More from OnStage plus Cutest Swap Card Ever!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the delay … I am having so much trouble with my computer ūüė¶¬† I just hope it lasts until I can get a new one in January.

I have more from our OnStage event and a cute really cute swap card! Let’s begin with a special invitation I received in the mail before I even left for the event …


This invitation was for the “Center Stage” event that was held on Friday night. It is for demonstrators who have reached the title of Silver Elite (formerly Manager) and above. We pick up our bags which include a great planner, pens, a little gift and a brand new stamp set that will be in the upcoming “Occasions Catalog”.


I have much to be grateful for … especially the wonderful stampin’ friends (customers) I have become to know during my journey. They support me and help me to achieve my goals. Without them, I would not be me … YOU have become that special to me.

We spend the evening getting some wonderful training from Stampin’ Up! and fellow demonstrators. We also get to catch up with old friends and make some new ones …


This is a picture of one of my table mates, she took the same! After our training we were treated to a wonderful dinner of Prime Rib and the most decadent cheesecake I ever had! Yum, Yum.

After dinner they made some announcements and shared information about upcoming events – Our next OnStage and surprised us with an awesome gift …


I LOVE THIS BAG … this one is definitely in my top 3 bags ever!! Stampin’ Up! gifts us with some really awesome bags!! You can’t see the tag but it says … “Because SPOILING YOU is so much fun”. I am so grateful to be associated with a company who truly rewards the efforts of their demonstrators! I’ve worked in many different types of employment and have never been treated like I am at Stampin’ Up!¬† When was the last time your boss sent you on a cruise?

Curious … drop me a line, I’d be happy to share the benefits with you. Take it for a test drive … there is no obligation to stay when you join us, but I’m sure you’ll want to.¬† When we chat, I can share with you all of the benefits offered to my group … Star’s by Design! Here are just a few that were waiting for them at our table when they arrived …


Have you noticed? Magic happens when Stampin’ Up! Staff and demonstrators get together for an event. WHY? Like stamps and ink, cardstock and punches, cellophane bags and treats … some things are just better together.¬† Will you join us in April 2017?¬† CLICK HERE (then Join Now) if your ready to join us!

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When you join our Stampin’ Up! family of Star’s … I’ll give you a call to welcome you, and answer any questions or concerns you many have.¬† First two to join us, will receive one of the lovely little Note Books I just gave my stars.

Now for that totally cute swap card …


I told you it was really cute! Swapping is another part of our Stampin’ Up! events that we love. I really would love to share this opportunity with you.

Thank you so much for hangin’ on till I got my computer working! It is appreciated.

Have a wonderful day ~


OnStage with Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from a fun weekend away with my downline and fellow demonstrators as we attended one of the OnStage events hosted by Stampin’ Up! These events are like mini Conventions.¬† They host these all over the world and we were lucky enough to have them host one in Madison, WI.


Our Saturday event is open to all demonstrators and I spent my Saturday with some of my fun and fabulous downline! It was so great to see these ladies again and catch up. We’re spread all over Wisconsin but still find ways to connect.

From Left to Right ….Becky, Brenda (back) Debi (front), Kathy, Connie & Cheri.¬† Love those smiles … I am blessed with to have such a great group. I wish all of them could have came.¬† We all send our prayers to Mary Kate who is currently battling breast cancer.


I love to spoil my downline a bit so I made sure we had some sweet treats like Chocolate Stars (Our group name is Star’s by Design) and some Trail mix to nibble on. I also had some cute gifts … I’ll share those with you tomorrow. Not all the decorations were mine, Stampin’ Up! likes to spoil us too, more about that tomorrow as well …


We learned about the upcoming Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration (not to far away!) and got to see some of the new products up close and even play with them!! Just one of the great perks of being a demonstrator! We are not allowed to share this yet, but it won’t belong before we’ll be sharing samples with you.

Until then, I will share two cute cards with you that Debi received when swapping. I wish I had time to make up my own swaps this year, because the Midwest is the greatest place to swap … many talented demonstrators!


Nuts for you and Swirly Swiggles were used to create this swap and the second card features the “Spotlighting” technique … Love this card!


Thank you for checking back and hanging out until I returned.  I will be back tomorrow with more fun from Madison and our OnStage event.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like, or what you need to become a demonstrator … shoot me an e-mail ( I’d be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns, and what I provide for my downline members. CLICK HERE for information from Stampin’ Up.

Have an awesome day!


Star’s by Design On Stage!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yes … I took the day off yesterday. I had a busy week and ended it spending time with some wonderful friends, my downline. On Friday I told you that I was going to the Center Stage event and Saturday the On Stage event hosted by Stampin’ Up!

