Circle Circus Stamp Set & Lattice Big Shot Die

8/29/2009 08:48:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (2)

This is the third card in the cards that I made using the CIRCLE CIRCUS stamp set. This one is quite similiar to the card that I made for my 2009 Stampin' Up! Convention in Utah.

I first cut the LATTICE DIE on my BIG SHOT. I stamped the CIRCLE CIRCUS circles and punched them out. I then glued them to the back of the LATTICE. Once the glue dried, I added some DAZZLING DIAMONDS to the artwork.

Do you notice the green buttons? Stampin' Up! doesn't carry all of our amazing colors in our corduroy buttons. You can very easily dye them (use KRAFT COLORED BUTTONS) using the Stampin' Up! REINKERS. I squirted a bit of reinker on each button. My crafty friend, Eileen, told me that I can also easily use a paintbrush to paint a lil' REINKER on each button.

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ACT FAST! This amazing deal is only good until August 31st!

8/29/2009 07:19:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

Circle Circus Resist Card

8/26/2009 06:57:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

CIRCLE CIRCUS is such a great stamp set! Here is another cool card that you can make using that step set. This card was done using the EMBOSSING RESIST Technique found on I hope you enjoy it! I would love to hear your comments--you can post them near the title of this particular blog post! Thanks a ton!

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Circle Circus Topiary

8/25/2009 01:45:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

One of my FAVORITE stamp sets is CIRCLE CIRCUS from Stampin' Up! It is so versatile. I will be sharing three different cards with you using this stamp set. This card is CASEd from an idea that I saw on where I go for inspiration.

Stamp Set: Circle Circus
Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Dusty Durango CS, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Ink: Dusty Durango Classic Ink
Accessories: Tag Punch, Stampin' Up! Circle Punches

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Local Businesswoman Honored with Founder’s Circle Recognition

8/21/2009 10:30:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (2)

Heidi Davenport Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator, (917)280-1095,,,

New York, NY-Stampin’ Up! recently recognized local businesswoman Heidi Davenport with an invitation to attend the company’s annual Founder’s Circle weekend retreat. This prestigious event honors Stampin’ Up!’s most successful demonstrators with a weekend dedicated to rewarding these outstanding individuals for their commitment and dedication.
Founder’s Circle members are top achievers in several different Achievement Award categories, such as Top Personal Sales and Top Recruiting. Heidi was honored specifically in a category of Demonstrator of the Year. This category honors the top 100 demonstrators out of all the thousands of demonstrators in the United States who have shown leadership and a balanced, successful approach in developing their business. This award is only presented to demonstrators who have been with the company for more than six months.
Heidi will join other demonstrators from the United States and Canada for three relaxing and inspiring days in St. George, Utah. Also in attendance will be Stampin’ Up! Cofounder and CEO Shelli Gardner.
“Every year, I look forward to Founder’s Circle and the opportunity it provides for me to spend valuable one-on-one time with the exemplary leaders and business builders who have earned this trip,” says Gardner. “The Founder’s Circle Retreat is exactly that—a retreat from the hectic demands these women face every day, and we strive to pamper and reward these demonstrators, who have contributed so much to Stampin’ Up!’s success. We want them to know how much we appreciate their hard work and commitment by giving them an experience they will remember for years to come.”

Earning a spot in the Founder’s Club is one of the most sought-after awards for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, who recognize the deep respect these businesspeople receive. These demonstrators exemplify all that Stampin’ Up! represents and work hard to share their love for creativity and stamping with others as they strive to make a difference in the world around them.

”My focus has been to connect people through the love of crafting. Stampin’ Up! has given me the opportunity to meet new friends, build a business and touch lives all while doing something that I love. I am honored to have earned this award from Stampin’ Up!,” Heidi Davenport.
About Stampin’ Up!
Stampin’ Up!, a 20-year old, multi-million dollar direct-sales company, offers an exclusive line of decorative stamp sets and accessories for home d├ęcor, greeting cards, craft projects and scrapbooking. Currently, tens of thousands of demonstrators from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom teach the art of stamping. Stampin’ Up! operates two state-of-the-art facilities including an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Kanab, Utah; and a 300,000-square-foot corporate office, distribution center and demonstrator support call-center in Riverton, Utah. For more information call 801.257.5329 or visit

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Mojo Monday Card Post

8/18/2009 08:40:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

I recently thought it would be fun to do something to push myself creatively. I came across the MOJO MONDAY site on Mary Fish's Blog. (I LOVE her blog!)

Here, I found a cool card sketch and used it to make my own version of a card which we did in the Technique Tuesday class at THE MECCA tonight.

