More OnStage Swaps & Team Gifts

I’ve got soo many great cards to share with you I’m not sure where to start – so today’s post  will be focusing on some of the cards I made during Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap again. All the sets can be found in our Annual Catalog.

This first one using the Floral Frames stamp set (146505/146508) we heat embossed the image and sentiment using White Embossing Powder and then used our Smoky Slate Blends Combo Pack (145058) to color in the images. So simple – but clearly beautiful as you can see.

And this next card uses the Friendly Expressions stamp set (146670/146673).

Done in Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green with a splatter of our Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046) I think the combination is quite striking.

These two were my favorites from today’s cards – but here are some more great cards too.

How about this fun and vibrant card using the Varied Vases stamp set (146644) and the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (146289)?

And these next two cards are made using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set (146744/146747).

Or how about this one using the Hanging Garden stamp set (146236/146239) and color blocking?

And the final card today is one that uses the Enjoy Live stamp set (148190)?

Can you pick just one favorite? LOL! why not leave me a comment and let me know?

OnStage Team Goodies

And now a little more about OnStage Live in Orlando – I love making these little name tags for my team for event event, after all when there are over 6,000 of the same bag roaming around you want to make sure you can find it, right? And so here is what I came up with for this events bag tag.

Each tag had 3 special charms to commemorate the event plus a special charm that my fellow team member Sue made for the end of each.

She created such a lovely dragonfly charm for me with just wire, beads and pliers. She made it look sooo easy that I can’t wait to give it a try myself when I get a chance. Although something tells me it won’t be quite as easy as she made it look! But then that is the great part about being part of a team, we all have different strengths that we share with each other!

They really looked nice on our bags I think.

I also tried my hand at some special organizers for everyone that a fellow leader shared with me.

I love the way they turned out and the little post it holders with flags for marking our new catties!

And what can I say I was having way too much fun playing in my classroom – so everyone received a little OnStage Live Survival Kit too.

Filled with everything you might need for our 3 day event. I found this cute little list and adjusted it to my needs.

What can I say, I appreciate and value my team and the richness they bring to my life! They are truly a blessing.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more wonderful swaps and some of the display boards from OnStage too!

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Turkeys, Elves & Snowflakes…. Oh my

I LOVE the gift items we can make with our stamps and paper and so today I thought I’d share with you some of the cute little items I received in a swap I organized for OnStage in Orlando.

I’m starting with this adorable Turkey – such a clever idea using the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (148013) and some simple circles.

He holds a little Peppermint Pattie – so simply add a name to his tummy and you’ve got a perfect table setting piece for this Thursday.

And here is another treat made with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set (148046).

Open it and you’ll get a wonderful surprise – Yumm I’ve got to go looking for some of these chocolates myself it was so yummy!

And this cute little box using the Santa’s Workshop suite of products holds some Ghirardelli chocolates.

And this snowflake beautiful box was created with the cool colors of winter – done in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party the box has been brayered with color and spritzed with some Frost White Shimmer Mist. Pops of Silver Foil Paper and some Silver Mini Sequin Trim finish off the elegant look.

The sentiment is from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set (148478).

And here is another treat made with this same sentiment – it’s a great size for all kinds of projects!

This treat was created using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) and a cello bag that holds some Hershey’s Nuggets.

And finally a little top hat treat

I love the simplicity of this little top hat filled with Kisses. I immediately thought of Frosty the Snowman. LOL

I can’t wait to try some of these treat ideas myself – as I do I’ll be sure to share how I created them myself!

I’ve been doing swaps for years with some of these ladies, but this is the first time I’ve done one in person so it was wonderful meeting each other after years of emails and packages. They are just one of the many blessings stamping and being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator has brought into my life.

OnStage CentreStage – Epcot

Stampin’ Up! events are special and because of you all I was able to get a special invitation to CentreStage & Epcot.

I was so excited to be able to qualify for this event for a number of reasons – one of which I’ve never been to Disney in Orlando! Another making making memories, meeting new friends, and see old ones.

Here’s a new friend, Linda Baker, we met on the bus ride over and decided to join forces for the day with Tracey who was meeting me there.

After a full after noon at Epcot’s Wine & Food Festival our CentreStage event included a wonderful evening of deserts & karaoke.

The fried donuts with fresh vanilla bean ice cream were fantastic!

The evening ended with the fireworks display – I was even able to catch a selfie with Sheli and Sarah towards the end of the event!

