Sunday, September 21, 2014

Update + New Clearance Rack Items!

I have lots of photos to go through before I post updates about the last two days of our Founder's Circle Retreat, so stay tuned! Today I am packing up my stuff in St. George and headed to Salt Lake City for the Advisory Board meetings at the Home Office. I'm excited and nervous to start our year of service on the board being a voice for all demonstrators across the world.

This morning, I noticed that there was an update to the Clearance Rack last week. There's just a few new items, so it's hard to tell what's new and what's not, but if you haven't checked it out lately, it's worth a look! If you are crafting for Halloween and Christmas, there are some great prices on goodies from last year's Holiday Catalog too! Check it out here.
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Stamp of the Month Club: Fall Fest Give Thanks Card

It was hard to choose which stamp set to feature for my Stamp of the Month Club this month because there are so many great options in the new Holiday Catalog. I was really drawn to the Fall Fest stamp set because it included some Halloween images, but it wasn't JUST Halloween. The pumpkins and leaves are perfect for fall and Thanksgiving cards. Here is the first of three cards for my September Stamp of the Month Club series. Be sure to check out and "follow" my 2014 Holiday Catalog Pinterest Board for even more ideas using this great stamp set.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Fall Fest stamp set, Good Greetings, Mossy Meadow ink & cardstock, Hello Honey ink & cardstock, Tangelo Twist ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Fun Fall Framelits
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Fall Fest Bundle, #137628

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Freaky Friends & Motley Monsters

Greetings from Utah! I'm far away from home this month hanging out with the other Top 100 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators of the Year at the Founder's Circle Retreat, but I couldn't resist participating in this month's Control Freaks Blog Tour so I could share some fun Halloween projects with you.

Whether you came from Judy DiScipio's blog or you are just joining the fun, you're in for a treat! Make sure to hop all the way through the tour to check out what we've created. This month's theme is "Boo to You".

For my projects, I used the brand new Freaky Friends stamp set and Motley Monsters Designer Paper from the Holiday Catalog. I wasn't going to get this stamp set, but the little goblins are just too cute! I couldn't resist and it arrived on my doorstep a week before I left.

My first card is a fun "Flap Fold Card". It's a fun fold card that is so much easier than it looks!
Stampin' Up! Freaky Friends Flap Fold Card
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Here's how to make the Flap Fold Card: 
  • Start with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock and score at 4-1/4" and 8 5/8". 
  • Punch a 2-1/2" Circle in the center of the second score line (put it as far in as it will go).
  • Then decorate! The Designer Paper is 4" x 4". And I used the 2" Circle Punch and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch for the owl and bird. 
  • The flap tucks into a Banner Punch. Make sure to put the dimensional only on the bottom part of the banner so you can tuck the flap under.
Stampin' Up! Freaky Friends Flap Fold Card
I used the Old Olive Blendabilities to color Frankenstein on this clean and simple card. I love the graphic look to the Chevron punch on the sides!
Stampin' Up! Freaky Friends Frankenstein Card
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Lastly, I decorated these "Milk Bottles" (from the "Dollar Spot"!) using the Motley Monsters Designer Paper and more of the Freaky Friends goblins. I love the Motley Monsters Designer Paper more than I thought I would. There are many non Halloween designs that are versatile enough to use any time of year!
Stampin' Up! Freaky Friends + Motley Monsters Milk Bottles
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That's all I have for you today! Be sure to come back and visit me again for more project ideas using products from the new Holiday Catalog! For now, it's time to continue on with the tour and head over to see what Justin Krieger has in store for you!
http://jkcards.wordpress.com/
Stampin' Up! Supplies

Flap Fold Card: Freaky Friends stamp set, Four You stamp set, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Tangelo Twist ink & cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock, Daffodil Delight marker, Whisper White cardstock, Motley Monsters Designer Paper, 2" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Scalloped Border Punch, Banner Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Frankenstein Card: Freaky Friends stamp set, Good Greetings stamp set, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Old Olive Blendabilities & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 2" Circle Punch, Chevron Border Punch

Trick or Treat Milk Bottles: Freaky Friends stamp set, Ghoulish Greetings stamp set, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Tangelo Twist ink & cardstock, Bermuda Bay ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Motley Monsters Designer Paper, 2" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Tangelo Twist Ribbon, 1/4" White Cotton Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Founder's Circle: Day 2 Highlights + Sneak Peek Cards

Today was mostly a free day, to do whatever we wanted. So I took my time getting down to breakfast. And then I worked out in the fitness center so I could justify eating extra treats this afternoon! I didn't rush getting showered and dressed and did a little blogging. Honestly, I really just enjoyed the quiet room!
 

