Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Convention Rocks! FMS146

Stampin' Up!'s Convention this past week was terrific! Hanging out with all of those wonderful stampers who live inside my computer was wonderful!  This card is headed to Beth Klaumann who won The Ultimate Stamping Experience on the first night of convention.  

And what does this have to do with me you might ask?  Beth got to ask a few friends to join her for the adventure - and I was lucky enough to be included!

A limo picked us up at the Convention Center and whisked us away for a private tour of SU! headquarters in Riverton. 

We even got up close and personal on the pick line in the amazingly spotless warehouse.  That's my good friend Dawn Tidd learning how to pack boxes!

The next day we arrived early at the Convention Center for a private backstage tour and had a photo taken with Shelli (which I don't have a copy of yet) and got to stand center stage.

Dawn Tidd, Linda Callahan, Beth Klaumann, Ginger Toivonen, Eletha Suttey, Nicole Cronnelly

We were also given reserved seats waaaaaaay down front for each general session.  Wow it truly was the Ultimate Stamping Experience! Many thanks to all of the wonderful SU! employees who made it all so special!

I used the sets You Rock and Chalk Lines to create this week's card based on Amy's wonderful sketch.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Celebrating! PPA212

My daughter requested a birthday card for a gal who works in her office so I immediately thought of the new Tap Tap Tap set and Typeset DSP. The double row of letters anchor the little reminder notes perfectly.  A few scattered sequins and my card was done!  As you read this I am in Salt Lake City at Stampin' Up!'s annual convention.  It is always fun....and inspiring.  This year we are also going to get a sneak peek at the upcoming holiday catalog and will get a chance to actually buy a few things from it.  Oh I do love Convention.......warming up the charge card.......

There's a fun sketch this week at Pals Paper Arts!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You're A Star.......FMS145

When this post goes live I will actually be in an airplane heading west to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention. So excited to meet up with friends and make some new ones......including Amy O'Neil! Our Freshly Made Sketch team is made up of wonderful gals and it is so much fun to meet in person!  I have been fortunate to meet Cindy Hall, stamp with Rita Wright and have lunch with Jen Mitchell. Narelle designed our sweet sketch this week.......not quite sure when I will be able to get to Australia to meet her.....but you never know~!

I used Pictogram Punches and Maritime DSP to create my card this week.  Hope you join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Colors of Summer.....FMS144

I am headed to a bridal shower this weekend and thought that bright summery colors and the shopping bags from About the Label would work perfectly together on the card. And speaking of summer colors.......

We enjoyed some summery colors last weekend at the lake watching fireworks.

We had a great view of the fireworks from the boat. But it was mighty dark out there on the lake.  I brought along some bright glo-sticks to make into necklaces and bracelets so we could keep track of each other on the boat.  This could be the best picture taken of me ever.......

Karren designed a fabulous sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.