Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Feeling excited

So this last week I was able to attend Stampin'Up! convention in Salt Lake City.  I attended the 20th anniversary celebration and then the next year, so I knew that they just keep getting better and that the 25th would be one I didn't want to miss.  After a little prodding and maybe some gentle nagging, my sister was finally able to talk her hubby into letting her come with me.  I could have been okay going alone, but so glad she got to go with me.  We've been wanting a sisters trip for a while and we finally got one.

Let's just say it was a blast!  Stampin'Up! and specifically Shelli just make me want to be better and do better, not just in regards to stamping either.

Ok, so those not familiar with SU events, we participate in what we call "swaps".  It isn't required, but is a lot of fun.  We make a specific amount of 1 design of card and then get together with that many people and exchange cards.  I participated in 4 organized swaps and did some general swaps as well. This first card was part of the MDS hybrid card swap.  Remember, MDS images do not retire, thus All in the Family image was okay to use.  I simply created the happy couple using MDS, printed it at home in black and white on Whisper White cardstock and then assembled my card.  It was fun to create and I love how it turned out.  Thanks to my club member Leslie for the idea which came from her daughter-in-law.  I just switched it up a bit.

 Supplies:  My Digital Studio, Basic black cardstock #121045, Whisper White cardstock #100730, Bermuda Bay cardstock #131197, Delicate designs embossing folder #127023, 5/8" Whisper White organza ribbon #114319, Rhinestone basic jewels #119246 and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details glitter #127845.

This next card was a swap for the "Best of 25" meaning we used the stamps from the Best of 25 series.  I chose Best of Birthdays.  Simple, but cute.

 Supplies:  Whisper White cardstock #100730, Pool Party cardstock #122924 and marker and seam binding #125582, Daffodil delight cardstock #119683, ink #126944 and marker, Basic Gray cardstock #121044 and marker, Simply Scored Scoring tool #126192, Best of Birthdays stamp set #132929.

Will share the others later.

You can order at anytime from my blog HERE.

Just a reminder of a few SU promotions you won't want to miss.

1.  My Paper Pumpkin--Sign up by August 31st and get the first 2 months for $10.00 each, will resume to $19.95 after.  Remember to use me as your demonstrator and the promo code PUMPKINDEAL when you check out.

2.  If you join Stampin'Up! as a demonstrator between now and August 31st you get $175.00 in SU product as well as get to pick a free project kit (pictured below).  This gives you access to a 20% discount on the products as well.  It is a great company and I'd love to have you on my team.  You can join me HERE

3.  From now until July 31st (one more week) you can buy 3 designer series paper packs and get the 4th one free.  Great time to stock up.  DSP is found in the catalog pages150-154.

Thanks for stopping by!  See ya soon with more convention swaps.

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