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ONSTAGE SWAP #1 – GEARED UP GARAGE!

As you might know I went to New Zealand recently for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live event.  It was a fantastic time.  You know what I love the most about these events?? Sure we get the new catalogue and we get to see the awesome new products BUT, THE BEST part of it is catching up with my Stampin’ Up! friends and meeting many for the first time.  Especially when you have chatted online.  It’s a fantastic time.

I will share more about Onstage shortly and show you some photos but for now I thought I would show you my Swap cards.  With swapping you create a number of a card and swap them with others. Swapping is a great time to meet up with other Demonstrators too. You get to come home with lots of different cards and ideas.

I made 2 different cards.  This is one of the cards I made.  It uses the Geared Up Garage Bundle.  I have shared lots of cards with this bundle over the last week or 2 while I was away.  It’s fitting that I share you this one first.

I made 3 different versions of this card.  Good to mix it up a bit when you make so many.  I embossed the card mat with the gear dies in the Garage Gears Thinlits and used the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment was stamped and cut with the Bunch of Banners dies.

See the background?? I created this with the smooshing technique.  You can see how to create this effect in this post -> HERE.

I will share the other swap card next post so stay tuned.

Jenny

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FOREVER LOVELY ONSTAGE CARD!

I realised I hadn’t shown you this card.  This was one of the Make and Take cards from Onstage last November.  I know it’s a long time ago BUT I have only recently completed it.  🙂  You might have seen some versions around the internet.

This card is using the Forever Lovely set from the Occasions Catalogue.  I don’t have this set so it is nice to have a card using it.  The Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies are very detailed and decorative. I have used one of the little flower dies on this.

The paper banner strip is from the All My Love Designer Series Paper and the ribbon is the Lovely Lipstick from the All My Love Ribbon Combo pack.  The pearls give a little elegance to it.  I liked how one of the flower images and the leaves were stamped on the background of the Crumb Cake Card base.

Thanks for looking.  I hope your weekend is good. 🙂

Jenny

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ONSTAGE – BUDDY GIFTS AND SWAPS!

Did you catch the video in yesterday’s post with the swaps I received from Onstage?  If not, head back to the last post. I have the still photos there too.

Today I wanted to share with you my buddy gifts and the swaps I made to share.

BUDDY GIFT PACKS

I made up little Gift Packs – or Onstage survival kits. 😉 I made up 4 of them.

These packs contained a notebook.  I loved these notebooks.  Two had on the front “Don’t Forget To Be Awesome” and the other two were “My Awesome Book of Brilliant Ideas”.  I thought these would be great to write notes in at the Onstage sessions.  In the packs there was some mini Tic Tacs, Tea Bag, Kit Kat Chocolate and of course Mini Post-It notes for the new catalogues.  I will show you a close up of the tags I made.

THE TAGS

A scallop square was cut with the Layering Square Framelits and also a larger black square.  On the white card I stamped the sentiment from the Around The Corner stamp set.  Then stamped the small “flowery” centre shape on to Mango Melody Card and punched it out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  Then I diecut a flower in Mango Melody Card from the Flourish Thinlits and layered them together.  Before adhering the flower to the card with Dimensionals I stamped the leaf from the Around The Corner set in Granny Apple Green.  The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was adhered between the white scallop square card and the black card.  They are simple but I loved how they turned out.

MY SWAP

I didn’t have a lot of time to make swaps but I really wanted to and I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to swap on the Saturday as I was helping with registration in the morning. So I kept the card simple and only ended up making 15 of them.

This was my swap card.

I have used the Rooted in Nature Bundle.  The tree and the leaf were heat embossed in Copper and diecut out. The sentiment is from Wood Words stamp set.  I wanted to go for an angle look so angled the paper from the Love What You Do Specialty Paper.  Underneath the paper there was a strip of the Copper Foil Paper. To finish I tied a knot using the Copper Trim.

Now since I hadn’t made many swaps I had a few doubles of cards from recent classes so thought I would add those to the swap mix.  These are the group of cards.  I had 2-3 of each card. These were received well too.

Thanks everyone for swapping with me.  I hope you liked your card you received from me.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU CARD

Earlier I mentioned that I was helping on the Saturday.  This was the special card I received from Stampin’ Up! to say Thanks.  Totally unexpected.  It was signed by all the staff that were there.  How lovely.

This uses the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for visiting me.  I hope you like them.

Tomorrow is another 12 Weeks of Christmas Edition so see you then.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #46 – CHECKING OUT MY ONSTAGE SWAPS!

