2014 Stampin’ Up Leadership Convention Day 2

Rainy and windy today here in Houston but no snow so everyone was liking the weather.  In fact, there is a rooftop hotel pool and hot tub that was full of demonstrators tonight!

Today was full of classes here at the SU Leadership conference.  We had a special Keynote speaker, Pat Pearson, who delivered an inspiring talk.  A really nice sit-down lunch and then some picture taking of displays, dinner and then back at 7 pm for our Make and Take stamping night.   SU had a few fun projects and well as lots of demonstrations.

Here are the tags we made with the wooden accents, the new scallop tag punch and Kaleidoscope paper .


  Here’s our group with a new friend, Lucia, on the far right.



SU gave us these cute totes with our stamps and project kits.


I liked this watercolor card:


This was my swap this year.  I forgot to take them down with me the first day so I still have 75 more to unload tomorrow!


Saturday we have big class in the morning, lunch and then the last general session where hopefully we will see some fun new stamping techniques and ideas!


2013 Stampin’ Up Convention Day 3

(I started this post yesterday but it was so busy, I didn’t have a chance to finish. So I’m actually sitting at the airport now and catching up, ready to go home! )

Oh my aching feet but the rest of me is on top of the world here in Utah. It’s our last day of convention I just got kicked out of the Display area since they need to tear down. This is the first time I didn’t get to everything!

Last night was awards night and what a great time!

Jan Burnett, Patsy Waggoner and I caught up in the recognition room afterwards to celebrate.

For the first time in my Stampin’ Up career, I placed in the Top 10 twice!
#9 for Recruiting, which is determined by the number if Sr. Associate promotions in your direct first levels. Then I was flabbergasted to earned 2nd Place for Leadership, which is determined by promotions to Supervisor or above in your first level directs. I’m still in shock and truly the best part was hearing my team scream and cheer for me! I’m sorry to those ears sitting near them LOL

I did earned Founders (the Top 100 in the US) again this year and received this beautiful purse!


Susan Kirk made this pretty card. Love the color combo!

Susan Scarpelli Put together this card and I love how she used two rows of the new InColor stretchy ribbon.

This is the card given to me by Stampin’ Up! on awards night. So pretty with all the glimmer paper and inside was a gift certificate, which I used right away!

Sarah Rigby Loves her scallops and this card has Several rows of scallops to set it apart!

Serena Marsh Made this cute card and the hearts are all popped up.


Nancy Walko Created this beautiful card using the Expressions Thinlits dies. The Bird wing was created by the loop in the letter Y. Wasn’t that creative?


Simone Bartum gave me this adorable notepad holder and pen. She was so clever and use the word window punch to create a notch so it doesn’t fall off!

Julie Ross What’s the smarty and used the woodgrain embossing folder and ink to create an ocean design.
Signing off, Getting ready to board the plane and head home. Thanks for tuning in!

2013 Stampin’ Up convention inspiration

I’m back in the convention center and Finally getting a chance to look at some of the displays. As I see something really cool that I like I’ll share with you! Just know that there’s nothing like being here because it’s always amazing and pictures can’t even express a fraction of excitement.


The product displays have all of our sweets and products from the catalogs and holiday catalogs on display so we can touch them and feel them. They always look so much better in person!


There’s a cool display called the 25 year gallery and the picture below is the picture of Shelly and the very first catalog 25 years ago. So fun to see how they have grown through the years!
Remember This one ?

Or this one?

Here Are a few from our artisan team and display stampers:


No names posted on these 3-D displays so if you know, drop me a comment

I could look at Alanna Wharf’s art all day!

We received three or four stamps at this year for our convention and here are some ideas using those sets

We have these cute little muslin bags in the holiday catalog and they decorated them up cute. I love the tie-dye!

Artist unknown

I haven’t done my make intakes yet but here is a little bag that a demonstrator already completed. Isn’t it cute?
Gotta run! Go stamp something 🙂