Friday, July 22, 2011

Convention Goodies and Happy Birthday Cody

Good Evening Everyone:  I have been absent from my Blog for a week now...still recovering from the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City.  I must have had too much of a good time.  I think I am becoming human again and can manage to stay awake past 7:00.

First, I would like to show you a couple of pictures of the "free" Stampin' Up! products that we received during convention.  Some of the products are hidden as they are from the 2011 Holiday Mini catalogue which can be in your hands by the end of August.  If you are interested in receiving a catalogue, please contact me HERE.  (Canadian addresses only.)

The card I have for you this evening is Cody's Birthday card.  He turned 4 a week ago.  Happy Birthday Cody

Stamps: Lots of Bots (Retired)

Paper: Naturals White, Real Red, Pacific Point, Water Colour, Celebrations (Retired),        

Ink: Black Craft

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note, Scallop Squares Duo, Boho Blossoms Punch, ¾” circle Punch, Various Stampin' Up! Markers

The Lots of Bots stamp set is retired, however, I wanted to share the technique of adding a border on the scallop square.
  1. Cut a mask using the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Duo.
  2. Layer the mask on the scallop square that will go on your card.
  3. Move down until you have the size of the border that you would like.
  4. Using a marker, colour upwards from the mask to the scallop square.  Make sure that you do not go back and forth with your marker when colouring.  This may lead to bleed on your scallop square for your card.
  5. Continue around the remaining square.  You now have a border.

If you have any questions on convention or how might attend next year, please contact me.  Also check out the special promotion as you can join the fun at Stampin' Up! for $119 CDN

So until next time.....



  1. Glad you're back Karen....and with such a cute, cute card! Love the bright and wonderful colors of this.
    Can't wait to see what's in the new Mini catalog too!

  2. Sounds and looks like you had a great time :).

  3. Such a cute birthday card for Cody with the robots and the nuts and bolts!! Adorable, Karen!!

    Looks like you'll be having lots of fun with your convention loot!!

  4. Wow Karen, looks like you got quite the haul. Love the birthday card and thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Jackpot! You certainly hit it! That card is too cute. I love the colors you used. I'm glad you had fun at the convention and are home safe. Happy Birthday to Cody!

  6. Wowee that is serious treasure. I hope you had a great time. Cody's card is fun!

  7. What an adorable card, Karen! Just perfect for Cody!

  8. Great card and it looks like you got lots of lovely goodies!

  9. What a haul Karen, glad to see you had a great time! Your card is so cute for a little guy, Cody will love it!

  10. Glad to hear you are getting back to normal Karen, and that you had a fabulous time at convention. Your little robot card is so adorable, I love the nuts and bolts and bright colours. I bet Cody loved it!

  11. Karen looks like you girls got haul of stuff! Wow. So fun.
    Your card is adorable and LOVE your tut! Thanks. What a great technique! I might have to use that in my next class.
    I'm sooooooooo far behind on everything (two weeks off with grandkids, and just back from a LONG 5 day weekend with my golf gals.) I'm whipped!

  12. I love seeing the convention goodies Karen and I think your birthday card is just adorable! I love this set!!


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