Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Convention 2012 Day Four

The last day of convention is always so hard; having too much fun to leave....here are a few snapshots of the last day of convention. My nametag and pin for attending convention and a FREE stamp set just for attending break-out classes...




It is always fun to SWAP cards with fellow demonstrators...


Gen Y: an important part of Stampin' Up! Convention 2012!!




My roommate, Nicole, made this adorable bag for me to carry my SWAPs in this year...loving this Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches fabric, check it out in the catalog or on my online website.


The last General Session with Sara on stage...








Free stamp set as a gift from Stampin' Up!; the Moving Forward stamp set. Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to Ronald McDonald Charities for each set purchased!


Until next year...Convention 2013!!



Happy Stamping,

Kari

Monday, July 30, 2012

Convention 2012 Day Three

The fun continues...This trip I saw so many cute bags made from the Stampin' Up! fabric. Yep, that's right, Stampin' Up! sells fabric! I love using fabric on cards, to make flower pins, and to make bags. Check out one of the samples below...

The new trimmer is fantastic; can't wait to order this one...



Here are the fabric flowers....





The class "I am...Savvy" included Dawn Griffith, Laura Milligan, and Meg Wheeler! Shout out to Meg Wheeler from Conway, Arkansas! I went to UCA, University of Central Arkansas; home of Conway, Arkansas (and the college that Scottie Pippen went to). :) Their demonstrations were unique and creative; love the In Color demonstrations by Dawn, the fabric projects from Laura, and the scrapbook layouts by Meg.



















Shelli Gardner on stage making a journal and a cute bookmark!












Jan and I at General Session!






I would love to have you join me at Convention next year! If you want to know more information about joining my team, just contact me or visit my Stampin' Up! site at http://kari.stampinup.net/




Happy Stamping,


Kari

Friday, July 27, 2012

Displays at Convention

Here are a few samples from the Display Boards in the Demo Resource Center. How creative!!





























These samples are just a needle in a HUGE stamping haystack! There are hundreds and hundreds of projects made with paper, fabric, punches, embellishments....you name it. I love seeing these boards every year and getting new ideas and inspiration. Who wants to join me at Covention 2013?!


Happy Stamping,


Kari

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Convention 2012 Day Two

Here are some of the highlights from Day 2 of Convention 2012. The days are jam packed with activities; everything from General Session, to SWAPS, to browsing display boards, to break-out classes, to lunch with friends, to more break-out classes, to shopping at Memento Mall to Awards Night.....Whew! :) I am....ready!!

Here is a picture of me and Brandy Cox. She is so sweet! I recently stumbled over her blog a few months ago and have been following her blog posts and ideas! Check out her blog at http://www.brandyscards.com/. I saw her after one of the break-out classes and introduced myself.....here's to another stamping friend!!



OMG, Display Boards! Who could resist this sea of card yumminess?! There are thousands of cards, 3D projects, home decor ideas, etc all spread out on these display boards. I will post some close up cards that I found on these boards. Talk about not having any trouble with needing inspiration....all I have to do is pull up my pics of these boards and get stamping. :)







Okay, time for Momento Mall....I must admit, I did go back from time to time throughout Convention for more purchases. Memento Mall is a shopping area with Stampin' Up! logo merchandise....you can get some great card and project ideas in here too....check it out...













Another fun part of Convention is the swapping you get to do. You make a card front (basically just the front of a card) and "swap" your card with other demonstrators. You go home with soooo many ideas for card layouts, how to use stamps in different ways, color combinations, etc. This first card is from Jenny Peterson, another new stamping demonstrator friend...check out her blog at http://www.lakeshorestamping.com/. Love her!







Here I am participating in an organized BLING swap that my good friend, Nicole Black, organized. She can be found at www.nicolebstampin.blogspot.com Cards with Bling! :)







Loving the theme for this years Convention.... i am...




I am so thankful to be able to get a picture with our CEO, Shelli Gardner!



Thank you to all my friends and family who support me and my stamping business; I love Stampin' Up! and I love getting to do what I love and share it with you. You guys rock!


Happy Stamping!





Kari