Monday, July 23, 2012

I AM...Excited! (Stampin' Up! Convention Report)

Come along with me for a Stampin' Up! Convention report!

For 20 summers I have reserved "Me Time" at convention, and with the exception of one year when my baby was just too small to travel with me, I haven't missed it! There is nothing better than being surrounded by 3500 close friends, stamps, ink, paper and tons of creativity :)

It was fun to share updates from convention on my Facebook page, but here are a few more highlights:
We started the week at the Late Night Stampers Stamp Camp and Reunion Party:
Back: Kristi, Pam, Sally & Sherrill, my stampin' "mom"
Front: Anne, Me, Sue
On check-in day, we toured the Stampin' Up! home office in Riverton, including a visit to the Legacy Museum, where the decor changes every year and is open most business days for the public to visit:
 I took a LOT of photos of the amazing and creative ideas at the convention displays:
 This demonstrator's shirt says it all:

We look forward to getting a new bag at each event, this year a chevron pattern in Summer Starfruit!
It was roomy enough to carry a lot of stuff we bought in the Memento Mall :)
I got to walk across the stage for an award:
Make & Take Projects are always a highlight:
And FREE stamps make us smile!
Finally, after convention was over, we got to attend the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert with Katherine Jenkins, guest artist. Here we are on our way to the concert in front of the Salt Lake Temple! What a wonderful week! I'd love to have you join my stampin' family and come with me to convention next year...
Wish I could share more, but we are moving to a new home, so I may be M.I.A. for a week...check back after August 1st for more creativity or RSVP for my Card Buffet this Saturday in Spanish Fork!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Stage is Set...

...for a fabulous Stampin' Up! Convention! I am posting up-to-the-minute updates live from convention on my Facebook page: Creative Juice by Loni. A more detailed "Journal" entry will be posted here next week too :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pintrested? Reason to Smile :)

I finally caved and joined Pinterest...then wondered why I haven't done it sooner! One reason could be that it is addicting, but I've tried to limit myself to a certain time when I am there and only look at those I follow or for specific things. Luckily, I follow some pretty AWESOME people so I get plenty of inspiration from them :)

After a while, I realized that I was pinning all these cool things, but never making any of them! So I took some time to make a few things and put my own spin on them :)

Celebrating the "Reason to Smile" promotion this month (see below on how to order for $5! in July only!), here are a few "Pinterested" card...not originally created with this set, but translated beautifully, giving me plenty of smiles and I hope some for you, too.

How do you get your hands on one of these stamp sets for only $5? FOR JULY ONLY, go to my Stampin' Store and when you order $50 of merchandise, you can add this stamp set to your order for only $5!! And there is still a LOT of good stuff in the Clearance Rack, too, so that can count toward your $50 purchase :) To order the Reason to Smile stamp set in clear mount, use item #131275 or in wood mount use item #131274 after your shopping bag reaches $50 :) Of course, there is always the option of calling me to order, and you get the added benefit of talking to me :)  801-376-8685
You're welcome :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Card Buffet Class

You've survived the first half of the summer...and hopefully it has included a lot of family fun! If you feel like you could use a little adult conversation and crafts that don't include playdough or balloons, then make sure you register for the Card Buffet class on
Saturday, July 28th at 1 p.m. 
in Spanish Fork! Here is a peek at one style of card you'll be creating:
This is the new "Moving Forward" stamp set and Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities with every purchase of this set :) Hooray for making a difference in such a cute way!

For the card buffet class, I'll have everything cut and prepared to assemble, you just need to bring the standard crafting supplies (scissors, SNAIL adhesive, bone folder-optional). Register and bring an adult friend I haven't met and I'll give you a FREE SNAIL refill!

Cost: $15

Looking forward to some cool crafting with you this summer!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Take a Tour Through the New Catalog

I am thrilled to announce that the 2012-2013 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is now available! New products and new projects in full-color detail...once again Stampin' Up! has delivered an impressive variety of exclusive artwork, new colours, quality products, and inspiring ideas. In fact, there are so many new products that I would like to take you on a Catalog Tour of the latest Product Suites from the comfort of your own home.

Starting on July 7 (and for the following 11 days) I will be introducing you to a new product suite via email. I know you are going to be as excited as I am to see what we have in store for the new Stampin' Up! year, so click the link below to subscribe to this limited-time newsletter.