Brusho Masking Technique Video Tutorial

The Brusho Color Crystals are so much fun to play with I don’t want to stop! If you haven’t tried them yet, you won’t be disappointed with the variety of uses with your projects.

Here is a card we made during our April Team meeting that focused on different Brusho Techniques.

This card uses a simple masking technique that creates a wonderful look and was soooo easy to do with a bit of painter’s tape!

Want to make some too? Here is a tutorial for the card so you can play and create too.

Beautiful Day Brusho Masking Technique Card PDF

And how about a video tutorial showing you just how simple it is?

Brusho Masking Technique Video Tutorial

Fun, right? If you’d like to see more of the fun Brusho Techniques I’ve shared earlier Click HERE and HERE

 

Blue Mountain Stampers’ OnStage Stream Event

I love to share and so as a team we always gather together to share with those team members who weren’t able to attend the Stampin’ Up! event itself. We gather, have dinner, stream and stamp together with the new products introduced from the latest catalog – this time the NEW 2018 Annual Catalog & the color revamp!

Before the event my husband, Larry helped me do some prepping for one of our Make n Takes – everyone who attended was able to make a 2018 Color Ring with the NEW colors! He’s such a trooper! (Watch for information next month about how you can get one of these too.)

I always try to bring a little taste of OnStage back to the group. This time the lovely little butterflies that decorated the tables – at the end of the night team members were able to choose one to take home, just like at the event.

And of course you have to have some “swag” – So I created these fun little Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) using the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper (145559)  and our new Detailed Trio Punch (available June 1st).

The Mini Pizza Box contained a little charm to go on their key chain commemorating the launch of our new catalog.

And of course NEW product displays

And of course we HAVE to stamp – after all everyone wants to use some of those new products! So we did 3 Make n Take projects. (watch for me to share those projects soon)

Laughter, fellowship, and stamping – what could be better?

If you like to learn new ways to use Stampin’ Up! products and would like to be part of a fun group of stampers, my team the Blue Mountain Stampers might be just the thing you are looking for. Click HERE for more information about joining and getting a fantastic stamping kit too.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some great cards with you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730), and Watercolor Paper (122959)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors (144101), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Bermuda Bay  (144600) and Pool Party Combo Pack Stampin’ Blends (144605)

 

 

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Truly Tailored

Today’s treat and cards were all made using the True Gentlemen Suite of products found in the Occasions Catalog on page 45. I really am enjoying this suite with the masculine colors.

Here is a little treat item I made

It holds Merci chocolates of course. Not too much, but just enough to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Here is a tutorial for you if you’d like to make some to.

Truly Tailored Merci Chocolate PDF

Now, would you like to see some of the fun cards that I made and received in Sherrie’s Shoe box  at OnStage?

I really like the way we used the punch alternating on the sides to create this fun card.

And here is one with a fancy fold

This suite of products is part of our Last Chance List – so why not check it out since our Accessories and bundle are while supplies last.

Last Chance to RSVP for April’s Card Class

During this event, you’ll make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)
Work at your own pace.
Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives
Cards are clean and simple designs AND you choose the sentiments
The class includes cards for birthdays, thinking of you, thank you, seasonal, and more.
Thursday, April 26th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 Class Fee: $15 (FREE with a minimum order at class)
Class to Go Option: $20
R.S.V.P and Prepay by Friday, April 19th
to hold your spot

Click HERE to learn more about this and my other classes

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Truly Tailored (*145732/145735)

Paper: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (145593), Chocolate Chip (102128), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch (*145667), Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers

Other: Velcro Dots and Merci Chocolates

*Truly Tailored (146089/147752)

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Petal Passion Personalized Photo Albums

Today’s project is a personalized album using the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I chose this paper because since it is black & white I could customize the albums with my team members favorite color. I think they turned out pretty cool.

I love to pamper my team at OnStage and I thought it would be a fun way for them to keep their memories of the event and the fun they had together. I also made a coordinating bag tag for everyone with charms to go on their key chains later.

I used some Shrinky Dinks for the OnStage piece – fun, right?

I think the team were pleased when they found them in their rooms.

Want to see how to make one of the Photo Albums for yourself?

I’ve made some personalized photo albums by simply changing out the OnStage image and adding a letter using our Large Letter Dies. I also made some quick modifications to the inside – that’s the beautify of this album! You can add pages, change the cover or color, journaling areas – the options are unlimited!

