Friday, July 31, 2015

I (Finally) feel Inspired!

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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. 

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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.) 

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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! 

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My mom & I enjoyed the Christmas tree display.  (Psst… that cute Santa is featured on one of the new designer papers.) 

Till next time-

Happy Stampin!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bright & Cheerful

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On these hot summer days, I thought I’d share some bright & cheerful papercrafting ideas.  Plus I just wanted to let you know I was still here despite taking the summer off.  I’m having a great season & hope you are too! 

Till Next Time-