Friday, July 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Hop - Zoo Review

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog hop! Now that you have had a little bit of time to look at our new catty and pick all your favorites we thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of ours!!

If you are following the hop in order you just came from Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya! Didn't she make the cutest things with Dinoraor! But don't worry if you are starting here the links at the bottom will get you going!

One of the first sets I had to have from this catalog was Zoo Review ... love this set!! It'll be perfect for scrapping my zoo pics as they are a bit more realistic than I have seen lately. But today I won't be showing any scrapbook pages but instead a few cards and a cute little box. I found it kinda funny that a lot of people didn't really like this set so hopefully these will change their minds!

My first card is this masculine card ... that Lion is rather intimidating dontcha think? This card has a lot of textures to it which makes pretty cool!

This was actually the first card I put together. The lucky limeade sure adds a bit of pop to this card as well as the bit of fabric!

This one is my favorite and in person boy does this sparkle and the layers are just perfect!

Last but not least is this little box ... can you guess what die it's made out of? The milk carton! How cool it that!?! I made a box similar to this for a treat swap at convention and if you come back to my blog I put together s little tutorial on how to make it! Just sign up for email subscription and you'll know when it gets posted (it's on the right hand side or on my banner)! Don't forget to become a follower too!

Now that you've added this set to your must have lists are you ready to see what Kim made over at Stitchin in Stampin on Paper. She used the Raining Flowers Stamp set we got at convention and her projects are too cute! I have a bunch of samples to show that I made for the convention display boards using that set, as well as a few others, and I'll be sharing those later next month. I had a lot more fun with that set than I thought I would!! Happy Stamping!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Su Friends Group

Here are a few pictures of the gals I hung out with at convention! We are all part of a SU Friends Yahoo group and are some of the coolest and uber talented people I know!

They are a fun group to be a part of and it was great to share convention with some wonderful friends! Too bad we don’t get to see each other more often!! This year I met up with Daphne, Elisa (my awesome roomie and her little man Jayce), Amber, Teri (so fun to met you!), Judi (my upline), Betty (my sideline- she's the one sitting with Shelli; how cool was that!), Marti (love ya), Mel and Monica (the one who started it all!) as well as their Mom, Alana. Mel (the gal in the SU Uniform) made some of the convention displays I shared earlier!! How cool is that? She also designed the bag made exclusively for the simply scored scoring tool we could by a Memento Mall.


This was the card I made for our Wow! Swap. We meet for an annual dinner and wow swap while we are all at convention. We enjoyed dinner at Olive Garden. I forgot to take pictures at dinner (yes I forgot again!) so I wasn’t able to get pictures of Dana or Lydia . Hopefully next time. I got back some super great swaps from them, they are such a fun and creative group! I hope they liked my card, I know I did! It pops soo much more in person! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thinking of You

I thought it would be a good idea to take a break from the convention photos. Here is a card I made a few weeks back for a workshop I did! It was a lot of fun! Everyone loved those triple layer punches!! It's actually a pretty simple card as almost all of it is done with punches and one sentimental stamp in the center! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

General Session Shots

General session was lots of fun!! One of the fun things was the ever changing Grow theme on the center stage. It would change color as the meeting progressed … it was pretty neat!
One of my favorite moments was when Spencer came on stage with his kids and did a song and dance to Willy Wonka’s Candyman song. It’s amazing how well he sings! (Sorry for some of the blurry pictures ... my camera wasn’t fond of the lighting.) Happy Stamping!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Convention Live Displays

Last year Stampin” Up made the Sweet Treat Shop with all kinds paper treat displays well this year they did themed groupings and they were so amazing!! Here is a photo album of all the different “themes”!! (If you are viewing this by email you will need to go to my website to open the photo album...I think).
There were so many that are just too cute for words!! But I loved the Halloween set with the Raven how cool was that? I also thought the crate of eggs were wonderful! It still amazes me what you can create with just some paper and stamps! I hope these pictures give you some inspiration as they have me! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Demo Demonstration Boards

During the kick off party SU had invited 8 Demos to show off particular suites, techniques or other product. Here are the display boards of the different things they showcased.

Big Top Suite - Brandi Wiggins

Flirtatious Suite - Lyssa Zwolanek

Backgrounds - Jan Tink (Jan Tinklenberg) I sat with her at the Stampin' Addicts Meet and Greet and totally forgot to take pictures. What a dork I am.

I'm not sure who's board matches the other gals there so sorry if I left you out. Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bloggin' Rock Star - AKA Brandi Wiggins - Cote

When I first started blogging I would always check out this blog called The Squareheadedstamper that was created by Brandi. I would check it everyday and I still do!! Brandi is a blog Rock Star in my book!! She has a style that is all her own and is very cool! She has always been on my list of someone I wanted to meet .... only problem is she lives in Canada and I'm in the bottom part of the US. Well this year be both were at convention so guess what?? Yup I finally got to meet her!!

LinkThis is a pic of us before one of the general sessions. She is just as cool in person!!

Here she is doing a presentation during the opening night kick off party!! I love this picture (not sure if she will)!! As you can see we take stamping very serious!! Ha!

Here is her very own name up in lights. How cool is that?! AND she did a fabulous job!

Here are a few of her projects!! Each of them is awesome!! One of her signature things is doodling along the cards and she told us during her presentation that no one can mess up doodles but I can tell you mine never come of as cool as hers!! When I first saw those doodles of hers I thought is was a stamp ... that's how good she is at making them!! She also gave me one her cards which I still need to take a picture of and post ... I think I'm gonna frame it, it's that cool! Anyways Thanks Brandi for being so freakin' awesome!! Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 Artisan Winners

Here are some pictures of the winners of the Artisan Contest! They sure were amazing!! You can click on a picture to make it larger and if you save them you can zoom in on the pictures.

I adore this little dress!! It was done perfectly!

Happy Stamping!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hispanic Night

Today has been another fun filled day ... it"s been go go go but still a lot of fun. Tonight I had the chance to attend an additional class ... Hispanic Night! It was a great evening !! We had a couple of make and takes but this was the only one that I got done.

Isn't it cute pin! I'm afraid to wear it though .. I don't want to ruin it. I'll finish up the other one when I get home.

This was the set we got for attending the class, it was a set I liked but wasn't planning on buying so I am glad we got it! I tried to upload some of the display boards but that will have to wait until I get home as I'm not familiar with my photo editing software on my laptop. So I will continue o post convention fun stuff with other posts over the next few weeks. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Convention Goodies!

Hey everyone! I am having lots of fun and have some pictures of a few of the goodies I got at convention!

Here is the binder ... that I love it is soo pretty!!

And the inside .... love that the catty was hole punched for us!! How cool is that!

Here is the convention bag ... it is going to be perfect for carrying those catties to workshops and class!! I love that is black and colors of the floral design.

Here is a "few" of the things I picked up at momento mall; we won't say ho much I really got ...

I had to get this sweater it has butterflies and it has purple accents!! Score! AND I picked up this super cute bag made with fabric coming in the holiday mini!

Can you guess what it will hold?? My very own simply scored scoring tool!! Yup we are getting our own scorepad. How cool is that?! I can't wait!! They even gave a few away during prize patrol and Judi won one!!

Happy Stamping!
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