Here I am!

Whew… what a day. Busy, busy, busy, but it is now just before 9 p.m. and I’m in my PJs and just about ready to fall into bed and call it a night… BUT I have one thing left to tend to 🙂 So I apologize for taking ALL day to get back here, but without further ado here is project #3 in the series of sneak peeks for the new Summer Mini Catalog: This card actually features a bunch of new stuff including two new core colors from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. I talked a bit about the Color Renovation coming with the next big catalog here. Check it out. In the meantime, lets talk about the card! One of my new favorite products in the Summer Mini is the Smooch Spritz! It comes in four colors and I used the Vanilla shimmer on the Early Espresso (new) card base and on the layered flowers (an XL Bigz die for the Big Shot machine – from the current main catalog). I also used the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on the new Presto Patterns Designer Series paper (another one of my FAVORITES!). The paper is actually entirely white

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Leadership swaps – Part 2

So as promised here is the second batch of Leadership swaps that I received last week in Phoenix. I actually received a TON more, but I just picked out a handful of my favorites. If you are in my classes or clubs or at my workshops in the coming weeks, I’ll try and remember to bring them with me so you can take a peek for yourself! Made by: Ann Driscoll Made by: Julie Collins Made by: Amy Cloncs Made by: Denise DeLawter Made by: Susan G. Peters Made by: Christine Ekrem

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I LOVE Stampin’ Up!

I’ve always thought Stampin’ Up is a great company to work for/with… and after returning from my first Leadership conference in Phoenix, Arizona, I am even more happy with this organization that I have chosen to represent. Just look at all the goodies I took home from Phoenix. Now, the adorable little canvas bags I paid for at Memento Mall (a fabulous little store made up of all Stampin’ Up logo merchandise), but the rest of the goods were FREE! The black and white bag in the corner was our Leadership bag. At each Stampin’ Up event, attendees are given a bag to tote around all their really cool swaps, purchases and freebies. This bag says “Love What You Do”, which was the theme of Leadership. You’ll also notice two stamps sets there… the smaller one is “With All My Heart,” which was given to all demonstrators attending in their Leadership Bag. As many of you know from all the samples I’ve shown of that stamp set, that I love it and… I already own it, which means… someone is going to win the one I got at leadership very soon! (I’ll have details on how in a later post).

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