Hello everything.

Last weekend I flew down to Charlotte, NC to go the the Stampin’ Up!® OnStage (convention).  Rob and I flew down on Thursday and met Buffy and Mike there.  As you know, Buffy is my BFF. We only get to see each other twice a year at Stampin’ Up!® Up! events but it always seems like I just saw her yesterday.

Friday night we did a little shopping before attending CentreStage.  CentreStage is a dinner and training for Stampin’ Up! leaders.  You have to be Silver Elite and above to attend.  The best part was we got our hands on the new 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  I have to say, it is gorgeous and full of amazing products.  You are going to love it!

Saturday was the actual OnStage Local event.  The only problem was, I didn’t make it.  I picked up a really bad stomach bug and could not even get out of bed.  All day.  It was awful and I was so upset to miss it.  Needless to say it was an expensive trip for spending the day in a hotel bed.

I do have some pictures to show you that I took while at CentreStage.  There are not the best pictures because I just took them quickly thinking I would get better ones the next day.  Of course, that didn’t happen.

Here is a picture of the cover.

Here are the new InColors.  They are Rococo Rose, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock (gorgeous), Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile.

Here are some sneak peeks of some of the bundles beginning with my favorite called Come Sail Away:

If you would like more information about the perks of being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator feel free to contact me!


OnStage Bound & Some News

This is just a quick post to let you know I am on my way to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the Stampin’ Up!® OnStage Local Event.  I am so excited!  OnStage is a Convention for Demonstrators only.  There is one live OnStage Events and a bunch of local events.  This year the live event is in New Zealand.  As much as I would love to go there, it is just not feasible right now which is why I am going to Charlotte for the OnStage Local Event.

There are so many reasons I love going to these OnStage Events.  First of all, I get to see Buffy.  You all know Buffy since I talk about her a lot.  She lives in Virginia so it is hard to see her very often.  I will also be with a lot of other Demonstrators from around the country. who are wild and crazy and fun to watch.

Secondly, we get  a copy of the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog!  I love seeing all the new products in there and I get to order some of them early.  I am not a patient person so this makes me happy. The new catalog will go live for everyone else on June 3rd.

Last but not least, I also get new FREE stuff, which is always awesome!

When I get back I hope to share some photos (if I remember to take any).  Sometimes I get caught up with everything and forget to get that camera out but I will try to do my best.

If you are interested in attending one of these fun events just click on the Join Now button to the right of this post.  You can purchase $125 worth of products for $99 (with free shipping).  There is no obligation to buy another thing but I know you will because you get an awesome discount too!

There is a little bit of news that has been released from Stampin’ Up!® early.  In the past all the dies and embossing folders were made by Sizzix.  I am sure this is not a big surprise since Sizzix’s name is on most of them.  Stampin’ Up!® has decided to not continue doing business with Sizzix and to have their dies and embossing folders made directly by a manufacturing company.  In essence, this cuts out the middle man.  Some of the problems with all the backorders during Sale-a-bration were caused because when Stampin’ Up!® had to order dies, they needed to contact Sizzix and then Sizzix would deal with the manufacturer.  Going directly to the manufacturer should speed things up a big and (hopefully) have less backorders.  As a result of all of this, Stampin’ Up!® will no longer carry the Big Shot.  Sizzix makes the Big Shot so this makes sense.  They are researching other products to replace the Big Shot but that is not done yet.

The other bit of information is Stampin’ Up!®  has also decided to stop selling the Stampin’ Trimmer so it also will not be in the new Annual Catalog that begins in June.  They will also not be selling the replacement blades, replacement mats or scorers. Unfortunately they are already out of the blades and replacement mats.

I know that some of this news will be a bit upsetting to some of you and I apologize for that.  In the long run, I think Stampin’ Up! will come up with better products which will benefit us all.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

In the meantime, have fun stampin’!!


Last week I attended Stampin’ Up!® OnStage (Live) in Orlando, Florida.  OnStage used to be called Convention.  There is one Live OnStage somewhere in the world and Local OnStage for other countries.  It is the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up!® so it was larger than most with 6,000 Demonstrators from all around the world.  You would think that 6,000 of anyone in one place would be overwhelming but Stampin’ Up! did a great job of moving people quickly and efficiently so you would never know there were that many people there.

Wednesday was check in day where you got a nice canvas bag with some goodies in it. There was a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog that begins in January, some pens, information, and other things we needed. Then Wednesday afternoon Stampin’ Up! treated Demonstrators who were at a certain level of sales and recruits to a day at Epcot.  This was the first time I was eligible to attend so I was pretty excited.  Rob went with me and we had a great day.  At the end of the day we all met in one section of Epcot where we received copies of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs, a Bone Folder and another free stamp set.  They also told us some information about the new stamps they are coming out with called Cling Stamps.  They are no longer going to offer stamps in wood mount.  There will only be Photopolymer and Cling.  Let me tell you, those Cling stamps really cling to the block!  You are going to love them!  I’ll have more information on them later on.

Here is the stamp set that everyone in attendance received:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday were full of fun, entertainment, training and more free stuff.  I think I ended up with 5 or 6 new stamp sets, some Designer Series Paper and other goodies.  The stamps and DSP are all in the upcoming Catalogs.

Of course, the best part of OnStage is seeing and meeting new friends.  Char (one of my Downline) and Pam (one of Char’s Downline) were there for the first time and my BFF, Buffy came too.  I finally got to meet Audrey,  who is a fellow Demonstrator from the West Coast, the nicest person and a great stamper (we have been Facebook friends for a long time).  Diana Gibbs, who is my Ever Mentor went to dinner with Rob and me one night. She is very sweet and is now an Uber expert!  All of us had a blast together.

