Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday Traders 1

I wanted to do a series of posts featuring swaps I've received. These are all from my pile of convention swaps here. Most of them are labeled with who created them, but unfortunately not everyone put their names on theirs.











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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For all things fall...

With summer speeding by, we're quickly coming close to my favourite season... fall! Even though today is gearing up to be hot and muggy, I took some time to look forward to that cool snap in the air and the smell of wood stoves firing up.

We got to buy this stamp set "For All Things" at convention, well before anyone else got it. I love the water-colour look, and the fall sentiments work perfectly for so many types of cards. These three cards are all purposely simple, with just one touch of fancy on each card.




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Monday, July 28, 2014

Real Red Wedding

Weddings are, surprisingly, not a big occasion in my life. I didn't realize how few wedding cards I had made until last Saturday started looming and I realized I needed to get my act together. I got the idea for this card off Split Coast Stampers, and just adjusted to what I felt it needed and the colours I had in mind from the invite.

Because this card was going to be hand delivered, I also went a little crazy on the envelope. The embossing on the flap really sends the look over the edge I think!



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Double Challenge: Watercooler Colors and Freshly Make Sketches

Today's post is a two for one! I used these colours from the Watercooler Challenge blog as well as this sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches gals to come up with this fun card! As an extra bonus, can you spot the new stamp from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue?




Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sneak Peek: Christmas Wreath

Another super awesome product I can't wait for from the 2014 Holiday Catalogue...


Not only does the wreath have matching framelits (as do the other images in this set), but they're photopolymer and SUPER easy to line up due to a magical new feature that you'll have to wait to see!

The ribbon on this card is also new, and very fun to work with.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sneak Peek: Take Out Thanks

I wanted to start sharing some sneak peeks of new Holiday Catalogue products with you. This was one of our make and takes from Convention. Can you spot the new (and old) products?


I'm super excited about a lot of these new goodies! Expect to see more of this stamp set too, it was one we got for free!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 Wrap Up

As many of you know, I spent a few days in Salt Lake City last week attending the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention. This was an amazing event I hope to be able to attend again. It was called "Inspire. Create. Share.", and that's definitely what it was.

The first day we arrived we booked into our hotel and checked into the convention. This was the convention centre as seen from our room!



The second day, the convention actually started, and we lined up for the first session. Almost 4,000 women waiting to get into the same room! Scary!


It was worth it however, the speakers were amazing, and everyone got a free stamps! My upline Angela and I both got different ones.


There was another great view from the hallway of our hotel. This is Temple Square, which I will show more of later.


The Inspiration Boards were fantastic too. They had multiple boards for each of the free stamp sets we got, and many more with general inspiration. So many great ideas!


We also went on a tour of the home office in Riverton, UT, where we left messages for the staff there...


Drooled over the warehouse full of product....



And enjoyed the lovely scenery inside and out!



The lectures were fantastic as well. Bonnie Thurber is HILARIOUS, we laughed ourself silly at her class (which was also very educational).


We had dinner with some other BC girls at Blue Iguana, which is just across the street from the convention centre. Delicious, delicious Mexican food.


Every day, Shelli Gardner spoke to us about a variety of topics, and presented achievers.


Some of us won Prize Patrols, Lisa got a whole Project Life kit!


Finally on the last day, at the closing session, I won a Prize Patrol too (I don't have a photo though). And we got a photo with me, Angela and my downline, Lisa!


The day after convention ended, Lisa and I went on a tour of Temple Square, which is just stunning.


And then finally I came home to look at all my swaps, tidy up, and get back to work!


Convention was amazing. I was so inspired, had a great time, and met some awesome women. It's an experience every demonstrator should have. Maybe you'll join us next year?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! 30-day Challenge


Do you have a ton of photos sitting in shoeboxes or on your hard drive?

Do you not have the time, money, or space to work on elaborate scrapbooks?

Project Life by Stampin' Up! is the perfect solution and from now until September 30, you have a wonderful opportunity to get your photos into albums without any fuss.

What you do...

  • Buy a set of 12x12 page protectors and a card collection from me ($35 including taxes and shipping)
  • Watch the short videos I will be posting every week in September for instructions on how to make your pages
  • Spend 5 minutes a week putting pages together and post at least 4 12x12 pages on my Facebook group
  • Vote by liking and commenting on your favourite pages

What you get...
  • A set of exclusive custom made Project Life cards from me
  • Step by step instructions on the easiest way to document your memories
  • A chance to win fantastic prizes
  • Your photos organized and memories preserved!

You can make any kind of pages you would like, whether it's with old or new photos. Here's some ideas for what you could use to make your pages...
  • Old photos...
    • weddings
    • trips
    • graduations
    • babies
  • New photos...
    • document your summer
    • back to school
    • photo per day

Anything you have photos of you can make your pages with, whether their prints that have been sitting in storage for decades, files that have been stored on your computer for years, or snapshots from your cell phone.

To participate, pick one of the following card collections, and contact me to place your order. You can start any time, and voting closes on September 30.

BONUS: Refer a friend who joins the challenge, and you will also receive a set of journalling pens for free!

Paper Pumpkin Winner!












One of the things I was doing before and during convention was a giveaway for a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Everyone who qualified was entered to win a 3 month subscription for free, and the winner was.... Marlys!



Marlys was the one who got me into all this card making craziness, so I'm super excited that she won and I can share this new, fun way to craft with her.

If you missed out on the giveaway, you can still join the fun! From now until September 10, you can get 50% off your first two months (and you will want to, the next few kits are AMAZING). I've seen secret sneak previews of some upcoming projects, and this is a fantastic deal you will want to take advantage of. You can click on the link below to sign up!