Saturday, July 31, 2010


These are the projects that we did last night at my Technique Stamp Group. If you're interested in learning how to do some great techniques to use in your scrapbooking and paper crafting, please email me before the end of August. I'll be starting my next group in September. I have 3 or 4 openings right now. If you are in my group and you couldn't make it, please email me and I will give you some hints on how to color this card. We had some difficulties last night trying to figure out how to make it look like mine. The colors I used were Eggplant & Marina Mist. Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder was used for the backgroud. Scallop Trim Border Punch for the bottom of the Eggplant c/s.

This was a fun card to make! The background uses the Baroque Motif set. The Sizzix Top Note Die was used with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder. Old Olive c/s is behind the Vanilla. The saying is from the new Level 2 Hostess set Apple Blossoms. The Panies tutorial will be on your 6x6 technique sheet that you get for being part of the group. If you didn't receive one, please remind me the next time you see me. The vintage look is very popular right now. I hope you love it cuz I'll be trying more of those kinds of card styles.                                                                          

More Pre-Convention & Convention fun!

This is the cute hip water proof purse that held the new catalog, Holiday Mini catalog, Convention agenda, Convention pin for our lanyard, a nice pen with the Convention logo on it,  our free stamps sets & Stampin' around wheel. It also has a nice size pink metal key chain hanging from the side of the strap that says Stampin' Up!. It has lots of pockets inside and a nice pocket on the outside for my cell phone. There is also a big pocket on the back side with velcro in the middle. I received so many compliments on it since I've gotten back. Way to go SU!! 
Here are my roomates Fran, Penny & of course me. Those are real wood blocks. The theme this year was Share What you Love.

From right to left, Mom (that's what we all call her.) Shannon, Tami, & Nikki. Mom is Shannon & Nikki's mom. Penny's off in the background.

These are some other very talented ladies. That were at our Pre-Convention events as Instructors. CaroleAnn, Lee, & Sandi. So glad I got to meet these ladies.
On Friday evening we went out to dinner at Little
America. It was a nice place. I won a nice stamp for recruiting and a big vellum rub-on for being I think it was #3 or #4 in sales in our Stitchedstamper group. Our group was once 70 ladies. I'm sure it has grown since then. loni is my manager on the left, Sue, Penny (joined our group for dinner), Murlynn, Pam, & me.

At Convention they had a Confectioners display. It was like walking into a candy store. I wanted to eat everything!! :) Of course I couldn't because everything was made out of paper, & embellishments from our catalog. It was a sight to see. These pictures just don't do it justice.
Have some cookie bags with the new cute Owl Punch. & the glitter brads just to the left of them.

These cupcakes look so yummy! The tree to the left is made out of buttons.
These are Stampin' Spots wrapped up like candy.
These cupcakes were one of my favorites cuz of all the bling on them. If you look closely you can see the new jewels for the Simply Adorned line on the top.

These little chocolates have the Simply Adorned items as well. The colorful chocolates are the ribbon rolled up to look like rossettes. It's making me hungry!! :)
Look at all this glass glitter and pretty flower brads, etc.Here's the chocolate brads, & paper, etc.
I had to through in some cute card samples.
These are going to be the HOT item for Christmas this year. They are decoratable recordable Christmas cards. They have their own Christmas song or you can record your own message to your loved one. They'll be in the Holiday Mini. Can't wait!!

This is the new line of quality fabric quarters that you can get in the Holiday Mini. They go a long way for crafting. Great for use in the Big Shot or not! I'm hoping to have some tutorials on my blog shortly for how to make some flowers using this new fabric. These little gift bags on the right were done up quickly on a sewing machine using the new Big Shot Die cut in the Holiday Mini. I can't think of the name off hand.These darling mini decoratable houses are also in the Holiday Mini. They come with directions on how to put them together. Wouldn't that look so cute as a decoration in your home or to give as a gift? The little candies in the dish are buttons wrapped up.
At your child's or friends' B-Day wouldn't it be fun to hand this to them as they walked out the door to thank them for coming. Chocolate is always a nice way to say thanks! Or you could always put in jerky for those that can't have chocolate.

Here are the much waited for Sizzix Die boxes. I can't wait to get mine so I can start to get organzied! They are very sturdy. The inside of the lids are so pretty! These are a must have if you own Sizzix dies!! I hope that you enjoyed the tour of my fun time at Convention. If you'd like to join me at Convention next year in July, I'd love to have you on my team! Send me an email so I can get you some more information. Stampin' Hugs! Kristi


We are pleased to announce that Stampin' Pastels (item 120962) and the Stampin' Pastels New Color Kit (item 120963) are now available. Please go to my website or email me to order.

Stampin' Hugs!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Here's some of the projects that we did at the Pre-Convention events at the Raddison Hotel.

This is our team of instructors above: Me, Nicki, Penny, & Tami with our picnic baskets that we taught. Below us is Barb. She checked in everyone for their events that they signed up for. We did so much and had so much fun! I'll be posting more later.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Stampin' Up! has made it easier to buy the new colors by putting them in kits. Click on the link to see what's available then email me or go to my Website to order today.
You'll love the new colors!


Drum Roll Please.....

I went to the site Truly Random Number Generator to find the person that would win the FREE stamp set from my retired collection. Here's the results:

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The 4th person to leave a comment on my blog was Stephanie WoolworthStephanie, please contact me to claim your prize.

Thank you all for following my blog and leaving a comment.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Sorry I was out of town helping my Grandma who was very sick when the drawing was supposed to take place for the free stamp set. I will be doing the drawing this Saturday after I have a chance to figure out how to get the to work on my blog. 
Thanks for being patient with me.


Hello Friends:

Happy July 1st and Happy New catalog day YAHOO!!

I thought I would share some details with you 1st RE: the new catalog .

You can begin ordering from the new catalog at

12:00 noon today ( Mountain time )

1:00pm (Central time)

2:00pm ( Eastern time )

11:00 am ( Pacific time )

There are some items that are not available today from the new catalog details below :

•Watercolor Wonder Crayons: All Watercolor Wonder Crayons have been delayed due to a relocation of the supplier. These items are in production, however, and will be coming soon.

◦119802 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles

◦119803 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Regals

◦119804 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Brights

◦119805 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Neutrals

◦120949 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, New Color Kit

◦Punch Caddies: As noted on page 200 of the catalog, our Punch Caddy storage containers will be coming soon, but are unavailable for July 1. I will share more information with you on this product as it becomes available.

◦121053 - Punch Caddy S, M, L

◦121055 - Punch Caddy L

◦121056 - Punch Caddy XL

◦121054 - Punch Caddy Borders & Corners

•Stampin' Pastels: Due to a development issue from the supplier, the new Stampin' Pastels have been delayed. They are, however, currently in production and will be coming very soon.

◦120962 - Stampin' Pastels

◦120963 - Stampin' Pastels, New In Color

•Rub-Ons: We have experienced quality problems with our new Rub-Ons, and unfortunately these will not be available immediately. SU! is working on some potential solutions so that you may not experience much of a delay, I will keep you updated on any changes in this situation.

◦119250 - Rub-Ons, Bday Party

◦119249 - Rub-Ons, Holly & Jolly

◦119975 - Rub-Ons, Vintage Type

◦118760 - Rub-Ons, Play Date

I will keep you updated in the coming weeks on the status of these products, and when they will be available for order.