Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2014 Wrap up

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Here a swap I created for one of my favorite swapping events, Lyssa's Leadership 2014 swap.  Lyssa Zwolanek's swaps are not only high quality, but they are so motivational!  Love all the great ideas!  Thanks, ladies, for another great swap!  One tip I'll pass on to you when making swap cards -- get a second set of your most-used Framelits.  When cutting 20 or 50 swap cards, you'll save a lot of time by cutting two pieces of card stock at a time and using two dies for the shapes you are cutting. 

Hearts a Flutter  (131922-w, 129252-c)
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter (131922-w, 129252-c), Everything Eleanor (131987-w, 124164-c), and Seasonal Sayings (131937-w, 128009 - c)
Paper:   Sweet Sorbet - 133521 (Free with $50 order during Celebrations (starts Jan 28-Mar 1)), Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe - In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks (130137), Pink Pirouette - Subtles Color Collection Designer series Paper Stack (130135)
Inks:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159), Magnetic Big Shot Platform, Big Shot, Full Heart Punch (119883), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), white gel pen, 3/4" Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon (130015), Dimensionals, Basic Black Candy Dots from the Neutrals collection (130934)

I have to admit, I haven't used the Candy Dots until now.  What a time saver over adding regular brads to my 20 swap cards.  I'm so glad Stampin' up offers these!

To place an order:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

And a big shout out to Lyssa, for all your hard work organizing and running this swap!

(l) Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek and (r) Donna Ross
Of course, it wouldn't be a Stampin' Up! event without display boards.  Leadership 2014 was no different here.  Lots of great ideas.  I'm still in the process of posting some of these great card and paper craft ideas to my Meetup Site.

Display boards at Stampin' Up! 2014 Leadership conference in Houston, TX
However, the display boards were about the only thing that was the same as previous years.  Stampin' Up! does a great job of keeping the format of Conferences fresh and staying current with the current trends
One of the Hottest trends - Gold.  Gold is everywhere this season!
Stampin' Up! offers many new products to keep up with the Gold trend this Spring.
The new Occasions catalog carries many new gold items  -- right on the mark with the latest trends.  Gold Washi Tape, Gold foil sheets, Gold vellum, Gold metallic Encore Ink pad, Gold glitter, and Gold Sequin Trim.

Another new format at this year's Leadership was the combinations of demos from the Stage combined with Make & Takes.  Instead of separate sessions where you watched the creative Home Office staff stamp projects on-stage in General Sessions, this year the on-stage demos were combined with an evening of make and takes.  Several presenters shared their inspiration for their assigned projects and we were given samples of kits and cards to put together during the evening Make & take Session.  Below are some of the Make and Takes tags we made this year  -  3 tags using the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) punch from the Occasions catalog.  This is an exclusive design you can only get through Stampin' Up!

3 tags made with new Scalloped tag topper punch during Stampin' Up! Make & Take session at Leadership 2014

Stampin' Up! introduced several other new products which you'll hear about in the next 1 to 6 months.  Demonstrators attending Leadership received a new stamp set for demonstrates to use to make cards of encouragement for their downlines and customers.  Everyone  attending Leadership also received a new set from the new 2014-2015 catalog.  Watch my blog for samples from this new set soon.

Another booth on the display floor was covered with drapes.  This is where we got a  sneak peek at the Paper Pumpkin kits coming up in the next few months.  They are great! I really want the Feb and March kits!! For the same price, Paper Pumpkin monthly kits are now going to include a lot more product in each kit.  The kits are perfect if you want to make a few cards or paper craft projects to meet your needs each month, and you don't want to buy a house full of stamping supplies.  Watch for more information about the new kits!  Or sign up now so you don't miss anything

I have a lot more new to talk about in the next few days, but that's all for now!

Quick Links



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/

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