Stamping in the Rain

Friday, August 9, 2013

My first Video! Stampin' Up Haul from the new Holiday Catalog!

Here it is!  My very first youtube video!

I'm so excited...I finally got the link to work!  I hope you enjoy all of my new goodies.  :)

Halloween Circle Thinlit Card

Here is my first card I made with my new Circle Thinlit Die!  It was so quick, I was amazed.
I used the new Witches Brew DSP, with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I stamped with Black Stazon, which gave me a crisp look, then sponged the edges of the scallop punched piece with pumpkin pie.  The little strip of DSP on the edge was cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelits.

Here is the inside.
The stamp set I used is the new Best of Halloween set that just came out for August.  Lots of fun stamps in that one.

To purchase, please click on my Online Store at the top of my blog.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mixed Bunch! Convention Swap Card

Here is another one of my Convention Swap Cards.  I love these new In Colors...Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Strawberry Slush...yum!  :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gifts of Kindness Convention Swap Card

Here is one of my Convention Swap cards that I made to give away.
I was happy to find that this one was very popular.  I used the brand new Gifts of Kindness stamp set from the new Catalog and the pretty Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Rbbon.  Very quick and easy!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card Dies

I just love these!  Click on the link to the flyer in my previous post for more information or just click on the button at the top of my blog to go to my Online Store to purchase.  I can't wait until mine arrive!

Love Pop-Up Cards? Stampin' Up has a Brand New Die!

Check out the new Thinlets Card Dies!

These are so cool!  I just ordered mine and I can't wait until they arrive.  We saw them demonstrated at Convention and it's amazing how easy they are to use.

Here is a flyer with more information.  To order, click on the Store button at the top of my Blog.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Holiday Catalog goes live today!

There's a new Stampin' Up Catalog out!

Scroll down on the right of my blog and click on the catalog to view it!  Click on my Store at the top of my blog if you see something you've just got to have!

There are some amazing new products, including a bow maker die, some quick and easy Thanksgiving table setting kits, Christmas and Halloween treat kits and Holiday Banner decoration kits.  And a new framelit to make envelope liners out of your favorite Designer Series Paper!  Woohoo!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Convention 2013 -- Be the Difference

Here is an amazing compilation of clips from Convention 2013.  Be the Difference!

Stampin' Up New Product! Undefined...Carve your own stamp!

Oops!  This is actually Stampin' Up's whole video list!  It starts with a new product called Undefined, which was just introduced to us at Convention.  We got to carve our own stamps!  Very fun and available now.  Just click on 'Store' at the top of my blog for more info.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 3 of Convention...Prize Patrol!

Day 3 was filled with a meet up with a good friend, 3 super classes, a yummy lunch and many, many Prize Patrols!  Woohoo!

Here is a video of the very exciting last Prize Patrol...a grand prize for 25 lucky demonstrators!
The exciting ending!  (just after we all won another free stamp set!)

Convention was fantastic.  Later, I will post a SU video compilation of moments from the entire convention wrapped up into a couple of minutes...amazing!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 2 of Convention

Day 2 started out with another big swap for me...woohoo!  Then the doors opened for General Session.  At lunchtime, I had a Halloween swap and then the Stampin' Up Expo opened for classes, Make and Takes, Memento Mall, and more.  That evening was Awards Night, followed by the 25th Anniversary Party...with cupcakes, entertainment and carnival games with prizes!

 The guy from Guinness World Book examined our cards for the big world record of having sent the most cards from a single location in one day.  We won!!
 A few of the many cards on display.
 This was a neat display of all of the catalogs for the last 25 years.

We had demonstrators from all over the world giving demonstrations during the Expo.
A giant Make and Take session!
 A swap!
 The card displays were very popular!
A cute Christmas card demonstration during the morning general session.
 The massive crowd of all 6,000 of us begins to move from the Main Stage to the Gathering Place
The 25th Anniversary Party begins!

 These tables constantly changed color.
 Carnival Games!
Here's where we placed our tickets!
Next, I will post pictures of our final day.  More swapping, a yummy lunch, and 3 amazing classes.  Plus, I was able to meet up with a friend I had been corresponding with for 2 1/2 years!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Convention Opening Session!

