Monday, August 3, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
I’m home from the Stampin’ Up national convention! I arrived home to find a box of new product waiting for me. I am excited about the new holiday catalog and these new stamps and accessories. And after being around other demonstrators and watching crafty demonstrations for a few days, I am feeling inspired. I even crafted in my hotel room! Once I’m unpacked, I plan to start making some fall projects.
I was surprised to get an award for my annual achievement. There was a special room set up just for “achievers” where we could have snacks and free drinks. I also received a little portable Stampin’ Up trash bin for my desk which was filled with other goodies like a stamp set and candies.
We received one stamp set for attending, as well as a pack of designer series paper. Then everyone won a prize drawing during the general sessions. Some of us got another stamp set, others got punches or paper. (I got another stamp set.) The stamp set we all received was from the new holiday catalog, but was versatile enough to use year-round (as shown below.)
Convention was really all about the upcoming holiday season and there was a big emphasis on Christmas. Suddenly I wanted to put up a tree, play holiday music, and make my Christmas cards. Think it’s too early? Probably, but it’s nice to think about anyway!
My mom & I enjoyed the Christmas tree display. (Psst… that cute Santa is featured on one of the new designer papers.)
Till next time-
Monday, July 6, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
I’ve been on a kick lately of doing this pocket cards. They are easy to make and look a little different than a regular card. I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set (138816) as decoration, but this card would look great with other things too. I liked it so much I’m making 50 of them for a convention swap.
And speaking of crafting, there comes a time every year when I just get burned out. I don’t know if it’s because of the catalog transition from one year to another or if it’s because I’m always making hundreds of cards this time of year. Regardless, I’m tired of papercrafting. As such, I’m taking a break. (Well, I still have to finish those swap cards, but then I’m done for a while.) Maybe I’ll learn to knit? Or maybe I’ll learn to can vegetables? Regardless, I’m just stepping away from paper crafting for a little while. I’ll continue to update this site from time to time, but it will not be on a regular basis for at least a month (and maybe a little more.) I’m still here if you need me. You can email or call. I’ll still be sending out rebate checks (I already have some “thank you” cards made and ready to send!)
Meanwhile, enjoy the summer!
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The day we’ve been anticipating is finally here! The new 2015-2015 catalog is now live and available for orders. There are also Deals of the Week, which I will post later.
If you place an order today that is less than $150, please use hostess code 6YUK2FDF so I’ll get credit for the order.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
This card was made with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set on pg 125 plus One Big Meaning on pg 16. Those stamped images on a Mint Macaron background are just beautiful!