Friday, July 29, 2011

Make-n-Take Banner

This year's Convention Make-n-Takes were all able to be displayed on a banner. Since I didn't finish the projects at Convention this year, I spent last weekend finishing up the banner project to display at my new catalog Open House. I really like how it all goes together this year! Such a fun way to display a sampling of what Stampin' Up! really has to offer. So many options! Order your supplies here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thanks So Much Flowers

After I got home from Convention, I had several quick thank you cards I needed to make. So I used one of my FREE stamp sets from convention (because I learned at Convention that FREE stamps stamp better...definitely true :). I also wanted to use the new In Color Calypso Coral. I decided to pair it with Daffodil Delight. I feel it really brought out the orangish hue of this color...but I liked it that way :) It will be fun to keep using and see what hue shows up the most.
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Raining Flowers, Sincere Salutations
Accessories: Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Accent Ink

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Birthday Candles

I received a very similar card as a swap at convention. I pulled out my color coach and set to work! I'll definitely be using this idea for birthday cards again. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, So Saffron
Ink: So Saffron, Early Espresso, Pool Party, So Saffron
Stamps: Bring On The Cake
Accessories: Houndsooth Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Sponge, Pool Party Ribbon

August Classes:
Tuesday, August 9, 7 p.m. Demo Group Meeting. Join me and other local demonstrators for a night of fun. You’ll create 4 fun projects that will set you on the right track to get your Stampin’ Up! business started. Contact me for more information.

Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m. Technique Night. Create two projects using new ribbon and the new lace ribbon border punch. All supplies will be provided including adhesive. Fee: FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class) RSVP by Tuesday evening.

Friday, August 19, 7 p.m. Stamp Camp. We’ll be creating 8 cards using the fun new stamp set “Button Buddies” found on p. 71 of the new Idea Book & Catalog. You’ll love the versatility of this stamp set. All supplies will be provided including envelopes. Fee: $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class). RSVP by August 12.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Baby Girl

While we were away, I missed a baby shower for a friend. After I got home from Convention, I wanted to try out this card sketch idea so I put it to work on this card. You use the corner rounder punch to create the fun square shapes. I'll definitely be using this idea again! Today I'm celebrating my 7th anniversary with Stampin' Up! Thanks so much to each of my stampin' friends for making this accomplishment possible! :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Basic Brown
Stamps: All in the Family, Swirls & Curls Verses
Accessories: Corner Rounder & Circle Punches, Dimensionals,

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Official!

Just placed the order one day before my 7 year mark...$100,000 in career sales! Thanks to each of my stampin' friends for making this achievable!

Love Banner

Over the weekend, I got to attend a bridal shower for a good friend. I knew that I definitely wanted to use the new pennant punch and matching stamp set so I set to creating. The Calendar Alpha & Numbers fit PERFECTLY in the pennants. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Melon Mamob, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Pennant Parade, Calendar Alpha & Numbers
Accessories: Dimensionals, Big Shot, Heart Pressed Letterpress Plates, Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dec. 25 Swap

Last year, I did a Christmas card swap. So when I saw that the Tags 'Til Christmas stamp set made it into the catalog, I knew that would be the set I would use for a swap. I spritzed the background with the shimmer mist created with champagne shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol. It also uses the new Lace Ribbon Border punch. It's so fun to see how many people are specifically swapping for Christmas cards...great way to get ideas for your own Christmas card! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Stamps: Tags Til Christmas
Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border, Decorative Label Punches, Dimensionals, Shimmer Mist (Champagne Shimmer Paint)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

24-7 Swap

Another swap that I made. I tried to come up with something a little different with this swap since it's a rather simple card. When I put on the ribbon, it was easy to add a bit of dimension by folding over the ribbon :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamps: Pretty Postage
Accessories: Postage Stamp Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vintage Birthday

On Monday before I left for Convention, I decided to make 50 of 4 different designs. This is the first design I came up with. It features the faux suede technique. I got some great swaps for this card. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Accessories: Finial Press Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Brayer, Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Crochet Trim

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Convention is all about the swaps you take and the swaps you get :) I didn't have a lot of time this year to prep swaps since we were on vacation just before I left for Convention. I had signed up for a 3x3 swap with a I knew I had to finish at least these swaps before I went to Convention. I knew the Big Shot would make things go a little bit faster and love the effect of the impressions folders so it was an easy decision what I should do :)

Syd helped me emboss the spider web on the Concord Crush CS 54 times so I had enough for my swap (one benefit to having an early riser...I had some help :) I spritzed each web with the shimmer mist created with rubbing alcohol and the champagne mist shimmer paint. Be sure to come on Saturday to the New Catalog Open House to see the amazing 3x3 creations I received in return. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Spider Web Impressions Folder, Shimmer Mist (Champagne Shimmer Paint), Rhinestone Jewel, Modern Label, Word Window Punches

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Convention Goodies

Just a couple goodies to show today from Convention...while I'm still settling back in :) This is my name badge...

And my Convention Bag that included my stamp sets and my AMAZING binder for the new catalog.

See you Saturday at the New Catalog Open House!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Convention Highlights

Just returned home from Convention! Be sure to check out this video to see how much fun we had. See if you spot anyone you know :)

Saturday Convention Fun

Saturday morning we attended more stamp classes. After lunch, we got in line for the last General Session. At the front of the line again :)

While we waited for the session to start, we took more pictures of each others' swaps and of each other.

At this session, demonstrators got to walk on stage for career accomplishments. I walked on stage for $100,000 in career sales. I'm SO close to reaching this fact I should reach it next I celebrated a little early :)

After the amazing Convention was over, I went to the airport and waited and waited for my flight. It wasn't all that bad...especially since I got to talk to my mom for nearly 2 hours and get prepped for Sunday :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Fun

Jenn and friends started the morning with Stampin' Classes. After lunch, we had another General Session. Of course, we got our front row seats again :)

After General Session got over, we snapped a few pictures before heading to dinner.

We went to the Garden Restaurant...such yummy was even better that my sister Amber got to join us for dinner.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday Convention Highlights

We started off the morning with a General Session at Convention. Jenn, Melissa, and Megan got to walk on stage for recruiting at least once during the 2010-2011 stampin' year!
The best part of the morning was the unveal of the Holiday Mini products! WOW!!!!!! You are going to LOVE every bit of it :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday Convention Highlights

Yup, today is my birthday. Last night I flew to SLC to attend the annual Stampin' Up! Convention while Dave and the kids headed to Arizona. Karen and Betty happened to actually be in town so I got to spend the night at their house. We enjoyed sharing stories and precious memories about our family. We had a quick breakfast before I headed off to begin the rest of my week.
Then it was off to meet my friends at the hotel, pick up our convention loot, visit Memento Mall,

lunch, visit to Headquarters,

came to our hotel room to find a little birthday gift from Memento Mall from Melissa,

celebration at the Garden Party, and then a walk to find some very yummy frozen yogurt.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Recruiting Special!

I know several of you have been considering signing up as a demo. There's no better time than now! This month Stampin' Up! is offering a $99 recruiting special. This kit is perfect for those of you who have been stamping for awhile and just want to sign up now. The kit contains over $185 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value. You'll also receive a kit to create a beautiful Vintage Christmas Box with your first demonstrator order when you sign in July. Contact me today for more information or go directly to my demo website to sign up or get more information