Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
The light blue bling brad is perfect with it, but we're having a strangely rainy August here, so it doesn't show well in the photograph.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Here's a quick picture of the distribution area within the building:
We also saw lovely staging areas where products are showcased called the Legacy Rooms. The things shown here are not in the catalog, but are likely in the holiday mini catalog:
The presentations and classes were helpful and great fun. Here is a bookmark and also a picture of the new colors of decor elements:
There are also limitless displays of items and cards made by fellow demonstrators. I think this cookie sheet calendar would make a great Advent calendar.
Here's a picture of the Artisan Award winning submission by Mary Jo Albright. I was amazed by her fabulous creations, and her scrapbook page has already been featured on Shelli Gardner's blog here: http://www.soshelli.com/ (Shelli is the owner and co-founder of Stampin' Up!):
Here are some online friends I was finally able to meet in real life....They are challenge chasers....we like to do the Splitcoaststampers challenges as often as we can. I also had a great time at the SCS (splitcoaststampers) dinner and enjoyed meeting the girls posting to the Swapppers Anonymous threads. I'll have great swaps to show you all at the New Catalog Open House on the 28th!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
This is the 10 minute card...so simple and quick!
The gingerbread men were cut from the Deer Friends set after embossing them with spiced embossing powder for a bit of a scratch and sniff effect with a cute texture. I added faux red hot candy dots, a licorice mouth and raisin eyes as well as white icing trim. Then, I popped them (with dimensionals) onto a silver sheet pan with silver embossed edges on a checked table cloth. I like the Ridinghood Red with Moss and Not Quite Navy much as I liked Cranberry Crisp with those colors year before last. The Merry Christmas from Load of Love seems to fit this style nicely too. This was sketch challenge 70 (SC70) on SCS as well.