#OnStage2018 Orlando Make & Takes & More

Greetings my stamping friends.  I am finally digging out my stuff I brought back with me from Orlando nearly two weeks ago and I had a few of the Make & Take projects that I had not shared with you during the event itself.  Here are two cards we made using new product suites that will be available in the Occasions Catalog that will go live on January 3, 2019.

This card uses a new “distinktive” stamp set called Forever Lovely from the All My Love product suite.  This product suite features everything romantic – think flowers and hearts, pinks, reds and whites with a little bit of Crumb Cake and Sea Foam Green.

This card uses the Bloom by Bloom stamp set from the Happiness Blooms product suite.  This suite of products features bold stamp images and bright colors.

Have you heard the news about our red rubber stamps?  Beginning in January with the release of the Occasions Catalog, Stampin’ Up! will no longer offer “wood-mount” or “clear-mount” red rubber stamp sets.  Instead, the red rubber stamp sets will be called “CLING STAMPS”.  If you had issues with the prior “clear-mount” stamps staying on your acrylic blocks when you attached the image stickers to the top of the stamps, this problem has been resolved.  The new CLING STAMPS have a tackier sticker that is super strong.  For grins, check out this video that we were shown at #OnStage2018 Orlando:

I mean, they really do cling!

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.


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Online Extravaganza – Coming Soon!


For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true.  Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! At Stampin’ Up! we hope you are ready to save big, because we’re throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!


So get out those Wish Lists and see what you must have during the Online Extravaganza! With the 10% savings you will not want to miss your chance to get these items on your list.

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


P.S. Here is a photo from Opening Day at #OnStage2018 Orlando. Can you spot me? I promise I am in this photo!

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#OnStage2018 Orlando Loot Haul!

My apologies for the silence. We have another family emergency in progress involving one of my stepsons and most of our time has been spent towards making sure that he gets the medical care and support he needs to pull through. So far so good …

One of the exciting things about attending a Stampin’ Up! event is the “loot” that you receive as part of your registration packet, Prize Patrols and All Attendee Give Aways! With this year’s event marking the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! I anticipated that this year would be amazing. I was not wrong. Here is what I came home with (not including gifts and swaps from my Demonstrator friends):


The Humming Along and Incredible Like You stamp sets, the Gingham Gala DSP, Tool Kit Pouch and Foldable Tote Bag were All Attendee Give Aways. The Lovely Lattice stamp set was my Prize Patrol. The Amazing Life stamp set and the three notebooks were part of our registration bag, along with some pens and a name badge wallet that i shared with you on Day 1 of the event.

I had a wonderful time and can’t wait until April for the next event.

Speaking of April and the next event, there will be a one day OnStage Local in San Antonio, Texas. These events are open to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators only. I would love to have you join my team and come with me to San Antonio in April. With Sale-a-Bration coming in January the timing couldn’t be better!

If you are interested in more information, please contact me!

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


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#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.


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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.


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


  • 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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:



    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.


    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.


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