One of my favorite reasons for being a demonstrator is the opportunity it provides me to travel. Every April and November, Stampin' Up! offers OnStage events, an opportunity for us to connect with other demonstrators, create with new products, and see the new catalog coming! A few weeks ago, I attended OnStage Local in Minneapolis which worked out perfectly (well except the 12 inches of snow and 7 hour delay at the airport) since my brother, his wife, and their 8 month old daughter live there. Shortly after I registered for the event, I got a call from Shannon West, our Demonstrator Development Manager from the Great Lakes region, asking me if I would be interested to present. Of course! I am so grateful for the opportunity!
Have you had a chance to look through the Retiring List?
Here is a list of my top 5 products I am sad to see go on June 3...or while supplies last!
After 18 years, Lovely as a Tree is finally retiring! See what else is retiring below...If you had your eye on any of these products, get them while you can before they are gone, like the In Colors. While supplies last!
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List
Occasions Catalog Retiring List
Clear/Wood Sets Carrying Over to Cling
Or click "Last Chance Products" on my webpage to see a live list of products still available!
The wait is finally over! Storage solutions for ink pads, markers, Blends, and more!
And you know I love to organize! Get yours here!
See Prices Here
See Configuration Chart Here
I placed my order today...stay tuned for pictures!
The technique for VIP Card Club this month was Fun Folds! I have a Pinterest board just for these, and there are so many options to try! My brain doesn't think in 3D, so I look for ones with videos or templates. We made three different cards with three different folds. See links below if you want to try yourself!
Like I mentioned, there are some new products coming in March! See them here! For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is offering products for sale which coordinate with Sale-A-Bration products, hence while they are only available in March. Plus, three new FREE options were added in February! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so be sure to get what you want before products are sold out or the sale ends!
I don't normally use bleach, but when I do, it's for card making.
This month at VIP, we wore our junky clothes and tried stamping with Clorox! We lined stamp cases with six sheets of paper towel and then poured in bleach until saturated to serve as our "stamp pad."
The background stamps worked best, or anything with thicker lines. Stamping sentiments didn't work well, since the bleach can run. I also found that using a paint brush to dip in the bleach is a good way to touch up your images.
As for what colors of cardstock work the best, I suggest dark colors like Blackberry Bliss and Basic Gray. But surprisingly not Basic Black which doesn't work at all! I also like bright colors like Melon Mambo and someone got a great (but subtle image) with Pineapple Punch.
The cards we made are pictured below. The first used Shaded Spruce and the Flowering Desert stamp set.
The second card used the retired Swallowtail background stamp on Melon Mambo cardstock.
And the last card used the Buffalo Check stamp set on Blackberry Bliss. Then we used the free Lovely Lattice stamp also on Blackberry Bliss, then snipped out and popped up with dimensionals.
Such a fun and interesting look, if you can handle the bleach smell!
Sale-A-Bration is a great time to host your own workshop or private card class!
Let's imagine you invite 20 people, 10 come, and 5 people place an order...Most people place a $50 order so they can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. So that right there would be a $250 party which would mean you as the host would earn $50 in free product!
Then, consider using that $50 to roll over to a $99 Starter Kit which is also on sale this Sale-A-Bration! You would get to choose $175 in any products you want from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, or Clearance Rack (not Sale-A-Bration catalog or Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
So that is $99 - $50 Stampin' Rewards = $49... plus free shipping! Who could say no to $175 in craft supplies for just $49?
So just invite a few friends, your house or mine, let me do all the work prepping some fun projects, and you'll earn even more with our biggest sale of the year! Contact me to set a date!
On top of your Stampin' Rewards, hosts get to choose a free gift out of my goody basket!
I am so excited to have put together a new scrapbook of all of the Stampin' Up! events I have attended thus far! I was beginning to lose track of where I went, when, and with whom, so as a paper crafter, a scrapbook is in order! Attending these OnStage events each April and November is one of my favorite reasons for being a demonstrator. I can't wait for my next trip back to Minneapolis in a few months!
I used a 12x12 Black Faux Memories & More album, and added some Variety Pocket Pages and some Traditional Pages. I found a cool "Travelogue" page that serves as my Table of Contents. After the cover page, I decided to do one spread (2 pages) for each event I attend. So I have many blank pages in the album which I can't wait to fill up! Interested in joining the fun? Learn more here about the benefits of joining my team and how you can attend Stampin' Up! events too!
Sale-A-Bration is such a fun time of year! Spend $50 (before taxes and shipping) and choose one of the free options from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! There are 11 options available. Which one is your favorite?
And when you spend $100 (before tax and shipping), you can choose two $50 options above
or one of these two options below. Which one is your favorite?
Also, note on page 2 where it says, "Watch for another set of exclusive free items coming February 15!" That's when I renew my 12 month Paper Pumpkin subscription...and get to choose 4 free items!