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Polkadots and More ~ Mukwonago, WI

i had THE worst time pronouncing the name of this town. lol

Polkadots and More is really cute! The classroom was nice and big and the customers were tons of fun.

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Scrapbooking Studio Part 2 – Bloomington IL

whew! I finally get to sit down and blog about my fun stores!!!

i was in Bloomington IL on Monday July 9.  This store is the sister store to Scrapbooking Studio in Moline.

This store was a ton of fun. They even showed up in dress code! Jennifer was the only brave soul. We’re bonded for life now 🙂

Can’t wait to go back to both Scrapbooking Studio‘s.
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Scrapbooking Studio ~ Moline, IL

I taught classes at Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL on Sunday.  What a GREAT store!!  So much fun stuff. It was hard for me to get out of there. lol
What was even better about the store was the FABULOUS staff and the FANTASTIC customers.  I had so much fun.

Thank you to everyone who took the classes and for making our day so WONDERFUL!

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A Day with Daisy Lane…

We spent all Day Saturday with Karen and her crew over at Daisy Lane in Mattoon, Il(Matt-Toon). Let me tell you it was an unexpected surprise. We knew it would be big but big does not quite describe this store. Daisy Lane is a beautiful country store filled with aisle after aisle of scrapbooking and craft goodies. along with a whole craft area of booths packed with beautiful handcrafted items.  As I travel around the country I am so lucky to be able to meet so many new people and see such unique stores in each town. Thanks Again to Daisy Lane for having me at the store for a day of inky fun!

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And Away I go….

Hard to believe I leave in just a few days I leave to start my July teaching tour in Illinois and Wisconsin.  If you are looking for an inky good time and I am in your area just click the calendar tab and you can see all the store and class info.
July 7 – Daisy Lane – Mattoon, Il
July 8 – The Scrapbooking Studio – Moline, Il
July 9 – The Scrapbooking Studio – Bloomington, Il
July 10 – The Paper Chalet – Monroe, Wi
July 12 – The Memory Bank – Baraboo, Wi
July 14 – Creative Cuts and Crafts – Elmhurst, Il
July 15 – Polkadots and More. Mukwonago, Wi
I am looking forward to meeting everyone..

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do not drive and read this one…

You might just end up in an accident, so pull over first. Are you are pulled over and sitting down? My class calendar is up to date through August and I am committed to keeping it up to date. I may need a little help from a friend but it will get done!

So far in July, I will be in Mattoon, IL, Bloomington, IL, Moline, IL, Monroe, WI, Baraboo, WI, Elmhurst, IL, Mukwonago, WI, and hoping to be in Cedar Rapids, IA and Fon Du Lac, Wi as well. Will update the calendar as I finalize with each store.

Have tons of classes being scheduled for a 9 day teaching tour going through Louisiana, Alabama, Texas and maybe even Arkansas.  I am so looking forward to seeing past students as well as meeting new ones. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to teach at so many amazing stores and look forward to meeting each and everyone of you.

If you have any recommendations on where you would like to see me next just drop an email to

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yes i suck at blogging

I try.

Really i do.

I suck at it but really…its my blog and i’ll blog if i want to 🙂

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Teaching like crazy and loving every minute of it.  As a matter of fact I’m headed to Florida on the 13th for another whirlwind tour. Then i think i’m off for a month or so until my really big trip in Chicago in July. So if you’re in Florida and you want to get your ink on….look a girl up 🙂  My stops are listed under upcoming classes

At the homestead things are about as normal as possible in my life. Ups and downs and round and rounds. 2 of my kids trying to be growed ups…one not doing so well and the other…well…we’ll see.
2 graduations next month. One from high school and one from middle school.  Proud mama!!

Some really cool things in the works, amazing trips in place and lots of creativity.
Could life really get any better?

My first stop in Florida on the 15th is at Paper Niche. I’ll be teaching 2 classes.  Tatttered Tips and Techniques and Creative Canvas.  Here is a sample of one of the classes…

Hope you can come by and play with us! Its going to be a ton of fun.

You can call the store at 954-577-0999 to reserve your spot.

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Creative Retreat!!!

We are SO excited that our Scrapbook Retreat in Italy this September is a GO!

The week of September 15th ~ September 22nd, 2012 is going to be an UNFORGETTABLE week of fun on the shores of beautiful Lake Como!  We will be CREATING gorgeous treasures with our wonderful teachers, enjoying the beautiful sites in and around the Italian Lakes Region, sampling the wonderful flavors of Italian cuisine and relaxing by the lakeside pool of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.  And…the GREAT news is that YOU still have time to join us!  We will be taking a few more sign ups until the end of May.  So check out our site at:   for all the details and take a look at the beautiful pictures of this amazing area!  The flights to Milan, Italy are REALLY great right now and I have a discount code for those attending to save you even more!  So feel free to email me with any questions you have at:  We hope to see you there in September!

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Big Road Trip Coming up!!

I’m so excited to be embarking on a fabulous adventure with Shawna Martinez, my friend and fellow educator extraordinaire!

We start leaving Orange County, CA March 9th and return on March 21st.
Our stops are:

March 10th – Scrap 2 It – Fort Collins, CO
March 11th – Little Stamp & Scrap Corner – Scottsbluff, NE
March 13th – Paper Crown – Oklahoma City, OK
March 14th – ScrapFunAttic – Andover, KS
March 15th – Imagine That Scrapbooking – Columbus, NE
March 16th – Imagine That Scrapbooking – Columbus, NE
March 17th – Imagine That Scrapbooking – Columbus, NE
March 18th – Scrapbook Unique – Shawnee, KS
March 19th – Stamping to See You – Littleton, CO
March 20th – Scrap 4 Less – Colorado Springs, CO
March 21st – Home for the day…celebrate hubbies birthday then off the next day to Utah to teach 5 classes for Scrapbook USA Expo (I’m taking Lexi with me for a few days of girl time). We leave the 22nd and come home on the 25th.

Whew! writing it out made me tired.  That is one heck of a trip!

Over the next few days i will do a post about each of these stores.  If you happen to be in the area please come and see us!!!

Peace, Love and glimmery kisses <3 Stayce

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Scrapbook Expo – Anaheim CA

Today is the last day of the Anaheim Expo!  The show has seemed to be pretty busy. 1 of my classes sold out and the other two nearly sold out. YAY me!!  Will teach my last one today.
Then its on to kit packing and prepping for my big trip through Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado and Oklahoma!!!  Going to be a fun trip!  If you’re in any of those areas….come out and take a class.

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