Over my nearly 18 years as a demonstrator I've had the privilege of building relationships with so many wonderful people.  I've been blessed that many of those wonderful folks have joined my Hawaii Ink stamping team.  

Ten days ago I hosted a special day for team members achieved a special challenge.  I deemed created a special event just for them that I called "Diva Day".  

I absolutely love holding themed events.  Here's the invitation I gave each of my team members who achieved Diva Day.  Can you guess the theme? 

  Ticket invitation

I used a combination of retiring stamps to create the pocket holder for this airline boarding pass invitation. (I've listed the supplies at the end of this post)  These (and other) retiring products are only available through May 31st or while supplies last and are available in my online store

The ticket was created from a free download I found on Pinterest. Here is the information to download your own custom boarding pass. 

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I LOVE to decorate. In fact, growing up I wanted to be an interior decorator.  I love going on a 'hunt' to collect items that pertain to my theme. I'm a thrifty shopper so I scoured Goodwill, the dollar stores  and looked around my home for things that might work.  

Here's a view of the Stamp Studio on Diva Day.

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My Stamp Studio was formerly our garage. Our homeowner's association prohibits removal of the garage door so Bob the Builder insulated it. The room has cabinets, a sink, counter tops, amazing lighting and central air conditioning.  With up to 18 women stamping at a time, the room, during a Florida summer can get warm so we added an additional unit to be certain the 400 square feet would remain comfy.  

I provided 6 make & take projects during this event and this is the area of the Studio where we stamped.

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I hired a private caterer to come and prepare lunch. We enjoyed a Caesar salad, garlic bread and the best pasta and sausage medley I've ever eaten.

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My talented friend, Judy of 2 of Hearts Crafts, handmade the monogramed bag and napkins.  The bag held accessories such as rhinestones, metallic clothespins and brads. 

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Dessert included custom cupcakes created by my friend Colleen.  She decorated the top of the cupcakes to look like globes.  They weren't just great to look at – they are the BEST cupcakes around!  Colleen pipes a filling into each one!   

Glitter never photographs well and edible glitter is no exception.  This picture doesn't do these cupcakes justice.  

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Tomorrow I'll be sharing more about this event and how I converted the half wide stamp case into a party favor suitcase. 

  Retired List picture 2016

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