Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Back from OnStage Part 2

One of the most fun things about OnStage events are the swaps, where demonstrators trade cards with each other. At OnStage 2019 in Las Vegas, our Kaleidoscope team (upline, downline and sidelines) did a swap and there were nine of us. The criteria were at least 2 layers, and an embellishment, as well as our best work. Some of us tried to steer clear of the Holiday Catalogue as it is ending so soon, but not all. I want to share with you today the swaps I received as well as tell you how I made my own. 

First, here is the swap design that I made:

  • I used the stamp set, Rare Blessings, from the Annual Catalogue and coloured it with the Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo and the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo. The background design is a stamp from the same set which I used with Mint Macaron and Highland Heather Ink, stamped off once. It makes a really interesting background.
  • I tore a piece of vellum just so it creates a 1/4" border around the edges.
  • The Highland Heather cardstock has been embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and glued on the Smoky Slate card base.
  • The sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and die cut using the dies from the Frosted Bouquet Die set.

Before showing you more swaps, today is the start of the Online Extravaganza Sale that continues until Friday at 10:50 pm. Remember that the first 6 people that place *qualifying orders either online or by contacting me, will win a pack of 5 Stampin' Blends storage trays.

*Qualifying = minimum $30.

Now, as promised, here are the swaps I received from the rest of my team mates! Please leave some love for them here for their beautiful creations:

Created by Sandra Donald, this card using the Waterfront stamp set and the Hammered Metal embossing folder, really warms up my world! I love the texture!

A wintery wonderland created by Terry Hamilton using the Snow Front stamp set, uses a sponging technique for the night sky and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint for the stars or snowflakes.

Susanne Netz also broke out the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint for her adorable snowman, using the Snowman Season stamp set. I love the background paper she created herself! In case you can't see it on the photo, the snowman is glistening with Wink of Stella!

My fellow As You See It Design Team member, Amy Jasper, created this beautiful thank you card with the center panel cut away to reveal the sentiment. She used the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.

One of my favourite cards was created by my downline, Susan Martin. I love how Susan stamped and embossed on the DSP in 'inchies' to create this antique looking mosaic! So cool!

Another of my downline, Doreen Austgarden, created this beautiful pastel pink and black card using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the Magnolia Lane DSP. The beauty of this set never gets old!

The last of my downline to go with us to Las Vegas, Marion Hall, created this amazing design and I enlarged the photo so that you could see the design on the bottom of the inside of the card - the piece die cut from the front of the card, glued back on the bottom of the inside.

And, last, but certainly not least, Deb Viens created this CAS card using gold and silver foil and Whisper White die cuts. It has a stark but very elegant appeal to it. I love the rhinestone 'lights' on the tree.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

Monday, November 18, 2019

Back from #OnStage 2019 Part 1

I returned yesterday, late afternoon, from Las Vegas, where I attended OnStage Local in Las Vegas. It's the shorter local version of OnStage Live which was held in Germany this year. Nine of us from my down line and side lines traveled to Las Vegas and stayed right at the hotel where the event happened, Bally's, right on the Strip in Las Vegas.

These are some of my downline, the ones able to attend, and we had a great time over 2 days in Las Vegas. Stampin' Up! really spoiled us, we got great new backpacks, stamp sets, notebooks, pens and had a really productive day learning about the new January - June Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure that will be out for customers in January!

As you can see, it looks quite a bit different than previous Occasions catalogues. It has a new name, a new format that I'm sure you're going to love and some absolutely gorgeous new suites that I will begin sharing with you in the weeks to come!

I had something special that happened to me! Out of 1000 demonstrators there, only 9 got a special badge in their backpack. I was one of the nine!

This little meerkat badge meant that I got to win every Prize Patrol given out all day long at #OnStage2019!! (A Prize Patrol is announced and normally only those wearing a certain numbered or coloured badge get the giveaway!)
When the dust settled, I had been given over $200 CAD worth of new Stampin' Up! products. Here's what my haul looked liked:

This includes my backpack and my make & take cards, my catalogues, a credit card holder I was given at CenterStage (a celebration for those who reach a certain leadership level in the company), my nametag lanyard with my awards for last year, and my team swap cards in the background. (You can't see them well at all. I'll share them in  another post.)

I finish up by showing you some photos I took while wandering around Vegas with my friends:

Wednesday, I'll share with you all our team swap cards, including the one I made for the swap!

Happy Stampin'