Thursday, January 31, 2013

There's a Card Thursday

Starting today, every Thursday, I will post a video with instructions on how to make a full card.  This one uses the Chalkboard Technique I used on Tuesday.  Sometimes it will be based on the Technique used in Tips & Techniques other times it may be just a card I made.  I really hope you enjoy it. All the Stampin' Up! products can be purchased from my website at

Here is the video.  Hope you like it

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MDS Digital Content for $1.


January 30, 2013

From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That's not a typo--they're just one buck. So indulge--it won't break the bank.
Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841)
Cheerful Treats Digital Content CD (item 124237)
Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
His & Hers Collection DVD (item 125842)
October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
Simple Snapshots Content CD (item 127185)
Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)

Since the discs are on the Clearance Rack, they must be purchased on an online order. Go get yours today.

Surprise coming tomorrow Thursday Jan 31

Today is cold and clear.  Had snow yesterday but not a lot.  I have  lunch date with a friend today and then to another friend's to play Mahjong.  Will be a nice day.  I don't know if I will get time to create today, but I did some creating before so check back tomorrow and see a new surprise.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

It's my Birthday, Cards, Classes and surprises

It's my birthday and I am having a good day.  Got up and went to the gym came home and have been stamping most of the day.

I have been creating for my Christmas card classes coming. I still have a few spots open.
Here are the details.
Christmas Card Class Sunday February 3, 1:30 to 3:30 PM and Tuesday February 5 10:00 AM to Noon.  2 Designs of Christmas Cards. You can complete 10 Cards for $20. Attend and pay for 5 classes and get the November Class free. 

Here are the cards we will be making this time.

It's hard to see the sparkle but they both have sparkle on them.

Also remember tomorrow is Tips & Techniques Tuesday  I have a video on the technique Chalkboard stamping.

We are heading out to Texas Roadhouse to celebrate my birthday, should be a good time, we will be spending our gift card that we got from the Cheyenne Youth Symphony.  I got a small ice cream maker for my birthday and we will make ice cream tonight.  Kayla made me Paleo Chocolate cupcakes.  Meigan got me a good tea ball.  So all is good.

To help me celebrate my birthday, for the first 10 people who comment on this post I will send you 3 3x3 gift cards using the Chalkboard technique.  Similar to these.

If you are one of the first 10 just e-mail me your snail mail address at  You have until 4 PM Friday Feb 1 to comment.  Have fun.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Great Open House

Today I had a  great Open House old friends and new friends stopped by to stamp with me. I had a great time. was good to see everyone.  Here are a couple pictures of the party.

Meigan and I made another video also.  Not a technique one so check back on Thursday to see it.
Well tomorrow is the big day my Birthday and I am looking forward to it.  We are going out to Texas Roadhouse so it should be fun.

Happy Stamping

Saturday what a day

Up at 6:30 and off to church by 7:30.  Today was First Reconciliation for our second graders.  46 made there first Reconciliation, we had a celebration after and they had to sign up for their dates for First Communion, so a long morning.  Got back home and Meigan and I recorded a couple of more Videos for Tips & Techniques Tuesday, she is such a good assistant.Then back for a meeting at church and then home again.  Got some editing done.  Don made a great Paleo dinner and then Don and I went to a movie.  We saw Les Miserable all I can say is what a movie.  I loved it and of course I cried and cried and cried, so it had to be pretty good. Now I am home and going to bed soon, have to get my rest for the big stamping day tomorrow.  Hope see some of you at My birthday Open House. Happy Stamping. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ready for the Weekend

