OnStage Day 3 Highlights and Products

I am officially home from my trip to Orlando.  It was a fun five days, and I couldn’t be happier that I went!  The OnStage events are SO much fun!  This was a live event, which means it was a multi-day event.  This one was Thursday, November 8th through Saturday, November 10th.  Each day is filled with crafting, new products, training, and lots of fun!

For today’s post, I wanted to share some new products and gifts I received on Day 3, as well as some highlights from the day!

One of the first things we did when we got started on Saturday was to honor our veterans.  There were many, many of them in the crowd, and I loved that we took the time to do this.  They received a standing ovation for their service, and Stampin’ Up! lit up the stage in red, white, and blue in their honor!

As the day went on, there were two all attendee giveaways.  One was the new stamp set above, which will be available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog, and the other was the very cute tote bag shown below!  This bag is amazing, and completely saved me on the way home, as I needed some extra space for all of the extra stuff I went home with!  And the best thing about this bag is that it folds up and zips inside itself for easy storage!

 

One of the highlights of EVERY OnStage event is when our CEO, Sara Douglass, and her mom, Shelli Gardner, stamp together on stage.  It is always hilarious, and they are both incredibly talented!  In case you don’t know, Shelli was one of the founders of Stampin’ Up! 30 years ago, and was the CEO up until a few years ago when Sara took over.  Shelli is still very much a part of the company, and is always at OnStage events.  They are both genuine and real, and such a pleasure to watch and learn from!

Here are a couple of the cards they shared in their presentation:

The card on the left was created by Sara for her daughter, Stella, who loves horses and the color purple!  Shelli created the two samples on the right.  Aren’t they gorgeous?

Some big news for me personally was that I got to walk the stage to celebrate my 5 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up!  (A big thanks to my upline Stella for getting pics for me!)  🙂

At the very end of the event, there was a HUGE amount of confetti released!  It was a total surprise, but was a nice, festive way to end the event!

The first picture above is what the confetti looked like as it was coming down.  The second is what the floor looked like after it was all over.  (I feel bad for whoever had to clean that up!)  And the third picture is the pieces that fell out of my bag when I emptied it back at the hotel.  My bag was under a chair and I still ended up with a bunch!  It was EVERYWHERE!

Even though I am sad that this OnStage event is over, I am already looking forward to the next one!  If you would like to attend an OnStage event, all you have to do is sign up to be a demonstrator!  ANY demonstrator is eligible to attend.  I would love to have you join me at the next one!  Here is a pic of the date and locations for the next event:

The next US events are only one day events, as opposed to three days.  I will most likely attend the one in Atlantic City, as it’s close enough to drive, but there is a possibility I may go elsewhere.  Not sure yet!

If you sign up as demonstrator after January 1st, you will be eligible to attend!  And just to give you the head’s up, there is a GREAT sign up special coming for new demonstrators during Sale-a-Bration, which starts in January!  It’s definitely a win-win!  I REALLY hope you’ll think about it!  Click HERE for more info about joining Stampin’ Up!  (And let me know if you have any questions!)

Beginning tomorrow, I will be back to sharing my own projects.  Please check back for a Merry Monday project (one day late) for tomorrow’s post!

Thanks so much for checking in today!  🙂

Nicolle

 

 

 

 

OnStage Day 2 Highlights and Products

Today was Day 2 of OnStage in Orlando, FL!  It was a day full of crafting, presentations, recognition, and FUN!  Today, I am sharing some of my favorite moments/products seen today!

In the two pictures below, there are two card kits, both available in the upcoming Occasions Catalog!  They are so elegant and beautiful, I an sure you are going to want these kits so that you can always have a card on hand for when you need it!

We also made two make and takes with new product!  They can be seen below:

I also won two new products:

And finally,

Here’s a picture of my friend, Lisa, and me.  We were very excited!

There is probably more that I can share, but I am literally falling asleep as I write this!  I will be back very soon with Day 3 highlights!

Nicolle

 

 

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!

Nicolle

 

My Final OnStage Display Board Project!

My final display board project is actually very similar to the very first project I shared using items from the new Annual Catalog!  If you remember, I made a mini pizza box using the Love What You Do stamp set.  I even used most of the same colors as on this card!  Here’s a pic of the project I am referring to if you’d like to take a look:

Both projects use many of the same products, including the Love What You Do stamp set, the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, the Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, and the Tea Room ribbon!  However, on today’s project, the sentiment is not heat embossed, but rather stamped in Soft Suede ink, and framed by an outline stamp and framelit from the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies (which are retiring May 31st.)  The ribbon is also tied in a bow for the card!

I really love the color palette for this card!  The colors that were used are as follows:

And of course, Very Vanilla is used as the base neutral in this project as well (even though it’s not shown above!)