And of course our first glimpse of the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog! Squeel!

Thank you again for helping me reach my goals and be able to qualify for this event – I couldn’t do it without you my stamping friends and team!

OnLine Extravaganza starts Friday November 23rd – and You’re going to LOVE it!!!

I’ll be posting more details on the 22nd for you until then safe travels

 

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#OnStage Mini Mouse Hand Sanitizer Holder

Today’s project is one that I made for my OnStage attendees – when I ran across these little Mini Mouse Hand Sanitizers at my local Walmart I just couldn’t resist – they were just too cute.

So I wanted to make a little OnStage themed gift for everyone and here is what I came up with.

So what do you think? Cute? And of course it never hurts to have some hand sanitizer with you either.

Want Micky instead? Simply move the bow and make it a bow tie. And why not leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite Micky or Mini.

Want to make some for yourself? I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial for you.

Mini Mouse Hand Sanitizer Holder Video Tutorial

And of course we all love printable versions too – I know I do.

Mini Mouse Hand Sanitizer Holder Tutorial (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

On a personal note I just got back from OnStage Live in Orlando and am soooo excited about our upcoming Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs. I can’t wait for you to see them. I’ll be sharing information and photos from the event over the next week, it will take a bit for me to sort through things so be patient.

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I’ll be finalizing my catalog mailing list next week for those who have placed an order with me over the past 6 months. If you’d like a catalog mailed to you make sure that your Online Order profile is up to date when you place an order with me in my Online Store, so I can mail you a catalog.

Supplies:

Paper: 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper (121045), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black 1/8″ Cord (146350), Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (119861), 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873), and 1/8″ Handheld Punch (134365)

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Harvest Takeout Treat Video Tutorial

Do you love making treats for family and friends? If so you are going to LOVE this adorable little box made with the Takeout Treat Thinlits Dies. It makes treats sooooo quick and easy.

Check out these little Harvest Takeout Treats I made recently for my Stamp A Stack class last week. Wouldn’t they be cute adorning your Thanksgiving table?

They are small but they hold just the right amount of chocolate – I filed mine with these Lindor Truffles. Yum and the wrappers matched my color choice which was a nice coincidence too. LOL!

Here is my final tutorial for you this week

HARVEST TAKEOUT TREAT VIDEO TUTORIAL

And of course my PDF too.

Harvest Takeout Treat Tutorial PDF

enjoy!

Tomorrow is the final day of OnStage here in Orlando and it’s been a blast so far. I hope I’ll be able to share some pictures when I post next week so you can see what I’ve been up too.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tree Rings (143961/143964), Itty Bitty Greetings (146664/146667), and Painted Harvest (144783)

Inks: Soft Suede (147087), Crushed Curry (147115) and Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (147088)

Paper: Joyous Noel glimmer Paper (147817), Soft Suede (115318), Crushed Curry (131199), and  Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Takeout Treat Thinlits Dies (147927), Leaf Punch (144667), and Sprig Punch (148012)

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Rooted in Nature Faux Silk Tutorial

I started this project a while back and got side tracked. Does that ever happen to you? That being said, I’m not admitting to my stack of half finished projects  anything. LOL!

Well the good news is I finally finished it and love the way it turned out so I wanted to share it with you today.

What do you think? Can you see your favorite autumn photo in it? The color is a bit late here in this neck of the state so I haven’t gotten many pictures yet, but hope too still if the rain doesn’t wash things out.

This frame looks like it took along time and is complicated, but really isn’t difficult to do with a few basic supplies. The frame itself is one of those inexpensive $1 frames you can find at your local Walmart or craft store.

Here is a video tutorial for you showing you how I made it. This video is a bit longer than I normally do so I hope you enjoy it.

ROOTED IN NATURE FAUX SILK FRAME VIDEO TUTORIAL

And here is a companion PDF tutorial for you with a complete supply list that includes step by step directions on how I made the focal point.

Rooted in Nature Faux Silk Frame Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (*146479/146482) and Timeless Textures (140514/140517)

Inks: Crushed Curry (147115), Cajun Craze (147085), Soft Suede (147087), and Merry Merlot (147112)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Poppy Parade (119793),  and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies (*146341), Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327), Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (147045), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

Other: frame, white craft paint, rubbing alcohol, paint brush,  and white tissue paper

*Rooted in Nature Bundle 148352/148353

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Lemon Zest Treat Holders

I love lemon and so needless to say I find using the Lemon Zest Stamp Set a lot of fun to use. As I was wondering around my local Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago I found this package of individual Lemonhead Candies, one of my favorites so I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of bags to use as treats.

