Monday, July 25, 2011

Loni's Convention Report

Sitting in the park at the library today (something good that has come from no internet at the house for the summer) enjoying music from a live band and the beautiful weather! Happily, I can also upload a few pictures from Convention and give you my report (finally!)

The theme at Stampin' Up! this year is "Come GROW with Us" and it was carried through our convention, too. This was the stage and the colors changed each day:
We started with High-Hat Fashion at the Kick-Off Party: 
This stamper was a little bit country:
AND a little bit city:
We loved the "Product Park" where our products were beautifully showcased like this: 
 and where we learned from some talented demonstrators fun ways to use them, too:
The next morning, the fun begins with swapping! Here is Sue trading the cards we helped her finish at midnight the night before:
Opening theme song performers:
Then it was 3 days full of non-stop fun:

The good news for you is that YOU can be there with us next year when you join my Stampin' Family this month for only $99...and here is what you get:
Just go to my website and click "Join the Fun"...and my recruit password is stampwithme :) I'd love to have you come to convention 2012 in Salt Lake City with me!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Create Perfect Pennants with a Punch!

My stampin' friends tell me all the time how much they love coordinating products (like ribbon that matches their ink or card stock) and PUNCHES are a big hit: like the new Pennant Punch that coordinates with the new Pennant Parade stamp set! No worries about cutting out your stamped images by hand...just PUNCH 'em! Now if you love the ease of punches, perhaps collecting them at a discount as a demonstrator would appeal to you...and the $99 kit through July 31st is a great opportunity to get started. My password to join through my website is stampwithme.

Of course, you can always host a party and get your crafting supplies free or at a discount, too. And if you just want to order, make sure you go through my website to get PREFERRED pricing.

When I am "connected" again, I'll share the card I made with the Pennants/Punch to swap at convention...this technology drought is harder than I expected :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Baby, Ride Your Firebolt

SU! Convention report coming soon, but meanwhile, this message from BYU Hogwarts:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fruits & Flowers (Digitally) for You

If you haven't had a chance to play with My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up, make it your summer creative goal!

A Free Designer Template As a "hurray" to the new catalog and beginning of a Stampin' Up! year, we're offering customers a FREE greeting card designer template! Download this adorable Fruit & Flowers 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" template for a quick glance at some mixing and matching of the new catalog content and the new 2011-2013 In Colors! Your free download will be available immediately if you already have an online ordering account, or within 24 hours when you create a new account.

Already an MDS user? Update Your MDS Color Palette with 2011-2013 In Colors FREE!

You can update your My Digital Studio color palette by downloading the latest 1.0.7 update to the software by going to "Check for Updates" in the Help menu of your My Digital Studio software or by installing from the Updates section of Once installed, the color palette in your software will be updated with this year's In Colors: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. And be sure to check out the July 5 downloads for additional In Color downloads for purchase!

Did you know...the new Idea Book & Catalog has 26 NEW My Digital Studio downloads! The new downloads coordinate with your favorite traditional stamps, embellishments, and Designer Series Paper from the catalog. You can purchase all of this content as individual downloads or as four large DVD collections, priced at over a 10 percent discount from the individual download prices.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Root Beer Floats and Stampin' Up!

Imagine cooling off with a frosty drink like this while looking through THIS: 
Your dreams all come true at my New Catalog Reception on Saturday, July 9th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
860 E 1050 S, Spanish Fork, UT
Celebrate a new year/new Stampin' Up! catalog with a root beer float! 
Shop my retired stamps and accessories 25-90 % off,
create a free summer theme make and take project, 
win prizes in a catalog scavenger hunt, 
join a club or just hang out with other crafty people! 
Bring a friend and adhesive (to make cards, not glue your friend!)
How can YOU get a catalog FREE?
Host a party
Join a club
Download the .pdf (in left column)
Place a $100+ order anytime during the year!
Buy one for $10

Pulled the Plug

Between computer, television and gaming systems, we felt that we were spending too much time in front of a screen at our house this summer, so we pulled the plug.

That's right, you heard me...pulled. the. plug.

It's only been about a week and it has been a blessing...and a curse.

Blessings: More time to finish projects, clean house, play games together, READ (yeah!), peace & quiet, less fighting and we choose (via dvd) which things we WILL watch together as a family.

Curses: Trying to keep up with my blog/website, can't print information from the internet or e-mail people in my address book, have to run to the library to use the computer, harder to stay connected.

We weighed the options, and while it's hard, it was "courageous parenting" (at least that's what I keep telling myself). Truth be told, it's been good for me, too. Who hasn't wasted hours in front of a computer and looked around and wondered where the time went?

So while we are trying this out, there will be less posts here than usual because it's hard to update at the library. But I can update my Facebook Fan Page, Creative Juice by Loni, so go ahead and "like" it:

I hope you'll be courageous, too...turn off the technology, read a book, stamp a card, get a tan and reconnect with your family this summer!