Last weekend I had a chance to go to Stampin' Up's Regional Event in Dallas. I love going to SU events--you leave feeling so inspired. You just want to get home and start creating. The theme for SU's 25th anniversary year is "Making a Difference". I stayed up late on Friday night trying to get a few swaps done. I had plans to use the Papillion Potpourri set but when I started looking through my bag I realized I had left it at home! Plan B was to make a 3-D swap to hold some fun colored licorice. Before I knew it, it was 1 a.m. I managed to make two dozen treats. Wish I would have taken a photo of all of them in a stack. Sorry for the poor quality, I took this in the conventional hall.
Here are a few of the swaps I received in return:
Shelli left us with the thought that we all can make a difference--one card at a time! Let someone know you care by sending a handmade card.
Thanks goodness the weekend is over! Wish I could say this upcoming week would be less busy but it appears my calendar is booking up quickly. Saturday I had a Stampin' Up "Red Tag" sale (aka "garage sale"). After boxing everything up to get new floors I was able to see the madness of my hobby, so I decided to offer it up to other stampers (or should we say addicts). Of course, it had to be a yucky, drizzly day. This is San Antonio for crying out loud, what happened to the sunshine! There were a few brave ladies who turned out. A special thank you to everyone who came by. If you missed out and are looking to pick up some retired sets I will try to post what I have left on my blog in the near future.
Yesterday I got busy working on my upcoming card class. Recently I was blog surfing (which takes up too much of my time) and ran across a tutorial on My Little Craft Blog for a card box made from the Afternoon Daydreams Simply Scrappin' Kit. It is actually pictured in the SU catalog on page 166. I decided to use the From My Heart stamp set for the label on the card box. Here is a sneak peek of the box and six of the cards. I did get some inspiration along the way (can you say CASE) from Amy Storrie, Kathy Daisey and Mary Fish. Check out my Stampin' Up Demonstrator site for the class details.
Wow! I'll bet you can't wait to sign up for my class. Well, you know where to find me....