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 ~






OnStage 2017 Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have more fun to share with you from our “OnStage” Roadtrip. Our Saturday morning began with a beautiful sunrise … this is the view from our room:

Then we had breakfast ordered in, so once we were done eating we were ready for the day! Sarah checked in (I did that last night a CenterStage) and got her bag full of goodies which included a new stamp set. Now it was time to find a spot to sit …

We found a great table … I wish I would have gotten a picture of / or with these ladies (not shown in photo above), they were wonderful to sit and stamp with. They shared their blocks with us because of course I left mine at home! I wasn’t fully packed and still had to go into work the morning we should have been leaving! Oh well, it turned out OK.

Not only did they share their blocks … they shared their swaps both to look at and to take home!  I’ll be posting the 2 swaps I received from MaryJo Bryden tomorrow. This is just tooooo cute …

Now I can’t share all of the wonderful things they showed us because I’ll be sharing them at a later date either on my blog, or in my classes or even on retreat.

There always has to be fun and to have photo opportunities.  Stampin’ up! provides us with the coolest tools to commemorate our events …

Notice the “In-Colors” on the sign I’m holding? Yup … they think of everything! Speaking of In-Colors; I gave you a sneak peek yesterday, so how about seeing these beautiful new colors in action? Here they are in all their splendor and glory …

How do you like the coordinating Designer Series paper? Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create beautiful cards without the stress … it all coordinates!

Well, I can’t say good-bye just yet … I have one more sneak peek from a new stamp set called “More than Chocolate”. This is a sample from one of the many boards of samples displayed for us at OnStage, and what else would a card making Candy store manager want to share …

Hope you enjoyed taking this little road trip with me and seeing some of the cool stuff we see at OnStage. If you want to see more … YOU should join my group of Star’s and the Stampin’ Up! family. It truly is a family of fun loving, like minded people who love to stamp. It doesn’t matter if you just do it for the discount or if you want to make it big! We as demonstrators fill the entire spectrum.

ME? I started for the discount, but deep down I wanted to earn the Incentive Trips (and I did) then when I needed to slow down a bit, I could … then I can pick it up again when I want. Do what works for YOU … it’s your dream! I’m just here to help and guide when needed. I have a fun group that likes to share, we have a private Star’s Facebook page, we have meetings and retreats and love to stamp!

You can contact me below or e-mail me for more information (NO Obligation)

Have a delicious kind of day, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow when I share MaryJo’s card with you.

Thanks ~


The road to CenterStage … Sneak Peek!?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … can’t believe this year is flyin’ by … the Retirement list is out, my annual Retreat is only 3 weeks away and the new catalog will be released in June!! That is what is so exciting about attending our Stampin’ Up! event OnStage… we not only got our hands on the new catalog, we got to see (and get) some great new stamp sets and create some cute cards!

As promised … I’ll share part of my roadtrip that brought us to such a fun event… OnStage. Usually I fly but this time I drove (with my new recruit Sarah… also my daughter). We headed out on Wednesday the 5th and got as far as Marion, Illinois. Had dinner at a cute restaurant called 20’s Hideout … we were lucky to hit their all you can eat crab legs! YUM.

Back on the road after a good nights sleep and we’re heading for Memphis, Tennesse …

Memphis is going to be a planned stay! I wanted Sarah to experience something new and fun, and Beale street was the answer! It’s full of good music and good food.

This is also where we stayed at this Historic Peabody hotel … While there, Sarah asked why the lights were flickering and I said “Maybe it’s Haunted” so we googled it and found that some say it is! We believe it’s more famous for their ducks!

After a wonderful stay in Memphis we headed out to Louisiana. Didn’t see any gators or crocs…Whew!

Shreveport is where the Stampin’ Up! event is to be held, so we booked our room at the Shreveport, Hilton because it was attached to the Convention Center where OnStage is being held. It was nice!

I had to be there by Friday evening as I was invited to the Stampin’ Up! CenterStage event…

Here is how Stampin’ Up! hosts CenterStage: Our silver elite and above demonstrators have worked hard to build their businesses and we think they’ve earned a little time in the limelight! That’s why we have CentreStage events . . . to celebrate everything they’ve done to become exceptional Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. 
At CentreStage, they get the recognition they deserve, enjoy a bit of pampering, and receive the additional training opportunities they want as they work to bring their Stampin’ Up! business to the next level.

The also treat us to a fabulous dinner and a special gift. We Stampin’ Up! too!

OH … my, my … is that a SNEAK PEEK of the New In-Colors!  I see Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  OH … so many sneak peeks and awesome announcements! I’ts great to be a demonstrator!!

Met some wonderful fellow demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. It was a great night with great food and awesome company! From left to right: Candy, Lydia, France Martin and myself.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more from the OnStage event! This lasted all day and included recognition, training, Make & Takes, Prize Patrol (win FREE stuff), lunch and more!!

Thanks for riding along with me so far!

Have a wonderful day ~