Stampin’ Up Leadership 2015!

Hello! Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t force yourself to function? Yup. That was my day yesterday. I came home after work and I ate dinner, sat on the couch and that was the end of the story. So I apologize for not posting my Stampin’ Up Leadership photos yesterday as I had promised, but I’m back and wanted to share some of the highlights with you! I love this photo — so much fun. I must admit, Donald Duck was pretty smitten with me. He kept kissing me! 🙂 So fun. This photo was taken at the Manager’s Reception held on the first night of Leadership. Stampin’ Up rented out a small section of Hollywood Studios for manager’s and above. For the third year in a row I’ve been able to go to this awesome event! They had two roller coasters open for us (I’m a wimp and didn’t ride either of them!) and there was also a plethora of yummy desserts for us to enjoy. Here me and my buddy Candy were enjoying our Mickey Mouse cake pops! Manager’s Reception is always a highlight, but there were so many other fun moments

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts: Technique Book

  Ok. I must admit at the outset… I’m exhausted! I had so much fun at the new Occasions catalog launch in Marlboro, MA yesterday with four other Shore Stampers (hi girls!!), but boy am I beat today… worst part? I have an extra long day at work tonight… oh well… you play, you pay, right! 🙂 Before I move on to today’s gift — let me just say that you may want to ask from some cash-ola this holiday season… the new catalog is so, so fun! My wish list is already a mile long… but I digress… we’re talking about presents for others today!Today’s hand stamped gift is for a “seasoned” crafter or even for someone who is just starting out. I made this little technique book at convention earlier this year and have referenced it so many times already! Basically, the idea is to create a pretty little book (I used those adorable little kraft grid albums again) and fill the pages with different stamping techniques – my book has some more advanced techniques (but, honestly, not anything you couldn’t do as well!), but if you were making this for a new stamper you could do the

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