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2015 Stampin’ Up Leadership Convention Day 2

Great day today here in Orlando at our Stampin’ Up conference!

LOTS of displays to inspire and tons of stamping demonstrations, too.

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Diana Gibbs did a FAB demonstration on using the Occasions stamps in other ways, like this Valentine turned into a Birthday

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Another one by Diana Gibbs, Look at this sweet bumblebee!

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One of our gifts for projects to stamp when we get home is the 20 card kit called Hooray It’s Your Day! Can’t wait to get home and make these!

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The display boards had beautiful samples but no names on them so if one of these is yours, let me know and I’ll add your name.

As with every event, time is scarce so I don’t take the time to edit photos so I can post quickly!

These are a few of my favorites:

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Sarah (Shelli’s daughter) shared a great presentation and these 2 were my favorites:

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I love the simplicity of the heart folder and punched hearts!

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Nice way to use the window framelits, new flower punch and new embellishments!

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Fun travel journal

and the one below is really a fun Valentine to put in a frame, too!

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Off to bed so I can do it all over again tomorrow!

Go Stamp Something:)

Linda

Leadership Orlando 2015 Day 1

Hey All!  I’m in my hometown here in Orlando at the Stampin’ Up Leadership convention.  I didn’t have to travel far this time!

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I know you like to see what the bag is!

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Really cute canvas back and the inside is cute, too!

(The Best Day Ever is from the Sale A Bration stamp set)

My Favorite swap from yesterday is from Teresa Evangelista, who made this awesome flap card!

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Stampin’ Up is changing up their compensation plan for demos, moving things around, new terminology….so most of the day was focused on training us for all that! We didn’t see any stamping until 3:30 pm, when our CEO Shelli Gardner took the stage.

Here is one cute idea she shared using scraps of triangles:

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You can see here how she built around the circle using hand-snipped card stock scraps:

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Remember how to MASK?  This is her take on a 2-step stamp that she masked off.  She embossed the greeting in black.  I really like this one!  These samples should be up on display boards today so I can get a better look.

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Our Gathering Place where all the samples and ideas are was not open til 4 and then I had to run to dinner.

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I literally ran in, took this pic and had to run out!  I can’t wait to get in there this morning.

After a quick bite, the Managers and above were whisked away on buses to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a private event just for us!  As soon as we walked in we sat down to see the Fantasmic show!

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Thanks Sandi Grimes for the photo – my camera wouldn’t get it!

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 I found a few of my team near Goofy, Mickey, Minnie!  Cindy Brumbaugh, Debbi Muche and I found a photo op spot!

Gotta run to breakfast so I’ll post more from my phone later today!

Linda

Irresistible Backgrounds Technique Video!

Hi all! Lots to share today!

  I was playing around with the new Sale-A-Bration paper called Irresistibly Yours and found that when I stamped first, then brayered it, I loved it more!

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Here’s a video I made for you showing how I did it:

Here is my project I made with the top pattern.  I’ll be posting another one on Stamping School this coming weekend using the Olive vines, so if you are a member there be sure to watch for it.

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I love the new wedding suite in the Occasions catalog!  The stamp set is called Your Perfect Day and it’s available in wood, clear mount AND photopolymer!  There is a background set in there also called Something Lacy that I used.  The Irresistibly Yours 12×12 paper is free with a $50 order during Sale a Bration (now thru March 31st, 2015)

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Here is a video using the same paper from the SU home office  about how to sponge it, spritz or color it with markers

http://youtu.be/KQtdPFaZNYg

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New Photopolymer Set!

This one is called an Angel Policy set because of the little copyright Stampin’ Up at the bottom of each one. For those that want to sell your handmade cards in a store or online, these are required by SU to be stamped on the back.

Of course these are just ADORABLE for everyday creations!  Look at the snail mail and the yarn for knitters….I’m ordering one now!  Who’s with me?

Better Than E-Mail Photopolymer Stamp Set 

Price: $15.95   Set of 12

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WEEKLY DEALS

January 13 – 19th

Some good ones this week!  If you’ve been wanting the Itty Bitty Accents punch set, it’s on sale!

Go Stamp Something!
Linda

Ready to ring in the stampin’ New Year….

 In a few days, we will say goodbye to 2014 and the Holiday catalogs, which end on January 5th

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and say hello to 2015 with the new SU Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!

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If you haven’t rec’d yours in the mail from me and you were expecting one, please email me.  You should have received both by now but they do get lost sometimes. I cannot post the digital copies here until they go live on January 6th but I’m happy to mail you one if you do not have an SU demo.

If you look on page 49 of the Occasions catalog, you will see some items carrying over.  (some have an * and are while supplies last so be sure to check that)

Some of my favorites NOT carrying over (altho SU could surprise us and put them in the next annual catty)  are these gems below.  If you want to add them to your collection by January 5th, call or email or order them online quickly!  There are more things not carrying over in the catalog, but these were my favorites that I’m sad to see go:

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A few more days left on our year end close-outs!  Many are from the Holiday catalog, which ends January 5th.