When I was working at my Federal Job  I always looked forward to the weekend. Today as I was thinking about what I have going on this weekend,  I am looking forward to Monday.  My husband actually has the weekend off, those in retail know that is usually not the case, and I hope to at least get a few hours with him on Saturday evening. Saturday 8 - noon I have to be at First Reconciliation at Church and then back again from 1 - ?? for a town hall meeting on church finances and since I am party of the Finance Council I have to be there.  Hopefully I will get to a movie with my hubby on Saturday night. My oldest daughter wants to go to a swim meet on Saturday so Don will  have to take her.  Sunday morning is church and Faith Formation until around noon then back home for My Birthday Open House.  Then back to church at 6:00 for another Town Hall meeting.  I am looking forward to my Open House I have 11 people who are coming and it should be fun.  I have two make and takes and two games we will play.  I have a birthday give away and after the movie tomorrow I have to put together the goody bags for everyone, I forgot those today.  I have everything prepped for the make and takes and cleaned my stamping room and set up today so that is ready to go.  I have my Techniques class ready to go for next Month but I need to design two Christmas cards for my class next weekend, I have the ideas but not the examples.  I told Meigan sometime this weekend we would do another video. I am exhausted and it is not even Saturday yet.
here is the peek at my techniques class for next month.
So wish me luck, it will be a fun long weekend and I do enjoy it so much.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Second Make and Take for Sunday's Open House

OK I am ready for My Birthday Open House  I have created two great cards.  It should be a good time.
See you all then.

Vine Street and Sunshine and Sprinkles Birthday Card
Mary Trautner
Supplies: Stamp Set – Bring on the Cake (C 121958, $27.95); Ink – Pacific Point Classic Ink (126951, $5.95), Lucky Limeade Classic Ink ( 126984, $5.95); Card Stock – Daffodil Delight 5 ½ x 8 ½ (119683, $6.95), Pacific Point 4 x 4 (111350, $6.95), Whisper White 3x3 (100730, $8.50); Designer Series Paper – Sunshine and Sprinkles 3x3 and 4x4 (126922, $10.95); Accessories – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Vine Street ( 130492, free with $50 order), Labels Collection Framelits (125598, $26.95),  ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Pacific Point 16 “ (126878, $4.95), Rhinestone Basic Jewels ( 119246, $4.95), Shimmer Paint Frost White (116854 $5.95), Stampin’ Dimensionals ( 104430, $3.95), Big Shot (113439, $99.95).

Dude,You're Welcome

OK guys have you got your Stamp Set Yet. Real Men Build Cards.

Order yours today.

Open house Make and Take

As you know my Birthday Open House will be this Sunday and I finished one of the Make and Takes for it.
I designed it and call it the Feel Goods Birthday Card.
Inside it has Happy Birthday.  I just love the More Amore Designer Series paper. Here is the list of supplies:

  • Stamp set – Feel Goods (c 129684, $18.95); 
  • Ink – Primrose Petals Classic Ink (126858, $5.95); 
  • Card Stock – Primrose Petal 8 ½ x 5 ½ (126841, $6.95), Pool Party 5 x 3 ¾ (122924, $6.95), Very Vanilla 3 x 3 (101650, $8.50); 
  • Designer Series Paper – More Amore 4 ½ x 3 ¼ (129309, $12.95); 
  • Punches – 2 ½” Circle (120906, $16.95), Scallop Trim Corner (118870, $9.95), 3/16” Corner (119871, $6.95); 
  • Accessories -3/8” Stitched  Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals (126844, $8.95), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246, $4.95), Glue Dots (103683, $4.95), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95). 
Just click on the the On Line Shopping Button or go to my website to order everything for this card.

Hope to see you at my Open House.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-A-Bration Starts Today

Click the above Photo and go to my promotions page to learn more.

Click the picture above to see the brochure, and view all the free product you can earn for every $50 you spend on merchandise. It includes exclusive stamp sets, accessories, catalog sets, Digital content CDs, ribbons, buttons and embossing folders.

Sale-A-Bration +  Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a Stampin' Up! party!

  • Get FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a $150 workshop!*  
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a $400 workshop!* 

Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes

  • Madison Avenue stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack

*Offers are not incremental (i.e., a hostess does not receive two packages of Glimmer Paper for a $300 workshop or two bundles for an $800 workshop). 

