I just finished Day 1 at the Stampin’ Up! Convention! It was a fun day.

The day started by picking up my wonderful bag. I love my Bag and here is a picture of it.


Afterwards, I connected with my Upline, Terri Walker and a sideline, Vicki Soni. We then started off by going to Memento Mall where demonstrators go to buy Stampin’ Up! Themed items. My favorite items are the Reusable Grocery Bags, the t-shirt and men’s Polo for my husband. There are also lots of little trinkets to be found!

On Tuesday night, I participated in a Pajama swap with my roommates. I LOVE this picture of us wearing our matching Pajamas and T-Shirts with the saying “Our {Hearts} belong to Stampin’ Up!

Oh, I checked out the display boards for the Artisan Award top 20… I’m curious to find out who the Top 10 and new Artisan Design team will be especially as I have my definite favorites. In the meantime, I checked out the display boards and I was very excited to see the majority of my Artisan Award entries on display.

Here is the Butterfly Brooch that I submitted as one of my 3D items for the Artisan Award. It is Cherry Cobbler with the Flowering Flourishes stamped and heat embossed on the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Then, I embellished attached to Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. The next step was to do Crystal Effects on the front, let dry overnight. Then I do crystal effects on the back and dry overnight followed by touch ups and additional dry time. I hope you like the first of my Artisan Award Entry projects with more to come.


Here is another photo of the butterfly brooch.


Oh, and I have a quick shout out to my former Downline, Jen Holland… Congratulations on the Birth of your Son! I can’t wait to meet him.

Sunny Stamping,

Pam Staples