Monday, February 19, 2024

Chemisty and Valentines

Hello Friends!  I am back from an intense almost two weeks in Salt Lake City!  I know I already shared some photos of the experience in this Blog post. 

Today I thought I would share the project from last week's video as well as how I spent my Valentines day. 

First the project: (check out the full supply list at the end of this blog post) 


I had so much fun making this card! 
First, I loved the specialty designer series paper Most Adored. 



It is tooo gorgeous. 
I felt like the gold swirls could be part of the background like a crazy chemical reaction. 
This paper is a free gift during saleabration! 
I stamped on this paper using Bubble bath ink

This is the sweet valentine I left for Kevin on my desk before I ran off to the airport. 
This way he had something to open from me on Valentines day. 
To see how easy it is to create this card, watch the video replay HERE
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Of course it was a little sad that I couldn't be with Kevin on Valentines day but to be honest after over 25 years of marriage, every day is Valentines day to us. 
We knew we would get to spend time together when I got home. 
So the actual day of Feb 14th was spent with my colleagues at the Stampin' Up! home office. 
I received gifts. 
Yes, my boss gave me a bag of chips as a gift and we all got handmade Valentines cards from him. 
Pretty impressive right????



There was an employee appreciation lunch.  Since I don't work in the home office I have no idea how often they have employee appreciation lunch but I felt grateful to be able to attend this one. 



In the evening, it was Valentines dinner with my work team (who by this time, I am starting of think of them as my work family).  A couple of team members invited their spouses.  It was great to enjoy the food and company together. 


Before dinner I was told about a place that sold great thick milkshakes. 
I thought it would be a good idea to try one. 
It was large and it was thick! 
Actually, I would consider it ice cream...not a milkshake at all! 

Don't worry, I didn't eat it all before dinner. 

It doesn't matter that I tried to control my eating while in the USA. 
I gained 3 pounds anyway. 

Why is it so much easier to gain weight rather than lose weight? 

That is the question I will leave you with today! 

Thanks for dropping in! 







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Monday, February 12, 2024

Learning, Growing, Team Building

What a week it's been and it's not over yet. 

I flew down to Utah last week for work.  

My reputation proceeds me and I am blessed to receive gifts on my first day at the office. 


The office organized a leadership summit for staff leaders in the company. 

It still seems somewhat surreal for me to be working as a staff member for Stampin' Up!  I've loved (and still love) being an independent demonstrator for the company but to be an employee in the company is extremely humbling because I know I have a lot to learn still but I can tell I am a respected staff member. 

The great thing about the culture of this company is that everyone works hard and wants to help one another and help demonstrators. 

My head is very full of ideas, trying to remember the names of new people I've met and of how I can better my best as a demonstrator and as a staff member. 

I've also loved the time with the other demonstrator development managers.  There are 12 of us world wide and 10 of us were able to come in person to this leadership event and stay for a team working retreat. 

I know we'll work better together now that we've had time to spend some quality in person time together.  It's also easier to collaborate in person as we are all working on our presentations for the upcoming onstage convention events throughout the world. 

We've still got three more days together before I fly home but I thought I'd share a few photos. 



A team building activity at the summit was to pull task from a bucket and complete the task.  Our task was to make a bird using the craft supplies provided 
It was pretty challenging but here is our finished creation. We named him Henri. (I had to give him a French name since he was a pretty exotic bird)


One of my team mates invited us all over to his home for a superbowl party. I thought it was so kind and hospitable.  It was a perfect activity especially for the international team members who are from Europe and the South pacific. 
We watched the game and ate fantastic "all american" food. 


Tonight after a full day of meetings and presentations we had a simple team building activity of candle making. 
The candle making was not at all complicated but it gave us lots of time to chat with each other.  (which I suppose was the point) 


After a satisfying candle making experience, we took one more photo then off to bed as we have another long day of meetings, discussion and presentations tomorrow. 




Just thought I'd share what I've been busy with.  I'm sorry if you've emailed and I haven't gotten back to you yet.  Each day is so full it's hard to reply to emails but I will definitely work on catching up when I'm back next week. 
Thanks for dropping in! 

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Hello it's a Science

A new month means a new product of the month. 

I couldn't resist playing with the It's a Science stamp set. 

Our family is a "sciency" family.  Both my husband and I did our university studies in science subjects (me occupational therapy and Kevin in pure chemistry)

That's why I bought the set! 

With my daughters birthday this month and valentines day this month, I knew I would be using this set so I wanted to share my creations with you. 


In case you missed my live video last week, here's the project and the replay video




This is not my usual colour palette but I love how we can take the designer paper and get colour combo inspiration! 


Did you notice I used two of the new saleabration gifts? 
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I made the card for my daughter's birthday and had the chance to give it to her when I went to see her at the beginning of the month. 
The best part of making cards is sending them! 
Have you stamped and sent cards recently?  If not, what are you waiting for? 
Thanks for dropping in and make sure to stay tuned for more It's a science cards! 






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