Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Blog Header

Hi Everyone! I have been wanting to change my blog header for quite sometime and so these past few days I have been playing around with it on My Digital Studio. Patty Bennett has a few tutorials and even one on You Tube that are excellent. So I decided even though it is still "Under Construction", that I would go ahead and post the new header and then change it when I have a few minutes to work on it. If you haven't tried the MDS from Stampin Up, you are missing out on a whole lot of fun. You can add and resize and put lace and bows and stamp images where you choose. You can change the color or reverse the image which is what I did to the branch. You can tilt images which I did to some of the words so they would kind of sit on the branch. The best advice I can give you right now about this program is to just jump in there and get your hands dirty. Don't be afraid. It's the only way to learn and to become comfortable with your creativity. The possibilities are endless. And if you are into scrapbooking, then this has your name on it!!! If you are interested in the MDS or have any questions then email me! I would love to hear from you!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leadership News Continued

So here is a picture of inside the Gaylord. Yep, it is inside even though it looks like it might be outside. I didn't leave the Gaylord for three days, yet it seemed like I was outside every time I walked through the gardens. There was a water canal with a boat that you could ride in like a little tour. Not sure what the tour guide was telling the people in the boat ........and over here is Room 1o1!!!!! But seriously the grounds were gorgeous and the plants and flowers were amazing. A lot of the Christmas decorations were up still and they were just starting to take some of them down on Friday.

So here is another of my swaps that I made. It was made with the Nature's Walk Set. Love, love this set. For the ribbon, I just twisted it twice. Used the oval Sissix die and sponged the edges of it with Early Expresso. The background was made with the "Sanded" stamp. I hope you like it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Going Home

Well it has been a fun and busy two days here in Nashville but I am exhausted from all the information I received from the awesome classes I attended here at Leadership Conference. And did I mention all the amazing gifts Stampin Up gave us? Stamp sets, paper, purses, necklaces, glitter, material. Oh my gosh! It was just too much fun! It sure does get your "I want to get home and stamp and recruit everyone to this wonderful business of stamping. I met so many wonderful people and connected with a lot of old friends as well. If you think you might be interested in joining my team give me a call or send me an email. I would love to have you.

So this little box I have pictured here is a gift I made for some of the special people I have met through SU. It has a bottle cap choker on the front which I punched a 1" piece of the new DSP, "Botanical Garden's" and stamped "friends" from Tiny Tags on it and adhered it with a little rhinestone. I also cut out a piece of the same paper for the box. And inside I put a little tin of Burt's Bees Lip Balm for them. It has a bee on the top of the container. Well it is time to pack and get this lady home to Virginia Beach. It's been fun but I miss my family and of course Mr. Darcy!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leadership Swap

So here is one of the cards I made for a swap at Leadership. I will swap them out tomorrow because right now I am whipped. It's been a long day but a good day. Flew into Nashville with snow on the ground and a few flurries. Arrived at the Gaylord Hotel with my mouth opened. It is enormous and is like a little city within a building. There are all kinds of restaurants and shops. Plants and trees and some of their Christmas decorations are still up and tonight when I went down for dinner it was like a street at night with stars above. They have waterfalls and water spouts that are synchronized with music. Very cool. Well I am off to sleep. Up early tomorrow for my classes and catching up with other SU demos. Till tomorrow this is me signing off................


Today I am leaving for Stampin Up's Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Did you know there are several Nashville's in the United States? I didn't know that until I was checking the weather and several Nashville's came up. It's funny how you only think of there being one Nashville or one Richmond or one Washington! Anyway, I was going to try to sleep in this morning but am too excited. My plane leaves at 12:15 so I have some time to get ready but I thought I would just sit and have a cup of coffee, watch the news for awhile and write this to you. I made swaps for this conference but not as many as I wanted to. I made two different cards and I will post them later today or tomorrow. One of the classes I am taking is the My Digital Studio and I hope to become more familiar with it afterward. Can't wait to see so many of the wonderful friends I have made through Stampin Up. We have all been wondering if we were even going to make it to Nashville with all the snow and ice but I think that things are much better at the airports so it should be clear sailing or clear flying I should say!!! Have a great day.