Monday, April 22, 2013

Meeting Shelli and Altered Stamp Case Notebooks

This weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Stampin' Up! Regional.  I have only been to one of these events in the past and that was when I went to Leadership in Phoenix a few years back and they tagged a Regional on the tail end of it.  They just don't usually do Regionals in Salt Lake since it's where Convention is.  This was an extra special regional too, because we got a sneak peek at some of the new products coming out in the new catalog.  I have been sworn to secrecy about what I saw, but come back on Wednesday for a closer look at the new In Colors.

I did get to meet Shelli Gardner, the founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! and have my picture taken with her.  She is just as lovely and personable as she seems. Of course, I didn't think of anything really profound to say.  I wish I had just told her thank you for this amazing company.

I also spent the day hanging out, stamping and eating with some of my favorite fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  One of the things I love about being a demonstrator is the people I have met along the way, both customers and other demonstrators.  It was a great day!

Now for a look at a project from my class this next weekend: 
Colors: Pool Party, Coral Calypso, Gumball Green and Basic Gray.  Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness.  Big Shot: Windows, Oval and Apothecary Labels Framelits.   Accessories: This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper, Clear-Mount Stamp Case
These notebooks are not a new idea. They've been around at least as long as we have had clear stamps in these DVD-type cases.  But it's taken me this long to getting around to make one for myself.  I love the idea of having something solid to protect the notebook inside so I can just throw it in my purse and not worry about all the papers ending up all mushed. (I hate mushed papers in my notebook.)

The new thing here is that I used the This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper to decorate the case.  Love this paper.  I think it's my new favorite.  Here's a look at the inside:

The envelope on the right side can hold coupons or receipts or whatever you need it to hold. The notebooks are 5"x8" jr. legal pads that have been cut down to 5"x7".  I bought them at one of the big box office supply stores and they charged me just a bit to cut them down to the right size.

At my class, there will be several prints to choose from for this project.  So if you don't like Epic Day, you can pick something else from my stash.  The cost is $6 each.  They would make fabulous teacher gifts or a little something to put with your Mother's Day gift. Wednesday is the last day to RSVP for this class. 

Also, don't forget to come back on Wednesday for a peek at the new In Colors.  They are gorgeous and you won't be disappointed.


Tina Adams said...

Thanks for sharing your experience about regionals. I love the new Epic Day paper. I can't wait to get it on my next order. The note book holders is really cute.

Adriana Benitez said...

So glad you got to meet Shelli and have fun at a regional. It's such a pleasure to work with a company whose owner is just a lovely, like-able person!
Love the DVD case project. My group did this class once and a couple of the ladies still use them in their purses to hold notes, coupons, etc. very handy!

Yapha said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the Regional! Love that DVD case, such a cute project!!

Tanya Boser said...

Sounds like that was an amazing Regional!! Love your notebook case, I hate smooshed up notepads too. I am seriously thinking of finally making one for myself now!