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:
Crumb Cake card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Very Vanilla middle layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches
Wood Textures DSP top layer:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches
Very Vanilla Stitched Shapes Circle:  3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
Very Vanilla sentiment piece:  2 x 3 inches

 

 

This card was embellished with the NEW Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack, as well as a few Pearl Basic Jewels that have been colored with an Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker.  The ribbon will be available June 1st and comes in pack of two colors: Very Vanilla and Coastal Cabana.  The ribbon is 1/8 inch wide, and has beautiful Copper edging, which you can see nicely in the picture directly above!

 

So that’s it for my OnStage Display Board samples.  I hope you have enjoyed what I have created!  Don’t forget, the Love What You Do stamp set is available NOW to order as part of the Share What You Love Early Release, now through May 31st!  Click HERE to go to the early release section of the online store!

 

If you have any questions regarding this, or any other project I’ve shared, please feel free to ask!  🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

Sitting, Thinking, Missing You with the Sitting Pretty Stamp Set

Today’s card was made with the NEW Sitting Pretty stamp set!  It features a potted plant and a sweet sentiment, all from the same stamp set.  It also features the NEW Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, also available in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  (I’ll show a close up of this in a bit!)

This card uses Very Vanilla as the base neutral, along with Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, and Copper accents.  I used the 1/4″ Copper Trim for the bow, and two brushed copper brads from a NEW assortment of metallic brads, also available in the new catalog.

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Always Artichoke card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Very Vanilla base layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Small Always Artichoke panel:  3-1/8 x 3-7/8 inches

Very Vanilla top layer:  3 x 3/4 inches

 

Here is a close up of the new Subtle embossing folder’s design:

This stamp set will be available June 1st!  Although I did not have them for OnStage, there are coordinating framelits for this set called the Pretty Park Framelits Dies.  Both the stamp set and the framelits will be available as a bundle in the new catalog, for a savings of 10%!

If you have any questions about this card, please feel free to ask.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Lined Alphabet Love You Card

Today’s card has a watercolored background with a simple heat embossed sentiment!  The background was made using Brusho Crystal Colour, and is a combination of Red, Gamboge, and Yellow crystals.  It was colored on Shimmery White Cardstock, and once dried, was stamped with the letters for LOVE using the NEW Lined Alphabet stamp set, available June 1st!  The letters are heat embossed using Versamark ink and White Stampin’ Emboss powder.  The “you” part of the sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set.  I used the Thank You stamp and masked off the “thank” part with scotch tape, inked up the rest, removed the tape, and stamped it on the card.  It’s stamped in Basic Black to match the card base!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Basic Black card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Silver Glimmer Paper middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Shimmery White top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

 

The card is finished off with a silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, one of my favorite embellishments ever!  Sadly they are retiring this year!  But you get still get them for a limited time in the online store!  They are available while supplies last, or until May 31st!

Well that’s it for this card!  It’s a pretty straightforward and simple design!  Hope you like it!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Beautiful Day with Love What You Do

Today’s OnStage sample was created with the Love What You Do stamp set!  To make this card, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock that was just slightly smaller than the top layer and used an Aqua Painter to color it with Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals.  While that was drying, I cut a 4 x 5-1/4 inch top layer and cut a circle from it using the Layering Circles Framelits.  I then stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink, and stamped the small flowers in each corner with Soft Sky ink.  When the Brusho was dry, I heat embossed the flowers in white on top of it.  I then adhered the embossed Brusho layer to the base with snail adhesive.  I wrapped Silver Baker’s Twine around the top layer and tied a bow, then adhered the whole layer with dimensionals.  I finished the card by adding glitter shapes to the centers of the small flowers in the corners for a little added detail!  (The glitter shapes are from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.)  You can see a close up of the embellishments below:

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Soft Sky card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Brusho middle layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Whisper White top layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Layering Circles Framelits Opening Size:  2-3/8 inches in diameter

 

 

Please note that some of the products used on this card are retiring May 31st, and will not be available past that date!  Be sure to check the online store to see which products are still available!  Click the image below to visit the Retiring products section of the online store:

And please don’t forget to visit my Facebook page this week to vote for your favorite NEW In Color!  I’ll be taking votes until the end of this week and sharing the winning color next week!  You can visit my Facebook page HERE!  (I would love it if you “liked” my page while you’re there!)

