Friday, January 30, 2015

Leadership Day 2

Wow, another full day!  Some highlights...  Shelli and Sterling have applied for a missions trip for their church, and they are awaiting their orders.  They don't know how long they will be gone, but it will entail some type of 6-month or year sabbatical.  Interesting... and exciting for them!

Here's a picture of Brandi wearing her birthday crown while she discusses Paper Pumpkin.  

Which, by the way, have you tried Paper Pumpkin? The kits are better than ever! And you know if you purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription, you will receive a $5 discount on the regular price as well as qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration product, right?  Remember yesterday I mentioned a tease on the next two month's kits.

Linda and I were working on the Service Project for the Russell Home for disabled children.


I attended classes on Social Media, Blendabilities, Leadership Skills, and Team Building.  All good classes taught by our peers.

Goodies, goodies, more goodies!

I won prize patrol today!  A Painted Petals bundle.  From yesterday, an all-attendee stamp set give away, Balloon Bash, and from today, an all-attendee give away, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection.  We also got to take home a past Paper Pumpkin kit to share with a potential subscriber.  In the product playground, we got to try our hand at one of the flowers from the Build a Bouquet project kit.

I was able to go to dinner with some girls from the Friday Mashup design team.  Thank you to Amy for paying attention, knowing which of us were there, and getting us together!

One more day...

FM195 Best Day Ever Banners

This week's Friday Mashup challenge host is Avery, and she's got a sketch for us.

I used the sketch as a kicking-off point for combining some Sale-a-Bration items for this month's club project.   Happy colors!  This also satisfies Ways To Use It Challenge #489, Lots of Dots.

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

  • Create a project with the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with "2 different embellishments". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "with the Sketch and different embellishments".
Stamps: Best Day Ever; Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP; Ink: Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede; Accessories: Best Year Ever button, White baker's twine, Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Mini stapler, Large Polka Dot EF, Banner framelits, Big Shot.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Leadership Day 1

Hi Everyone!  As you know, we are in sunny, if not warm, Florida enjoying each other's stampy company.  I picked up my Leadership materials this morning.

Right out of the gate, we had a lot of dry, back-to-school information on the upcoming changes to our compensation plan.  Like eating your Wheaties; you know you gotta do it.  Is my downline tuning in to the live General Session webcasts?  It's always fun to see how they've decorated Main Stage.

In the afternoon, we did find out how they are changing events after this year's Convention (hint hint, this is the last summer Convention as we know it).  There will be events every April and November, and they will be global.  So, for the first global gathering this November, who wants to storm Brussels with me?

Some goodies from friends.  Honestly, I should know better than to show up at stamping events empty-handed!

Dinner with friends is very important!  We gathered at Tu Tu Tango for some yummy tapas.  [I'll insert a photo later.]

It is also a place where artists can paint, display, and sell their art.

More tomorrow...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weekly Deals & Leadership Special!

Hi Everyone!  All us crazy stampers are traveling, or at least attempting to travel, to Orlando today for the Leadership Conference.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SPECIAL: Unfortunately, I won't be available for personalized service, so instead, a special! Place an online order through my demonstrator website and receive free shipping (10% of merchandise total), only through Sunday, February 1! I cannot reduce your order cost directly, so the free shipping will come in the form of a rebate.  For orders under $150, please use hostess code YJUHFV4Y.

Here's a card I made for my downline for her Stampin' Up! anniversary.

Using Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #203, I'm still addicted to the celebration feel of a banner card.

Stamps: Star Stamper, And Many More; Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP, Back to Black DSP, Sweet Taffy DSP; Ink: Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Petite Pennants punch, 1" Circle punch, Large Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

This week's Weekly Deals -
Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up!
Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Price: $7.95 $5.96
More Amore Ensemble
More Amore Ensemble - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Texture Boutique Machine
Texture Boutique Machine
Price: $29.95 $22.46
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Monday, January 26, 2015

MDSM99 Birthdays!

Cindy's MDS Monday sketch this week just begs for a celebration layout with lots of patterned papers.

Pancakes, chocolate and bike rides... what else could a girl want?

Here is this week's sketch -

MDS Elements: Sweet Details DSP, Party Animal - pennants, So Saffron Button Latte, Baker's Twine - White knot, hocolate - Simple Stitches zigzag; Font: The Skinny, Arial Narrow.

Friday, January 23, 2015

FM194 Fresh & Bright Baby

Tara has a color and baby challenge for us this week on the Friday Mashup.

For our Occasions & SAB downline meeting shoebox swap, I grabbed for One Tag Fits All.  Such a cute all-occasions set!

I used Retro Sketches #147 layout.  I love the pop of color on Whisper White card stock!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project with a "Baby Theme". 
  • Create a project  with "Brown, Aqua & Tangerine". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Baby project with the above colors".
Stamps: One Tag Fits All; Paper: Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP, Confetti Celebration DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blendabilities markers; Accessories: Best Year Ever accessories pack, Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Note Tag punch, Envelope Punch Board, Mini Stapler, Large Polka Dot EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

You Light Up My Life

We decided to do a Sale-a-Bration card front swap at our spring downline meeting.  I mixed and matched a bit of Sale-a-Bration and Occasions goodies.

I used Retro Sketches Challenge #148.  Quick, bright, fun... how could this not brighten up a gloomy winter day?

Stamps: You Brighten My Day, One Tag Fits All; Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Black Stazon, Smoky Slate Blendabilities; Accessories: Best Year Ever accessories pack, In Color Sequins, Sponge.

This week's Weekly Deals -

2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Price: $14.95 $11.21
2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins by Stampin' Up!
2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins
Price: $5.95 $4.46
2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Basic Gray Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Basic Gray Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Box Of Chocolates Kit -- Digital Download
Box Of Chocolates Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment by Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment
Price: $22.95 $17.21

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