Field Trip to SNS & Creative Connections 2018

What an amazing weekend I had! I attended a special Stamp-n-Storage event Friday afternoon with my friends and team members, Nancy Forsberg & Kayla Cory, and then I took part in (presented at!) a huge demonstrator event on Sunday afternoon. So I thought I’d share a few photos.


These photos are from Friday. Here is our excitement as we are arriving in Hutchinson, MN.

Nancy, Kayla and I attended Stamp-n-Storage's Retail Store Grand Opening & Warehouse Sale!.…stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Nancy, Kayla and I attended Stamp-n-Storage’s Retail Store Grand Opening & Warehouse Sale. And oh my goodness! It was so fun to experience and share in that special day. The deals were wonderful of course, so I bought a couple more pieces than I needed. But it was exciting to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony, to hear about how fast this business has grown for Brett & Mary Haugen (the owners), and to see the beautiful new location for their company that now includes retail space. Plus I saw lots of people I knew there!

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Stamp-n-Storage's Retail Store Grand Opening & Warehouse Sale!.…stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

If you ever get a chance to go, here is what will great you when you walk into their new place. This sort of stuff makes us crafters drool, right? Hahaha!

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If you are on Facebook, you can click here to see their Facebook Live broadcast and get a peek at me waving towards the end of the recording. Click here if you’d like to shop their online store. Click here to see the Stamp-n-Storage pieces I’ve been purchasing for my craft room. And click here to see my craft room remodel video that I recorded 2-1/2 years ago when these great storage solutions came into my life.

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On Sunday I took part in the 2018 Creative Connections event, an annual event hosted by a demonstrator leader group in our area that I’m a part of called Stamp Share For Leaders. We put this event on for our team members. And it’s an amazingly huge and successful event, because there are many of us all pitching in in some way. I can’t possibly name all the fabulous demonstrators that helped to pull this together. But they are wonderful, amazing people.

Terri Gaines, Georgia Giguere and Susan Campfield are the leads for this event, and they always do such a fantastic job. I was a presenter along with Patsy Waggoner, Terri Gaines, Karen Titus, Susan Campfield, Georgia Giguere, Sandy Carlson, and our special guest, Brian Pilling from Stampin’ Up!’s home office!

Here are a few photos from that event.

Notice that Brian Pilling is incognito below. These other fabulous gals with me are teammates: Cheryl Lee, Vicki Spicer, Nancy Forsberg, Kayla Cory, Sandy Stellenburg, and Ashley Kuphal.

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Here is another group photo of me with my sister demos/teammates.

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Here is a photo of my upline, Susan Campfield demonstrating as Terri Gaines fills in for her as the camera gal.

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I love sharing and teaching, so I had a great time presenting the beautiful Frosted Floral Suite of products. I had so much fun though, that I lost track of time and went over by quite a few minutes. But I’m guessing that doesn’t surprise many of you. I love to share!

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This photo shows Brian Pilling up on stage, the almost 300 attendees, and the beautiful room where we hold this event.

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Brian was a delight! It was fun getting to know him a little more. And we loved all that he shared with us.

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Guess what!? I now have LOTS of Frosted Floral ideas to share with you in upcoming blog posts. Hope you are up for that.

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BONUS DAYS

Time to redeem those coupon codes! Every $50 you spent in the month of August earned you a $5 coupon code to redeem this month in September! Click here for more information including directions for redeeming your codes with your September order in my online store.

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DASHING ALONG FOR FREE

SEPTEMBER 1–30, get FREE Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (in addition to the fabulous Stampin’ Rewards) when you host a party with $250+ in sales or place an order of $250+. Limit of 1 pack per qualifying order.
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“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS AVAILABLE

Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! CLICK HERE to find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one will be offered each month.

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Favorite Cruise Swaps & More Pics

I keep looking back at the photos from my Alaskan trip wishing I would’ve shared a few more with you when I posted on July 30th.

Click here to see a few more photos AND some of my favorite swaps I received from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Alaskan Incentive Trip…stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

So today I thought I’d do that along with pictures of some of my favorite swaps I got!

