Sunday, July 26, 2015

Inspire. Create. Share. Convention 2015 highlights

 Margery and I had the chance to go to convention this year with Mercedes and Jim Weber (StampinStud to you all) and it was a lot of fun.  Thought I would share some of my favorite pictures with you all.  I loved these big giant flowers that they used to decorate the stage and the little photo booths they set up. With the Christmas lights in the branches they were so pretty. 

Check out the felted bags we got  for attending- very gender neutral messenger bag like for both men and women.

 One of the banners shown on Main Stage using the foil doilies.
 This was absolutely gorgeous in person - I had been debating getting the Leaflet Framelit but after seeing this wreath I am committed to it.  It was a bit of unexpected color  combination but really beautiful.  The cones were little balls of styrofoam covered with paper.
After Awards night the party was themed  the Roaring 20's and it was a spectacle to behold with all the costumes and cars.
 My kids would have loved the mounds and mounds of cakepops that was flowing over all the tables at the party.
 The samples on the Main Stage after the Holiday Catalogue reveal were super cute!  Love the BOO! on this sweet little bag.
 There were walls set up to put up your swap and I took some pics of some of my favorites- I did not pick it off to take pictures of the names of the creators but know that we loved them!

Is this not the sweetest punch art ever?  Love the use of the oval punches and heart punch for the vellum wings!
 This gorgeous sample from the main stage uses my favorite accessory from the Idea Book the Expressions Natural Elements.  It just adds so much to any card for oh so little.  What did I say about the Leaflet Framelit?  Gotta have it now after seeing this!
Surprise was that the base cardstock for the left oak leaf was pool party - see the little blue peeking through?
 Such a fun idea for the Sprinkles of Life set.  Love the fold, the little tabs of color below the center square and the splotches of spilled ice cream using Gorgeous Grunge.  What a humorous card!
 Another fun punch art card.  I think Dylan will really love this Doggie card for his birthday.  What a clever use of the Oval punches again.
 This one I took for my nurse Mary Lou- her granddaughter loves Frozen and I had to take a picture of this in case I wanted to case it for a card to use for her.
 Love the Bokeh effect on this and the jellyfish floating by. This is another set that I had been debating about but I really loved the samples I saw using this set.  So creative. I always need masculine cards and this just fits that bill.  Just floating by to say hi!
 Really pretty red door for the holidays- the Red Glimmer Paper makes the ribbon and the ornaments just POP!
 A sample from the product playground using the Oh so Cool Spider Web Doily!  Comes 24 for $4.50.  So so cool looking!  See how they covered the clothes pin with the Washi?
 Oh, Yes! Yes! Yes! ( imagine Meg Ryan in that orgasm scene in "When Harry Met Sally")   How long have I waited for SU to come up with a window die? with a matching Happy Scenes stampset to boot?  Have I died and gone to heaven?  It's just perfect!  They got a fireplace stampset and diecut to match as well- I had thought of that as my holiday card and now I have SU products to make it happen.  Doing my Happy Dance now.
 Well, you have to love it that this is a flower made with a punch.  When I have a lot to cut, love the ease of a punch.  The stampset that makes the leaf pattern is great and I want to use it make the leaves for the basket card I was making with the strawberries from Market fresh. It neededs some leaves but I could not find a current leaf that suit.  I think this will fit the bill.

And check out that music paper DSP.  I want a whole pack of just that and the Woodgrain too, by the way, Stampin' Up if you are listening!

And what about the Pillow Box framelit?  Perfect size!  I have other dies and tools to make longish ones but love the square shape.  Can't wait to get my hands on that one.

 And the Perfect Pines Framelits? how many times can I say Cool?  Does that date me?  Three different sizes and little dies for a pot and the ornaments and star....
and the new Christmas Greetings Thinlits and the Seasonal Frame Thinlits - perfect size fonts and the holes in the letters are cut out (did you hear that Makani?)    Put these tags on a card and it would be a darling holiday card.

 Now these cards were a suprise how cute they were- couldn't see that they were so sparkly and cute in the catalog but in person, they were super sparkly and pretty.  Definitely a kit to try- although the crooked line on the ornament holder sstamp bothers my OCD.  The silhouette stamp on the To You & Yours Too set would be super cute inside the Sparkly Season snowglobe, eh?

 We had some time the last morning to walk in the gardens of the Mormon Temple. They were so beautifully kept.
We were all wondering what we would do with the horn stamp from Wonderland and they showed several sample and I could not help but take a picture to share with you- It cracked me up!

and this is the sample banner that our own Sharon Tong- Robinson won from Pam Morgan using the Flurry of Wishes set that Margery won as a giveaway.  The snowflake wooden elements add so much texture.  Gorgeous in person.

Hope you enjoyed this little slice of our convention fun!    Lynda