Friday, July 29, 2011

Thank You, Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Easy Events stamp set Thank You Card

I'm paying tribute to Stampin' Up! for putting on such a great convention again this year. They always say they want each convention to be the "best one yet" and somehow it always is. I don't know how they do it, but it sure was great! There were a lot of terrific classes again this year, most of which are designed to assist us, as Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, to better meet the needs of our customers.

Of course there was a ton of creativity going on too! Lots and lots of swapping, our Make & Take session (always a convention favorite) and fabulous demonstrations during the general sessions and many of the classes as well.  This year was my lucky year too ... I was chosen to be a Make & Take "helper" which is super fun and Stampin' Up! has plenty of appreciation for their helpers!  In addition to the random surprise gifts for all convention attendees, I managed to come up a winner during prize patrol! WOO HOO!!!  You know what they say: FREE STAMPS stamp better than any other stamps! Hee!!

All that fun and excitement made up for the tiny disappointment of not winning the "garden hat contest" at the Garden Party (this year's kick-off party). There were truly some AMAZING creations! We DID, however, get stalked like celebrities! We couldn't walk ten feet without yet another photo request. Hilarious! Stampin' Up! also put our photo on their Facebook page and on the Demo website.

Sound like fun? It is and YOU can be a part of it too. Now is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family. Our awesome new Idea Book & Catalog was just released and the Holiday Mini Catalog is right around the corner. Both are packed with fresh ideas and fun new products. Join in July (better hurry!) and take advantage of the $99 Starter Kit plus the free Christmas Keepsake Box craft kit. Contact me if you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Crafty Details
A quick note about today's card. Did you notice the embossed oval frame around the main image? That's one of our new embossing folders for the Big Shot - and I love it! It's called Designer Frames and you actually get two small embossing folders. I can't wait to play with these again. And again. And ...

Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

I couldn't resist adding those darling Flower Brads. Aren't they the cutest? Since they come in all four of our main color collections, there's no need to worry - coordination is in the bag ... er, little container. Hee!

Have a terrific weekend!

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Stamps: Easy Events (W-116958, C-123225)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), So Saffron (105213), Pumpkin Pie (105216),  Wild Wasabi (109014)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Confetti White (102028), Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper (124339)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Designer Frames Embossing Folder (123130), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Crystal Effects (101055), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Flower Brads-Brights (119734), Flower Brads-Subtles (119732), Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119254)

Easy Events stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fabulous Florets Bouquet

Fabulous Florets Rubber Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I've been having so much fun embossing lately, I wanted to try a little different technique on this card. The floral images were stamped using classic ink; the flower centers were colored in using an Aqua Painter; and finally the entire image was covered with VersaMark ink, followed by a layer of clear embossing powder and heat set. The result is super glossy flower images that really stand out!

Clear Embossing Technique over Fabulous Florets Stamp Set

The Fabulous Florets stamp set, making its debut in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, is really beautiful and quite versatile. The possibilities are endless once you start to play around with those rubber stamps!

Stampin' Up! Fabulous Florets stamp set with Greeting

(Hmmm ... I've been away a few days and it appears Blogger has been completely redesigned!? What in the ... How in the heck do I ... Thanks for the warning, guys. Oh ... and could you get those pesky glitches fixed? K THXS)

Only a few more days until the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City - I can't wait! Woo Hoo!!!

Hope your weekend has lots of "shine".

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Stamps: Fabulous Florets (W-123025, C-123027)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657),  Daffodil Delight (119667),  VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045),  Wild Wasabi (108641),  Soft Suede Textured card stock (119948), Play Date Designer Series Paper (retired).
Tools: Scallop Trim Border punch (118402),  Heat Tood (100005), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Fabulous Florets Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Fabulous Florets Stamp Set

Friday, July 1, 2011

Introducing ... The 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog Cover Art

It's here! I truly hope you have the new idea book in your hands (or will soon). It's always sooooo much more beautiful in person.

Click here to view and/or download the new Idea Book & Catalog (PDF).

Click here to view the supply list for all Idea Book projects (PDF).

Stampin' Up! Celebrando Creatividad Cover Art

Stampin' Up!'s special Spanish-language supplement to the Idea Book & Catalog, Celebrando Creatividad, is just as beautiful!

Click here to view and/or download Celebrando Creatividad (PDF).

Would you like to receive your very own Idea Book & Catalog? I would love to provide you with a copy. Please contact me to request yours now. (US residents only. If you already have a demonstrator, please contact her directly to request your catalog.)

Please let me know (call or send an email) if you have any questions or if you would like to place an order. As always, you can place an order directly through my online store at any time of day or night. To order Stampin' Up! products now, CLICK HERE.

Check back soon for new project ideas!


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