Offer is valid on all order types, including orders from my Online Store. You will be prompted to select their qualifying bundle selection with a $400 order. You will be required to use one of the following item numbers for their free bundle:

  • Wood-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133316
  • Clear-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133317
  • Free Glimmer Paper: 133318

Please note: these item numbers only apply to orders placed through my Online Store at .

Sale-A-Bration + Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE!

Stampin' Up!'s New Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get

  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $65!.

That's a total value of $190!

Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, when you join Stampin' Up! you'll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit—that's 25% more for 25 years of making a difference in our demonstrators' lives!

If you're interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the Join Now image on my web page!
  2. Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
  3. Purchase your Starter Kit. The online form will prompt you to choose up to $156 (during Celebration) worth of products to create your own custom Starter Kit, allowing you to start your business, your way!

Once you've completed the above steps, Stampin' Up! will send you a password so you can log in to the demonstrator Web Site where you'll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you.

Tips & Techniques Tuesday

Here is Meigan and my first Tips and Techniques Video.

Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Starting on Tuesday

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that Tomorrow I will be uploading my first Tips & Techniques Tuesday Video.  Meigan and I had a great time filming and editing it.  It is not perfect but it is fun and we had a great time doing it.  I will be doing one every Tuesday.  Tomorrow is doing a basic box. So check back either here or on my Youtube channel.

Guess What Today Is?

Yes it is Martin Luther King Day, a great leader and a man of honor.  But it is also the last day before Sale-A-Bration.  Tomorrow Starts Stampin' Up! biggest sale.  For every $50 worth of merchandise you buy you get a free gift of your choosing.  Give me a Call to Schedule that party so you can even earn more goodies.  More information will be posted tomorrow.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

Have you signed up for your Paper Pumpkin?  I have.  I am thinking of having one day a month when we all can get together and put our Paper Pumpkins together.  I can't wait for the first one to arrive, hurry and sign up.

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting my online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Preview of February Techniques Class

I know we haven't even had the January Class, but just finished designing the February Class.  Next will be the sneak peak at the Make and Takes for my Birthday Celebration.

I have the Preview for my February Techniques Class.

We will be doing a trifold card.

It open up like this.

So get your reservations in for this class.
Here are the details

February Techniques Class will be Sunday February 17 1:30 to 3:30 or Tuesday February 19 10:00 AM to Noon. We will be doing a project or advance card Technique.   After we do the technique you will be able to create some cards using these techniques.  Cost is $15, free with a $30 order.  Please call or email to reserve your spot by February 10, 2013.  If you would like a kit mailed to you please e-mail me your order and mail a check to me by February 10, 2013.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Good Workshop Today

Had a really good workshop today.  All thanks to a Great Hostess, Michelle,  she really knows how to do it up right.  Had about 16 guests.  The workshop will stay open for awhile, so everyone can get their orders it. It will be so nice when we can take the orders on line.

This is the Demo I did though I did use Real Red for the box.  It sure made a nice hostess gift.  I made three more  3x3 cards and matching envelopes.

This is the Make and Take everyone did.  I think everyone liked it.

Thanks again Michelle.

Remember to schedule those workshops for Sale-A-Bration.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Busy Day

OK  I am waiting for stuff to print so thought I would write a little.  I am prepping for a workshop tomorrow and I have to run and get some suckers.  Then I have to have everything ready.  I just got my instructions for the make and take done, that is what is printing. Tonight is a meeting at Church and since I am on the Financial Committee I have to attend the Town Hall as it is about Finances. So the girls and Don are on their own for dinner.  This week we have not had a lot of dinners together though I did buy a chicken on my way home last night and had a good dinner.  I also have to mail out a few birthday cards which I have to make first. Well the printing is done and I have to run.  Have a good Stamping day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Class Reservation Reminder

Just a reminder to get your reservations in for the following classes.

January Techniques Class will be Sunday January 20 1:30 to 3:30 or Tuesday January 22 10:00 AM to Noon. We will be doing a Do It yourself Card Kit.   Cost is $15, free with a $30 order.  Please call or email to reserve your spot by January 15, 2013.  If you would like a kit mailed to you please e-mail me your order and mail a check to me by January 15, 2013.