Swapping is a great way to get new ideas and samples for classes, events and just inspiration. Check out this fun pencil case made by Sophie Prestrelle, a demonstrator from France! She posted directions with a how-to video here on her blog.

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This swap by Linda Bauwin inspired my last Facebook Live Video/Online Paper Crafting Class project (my cute Monster Box) that I shared on August 18th. This is a link to Linda’s blog post where you can also find her how-to video.

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Here is a fun one by Erica Cerwin. She shared it her Facebook Live broadcast that she posted here on her blog. This is totally the ideal birthday card for me this year.  Because though I’m 50 now, I don’t feel “old” yet. I’ll take “retro,” though. (I LOVED my boom box from the 80’s.)

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This card by Jeanne Moss is so super cute! I can’t believe that I have this bundle and haven’t created with it yet.

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And now my question (especially after getting THIS beautiful swap) is WHY DO I NOT OWN THIS BUNDLE? Oh my goodness! This card by Krista Frattin is so pretty!

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Here is a sweet 3-D treat holder by Renee Kohnke. Wouldn’t this be great for wedding favors?

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I think this card by Pam McLean is so super pretty with all the little details she added in.

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Here is a fun, cheerful card by Judy Garza. It looks like she could’ve used the Stamparatus. But I think she actually lined up those flowers perfectly on her own.

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Here is a card that I loved before I knew it was my swap. (I took a photo of Mindy Gray’s card on the display boards, because I was so intrigued with her flowers.) It’s such a beautiful sympathy card.

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My dear friend, Kay Smith made this cheerful swap.

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Here I am on the ship with her and her hubby, Kevin. They just celebrated 50 years of marriage! Yay! 50 years is definitely a reason to celebrate. 🙂

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This next swap is from Natalie Travis, another dear friend of mine who I also got a selfie with on the ship. She also took good care of me when my back was sore. Hugs to you, Natalie!!

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I have more stampin’ friend pics below, but I suppose I need to focus on swaps first. I have five more still left to share!

This next one is genius! I love how Eldonna Epp took leaf images and created this poinsettia.

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Oh my goodness!! Look at the amazing detail that went into THIS card by Jacque Williams. She’s an artist. I love everything that this gal creates.

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Lynn Feldkamp is another demonstrator who always makes lovely cards and projects. I shared her Alaskan cruise card swap a few days ago on my blog. And yay for me!! I got her 3-D swap, too! Yes, this whole collection below was her swap.

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Here is a lovely card by Zahra Premji. I love all the tiny details that she put into this swap.

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This last swap card by Amy Storrie is so happy. It makes me want to keep hanging on to summer. I really love what she did with this suite of products.

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As you can imagine, one of THE best things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is making friends from all over the world. And I love that I get to see many of these friends each year on these fun trips.

with Susan LaCroix & Julie Davison

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with Angela McKay and her husband

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with Brenda Quintana

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with Patty Bennett and Darla Roberts

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with Marisa Alvarez, Wendy Cranford, Dawn Griffith, Angie Juda and Kara Golby

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with Linda Heller and her husband

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with Anja Luft

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with Kylie Bertucci

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with Debbie Henderson

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with Scott Nielson, Susan Campfield and Selene Kempton

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And this photo is of my husband and I with our friends, Silvia & Uwe Werner. We are on our balcony (which you can see is just below the Windjammer Cafe). Simone Bartrum who was in the floor below us took this photo for us.

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We thought it was pretty fun that we had a room off the back of the ship that we could see from Windjammers. So one day after lunch, my son Luke had me wait while he ran down to our balcony so I could take his photo.

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We loved our trip and keep reminiscing about all the fun we had. I probably won’t get by boys to take a sushi making class with me ever again,…

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…but we made lots of great memories that we can treasure forever.

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COLOR YOUR SEASON

There are new limited-time products available for the month of August in the Color Your Season promotion: the Blended Seasons stamp set (an exclusive 10-piece set with images for every season) available in wood-mount or clear-mount, the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies (also available bundled for a 10% savings in wood-mount or clear-mount), AND a new assortment of Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors (eek!! too fun). Click here to access the flyer.

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PRODUCT SHARES AVAILABLE!

