Mini Stampin’ Up! Convention in Clifton Park, NY!

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Today was a wonderful day! I had the pleasure of helping my upline  (the very talented and generous Dania Welch) put on a “mini” Stampin’ Up! convention for our downline. Together with Deb Kolberg, (my “sideline”) we prepared these wonderful make and take projects shown here today. Together we had a dozen of our downline for a day of stamping, laughing, swapping, learning, inspiring and eating. We had a “Thanksgiving Inspired” theme, featuring items from our new Holiday Catalog that Stampin’ Up! is launching on August 1st. (let me know if you would like a catalog, it is chock full of wonderful wrapping, decorating, scrapbooking, card making and holiday projects!!)

This was the project that I designed and prepared (and YES, I’m planning to do a class where YOU can make this too!)

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I wish I had taken a photo of everyone with their frames, each one was different and unique, there were 12 different frames and I was amazed at how wonderful they came out.

This is the Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit that will surely help everyone with their decorating this year, Dania had each of us make a place setting, candle and she gave us a food label for our dishes:

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Included in this kit are all the supplies to make 10 place settings, food tents, candle wrappers, and even the chalk marker!

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This is how the candle looked grouped together with some other fall decor items:

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This was a card everyone made that Dania prepped for us:

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This was an amazing candle votive and box (to hold the votive), perfect for gift giving, or decorating your home/office. This was created by Deb:

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Dania also got us lanyard’s with her team name: Whirlwind Stampers
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Dania cooked up some turkeys, and we each brought some side dishes. I am doing a 12 week weight loss challenge and wanted to be sure there was some veggies, so I made this Turkey veggie platter:
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And what would a demo get together be without swaps? Last month we did a mini squares swap and decided to do it again for today. Everyone signed up for a “Bright” color in advance, and we picked the designer paper called “Modern Medley” which is a basic black and very vanilla base. I need to get another shadowbox to put my swaps in (can you guess which one is mine??)

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We also made a full color chart, learned about My Digital Studio, and brainstormed ideas and thoughts of where we’d like to grow our own stamping businesses. It was a great day and I know everyone enjoyed the time together. When I got home, after unpacking everything I realized that I could watch the Stampin’ Up! Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was “livestreaming” over You Tube. I was touched and inspired all over again. What a GREAT day! My favorite quote came from the funny and talented Bonnie Thurber, from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office: “Friends help friends make scrapbooking easy!!” and on that note, I decided I’m going to blog about scrapbooking tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Hope you know how much I appreciate each one of you readers, thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you’ll leave a comment about something you’re thankful for, or let me know which project I showed here is YOUR favorite.

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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4 thoughts on “Mini Stampin’ Up! Convention in Clifton Park, NY!

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful day with wonderful friends! Each project is awesome but your frame is truly wonderful! I can’t wait for the class.

    And I am always thankful that I met you… You inspire me in many ways!

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