Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Too Cute!

I was trying to design some Christmas cards today, but instead these three little piggies popped into my brain, so I had to bring them to life. Aren't they cute?

Stamps: Button Buddies, Happiest  Birthday Wishes
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Designer Series Paper - In Color and Subtles
Ink: Melon Mambo (middle pig), stamp off with Melon Mambo (left pig),
Pretty in Pink (right pig), and Tempting Turquoise
Tool: Scallop Edge Border Punch
Embellishments: Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Flower with Rhinestone is not a SU product
Adhesive and Glue Dots

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Designing Today

I've been busy designing today for my August events. I love those "aha" moments when you know you've got a card design just the way you want it. Here's one I created today for Stamp Camp.

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Thanks for Caring
Paper: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Versamark
Heat Emboss with White Emboss Powder, then sponged color
Punch: Fancy Flower
Embellishments: Pearls, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon -Early Espresso
Tools: Crimper, Paper Snips, Adhesive and Dimensionals

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cards to Swap at Convention

Here's the assortment of card fronts I swapped. I was inspired by the "Grow" theme so flower cards were on my brain. I made about 100 in a combination of card fronts and little gift card purses. I learned the little purses were considered 3D items. It was so fun to swap with all the friendly folks at Convention. I got a lot of wonderful new ideas to inspire our creativity.

Product Park

Lots of inspiration when visiting the Product Park at Convention!

Convention Main Stage

The theme as you can see was "Grow."  Grow in your creativity, inspiring others, and believing in yourself!

Convention 2011

Amazing and Wonderful is what the Stampin' Up! Convention is. It was held in Salt Lake City, Utah between July 13-16. I wasn't sure what to expect as a first timer, but I went prepared with 100 swaps.  Over the course of those days, I  swapped, yakked, toured the home office, attended classes on project ideas, watched sample demonstrations on how to conduct workshops, made make 'n takes, snapped over 150 photos of wonderful ideas that surrounded me and just soaked in all the creativity.  I came home with 5 stamp sets, My Digital Studio content CD and a set of the new Holiday Mini Catalog that comes out on Sept. 1. Oh my gosh, there is  a lot of beautiful ideas in that!  SU spoiled us with an amazing conference tote bag, free Idea Book & Catalog with coordinating binder and so much more. I even did a little shopping in the Memento Mall. The speakers were inspiring and all the women (and a few men) were so friendly. It was like we were one big family!  I can't wait to go back next year and maybe you'll want to join me in all the fun!

Welcome to my New Blog

It's been about eight months that I've been a demonstrator, but now I'm finally ready to blog about my adventures with my Stampin' Up! business. It's been an amazing start and I've really been having fun being creative. Welcome to the place where I'll be posting my card and project designs and sharing great ideas I find on the web as I do "research." I hope you'll join me on this journey of creativity and inspiration!