Swaps to Share!

 Hi all!  I had hoped to share these earlier in the week but I got caught up with classes and team meetings, so didn’t get there.  I love to share some of the swaps I received at the SU convention each year and here are few of my favorites. I also threw in a few swaps I received by mail. I tried to add the artist’s name but if it wasn’t on the card, I can’t add it or if it was on a cello envelope, those are long gone now with everyone looking at my swaps! So if one of these is yours, email me and I’ll add your name.


Left: Myra Bowlingusing Regarding Dahlia

Right Top:  I wish I could remember!  I love this card – no name on back

Bottom Right:  Fran Sabad using new Fun Flower punch


Top Left:  One of our Florida stampers, Janice D using the scallop thinlit as a wave -clever!

Top Right:  no name, inked masking tape behind feather.

Bottom:  Cute cat card using new alphabet framelits to cut out Love and DSP behind the openings. By Sara Cimbaro


Top Left:  Mary Ammar using Bravo stamps

Top Right:  Jan Cramer

Bottom Right:  a pull out tag on front of card.


Top Left:  Mary Gross using Something for Baby

Top Right:  Sharon Skelton

Bottom Right:  Kimberly Allen


These 3 were all created by my wonderful friend, Patsy Waggoner!  I stamped them at her house in Minnesota last month!

All are using Flower Patch photopolymer set and framelits


AND….it’s Tuesday which means new Weekly Deals!  Click on pic below to see them full size in my store.

wd july 29

I hope I’ve inspired you this week to Go Stamp Something!


2013 Stampin’ Up Convention Day 1

Hey stampin’ friends!

It’s HOT here in Utah but not as hot as 6000 stampers all over the convention center. It’s so crazy and full of energy!
I’ve been posting over on the Stamping School Facebook page all throughout the day but I’ll recap here once a day since I know some aren’t on FB.



“Be the difference” Is the theme for this year’s convention. Here is a cute pic of Cindy Brumbaugh holding this year’s convention Tee!

It’s the 25th anniversary so there are double the people here than usual.

Thousands of demonstrators got on buses to take them over to Riverton to the Stampin’ Up! distribution center for a tour. Here is a picture of the Stampin’ Up! corporate office foyer taken by Amanda Hartley. So pretty!
Gen. session does not open until 5 PM this evening. That’s when we will get our convention bag and have our first big meeting with everybody together.
Here are a few of my favorite swaps today for inspiration:

I didn’t really like this stamp set from the holiday catalog but now that I’ve seen what Mary Polcin did with it, I love it! Love the designer paper love the layout and the pretty brad in the corner.

Mary Ellen Byler made me have to buy this set with this card!

This card is so, so clever! Michelle Humphrey Used painters tape pressed in ink to create the three stripes on this card. Totally have to try this!

Okay, have to run an change for this evening. They are asking everyone who bought one of the convention T-shirts to wear it tonight so I got to see if mine fits. I hear they run super small so I’m crossing my fingers!


2013 Leadership Gifts

Some of us like to bring little gifts for our teams that attend the conference.
This year I made necklaces using a pendant and glass! I stamped 3 varieties of colors and out them in cute little tins.

I used the new Collage Curios stamp set:


These are the little tins!


These adorable altoid tins are by Deb Valder for her team:

And inside, a little convention survival kit!


More later!