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Having just passed my 5 year anniversary date with SU! I think I have stood the test of the time & am still inspired by the fabulous range of products I have to share. I also can not believe how many friends & how much fun I have had along My INK-redible Journey. If you'd like to join in the fun please do contact me.
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Elements of Style is one of the sets I'll be really sad to see "retire" at the end of this month. It's an awesome set to watercolour & perfect for the Spotlighting Technique.
Stamp set: Elements of Style (121504 W, 120045 C) Ink: StazOn Black, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black Punches: 1" circle (119868), 1-3/8" circle (119860), 1-1/4" circle (119861) Other: Aquapainter, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Square Lattice embossing folder (119976), dimensionals, basic rhinestone
This is the card that Judy & myself are doing at our next card cafe on Monday 24th June, this month the catch up, coffee (or tea), biccie & make a card for $7.50 is at my place, so if you're free that day contact Judy or myself to reserve your spot. First visit is free to our card cafe.
L>R Judy, myself, Sally & Donna - definitely looking WOW!
I maybe biased but today's swaps are some of my favorites as they contain the swaps from 3 of my own team - the WOW paperKRafters, that I had the pleasure of attending convention with & did we have a fab time; Sally Williams, Judy Beetson & Donna Blackmore - above is a snap of us in our finery for awards night.
Though we didn't win any awards on the night Donna & myself were very chuffed as we both got to march on stage TOGETHER as we have both have reached our 5 year anniversary with SU! which was a rather special moment.
We were also pretty lucky as a team with 50% of us winning a prize in prize patrol, even though I didn't win prize patrol this convention celebrating SU!'s 25th anniversary truly was the most awesome with great sessions, demonstrations & I returned home with SIX (yes 6) new stamp sets, silver glimmer paper, rhinestones, silver dazzle, cute clips, a new bags & tags kit, new colour coach & most importantly a new annual catalogue 2 weeks early.
Back to the cards & posting them in alphabetical order.
Donna Blackmore's swap - totally blown away by how much effort went into this swap & so many layers, it really is a piece of art.
Judy Beetson's Blooming with Kindness - really striking in Cherry Cobbler red & black.
and Sally Williams side spring card in of course purple! The flower from Creative Elements has been cut into 3 layers so the flower really pops.
Hope you agree with me that they're all fab & thanks ladies for some inspiring ideas!
From Nicole Clare; she's also used Thinking of You & the strips of DSP have been embossed with the Woodgrain EF - looks really fab in real life.
It was great to catch up with one of the demos I met at my very first Stampin' Up! convention, Vicki Were & swap cards - love what she has done with Love & Sympathy.
And the same stamp set but so different, Sam Wilson from NSW's take:
Last but not least Anna Mathieson has used the sentiment from Love & Sympathy but stamps from Fabulous Floret - great colour combo for a sympathy card (Sahara Sand & Midnight Muse).
It's one month to our new annual catalogue launches & SU! have announced lots of new things starting now. As you may or may not know Stampin' Up! have just passed their 25th anniversary so lots of exciting things happening this year. Looking back they're releasing stamp sets reflecting the "Best Of" - first off the block is Best of Flowers (133342).
Click HERE to see all the details, but below is a few images I snapped at Convention using the Best of Flowers set - I really like the smaller image of "Upsy Daisy" & if you look carefully the background really is a background stamp, called Dictionary which will be available to purchase when the new AC is released July 2nd.
If you really want something please order directly from my online shop or if you're willing to wait, take a risk & share shipping costs of 5% & pick up from my house - drop me an e-mail, I will place an order when I get home. If you do e-mail me make sure you provide me with a phone no. where I can contact you directly, preferably your mobile number.
Anyone ordering directly from my online shop by 9pm on May 31st & using this hostess code KFSZJ6H4 will go in the draw to win an embossing folder of their choice. 1 entry for every $20 spent.
Thanks & "good luck" if there is something you do want.
Wow where did 5 days go. I'll just share the highlight video that SU! has up - if you look hard I'm there at least 2x. First time entering the Great Hall & one time waving my all attendee giveaway gift (one of many). I'm wearing a bone & black striped top.
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