Team time at OnStage

Today’s projects are some fun ones that I always enjoy doing when we have a Stampin’ Up! event for my team. And I’m excited to be heading for our OnStage Local in Charlotte this weekend. What could be better than spending time with others who love stamping?

However when you are with hundreds of other demonstrators who all have the same bag – I find it is fun to have yours easily identifiable with a special name tag. So here is what I came up with for our Charlotte event.

I love the little charms I’ve added to the tag too. They are so much fun to make – and I found some beads that I think went nicely with what I expect to be some of our new 2019-2021 In Colors!

After the event they can be added to our key chains if they’d like. And to help them jot down all the great ideas – everyone needs a note book and pen. I used our Crafting Forever stamp set (14955/143958) and the Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705) to create the sentiment.

And I used the sentiment set from Sale-a-bration for the inside. I am truly blessed by my Team, they inspire me every time we gather.

I’ll be sharing a tutorial for these when I get back – they were so much fun to make! I’m afraid I just ran out of time this week.

And finally some post its so that we can flag all those new products that we want! I know this years Annual Catalog is going to be a great one. (I’m sure my shopping list will be a long one) – I can’t wait to see it!

I really like the way that the note pad and flag holders turned out. They were made with a demonstrator supply folder that I cut apart. I love the flowers so I was happy I was able to make the flowers on the front of the folder the focal point, and the back of the folder had our logo which was perfect for the flags I thought.

I had planned on sharing a video tutorial with you today of the final gift, but my IPad apparently didn’t like something I did since the file is corrupted, so I’ll be sharing that with you next week as soon as I can re film the project.

Enjoy your weekend and stop back by next week to see the OnStage fun and a sneak peek at the new 2019 Annual Catalog.

Speaking of which The Annual Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact in the Online Store.

Are you eligible for a FREE Stampin’ Up! 2019 Annual Catalog?

I’m currently working on my mailing list for shipping the 2019 Annual Catalogs (and will be finalizing it by April 25th)

You’ll be the first to get one (around the end of May) if:

  • Are you a frequent customer of mine? If you ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last three months (or 90 days) you are eligible to receive FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.
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Beauty Abounds Never Ending Card Tutorial

Today’s card is a fancy fold. This past month one of my team mates, Sue shared the way you can make this card with the rest of us. I couldn’t resist giving it a try with the Beauty Abounds stamp set and our lovely Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE this month.

Here is what I came up with. There are 4 sides to this card so you have Never Ending options. LOL!

You can earn this Sale-a-bration product when you place a minimum purchase for the supplies I used to make this card, or for that matter and purchases. How great is that?

Here we go

Side one:


two:

three:

and four – which contains the final sentiment piece.

This card is sure to impress!

Want to see how I made it now? I’ve tweaked a few things that Sue showed us since I found it easier for me to put it together this way. So here is my video tutorial for you.

So why not give it a try?

Beauty Abounds Never Ending Card Video Tutorial

Beauty Abounds Never Ending Card Tutorial PDF

This card can seem pretty complex until you break it down one side at a time – and of course the more you “work it” by opening all four sides in order the easier it gets, since the card will kind of have a “memory” of its movement.

And it’s a special sized card, so it won’t fit in a standard envelope; so you can make your own envelope for it using the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board (133774). Making it extra special for that special person who receives it!

Just a tip: For a more complicated card like this I like to keep a “pattern” that I’ve made with scratch paper or card stock with the directions – so the next time I want to make one I have a reference to look at too.

Enjoy!

And stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team members brought to the March meeting to share.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Beauty Abounds (148726)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Lemon Lime Twist (147145/144092), and Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink (147142/147181), Daffodil Delight Light (144586), Highland Heather Light (146881), Calypso Coral Light (144042), and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147274), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 149622), Lemon Lime Twist (144245), Basic Black (100082), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

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A Tisket a Tasket a Highland Heather Basket

Today’s project is my take on a quick and easy basket. AND it’s perfect for spring, especially since it uses our lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!

I made this basket with a moving handle so it is more like a picnic basket than an Easter basket. Don’t you love the little bit of lace on the handle? I made this with our Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and it was so easy to do with just a small strip of Whisper White card stock.

Want to whip some of these up too? They are a nice size so add a little shredded paper and treat and you’re set to go. You can make a ton of these with just one stack of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and it comes in a variety of spring like colors so they are perfect for giving to others!

Here is my a video tutorial and PDF for you –

Gingham Gala Basket Video Tutorial

Gingham Gala Basket Tutorial PDF

I hope you’ll enjoy making these cute little baskets too.

On a personal note I thought that I’d finally share the home improvement project that I was working on with you. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and then realized last night that I’d taken the pictures but didn’t share them. Sigh. Some days… lol Can you relate?

Any how here is what was keeping me busy – I still have a couple of finishing touch of things I need to do, but it’s all good.

