to host a party and earn the Merry Patterns holiday stamp set.  Take a look: 

 

I just love this new stamp set and the images are beautiful.

Take a minute to look at this fabulous new suite of products!  
Click here to view it in my online store.

 

LOVE this stamp set and framelits!  
Click here to view it in my online store.

 

 

 

 


Christmas in July

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Ho, Ho, Ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

As a new recruit, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That's an added value of $52 US! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!


With so many basic items provided, you will be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start-and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Not interested in starting a business at this time? You can still sign up to get the discount!  That's why I signed up eleven years ago!  You'll get all of the benefits that all demonstrators get! 

Ask me for details! I'm happy to answer your questions!
I LOVE what I do, and I'd love for you to feel that way too! 

This is an amazing offer!  Don't let it pass you by!  

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about these great July specials.

Christmas Card Class

Come and make eight Christmas Cards!
These cards are great!  Choose the four cards you want to make.. and make two of each... or more of each! 
You can make all eight the same if you like!





Make eight cards.  $30.
Thursday, November 10, 10:30 am-2:00 pm
OR
Tuesday, November 15, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
OR
Thursday, November 17, 6:30-9:30 pm
RSVP by Monday, November 7  
Be sure to indicate which cards you want to make when you RSVP.    


Santa's Workshop

It's that time of year again!  Time for Santa's Workshop!

Announcing the second annual Ruthless Stamping
"Santa's Workshop!" 
Come and make gift card holders, stocking stuffers and small gifts, bags and wraps and boxes for your gifts, and cards!

When? Friday, November 25.  That's the day after Thanksgiving!  
Come and relax and craft and stamp and eat!

We'll meet from 2-9 pm!  A fabulous dinner is included. 
You won't have to cook, or do dishes, or eat turkey leftovers!

Where: The Doubletree Club by Hilton in Costa Mesa! 
Those of you who attended the "Craft Your Christmas Retreat"  
know how wonderful this event is!

Cost: $ 75.00 
What all is included?  Free parking! Warm chocolate chip cookies!  Free Wi Fi! 
Hot tea, Iced Tea, Coffee, and Iced Water served all day long!  
A wonderful dinner and dessert!  And tons of gift card holders, stocking stuffers and small gifts,  
 bags, wraps and boxes, and cards! You will go home so happy!

Here's a sample of just three of the bags we will make...

 

New Stitched Shapes Framelits Video

Stampin' Up! is releasing a new product called Stitched Shapes Framelits. These are a perfect pairing for all your stamping projects!  I am in love already.  Take a look at this fabulous one minute video from Stampin' Up! introducing them and see what you think: 

 

Don't you just love them?  You can pick these up from my online store starting on November 1.   Add these amazing new Framelits to your holiday product collection to send your gifts stitched from the heart. 

 

Now that you have been introduced to our new Stitched Shapes Framelits, I want to share a two minute video with you to show you exactly how they work, and share some inspiration with you. Its so easy!  You just run it through the Big Shot one time, and it cuts the shape AND adds the stitching!

 Here are a few different ways you can use the Framelits to enhance your projects.  I know you are going to love them as much as I do.

Give them a try and see what you can come up with.  You can pick these up from my online store.  

Add these amazing new Framelits to your collection and get going to add this special touch to all your stamping projects! 

 


Santa's Workshop

Did you miss the Santa's Workshop?

We had a great time on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday! We met at the Doubletree Club by Hilton, in Costa Mesa, at 3 pm. We made lots Gift Card Holders, stocking stuffer gifts, and Bags and Wraps. 

We also had a wonderful served meal that included a fabulous Chocolate Mousse Pie dessert! YUM! 

Here's a few pictures of our day....

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Pat and Linda are concentrating! 

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Getting creative!

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Chocolate Mousse Pie for dessert!  YUM.

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One of the many gift card holders we made.  It is made with the Stampin' Up! Sketched Bags folded and stapled.  When it is folded that way, it creates two pockets: one of rate card and the greeting, and one in the front of the gift card!  

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Here's a cute bag we made with a lunch bag, and the "Come Home for Christmas" Designer Series Paper.  We used the new and wonderful Festive Flower Punch to make the poinsettia.. beautiful! 

Come back tomorrow to see more of our projects!