Wednesday, November 23, 2016

OnStage: Part 2

I'm back with more to share about my OnStage experience today! If you want to see the first part, click here. I was blessed to be chosen as one of six display stampers for the Phoenix event. I had to apply for this; maybe some of you remember my application blog post. At the end of August, I received a box with brand new products - products that won't be available for customers to purchase until January 4! I was required to keep the contents of the box a secret, but now I can share!

I received two stamp sets, Nailed It and Urban District, along with a few coordinating products - the Hexagons Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder, Urban Underground Embellishments, Urban Underground Cardstock Pack and the Build It Framelits Dies. I also received some products from the Annual Catalog - Silver Foil Paper, Delightful Dijon Ribbon, and Metallic Enamel Shapes.

My task was to create 15 projects - cards, scrapbook pages, and 3D items. Today I'm going to share with you the projects I created. These products are probably not ones I would have ordered, but it was fun to try them out, and I would most definitely do it again!

The new products used in these projects will be available to you on January 4 OR during the preorder period on December 1 if you are a demonstrator. Now is a great time to purchase the starter kit! You can choose from the Online Extravaganza sale items to add to your starter kit and then you'll be able to preorder new products PLUS participate on the demonstrator side of Sale-a-bration in January, February, and March to earn even more free stuff! Contact me if you would like more information.

Stay tuned for Part 3 of my OnStage experience. I'll be sharing pictures of some of the displays and samples, as well as the Make and Takes that we made that day.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 18, 2016

OnStage: Part 1

Today I am beginning a three-part series about my OnStage experience. So grab a cup of cocoa (the current drink of choice at our house) or coffee and enjoy!

OnStage is the name Stampin' Up! has given to their demonstrator events or conferences. These events happen twice a year, in April and November. There is a big three-day event that rotates between North America, Europe, and the South Pacific, and then local one-day events in various locations. This time, the big event was in Brisbane, Australia. I attended a local event in Phoenix.

During the event, Stampin' Up! really spoils us! While I was standing in the check-in line, I won a package of Enamel Dots. We received a canvas bag, a really cute little notebook/planner, and numerous giveaways. Here's a picture of most of what I came home with.

I loved that the "theme" was hot air balloons! Those of you who have known me for awhile know how much I love them! The notebook/planner includes lots of space for taking notes and planning your classes and events. There were also specific spots to take notes on the presentations that day.

This was my nametag for the day. They did a lot of recognition at the event, and I got to stand for Annual Recruiting. In order to receive that ribbon, you had to have 1-4 qualified recruits (members of your team who reach $900 in personal sales). I had two in the past year. Those demonstrators who had 5 or more got to walk across the stage. Maybe next time!

And finally, here are the stamp sets I received at the event. I haven't had time to ink them up yet, but hopefully soon!

I have two more posts planned for you in this series. I will be sharing my display samples, as well as more pictures from the event and other demonstrator's samples. Stay tuned!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Card Club: Star of Light

Have you thought about Christmas cards yet? I know I'm not finished with mine. If you need some quick and easy cards, this month's Christmas Card Club is for you! You'll get to do a little stamping and assembling, but the rest of the work is done for you!

This month's kit features the Star of Light stamp set. It is one of my favorite sets in this year's Holiday Catalog, and the coordinating framelits make it even better! When you purchase the club this month, you'll receive the Star of Light stamp set and supplies and instructions to make 16 cards (4 each of the cards pictured below), plus envelopes.

The cost of the kit is $54.00 plus $6.00 shipping, or $80.00 plus $6.00 shipping if you'd like to add on the framelits. The ink colors I used are Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy. You may add those on as well for $6.50 each (no additional shipping or tax). Please contact me by Monday, November 28 if you would like to purchase this month's kit. Kits will ship on or before December 7 so you can finish up those cards in time for Christmas!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sneak Peek: Lift Me Up

Good afternoon! Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Local event in Phoenix. OnStage events are held for demonstrators twice a year, and include lots of new products and previews of upcoming catalogs. In this case, we got to see the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. The event was so much fun, and I have a lot to share with you in the coming weeks!

Another perk of attending these events is the chance to preorder a selection of products before the preorder period begins. My box of goodies arrived yesterday evening, so of course I had to use some of them right away!

The suite of products I used is my absolute favorite! I needed a thank you card to send to the friends we stayed with while we were in Phoenix, and I love how it came out!

Most of these products will not be available for purchase until January 4, but demonstrators can preorder them beginning December 1. Now is a great time to join my team and take advantage of this benefit!

I will be putting together my mailing list for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs this month too. If you have made a purchase from me within the last 6 months, you are already on my list. If you are not included in that group but would like to receive the catalogs, just let me know and I will add you to the list! I can tell you that everything in them is amazing!

Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Carried Away DSP
Accessories & Tools: Up & Away Thinlits, Big Shot, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Metallic Thread, Metallic Enamel Shapes

Happy Stamping!