Convention 2012: Samples

Love those samples! What's your favorite? Cheers,

Convention 2012: Legacy Hall

  Be prepared to drool over Stampin' Up! products used in a home setting to create fabulous home décor. Look closely in the first picture at the chandalier — it's made of paper! Click on each thumbnail to see a larger display.  If you dream of creating one-of-a-kind interiors, I'd love to chat with you […]

My Digital Studio2: Available August 1st

What's better than My Digital Studio? My Digital Studio 2! Just announced at Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Convention…the release of My Digital Studio 2 on August 1st. Here's Sara Douglass with an overview of some of the exciting new features…   If you already own My Digital Studio, you have only 10 days to wait for […]

Convention 2012: I Am

What would Convention be without a theme song? This one is great!   Cheers,

Convention 2012

Big excitement in Salt Lake City's Salt Palace today, as the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention kicked off with gusto. Here's the Convention theme pin for this year. And some pictures from Momento Mall – where demonstrators can purchase Stampin' Up! branded merchandise and business tools. The main events, of course, are the meeting sessions and […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads

What? Tuesday already???? You know what that means… Six new downloads for My Digital Studio released today, including four template kits, one stamp brush set and a digital button so realistic you'll swear you can pick it up. #13098512 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWATCHBOOK TEMPLATEIncludes: 26-page swatchbook template; 35-piece stamp brush set; 19 DSP patterns; 46 […]

Mention Convention

Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention starts Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Don't you wish you were a demonstrator attending four days of demonstrations, classes, make 'n takes, and FUN???? You may not be in attendance, but stay tuned to this blog for the rest of the week…not only will I be reporting on the exciting Convention […]

Convention 2011: The Video

If you've never been a room with 3,000 of your best friends, then you've never been to a Stampin' Up! convention. Share a little of the excitement, events and energy of Convention 2011 in this video.   Caught the fever? Call, text or email me to chat about how becoming a demonstrator can change YOUR […]

A Fix for Stampin’ Convention Blues

Oh, my, I AM feeling sorry for myself. This is the first time in my six years as a Demonstrator that I have missed Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention. Friends are texting me about the wonderful displays and to-die-for items they are seeing…and the main event hasn't even started yet! Boo hoo, indeed! But here's something […]

Convention 2010: 3Ds (Dreamy, Darling & Delightful)

One of the samples posted in Stampin' Up!'s Convention display section was this sweet, vintage scrapbook. (My apologies to the demonstrators who created the projects featured today for not being able to share their names. If you are one of these talented artisans, I'll be happy to add credits.) Isn't this a wonderful example of […]

Traditions: First Day of School

This is the first day of school in our county of Gwinnett, Georgia, despite temperatures that continue to hover from the mid-90s to three digits. On this most eagerly-anticipated day (yes, I'm ready, even if the 10-year-old is not) I'd like to share with you one of our favorite family traditions. Every year — from […]

Convention 2010: More Candy Is More Dandy

My inbox is full of happy mail. That's messages from readers gushing over the fabulous samples I posted from the Candy Shoppe featured at the Stampin' Up! convention. Kudos to Stampin' Up!'s talented staff designers. So, due to popular demand….here's more! If you want to see remarkable projects like this IN PERSON, you're invited! Join […]

Convention 2010: Candy Is Dandy

There is so much eye candy at Convention with swaps, samples and demonstrations that one can become a little jaded…like [YAWN], oh yes, there's another incredible 3D box with designer papers, pearls and distressed details that is…you know…just [YAWN] amazing… You get the idea. So when I first went to the Gathering Place to see […]

Convention 2010: Princes & Princesses

What princess would not LOVE this crown? Heck, I'm WAY past Princess-age and I love it!     While I may not have the accessories of a Princess, I am treated as royalty by my Prince. Below is a picture of my husband, Jim, patiently embossing backgrounds for me for some of my swap cards…isn't […]

Convention 2010: Life

There were some fabulous samples on display made by individual artisans. These are people who take paper crafting to a different level — just beautiful work!       If you click on the photos you'll see a larger image. More tomorrow!

Happy New Year!

No, I've not lost my calendar OR my mind…at least not yet. LOL! While I've been having a good ol' time in New York City, Washington D.C., Edmonton AB, Asheville NC, and Salt Lake City the past eight weeks…time has marched on. It's time to get back to the joyful business of stampin' and celebrate […]

My Digital Studio: Update Available

News flash from Stampin' Up! For those of you who have purchased the My Digital Studio software, there is a free update available. To update, launch My Digital Studio and choose "Check For Updates" under the Help menu and follow the directions. Easy-peasy! Today's share is a 6" x 6" scrapbook page I created in […]

Anything But A Card

I was going through some of my Convention photos today, and was reminded of how many displays there were of non-card projects. Calendars, purses, banners, books, tins, frames and more! You can be sure that some of these projects will make an appearance at my Stamp club meetings.   It's not too early to start […]

Convention 09: Yvonne’s Swap

Gee, I've been home for 48 hours and my suitcase is still not unpacked. It's been a whirlwind since I stepped off the plane into the heat and humidity of August in Atlanta! I did manage to get my camera hooked up and some more Convention photos uploaded, so today I want to share a […]

Convention ’09: Only the Lonely

I'm having a little trouble adjusting to normal life since arriving home from Stampin' Up!'s annual convention in Salt Lake City…I miss my 3,000 BFFs! Here's another of the swap cards I took to convention: This card is 3 x 6 inches finished and folded. It fits into our Open End envelopes (item #107286, $7.50 […]

Convention ’09: Lucky Me!

As I caught that first glimpse of my husband waiting for me in the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport last night, I thought about how very blessed I am. I have a wonderful family supporting me as I do what I love, a company in Stampin' Up! that focusses on my needs and a suitcase full of […]

WooHoo! Convention Is Grand!

It's also exhausting – LOL! To make up for neglecting y'all the last few days, here are some wonderful projects to get your creative juices flowing.   Too cute, right? These are just a few of the hundreds of samples on display at Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention this week. I have so many samples to […]

Convention ’09: UnBEARably Cute

As if these bears weren't cute enough on their own, Stampin' Up's new business partnership with Build-A-Bear was all the encouragement I needed to take some "beary" cute photos.   The Build-A-Bears brought their Canadian demonstrators along to convention. Under their demonstrator aprons, each bear wears a t-shirt with an important message. Inspire. Create. Share. […]

Convention ’09: Let the Good Times Roll!

Note: This post was edited at 2:25 pm to fix typing mistakes. No content changes. The weather is hot and dry, my back aches from too many hours sitting in planes and at stamp camp tables, and I'm having a blast! I'm in Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention. This is my fourth […]

What’s New, Pussycat?

I've just registered for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention, and I can't wait! Just imagine – thousands of demonstrators…99% are women…all heading to the restroom at the same time! LOL! Aside from bonding in bathrooms, we attend business classes, creative sessions, swap like crazy and receive free stamp sets and other goodies. Boots (pictured above) is […]