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.

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

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Last Minute Gifts – Musical Notebooks

Today’s project is a quick one I whipped up for two of my daughter’s friends who just graduated with their Music Therapy degrees. Are you noticing a theme in my house? This note books are quick and easy to make with just a few supplies.

I really like the way they turned out and hope they will too.

How did I make them? First I chose the Designer Series Paper I wanted. You need two sheets to do these composition note books.

I measured and cut my Designer Series Paper, added my favorite adhesive, Tear & Tape and adhered. Yep – It’s just that quick and easy to do! Then I finished decorating as desired.


Paper: Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623), Basic Black (121045), Real Red (102482), Bermuda Bay (13197) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Large Letter Framelits Dies (141712), and Bermuda Ab Mini Chevron Ribbon (144198)

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On Stage – Atlanta

Have you ever wondered about what a Stampin’ Up! event is like for Demonstrators? The first weekend in November I was able to attend our regional On Stage event in the Atlanta area! Anticipation was high as Deborah and I drove south from Clarkesville into Atlanta to participate in a Sherrie’s Shoe Box Swap the day before the actual event. It was Deborah’s first Stampin’ Up! event and I knew she was going to love it!

One of the fun things about these events that I enjoy is being able to spend time with  team members, friends and fellow demonstrators from around the country that I’ve met along my stamping journey! And of course I love to pamper my team and room mates.

Want to see what my room mate pillow gifts included? Well here is the batch I made for everyone.


And a close up of of the pillow gift. (I got carried away since I was having so much fun with the pillow gifts.  What’s new right?) The little popcorn box wouldn’t hold it all. LOL!


But that was OK tho since the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper I was using is so lovely.. I didn’t want to stop.

Traditionally I always make a name tag for the bag we’ll receive. It helps to keep track of things! Especially when it’s filled with goodies!


This year I used clip art from the event to create the tags  – do you recognize the star pattern paper from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper? I couldn’t resist putting a little bit of holiday magic into the tags.

Here is what was inside the popcorn box.


Since everyone is always on the move and sharing things I like to include hand sanitizer, too. This year I used these pocket sized wipes.


And who can’t use a little package of tissues?


along with some gum and a few pieces of candy.


I also found these wonderful post it note flags and couldn’t resist!


I thought the flags were perfect for marking our NEW Occasions Catalogs with!!! And OMG – I can’t wait for you to see it! I’m loving everything in it – my poor little post it flags are all used up! LOL! (I can’t wait for you to see the products at my Occasions Catalog Launch – I’ll let you know about it soon. But if you’d like to see it before it goes live, why not join my team? Demonstrators get to see things at least 30 days early!)

These pillow gifts greeted everyone in the hotel room.


And for my Team member I made a little something special – you can never have enough note books!


I really love the way this turned out. Can you see the watermark images done with the Paisleys & Poises stamp set (142196) on the initial? I also used the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (142017) and coordinating 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (142021). LOVE this pack of paper – it’s so pretty and the colors are gorgeous together. (I can’t wait to make some more of these for holiday gifts.)

I think Deborah liked it too.


Stampin’ Up! makes an event special with a themed bag that you receive to hold all those goodies and giveaways!


And the tables are always decorated lovely – This years theme was based on the Lift Me Up stamp set.


And what can I say Stampin’ Up! out did themselves this year! Lot’s of fun, great ideas, sharing and more. And I can’t believe all the wonderful goodies we were given! Between our bag goodies, prize patrol and all event giveaways I was thrilled with lot’s of great products. And then at the very end of the event Stampin’ Up! announced we could share the items on the table that we’d used for our make n takes too!!! Wow! Starting with the most recent birthday we went around the table and chose items until they were gone! What fun.


My bag was over flowing by the end of the event.

And finally here is my Team photo of Deborah & I. (Unfortunately the Atlanta event sold out so quickly that not everyone on the Team who wanted to attend was able to go.)


But great news for my team and those of us in the Southeast – Our spring On Stage will be in Savannah, Georgia!!! Whoo hoo! Of course we’re already planning on a team trip!

Sound like fun? Want to learn more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? Or just get a discount on your crafting supplies? It’s a great time to join with the Occasions Catalog preorder for Demonstrators starting December 1st. Join today and you can be one of the first to get new products too! I’d love to speak with you about joining my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

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Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some fun treat items I’ve made.

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