I had a great time watching my son work on and build the cabinets and then watching the kitchen come together after dreaming about it for so long. I’m bias, but I think my son has done a great job. It turned out beautifully and I really like the look of the hickory. Johnathan did a beautiful job of choosing the grains so they look nice. I love doing projects like this together – great family time and memories being created in addition to a functional end result. You’ll get to see it yourself the next time to come to class, since this space is for our use and will make things easier than the old temporary kitchen set up.


Supplies:

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Highland Heather (146986), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Clear Faceted Gems (144142), Metallic Brads (146929), Daisy Punch (143713), Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365), and Simply Scored Scoring Board (122334)

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Needle & Thread Mini Gable Box

Today’s project is a quick and easy 3d treat item that you can whip up for your next event. It uses our Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes and since they come in packs of 12 it’s easy to whip some up for a large group.

After all who doesn’t love butterflies and these dies that go with the Needle & Thread stamp set are a lot of fun to work with.

Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

Needle & Thread Mini Gable Box Video Tutorial

And of course a quick PDF Tutorial to go along with the video.

Needle & Thread Mini Gable Box Tutorial PDF

This is part of our Needlepoint Nook Suite of Products – so it’s got more coordinating products! You can find these products on page 38 & 39 of your Occasions Catalog.

AND did you know that during Sale-a-bration when you purchase the supplies to make this little treat you can get your choice of FREE Sale-a-bration items too? Why not check out all the fun FREE items you can earn by clicking HERE?

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Needle & Thread (*148724)

Inks: Night of Navy (14710/103033) and Balmy Blue Classic Ink (147105/147168)

Paper: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (148807) and Balmy Blue Card stock (146982)

Accessories: Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes (146961)

*Needle & Thread Bundle (150626)

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Quick & Easy Treats

As soon as I saw the Happiness Blooms Designer Series paper I thought of the cute treats I could create with it for St Patty’s Day. The pattern looked like clovers to me. So here is what I came up with.

So I reached for the Amazing Life stamp set which contains not only the Good Luck sentiment but a 4 leaf clover too – both perfect for my project.

I’m a mint fan so when I found these little Russel Stover mints I picked up a bag – I love little prepackaged treats like this!

Want to see how I made them? Here is a quick video for you.

Good Luck Treat Wrap Video Tutorial

And also a PDF tutorial too.

Good Luck Treat Wrap Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Amazing Life (148750)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132078/133456), Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147282)

Paper: Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), Everyday Label Punch (144668), and 1″ Circle Punch (119868)

Other: mini stapler and Russell Stover Mint Patty

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Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book & More

Today’s project is one that we did as last Weekend’s Peak Princess event. What is that you ask? This event is a special one for those on my team who qualify for it. It’s an afternoon of pampering – filled with games, prizes, and a special project and best of all time together.

Want to see some photos? This first one is of the class room, ready to go – the little skinny notepads that I shared with you yesterday are at everyone’s seats.

And of course there has to be some goodies, right?

One of the dishes I served was a delicious Black Bean Salsa that Sara Douglas shared with us on her face book page, sorry I can’t find it again to link it for you. She gave approximate measurements since she doesn’t measure the chopped ingredients – so I’m giving you what I did below. You can tweak it to fit your tastes.

Black Bean Salsa

Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed

1 bunch green onion, chopped

½ purple onion, chopped

1-2 cups red, orange, yellow and green peppers, chopped

Cilantro, leaves pulled and chopped

2 tsp olive oil

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tsp. Lime juice

¼ tsp. Garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste)

Mix and serve. This makes a big bowl, the picture below is just half of what it made. So if you want the recipe can be cut in half.

Serve with corn chips – I used blue ones.


We played bingo – my daughter was home on break so she called Bingo for us (She thought it would be great practice for her upcoming band fundraiser too. Yes, believe it or not she is a Band Director. This is her second year of teaching now!)

Here are just a couple of the prize winners – we played 5 games

And of course we crafted together

And this February’s project was such a hit I thought I’d share it with you today in case you’d like to make some too. It’s a book that holds your cards – it includes a perpetual calendar for you too. It’s a great item that I’ve been using myself for years!

I really love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and it’s beautiful pearl finish that some of the sheets have so I started there. I think the fact that this Designer Series Paper is a bit heavier will help it hold up for years to come.

Here is the video I did for you.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book Video Tutorial

I’ve also created a pdf for you with the step by step directions and supply list.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book PDF

And here is the link for the Calendar pages for you. I simply printed them off onto Whisper White card stock.

Perpetual Calendar Pages PDF

I think these are going to make great gifts, so I’ll be getting a few more packages of this DSP so I can start my holiday gifts now and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too! This pack of Designer Series Paper has 24 sheets in it so you can make several per pack of DSP and then use the extra sheets to create cards to go with the book!

