Monday, March 28, 2011

Orlando Regional Seminar

Wow, What a great time I had on Saturday! Jody, Lisa and I attended the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in Orlando. It was amazing! Since it was our first event, we really didn't know what to expect.

We got there a little early and it seemed like everyone was swapping.  We hadn't made any swaps, but next time we definitely will.  There appeared to be a whole lot of excitement involved with swapping and I have to admit there were quite a few cards that I really wanted.  Sadly, no one was interested in swapping for my M&M's.

Once they opened up the conference room we quickly found a table and began to scout out the room.  And who did you think Lisa spotted right off the bat?  Shelly Gardner, the founder of Stampin' Up!. I had no idea that she attended the regional seminars. How exciting! She gave several presentations and showed everyone how to make a cool Easter decoration.

There were also many other wonderful presenters all of whom were very inspiring. We got to see some amazing samples. I can't wait to CASE a few of them! And we were able to meet some new friends.

Throughout the day we were given the time and supplies to make several projects. Here are two of the make and takes that I completed. There were a total of 5 but I only had time to complete two of them. The other 3 will be getting finished this week.

TIP: To gather the ribbon lay down a piece of sticky tape and gather the ribbon, pressing it onto the stick strip as you go along. Then peel the red liner off of the sticky strip and attach it to the card.

  • Stamp Set:  Nature Walk
  • Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory, Not Quite Navy
  • Designer Paper:  Botanical Gazette
  • Ink:  Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Marker
  • Accessories and Tools:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Pearl Basic Jewels, Sticky Strip, Color Spritzer Tool, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack


  • Stamp Set: Nature Walk, Thank You Kindly
  • Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso
  • Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers
  • Accessories:  Mini Square Whisper White Envelopes

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Easter Card

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted.  There are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  I really need to figure out a way to be more productive.'s Easter card features the bunny from the So Cute stamp set. This is one of the sets that you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase. The designer paper is from the Pawsitively Prints II paper pack. Neither of these items is actually meant for Easter but both work wonderfully together to create a great Easter card.

  • Stamp Set:  So Cute (120612), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
  • Ink:  Soft Suede (115657)
  • Stampin' Write Markers:  Poppy Parade and Soft Suede
  • Designer Paper:  Pawsitively Prints II (117396)
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade