Catty Girls

IMGP1690Many of our Cruise Stewards got to attend the national Stampin’ Up! Convention in Utah last week and had an amazing time. Some of the Catty Girls were meeting for the very first time, at least in person. Here’s Brooke Stockman, Connie Collins and Becky Roberts. Looks like Nancy Riley made it, too. Rumor has it Linda Heller, Lee Ann Greff, Kriss Huels, and Kay Kalthoff, were also there. And, like Nancy, Lori Heiling popped up in unlikely places.

We know our cruise stewards rock the crafting world, but how fun it is when other folks recognize them, too. I mean, really, if it had been the Oscars, we’d be saying our Cruise Stewards took a clean sweep of all the awards:

  • the very coveted Artisan Award;
  • Artisan Award finalists;
  • Rising Stars;
  • Demonstrators of the Year;
  • top awards for recruiting, sales, and downline promotions;
  • prestigious Founders Circle;
  • and even the best homemade (and hilarious) commercial.

One of the most fun things about convention is viewing the fabulous displays of project samples.Yep, we’re busting our buttons with pride that one our Stewards was chosen by Stampin’ Up! to make samples for the display boards – and her samples are amazing!

Here’s Connie, BeckIMGP1836y and Brooke, again, along with Angie Tieman. And, if you look very closely, there’s Linda McClain “hanging” out with Becky.

Luckily for all of us, the Catty Girls are blogging about the convention and posting the projects that helped make them part of Stampin’ Up! history. Check out our Stewards’ blogs (see sidebar on the right) for more details and to see their gorgeous, jaw-dropping projects.

Oh, and even more fun for all of us, the Cruise Stewards have started receiving their pre-order goodies for the upcoming holiday mini catalog and are playing with their new toys for the next Catty Cruise. The girls learned some new tricks and twists at the convention they’re anxious to share with everyone.

We are so very proud of our Stewards. Congratulations!

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Catty Cruise Sails in the Sunset

0929lighthouse2 Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me.

– Nat King Cole

Our Catty Cruise is sailing off to the sunset. Weren’t those projects just amazing?

Good news, me hearties. The links are not going away, so you can still relive the adventures of the cruise over and over.

Ay, and there’s even more good news. The Catty Cruise will sail again on September 25, 2009. Meanwhile, while the crew is on furlough, here at the home port we’ll be giving you profiles of our Stewards, offering a few Q&A sessions with valuable crafting information, and featuring our Stewards’ art. So, as we say in our Southern ports, ya’ll come back now.

Thanks you all for your sweet comments here and on our Stewards’ blogs. We look forward to sailing with you again soon.

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Avast – Catty Cruise has Launched

cattycruise copyThe maiden voyage of the Catty Cruise is now  full steam ahead, smooth sailing to beautiful ports of call. If you haven’t embarked yet, you’re missing the bounty of amazing projects. You will simply not believe all the amazing things our 12 Stewards have made. Seriously, there’s jewelry, basket and basket charms, framed art, milk cartons, suit cases, and, of course, scrapbook pages and cards . . . just to name a few.

You can start our cruise (blog hop) by clicking on any one of the sites below or on the side bar to the right. There’s no real start or end, because you’ll eventually link back to where ever you joined the cruise.

So, jump in, the water’s great!

• Angie Tieman, Schwooo
• Becky Roberts, Inking Idaho
• Brooke Stockman, Designs by Brooke
• Connie Collins, Constantly Stamping
• Vicki Burdick, Its a Stamp Thing
• LeAnne Pugliese, Wee Inklings
• LeeAnn Greff, Flowerbug’s Inkspot
• Linda Heller, Where the Rubber Hits the Road
• Linda McClain, LMac’s Catered Crop
• Lynn Weiss, L W Designs
• Nancy Riley, iSTAMP
• Tracy Harp, Inky Doodles

Still hugging the shore? Here’s another porthole, sneak peak of what you might be missing.

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A Sneak Peak at Cruise Treasure

Oh, the cargo is packed . . . the deck chairs are being wiped off for you to lounge in and enjoy the cruise  . . . we’re weighing anchor tonight (midnight, Central Standard Time)!

Here’s your line-up of cruise Stewards tonight. Oh, and there’s no real stopping and starting point – you can embark at any one of these ports of call.

• Angie Tieman, Schwooo
• Becky Roberts, Inking Idaho
• Brooke Stockman, Designs by Brooke
• Connie Collins, Constantly Stamping
• Vicki Burdick, Its a Stamp Thing
• LeAnne Pugliese, Wee Inklings
• LeeAnn Greff, Flowerbug’s Inkspot
• Linda Heller, Where the Rubber Hits the Road
• Linda McClain, LMac’s Catered Crop
• Lynn Weiss, L W Designs
• Nancy Riley, iSTAMP
• Tracy Harp, Inky Doodles

Oh, and because we’re just so stinkin’ excited . . . here’s a little port-hole sneak peak. Maybe you’ll recognize this project on your cruise tomorrow night.

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That’s it . . . more to come

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Gung Ho and Gangway

Wow, where did the month of June go? We’re counting the days until we weigh anchor and begin our voyage on the Catty Cruise beginning July 25. Meanwhile, your Stewards and Boatswain Catty Cruise crew have been playing with the toys from the new catalog.

Check out Connie Collins  Water Lilly using the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper and Daisey Big Shot Die. Her color combinations, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plumb, Barely Banana, and Old Olive, are stunning!

Lee Ann Greff also made an amazing project with the new colors, Razzleberry Lemonade paper and the Daisey Big Shot Die.  Go take a peek at her Butterfly Box.

You won’t believe that the background on Vickie Burdick’s card comes from the same Razzleberry Lemonade paper. This card is so stunning and has such a gentle beauty. And, guess what, it also uses the Daisey die.

All of these fabulous stampers used the designer paper and Big Shot die, but what amazingly different and beautiful projects they made.

Be sure you don’t miss the boat. Mark on your calendars, bookmark their sites and join these three and all the other cruise members on July 25. Meanwhile, be sure to visit all the cruise members by following their links on the side bar.

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Ahoy Me Hearties!

Grab yer favorite Grog and be joinin us fer the

great grand Catty Cruise. 

So, Landlubbers, what is  a Catty Cruise you ask?  Well, Catty is our affectionate name for the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  And our Cruise is a blast of creativity by some of the brightest stars of the Stampin’ Up! blogsphere.

Our crew of 12 crafters (Stewards) will give you a treasure map of the great bounty to be found in the new catalog. Our blogs (or ports of call) will feature cards, 3D items, scrapbook pages, etc., using products unveiled in the newest catalog.  After you disembark onto one port of call, that blog will help you navigate to the next port of call where you can gather your treasure and rejoin the cruise to the next stop.

There’s more! We have a fabulous Boatswain crew. For you Landlubbers, Boatswain means “deck crew” in sailor talk. Get it? These fabulous crafters are on deck in case one of our Stewards has to jump ship and leave the cruise. They are incredible craft artists who are equally as talented as our Stewards, they just didn’t get into the cruise lineup in time. You’ll want to visit them, too. 

We’re anchored ashore for now, but bookmark or subscribe to this site or any of the ports of call in the sidebar to the right to make sure you don’t miss the boat. Our ship will leave her port on July 25, 2009. Don’t be stuck in steerage – embark with us on July 25.

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