Silver Elite Stars’ Retreat 2018

What a fabulous weekend we had!

Cheryl Lee and I went up to my parents’ lake place in Northern Minnesota for a fun get-away so I could spoil her and we could stamp and celebrate her accomplishments and successes she’s had in her Stampin’ Up! business.

These first photos show the “pillow gifts” I gave her when we first arrived. And these photos are followed by a few glimpses of the fun moments we had while there. (Thanks Mom & Dad for opening up your home and being such fabulous hosts!)

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Cheryl received a personalized make-up bag. Notice I added a cute tassel from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit?

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Her second pillow gift was this box that contained an etched Clear Block D.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And the third gift was a bag filled with various silver Stampin’ Up! products tied up with ribbons and a pretty tag.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here are a few photos that show how I put together the base part of the tag… I looped another cute tassel onto a long folded piece of twine and sandwiched it between the two circular pieces with some Tear & Tape adhesive.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Below is a full list of supplies I used to for these fun gifts. These supplies are also linked to where you can find them in my online store.

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We took off around 10:30 AM on Friday morning and stopped for lunch a couple hours into the ride at a fun restaurant called The Beanery in Aitkin, MN.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

There was live music and the food tasted great!

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We arrived at my parents’ place (the cabin) at about 3:15 in the afternoon. They really did a great job at making us feel like we were at a Bed & Breakfast. There were cute decorations and little touches like this here and there.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My parents also helped me by making and cleaning up after many of the meals. I think they are going to have to be with me on all my future Silver Elite Retreats!

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

On Saturday Cheryl, my mom and I paper crafted pretty much the whole day!

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We took breaks for meals and for a walk in the woods. (I had to go down our big hill on the sled, too!) But otherwise we just stamped and stamped and stamped the whole day even right to bedtime.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Did I already mention how much I appreciated my parents helping me to put on this fun event?! We were sad when Sunday morning came around.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

But we were sent off with a fabulous breakfast and a whole bunch of beautiful snow.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Actually the snow (though super pretty) was falling fast and was about 8″ high when we left around 11:30 AM. My dad shoveled a path so we could pack the van, and he even led us out to the main road by making tire tracks with his vehicle for us to follow.

The Silver Elite Stars Retreat 2018 was so much fun! Click here for a few peeks of the weekend and the gift I made for Cheryl ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m looking forward to doing this again next year. I had fun spoiling my Silver Elite. And I REALLY enjoyed spending so much quality time with Cheryl.

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P.S. I am putting together another Online Paper Crafters Club and am looking for a few more members to join in. The commitment is to place an order each month for 6 months in row. In one of those months you would get the Stampin’ Rewards (the free goodies) based on the collective orders from those in the club. The other perks would be free catalogs shipped to you, a set of 6 free hand-stamped cards at the end of the 6-month commitment, and exclusive project ideas emailed to you each month. I’m hoping to start this club at the beginning of April. You do not need to live near me. Anyone in the US can join. Let me know if you are interested!

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Sale-A-Bration 2018 (January 3 through March 31) is THE BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! year for everyone! Click here to learn about this spectacular promotion and how you can benefit by earning free products and more. Heads up! More Sale-a-Bration choices were released February 16th. Click here to learn more and click on the images below to download the brochures and see these products.

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Get up to $226 worth of product for $99! Plus…It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose two FREE stamp sets of your choice for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free! Click here for more information about joining my community of stampers (becoming a demonstrator), and click here for more information about the other bonuses for getting the Starter Kit.

 

Did you hear?! Not only is the February Paper Pumpkin kit on it’s way. But if you have taken a break from (or never subscribed to) Paper Pumpkin paper crafting kits of creativity, you will want to get in on it now so you can not only receive the 5 year anniversary March kit which includes a free gift!,…

Happy Anniversary Paper Pumpkin! Get your free gift with the March 2018 kit. Subscribe or reactivate your account by March 10, 2018 ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

…but so you can see how remarkable these kits really are! I challenge those of you who subscribed back around when Paper Pumpkin first began in 2013 to get back in and see how far these kits have come!

 

New Sale-A-Bration Choices & Silver Elite Retreat Invitation

Stampin’ Up! will be adding more Sale-a-Bration choices on February 16th! Yippee! Click here to learn more and click on the images below to download the brochures and see these products.

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In just a week and a half I’ll be holding a special event for Cheryl Lee, a demonstrator on my team who has achieved and held the title of Silver Elite. I’m so happy for her! It’s at this level where your Stampin’ Up! business tends to provide you a steady income, and many perks come your way. I decided to congratulate her by bringing her on a stamping retreat weekend. Here are the invites I made. (Of course I had to make one for myself, too!)