I’m excited to share papers, ribbons, & embellishments with you from the 2018 Holiday Catalog debuting September 5th! CLICK HERE to find out more information about my popular product shares! I’m taking sign ups through September 4th (if shares are still available). Billing begins tomorrow, August 29th for those who sign up quickly.

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NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS!

October will be here soon. And when those kiddos show up at your doorstep on the 31st, you can be ready for them with spooky cute goodies handmade by you with the help of September’s Paper Pumpkin kit! Just have an active account by September 10th. New to Paper Pumpkin? Click here between now and September 10th to sign up for this fun paper crafting kit: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=25553

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I’D LOVE TO GIFT YOU FOR YOUR ORDER THIS MONTH!

Place a qualifying order of $50* or more in my online store during this month of August,
and I will gift you a pack of Pearl Basic Jewels. OR place a qualifying order of $75* or more, and I will gift you a Classic Ink Pad of your choice! Click here for more information.

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BONUS DAYS!

Every $50 you spend in the month of August earns you a $5 coupon to redeem in September! It’s pretty awesome, but be sure to download and read through the FAQ/details sheet below so you don’t loose the coupons you earn. Click here for more information.

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Back From the Alaskan Cruise!

We are back from the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise incentive trip. And I can’t tell you how very grateful I am to all those who supported me in my business so I could achieve this! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Alaskan Cruise Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2018!…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I took my husband and our two kids, Nicholas and Luke. (They’ve only attended one other incentive trip to Disney World 6 years ago, so they were really looking forward to this.) We went a few days early (left on July 17th) so we could see a bit of Seattle, Washington. Highlights from those days were going up in the Space Needle to see the city from up high, buying lunch at Pike’s Fish Market, eating crab and smoked salmon on the pier, riding the Ferris Wheel, seeing the Gum Wall, giving money to street performers, trying new foods, and riding the Monorail and light rail to go exploring.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

(Other business cards were there. I had to do it.)

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Then on Friday, July 20th we boarded Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas Ship! It was fun to see the excitement in the boys eyes as this was their first cruise.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our first full day was at sea. I attended General Session and got gifts of new products and the upcoming Holiday Catalog (which will debut on September 1st!! (eek) And I enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub in the afternoon.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Oh! Our room was amazing!! It was off the back of the ship and we had a lots of space with a huge balcony.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Those of you who have cruised before know that the days at sea are typically formal nights for dinner. So I made my family clean up before dinner and dress up fancy. They looked so handsome! Funny how quickly they changed back into normal clothes afterwards, though.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We enjoyed those days at sea because there was so much to do with our time on the ship. I personally loved going to Stampers’ Base Camp – the room set aside for us demonstrators to spin for prizes daily, see samples & products from the upcoming 2018 Holiday catalog, take photos of swaps, and meet up with friends. The boys loved the endless candy and the tent.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We stopped in Juneau on Sunday, our third day. What a fun day that was, too! We went on a whale watching excursion and got to see humpbacks and orcas!

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Afterwards we rode the famous Tramway and explored at the top. It was fun to see our ship and look out on the town from that high up.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Day 4 brought us to Skagway where we went to a dog musher’s camp to ride a dog sled, learn about racing, and meet puppies. We also got to see some lovely countryside as we rode out and back to town.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Skagway has grown a bit since the last time Stampin’ Up! took us on this Alaskan cruise 7 years ago. But it is still very focused on replicating the gold rush era as that is a huge part of Skagway’s history.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We saw huge, blue icebergs and the Dawes Glacier as we traveled through the Tracy Arm Fjord on the morning of Day 5.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And amazingly we lucked out and saw another humpback going in and out of the water as we left. Fellow demonstrator, Tami White and I were chatting about this days later. It turns out she was the one that alerted all of us with balconies off the back of the ship. We heard the clatter and ran out with our cameras. She took similar photos AND she pointed out that there was an eagle on the iceberg near that whale. Sure enough!! It’s hard to see in my photos, but it’s sitting on the right of the darker iceberg. Do you see it!?So fun!

