2019 Incentive Trip – Maui, here we come!

I have been trying to figure out how to share my good news with you all… and it is truly big news!

On August 26th, I got several customer orders that put me over top allowing me to achieve the Stampin’ Up 2019 Incentive Trip to Maui.  On October 6th reports will be finalized and I will be able to redeem the points for an all-expenses paid trip for two to Maui July 2020. I can’t even begin to tell you just how excited my husband, Larry is about this trip!!!

I am still processing the fact that I’ve reached my goal and pinching myself to make sure it’s not a dream. I was not sure that I should share until it was official, but I wanted to go ahead now since so many of you have been following my progress.

So here goes and all I can say is Thank you!

Thank you to my AMAZING customers.  Every order you place allows me to do what I love AND share my love of crafting with you. I can’t tell you how much your support and friendship mean to me.

Thank you to the best team ever! The Blue Mountain Stampers thank you for sharing your talent, inspiring me, and keeping me on track! You have been working hard too, and becoming successful in each of your own ways. I am so proud of you, and that fact you let me be a part of your Stampin’ Up! journey. I’m so honored that you have you chosen to join our team! I could not have achieved this trip without you!

Thank you to those NEW customers who reached out to me and placed orders. You’ve touched me deeply with your kind comments and your desire in wanting to help me reach my goal.

Thank you to my biggest fans who have stamped with me over the past 10 years! You refer your friends to me. You share your life and encourage me to become better. You are the inspiration! Because of you I feel like I can achieve anything.

Thank you to my husband and family who have been supportive and have patiently waited for me and pitched in when I needed it.

Thank you to my adopted Stampin’ Up! family who have given me their friendship, believed in me, mentored me, and inspired me to reach for the stars.

Thank you so much for making this goal and my dream come true!

OnStage 2019 Annual Catalog Product Purchase Premiere Sneak Peek & More

I received my OnStage Product Purchase Premiere goodies yesterday afternoon and didn’t get the video uploaded until late, so today I’m sharing it since I wanted to give you a sneak peek of what is coming! You are going to fall in love with the NEW In Colors – I know I have!

Friday night I was able to attend CenterStage. The excitement was high as we entered that evening.

I love this event since it is a much smaller group of us – it’s a great chance to share and make new friends over a lovely meal.

The excitement is always high since it is our first time together AND our first peek at the 2019 Annual Catalog.

And of course Stampin’ Up! makes it extra special with an CenterStage gift – check out this beautiful wrist purse and punch.

Saturday morning when we entered the room – the tables were set up and decorated

I always enjoy seeing how they “hide” our Make n Takes in the center piece of the table – they are hiding in the Stampin’ Up! box this time, perfect coordination for our Follow Your Art Suite. lol!

Want to see some more pics of OnStage – Charlotte?  Here are some more of our time together.

Everyone was excited to get their catalogs first thing! (That’s our new stamping friend on the far right, Orliea who joined us at our table.)

And of course, what would be a Stampin’ Up! event without stamping together?

Prize Patrol is always great fun – and Stampin’ Up! is always so generous!

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

I was thrilled to be able to share my walk across the stage for reaching my $100,000 sales goal this February with my team there. And touched by my team who was waiting for me right below the stage snapping pictures and cheering me on. How special they made me feel!

I’m so lucky to be able to share what I love with you. I truly appreciate you and am so blessed to have met such wonderful friends over these past 10 years. I can’t imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn’t started down this road all those years ago. I couldn’t do this without you, my wonderful customers and team members!

What can I say? Can you tell? I LOVE the creative time, getting to meet new stamping friends, and of course time with my team time too! I can’t wait until November when we’ll be doing doing this again in Atlanta!!!

Sound like fun? Want to join us in Atlanta? If you want to learn more about becoming a Demonstrator – Click HERE where you can learn more about my team and getting a discount on your favorite products. Or if you prefer why not contact me today?


Want a NEW 2019 Annual Catalog? Here’s how you can get one!

