This year’s convention was called Inspire. Create. Share, and let me tell you, I was inspired! I can’t wait to share the many ideas bouncing around in my noggin since I returned home.

Here’s my selfie with my good friend and downline, Latoya, when we got to our hotel on Wednesday. We don’t look one bit excited, do we?

Convention Selfie

That night, Latoya put the finishing touches on her swaps. They looked so pretty all sprawled out on the bed, I had to take a picture!

Convention Swaps 2

The next day, we joined another good friend and my newest downline, Emmy. It has been beyond fun to have friends who love Stampin’ Up! as much as I do. Here we all are at the fabulous roaring 20s after party.

Convention After Party

I took 25 cards to swap. Swapping is SO much fun and very addictive. Here are all the beautiful cards I receive in exchange:

Convention Swaps

My head is literally bursting with ideas from convention and the new Holiday Catalog. Attendees got to pre-pre-order and my shipment is already on it’s way!!! Stay tuned for sneak peaks!

All of my customers will receive a complimentary copy of the new Holiday Catalog, which will be available to order from September 1st.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Happy stampin’ friends!




Itty Bitty Boutique


Hey friends, if you’re in the Eugene/Springfield area, be sure to check out the Itty Bitty Boutique this week, a kid’s consignment sale out at Camp Harlow. The sale includes gently used clothing, furniture, equipment and toys for infants and children, as well as maternity clothing. It is amazing!

In addition, they accept a few vendors and I am happy to say I will be participating! Come say hi and check out what I have for sale. I’m selling all of my wonderful retired stamp sets, dies, embossing folders, and embellishments, along with handcrafted items such as banners, cards, cupcake toppers and more!

And the very best part? The sale is a benefit for local kids in foster care. Foster care and adoption are both very dear to my heart, and I love being a small part of helping these terrific kids!

Sale Location: Camp Harlow

Sale Hours:

Thursday, September 25th 9am to 9pm

Friday, September 26th 9am to 6pm

Saturday, September 27th 8am to 2 pm (Saturday is HALF price day!)

Here is a bit of a sneak peek:






Come shop the Itty Bitty Boutique for fabulous bargains on many beautiful items! Stop by and say hi and enter to win a brand new stamp set! Hope to see you there!

Happy stampin’ friends,