Team Time & Swapping

Inspire, Share and Create – That’s what we do as a team once a month at our meetings when we get together. Today’s items that I’ll be sharing with you are swaps that were made by my fellow team members, a group of wonderful stampers! While we’ve all been stamping for different lengths of time it’s amazing how much we learn from each other! Oh, and did I mention we just have fun?

This first card is one that Mary made. It’s a peekaboo pullback card using the Watercolor Wings stamp set (139424) and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135).

Done in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (141663) and using just two colors – it’s quite striking.

How how about this card Cindy made using the Hey, Chick (Sale-a-bration item 143328/143331) and Greatest Greetings (140703/140706) stamp sets.

Cindy used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778) and Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821) to create a fun textured background for this little water colored image.

And how about some fun goodies too? Deborah made these fun little bags using the Oh, So Succulent Bundle (145184) and wrapped it all up with a bow!

If you haven’t felt the Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon (142781) – it’s sooo soft and luxurious feeling. I wasn’t sure about this suite of products when I first saw them, but I’ve definitely added them to my wish list!

And finally a little file folder filled with a Ghiradelli chocolate. I love the soft colors of the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack (142744) Cindy teamed up with the the  Designer T stamp set (Sale -a-bration item 143356)  sentiment. Can you guess where the sentiment on the tab comes from?

Well it’s the Pretty Kitty stamp set (141861/141864). Of course, the cloud and little bird are from the Tree Builder Punch (138295). Fun right and who wouldn’t smile when they got this little treat? If you’d like to learn how to make these little treat folders you can click HERE to see my video tutorial.

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What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

This is the name of my stamping up team – Or the name we’ve chosen for our community of stampers. I love to welcome new stampers to our community. If you’ve ever thought about getting a discount on your products and purchasing a starter kit I’d love to have you consider joining us.

You may have questions about how I would support you in your Stampin’ Up! as you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up! I want you to know I offer a variety of ways to connect with our group, learn, and grow as a stamper. And best of all have fun while you’re doing it!

Being a Blue Mountain Stampers includes:

  • Monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings – both local and online/virtual with my Team to Go option
  • Exclusive Blue Mountain Stampers’ Resource Page – reminders, tips, inspiration & more
  • Training for workshops, classes, recruiting and more
  • Additional Training and support for business builders
  • Rewards & Recognition – drawings, prizes and special events filled with pampering
  • Special Weekend Retreats & Getaways
  • Exclusive Face book  Blue Mountain Stampers’ Group
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • New Demonstrator Program – tips to help you make the most of your discount and/or earning opportunities

We have a great group. We share and help answer each other answer questions on our Face book group and at our events too. If you’re looking for a great group to have fun with, share and grow as a stamper then this group is a great place to be!

Hobbyists are always welcome! Did you know that as a hobbyist you can save 20% on your supplies? That’s what the majority of my group does!

  • purchase for yourself and save 20% on your supplies! That’s how I started – so you’ll fit right in!
  • I welcome the hobbyist who wants to save money, as well as those of you that want to make some money too. And I can help you learn how.
  • The starter kit is a great deal for hobbyist and business builder both!
  • There is no obligation when you purchase your kit. If you love it you can continue to be part of the team, if not no problem. You still get all that great stuff in your starter kit!

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Winter Weekend Retreat & More

This past weekend I held my Annual Winter Weekend retreat for my team – a fun weekend of fun, fellowship and stamping, of course. Today I thought I’d share some pictures we took during the 3 day event.

This first one is our team name tags for the tables and an extra special little goodie bag.

The bag contained these wonderful Team Aprons.

Here is our team photo from the retreat. I feel so blessed – they are the best team members!

We always have a Shoe box Swap on Saturday and so today I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful cards everyone designed for the swap.

This first card is Cindy’s – I just love the way that she used the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper. A great  use of this paper since it is so masculine at first glance.

And how about this card Mary made using the Oh So Succulent stamp set (142992) and coordinating Framelits Dies (142757).

And this soft and lovely card that Deborah brought was made using the Avant Garden stamp set (143272) from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. This set is is just one of the FREE items you earn a Sale-a-bration item with a minimum $50 purchase.

