Stampin' Up! Events

#1 Stampers Team Christmas Party & a Sneak Peek

We had such a great time last weekend at our #1 Stampers team party. I love getting together with my team and enjoying each others company. We also did a little bit of stamping and swapping as well as exchanged some amazing hand stamped gifts!

We played a cute grab bag game to determine who got which gift.

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Notice the little tag on Teresa's gift? Its a darling little panda from a new Sale a Bration set coming in January!

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Teresa received some chocolate and some beautifully stamped Christmas cards, made by Lori Wiest.

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These are a few of the cards that Lori Wiest made for her gift exchange:

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Kathy's gift came wrapped in this gorgeous stamped paper by Sue Brennan.

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The amazing work of art that was inside that pretty paper.... Sue Brennan really out did herself creating the awesome gift!

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Darlene Christian was the artist that designed these matching coasters and candles for the lucky recipient.

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I designed this gift bag with punched red glimmer paper circles and a tag made with the Tags and Trimmings stamp set. I didn't make a hand stamped gift, however, inside were stamps and goodies from the upcoming NEW Occasions Catalog!

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We played some super fun games and had a snowball fight to win prizes. I think this was the favorite game that night.

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I also had the girls tear a Christmas Tree behind their backs. The best tree won a prize. I also gave a prize to the tree that wasn't the best ;) Here are some of the trees. Unfortunately neither the best or worst trees are in this photo. Not sure where they ran off to...

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We also had a cool make n take with a new stamp set and accessories from the soon to be released Occasions Catalog 2018.

Lori is assembling her cute card before our next game.

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This set is called Bubble Over and you'll be able to order it in January. Check out the designer paper, the new sequin emboss folfder, the clear bubbles and the self adhesive sequins- yes, you'll be able to order those soon too!

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Such a wonderful night with these fun and fabulous women. I'll have the swaps and some amazing cards to share later this week, so be sure to check back.

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Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


Stampin Up Convention- Part 4- More Swaps, Friends and Fun & Maybe a Sneak Peek

Attending the Stampin Up Convention is not only a great way to learn and create, but its also so much fun, hanging with my team and friends from all over the world.

This year, my team and I wore our Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts t-shirts to the opening session. Many groups do the same and dress in their team outfits. Gretchen, Lori and Kathy definitely look pretty in pink, don't you think?

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We loved hanging out with our friends from the Aloha state. They are always so friendly and fun and bring a ray of sunshine along with them.

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We of course enjoyed swapping with them and my friend, Linda Bauwins team- here's a look at all the gorgeous swaps from our Warm and Fuzzy Breakfast party.

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There are always tons of sample boards and such great techniques and art to absorb. Lori was blown away with her first Convention and all the amazing ideas and techniques.

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Catching up with my team and enjoying a dinner or two together is always a highlight. Here we are at The Roof Restuarant overlooking Temple Square in SLC, Utah.

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Meeting up with my demonstrator friends is something I really look forward to, as I only get to see them once or twice a year. This is my friend Robyn from Utah- we go way back- we are Stampin Up Advisory Board sisters.

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A fun group of friends from the East Coast to the Pacific - Me, Cindy, Linda, Mary Ellen and Tami.

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Of course there are always prizes and gifts. Check out the "all attendee" give away- hint: its a sneak peek from the New Occasions Catalog 2018!

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The excitement of the crowd and the energy is contageous. 

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There was also a special dinner, entertainment and training for some of us. Kim, Cindy, Meg and Missy are the sweetest!

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I was so happy that my downline Kathy was able to attend this special Centre Stage event with me this year.

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Gifts- did I mention all the gifts that I hauled home? Wow, its always fun to unpack all of this joy! Can you see the new stamp sets that are coming in January???

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That wasn't all. This year, after Convention, my friends, Lynsay, Meg and Cindy flew to NYC to celebrate Megs birthday. Here we are at the top of the Freedom Tower, tallest building in the country... 1776 ft high. It was a great ending to a fabulous Stampin' Up! friends trip.

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More sneak peeks of the upcoming Occasions Catalog 2018 coming soon!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 


Stampin' Up! Convention - Part 3 Gathering Together to Give Thanks

One of the best parts of the Stampin' Up! Convention is getting together with friends from all over the country. Most of us only see each other once or twice a year, so its a big, fun reunion when we get together.

We have an awesome Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni dinner for all of the amazing demonstrators who were honored to serve on Stampin' Up's advisory board throughout the years.

This year, top demonstrators gathered together to "Give Thanks" and enjoy each others company.

Of course we always have a swap, and this years theme was "Thank you" cards. We also had fall themed favors and one of our alumni, Julie Salva, blessed us with an inspirational message.

These are the favors that my friend Cindy Baughman made. Inside were delicious chocolate covered pretzels.

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Myself, Cindy and Linda Bauwin are AB sisters and great friends. We love this special event during the Stampin' Up Convention.

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As I mentioned there is always a special swap especially for this group. Here's a photo of many of the swaps from these talented women.

