Awesome Presentations at Leadership 2013

Stampin’ Up! went all out with their Breakout Sessions and Share Fair.  There was so much to learn!!  I took furious notes and snapped lots of pics 🙂  I’m so glad to be associated with a company that values growth and development so much.

Here are a few tidbits from the sessions I chose to attend.

How to Get to Manager’s Reception Next Year – Brian Pilling

Brian is HILARIOUS and really got me ramped up to put a plan in action to make it to Manager’s Reception next year.  I can do it!!  Wonder if it will be somewhere as cool as it was this year.  Totally jealous of the ladies who got to go to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”!

Brian Pilling - How to Get to Manager's Reception Next Year

Brian Pilling

Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence – Diane Dimich, Catherine Pooler, Becky Roberts, Andrea Withers

All of these ladies were inspiring.  I picked up lots of tips and can’t wait to put them into action!  It was fun to get to see some of my “blog heroes” in real life.

Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence - Leadership 2013

Diane Dimich

Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence - Leadership 2013

Catherine Pooler

Becky Roberts - Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence - Leadership 2013

Becky Roberts

Andrea Withers -Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence - Leadership 2013

Andrea Withers

Creating a Blueprint for Success – Brandi Barnard and Meg Daves

Fabulous info from the adorable Brandi Barnard.  Loved Meg Daves honesty and “real”ness!  And . . . thanks for the info on the “Cost Calculator” ladies!!  I love anything that makes math easier.

Brandi Barnard - Creating Your Blueprint for Success - Leadership 2013

Brandi Barnard







Meg Daves - Creating Your Blueprint for Success - Leadership 2013

Meg Daves

 Success Strategies to Empower Your Downline – Holly Linford and Lynsay Mahon

These girls almost made me want to take up rock climbing . . . almost.  But, they did help me to see that big mountains are a lot easier to tackle when you break them down into manageable chunks.

Holly Linford - Success Strategies to Empower Your Downline - Leadership 2013

Holly Linford

Lynsay Mahon - Success Strategies to Empower Your Downline - Leadership 2013

Lynsay Mahon

I can hardly wait for Leadership next year!!  Want to join me?  I would love to have you on my team!!  Click for more info 🙂



Dude, You’re Welcome!

Oh My Goodness!  Stampin’ Up! has DONE it!!  This stamp set is just for men!  Although, don’t think that’s gonna’ stop me from ordering and using it 🙂  Can’t wait to get my hands on this great set!!

Need to order one for your man 🙂

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Leadership Swaps are DONE!! :-)

Yippee!!  My Leadership Swaps are COMPLETE!

Swaps are one of my favorite parts of Stampin’ Up! events.  I created these cute little St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun feet for Leadership 2013.  Can’t wait to trade them!!!

Leadership Swaps

I’m thinking about doing this as one of my February Card Buffet choices. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think 🙂

Leadership Swap Card

My Leprechauns are Looking Better Than Notre Dame’s

I’m sitting here “watching” the BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame, and working on swaps for Stampin’ Up!’s Leadership Conference.

Translation . . . I am listening to the Fighting Irish get STOMPED while I tie teeny tiny bows for little leprechaun shoes 🙂

Can’t wait to show you my creation.  Hint: If you want a small preview, check out the elf shoes from this post

Christmas Card Wrap-Up

The Christmas decorations are all put away at our house. We’re done for another year.

But, before I say goodbye to the most wonderful time of the year.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the adorable cards we made at my Christmas Card Buffets this year.

Click on any of the images below to see a larger version and be sure to stay tuned for details on how YOU can join us for my January Card Buffet.

The Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog is Here!!!

Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog








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Baby Sock Cupcakes

Look at what I made today for a friend who just had a beautiful little baby girl.  YUMMY!  Oh wait . . . they’re SOCKS!

Baby Sock Cupcakes


That’s right! These adorable “cupcakes” are made out of baby socks.  They make a perfect little shower gift.  And, they are incredibly easy to make!  

Well . . . I was going to post the video here, but for some reason the video won’t embed 🙁  So . . . visit my YouTube Channel for a complete tutorial.  You won’t believe how easy and adorable they are!!

Craftastic Passion – Baby Sock Cupcakes Tutorial

Go ahead and subscribe while you’re there.  There are lot’s more videos to come!  You don’t want to miss out.

12 Weeks of Christmas

In less than a week, I will be starting my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!!  This is my FREE gift to you every year.

Each week – beginning next Wednesday and up until Christmas – you will receive an email with a FREE holiday project.  It’s one of my most popular campaigns and I love giving this as a gift to my friends.

In order to receie this gift, you MUST be on my mailing list by Wednesday at 1:00 pm CST.  This will ONLY be delivered to members of my mailing list.  Sign up now by clicking here.

Back to Spool – FREE Ribbon!!

While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin’ Up! is going back to ‘spool’! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!

Back to Spool - FREE ribbon!


How to Color Glimmer Paper – a Craftastic Tutorial

Stampin’ Up!’s Silver Glimmer Paper is so gorgeous. Don’t you wish it came it every color of the rainbow?  Well, your wish has come true!

Now you can make Glimmer Paper any color you like!

How to Color Stampin Up Glimmer Paper - Tutorial

What You Will Need:
Glimmer Paper (# 124005)
Aqua Painter (# 103954)
Heat Tool (# 100005)
Assorted Reinkers

1. Using an Aqua Painter (# 103954), apply Stampin’ Up! Classic Reinker to your Silver Glimmer Paper (# 124005) 

Coloring Stampin Up Glimmer Paper with an Aqua Painter
2. Using Stampin’ Up!’s Heat Tool (# 100005), dry the reinker.

Drying Colored Stampin Up Glimmer Paper with a Heat Tool

Note: the color will lighten significantly as it dries.

Colored Stampin Up Glimmer Paper After Drying

3. Enjoy your results!

Gorgeous Stampin Up Glimmer Paper

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