OnStage Swaps-1

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I was so excited to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Orlando two weeks ago.  One of the yearly rituals at OnStage is swapping.  As promised earlier, here is the first of several posts with some of the swaps I received.  The first two are the swaps I made.  Both of these cards feature designer series paper.  Kylie Bertucci, Australia’s #1 Demonstrator coined this term, #LoveItChopIt as a way to encourage you use up all those packages of paper you are afraid to cut into.

These first two cards use products from the beautiful Share What You Love Suite, which was created specially to commemorate Stampin’ Up’s 30th anniversary.

These next two cards use Petal Promenade designer series paper and the sentiments are from the Love What you Do stamp set.  I used one of the dies from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies to create these gorgeous die cut flower overlays.

Here is the first group of some of the swaps and I’ve included the name of each card maker on the photos.

Watch for more swaps in the next few posts.

The Online Extravaganza runs through Wednesday, November 28.  This promotion includes only products in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

The sale on paper and embellishments ends tonight.

All stamps and kits are on sale Sunday and Monday.

Tools and ink are on sale Tuesday and Wednesday.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin’ Up! OnStage Day Three

Saturday was the third and final day of OnStage and it was another fun-filled one! There were more product demonstrations, business training and demonstrator recognition sessions in the morning.  The highlight of the morning was Janet Wakeland demonstrating the new stamp set she got to design with Stampin’ Up! concept artists in recognition of hitting $1 million in sales earlier this year.  Stampin’ Up! has a tradition of inviting million dollar earners to visit the corporate office in Salt Lake city and while there they get to design a stamp set.  Janet’s set, which is in the new catalog, is named Artfully Aware.  She shared the images below with us.

During the three lunch events we got to take our picture with these props as a backdrop.  The lines were very long the first two days so I finally got around to doing it on Saturday.

These were the table decorations in the rooms where we had our lunches and did our Product SpotLight crafting. The plastic boxes stored all of the stamps and supplies we used on each of the two days that we did our make-and-takes.

The highlight of the afternoon was seeing Shelly Gardner, Co-Founder and Board Chair, and her daughter Sara Douglas, President, stamping together, as they have done for the last few years.  They work so well together and are also quite funny, so it is always a joy to watch them!

Of course, no day would be complete without Prize Patrol!  We were all given this super case that opens up into a gigantic tote bag!


We also received this new stamp set, which has really nice sentiments and a wonderful mixed font.

Wow!  My suitcase weighed 4 pounds more coming home from everything that Stampin’ Up! gave us LOL!!  I had such a great time at OnStage and would urge those of you that have contemplated going, to give it a try next year!

Even though the convention ended on Saturday, I was able to sneak in one more swap!  I had a 6am flight on Sunday and arrived at the airport before the check-in counters were open.  A number of women that had attended convention began arriving and as we waited we chatted away and someone on the line asked if anyone had swaps left – and I did – so we swapped! What a nice way to end my time in Orlando!

Stampin’ Up! OnStage Day Two

Hello again from warm and sunny Orlando!  OnStage Day Two was so much fun and excitement was in the air all day long.  There were several OnStage project demonstrations throughout the day, showcasing lots of items from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I know you will just love them!  We learned that as of this catalog, wood-mounted stamps will no longer be available.  The rubber stamps will now be known as cling stamps because they are guaranteed to stick like crazy on the clear blocks!  Stampin’ Up! will continue to sell photopolymer stamps.  More information about this change will be available soon.


We got to make two cards during our Product SpotLight crafting time.  This card uses products from the All My Love suite.

This card features products from the Happiness Blooms suite. The images on the stamps and designer series papers remind me of Marimeko designs, bold and bright.

Of course more goodies were handed out during Prize Patrol! Everyone received a package of Gingham Gala designer series paper and a lovely line art stamp set, Humming Along.


Along the way I met up with my fabulous team leader, Janet Wakeland, who this past year ranked #7 in the top 100 Global Leaders!

I also got to meet Kylie and Bruno Bertucci.  I am a big fan of Kylie, Australia’s top demonstrator.  She and Bruno hosted a meet-up and swap in the afternoon and it was exciting to see them in person and get to chat with them a bit!  Kylie is known for  #loveitchopit and #randomactsof kindness.

More to come with a recap of day three.  I will also be posting some of the swaps I received once I get things organized.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin’ Up! Onstage Day One

Hello from Orlando, where I am attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage and celebrating SU’s 30th anniversary along with six thousand demonstrators from around the world!

We all received this beautiful box filled with a 30th anniversary commemorative tote bag.

Also inside the box were lined notepads, a pack of pens and a new stamp set, Amazing Life.

The highlight of the morning was getting a copy of the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs! Here is the front cover.

In the morning session two projects were featured and during  the lunch break we got a chance to make them.  They showcase two new product suites.  The card uses products from the Needlepoint Nook suite and the box uses products from the Classic Garage suite, which will be great for creating masculine cards.


This is what I got from Prize Patrol today – a pretty case to hold stamping tools and a new stamp set, Beauty Abounds.

Check here tomorrow for a recap of day two.  Thanks for stopping by!