Friday, January 10, 2014

Leadership Excitement and As You See It Challenge #19

First of all, I have to apologize for no post yesterday, but when you hear my woeful tale, you'll understand why.  We were supposed to fly from Seattle to Houston for Leadership on Wednesday and arrive by 3:30 pm or so, giving us lots of time to visit, eat supper with room left over to write my blog post. We arrived at Seatac Airport at 6:30 am and got to our gate on time and boarding had even commenced on time, when they announced that the plane was broken and we needed a new one.  But it took until 11:30 am to arrive and so that meant we missed our connection to Houston in Las Vegas.  Southwest rerouted us from Seattle to Vegas to Denver and then to Houston and we didn't arrive until 10:30 pm.  Of course, then we found out that they lost our luggage and by the time we filed the report it was after midnight and we still had to make a midnight run to Walmart to get some things that we needed that were in our suitcases.  And my laptop was in my suitcase.  And we had to order in a pizza since we had not had time to eat more than the pretzels and peanuts they gave us on our flights, plus a quick sandwich in Denver.  So we didn't get much sleep that night.

Thankfully, our suitcases had arrived by morning, and we headed out with clean clothes to the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.  Here we heard about some amazing news from Stampin' Up that I will share with you as soon as I'm allowed.  Or better yet, join my team, become a demonstrator, and learn about all the news first hand!!

But today is As You See It Challenges #019 and here's the colour challenge this week:
Beautiful!  And here's my sample for the Design Team:

  • This card would be of the Quick and Cute variety, so it's not too hard to replicate.
  • The Champagne Glimmer Paper is actually raised up on Dimensionals, which is hard to see from this angle.
  • I've used two stamp sets here, Simply Celebrate, from the Occasions catalogue and Banner Blast from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, which you will be able to earn starting Jan. 28 for a $60 or more order. 

  • Here you can see the 3D version a little more clearly.
  • The coloured twine that the banner is on is also from the Sale-A-Bration brochure as part of the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack with colours in Pool Party (seen above), Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit.
  • The banners were made with the new banner punch, another product you can earn during Sale-A-Bration!  Aren't you getting excited?  The longer ones were cut just slightly narrower than the punch and inserted in the top of the punch and out through the side, so only one end of the paper strip is punched, leaving the longer end to be cut the length needed.  The triangular banners were made with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.
This is a card that you could easily duplicate on your own, once you own a few of the new products.

Just one more shout out for Leadership 2014.  We received an amazing bag.  Here's a quick photo:

Yes, it's Smoky Slate and it's hard to see, but there are debossed chevrons along the bottom right.  See, you've got to get in on these freebies.  Just click on "Join My Team" in the top menu!

*Found in the Sale-A-Bration 2014 Brochure, available to be earned on January 28.

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