I am getting ready for our Stampin’ Up Leadership conference here in Orlando.  I’m thrilled not to get on a plane like I usually do BUT I put off making my swaps and getting ready since I thought I had more time after the holidays!

I was sitting on the sofa last night, watching a movie and cutting out uber-zillion flowers for my card swap.  Matt offered to help cut paper or punch something.  I asked “what would be the easiest for you to do?”

He said ” I can cut flowers”.    I looked at him with that “you’ve got to be kidding me-you don’t know what you’re doing-it’s harder than it looks-my flowers are going to look like they’ve been trampled” look.

I said ” But they have to look like I punched them out, with nice round edges, no jaggedy lines and leaving a little bit around the stamped lines!”

Matt said ” what, you don’t think I can do it?  I’ve seen you do it   It doesn’t look that hard”.

And he did it.  And he cut them well, I mean really good.  Like, a lot of my new stampers and some seasoned stampers still have trouble getting those results.

Since I had a request from Carol in Ohio for a video on how to cut out stamped images nicely, here is Matt explaining his technique!



I’ll be posting everyday from Leadership as we get our NEW catalog so pop in and see pics of  our make and takes, demonstrations and displays!

The Manager’s reception is going to be awesome!  They have arranged with Universal Studios to have a part of Marvel (in Islands of Adventure) just for us!  Spiderman, Hulk rollercoaster (my fav),  dinner, and a DJ for dancing in the streets for everyone!  We’ll also get to have a free Caricature portrait done that night!

Matt will be attending as my guest and since he works at Universal, that is especially fun for him!

Look at the cool lanyard I got in the mail for the event:



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