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Friday, July 26, 2013

Convention 2013 Images

Here is a great photo that was taken at convention of the display boards.  The home office staff did a great job of setting up the displays and very creatively spelled INSPIRE, CREATE, SHARE out of the samples on the board.  That's me standing in front of the "R" on SHARE.
The photo comes from Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.typepad.com

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Annual Convention

I just returned home from a fabulous weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention.  This year Stampin' Up! is celebrating 25 years as a company and what a wonderful celebration the Convention was!  Here is a picture of some of the 5,800 demonstrators who attended.  Including staff, there were approximately 6,000 people gathered for the activities in Salt Lake City.  It truly was an amazing sight!

The weekend was filled with activities, classes, celebrations, and creativity!  I have so many great ideas to share with you now!  The weekend began on Thursday night with an opening session that was so fun and motivating.  Prizes also began on Thursday and one fabulous prize was this awesome white and silver back pack made especially for Stampin' Up!  Every attendee received one.  There were some goodies inside as well!

Prize giveaways continued throughout the entire weekend and by the time it was over, every single attendee had received multiple fabulous prizes.  This back pack was filled with all the great stamp sets, framelits, and kits I received.  It was truly an incredible experience.  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Special Bonus for New Demonstrators!

Right now Stampin' Up! is offering a special bonus for anyone who joins my team as a new Demonstrator from July 15 - August 31.  You get to select a FREE Kit from one of our catalogs!  Our kits are fabulous ways to create projects quickly and easily.  It's a great deal, so contact me today for more information about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a member of my team!  There are so many fabulous perks to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, including a minimum of 20% off all your personal Stampin' Up! purchases!  There are so many more great reasons to join as well, including great new project ideas, prizes, new friends, and extra income!  So what are you waiting for???  Call or email me today!  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Free Designer Series Paper!

It's time to stock up on Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper*!  Buy 3 packages, get 1 FREE!  This great offer is only good until July 31, 2013.  Don't miss your chance to stock up on some fabulous colors and patterns!  Shop now to order yours.  www.smilesacrossthemiles.stampinup.net

*Select Papers--visit my Stampin' Up! store for details.

Simply Sketched Sympathy

I just LOVE the new Simply Sketched hostess set!  I am not normally terribly fond of images that need to be colored in, but this set is just breathtaking.  I have now used every single image in one card or more.  I love them all!  The one I am sharing with you today is a beautifully soft sympathy card.  I used markers directly on the rubber to color the flower, then used a blender pen dipped in the ink pad to "watercolor" the image after it was stamped on the card stock.  Dimensionals popped up the ovals cut out with Framelits, and Basic Pearls accented the oval image and the embossed edge.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Stamp Set:  Simply Sketched Hostess Set (129672 clear, 129669 wood)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink:  Night of Navy, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Tools:  Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), 2013-2015 In Color Markers Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding (131260), Stamping sponge (101610), Blender Pens (102845), Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder (129383)
Bling:  Basic Pearls (119247)
Other:  Dimensionals