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Sitting Pretty Park Bench Note Card

Another stamp set that I received for OnStage samples is the Sitting Pretty stamp set!  This is a photopolymer set and contains 16 stamps.  There is a set of coordinating cutting dies that goes with this set called the Pretty Park Framelits.  Like all new bundles, there will be a 10% discount when you purchase the bundle!  While I do not yet have a picture of the dies, I can show you the full stamp set:

This set is a Two-Step Stampin’ set, which means that there are multiple stamps in the set that when stamped one on top of the other, a full image is created!  For this particular card, I did not use any of the two step stamps, but I did on a previous sample that I shared a couple of weeks ago!  (It was the one with the bulldog and the party hat and balloon.  You can see it HERE.)  In addition to the Sitting Pretty stamp set, I also used the Flourishing Phrases and Eastern Beauty sets.  Colors for this card are Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Smoky Slate card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Blushing Bride middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Smoky Slate top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Blushing Bride middle strip:  1-1/2 x 3-7/8 inches

Basic Gray scalloped oval:  3 x 4 inches

White stamped top piece:  3 x 4 inches

 

Other info regarding this card:

Versamark ink was used to stamp the flourishes in the corners.

The card is embellished with 1/4 inch white organza ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

This card also uses a NEW embossing folder called the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  I love this folder because it adds just a hint of texture!  It reminds me of almost a linen texture!  You can see a close up of the embossing below, on the pink strip under the ribbon:

The Sitting Pretty set will be available for purchase beginning June 1st!  I have one more sample from OnStage to share using this set, which I will share sometime in the next few days!  I hope you will check back in to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Love What You Do Thank You Tags

Today’s project is another project made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  (Can you tell it was my favorite of the three sets I received for OnStage?)  This time it’s a set of three Thank You tags!  Each tag features a different floral stem from the stamp set, as well as a different 2017-2019 In Color.  Each floral image is framed in a scalloped oval of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The floral images and sentiments were stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink, and the flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter.  The flowers were colored in the same color ink as the ribbon used on each tag.  The three colors that were used are Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, and Berry Burst.

The finished size of each tag is 2 x 4-7/8 inches.  The top of each tag was punched with the Scalloped Tag Punch.  (Using the punch takes about 1/2 inch off of the cardstock, so you need to add another 1/2 inch to the length before punching it!)  The bottom corners were rounded using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.

Each tag is finished with a silver brad, which will be available in an assortment of brads when the new catalog becomes available in June.  The ribbon is all 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon, in either Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, or Berry Burst, to match the color used on the flowers.  And there’s a little bit of Wink of Stella on each flower to give a little extra shimmer and shine!

The base of each tag is Sahara Sand card stock, and each framed floral image was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the tags a little height and texture!

Tomorrow, I will be sharing information on how you can get this stamp set as part of the Share What You Love Suite Early Release, starting May 1st!  There will be three exclusive bundles which feature this stamp set, with each bundle including at least one FREE GIFT!  There will also be a special offer on the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!  Please be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on this exciting promotion!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

Copper Tea Tin and Mini Note Card Set

My project today features items from a NEW suite of products called the Tea Room Suite!  All products in this suite will be available starting June 1st when the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live.  For this project, I used four products from the suite: Copper Tea Tins, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Tea Room Ribbon, and Spot of Tea Framelits Dies.  There is also a coordinating stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a Memories and More Card Pack in the suite!

For this project, I decided to keep it simple and do a coordinating set of three mini notecards with envelopes.  The tins measure 3-3/4 x 3-5/8 x 2-1/4 inches in size, making them the perfect size for holding 3 x 3 inch note cards and envelopes!

I wrapped the tin with a piece of Vellum, and then wrapped a piece of the Tea Room Ribbon around it as well.  I cut a doily from Fresh Fig cardstock using the Spot of Tea Framlits Dies and my Big Shot, then applied one of the stickers from the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers.  I cut a 1-1/2 inch circle from the vellum as well, then applied the butterfly sticker.

Inside the tin are three mini notecards.  I used sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for each card!  I used the same ribbon as on the outside of the tin, and used both of the doily dies from the Spot of Tea Framelits, one in Fresh Fig and the other in Whisper White.  I LOVE mini note cards, as they are the perfect size to tuck into gift bags, lunchboxes, or coworkers mail boxes!  You can also punch a small hole in the corner, thread some ribbon or twine through the hole, and use as a gift tag.  I kept all three cards exactly the same except for the sentiment and the sticker on the envelope:

I really love the combination of Fresh Fig and Copper.  I think it’s a really pretty color combination!

All of the items from the Tea Room Suite will be available June 1st.  When you receive your new catalog, you can find the suite on pages 14 and 15.  Need a demonstrator?  I would love to help you with whatever you need!  Please feel free to contact me anytime, or visit my online store to shop!

Although most of the products used on this project are not available just yet, there are still lots of fantastic products available NOW! Click the image below to shop current products, and don’t forget to check out the last chance products section!  All products in there are retiring, and are only available until May 31st or while supplies last.  Some products have started selling out already, so be sure to stock up on your retiring favorites before they are gone for good!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle