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.




Here is another card I made up last week using the ‘Dress Ups’ Die.


I added a little lace to the top (which is a bit hard to see!).  I cut another 1/2 a dress in Very Vanilla and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  This was just added underneath the Cherry Cobbler dress. Can you believe this is the first time I have used Pink Pirouette!!!! I thought I should start getting used to this colour as Pretty in Pink is leaving us soon.  I ran the card through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  The Cherry Cobbler paper is from the ‘Festival of Prints’ pack (retired).  I love the Happy Birthday stamp. I have used it so much lately and it is such a bargain at $11.95 ($AUS).  I stamped this on Crumb Cake and cut it out with the Apothecary Framelits and then paper pierced around the edge.  I managed to find just enough Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon to finish it off.

I better get going.  I really should be packing right now.  We are heading off to Canberra tomorrow for the week.  Josh is playing in the Gridiron (American Football) Nationals.  I am very proud of him making the state team especially since this is his second season playing.  But I really don’t cope well with watching him.  It is so stressful!!!  I hate seeing him pounded into the ground.  We are planning a few family activities while we are there so hopefully that will calm the stress!!  The games will be live Streamed through their Facebook page. If you want to check out the promotional video then you can check that out here.

Have a good week.  I hope to stop by some time through the week to post some projects.  See how we are going!!  Hopefully I have fingernails and hair left!!!! LOL


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Did you love playing Dress Ups when you were little?  It was a lot of fun.  Dress Ups was my daughter’s favourite game when she was younger.  I just have to show you this photo.  This was her favourite dress she wore nearly everytime.  She just thought she was gorgeous – and she was (and still is!!!).  Here is Carlie about 3 years old in her favourite red dress.

Red Dress

I have been playing Dress Ups recently.  The Stampin’ Up! Dress Ups Dies.  Haha! You thought you would see a photo of me dressing up in some funny outfit.

These Dress Ups Dies are so much fun.  There is no end to the creations you can make.  I put together a few paper outfits.  I made this card up using one of the dresses. See the edge of the Razzleberry skirt?  I have used the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder. You don’t need much more to layer the dress on.  I added a little piece of lace doily and the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.


When I cut the Black Dress Form out I realised the negative of the cut-out could be used.  Why waste it! So then I created a card using that piece.


I used a piece of Sycamore Street I had left over to back the black card, and I used a strip of Tangerine Tango from the Patterns Paper Stack.  I finished it off with a Tangerine Tango Button from Sale-A-Bration and the greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases.

Now excuse me while I go and play Dress Ups some more.  🙂