This treat holder is quick and easy to make and folds flat when you don’t have the box inside so it’s great for travel too.

So not only did I create these for my October Card Class as a little treat, but they’ll be headed to Orlando with me next week as a swap during our OnStage Live event too.

Want to make some too? Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

Lemon Zest Treat Holder Tutorial

And of course I did a PDF for you too!

Lemon Zest Treat Holder (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Lemon Zest (143805/143808)

Inks: Pineapple Punch (147141), Call Me Clover Classic Ink (147139), and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708)

Paper: 2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (146963), Lovely Lipstick (146970), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Lemon Builder Punch (143712), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and Bone Folder (102300)

 

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Trick or Tweet Treat Tents

Today’s treat holder is a quick and easy one that you can make last minute for your holiday treat giving and it holds what else, chocolate! So it will be a hit with your chocolate lovers.

This treat was made using the fun little animal image from the Trick or Tweet stamp set – my favorite for making all those fun Halloween treats! And perfect for these Halloween wrapped chocolate Kisses I found this fall.

Check out this video tutorial so you can make some too.

Trick or Tweet Treat Tent Video Tutorial

And of course I’ve whipped up a PDF with a complete supply list for you too!

Trick or Tweet Treat Tent Tutorial PDF

 

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some birthday inspired cards with you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Trick or Tweets (147725/147722)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (147531), Pumpkin Pie (105117),https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/105117/pumpkin-pie-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock?dbwsdemoid=2048121 Gorgeous Grape (146987), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories:   Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Assorted Stampin’ Blends

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Stampin’ Blends Holder

I’m loving my Stampin’ Blends and as my collection has grown I’ve needed to find a better way to hold them. And since I’m a very visual person I wanted to be able to see the colors easily too, rather than them laying in my drawer. Here is what I came up with after checking out my options.

Want to see how I made it? You’ll need just a couple of things: a package of our Acetate Card Boxes, Tear & Tape,  tag board (such as Designer Series Paper backing), and 12×12 Designer Series Paper of your choice

I will say I have a couple of things I would do differently. I used the white tag board from our Designer Series Paper. I found this was not stiff enough and would use our Glimmer Paper or Specialty Designer Series Paper backing the next time to give it more support. I would also add card stock strips to each layer so that see the color and so I know where to place my markers when I’m finished. (Since each shelf holds 3 combo sets I’d simply cut the 3 colors for each shelf and add them to the top of the heavy tag board to make them pretty!)

(I’ve given you the measurements I used for this project. Just know if you use the thicker tag board the measurements will change a bit so you’ll want to modify the measurements so that they work for you.)

Or if you make it like mine you could lay it on it’s side so the Blends stacked on each other which would help the sagging since the weight would be on the small edge of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Here is how I made mine:

  1. I cut the one flap end off of each box. I measured the box and cut my board backing. (4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″)

2. I repeated this for the number of boxes I wanted. I did the complete package so I had a bit of room to grow.

3. I added Tear & Tape to the tag board backing and then adhered them to each box.

4. I then assembled the boxes

5. Added Tear and Tape to the back side of the tag board backing and stacked them together

At this point I measured the tower of boxes.

5. Cut the tag board sides, and top and added more Tear and Tape. (7″ x 5 3/4″ for sides and 7″ x 4 1/2″ for back)

6. Cut another piece for the bottom and added it with Tear & Tape

So that now my tower looked like this

7.  I took some clear packing tape and taped the seams together on all the sides. This gave me some stability and finished the edges so they were clean.

8. I started to decorate my tower. (I chose some retired Island Indigo Designer Series Paper since it matches my crafting space and all of my storage items are that color at this point.)

9. I measured the back of the box with enough to wrap around it a bit. Adhered it to the back and sides and then the bottom and top of the tower. Trimmed the corners. Added some more Tear & Tape to the side flaps. ( 12″ x 6 1/4″)

10. And adhered things down.

11. Now that the back was done I could move on to the sides – Because I wanted the fewest seams to show I measured two side panels that would have a bit of over hang and wrap the side and top/bottom completely. (5 3/4″ x 12″ scored 1/2″ on one end)

12. So I added some tear and tape to the top section and started to wrap around my tower

scoring with my fingers as I went.

