My Favorite Artisan Entry- Altered Book

My favorite entry for the Artisan Award was this Altered Book. It was a true labor of love that required over 100 products and probably over 100 hours! I worked on it for weeks. I went to the used book store’s vintage section and bought an old book. I used Crystal Effects and glued the …

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A few projects…

I’ve been packing boxes this week- Yuck! We move on Friday- Yay! I can’t wait to be in our new home! But, I am so ready for all this limbo and packing chaos to be over! One of the classes I took at convention was called Village of Cuteness. And that it was!  I actually …

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Retired Stamps For Sale- Only a few left!

I am listing what is left of my remaining retired stamp sets. Email me to claim the ones you want and also send me your zip code so that I can figure shipping. I will send you an invoice via PayPal and mail them the day after I receive your payment. All are used and …

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Swap Card #2 and Home Office Tour

This card was kind of a last minute push. I had an idea for using the pennants like this and saw a card on Pinterest that was done in shades of grey and black. So, I put them together with the new Under the Big Top stamp. After I adhered the pennants, I ran it …

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Drinking the Kool Aid…

When my friend Tammie and I arrived in SLC for the Stampin Up convention, we were excited. But, we were not “dress like a gnome, bee keeper, dance in the isle, stand and scream like were on Oprah’s Favorites Show excited. We thought, wow, these people have really drank the “Kool Aid!” But, 3 days later, …

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Retired Stamps For Sale

ETA: WOW! That was FAST! Lots of things SOLD (marked to show.)  I am listing all of my remaining retired stamp sets. Email me to claim the ones you want and also send me your zip code so that I can figure shipping. I will send you an invoice via PayPal and mail them the …

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Swap #1 and some Convention Displays

I made hundreds of swaps for convention. I have some fabulous friends that came over before I left to help me put them all together. I paid these sweet friends in retired stamps and pizza! My first swap that I am showing is for the UStamp With Dawn and Friends swap. I made 100 of …

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Leaving Salt Lake…

I’m waiting in the airport to go home and am just so overwhelemd. I can’t wrap my head around all the amazing things we saw, heard and did. I was unprepared for how much of an impact convention would make on me, not only as a  demonstrator, but as a woman and a human being. …

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Convention Day 2- Wow!

Today was a very exciting day here at the SU convention! For a 1st time attendee, you really don’t know what to expect! We started out at the General Session. Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder and CEO) spoke for a while about various things.  We go to see new products from the upcoming Holiday Mini. Let me …

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Convention- I have arrived!

I have arrived in Salt Lake City and begun the crazyness of Convention! Wow! Its so beautiful here! I was glued to my airplane window. There are Mountains… WITH SNOW! I wish I had time to sight see… The view from our hotel. I feel like it’s The Sound of Music out there! Ha! After …

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Another Artisan Card…

This was a card that came out of just playing around. i wasn’t trying to make anything for the Artisan Award, but I ended up loving it so much I added it to the box! I love stick pins! This one has a small flower punch and a rhinestone added to it! I also used …

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Simple Thank You (Artisan Non Winner)

I was very on the fence with this card when trying to decide what to send in for the Artisan Award. But, I love this ribbon technique and decided to go with it. This is the In Color Ribbon. I cut the edges off and then pulled all the fibers out. It’s kind of “crimped” …

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Read! SB Page (Artisan Award Entry)

Today I continue my showcase of all my projects for Stampin’ Up’s Artisan Award. I didn’t win, but it was an honor just to enter… LOL. Yea right, I was sad to loose, but now I’m over it! Ha! This is my littlest daughter reading and I just loved the picture so much that I …

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First Edition Flower Frame (Artisan Entry #3)

For one of my “3D Projects” for the Artisan Award, I altered a mirror from IKEA. I painted it, covered it with First Edition DSP and distressed it with Soft Suede. I stamped images from Artistic Etchings. Then, I made all these roses out of punched scallops. Took. ME. FOREVER! And my nails were black! …

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Artisan Award Entry #2

I need to title that differently. I sounds like I am a winner.. Ha!Well, anyway, I am showing my NON WINNING entries. Sigh… lol….. Today, I am showing my 1st scrapbook page that I entered in Stampin’ Up’s Artisan Award. We had to enter 3, and I think this was my favorite! this is my …

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Artisan Award Entry #1

Stampin’ Up has a contest called The Artisan Award. It’s purpose is to recognize the company’s best artists. There is a nice prizethat includes money and SU merchandise but of course the best prize of all is to be recognized as an artist. You send in 10 complete pieces- 5 cards, 3 Scrapbook pages and …

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An AMAZING Deal from Stampin’ Up!

Every so often, SU offers something beyond amazing. And starting today, they are doing it again! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin’ Up! products. Use this exclusive Starter Kit to share the opportunity with your friends and hostesses who want to get the products they love at …

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