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On the right side of my shopping cart, you will see a drop down option to sort by Newest or < Price, so you see what is the cheapest.

Nice to be able to sort by what you want to see!  Doing a quick looksie,  here are a few things that I added to my own stash:

 

I added the stars stamp set because they are photopolymer and they go inside the star framelits so nicely.

The Trim the Tree paper stack is a really nice traditional Cherry/Green patterned paper and for only 4.19.

Under the Tree specialty paper is a thick, card stock like patterned paper perfect for boxes.  It’s kraft/white print on one side and espresso or cherry or garden green prints on the other side.

The card kits are really super for only 3.99!   You get 8 cards, envelopes and liners,  buttons, twine and the cut banner to create whatever you want for your holiday cards next year.  Add any greeting or tree or ornament stamp and it’s all cut for you!

Everything is ‘while supplies last’ so don’t wait too long.

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A few good things this week!

I love that stamp set and the flower punch is nice also if you have the coordinating stamp set.

Click on the items below to see them in my shopping cart for details.

I’ll be back to work, posting samples and videos after the New Year!

I hope however you ring in the New Year, you will be safe and warm!

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Sneak Peek: Gift Card Thinlits Video

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I love the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog!

I know some might say “oh, of course Linda has to say that, she’s a demonstrator, she’s supposed to say that!” but seriously, my friends that have seen it and my team, all say the same thing. THIS is a good one.

I think they should be arriving to customers by the 3rd week in August and it goes LIVE on August 28th!  Plenty of time to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter/Christmas – all things in the Holiday catty.

As demonstrators, we get to order early to play with the new products and take for a test drive.

I played a bit with the new Gift Card thinlit set and the Nordic designer paper and made a video for you:

If you want the recipe and cutting measurements, I have it stored on my Stamping School free video page.  Once you are there, click the video and the PDF links are right under the video frame.

Hope you like it!

Linda

 

I Need A Hero!

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I need a hero!  How about you?

Stampin’ Up has a new photopolymer set Calling All Heroes

A nod to comic book excitement, this set has a full stylized alphabet with builder pieces to create your own customized superhero or villain.

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Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C and I (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option.

You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time.

The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them.

And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 60 (2 piece set)  Item # 138002  $25.95

Here are some more cute samples made by SU:

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And here are this week’s Weekly Deals:

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You can click on the photo above to take you to my shopping cart to see these items individually and details!

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

 

Woodgrains and Weekly Deals

Hi all!  I made these 2 cards a while back for a sketch challenge using the Stampin’ Up scallop tag topper punch.

I do love that Woodgrain background stamp!  Everything on these are Stampin’ Up:

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For this one below, I used So Saffron card stock and ink with the Woodgrain stamp.  I punched the tag from the embossed SU paper called Naturals Composition. Coral, Garden Green and Saffron markers for the flower (from Simple Stems)  and Baked Brown Sugar ink for greeting.

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The card below is square, 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Crumbcake card stock and ink for the woodgrain stamp, Pacific Point for the circle image. (I haven’t used Pacific in a really long time!)  Soft Suede cs for the scalloped tag, embossed with the honeycomb folder. The little gold pearls are just the white pearls and I colored them with my gold Sharpie pen. Then I threw a few sequins on there.

Where’s the flower stamp from?  Serene Silhouettes, page 64 of the SU annual catalog.  I hadn’t used that stamp from the set at all but the others are well used!

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Here are this week’s Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals!  4/8-4/14 Only.

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Here’s my 2 cents on this week’s deals:

I think the Punch Pack is a staple! I use those 3 a LOT.  I’m worried they are on sale since it may mean they are retiring in May when the Retiring stamps list comes out.  I hope not or if they do, I sure hope they replace them with something as great!

The sparkle glimmer brads (they should really be called glitter brads) are fun but the legs sometimes stick together.  I have to use my paper piercer to pry them open since they are ‘glimmered’ all the way down the legs.  Annoying but the brads look nice once you get them on the card :)

Can’t go wrong with Baker’s Twiner, ever.

The Gingham Wheel is a nice border.  I unmounted mine and use it on a block (members, see my video in Stamping School)

I used the SU mounting foam after I ripped it off the wheel.  I use them so much more that way!

That “make a cake” stamp set is small.  I got it free at a conference 2 years ago and it’s still unused.  The tiny butterflies are useful but I have yet to use the cake.  Maybe it’s just me.

The Secret Garden framelits go with the Secret Garden stamp set on page 94 and also 2 of the stamps from the Simple Stems in the Occasions catalog on page 33.  I hope this means that they are making more flowers to coordinate with it for the next catalog?

To see them in my shopping cart and read details, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Go Stamp Something…

Linda

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