On Stage LIVE 2016- SLC

Gifts with "Nothing Sweeter" stamp set

I made some fancy gift packaging for some special team members that attended the Stampin Up "On Stage" Convention with me this week. I made one for each of my directs.

I used the Nothing Sweeter stamp set and dies. I also used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with glitter to spread on the Christmas Trees.


I formed the box,  by cutting one of the Stampin Up Acetate Card boxes- while it was flat. I cut it about 3 1/4" down from the top and then slipped the top lid over the bottom to the size of box that I wanted.


I used lots of layers. The Stitched Labels framelits was used to cut the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, then layered with powder pink and sahara sand cardstock.


I also used some Rose Thread and the new Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths wrapped around the tree image.


I filled the boxes with some Stampin Up bling and a few treats as well as a gift card.


I love all the sparkle. It makes it so special, just like the girls who received them.


I have to say there were lots of dimensionals used on this project!


My favorite color is pink... I hope they like it too!


I can't wait to celebrate with my team! Hope they enjoy the goody box!

Thanks for visiting today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!


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Stamping Technique- Orange Peel with Video

 I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC.  As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.

Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.

I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.

Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.

I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!

I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.


Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:


This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.

Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:


A close up of the strawberries:


The juicy pear:


It looks so cool and good enough to eat!


And a little spray of flowers..


It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?


Be sure to check out the video below.

Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!

Until the next time...

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My "Fresh Fruit" Samples from The Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention

Soon the New Stampin' Up! Annual catalog will go live- June 1st, to be exact. I can hardly wait. There are so many stamps and new accessories that I can't wait to get my hands on!

It's true that as demonstrators we do get to pre order "some" of the products. Of course I took full advantage of that so that I'm able to have new products ready for my June classes, workshops and events.

I was also blessed to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the On Stage Convention. So, that meant that I received some products to play with, well in advance, so that I could demonstrate with them.

One of the awesome sets that I received is the Fresh Fruits stamp set. I fell totally in love with this set right off of the bat.

I made several samples for my demonstration and for the display boards at convention.

I'm going to share of few of the cards with you today.

This is the display board from On Stage:


The cards that I am sharing today are quick, easy, fun, happy cards that can be whipped up in no time at all. I stamped all of these images on watercolor paper. I think it gives the fruit a cool textured look.

The first one is the peaches from the Fresh Fruit stamp set- available June 1st.








I used the masking technique on all of these cards. I punched the

1 3/8" circle punch and decorative label punch out of a post it note and stuck it to the cardstock. I then stamped over and all around it. Once I was finished stamping, I removed the post it note. It then left a empty space in the shape of the circle or decorative label punch, where I was able to stamp the greeting. I also used a strip of  3/4" wide, computer paper as a mask on the pear, strawberry and flower cards.

Here's another flower card, just for fun.


All of these images and greetings are included in the Fresh Fruit stamp set. I can't list the supplies below as I normally do, because the lists for the new products aren't available until June 1st. I guarantee, you are going to want to add thd Fresh Fruit set to your wish list - its a must have- and it works wonderfully with our new "In Colors"!

There are a few other cards, that I designed with this set, that you may have noticed in the display board photo. I will share those with you as well, another time.  I have a cool technique that I "made up", that I want to share with you called the "orange peel" technique.  That's what I call it. Anyway, be sure to check back soon so see it!

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


An Unexpected Stampin' Surprise

I went to the mailbox today on my way to the post office, actually. So, when I opened up the mailbox and saw a bulky package addressed to me, I was so excited.

I waited until I returned back home to open it. It was from my up, up, upline, Connie Heisey. She lives in Hanover, PA so I don't get to see her much. I was lucky enough to see her in SLC during the Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention. It was nice to chat a bit and get a fun photo together.

As soon as I got home, I grabbed that package and tore into it.

There was an awesome card... I love this verse and I'm sad that this stamp set will be retiring at the end of May. I love how Connie embossed the verse in silver emboss powder to coordinate with the shimmery pool party glitter ribbon.


Connie congratulated me for a few of the awards and milestones that I was recognized for this year and during the Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention.  There was another surprise... look what was inside the box... A silver bracelet with the same verse engraved on the inside of the bracelet.


I just love it!


This was such an unexpected surprise and such a thoughtful gift. Thanks so much, Connie for thinking of me.

It made my day!

I'm glad you all stopped by my blog today. Stay tuned for some fun projects coming this week. Be sure to stop back soon.

Until then...

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#1 Stampers Meeting- A New Stamp Set and... Check out my new Blog Design-Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts

I have a quick card to share with you from our #1 Stampers Meeting last week.

This card is designed with a  stamp set from the upcoming, New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017. As demonstrators we get to pre- order a few things before hand so that we have products ready to show our stamping friends, when the catalog goes live on June 1st. And if we attended the Convention, we also get more new products to play with ahead of time.

Its so fun to see some of the new things in advance. I was also fortunate to get new product to play with, to prepare for my Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention presentation in SLC last month.

I love to be able to design the #1 Stampers Post Convention Meeting make n takes with all the new products. The girls love having new stamps and accessories to try out and samples for their upcoming events.

This card was made with the new "Painters Palette" stamp set, available June 1, 2016.


This card also features some of the new "In Colors" like dapper denim, flirty flamingo and sweet sugarplum. This is a 9 piece stamp set. Wait until you see the rest of it, its so cool!


I can't wait to show you the new catalog! Only two more weeks.

So, do you like my new blog?

Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts has been in the works for a while now, and I've finally got it up and running with the help of Diane Noble and Patsy Waggoner. I'm pretty happy with the colors and design. I love pink and I love pink pineapples!

I hope you like it too.

By the way, there will be "pineapples" in the new catalog... I'm so excited- can't wait to design some pineapple projects with them, and when I do, you'll be the first to know!


Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

#1 Stampers Meeting- a peek at a few new stamp sets - And a note about "No Contact" orders

First off, one thing that I wanted to mention that is totally off of the subject... If you put in an order with me, online... Please do not check the "No Contact" box. The reason why, is because, if you do, that prevents me from knowing who you are, and I cannot send you a hand stamped, THANK YOU card. That makes me sad, because, of course I would love to thank you!!

Ok, back to the subject at hand...

One of my favorite stamping events has to be my team meetings. I always look forward to seeing my girls, sharing ideas, stamping and having a few belly laughs as well.

We had a great Post Convention meeting where we shared all that we learned at the Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention in SLC. We even had a Facebook Live presentation from Alyssa from Philly!

I wanted to share one of the make n takes that we did that night. We did three projects with products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017. This one that I am sharing is one of my favorites.

This is actually one of the stamp sets that I demonstrated at the On Stage Convention. Its almost the exact card that I made too!

This the the New "Fresh Fruit" stamp set, using the new "In Colors": peek a boo peach, and emerald envy. Don't you just love those bright juicy colors? So perfect for this fruit set.


I did the "masking" technique. You can see the scalloped oval where the greeting is stamped. I actually cut out the scalloped oval with the New "Layering Ovals Framelits". I cut it from a post it note, so that the scallop oval mask would stick to my cardstock while I stamped over it. Then I peeled the post it note oval off of my card and stamped the Thank You greeting in basic gray archival ink.


Check out the new 1/4" Natural Trim ribbon, in gold. This will also be available in the New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017 which will be released on June 1st! Just a couple more weeks, and you'll be able to have a copy yourself. And if you don't have a demonstrator and would like to order a new catalog- please email me at [email protected] so that I can send you a copy!

I hope that you enjoyed this new set. Just wait until you see the rest of it! You are going to put this on your Wish List for sure!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come Back again soon!