Be Inspired- Stampin’ Up! Convention

Be Inspired- Stampin’ Up! Convention

I have so much to tell you from the Stampin’ Up! convention!  I’m having an amazing time. Yes, I’m STILL here.  I’m spending an extra few days with my bestie to relax and boy oh boy are WE!!

 

This convention might go down as the BEST convention I’ve attended.  I felt like the Stampin’ Up! staff spoke to my soul during their presentations.  They were filled with raw emotion, heartfelt and of course so much creative inspiration.  Then our leaders meeting on Saturday I heard the best speaker I’ve heard in a long time.  It was exactly what I needed to hear- taking care of myself.  WOW.

 

I’m going to share over the next few days because I would overwhelm you in a Mississippi minute if I shared it all.

 

One thing I kept under wraps until it happened was presenting on the Main Stage.

I had to share my family.  This picture CRACKS me up.  I really do love my family!  <giggle>

Stampin'  Up! Convention 2015

My presentation was on Project Life and I shared an album that I taught at a Scrapbooking Crop this past spring.   I loved sharing this album as it’s one of my favorites.

Stampin'  Up! Convention 2015

Here are a few snippets of the album.  I’ll share a few more detailed pieces later.  If you have not tried Project Life by Stampin’ Up!, you should.  What a fun and easy way to scrapbook.  The photo below is the cover of my Project Life album.

Stampin'  Up! Convention 2015

This picture below is a a fun bag that we created for the album.  I love how you can add fun stuff like this to an album.  Great for keeping receipts or fun memorabilia.

Stampin'  Up! Convention 2015

 

Thursday night was awards night.  What an awesome SURPRISING night!

 

I earned the prestigious Founders Circle award.  WOWSA.  After the end of my year I wasn’t sure that could even happen.  I was so surprised and SO SO grateful as this will be the last Founders Circle with some of the upcoming changes that Stampin’ Up! will put in place this come October.  While I’m sad to see this great event go away, I know that Stampin’ Up! will have other great things to come.  It’s how they roll.  <smile>

Stampin' Up! Founders

 

I am SO thankful my friend Dawn caught this picture.

Stampin' Up! Founders

I’m even more thankful for this picture….

Stampin' Up! Founders

Dawn is in my downline and has worked her tail off this past year.  She earned the Incentive Trip and Founders Circle.  I am SO excited to spend Founders Circle with her.  Isn’t she the cutest??  A HUGE congratulations to her.

 

My team went out to dinner on Saturday night.  We had so much fun although we were missing many of our team members this year.  The selfie stick was a dream.

Convention Dinner

 

Once convention was over it was time to chill out the next few days with my bestie.  I’m not sure we’ve chilled out.  We have laughed until we cried and shopped until we dropped.

 

Convention

 

Believe it or not… I made swaps too.  My sweet girl was SO helpful before I left.  She did the tedious rhinestone job.  I can’t believe this girl is growing up so fast.  She was only 4 months old when I started Stampin’ Up! Convention Swaps

 

Here is one of my swaps I created.

Be the Star stamp set

This swap was for an organized swap with the Convention Display stampers from last year.  I loved that we swapped together this year.  They are AMAZING artists and fantastic cards.

I used the Be the Star stamp set.

Be the Star stamp set

 

I’m in LOVE with the Mint Macaroon In Color.  SO pretty.

Be the Star stamp set

I used Blushing Bride ink for the greeting.  Love these colors together.

 

I’ll be sharing more convention fun.  Keep your eyes peeled.

You can see all the supplies for this card below.

Have an awesome day and thank you always for taking time out to read my blog.

XOXOXO

 

 

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TGIF #13- Simple Clean Stamping

TGIF #13- Simple Clean Stamping

Right off the bat you must know that simple clean stamping is NOT in my vocabulary. That means it was a BIG challenge.

I’ve tried simple clean stamping many many times and each time I try I find myself adding more fun products until it’s a big pile of layers. It’s the truth and that’s what you will see today in my “Peachy” card. C R A Z Y!

TGIFC13, Silhouettes & Script Stamp set, Stampin' Up!
For this challenge you must have at least 2 layers. That does not include the card base. Pretty simple.

TGIFC13, Silhouettes & Script Stamp set, Stampin'  Up!
I used the Silhouettes & Script stamp set which is a hostess set. I also used another fun set called Stamp a Bag. Love that set for backgrounds.

TGIFC13, Silhouettes & Script Stamp set, Stampin'  Up! Tip: To get the two different colors on the peach I stamped the entire peach with Blushing Bride ink. Then I used a Sponge Dauber with Calypso Coral ink around the edge and into a portion of the middle of the image.

You can see all the supplies to create this card below. Makes sure to check out my Online Store HERE for awesome crafting supplies.

Ready to create and play along with this challenge? Upload your card HERE.

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Dog, Cats or Nothing?

