#OnStage2018 Orlando, FL

The much anticipated event has arrived! After a very long day of travel and what seemed like endless walking through airports, the Orange County Convention Center (the entire length of Concourse H there and back – parking was at Ballroom F but our event is at Ballroom A) and then the winding hallway of our hotel at which our room is at the very end of the hallway, I am not sure how long my ankle is going to last. But we are all here and safe with an adventure awaiting us!

This trip is also a little sad for me. This is my first OnStage event since my Demonstrator friend Beth Grace died from cancer earlier this year. She was my roommate at my very first convention in 2010 and from then on whenever we both attended out of town events we were roomies. While I was waiting at the baggage carousel I encountered several demonstrators who were also members of Jennifer Cotton’s downline (along with Beth) who recognized me which made me think of Beth which then made me tear up. I am sure this will happen many times over the next few days – I sure do miss you my friend.

Since I am titled at Bronze Elite (good sales but no recruits!) I did not qualify for the CenterStage event that was held this evening. I can only imagine the marvelous time those who are Silver Elite and above are having this evening. Someday I will be joining them …

Today I was able to pick up my registration packet which contains our bag and other items. With this year marking the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! the items reflect this momentous occasion.

I love it all!

Ok it is VERY late and my day starts really early tomorrow so it is time for me to say goodnight.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A Beautiful Petal Promenade #OnStage2018 Swap

Greetings my stamping friends.  I have one sample of my second and last swap card for OnStage in Orlando, FL (I will be taking the pieces for the remaining cards that I need to assemble with me to finish when I arrive!).  I used a collection of products from the Annual Catalog that I fell in love with when I first saw them back in April but I just now got around to purchasing the stamp set and coordinating framelits during the recent Birthday stamp sale.  Here is my swap card for my INK Group swap – SPOILER ALERT for those who are participating!

I threw this design together late yesterday and finished it up today.  Not bad for creating on the fly, right?

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.  All of my tutorials are shared with you for FREE!

I will try and post from OnStage – we can actually show you all the new stuff instead of keeping it secret; I just can’t show you the new catalog (Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Brochure) which I will received while there!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

P.S.  If you would like to join me at the next OnStage event in April, become a demonstrator by joining my team and help me promote in title to Silver!  I have the required sales, I just need recruits.  If you want more information about the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, ask me or click the “Join the Fun!” link at the top of my blog.

 

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Snowflake Showcase Limited Time Offer

Let it snow!  Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.  With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!  These products are only available through November 30, 2018 or while supplies last.

To make your ordering of these products a snap, here are the product thumbnails directly to my online store.  A simple click will add them to your shopping cart!

Here are some samples from the Stampin’ Up! design team:

Dates: November 1–30, 2018

  • No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
  • Products available while supplies last until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Items may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order
  • Items may be included as part of a Starter Kit

Deadlines:

  • Phone: November 30, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: November 30, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

If you love snowflakes, then these limited time products are perfect for you to add to your crafting arsenal.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Falling for Leaves #OnStage2018 Swap

I am counting down the days, hours and minutes until I catch my flight to Orlando, FL to join my friends and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Stampin’ Up!  I have been busy (procrastinating) on swaps and other plans related to my trip and feel a little like a hamster running around on a wheel.

I finally finished one of my swap cards (I really need to get the lead out!) that I can share with you.  The layout was inspired by a friend and fellow demonstrator, Celia Cawthon.

I decided on my swap cards to remove the button and just use the braided linen trim bow but didn’t want to retake my photos so use your imagination.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a simple click on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any design elements of this card, please do not hesitate to ask me.  As a reminder, I offer my tutorials for FREE.

Thank you again for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Some Holiday Catalog Items No Longer Available in U.S.

Due to their popularity, sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders and are being shut off (deactivated) from ordering.  Since any future shipments of these products will not be received from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at ($11.00 USD). This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible.  If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by.  I have another post that I will be sharing with you shortly of a card that I will be swapping at OnStage this week!  Stay tuned.

