Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Milwaukee Regionals

Stampin' UP had their Milwaukee regionals on April 19th. I met Sandra and Melanie up north at 7:00 a.m. at the Grandville Stop on the Red Line. Early!!

We found a table and within 15 minutes and the party began. A few SU Home Office employees showed us tons of techniques: Jaron Winter, Karen Crosby and Lori Olaveson.

Shelli Gardner was not able to attend but she sent us a heartfelt message.

Lori Olaveson

Jaron Winder

My table got to take a picture with Jaron Winder.

If you've ever been to an SU event, you know that Jaron is hilarious!

Melanie and I preparing our stamps

One of my favorite things about Regional is all of the display boards that they have. I really like that I get to see TONS of projects to get ideas from. They always have a board just for the set that you receive. This is the board for So Much. I think this set is really versatile!

Here is a display board for Live Your Dream from the Occasions Mini. Three of the projects we made used this set. I love it!

We made a few Make & Takes using the Live Your Dream stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog. I really like the free set we got. It's called So Much. I wouldn't have bought it before, but I think I will use it a lot.

So the tutorial began. Jaron showed us this cute Father's Day card.

Jaron Winder made these cool CD hanging signs and showed us how to do it, step-by-step -- he used old CD's which he covered with designer paper and chipboard. The Crop-a-dile is perfect for punching through so many layers:

Here are just random photos I took of cards on display (click on any of the photos to see them more closely).

These are dominos that someone used to break apart The Hostess set "A Little Bit of Happiness"

Tina Rapp showed us these cute Flip Flops for your wine glasses

SNEAK PREVIEW "Party Hearty Set"

Tip of the day: To make it easier to remove the backing from a Stampin' Dimensional, poke your fingernail into it. You can see in this photo how that pops one edge loose. This tip came from Jaron Winder with Stampin' Up.

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