Amazing Birthday Projects - Convention 2014 display

As I mentioned in my previous post, I applied again to be a display stamper and was invited to create 8 samples (4 cards, 2 Gift, 1 scrapbooking) using the three convention sets. I made a total of 24 samples.

This is the first post of three featuring the samples I made a for Stampin' Up! Inspire Create Share Convention 2014. Below are the samples created for the Amazing Birthday Stamp set. All the supplies for each of the projects are available in the current catalog.

Stampin' Up! Convention Day 1 - Inspire Create Share 2014

It is annual Stampin' Up! convention time again... Woohoo. This year I am attending with my friend (and downline) Paula Hogan. Her personal blog is here.  It's so much fun to experience convention in front of the curtain and to see so many familiar and friendly faces. I am lucky to be demonstrator. I love my hobby and love to "support" my hobby. 

While I am passionate about my SU hobby, I cannot compete with the passion of this guy. Impressive!

I attended convention last year with Joellyn (so much fun). You can read posts about that here.  Last year I did not make card swaps and regretted it. This year I came prepared with swaps, not to actively trade but to have on hand just in case. Below are the swaps I created. I made about 30 cards total (15 each) and after day 1 I've depleted over half and I wasn't even trying. I know 30 swaps small potatoes for many but totally been worth it for me. I've gotten some cool cards in return but mostly have enjoyed the social nature of a swap. 

Primary sets used are: Flower Patch, Watercolor Thank you and Work of Art.

There is so much to capture with an event like this. Here are a few random phone shots from the day.

Blendabilities markers (new 'copic like' blending markers) that I got to help with packaging design (freelance, last summer). Look how pretty these colored peacocks are? 

I applied and was invited to be a convention stamper again. Yeah for me. I'm a dork but I love to stamp with a purpose and this fit that need perfectly. More fun stuff! I'll share the samples I created in the coming days, once convention is over.

June Card Club projects

We had another awesome card club. Fun to see everyone and play with new products. Thanks for coming!

June card club focused on the new Stampin' Up! In-colors, coloring with Blendabilities and other new products from the annual catalog.  We used Blended Bloom, Kinda Eclectic, Dictionary Background and Endless Birthday Wishes stamp sets.  Endless Birthday Wishes is now sold out - ug. I used it a bunch and expected it to be available for purchase. Sorry guys. 

Here are the new SU In Colors:

The Blended Bloom cards are my first attempt at using the Blendability Markers. I've never been much of a "colorer" but may do it more now.  Cards feature Blended BloomKinda EclecticDictionary Background stamps, Mossy Meadow, BlackBerry Bliss and Hello Honey In-Colors.

This Butterfly card primarily features two of the new in-colors; Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon, the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, the Dictionary Background stamp and many of the project life framelits. I also used this card as a swap for a recent INK Bug meeting.

These little birthday cards came together easily using notecards and envelopes, Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, Dictionary Background stamp, Moonlight Paper, and Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey In-colors.

This last project is cased from a swap Julie created last week. The little flower box easily comes together using the two largest framelits from Daydream Medallion Framelit set. The little tag uses the enjoy phrase from the Endless birthday Wishes stamp set.

March Card Club - Happy Watercolor, Starburst Sayings & Peachy Keen

Timely this month... Thanks for the great time ladies! Here are the club projects for March. Gold is good again, and most projects feature a little bit of gold (foil sheets, cardstock, embellishments, bakers twine). We mainly used the Happy Watercolor, the Starburst Sayings, and the Peachy Keen stamp sets and coordinating framelits. All of these are currently available for purchase and can also be seen in the Occasions/Spring mini catalog.  If you have questions about these products or additional products used on these samples please contact me.

These cards and previous club cards can be found in one place on my pinterest board.

This Happy Easter card shows a fun way to use the watercolor image from the Happy Watercolor set and punches. Simple stamp the watercolor image in a color and then use punches in the same color of cardstock to layer. A small oval punch make a cute egg. Super simple. 

You make the World a Better place card also features all of the components from the Good as Gold card kit available as a with purchase gift in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

This last project came from my fabulous upline... Ms Julie Shaw. Super simple gift card holder with paper bow.  Project comes together in minutes and it a nice way to use up all that paper. If you are interested you can see more of her projects here.

February Card Club

Super fun time this month at card club.  Below are a few of the many project we made this month (including some close up for detail).  We focused on the products from the Spring Catalog and the Salebration brochure.  A popular favorite was the Petite Flowers punch and stamp set.  Really cute, simple and easy to use.  We all like this bundle so much we ordered it and put the stupid thing on backorder. Oh well.

This last card is a CASE taken from Julie Shaw. The original was a traditional sized card but I reduced it to a gift card size. This card uses SAB products.