Artistic Avenger


Fantastic Fascinator #4

Thanks for coming back to see the last of my fascinators. This one is brought to you by the letter “O” for original. This one is pure me. I enjoyed making and wearing this one the best! When did I wear it? I know there are photos of me in this one, I posed for A LOT (and a thank you to my roomies for still hanging out with me while the pics were being taken!).

The large scallop circle #2 die was used for the base and then I used First Edition designer paper for the large circles and added some butterflies for a little extra something.

So when did I wear this one? Betcha you can figure it out…..leave me a comment – there is a prize in it for you! I’ll post all four day’s winners tomorrow!

Thank you all for your continued well wishes and comments – hearing from you all is what keeps me blogging!


Good Bye Salt Lake & and Update on Fascinator Frenzy!

WOW – was I overwhelmed with the response to my fascinators at Convention. I thank each and every demonstrator who stopped and asked me about them or took a photo. You are all so very kind and I appreciated every single word, look and smile. Something you may not know about me is that I’m not comfortable being the centre of attention so I thank you for your patience as I stumbled through my thank yous and know that I so very much respect you all and am so glad that I continue to inspire you with my creations.

As I prepare to leave Salt Lake City, I am humbled by the group of women and men I belong to within my Stampin’ Up! Family. Each and every one of you are generous with your creativity and time and are so very much an inspiration to me.

After I have some time to digest all that I’ve learned over these past four days I will certainly post more information. I feel rich with creative information and with the theme being Grow, I do certainly feel that I’ve grown as a person just a wee bit but there are certainly more steps I can take to grow. I hope to share my journey with you all.

I am off for some well deserved family time (I think) on a super fun camping trip. Upon my return, I will be hosting my Fascinator Frenzy Blog Candy Contest so please make sure you have your photos of me ready (or leave a comment on which day I wore what). I will start posting on July 28th.

Again, I so look forward to another great year with Stampin’ Up! I hope if you’ve ever considered joining the Stampin’ Up! Family that you’ll certainly do so. It is a wonderful group to be a part of. Remember, you can join this month for only $119!  You can view all the information on what you can get in the kit here. But believe you me, there are so many intangibles to being a demonstrator that there is just not enough time to list them!

If you’re interested in learning more or joining my team, you can learn about how to do that by clicking here (and scroll down to the bottom).

Have a happy week everyone!


My Chariots and More Convention FUN!

One thing you need to know about Convention is that we walk A LOT! My poor little feet are gettin’ a little sore so I decided to wear my flip flops today. And, because these feet have been a very important contributor to my Convention experience, I thought I’d share a little photo of them with you!

But, that is not really what you want to see, is it?

Last night was Awards Night and it was such fun! To start the evening I was named an Artisan Award finalist (I think that means top 25). Then, Stampin’ Up! invited us all into the Ballroom for a dance party with desserts! It was such fun! Check out Stampin’ Up!’s Facebook page to see my in my “boogie mode”. Here are my roomies lounging on one of the couches:

We had a great time and we thank Stampin’ Up! so much for it! We are all coming home with amazing ideas and wonderful new products to share!

Today we were in classes and make and takes all day. Lots to see and do. Here are a few photos of the general session and break out classes.

Oh, and here is a photo of my general swaps! I hope that if you’ve received one that you are enjoying it and I thank you for swapping with me!


Growing with Fascination

Okay, are you intrigued? I hope so!

In two days I’ll be leaving for Stampin’ Up!’s Convention and this year’s theme is “Grow”. I’m super excited to be going to Salt Lake City to have a blast with my stamping friends and to have a chance to share my creativity.

So, in the essence of “growing”, I’ve decided to make a few extra special projects that I’m going to share with everyone at Convention. So if you’re going, you’ll want to keep reading.

What is one of the greatest trends right now? Fascinators. What are fascinators you ask? These are!

I love these – and we’ve all seen so many interesting ones, especially at the Royal Wedding this year. So I thought I’d make some.

Each day at Convention I’ll wear a different handmade fascinator made with Stampin’ Up! products and each day will be bigger than the last – they will grow in size and intensity.

If you are a going to Convention and are a reader of my blog, take note if you see me at Convention. Jot down which fascinator I’m wearing on each day (or on whatever day you see me) and when we’re back, I’ll be posting pictures of my handmade creations. If you post a comment on the post containing the hat (or hats) you’ve seen me wear at Convention stating which day I wore it, your name will go into a draw for a great blog candy prize! If you are able to link it to a photo, you’ll get two chances! Each post (there will be 4 in total) will have a prize so there will be four winners!

EDIT: I realized after I posted that this contest is not fair. If you are not going to Convention, I want you to participate as well! So, during the 4 days I’ll be posting these fascinators, make one your self and link to my blog. That will get you in the running each day for chance at a prize too!

I do hope you’ll play along and I hope you enjoy my creations – keep your eyes open! I’ll “warn” you when the posts are coming too so you’ll have the best of chances to win some great prizes.

Looking forward to seeing so many of you very soon!