Leadership Highlights

I have been in Houston the past 4 days for Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference. This is my favorite Stampin' Up! event each year. We get to do a little stamping, take pictures of lots of samples, get a sneak peek at some new products coming out, get business tips on better ways to run our business (yes, even though I have a ball doing this, it is still my business) and meet up with demonstrator friends we only see once or twice a year. We pack a lot into the three days of the conference.
There is lots of card swapping going on each day, this way we can get lots of samples to share with all of you. This year I participated in an organized swap — we all meet in one place at a specified time and swap cards. I made twenty of the card below and I received 20 wonderful samples. I will share some of the swaps in days to come, others may appear in future classes. I hope you enjoy my swap card.
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HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO RECREATE THIS CARD:
STAMP SET — Vivid Vases
CARDSTOCK:
Coastal Cabana
Tangerine Tango
Very Vanilla
Retro Fresh DSP
INK:
Early Espresso
Tangerine Tango
Daffodil Delight
Coastal Cabana
Pear Pizzazz
ACCESSORIES:
Stampin' Trimmer
Crumb Cake 3/8"Taffeta Ribbon
Neutrals Candy Dots
Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Mat
Essentials Paper Piercing Mat
Have fun and BEE CREATIVE!!!

Spirograph Stamp Set???

Spiral Graph
Didn't you love to play with your Spirograph Set when you were a child.  Well now you can recreate some fun projects using the new Spiral Spins stamp set from the Occasions Catalog — oh, so much fun.

TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED:

Stamp Sets:
    Spiral Spins — Item #133306 clear, #133303 wood
    Perfect Pennants — Item #133230 clear, #133227 wood
Cardstock:
    Whisper White — Item #100730
    Basic Black — Item #121045
    Real Red — Item #102482
Ink:
    Bermuda Bay — Item #131171
    Real Red — Item #126949
    Rich Razzleberry — Item #126950
    Black Stazon — Item #101406
Accessories:
    Scalloped Tag Topper Punch — Item #133324
    Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon — Item #130010
    Large Rhinestone Jewels — Item #129324
    

Tag Candy Holders

Heart Tag Candy Holders
Do you like to give out little candy treats to family and friends?  I know I do, I love the look on someone's face when they receive a little treat.  With the brand new Tag Topper Punches (found in the new Occasions Catalog) these little treat holders are quick and easy to make (a fellow demonstrator made this adorable sample).  We might even make a couple at my Valentine's Class later this month.

TO RECREATE THIS PROJECT YOU'LL NEED:
Stamp Set:
    Perfect Pennants — Item #133230 clear, #133227 wood
    Happy Watercolor — Item #133191 clear, #133188 wood
Cardstock — Whisper White — Item #100730
Ink:
    Real Red — Item #126949
    Black Stazon — Item#101406
Accessories:
    Angled Tag Topper Punch — Item #133323
    Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape — Item #133000
    Gold Baker's Twine — Item #132975
    Big Shot — Item #113439
    Hearts Collection Framelits — Item #125599
    Rhinestones — Item #119246
    Dimensionals — Item #104430