SUPPLIES--ALL Stampin' Up!
Cardstock/Paper-Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Stamps-Razzle Dazzle
Ink-Basic Black
Accessories--Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, Top Note Big Shot Die

Want to shop online? Check out my online site!

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You could be #24!

8/18/2009 11:32:00 AM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

Just a few days ago, CHRISTINE RODRIGUEZ became my 23rd first level downline recruit of my Stampin' Up! Career! She is now also a proud member of the Gotham City Stampers Demonstrator Team.

Right now, Stampin' Up! is offering two great deals to get in on the action!
From July 15–August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!


You can sign up and pick the $199 KIT and get the IN COLOR STAMP PADS as an extra bonus!

At Convention, Stampin' Up! challenged each Demonstrator to recruit ONE new team member! I am hoping to add THREE members to my downline! I would also LOVE to recruit some stampers from outside of the NYC area!

To add to the Stampin' Up! Recruiting Perks, I am offering this sweet deal:

Join The Gotham City Stampers Demonstrator Team
Receive a special gift from Heidi
***a brand new 1"X1 1/4" Simply Adorned Charm ($18.95 value)--It is stunning and opens/closes for you to change the artwork inside!
***A FREE Event on Friday Sept. 11th at 6:30pm at THE MECCA (Heidi's Crafting Room) in New York City--Here we will use my supplies to make several inserts for your charm.
***Live LONG Distance & Can't attend the class?---No problem! I will mail your charm to you. In addition, I will send you a SUPRISE gift to help you enhance your gorgeous jewelry!

Can't resist this amazing team? Go to my Stampin' Up! website at to read more information and to sign up! (CLICK SIGN UP ON THE LEFT HANDLE SIDE OF THE SITE) My special password is newyorkcity

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Founder's Circle 2009

8/11/2009 10:07:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (2)

My team, The Gotham City Stampers, in New York City recently returned from the 2009 Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City. For some of us, we have been there before and for four of our teammates--this was their first Convention. Upon getting our Convention bags, I went to pick up my award from the Awards Booth. One of my accomplishments this year was to have TEN of my downline promote to Senior Associate. This is something that Stampin' Up! rewards with stamp sets, cash and a walk on stage. I knew I earned it and was beyond excited about it. At the Awards Booth, they handed me my stamp sets and then from behind the counter pulled out a SUPER CUTE bag and announced "YOU EARNED FOUNDER'S CIRCLE!!" I was shocked and overwhelmed with emotion. The coolest part is that most of my team was standing there when it happened. I had no idea and nothing could have ever prepared me for that news! (If you are wondering, what is Founder's Circle? SU! awards that to the top 1% of the company.)

One of my friends, Gayle, captured the moment when I first found out! I was crying for hours and continue to when I think about that moment in my life.

This is a picture of most of our team right when I found out this news! I love this picture for so many reasons. If you look closely, the person taking the picture also captured the computer screen with my Awards Information on it! HOW COOL!

At Awards Night, I found out that I was the #78 Top Demonstrator in a company of about 40,000 Demonstrators. This is awarded for sales, recruiting and leadership of my team. WOW! I started the night sitting by one of my role models, Mary Polcin, in the reserved seating for those that earned Founder's Circle. It was one surreal moment after another that night. I was called on stage to meet Shelli Gardner! UNREAL! My team said that I didn't smile much--I have to admit my knees were knocking the whole time!

This is the group of ten that I was honored to be a part of for the Awards Night pictures!
I have to admit that this night was one of the most special nights of my life! I do what I do in Stampin' up! because I love it and my team. I am awarded for that everyday by being surrounded by positive, creative and supportive people who mean the world to me. This night was the icing on the cake! Gotham City Stampers---I LOVE YOU ALL!

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8/09/2009 07:28:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

Back in NYC...stay tuned for lots of new updates!!!!

We have landed in Salt Lake City!

8/03/2009 11:53:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

I am so excited! I have landed in Salt Lake City, Utah with several of my teammates. Melissa, Jenny B, Eileen, Pat and I arrived here earlier today. We spent all day roaming around SLC. We first stopped to eat FABULOUS cheeseburgers right after we checked in. We hopped on a random trolley to see where it would take us! We stopped for drinks, shopping and some fun pictures. We ended our day with amazing food (again) and homemade chocolate chip cookies.

CONFESSION--we snuck into the SLC Convention Center to see the behind the scenes setting up of the upcoming Stampin' Up! Convention. We can't wait!

Tomorrow is another full day of sightseeing! Now, off to bed!

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