Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stampin Up I Am Convention 2012

Last week I attended the Stampin Up Convention 2012.  It was a lot of fun.  We got lots of new ideas and I am so excited to try some new things this upcoming Stampin Up Year.  The classes that I was able to attend were the following: 

I Am Savvy - Where we got lots of great ideas for using ribbon and fabric. 

I am a Leader - This was taught by Brian Pilling and he used the analogy of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and what kind of leader we would like to be (Pappa Bear Approach, Momma Bear Approach or the Baby Bear Approach).  There were several quotes in there that reminded me of my daytime boss and what kind of leader he is :) He gave us words to live by...
Brian's Balanced Business Basics: 
1. Your Business
2. Personal Renewal
3. Their Business
4. Random Acts of Kindess

Top Tips for being balanced:
1.  Set Office Hours and Stick to them.
2.  Ask Yourself - Is it worth it.  What goal does it help me reach. 
3.  Schedule reoccurning events now. 
4.  Plan for multiple ecents at once. 

I Am Having Fun - This was taught by Shannon West - about different things we can do to have fun in our workshops or classes.  I came home and did the dance for Dave - Disco Roll, John Travolta, Hitch A Ride, Roller Coaster, and the guns :) 

How to appeal to all 5 senses. She gave usa recipe for an apple dip that sounds great:

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup brown suggar
splash of vanilla
Handful of Crunchy Stuff

I Am Open For Business taught by Carrie Cudney - and she talked about Fishing - how to attract new customers. 

I Am Doing Business My Way - Hosted by Bonnie Thurber where she had Tami White and Rhonda Wade talk about how they were able to keeps sales up and make money by running their businesses differently but both were successful.
I Am Making Money - Hosted  by Pam Morgan.  

Ashley is my upline and this is her downline group that went to convention this year.  You can see the cute bag we got that Melinda is wearing. 

By attendign different classes we won the exclusive I Am... stamp set.  Here it is: 


Downsizing Project

I have so many stamps that I decided it was time to start downsizing my inventory.  One way I decided to do this was to design a class around a retired set and then have a drawing for that set.  This class helps me to use up retired product - introduce current and new product and downsize my stamp inventory.  Congratulations to Melissa who won the stamp set highlighted this evening. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July

These cards are from a Christmas in July event. Congratulations To Gwenda who won the Perfect Presentation stamp set.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Moving Forward

We just all got this stamp set at convention - yay! I feel a class coming on :)

I Am Savvy

There was a class that I went to called I am Savvy during Convention 2012. These are some of the cute convention projects that they showed using the fabrics. This class was taught by Donna Griffith, Meg Wheeler, Dawn Griffith and Laura Milligan. I wish more of the classes were like this one. Loved the creativity and ideas!

Convention Winner

Carrie Holmes won this cute flower dowel at convention. It is so stinking cute. Project for me this weekend :) Congrats Carrie!

Convention 2012

This is the cards I made for this years Convention Swap. Love the colors: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, and Rich Razzleberry:)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Card Holder with Drawers

This was a cute project that we made for a Ladies Night.  It was a cute card holder with drawers and matching cards.  I got the tutorial from Becky Roberts a couple of years ago and finally put it to use.  Great way to use up some of the retired designer series paper.