Monday, November 7, 2011

Stampin’ Up! Louisville Regional–How Fun is That?!!!

My sweet friend and my upline Lisa and I attended the Stampin’ Up! full day Regional Event in Louisville, Kentucky the last weekend in October and it was wonderful!  Our trip was so fun and we saw some amazing color on the trip.  God is truly in the details.

The demo demonstrations were awesome and I truly appreciate the time that my fellow demonstrators gave to teach us new tips and techniques.  And the home office gals- well what can I say.  Terrific as usual. 

One of the traditions at all Stampin’ Up! events is the “Swap.”  Many of the attendees make a number of “swap” cards or other items and swap with other attendees…well, you get the picture.  And here is a photo of the two tags I made for the swap.

I made about 75 of the first tag as my general swap and then around 10 of the more detailed tag.  Both tags use Creative Elements and Established Elegance and on the general swap I used the fabulous Morning Mocha Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I had so much fun making these and can’t wait to get started on my Leadership swap item that will be held in January in San Antonio. 

Regional Swap Tag-1Regional Swap Tag - Enhanced2

AND, at each we could add our swaps to be taken back and shared with the Home Office staff.  From those the Stampin’ Up! staff attendees chose their two favorites and announced the winners at the end of the day.  Boy was I honored when Bonnie Thurber called my name and flashed a photo of my more detailed tag on the big screen!  What an honor when she said that one reason they chose my tag was it looked like one that Shelli would make.  (Shelli Gardner is the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!).  I managed to make it to the stage to receive a beautiful card and gift certificate.  I absolutely loved the tag and am so pleased that others did too!

Well, not gonna toot my horn again for awhile.  But I had to share that with you.

We spent the weekend in Franklin with a little “under the weather” sweetie.  More about her on my next post.

Blessings to all,

Diane

5 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

Wow your tags are just fantastic !

Tiffany Bauer said...

First, your tags are gorgeous and your prize is well deserved!! I will be featuring this tag on My Crafty Picks #42 with a link back to your blog on 11-13-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

Second, I was at that Regional and got to see you and your tag in person!!

Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer
http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love these tags! Saw them at Crafty picks and had to stop by to tell you they are gorgeous!

Debbie Schaefer said...

Your tags are beautiful. I discovered Stampin' Up about a year and half ago and I'm hooked! I'll keep checking in to see what other fabulous ideas that you have. Wendy Lee is my local demonstrator and she's wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!

Annas Creativeworld said...

Dear Diane
By searching for swap ideas I found your fantastic blog.
Would you mind to provide me with the measures or a small "tutorial" for these tags?
I very much appreciate to get i.
Thanks a lot from Switzerland
Anna

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