SU Disney Incentive Trip Day 5

*sorry for the blurry pics- some setting was wonky on my camera!*

Well, first let me share a little bit about the Share Night last night! A few demos had some displays set up to share ideas.


Martha Armstrong shared these quick and easy notecards for a class she does using markers and Bright Blossoms set. Anyone can whip these up quickly!


Lyssa made some great fabric projects!

I didn’t make it to see all the other displays and demos because SU gave us a special surprise….the new catalog! They were not expecting to have them from the printers and decided at the last minute to give them to us. Lots of cheers and squeals I delight in the room !

We can say that we have it and that’s it- no details, no ‘messy desk’ pics, names or descriptions allowed! We can share it in person on May 7th when all demonstrators can see it online and then it will officially go live on June 1st.
I will say that I’m not disappointed ūüôā

Tonight we had our Final Event at the Indiana Jones set! A private show and dinner for all SU demos and their guest.
As we started To watch the show, they said they needed a few ‘actors’ and had some preselected names already. You know that “oh no please don’t let it be me I don’t wanna go up there don’t call my name” feeling? I had it and then I heard my name…


Yup that’s me, in my Cairo attire, waiting instruction from the director.


And next to Indiana Jones stunt man (not a bad gig!)

There was an incredible dinner, characters out for photo ops, music, desserts and then one last gift in the room when we returned:





SU Disney Trip day 4

Today was a wonderfully lazy day at he pool! We decided to take the day off from the parks to unwind and visit.

** Stampin’ Up News***
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On to the Pillow Gifts!


Last night’s surprise was a cool back pack!

Today’s gift was all Stampin goodies including some sneak peek goodies like a new folder, stamp set and new embellishments!

Here are a few more swaps on the display boards for your Stampin inspiration! (and if one of these belongs to you, email me and I’ll be happy to edit the post to add your name- we can’t see the names easily on the displays)

These are some of my favorites on the board and some of my favorite people, too!


This was created by Jan Burnett


So clever Minnie card by Deb Valder


Love this gate fold card by Patsy Waggoner


Quick and easy punch art card! Unknown artist


New set coming, Everything Eleanor (artist unknown)


And a few more using Everything Eleanor:






Tonight is our Share night! Demonstrators lay out their artwork so we can inspire each other!


SU Disney Trip day 3

We started off the day with a full breakfast and then to Hollywood Studios for some more Disney magic!
Muppet, Great Movie Ride, Back Lot tour and lunch at Sci Fi were just a few. (Insert more ice cream, funnel cakes, lots of water and sunshine:)


I love scrabble so this was an awesome sign hanging near Toy Story!

Want to see a few swaps?

These are hanging in a display area without the artist’s name so if one belongs to you, email me and I’ll credit you.

All of these use Bright Blossoms, a stamp set coming out in the new catty on June 1st. (It was available in April as a sneak peek set)









I think the one above was made by Sandi MacIver



Off to the pool!

SU Disney Trip day 2

Today we hopped a 7am bus to the Magic Kingdom for a private show at Monsters Inc. I was SO tired and stayed up too late putting my swaps together the night before but it was worth the fight to wake up!


Magic Kingdom had not officially opened yet so we had the castle to ourselves:


Matt and I, the Waggoners, Burnetts and Valders decided to leave at 8 am to head over to Animal Kingdom instead. We were the only ones on the big boat leaving and hundreds coming in!


We ate well, played well and resting up before heading out to Epcot for dinner.

Pillow Gift!

As we came back to our room, this was on the bed:




I LOVE those insulated glasses!
The visor’s tag says its for the guys and to stop by Hospitality Suite to pick up something that goes along with it. Hmmm…golf related?

If you would like to see our non-stamping activities, we post those on Matt’s page.

Time to nap before dinner (as I hear Matt snoring and know he beat me to it!)

2012 SU Disney Trip: Day 1 am

Stampin Up has a Hospitality room set up for us here at the Boardwalk hotel.


A few sneak samples for you from the SU incentive trip! With permission,
I am allowed to share completed samples but no new product yet:


Cut lil card made with a new set called Itty Bitty Banners


Can’t remember the name of this one!


LOVE the simplicity and colors!



Must run and assemble the swaps I should have finished hours ago!


Stampin’ Vignettes

The Stampin’ Up events team loves to create these little vignettes around their theme. For the Founder’s Trip last weekend, I took a few snapshots of little ‘moments’ scattered around the hospitality areas, bookcases and displays.

I love the covered books with our designer paper!

The paper shreds in the glass bottles…

Pretty paper flowers


I have a watering can off my porch I need to cover with DSP and bring inside!


Founders Saturday: Golf?

