Thursday, July 31, 2014

June Stamp Club

 These fun projects were made in the June 2014 Stamp Club.  We used some of the NEW In Colors for 2014-2015, Floral Framelits in a unique box shape, and a longer sized card with a custom made envelope using the Envelope Punch Board!

I LOVE the new stamp set, Work of Art.  It has so many uses, I cannot begin to count them all :)
It was fun to use the Floral Framelits in a different way; I saw this box idea on Erica Cerwin's blog!  I changed up the colors to give it a Fourth of July/Independence Day feel.

 I love making a non-traditional sized card and then making my own custom envelope; matching colors and/or matching designer series paper!
 

 
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Kari Downing Reese
 
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 - Day 3

Saturday's agenda, the last day of Convention, was spent watching stamping demonstrations, attending Breakout Classes, taking photos of display boards, and spending time with friends.  Check out some of these samples from the display boards.....



 
Shelli Gardner stamping for us on stage!  I loved her projects, especially the Kraft Grid Journal she decorated and the Project Life by Stampin' Up! page she created; see pictures below!  



 The best part of Stampin' Up! convention is the friendships you make!  It was so nice to make 2 new stamping friends this year! Marsha. Paula, me, Nicole, and Jan!
I tried out a new restaurant in Salt Lake City, Ruth's Diner; (an original trolley car).  I enjoyed getting to see the town and scenery and have a nice dinner outside on their back patio.


 Until next year, Stampin' Up!
 
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 Imagine being at Convention 2015 with me, or better yet, Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida January 2015!!
 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 - Day 2

Day Two; another fun-filled day at Inspire.Create.Share Convention 2014!  My stamping friend, Nicole Black, from Ft. Myers, Florida and my upline, Jan Reid ready for swapping cards, make-n-takes and awards night!
 I LOVED the make-n-takes and projects this year; below are some notecards stamped with the Amazing Birthday stamp set, a 6x8 Project Life by Stampin' Up! scrapbook page, and a Kraft Grid Journal!


 Don't you love this wall of color?!  These are the NEW Blendabililties markers.  They are alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading. 
One of my swap cards this year.  Swapping is a great way to meet other demos and get tons of card ideas.
 
The Stampin' Up! Awards After Party was themed for the "county fair" complete with a mechanical bull, fair food/snacks, line dancing, and games.  I LOVED the fishing for product game; Winner Winner of the Argyle Embossing Folder!
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 I met 2 new stampin' friends this year; Paula and Marsha from Ohio!  This is the BEST part of Convention!  I laughed so hard, I cried with these two :)



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Kari Downing Reese
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 - Day 1

I just love attending Convention each and every year; so many ideas, new friends, projects galore, etc, etc, etc.  I love traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah every July to celebrate this event!  This year, our theme was Inspire.Create.Share 

Here is a snapshot of the lounge area they had set up in the Salt Palace
 
 Our 2014 Convention bag; a great cross body bag that fits the iPad perfectly!
 Only 3,000 of my closest friends!  Demonstrators from everywhere!
 I LOVED that Becky Higgins made an appearance and spoke about her product Project Life.  Have you used Project Life before?  It is an awesome, simple way to document your life, pictures, memorabilia in photo pocket pages.  I am soooo happy Stampin' Up! has partnered with Project Life!
 The new 2014 Holiday Catalog; full of Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects!  Who wants their very own copy?!?
 Convention is the best time to catch up with friends. Here is a new friend, Jennifer Blomquist!
 Nicole Black and Jan Reid in opening General Session
 Me and my upline getting excited for opening general session!! 
I love visiting with Brandy Cox each year!
 
Thank you for stopping by!  Stay tuned for Day 2 of Convention fun!
 
If you want in on the FUN, I would LOVE for you to join my team and stamp/create with me!  Share with others, learn new techniques, and create lasting friendships! 
 
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Happy Stamping!
Kari Downing Reese