Love the project but don’t have a binding machine? That’s not a problem – check with your local Office Supply Store. They normally can bind things for you or allow you to use their machine when you purchase the combs from them.

Enjoy!

And if you think this might be something you may enjoy – why not consider joining my team? It’s a great time to join with the fantastic kit option and right now you have the ability to get the NEW coordinating products for Sale-a-bration (March promotion) in your starter kit too! Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Letters for You (141968)

Inks: Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (147146/144091)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (148532), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006), and Bone Folder (102300)

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Share What You Love Skinny Notepads

If you love note pads like I do, you’re going to love this quick and easy project that I made recently for my Team’s Peak Princess Day. This fun holder uses the Share What You Love Suit of products and holds a skinny notepad perfect for jotting notes on the go.

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

Share What You Love Skinny Notepads Video Tutorial

I know you’ll want to make some too so here is a printable tutorial for you.

Share What You Love Skinny Notepads Tutorial PDF

Wonder how where these skinny notepads come from?

I’ve used a typical Junior Legal Pad that I took to my local office supply, Office Pros in Cornelia. For a small fee they cut the legal pads in 1/2 for me. (If you don’t live locally most office supply stores offer this service, so you’ll just want to check with them on their requirements.)

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Love What You Do (148042)

Inks: Berry Burst (147143/144089) and Mint Macaron Classic Ink (147106/138331)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Berry Burst (144243) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Everyday Label Punch (144668), Berry Burst 3/8″ Mini Ruffle Ribbon (146944), Faceted Dots (146910), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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Serene Garden & Team Time

I love getting together with my team at our monthly meeting and sharing. We have a lot of fun together learning new things and sharing. Today’s projects were all part of our team swaps.

This first card uses the Serene Garden bundle (148395) and the emboss resist technique.

Simply use our Versa Mark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder stamp the image and then use a Sponge Dauber and Gorgeous Grape Ink (147099) to create this lovely soft background.

And how about this fun square card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (142924) and Thinlits Dies (142749).

It’s fun fold pops open making it extra special.

And this fun project is a 3d that holds a bright and cheerful nail file. The holder was created with our Envelope Punch Board (133774).

And the A Good Day stamp set (145870/145873) was used for this fun 3d not only were stamps used for the sentiment, but also to create a background to match the nail file using the Granny Apple 147095/147163) and Melon Mambo Classic Inks (147051/115662).

And this final card was made using the Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration 149717) stamp set and our Wood Textures (144177) and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554).

Just lovely don’t you think?

Have you ever thought about joining? Would you love to craft and share with others and get a discount on your favorite products? If so, then our team might just be the thing you are looking for!

And right now is a fantastic time to join! Since during Sale-a-bration not only will you get a $175 in product for just $99. You also have the option of a beautiful exclusive Craft Tote to carry your crafting items.

And as an added benefit you can choose from the Sale-a-bration 2nd release items and our March Special to add to your kit. Want to learn more? Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today.

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, monthly – both local and online/virtual
  • Lunch & Learn, monthly
  • 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!

Got questions? Contact me and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Meant to Be Merci Treat Holder Tutorial

Merci chocolates are so yummy that I thought I’d create some treat holders to share them – plus it stops me from eating them since they seem to call my name! So I reached for the Meant to Be Bundle and got to work.

Here is what I came up with

This little treat holder holds 3 Merci Chocolates – a perfect size for just a little taste of chocolate when you want it.

I love the way the heart shape is at the top without any card stock behind it. Want to know how I made them? Here’s my video tutorial.

Meant to Be Merci Treat Holder Video Tutorial

And how about a PDF you can print? Do you find these helpful to go along with the video? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Meant to be Merci Treat Holder Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Meant to Be (*148626)

Inks: Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink (147140), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708), Lovely Lipstick (147281) and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs (148069)

Paper: All My Love Designer Series paper (148576), Flirty Flamingo (141416),  Lovely Lipstick,and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (*148527), All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (148584), and Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

*Meant to Be Bundle (150587)

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Meant to Be Tin Wrap

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve been having fun creating little treats for my fellow stampers, family and friends. Today’s Tin Wrap is quick and easy to do – so you can make lots of them quickly! A plus for Valentine’s Day treats.

I thought this sentiment was a fun twist on the mints – get it? Meant….Mint…. lol

The tins I’ve used came from my local discount store and are cinnamon, but they are a standard size tin so you can use your favorite mints or tin.

Here is a quick Video Tutorial for you

Meant to Be Tin Wrap Video Tutorial

And of course a PDF so you can print it with a complete supply list and step by step directions.

Meant to Be Tin Wrap Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Meant to Be (*148626)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (147083)

Paper: All My Love Designer Series paper (148576), Flirty Flamingo (141416), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (*148527) and Banner Triple Punch (138292)

*Meant to Be Bundle (150587)

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