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I believe Day 6 was a bit foggy. I think this was the day that the boys had LOTS of ice cream. Dad had taken them to Johnny Rockets for malts while I went to see great ideas from fellow demonstrators at the Stampers Showcase event. Then that evening after dinner, the boys got to have “build-your-own” sundaes in the Windjammers dining room.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our last full day on the ship (Day 7) was in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We went to the Bug Museum, ate a late lunch at a restaurant on the wharf, and bought up a bunch of Canadian candy to taste back in the room.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The sunset was beautiful that night.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We caught a bit more of Seattle on the last day of the trip (Day 8) since we had to get off the ship in the morning and wait most of the day for our departing flight. So thankfully I got to see a couple dear friends of mine who live in the city. These are friends that were a big part of my life about 25 and 30 years ago, so my husband and boys met them for the first time. I’m so grateful my family allowed me to catch up and spend time with Pam and Philippe. It meant a lot to me!

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

OH! And we got to experience Amazon Go before heading to the airport. That was pretty cool!

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

There is SO MUCH MORE I could share about this awesome adventure. But I’ll end this blog post by sharing the product goodies, logo items and more (pillow gifts, prizes, and give-aways) that Stampin’ Up! spoiled us with day after day.

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Look at all the fun new items from the Holiday catalog (in the lower left corner) that I get to play and create with now!!

Highlights (and photos from the sample boards – swaps and projects showing off the new 2018 Holiday catalog products!) from my Seattle/Stampin' Up! 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

If you’re interested in seeing a few more trip photos, I shared quite a few on my Facebook Page during the trip: https://www.facebook.com/stampyourartoutwithRachel/

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Alaskan Cruise Pop-Up Card Swap

Our 2018 Seattle/Alaska family vacation begins today!! And we are super excited for this Stampin’ Up! earned incentive trip!

Alaskan Cruise Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 2018!…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This is only the 2nd incentive trip for our boys. The first was to Disney World back when they were just 5 and 6 years old. (Oh, they were so little then!) And now they get to go on their first cruise ship and see the beauty of Alaska at the ages of 11 and 12!! It was fun to receive our travel documents in the mail a few weeks ago. That always makes things so “official.”

Our travel documents from Stampin’ Up! for our 2018 Alaskan Cruise Incentive Trip!!…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m going to have limited internet access, so my guess is that I’ll be sharing photos AFTER my trip rather than during. But I’ll see what I can do.

 

I’m participating in both the 3-D swap and the card swap that Stampin’ Up! organizes for the incentive trip. I already shared photos and directions for my 3-D one (the altered gable box) on June 25th. So today I’d like to share with you my card swap (which is also happens to be 3-Dish). It’s another freestanding pop-up card similar to the one I shared last week. In fact, I showed it off towards the end of my last Facebook Live broadcast that you can watch if you go to my July 12th post.

This is how it looks when flat. It fits into a medium envelope too, because it measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2.”

Click here for more information on how to make this super fun freestanding pop up card (my Alaskan cruise swap card!) with products from the Animal Expedition Suite: the Animal Outing stamp set, the Animal Friends Thinlits dies, and the Leaf Ribbon. I’ve also included a link to a tutorial video …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And this is how it looks when it’s popped up and standing.

Click here for more information on how to make this super fun freestanding pop up card (my Alaskan cruise swap card!) with products from the Animal Expedition Suite: the Animal Outing stamp set, the Animal Friends Thinlits dies, and the Leaf Ribbon. I’ve also included a link to a tutorial video …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock:
    • 11” x 4-1/4” scored at 5-1/2” and then at 1” …2-3/4” …& 3-3/4” in both directions
    • Scrap for stamping one & die-cutting two rhinos (one is behind the stamped one)
    • Scrap for stamping & punching 1-1/4” Circle
  • Window Sheet:
    • 2-3/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock:
    • Scrap for punching 1-3/8” Scallop Circle
  • Call Me Clover Leaf Ribbon:
    • about 9″

Products:  See below for a full list of supplies linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Directions:

  • Round the top two corners of the Window Sheet piece with the Trio Punch.
  • Emboss the already scored 11” x 4-1/4” Whisper White piece two times – on each side of the middle score line – with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Your embossing folder will be coming in from the side of the cardstock if you are holding the cardstock vertically (not from the bottom). This way it will reach to the middle and avoid embossing the outer 1″ sections.
  • Watch the video on the July 12th post to see where to cut the slit in the 5-1/2″ score line, how to fold the Whisper White card base, where to add the Tear & Tape Adhesive, and how to put together the base with the inserted Window Sheet.
  • After watching the video and assembling the base, add the accents and sentiment…
  • Punch the Scallop Circle. Stamp and punch the sentiment. Stamp and die-cut one rhino. Die-cut a second rhino shape.
  • Use the Watercolor Pencils to add color to the stamped/die-cut rhino/bird. Then use the Blender Pen to smooth/blend the color.

Click here for more information on how to make this super fun freestanding pop up card (my Alaskan cruise swap card!) with products from the Animal Expedition Suite: the Animal Outing stamp set, the Animal Friends Thinlits dies, and the Leaf Ribbon. I’ve also included a link to a tutorial video …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Attach sections of Leaf Ribbon to the lower back side of the stamped/die-cut rhino using Glue Dots. Then “sandwich” the leaf ribbon by adhering the stamped rhino die-cut to the unstamped one.
  • Close the card flat and add a couple Dimensionals just above where the top of the folded white sits when the card is closed. Attach the rhino to these Dimensionals so the top of the rhinoceros does not go beyond the top of the Window Sheet. (On my card, I have the rhino in the upper right corner of the Window Sheet area.)
  • Attach the Whisper White punched sentiment to the Call Me Clover Scallop Circle using SNAIL Adhesive. Then attach sections of Leaf Ribbon with Glue Dots, and add this piece on the left side of the front 1″-wide section (when the card is open) using Dimensionals.

Click here for more information on how to make this super fun freestanding pop up card (my Alaskan cruise swap card!) with products from the Animal Expedition Suite: the Animal Outing stamp set, the Animal Friends Thinlits dies, and the Leaf Ribbon. I’ve also included a link to a tutorial video …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here for more information on how to make this super fun freestanding pop up card (my Alaskan cruise swap card!) with products from the Animal Expedition Suite: the Animal Outing stamp set, the Animal Friends Thinlits dies, and the Leaf Ribbon. I’ve also included a link to a tutorial video …#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

Isn’t it too pretty to use!?! But it’s time. I’m finally going to break in my pristine, overly protected, super cherished carryon luggage that I got as a recognition gift when I made the Global Top 100 for 2017. It needs to stop sitting in my closet.

This is the suitcase gift I received for being one of the Global Top 100 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the 2017 year…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This is the suitcase gift I received for being one of the Global Top 100 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the 2017 year…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I love, love, LOVE this floral pattern!

OH! That reminds me…Remember the accordion folder and Tic Tac treat holder that my friend and upline, Susan Campfield made for me as an OnStage attendee gift? I shared photos of it with you on April 13, 2018.

Gifts from my upline for the attending the April 2018 OnStage – click here for a link to her blog where she shares how she made this accordion folder and Tic Tac treat holder…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Since I posted it, I’ve had several people ask me how she made my gift. Good news!… Susan just recently posted directions on her blog. You can click here to learn how she put this gift together.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Get the Starter Kit during the month of July, and choose an assortment of ink pads for FREE! What a great time to join my Stampers With ART Stars community & get a discount on your future Stampin’ Up! products that just debuted in the 2018-19 annual catalog. The Starter Kit is always a great value. But with the free set of ink pads, you would now get $192.50 worth of product of your choice for just $99!! Click here to learn more.

 

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During the month of July you’ll be able to reap the rewards when you stock up on select designer series paper packs. The sale runs July 1-31, 2018. Click here to learn more.

 

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Altered Gable Box – Cruise Swap

The 2018 Stampin’ Up! incentive trip is just a little over 3 weeks away now! Our family is getting super excited. Yep…this year our boys, Nick and Luke will be coming with us on an Alaskan cruise!!

Stampin' Up! incentive trip 2018…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This will only be their 2nd incentive trip. The first one they attended was about 6 years ago when Stampin’ Up! took us to Disney World. What a fabulous adventure that was! I know this will be another trip of a lifetime for all of us, too.