Melanie designed this fun Valentine card using the Sealed with Love stamp set (142815) and coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies (142752).

I love sparkle – So this fun card from Marni using the Balloon Adventures stamp set (14823) and Balloon Pop-up Thinlits Dies (142753) fills the bill and is so classic too with it’s color choice.

And this final card that Anna made is bright and cheerful – It used the really cool Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder (142760).

It’s so quick and easy to create this card with the debossed impression folders – just add some ink and voila!

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! now is a great time to do so! You can check out this chart to see all the advantages join has during Sale-a-bration

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Class Bundle includes the Clear Mount Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies from the NEW Occasions Catalog! Along with the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

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Team Holiday Fun

Last week our Team, the Blue Mountain Stampers had it’s annual Christmas Party so I thought I’d share some of what we did with you.

This year our December meeting consisted of a luncheon, BINGO and of course stamping! Here are some pictures from the event.

BINGO was something new we tried as a team – I’m thinking it was a hit!

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Everyone was a winner and got to choose goodies from the prize table, including items from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog!


We celebrated Anniversaries with a little gift. Shared projects that we’ve created,


and had fun making a Home Decor project during our stamping time.


And of course I just had to get a group photo of all of us! (I got to try out my selfie stick I daughter got me – LOL!)


We had a lot of fun together and I feel so blessed to have these wonderful crafters and stampers on my team. It truly is on of the best parts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Doing what you love, gathering with friends, sharing,  and of course lots of laughter and fun!

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team members brought to the party!

On Stage – Atlanta

Have you ever wondered about what a Stampin’ Up! event is like for Demonstrators? The first weekend in November I was able to attend our regional On Stage event in the Atlanta area! Anticipation was high as Deborah and I drove south from Clarkesville into Atlanta to participate in a Sherrie’s Shoe Box Swap the day before the actual event. It was Deborah’s first Stampin’ Up! event and I knew she was going to love it!

One of the fun things about these events that I enjoy is being able to spend time with  team members, friends and fellow demonstrators from around the country that I’ve met along my stamping journey! And of course I love to pamper my team and room mates.

Want to see what my room mate pillow gifts included? Well here is the batch I made for everyone.


And a close up of of the pillow gift. (I got carried away since I was having so much fun with the pillow gifts.  What’s new right?) The little popcorn box wouldn’t hold it all. LOL!


But that was OK tho since the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper I was using is so lovely.. I didn’t want to stop.

Traditionally I always make a name tag for the bag we’ll receive. It helps to keep track of things! Especially when it’s filled with goodies!


This year I used clip art from the event to create the tags  – do you recognize the star pattern paper from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper? I couldn’t resist putting a little bit of holiday magic into the tags.

Here is what was inside the popcorn box.


Since everyone is always on the move and sharing things I like to include hand sanitizer, too. This year I used these pocket sized wipes.


And who can’t use a little package of tissues?


along with some gum and a few pieces of candy.


I also found these wonderful post it note flags and couldn’t resist!


I thought the flags were perfect for marking our NEW Occasions Catalogs with!!! And OMG – I can’t wait for you to see it! I’m loving everything in it – my poor little post it flags are all used up! LOL! (I can’t wait for you to see the products at my Occasions Catalog Launch – I’ll let you know about it soon. But if you’d like to see it before it goes live, why not join my team? Demonstrators get to see things at least 30 days early!)

These pillow gifts greeted everyone in the hotel room.


And for my Team member I made a little something special – you can never have enough note books!


I really love the way this turned out. Can you see the watermark images done with the Paisleys & Poises stamp set (142196) on the initial? I also used the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (142017) and coordinating 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (142021). LOVE this pack of paper – it’s so pretty and the colors are gorgeous together. (I can’t wait to make some more of these for holiday gifts.)

I think Deborah liked it too.


Stampin’ Up! makes an event special with a themed bag that you receive to hold all those goodies and giveaways!


And the tables are always decorated lovely – This years theme was based on the Lift Me Up stamp set.


