Right-Tighty, Lefty-Lousey

When I first saw the Occasions Catalog one of the stamp sets I knew that I "didn't need" was the Guy Greetings stamp set.  Now, I know we all need masculine cards but this set did nothing for me.  Then I started to see samples with this set and I knew that I "needed" to order it.  I started playing with it and now I LOVE it.

Righty TightyThe base of the card is Night of Navy with a layer of Smoky Slate that I stamped "grease splotches" using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I added the "Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey" words wit Night of Navy ink.
This card has a fun fold — when you open the card here's the layer you see next.
Righty Tighty 1st layerThen open that middle section for the greeting.
Righty Tighty InsideI added more oil splotches and a row of tools to coordinate the whole card together.

I like this stamp set so much it may be next month's Stamp of the Month Class — we'll have to see.

 

Final Day of Leadership

Saturday was our final day of Leadership Conference.  It was a very emotional day.  Our opening general session of the day was a guest speaker, Jason Wright.  
Jason WrightHe talked about how IMPORTANT it is to send hand written notes.  How appropriate for all of us since we make beautiful cards every day.  We need to start putting those cards in the mail with a little note.  We never know what tomorrow will bring so don't put it off.  I challenge each of you to go to your card stash (I know you all have them), pick out a card, write a quick note in it, find the envelope, address it and put it in the mail on Monday.  Show someone that you care.  I plan to put a couple cards in the mail as soon as I get home.

This was a great Leadership Conference.  Convention is the next big event — July in Salt Lake City.  I would love to have you join our team in Salt Lake City this summer.

Tomorrow I'll be back to posting card samples — be sure to come back and check them out.

Leadership Day 2

We survived Day 2 of Leadership.  It was a day filled with lots of stamping ideas, tip and techniques.  Shelli started the day off with a few announcements and then introduced her daughter Sara to share some fun stamping with everyone.  After Sara's presentation it was time for lunch and then some classes in the afternoon.  Wow, lots of information to put to use.  The presenters all did a great job.  We got a break for dinner and then back for more stamping presentations at 7:00 pm.  I told you lots of stamping today.

I participated in three organized swaps while here.  Check out this table full of swap cards.
Swaps
That's a total of 116 cards.  I will have lots of cards to share with all of you.

I won one of the Prize Patrols today — woohoo. 
Prize PatrolI really don't like pictures of myself but when you win 4 sets of brand new blendabilities you really do have to share that.

Time to get ready for the last day of Leadership.