Sunday, July 25, 2010

Convention Roommate Gift

Today I'm traveling home and I've had an amazing time at convention. I'm definately looking forward to next year. As my last project share I wanted to show you the roommate gift I made for my hotel roommate Patty. It's a turquoise lunch box I got at a local craft store and decorated with the Island Oasis DSP and Tropical Party Stamp set. I cut out her initial and then added some texture to it with the Lattice embossing folder.

nside the box was an assortment of items to help make convention a little easier, including Kleenex, lip gloss, jelly beans, and a notebook and pen. Additionally, I made a set of really quick and easy thank you note cards with matching envelopes. These cards are so fun and quick to make and are the perfect gift.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Convenion Swaps Day #3

It's amazing how fast the week is flying but I'm having a blast. This morning I get start off with a breakfast with a group of demonstrators who have have been working on recruiting with Stampin' Up. I'm super excited because not only with Shelli Gardner and the rest of the SU! executive team be at the breakfast but we get priority seating for this mornings general session so I'm hoping to be right up front.

As the swaps continue today I'm swaping another 3D item along with my two cards.
Stamp Set: Party Hearty
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Celebrations, DSP

Accessories: Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL Die, Whisper White, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch

Stamp Set(s): Holiday Lineup, Four Holidays, Santa's Lineup Jumbo Wheel

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Assorted Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Garden Green

Accessories: Crystal Rhinestone Round Brads, Snowflake Punch, Crystal Effects, Champagne Mist Shimmer Spray

Note: I sprayed both the snowflake and cardbase with Champagne shimmer spray so it really sparkles in real life.

Ink: Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Crumb Crake, Tempting Turquoise, Pawsitively Prints II DSP
Accessories: Poppy Parade 1/2" Poly-Stiched Ribbon, Misc. Build a Bear Big Shot Dies
This card came out so cute but boy is it a lot of work cutting clothes and dressing 25 bears (thanks Michelle for everything). Kids love these great cards.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Convention Swaps Day #2

It continues to be hot, hot, hot here in Salt Lake City, and I'm not just talking about the weather. Convention is such an amazing experience and I can't wait for our first general session today. I wanted to make sure to share today's swaps with you.

Stamp Set: Because I Care
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Faux Pearls

Stamp Set: Kooky Spooky
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark
Paper: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Wicked Fun DSP
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon
It seemed really out of place to be stamping halloween cards in July but this is a great new stamp set and I love the flocking on the designer paper.
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Convention Special!

As you read this post I'm on an airplane heading to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Ups annual convention. This will be my first and I'm so excited!

To help share the excitment I'm offering a special to all of my customers so between now and Sunday night every online order of $50 qualifies you for a free roll of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, purchase $100 get 2 rolls of ribbon, etc. To begin shopping, just click here!

I'll have lots of news and samples to share when I get back so stay tuned!


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Convention Day #1 Swaps

I'm currently sitting in the airport waiting to board my plane to convention and I can hardly sit still. I've spent the past several weeks making almost 250 swaps (thanks Michelle for all your help!) and am ready to start trading with all my fellow demonstrators. My plan is to swap a couple of different items each day. Today I'm swapping 2 cards which I think turned out great and are great for making a statement. The details are below each picture.

Stamp Set(s): Sweet Season, Christmas Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Jolly Holiday DSP
Accessories: 2 Tags Bigz Die, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Gold Brad, Dimensionals

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Pumpkin Pie Stamin' Write Markers
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Poly-Stiched Ribbon, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Note: I changed up the colors and ribbon on this card based on the different sheets of DSP I used.
What a great start to a fabulous week, check back tomorrow for the next projects.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm Still Here

It's been forever since I've posted. It's not for lack of stamping however. I leave on Wednesday for my first ever Stampin' Up! convention and I'm SOOO excited! What I wasn't prepared for was all the prep work that went into getting ready for convention, I've never seen so many swaps neatly lined up in baggies. I'm not quite done but the finish line is in sight (if I don't decide to add more). But I didn't want to neglect you so below are two cards I made last month with new stamp set Baby Bundle. While the paper and ribbons are now retired I thought you would love to see how cute this new stamp set is.

Make sure to check back this week, I'm posting my convention customer special Wednesday morning and I'll be posting my swaps each day so you can see what I'll be swapping in Salt Lake City. I can't wait for all the new news and ideas I'm going to get and bring them back to share!
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

July Stamp-a-Stack

Happy Thursday!

I know you have all been waiting anxiously for this months stamp-a-stack projects, and here they are.

Stamp Set: Wellness Wishes

Stamp Sets: Awash with Flowers, Because I Care

Stamp Sets: Punched Posies, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Stamp Sets: Tropical Party, It's Your Birthday

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, Teeny Tiny Wishes
You're going to love this months creations so I hope to see you on Sunday. If you haven't RSVP'd there's still time so just let me know.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Baby Greetings

I hope you had the opportunity to spend some time with friends and family this holiday weekend! We celebrated the 4th of July out at Great Meadows with a fantasic fireworks display and BBQ's. I was able to break away from all the festivities to play with this great new sketch challenge over on the Stamping 411 blog.

For this weeks challenge I used one of my favorite color combinations and mixed a great new color (Early Espresso) with a color I'm glad to welcome back (Pink Pirouette). I also decided that the new Baby Bundle stamp set would fit this sketch perfectly. Check out the new 1/8" taffeta ribbon which is great for tying bows which lay flat, perfect for mailing.

I have several friends that are due in the next couple of weeks so this cards for them and I'm so excited to meet the new babies.

Have a great week!
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I don't know about you but I've been looking forward to July 1 for weeks! Today is start of a new Stampin' Up! year which means the new Idea Book and Catalog is being released (whoo hoo!) I'm in love will all the new colors, including 5 fabulous new In Colors, designer paper, stamps, you name it.

As a demonstrator I had the opportunity to purchase some of the items early so this way I can share with you some great new samples. Below are two samples using the new Perfect Punches stamp set, you know how I love stamp sets that coordinate with our punches, as well as the new Greenhouse Gala DSP and 1/8" Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon.

I think I also forgot to mention the new Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder....I'm officially in love.

Enjoy and contact me to your copy of the new catalog.

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