3D projects, cards, Convention, My DIgital Studio, swaps


I thought I would just stop by with a quick one today to show you all my swaps I received in return at the Stampin’ Up! Convention recently.  I tried to group them together to make it easier and I am not going to say too much about them.  There are some fantastic swaps and certainly ideas to keep me going for a while I think.





3D Including notebooks, bookmarks and giftcards.


MASCULINE (some great ideas here)




MDS (A new category this year with My Digital Studio recently launched here)




Thanks to everyone that I swapped with this year.  They are awesome and I love looking at them all.

I think you have seen enough of Convention now haven’t you?? Back to other creating.


cards, Convention


It has been a busy time since I have got back from Brisbane.  All the excitement of the new Catalogue coming out and the Retirement List has just been announced. So much to take in!! Today though I can finally show you some of the projects we saw presented on Stage.  There were so many amazing projects that I really can’t show you them all but I thought I would point a few out to you.

Firstly,  we can’t go past Shelli, CEO and Cofounder of Stampin’ Up!.  Being the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! there were a few memories being shared.  It is amazing from those humble beginnings of Stampin’ Up! this home-based business has spread throughout the world.


Who would have thought this guy would turn up to a Stamping event??? I will tell you about him a bit later.


Bonnie Thurber, Demonstrator Training Director in the US.  She is so entertaining and always has some very clever projects.


This is one of the projects she shared using a new product from the upcoming catalogue.


Here is a close-up of the cute little note cards she made to go in the box.  So simple but sometimes you don’t need to do too much.


Check this display out.  Sophie Zadeh, Training Facilitator in Aust/NZ shared these creations with us. She mixed white paint with various colours of reinkers to colour these bottles.  Just add a little reinker to the paint a little at a time until you get the colour you want.  You can add a little water to make it a runnier consistency.  Pour in to your fancy glass bottles and mix and swirl around.  Don’t shake it too much. Then leave it to dry for a while.  See the green bubbly bottle.  That happened from real flowers being left in the glass overnight.  The moisture in the flowers reacted and created bubbles.  I think it looks really cool!  See there are no mistakes in creating!


I have to show you this project.  Ngaire, a Demonstrator from WA shared some ideas using the Dress Ups Die.  I thought this was really clever.  You have to be able to eat 16 Ferrero Rocher chocolates though before you can make this project.  The papers are folded. Some are in 1/2 some in 1/4’s.  Then they are layered up to create the skirt.  How do people think up these clever ideas!


Have you seen the new Incolors yet?  I am sure if you have been trawling the internet you have seen them.  I really like these colours this year and can’t wait to get hold of them.  (Mine are on there way!!!!)  I really love how they are displayed on this.  This was another project by Sophie.  She used the new Incolor Boutique Details buttons.


Back to the guy with the big red shoes.  Ronald McDonald himself turned up to announce that Stampin’ Up! South Pacific has joined with Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This means that $3 from an exclusive stamp set will be donated to assist the running of Ronald McDonald Houses.  These are located near major hospitals to provide accommodation for children and their families who are undergoing treatment at the hospital.  Also, Demonstrators living close-by will be able to volunteer to help in these homes as well.  We can also be involved in other fundraising events for them too. This is awesome! You will hear about this some more over the coming months I am sure.

I think this might give you an insight in to some of the adventures of Convention.  It really is a fantastic time and I think this year was even more special celebrating the 25th Anniversary.

I still have swaps to show you.  I have pulled them out once since I got back but sometime this week I will get them out to take some photos so stop by soon.




Some more highlights of the Stampin’ Up! Convention last week.

I forgot to show you this yesterday.  This was our gift from Stampin’ Up! for Leadership.  Isn’t it cool!! It’s a tin like the old film reel tins.  It had a stampset in from the new catalogue so I can’t show you that yet.  The tin was tied up in some ribbon and had a lovely tag.  It was very special.


Of course, something we always look forward to is “the Convention bag”.


This year it was a silver and white back pack to commemorate the 25th Anniversary.  It has So many pockets which is neat although you have to remember which pocket you put that thing in.  Carlie counted the pockets and there were 19!!

Memento Mall is also a highlight.  A bonus as Manager and above we get to go early as VIP’s and avoid the crowd!


I always love the displays.


Shopping is done!


Thanks for looking!! More exciting Convention news next time.




Twice in one day. Don’t die from shock!  This is a quick post.  This afternoon I thought I better whip up a tag for my Convention bag. With 700 people having the same bag you need a tag to identify your bag.  Now I could just tie a piece of ribbon on, but why not make a tag when I have so much time this afternoon – NOT!!!!

Here is my tag.


I have used the Blue Ribbon stamp set stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with the 1 3/4″ circle.  I had to have some bling so punched a scallop circle with the 2 3/8″ scallop punch from Silver Glimmer paper.  The silver ‘J’ is cut on the Big Shot with the retired Timeless Type Alphabet die.  I added a length of Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon to tie it on to the bag.  I found the tiniest piece of Island Indigo Satin ribbon from Sale-A-Bration to tie on to the white grosgrain ribbon just to finish it off.  See those tiny little scraps of ribbon do come in handy!!

OK, enough from me today.  I still haven’t packed.  Thanks for stopping by again.