Saving My Convention Memories


My Paper Pumpkin for May pushed me to work outside the box:

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookBefore you ask, that little tile in the corner was a swap and I LOVED it!!

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookThis My Paper Pumpkin kit from May has sat on my stamp desk for a while as I decided what to do with it.  In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking.  I have a really hard time choosing the photos – I think that’s what gets in my way.  I really wanted to use this kit, but it took Convention to get me in the groove.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookI’m gonna show you ALL the pages, but I’m not going into details on every product I used.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookThe My Paper Pumpkin kit included front and back covers, 6 pieces of DSP (6×6), 5 pre-cut DSP pages to fit the covers, 6 pages of self-adhesive embellishments, and a bag with 2 buttons and 2 arrow-shaped clip embellishments.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookI needed MORE pages!!  I added card stock pages and pulled out a heap of stamps.  I also added mementos I collected at Convention.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookSometimes I journaled on the self-adhesive embellishments, and sometimes I wrote directly on the page.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookThat picture of Crystal in her Pineapple Sunglasses is my absolute FAVE.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookAussie Aussie Aussie!! Oi Oi Oi!!  Wouldn’t you know it, we sat next to 3 demonstrators from Queensland, Australia for the opening General Session.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookWe really enjoyed meeting Stampin’ Up! staff, but Kathy Pitt (You Crew:  Meet with an Illustrator) and Sara Brook-Humphrey (the My Paper Pumpkin girl – working in the Social Media booth) were special highlights.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookI am so proud of my PINEAPPLE!

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookI’m also proud to have been part of the Guinness World Record for most greeting cards sent from a single location at one time.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookSwaps!!!  Need I say more?

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookIf you don’t follow Erica Cerwin’s blog Pink Buckaroo, take a look HERE for more details on her INCREDIBLE Paper Camper.  I was speechless.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookClasses at convention are always outstanding.  The class I enjoyed more this year was Carrie Cudney’s class “Living a Creative Life”.  She had great quotes, great projects, and a great ice-breaker:  We threw rolls of TP around the room!!

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookWe wore those ridiculous Pineapple Sunglasses for 3 solid days.  By Saturday afternoon my eyes were fatigued from looking through that cheapo plastic.  We sure had fun with them!

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookBig Screen Photos…

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade Scrapbookand my name badge.

I used Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) to adhere DSP to the front and back sides of the covers, then used a little Washi to dress up the edges.  All the holes were pre-punched.  Still, to be completely honest, this was NOT a 30 minute project.  I think I spent a couple of afternoons on it – but I did more than double the pages.  Here’s the kit:

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Handmade ScrapbookJust a few more days to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin at the special promotional price of $10 + tax DELIVERED to YOUR DOOR!  You’ll get a ready-to-go project with all the pre-cut paper, embellishments, stamps and ink you need.  You add adhesive and a little time.  These projects are perfect for taking out and about with you!  Visit the Paper Pumpkin website and be sure to use promocode PUMPKINDEAL when you check out!

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