Yesterday was check in and after navigating our way around we picked up the CUTEST bag that was STUFFED with stamp sets, convention info, and the NEW catalog!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!
We didn't even peek at the new catalog...shocking huh!? We shopped at the memento mall (it's the convention gift shop) where I got a few things I can give away at workshops, and I got this darling camera case that matches the Designer Series Paper!
I witnessed the wild and crazy world of SWAPS! ha ha ha I didn't do any myself, but Barbara and Debbie brought a few to see how it went, and got plenty of ADORABLE card fronts from other demonstrators. I think next time I attend a convention (hopefully next year *wink*) if I do any, I'll make some 3D items. That seems to be more my style.
There are a BAZILLION display boards with awesome cards and other projects demonstrators have sent in this past year and I photographed them ALL, as did plenty of other ladies. It was often difficult to squeeze in and get a look let alone snap a photo!
I also noticed a few with ideas using the stamps we got in our bags, as well as a board showing what make & take projects we would be completing on day 2 and 3. It's all so exciting. I can hardly believe I'm really here!
When we got back to our room, we FINALLY poured ourselves over the catalog and went through the whole thing page by page as a group. Fun, but too quick. I really need to go over it again, and this time I'll take my time and start a wish list! :)
We scrambled to get our stamp sets assembled for the next day's session and finally collapsed in bed around midnight (that's 1:00 AM Texas time, whoops!) but a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do, right!?
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Well I'm all packed and ready to go! Bright and early tomorrow at 6:00 AM I'm headed to Utah with my upline and my downline! I'm sure the ride will be fun since I'll have such great company, but the destination is what it's all about! I am so excited I can barely contain myself!!!
We're going to the 20th annual Stampin' Up! convention! WOOHOO!!!! We'll start the trip with a bag full of goodies and be doing make and takes, attending classes and getting to meet other demos from all over. It's going to be so awesome!!! I'll have my laptop, so I'll be checking in here and there to share! "Talk" to you soon!!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
The list of accessories that will be discontinued was posted this morning. August 10, 2008 is the LAST day you can order any of the accessories listed below...
Keep in mind that the status of any product may change quickly based on demand. Items in red are no longer available! :(
With most catalogs, some accessories are completely discontinued while others are redesigned or reconfigured for the new catalog. Sometimes popular items are "discontinued" in their current packaging or style to come back with improved packaging or added product features. This year, no accessories are being reconfigured.
Please be aware, if you want any of these products as shown in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008, now is the time to purchase them!!! And there is a 25% off special on select items, see the flyer!
Updated 8/11/08 at 11:48 AM CST
*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.
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Accents & Elements Build A Flower
Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger 103158 184
Acrylic Graph & Grid
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava 108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color 108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock 108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky 108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi 108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate 103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper 108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color 107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White 107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White 109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes 109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes 109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes* 110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes 109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes 109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou 109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava 109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate 109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock 109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky 109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi 109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou 109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava 109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate 109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock 109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky 109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi 110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure* 110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze 110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss 109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie 110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep* 109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers 109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You* 110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom 110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore* 109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin 110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook* 110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press 109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints* 109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst* 109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke 109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou 109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue 109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery 109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* 109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* 109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac 109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard 109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive 109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie 109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock* 109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red 109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron 109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky 109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise 110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break 110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling* 110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes 110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky 107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium 105320 189 Eyelets Basic 100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights 100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements 107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I 107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II 105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals 100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles 105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter 105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass 105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper 101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils 107307 179 On Board Accents 109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic 109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces 107306 179 On Board Simon Lower 102678 166 Mulberry Paper White 109227 181 Punch Box Three For You 102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle 100271 183 Pure Color Pencils 109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou 109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava 109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate 109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock* 109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky 109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi 109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront* 109187 190 Ribbon Originals District* 109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale 109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey* 109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert 109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater 110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi* 110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories* 110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance* 110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West* 110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend 109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti 110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy 110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl 109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again 110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage 109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy 109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl 110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days 110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot 111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes 109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights 109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts 106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field 107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals 109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog 109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses 107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad 109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow 109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe 106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline 107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday 109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby 109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends 109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party 108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte 107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike 108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals 107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture 111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots 109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels 106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers 101399 185 Stipple Brushes
183 Zig Painty
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is the photo cube for my Ladies Night workshop tomorrow. We'll also be learning the faux silk technique, but this project is the highlight of the evening. I saw something plastic once that you simply slide pictures in and it was pretty cheesy, but I owe it thanks because it was my inspiration! This idea has been swirling around in my head for over a year, and once I decided to do it, I've been really excited about it!!!
I just bought a 4x4x8 foot piece of lumber at Home Depot and with hubby's help we cut it down into cubes. They really measure 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and I've completed my first one with sepia tone photographs and a simple stamped card stock piece on top. I used a large swirl image and overlayed the center "medallion" image which is heat embossed. Then I sanded all the edges to really make sure the photos won't peel up and I love the antiqued look the block took on. It also has a card stock bottom to cover the wood and make it table friendly. The bottom has a little stamping as well; "summer 2008" and stamped by Sally of course!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy 4th Scrappers!!! This week I'm posting TWO different challenges on SCS!
Todays Variety challenge requires doodles....and NOT ordinary black doodles either! For this challenge I had to add a patriotic twist. I want to see red, white or blue doodles! I found a couple of articles on doodling if you need the extra help.
This is a sketch I pulled together to celebrate the 4th, but feel free to sub out the stars for hearts, flowers, or whatever strikes your fancy. Notice I didn't include the word "title" in this sketch? This is because I wanted to give you a little more FREEDOM to do it your own way. Happy scrapping ladies!!!