Monday, July 29, 2013

More Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention Swaps

  • Samples and swaps from Convention 
  • A Sneak Peek of a Thankful Sack from the 2013 Holiday Mini 
  • A few more of my favorite swaps from Convention 
  • Buy three, get one free DSP ends this week

I just had to case one of my favorite swaps from convention.  This was originally created by Sheryl Wheatly  Here's my version (or my two versions of it).   I love that it uses the new 2013-15 In Colors:  Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and a card base of Baked Brown Sugar and butterflies from Papillion Potpourri stamp set.

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri(W-132058, C 123759), Wetlands (Sentiments -c-126697)
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, and Baked Brown Sugar.
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  This uses four of the Textured Impression folders -- Fancy Fan, Perfect Polka Dots, Houndstooth, and Chevrons rolled through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval Punch, and bling from one of the smaller Rhinestones.

I tried two different sentiment treatments.  the card on the left uses the Scallop Oval to punch a background of Baked Brown Sugar and the Large Oval punch to punch out the sentiment

To place an order for any of these items:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

Here's a closer look at the card with the punched sentiment.

Here's a version of the card with the sentiment stamped directly on the Very Vanilla background.  Which treatment do you prefer?



Sneak Peek at Muslin Bags and stamps from the Holiday Mini

During one of the Convention Mini classes, we stamped this cute little Mini Muslin Bag, a sneak peak at one of the items from the Holiday Mini using the Magnificent Maple Single stamp and the Thankful for single stamp -- both from the Holiday Mini catalog.  You can begin ordering these products August 1 from my 24/7 on-line store.  My regular customers should have received their catalog in the mail by now.  I'll be able to post a link to the on-line Holiday catalog on August 1.

More favorite swaps from Convention

I'll be sharing some of the wonderful swaps I received during convention over the next few days, so stay tuned You can  ordering products to make these cards from my 24/7 on-line store

This card was created by Dawn Miller and uses the new3/8" Ruffled Stretch Trim (130024) in Costal Cabana, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131), the Square Lattice (119976) Embossing Folder,  and the Window Frame Collection Framelits

Lillian Owen created this beautiful card. It includes the extremely popular Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (129314),  a flower made from the new Bottoms and Blossoms Simply Pressed clay molds (131272), and the Simply Pressed Clay (130685)


Buy 3 Get one Free - Designer series Paper Special Ends Soon

Stock up on Designer Series Papers from the new Stampin' Up! catalog before the Buy 3, Get one Free offer ends at the end of July.  Perfect time to ensure you have all your favorites on hand for your Fall card making and scrapbooking projects.


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2013 Convention Highlights and swaps

  • Happy 25th Anniversary, Stampin' Up!
  • Convention 2013 highlights
  • My Convention Swaps
  • Leadership 2014 Location - Houston Texas (my home town!)

I just returned from the annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  It was more spectacular than ever.  I left home with a 1/2-empty suit case and returned with a bulging bag filled with all the wonderful free goodies - 7 stamp sets, 2 different Designer Series Papers packs, Gold and Silver glitter, rolls and rolls of washi tape, new carve-your-own stamps product announced at Convention, a Paper Pumpkin kit, a decorative banner kit, and more and more -- FREE!!!.   The best Stampin 'Up! Convention ever!

I'll show you the swaps I made for convention and some of the nice  swaps I received in return over the next few days.

Loved this years Bags!  White back packs with lots of pockets for catalogs, supplies cell phones and more!  We received them as a surprise during our first session - Thursday evening.

6,000 white back packs with Stampin' Up! logos, a sparkly pen, a Silver Anniversary pin and our 3 free stamp sets, among other  things received by all demonstrators who attended!.


 As always, the display boards were fabulous.  Tune in as I post more of convention photos over the next few weeks. 
This was one of the display boards highlighting this year's 2013-2015bnew In colors.  Click for larger image.

2012-2015 In Colors & 2013 Color Refresh

My Convention Swaps

Here are a couple of the swaps I brought to Convention.  I have really gotten into the Yellow and Gray combinations this season.  In fact, my Pinterest party board is full of party and wedding ideas using this color combination.


Stamps: Morning Meadow (hostess), Flowering Flourishes, Mixed Bunch, Gifts of Kindness (sentiment)
Paper:   Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Inks:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Fancy Fan Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Summer Starfruit in Color Dahlias, 1/2"n Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Blossom Punch, Pansy Punch, and Label Framelits
To place an order for any of these items:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

Here's a second swap I put together.  It isn't too early to start getting organized for this year's holiday season.   I didn't get to use this stamp much last holiday, so I was very happy to see it was carried over from the last Holiday mini catalog.  With a matching die and two sneak peeks from this year's Holiday mini which will be out shortly -- the Stylish Striped embossed folder and the new 1" Cherry Cobbler grosgrain ribbon-- I'm  really pleased with how this card turned out.  You'll be pleased to see all of the great new products coming out in the Holiday mini.

Stamps:  Very Merry Tags, Ornament Keepsakes
Paper:   Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Holiday Ornament Framelit, Ovals Framelit, Stylish Stripes Textured Impression Embossing Folder(Holiday Mini Sneak Peek(, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1" Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (Holiday Mini Sneak Peek), and Petite Curly Label punch.

To place an order for any of these items:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

A wonderful tutorial on designing with My Digital Studio

I ran across this My Digital Studio  tutorial today and just had to show you some of what we saw during Convention this year.  If you want a fast, economical way to express your creativity, My Digital Studio provides so many ways for you to quickly make those hand crafted items you'll love to give to others.  Take a look at how easy it is to customize images to your color themes

Announcement of Leadership 2014 Location - Houston Texas

Demonstrators, it's not too early to start planning to attend leadership conference in January 2014! You won't want to miss the classes, the camaraderie, and of course, the stamping--in the great state of Texas--where we're famous for doing things big!

It was announced at Convention 2013 in Salt Lake City, leadership will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the heart of Houston.

Date: January 9-11, 2014

Registration Opens

Managers and above: October 15, 2013
Sr. Supervisors and above: October 16, 2013

Managers' Reception

Downtown Aquarium, Houston
January 9, 2014
Managers' Reception qualification date: Sept. 30, 2013

 I'm already looking forward to a great conference!  Start making your plans to attend now.  This is a perfect time to think, about signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Enjoy putting together a starter kit with just the items you want, plus pick one of four project kits for free in addition to your starter kit.  Offer good between July 15 until August 31, 2013.
Read more about the benefits you'll enjoy when you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator...including attending Stampin' Up! Conferences and events.  If you live in Houston, don't miss this great opportunity to see what stamping with Stampin' Up! products is like this coming January.

Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
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