Weekly Deals Image May 2014

Weekly Deals 7-29-14

 

Getting Started 14-15 Card 3This card is very quick and easy and I think you could use it for just about any occasion.  It uses just the products from my Getting Started challenge I’ve given myself. It’s all about lots of cards with few supplies  Read more about that challenge here.

Click here for the Getting Started 14-15 Card 3 supply list and directions.

 

More information about the Getting Started Challenge.

 

 

 

Weekly Deals Image May 2014

Weekly Deals 7-22-14

 

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Wondrous Wreat sampleMy brain is overflowing with ideas from convention.  We got to try some of the products that will be in the Holiday Catalog.  This sneak peak was made from the sample I made with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and the coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  There are more stamps and Framelits in the sets that would make this card even more wondrous, but that will have to wait until the catalog goes live August 28th.

Instagram Selfie It’s Saturday night at the end of Stampin’ Up! Convention.   The official name is Inspire. Create. Share.  2014, but I think most everyone, including Shelli (the company co-founder), was still calling it convention.

No one else I know from Camarillo was able to attend this year.  In fact, it turns out no one I know from my up-line was able to go except one person.  More on that later.  Anyway, I rented a car and stayed about 9 miles south of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.  It was kind of nice getting away on my own.  There were plenty of people to talk to and I didn’t feel lonely.

I kind of missed the traditional entry for opening for the first general session.  Usually a large group of Stampin’ Up! staff line the entry and applaud the demonstrators entering.  But they made up for it by introducing the staff teams and then they brought us all a stamp set to start off convention.

I made 110 swaps and thought I had one to keep until I sorted through my haul and found 2 more that got mixed in.  Now I have lots of samples and ideas to inspire, create, and share.  🙂

Swaps Haul

20140719_210123We got the new catalog and we were able to see all of the new products and try (and even buy) some of them.  We could have picked them up at convention but I chose to have my products sent to my home.  I can’t wait until Tuesday when Santa (who wears brown shorts and drives a truck) brings them to me!  I can give you yours August 29th.

 

I loved the way they did the Make & Takes this year.  I was able to finish most everything and just put the finishing touches on the few I didn’t get done.

 

 

 

Here’s the haul I got from Stampin’ Up!

Convention Haul

One of the classes I took was how to use Instagram.  I’m not sure if I’ll be a regular there…  maybe.  But I now have an account and I’ve posted a picture or two there.

I spoke with Libby from the Compliance Department about my “Stamp Out Fussy Cutting.”  I’ve been going back and forth on whether I should check that out with Stampin’ Up!  I’m glad I asked.  It was not a clear cut answer.  It’s OK to use the e-cutter, but is it OK to sell what I cut?  I’m know I can’t copy the stamp images, as they’re copyrighted, but is the outline taboo also?  Are the cut-outs a competing product though we don’t sell cut-outs?  I’m not offering anything that has a coordinating punch, die, or even comes in My Digital Studio as an SVG file.  Other demonstrators sell cut paper and put together kits with partial packages of ribbons, etc. even though we do sell card kits.  Libby will check with her boss and get back to me.  At least I’ll know, one way or another.  I sure hope I get to stay in business!  Update:  No, Stampin’ Up! considers the cutouts to be a violation of their copyright.  Boo hoo!  So sorry.  I have discontiued them.

Last night was awards night.  I was pleased and proud when Cindy Schuster was named to the Artisan Design Team again this year.  She is in my up-line somewhere and we ate lunch and dinner together during convention last year.  She was one of the ones that inspired me to get this “dot-com” and become more active online.  I’ve enjoyed reading her blog this year.  Well today when I was cruising through the display boards one last time I saw her.  Not only did she say hello, but she remembered my name and thanked me for the Paper Sampler Paper Sampler I gave her last year.  Wow!  That was one of the high points of convention for me!  Check out her fabulous designs.

I am always amazed at the creativity shown on the display boards.

Kinda Eclectic Board Seasonally Scattered Board

And here’s that “one last” swap.

Instagram last swaps

I hope to see you at next year’s convention July 22-25!

And now to lay me down to sleep.