Easter Surprise

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share MaryJo Brydens card that she gave to me at the Shreveport OnStage Event. I’ve seen this one before but it is so much cuter in your hand! MaryJo did tell me that she cased this card from one she saw on Pinterest … by hey, we ALL do that!

The “SURPRISE” is the cutest egg created by using the Oval Framelits!! Isn’t that a great idea!? Let’s start with the stamp set that MaryJo used to lay down the color for her egg … the “Work of Art” stamp set. Her colors are Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Marina Mist and I believe Wisteria Wonder.

The pretty little flowers were created by using the “Petite Petals” punch and the “Wink of Stella” to give it that pretty sparkle! The pearls add a nice touch.

MaryJo added some texture to the pink cardstock by using the “Festive” embossing folder … You can emboss this either before or after you cut out the oval. I prefer embossing with my folders after I cut the image out.

It was so sweet for MaryJo to give me one of her swaps …I love these Stampin’ Up! events! You meet the nicest people. I feel the same way about all the wonderful people I have met who come and stamp with me!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter tomorrow. Enjoy the blessings of family, good food and precious friendships.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Sharing is Wonderful!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute little gift I received from our table mate from OnStage … MaryJo Bryden.

You see… when you attend one of these events the question “Are you swapping”? usually is part of the first paragraph! lol  Well, since I was not swapping, MaryJo was kind enough to give us one of hers …

 

This a cute little note holder. She created what we call a “matchbook” cover to protect the post-it notes. Such a cute gift and a sweet gesture from MaryJo to share with us.

Just a short post today to share with you a special something that someone shared with me Isn’t that what this whole industry is about!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

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) lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

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 ~

 

 

The Sun Is Setting: RETIREMENT LIST!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I said that I would share my experiences with you from my road trip, but the RETIREMENT LIST just came out and I wanted to make sure you get it!  Some of these items go very fast, so I didn’t want you to miss out on anything that you have your heart set on.

REMEMBER, these items are available “WHILE SUPPLIES LAST”. Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off

Order Information:

  • All retiring items will be DISCONTINUED after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, we’ll keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22. After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Select discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May.
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you/your customer risk it being sold out.
  • Discounts will be applied to select retiring items only.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the retirement list. Click the image below to download your PDF of the retirement list …

Thanks for stopping in today, I’ll be back to share my OnStage adventures and more with you …

 

Just beginning …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a beginning of what I have to share with you from my roadtrip to Shreveport for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event. My tools are not working well for posting, that is why it’s so inconsistent.  I will be home soon and excited to share 🙂

Some photo’s I have gotten downloaded were from the Historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis …

We did not get to see the ducks … came in just after the ducks made their afternoon march and left before the 11am stroll.

The hotel is beautiful, can’t wait to share more. This is just the lobby … Sarah said it was like being on the Titanic!

Here is the “famous” sign …

I’ll be back with more stories, stamped goodies and more.

Have a great day ~

 

 

Road Trip … Birthday … and OnStage

Hello Stampin” Friends ~

Only have a minute as we were on the road most of the day heading to Shreveport for the Stampin” Up! OnStage event.

Last night I was invited to the Center Stage event for demonstrators at the Silver Elite level or above. They host a training session, key note speaker a delicious dinner, gifts and the new Stampin” Up! catalog!

Oh yes … and the entire staff, crew and fellow demonstrators sang Happy Birthday to me and another birthday girl. A great night …

I’ll be back to soon with updates and pictures.

Have an awesome day and celebrate just for the fun of it!