OnStage Day 1 Highlights and Products (plus check out the NEW Catalog!)

The first day of OnStage is over.  It was a long, but FUN day!  For my post today, I will share some of the pictures from the event, as well as the goodies we’ve received so far!  (Including sneak peeks of the covers of the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure!)

The picture above and the one below are pictures of the main stage.  There are literally over 6000 demonstrators here!   It’s quite the show, with flashing lights, loud music, and lots of cheering and dancing!


Wednesday, we checked into the convention center and registered.  At registration, we received this beautiful box:


Inside the box were the following items:


Today, we also received the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.  There are some AMAZING new products in here that I KNOW you are going to love!!!  While I can’t show you the inside of the catalog, I can at least show the covers:


We also received this gorgeous zippered tool case:


And I won this new stamp set called “Part of My Story”:


And here’s one of the projects we created using one of the NEW product suites from the Occasions Catalog:


I also just remembered that I got a super comfy hooded sweatshirt that I forgot to take pictures of!  I will try to remember to add it tomorrow’s post!  All of this so far, and this was just the first day.  We have two more days to go!  I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!  🙂

FYI:  IF you have EVER considered joining Stampin’ Up!, you are going to want to do it during Sale-a-Bration!  There is going to be a fantastic sign up special that you are GOING to want to take advantage of!  More details on THAT as we get closer!  And if you join, you too could attend OnStage events!  Just something to think about!

Thanks for visiting today!  Please check back tomorrow for Day 2’s highlights!



Sneak Peek at the 2018 Holiday Catalog Cover!

Right now, a few hundred of the top achieving Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are on a cruise in Alaska!  And from what I can tell, they are all having a fabulous time!  On this trip, the 2018 Holiday Catalog was unveiled, and from what I’ve heard and seen so far, it’s going to be fantastic!  Here is a picture of the front cover, which was taken by one of my uplines, Stella MacKay.  She has been updating us with pictures of products and project samples throughout her trip.  I truly cannot wait to see the whole thing!  I will be ordering the new catalogs August 1st and will be sending them to my customers in mid-August.  The ordering period for customers begins September 1st.  Anyone who has ordered from me within one year of when the catalog is sent is guaranteed a complimentary copy!


Which leads me to my next point…

Don’t forget that TOMORROW (July 25th), I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed directly through me!  Orders must be placed tomorrow and MUST be sent to me via email at nicollebelesimo@gmail.com to qualify!  You can find all the details regarding this offer HERE.  Placing even a small order through me tomorrow will guarantee you a spot on my Holiday Catalog mailing list!


And something else to consider…

Do you love holiday crafting and don’t want to wait until September 1st to be able to order from the holiday catalog?  Then why not join my team in July?  You will get to see the whole catalog beginning July 30th, AND you will get to ORDER from it starting AUGUST 1st…a whole month before everyone else!  AND, you can take advantage of the great sign up special this month of 10 FREE INK PADS, in addition to the regular $125 of product you already get…all for only $99 plus tax!  (There is no shipping either, as your starter kit ships for free too!)  You are never required to sell to anyone else or have parties, unless you want to!  You can join just for the discount.  So just think, if you join in July, everything you order in the new holiday catalog can be yours for 20% off!  It’s definitely a great deal and definitely one I hope you’ll consider!  Click HERE for more info about joining or to sign up!

As always, if you have any questions about anything I’ve mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  I am more than happy to help with anything you need!

Have a great day!  🙂


The 2018 Retiring Product List and NEW Annual Catalog Cover!

As promised yesterday and this morning, I have the official Retiring Products List from Stampin’ Up!  There are two separate lists.  One is for the current Annual Catalog, and the other is for the Occasions Catalog.  Both lists will open as PDF files, which can be downloaded and printed!  Please note that now that the lists have been released, all products on them have officially reverted to “Available While Supplies Last” status!  Many items WILL sell out quickly!  And once they are gone, they are gone for good, even though the catalogs do not retire until May 31st.  I suggest ordering sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!

To access the Annual Catalog Retiring List, click HERE.

To access the Occasions Catalog Retiring List, click HERE.

Once you’ve got your wish list together, please visit my online store to shop!  Be sure to shop early for best selection!


You can also go directly to the Retiring Products section of the online store HERE.

And of course, I know you’re dying to see the new catalog!  I can only show you the cover right now, but here it is:

Isn’t it pretty?!?!  I just love the colors!  Speaking of colors, there is a LOT of exciting news about the Stampin’ Up! color line that I need to share with you!  Please check back tomorrow for all of the news about Stampin’ Up’s new color palette!  They are retiring a bunch of colors, adding a bunch of new ones, and even bringing back some from retirement!  You will NOT want to miss it!

If you have any questions, or need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask!  🙂


Retiring Product List and NEW Annual Catalog Cover to be Released Today


Hi! Thanks for stopping by this morning!  The Retiring List and Catalog Cover will be released this afternoon, so I don’t have that info for you just yet.  The list is scheduled to be released at 1:00 PM Mountain Time.  I will post the list of retiring products, catalog cover, and some additional exciting information as soon as possible after that time!  I hope you will check back later today!

See you soon!


OnStage News!

I got home last night from OnStage in Hartford, and all I can say is WOW!  It was such a fun day, with lots of laughs!  But let’s be honest, the big question is:  WHAT IS IN THE NEW CATALOG?  Well, I can’t tell you anything specific just yet, but I will tell you that the new catalog is AMAZING!  Just the front cover is stunning…it’s truly one of the prettiest catalogs I’ve seen yet!  You are going to LOVE it!

So when can I share it with you?  Well, starting Monday, April 9th, at 1:00 pm, we can begin sharing pictures taken at OnStage events, as well as samples made with new products.  I can also show you the COVER of the new catalog, but unfortunately, I cannot show you any part of the INSIDE of the catalog (at least not yet).  But don’t worry, you will get to see enough to know whether or not you want your own copy (trust me, YOU DO!)  If you would like a copy of the catalog, and you do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me with your name and address, and I will add you to my mailing list when the catalog is sent out!  (One copy per customer, please!)

Also, don’t forget that the retiring products list will be released tomorrow as well.  Please check back here, or on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ellocindesigns) after 1:00 pm Mountain Time to see what’s on the list!  I will post the info as soon as I can!

In the meantime, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!