¬†After a day of shopping, talking, eating, ¬†more talking and more eating, we got ready for our surprise night out.¬† Stampin’ Up arranges something wonderful on our last night and we don’t know what it is until we arrive!¬†

Backing up a bit, SU started something new last year to help us get to know eachother.¬† When we arrive, our nametags have a special team name on it and we are to find our 6 other team members.¬† Our ¬†team was called the White Gloves!¬† So Janet Wakeland (one of our white glovers) ¬†in all her “resourcefullness”¬†,¬†¬†brought us all white gloves and pearls!¬† So if you see white gloves in the pictures later, you will know why.¬† We had dinner together that first night.

Since the theme this year is Tea Party (and I don’t think I posted our dinner pictures from that first night where we all had a tea cup with roses at our place setting so I’ll insert a quick pic here)

So when the bus arrived to take us to our secret location, the White Gloves were to get on the same bus to go to an activity.  We pulled into the golf course and wondered if we would be golfing but of course, SU had another idea for us. 

Good grief, what do they have in store for us?

Our team of 7 had 4 golf carts, a map and a bottle of water and off we went!

We had the BEST time working through crazy games and challenges as we sped through the golf course!

The view was incredible as we drove around the course!

Fellow White Glovers, Patty Bennett and Janet Wakeland

I love this picture of Jan Wakeland with our shadows cheering her on!There were bunnies everywhere! (and we didn't hit one, but we missed a few by a hare..)

We decided that we would just use a few cameras and share pictures so we didn’t have to have other teams wait on us.¬† So I don’t have our group pics to show you yet!¬† My White Gloves team:¬† Patty Bennett, Judy Garza, Kristin Kortonick, Janet Wakeland, Patty¬† Chenail, and Cindy Baughman.¬† We laughed a lot and although we didn’t win, we had a blast!

There were bunnies everywhere! (and we didn't hit one, but we missed a few by a hare..)

Shelli was running the marshmallow relay, where we had to balanced a marshmallow on a golf club, run around the flag and bag without dropping itThere were bunnies everywhere! (and we didn't hit one, but we missed a few by a hare..)

A roadrunner!!



After we made it through all the challenges, we sat down to a lovely dinner: At our dinner table, we had a trophy filled with markers!

Our centerpiece with our team name….

And after full tummys and a bus ride back to our hotel, we ran up to our rooms to see what SU left us as our last pillow gift! 

It was a sparkly fob of sorts to hang on our purse or whatever we might want to use it for!¬† It has a tea cup with an FC and Founder’s Circle 2011 on the bottom:

Thanks for following along my trip!


Take A Peek…

It’s June 1st and I¬†can officially share some sneak peeks from the upcoming NEW catalog!

Here are 3 of the Make & Takes from the SU Alaska Cruise last week! The New In Colors are”

Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limade, Wisteria Wonder (yay! A purple!) and Island Indigo!

"Just For Fun" Mini Album with Belly Band 2011 Alaska Make & Takes Linda Heller

This is a mini album folded from a 12×12 piece of cs and is about 3″ x 4″ when closed¬†(I’ll be doing this for Stamping School, it was a neat lil project!)¬† It has a belly band around the album to hold it together.¬† It’s a cute stamp set and I’ll post a few more samples with that set later.

Mini Album Open 2011 Alaska Make & Takes Linda Heller
“Amazing Fold Card” 2011 Alaska Make & Takes Linda Heller

Look close to see the little bag with candy

“Amazing Fold Card” Open 2011 Alaska Make & Takes Linda Heller
“Pinwheel Card” 2011 Alaska Make & Takes Linda Heller

Did you see some new colors?  There will be 5 new IN COLORS coming out in the new catalog July 1st!    The other 5 stay in another year Рwoo hoo!

If you have ordered from me this past year, I’ll send you¬†the NEW¬†catalog free!¬† Just email me with your mailing address to be sure I have the correct one on file.
Linda Heller
Ind. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Executive

2011 SU Alaska Cruise Inspiration

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Sorry for the delay in posting!  We had some internet issues and then a very busy day in Ketchikan (which was quirky and beautiful!)

Our pillow gift yesterday was 2 pairs of sunglasses!  One for both of us and we headed down to the Post to pick them out. FUN gift!  Thank you SU!

In the Stampin’ Up area of the ship, called the Trading Post, we have displays boards filled with cards shared by the demonstrators here. There are no names shown on the cards so I cannot give proper credit now but if you see your card here, just leave me a comment and I’ll update your name under your project! Just wonderful ideas and I wish my pictures were better. Between the boat rocking and people waiting behind me to take pictures, I rushed a bit!

Remember you can stop or pause the slideshow anytime, right click and save if you want. I don’t have the internet time to post individually or give details about stamp sets or supplies but enjoy the stamping scenery!

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