Stampin Up Party Hat Birthday- Retiring soon.

I had to show you the Party Hat Birthday stamp set and coordinating bundle, before it retires at the end of May.

Its such a unique set and once you see it, you'll know why. We are going to use this bundle at Card Class this week. However, this isn't the card we will make- I'll post the Card Class card, later in the week.

I used some fun, bright birthday colors for this card. The stamp set is a one, two or three step stamp set.

I chose to stamp all three layers of designs on the hat. Each stamp layers over the other and fills in the empty spaces. So, as you can see here- the 3 different colors that I used are actually the 3 different stamps in the set.

The melon mambo images are all on one stamp, the lemon lime twist images are all on one stamp and the pumpkin pie images are all on one stamp. So as I stamp each color, I fill in the party hat.

The dies cut out the images in the hat too. I'll show how that works, when I post the card from Card Class later in the week.


I used the coordinating cardstock colors of melon mambo and lemon lime twist as well as basic black and whisper white. The glimmer paper is from the Myths and Magic glimmer paper pack- which is also retiring.


I stamped the gift box in melon mambo ink on melon mambo cardstock for a cute tone on tone background. I love that there are so many cool framelit dies with this bundle, like the banner, hat, trim and star.


I just think its so cool how I can get so many images, in so many colors by only stamping 3 times! I'll post the photo of the stamp set below this post, so you can see the 3 stamps I used on this party hat.


You'll love the other 2 samples I have with this set as well. One is a piece of pizza!

So don't forget to come back to check them out soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until the next time....

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Stampin Up In Vegas, Part 2: Plus a few Sneak Peeks!

I left off with our fun make up session at Sephora in Las Vegas. It was perfect, because from there I was ready to attend the special Centre Stage event for Stampin' Up Leaders.

It was an 80's theme. I didn't dress up because of packing restraints, but all the SU employees did and some of the demonstrators.


Arent they adorable?


Thats Brandi above and below, from SU demonstrator training and my friend Robyn- who both look totally rad in their 80's garb.


It was a fun night of training, dinner, gifts and getting the new Catalog!


The next day was the main Stampin Up On Stage event. Lots more training, making new friends and stamping of course!


Stampin Up is also celebrating their 30 year Anniversary this year, so there were lots of fun surprises in store.


It just so happens to be my 20 year Anniversary as well! This is me on stage for my 20 year anniversary recognition.


This is Raelene and I in front of the beautiful SU backdrop. This is Stampin' Up's new branding/logo. Aren't those flowers and colors beautiful?


This is our table, getting ready to stamp the day away- with new products!


Here's a few "sneak peek" boards to get you excited about whats coming in June!

The new In Colors:


This set will be available next month as an exclusive Pre Order Bundle with free items included. Share What You Love. Its GORGEOUS! These samples were made by talented demonstrators.



Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards we made and our new Laser Cut paper- ahhhhh... so pretty!


One last sneak peek card, made with a new stamp set that will be released in the Annual Catalog in June. Be sure to email me to reserve your copy!


Stampin Up events are always so inspiring and tons of fun. We ended our trip by visiting some of the amazing Las Vegas hotels on the strip.

The Venetian



The Wynn


The Palazzo


The Bellagio


The Bellagio Fountains with Ballys and the High Roller ferris wheel in the background. The High Roller is a huge ferris wheel- each car holds up to 40 people! It takes 1/2 hour to go the whole way around.


The Lobby of the Bellagio. The beautiful flowers on the ceiling are Chihuly glass.


The Fashion Show Mall. Of course we had to do a little shopping while we were there.




Ok, one more sneak peek. This is one of the stamp sets we got in our convention bags. Don't you just love it?


And on our last day... this is what we did... ahhhh... a perfect end to a perfect trip!


Hope you enjoyed the fun "sneak peeks" and a little of what goes on at an SU event.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up On Stage Conference Event

I'm back from a whirl wind few days in Las Vegas. I attended the Stampin Up mini convention over the weekend and it was amazing. I had a few set backs since I arrived home on Monday, but I think everything is starting to fall into place now. If I could only catch up on some much needed sleep.... but thats another story for another time. Lol.

I wanted to share a few pictures of our fabulous few days. Stampin Up really does great events and this was no exception. So many fabulous new things on the horizon and we learned so much!

This is the hotel that the Stampin Up On Stage Las Vegas event was held. The Rio hotel was really beautiful.


My friend, Raelene and I flew in early to do some touristy things before the Stampin Up event. I forgot that the airport had slot machines! I talked to a few locals and they said that slot machines are everywhere- even the grocery store!


We did some shopping and took in a show on our first day. It was fun because we got to go to the Mirage to see the show. Its such a gorgeous hotel. The shows at all the hotels are always advertised on all the buildings, just like this.


Here we are in the tropical lobby, right before the show.


We saw the Beatles "Love" Cirque Du Soleil. Gotta have some snacks for the show...


So many amazing performers.



Cool skateboarders.



We did a little shopping at the Venetian as well as Ceasars the next day. I think this hotel is so pretty. I was here a few years ago and it still makes my jaw drop.


These are the shops inside. It actually looks and feels like you are outside because there is a sky painted on the ceiling.


And of course the famous gondolas.


We even had our make up done at Sephora. We didn't plan it- it just worked out that way. I guess they were having a promotion and we just happened to be there at the right time. It was actually great, because I had a special Stampin Up Centre Stage dinner to attend that night, and my make up looked perfect!


They even decided to fix up our hair. They were so sweet and such a great make up team.


Raelene and her make up artist. She looked even more beautiful than she normally does... if thats possible.


And me and my sweet make up artist. So glad she made me look presentable for my Stampin Up dinner.


My blog is ready to post so I must sign off now. I will be blogging about the actual SU event, next, so come back and read all about it!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

Stampin Up Wedding Card with the Cake Soiree stamp set

As you read this post, I am currently at the Stampin Up On Stage (mini convention) Event in Las Vegas, Nevada!

I won't be gone long and I'll be sure to share some fun pictures when I return. Check out my instagram and facebook pages in the meantime. (stampin with kjoyink) for some real time photos of the event.

Today I'm sharing another Cake Soiree stamp set card with matching Sweet Cake dies. This is such a pretty set with beautiful Sweet Soiree designer paper to match.


I matched the colors to the designer paper. I used flirty flamingo and powder pink cardstock as well as silver glimmer paper and a delicate white doily.


I colored the flowers with a blender pen, dipped in the lids of inkpads. The colors are flirty flamingo, sweet sugarplum and old olive. Can you see the shimmer on the flowers? Its the Wink of Stella brush. I brushed over the flowers with it, once I had them colored.


 I stamped "Best Wishes" in sweet sugarplum ink onto a piece of flirty flamingo cardstock, then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.


I added a rich razzleberry Glitter Enamel Dot to the sweet flower topper. I think I use these dots on everything. They are just so pretty!


And there you have it. Another beautiful wedding card (or birthday card) for all those upcoming summer celebrations.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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