Something different for you for Wednesday’s WOW! today for #46.  Since I have just returned from Onstage in Melbourne I thought you might like to see the swaps I received.  I could show you photos – and I will but I have a video for you as sometimes you can see them a little better and especially see what the 3D ones are actually like.

So here is the video below.  Further down I have the still photos for you if you want to PIN them.

Such a selection. Aren’t they just lovely?? Thank you everyone who swapped with me.  I hope these give you some inspiration for your projects.

I will show you the swap card that I created shortly.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

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BACK FROM MELBOURNE STAMPIN’ UP! ONSTAGE!

It’s been a big weekend.  I have just returned from the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event in Melbourne.  This is a fantastic time for Demonstrators as we meet up with old and new friends and see lots of inspiring projects … and see new products. 🙂  I can’t wait to share those with you soon.

While I sort out photos and swaps I thought I would just share a couple of personal highlights with you because you have followed me and cheered me on and on many occasions kept me creating. So THANK YOU each and every one of you. xx

You probably know that it is Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday this year so this event was a big one celebrating the occasion.

Firstly, I got to attend Centrestage this time.  This event is for those demonstrators who are at Silver Elite title and above. I am so Thankful to have promoted to Silver Elite just a few months ago and I have been so excited to be able to attend it.

It was a fantastic night of lovely food and great conversations and some business discussions.  And of course treats. 🙂

At Onstage on the Saturday there was some amazing presentations shown from the Onstage Live event in Orlando as well as some from our event in person.  They were all so clever and lots of new ideas.  (PS If you love butterflies and flowers you will love the new Occasions catalogue. Just sayin’!). 😉

This is the table set up all neat and tidy before the masses enter and take over. Isn’t it a lovely presentation.  The box in the middle under the ’30’ had secret products in that we couldn’t open until we started making the projects.

The blue stack of boxes at the back held the gifts for each person.  It held the bag and some notebooks and a few other gifts. It is such a lovely gift box.

I was so excited to celebrate some milestones too this year so thought I would share some photos.

Thank you to my team and my customers for helping me get there.

I got to do 2 stage walks this year first celebrating my promotion to Silver Elite and the 2nd for my 10 year Anniversary.  It is always a special time so I was pretty excited.

It was a privilege to have 3 of my JEN’s INK team with me in Melbourne.  Of course we had to have the team photo around the big ’30’.

Thanks for indulging me with these.  Thanks for your part in my journey.  Even your visits to my blog keeps me creating and sharing with you.  SO THANKS AGAIN.  I am excited for more creating and sharing with you.

I will be back to share swaps and other projects shortly.

Jenny

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NATURE’S POEM SUITE FOR ONSTAGE MAKE!

Here is another card we made at Onstage last month using the Nature’s Poem Suite.  If you like the Lovely As A Tree stamp set you will LOVE this! Lots of nice trees and leaves.  Great for masculine cards.  I can show you more with the set later but for now you can see the card.

The Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is just lovely.  What about those little Leaves Trickets?  There are 2 different shape leaves in the set and they come in Copper and Silver.  You can also get the Thick Twine in a set.  This colour is the new Incolor Grapefruit Grove.

Hope you like it.

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OK.  Tomorrow is the day.  I am so excited to show you this catalogue. It is so gorgeous.

Now I hope you have got all you like from this current catalogue that is leaving plus also got any of the bundles you like before they are separated.  (Save 10%).

Also, some items will increase slightly so have you stocked up on your White Cardstock and Versamark and refill, Metallic Thread and Linen Thread???

Order Online -> HERE.  Please Use the Host Code this week: FRS6ZZ6G

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SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE FRIEND CARD!

Last month we had the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  I am sure you have read lots about that already.  I realised I hadn’t show you the cards we made.  They are with products from the upcoming catalogue.  Lots of gorgeous stuff! So I have this card for you today.  And this is using the lovely paper and stamps from the Share What You Love suite that is now available this month.

The gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (that has a beautiful shine to it), the lovely Velvet Rich Razzleberry ribbon, the Pearlized Doilies that have a nice soft shine to them and of course the Love What You Do stamp set.  Notice the little pearls.  They are the Artisan Pearls and are really lovely too. They come in a mixed pack with Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove and Tranquil Tide colours.

I will bring you some of the other cards next post.

Jenny

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ONSTAGE SWAPS IN RETURN!