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.
  • Have you hosted a Private Party? If you have gathered with friends in the last 3 months (or 90 days) you are eligible to receive FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.
  • Haven’t ordered from me for a while or are new? Place an $50 order with me during April and you are eligible to receive a FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalog. (If you are placing an Online Order make sure your information is up to date and correct).

If you are not a current customer and would like to order a Free Annual Catalog by paying for the Shipping, please contact me by email at StampwithJini@gmail.com so I can send you a PayPal invoice for $7.25 postage OR click the PayPal Button below to pay for the postage (Catalog will be mailed to your PayPal address)

Stop back by – I’ll be sharing another tutorial of the note pads and I made for this event with you and some of the great swaps I’ve received.

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Butterfly Gala Floating Frame

Today’s project is one that I made for part of my Team gift that I gave everyone attending OnStage in Charlotte this past weekend. It’s a twist on the floating frame cards you’ve been seeing pop up – but this really is a frame lol. I thought it would be great to have a special frame of our stamping friends and a reminder of the wonderful time we had last weekend.

I really like the way the frame turned, out so I thought I’d share a video tutorial with you on how I made them. They are really easy to do. It’s a few days late since the first time I filmed it the file was corrupted so I had to do it again, not sure exactly why, but then that is the way with technology, right?

I’ve used the Stampin’ Blends to color the butterflies and I chose the shades of blue since our Team name is The Blue Mountain Stampers. Get it?

I placed those that I could on their pillows once we arrived in Charlotte.

The bags were stamped using the retiring Bloom by Bloom stamp set (148820) and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795) was used for the tags.

I also used the Large Letter Framelits (141712) that are also on the retirement list for the tags – boy, do I hate to see these go, I use them all the time! Get yours before the supply is gone.

And here is a close up of the back.

Want to see how I made these Butterfly Gala floating frames?

Here is a video for you and of course a PDF tutorial too. I’ve also included a complete supply list below for you so you can make some too. So keep scrolling since it is at the very bottom!

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Video Tutorial

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Tutorial PDF

Last Chance List Update:

Retirement List: Please note that I’ve updated the PDF with items that are carrying over noted. They are both highlighted and * is behind their names. These items are being reconfigure and will only be offered in our new Cling offering in the 2019 Annual Catalog. Please let me know if you have any questions I know that the lists can be a bit confusing. The easiest way to see everything is in my Online Store HERE.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’m hoping to post some of the fun of OnStage with you – today I’m heading to the vet. Our four legged family member, Chewie decided to have a run in with the fence and lost on Friday night while I was gone to OnStage.

Poor thing. She has needed a lot of extra attention since I’ve been home and is not liking the confinement needed so she can heal.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala (148580*)

Inks: Balmy Blue Classic Ink ( 147105/147168 ), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Pool Party (144605) and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144600), Night of Navy (144036) and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Light (148540), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch (*148523), Paper Snips ( 103579 ), Stampin’ Sponges (141337), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other Non-Stampin’ Up! products: wood frame, white acrylic ink and brush

*Butterfly Gala Punch (*148523)

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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.
  • Have you hosted a Private Party? If you have gathered with friends in the last 3 months (or 90 days) you are eligible to receive FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.
  • Haven’t ordered from me for awhile or are new? Place an $50 order with me during April and you are eligible to receive FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. (If you are placing an Online Order make sure your information is up to date and correct).

If you are not a current customer and would like to order a Free Annual Catalog by paying for the Shipping, please contact me by email at StampwithJini@gmail.com

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code GXJ4CGDM

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OnStage Swaps & More!!

I love to share projects with you and this week I’ll be sharing some of the swaps that I received while at OnStage in Orlando – It was a fantastic event with over 6,000 stampers and tons of ideas!

I’m going to start with this beautiful card using the At Home with You (143681) and Merry Christmas to You (147702) stamp sets. I hope the photo does it justice since it just shines and shimmers.

The holly images were stamped onto our Window Sheets (142314) in StazOn Jet Black Ink (101406/102566) and then layered onto our Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper to create this stunning effect. Simply beautiful.

This next card uses one of my favorite holiday sets from the Annual Catalog, Stylish Christmas (146770/146773).

This simply elegant card uses the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (146329) to wrap up the elegance.

