More Stampin’ Up! Portland Regionals Display Boards

I got some photos taken but then got so busy finishing prepping for my friend Jenny’s workshop tomorrow that I didn’t get them edited in time to post today.  So, here are a couple more display boards to keep you inspired.



Stampin’ Up! Regionals Display Boards

Since I’m still working on getting photos of some of the fabulous swaps I received at the regional on Friday, I thought I would share with you a couple of the display boards that I was able to photograph.  Hopefully these photos are clear enough that when you click on them to enlarge you can see the detail on the cards. 

I’m always so impressed with the samples displayed at Stampin’ Up! events and then even more so when I realize that most of the cards and projects displayed are actually created by fellow demonstrators and not just the artists at SU headquarters!

So, here is some inspiration for you:

SU Regional display board 1

 SU Regional Display Board 2

Stampin’ Up! Regionals and Free Sneak Peek Stamp Set – Eat Chocolate

Man, yesterday was the Stampin’ Up! regional seminar in Portland, OR and I attended with my mom and my friend Sue.  I flew into town late Thursday night with the hubby and Nicholas.  I was very behind on getting ready and ended up not making swaps until 12:30am the morning of regionals.  I ended up getting too tired and so I took my last few pieces and raced to finish my swaps before everything started. 

Imagine my surprise when I heard “is this the last minute finishing of swaps?” and I started to respond and looked up to see the speaker was none other than Shelli Gardner herself!  So, of course I had to get a picture (and how does she always take a perfect picture and I always look just a little goofy?)  Anyway, this is me, Shelli, and my friend Sue.

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That was super cool to chat with Shelli before things got started (we were actually on the path between the stage and the staff table so she stopped and chatted with us a couple times.  She is a really cool lady).

I have tons of cards and techniques to share with you over the next many blog posts but today I wanted to share with you the AWESOME recruit promotions that Stampin’ Up! is offering for anyone signing up to be a demonstrator in the next two weeks.

Super Awesome Bonuses for Joining My Stampin’ Up! Team

If you have ever thought of turning your crafting hobby into a business or getting a
20%+ discount on all your stamping supplies, now is the perfect time to join.  As if the amazing deal that the starter kit is wasn’t enough,  Stampin’ Up! has provided some extra bonuses for anyone who joins the team of a demo who attended a regional event.

So, between now and November 7th, checkout everything you get for the $175 starter kit price (almost $400 value!)

  • 4 stamp sets
  • 1 stampin’ around wheel
  • 1 clear block
  • Pack of designer series paper
  • 2 packages of cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • 5 ink pads
  • 2 markers
  • ink refill
  • Snail adhesive
  • Stampin’ Mist and Stampin’ Scrub stamp cleaner
  • A decor element item
  • Stampin’ Around ink cartridge
  • Stampin’ Around handle
  • Blender Pen
  • Sponge
  • Stampin’ foam Dimensionals
  • Decor elements applicator tool
  • Business tools
  • BONUS  Craft Tote
  • BONUS – Sneak Preview Stamp Set called Eat Chocolate

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?  Email me at and I’d be happy to send you more information.

So, you get all of this:

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I can’t show you the Eat Chocolate stamp set, but I can share with you these samples:

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Eat Chocolate 3 (465x800)

Upcoming Classes and Events

Now that I’m a bit more settled after my move to Portland, I’m starting up some classes and events.  These events are a great way to unleash your creativity and learn a new technique or two.  I hope you can join me!

Holiday Stamp-a-Stack – October 25th
Ease some of the stress of the holidays by getting your holiday cards done early.  Provide a personal touch by making the cards yourself with our holiday stamp-a-stack.  We will be making 20 cards – 4 each of 5 different designs.  By the end of the afternoon, you will have a great set of cards and all you will need is the stamp.  All supplies will be provided.  RSVP required. 

Technique TuesdaysNovember 4th
The first tuesday of each month, I will be offering a technique class.  We will focus on learning a new technique and creating a couple small projects using this technique.  These evenings will offer you a chance to take a bit more time to experiment with different tools and techniques without feeling the pressure to get lots done.  I will announce the technique for the next class at the end of the month prior.  So, later this month I’ll announce the featured technique for November. 

Thank You Note Stamp-a-Stack – November 22th
During the whirlwind time of the holidays, lots of presents are exchanged which means thank you notes are in order.  Be prepared before it all begins with a stack of handmade thank you cards.  We will be making 16 cards – 4 each of 4 different designs.  All supplies will be provided. RSVP required.

As always, I’m happy to schedule a workshop for you and your friends.  I am also considering scheduling a holiday decor class or a holiday gift class.  With the holiday decor class, we would be making ornaments and other decorations for around your home.  With the holiday gift class, we would be making crafty items to give as gifts such as exploding photo boxes, gift bags and boxes, decorated frames, etc.  If you are interested in participating in either of these holiday classes, let me know and if there is enough interest I will schedule a class.

Check out my calendar online for all the details!

World Cardmaking Day Event

Finally, after the long move to Portland I am here and have gotten my computer back up and connected to the internet.  Yay!  I’m still unpacking all of my craft room stuff but I can’t wait to get my hands on my stampin stuff.  I’ll have to get cracking because this weekend is my first Stampin’ Up! event here in Portland. 

World Cardmaking Day is a day for us to remember how nice it is to receive personalized notes from friends and family, and so take some time out to have fun creating cards to share.  So, to get you in the card making spirit, I’m hosting an Open House at my place Sunday Oct 5th.  This is a free event to stop by, enjoy some fun people, snack on some treats, and make a couple of free cards!  Plus, there will even be a door prize just to keep things hopping.  🙂 

And if that wasn’t enough, Stampin’ Up! is even offering a special just for World Cardmaking Day!  From Oct 4-11, order any Simply Sent Card kit or Card Elements kit for 20% off.  These kits give you pretty much everything you need to make 10-12 cards quickly and easily.  Its a great way to keep the creative juices rolling and let someone you care about know you are thinking of them. 

Stop by my website or email me at to get more details on the World Cardmaking Day event or to order your card kit during this special week!