A Stamp Off Sneak Peek

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This time our Stamp Off Challenge is a sketch challenge.  I love sketch challenges the best because I find them the easiest to do.  I know that sounds bad but I have a much harder time with the other challenges.  I won’t even try to guess who made this challenge because I usually get it wrong.


Here is my card:

Sealed With Love, Love Notes, 2017 Occasions Catalog, Stampin Up, susanstamps.wordpress.com #onStage2016

I used a new stamp set and some new dies that will be in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  This catalog will be available January 4, 2017.  You are going to love it!  The stamp set is called Sealed With Love and the dies are called Love Notes Framelits.   You will be able to save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

I absolutely love the heart edge die in this set.  I think it will get a lot of use all year round.  It cuts out the hearts on both sides but only scores them in the middle so they pop out.  The stamp set has 27 stamps included with it.  The dies, oh the dies, are awesome.  It has hearts, arrows, two little envelopes and so much more.  You are going to love it!

Now, let’s go check out what Jackie and Buffy made for this sketch challenge.


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Dragonfly Dreams Sneak Peek

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One of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is I get to see the new catalogs that are coming out before customers.  What is even better is I get to see them before some Demonstrators because I attended OnStage Local this year.  OnStage and OnStage Local are events that Stampin’ Up! holds for their Demonstrators.  There is on held in April and November every year.  In April you get the new Annual Catalog and in November you get a copy of the next Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs.

You can also win product at these events.  I won a new stamp set called Dragonfly Dreams.  It has dragonflies and bees along with some sentiments.  It also has a matching set of dies called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  I did not win the matching Thinlits so I didn’t use them in this card, but I do have to say, it has this one die in it that is just adorable.  It is a die with multiple dragonflies all attached.  It is definitely on my list to purchase.

Speaking of purchasing, as a Demonstrator I also get to order products early.  The 2017 Occasions Catalog starts in January but I can order on December 1st!  I can’t wait!

If you are interested in joining me at one of these events then just click on the Join Now button to the right.  You get to pick $125 worth of products for just $99 (plus tax)  Shipping is free with your start up kit!  There is no obligation and you don’t have to buy another thing, but I know you will want to!

Today is your last chance to get these amazing stamp sets at 25%!!  Don’t miss out!


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Sneak Peeks

As you already know, I attended OnStage Local in Secaucus, New Jersey last weekend.  One of the great things we got was a copy of the upcoming 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs.  I can’t show you what is inside these fabulous catalogs but I can show you the covers.  If you look carefully you will see some of the new products that will be in them.  You will be able to order from both of these catalogs beginning January 4, 2017.

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Another fun thing we did at OnStage Local is make ‘n takes.  We got to make four of them.  Here are the cards we made.  The first card uses an awesome birthday stamp set and has matching Thinlits.  One of the Thinlits makes a pop up on the inside of the card.  It is just the cutest!


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The next card uses a wonderful set of Thinlits that you are going to just love.  It make this beautiful belly band below.  Isn’t it gorgeous??



The third card uses some new Designer Series Paper that you can color.  Color?  Oh yes.  There is something in the catalog to color with!  Yay!  dsc03591

The last set of cards use a wonderful Valentine’s stamp set and matching Framelits.  One of the Framelits makes the cute little envelope you see in the middle card.  Plus, it makes the arrows, lined heart and so much more.  The stamp set has 27 stamps in it and the Framelits have 14!!




#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!


A Stamp Off Color Challenge

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For our Stamp Off Challenge this week, Buffy gave us a color challenge to do.  Here are the colors she gave us.

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I decided to use a stamp set that we received at Stampin’ Up! OnStage last month.  It is called Moroccan Nights and will be in the new 2016/s017 Annual Catalog.  Shell Gardner, the Co-Founder of Stampin’ Up! and her daughter, Sara Douglass, did a presentation of this set.  Shell is a vintage stamper and Sara is not.  They each picked a stamp set and had to make a card using it in their own style.  It was fun to watch and both of them did a great job.

Moroccan Nights

My card is totally different than Shelli’s or Sara’s but then again I have a totally different style that either of them so that is not much of a surprise.

Now come follow me over to Jackie’s and Buffy’s blogs to see what amazing creations they made.

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Bonnie Farley’s Swap Card

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Last week I showed you the card I made to swap with Bonnie Farley.  Bonnie is an employee of Stamping’ Up! and she is amazing.  She makes us all laugh and treats everyone like they are her best friend.

A few weeks ago, Stamping’ Up! send out an email to some of the demonstrators who weren’t supposed to get that particular email.  Bonnie decided to give a swap to everyone who got the email in error.  This is the card she gave us.

The great thing about this card is it shows you a bunch of sneak peeks from the 2016 Annual Catalog.  First of all, the color is a new In Color coming out called Flirty Flamingo.  Then the stamp set is a brand new set called Banners & Badges and it has a matching punch!  I actually won this stamp set at the 2016 OnStage convention in Salt Lake City!  Unfortunately, I did not win the punch that goes with it but you know it will be on my must have list!

Lastly, look at that ribbon!  It is one of the new ribbons that will also be in the new catalog.  It comes in all the new In Colors so you will have a choice of five different colors.  Of course, I will have to have them all!  You can order them beginning June 1st.

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Stampin’ Up! OnStage 2016

I just got back from an amazing, but crazy whirlwind weekend in Salt Lake City at the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Onstage convention.  I hadn’t planned on going until Buffy put the bug in my ear.  Of course, it didn’t take much convincing on her part.  Who wouldn’t want to go to Salt Lake City to spend a few days with a thousand crazy stampers and get your hands on the brand new catalog before anyone else?  I am so glad I went.  We had a blast.  I also got three new stamp sets that will be in the new catalog!  How awesome is that?!?

Here is a picture of Buffy, Hetty Jones (who is a demo in Canada) and me.  I have talked to Hetty a lot online so it was good to finally meet her.



Speaking of the new catalog, wait until you see it.  I honestly think it is one of the best since I became a Demonstrator in 2008.  It is full of new stamp sets, punches, Big Shot dies and gorgeous new Designer Series Paper.  Plus, the new In Colors are beautiful!  To give you a hint, here are the names:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy. Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.

Here is a cover of the new catalog!  If you look closely you can probably see some new items!


I can’t show you the inside yet.  You are going to love it!

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