Pinwheel Gift Bag

Today I thought I’d share with you a little gift item that I gave my down line when I got back from Leadership in Orlando. I love the way this little pinwheel gift bag turned out – don’t you?

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You can create these little Pinwheels with our NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item 129411). I made about 100 of them when creating one of my swaps for Leadership. You can click HERE to see the card I made for my Leadership swaps.

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Can you see the clouds on the bag? I really like using the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder with the pinwheels since it’s fun and whimsical.

Did you know pinwheels symbolize a lot of different things to different people? Recently I found that the Chinese use pinwheels a lot during their New Year’s Celebrations due to their symbolism. While looking around – turning obstacles into opportunities quickly became my favorite and the creative jump start for creating this little pinwheel gift bag. So… I came up with the sentiment, Transform your Dreams for the bag’s banner.

Were you wondering how I created this banner? Well I used My Digital Studio and the FREE Sale-a-Bration Digital Disc. The One Big Sale-a-Bration 2013 Digital Disk is a great item to choose since it contains all of the Sale-a-bration items that you can earn FREE.

Oops – I bet your wondering what goodie I put inside my pinwheel gift bag.

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It contains a souvenir shot glass from Orlando. These little shot glasses are a great way to store your Multipurpose Liquid Glue since it always keeps the glue at the tip and ready to use. It’s rather funny to see a group of us demonstrators pulling our shot glasses during an event!

Love these little Pinwheels as much as I do? Why not come back tomorrow to see my NEW video – Tips for Quick & Easy Pinwheels.


Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540),  Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Elements Cute Clips (item 129939), 1/8″ Mini Brads (item 122941), Big Shot (item 113439), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022), Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item129411), My Digital Studio, and One Big Sale-a-Bration 2013 Digital Disk (item 130676)

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Being a Hostess with Stampin’ Up! is NOW Better than Ever!

Do you love our Sale-a-Bration items? Well here is a great card that I received during a swap at Leadership that uses our special product bundle for Hostesses along with the Vine Street Embossing Folder (item 130492).

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Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has just introduced an NEW option for their Hostesses? Soo… what is it you say? Well starting NOW your guests can add online orders to your party using a Hostess Code!

So whether you host a party with friends and family (or even host a book party) anyone you want to invite – local or long distance, can now add their order to your party! And that means ALL your friends and family are now able to support your Hostess goal.

The process is simple:

  • We’ll pick a date for your party and set your goal.
  • I’ll give you your Hostess Code
  • You’ll give your friends and family your Hostess Code.
  • They place their order online if they can’t make it to your party and add the Hostess Code you give them when they checkout.
  • Then when you hold your party I’ll combine your orders from your online guests with your party orders the day of the event and calculate your Hostess Benefits.

That’s it! How great is that? And it’s so easy!

And better yet when your guests order online they can include ALL the products they find in my online store, including Clearance Rack items, in addition to My Digital Studio print products and downloads too. Isn’t that sweet?

Wait it gets even better since during Sale-a-Bration you can earn a special product bundle?  Just hold a qualifying party and you’ll not only get all the great Hostess Benefits you would normally earn – but you’ll also receive a FREE product bundle that includes the exclusive Sale-a-bration Madison Avenue Stamp Set (item 129657/129660), Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540) and Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (item 130812).

Want to get your own FREE bundle? Why not contact me today at [email protected] with your Name, address and phone number or call me to set up your private party and earn yours!


Stamp Set: Madison Avenue Stamp Set (item 129657/129660)

Inks: Wild Wasabi

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540), Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango card stock

Accessories: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (item 130812), Big Shot, Vine Street Embossing Folder (item 130492), Bitty Butterfly Punch (item 129406)

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Leadership Just One More Day Away!

Well after a 10 hour road trip my down line Janie and I have arrived in Orlando and we’re excited to start our first Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference tomorrow! It is a balmy 85 here in Orlando! Can you believe it? Is it really January? Since this is my first time in central Florida I enjoyed the scenery coming into the state and the lovely country side and my first glimpse of orange trees.

Today I thought I would share with you a little peak of what a trip to Stampin’ Up! Leadership looks like. Here are all the things that I packed to bring with me. I thought I did pretty good since my daughter said I was allowed to take ALL my clothes with me since I’m a girl “it’s allowed”. Now I know why a 3 day trip requires 3 suitcases for a 17 year old girl! I only forgot my pillow so since we hit the road at 4:30 a.m. I guess that isn’t too bad, right?

Leadship packing

I’m really excited about swapping. That is something we demos do to share ideas, new products and designs. I’ll look forward to sharing some of these swaps with you when I return – so stay tuned.

So here is what my 163 swaps look like. Packed and ready to go. You’ll notice them in my new fabric tote in the previous photo.

Leadership Swaps

Yes 163, I ran out of time to do any more since I was sick, but this is one of the favorite parts of getting together with other demos for me – the sharing of ideas.

Sewing Machine bag fabric

And here is a sneak peek at a special project that I’ve made for my down line Leadership gift. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you more.

Mean while I believe we’re going to head out and explore the city and meet some of our other demo friends. Did I already say I’m so excited?

Wishes Your Way

Check out our fun NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits die (item # 129411 just $4.95) from the Spring Catalog. What fun it is to make these little pinwheels and there are all the rage right now – just in time for your spring cards.

Here is the card I designed for the recent shoebox with my SINKS friends. I like the whimsical saying and the feel of this card – what do you think?

Wishes Your Way

It’s also one of my Leadership swaps that I’ll be taking with me as I head out the door – I’m sooo excited to be going and look forward to sharing all the exciting news from Leadership soon! Stay tuned and check out my posts on face book, twitter and here on my blog – I’ll be posting from sunny Orlando soon!


Stamp Set: Wishes Your Way

Inks: Island Indigo

Paper: In Color DSP Stack, Island Indigo and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder

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