I’m participating in two swaps while on the trip. So today I’m sharing one of them – my 3-D swap.

I WAS going to make an adorable rhinoceros box, but I decided to do a fun-fold card version of that instead for my other incentive trip swap. (I just designed the card today and will share that soon.) My 3-D swap is going to be my OTHER altered gable box that I showed in the video that I shared on the 14th. Here are photos of it. Be sure to watch the video by CLICKING HERE (or viewing it my my June 14th post) to get tips on embossing and altering the box. Measurements for the extra supplies and additional directions/tips are below. The products I used to make the box are listed at the very bottom of this post and linked to my online store.

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Measurements:

  • Shimmery White Cardstock: small scrap for stamping and punching 1-1/4″ circle
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: small scrap for punching 1-3/8″ scallop circle
  • Silver Foil Sheet: small scrap for punching 1-1/2″ circle
  • Paper straw: 5-1/4″

An altered Mini Gable Box can become a tool box or a fun & festive treat box for a special occasion (4th of July, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc)…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Tips/Directions:

  1. View my video for tips on embossing & altering the box and adding the paper straw handle (take apart box carefully at the seam, emboss entire box in sections, assemble box, trim off the two “handled” sections and tape down the 1/2″ excess with Tear & Tape, use a pencil to create holes for the straws.)
  2. Stamp “Celebrate” and the stars images close together onto the Shimmery White scrap. Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. Layer this onto the 1-3/8″ Poppy Parade scallop circle with SNAIL and then onto the 1-1/4″ Silver Foil circle with Dimensionals.
  3. Attach layered circle to the front of the box with Dimensionals.
  4. Embellish box front with rhinestones.
  5. Add shreddies and chocolates to the inside, and give as a gift to celebrate a special occasion or holiday.

An altered Mini Gable Box can become a tool box or a fun & festive treat box for a special occasion (4th of July, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc)…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

An altered Mini Gable Box can become a tool box or a fun & festive treat box for a special occasion (4th of July, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc)…#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I thought these would be fun for Independence Day celebrations. But red and white also works for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and more.

Now I’m inspired to do a masculine tool box version of this! Can you picture that, too?

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Product List

  • pencil
  • nuggets
  • shreddie
  • paper straw

 

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New Products – OnStage Make-n-Take Cards

I was scrolling through my photos and realized yesterday that I forgot to share the fabulous make-n-takes we got to make at OnStage. Here are the 4 cards I put together at OnStage Local in Hartford, CT on the April 7th.

I typically change the intended cards/projects a bit when I put mine together which is what I did again this time. Here is my version of what we were to make with the Detailed With Love stamp set and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

Make-n-Takes from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage April 2018, Hartford CT....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This one I altered slightly, too. This card features the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and the Love What You Do Stamp Set.

Make-n-Takes from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage April 2018, Hartford CT....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We were able to play with so many wonderful products. But this one I saved to finish at home because I wanted to use extra Blends Markers to complete it. You are going to love all the new papers coming including this Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which coordinates with the Painted Glass Stamp Set (also used on the card).

Make-n-Takes from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage April 2018, Hartford CT....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This last one we made with the Nature’s Poem Designer Paper and what will probably be my very favorite stamp set, Rooted In Nature. I didn’t change the the make-n-take design at all for this card.

Make-n-Takes from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage April 2018, Hartford CT....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

The kids are home today because Mother Nature dumped a couple feet of snow on us over the entire weekend, and the school district decided that there was just too much of it. The snow started falling Saturday morning and didn’t stop until early this morning…almost 48 hours of it. I took this photo of my husband in our driveway early Sunday morning when it was a foot high. This was only about half of what we got!

Mid-April 2018 and it feels like mid-January....#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

He had gone out for groceries (bless his heart) at the start of the storm on Saturday. We are pretty thankful to have food, shelter… and a snowblower! And the boys are loving that they have one less day of school this week.

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The new 2018-19 Annual Catalog will be introducing us to new colors! That means that several colors are retiring though. CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products. CLICK HERE for my post and a video regarding the Color Revamp. And CLICK HERE for a printable Color Revamp Summary.