Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hello Swaps

Love to swap!

This card was one of my general swap cards for convention this year.  This year I made close to 300 card fronts for convention.  Think that is crazy...other people make more than that when they go.  But it is all worth it when you get there and you swap like crazy.  I will have to take a picture of all the swap cards that I received back.

The cardstock that I used on this card is Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.  I used a new stamp set that came in the the 2011/2012 catalog called "My Friend".  Great Set!  For the cluster of leaves and flowers I did a technique called Thumbing.  It is where you take your stamp and ink it up with your desired color and then take a Stampin' Up! marker (which should be darker) and thumb with it on the inked stamp.  (You are making spots of color all over you stamp)  When finish thumbing you will then huff on your stamp and stamp it on your cardstock.  How great is that!!  Easy, but yet such a great effect.  I also added a Basic Rhinestone to the little saying to give it that little extra Bling.

I hope you like it!  I will have more of my swaps throughout this week and I am sure into next.

You can get your own stamp set and create your own card using the Thumbing Technique.

Thank you for stopping!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Displays



If you look really close in some of the displays you may see thing that you haven't seen before.  Hint, Hint...Holiday Mini Catalog is coming out soon!!  By going to convention you are the 1st to see the Holiday Mini Catalog with a ton of the NEW products coming out. How great is that!!!  Just another little perk about being a demonstrator and going to convention.  I think as it stands right now I have paged through the Holiday Mini.....5 times.  LOL  Making my wish list now.  Of course I want it ALL!!!!  I can't wait to show all the new products that Stampin' Up! has come out with.

If you would like to join me next year for convention and get in on all the fun....NOW is the time to sign up.  Stampin' Up! is making it really easy with a discount on the starter kit.

Plus you get all this as well:.
•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
Customer Order Forms (50)

All this for only $99!!!  There is even more.... Stampin' Up! is giving a $40 project FREE! 

Check out all the information here!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Convention Buddies

How Cute are they!?!?

These are my travel and convention buddies.  From Left to right, Myself, Laurie Zoellmer, a fellow demonstrator in our group, Dawn Olchefske, which is our upline and Jenny Maetzell, which is also a fellow demonstrator.  This is my second year going to convention.  But it was Jenny's 1st convention.  Do you remember your 1st convention.  I do, it is so exciting and you are just in awww.  Jenny had a great time and had the same feeling. Our upline Dawn O was ranked as the 25th top demonstrator and a friend of ours Kelly Acheson was ranked as #10.  WTG ladies.  But to top off the night...Dawn received a great honor with being picked by Shelli to be on the Advisory Board.  Congrats to you Dawn!  We had a BLAST!!  You couldn't ask for better convention buddies.  Thank you all for such a great trip.

This year was so amazing at convention.  With the GROW and Plus One theme Stampin' Up! has out done themselves.  We received Extra Stamp sets and a whole pack of the Holiday Mini's that will coming out.  Sneak peek of what is in the Holiday Mini.  The classes we awesome.  I will be sharing more on some extra classes that we took as well.  You are not going to want to miss these projects!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 18, 2011



I know I have been missing in action for a while.  I have been getting ready for convention and then off to convention.  We had a BLAST!!  I will be posting more pictures in the next week to show you what it is like at convention.  Just looking at the pictures is fun...but to be there is a totally different feeling.  In the week to come I will share with you projects, swaps and soooo much more.

Thanks for Stopping!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

•Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
•Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
•Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
•Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
•Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
•Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
•Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
•Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
•Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
•Note Cards (20)
•Clear-Mount Block C
•Blender Pen (1)
•SNAIL Adhesive
•Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Contact me for more details or click here to get started and join now!

Happy Stamping!