It’s My Birthday Open House January 27 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Come see some of the things in the Spring Mini and some of the Sale-A-Bration items.  We will have games, prizes and some great make and takes.  Please reserve a spot by January 23. This is a free Open House and would love to see you all here.

Christmas Card Class Sunday February 3, 1:30 to 3:30 PM and Tuesday February 5 10:00 AM to Noon.  2 Designs of Christmas Cards. You can complete 10 Cards for $20. Attend and pay for 5 classes and get the November Class free. Please reserve a spot by January 27, 2013.  If you would like a kit mailed to you please e-mail me your order and mail a check to me by January  27, 2013, you will receive material to make 5 cards of each design, because of Stampin Up policy I cannot include any pre-stamped Stampin Up image, though I will include information on which sets were used in the cards and you can either order the sets on line from my website or from me.

Photos from Leadership 2013

I posted my Leadership Photos on Shutterfly if you would like to view them please go to this site.
I think I opened it so all you have to do is go through the web address.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A lot going on with Stampin Up and the Winner is

A lot is being announced today at Stampin' Up!.  Of course you heard most of here last week during Leadership, so let's just go over what is going on.  Then at the end I will tell you who won the drawing for comments on my Leadership Posts.

  • Dude, You're Welcome is available now. 

You can find it under on-line shopping.  Below is a photo of what you get for $24.95 plus tax and shipping

  • You can now sign up for My Paper Pumpkin.  I did will you. It is a monthly kit sent out from Stampin' Up!.  More information and sign up can be found at

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Here is a photo of what you will get in your welcome kit.  Enough to make 4 cards

  • Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets you can start ordering today.  Every month Stampin' Up! will have a set of stamps some old favorites and some new ones available.  This month is a Birthday Theme and can be ordered from website. Cost is $14.95 Also if you order 6 sets and collect the stickers you will be able to get a free stamp Set of $14.95 or less.

  • Also 10 new Single stamps are now available for purchase.  Limited time so if you  like any get them soon.

  • Don't forget the Valentine Treat Bundle and the My Little Valentine Promotion that goes on until January 21.

I think I got it all.  Or at least I hope I did.  So for what you have been waiting for the winner as selected by, of our comment while at Leadership Contest is Marilyn.

She will get one of the stamp sets I received at Leadership as there was no Make and Takes. It is the Just Thinking Set.

Be Sure and check out my On-Line store for all those new Stamps and head over to My Paper Pumpkin and sign up.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I am home

Leadership was great and it is semi-nice to get home though I would have liked warmer weather it was 0 in Denver when we arrived.  The bug would not start and I had to get it jumped yes I am back to the frigid north.

Happy Stamping


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2013 Saturday and Big announcements

Today started early or at least it felt like it.  You know those Pajama parties you never get enough sleep.
Started out with Shellie and she was not feeling any better her cough was worse but she struggled through it.  She showed the Oh Hello Suite.  Some really nice stuff. Here is a few photos of the things she made.

It was also announced that the next group of single stamps are on their way.  I was only able to get a shot of 5 but there will be 10 and some just as single stamps.

 Scott our CFO gave us some figures for 2012 World Wide Revenue was $184.2 Million goal for 2013 is $185.5 Million. In 2012 900,00 orders were shipped with an 84% correct and timely.  I would say that is pretty good I think it was very noticeable. 2012 World Wide had 18,750 Recruits North America had 14,189

Another announcement that about a new promotion.  For the 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up! is bringing back some great stamps Each month they will bring a set of stamps 3-5 best selling and one new stamp.  This set will be $14.95, you will get a card and sticker and for every 6 stamps sets you buy you can purchase a stamp set out of the catalog for up to $14.95.  Is that great or not.

Here is the first set coming out.

