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Friday, April 27, 2018

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

Did you notice the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and stamp set on page 16 of the Occasions Catalog? The stamp set is carrying over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog but the kit is not. Don't miss out! You need to order one (or more!) of these before they're gone! The kit makes 16 standard (4 1/4 x 5 1/2") cards, 4 each of 4 designs, and there are envelopes and a matching box with monthly dividers to store them in.

The completed set

The finished cards

Why not order several kits and get your friends together to make them!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

OnStage Make & Take: Share What You Love Suite

The last Make & Take from OnStage highlights the Share What You Love Suite that will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that starts on June 1st. There will also be a special in May where you will be able to order some of these new products in bundles! You're going to love them!

Stamp Set: Love What You Do

Accessories: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pearlized Doilies, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls,
also 1/2" Circle Punch and Dimensionals

Colors: Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White

Wait until you see this Designer Series Paper! It comes in a huge pack of 24 12x12" sheets, so you get four each of six double-sided designs. And four of the designs have a translucent, pearlized finish. Have you noticed a theme? Lots of pearls for the 30 Year Anniversary of Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

OnStage Make & Take: Nature's Poem Suite

The third Make & Take from OnStage highlights the Nature's Poem Suite that will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that starts June 1st. This new stamp set is going to give Lovely As A Tree some competition, as it has coordinating framelits!

Stamp Set: Rooted In Nature

Accessories: Nature's Roots Framelits, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature's Twine, Leaves Trinkets,
also Paper Snips, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals

Colors: Grapefruit Grove (new In Color), Mint Macaron (returning In Color), Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Wait until you see the rest of the stamps in this set! You're going to love it! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

OnStage Make & Take: Delightfully Detailed Suite

The second Make & Take from OnStage highlights the Delightfully Detailed Suite that will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that starts June 1st. This is a note card and matching envelope.

Stamp Set: Detailed With Love

Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Detailed Trio Punch, 5/8" Polka Dot Ribbon, Faceted Dots,
also Paper Snips and Dimensionals

Colors: Grapefruit Grove (new In Color), Mint Macaron (returning In Color)

Wait until you see these in person! The note cards are printed with a watercolor wash in Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss. And the Laser-Cut Paper is gorgeous! Very detailed and white on one side, vanilla on the other!

Monday, April 23, 2018

OnStage Make & Take: Graceful Glass Suite

At OnStage we had did four Make & Takes highlighting new products that will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that starts June 1st. Here's the first one, using the "Graceful Glass" suite 

Stamp Set: Painted Glass

Accessories: Graceful Glass 6x6" Designer Vellum, Black 1/8" Cord, 
also Paper Snips, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals

Colors: Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick (new In Color), Pineapple Punch (new In Color), Whisper White

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jan's Sunshine Wishes Pocket Bag Tag

One of the ladies in our group, Jan, made all of us tags for our OnStage bags in Milwaukee. She is such a sweetheart and the tags are so cute! Perfect for our group, which is called the Sunshine Stampers!

There was also two Ghirardelli chocolates inside! They didn't make it home or into the picture! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Betty's Celebrate You Springtime Foil Two-Pocket Card

Betty gave everyone in our group who attended OnStage this gorgeous card made with the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration:

Here's the inside- two pockets:

The Celebrate You Thinlits were a Sale-A-Bration choice, but they will be in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that starts June 1st!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Ink Pads

Stampin' Up! has redesigned their stamp pads! They're easier to open, have a tighter fit, are stackable, and they improved labels, including one to put on the inside so you can see what color you're using when the pad is open. You can read about the changes from Stampin' Up! HERE, but I thought I'd share some pictures of the ink pad I received at OnStage.

Instead of pushing the top of the pad to open, all you have to do is lift!

Flipped all the way open

And slid together - notice the color label!

Old style next to the new style - the actual ink pad inside is the same size

Here's the new one with my old ones

I'm excited about the new design! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

OnStage Milwaukee Goodies

Stampin' Up! always gives us lots of goodies at an event, and this OnStage was no exception!

A reversible tote bag, my name tag, the new catalog (!), a new stamp set, a planner, pack of 3 pens, and the agenda for the day (I put that there to show the logo, but then ended up covering it with the pens- oops!)

I came home with five stamp sets total! 1 in the bag, 1 from prize patrol, 1 all attendee give away, and 2 from our make and takes (we got to divide up all the supplies between the 6 of us at our table- that's how I got the dots, twine and punch)

The next OnStage is going to be in Orlando in November and will be the final celebration of Stampin' Up's 30th Anniversary year! If you want to join us, you need to be a demonstrator! Ask me for more information if you're interested! We'd love to have you!

Monday, April 16, 2018

OnStage CentreStage Milwaukee, NEW 2018-2019 Catalog!

I went to Milwaukee April 6-8 for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage. It's our twice a year Convention and is so much fun! Especially since I got to go to CentreStage, which is a special event Friday night for Demonstrators that are Silver Elite and up. There was a delicious buffet dinner (turkey, pulled pork, beans, creamed corn, rolls, and peach cobbler for dessert). Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin' Up! was our emcee! She did some stamping and shared lots of great ideas and information! We also got the new catalog! WOW! I don't know how they do it, but every year gets better and better!

My official certificate came in the mail just before I left. Thank you to everyone who helped me achieve this promotion!

Here's a picture of all the goodies I received at CentreStage:

Clockwise from top left: insulated mug, box with the 30th anniversary logo that had the cool light box in it, a tambourine to make noise during CentreStage, a new style ink pad, In Color Markers, invitation to CentreStage, notebook and pencil, new velvet ribbon, and a color swatch with samples of all the cardstock colors!

And here is the new catalog!

Isn't it gorgeous? All the colors! Can't wait for it to start on June 1st!

I should have catalogs to start handing out mid-May. Let me know if you would like one!

Shelli and Sterling were on our flight from Milwaukee to Minneapolis (they had a layover in Minneapolis before flying back to Salt Lake City). My downline Sandy asked Shelli to sign her catalog. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

USE IT UP Love You Lots Hedgehog Friends

I used a retired stamp set and In Color Envelope Paper on these cards, but in my defense, they weren't retired when I started them! Do you ever start projects and set them aside for "later" and then find them WAY later? That's what happened with all of the cards I've shared this week! That's why I've been trying to get them done and get caught up!

Colors: Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, Whisper White

Retired Stamp Set: Love You Lots (Host set from 2016-2017 Annual Catalog)