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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Picture Perfect Birthday Happiness Blooms Double Gate Fold OnStage Swap

In addition to the Stamp Share For Leaders swap I did at OnStage, our Sunshine Stampers group also worked with another local demonstrator group to do a Fancy Fold swap. This was the card I made, which is CASE'd from Tammy B.

It's a Double Gate Fold 

I started with a 5 1/2 x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper, scored at 2, 4, 8, and 10". Then I made a mark 2 3/4" down from the top of each outside edge. Then I used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut from that mark to the first fold for each end. Those triangle pieces were then flipped and attached at the bottom.

The white layer inside is 3 3/4 x 5 1/4". I had some strips of DSP left, so I attached them at the top.

Here are all the different versions. I used up a whole pack of DSP!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Love What You Do Share What You Love OnStage Swap

I signed up for a swap with the Stamp Share For Leaders group at OnStage in Minneapolis earlier this month. We needed to make 56 cards. I decided to use some products I figured would be retiring (Designer Series Paper rarely carries over and I figured the ribbon wouldn't either) and came up with this card. The layout could be used for so many different products/themes!

I had to use two different designs of paper to get enough for all the cards.

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

Here's all my circles after they were stamped:

And my first version, before I decided to use Mint Macaron for the embossed piece:

The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder, and Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon are all retiring. Get them before they're gone!

Friday, April 26, 2019

OnStage Gift From Jan

Jan, one of the other ladies in our group, also gave us all a gift at OnStage:

post-it notes, flags, and chocolate!

Everything is better with chocolate!

Thanks Jan!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

OnStage Gift From Amy

My Downline Amy gave us all a New Catalog Survival Kit at OnStage:

tea, post-it notes, pen, highlighter, band-aid (in case of paper cuts!) and chocolate!

Thank you Amy!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

OnStage Gift From Betty

Betty always gives us a little something when we go to Stampin' Up! events. This year she gave us these cute pencil bags full of goodies!

paperclips, SNAIL, pens, Stampin' Blends, and chocolate!

Thank you Betty!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

OnStage Make & Take Hugs From Shelli

The last Make & Take was a sneak peek of the May Paper Pumpkin kit! Shelli helped design it! This is a note card and coordinating envelope.

If you like this card, keep reading to find out how you can make it and more like it!

This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition.
The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

About the "Shelli" Kit
Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.
Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet, click HERE to get started!

Monday, April 22, 2019

OnStage Make & Take Floral Essence

Another Make & Take we did at OnStage last weekend. Isn't that paper gorgeous?

Stamp Set: Floral Essence

Accessories: Perennial Flower Punch, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, Perennial Essence Floral Centers, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Paper Snips

Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Whisper White

Friday, April 19, 2019

OnStage Make & Take Sailing Home

This is my favorite of the Make & Takes from OnStage last weekend. Because we aren't going to have the Big Shot in the new catalog, we didn't do any die-cutting at OnStage. They had a punch to use for the verse and the rest was just stamped. I decided to wait until I got my stamp set and dies from my pre-order (one of the perks of being a demonstrator and going to OnStage!) to make it the way it was originally. And yes, I did 2 Day Air shipping on my order! Shh! Don't tell John! ;)

Stamp Set: Sailing Home

Accessories: Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Night Of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets, Note Cards & Envelopes, Watercolor Paper, AquaPainter, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Colors: Crumb Cake, Night Of Navy, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Thursday, April 18, 2019

OnStage Make & Take It Starts With Art

Here's the second Make & Take from OnStage last weekend. So cute!

Stamp Set: It Starts With Art

Accessories: Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

Colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

There will be coordinating dies for this stamp set, and a cute button embossing folder! Wait until you see the cute little boxes and washi tape with the Stampin' Up! logo on them!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

OnStage Make & Take Free As A Bird

We always get to do Make & Takes at OnStage, and last weekend's event in Minneapolis was no different. Here's the first one we did: 

Stamp Set: Free As A Bird

Accessories: Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Blends

Colors: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White

The saying is "The world needs more of you"

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

OnStage Minneapolis

I went to Stampin' Up!'s OnStage last weekend in Minneapolis with about 1500 of my closest friends!

Here's a small portion of the room from our table

We always have fun when we get together! Maybe a little too much fun! This was in the morning in the parking garage. That's me on the luggage cart! Sandy offered me a ride back to the door and I couldn't say no. 

Deb always has her nails done, but she had them done really special for the weekend! 

Stampin' Up! gives us each a bag (different every time!) full of goodies!
The new catalog, stamp set, notebook, file folders, clip board, and pens, which I forgot to grab so they're in the next picture. We all got a stamp set for a door prize and a pack of new Designer Series Paper, too!

After we were done with the Make & Takes, we got to divide up the supplies we used! This is what I got, plus the pens I forgot to put in the previous picture.

These are all the swaps I received!

The next OnStage is in November. The live event is in Germany (it was in New Zealand last week!), but there will be four locals in the US. The closest one is in Michigan. Not sure which one I want to go to yet...

If you'd like to join us for all this fun, sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I would love to welcome you to my team and share all the experiences we have with this awesome company!

Monday, April 15, 2019

2018-2019 Annual Catalog & 2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring Lists

Stampin' Up! has published the Retiring List! 
Here are the links for the PDF files (below each catalog picture):

All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3rd. 

Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, they will have guaranteed availability until May 24th; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.

Wood-Mount stamp sets are going away completely (except for background stamps) and Clear-Mount stamp sets will be changing over to Cling stamp sets. Many of the stamp sets that are being retired are actually being changed over and are not going away!

Bundles are only available for the catalog they are published in- the items may still be available in a future catalog but the bundle pricing will not.

You can contact me to order, but I can't guarantee things won't sell out below I get an order placed. Your best bet is to go to my Online Store and place your order there. If an item isn't shown, it's sold out.

Happy Stamping and Shopping! 

Lovely As A Tree Is Retiring!

OnStage was awesome! I'll be sharing more pictures soon. But first I had to share one of the biggest announcements...Lovely As A Tree is retiring! It has been in the Stampin' Up! catalog since 2001!

The Retiring List will be announced this afternoon. I'll post it here as soon as I can. Until then, let me know how you feel about Lovely As A Tree retiring! I'm quite surprised and a little bit sad!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Little Elephant Amazing Life Birthday Cheer

Chase's girlfriend just had a birthday this week. She loves elephants and her favorite color is purple, so this is the card I made for her:

Since I was able to hand deliver it, I did two layers of Dimensionals! No worries about extra postage because it was too thick or heavy.

the inside