Five of my downline members were able to attend the event, and it was wonderful spending time with them again. You know me, I love to see my friends face to face, easier to hug!

Stars Team

I’ll start with the bottom left and work my way across the group … First we have Connie (left), Becky (center), and Cheryl (right) … Second row is Debi (left) me (center) and Brenda (right). They look great! Me? I was a bit tired … I drank 3 cups of coffee at dinner the night before (silly me) I was up till 5 am. Only 1-1/2 hours of sleep but I wouldn’t have missed this gathering for the world!!

We’re always looking for more fun lovin’ friends who love to stamp too, to join our group! Be a Star!

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Wow … lots of fun and so much information was shared. Let me just say … YOU are going to LOVE the new Occasions Catalog! So many fascinating new items … I can barely sit still and will be working on a fabulous presentation for you (as soon as I can).¬† Right now we are not allowed to show anyone.


Until I can share the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs with you … I will continue to give you great ideas for the awesome products and stamp sets in the Holiday catalog!!

I announced last week that Stampin’ Up! was going to post a retirement list for the Holiday catalog …


We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday¬†catalog; but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to order them before they’re gone!


Dates: November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last)

Holiday  Catalog  Retiring List
These lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products.¬† To download the PDF for a quick reference click the link on the “Side Bar” and you will always get the updated list. It looks like this …


OK … that is a lot of news to handle in one day! Please let me know if you have any questions … I’d love to help. If you are interested in any of the products from the Holiday catalog, I would suggest buying early … or they may not be available later.

Thanks for joining me today …

I hope your Monday is a great one!


Back with some fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Sorry I missed you yesterday … Life it seems has run past me and I’m still trying to catch up! lol

But I must say that time spent with my stampin’ friends always makes me smile! I have a few pics to share with you from our Catalog Kick-Off Party.


We had a wonderful group of ladies, some cool cards, a raffle of 7 boards of cards that highlighted the stamp sets we used, and a moment of darkness! Yes … darkness. A storm blew through and the lights went out for a second or two, and we were all glad, that’s all it was!



It’s always fun stamping and meeting new people! Everyone enjoyed our new location … I’m happy because I have booked the hall for 2 more stamping events!! Our “Hostess Appreciation Party” and our “Holiday Catalog Kick-Off” party!


Yes … we even get a bit silly! If you look in the background you will see a table full of our new Designer Series Paper! The ladies loved that they could touch and see the entire line of DSP. Most agree, it is even prettier in person!


I think everyone enjoyed each others company … as they can move around at their own pace. A nice relaxing evening and plenty of room. I am grateful for the wonderful group of ladies who come and stamp with me!

I also wanted to share a very special blessing …


my great-grandson … DJ. Mama and little Dee are both doing fine.

As you can see, my life is full of blessings (even when it tries to run me over) lol

Feeling blessed ~

Hope you are as well. Have a wonderful weekend.




Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a card that was created by Stampin’ Up! and can be found on my website.¬† It’s just one more place you can find card samples and projects I like to share.


This cute project was made with the Just Sayin’ and Hip Notes stamp sets, and the Word Bubbles Framelit Dies which are included in the Big Shot Sale!¬† CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


TODAY is the last day to SIGN UP for the kit that had demonstrators running to sign up, after they got a sneak peek at the August Paper Pumpkin at Convention this year!¬† If you’re a first-time subscriber, you’ll get 50% Off your first two months (just use coupon code HALFOFF2)


¬†If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up’s monthly craft kits by mail, now is a great time to sign up … get 50% off your first two months.

Each month around the 15th you’ll receive a complete project kit.¬† Escape to your stamping area and create the fun project, or come over to my house and stamp -n- snack with your fellow pumpkin stampers!

Each Paper Pumpkin takes about 25 minutes to complete and includes everything you need except scissors. Keep the stamps and ink pads to use on other projects!

Have a wonderful day ~




It’s all so exciting ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

There is so much excitement going on around here, I’m having a hard time containing myself!

Last night I held my first BYOBox Paper Pumpkin Party!¬† It was a small gathering but we had a great time!¬† JOIN US … Once you’ve subscribed (through me) bring your PP Box and your favorite adhesive and we’ll have fun putting together the projects.¬† There are always yummy snacks, and I’ll share different ways to use your kit!¬† I send dates to subscribers each month .

Here’s what we did last night …


BUT, I’ll have more projects to share…¬† these will be for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers only.¬† If you don’t live near me … I will send you pictures and instructions of what we did at the BYOBox Party and a link to view the other samples!¬† You won’t miss a thing!

