Tips for Cleaning your Simply Shammy

Does you shammy look like this?

This is a photo of my Simply Shammy after an event. tons of ink on it and it needs a good cleaning. I rinsed it in the sink to start with and got a lot of ink out of it, but still I felt it needed a better cleaning. So I jumped in and threw it in my dishwasher. Yes, you head me correctly. The color faded, I guess from the additive (I’m guessing) in the soap which didn’t bother me. However, while this worked I had stood it up on the top rack and it left little “dents” in my Simply Shammy where it rested on the bottom that have never come out. This did not make me happy.

You can see it here on the right side of the Simply Shammy.

So I figured I’d try the washer with my towels (and even my sheets lately in a pinch). I know what you’re thinking. It will stain my towels, right? I didn’t find that to be the case at all. But if you are still a little hesitant why not throw it in with something dark?

And this process worked even with the hot water I use for my towels and it didn’t leave marks or make the Simply Shammy fade either which made me happy. I’ve even missed one and dried it with the towels, it didn’t seem to hurt it but I try not to do that.

Love it! They are Clean & Fresh and ready to go for the next event!

So if your Simply Shammy is getting a bit grungy why not give it a try?

I really love these things and have multiples that I keep in a “carrying” case so I can take it with me and it stays moist when I’m stamping – If you haven’t seen my post and download for it you can check it out HERE.

Remember to allow yours to dry when not in use and simply wet again when you need it. Here in Georgia it is pretty humid so they can get kind of gross if you don’t.


Accessories: Simply Shammy (147042) and Standard Stamp Case (119105)

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2019 Annual Catalog Paper Share and Design Tool & Swatch Book


You’ve got 2 great Designer Series Paper Options for the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog!

If you love Stampin’ Up! like I do – let me share our Designer Series Paper with you. If you were to purchase all of the Designer Series Paper by yourself it would be a lot more, but by joining my share you’ll be joining other paper crafters to get a taste of all the papers at a fraction of the cost. And who doesn’t love that? The share price is based on the price listed in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Annual Catalog.

These 2 options are being done with a Prepaid Reservation period – I can’t guarantee there will be more spots after the June 2nd deadline.   This post has a lot of info in it so make sure to read all the way to the bottom.

And of course I’m happy to answer any questions about this option I’m offering.

Option 1: Designer Series Paper Share

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:

This share includes 69 sheets of Annual Designer & Specialty Paper here is the break down

  • Woven Threads, Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballard, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See a Silhouette, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Mosaic Mood and Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6×12 of 3 single sided patterns

This is like our own little Paper Stack and it is a cost-effective way to “get it all”.

Cost $40 for each share

Designer Series Paper Add On Option: 6×6 Color Collection

Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, 2018 In Color and 2019 In Color Paper Stacks

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:

This share includes 100 sheets of 6×6 of 2 double sided patterns from each stack

Cost $35 for each share

I Want It All Designer Series Paper Collection Option:

Includes both the 6×12 Designer Series Paper Share AND 6×6 Color Collection Shares

This share includes 69 sheets of 6×12 Annual Designer & Specialty Paper, plus 100 sheets of 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Cost $75

You are welcome to get more than one share; spots are not held until payment is received.

Postage is $7.65, due to the flat rate legal envelope size and the 6×12 Designer Series Paper. Please include your address that you’d like your package sent to.

Fine print:

There are 8 spots for each share; I’ll do as many shares as there is interest and will order the share as soon as all the spots are filled. Once the share is filled, I will send you a PayPal (These will start around May 26th). Payments must be received by end of the day June 2nd.

Option 2: NEW Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

It’s back – you seemed to enjoy this option when we offered it for the Occasions Catalog and so my friend Anna and I are offering this option again for you to see all the Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalog AND have a way to quickly see the coordinating Card Stock of each Designer Series Paper pack too! No more hunting through stacks of paper since everything is in one place. And now you can get one too!

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 12 Swatch Books: Contains 9 Designer Series Paper and 3 Specialty Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long.
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the Annual Catalog.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’ll need payment by the end of the day June 2nd if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

Want to see them in action? Check out my quick Video

(from my Occasions Catalog Swatch Books)

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you to show at your parties

Cost: $30 (plus $7.35 shipping)

How to Reserve yours?

You’ll need to email me ( or call me (706 754-7124) to hold your spot ASAP, since there isn’t a lot of time before I need to place the order on June 3rd so you get yours as soon as possible after the catalog goes live.

EMAIL me directly at with your information listed below to save your spot in the share: (Note: For multiple shares and/or swatch books – contact me for a shipping quote…a Flat Rate packaging can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address (US only)

3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve

4.  Email for PayPal invoicing

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice for payment process (around May 26th).  I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the shares/swatch book.

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books if placed on June 4th can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

As always – Please let me know if you have any questions.

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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.


