Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Convention 2013 -- Be the Difference

This is my first official post-convention blog post.  What a fun and exciting time I had celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary (and my birthday, too!)  It was a non-stop party.  Here is a video of some of the highlights of Convention 2013.  If you watched The Voice, you might recognize Ryan Innes, who sang this year's theme song.

Check back to see the new products Stampin' Up! is coming out with!

There are lots of specials going on, too, including:

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Convention Gifts

 These are shrinky dink bag tags/key rings that I made for my sister Southern Stars as a little convention gift.
 These are more shrinky dink key rings for other friends who were at convention.
I thought everyone knew about shrinky dinks, but when I was telling a friend about what I was making, she did not know what shrinky dinks were.  The top tag was printed on shrinky dink film and after it was in a toaster oven for a few minutes, it SHRUNK to the smaller size.  They are fun to watch as they curl up and then flatten back down when they are shrinking.

Only a few more days until my Birthday Bash Stamp Camp.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Fan Favorite and the Random Winner

I realized that I never announced the winners for my Stamp Club Contest.  (Sorry!)  The card below was the one that received the most comments on the blog post.
 And I used to choose the second winner, which was card 7.
This contest was so long ago that I am not sure if I remember correctly whose card is who!  So the winners will have to let me know and claim their prize the next time they are stamping with me in my rubber room!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Christmas SWAP

I will be participating in a Christmas Card SWAP at convention.  I did this organized SWAP last year and I received some nice cards, so I decided to join in the fun again this year.  It was a little harder for me to design a card this year, since there are no Christmas stamp sets in the annual catalog.  I used the Pennant Parade stamp set to make this card, and added some sparkle by embossing the stamped image using Iridescent Ice.  I used Champagne Glimmer Paper for the star and to separate the two embossed pieces of card stock.  I hand cut the black frame after running a piece of Basic Black card stock through the Big Shot using one of the Designer Frames embossing folders.  I hope everyone in the swap likes my card.

Saturday is my Birthday Bash Stamp Camp.  Get the details and RSVP HERE

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Another Convention SWAP

 This is a SWAP I made for when I get together with my stamping "grandmother," Martha, and her group of stampers.  There will be over 20 of us - having an early dinner before the excitement of Opening Session begins.  I used several cards for inspiration when making this one, but it looks nothing like any of the originals!  The only stamping I did was the greeting in the corner using the hostess set, Simply Sketched.  The colors on this card are Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White.  I am hoping that Ben will make another video for me, so that I can show you how to make the flower using scallop punches.  Or better yet - gather a group of your friends and I will show you in person how to make this card!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Happy Day

This is the card I made for the first SWAP I will be doing at convention.  I will be getting together with other "Southern Stars" demonstrators on our first night in Salt Lake City.  This is one of the few cards that I designed all by myself!  I usually look for other card ideas online and then make a few changes here and there.  But there were very few samples online using this stamp set so I was on my own!  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  Hope my sister stampers will like it, too!
Supplies used to make this card:
Happy Day stamp set
Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White card stock
Elegant Eggplant Ink
Ovals Collection and Apothecary Accents Framelits
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The Stamp-a-ma-jig and Grid Paper came in handy when I was trying to line up the images on the oval piece.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stampin' Language Confusion - Convention Commercial 2013

Check out this video which I entered in the  Stampin' Up! convention video contest.  It was a family project, with Ben doing all of the camera work and editing.  What a talented son I have.  I know some day he will be accepting the Academy Award for best director!  Crossing my fingers we are one of the 3 winners of the contest.  It would mean a Stampin' Up! shopping spree for me (and an accessory for Ben's camera.)  There are several cute videos entered so the competition will be tough!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Convention Swap Card #1

I will be participating in several SWAPs while at the Stampin' Up! convention.  This is the card I made for my first organized SWAP.  Everyone in the swap was given a month/theme and asked to design a card.  I should come back with enough ideas for an entire year!  My month was August and I struggled with this idea until Stampin' Up released the "Wanderlust" Photopolymer stamp set.  Paired with the "I am Me" Designer Series Paper, I think this makes a cute card to send someone before they leave for vacation - maybe with a little cash or gift card inside.  Below is what the inside of the card looks like.And this is my friend, Nancy, who helped me make these SWAPs.  She came over and helped me one morning for over 4 hours, then took them home to finish!  Then, if that wasn't enough, when she delivered the finished cards, she took ANOTHER set of SWAPs home to put together for me.  I don't know what I would have done without her help!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Surprise in the Mail

What is more fun than getting a hand crafted card in the mail with a handwritten message?!   Getting a PACKAGE!!!  This came in the mail last week.  It is a "This and That" journal, stickers, and washi tape for scrap booking my memories from convention.  What a wonderful gift from the person that introduced me to stamping and Stampin' Up! - my upline, Susan Elise Morton.  I will be leaving for convention early Wednesday morning and returning late Sunday night.  While I am away, I won't be able to post about the exciting things going on - unless I can figure out how to use my new tablet!  In the meantime, I have a few posts scheduled to post automatically.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

One More Sneak Peek!

This is one of the extra cards you could choose to make if you attend my Birthday Bash Stamp Camp on July 27 at Hope Lutheran Church.  You will make 8 cards (4 designs -2 of each) for only $15.  Then, because you will be having so much will want to stay and keep on stamping!   There will be several additional cards that you can make for only $1.50 per card.  Scroll down and view my last two blog posts to see the other cards you will make.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another Birthday Card

Here is another card you will make if you decide to come to my birthday bash on Saturday, July 27.  You will make a total of 8 cards for only $15:  two of this design, the two cards from yesterday's post and two more designs that are suitable for men.  There will also be a selection of additional cards for you to make for only $1.50 per card.  So grab your address book, join me for a day of fun, and get a bunch of cards made and ready to send!


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

You Are Invited to My Birthday Bash!

I will be celebrating my birthday next week at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  But when I get back, I will continue the celebration with a Birthday Bash Stamp Camp at Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 27.  These are two of the cards you will make if you decide to join me!  Make a total of 8 cards for only $15 and enjoy a morning/afternoon of fun, fellowship, food, and PRIZES!!!

Hope you can join the fun!
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Let Me Try This Again


I don't think I made myself clear on SATURDAY'S POST. I don't want to know what I can use this for............I want to know how badly do you want this for your stamp room?!  What would you be willing to do so that I give this to you?!  Be creative!  And in the meantime, I will keep hunting for more!

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Scroll down to yesterday's post and vote for your favorite card!