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

They may look complicated, but these were simple to make.

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-3/4″ and at 5-1/2″ folded into a z-fold
  • Sweet Soirée Designer Paper: 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • Silver 1/8″ Ribbon: about 13″

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Directions:

  • Attach the designer paper piece to the front left side of the fold card base.
  • Wrap around and tie on the silver ribbon. Don’t use adhesive on the ribbon. You’ll want to adjust it when you add the flowers.
  • Add a message/sentiment or a printed off invite to the inside left area. I typed up mine on the computer and printed it to fit on a 4-1/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. (When the card is closed, the sentiment/printed invite should be covered.)

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Color a few rhinestones with Stampin’ Blends markers.
  • Position where the vellum flower cluster and the full-color flower cluster will sit.
  • Attach the full-color flower cluster to the front layer of the card using Glue Dots. Be sure that no adhesive is under the right side that extends beyond the designer paper. And adjust the ribbon so the knot is close to the top of the flower layer.
  • Then attach the vellum flower cluster with one Glue Dot under the center of the main flower. Add a large rhinestone over this area to embellish the flower and cover the Glue Dot.
  • Add a few more rhinestones here and there to finish off the card.

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see measurements and directions for making this pretty z-fold invitation using the Sweet Soirée products: the designer paper and embelliments kit....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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Sale-A-Bration 2018 (January 3 through March 31) is THE BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! year for everyone! Click here to learn about this spectacular promotion and how you can benefit by earning free products and more. Heads up! More Sale-a-Bration choices will be released February 16th:

  • Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder (Level 2 choice)
  • Springtime Foils paper (Level 1 choice)
  • Eclectic Expressions stamp set (Level 1 choice)

Sale-a-Bration 2018 Brochure ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com  Sale-a-Bration 2018 2nd Release Supplement ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Get up to $226 worth of product for $99! Plus…It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose two FREE stamp sets of your choice for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free! Click here for more information about joining my community of stampers (becoming a demonstrator), and click here for more information about the other bonuses for getting the Starter Kit.

Some OnStage Cards & Gifts I Received

I love swapping! It’s one of the many blessings of being a demonstrator. I get “warm fuzzies” from the person I give my card to, and in return I get a fabulous creation that they put their time, creativity and energy into. It’s a win-win feeling! …as if we both have birthdays that we’re celebrating or something. LOL

Because it would take me tooooo long to show them ALL, here are just a FEW of my favorite swap cards and gifts that I received at the November 2017 OnStage.

Mary Spelbrink’s card makes me smile AND it’s green and shiny! It features the Every Good Wish stamp set (that I personally still have yet to use!) and fun Foil Frenzy Specialty paper.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Melissa Kerman’s card features the Wood Words stamp set and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Bonus!… you can click here to see her blog post and here to see her how-to video for this pretty card.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Sue Dyas always makes such fun treats! Her first project features a Starbuck’s Frappuccino® Cookie Straw, the Coffee Café Bundle and the coordinating Coffee Break Designer Paper.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Her second project (also made with the Coffee Café Bundle) features the following fun gift packaging products: Striped Treat Bags, Gold Library Clips and the pretty Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I loved getting this next card made by Lisa Marie Esquivel-Smith. It shows off a fun sheet from the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper and has some circles (including one die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits) in the sentiment focal point area.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I got this cute 4 oz. cup featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Paper and the More Than Chocolate stamp set from Sara Guernsey.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And she filled it with a single serving of hot cocoa. Too cute!

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Bonnie Alexander‘s swap card caught my eye right away. I’m always drawn to shine and shimmer. It’s metallic and shiny in three areas: the Silver Emboss Powder, the Silver Foil Paper and the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. She used the Wood Words stamp set in her card, too.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This card by Brenda Cardinal is so simple and sweet. I like how she added a few Rhinestones as accents to show off the elf image from the Festive Phrases stamp set.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This next card was given to me by Stella MacKay. It made me giggle with all the mushrooms. She used a sheet from the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper in her swap, too which coordinates really well with the gold Metallic Foil Doily positioned under the sentiment layer.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Susan Campfield made this adorable penquin bag from half of an Acetate Card Box and some black & white wired 7/8″ Striped Ribbon. She then used the Many Mittens Framelits Dies to create the tiny little penquin accent.

