Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hartford Regionals ... here I come!

I can't believe it ... the clock is ticking and I'm starting to get that tingly feeling.  You know, the one you get before you step on the plane for Stampin' Up Convention!!  I decided that since I attended my first Convention in 2010 as a first year demonstrator, i was going to attend Regionals as a second year demonstrator.  I'm so excited.  Now that I'm getting the hang of using the products and playing with the colors ... I'm ready to step on board the +ONE and reach out for some business tips.  I need to recruit and have no idea how to even get started!  They say Regionals are the place to go for support, knowledge and of course ... FUN!

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Ebay of all places.  I just had to take out the Melon Mambo and Pacific Point colors to pop this card right off the page!  What do you think?  So simple yet one of my favorite creations so far.  (I left them blank for regionals but my own stash has the modern label punch layered with whisper white greeting to coordinate to the Melon Mambo and Pacific Point.)  I'm going to have to send in another Sale a Bration order because I want more, more, more of these adorable buttons!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Snow, Snow Go Away ....

It just has to be the weather... what else would deter a woman away from her crafting supplies?  We have so much snow that you can only see half of peoples houses when you are driving down the roads as the snow banks are higher than the vehicles on the roads!!  Blast Vermont snowstorms.  The forecast says we are supposed to get another one beginning Thursday.  I just want to hibernate until the flowers start peeping up through some green grass! LOL  I have a tote filled with old card kits from workshops, demo meetings and more.  I have decided that I am going to start mixing and matching and using up the supplies.  My family is always needing more cards.  This lot is one from a woman in Ohio that I played around with and came up with a couple of different ideas.  Do you like the Regal Rose added to the card or just the basic gray?  I would love to know your thoughts.
    As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hartford Regionals ... share and update

I am so excited that the Hartford Regionals are just around the corner.  I have been looking forward to getting away after much stress and health issues over the past month.  There is nothing to lift one's spirits than being surrounded by an extended Stampin' Up family.  If you are attending ... let me know and we can look each other up!
I've been crazy busy lately.  I was honored to be asked to make wedding cards for a woman  I met through a mutual friend.  How exciting that was.  Then I finished card fronts and some 3d items for Regionals.  Now to come up with an idea for some graduation invitations (anyone want to share some fabulous ideas?), and some Easter gifts!  I am planning a scrapbook night with some girls on April 6th and this will be our first gathering.  I'm a bit nervous but confident that I can put something together.
 Eastern Blossoms Card Recipe
Stamps:  Eastern blossoms
Card stock:  Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Polka dots embossing folder, tulipe border embossing folder, SU pearls, SU Ovals Die