Freezin’ Fun, Team Shoe Box & More

Every year we gather as a team in December for our Annual Team Luncheon which includes a Shoe Box Swap. For me it is one of my favorite meetings as there is lots of food, laughter, sharing, and stamping. And while things were a bit different this year we still had a great time together bringing a dish to share and a stamping too.

The classroom was set up with social distancing in mind

And everyone received a little team gift from me too

which included some items to use in the Shoe Box Swap I designed (I’ll be sharing that project with you soon) along with some Team lanyard charms and title recognition.

Yes, these are Stampin’ Up! embellishments lol. They can be used for all kinds of things!

After the luncheon we had fun stamping a wide variety of projects. It’s part of what I love about gathering, everyone has a different style and shares what they love to do. All of the projects were great and I couldn’t choose a favorite.

This first card is a Center Step card stamped with one of my favorite sets from the Mini, the Freezin’ Friends Bundle (155176)

In addition to the Freezin’ Friend Bundle this card also uses the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (153512) and Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder (153576). We colored the cute little animals using our Stampin’ Blends and added some Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046) to the trees.

This next card uses the Back on Your Feet stamp set (149385) and is a fun fold.

Also colored with our Stampin’ Blends it uses each of the images to create 3 panels for a great get well card.

How cute is that? And the final card was another get well using the Healing Hugs stamp set (148223) and the Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper that is part of the Boho Indigo Product Medley (153132). Isn’t it great we have a refill (153925) for this kit so we can keep creating?

And now for some fun 3d Shoe Box Swaps. This first one is a cute little 2×2 box using our Friend Like You stamp set (149237).

I just love the way the Champagne Foil sheet (144748) picks up the color from the Cinnamon Cider Designer Series Paper (153070) and of course the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon (153548) adds a bit more sparkle to the project.

And how about a fun décor item? Here is an inexpensive photo frame we made using the Beautiful World stamp set (152994), Playful Alphabet Dies (152706) and our beautiful, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (152491).

Now all I need to do is pop in a photo. And my final project I wanted to share with you is the fun little get well mini tissue holder. Perfect to brighten someone’s day who is feeling a bit under the weather.

The bright and cheerful project uses the Painted Poppies (151599) and Timeless Tulips (151164) stamp sets along with our Stampin’ Blends and the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (152486).

And here are 2 more fun projects, a little paper box that’s been painted and decorated with our Forever Fern Bundle (154094)

and cute little nail file holder using the Little Treats Bundle (155204) and Toil Tidings Designer Series Paper (150432)

whew… Lots of stamping going on like I said and such great projects!

If you would like to be part of a group that enjoys paper crafting and sharing, the Blue Mountain Stampers might be right for you! Why not click HERE and learn a bit about us. We enjoy welcoming new crafters to our group and it’s a great way to save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products too!

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#OnStage2019 Swaps, a Sneak Peek & More

Today I’ll be sharing a few more swaps that I received from folks during the OnStage event in Atlanta along with my sneak peek of the goodies I received from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog Product Purchase Premiere!

I’ll start with the swaps first all of these sets can be found in our 2019 Annual Catalog. Swapping cards is a way for us to share and meet other stampers and I always love the variety of cards. This first card uses the Accented Blooms stamp set (151336).

And this next card uses one of my favorite sets Back on Your Feet (149385) – seems like I’ve needed lots of get well cards this year.

And how about this fun tropical feeling card – perfect for warming up that cold arctic blast we were experiencing last week. The Tropical Chic stamp set (148226) has a set of coordinating dies which makes it a lot of fun to use.

And a fun card that uses strips to create a colorful back ground and it uses

the Love What You Do stamp set (148042) which has some wonderful sentiments in it. And here is a card made with our Butterfly Beauty Dies (148536) and the Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580) two very popular products.

And how about this next card using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set (151345)?

My final swap to share with you today uses the Winds of Change Stamp set (149357),

Got a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best?

More #OnStage2019 Fun

Here are a few more photos from the event – it was so much fun having my team there to celebrate with me. Stampin’ Up! always makes the tables a fest for your eyes with it’s colors and images. And of course a gift.

prize patrol is always a hit

And of course a little stamping too rounds out the event – what fun to see and try the products!

And some recognition too – I was excited to celebrate my earning of the Maui Trip and my 10th Anniversary as a Demonstrator. In addition, I was surprised to learn I was 48th in the US as a Team Leader. (Currently there are 37,591 Demonstrators in the US and 52,142 in the World.)

I’m truly thankful, grateful and blessed! I appreciate the fact I have the most wonderful Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers and the best customers a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator could ask for!!!

And now for the sneak peek I know you’ve been waiting for – Here is my video of my unpacking of my 2020 January – June Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration products that I was able to order during after OnStage during the Product Purchase Premiere. One of the best things I like about being a demonstrator is being able to get products first!

2020 January Mini Catalog OnStage Product Purchase Premiere Sneak Peek Video

Fun right? You’re going to LOVE this Mini Catalog.

Interested in being one of the first to order products too? My video is just a peek of what’s inside the 20202 January Mini Catalog! And 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
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • 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!

Are you eligible for a FREE Stampin’ Up! 2020 January-June Mini Catalog?

I’m currently working on my mailing list for shipping the 2020 Catalogs (and will be finalizing it by November 29th)

You’ll be the first to get one (around the mid December) 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? Place an order with me 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 don’t already have a Demonstrator and would like a 2020 Mini Catalog email me your Name, Address, and Phone number to and I’ll be happy to send you one.

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Back on Your Feet Fun

Yesterday, I shared with you some of the cards that my team created for the shoe box swap at our Team Retreat – today I’ll be sharing mine along with the video tutorial so you can make some too if you’d like.

The Back on Your Feet stamp set found on page 83 in our 2019 Annual Catalog contains such cute images I couldn’t resist it, after all it seems like I’ve been need of get well cards lately.

And the little turtle image brought back childhood memories – Did you have a pet turtle growing up? I know I had the whole set up plastic dish with the island and palm tree you could place in the center – my little guy was always getting out. Sigh…. what simple pleasures.

Any how here is my card.

I just love the NEW Pigment Sprinkles in our exclusive Stampin’ Up! Colors!!! I knew as soon as I saw them I wanted to play with them at the team retreat while I had some dedicated crafting time – and they don’t disappoint with their bright bold colors!

Here is my video tutorial so you can see how I created this card.

Back on Your Feet Card Video Tutorial

And if you are like me you always like a printed version

Back on Your Feet Card Tutorial PDF



Stamp Set: Back on your Feet (149385)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Soft Sea Foam (148059), Soft Suede (147273), and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs (147938), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612), Granny Apple Green (146990), Soft Suede (115318), Shaded Spruce (146981), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Pigment Sprinkles (149663), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185), Layering Ovals Dies (141706)

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