Archive | July 27, 2012

Gallery Highlights | 7.27.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous projects, including two-page layouts, a mini-book and a card – I had to stop myself from including even more. I love it when the galleries are just bursting with this much inspiration. I hope you like them all as much as I do. Let’s go take a look! Don’t forget – You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Celebrate Freedom by Betsy Gourley

There are so many 4th of July layouts in all the galleries right now but I just adore Betsy’s two-page layout. I love all the details, including stamping, misting and sewing and the design is fantastic. She has fit in almost 30 photos! What a phenomenal bit of inspiration this is for all of us who love two-page layouts.

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Events | 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention

Editor’s Note: The annual Stampin’ Up! convention is one of the largest events of its kind in the industry, but since it is a private event, little is usually heard about it in the mainstream scrapbook media. This year, freelance writer Connie Myers was invited to attend by Stampin’ Up!, and she offered to share her experience with Scrapbook Update’s readers. Her report below provides a fascinating window into the company culture that has created the success of Stampin’ Up! as an organization, as well as an informative look at the company’s latest new products and marketing focus. — Nancy

Thousands of women cheered as the doors opened for the first General Session of the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention, held July 18th-21st, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stampin' Up Convention Doors Opening

Inside, as lights flashed and party music played, 3500 demonstrators walked, ran and danced through a gauntlet of 500 Stampin’ Up! employees offering applause, hugs, and high fives. Continue Reading →