SIGN UP by August 10th to get the kit that had demonstrators running to sign up after they got a sneak peek at Convention this year!¬† If you’re a first-time subscriber, you’ll get 50% Off your first two months (just use coupon code HALFOFF2)


Yesterday you were invited to my Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat!¬† The perfect get-a-way to kick-off the holidays and make some awesome projects!¬† Retreat is the “calm” before the holiday storm.

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I’m also hosting a demonstrator retreat … we will also focus on the Holiday’s, do some stamping, swapping, talk shop, and just have fun.¬† Inspire * Create * Share … that’s what we do!

Speaking of Holidays … my Holiday Catalog goodies arrived yesterday!¬† Told you it was exciting around here!¬† An entire box just filled with Holiday Fun.¬† If you are one of my preferred customers or club members – your Holiday Catalog is on it’s way.¬† If you would like to know how you can get one, contact me at

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I also have my Hostess Appreciation Party on the 25th!¬† An fun event celebrating my Hostesses!¬† Food, Fun, Stamping, Door Prizes … and surprises!¬† Make sure you RSVP before the August 13th.

OH Yes …¬† the awesome Big Shot Sale!¬† Buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Bundle.¬† If you have a Big Shot … get one of the fabulous bundles at 15% OFFBS_US

It’s that time of year … I’m setting up my Stampin’ Clubs and upcoming classes.¬† A “HOT” New set of classes this year is “BLENDABILITIES” … Watch for further details.

See what I mean!¬† There are so many exciting events and promotions … it’s just a great time to be a stamper! ūüôā

Let me know if you have any questions on the events or promotions that I have shared with you today.¬† It’s a lot to absorb, but it’s so exciting.

Have a wonderful day ~




Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am pleased to offer you a magnificent stampin’ experience … Our Annual Holiday Retreat. This is a retreat in every sense of the word … and like no other… it is all inclusive!¬† Your weekend stay, all your meals, and the fabulous stampin’ projects are all included in one low price.

 We will be staying at the amazing Green Lake Conference Center in a stunning English Stone Manor nestled on the shore of beautiful Green Lake.

On October 24th, 25th, and 26th escape to a weekend free of stress, and begin your holiday season by being pampered and creating beautiful holiday cards and projects.


Fantastic News … you may begin arriving anytime after NOON!¬† Although we will not be serving a formal lunch, there will be appetizers and refreshments to welcome you and kick off our Holiday Retreat!


Join the festivities at our all inclusive Holiday Retreat

for only $199 (Early Bird) or $225 after RSVP date.  




Your Room
christian writing center bedroom

Prepare to indulge in comfortable and tranquil  surroundings of this beautiful English Manor.   

Experience the feel of yester-year and a relaxing lakefront atmosphere.  

 The rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.   

The beautiful manors rooms accommodate 2 or 3 guests per room.

The Food

All your meals will be prepared for you and includes:

Dinner …

on Friday Night.

Breakfast … Saturday & Sunday Morning

Lunch & Supper on Saturday

Drinks include: Flavored water, coffee & more throughout your stay!

And Desserts!


Your  Projects
Simply Christmas Class

Your inclusive retreat stay includes¬† all projects… ¬†

The majority of your cards & projects will be pre-cut for your convenience.

You’ll enjoy creating beautiful holiday cards and projects in a fun, yet relaxing environment.

We’ll have holiday music playing to enhance your experience and some
tasty snacks too! 

On October 24th, 25th, and 26th …

Escape to a simpler and more relaxing environment, while creating beautiful holiday cards -n- more at our “All Inclusive Holiday Retreat”!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND … Our annual card swap!¬† Bring your card (swap count = 17) in a paper bag with $1 and we’ll put them up for the Card Contest!

¬† You’ll vote for you 3 favorites / Winner gets a $30 Shopping Spree!

(Full Details will be sent to attendee’s after registration closes)

Only $199 (Early Bird Special Pricing)

 $225 after August 15th, RSVP date


There will be ample downtime to do your own thing, whether its reading, exploring the beautiful grounds of the Green Lake Conference Center (which includes a look-out tower, hiking trails, the Worldwide Gift Store or the lake!) or just relaxing with friends!


Occupancy is based on First Come / First Serve… ¬†

Space is Limited to 14


by FRIDAY, August 15th, For Early Bird Pricing  


Click Here to e-mail me   /or/  Call:  262-334-1009


We look forward to spending a memorable holiday weekend get-a-way with you!

Happy Stampin’
Linda & Eileen