Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Convention is Upon Us!

I am soooo stoked that Stampin' Up Convention is this week!!! Did I also forget to mention that our church girl's camp is this week? Which means I have TWO places I am supposed to be at the SAME TIME!!! YIKES!! I will be taking some of the youth camp leaders up to camp tonight and coming back in the morning. We check in to Convention tomorrow, then spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday stamping, visiting, eating (chocolate is a MUST!), learning and getting charged up for the next year. I will be going BACK to camp on Thursday evening (the last night of camp) for dinner and hanging out with the girls. It's going to be a busy week, for sure!!

Here is one of the little "Secret Sister" treat boxes I made for the girls (we do a Secret Sister exchange every year, and I am the one usually in charge of the initial "treat"). I am filling the box with a necklace that is a bell on some leather cord (think the jingle bells from "Polar Express") AND some chocolate kisses. The girls have chosen "Hear It's Gentle Sound" as the theme this year (hence, the jingle bells on the box and IN the box!). This is just your basic explosion box. Pretty quick and simple to make. Here is a link for the tutorial on SCS:

Explosion Box Tutorial

I adapted it to make a bigger box. The base piece is an 8 1/2" square, scored at 2 1/2" down each side. The lid is a 7 5/8" x 5 1/2" piece, scored at 1" down the 7 5/8" sides, and at 15/16" and 1 15/16" on the 5 1/2" sides between the 1" score marks. Does that make sense? It should when you look at the link for the tutorial above . . .

Not sure how much updating I will get to do this week, but I promise to share SOME pictures from Convention. And guess what??? JanTink is in da house!! That's right! Jan is staying with me this week for Convention, and we have been cracking each other up since she got here yesterday (at least WE think we are funny!)!! She and I are going to be going on the Quest-for-the=Kicked-to-the Curb-Projects . . . aka the projects we BOTH submitted for the Stampin' Up Artisan Award . . . that DIDN'T win . . . sigh . . . that SHOULDA won . . . sigh . . . we have both had one of our cards from that submission show up on Stamper's Showcase, so we are thinking that there are NINE other projects for each of us that MUST be on the display boards somewhere at Convention! We WILL keep you posted on that!!

Paper: Black Linen (generic) and La Creme by DCWV
Accessories: Large and small oval punches, label maker, Spellbinders Ribbon & Bells (S3-138), black organza ribbon


Connie M. said...

This is just so very pretty, Wendy! Your box turned out perfect! Have a great week...I know it will be busy, but you are gonna have a blast!!

Rachel said...

What a beautiful Box, WOW what a weekend, sounds busy but fantasic.

Debi said...

Wendy I wish I was there to participate in the kicked to the curb scavenger hunt. If you see any of my scrapbook pages let me know.

Karen said...

I love what you came up with sweetie! So glad I could help. lol

Don't forget about me while you are at convention girl. Send me photos and be sure to let me know all the awesomeness in memento mall. I might need you to pick something up for me! Ya know, my birthday is Saturday!!!! hint hint hint


Betty Wright said...

Wendy, this is fantastic and elegant!!! Great little gift box!!! Enjoy your week!!!