DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 6: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • May 20: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from Occasions Catalog
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from 2016-17 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog

Friday, July 31, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention 2015- The Button Jar

 While Lisa and I were sitting on one of the comfy couches at Convention waiting for Sandy to take more pictures, a Stampin' Up! employee approached us and said she wanted to play a game. She held out this jar and said whoever was closest to guessing the number of buttons in it without going over would get it. Lisa guessed 60, so I said 61! :) 


Here's what's inside:


Dazzling Details, Glitter, Clothespins
retired paper clips
Faceted Buttons, Gold Buttons, Antique Brads

We may or may not do something similar at our Product Extravaganza! 
What's that, you ask? Here's the info:


Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention 2015- Part 3, "Tuesday"

Salt Lake City was celebrating "Days of 47" while we were there for Convention. Here's some information from www.daysof47.com:

On July 24, 1847, Brigham Young and a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Lake Valley, thus becoming the vanguard of one of the greatest treks in American history. Pulling handcarts or driving wagons with oxen or horses, thousands of pioneers carried a firm commitment to America’s belief in freedom of religion as they slowly trudged across the plains to a vast desert landscape that became known as the Utah Territory. Coming together from many nations, they sought to create a new life. This trek of the early Utah pioneers exemplifies the courage, foresight and faith that continue to inspire modern-day pioneers.
By remembering those remarkable 1847 pioneers and all those who followed, The Days of ’47 seeks to make their accomplishments and hardships live today through a variety of activities and celebrations each year. We believe the example of past and present pioneers’ courage creates a vision for our combined future that everyone can follow while we continue recognizing Pioneers — Pushing toward our Future!
They had fireworks Friday night, so Sandy and I went up to the 12th floor of our hotel and then out to the stairs to watch. Here's a few pictures:






There were lots of fireworks all across the area, but these were the biggest.

We have another foster dog from Can Do Canines! Meet "Tuesday":



She just turned one on July 15th! She has been in the prison program, so now she'll be with us for about 6 months to get used to being in a home and get out in public. 


Sydne has been slowly warming up to her! Tuesday has lots of energy and a strong tail, so Sydne has been careful about getting too close to her! Tuesday also grabbed one of Sydne's favorite toys as soon as she came into the house!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention 2015- Part 2

Want to see what some crazy Minnesota stampers look like? Here you go!


Betty, Sandy, me, Lisa (our Selfie Queen!), Brenda
This was the first morning, waiting for the doors to open!
Ready for another?


Lisa (she always has her mouth open!), me, Sandy
We flew to SLC together and roomed together. We had so much fun!
Here'e the bag we all got: 


And the inside:


Here's a picture of all the goodies I brought home:


I'm all unpacked, laundry is done, and we had our downline meeting Monday night. Now I can start playing with my new stuff! Woohoo!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention 2015

I just got back from the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah! It was such a fun trip! My friend and fellow demonstrator Lisa took pictures of the Grand Canyon as we flew over:


Here's what the Salt Palace looked like the night before everything started. I had signed up for a swap that was scheduled for the night before. We weren't sure if we were supposed to be in there or not, so we ended up going outside to swap.


Brenda and Betty waiting for the swap in the Salt Palace. There were lots of these couches, chairs and pallet tables all over the area we were in:


Here's the view of downtown Salt Lake from our hotel room, which was just across the street. The Salt Palace:


Salt Palace on the left, West Temple and office buildings:


200 South, West Temple and office buildings:


Friday, July 24, 2015

Stamp-a-Stack Tin Of Cards Designer Series Paper Birthday Cards

We usually make 10 cards at my Stamp-A-Stacks, 2 each of 5 designs. I decided to change things up a bit for July! For the last 4 cards, we made 5 of the same design, using up some small pieces of retired Designer Series Papers. For my samples, the pieces are 3 x 3 1/4" and 1/2" x 3 1/4". They look better if the larger piece is 2 3/4 x 3 1/4" so you end up with a square with the smaller strip.






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My cards use retired Sweet Taffy DSP and the card stock bases are Tempting Turquoise.

CASE'd from Stampin' Success, the newsletter for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators

Quick and easy! And a great way to use up Designer Series Paper!

The next Stamp-A-Stack will be Saturday August 22nd. 
I hope you can join us! Sign up by Tuesday the 18th.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stamp-A-Stack Sprinkles On Top Birthday Donuts

The third card from the July Stamp-A-Stack is a bright cheery birthday card with donuts! Who doesn't love donuts?


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Colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

CASE'd from Ilina C.

It's hard to see in the picture, but there are lines scored in between the greetings and the donuts that are 1/8" apart. I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make them. You could also use scoring blade on the Stampin' Trimmer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stamp-A-Stack You've Got This Corner Flip Card

 Today's card uses a new stamp set and a new fold that is the latest craze- a "Corner Flip Card".




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Colors: Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White

CASE'd from Dawn O.

Here are the directions to do this fold (CASE'd from Angie L):

Corner Flip Card How-To
·      Along the 8-1/2" edge of the card front side, line up it up at the 3" mark on your Stampin' Trimmer.
·      Align the blade with the 2-1/2" mark.
·      Cut down to the 4-7/8" mark.
·      Flip the card stock to the 5-1/2" edge of the card front side.
·      Line the left edge at the 3" mark on the trimmer.
·      Align the blade to the 3" mark.
·      Cut upward to the 5/8" mark. 
·      Make sure the corner is completely cut out, so it swings free.
·      Flip the corner down and line up square to the sides of the card.  It's easy to get the corner crooked, make sure it's lined up correctly.
·      Use a bone folder to crease the folds.
·      Add a couple Glue Dots under the corner to hold it securely in place.
·      Decorate!