Remember, you can only attend OnStage if you are a Demonstrator.  Stampin’ Up! is going to have an awesome deal if you join during Sale-a-bration in January.  For $135 you will be able to choose $225 worth of products OR for $175 you will get $225 worth of products plus this amazing tote!

You won’t be able to get this tote any other way.  It is the best time to join my Stampin’ Up!® Family.

If you would like any more information on joining, please let me know.

More OnStage Sneak Peeks

Yesterday I showed you two of the cards I made while I attended OnStage a couple of weeks ago.  Here are two more.

The first one is made using the Suite called Delightfully Detailed.  It includes cardstock from a set of Notecards called Delightfully Detailed Notecards and Envelopes.  These cards are Very Vanilla with a splash of either Mint Macaron or Blackberry Bliss of color on the front.  By the way, both Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss are colors that will be in the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  We covered that with a piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cur Specialty Paper.  It is Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other. This paper is very delicate and beautiful.  Of course, as I am typing this I realized I used the Whisper White side instead of the Very Vanilla.  Oops!  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Detailed With Love and it has a matching punch called Detailed Trio Punch.  Also included in this sweet is the 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon that you can see peeking behind the sentiment, Faceted Dots and a Memories & More Card Pack.  The colors used on this card are Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove (a new InColor) and Very Vanilla.

This next card uses my most favorite stamp set and dies in the entire catalog.  If you love Lovely As A Tree, you are going to love this set even more!  It is part of a Suite called Nature’s Poem.  The stamp set is called Rooted in Nature and it has matching Framelits called Nature’s Roots.  

The Suite includes the stamp set and dies,Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Leaves Trinkets (which come in copper and silver) and matching cardstock.



OnStage Sneak Peeks

By now you should know that I went to OnStage a couple of weeks ago.  OnStage is like a mini Convention.  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world met in different places all on the same day.  We each received a copy of the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog that begins on June 1st.  We also got to play with some of the products that are in that new catalog.

The first card is made using some of the products in a Suite called Share What You Love.  It includes the stamp set called Love What You Do, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, new cardstock colors, an embellishment kit, beautiful Pearlized Doilies, velvet ribbon and an embossing folder.  The card base for this card is a returning color called Mint Macaron.

The next card we made used a suite called Graceful Glass.  This suite has a stamp set called Painted Glass with matching dies also called Painted Glass.  It also has Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Velum that looks like stained glass windows, Black Cord and Tinted Faceted Buttons.  The card base on this card is a new InColor called Lovely Lipstick.  It is a beautiful color that you will love!

If you would like to attend an OnStage event you need to Join the Stampin’ Up! family because only Demonstrators can go to these events.  The next one is going to be in Orlando in November.

In the meantime, if you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalog when it comes out in June, let me know!  They are free if you come pick one up and if you live far away, you only have to pay the cost of shipping!


This weekend I attended OnStage Local in Hartford Connecticut.  On Stage Local is a mini convention that Stampin’ Up! has for all the Demonstrators around the world.  I went with one of my Downline, Karen and met Buffy (everyone knows Buffy) there.

The ride down was a little traumatic for me.  It snowed the entire time and we were surrounded by tractor trailers going way too fast!  It was worth every minute of that trip though.  I had an awesome time and I received a copy of the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  I am not allowed to talk about the catalog until 3:00 PM today but I can say you are going to love it!  At that time Stampin’ Up will release the Retirement List and we can share all the news we heard.

There are around 12 OnStage Locals all over the world on the same day.  Stampin’ Up! sends staff to each of them.  We were lucky to have Spencer at Hartford.  He is one of my favorite.  The day consisted of some announcements, some stamping, some stamping demonstrations by local Demonstrators, some stamping by Sara and Shelli, an awesome lunch, some more stamping, Prize Patrols throughout the day (where we get free merchandise), more announcements, cupcakes and lots of fun.  Only Demonstrators can attend OnStage.  The next one is in November in Orlando so if you are interested click on the Join Now button to the right of my blog.

Check back this afternoon for an update with exciting news and the Retirement List!

#OnStage2016 Local

I just got back from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local in Secaucus, New Jersey.  The live OnStage event was held in Australia this year but Stampin’ Up! offers a chance for Demonstrators in other country to go to a “Local” event.  There were 7 of them held all over the United States and Canada.  One of my Downline (Char) went with me.  We had a blast.


Of course, my BFF Buffy met us there too.


I was pretty excited to have reach three goals this year.  I made it in sales, recruiting and leadership.  I think I had more ribbons than Rob gets at his Bridge Conventions!
One of the fun things we got to do was see the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs.  I am not allowed to show you any pictures or talk about what will be in the catalogs but I can say that you will absolutely love, love, love it!  It is one of the best I have seen in a long time.  I can’t wait until we are able to order out of it.  There is something for everyone’s taste.  Stampin’ Up! did a great job!

Another great part of going to OnStage is Prize Patrol!  This is where they surprise you and give out products.  I came home with four stamp sets, some ribbon, Enamel Shapes and a few other things.  We also got to use some of the new products that are coming out by making three make ‘n takes.

If you would like a copy of these catalogs when they become available in December, just shoot me an email.  I would be happy to give you one.  If you want to join me at the next OnStage which will be in April, you will need to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  You can sign up by clicking on the Join Now button to the right.  It costs $99 for the Starter Kit where you get $125 of product of your choice.  There is no obligation and you don’t have to buy another thing but I know you will want to once you see all the great products!