I didn't make it down to the "Holiday Lodge" until almost 1:00 pm. I answered a holiday trivia question and got a prize from Bonnie Thurber and then spent the afternoon visiting and chatting with friends. I think that's best part of Founder's Circle is catching up with old friends and making new ones!
 
Check out this awesome display board with samples of the new stamp set I showed you in my Day 1 post! Here are my favorite two cards:
After dinner at Texas Roadhouse with some friends, we made it back to the hotel with minutes to spare before the Swap & Share Night. After some demonstrator shares and some announcements from Home Office staff, all 113 of us who were swapping lined up in the hallway and traded cards. Afterwards, we had cookies and milk. Yum!
When I get back to my room, I found our second pillow gift. It was a book called The Christmas Train. I can't wait to read it to my kids!
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2014 Founder's Circle: Day 1 Highlights + a Sneak Peek!

The worst part about traveling is the traveling part. From my house to the hotel in St. George, Utah it took me 12 hours to get to the Founder's Circle Retreat! Whew! But I made it! And that's all that counts!

This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays" and as always, the Stampin' Up! Events staff have decorated perfectly!
Keeping with the theme, our Team Welcome Activity was building a gingerbread house! I can't say that ours was the best decorated, but at least it was still standing!

Dinner was divine! Christmas ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and bread pudding. We all agreed that we don't dine on decked out tables at home, even for the holidays, but it felt great to be spoiled with it there! At each place setting, there was a beautiful box of chocolates.
Our team was the "Running Reindeer"!
 
After dinner, I went straight to bed. It felt so good to sleep in and take my time this morning. One of my favorite perks of this trip is getting my own hotel room! I know that seems so silly, but it is such a treat to have my own space! And this year, I got lucky with a King size bed!!
 
Check out my "haul" from the first day! They had gifts for us in the Gathering Place and after completing the Welcome Activity, and of course, waiting for us on our bed after dinner. wanna see what was inside our first pillow gift (the one on top)?
Stampin' Up! changed their policy about sharing new products online before they are released so I'm excited to reveal our first gift: a new stamp set and framelits from the upcoming Occasions Catalog! The "Crazy About You" Photopolymer stamp set has words that pair perfectly with the Hello You Thinlit Dies ("happy", "thanks", "hello", and "you"). Watch for my next post and I'll share some samples made using these new goodies!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Utah Bound + NEW! Weekly Deals

I'm headed to Utah today for the Founder's Circle Retreat in St. George with the other Top 100 Demonstrators of the Year. I am looking forward to my own hotel room, sleeping as late as I want, rest and relaxation, fun adventures, and being pampered with prizes and pillow gifts. I'm bringing my laptop, so be sure to check in with me for new projects ideas and pictures and updates from my trip!

This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays" and as always, the Events staff takes care of every little detail. Check out my travel documents that arrived two weeks ago. I can't wait to see what's in store for us!

Here are the latest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! Be sure to snatch up these bargains before the sales ends next Monday, Sept 22. Shop Online Now.
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ON SALE: Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VIDEO: Autumn Wondrous Wreath Card CASE

The Wondrous Wreath stamp set is not just for Christmas! I used some of the gorgeous new In Colors and CASEd the layout in the Holiday Catalog to make this autumn card for Thanksgiving.
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Check out my video tutorial to see how easy it is to create with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating Wonderful Wreath framelits. And please pardon my sniffles! I didn't realize how bad it was until I edited the video and I don't have time to re-film it!
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Wondrous Wreath stamp set, And Many More stamp set, Hello Honey ink & cardstock, Tangelo Twist ink, Blackberry Bliss ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Linen Thread
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