Here are some pictures of when the real excitement began.
Here we are as the crowd begins to enter the Main Stage for Opening Session.
The massive crowds (6,000 demonstrators!)
The show begins with fireworks and a song, Be the Difference!
The Stampin' Up family.
We get our Convention Bags that are filled with goodies!
Excitement is high as we wait for Convention to start!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Convention fun!

Here are some more pictures of my first day at Convention.

 This is what we saw when we first entered the main office at Riverton.  We then got in line to tour the Stampin' Up Museum.
 Here are what the metal plates look like when they make the mold for the rubber!
 Some home decor made from dies, punches and Stampin' Up cardstock!
 A display that I think I've seen in the catalog!
 More home decor in Stampin' Up colors and mega versions of some stamps.
 The warehouse!  It was really huge and the conveyer belts were all busy working while we were there!
 Some of the pretty designs we saw as we walked through the offices.
 Thanksgiving ideas!
Here are the MDS photo albums.  It was nice to get to look through them.  They are very high quality, nice thick paper and solid covers.  I also got to see the swatch books.  Very neat!

I will post more pictures from Riverton later.  Next, I will post some pictures from Opening Session.

Back from Convention!

Whew!  What an amazing week!  We just got back from a wonderful vacation during which I got to go to the 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up Convention.  Wow!

Here are a few pictures.

 Here are the swaps I brought with.  I participated in 5 organized swaps and brought 5 different kinds of cards (20 each) for open swapping.  This was one of the most fun parts of Convention!  Oh, and I also brought 50 3-D swaps...the most fun of all!
 The bus ride to Riverton (Stampin' Up's main office)  Air conditioning...woohoo!  I met some nice women from other parts of the country on the way there and the way back.
 Here we are!  I will post pictures of the inside later.
 Convention lobby in the early morning before it starts.  I had to get there early for an organized swap.
 My first 3-D swap!  Isn't it adorable?
 My first mega-huge organized swap.  This one was for make and takes for a year.  We each made 40 of the same card, plus one for the swap hostess.  Amazing and fun!
 The crowd lining up for opening session.  There were 6,000 demonstrators from all over the world attending this year.
 It's time to enter Main Stage for Opening Session!

I will post more pictures soon!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Designer Series Paper Sale!

Love all of the Designer Series Paper in our new Catalog?  Now you can get a whole pack free!  Click on the Online Store button at the top of this page and choose your favorites!

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin...a stamping kit in the mail!

Have you heard of My Paper Pumpkin?  It's a monthly craft kit with everything you need to create an entire project!  It comes to your house every month and each kit is new and different.  Scroll down to see a link to a video of a recent kit.

Click here for your trial My Paper Pumpkin!

June 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Free Shipping and Color Refresh!

Big News this weekend!  Free Shipping through Monday, April 8th!  Click on the Online Store button above to place your order!

Also, the new Colors have been announced for the next Big Catalog!

WooHoo!  I'm so excited, some of the returning colors are gorgeous!  If there's any retiring colors (paper, ink, pens, etc.) you love, get them while they last.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Be My Valentine

This is my sweet little Greeting Card Kids stamp set girl.

I love this set and I'm glad I got this pretty Pink Pirouette Two-Tone Ribbon to use with it.  I used the new More Amore DSP for the background and my new 2 1/2" Circle Punch for my little girl.  The scalloped circle in Pool Party was made with my Perfect Pennants Die.  I love adding texture to the background with embossing folders.  This one is the Vintage Wallpaper.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013!

Here is my New Year's Card for this year.

I tried a new technique called Emboss Resist.  I stamped the main image in VersaMark Ink on Whisper White paper, then added some White Embossing Powder and used the Heat Gun to set it.  Then I chose some pretty color ink pads and used my Sponge Daubers to dab ink here and there.  

When I was finished, I used a tissue to wipe off my original image so it would stay nice and white.  I layered my card stock with some matching colors and finished up with some of my favorite ribbon, the Whisper White Organza.

Happy New Year!