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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention - Brisbane 2013 .....sneak peek of new product!

Hi Stampin' friends

At the end of May, I attended the Stampin' Up! Convention here in Brisbane with about 700 demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand. It is an amazing convention and one that I would encourage everyone to attend.....demonstrators and their non-demo guests are welcome!

Here's why I think Stampin' Up! Convention is so cool.....
1. I got to hear Shelli Gardner, the Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! present and create beautiful projects onstage. She is warm & funny.....and so inspirational!!

2. I got to hear other inspirational and creative people from Stampin' Up! head office talk about the exciting things coming our way......and I got a copy of the BRAND NEW CATALOGUE!! Eeeekkkkk  

3. I got to watch some talented demonstrators present on stage and share what they love about Stampin' Up!

4. I got to catch up with some beautiful fellow demonstrators who I am blessed to call friends.

5. I got to create some cards using NEW colours and NEW stamp sets during the Make & Take sessions

6. I got heaps of FREE stuff!! (not the most important thing as Stampin' Up! President Rich Jutkins most eloquently explained to us....but free product IS exciting to receive :)

Speaking of free stuff.....here's a sneak peek using two of the many stamp sets I received at Convention. I was inspired by this week's Dynamic Duos combo of Pear Pizzazz and Black. Yay for Pear Pizzazz returning as a core Stampin' Up! colour. :)

For my card, I used the "Bouncing Brayer" technique which was shown to us by Paula Dobson. I used Pear Pizzazz for my brayered background and used a new stamp set for all the background splotches and "tracks". My sentiment is also from a brand new stamp set!! Aren't they both cool!!?

If you would like to know how to make this card, email me - I'd love to demonstrate for you at a workshop!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team to see their wonderful creations....

Alison xxx


  1. This is a very cool card!! Love the "splotches"!

  2. Very cool and SO trendy. I love the look of this technique and want to try soon! Great card Alison!

  3. Said it before and I'll say it again, this card TOTALLY ROCKS!!! Such a fun splash of colour :)

  4. Great job with the "Bouncing Brayer Technique" Alison. Love how you used the colors and the "Grunge"!

  5. This card is just too much awesome rolled into one perfect little package! Way to rock this challenge :)

  6. I love this card Alison. I thought it looked very familiar when I saw it posted on StampNation. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I totally LOVE your card this week, Alison!! That bouncing brayer technique made a wicked background for your "splotches and splats" - LOVE IT!

  8. Alison I love this grungey background, brave lady using a brayer. LOL

  9. That card totally rocks Alison!! So cool to see you using this technique!!


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Alison xx