And what can I say Stampin’ Up! out did themselves this year! Lot’s of fun, great ideas, sharing and more. And I can’t believe all the wonderful goodies we were given! Between our bag goodies, prize patrol and all event giveaways I was thrilled with lot’s of great products. And then at the very end of the event Stampin’ Up! announced we could share the items on the table that we’d used for our make n takes too!!! Wow! Starting with the most recent birthday we went around the table and chose items until they were gone! What fun.


My bag was over flowing by the end of the event.

And finally here is my Team photo of Deborah & I. (Unfortunately the Atlanta event sold out so quickly that not everyone on the Team who wanted to attend was able to go.)


But great news for my team and those of us in the Southeast – Our spring On Stage will be in Savannah, Georgia!!! Whoo hoo! Of course we’re already planning on a team trip!

Sound like fun? Want to learn more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? Or just get a discount on your crafting supplies? It’s a great time to join with the Occasions Catalog preorder for Demonstrators starting December 1st. Join today and you can be one of the first to get new products too! I’d love to speak with you about joining my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

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Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some fun treat items I’ve made.

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Holiday Catalog Fun at the Team Retreat

A couple of weekends ago I held my annual Blue Mountain Stampers’ Weekend Getaway for my team. It’s a fun event that I really look forward to each August.  A full weekend of stamping with friends – what could be better, right? As usual I forgot to pull out my camera when everyone was together.  But here is a photo of Melanie and Cindy.

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Melanie was designing a special baby project she needed and Cindy came prepared to create LOTS of birthday cards! Mission accomplished I think.

It also gives us a time that we can share our NEW Holiday Catalog productions, create with them and do a Shoe box Swap together. There is lots of stamping, laughing and well, just silliness. And who doesn’t need a little of that?

Like as we enjoyed the beautiful afternoon  on the patio-

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these two wanderers along with their friend came to visit and say hello. (Yes, I know who’d have thought – chickens? go figure ?? Of course, Larry corrected me multiple times since they are roosters I’ve got no clue where they belong.)

Want to see what we created and stamped? Here are some wonderful items from our Shoe box Swap on Saturday afternoon.

Melanie created this fun card using the Paisleys & Posies stamp set (142196).

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She used the Thoughtful Banner stamp set (141614) for the sentiment and the Bow Builder Punch (137414) covered in Clear Wink of Stella (141897) once the Bow was put together. Can you see the shimmer on the bow? I know my photo doesn’t do justice to the cards.

Cindy made this lovely soft card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set (143539).

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Cindy used the soft images from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660) for the background and added the large swirl from the Swirly Birds Thinlits Dies (141497).

You’re in luck if you didn’t take advantage of the August promotion- it is still available while supplies last. If this set/bundle is something you really want you won’t want to delay any longer!

The next card was Anna’s Shoe box swap and it uses the cute little mice from the Merry Mice stamp set (142142/142145).

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For an added pop of color Fancy Frost Sequins (142519) are scattered randomly on top of the Softly Falling Embossed background.

And finally Marni created this cute little 3d project using the new Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies (140279) and the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (143493).

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It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

Color Combination Charts

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Team Retreat Fun!

I love to pamper my team – And one of the fun things we do together are retreats! I hold three of them a year so that we can spend time away from the daily grind together.

We love sharing, stamping together and well, honestly just having some fun. After all who doesn’t like a weekend where they can lounge around in their Pjs and stamp?

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We bring all our new goodies to share and while we all have different projects – it’s a wonderful time crafting together and inspiring each others creativity!

What kind of things do we do? Well Janette’s project this retreat was to get all her 4th of July cards completed and ready to send out when she returned home.

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And Anna’s was to create a birthday card from her son using the NEW Shooting Star Bundle (142349/142350).

BMS Weekend Retreat June 2016 Show & Tell table

On Saturday we have a team Shoe box Swap. It’s a lot of fun. Everyone shares how their card was designed and special tips for assembly before we get started.

Here is Marni sharing how to assemble the penny sandwich for the Sliding Star Framelits (141820) for her card.

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What fun learning new things together! And it’s a great chance to try new products we don’t have.

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Marni’s card is done in Dapper Denim and uses the Shoot Star Stamp Set (141616) in addition to the Birthday Banners Stamp Set (141506) and Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies (141488). I love the way she used to Gold Glimmer Paper (133719) for the stars to add a bit of bling.

