Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Convention Swap

This is another one of my convention swaps. I used one of our new stamp sets called Delicate Doilies. I stamped my image with Versamark, put white embossing powder over it and hit it with my heat tool. After that I used my sponge dauber and used Pretty in Pink ink in the center. When I first started making cards for this swap we were told to make 100 cards. Then later that number went down to 66 but I had already embossed 100 images! Now I have quite a few extras to put some cards together! Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Convention Highlights!


One of the big highlights of convention is swapping. I joined three organized swaps and this was one card that I made. I finally figured out that an assembly line was the best way to get the cards completed. I used the stamp set Flower Fest. I stamped the flower with Versamark on Pretty in Pink cardstock and then used white embossing powder. I punched the flower out with our 2 3/8 scallop punch. I used my Big Shot a lot for this card - I love my Big Shot.

Wait until you see what great products for the Big Shot are going to be in the HOLIDAY MINI! We were given a copy of the Holiday Mini at Convention and saw first hand many of the new products! I am so excited!! If you are a SU! demonstrator you can preorder items from the Holiday Mini on August 1st. I can't wait. If you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. When I thought about joining I had a ton of questions. I joined just for the discount but have found that I love sharing the products with others and making projects with my friends. If you become a member of my Stampin' Up! team, we can enjoy convention together next year!!! Stampin' Up! is a great company to work for!

Convention Pictures

Aren't these flowers CUTE??? There were many displays around the convention and this one really caught my eye. Who knew you could make something so adorable with buttons!

This next picture shows Main Stage. The word GROW would continually change and be a different color. It was huge and very striking. This is where we would go for General Sessions with all of the demonstrators. The theme this year is GROW and many of the displays show gardening tools, plants, flowers, etc.

This last picture is of Dawn Griffith (my upline) and I. I met Dawn and her very nice husband on the first day of convention (we live in different parts of the US).
Thanks for stopping by! I will post more pictures tomorrow!

Convention 2011

I just returned from attending my first Stampin' Up! convention in Utah! What a wonderful, exciting experience! I can't wait to go again next year! Each first year attendee received this green pin. The convention was a fun, filled four days. I took many pictures and I will post some in the next few days. I also participated in three swaps and I will post some of those as well. I made 180 cards and boy, was it a bit stressful making that many but I wish I had made more! Everyone was swapping cards right and left. I felt pretty good about making as many as I did but at the airport one gal told me she made NINE HUNDRED. Oh my.

Stampin' Up! really knows how to put on a good convention. I received many free stamp sets and so many great ideas. I am off to download all of my pictures (at least a thousand) to my computer! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Catalog!

The new catalog is here and it is beautiful! It is filled with so many new items that I can't wait to order. Ordering begins today at 11:00 (12:00 Utah time). If you would like to place an order, email me and I will be happy to place it for you (see button on the top right of my blog) or you can place your own order by going to my online store (button on the top left), but ordering won't be possible until 11:00! Let the excitement begin!