Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stampin' Up! Convention . . .

It been a busy week getting back into the swing of the work routine after over a weeks annual leave, today I did some stamping for the first time since I made all those 100 swap cards! Sorry you will have to wait until the Art with Heart Blog Hop which starts on Saturday for these creations. I would like to share with you a few more photos from the Stampin' Up Convention.

Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! with me

Shannon West, Training Event Facilitor from Stampin' Up!

Shelli Gardner creating some Vintage Cards and Projects

Elaine Hannam, Di Dunk, Kathryn Ruddick and Fiona Ryan

Judy May, Christine Blain, Miriam Thomas, Claire Daly and Nikki Sadler

Kristine Thompson, Arna Stead, Alisha Watson

Andrea Lowcock and Me

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Felicity Fernandez, Me and Kirsty Brown

The Fijian Dancers greating the Demonstrators excited about the Incentive Trip for 2011

Friday, May 28, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends - The Perfect Kid's Project

Wow, it's been busy over the last couple of weeks. Here is my project I designed for UStamp with Dawn and Friends which was posted whilst I was away at the Stampin' Up! Convention and finally I have had a few free moments to show you all.

This is what Dawn had to say about my project:
"Whimsical images are always favorites amongst children. Too cute embellished paper clips, little note cards and of course a treasure box to store it all in make this a wonderful Tween project or a Mommy and Me Class.
Please help me welcome Kathryn Mangelsdorf as our guest designer. Kathryn has been a long time loved member of UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! and was very excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for us.
Kathryn's project is so very versatile, it can be re-created as a elegant gift, changed up to be a great Teacher's Gift or you may want to even consider using a Alphabet Stamp set to create a special Monogrammed gift set. Whatever set you choose to showcase, the recipient will appreciate your thoughtfulness."

Stamp Set: Fox and Friends
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Card: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain, Rich RazzleberryPolka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Ovals Originals Dies, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Wide Oval Punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Jumbo Paper Clips

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Free Passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Early Summer Edition 2010

It is with great excitment that Dawn Rapsas has again asked me to return as a Guest Designer for the next round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends "Early Summer Edition 2010 which will open on 25 June and will run through 16 July 2010.

Dawn has free passes to give away yet again (oh she is generous), there will be 13 winners and all you need to do is post a comment UStamp with Dawn and Friends between 21 May and 31 May 2010. The random winners will be announced on 1 June 2010. If you have already paid a refund will be issued.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stampin' Up! Convention Awards - Sydney 2010

Just a quick post to let you know that the Stampin' Up Convention in Sydney was a fantastic experience, I would recommend it to any demonstrators as it was full of inspiration. I will post some more photos and stories during the coming week, include the beautiful make and takes we completed and some of the card swaps I received.

I would like to share with you that my Upline and Team Leader of "Art with Heart", Claire Daly was named the Number 1 Demonstrator of the Year for Australia. Claire is a lovely, caring and inspirational lady and it was great to finally met her in person. Congratulations also to other team members that obtained awards, Sue Madex, Miriam Thomas and Kathryn Lowe who made it to the stage.

Shelli Gardner, Aaron Scott, Number One Demonstrator of the Year in Australia Claire Daly, Angela Sargeant (2), Ngaire Anderson (3), Marelle Taylor (4), Vanessa Webb (5), Emma Parkin-Wilson

Top 25 Demonstrators in Australia

Shelli Gardner, Emma Parkin-Wilson, Number One Rising Star Miriam Thomas and Aaron Scott

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stampin' Up Convention Swaps

As I am in Sydney for the Stampin' Up! Convention so I'd better share with you the 100 yes you did read correct 100 Swap Cards I made, as it is now Friday evening and I have swaped all my cards, sorry to those in my Team that missed out, but they must have been popular. Sorry a couple of the photos are not that great but I did take them in a rush prior to leaving. I used the same design but made a few colour combinations. I will share with you later some of the swaps I received (this will probably have to wait until I return).

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Baja Breeze
Card: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Baja Breeze 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Card: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Riding Hood Red 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Card: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Card: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Sorry that I have not posted any creations of late however I have been enjoying a great break in Sydney prior to the Stampin' Up Convention that starts tomorrow (Friday).

I arrived on Sunday the day after Jessica Watson arrived on her around the world adventure, I took a walk down to Darling Harbour and there was her boat - oh so small. I have been busy taking in the sites of Sydney by the hop on hop off bus, tour of the Sydney Opera House, the views of Sydney from the Sydney Tower. On Tuesday morning with the heavy rain coming down I did the Bridge Climb which was a fantastic experience and yesterday I had a full day bus tour to the Blue Mountains and wow look at the Three Sisters.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Square Journal

Don't forget that it is not too late to join UStamp with Dawn and Friends "Hey, Big Shot!! Worldwide...that's how we roll!!" as all the projects are available to you 24/7.

I have been busy at work and have only been able to create one project so far and I don't know how many I will get completed before I head off to Sydney on Sunday for a holiday prior to the Stampin' Up Convention.

Here is a fantastic Travel Journal designed by the very talented Natasha Zandbergen, unfortunately here in Australia we don't have the scallop square die so mine has been adjusted, sorry no scallop edges.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Cottage Garden
Ink: Pink Passion, Old Olive
Card: Whisper White, Pink Passon, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Jumpo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Sunday, May 2, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Free Pass Winners

The very lucky winners of the 2 Free Passes to the next round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends were:

Lynette Irvine

I have sent you an email of congratulations and your email addresses have been forwarded to the lovely Dawn and Bella and you will receive your invitation on 7 May.

You still have time to sign up and you too can display this fantastic blinkie on your blog too (just click here to go to the UStamp and Dawn and Friend site).