Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008 Convention - Day 2

Today was the first full day of convention activities kicking off with the general session at 8:30am. I'm not sure how so many people can muster so much energy at that hour of the morning - but I witnessed it happen. Lots of fabulous demos including some peeks at new wall decor elements! I'm already brewing up some new class ideas from what I saw today.

Plenty of pictures to go through, but for now, thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of the make-n-take projects we made today featuring one of the new silhouette sets, "Inspired by Nature"

First, a card featuring the new In Color, Kiwi Kiss ...

Next, a gift bag featuring the new In Color, Tangerine Tango. This bag also uses the brand new So Saffron 7/8" polly twill ribbon and Tangerine Tango double-sided designer paper.

Tonight was the "Awards Night" with entertainment by acappella group, Tonic Sol-fa from Minneapolis. Great show! (never thought I'd hear 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' done 'Muppet Show Style')

We're supposed to hear more new product announcements tomorrow ... stay tuned ...

p.s. Colors might not be quite accurate - using my hotel bed as a photo backdrop and the tableside lamp for extra light (the flash washes everything out) ... will take better pics when I get back to the Stamp Garage.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Greetings from Convention!

Hello from 'Celebrate '08' ... Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator convention! The festivities officially begin tomorrow but so far things are getting off to a good start ... cute tote bags! What's not to love about a brown, green & turquoise messenger bag - and one that's big enough to hold books n' things but small enough to be purse-like.

Next up, cool display showing how to use items from Ikea to create a super-efficient (and, of course, cute) storage & workspace for stamping. (sorry if the pics are a bit blurry - didn't want to use the flash and cause glare from the glass)

On the outside of the Ikea cabinet, they decorated with Stampin' Up!'s new Decor Elements vinyl wall decals (need to paint the wall in my Stamp Garage so I apply my own decals)

And, of course ... the new catalog! (time to peruse the new images before catching some shut-eye ... convention general session starts at 8:30 am)

Stay tuned ... will try to post daily upates of convention projects & more.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thanks, eBay Folks!

The auctions are over and a big THANKS to everyone who looked and purchased. All the sets sold which means my Stamp Garage has a bit more room for new things. I'll be posting some more sets for sale after the current catalog retires. Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Stamp Sale Is On!

Posted over 50 retired stamp sets on eBay last night - time to make room for new stamps & supplies. Decided to start all the auctions at $0.99 and also include a buy-it-now price to, hopefully, make it easier for folks to get the stamps they like. Over 15 sets already sold! To see what's on eBay, check out items by seller Kumquat.

Sharing the stamping love ...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Belated Spring Cleaning ...

Had a great 4th of July weekend (hope you did, too). I spent quite a bit of time in the Stamp Garage but instead of stamping, it was photographing ... retired stamp sets. I decided to do some belated spring cleaning to make room for new stamps and supplies. So, pictures are taken and just over 50 retired sets will be posted on eBay soon!