Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2015 – Day 2 Recap

I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing pictures from Day 1. Here is day 2…

  • Another ABsolutely amazing day that started off with an incredible moment when I had the opportunity to walk across the main stage to be honored for my promotion to the title of Manager in 2014! Thank you so much to all my wonderful customers and downline for making this happen!

  • Some more fabulous project samples presented by Sara Douglass.

  • We received a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit to share with a new customer. Watch out for details!

Leadership General Session
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  • Everyone got to participate in a Service Project making thank you cards for volunteers and card kits for children at the Russell Home – a care facility for severely disabled children in Orlando, Florida. What a great feeling to make a difference in other people’s lives!

Leadership General Session
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  • An ABsolutely delicious tapas dinner at Tu Tu Tango (if you are ever in Orlando you must GO!)

  • Stampin’ Night Presentation filled with lots of ideas on how to use kit stamps on other projects, different ways of using ink and of course paper!

  • Lastly, Prize Patrol for all attendees…Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Kit!

Leadership General Session
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Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2015 – Day 1 Recap

So, things have been a little busy here in Orlando at Stampin’ Up Leadership Conference 2015. I didn’t get a chance to post a recap of Day 1 so here it is.

Thursday was the first full day and it was filled with lots information, laughter, friends and hugs and of course ABsolutely amazing project ideas! If you have been visiting my Facebook page (and you know should…LOL!), you have seen me posting some pictures.

I put together a little Project Life page using the Project Life App and Stampin’ Everyday Adventure digital to show off the day.

  • The day started off by running into one of my fabulous upline’s Janet Wakeland and of course we had to take a picture!

  • The kickoff to Leadership was of course a General Session with lots of information.

  • Visiting the Gathering Place to see products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure, project ideas, Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peak (if you aren’t a subscriber yet you want to be…I saw February and March kits and they are ABsolutely AMAZING!)

  • Project demonstrations from Stampin’ Up Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner including lots of laughter due to things she was accidentally saying and us demonstrators having dirty minds!

  • Another General Session with lots more information including changes to how conventions are run (there will be one in Baltimore in November so if you are local to me, you should join my ABsolute Kreators team and come with ME!

  • Hugs from fellow demonstrators including 2 of my favorites Brian King and Justin Krieger!
Leadership General Session
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ABsolute Favorite Friday – Butterflies Thinlits Dies

This week’s ABsolute Favorite is…

Butterflies Thinlits Dies!

So there isn’t a secret here that I love butterflies! After using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to make my roommate gifts I posted yesterday, I knew I had to post the as my ABsolute Favorite!

Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Production Description:

Help your creativity take flight with Butterflies Thinlits Dies. Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. 3 dies: largest image 4-3/8″ x 3-1/2″ (11.1 x 8.9 cm).

Note: It can also come as a bundle with the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set too! Buy the Clear Mount or Wood Mount Bundle and receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product too!

Price: $24.95

Add the Butterflies Thinlits Dies (137360) to your wish list! I promise you won’t regret it!


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Leadership Roomies Butterfly Gift Boxes

Stampin’ Up Leadership 2015 starts today and I am ABsolutely excited! I got all checked in last night and received an awesome ‘Best Day Ever’ canvas bag filled with some goodies. Love it!!!

Me At Leadership 2015
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One tradition is to give your roommates little gifts. I got them each a pair of fuzzy slipper socks so of course I wanted to package them in a cute way. The Tag a Bag Gift Boxes were perfect!

Butterfly Gift Boxes
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I wrapped a piece of cardstock around the box and adhered one of the Tag a Bag Accessory Tags stamped with a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration exclusive Simply Wonderful stamp set. Added my signature touch of a gorgeous butterfly die cut from my NEW favorite Butterfly Thinlits from the Occasions Catalog! YOU NEED THESE as they are simply beautiful and perfect for so many projects!

Butterfly Gift Boxes
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The KREATION featured products:


Stamp Sets: Simply Wonderful (Sale-A-Bration Exclusive – Wood Mount 139125, Clear Mount 139128)

Paper: Blackberry Bliss (133675), Hello Honey (133678), Coastal Cabana (131297), Melon Mambo (115320), Basic Gray (121044), Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (133629)

Ink: Blackberry Bliss (133642), Hello Honey (133643), Coastal Cabana (131175), Melon Mambo (126948), Basic Gray (126981)

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Butterflies Thinlits Dies (137360), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Accessories: Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (130927)

Product List


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NEW Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Surprise – January 27 – February 2!!

Weekly Deals

Stampin’ Up! newest weekly SURPRISE is here! The following products on sale this week are:

Weekly Deals
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Video: Bow Builder Punch

While I am in Disney enjoying a little family vacation prior to Leadership, I realized I shared my ABsolute Favorite Friday product – the Bow Builder Punch – with you last week but forgot to post this awesome video Stampin’ Up put out showing off the product and super cute card I have been wanting to make!

Bow Builder Punch
137414 – $16.95
Bow Builder Punch


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I’ve Been Nominated! – Creative Crew Blog Hop

I am honored and ABsolutely excited to have been nominated by the amazingly talented Jamie Hurley over at Unique Ink. Thank you Jamie and I am extremely honored that you want to be like me when you grow up! LOL! It really means a lot to inspire someone like you!

