Thursday, July 31, 2014

Life in the Forest

As most of you know I work with a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, led by Lee Conrey, and we hold bi-monthly fundraising events.  Today I am sharing the card I designed for our June event.  This stamp set, Life in the Forest, makes me happy.  The little animals can be used to create cards for children as well as adults.  Isn't this fox the cutest?  The inside of my card says "That's what the fox says" and that is a reference to the viral video by Ylvis called "What does the fox say?" 
If you would like to recreate this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:
How about another convention photo share?  This is me with Rich Jutkins, Stampin' Up! President and COO, and Lee Conrey in the Recognition Room.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I hope you come back again soon.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stampin' Up! Convention Photo

Another convention photo share for you today.  The photo below was taken at the Stampin' Up! home office in Riverton.  We had to take a 30 minute bus trip from the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake in order to get to Riverton.  We were all keeping our fingers crossed because my downline, Beka Laing, doesn't travel well but she made it without incident and we had a great visit in Riverton.  

The visit, however, was definitely different from other Riverton visits I have made.  Normally when you arrive at the home office by bus you come in the front driveway and are dropped off at the front door and are greeted by the receptionist and other home office staff in the stunning entryway.  This time the bus driver came in the back driveway and I figured he would just drive around to the front.  Boy was I wrong!!!!!  He pulled the bus up to the curb near the garage sized delivery doors in back and told us to get off the bus and ring the bell at the garage doors.  Almost all the ladies on the bus kept telling the driver this wasn't the way it was supposed to be done and we even had a Stampin' Up! employee on our bus telling him to go around to the front, but the driver insisted we were the third bus load of the morning that was delivered this way and we needed to get off.  The delivery door bell was rung and the person who answered it wasn't happy to see us but did let us in.  We entered onto the production floor and were told countless times to stay within the yellow lines so we didn't get hurt on our way to the lobby.  We made it to the lobby, went back outside, and came back in the way we were supposed to so our first-timers, Beka & Linda, could get the proper Stampin' Up! welcome.  I don't think I'd want to be that bus driver when he was finally called out on the carpet for his delivery methods.

Anyway, the photo of Lee Conrey, Linda Dixon, Beka Laing and me was taken in the Legacy Room of the Stampin' Up! home office.  The Legacy Room, which is actually a grouping of smaller rooms, displays Gardner family photos, the very first Stampin' Up! catalog, and various displays using Stampin' Up! products.  I think my favorite display is the case that shows the evolution of a stamp set from first sketches to metal dies to final red rubber product.
The card below is one I received while swapping at Convention and was created by Tiffany Pine.  Isn't this giraffe the cutest!!!!
Thanks for stopping back to visit.  See you soon!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Back From Convention

I'm back from another fabulous Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City and would like to share a few pictures with you. 
The above photo was taken in the Recognition Room at Convention and shows the awards I earned this year.  I would like to thank all my customers and my downline.  Without all of you none of this would have happened.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Also a huge shoutout to Lee Conrey, my friend and upline, who has encouraged me throughout the year.  I so appreciate your advice and encouragement, but most of all I value our friendship.
Congrats to you on your accomplishments this year and thanks too for helping me achieve my goals. 
Prior to leaving we made cards to swap with all of those demonstrators in our group that were attending Convention.  Here is the card I made and I will be sharing the cards I received over the next several days. 
My card uses the following supplies:
Daffodil Delight cardstock(119683) 
Tangelo Twist cardstock (133677)
Whisper White cardstock (100730)
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (133739)
Starburst Framelits (132967)
Circles Collection Framelits (130911)
Flower Fair Framelits (133731)
Flower Frenzy Bigz Die (133728)
Petite Pairs stamp set (122497)
Linen Thread (104199)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
If you don’t already have a Demonstrator and would like help with your stamping needs…..just let me know. I’d be happy to help.