I showed you my swap card I made for Onstage a couple of posts back.  If you missed it then just head back 2 posts.  Today I thought I would show you my swaps I received in return.  I only made about 30 so just have a small number.  It’s great swapping with other demonstrators to get new ideas and different ways of using a stamp set.  You might like to see them.

Cards with Backgrounds.

These cards are created with either lovely paper (The Painted with Love Specialty DSP) or with a stamped background.  The bottom left card uses the Texture Embossing Paste. The bottom right has a watercolour wash. Then you have a lovely scene using the Waterfront set.

Piggies and Birds

These are cute. 🙂

Flowers

So many variations.

Banners and Greetings

Add a sentiment and a little background.  The bottom left card is a Baby Wipe technique like I used on my swap card.

3D

Some fun fold card and treat holders and other special pieces.

I hope you liked to see these.  It’s always good to share new ideas.

Thanks to everyone who swapped with me.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! ONSTAGE SYDNEY!

As you might have heard, the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event was last weekend and I went to Onstage in Sydney. For my interstate and overseas visitors I thought I should first show you the fantastic location that our event was held at.  We have such a beautiful harbour and it was such a lovely Autumn day (well you could have thought it was Summer!).

Under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Opera House.  Just happened to catch a ferry in the photo too. 🙂

This year Stampin’ Up! celebrate their 30th Anniversary.  Of course with a birthday there must be cupcakes. Yummy!

There was some creating  at the event of course.  This was our table.

It was great to have 2 of my JEN’s INK team members at Sydney with me.  I hope more can come next time.

We had Sara (CEO of Stampin’ Up!) with us in Sydney which was lovely and there were a number of fantastic presenters.  (I wish I was that clever!).  Lots of new ideas to think on.

Throughout the day there were a number of Video recordings shown.  This one with Sara and her mum Shelli was quite entertaining as they showed a number of projects with new products.  With the lighting it was hard to catch good photos of the projects they made.  (sorry about that.  Maybe it had something to do with a new phone too. 😉 )

I showed you my swap card using the Petal Palette bundle in the previous post. This is it below if you missed it.  I have just managed to take photos of all the swaps I received in return.  I will sort them and show you them in a later post.

I will show you this though. I call them my Onstage Survival Kits. They had a teabag, chocolate and post-it notes. It had a little tag using the Petal Palette set. These were for a few of my stamping buddies.

I will be back again soon so stop by and visit.  If you went to Onstage drop me a comment and tell me which one you went to.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #21- BABY WIPE PETAL PALETTE SWAP CARD FOR ONSTAGE!

I will tell you more about Onstage shortly but I thought since it is Wednesday.  It is time for Wednesday’s WOW! #21.

This card was my swap for Onstage in Sydney.  I thought I would share this with you today and show you how I created it.

This is made with the Baby Wipe Technique.  I had wanted to try this technique for some time and was reminded about it recently.

Here is how to create your own.

Below is a graphic for you to PIN but below is more details on how to do it.

1. Fold 2-3 Baby Wipes in half and lay them on a plate.  A smooth plastic plate is best.  I ended up using a couple of paper plates together as that is all I had suitable.  Be sure to have a couple though as the ink leaks through.  The paper plates are ok for a small number of inkings.  Add dots of your first colour of reinker over different spots on the wipes.  Then add your 2nd colour and lastly your 3rd colour.  I think 3 colours are enough.  The colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry.

2. Ink up your stamp as you would normally on an inkpad.

3. Stamp your inked stamp onto your card.  If you are stamping multiple of images then clean your stamp and ink your stamp again between each one. Your Baby Wipe Inkpad should last quite a number of stampings.  I think I got 15-20 from the one inked wipe.

4. Complete your card as you like.

To finish my card.

Adhere the Bermuda Bay card mat to a Thick Whisper White card base. Cut the circular Border Thinlit from the Petals and More Thinlits from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhere down the left hand side of the Bermuda Bay Card.  Adhere your stamped white card you had created with the Baby Wipe Technique on to the card.  On the right hand side stamp the flower image from the Petal Palette set in Bermuda Bay ink.  

Stamp the bird in black on scrap white card and cut it out with the matching Framelit from the set.  Stamp the sentiment on to Tangerine Tango card and cut with the Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.   Raise both the bird and the sentiment off the card with Dimensionals.

Have you tried the Baby Wipe Technique before?? I am keen to try it again.  Each time you stamp it works out differently so give it a go if you haven’t.

Just to show you how different they can be.  Here is all the stamped pieces when they were done.  I inked the leaf in different positions on the wipe at times to get the variations.

(Not the best lighting but it might show you). 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny