Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hawaiian Grand Vacation Pillow Gifts

Whether you are just coming from  Kim Gavarra 's blog or just arriving here first...WELCOME!!
We just got back from Stampin' Up!'s Grand Vacation to Hawaii last week.  One of my favorite parts of these Incentive Trips are the Pillow Gifts.  Each night when you come back to your room, Stampin' Up! has placed a lovely gift on your pillow...hence Pillow Gifts!!  We get awesome stuff!!  We are so spoiled!!!   So we are doing a blog hop inspired by a pillow gift...well I was inspired by two gifts ...couldn't here are my creations.

The first gift was a lovely quilted bag.  This quilting is found all over pretty.  Quilting and flowers... what a great combination!!


My Creation!

I used Pacific Point Card stock and made a quilted pattern using the Stampin' Trimmer scoring blade.  I highlighted the pattern with the tiniest of the Basic Pearls.  The flower is made with White Filter Paper punched with the Scalloped Punches.  Punch a hole in the center ,add a brad and scrunch it all up!!    I used Wild Wasabi Seam Binding to make a couple of "leaves".  A pretty, little any occasion card!

My next inspiration came from a stamping pillow gift...we receive a new stamp set from Our Project Life Collection called This Is the Life!!
I thought this set is perfect for  a shaker card!  I love a good shaker!!!  And I  received our brand new Brights Sequin Assortment and Everyday Chic DSP at our Hospitality Suite which is perfect for this project!
So I went ahead and made a couple of shaker cards and a Tiny Treat Box with a shaker top.
Love these Bright Colors

Pacific Point and Basic Black

Sparkle and Shine

Melon Mambo

Too cute!!

I love this New 2015-2016 Catalog...can't wait till June 2nd...the cattie goes live!!!
Now it is time to jump over to BJ Peters awesome blog...check out her Pillow Gift creations!!

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Until next time.......

Friday, May 22, 2015

Back from Paradise

We just came back from the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation to Hawaii earlier this week!  All I can say is WOW…we had a wonderful time!!  Stampin’ Up! spoils us for a whole week…it is hard to return to reality!!  Here are just some of the highlights.  I will be sharing more of the stamping parts in the next few days!!

Big Banner in the Hotel welcoming Stampin' Up!
View from our room!!
More views from our room...Diamond head and Waikiki Beach
Views from our second room...we  were right on the beach!!
Our opening seesion was a private trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center...they closed down the whole place just for us achievers!
A canoe trip in the PCC

Paul at the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame...that is him smiling!!

A visit from our Founder and CEO Shelli Gardner...she is currently living in Hawaii on a Mission Trip.
I am on that boat...getting ready to swim and snorkel with the Sea Turtles.
These banners were all over the entrance of the hotel...made us feel very welcome!
Awesome displays at the Hospitality Room.
Wonderful gifts and goodies given to us each day.
And of course...card  swaps!!
What a wonderful time...I love my job!!
until next time…..

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Sneak Peak is here!!

As a perk to being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator…we get a sneak peak of all the catalogs about a month before they are released to the public and all I can say is OMG!!  Here is the New 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea Book.  It is awesome!!  We also got to place a preorder and of course I had to expedite it…even after 18 years of being a demo, I still can’t wait to get new products into my hands…it comes today!!!


Just check out the beautiful new In Colors….. Crisp Cucumber, Mint Macaroon, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder….pretty, pretty!


Can’t wait till June 2nd for the release of the New Catalog???  Do you want to preorder from the Sneak Peak of  New Goodies too??  You can!!  Just sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month  for $99 and you can choose $125  of all new “Demonstrator Only” Sneak Peak  Catalog Products and the shipping is FREE!  Email me for more details or go right here and sign up today!!


until next time…..


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weekly Deals and Retired List!!

Check out this week’s Weekly Deals!!Weekly-Deals-May-5a

Did you see the Gift Box Punch Board is on sale this week???  Here are some pretty boxes I made earlier this year.

Don’t forget the Retired List….things are going fast…get your favorites while you can!
One of my favorites is the Flower Frenzy Die…its on sale for 1/2 price
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die
Price: reg.$37.95  on sale $18.98
Fast and easy cutting—shapes, 3-D items, and more. Largest image: 2-1/4" x 3-7/8".
This is what everyone received as a thank you gift for coming to  Spring Stamp Camp in April!   I made it with the Flower Frenzy Die!  Notice behind the artwork is a yummy piece of turtle cheesecake for them to take home.  Yum Yum!!
Here is another sample from the same die….I am so sad to see it go!!  Email me or go to my store and get it before its gone!!

until next time…..ReneeKohnkeSignature