Stampin’ Up! Convention

July 29th, 2015 by craftdoc

I had an awesome time at InspireCreateShare – #Convention2015.  This will be the last summer convention, future events will be in November and April.  Highlights were seeing my friends, hearing the heartfelt messages from staff, prize patrol and of course swaps.  I posted a bunch on my facebook page, and here are a few more.  All supplies can be purchased at my online shop, don’t forget to check out the weekly deals!

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July Card Class

July 23rd, 2015 by craftdoc

Time for Card Class – Tuesday July 28, sessions at 10am and 1pm  Erie PA.  Not only will we make 3 cards using some easy coloring techniques, you will get to see all the swaps I bring back from Convention.  Details on my Demonstrator Website Calendar.  I’ll post some tips for these cards when I return.

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Convention Bound

July 20th, 2015 by craftdoc

Here is my last swap card.  Now maybe I should pack some clothes!  Off to the Stampin’ Up! Convention leaving early tomorrow morning.  I thought demos might like to look ahead at a fall project.  The new Vintage Leaves set and matching framelits is great and you can get them as a bundle for 15% off.   I used some new in colors (Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe) with Cajun Craze and the new metallic thread as well.

Today’s Tips:

-Gorgeous Grunge stamp set adds some speckles and the sentiment is from Cottage Greetings.

-The leaf is cut from the new Corrugated Paper.

-I added a Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the leaf and then circled the thread to attach.

-All products can be purchased from my website SHOP.

 

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It’s Swap Time – Part 4

July 17th, 2015 by craftdoc

Don’t look Splitcoaststampers!  This is my swap for Lyssa’s Convention Quality Swap.  It’s the only organized swap I will be doing at Convention (and the best of course).  I only hope that the Mint Macaron lace gets off the backorder list soon.  I may have to use a different color on a few of the cards.

I tried to use a bunch of new products:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Mint Macaron Cardstock and Lace, Silver Metallic Thread and rats – I forgot the Perfect White Accent for the flower center.  I’ll have to add that!  Stamp set is Birthday Blossoms.  Other colors:  Pink Pirouette and Garden Green.

All products can be purchase at my website SHOP.

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It’s Swap Time – Part 3

July 15th, 2015 by craftdoc

I’m finally getting a bit caught up on yard work and some household organizing.  So it’s time to get working on swaps for Convention.

I have a series of 3 different cards made with just one sheet of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The pack comes with 48 sheets, so I could make 144 cards if I want to use up the whole pack.  (But I couldn’t – had to save a few sheets just in case).  Here is Swap #3.

Today’s Tips:

-Here I used the little strip left after I cut out the mini treat bag piece.  I hid the ragged edge under the Very Vanilla Panel.

-I used the Remarkable You stamp set and Old Olive Ink.  A quick once over with the aqua painter pulls some of the ink into the white space.  Hmm.  Maybe I should add a bit of Pacific Point around the outside of the leaves.

-A few drops of Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds looks like water droplets on the leaves.

All products used can be purchased at my online SHOP.

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Time for Swaps – Part 2

July 13th, 2015 by craftdoc

I’m finally getting a bit caught up on yard work and some household organizing.  So it’s time to get working on swaps for Convention.

I have a series of 3 different cards made with just one sheet of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The pack comes with 48 sheets, so I could make 144 cards if I want to use up the whole pack.  (But I couldn’t – had to save a few sheets just in case).  Here is Swap #2.

Today’s Tips:

-You can use the mini treat bag thinlits die for cards too!  I just positioned the die so it didn’t cut the bottom flap.  I cut on the score line to get 2 different sized pieces.  This card uses the smaller of the two, as well as the heart cut out of the other piece (see last post).   This thinlit set comes with  heart (and star) dies and some fun word thinlits.

-I used the Happy Heart folder to dry emboss the hearts.

All products can be purchased at my website SHOP.

 

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Time for Swaps – Part 1

July 10th, 2015 by craftdoc

I’m finally getting a bit caught up on yard work and some household organizing.  So it’s time to get working on swaps for Convention.

I have a series of 3 different cards made with just one sheet of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The pack comes with 48 sheets, so I could make 144 cards if I want to use up the whole pack.  (But I couldn’t – had to save a few sheets just in case).  Here is Swap #1.

Today’s Tips:

-You can use the mini treat bag thinlits die for cards too!  I just positioned the die so it didn’t cut the bottom flap.  I cut on the score line to get 2 different sized pieces.   This thinlit set comes with  heart (and star) dies and some fun word thinlits.

-I used the matching You’re So Sweet stamp set – the Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must to get the heart centered.

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Hostess Sets and Thick Cardstock

July 7th, 2015 by craftdoc

First – a reminder that the Weekly Deals this month are BETTER, but SHORTER.  So grab this cardstock  today at my website SHOP – last week the cardstock sold out in one day.  Some ribbons and punches are also on sale.

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I love the Hostess sets in the new catalog.  Here I used the Floral Wings and Happy Birthday, Everyone (inside).   The new thick Whisper White Cardstock makes a lovely one layer card.

Today’s Tips:

-This is a 3 step stamp set.  Here I used Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive.

-I topped with a cardstock vellum butterfly from the matching thinlit dies.

-All supplies used are available in my website SHOP.

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Moments Like These

June 30th, 2015 by craftdoc

The theme for the latest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! contest is picturing the every day.  My everyday right now is the few weeks between my son’s college graduation and his moving away across the country for his new job.  I wanted to take a few pictures of how our house looks right now during the transition.   I used some photo tips from Becky Higgins in this blog post.   Unfortunately my printer is only printing the top half of the photos.  Solution – use the blank bottom half for journaling!  I used the Happy Times Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card Collection for this quick page to remember this time in my life.  The beauty of Project Life – I can always come back later and reprint the photos, and just slip them in the pockets.  #PLxSUMomentsLikeThese  #PLxSU  #stampinup

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Triple Dip Your Stampin’ Discounts

June 29th, 2015 by craftdoc

June 30th ONLY is a sweet spot – triple dip your discounts!

1.  Join the fun – become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and get 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice – ends JUNE 30.

2.  The starter kit is always discounted – $99 for $125 product of your choice PLUS free shipping.

3.  Add Sale items to your kit starting June 30.

Right now is the perfect time to enjoy more savings, because June 30–August 3, there are MORE items in the Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals. That means you can save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack. You’ll want to hurry though, because Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.

Check out my website SHOP and the Join the Fun Tab.

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