The rules of this Blog Hop are:

  1. To create a project exclusive to the Creative Crew Blog Hop
  2. Answer a few questions
  3. To nominate (2) people who inspire me

So here is my project:

This card is actually my swap card for Stampin’ Up Leadership convention this week in Orlando. As you may have seen in my blog post from Saturday, I am already here on a family Disney vacation. It has been a great time but I also can’t wait to spend some time with my Stampin’ friends from all over in just a couple days!

Leadership 2015 Swap
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Each card has a half sheet of All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. Love they are great size for cards! You can make a ton of cards with the pack! As you’ll see below, I made 5 different designs using the paper stack. The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration exclusive Simply Wonderful stamp set. I just love it! So versatile!

Leadership 2015 Swap
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So, I couldn’t resist putting together this digital Project Life page using the Project Life App and the digital version of the Stampin’ Up Everyday Adventure Kit. I didn’t get the swaps done before I left so that meant some assembly was done on the airplane!

Leadership 2015 Swap PLxSU
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The KREATION featured products:


Stamp Sets: Simply Wonderful (Sale-A-Bration Exclusive – Wood Mount 139125, Clear Mount 139128)

Paper: Strawberry Slush (131295), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730), All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (133703)

Ink: Strawberry Slush (131178), Pistachio Pudding (131177)

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (137365), 2-1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Petite Petals Punch (133322), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Craft Scissors (108360), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

Accessories: 5/8″ Organza Ribbon – Whisper White (114319)

Highlighted Products:



Now, to answer the questions:

  1. What are you working on? Well, besides these swap cards for Stampin’ Up Leadership, I was working projects for my next ABsolute Stampin’ Club Class. I’ll be finishing them up when I return from Orlando. I also plan to work on more Project Life pages of our Disney vacation.

  2. How does your work differ from others in your genre? Not really sure my work differs from all the other ABsolutely talented Stampin’ Up Demonstrators out there! I just ‘kreate’ and I believe my style is somewhat different as it tends to look complicated but in reality it is fairly simple! Anyone can do it! I promise!

  3. Why do you create what you do? It is ABsolutly simple! I love LOVE sharing with YOU! I get motivation from the support I get from my customers and blog followers. Stampin’ and paper crafting in general is my creative outlet and my ‘Me’ time!

  4. How does your creative process work? Normally, I look for some inspiration first unless I have something in particular in mind. It could be inspiration from Pinterest, Stampin’ Up Facebook groups, Stampin’ Connection (SU Demo only website), blogs or a Challenge (sketch or color) site.

Lastly, it’s time to announce my nominees in no particular order!

  1. Pam Staples over at Sunny Girl Scraps because her projects are so fun! Simple with that extra special little touch to make them just perfect!

  2. Diana Eichfeld over at Stampin’ Fun with Diana because her cards seriously WOW me every time I see them! I find myself saving her cards all the time on phone to use for CASEing or inspiration!

They both have been contacted about their nomination and AGREED to share with you too! Their creations will be posted on Monday, February 2nd! Be sure to visit their blogs and check them out.


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Disney Autograph Book

Before I head to Stampin’ Up Leadership (in Orlando, Florida) next week, we decided to take my daughter, Jillian on a family vacation to Walt Disney World. Now, I know we can buy Disney Autographs there but come on, I am a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator…right? So what do I do? I make my own!

The cover and base of the book was from some heavier cardboard that comes in some of the fabulous Stampin’ Up products. I cut cardstock in 4.5″ x 6.5″ pieces (big enough so I can adhere a picture next to the autograph later) in a variety of colors. Punched holes in the sides and put together with some rings.

Disney Autograph Book
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The cover is decorated with some easy Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse punch art. Her name is from the Little Letters Framelits (YOU NEED THESE!) and the 2015 was cut out using the Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die. Lastly, I finished it off by tying lots of different ribbons on the rings. Cute autograph book…don’t you think? Can’t wait for her to use it today and over the next few days!

Disney Autograph Book
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The KREATION featured products:



Paper: Real Red (102482), Tangerine Tango (111349), Daffodil Delight (119683), Bermuda Bay (131197), Melon Mambo (115320), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Pink Pirouette (111351), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Little Letters Framelits (133730), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Perfect Print Numbers Bigz (133726), 2″ Circle Punch (133782), 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425)

Accessories: Assorted Ribbons (varied)


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ABsolute Favorite Friday – Bow Builder Punch

This week’s ABsolute Favorite is…

Bow Builder Punch!

This NEW punch is just so adorable and so easy to use! Perfect for all kinds of projects!

Bow Builder Punch

Production Description:

Skip the store and make your own tiny bows with just one punch. Choose your paper, punch, and adhere. Done! Finished bow size: 2-1/4″ x 7/8″ (5.7 x 2.2 cm).

  • Push to punch–no squeezing
  • Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage

Price: $16.95

Add the Bow Builder Punch (135304) to your wish list! I promise you won’t regret it!


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Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

Have you see the Sale-A-Bration brochure and all the ABsolutely fabulous products? I hope by now you did and that you noticed the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set! It can be yours for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying purchase! Who doesn’t love FREE? I know I do!

Watch this video Stampin’ Up put together showing you how to use this ABsolutely amazing stamp set!!

Here are some card samples highlight this wonderful set:

Lotus Blossom 1
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Lotus Blossom 2
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Lotus Blossom 3
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Lotus Blossom 4
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Now you know you NEED this fabulous stamp set so go place your $50 qualifying order and choose Lotus Blossom Stamp Set as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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