Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Post-Convention Pictures!!

Well, I got back from Convention over a week ago and immediately went back to work!  3 overnight shifts at the hospital really wiped me out!  It was wonderful to see that so many of my long-time patients were able to make it home while I was away!  That's the thing with Bone Marrow Transplant patients.  Sometimes they're with us for months at a time!  We become family and very close to several of them. 

Anywho, I thought I'd share one picture from Convention that was so special to me.  I've now been with Stampin' Up! for 5 years and got to walk the stage to celebrate!  My friend and side-line, Margaret, got some pretty good pictures so I thought I'd share one with you.

There I am!  Larger than life!  Don't I look like a celebrity?!

Speaking of "celebrities", I met several while in Salt Lake City!  I was staying in the same hotel as Ann Schach!  She gave an impromptu homemade "bow-cheesy" demonstration with a handmade tool to create the perfect bow!  She even shared some of her past special cards with us in place of swaps since she's been so busy showing her dogs! 

Then, I sat RIGHT BEHIND Patty Bennett!  Woohoo!  Shout out to Patty -- she was as personable in person as she is on her blog!  I have a picture that Angela took of all of us (Patty and Cindee Wilkinson, plus me leaning over so it's not very flattering of me -- ignore that!).

 We went to the Gala event after Awards Night and I got my picture taken with Sara Douglass, Shelli Gardner's daughter!  Both ladies, Sara AND Shelli, are so classy!  Love their style! 

Then, I went on to meet Ronda Wade personally.  I've communicated with her for months online (I'm in her Business Training group) but it was wonderful to finally meet her up close! 

I think that's all the Convention pics right now.  I have oodles of swaps but haven't even had a chance to sort through them!  I know ... what's taking so long?!  Maybe when my family and I go to Lake George for a long weekend this coming weekend, I could take them along to start planning card classes for the next few months!!!  That's the beauty of being a demonstrator ... I have made several new friendships and most demonstrators just LOVE to share!

Until later ...


Friday, July 12, 2013

Getting ready for Convention!

Want to know what I've been doing lately....?!  There was Lyndsey's dance recital, end-of-school teacher gifts, work, and ... getting ready for Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention!  Yay!  I've never been and have no idea what to expect!  This is SU's 25th Anniversary so they've promised an over-the-top 3 day party!  I thought I'd share glimpses of some of my swaps that I've been busy planning, creating, mass-producing, bagging, tagging, organizing ...!!

So ... here's your sneak peek!  I'll be posting daily starting on Monday or Tuesday with the full details of the card and the swap!  Can't wait to see what I get back!!

These two cards are for the Black and White Swaps I'm a part of!  I heat-embossed the first card and dry-embossed the second one with my Simply Scored Scoring Tool!

Maybe I'll wait until tomorrow to show you sneak peeks of the next cards so you come back!!

Until then,
keep stampin'!!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vintage Viewmaster Cards!

Hi all!  I know! It's been forever again!  I have been stampin' but I've been terrible about posting!  Trying to catch up, all new intentions, again!  I wanted to share with you the project I created for the most recent U Stamp with Dawn and Friends Cool Moves.  If you haven't signed up or heard of this,  you can subscribe to this fabulous group:  40 projects with complete tutorials from fabulous designers (I was privileged to be invited back as a Grand Guest Designer this go-around!) all available to you!  You can sign up for this here!

Anywho, here's a photo of my project, the Vintage Viewmaster Card.

I made both a horizontal and vertical card using the new Postage Collection hostess stamp set from the 2013-14 Catalog.

If you want to own this stamp set, contact me to schedule your own private party or stampin' class with your friends/family!  It's absolutely the best way to earn this stamp set without spending all of your own hard-earned cash!! 

Happy stamping!!