Friday, December 9, 2016

On Stage Swap #1

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing with you one of the swaps I made for On Stage Local.  I made a clean and simple card front using the Acorny Thank You stamp set paired with the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used the "Dropping In to Say Hi" sentiment because, even though I have acorns on the front, I didn't want the card to be overly Autumnal in theme.



To add some interest to the acorns, I did some heat embossing.  The new Copper Stampin' Emboss powder is one of my favorite things.  I use it all of the time.  It's such a refreshing new metallic shade to use.  The coordinating punch lets you cut out the acorns super fast and easy.  No fussy cutting and no need to lug out the Big Shot!


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On Stage Local - Why I Love Stampin' Up!

Well, I really should have written this blog post a month ago but it's better late then never, right? 

I'm going to tell you all about my time at the On Stage Local event I attended at the beginning of November.  One of the best things about being a demonstrator is that you get to attend events held by Stampin' Up!  They hold On Stage events twice a year.  This year one of the local events was in New Jersey!  I was so happy to see that!  I have driven many hours to attend events in the past so it was nice to go to a local place.  


Arriving at the Meadowlands Expo Center!

For this event, it was all about the new 2017 Occasions and 2017 Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  I love being one of the first people to see new items.  I always get excited and the creative juices start to flow.  
The view from my seat.
As the room began to fill with demonstrators, the swapping really got into full swing!  For those of you who do not know, at these events demonstrators who choose to, will created either card fronts or full size cards and then swap with other demonstrators.  I always save at least one of each of my creations to show off to my customers and on my blog.  It's a fantastic way for the demos to share their talents, and we all learn from each other.  Then we can pass along the inspiration to you, our wonderful customers!

All swapped out!

This year I made 45 swaps, and I was able to swap them all!  I was so happy!  In years past, I had made too many and brought home multiples of my own items.  This year my number of swaps was just right.  Look at that full swap tote!!!  I"ll be photographing them and showing them off on my blog soon.  

This year's theme: Celebrating You

Lots of Hot Air Balloons in the decor...I wonder why...

While at On Stage Local, we were able to see stamping demonstrations and presentations from the On Stage Live event that was happening in Australia.  How fun would it be to attend one in Oz???  They streamed in some demonstrations for us to watch, and my favorites are always the ones done by Shelli Gardner, the co-founder of Stampin' Up!  
Getting to watch Shelli stamp!

I know you have been waiting for this...you want to know about my loot!  LOL!  Stampin' Up! really treats their demonstrators well.  I went home with over $100 in current and sneak peek product.  It was fabulous!  I also was able to complete 4 make and takes using brand new product from the Occasions catalog.  I will be showing you those in a future blog post. But back to my freebies....for the first time EVER, I won prize patrol!  I was so excited!!!!!

Showing off my new stamp set!
It was such a wonderful day and I cannot wait for the next one in April.  

If you are wondering how you can become a demonstrator and get to go to these events, it's really simple.  At the top of this page is a tab to "Join My Team".  Just click on that it takes to you more information on how to become a demonstrator.  I welcome hobby demos on my team!!!  If you are going to be placing a $125 order anyway, you can sign up as a demo and receive $125 in product for $99 with no commitment.  

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Year End Close Out Sale


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to: The Chalkboard Technique

Have you ever wanted to give your stamping projects a chalky look?  The chalkboard technique is a really easy way to make an awesome looking card!  Just check out this video from the SU home office for a how to on the chalkboard technique.



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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

25% Off Stamps - Last Day

Hi everyone!  

Just a quick reminder that today is the final day of the 25% off sale at Stampin' Up!  Below you will find a list of stamp sets that are on sale for just one more day!  Sale ends November 30th, 11:59 MTN time.  Don't miss out!  And be sure to use my hostess code if your order is less than $150 - see below for details.




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Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!


Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, there will be 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

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