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Illinois Stampers

Stamping in the Land of Lincoln

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Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2016

Discussion Forum

Chicago area meet up - March 19

Started by Michelle Single. Last reply by Ky Scrapacat Mar 21, 2011. 10 Replies

Michelle Zindorf brayer class Lincoln, Il

Started by Kathy Jackson. Last reply by Bette Henson Mar 1, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by Brenda Ireland on January 1, 2015 at 10:32pm
Anyone in central IL?
Comment by Cathie Mckenzie on February 24, 2013 at 10:25am

Oh, and THANKS for thinking of us Gina !

Comment by Cathie Mckenzie on February 24, 2013 at 10:24am

I would be interested, but have to depend on my daughter Laura ( who I also infected with the Card Bug !) but it would depend on if it were on a week-end. Madison is a little over 2 hrs from here. It would be pure pleasure to meet Gina !

Comment by Gina Krupsky on February 24, 2013 at 8:14am
Thanks so much!! I will keep you posted for sure!!
Comment by Kathy Goski on February 24, 2013 at 1:08am


I definitely would be interested in an event in the Madison area. I have noticed there is very little activity on this group. I used to belong to a monthly stamping group with about 8 others and miss the swaps, ideas and occasional trips we would take to conventions, some of which were in Madison or Milwaukee. Keep me posted.

Comment by Cathie Mckenzie on January 4, 2012 at 4:44pm

I think I answered you in the wrong place Kathy ! Anyway, I do hope you find the inspiration you are looking for here on Gina-K's site. Lord knows she has a TON of it in her Videos ! When I hit a dry spot, I start looking at Stamp TV, and away I go ! You are right tho, belonging to a Card Club is so neat ! I love mine, we have a blast ! Slowly my "uncrafty" daughter, is joining me at Stam-a-thons, and I am delighted to have her company. Maybe check with your local Stampin Up demonstrator and see if she knows of any Clubs closer yo you. Good Luck !

Comment by Kathy Goski on January 4, 2012 at 1:22pm

I wish I was closer to you Cathie in Oregon, IL.  I used to belong to a card club and it was so inspirational.  I live in Glenview and work in Mundelein. I also have all of those tools! Cricut/Cuttlebug/BigShot and many many stamps. I just joined this group in hopes of accelerating my passion for papercrafting.


Comment by Cathie Mckenzie on January 2, 2012 at 6:50pm

If anyone is near Oregon IL, my Card making Club, "The Card Diva's" are looking for new Stampers/Cricut/Cuttlebug/Big Shot etc Card makers. We meet the first Thursday of the month from 7PM to about 9PM. Cost is $12 per year, you will design and make one card and bring the makings for 12 more of your design with you to the meeting. We go around each table and assemble the cards, lots of fun, fresh ideas, good group of ladies to create with too ! Contact me here if interested.

Comment by Evelyn J on April 20, 2011 at 9:07am
Watchout everyone, I am getting SPAM mail from this thread.  Sender Jenifer Hagge!!!  Spelling is correct as sent.  Thanks girls!
Comment by Eileen L. on March 18, 2011 at 8:52pm
Please let me know when you're meeting up in the Vernon Hills area!  I thought I could come tomorrow, but sadly can't.

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Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 1
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Shaker Cards Part 1
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Shaving Cream
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Wax Paper Background

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Sewing on Cards
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Making Cheater's Bows
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