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A few swap cards and gifts I got at the November 2017 OnStage Live in Salt Lake City. ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Do you want to get in on the fun of swapping? The April OnStage Local events have been announced.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

If you are an active demonstrator, you can attend! Not a demonstrator, but want to be so you can be a part of this fun event? Click here to get the Starter Kit, and then join us!! Registration for the April OnStage begins January 16th and sometimes sells out within the first day or so. So you’ll want to be ready.

We have demonstrators in our Stampers With ART group attending in several locations. I’m planning to travel to Hartford, CT this time!

For those of you celebrating here in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

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Online Extravaganza! Now – November 26th & Then a Flash Sale on November 27th!

Are you ready for amazing deals? Online Extravaganza runs November 20 – November 26. And this year there are some great surprises in store for you! Want a peek?! CLICK HERE to learn more

 

New Catalogs = New Products!

Did you see my photos from Stampin’ Up! big OnStage event in Salt Lake City last week? New products are around the corner! And that means new catalogs are coming soon.  For information on the release of the new 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure and for how to request these publications, CLICK HERE.

The 2018 Occasions Catalog .… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The 2018 Sale-A-Bration Brochure .… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

Stamp-n-Storage is having a sale!
FREE SHIPPING & 15% OFF your entire order.* And then on Black Friday save with these specials:

  • Midnight Special on Starter Kits (12am-6am CST): Starter Kits already offer a 20% OFF savings, add coupon code MIDNIGHT17 for an additional 10% OFF.
  • Doorbusters (10am-3pm CST): Ink Pad Holders, Punch Holders & the Pocket Scrapbook Holder… Save nearly 25% OFF when you combine the 15% OFF sale with coupon code FRIDAY25 (coupon code offers additional 10% OFF). Please note sale is on Ink Pad Holders only and does not include products that also store markers or refills.

*excludes Starter Kits & Holiday Bundles

 

Blends are HERE!

Are you lovin’ the the new Stampin’ Blends markers!? They are now available to everyone! If you are planning to purchase ALL of these fantastic alcohol-base artist quality markers (a value of $121.50 plus s/h & tax), I recommend one of these three ways to get the most for your money:

  1. Join my Online Blends Club! Collect all the markers and coordinating products, earn Stampin’ Rewards and other perks, and keep it easy on the budget by spreading your payments over 4 months. CLICK HERE to download the informational flyer.
  2. Purchase them all at once, add another $28.50 in merchandise to reach the $150 level, earn $15 in free Stampin’ Rewards and 3 Loyalty Rewards points, and get thenm all right away without waiting!
  3. OR…Purchase them in the Starter Kit! Get all the markers (and another $3.50 in product if you wish) for only $99 + tax. Shipping is free! And then take advantage of all the other perks that come along with being part of my Stampers With ART Community including the discount on future products!

Stampin’ Blends! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017 – News & New Stuff!!

It was really hard to contain myself. We had to wait until 1 PM Mountain Time to share all the fun news (new products, announcements, recognitions, peeks, etc.) from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage November 2017 that took place this past weekend. The reason for the wait time is so that all of us demonstrators across the globe have a chance to hear it and see it all first. We are all in different time zones, so it makes sense. But it’s hard to hold back when there are so MANY fun things to share! So… now I get to BURST!!

OnStage Live in Salt Lake City, Utah sold out this year. We had a full house.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

It was fun to meet new people AND hug and catch up with old friends.

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OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

In fact, I chatted and visited so much that I never got to even see half of the items on display! LOL But I did get plenty of photos of the samples I DID see. Here are a few of them featuring new products.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

There are so many new products coming, I can’t possibly share them all with you! But stick around (subscribe to my newsletter and/or blog) so you can see teasers of what’s to come in early January 2018.

Here are some boards that feature many of the products.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The samples from the on stage demonstrations/presentations were fabulous, too! Sorry some of the photos are a bit blurry.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Shelli (mom and cofounder) and Sara (daughter and CEO) were a riot when it was their turn to present!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We were also able to peek at the upcoming November Paper Pumpkin kit! (So close your eyes and don’t scroll down if you want your kit to be a surprise.)

Here are some samples created with combined pieces from the October and November kits.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m so grateful for those that work so hard in the Paper Pumpkin department!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

AND!…we were able to see the newest tool that Stampin’ Up! is releasing soon…the Stamparatus! Preorders for this tool begin on Thursday. (details coming soon)

The Stamparatus!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

You are gonna LOVE it!!!

