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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Santa Coming Down the Chimney

I had so much fun creating this chimey for Santa Clause and finding coordinating elements to make this card .  It had been awhile since I have colored embossing paste with reinker, but I thought that would help make the perfect shade of bricks for the chimney.  The DSP had the perfect color dots to match the enamel dots from the Santa's Workshop Enamel Elements.  It's amazing that you can color in the white dots with the Stampin' Blends to create coordinating dots.

Make sure you head over to PCC314 to see the inspiration cards by the design team and other creative entries.



Online Extravaganza is coming . . .November 23-28.  Watch this blog and/or my facebook page for more details.

Also, don't forget that the Snowflake Showcase is only available until November 30.  Don't miss out on these exclusive products.





I have a loyalty program to thank you, my loyal customers.  See details here.

Host code for November 12-30 is 4ABPA4DY

Use this code if your order is under $150.00 and I will send you a host gift with your thank you card from me. If your order is over $150.00 DON'T USE THIS CODE so you can choose your own host rewards.

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Products used to create this card:

Also used
Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes (no longer available)
Santa's Workshop Memories & More Kit (no longer available)
Blended Seasons Stamp Set (Retired)


My Favorite Part of Sharing Stampin' Up!

Today I got to experience once again what is probably my favorite part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I love that moment people realize that yes, they too can create a homemade card work of art.  Their faces just light up and I begin to hear murmurs of how fun this is.  Today, I heard of receiving handmade cards but never believing they could make one themselves.

Today, one of my team members and I had the privilege to hold a class to help assisted living residents make their very own homemade Christmas card.  They provided white cardstock and envelopes.  I came with designs for them to choose from as well as stamps, ink, and any other supplies needed for the cards.  

These were their choices:

Design CASEd from the November Paper Pumpkin kit

possible cards using the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Kit


Tried to simplify this design for them by having all dies already cut out.

Simplified version of earlier design. #simplestamping
I think this is just as elegant and peaceful
We had nine ladies participate and all four designs were chosen by at least one woman.
I had such a great time.  I can't wait to head back and make Valentine's cards with them.


Onstage Orlando--celebrating Stampin' Up!s 30th anniversary. . . Where do I begin?  How can I possibly put into words all that I learned and experienced last week?  I've spent most of this week trying to figure that out.  What I've figured out is that I can't.  So, I'm not even going to try.  I will just share some snapshots of the week which doesn't even begin to capture the experience.  You'll just have to keep following this blog to see as I reveal things piece by piece as they come up.


Stampin' Up! spoils us so much.  As we arrived to check in we received a box full of goodies and our ribbons that show our accomplishments this year and were worn with our name lanyard all week.  Then throughout the week, we had prize patrols to win prizes according to our number (I was 8) and there were all attendee give aways as well.  I laid out my goodies on the bed and got a picture of them.  I got individual pics of most of them, but not of the two bags or the zippered accessory holder.  One of the bags we got zips into itself to make a compact bag to carry, but unzips to make a perfect sized bag to carry on all my new goodies.  How smart of Stampin' Up! to give us a way to transport of prize patrols home.
Prize Patrol for Number 8
Artfully Aware Stamp Set
Incredible Like You
Watch for a kit class that uses this stamp set

Amazing Life
So excited to see a four-leaf clover stamp

Humming Along
Gingham Gala DSP

We also got a chance to watch demonstrators make cards using products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2019 Saleabration Flyer.  We then had the opportunity to play with items from four different suites and create make and takes ourselves.  It was so much fun stamping and creating together.  Then those of us who attended OnStage got to order products from these four suites.  My order is arriving Tuesday and I can't wait!!!  :)
Happiness Blooms Suite
All My Love Suite

Classic Garage Suite
Needlepoint Nook Suite

I did not make any swaps to take with me.  I just ran out of time before I hit the end of my list.  There were some stampers so nice they gave me some gorgeous ones anyway.  Meeting new demonstrators and forming connections around the world is one of my favorite things about OnStage.

All swaps made by Fran Lynn
I got so excited when I was getting ready to leave for OnStage and I saw Kylie Bertucci go on FaceBook LIVE from the Orlando airport.  I was suddenly energized and ready to fly to Orlando.  I could not wait to meet Kylie.  She has been my inspiration and I've loved her training as I work to build my Stampin' Up! business as an independent demonstrator.  During the first main session of OnStage, I heard a laugh that I recognized and looked to find Kylie and Bruno Bertucci seated just a few rows ahead of me.  After the session ended, I headed forward to meet them in person.   What an amazing start to OnStage.  I did get to see Kylie a few more times before OnStage was over.  How amazing to meet her.  Someday I can't wait to vacation together on an incentive trip.


As amazing as OnStage was, there was also time to see some of Orlando as well (and eat at some pretty amazing restaurants)

Orlando Eye
Greek Salad from Taverna Opa

I found my new favorite type of crab at my favorite seafood restaurant
QUEEN CRAB

The Chocolate Pinata at Uncle Julios.  Who wouldn't love a pinata made of chocolate full of fresh fruit that breaks onto a platter with whipped cream and dipping sauces???  I'm not sure who thought it was a brilliant idea to hand me a wooden stick at dinner??