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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Celebrating 10 Years & More

Wow, I’m celebrating my 10 year Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month and boy the time has flown. Like most demonstrators I joined for the 20% discount so I could get more of the products I love.

So I never thought I’d also be Celebrating my 10 Year Anniversary AND a personal sales goal of $100,000 – that’s a lot of stamps, ink, and card stock! What a journey it has been from wanting that initial kit and discount to hitting this personal sales goal!

I didn’t intend to do classes or parties – and look where I am 10 years later with the initial small push of my good friend Debbie to teach her and some friends how to make Easter Treats!

Whew! I never dreamed it would lead to so many wonderful friendships, getting to know so many great crafters, and even attending Stampin’ Up! events like Center Stage at Disney’s Epcot last November. In addition I’ve grown and learned so many new things; blogging, YouTube, things that weren’t in my vocabulary 10 years ago when I just wanted to create cards and gifts for family and friends.

So THANK YOU!  I have so many to thank. . . my family for their patience and for never complaining (at least not much) about my crazy schedule and long work weeks… my amazing, stampers and customers for finding me and stamping with me . . . my wonderful team members, The Blue Mountain Stampers, who share and inspire me in so many ways . . . my adopted upline, Kathleen Innes for taking me under your wing, challenging me, and having faith in me while answering all those questions when I was a newbie and starting my first blog. My adopted SINKS sisters and their leader Susan Barron for encouraging me along the way and opening up next experiences for me . . . and Stampin’ Up! for giving me the confidence in myself and a chance to grow and share. And YOU!

And since I couldn’t do what I love with out you… I wanted to give a little something to those that placed orders the day I hit my $100,000 sales goal – These little sets of exclusive Stampin’ Up! notebooks will be going to Mary and Pat, as a small token of my appreciation.

I also want to share my 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and with YOU!

So what is happening starting today?

Anyone who places an order will receive a GIFT from me!

Please Use Hostess Code: 44SNJGKN

I’ll include a special hand stamped card (that I’ve designed in your package) along with the following:

• Receive 10 hand stamped cards with any order and a package of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals with any $35 order

• Get an ADDITIONAL FREE package of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls with any $60 order! (You’ll also get to choose your FREE Sale-a-bration item!)

*Get an ADDITIONAL FREE roll of 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon with any $100 order!! (I’ll send Whisper White unless you email me your choice of color the day of your order. Choose from Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig or Old Olive). In addition you’ll get to choose 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!

*If you place an order over $150 or more please DO NOT use the Hostess Code!  You will still get my FREE goodies for my Anniversary Celebration in addition to the $15 (or more!) FREE product in Host Benefits and your 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items when you checkout!!

I will be sending out your free gifts by April 10th by mail; or as soon as the order comes in and I can package things up for you!

Fine Print: When you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you Or I won’t be able to send you your GIFTS (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

This Celebration Offer will continue for the next 10 days – (one day for each year I’ve been a demonstrator) and will end on Friday, March 22nd.

It’s my way of saying thank you for your choosing me as a Demonstrator. I truly appreciate you and value the opportunity of sharing what I love with you!

I want to continue growing and sharing my love of stamping – So if you have never stamped with me and live locally I want to invite you to join me at my monthly card class this month (Thursday, March 28th) as my guest. You’ll want to RSVP so I know to have enough supplies for everyone. CLICK HERE to see my Calendar of Events. I’m hoping that you too may find the joy of creating and the blessing others with your creativity.

Already a current customer? Bring a friend and get a FREE gift from me

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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.


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!


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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Healing Hugs & More

Today’s cards are all made with the Healing Hugs stamp set from the Annual Catalog. I think this stamp set is one of my favorites with its DisInktive images and clearly I’m not alone. I’ve already shared my cards and their tutorials that I designed for Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap and clearly others love it as much as I do because I got to make these wonderful versions during the 2 shoe box events.

The first card uses the Joy Fold and is done in Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sea Foam.

This next one uses the Soft Sea Foam but instead teams it up with Highland Heather for a softer version. The Tufted Embossing Folder (146335) adds some texture to the background as well as the little touch of stamping down the sentiment piece.

The ribbon with it’s copper edging is from our Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack (146893)

And this final card uses the Bold Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss combination.

We added texture to the background using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder (144193) and fussy cut two flowers and the leaves. I love the way the pearls add a touch of elegance to this card.

Which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


OnLine Extravaganza Starts Today!

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OnStage Live – Orlando

Today’s photos are the final ones I’ll be sharing with your from my OnStage experience.

Here’s a quick pic of my room mate, Tracey & I

Stampin’ Up! spoiled us completely at this event, starting with our beautiful  boxes –

which contained a lovely 30 year logo bag filled with goodies and hints of what was to come.

The areas were decorated beautifully with 30 years of memories and displays- This is the year I joined. (Wow, I’ll be celebrating my 10th Anniversary soon!)

Here is a picture of our Make n Take area.