 

There is something for everyone at OnStage. Those of us who earn the title of Silver Elite or higher get to attend a special recognition dinner the first night. (I shared a photo from this on Friday.) And then on the last day we gather again for a special lunch, recognition gift and training session. Our presenters this year were Lisa Pretto, Brandi Barnard and Jason Hewlett. And they were incredible!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Achievers are also recognized throughout the event for significant anniversaries, milestones, promotions, sales, recruits, leadership, etc. It’s fun to cheer each other on since we had several in our group that walked across stage to get recognized. AND GUESS WHAT?! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I ranked #58 globally and was recognized in the Global Top 100 again this year! Thank you to all of you – my supportive friends and family, my loyal subscribers & customers, those in my wonderful Stampers With ART community and other demonstrator friends… Thank you to everyone who is a part of my world!! This is an award that isn’t earned alone. I am truly blessed.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I came home last night to a gift from my family…roses, a card and a bag of Blue Chips as my “blue ribbon”. My boys are so cute!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

You are all going to LOVE the new products coming soon in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Braion Brochure! I’m sure you’ll want a copy of each, so I’ll post new catalog details this week.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

If you would like to join my group so you can be a part of all this fun at the next OnStage, we’d love to have you! Click here to learn more.

The registration time for the April 2018 OnStage will be here before we know it! So join my group and start making plans for where you will be attending.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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Pining for Plaid Christmas Tree Mini Note Card & OnStage November 2017

I’m here at OnStage in Salt Lake City and having a blast! Those in our group met up on Wednesday night at Red Rock Brewery for a team dinner. I LOVE these gals!!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Then on Thursday afternoon, OnStage November 2017 began!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

New products from the upcoming Occasions 2017 catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure were revealed and introduced to us through demonstrations & prizes. AND we have those publications in our hands!! I can’t share yet, but I will soon. I promise!

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

That evening demonstrators at the Silver Elite title and above were treated to a grand event called CenterStage which included a beautiful dinner and entertainment.

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I was so happy to spend this time these lovely ladies. What a fabulous night! (From left to right: Carol Rosengren, Linda Larson, Cheryl Lee, Susan Campfield, Brenda Cardinal and me)

OnStage November 2017!...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I can’t share any of the “secret” stuff until Monday afternoon (saving those photos until then), but for now I have a cute project idea to share with you today…

Today is the 10th of the month. That means it’s the last day to sign up or make sure your Paper Pumpkin account is active if you wish to receive the November 2017 kit. AND…we know it’s gonna be adorable because we’ve been told it’s going to coordinate with the October Pining for Plaid kit. I can’t wait!!

I’ve been sharing my alternate project ideas from this October kit (on October 26, October 27, November 7, and November 8). And today I have one more cute idea to share. It’s a mini gift card!

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And it’s actually a teaser of one the exclusive projects that I share with my personal subscribers – projects that I don’t share with anyone else but them. Here are the directions & measurements if you wish to recreate this.

  • Layer up the base pieces of the card:
    • Basic Black Cardstock: 3″ x 6″ folded in half
    • Whisper White Cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ for the inside of the card
    • Old Olive Cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ for the front of the card
    • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ for on top of the Old Olive layer
  • To make the tree, die-cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies that is 2-7/8″ in diameter. (You can do this tree with any size circle, but this is the size I used.) Then cut it in half.
  • Next place it in the Stampin’ Trimmer with the flat edge at the top and score it so that 2/3 of the semi-circle is on one side of the score line and 1/3 is on the other side. In this case I scored it at just under 2″ (or just under 1″ if looking at it from the other end).

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Now create a two more crease marks to create “pie pieces”… that fold each portion in “half” and that both lead to the same point (the crease marks will all meet at the flat edge where the first crease mark originated). Here are two series of photos that may visually help guide you into forming the tree. Either way it’s sort of like fan-folding.

Series 1:

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Series 2:

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Then just secure the folds in place with adhesive (I used Fast Fuse), attach to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using Dimensionals, and add a gold star piece from the Metallic Enamel Shapes to the top.

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Christmas tree tag/mini card created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

November’s Kit Will Be Shipping Soon!

Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months (October and November) of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits. If you enjoyed the October kit, you will probably like the gifting projects that will come in the November kit. Click here to sign up by today, November 10th.

A Season of Style – the November 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit.… #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today. It’s been so fun here at OnStage so far! Can’t wait to share my peeks with you soon!!

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Blends are HERE!

