Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Alpine Sports Let It Snow!

Back home now from OnStage Orlando 2018, I'm struggling to catch up with sleep, work and health as I battle a bout of laryngitis, hoping to recover in time for my first classes today and tomorrow. While my classes are highlighting the Snowflake Showcase products, which are only available until the end of November, I decided to let my card today feature the Alpine Sports Thinlits which I love, but which just haven't gotten the use they deserve until now.

Here's my take on this set of dies, with a little help from the coordinating Alpine Adventure stamp set and the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper:

  • I wanted a card with warmth despite the cold needed for the sports it portrays. The Soft Suede cardstock and the Cherry Cobbler plaid paper provide the warmth and even though the Gray Granite is a gray, it's a form of Taupe which has warm tones to it as well.
  • I like the look of the rustic wood panels against the red plaid for constrast without loosing the warmth of the overall look of the card. It also provides a plainer background against which the die cuts would not be lost like they would against the busier look of the plaid.
  • The sentiment is from the Alpine Adventures stamp set and is die cut with a framelit from the die set. Loops of linen thread behind it before mounting it with Mini Dimensionals add some interest and contrast.
  • The holly leaves come in two pairs meant to be layered over each other, but I liked the look of them the way I have them. Rhinestone jewels coloured with the dark shade of Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends are a reasonable facsimile of holly berries.

Don't forget that these products from the Snowflake Showcase are only available until Nov. 30 or until supplies last, so don't wait too long to get them!! They are a truly beautiful set, and a must have even if you aleady have great snow stamps and dies.

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.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Stampin' Up!'s 30th Birthday Onstage is Over!

Another OnStage Live is over and done and I cannot believe it is finished so soon!! Stampin' Up! certainly treated us very well in the time we were in Orlando, Florida! Here is a photo survey of the adventure:

Here is our Kaleidoscope Stampers team in a photo opportunity on the stage after presentations were over one day!

On Wednesday, those of us who were Silver Elite and above were able to attend CenterStage at Epcot Center!

Desiree and I joining Sarah and Tara on part of their quest to do 4 Parks in 1 Day at DISNEYWORLD! They made it by the way!

Here's all the loot we got for free from SU:

It includes 1 Onstage reversible canvas bag, 1 zippered collapsible shopping bag, 1 soft sided zippered tool case with the 30th birthday designs, 5 free stamp sets, 1 engraved bonefolder, 1 pack of 6 x 6 gingham DSP, pens 4 make and takes and assorted odds and ends.

We also had a team card swap and these are some of the beautiful cards I received from the others:

Created by Desiree Spenst, our team leader!

Made by Susanne Netz of SuNN Stampin'

Crafted by Xenia Stanford

Made by Terry Hamilton

Created by Tara Angus of Dream Big. Create Often.

Made by Sarah Nabor of Sarah Loves to Stamp.

Created by Amy Jasper of Inking on the Fly.

I hope you enjoyed this little snap shot of this year's Onstage 
Live event! There's lots more to tell, but I'll fill in the details when I get home! TTFN!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fun at OnStage Live in Orlando

Well, I'm enjoying my time in Orlando a lot! As you can see, I've already got my hot little hands on the Occasions Catalogue! You'll love it!! I'll be able to order a few products from it this weekend and I'll soon be showing some sneak peeks.

It's Stampin' Up!'s 30th Birthday and they are really treating us right. We've had lots of Prize Patrols and give aways and our Center Stage for Silver Elite Demonstrators and above at Epcot center was a great time. Not only that but we are learning a lot about our business as well. So we'll be coming home after this week happy, inspired and extra creative! Hope you're ready for us!

Next year, I hope to bring many of you along with me. And I'll have some better photos for you later. I'm having major phone issues right now and it's time for an upgrade. Any suggestions? Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Recapping My Favourites from the Holiday Catalogue - Winter Woods

The Winter Woods Bundle
Well, you've been able to purchase products from the Holiday Catalogue for two months now and I've been working with them for three months. There are two more months left to purchase from this catalogue and I thought that this week I would do a little mid season review of my favourite products from it. Today I'm reviewing one of my favourite bundles, in view of all the new tree sets in our catalogues: the Winter Woods Bundle.

The Winter Woods Bundle includes the Winter Woods stamp set and In the Woods Framelits Dies. These have coordinating images plus some dies and stamps that don't coordinate. One unique feature is that you have more than one die for the pine cones and the fir branches so you can die cut multiples at once instead of one at a time - a real time saver. There is also a snow bank edgelit to create layers of background.

You can also coordinate this set with the lovely new Rooted in Nature tree set in the Annual Catalogue as well as the old favourite, Lovely as a Tree.

Here are some projects I made with the Winter Woods bundle, along with the links to the original blog posts:

There is a really great stamp set that is only available for a limited time - the end of November to be exact OR until supplies last! It's got the definitive snowflake collection, but it's also versatile enough to last year round, by turning the snowflake shapes into flowers. It's the Snowflake Showcase, which includes the Snow is Glistening stamp set and the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits plus some great accessories. Check it out below:

Let me know which of these great products you would like to order, and don't wait until they are sold out!

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.

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