I’ve created some for family and friends too – so I’m all set for my upcoming gift giving needs – got to love that, right? lol

Here is my Petal Passion Personalized Photo Album Video Tutorial

And since you’ll need the supply list and measurements I’ve whipped up a PDF too – I’ve included lots of pictures for you so you can see all the pages finished.

Petal Passion Personalized Photo Album Tutorial (printable) PDF

Love it? Why not order the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper today? Its part of the Last Chance List and only available while supplies last.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Paper: Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589), Daffodil Delight (131203), Old Olive (100702), and Basic Black Card stock (121045)

Accessories: Standard Stamp Cases (119105), Large Letter Thinlits Dies (147712), and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706)

 

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers this month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Guy Greetings & More

Today I wanted to share some of the swaps that I made in Sherrie’s Shoe box swap at OnStage. I enjoy this event and stamping with demonstrators from all over North America. It’s face paced, and fun since we swap 40 cards in 3 hours!

Today’s cards use stamp sets and other products that are all part of the Last Chance List and will be retiring in May. I’m really sad to see this first set, Guy Greetings (138825/138828) go. I love using it for those guys in my life.

It has a fun fold too.

I love the colors we used for this card – It uses our True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper (145593), Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon (145597) and Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon too (144136). Rich bold and perfect for those dudes in our life.

And here is a fun card that has no stamping on it – Our Big Shot Celebration Duo Embossing Folders (142760) and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547) were used to create the bright bold card.

And how about this soft and subtle card a mask and sponging create this lovely focal point.

The final stamping was done in our Archival Basic Black Ink (140931) using our Thoughts & Prayers (128751/127805) and Touches of Texture (1419341/143251) stamp sets.

This next card uses the You’ve Got This stamp set (139572/139575) and it is done with our Watercolor Pencils and teamed up with our Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack (144131).

And finally this bright bold card using the Pansy Punch (130698) and coordinating stamp set, Birthday Blossoms (139167/139471).

The sentiment is from our Picture Perfect (145519) set and the color palette is pulled from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185). Can you see the stripes created with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder (145648) on the Lemon Lime Twist background?

Our Last Chance List promotion is currently in full swing, so why not stop by my online store and see what items are going away at the end of May?

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a fun nugget treat video tutorial I made for my 3d swaps at OnStage.

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

OnStage 2018 Annual Catalog Product Purchase Premiere Sneak Peek

My internet has been down for a couple of days since Windstream decided to flip a switch to upgrade me, but didn’t tell me LOL! Technology – got to love it right? Any how today’s post is going to be quick since I intended to share this with you on Friday and couldn’t.

I received my OnStage Product Purchase Premiere Preorder goodies and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what is coming! So I made this video to share-

I think you’ll love the new colors AND exciting news – we will have a Simply Shammy!!! We got to use it at OnStage and I loved it – it’s a reusable cleaning mat that makes cleaning our stamps effortless since it can get in all those nooks and crannies AND it durable since it is thick – no more lint or chemicals since you just add water. Good news – you’ll be able to store it in our stamp cases so it can go with you or sit nicely in your stamping space. Whoo hoo! No more baby wipes – can’t wait until June 1st to get one. Sorry I didn’t think to snap a really good pic so you could see it. But I did spy one on our Make n Take table LOL!

Want to see some more pics of OnStage – Atlanta?  Here are some more of our time Prize Patrol is always great fun – and Stampin’ Up! is always generous!

I can’t believe everything I received at OnStage I couldn’t fit it all in my bag!

We get to do some stamping –

And even got a sweet treat

Love the time together getting to meet new stamping friends and team time too

Want to learn more about becoming a Demonstrator? Click HERE to learn more about my team or contact me today.

Stop back by – I’ll be sharing some video tutorials of 3d items I made for this event with you and some of the great swaps I’ve received.

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

 

Color Revamp & CenterStage

Stampin’ Up! events are a lot of fun and because of you I’ve been lucky enough this year to attend CenterStage. This event is a special one since it is based on title and by invitation only.

We were pampered and given special training along with this color swatch ring. What does that mean for you? It means I get to share more with you of course – And I love to share with you!

So today I’ve whipped up a quick video sharing the Color Revamp  that is coming in the 2018 Annual Catalog – I thought seeing them “in person” would help. Of course you’ll be able to get your hands on them and play at my upcoming Catalog Kick Off (more details coming soon) and team meetings!

