Share What You Love 2 ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh My Gosh … when I got home from work yesterday I checked my phone for messages.  Five missed calls – OK … One message, so I listened and to my surprise I heard; “Hello Linda, this is Sara Douglass from Stampin’ Up!”

WHAT … are you kidding me!! Sara … CEO of Stampin’ Up!!  She said “I’m calling to congratulate you on your $500,000 Milestone.  That is a huge milestone, and a lot of stamps!” So tell me … how often does the CEO of the company you represent or work for, call you and congratulate you for your accomplishments? (Usually I got a bigger workload for a job well done!) Recognition is one of the reasons I have stayed with Stampin’ Up! for 18 years … Don’t we all like to be told we did a good job!

Did I mention … they also give their demonstrators a $1000 bonus each time we reach a $100,000 milestone!!  I am amazed and grateful to be associated with this wonderful company … Stampin’ Up!  Thank you Sara for the call … and I’m sorry I missed it!!

OK … I’m back to share the last of the bundles from the  …

Here is the video again … just in case you need a refresher (I would) lol


On Monday I shared to goodies packed in the Level 1 and Level 2 bundles, now here is the Level 3, or should I say “Got to have it All” bundle!!

WOW … that really is a bundle full of goodies!! I know I had to have it all (Got mine … perk of being a demonstrator) Not so we can have bragging rights … but so we can sit down and prepare a wonderful class or samples to share on our blogs with you.

I’m a face to face kinda girl … so watch for a class listing from me 🙂  Meanwhile, here are the cute cards that were shown in the video …

Remember, in the video, Brandi told us that she created the greeting on the left card buy using the “Make a Difference” stamp set … how cool is that!

Stampin’ Up! has one more bundle for us … the NEW IN-COLORS!!!!

I’d love to hear what you think!!

Thank you for checking back in with me today.

Have a wonderful day!



Share What You Love ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you made it through the weekends terrible weather … seemed bad all over!! I just took a peek at the upcoming weather and they are talking about 50 this weekend. That might not seem to nice to those of you in Arizona and surrounding areas, but it beats snow and ice with 50 mile per hour winds!  One awesome thing thing that came out of that weather was ….

Isn’t this hauntingly beautiful.  It was taken in Port Washington, Wi by Jeffrey Ewig Photography.  I love lighthouses and have always wanted to get an amazing photo like this … so you know next time there are high winds, I’m off to Lake Michigan with my camera!!  There are some beautiful lighthouses along Lake Michigan and it’s one of my favorite things to do on the drive up to Door County.

OK … now that I shared something that I love (besides stamping) I’d like to share a video that shows all the amazing items in the “Share What You Love” Suite.

So grab your coffee, sit back and relax while you watch this video.  Don’t worry … it’s not that long, I just thing you should take a nice break!!

Isn’t that an amazing product suite … I love it, and I will be sharing it!! I will host a class in May, my Clubs will get to use it, and my Retreat attendee’s will also be creating with this suite!!  All of the cards will be different …

This is the Level 1 Bundle! Great if you are a new stamper.

This is the card that was created for the video; simple but elegant.

I’d also like to share the Level 2 bundle. This is a step up for a more experienced stamper.  The block is gone (you’ll already have one) but you’ll get an additional stamp set and more … I love the box that contains the embellishments!!!

Since we’ve stepped up the bundle, we have stepped up the card …

It’s so pretty and I love the colors! The colors are so warm and the velvet ribbon adds a touch of softness. Who wouldn’t want this card!

Anyhow, I’m going to let you go now, but stop back tomorrow and I’ll finish showing you more from this fabulous suite.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!


Sneak Peek …Customer Preorder!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today  I have two cute card samples taken from one of the boards at our OnStage event earlier this month that I would like to share with you.

I found these cards come from the product suite “Share What You Love” and that is will be a preorder for our customers this May! You will be able to purchase one of the bundles before the New Catalog comes out in June.

Here is a beautiful card using the new designer paper, ribbon and embellishments.  There is also an embossing folder included in one of the kits ….

So pretty!!! Do you see the cute little colored pearls? This product suite has some many beautiful pieces to it.

Stop back tomorrow and watch a video that will show you the three different bundles and the beautiful products included in the kit. I will also have samples for you to view again.

Thank you for checking in on me today, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow.

Have a beautiful start to your week.


Sweet “Sneak” Peeks into the New Catalog …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to be short on words but will share some of the beautiful cards that were shared with those of us who were lucky enough to attend the April OnStage event.

You’ll view 3 talented demonstrators boards and two projects they created that highlight the new catalog stamp sets …. enjoy!

First up… Stesha and the Peaceful Reflection Bundle.

The softness of the lines really do create a “Peaceful Reflection”…

Next I would like to share two cards from the “Animal Outing” bundle! So cute …

This is just one of the stamp sets that we got as a gift from Stampin’ Up! at OnStage. I am really lovin’ this stamp set, so you will be seeing many more from this set.

Last but not least, it’s actually one of my favorites so far … the “Painted Glass” bundle. This board was created by my fellow West Bend demonstrator Pat Ertman, she did a beautiful job!

Saved this beautiful card for last … so pretty!!

The bundle comes with the stamp set and framelits. Also in the product suite is the stunning stained glass vellum paper.  Can’t wait to get my hands on this entire suite and I’ll be sure to invite you!!

Thank you for spending your Saturday with me … it looks like many of us are house bound, this spring is just not making an appearance!!

