Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Leadership, Part 2

One of the activities I participated in at Leadership was the Craft War.  We could use any of the Paper Pumpkin stamps on either a Whisper White and Cake Crumb card base.  A limited number of ink pads and designer paper were available.  The new Basic Metal buttons, Rhinestones and Pearls, the new silver and gold Bakers Twine were the only embellishments supplied.  We had 20 minutes to complete a card.  Here is mine:

I made two swaps for Leadership this year - one using Sale-A-Bration (will post that in a day or so) and the following Valentine's Day card:

Supplies:  Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Real Red Core'dinations paper; Fresh Prints designer series paper pack; Scallop Textured Impressions & Decorative Dots Embossing Folders (Sale-A-Bration); Hearts Collection Framelits; Read Red Classic Ink; Rhinestones; Chalk Talk stamp set
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

What a Great Time!

I can't believe how fast the past few days have gone!  I fully intended on posting every day we were in Houston but we have been kept so busy that when I got back to our hotel, I just crashed!  So here are a few of the highlights - will post more over the next few days!

The conference started on Thursday with the announcement of an exciting new product:  Blendabilities!  Alcohol markers!  I am really excited about these and can't wait to get my hands on them!  I did get to play with them for a few minutes - wow.  So much fun!  They will be available sometime during the next couple of months.  There will be three to a package: a light, medium and dark of the same color tone - Stampin' Up! colors and the cost will be $11.95 (US dollars).  The launch will include 12 colors along with 6 flesh tones, a color lifter and Memento black ink.  

I just love being able to attend Stampin' Up! events with my daughter Julie.  I am so proud of her!  She presented on the afternoon of the first day and did an awesome job!

As we were leaving the convention center on the first day, we ran into Shelli and Sterling Gardner.  Shelli is recovering so well after her accident in August!  The nurse in me is truly amazed at how well she is doing!!

After a short (and I mean short) rest, we boarded a bus for the Manager's Reception.  This year we headed to the Downtown Aquarium.  What a fun evening!  Here a just a few of the things we saw!

I think that's enough for tonight!  We need to pack up as we are heading out first thing tomorrow (Sunday) morning!   Will post more tomorrow!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Occasions Catalog is Here!

Happy 2014 everybody!  I hope all of you are staying warm!  It's a balmy -3 degrees with a wind chill of -18 degrees here in Southeast Michigan!  Perfect weather to stay inside and stamp!  I thought I would kick off the new year and the new Occasions Catalog with a video tutorial featuring the new Spiral Flower Originals Die (#129379)  Be sure to scroll down after the projects to watch it!

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