2018 COLOR REVAMP SNEAK PEEK VIDEO

So what do you think? Love them? The great news is we can use them all! Just because some of our favorite colors are retiring doesn’t mean we have to stop using them, the Color Revamp just means more options! So you can still stock up on your favorite colors, card stock and other items during the Last Chance promotion.

Here are some more pics from CenterStage for you. Check in says it all…

The tables were decorated with an 80’s theme and strobe lights of course were flashing. I was sporting my shoulder pads!

Here are some of my table mates – Susan and Sherrie

And of course the big reveal! I was so excited to see the 2018 Annual Catalog for the first time! LOL we all flipped to see if Lovely as a Tree was still in the cattie along with our personal favorites!!

And a group shot of my extended stamping family that was there at the event.

What a night – it was so much fun! Here’s a quick shot of the swag we received for the night! Stampin’ Up! is always so generous

What could be better? Doing what I love, Sharing what I love, and meeting wonderful folks like you!

If this sounds like fun to you AND you’d like to be first to see all the new wonderful products and get a discount, why not check out becoming a part of my Team? Click HERE to learn more.

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

 

 

Beautiful Day Brusho Technique Card OnStage Swap #2

I’m loving the Brusho Crystal Colors and today’s tutorial is sharing another way that you can use this fun product.

This technique is fun and easy – Here is a quick video sharing the technique

Easy, right? Can’t wait to try it? How about a tutorial for this card that I used as an OnStage swap last weekend?

Brusho Baby Wipe Technique Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

I’ve got a complete supply list below for you too! Enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more fun from OnStage.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Shimmery White (101910), Whisper White (101730), Early Espresso (119868), and Flirty Flamingo (141416)

Accessories: Brusho Color Crystals (144101), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Triple Banner Punch (138292)

 

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Beautiful Day Brusho Technique Card OnStage Swap

Wow!!! #OnStage – Atlanta was Fantastic!!! I don’t know where to start! So I’ll be sharing it over the next few weeks with you starting with my swaps that I made for the event and some video tutorials and how to recreate them. So you’ll want to make sure you stop by daily.

AND don’t forget the Last Chance List will post this afternoon – If you’re on my mailing list you’ll get your list delivered right to your In Box – if not you’ll want to stop by and check it out later this afternoon after 1 pm (MT).

Now onto the card swap – This first swap uses our Brusho Crystal Colors – I love this product but then I love any technique, especially the messy ones. LOL!

How can you not love this bright bold color palette? And our Brusho Crystal Colors definitely give you that! But then they are amazing because not only can you create this bright bold look but add more water and you’ll get a soft subtle look too! What can I say – it’s why I love this product! Can you say versatile? And who doesn’t love that, right?

I bet you want to see how I did this, right? So check out this quick video.

Brusho Saran Wrap Technique Video Tutorial

And here is the PDF so you have a complete supply list, measurements, and the steps you need to assemble your own!

Brusho Saran Wrap Technique Card – #OnStage Tutorial (printable PDF)

Enjoy! And don’t forget to stop back by I’ve got LOTS to share with you over the next few weeks!

 

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Glossy White (144240), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors (144101), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220) and Stamparatus (146276 available June 1)

 

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Mixed Drinks

I’m so excited today is the day! I’m headed to Atlanta for this weekend’s OnStage Event. I’ll be gathering with hundreds of demonstrators from across the country to stamp. What could be more fun, right? Even better we’ll get our hands on the 2018 Annual Catalog for the first time too!!! I’ll be sharing more about this event with you next week.

But mean while today’s card is one that I’ve designed for the Shoe box Swap that I’ll be attending this afternoon before the event itself starts. Want to see it?

I enjoy using this 2 step stamping set – its so easy to create fun cards with quirky sayings like this one – and who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine now and again with friends? And check it out, I thought our Fresh Fig was a perfect “wine” color – what do you think?

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make this card too.

Mixed Drinks OnStage Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

I’m making this short since and sweet since I’ve got an early start and I need to be headed out the door – Enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing the Last Chance List as soon as it posts along with more fun stuff from OnStage too!!!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Mixed Drinks (141928)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932) and Fresh Fig Classic Ink (144082)

Paper: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (144131), Sahara Sand (121043), Fresh Fig (144242) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144132)

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)