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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.

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Arent they adorable?

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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

The new In Colors:

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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.

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

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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!

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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

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The Wynn

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The Palazzo

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The Bellagio

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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.

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

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

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Paris

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

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

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Bunny Bonus

One last bunny card from the "A Good Day" stamp set. How can I resist this cute little thing? So heres a quick post with the bunny again in different colors and a new layout.

I used the Petal Pairs "vines" emboss folder as well as the Naturally Eclectic designer paper for the split background.

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The colors used are wisteria wonder, whisper white and pool party.

I used the coordinating 1 1/8 and 1 3/8 scallop punches to layer the bunny as well as the Starburst punch in wisteria wonder.

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The sweet little embroidery hoops frame this little cutie so perfectly. I added the lovely smoky slate gingham ribbon to wrap it all up. Did you notice the tiny pearl on the pool party bow? How sweet is that?

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Just a note: the hoop stays on great with the tombow multi purpose glue and the ribbon has a soft shimmer to it that you can't she in the photo.

This was the Bonus card at Card Class and it sure was a huge it with the ladies. Hope you like it too!

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Sneak Peek-Card Class Mothers Day card

Here's a quick sneak peek at one of the cards we will be making at Card Class this week.

I used the Lovely Wishes stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog to design this simple and elegant Mothers Day card.

I decided on the color berry burst as the bold pop of color. I think it looks amazing with the black and white, Petal Passions designer paper.

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The leaves are stamped in old olive. This color never goes out of trend. Its my go-to green.

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A beautiful berry burst metalic edge ribbon ties it all up. This ribbon is smooth satin and glorious with a bit of silver sparkle - my favorite!

I think the ladies are going to love this one. Its quick and easy to make, but elegant enough to make an impression.

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Thanks for visiting my blog today. Be sure to come back again soon, for more card making inspiration.

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Stampin Up "A Good Day" stamp set

Oh this stamp set is so adorable! I also bought the cute little mini embroidery hoops that go with this darling stamp set. Oh my gosh, so stinkin' cute!

So, I made up some cards for my directs on my team. Directs are the people who signed up with Stampin Up directly under me. I love these girls to the moon and back. I wanted to send them a "just because" card with a little surprise inside, and this is the set that I chose to use to make all their cards.

I didn't stop there tho, I had to make more and more cards with this set. The new tiny scallop punches go perfectly with this set as well.

First I will show you the card I made for my team. I used the little bunny from the set, because its so sweet, just like the girls that I sent these cards to. :)

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I used pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum cardstocks as well as whisper white. The sweet sugar plum products as well as all the 2016-2018 In Colors,  will retire in May, so get them now, before they are sold out!

For the background, I used the new "Scattered Sequins" emboss folder in the Occasions Catalog 2018.

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The Mini Embroidery Hoops come in two sizes- this is the smaller of the two. I also used the two new scallop punches to layer under the bunny, as well as a gold foil doily. I added the In Color enamel shapes and the new silver twine for a small bow at the top of the hoop. The shimmery strips are the new Myths and Magic washi tape from the Occasions Catalog.

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Here's a bunch of them, ready to be mailed.

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So, after I made those, I made this one...

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I basically used the same supplies, but this one has the larger of the two hoops and the Wood Textures designer paper for the background.

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The bunny is colored with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers in ivory, crumb cake, pink pirouette and rich razzleberry.

I also used the Triple Banner punch to cut the tails on the sweet sugar plum banners.

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I attached the bow with a glue dot and the hoops were attached with Multi purpose liquid glue. Glue dots could be used to attach the hoop as well.

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I love how they turned out. This would even make a sweet Easter Card too!

Wait until you see the other cards I made with this set- I will be featuring them this week. They are even cuter- if that's possible!

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Watercolor and Pink Pineapples

So, I finally was able to have some fun with the new Fruit Basket stamp set and coordinating Fruit Punches. I was eager to make some pink pineapple cards for sure!

I started with watercolor paper, my aqua painter and a melon mambo ink pad. I wanted a splash of water color wash in pink for my background. So, I used the ink in the "lid" of the melon mambo ink pad and painted it onto my watercolor paper with an aqua painter. ( close your ink pad and squeeze the lid of the inkpad so that the ink deposits onto the lid inside)

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I randomly painted some ink onto the paper.

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 I then flicked the barrel of my aqua painter to splatter water/ink onto the watercolor paper.

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I let it dry, and then it was time to decorate!

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The 3/4" circle punch was used to make the basic black circles which I adhered the melon mambo and lemon lime twist pineapples onto with mini dimensionals.

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I decorated the card with the new Tutti Fruitti sequins, which by the way, are self adhering! I also added a rhinestone to the middle of each sequin.

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The black and white dotted paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer paper pack and the ribbon is lemon time twist. I thought it would be cool to stamp the greeting directly on the ribbon in black archival ink.

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Of course I had to stamp some cute pineapples on the inside of the card as well.

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Making this "Pink Pineapple" card made me so happy. I didn't stop there, though, I have more Fruit Baskets to share this week as well. So be sure to check in later.

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Until the next time...

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How to make a Quick and Easy Waterfront stamp set card

The Waterfront stamp set in the Occasions Catalog is simply amazing. It really doesn't look like much in the catalog, but its one of the easiest and most VERSITILE stamp sets that I've ever used!

This really makes beautiful scenery cards with little to no effect. The separate stamp images can be used in so many ways to create any setting you can imagine. There is water, mountains trees, sky, cottage, sun/moon, splatter and a variety of verses.

I almost didn't buy it, but once I saw all the amazing cards that people were creating with it, I had to get it for myself.

This is a simple card that we made at Kim's Card Class. The ladies loved it! We made 3 cards each of this same design and it literally took all of 10 minutes.

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When you find yourself in need of a masculine card, this set is absolutely perfect for that too. You can use it in so many ways, beach, woods, mountains etc.. so you never have to make the same scene twice!

I stamped the mountains in crumb cake ink, twice, and over lapped them. It actually gives them more depth to overlap. The trees and grass are in tranquil tide ink, and the water is soft sky and marina mist. The log cabins are stamped in chocolate chip ink as well as the verse.

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For the sun, I used so saffron, then I punched it out with the 3/4 " circle punch and used a sponge dauber dipped in peek a boo peach ink, to sponge around the outside of the circle. Its difficult to see in the photo, but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the sun and water to add shimmer.

The background paper is from the new True Gentleman designer paper in the Occasions Catalog. It has the perfect colors and patterns for a masculine card.

I'll be designing with this set a lot more- can't wait to make a beach scene!

Until the next time...

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