Friday, July 31, 2015

Make & Takes

These are the two cards that we made with our M&T package:
Mint Macaron & Whisper White card stock, vellum, glimmer paper, baker's twine and new 1/8" ribbon, 2" circle punch.
New cord trim, sequin trim and envelope paper/envelope punch board. Whisper white & Watermelon Wonder card stock.

Both were made with the stamp set Your Presents, but as you can see, they don't just make Christmas cards. The second one is a birthday card. The happy birthday is from Age Awareness in the Annual Catalog. They also both use the new Archival Basic Black Ink Pad. It is so AWESOME!  So crisp and clean and SMUDGELESS!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Loot from Convention

This is a picture of what I received at convention:
The bag is felt and my all time favorite of the ones I've received at conventions. The stamp set in front (from the new Holiday Catalog) is called Your Presents and was used for our Make & Takes (more on that in a later post). The stamp set in the back is a Host Set from the Holiday Catalog called Six Sayings. Along with that I received the Ornate Tag Topper Punch as part of Prize Patrol. The stamp pad on the right in front is the new Basic Black (an all attendee give away). TA-DA..It's Archival (so you can safely use it in all your scrapbooking) and it's the most beautiful black!!!!!!! When you see my M&Ts, you will see what a clean, crisp NON-SMEARING impression it makes (even on Whisper White card stock). AND, it's waterproof!!!! The Designer Series Paper in the center is called Season of Cheer and was an all attendee give away.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Convention 2015

Hi All...I am back from convention, but still not hitting on all cylinders just yet. I will be posting pix from the event as of the swaps I received over the next couple of weeks. Wouldn't you know it, another friend has called and said he is coming to visit next week, so need to get the guest room ready! I have some great news about Paper Pumpkin, though:

And...I got to see a sneak peek of the August and September kits....YUMMY! I signed up at convention to get the next 2 months at half price! (hint: If you've signed up in the past and cancelled, you will need to generate a new email addy to take advantage of the 50% off, since it's for NEW subscribers).

Well, thanks for stopping by today....keep checking back over the next couple of weeks for the pix I promised. Until then...HAPPY STAMPING!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

No, not the holidays...don't even want to THINK about that yet! I'm talking about the annual Stampin' Up! convention.

I can't believe that it's been so long since I posted. This has been a busy summer here in the 'sticks' so far. We had DH's brother and sister-in-law here TWICE! It was great to see them both times and wish that they could have stayed a while longer. Then our BFFs from the East Coast were here for about a week...we hadn't seen them in a long time and thoroughly enjoyed their visit, albeit shorter than I would have liked. While they were here we had a 4th of July BBQ with some of our neighbors. It was unbearably hot that day, but we all survived and enjoyed the day.

So, now I am running around like the proverbial chicken trying to get ready to head to Salt Lake City. I have swaps to complete, gifts to make for my friends and just making sure that I don't forget to pack something!  I will be leaving on Wed. (22nd) and returning on Sun. (26th). It's going to be a whirlwind 4 days of meeting old friends, making new ones and getting a sneak peek at upcoming Stampin' Up! product!

I will try to post some things (as permitted) from the convention, but if I can't, then look for an update sometime the week of the 27th, once I've sufficiently recovered from all the fun and madness! Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....HAPPY STAMPING!