Linda

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May Good Things Grow – March 2018 Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends.  I apologize for my absence but I have been tending to family emergencies.  My husband checked himself into the hospital on Tuesday morning and wasn’t released until Friday afternoon.  It was a bit frightening to go through the whole ordeal and wait on test results but he is on medications which we hope will strengthen his heart and we are implementing some lifestyle changes pronto!

I am sharing with you today another Paper Pumpkin kit that I started working on last week.  This one is from March 2018 and is adorable.  It contained supplies to make eight greeting cards (four each of two designs) and eight “seed packets” (four each of two designs).  Here are the finished projects:

And here is the video from Stampin’ Up! that demonstrated everything that came in the little box of magic for just $19.95!

Don’t forget if you want to get the Holiday Paper Pumpkin kit for 2018 to subscribe or reactivate your subscription before November 10, 2018.  You can become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale – October 23, 2018

Put on your party hats, and get ready to save. It’s time for It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale! For 24 HOURS ONLY, you can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be gone in a flash, so be sure to place your orders ASAP!

Here are the stamp sets that are included in the sale:

For a better image and pricing information, here is a link to a flyer which includes the catalog page, original price and discounted price of each stamp set:

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PROMOTION DETAILS:

    All selected sets are offered at a 15% discount.
    All order types qualify for this promotion (e.g., customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
    All selected stamp sets may be applied to Starter Kits.
    Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period. Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted. 
    If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits. 
    In the event that we run out of any stamp sets, we will honor the discounted price as long as the order is closed within the promotion deadlines. You will receive your discounted stamp set as soon we are able to fulfil your order.

ORDERING DEADLINES:

    Phone: October 23, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
    OEX/Online: October 23, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

If you have any questions regarding this 24 hour sale, need help placing an order or if I can be of assistance with anything related to Stampin’ Up!, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin – Friends of a Feather

Greetings once again my stamping friends.  Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin kit with you, this one was the October 2018 kit – Friends of a Feather.  This kit made 8 cards (4 each of two designs) and I have lots of left over pieces that I can use on other projects!  Here are the cards, which are pretty much as designed in the kit with a small modification by me.

I added the light turquoise leaf on the front.

I added the navy leaf sprig on the tag.

Here is the video from Stampin’ Up! which shows everything that is included in the kit and how to assemble the cards.

That is a lot of stuff for $19.95, right!  This is a great way to slowly build your stamp and ink supplies.  Get some of your friends to subscribe as well and you can gather together and put your kits together and have a day of fun while doing so.

If you have any questions on how a Paper Pumpkin subscription works, do not hesitate to contact me.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you decide to subscribe.  HERE is a link to make it easier for you to do so.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights

Greetings my stamping friends.  I am going to share with you today the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit – Frights & Delights – which makes the cutest treat bags I have seen in a while, or maybe ever!

I absolutely love my Paper Pumpkin subscription because the little box always contains everything I need to make that month’s projects – whether they be cards or 3-D gift items – including an ink spot and an exclusive stamp set for $19.95 (US).  All I needed to add to this project were the delicious chocolates in the bag.  YUM!

If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to get this year’s Holiday kit, now is the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by November 10, you will receive a specially-designed box filled with everything you need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday for $19.95 per kit (US).

What will the kit be for this Holiday?  All we know is that you will receive materials to make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs) and that the box design is a great sneak peek of what’s inside.  Coordinating colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.

If you are not yet a subscriber and want to be sure you get this kit in the mail in November, click HERE before November 10 to subscribe!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Takeout Treats (or Tricks)

Greetings my stamping friends.  As the temperatures are going to change drastically overnight I thought I would share a Halloween treat project with you.  I managed to get another order processed with some of the new Halloween products from the Holiday Catalog and I have the greatest of intentions to make cute treats for my neighbors and dearest friends.

Here is one such treat holder:

Now I just need to find something worthy to put inside each little box!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this treat box which can be added to your shopping cart by simply clicking on the thumbnails below:

I also used floral wire that I wrapped around a paint brush handle to create the floating spring for the flying ghost.

If you have any questions regarding any design elements of these treat boxes, do not hesitate to ask me.  My tutorials are always FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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