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Best of SAB stamp set – Day 3

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Another project for my Best of Sale-a-Bration class next week.  I embossed the flower image from the stamp set with white embossing powder onto three colors, cut them out and used them to highlight the sentiment.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Best of SAB, Perfect Pennants

Ink & Paper – Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black

Accessories – Big Shot, Polka Dots embossing folder, Oval framelits, dimensionals, heat gun, white embossing powder

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The second project for my Best of SAB class on January 22nd.  As with the first card I shared yesterday, I used the color combination in the Sweet Sorbet DSP package that can be earned FREE during Sale-a-Bration, Stampin’Up!s biggest promotion of the year.  Dates are January 28th – March 31st!!

In the Calgary area and want to come to this class?  Contact me – I would love to stamp with you!

So, I promised a little highlight of my trip to the Leadership Conference I attended last week.  I really didn’t whip out my camera all that much, but someone did catch me on film to prove I was there!!  LOL  Here, lookie:

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This photo was taken at the Managers Reception held at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston.  It was definitely the trip highlight for sure!!!  We were spoiled rotten by Stampin’Up! and the wonderful staff at the Aquarium!  The food was so tremendous, I just know I’ll never eat delicious beef sliders and grilled lobster like that again!!

Do you see my little friend on the left of the photo…

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…it was the largest, most brilliant green eel I’ve ever seen!!!  

As always, I go to the Leadership conference every year alone.  By alone I mean, I don’t travel in a group of or with another demonstrator.  Now, usually once I’m there, I am meeting up with other demos who are good friends, but this year, I was going to be pretty much on my own.  I was a little stressed by this situation but decided to go and make the best of it.  I ended up having the best experiences because of this!!  See, when you attend a large gathering by yourself, you get the best seating for one thing! LOL  Finding seating for one is kindof an easy thing to do.  But then, every time you move around to another room, the lunch area, make n take tables, etc. you are sitting by someone new.  

That. Was. Totally. Cool!

I met and had the most interesting conversations with ladies from all over the US!  

I loved talking to Cindy and her friend (I didn’t write her name down!) while waiting in line to get to Manager’s Reception.  They were both from Pennsylvania and had lots of children like me.  Cindy is even a new grandma too and we couldn’t stop talking about our little grandbabies!!

I loved talking with and especially listening to Ann from Texas as we waited for our morning session to start!  For a good half hour, I got to hear all about her recent move to Texas from New Jersery.  She had so much energy and spunk for a lady in her 70s!!  I learned so much from her in that half hour!!!

Meeting Liz and Samantha at lunch one day, we immediately became meal time buddies for the whole conference!!  We are now all connected on Facebook and continuing our friendship! 

And of course, I really enjoyed my time with Suzie.  This isn’t the first time I’ve met Suzie as we’ve met at passed Leadership conferences.  We have so much in common and love to do the same things.  We both really enjoy a good meal and a fast thrilling ride!  We love our kids and agree that our husbands are the best in the world!  Can’t wait to see you next year, Suzie!!

Why do I share this here with you?  Well, Stampin’Up! is about building relationships and finding joy in sharing with others.  When I say that I love what I do and I love the people I’ve met because of Stampin’Up!…I want you to know I mean it.  I appreciate you and the relationship we have, whether we’ve met in person or online.  You make a difference in my life and I’m grateful for that. 

Thanks friends!  TTFN!







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Best of Sale-a-Bration stamps all week!

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I’m pretty excited to showcase the projects I’ve made for my Best of SAB class I’m holding next week!  I’ve made 5 quick and easy cards and I’ll be sharing one here everyday this week – YAY!

This first flower image, one of the Best of SAB stamp set, is one I recognize, but I can’t remember how far it dates back.  I do remember it being very popular though!

I’ve highlighted this image using the colors found in the Sweet Sorbet DSP package coming soon to a Sale-a-Bration brochure near you! 🙂  The colors used are Crisp Cantaloupe, Sahara Sand, Pishachio Pudding, Pool Party and Basic Black.  Just wait til you see the paper designs!!  LOVE!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Best of SAB, Gorgeous Grunge, Perfectly Penned

Inks & Colors – Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party

Accessories – Big Shot & Labels Collection framelits, piercing tools, dimensionals, scallop edge punch

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Best of Snow – Day 4

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And I saved my favorite card for last!  This is the fourth and last card for my Best of Snow class held this week.  This little hedgehog is irresistible!!  If you haven’t bought your Best of Snow set already, this little guy should seal the deal for you!! LOL  Order this and other products HERE

Supplies used:

Stamps – Best of Snow, Petit Pairs

Ink & Paper – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Stazon black ink, markers:  Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangerine Tango

Accessories – Big Shot & Polka Dots embossing folder, Chalk Take framelits, burlap ribbon, Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon






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Best of Snow – Day 3

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This card uses two of the images in the Best of Snow set – the snowflake used on the background and the Let it Snow label which is the new never before seen image in the set.  Get your Best of Snow stamp set before it’s gone!



134387   Best of Snow stamp set (clear only)    $17.95

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Best of Snow Week

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I have my monthly Best of 25 Years class this week and we will be making 4 cards using all the images in the Best of Snow stamp set!  I’ll be sharing all the cards for the class this week so check back for daily “snowy” inspiration!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Best of Snow, More Merry Messages

Ink & Paper – Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer Paper, Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe & Tangerine Tango markers

Accessories – Big Shot & Tasteful Trim die, corner rounder punch, 1/8″ taffeta ribbon



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