Card Basics

Card Basics ~~ One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock will make a base for 2 cards. Cut it at 4 1/4 portrait and score at 5 1/2. Or for landscape cut at 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools: BIG SHOT die cutting machine ~ Grid paper ~~ Stampin' UP! Stampin Trimmer (cutting and scoring) ~Bone Folder - this little tool is a MUST! ~Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ Glue Dots ~ Stampin' Dimensionals, Score tape, Stickles. BLING, BLING AND MORE BLING.... If it sparkles, I love it!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hello, sorry for the delay!!!

I had set this up to post automatically... I guess it didn't work....just realized it! I'm sorry!!

We've had a long time friend of our family visiting from out of state,  I had a workshop on Saturday and it's just been a blur the last few days!!   I'm sorry I kind of put posting on the back burner, but we'll get it going again!

Now... where were we???

Hmmmm there are a lot of backpacks in this photo!!    They are really cool!!
This is my "up-line" Sandi   :)

This is a facebook friend that I was lucky to meet up with at the convention.  We had agreed upon a swap and with the help of cell phones and texting... we actually found each other!!!
Hi Elizabeth Kuter Bowman!!

One of the things we did that was cool (to me) was we set a world record for the most greeting cards mailed at one time from the same place.  To participate you had to #1 make a card using all Stampin' Up! products. #2 Have a stamp.... #3  WAIT in a really long line!!   I wanted my mom to share this with me so this is the card I made and mailed to her so she could be a part of setting a world record!! And WE DID IT!!! This card was number 4195!!

Until next time, have a blessed day and thanks for taking time to check out my blog!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hello Shelli!!!

This is Shelli Gardner, Cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up!
I met her (and got a hug) at Leadership in Orlando in January 2013.  She was the sweetest, just down to earth person!!   When she speaks to an audience, it's like she is speaking to you as an individual. I guess I kind of expected her to be "hoity toity" because she is the Cofounder of SU.  BUT boy I was wrong. She gets emotional and she makes you laugh... I like this photo because she was doing a presentation and I thought she looked like a school teacher....
She's a very pretty lady.
Here are a couple of photos of her presentation!
This beautiful bow was made with the
Gift Bow Bigz Die #129977
This beautiful bow was also made with the
Gift Bow Bigz Die #129977
This is Bonnie Thurber another sweet Stampin' Up! lady!!
Here are a couple of photos of Bonnie's presentation on the
Season of Style This and That Journal  #132277
And the sitckers #132276 and the Naughty and Nice
This and That Rotary Stamp #132278 

And here are more photos of cards from the walls at convention!!

Have a Blessed Day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Are you ready for more?

Well say hello to 6000 of  my best Stampin' Up! friends!  You might say... well are those really all of your friends?   And I would say YES! Definitely.... I just haven't met them all yet!!   One thing I love about crafters of all kinds ~~ we are friendly and love to share our ideas and help each other!

This is TONS of fun!!  We all have different colored armbands on and when there is a prize patrol they either choose a COLOR or EVERYONE gets a prize! The screens light up and the music starts and we're all on our feet clapping and just enjoying the moment ---- hoping our color will be called!!  But even if it's not, we're happy for those that win!
These ladies were sitting behind me... you'll notice the backpacks... pretty awesome huh?  YES we ALL got one AND they had 3 sets of stamps inside!!  Catalogs and a lanyard, pin and silver ink pen.
 One of the nice things that happened... they did the first prize patrol and it was MY COLOR!!! YAY!! but it was something that I already have... The next prize patrol the Canadian lady (notice the maple leaf lanyard) behind me won... but I heard her say "I wish I had one the first prize... I already have this!"  And I wanted the prize she got... so I turned and said  "hey would you like to trade? I already have this set and would like the one they just gave you...."  She was very happy to trade with me!! How nice was that?
Here are some examples of projects they did for us, and also some card samples...

They have rows of boards up that have sample cards on also, so all of us could go through and take photos which helps inspire us all!
There are some really talented people that got their cards on the boards. I got tons of pictures but these are some of my favorite. I'll be posting more! I wish I could give credit to the persons that made these cards, but I couldn't see on the back. 

Here are some photos of a lot of us demos participating in the service project.  I felt really good about doing this, it was really one of the highlights of my adventure. I could have stood here all day doing this but we did have to let others that wanted to,  participate too. 
  These sets were made for the children in a local hospital.  Thousands of children are in the hospital on their Birthday each year. We just wanted to show them we care and hope it brightens their day!

Ok that's all I've got for today... tune back in soon!!! 
 I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing and I've learned how to schedule my blogs !!  Yippee!   
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read about my adventure!   Have a Blessed Day!   Don't forget to leave me a little "hello"!!