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NOVEMBER ONSTAGE REVIEW!

Well I can’t believe that it is 2 weeks since Onstage.  Seriously is someone taking time off our days??? 🙂

Since I have come back it’s been a whirlwind so while I catch my breathe very briefly I thought I would share a few highlights from Onstage.

Onstage was an incredible time in more ways than one.  It is a fun-filled, jam-packed event of inspiration and sharing and friendships.  I attended the Sydney event.  I have to tell you though a couple of months ago I received a call from Clare from Stampin’ Up! asking me to do a presentation.  Eek! After the initial “I can’t do this” and freaking out right there and then, Clare was so wonderful and coached me and encouraged me and cheered for me all the way.  It was an incredible experience.

Firstly though, How about this gorgeous backpack.  Poppies are in and they are beautiful.  This backpack has so many pockets.  I think it will be well used.  I have my lanyard too.  I am so thankful to have achieved so well this year.  Thank you to my team and my customers.  The number ‘3’ is the prize patrol badge.

Centrestage event is on the Friday night for those Silver Elite level and above.  It’s a pretty chilled night with some fancy food.  Nice to be spoilt.

The new Mini Catalogue…  How gorgeous!

(If you want a copy be sure to head -> HERE to request one to be sent to you.  Australian residents only).

Prize Patrol winner.  I was really happy to receive this set.  And yes I have already ordered the matching dies.

Below is the header for the screen before I did my presentation.  I hadn’t even noticed it.  I have to say things were a bit of a blur then.  I was honoured to present the new Dressed to Impress Suite that is coming in the new 2020 Mini Catalogue.

During my presentation.

This is the board with my samples.  It’s a bit hard to see them. I will share the projects in more detail over the next few weeks and months so be sure to check back here often.

I am thankful to Stampin’ Up! for the opportunity to present at Onstage.  It was an unforgettable experience.

Part of my presentation was talking about my ‘WHY”  Why I do what I do. I love creating and sharing my projects with others (like you).  I love seeing the joy on people’s faces when they make a card and when they receive a card,  I hope to inspire others and hopefully bring a little joy in people’s lives.

Thanks for your support for visiting me, for sharing with me and for your encouragement.  It all means so much.  I hope you can bring Joy to the lives of others too.

Jenny

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SAILING HOME ONSTAGE CARD!

This weekend is my Sailing Home Classes, So over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of the cards I have been making with this suite of products.  I think we should call it a Sailing Home Long Weekend shall we.  Who loves to spend their free time sailing on the wide blue waters?? 🙂

Onstage was a few months ago now.  I have been a little slow in showing you some projects, apart from the fact that it took some time to finish off some of the cards I was waiting to share a few projects close together with the Sailing Home Suite. The first card is  one we made at Onstage in April.

Sailing Home Onstage card

In the suite of products is the Sailing Home Stamp set and the Smooth Sailing Dies.

First step in making this card was giving a light wash over a piece of Watercolor card with the Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter.  It dried while we stamped and cut the other pieces to the card.  I like the little Sail Away Trinkets.  They are very cute and you can dress them up with some Night Of Navy Baker’s Twine.  The easiest way of adhering these on to your projects is to use Glue Dots.

Some pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper were layered on to a note card before assembling all the other elements.

Be sure to stop by over the next few days for some more projects with this suite.  It’s been lots of fun playing with them.

Have a good day,

Jenny

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GINGHAM BUTTERFLY ONSTAGE SWAPS!

Last week I shared one of my Onstage Swaps.  You can head back a few posts if you missed that.  Today I thought I would share my second swap.  It is good to have 2 different ones.  It gets a bit tedious making so many of one card.

For my second swap card I used the Butterfly Duet Punch with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. 

I made some in each of the colours in the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.

The card layout was similar to a card we made for Craft Alive a few months ago.

Here is a close-up for you of a couple of the cards.

Firstly Highland Heather and then Lemon Lime Twist.  The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons.

Check the butterflies though.  I saw the idea for this on Pinterest.  I thought I saved it and now can’t find it.  I will find it later I am sure

What I did though was sponge ink on strips of Shimmery White card so you get a little sparkle with it too.  Simply sponge 2 colours of ink in lines along the strip. See this below.  This was just a selection of the strips.  I did lots of sponged strips.

Once done punch the large and small buttefly using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  There were lots of pretty butterflies.  I did have fun making them.

Hope you like the cards. Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

 

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ONSTAGE LIVE APRIL 2019 SWAPS!

Today I wanted to share all the great Swap cards I received at the recent Onstage Live event.  Swapping is such a great way of seeing new ideas, colours and techniques.  It’s a fun way to meet other demonstrators too.

I have put together a video that I have below so you can see each one in more detail and see the sparkle and maybe learn how some of the cards were created.  So I hope you take a little time to watch it.  (It does go for about 24 minutes).  Be sure to watch until the end so you can see how you can be in the Giveaway to receive one of these card of your choice.

Here are some photos of the cards so you can save them for later reference.

Birds and Sentiments

Butterflies

Flowers

The card on the bottom left on this lot above was actually a card given to me by Kylie Bertucci which was really lovely.  I am part of her Demonstrator Training Group and she gave each of us a special card. How nice was that. 🙂

Cute

For the Boys

Australia V New Zealand

3D – Pockets and Folders

So what do you think? Lots of beautiful inspiration isn’t there.

If there is one that you would like a single photo of or see closer then let me know.

Thanks for visiting me and checking these out.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and I will be drawing someone at random on Monday to receive a card of their choice.

Jenny

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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