Another great thing about being a Stampin Up! demonstrator is being able to attend convention.  I have been talking a lot about what I learned at convention and the inspiration I felt from everything I experienced.  But did I also mention they have PRIZE PATROL there too?!?!  I got super lucky with the prize patrol and won several times.  

One of the things I won was a VIP tour of backstage.  I was one of 6 lucky people who won that amazing opportunity.  Here is a picture of some new friends I made at convention who got to take the tour along with me.  We got to meet Donna Griffith and took our picture with her showing off the new holiday catalog.

Ok, so on to the holiday sneak peek right!  I won the stamp set Flurry of Wishes from the new catalog during a prize patrol at general session on the first day.  I loved this set when looking through the catalog and felt super excited to actually win it for free.  I wanted to create a quick card to showcase the new stamp set and got my inspiration from the sample in the holiday catalog (you’ll get to see it when the catalog is released September 1st).  
Here is my card:
And here is the card with the stamp set, drum roll please………
The blue background of the card was done with Indigo Island marker and alcohol on the back of a piece of vellum.  I heat embossed the snowflakes in white and gold embossing powders.  The gold button was another freebie I got at convention.  Here is a close up of the watercoloring work I did to achieve the background.
Do you want your own copy of the holiday catalog?  If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and want to be my customer, I’m happy to mail you a copy of the new holiday catalog.  Please email me at [email protected]
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