And finally a card for fall using the Colorful Seasons stamp set (143726) and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751).

This card has a lot of great texture with the Woodland Embossing Folder (139673) in the background.

I’ve got some photos for you too! My first day in Orlando I was able to participate in my friend’s Sherrie’s shoe box swap. I have really come to enjoy this opportunity to stamp with friends over the years since my very first Leadership and was able to do 2 for the first time. So I spent an afternoon and evening stamping, and  having fun seeing new and old friends from all over the country.

Do you see me?

That’s me in the back under the arrow. LOL! And it was fun to have one of my team mates, Tracey join me again for this event.

The rest gathered with us for dinner that night. Our excitement high for the  start of the OnStage Live 30th Anniversary event.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more from OnStage with you.

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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.)

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.)

 

 

Heartland, OnStage & More

Today I’m going to share one of my cards that I created for my OnStage swaps and I’m including a tutorial for you too.This set makes a wonderful masculine cards and I’m always in need of that! How about you?

Love it- it reminds me of all those barns that dotted the country side in Wisconsin. As a child they did school field trips to a really cool living museum, Old World Wisconsin, where they had moved all kinds of barns and had live reenactments from different time periods. It really brought history to life. However, I do remember having been very tired at the end of the day for the long bus ride home. LOL I should have such energy now!

Any how, I bet you’d like to see the tutorial, right?

Heartland OnStage Swap Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

Enjoy! I’ll include the supply list at the bottom of this post for you, so scroll down.

More OnStage….

On a personal note I wanted to share some more photos of OnStage Live – Salt Lake with you. I also want to say thank you, to my fellow crafters, stamping friends, and Team members for your support and help in reaching my goal this year. I couldn’t have taken this step on my journey without each and everyone of you!

I was one of the 160 Demonstrators world wide who promoted to Silver Elite this year and just 1 of the 44 who were in attendance at OnStage Live in Salt Lake who were recognized with a walk across the stage. I can tell you it made my first Live event VERY special.

I couldn’t have done it without you and I’m feel extremely blessed to have each and everyone of you in my life! Meeting and creating friendships while stamping was a special blessing that I didn’t expect when I joined the Stampin’ Up! family 8 years ago. So thank you again!

This promotion allowed me to participate in Leadership training, which allows me to share even more with you. And I can’t wait to share – I’m so excited about the new Occasions Catalog and Saleabration offerings I hope you will be too!

CenterStage is a special event that I was able to attend Thursday night with some wonderful entertainment.  Here is my friend Susan and I at the dinner. We had the pleasure of sitting with Nancy Gauthier and some of her team. (Nancy was the #1 Demonstrator in Leadership in Canada).

I thoroughly enjoyed Jason Hewett who was the entertainment for the night. I laughed until I cried he was sooooo funny!  I wasn’t alone, we were all wiping our eyes by the time he finished. You can find some of his older stuff on YouTube if you are curious.

Stamparatus Update

Wow,  if you tried to reserve a Stamparatus yesterday you know the reservations closed much quicker than expected. Please contact me and I’ll be happy to put you on my Stamparatus list and make sure you get any future information about the new reservation process.

I’m afraid I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post tomorrow since I’ll be having a new heating and air system installed.  I’ve been without now since October 8th! Yikes and its getting a bit nippier at night inside my house with the cooler temps. I’ll have to wait and see and crazy it gets around here.

I still have to share a 3d tutorial with you and some wonderful swaps I received at OnStage – so stop on by.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Heartland (143889/143892)

Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Basic Black, (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (143708) and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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On Stage, Country Living & More

Wow, it has been a world wind 7 days with lots of fun, laughter, and friends! I’ve got lots to share with you, but today I’m going to share a card that I created for my On Stage Shoebox Swap with Sherrie and more!

I’ve waited 8 years to get to go to a Stampin’ Up! event in Salt Lake and it was well worth the wait – I had a blast and can’t wait for the next On Stage in April, after all I always enjoy stamping with 2,700 of my closest friends. LOL!

My roommate Marnie and I  took off in the wee morning on Tuesday, ready for adventure.