Then we went to our break out classes.  Today I attended. Creating your Blue Print for Success presented by Brandi Barnard and Meg Daves. This was a good class for Leadership 2013 and I really learned a lot and one thing they told us is for us Demos is that they are going to have a Cost Calculator that will help us find out how much our classes and workshops actually cost us.  Something we use but is not always up to date.

Next class I attended was Meet New People, Find New Faces by Shannon West another good Leadership 2013 class.  10 ways to meet new people some really good ones that I will be trying.

Then back for the final General Session.

Pam Morgan gave a good talk about not discounting as it hurts all of us and also the image of Stampin' Up!

Rich Jutkins came on and reminded us that we should be concentrating on the pearls of why we are with Stampin' Up! and is is not the box (the incentives, the bags, the and other things). we are in it because we love what we do and we Share what we love.  Stampin' Up! is a unique company and not really in it because we love to stamp and we want to build relationships Stamps is just how we do it not that making money isn't important but that is not really why Stampin' Up! started  was a really good wake up call.

Shellie came on again and made what I think was the biggest announcement of the convention.  We will be able to add on-line orders to workshops.  Which means your hostess friends can add orders on-line and connect them to the workshop.  I wish we could use it now but no date yet.  I know my workshops will get more orders and now you can set up on-line workshops.

IT then ended.  Sure went by fast for my first Leadership.  I will miss my roomies Rosemary and Heidi.  I had a great time.  Here are a few more photos of some samples.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2013 Friday the Rest of the story

OK we are back from the PJ party ( Night General Session) and I hope I have a few minutes to up date you all on the happenings for today.  Don't know how long I will last, as I am tired it was a very long day.  First Shellie came on to  welcome us and we went through a great Video Timeline you can see it here.  of course all yo that have ever been to an event know that Shellie couldn't be on stage talking about what a difference we make with out shedding a few tears.

Then Sara came on to show a few projects dealing with kits.  She made some great things with the kits. Then she made a great  announcement a new kit just for guys called the "Dude, You're Welcome" kit.

Just some of the cards your man can make.

Numerous prize patrols. Then Bonnie Thurber came on with an even better announcement.  Stampin' Up! will be having a monthly kit which will arrive at your door every month.  Will Start soon.  It is called the Paper Pumpkin and you can see all about it at
Will be $19.95 a month which will include shipping.  You will get a welcome kit the first month which will also include a block for your stamp.  Projects will include cards, 3-D items, home decor, gifts, and may include some exclusive stamps and art work.  Will also include photos and detail instructions. If you sign up by the 10th you will get that months project you will auto renew every month but can cancel at any time.  You can even buy a try it kit from me for $16.95 this one I have to charge shipping on but it will include 2 journals.  Sign up now and put me down as your demonstrator.

Here is a photo of what will be in the try it kit.

Next was a class Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence by Andrea Withers.  Actually 3 Demos gave how they made it on Facebook, Blogs and You Tube.  Was a good class and I will use a lot of their tips. A great Class for Leadership 2013.

Then had a great lunch and I had my Technique Swap got a lot of great cards. I will publish some when I get home.  We then had an afternoon of mini classes by demonstrators.  I went to Using Blogging to Attract New Customers, Connecting with New Customers, Attracting Customers with Youtube Videos, Facebook, Downline coaching and writing Engaging Blog Posts.

Then it was supper and back for the PJ Party.

I will have to say that I did win my first prize patrol and since it looks like we will not be getting make and takes this year I will give the Just Thinking Stamp to the comment winner.

They also announced the Spring Regional
Dallas Feb 16
Calgary March 2
St Louise March 23
Baltimore April 13

Carol and Rosemary say good night from our PJ Party

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2013

A lot of great things happening but on the way to the PJ Party will write more later.
If you want something to  think about int he mean time check this out.

