Stampin’ Up! Onstage 2018!!

Hello Creative Friends!

I am just now able to post some updates for you about my trip to Florida for the 2018 Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention!! The reason I am so delayed is because I stayed in Florida after OnStage to get in a little Disney time.  It was very nice, but now it is back to work and the fun of playing with my stamps!

I must start by telling you how super fun it was to get to experience OnStage! It was really full of positive energy every where I looked.  People were swapping cards, creative ideas, and stories of friendship and fun.  We got to see so many wonderful creations as various presenters showed us new stamp sets and lots of ideas regarding how we might use them.  Of course we also learned many new things about the business side of Stampin’ Up! These pieces of information were invaluable and would help anyone who is thinking of becoming a Demonstrator. Being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator has been quite fulfilling for me and I would love to have you join my team!.  One of the most awesome perks of being a Demonstrator is getting to see and purchase all the new products available FIRST!  So how about I show you some of those now?

Here are just some of the FREE stamp sets and I received while attending OnStage:

 

Aren’t these great?  All three of these will be available in the new Occasions Catalog that comes out in January.  You will be able to order these items as of January 3, 2018.  Of course being a demonstrator means you could order them as early as December 5th! (Earlier if you attend OnStage!!).

We also received some beautiful paper that will be available in the upcoming Occasions Catalog:

 

Aren’t these the prettiest colors for Spring?  This is the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and comes in the 6 x 6 size.

When you attend OnStage you don’t only get free catalog products, but you get other special goodies.  Check out the gifts I was given when I attended OnStage:

 

We received the wonderful 30th Anniversary Tote Bag filled with the 3 paper Journals and the super pretty Coastal Cabana Pen set.  I must comment that these pens write like butter!! That other zipped bag you see? That is a super awesome craft supplies case that we received!! This will not be for sale so only individuals who attended OnStage received it!  Stuff like that really makes a girl feel special! ♥

If you are on the fence about joining feel free to reach out to me and we can chat about the reasons I love it and all the great benefits you can receive. There is another local OnStage coming up in 2019 so maybe you could go to that one!

Check back again soon as I will have some more awesome news to share with you about new things coming!

Happy Crafting!

~Kristal

Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Masculine/Fall card

Hello Creative Friends!

Today I am getting ready to head to sunny Orlando, Florida for the awesome Stampin’ Up! Convention!!  It is now referred to as OnStage and I am hoping I will have lots of new goodies to share with you while I am there!! Before I go, I wanted to share a quick and easy fall/masculine card with you. I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and showcased many of the gorgeous green colors we have available.

I am calling this a masculine card, but really I think it could be given to anyone.  I also don’t think it is only a fall card either!  It could easily be made more fall looking by changing up the colors.  The card base color is Mossy Meadow.  I layered the this with some paper from the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack.  I then chose to stamp various leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in the following colors:  Mossy Meadow, Garden Green, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green.  When I saw how many beautiful green colors we have available I knew I wanted to show them off together!  I cut out each leaf image with a circle that I though fit best from my Layering Circles Framelit Dies and some of my circle punches.  I also cut a corresponding card stock color to the ink I used with the next biggest circles.  I then layered them out in a group on the card.  I added some Linen Thread twine behind all the circles and adhered them with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and was punch out with the classic label punch.  I also cut out a Meadow Layer using the classic label punch.  I cut it in half so I could add a layer to each end of the point.  This makes it look like it has a full layer!

That is all there is to this card!  You could make this one really quick of you need a card in a hurry.

Please check back here soon for updates regarding some of the goodies I get to see at Onstage.  I would recommend checking on my Facebook and Instagram pages for the most up to date information as I won’t always be able to post things to the blog.

Happy Crafting!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Showcase

Hello my creative friends!

Today I must share some awesome news with you!  Stampin’ Up! is offering a beautiful suite available to you for only one month!  It is the Snowflake Showcase and is truly some of the best snowflake designs I have ever seen!  Let me start by sharing the card I made with these great new items!

Isn’t this pretty!?!? Check out all the wonderful items that are part of the Snowflake Showcase below:

There are two beautiful stamp sets to choose from and both of them coordinate with the dies.  The first stamp set is called Happiness Surrounds. Here is what it looks like:

If you want to order this one the item number is 149744 and the cost of the stamp set cost is $17.00.  It is a photopolymer set.