Whooops … did I say that! Nope not me, it was the robin!!

Have a good day, stay warm, stay dry ~


More OnStage = Sneak Peeks

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a few more pictures from our Stampin’ Up! OnStage event last weekend. Today I’ll give you a glimpse on what it’s like to be in the audience watching the presentations.

Each table was lovingly decorated … don’t know when and how they have time to do this!! They amaze me … and butterflies! My Mom loved butterflies and to walk into a room that is filled with them brought a tear to my eye.

Follow the butterflies across the tables (past the person who photo bombed – lol) … you begin with the purples & pinks, blues, greens, yellows and orange. Now image the entire room filled like this, it was beautiful.  Our eyes work much better than cameras!!  Here is a close up of the table … matching note books to the butterflies!

Now as we get seated and the event begins, we were blessed to have Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder of Stampin’ Up!) as our main presenter … we had many great Stampin’ Up! staff presenting in Milwaukee.  Remember, they are spread out all over the world! Sara … Shelli’s daughter was presenting in Australia!!

My Star’s and I were in the row of  “Yellow Butterflies” …  We were closer to the back which is fine with me, because with all the big screens we don’t miss a thing! The next few pictures will be shots of the new product presentations.

I can not show the catalog or the stamp sets … but we can share samples! They show us so much in the time we are there, your best bet is to bring along your camera and go nuts!  So much information … So much fun!! Hmmm … more butterflies. How did she do that???

The day isn’t all work though … we get lunch, more stamping demonstrations, we get to stamp and use the new products too … Demonstrator Life is Good!  And if that isn’t good enough, we get our cake – and eat it too … or should I say Cupcake!!

Yup … Life was good and if this is a sneak peek to what OnStage Live in Orlando this November is going to be, I think they are going to Rock our stocks off!  Want to join me??? Let’s chat.

I will continue sharing what we saw at OnStage and you’ll see more samples!!  Plus … I think my UPS man will be paying me a visit soon with my pre-order 🙂

Till then I thank you for stopping in to visit me today ~

I hope you have a great weekend!!

Big News … What’s Going … What’s Coming Back … What’s New!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What an exciting time it is to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Today I’m going to share some of the fun we had at CenterStage and OnStage this weekend and some of the changes coming!! Wow … I love my job!

Let’s start with Friday night when Stampin’ Up! hosted CenterStage … a fun night out for their demonstrators who have achieved Silver Elite status and above (Leadership).

Because Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years … we were invited to party like it’s 1988, so we rocked it 80’s style! I’m kind of glad you cannot see my outfit (LOL) because I didn’t even dress like that in the 80’s … except maybe for the shoulder pads!! I’m here with Lyssa … a fellow demonstrator from Watertown, WI.

I have to say … Stampin’ Up! really loves to spoil us. Look at all the goodies we came home with on Friday night!  And there was more on Saturday …

Oh yes … You are seeing the new catalog tucked under there.  We have a policy were we cannot show anything until it is released for all our fellow demonstrators to see.  Do also see color swatches?? We’ll get to that in a few minutes 🙂   Come join me and my downline at the table Saturday Morning …

Each one of us in attendance got one of those little light boxes, so I set mine up to Welcome my team when they arrived!  Love these ladies …

Here are just 3 of my team of Star’s; Brenda, Debi and Connie … a group of ladies who love what we do, and we love sharing it with you! We’d love you to join us at our next OnStage … it’s in Orlando. Girls just wanna have fun!!

There IS a little business shared at our OnStage event, and lots of showcasing of new products. Can’t wait to share with you, but we have a retiring list coming!! AND we are going into a Color ReVamp!

Stampin’ Up! is refreshing our color line, when they listed the ones leaving …. I understood! Will I miss some, YES, but I’m much more excited about the new ones coming in!!! Let’s start with the colors that will be leaving …

You knew that the 2016-18 Colors were leaving, but with the color revamp … we have a few more. Don’t be sad about those leaving, you still have time to stock up but Don’t forget your INK REFILL!!

I thought I would miss Elegant Eggplant – until they announced “which one’s were coming BACK” … yes, you heard me correctly! My favorite … Oh My Gosh, I can’t wait to tell you … BLACKBERRY BLISS!!!! I am so excited, I LOVE this color ❤  And Mossy Meadow!! Glad they’re back … here are the rest of the returning colors!!

It’s been about 5 years since we had a color update and 8 years since Stampin’ Up! has done a revamp like we’re seeing now.  I’m excited … the colors are current, fresh and really look good together!  While I’m at it … Let’s look at the new 2018-19 In Colors and NEW Core Colors!

I love that Pineapple Punch!!   Here are both sets of In Colors along with the “Basics” …  these colors have been take out of our Neutrals line which made room for 3 new colors and a warm look in our Neutrals!

Here is the entire grouping of our Color Families … now you can see how beautifully they all coordinate.  Did you notice that Real Red is now in the Rich Regals? That is because our new colors give our Brights a “bright fresh look” … I love it!

 I just couldn’t wait to share the new colors and the revamp with you.  This will give you time to pick up those colors that will be retiring and warm up to the beautiful new colors being introduced. I’m happy to see Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade return and I can’t wait till you can see such colors like Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and the new Pineapple Punch … that even sounds yummy!!

I have more to share with you so stop back again as I will keep you posted! Till then, my Star’s and I wish you a terrific Tuesday! And let me know when you are ready to join us …

Thank you for joining me today!!

See you tomorrow ~