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Anna’s card uses the By the Shore Suite found in the Annual Catalog (page 92 & 93). I really love nautical suite of coordinating products! She used the By the Seashore Designer Series Paper (141640) and Seaside Shore stamp set (141622/141625) in addition to the Seaside Embossing Folder (141481) to create this fun summer themed card for the shoe box.

Melanie who just joined our team in June (and took advantage of the wonderful special to earn 2 addition stamp sets), chose to do a patriotic card using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set (137167) and Star Framelits Dies (133723).

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Janette’s shoe box was a soft and sweet sympathy card done in Sweet Sugarplum. It uses the Best Badges Bundle (142333/142334) and the Thought & Prayers stamp set (128751/127805).

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Can you see the little flowers on the vine? The flowers are part of the Tree Builder punch (138295) and the scallop edge was made using the Best Badge Punch (140633) – how cool is that?

And of course we have a Shoe & Tell table – where we put our creations from the weekend. Here is a fun birthday card using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Build a Birthday stamp set (138646).

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Oops I almost forgot – What did I do for my shoe box? Well I was in the mood for a fun bold color pallet so I created this little flip flop card using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and the Seaside Shore stamp set. (I’ve included the complete recipe below for you.)

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Want to Join in the Fun?

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Yes, there are! You have until the Thursday, June 30th at 11:50 p.m. (MT) to join AND not only get $125 in product for just $99 but you’ll also get to choose any TWO stamp sets!!!! That’s over a $200 value for just $99!!!!

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Stamp Set: Seaside Shore (141622/141625)

Inks: Crumb Cake (126975), Soft Suede (126978), and Melon Mambo (115320)

Paper: Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630), Crumb Cake (120953), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Melon Mambo (126948), and Soft Sky Card Stock (131203)

Accessories: Seaside Embossing Folder (141481), Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine (141689), Regal Enamel Dots (141681), 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch (134365) and Blossom Punch (140612)

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Perfectly Wrapped

Stampin’ Up! has introduced some fantastic kits with coordinating stamp set and today’s card was created using the Perfectly Wrapped set found on page 159 in the NEW Annual Catalog.

Perfectly Wrapped Peekaboo Peach

Created in our NEW 2016-2017 In Colors this set when combined with our Stamp Pad Bundle (141818) is a great way to begin building your stamping supplies or add a trendy new batch of colors to your already existing supplies.

This card was part of the 5 In Color cards that we recently stamped during my June Team meeting.

Perfectly Wrapped In Color set

Stamp up a batch, tie a bit of ribbon around them or tuck them in a box and you’ve got a great gift for someone.

Downtime with my Down line is one of the fun things I enjoy each month during our monthly get together. Laughing, visiting and stamping what could be better, right? And this month was extra special since I was able to pamper them.

Everyone on the team received these cute little bags filled with NEW Catalog items to play with.

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The goodie bag contained our New In Color Doilies, Gold Binder Clips, Clear Tiny Treat Box and Delicate White Doilies.

And Team gifts were given to those team members who reached their goal of Bronze Elite and now earn even more of a discount on their crafting supplies!

June Meeting Bronze Elite Braclet

I love to pamper my Team!!! They’re the best!!!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Demonstrator? Or want to be part of a group that you craft with?

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If you have a huge wish list, would like a discount, or even earn a little extra money then joining my Team in June may be just the right thing for you! Not only will you get a fantastic starter kit  for just $99 (containing $125 in products of your choice), you’ll also receive 2 additional stamp sets of your choice!!! That’s a value of well over $200!!!

Want to learn more? You can click HERE to learn more about my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

It’s so easy to join and try it out today!


Stamp Set: Perfectly Wrapped (141960)

Inks: Peekaboo Peach (474398) and Basic Gray Archival Pad (140932)

Paper: Peekaboo Peach (141417), Basic Gray (121044), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon (141427), In Color Enamel Dots (141410) and White Perfect Accents (138416)

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Did you sign up for the $5 Try it offer last week? There were some glitches in the system – so please let me know. I want to make sure that you’ll get this kit and my Paper Pumpkin Perks too!