Saturday, November 10, 2018

OnStage Day 3

Today we had some more sample inspiration, some training, and company key metrics update.

Referring back to yesterday's post, you can see that they went with the Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy matchy-matchy theme with another all-attendee giveaway - a collapsible nylon bag (to help us bring home all our goodies).

I'm so glad my downline made the trip to Orlando.  We had a blast!

Speaking of which, the next OnStage local in April will be in Atlantic City!  Girls weekend, anyone?  Make sure to sign up to get that Sale-a-bration craft tote and get ready to party in NJ!!

Some of my favorites of the upcoming products -

I'm a sucker for Sale-a-bration ribbon... and that butterfly paper!

Did you notice how the Gingham Gala coordinates with the Sale-a-bration ribbon?!

OMG this candy suite with the apothecary jars!!  I'm already ready for spring with these colors, and we haven't gotten through November yet.

And the Classic Garage Suite.

Next up, a couple days spent with the parental units, then off to home again... jiggity-jig!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

OnStage Day 2

I'm staying with my parents north of Orlando during OnStage.  Boy, am I tired after long days and traveling back and forth in traffic!  Today was a lot more stamp set ideas and lots of friends to see and hug.  But one needs lots of patience when moving around with 6000 other stamping ladies.

Here are some highlights from the day.  For Sale-a-Bration, a new demonstrator can earn this new crafting tote by signing up -- super cool!

And a new carrying case is coming for the Stamparatus (sorry for the blurry pics).  This will be available for customers to order on December 5.

The thing in the upcoming catalogs I'm most excited for, which I didn't get a photo of but is represented here, is the stitched rectangle framelits!

ETA: I got a photo of the stitched rectangle diecuts.

We met our DDM coordinator Jessica Warner this afternoon, and we split up by state.  Here is a few of us New Yorkers (who we knew previously).

And I enjoyed dinner with Tanya and the Stamp Review Crew (plus some Stampin' Addicts as well)!

One more day of fun tomorrow!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

OnStage 2018 Day 1

It's gonna be hard to get some posts in, but I'll give it a shot.  Here is the event bag, along with a lunch tote (gray) I won by finding a golden ticket and the all-attendee giveaway of a tool case.  Please see my Facebook page for more photos and the inside of the tool case.

So here's what I can show you of the upcoming catalogs... except there may have been a stamp set or two sitting on the lunch table.

After a super full day, off to tapas dinner with my downline and another roommate.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

OnStage 2018 Downline Gifts

When attending OnStage, it's a tradition to bring along gifts for members of the team and/or roommates that make the trip.  I put together a little OnStage survival package, including chocolate, mints, and tea.

This is the Copper Tea Tin from the Annual Catalog, all dressed up with the Joyous Noel Suite.  Thanks to Jill Olsen for the idea.  The little M&M triangle treat box idea came from Donna Wicks.

Check-in day is today, and I can't wait to start sharing some OnStage news with you tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

OnStage Live 2018 Swaps & Special!

Today I'm flying to Orlando for Stampin' Up's semi-annual convention and 30th anniversary celebration.  Can't wait to see what fun they have in store for us!  And unlike previous years, we will be able to share some news from the event right away.

Unfortunately, I won't be available for personalized service, so instead, a special! Place an online order through the ONLINE SHOPPING WEBSITE (US residents only) and receive free shipping (10% of merchandise total), only through Tuesday, November 13! I cannot reduce your order cost directly, so the free shipping will come in the form of a rebate.

How about I share what I'm swapping?  Going back to my roots, what made me fall in love with stamping and papercrafting, is dressing up some candy!  It's all about the candy!  I put together a batch of decorated Kit Kats and mini Hershey's bars to hand out to other stampers this week.

I enlisted daughter's help on these, as she is much more of a marker colorer than I am.

Stamps: Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Sunshine Sayings; Paper: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Country Lane DSP, Festive Farmhouse DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Dimensionals.

Stay tuned for daily updates on what's going on!

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew: Farmhouse Christmas

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time
Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week we are stamping with another Holiday catalog set, Farmhouse Christmas, which can be bundled with the coordinated Farmhouse Framelits die set.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very lovely and talented Lauren Alarid's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

I created a card which can also be used for this week's color challenge over at Sunday Stamps.  Double dipping!

The typical Northeast rock wall was created using the cobblestone embossing die from Build a Bike framelits, with hand-trimming around the embossing.

So this is suppose to be a loose imitation of my own farmhouse, i.e. rock wall, color.  What do you think?  I hadn't planned on the Farmhouse Christmas hop and this color challenge to land on the same day, but funny how that worked out!  I've got a farmhouse, and it just happens to be blue.

Here are this week's Sunday Stamps colors; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Farmhouse Christmas; Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Jet Black Stazon; Accessories: Aquapainter, Brayer, Farmhouse Framelits, Build a Bike Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits, Big Shot.

And ICYMI, here's another card I created with Farmhouse Christmas.

Hop on over to the fabulous Dawn Tidd's blog to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.


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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Aug 2018 PP: Stamping at the Farm

Yesterday I had a handful of the original CNY shoebox swap crew over to check out the farm and enjoy stamping together.  And I did mention these ladies are really good at bringing out the food as well?!  I told Hubs, "They will bring food."  That's all he needed to hear.

Again, Paper Pumpkin to the rescue.  For table favors, my daughter helped me put together some goodies using September's Paper Pumpkin kit, Frights & Delights.

Here's a peek at the beautiful cards we made together.

My previous post shows the 3-D coffin box project I created to share.  What a fun day!

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