Sunday, April 09, 2017

OnStage - Shreveport and a Perfect Mix card

  • Perfect Mix  has a great mix of images
  • Shreveport OnStage is over -phew!
  • Watch for Retiring List announcement April 10

Stampin' Up! Perfect Mix Stamp set

I'm still reeling from the pace of yesterday's OnStage all-day event to introduce the new catalog coming out in June to demonstrators.  I got up early to make this card.  Then I carried it around all day trying to find a stamp and a place to mail it.  I sill haven't found either a stamp or a place to mail this...sigh.  And I'm totally exhausted from the OnStage event and rushing back to the room to pour over the new catalog and finally place my premiere order.  More on that later.  First, today's card...using current catalog options.

This card is again using the Perfect Mix Stamp set.  I continued with the same color theme of Pool Party and Real Red and Basic Black for the sentiment that I used in the previous card.    

I forgot my Real Red marker on my Shreveport trip to OnStage -- a girl can only carry so much of her craft room with her when she travels -- so I used an aqua painter and ink from the Real Red stamp pad to color the mixer, spatula handle and bowl.  I did have my Pool Party Write Marker with me, so I had that color covered.

The sentiment used was part of the mixer stamp.  It can be cut apart or covered with a sticky note, but it was easier and faster to use it as intended.  I put the mixer with  sentiment and the spatula all on the same clear block, which saved a couple of stamping step.


I stamped the mixing bowl in Basic Black, colored it, and fussy cut it before adding it to the card.  The left side of the bowl is popped up on dimensionals and the right side is just glued on since it already had two layers of cardstock beneath it.


Stamp:  Perfect Mix
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party
Paper: Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White,  Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories:    Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

Post OnStage Shreveport

I'm still in Shreveport this morning following the OnStage event.  Wow!  What an action-packed day  Stampin' Up! changed up the agenda for the event to pack more into a little bit shorter day.  We saw so many great demos for inventive ways to use the new items in the upcoming June catalog.  Yes!  We saw copies of the new catalogs.  In fact, we left with our own copy, and a list of Premiere products we could order early as a bonus and many at discount for attending  OnStage. 

We'll have our new catalog products in our hands with an extra month to create samples and swaps to share with customers when the June 1 catalog is released.  But we're currently under embargo from releasing any catalog views, so be patient.  They made us wait to open our make and take kits until after lunch!

Upon check in we received a bag that held our notebooks which included calendar pages, note pages for card ideas and taking notes.  The two pens included were not only pens, but the ends are for tapping on cell phones and tablets.  The pink pin included a symbol that was used for winning prizes from the Prize Patrol, and the Paper Pumpkin pin was given to us when we got a sneak peek at the April Paper Pumpkin kit designed by our CEO, Sara Douglas, which will include a free gift.  In total, I left the event with 4 new stamp sets, an assortment of new ribbons and 4 make and takes using new product samples. 

Between swapping, meeting people I've only talked to on-line, photographing the display boards, making samples using some of the new stamp sets, Prize Patrols (we all love free stamps!),  watching winners walk the stage, seeing live messages from Amsterdam, watching live new product demos on stage in Shreveport, at the end of the day I barely had the energy to spend a couple hours looking through the new catalog and placing a big order for new catalog products.  Needless to say, I didn't complete yesterday's blog post.

 So as an extra bonus today, I wanted to share a few of the swap sample using current products that I received.  I'll be adding more of them to my photo files on my Meetup site over the next couple of days.  When the embargo is lifted for showing new catalog products, I'll add some new catalog card samples as well.  Sign up for my blog posts in the right hand navigation column of my blog to receive email copies of my blog as soon as its published.  

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Bye for now!  I'm going to have another cup of coffee and look through the new catalog...again!

Important Dates

April 10 - Retiring list Released - 2 PM (Central)
Each year when the new catalog appears, many of our favorite sets and embellishments from the previous catalog retire.  Many retiring items sell out quickly...within hours of the list release.  Make sure you're ready to place your order for retiring In Colors or that set you've been meaning to get.  You don't want to miss it. 

See my previous post for the item numbers you'll need to place orders for retiring 2015-2017 In Color items that will retire June 1 or until sold out.

April 10 - 2 PM (Central) Demonstrators who didn't attend OnStage, can access a down loadable copy of the new catalog on line at the demonstrator - only website.

April 13 - Demonstrators who didn't attend OnStage on April 8  will find many of the videos from the event  available online April 13.  Stampin' Up! will post videos at the OnStage Online link on the demonstrator-only site.

November 11 - date of the next OnStage event.  There will be an event in Salt Lake City.  Begin planning now, if you're a Demonstrators, to enjoy early access to upcoming catalogs, free stamps from the upcoming catalog, and order early with OnStage discounts only available to OnStage live attendees.   

Quick Links

- Download a free copy of the Occasions catalog
- Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping
- Order at a discount as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of products in your starter kit that you select.  Then enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25%.
Clearance Rack items - while quantities last.
- Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

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