This past weekend I was in Las Vegas attending OnStage, a Stampin’ Up!, one day event. My husband and I arrived a day early before I headed to the convention early Saturday morning.  Stampin’ Up! really knows how to put on a good show and it was so much fun meeting new people, seeing upcoming new products and getting my hands on the new catalog (months before it’s released to the public)!  If this sounds fun, considering joining Stampin’ Up!  The Starter Kit is $99 and you can choose $125 in product.  Once you join, you’ll enjoy all the perks that I enjoy and you’ll start out with a 20% discount on everything you purchase! You’ll even be able to preorder new products, a month before the catalog goes live.

It’s Stampin’ Up!s 30th Anniversary this year so they’re celebrating in a big way.  My friend, Rita, and I took a picture together to remember the fun we had. Look at the delicious cupcakes we were treated to in the afternoon with a 30th anniversary white chocolate decoration on top!

Another fun thing we do at Stampin’ Up! events, is swap! My card today is the one I made to exchange with other demos.  I used the fun color combination of Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist and the top Lemon Lime Twist layer was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I added a piece of Pick a Pattern Washi tape along the middle of the card and tucked the extra around the back.  I was able to quickly stamp the sentiment using the Stamparatus (a new tool available in June) and it helped me to get a very crisp, black image.  The powerful magnets kept my paper in place so I could stamp over and over again to achieve the results I wanted!

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.  For easy shopping, click on any of the images and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Thanks for stopping by!