Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Choose Happiness Collage Card

The Choose Happiness stamp set is perfect for collage cards. It's hard to see all the details in this card, but I simply layered the images on top of each other on this clean and simple layout. This is the second card in my Stamp of the Month Club series for July.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Choose Happiness, Early Espresso ink & cardstock, Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, Pistachio Pudding ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake ink pad, Very Vanilla cardstock, Artisan Label Punch, Pearl Jewel Accents, Linen Thread
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Monday, July 21, 2014

World of Dreams Swap Card

This weekend was a little crazy with traveling home from Convention, so I decided not to participate in the Control Freaks Blog Tour this month. This only swaps I made for Convention was the organized swap with the Control Freaks. I enjoyed getting together with them and the swaps are always crazy good! Here's one of the two cards that I made. I used the new World of Dreams stamp set. I LOVE, love, love that set! Definitely a must-have from the new Annual Catalog! Check it out in my Online Store here.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: World of Dreams stamp set, Early Espresso ink & cardstock, Pear Pizzazz ink & cardstock, Blushing Bride ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Crumb Cake carstock, Oval Collection Framelits (Big Shot), Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Convention Highlight Video

I'm in the airport waiting for my flight to board. I opted for sleeping instead of posting more pictures last night, but I know you understand! Here's a picture of our group -- my downline and sidelines. Many thanks to our upline Kim Peck for sending the light-up green hats! We sure missed you this year!
Watch for a close-up of the green hats in this highlights video from Stampin' Up!:

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Convention Update: Big News!!

Holiday Catalog Cover
Wow! Convention has been a blast so far! On the first day, Stampin' Up! revealed the new Holiday Catalog and holy cow, it's a good one! I'm so excited to get to pre-order (and take home) some new holiday goodies! There are so many new punches and dies and beautiful designer papers. I can't wait to share it all with you! Customer ordering starts August 28 and you can expect to receive your copy in the mail in mid-August.

Check out my favorite new stamp set. This will definitely be a Stamp of the Month Club pick this fall!!

Last night, we attended an optional class and made a little book of techniques broken down into three categories: stamps, ink, and paper. We got a whole bag of goodies to take home and use to try the techniques at home.
The first two days have been filled with classes, make and takes, display boards, swapping, and my favorite: catching up with friends (new and old)! This set of cards on one of the display boards really caught my eye! I don't usually use black as a main layer (outside of Halloween), so I found these designs to be striking!
The big news came at Awards Night tonight. It was recognized again as one of the Top 100 Demonstrators of the Year and invited to attend the Founder's Circle retreat this fall. I was also one of six demonstrators invited to serve on the 2014-2015 Advisory Board. Advisory Board members provide the company with direction, experience, and opinions from a demonstrator’s point of view.
I'm still on cloud nine! What an incredible honor to represent my fellow demonstrators!
2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Advisory Board

Many, many thanks to my customers and my downline for helping to make this year my very best yet! And hugs and kisses to my family and friends for their love and support!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

July Stamp of the Month Club: Choose Happiness

I'm having a blast at Convention! After a late evening class, I finished up some swaps and gifts for tomorrow and it's too late to upload pictures. Check back for my Convention Report! Instead, I have a new card to share and the Stamp of the Month reveal!

For my July Stamp of the Month Club, I am featuring the new "Choose Happiness" stamp set from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. It's not my usual style, but in an effort to offer a variety in my club, I stretched a little out of my comfort zone. I'm happy with the results! Here's the first card.
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I was inspired by a card created by Alison Stachera (see it here) in which she used the banner piece to create a fence. Brilliant! Instead of cutting it out, I just stamped the banners next to each other.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Choose Happiness, Crumb Cake ink & cardstock, Early Espresso ink & cardstock, Calypso Coral cardstock, Pistachio Pudding marker & cardstock, Garden Green ink pad, Very Vanilla cardstock, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Jewel Accents, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

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Featured Stamp Set for July: Choose Happiness



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Wicked Birthday

Today is my birthday! Well, at least for 20 more minutes in Salt Lake City. It's been a LONG day. I left my house in Illinois at 3:00 am. (Yes, three hours after midnight!) to drive up to Chicago and then fly to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up's annual Convention (aka Inspire. Create. Share. 2014). We arrived early, so after lunch, we went shopping. And tonight, we kicked off Convention festivities with our Green Hat Reveal, Bag Pick-Up, and Paper Pumpkin Party. We didn't stay long because we had tickets to see Wicked!! It was my first time and I loved it!

But now I am exhausted! Here are few pictures from today. I can't wait to see what's in store for us tomorrow! I will try to share updates each night!
Me & Faye Colwell, my birthday buddy, modeling our green hats. (They are so much cooler than they appear to be in this photo.)
Cathy Roy, Me, and Mom (Susan La Croix) before going to see Wicked at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.
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Weekly Deals for July 15-21: Punches!!

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Triangle Punch
It's time for new Weekly Deals! Make sure to check them out before they end next Monday, July 21st!

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