Today is a great day! I'm putting myself and some of my favorite projects out there for consideration to be Display Stamper for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event in Orlando. Yep, I'm going! My first Stampin' Up! "convention" in my favorite convention location - Orlando!
A Display Stamper gets to create projects for the wonderful boards that are assembled for a the demonstrators in attendance. It's heaven for a cardmaker, and loaded with inspiration. I've seen similar displays at smaller events and always walk away with a few dozen (or hundred) photos & ideas.
For this submission I've created three cards, two 3-dimensional projects and a scrapbook page.
My British-inspired "Keep Calm and Carry On" is my rendition of the Union Jack created using an older hostess set. It's still one of my favorite projects and I'm happy to show it off again.
"When Live Gives You Lemons..." is an AMAZING stamp set and punch combo. Stamping the lemon on Very Vanilla cardstock with Pineapple Punch ink made my heart flutter and my stomach growl for a lemon sorbet. Pineapple Punch is a new InColor and probably one of my favorite yellows yet. I stamped with sentiment on vellum with Grapefruit Grove ink and added a little bow using a SU organza ribbon.
My hot air balloon card is an updated version of this card I created a while ago. I love the soft colors and puffy clouds. Ahhh....
This summer my daughters and I went on a cruise to Cuba and Mexico. I enlarged one of my favorite photos and paired it with last years delightful Fiesta Designer series paper. The rosettes were created using the Simply Scored tool
and I die cut the word Mexico in the title with the "Large Letter Thinlit
" dies. Coco anyone?
For my two 3-D projects I created a fun set of pillow boxes using the Garden Impressions 6x6 Designer Series Paper
and a matching Box Stand Fun Fold card. This is an oldie but a goodie, and my mentor Dawn Olfchefske has a wonderful tutorial on her blog
. The butterfly and flower were stamped on glossy white cardstock and I used the magical Brusho crystals to add the background. Unfortunately pictures just don't do Brusho on glossy cardstock justice. See how the card folds flat for mailing? Love it!
Thanks for reading - and please cross your fingers for me! I had fun making these projects and would be honored to be a display stamper! :)