The excitement was high as we got our first peek at the Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration offerings.

And of course there were lots of Prize Patrols too!!!

Over the 3 day event we stamped using the NEW Cling stamps – Yes, I said NEW Cling stamps. You’re going to love these! Starting with the Occasions Catalog Stampin’ Up! announced we will be replacing our Clear Mount Stamps with Cling stamps. The same great red rubber with with a stickier label so they’ll stick to our blocks better! Whoo hoo! (After I get to play with them a bit more I’ll do a video to share some tips on assembly and use for you.) They also told us we will no longer carry Wood Mount stamps except for Background Stamps beginning with our 2019 Annual Catalog.

3 full days packed with stamping, sharing, and making friends from around the world

I’m glad that so many of my team members made this their first OnStage Live event and got to meet Shelli Gardner.

We finished the week off with a lovely dinner together with our SINKS friends at the Copper Canyon Grill. My friend, Susan gave us this lovely gift box that holds a Take Your Pick Tool and special book mark with our initials.

Happy, tired and energized by all the exciting new products we headed home. I still can’t believe all the wonderful products that Stampin’ Up! generously gave us during this event.

My table was spilling over as I unpacked!

Sound like fun? You can join me for our next OnStage in April – it’s easy to do! Simply Join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers and join the fun! Click HERE for more information or contact me to learn more


Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Soft Sea Foam (147102), and Highland Heather Classic Ink (147103)

Paper: Soft Sea Foam (146988), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Very Vanilla (101650) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petal Burst (141493), Garden Trellis (143741) and Tufted Embossing Folders (146335), Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (146893) and Layering Circle Framelits Dies (141705) and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)

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OnStage Display Boards & More

It’s Thanksgiving today which means a variety of actives for us – so today’s post will be a quick one that is filled with lots of photos for you.

As I sit here thinking about the past year and everything that I am thankful for in my life I must include YOU, my stamping friends. So THANK YOU for all your friendship and support over the past year. I appreciate it more than I can say. Thank You for your patience as I’ve recovered from my ruptured disks and have grappled with my inability to do my normal every day things. Thank YOU for making my life richer, fuller and happier – YOU will be one of the blessings I will be counting today. And of course Thank you for allowing me to share my passion for stamping with you!

So on to some photos to inspire us – one of my favorite parts of OnStage is the sharing of our stamping ideas so there are tons of inspiration! Here are just a few of the boards.

These first two cards use the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840). Our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (144106) make these dies so quick and easy to use!

The Time for Tea Suite of products found on page 14 & 15 of the Annual Catalog were used for this card. If you love this suite I’ve got a class coming up in December. Why not Check out my Calendar of Events? You can sign up today, get the Bundle and the class is FREE!

Love the images from the Spirited Snowman stamp set (148075/148072) found in the Holiday Catalog teamed up with the Buffalo Check (147797/147794).

And who doesn’t love this cute little hedgehog made with the Painted Harvest stamp set (144783).

How about this bright card made with Friendly Conversations (146738/146741)?

I love simplicity of this card made with the Rooted in Nature set (146479/146482)

And aren’t these paper trees cute?

I had to go looking for this cute little guy – He is from the Best Bunny stamp set (147136) which has a coordinating punch.

And finally this card was made with our Host Set, Hand Delivered (146808) I love the way the Happy Birthday Thinlits (143700) and the eclipse technique were used.

Whew! Inspired?  Now how about some shoe box swaps? The house is still quiet, lol!

I really love this One Wild Ride (141721/141724) card done in Blueberry Bushel

And the Love What You Do suite of products were used for this card.

Here’s another card made with the Best Bunny stamp set- this time it’s for baby. Done in Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

A shaker card made with the Sea of Texture stamp set (146485/146488). This card was so much fun to make with it’s beads (146337).

And a couple of card made with the Animal Outing stamp set (146597/146600)  to finish off today’s cards.

Just a little bit of news from Stampin’ Up! to finish things up

Paper Pumpkin December Kit Update:

Our Paper Pumpkin subscribers and family have grown SO MUCH that the December kit is SOLD OUT even before we start shipping out on December 11th.


Due to record numbers of kits sold in the past several months, new subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin are closed for the month of December.

What this means . . .

New customers will not be able to subscribe until December 11, 2018 and will receive their first kit in January.

You will still be able to manage your account via the regular login process. However, you will NOT be able to add additional December kits to your order. I strongly recommend that you check your account information to ensure that your account is up-to-date. Due to inventory levels, we cannot guarantee a second billing. If you card gets declined, a 2nd chance may not happen and you will NOT receive a kit for December.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

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More OnStage Swaps & Team Gifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OnStage Team Goodies

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

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

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

They really looked nice on our bags I think.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Turkeys, Elves & Snowflakes…. Oh my

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And finally a little top hat treat

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

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

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

OnStage CentreStage – Epcot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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OnStage 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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