Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention 2015 - Inspire, Create, Share

Well, I managed to eat all my non-Stampin' Up! provided meals at the Blue Lemon this year.  I just love that restaurant, and wish we had them in Texas.  We had lots of demonstrations with the new holiday kits, stamp sets, shiny papers and accessories throughout convention plus great freebies in the form of Prize Patrols, You Crew games, and all attendee giveaways.  Everyone won one of the Prize Patrols this year...Yay!

They also had Pioneer Day while we were here, so we saw some cute floats parked and ready for the parade.

Me and my roomie, Kathy, waiting for General Session to start.  During convention, we made 2 make'n'takes, a card front, a tag, and a bag.  So, we got to play with a variety of products from the holiday catalog.

At lunch, we waited in line to get a photo with Sara Douglass before grabbing our boxed lunch since the line was short.

Yay!  The new Basic Black and Basic Gray ink is ready!  It's archival ink using a felt pad base and can be used for water-coloring as well.  They will be available in the holiday catalog and Stampin' Up! gave us all one free Basic Black ink pad during one of the General Sessions.

I always have to get a photo with my friend, Shannon West.

Stampin' Up! set up 2 of these photo opportunity props in the convention center hallways.

After the regular convention ended at lunchtime, Managers and above were invited to Center Stage which included lunch, a keynote speaker, and additional training designed just we received another stamp set from the holiday catalog on the way out.

Another great convention is over, but we have a local one that is now called On Stage that will be in November which will sneak peek the Spring items and Sale-a-Bration.

But for now, I can't wait to do all the fun holiday kits and design Christmas cards for my classes and Stamp-a-Stacks this Fall.

Happy Stampin'

Friday, July 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! Roaring 20's Party in Salt Lake City

Loving convention this year!  After a full day of gatherings, Stampin' Up! did a theme for our Awards Night and after party... The Roaring 20's.  It was so fun to pick out a dress and accessories to bring to Salt Lake City.  Everyone that dressed up looked so great.  Sara Douglass' dress was amazing.  Here are my roaring 20's photos.

Sara Douglass on Stage
My roommate, Kathy, and I in our outfits.
Me and Pam Morgan.
Antique cars.
Prohibition (Jason (Sage's hubby) playing the copper).
Me and Scott Nielsen.
Brian Pilling and Me.
This was one of my favorite parties ever.  I hope we have themed events like this every year. 

We also got the new holiday catalog today, but I can't share that until September.  I can share projects though.  So, more photos soon.  It is awesome as usual.

Happy Stampin'

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bold Bohemian & Boho Chic

Here's another one of my June club projects.  The color combo on this Bohemian designer series paper is amazingly rich and bold.  Even when I run out of this paper, I will probably copy the color scheme for projects.  That's a great way to inspire a color theme anyway...just copy the color scheme of your favorite designer paper.
To frame the washi tape with twine and keep it in place, just cut notches in your mat.  Here's a close up.  By the way, these foil doilies are great.  I can't wait to design something using the larger ones in the pack.
I also used the matching Bohemian Borders stamp set to dress up the envelope and the white mat for inside the card.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Love You...Timeless Elegance

I couldn't wait to sponge on this paper to see how it looked.  Also, I found out that the Timeless Elegance paper is a hand drawn design from Stampin' Up!'s own artists...Wow!  I used the new In Color, Watermelon Wonder, but any color would be pretty.  I think the matching ribbon finishes it off perfectly.
I got 5 cards out of each sheet of roses and scraps for other projects.  The designer paper is cut in 3 3/4" squares to mat on 4" Basic Black squares.  There's a variety since the paper has bunches of 2 or 3 together plus some large single roses spread out on the design.  Here's one with a single rose too.

Here are the supplies:
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Hawaii 2015 - Share Affair

Saturday morning we shopped at a local swap meet at the Aloha Stadium.  It was great, and we got some good deals on souvenirs. Suzie and Kevin had rented a car, so Samantha and I got to tag along.  Thanks Suzie!  We hurried back though to go to the Stampin' Up! Share Affair Event.  Here's some photos.