Clifford made a new best friend--Krista from Canada
If reading this post makes you wish you could have been with me, join my team and then you can come along to the next OnStage.  Plus, we'll have lots of fun between now and then as well.  Demonstrators can start ordering from the Occasions Catalog and earning from Saleabration on December 5.  If you're not a demonstrator, you can join my team and add these new products to your starter kit.  Let me know if you want be a GRRRace Inker.


Also, don't forget that the Snowflake Showcase is only available until November 30.  Don't miss out on these exclusive products.





I have a loyalty program to thank you, my loyal customers.  See details here.

Host code for November 12-30 is 4ABPA4DY

Use this code if your order is under $150.00 and I will send you a host gift with your thank you card from me. If your order is over $150.00 DON'T USE THIS CODE so you can choose your own host rewards.

If you enjoy my posts, sign up by email so you don't miss anything when I post.  Sign up for my newsletter, to receive updates on specials and upcoming events.   If you live in the USA, to shop for products used to create this card or to join my team and become a GRRRace Inker, click on the buttons below 

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2169750SHOPhttp://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/angelstamps/jointhefunJOIN

Sunday, November 18, 2018

OnStage Orlando--My Brain is Spinning


Onstage Orlando--celebrating Stampin' Up!s 30th anniversary. . . Where do I begin?  How can I possibly put into words all that I learned and experienced last week?  I've spent most of this week trying to figure that out.  What I've figured out is that I can't.  So, I'm not even going to try.  I will just share some snapshots of the week which doesn't even begin to capture the experience.  You'll just have to keep following this blog to see as I reveal things piece by piece as they come up.


Stampin' Up! spoils us so much.  As we arrived to check in we received a box full of goodies and our ribbons that show our accomplishments this year and were worn with our name lanyard all week.  Then throughout the week, we had prize patrols to win prizes according to our number (I was 8) and there were all attendee give aways as well.  I laid out my goodies on the bed and got a picture of them.  I got individual pics of most of them, but not of the two bags or the zippered accessory holder.  One of the bags we got zips into itself to make a compact bag to carry, but unzips to make a perfect sized bag to carry on all my new goodies.  How smart of Stampin' Up! to give us a way to transport of prize patrols home.
Prize Patrol for Number 8
Artfully Aware Stamp Set
Incredible Like You
Watch for a kit class that uses this stamp set

Amazing Life
So excited to see a four-leaf clover stamp

Humming Along
Gingham Gala DSP

We also got a chance to watch demonstrators make cards using products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2019 Saleabration Flyer.  We then had the opportunity to play with items from four different suites and create make and takes ourselves.  It was so much fun stamping and creating together.  Then those of us who attended OnStage got to order products from these four suites.  My order is arriving Tuesday and I can't wait!!!  :)
Happiness Blooms Suite
All My Love Suite

Classic Garage Suite
Needlepoint Nook Suite

I did not make any swaps to take with me.  I just ran out of time before I hit the end of my list.  There were some stampers so nice they gave me some gorgeous ones anyway.  Meeting new demonstrators and forming connections around the world is one of my favorite things about OnStage.

All swaps made by Fran Lynn
I got so excited when I was getting ready to leave for OnStage and I saw Kylie Bertucci go on FaceBook LIVE from the Orlando airport.  I was suddenly energized and ready to fly to Orlando.  I could not wait to meet Kylie.  She has been my inspiration and I've loved her training as I work to build my Stampin' Up! business as an independent demonstrator.  During the first main session of OnStage, I heard a laugh that I recognized and looked to find Kylie and Bruno Bertucci seated just a few rows ahead of me.  After the session ended, I headed forward to meet them in person.   What an amazing start to OnStage.  I did get to see Kylie a few more times before OnStage was over.  How amazing to meet her.  Someday I can't wait to vacation together on an incentive trip.


As amazing as OnStage was, there was also time to see some of Orlando as well (and eat at some pretty amazing restaurants)

Orlando Eye
Greek Salad from Taverna Opa

I found my new favorite type of crab at my favorite seafood restaurant
QUEEN CRAB

The Chocolate Pinata at Uncle Julios.  Who wouldn't love a pinata made of chocolate full of fresh fruit that breaks onto a platter with whipped cream and dipping sauces???  I'm not sure who thought it was a brilliant idea to hand me a wooden stick at dinner??





Clifford made a new best friend--Krista from Canada
If reading this post makes you wish you could have been with me, join my team and then you can come along to the next OnStage.  Plus, we'll have lots of fun between now and then as well.  Demonstrators can start ordering from the Occasions Catalog and earning from Saleabration on December 5.  If you're not a demonstrator, you can join my team and add these new products to your starter kit.  Let me know if you want be a GRRRace Inker.


Also, don't forget that the Snowflake Showcase is only available until November 30.  Don't miss out on these exclusive products.





I have a loyalty program to thank you, my loyal customers.  See details here.

Host code for November 12-30 is 4ABPA4DY

Use this code if your order is under $150.00 and I will send you a host gift with your thank you card from me. If your order is over $150.00 DON'T USE THIS CODE so you can choose your own host rewards.

If you enjoy my posts, sign up by email so you don't miss anything when I post.  Sign up for my newsletter, to receive updates on specials and upcoming events.   If you live in the USA, to shop for products used to create this card or to join my team and become a GRRRace Inker, click on the buttons below 

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2169750SHOPhttp://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/angelstamps/jointhefunJOIN