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I also received this special gift from my Advisory Board sister, Kay Smith from Canada. You can view Kays blog here. Its an Acetate Card Box, filled with beautiful "note" cards.

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Aren't they gorgeous? I was so excited with my special gift- thanks again, Kay!

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This is one event that I definitely look forward to. This is a photo of all the amazing demonstrators who attended this special dinner. So blessed to be a part of this group of women.

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I'm already looking forward to our next get together!

Thanks for visiting today.

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Stampin Up Convention- Part Two- the Swapping

One of the most fun aspects of Convention is the swapping. There is swapping going on everywhere, from the time you land at the airport until the last day of convention events.

We always have a special team swap at our Convention pre- party that we host each year. As I mentioned in my last post, I would share some of our team cards with you this week. Swapping is making one card design and creating it multiple times- then trading with everyone else in the swap.

Our theme was to create a card using any "bundle" in the Holiday Catalog. Bundle, because of the Warm and Fuzzy themed breakfast and "bundling" up to stay warm.

I'll share a few of the great swaps with you today.

This one was made by Zeny Lucey from Hawaii. Remember Zeny, our amazing hula dancer? Zeny used the beautiful "Hearts Come Home" bundle. This card is stunning in every way. I love Zenys style, its so elegant and detailed.

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This swap was made by my uber talented downline and friend, Lori Wiest. She used the "Musical Season" bundle. I think these colors are perfect for the multi fold card. I love all the patterns and the texture on this gorgeous card. Lori is a master at creative folding.

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Here's a card by the creative Kathy Sullivan. Kathy used the cute Christmas Sweaters stamp set. This card would be perfect for invites to an ugly sweater, Christmas party- even tho this card is not ugly in any sense- its adorable!

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Kathy even made all of us a darling little bag tag for our Convention totes.

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This swap was created by the fabulous Gretchen Galiardo. Gretchen used the Christmas Quilt bundle for this intricate and amazingly detailed swap card. I appreciate all the time and love that Gretchen put into making the perfect card. I also love that this set isn't just for Christmas as Gretchen proved here.

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Here's a look at the inside. ... check out how Gretchen embossed over the designer paper. Fantastic!

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You can get measurements on how to make a z fold card like this on an earlier post HERE

That's all for now folks. I hope you enjoyed the talent of these awesome stampers!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Stampin Up "Thank You" card using the "You Move Me" stamp set

Once again I am coming to you from the Stampin Up Convention in SLC Utah. This time I have a swap that I made for our Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni Dinner. This group of elite women are top demonstrators from all over the country!

The theme was "Thank you" cards for our amazing customers!

I wanted to use something sparkly and bright and with a unque fold. So, I chose the "You Move Me" stamp set, because I love the big, bold images in this set. I also used the ever so yummy, Foil Frenzy designer paper. This paper has my name written all over it!

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The colors used are berry burst and tangerine tango. They work beautifully together with the lemon lime twist in the Foil Frenzy designer paper. The Ombre Glitter Dots look great as the "body" of the butterfly.

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But the best part, is the surprise fold in the middle of the card...

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The dimensions of the pieces are as follows: Berry Burst: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Tangerine Tango: 8" x 3"- fold it in half. Whisper white: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4". You will need 2 pieces of the whisper white- one for the inside and one for the outside. The Foil Frenzy strips are: 1" x 4"- you will need 2 of these as well.

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I hope my Advisory Board sisters love their bright and shiny, "thank you" swap!

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I thank you for visiting today.

Until the next time...

Keep On Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Stampin Up Smitten Mitten Swap

If you are reading this blog post today, I am in Salt Lake City at the Stampin' Up Convention! This is one of the swaps that I made for my team pre- party. My friends, Cindy, Linda and I always have a special event for our teams, before the Convention begins. We do this, because we love and appreciate our girls, and we want them to know how special they are to us! We have a meal, swap, give out gifts, favors and door prizes. This year we even had a hula dancer perform!

We had a team breakfast party, which was our "Warm and Fuzzy" theme. So the Smitten Mitten and the coordinating Many Mitten Framelit dies were perfect for the swap.

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I love bold, bright colors and as you know, pink and green are my most favorite colors! For this card, I used melon mambo and lemon lime twist. I also used whisper white and pink pirouette cardstock.

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The emboss folder is the new Quilted Top emboss folder in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. The nice thing about this folder is that you don't have to just use it for Christmas. Its perfect anytime! A few pretty Enamel Shapes tie in the colors of pink on the card.

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Don't forget the inside- the greeting and a tiny snowflake in lemon lime twist ink, complete the card. Did you notice the square of lemon lime twist cardstock? I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the "sewn" look around the square. I think these may be my favorite framelits ever!

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Did three little kittens loose their mittens? Here's the bright trio, right here..

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I had to tie up the mittens with a beautiful lemon lime twist finely woven ribbon. This ribbon is so soft and gorgeous!

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I hope the ladies like their swap and the Warm and Fuzzy Breakfast event. I know we had a lot of fun planning it for them.

Thanks for checking in. I'll be posting more from Convention this week, so stay tuned!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come Back again soon!

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