Are you lovin’ the the new Stampin’ Blends markers!? They are now available to everyone! If you are planning to purchase ALL of these fantastic alcohol-base artist quality markers (a value of $121.50 plus s/h & tax), I recommend one of these three ways to get the most for your money:

  1. Join my Online Blends Club! Collect all the markers and coordinating products, earn Stampin’ Rewards and other perks, and keep it easy on the budget by spreading your payments over 4 months. CLICK HERE to download the informational flyer.
  2. Purchase them all at once, add another $28.50 in merchandise to reach the $150 level, earn $15 in free Stampin’ Rewards and 3 Loyalty Rewards points, and get them all right away without waiting!
  3. OR…Purchase them in the Starter Kit! Get all the markers (and another $3.50 in product if you wish) for only $99 + tax. Shipping is free! And then take advantage of all the other perks that come along with being part of my Stampers With ART Community including the discount on future products!

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Demos Galore Gifts & Paper Pumpkin Peek

On October 9th I posted a few samples of some September 2017 Paper Pumpkin projects I shared at our Demos Galore event on September 30th. I actually had triple duty during the event…demonstrating/chatting about Paper Pumpkin kits, sharing how to double the cards in the Watercolor Christmas card kit, and making announcements every 1/2 hour so attendees could hear about the specials, the make-n-takes, etc.

Almost a month has passed, and I’m finally getting around to showing you the fun gifts, the pretty name tag, and the make-n-take card from this event. These first two photos show the gifts we offered for every $50 in products ordered that day. People had their choice of these three.

Click here to see Demos Galore Gifts & Bridge Fold Card make-n-take &…an October Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Inside each Acetate Card Box were samplings of each sheet from a set of designer papers along with some coordinating embellishments. Everyone loved this offer, and we ended up having to prepare (right there at the event!) twice as many as we had projected needing.

Click here to see Demos Galore Gifts & Bridge Fold Card make-n-take &…an October Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The other gift was a smaller sampler of designer paper, base Whisper White cardstock prepped for a bridge-fold card, and a direction sheet sharing how to make a bridge-fold card. This gift was given to everyone who ordered a minimum of $25.

Click here to see Demos Galore Gifts & Bridge Fold Card make-n-take &…an October Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see Demos Galore Gifts & Bridge Fold Card make-n-take &…an October Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Each attendee & demonstrator at the event got to make a bridge-fold card (hence the gift above). I found a couple spare minutes to make one, too. This was mine! (On Tuesday evening I will be sharing another bridge-fold card and will give step-by-step directions for it. So come back to visit in a couple days!)

Bridge Fold Card made with Smitten Mittens Bundle ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Bridge Fold Card made with Smitten Mittens Bundle ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Bridge Fold Card made with Smitten Mittens Bundle ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My upline, Susan Campfield designed the gifts, the make-n-take card and the name tags all of us demonstrators wore. Isn’t this name tag pretty?!

Name tag made with Card Front Builder Thinlits and Softly Falling Embossing Folder...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Name tag made with Card Front Builder Thinlits and Softly Falling Embossing Folder...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here is a photo of me and one portion of my display/demonstration table where I shared how to double the cards in the Watercolor Christmas kit. (I had also shared this idea here on my blog on August 20th. Click here to see what I shared.)

Click here to see Demos Galore Gifts & Bridge Fold Card make-n-take &…an October Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This was the other portion of my display area where I shared about Paper Pumpkin kits.

Click here to see some great alternate ideas created with the September 2017 “Layered Leaves” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Demos Galore was a spectacular event filled with several tables of demonstrators demonstrating, make-n-takes, tons of display boards of ideas, gifts and prizes, and refreshments. I highly recommend attending our next one on January 27th if you live nearby. It will be held in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Be sure you are signed up to receive my newsletters (see the link on the home page of my website) so you can hear about this and other online and local events coming up. Plus each newsletter shares timely news and project ideas.

Come see what I share on my blog… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Susan came over to visit me the other day and brought me a gift to once again congratulate me for earning the Alaskan cruise. This is the next Stampin’ Up! incentive trip being held next July 2018, and we are taking our boys this time. So she had the boys help me open it. And inside were these fun plush bears for them and books and seasoning for Tim and me! She’s such a sweetie.

I’m going to Alaska thanks to Stampin’ Up! ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Then to make the gift even better, she made this fun card from the new October 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit

An October 2017 Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! She used the new Blends ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

…and colored the letters on the inside with our new Blends markers (that are debuting on November 1st)!

An October 2017 Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! She used the new Blends ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

An October 2017 Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin Peek (an alternate card from my upline)! She used the new Blends ...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Thanks for checking out what I had to share today. I hope you have a fabulous rest of your weekend! (We are going to carve our pumpkins tonight. Fun fun fun!)

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