Yet another Convention Swap…

Hello and Happy Saturday! I was a little scattered with my convention swaps this year. Usually I do one or two designs and make like 80 of each. This year though I must have been board as I made five different designs and only made about 20 or so of each. Part of it was because I was using up some leftover card kits that I had lying around the house. This one was a butterfly card I had made using the old Flight of the Butterfly stamp set – but that set retired so I came up with this new creation using all the same pieces. Sorry the coloring on this one is a little off… This one got flattened a bit, too, in the clear envelopes. I really softened the fiber of cardstock on my yellow flower so it curled and had a nice texture to it. It is simple to do, just run your bonefolder over your cardstock similiar to what you do with scissors and curling ribbon. For those of you who received this swap at convention, here are the deets: cardstock: Soft Suede, 115318, $6.95 Old Olive, 100702, $6.95 Pool Party, 122924, $6.95 Daffodil Delight,

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Memento Mall

One of the coolest things about being a demonstrator and being able to go to convention each year is Memento Mall! It’s the greatest little Stampin’ Up logo store available only during convention. Look at this sweet little display of Stampin’ Up branded chap sticks! There were four flavors: Watermelon, Pomegranate, Spearmint and Vanilla. That makes keeping your lips from chapping or burning super fun, right? And I love the cute little flag decorations — all made with fabulous SU product, of course. I thought I’d share a few more photos I took of Memento Mall. There is just so much to see at this fun little shopping haven! See for yourself: This was a fun little display of cards to showcase the card tree (quite literally a tree!) for us to showcase upcoming class projects and favorite samples. Isn’t it the cutest thing?? There were some great card samples on it too…. like this one: and this one: and this one: I’m telling you … there is inspiration EVERYWHERE at convention! Here are a couple more photos from Memento Mall: This last one is the cashiers ready to ring all of us up. It’s actually only one side of

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Technology…. a love/hate relationship

Howdy, friends! So I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I’m having a little tiff with my camera right now. The battery died and I cannot for the life of me find the battery charger!! This means I can’t get all my photos filled with awesomness from convention off of it!! Grrr… I promise as soon as I am able to find a replacement… I will be running to the old blog-o to post some updates! I have so many things to share… pictures of my swaps, pictures of others swaps, display boards, main stage, project ideas, friends…. the list goes on and on! I’ll be back soon… in the meantime, Happy Friday (soon)!

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Back to Reality…

Boy, reality is not a fun place to be… especially after having sitting in this little spot for the past week or so — well actually there and then at the Stampin’ Up convention! Talk about polar opposites, though — the ultimate in soothing relaxation and then the complete craziness of 3,500 excited stampers in one location! I had a great trip and can’t wait to share more of it with you, but unfortunately, my camera battery is dead so I can’t turn it on to get the rest of my photos! Grrr…. I did post a lot of photos from convention on my Facebook page: By the Shore Stamping. Go check me out… and feel free to “like” me if you’d like! It’s always good to have a few more friends! 🙂 Well, it is rather late and I do have to return to the working world tomorrow so i think it is time for nighty-night. Check back often this week, though, as I have a lot to fill you in on!

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