And think about what "Dude" You're Welcome"

Now off to the PJ Party

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stampin 'Up! Leadership 2013

Well check in went well.  it was fun Carrie Cudney checked me in.  rosemary and I then headed for the service project which was packing Stampin' Up! bags with With Stampin' Up! merchandise for teachers in the Orlando Area goal was to do 2000 I helped by doing 23 bags.  Rosemary wanted us to do 33 the number of schools in the District she works in she did 10 I did 23 and we made the goal.

I also went to the first timers get together, if this is your first time at Leadership you get to go and meet people.  We played get to know you BINGO I think I found everything but Find another Demo at First time that is from your State, didn't meet anyone else from WY.

The three of us then went to the class How to get to Managers' Reception Next Year, with Brian Pilling.  Was good, things I knew but needed reminders about.  Writing down your goals and sharing them with someone.  Well I will share with you all my goal  To be a manager by June 30 2013.  I need to have $7,200 in 12 month rolling sales, 6 active Demonstrators under me and 1 of my demonstrators need to be a Supervisor.

The Convention center is great and big.  Has great flowers and colorful plants all around I really like the color so different than the brown white of Cheyenne this time of year.

Walk in the morning

Just got back from a walk to the convention center.  Not that far and most of it was inside the part of the convention center we are in is a few blocks maybe a mile big.  They also have another part across the street  I wonder what type of convention would fill up either one of them and wouldn't guess which would fill up both.  Just walking inside to the Chapin Theater  we saw three other conventions.  I am enjoying it and can't wait until today at 1 when we can pick up our stuff and it officially begins.

Will write more later when we come back.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy stamping from Hogwarts

Spent the day today drinking Butter beer - why has it taken so long to get butterscotch flavored soda pop. They I was flying on a broom and tried out a few wands.  Had a really good time at Hogsmead and Hogwarts.  Both of my roomies are here  and we are getting ready for Leadership to start tomorrow.
Hi from Hogwarts

Made it to Orlando

Made it in to Orlando but had a few problems with my computer, finally figured it out and now all is well.

I will be heading to Universal Studios to see Harry Potter exhibit I can't wait.  I got a great journal using MDS 2 from one of my roomies  I will take a picture and post it this evening.

To all my Northern friends just have to say we sat outside this morning to eat breakfast.  Was really nice.  Remember to comment to be put into a drawing for all make and takes at leadership

Off to Harry

Monday, January 7, 2013

Orlando here I come and Goody Give Away.

All my bags are packed and I'm ready to go.  This will be my first Stampin' Up! Leadership conference I attend and I am so excited.  First off I get to see and stay with two good stamping friends who I have not seen in a few years.  I also get to attend some great classes and see some great Demonstrations and I will be in Florida and not Wyoming in January, what more can be said.
I would like to make this interesting while I am gone, even though I will try and post daily about what is happening I know sometimes I won't be able to so for every comment I get I will enter everyone who comments in a drawing for a pack of all the make and takes we do at leadership.  So check back often and comment often.  

Will be back in WY on Sunday the 13.  Also don't forget to register for January's Technic Class here is a reminder of what we will be doing.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Direction for Kiss Heart Base

This is the first time I will try and create instructions, wish me luck.

Instructions to create the base for Qbees Hershey Kiss Heart

1. Use a piece of Card Stock 2 by 7 1/2

2. Score the card stock on the 7 1/2 side at 1, 3 1/4, 4 1/4, 5 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 1/2.

 3. Score card stock on the 2 inch side at 1 inch

4. Add Snail along the 7 1/2 inside edge

5. Fold sides together to form a 1 by 7 1/2 inch piece

 6. Fold the scored pieces the 5 1/4 and 5 1/2 are valley folds, the rest of the scores are mountain scores.

7. Put sticky strip on the inside of one edge and on the piece of card stock between the two valley folds (5 1/4 and 5 1/2)

8. Pull off the red of the end and attach it to the opposite end.

9.Pull off the red from the strip between the valley folds and attach to the center of the bottom 2 1/4 .

10. Insert two Kisses

11.  Attach a piece of sticky strip to each side of the inside of the base.

12. Remove the red and settle in the heart.

 Hope that helps.