Dog, Cats or Nothing? 

What best describes you? Are you a dog lover? Cat lover? Or do you prefer nothing?

I have ALWAYS been an animal lover.  In fact, I don’t think there has ever been a time that I haven’t had an animal around.  Not that I can remember anyways.  Lately I have an obsession with dogs and find myself monitoring our local humane society for their needs.  Alexis and I chat about the new dogs that arrive to the facility and ultimately thats how we became the happy owners of Brin and Tanner.  Tanner is the newest member of our family.  He is a sweet 8 month old Fox Hound Mix.

If you follow me on social media you might have seen a few photos of sweet Tanner and the crazy first week he had in our home.  He was bit by a poisonous snake and a had an overnight visit at the emergency vet just a week after we adopted him.  We are thankful he was okay and he is doing fantastic at our home after a crazy start.  Poor thing doesn’t know what he got himself into coming into our home.  EEK!

Since I am a dog freak I had to have the dog stamp set, Hot Diggity Dog.  It’s adorable.  I’ve made a few card sets for my local vet so she can send them to her patients humans.  <smile>

Of course Russ said as much money as we’ve spent at the vet she should be making us cards. :/

Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

Is that dog face the cutest??  I just love these little doggies in this set. Simply adorable and especially great greetings.

Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

A relatively simple card with a few fun ribbon embellishments and all the pieces stay together with just a few stitches from my sewing machine.

You can see this adorable set HERE.  If you are a cat lover make sure to check out the You Little Fur Ball stamp set HERE.

I’m now in Salt Lake City for the big convention.  Excited to spend time with friends and see the new fun products coming out in the Holiday Catalog.  I’m presenting on stage the next three days sharing about Project Life.  Scrapbooking has always been near and dear to my heart and Project Life is really the perfect type of scrapbooking for those with busy lives.  Wish me luck, I am starting to feel a few butterflies.

 

Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

Have a GREAT day!! XOXOXO

Click Hot Diggity Dog for the supply list.

 

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Throw down Challenge- Bravo!

Throw down Challenge- Bravo!

Now THIS is a CHALLENGE and a GREAT one for stampers to play along.  

Before we get deep into this post take a minute to understand this challenge on the TGIF page HERE.  It will make MUCH more sense to you and you will want to play along.  

Tuesday Throwdown

I am not kidding when I tell you it took me over and hour to get this challenge straight.  

Where do you start? First you have a pantry list and a basket list of supplies that you can use for your card.  What is on the list is ALL you can use.  Make sure to read the guidelines before submitting your card.  You don’t want to be disqualified.  

Here is the Basket List for this months Throw Down challenge.  ***Note you must use 4 items on this list***

Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up!

Here are the list of Pantry items you can use.  Nothing else… 

Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up!

 Here is my take on the challenge this week: 

Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up! Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up! I had my card completed when I noticed I had a product on the card that was not listed.  Jeesh!  This was tough. Something so simple too, Whisper White Ink.  I thought to make the card pop a little more I would use Whisper White Ink on Basic Black cardstock and have the words You Did It stamped across in the White ink.  Well… had to come up with plan B. Here’s the thing…  this challenge makes you really think outside of the box and I love doing that.  
 
Again, give it a try.  Click HERE and play along…. 

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below.  

XOXOXO

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High Five- I’m Working!

High Five- I’m Working!

That title alone should make your eyes POP out.  

I’ve been in my stamp room for about a good week and a half working daily on something.  It’s felt so good to feel the urge to create and not have that crazy “I’ve lost my MOJO” feeling.  If you’ve had it you get it.  

The ideas are flowing and now it’s just taking the time to put the paper together and most importantly share it with you.  

That Thing You Did stamp set, Stampin' Up! I thought this card would be perfect to showcase today because I’m giving myself a HIGH FIVE!  

That Thing You Did stamp set was perfect with the high five image.  I also used the Stamp a Bag stamp set on the cardstock strips to add a bit of texture.  

That Thing You Did stamp set, Stampin' Up!
You can see there are lots of little things added and all the supplies are listed below.  

I’m off to work on swaps for the Stampin’ Up! convention that I leave in 2 days for.  I’ve been pumping out MASSIVE paper and my stamp room looks like an explosion occurred.  Honestly, I’m not complaining.  

I had to take a second to calm down this sweet pooch.  We’ve had bad thunderstorms roll in the last few days and Brin is not tolerating them well.  

Brin

Stay tuned.  I’ll be updating on here and on my Facebook Page all the convention goodies and news.  Don’t miss it…. 
OH>>>> and don’t faint… I’m also working on my newsletter.  You don’t want to miss out on that.  It’s full of GREAT project ideas.  XO

Oh My #2>>>> I’m going to be answering email while I’m away too.  There is a long list of beautiful people I need to respond too.  It’s coming… Slowly…

That Thing You Did stamp set, Stampin' Up!

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