Stampcation Inspiration

Hi stampin’ friends!

It’s been a busy month after Stampcation, which was AMAZING!  The presentations were awesome with demonstrators up on a stage showing their WOWS and I loved the sound of 100 stampers cheering throughout the weekend! 

Our theme was Releasing Your Inner Artist so the displays were themed around art and color vignettes throughout the room.   I’ll share a few photos with you… 

Shantaie Fowler is my friend and Stampcation partner. She is really the creative force behind the amazing, over the top  displays.  We have learned that we excel creatively when bouncing ideas off of each other so  it’s a perfect match.  Here she is hanging the paper lemons on the tree for the yellow display area.

Of course we couldn’t pull it off without help!  Matt, Toni, Penny, Dave,  Megan, and Nate were on the scene to haul in displays  (from our rented trucks LOL) and help pull it all together.

My amazing, glass half full guy, Matt!  At the control panels controlling audio, microphones, projectors, visual slides, video….quite the job well done!

Shantaie’s creation using the SU fabric, Beau Chateau on her apron for the pink vignette area.   Isn’t she fabulous?!  Shantaie is quite the seamstress as well as papercrafter.

We had this great area for a photo opportunity with stamped mustaches and a big frame!  It seemed to be a big hit and saw people there all weekend!

The 8 presenters were amazing! Nance Lempinen-Leedy did a great demo on the insides of cards.  I loved this card she did for fall…

Lots of swapping!  4 Line swaps for card fronts, 1 3D line swap and then a big shoe box swap!  Here are a few of those:

She used the stocking hanger loop in the stamp set to make hoof prints!!  We were all roaring at her creativity!

This one is stamped by  Connie Hobbs – I loved it and using the Marina Mist patterned paper with the Frostwood Lodge paper looked so fresh and bright!

The scrapbookers were out in force, too!  I took this pic because of the table….where did they find room to scrap?  LOL

Really a great time!

By the way, the month is ticking away for the FREE BIG SHOT promotion!  If you want to sign up as a business or hobby demonstrator, get in touch with me before the end of October!!


2011 Stampcation Registration is now Open!

Calling all Stampin’ Up Demonstrators!  Are you ready for a fun, relaxing  and inspiring weekend of  paper crafting and rubber stamping? Are you ready for a little time to get away from all the “to do” lists?   Did you miss out on the SU convention this year and wanna get away?

Well then, it’s time for our 2nd Annual Stampcation!

Exciting news! We have a new location! Featuring a spacious, bright crafting room that allows more of us this year. Stampcation will be even bigger and better!

When: September 24th & 25th (2 full days this year! All Day Saturday and Sunday!)
Where: Holiday Inn Maingate East in Kissimmee, FL

REGISTER HERE!  At this time, we are limiting to demonstrators until August 1st when we will allow registered attendees to invite guests of their choice if space allows,.  Last year we had room for 100 and it booked up fast. This year we have space for  150 so hurry up and get registered! We have a special room block if you want to stay at this hotel with us for only $55 a night! Details are on our blog at

If you had a fabulous time with us last year (or missed it and kicked yourself)  make plans to join us!

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Video: Embossing Fabric

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I still have a few videos left to share with you from our Stampcation event.  Here is another LIVE (which means stampers commenting and applauding throughout the video) project  created by the very talented Shantaie F0wler:

Shantaie folder embossed our Stampin’ Up fabric, Candy Cane Christmas!  (which is on SALE right now, 1/2 off for 4.95 instead of 9,95!)  She used the Big Shot Adhesive roll to add some stiffness to the fabric so it can be embossed and stay embossed.   Clever!

Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric  #121715
SALE Price: $4.98
REG Catalog Price: $9.95 

Expand your crafting options with our new Designer Series fabric for a whole new look and range of project possibilities! Coordinating patterns in our playfully striped and polka-dotted Candy Cane Christmas bundle make it easy to create colorful, eye-pleasing projects. Combine with our Candy Cane Big Designer buttons for even more easy coordination. And of course, this fabric is a perfect medium for creating all kinds of beautiful Christmas projects using the Big Shot machine and our large collection of dies.

■ Combines exclusive designs and colors with high quality fabric
■ Coordinates with other Stampin’ Up! products
■ Extra wide fat quarters
■ 100% cotton
■ Includes instruction booklet highlighting five projects you can create using fabric
■ Coordinates with Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Real Red
■ Coordinates with Candy Cane Christmas Suite
■ 28 x 18”
■ 3 coordinated designs

Big Shot Adhesive Roll  14.95  #120805

12 sheets , 12 x 12 in size.  Lots of ’em!

Scroll down here on the blog if you missed the big sale announcement and  the 1/2 off starter kit promotion going on now!

Online orders can be placed here or you can always call or email me anytime!  Maybe you’ll catch me out buying a pie.

Gobble, Gobble…