The other stamp set is called Snow is Glistening. Here is what that one looks like:

The item number for this one is 149742. The cost of the set is  $21.00 and is a photopolymer set.

The other wonderful items in the showcase are the beautiful Snowfall Thinlits – item number 149692 (cost is $39.00), The Snowflake Trinkets – item number 149620 (cost is $8.00) and the White Velveteen paper (yes it is really velvet!) – item number 149619 (cost is $5.00)

So lets talk about how I made the card!!

I started with the pretty Shimmery White Card stock as my card base.  This was cut at 11 x 4 1/4.  The DSP I used is part of the All is Bright Designer Series paper.  It looked like such a soothing background to go with snowflakes! I cut the DSP at 3 3/4 x 5 so some of the white shimmer paper would show on the edge around the DSP.  I then used this rich velveteen paper to cut out the snowflakes with the Snowfall Thinlits.  It is so awesome to add that additional texture to the card! I guarantee individual’s who receive a card with this paper on it will love the added touch on the card.   I then used a sentiment from the Snow is Glistening set and Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment.  This was heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder and layered with a Silver Foil paper.  I used the Silver 3/8 inch Metallic Edge ribbon and added the string of snowflakes so it appears to wrap around the ribbon a bit.  I finished things off with the gorgeous Snowflake trinkets and some rhinestones.

I can’t wait to make many more beautiful cards with this suite!!  Remember this is a TIME LIMITED stamp set and will no longer be available after November 30th.  I recommend you grab it now in case they sell out! Click on the brochure below to order the products from my online shop!

If you need any help ordering, just let me know. I will be happy to help!

Come back soon for my fun items I will be sharing.

Happy Crafting!

~Kristal

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Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

The big day is here so of course I have to share one last Halloween card for the season.  I have once again used the Trick or Tweet stamp set (because it has so many cute stamps!).

I created this card for my best friend. She loves Elephants and she loves Halloween just as much as me.  After 37 years of friendship I am still batty for her so it is the perfect card to give her!

I made this card using a 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic Black card base.  I then cut the bat paper from the Toil & Trouble DSP to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  I also cut another layer of Smoky Slate paper to put behind the bat paper.I thought should help to make the DSP pop on the card. This layer is just 1/8 inch larger around than the DSP.  I stamped my cute elephant using Black Memento ink and then used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut him out.  I added a Basic Black layer with the same framelits. I used my Light Basic Black  and Light Smoky Slate Blends markers to color in the elephant. I stamped the Batty for You Sentiment in memento ink  and used my Classic Label punch to punch it out.  I didn’t want the sentiment to blend into the paper so I cut out circles with my Layering Circles Framelits.  I even used the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the circle behind the sentiment.  To finish things off I added a bow using the 3/8 Inch Glittered Organdy Ribbon and some Black Metallic Sequins.

I hope you are getting to enjoy this spooky Halloween and get to see many cute little kids enjoying their trick or treating.  I don’t have many trick or treater’s come to my house, so I will likely be enjoying a spooky movie with my husband this evening.

Come back soon as I will be busy making many more Christmas Cards now that it is time to move on to the next holiday!

~Kristal

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A little more Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet with the pretty Buffalo Check Stamp!

Hi there creative friends!

I have another Halloween card to share today.  I am using the Trick or Tweet stamp once more, but also the super, awesome Buffalo Check stamp.  If you don’t have this one yet, you will want to get it!

This card features one of my favorite things in life, a cat!  The cute cat dressed as a mummy was one of the biggest reasons I had to have this set.  😉  To make this card I started with a Basic Black card base cut to size 4 1/4 x 11 inches.  I then used my Buffalo Check Background Stamp with Pumpkin Pie ink and stamped the image on Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I also used Whisper White to stamp my cat image and the sentiment.  This was cut out using the Layering Circle Framelits, including the scalloped background in Basic Black.  I colored in the cat using the Smoky Slate and Pumpkin Pie Blends Markers.  I used the 1/2 inch Black Satin Ribbon from the Annual catalog and added the little Spider Trinket with some of the 1/8 inch Black Cord.  The Black Satin Ribbon has a little shimmer to it!  I finished things off with some of the Black Faceted Dots in the annual catalog.

Have you sent out any Halloween cards?  Mine have all been sent but I still have one more creation to share with you.  Come back on the big day (Halloween) to see my last spooky card this year!

~Kristal

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