Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Convention Display Boards


SU Demonstrators like myself, love to SHARE new ideas with you, so you can be creative and amaze others with your talents!
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Start of Sharing Convention Display Boards

Here we go!  Over the next few days I'll be posting the photos I took at Convention that contain tons of wonderful card ideas!!! The creativity is amazing!!!


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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Spread the Joy!

Stampin' Up! has a new contest going called In With You. Here's the first winning stamp set that is now available to order until January 2, 2014. It's not yet in my online store, so you'll need to contact me directly to order. Isn't this set clever!

Wood Mount is $25.95 and order number is 134781
Clear Mount is $18.95, and order number is 134784

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Exciting New Product - "Undefined"

Have you ever wanted a specific stamp but just couldn't find it? Well Stampin' Up! has solved that problem with it's new DIY stamp kit called "Undefined." Watch the You Tube video below and see that you can become a custom stamp designer in just a few minutes. It's so easy and FUN!.

The full kit is $19.95 and the order number  is #133402
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates

and once you have that then you'll only need to buy the refill kit for $9.95 with order # 134808
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet
Stampin' Up! would love to see what you make with your kit. Please e-mail them a photo of your creations and any projects you make with your carved stamps to so they can pin your photos to their Undefined Pinterest board!

You can order these items online at my store. Click here
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SU Convention Closing Video

Here's another informative video that wrapped up this years Convention.
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2013 Convention Opening Session Video

Enjoy, so much to watch!
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Just a Few Photos of Convention to start with

The 2013 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up! Convention at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah was fantastic! I loved being a part of the 5,800 demonstrators who attended from all over the world. As always so much to learn, swaps to share, and things to see!

Just a small amount of demos going into General Session. Usually much more crowded.

General Session with just a few of the thousands.

This truck was the backdrop for our Guiness Book of World Record attempt at sending the most handstamped cards from one location. My card was counted.

Main Stage.

Organized Swapping going on.

Shelli Gardner, speaking at Awards Night.

Some really giant sized balloons left over from Awards Night.

My  Convention backpack and name badge!
Stop back again soon, more photos of product and card displays coming!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WOW Swap Card

Using the center step cutting design, turns the Sunflower stamp from ok to WOW! I used Crushed Curry and Early Espresso ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock. The base is Baked Brown Sugar cardstock. Accents are the Itty Bitty Butterfly punch with Rhinestones and the Chalk Talk stamp set "For You" on Very Vanilla (hand cut out) mounted on Early Espresso punched with the 1-3/8" circle punch finished off with 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon taped to the back for "tails."
Thanks for taking a look!
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Can't Wait!!!

I'm so thrilled to be attending the 25th Anniversary Convention of Stampin' Up! Always so much to do and see. I'll tell you all about it real soon!

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another Convention Swap - Halloween Treat holder

Here's another preview of items from the Holiday Catalog that's coming out August 1st. I'm participating in a small swap of 10 Halloween treat items, so this is my swap. I used Dollar Store mini containers and filled them with candy corn. I lined the lid with DSP and then topped it off with the rosette and belly band to add the pizazz! Who wouldn't want to find this at their Halloween party?
The supplies are: Summer Starfruit and Brushed Silver cardstock, (new) Witches Brew DSP, (new) Tags 4 You stamp set and matching Label Bracket punch, black heat embossing powder, heat gun, rhinestones and a glue gun with silicone mat to put it all together.
The trick to making a lot of rosettes is to score an entire sheet of DSP at the quarter inch intervals, then cut the one inch strips that you need to fold and glue.  So simple. I also used a one inch circle punch with scraps of basic black to glue a base to my rosette on the back side, then flipped it over on the silicone pad to hot glue the prepared tag.  I learned something the hard way - only touch the edges of the tag as you are pressing it to the hot glue on the rosette, otherwise the embossing powder will come off on your fingers due to the heat of the glue gun.  Luckily I learned the first time!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Have a great day!

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Sherry Robinson's Swap at the Plaza Hotel

Here's my original design for Sherry's swap. It's my second year for participating in her swap. I like how she does it - you prepare 25 cards that she swaps for you and then you make another 24 kits so over a 4 hour period you get to make 24 different cards from the other participants. So I leave there tired but with 48 different and lovely swaps.
My card has two sneak peek items from the upcoming Holiday catalog - the silver ribbon and the Winter Frost DSP.
The rest of the supplies are: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, and Brushed Silver cardstock, 4" White Doily, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, and then Stampin' Write Markers to color the "For the Birds" stamp set image in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Silver marker.
I've never made a blue-toned Christmas card before, but I like it! Hope you do too!

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2013 SU Convention General Swap

This is one of my general swaps for Convention this coming week. It lays flat, but I wanted you to see the "z" fold on the left hand side.  Simple but cute I think.
The supplies are:
Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla cardstock
Birthday Basics DSP
Silver Glimmer Paper
Chalk Talk Stamp Set
Chalk Talk Framelits
Raspberry Ripple Ink
Candy Dots
Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Paper Snips
Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive & Dimensionals

Thanks for taking a look!

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