13. Then added a second piece. Adhering again only on the small flap that would be the bottom of my box.

At this point I could wrap the second piece around to make sure things lined up the way I wanted them too. Making sure that the seams were flat and the edges lined up.

14. Now I added more Tear and Tape along the edges where I wanted it and Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the center areas. Then I carefully adhered each side down starting the the bottom (since I wanted the top seam to look the best.)

15. Then I repeated the process for the top piece – added more adhesive  and began wrapping it.

 

Once everything was the way I wanted I wrapped a ribbon around the tower as a handle so that I could easily lift it to move the tower.

That’s it. I love the fact that this tower can be customized the way you want it – make it as tall or short as you’d like. Even make two 5 box towers and attach them to each other! The options are unlimited.

And a quick tip for you: Number your Stampin’ Blends – I’ve put a number on each cap with my Sharpie so that I can quickly see which ones go together. So for instance my Light & Dark Mango Melody has the number 26 on them. Mine happen to be in the order I got them – but you can number them any way you would like.

 

Supplies: 

Accessories: Acetate Card Boxes (1446258), Tear & Tape (138995), and  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

 

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Blue Mountain Stampers Team Time

Yesterday I shared my special team event project with you and so today I thought I’d share some of the wonderful projects my team brought to share at our October meeting. The share time covered everything from cards to 3ds.

This first little project holds a few mini candy bars and was made using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) and the Candy Cane Season (147692) and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp sets (142043) with their coordinating punches.

It’s topped off with our Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon (144117) and Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine (147888).  Isn’t it adorable? I love the idea of combining the gingerbread cookie with the candy cane for this quick and easy treat.

And here is a beautiful box that was created with the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies (143751). One of my favorites since it takes you through all 4 seasons.

And finally some bags and a box made with our Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926) and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).

And of course we didn’t forget the Cards – This first one was made with the Daisy Delight stamp set (143669).

And this last one using the Accented Blooms stamp set. I just love the fall colors that were used on this card so I’m including the supply list for you below.

As I said yesterday, I appreciate and I’m inspired by my team each and every day. I’ve got a great group of wonderful and talented stampers!

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Accented Blooms (146678/146681) and Best Birds (141525)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708/133456) and VersaMark (102283/102193)

Paper: Tranquil Tide (144246) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tranquil Tide 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon (146948), Stampin’ Write Markers, Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672), and White Embossing Powder (109132)

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Country Home Plastic Frame Post it Note Holder

Yesterday I shared with you a treat tent that I made as a special surprise for my Peak Princess Day. This event is a special one that I hold twice a year to pamper my team and I love that I can do that. So today I thought I’d share the project we made and I remembered to take pictures this time so I can share those too. LOL!

So here is my classroom set up and ready for everyone. We played Bingo, laughed, shared, had some goodies and stamped together.

I’ve got such a great team who inspires me every day! I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful team.

Here’s the project we made.

It’s a quick and easy project using the Country Home Stamp set and a inexpensive plastic frame. I’ve designed this one to hold a small package of post it notes since I wanted to include the sentiment.

Everyone got to choose their images and colored the images with their choice of Stampin’ Blends.

I love seeing all the different color combinations they did.

And of course what is a party without a little something to nibble on?

I couldn’t resist making some Twinkie Torte when I found some Pumpkin Spice Twinkies on a shopping trip.  It’s a recipe I’ve had since I was in High School and one of my favorites. The cinnamon was a bit much in the Twinkies for me, but the torte was pretty good with this fall flavor twist. I’ve had some questions about it so here is the recipe so you can try it too. And I found a yummy recipe for Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels I couldn’t resist sharing with the team too. Tasty and sooooo easy to make – which is my kind of recipe.

 

Twinkie Torte

1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

1/3 c. water

1/3 c. sugar

6 eggs, separated

2 c. whip cream or Cool Whip

9-10 Twinkies cut in half

Maraschino cherries

In saucepan, combine chips, water and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted. Remove from heat and add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each, and cool. Beat egg whites till stiff – gently fold into chocolate mixture. Place Twinkies, cream side up in 9×13 inch pan. Spread chocolate mixture over Twinkies. Top with whip cream and garnish with cherries. Refrigerate 12 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456)

Paper: Country Lane Designer Series paper (147804), Stampin’ Blends, and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Detailed Trio Punch (146320)

Other: Plastic Frame

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