We arrived in Salt Lake ready to check out the city – a quick peek out our window after we checked in (what a view)

And then enjoyed the stroll around Temple Square which included an organ recital there,

and the City Creek Center, which was an outdoor mall where we had lunch at the Blue Lemon, yum.

I couldn’t resist stopping in the chocolate shop, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, which smelled heavenly and picking something up for my hubby, Larry whom I’m left at home. As many of you know he is a chocolate fiend!

And of course we had to check out the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center.

It was fun to see all the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Banners on the posts. It was a full day for sure.

Wednesday, I did a Sherrie’s Shoebox Swap so today I thought I would share a tutorial for my card with you. Want to see the card? I really loved the way it turned out.

Here is the card I created.

I call it Boots and Bandanas – can you see my old-fashioned bandana in the background that I created with the Paisley & Posies Stamp Set. Larry didn’t I had to explain it to him, he just shrugged at me – men lol.

Here is the tutorial for you so you can make one too.

Boots & Bandana Tutorial (printable) PDF

Stop on back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more of my On Stage experience and tutorials!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Country Livin’ (141922/141925), Paisley & Posies (142196), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931)

Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Basic Black (121045), Real Red (102482), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (144129), and Classic Label Punch (141491)

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More On Stage, Beautiful You & a Sneak Peek!

I’ll be sharing a few more photos of my On Stage experience with you today along with a Sneak Peek video! I’ve never done a video before sharing items from the Product Purchase Premiere, but thought you might enjoy a peek at the experience of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

A Stampin’ Up! Event always includes wonderful displays of projects created by many talented Demonstrators.

New product boards so we can not only see but touch and feel too.

Along with presentations of new products and more

And of course one can’t forget Prize Patrol!!! It’s always fun to win!

And then there are the All Attendee Give-A-Ways too!!!! And that’s in addition to what comes in our Event bags (you can seethe bag and the goodies it contained inside in my video) and a copy of the NEW 2017 Annual Catalog. Whew! can you say fun?!

Stampin’ Up! makes these events so much fun and of course gathering with your stamping family is part of the fun too. (I’m met such wonderful stampers over the years from all over.)

As we said goodbye to On Stage Savannah we took a final Team picture at a fun booth they set up.

And enjoyed a lovely dinner together at the Charter House on River Street later that night after the event.

I got to order a special treat – with the She-Crab Soup! Yumm!

On to the Beautiful You Swaps – I really love this set and am very happy that it’s not on the Retirement List. (Happy dance LOL). I created a swap that I took with me using the 2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (which is on the list). This allowed me to make multiple cards with the same layout but play with the colors, which was a lot of fun.

It’s spring so I teamed up the Tip Top Taupe pattern with Blushing Bride and Soft Sky. Here are the cards by themselves so you can see them a bit better.

I really love the way these turned out with the coordinating Enamel Shapes a pop of color. I’ve included a complete supply list below (You’ll have to scroll way down to the end), but here are the measurements for you if you’d like to make one too!

Soft Sky Card Stock Base: Cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; score at 4 1/4″

Tip Top Taupe In Color Designer Series Paper: Cut 3 3/4″ x 5″

Soft Sky Card stock: Cut 3″ x 4 1/4″

Whisper White Card stock: Cut 2 3/4″ x 4″

 

Want to see some more cards using this set that I received in swaps?

2017 Annual Catalog On Stage Product Purchase Premiere Goodies Video

Still with me? How about a sneak peek of the products that I just received? I LOVE the special perk we have for being a demonstrator – ordering early!!! The truck pulled up and It was with a squeal of delight that I accepted my box from the man in brown yesterday afternoon – It’s always like  Christmas when it’s Preorder time! LOL

Check out this little video I made for you so you can take a peek too!

So what do you think? Love the new items too? It’s just a peek of what’s inside!

As I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? Right!  Add the fact that you’ll receive a discount on all these products and you can’t loose! If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

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
  • 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 activity 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: Beautiful You (143004/143637)

Inks: Tip Top Taupe (138325), or Blushing Bride (131172) and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: 2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Soft Sky (131203) or Blushing Bride (11198), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679)

 

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