Swaps I Received

Today I would like to share some of the swaps I received at Convention!  Enjoy all these works of art!

Leslie Mahon

Leslie Mahon


Debbie Prante

Debbie Prante

Kristina Dodson

Kristina Dodson

Delphine Cottalorda

Delphine Cottalorda

Ronda Wade

Ronda Wade

Kinda Eclectic

Today I have several more Make & Takes from Convention!  There are two versions:  the first one is a cute card just as is and the second one is a stepped up version.  Linen thread, a vellum butterfly and the honeycomb effect have been added. You don’t need a Big Shot to create the honeycomb effect.  I inked up the embossing folder with my stamp pad, slipped the paper inside and just tapped on it all over.  Did you notice that the envelope behind the second one has some stamping on it too?

Which one do you prefer?  Personally, I like the first one but I would add some rhinestones to the butterfly and in the center of each flower.  I have to admit that this stamp set was not on my wish list.  It was given to Convention goers and I really like it!  The leaves are just beautiful and I definitely see more cards with this set in my future!


make and take 3 make and take 2

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Kraft Grid Journals

One of our new products in the Annual Catalog are the Kraft Grid Journals.  I saw them used in different ways at Convention!  This was a Make and Take that all Convention goers were able to make.  It could be used for just about anything:  in your purse for quick notes, shopping list, journal . . . ..

make and take 1

I attended a class one evening at Convention called Stamps, Paper, Ink.  I learned many different techniques using, yes, you guessed it, stamps, paper and ink!  We made this little book to jot our ideas down!

grid book class

If you can think of a different way to use our journals,  let me know in the comment section above!


Prize Patrol at Convention

A very fun part of Convention is Prize Patrol! Each person is given an armband to wear with a Stampin’ Up! color written on it.  My color this year was Rose Red.   I was so excited (and shocked) that they called my color!  Look at the prize I won (it’s a sneak peek of the Holiday Catalog)!!!

prize patrol

Now THAT was a fun day!!!

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Another Bag

Yesterday I shared two bags I made and today I have another bag that’s the same size, but taller!  I love the design on this paper which can be found in the DSP pack Flashback.  The BUY 3, GET 1 FREE  promotion is still going on – see the details below.

I’d like to get back to making videos again so if this bag is one that you would like to see, just let me know!

tall bag

Flashback Designer Series Paper 133699

Flashback Designer Series Paper 133699

buy 3 get one freeClick here to see more information about this promotion.

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My Newest Venture

Several weeks ago, I joined South Hill Designs!  This is a company that sells beautiful lockets, charms,  chains and much more.  The new catalog just came out and many new products have been added.  If you would like to see all that South Hill Designs has to offer, you can check out my website at:  www.southhilldesigns.com/tbradley (my artist number is 329001).

I wore this locket one day at Convention last week.  I usually wear silver but decided on gold that day because I wanted to include the popcorn charm (they sell delicious caramel corn at Convention).  Oh my, it was pretty!  Definitely wearing gold more often!


Several weeks ago I had a South Hill Designs party with my friends.  I wanted a cute way to box up their purchases and what better way than to use Stampin’ Up! products!  I used our beautiful glimmer paper to add some sparkle to the bags, although it is hard to see the shine in the picture.  The green bag uses the newest glimmer paper, dazzling diamonds.  Just gorgeous!!  My greeting is from a set given to me at Convention a few years ago.  I hope my friends enjoyed their little bags as much as their pretty jewelry!

red bag

green bag

Tomorrow I will show you the same bag except that it is taller!  I’ll also post some of the swaps I received at Convention later this week! Thanks for stopping by!

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I’m back from Convention and had a wonderful time!  I was so happy that my friend, Kristina, attended again this year.  She came with her daughter, Amber, and one of her downline, Delphine, both whom I had not met before.  We enjoyed many meals together and laughed and laughed.  These three women made my Convention such a memorable experience.

PJ Changs

Kristina and I were able to walk on stage together!! Stampin’ Up! recognizes demonstrators who have reached 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, or 25-year milestone anniversaries with a walk across Main Stage.   It’s my 5th anniversary and Kristina’s 10th!  I am so glad that I was able to share that moment with Kristina!

K & I on stage_edited-1

I participated in a WOW Swap and this is the card I made.  My focal point is the flower from Blended Bloom.  I embossed it with white embossing powder on our vellum.  I turned it over and on the backside, I used my sponge daubers and stamp pads to color it (I used Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss). I used our new BEAUTIFUL Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper underneath my greeting.  It is really hard to see how it sparkles in the picture but it really does in person!

Blended Bloom

The greeting comes from the set And Many More.  This is an awesome set!!  (If you click on the pictures below, you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! store and you can see an enlarged picture of the set).

Weekly Deals and More


Weekly Deals logoWeekly dealsHere are the latest Weekly Deals!  They will be available until July 14th or while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! has just made several new products available!

Beauty of the Season Clear #135779 Wood #135776

Beauty of the Season
Clear #135779
Wood #135776

Photopolymer #138897


Christmas Bliss

M&M Cups

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I made these for the stampers at my house last week using these adorable little coffee cups.  They are very tiny, but oh so cute!  I covered them with our new Designer Series Paper.  When my husband saw them once I had them covered with paper, he made a comment that he really liked them!!!

I wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate the top and then decided to use  everyone’s initial using the new stamp set, Epic Alphabet. There is a little hole for a straw, if you wanted to add one, but I just covered it up with one of the shapes from the Starburst Framelits and then filled the cups with M&M’s. As I said, the cups are tiny but  a LOT of M&Ms fit inside!

I bought my cups and lids at The Webstaurant Store.  The cups are item #9994W and the lids are #999L4W.  The cups and lids themselves are very inexpensive but the shipping is quite high.  I doubled my order and the shipping price stayed the same so if you purchase them, you might try that.

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