MDS, Stampin' Up! Events

Convention Mini Swaps

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you something that our Stampin’ Up! Art With Heart Team did for Convention 2014 held here in Melbourne this year.

Those who wanted to join this challenge, made a 2″ x 2″ swap using the colour combinations: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rose Red or Strawberry Slush & Silver.

The idea was to pick a theme, which our up-line Claire chose, Flowers and Friends. I think this was the perfect theme for our lovely team of ladies.

At the end of our first day at Convention, we all met up for a drink and swapped our squares. It was such a lovely idea, getting us all together to chat about Convention, which for many of us, was our first one ever!

So here it is all framed!


I got a 12″ x 12″ white shadow box frame and layered my background with a piece of Strawberry Slush DSP ~ Whisper White cardstock ~ Strawberry Slush cardstock and then the tricky part of adhering those gorgeous 2″ x 2″ squares evenly!!! I think I did okay?!

The top middle square, I created in My Digital Studio (MDS) and then printed it so we can look back on this for many years to come and remember when and why we made it!  For your free 30 day trial of MDS click here. It is awesome to use in conjunction with the new Project Life products which all coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! range.

Here is a close up of the swaps!

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Aren’t they just gorgeous? We have such a talented team of ladies and we love to share our ideas with each other.


The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Stampin' Up! Events


Hello fellow crafters,

You may have noticed I have been missing lately. Well I am now home from the Stampin’ Up! Convention in my home town, Melbourne. It was my first one & wow, what an event they put on for us.

Three days jam packed of fun, ink, paper, stamps, giveaways, prize patrols, make n takes and so much more. Here are some photos of our fun times with some of my team, Craftalicious. Now to look forward to Convention 2015 on the Gold Coast!!!!


Can you guess what the theme was…. yes, Inspire.Create.Share. and that is exactly what we got!!!!
On arrival on Day 1 it started by collecting their bags then the frenzy of swapping in the Foyer at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. There were over 700 women running around very excitedly meeting new people.
The bags were gorgeous red (Real Red) with a blue lining. The gorgeous bag tag on the left hand side was made by one of my room mates, the very talented Angela Footit, and we stayed at the Travelodge Docklands.  We also got a pen with a stylus on the tip for using with a iPad or smart phone. Inside the bag was our program, lanyard, name tag and First Convention pin.
Shelli Gardner – the Founder of Stampin’ Up! welcomed everyone to Convention and got us all inspired for the days ahead.
We received may awesome stamp sets from the new 2014-2015 annual catalogue to create out Make n Takes and here are some of them!
Here is Angela and myself with our prizes!
The amazing Stampin’ Up! team who were an inspiration to all who attended Convention!
I hope to be able to share with you some more inspiring creations over the next few weeks, especially the new blendabilities which we received as a gift!!!
Happy Stamping,
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