San Antonio OnStage Blog Hop

Welcome to the San Antonio Product Spotlight Presenters Blog Hop.  A couple of months ago, Chad Williams from Stampin’ Up! corporate called me to see if I’d do a Product Spotlight Presentation at OnStage in San Antonio for the new Come Sail Away suite.  He didn’t tell me what suite I’d have back then, but of course I said yes.  Later, we talked a little about the options, and when he mentioned a sailboat themed suite, I got very excited.  I grew up sailing and own 2 sailboats, so this suite featuring the Sailing Home stamp set was the perfect choice for me.


I wanted to share a couple of the cards I designed using this awesome suite.  I’ll share more designs over the next few weeks plus all the fun photos from OnStage so be sure and subscribe to my blog.

I love that this set can be used for masculine cards, romantic themed projects, and beach themed vacation scrapbooking.  Plus, the suite has lots of coordinating products.

My sister snapped a photo of me presenting.  It was so fun to share my designs on stage and meet the other presenters.


Here’s my True North card using the painter’s tape technique.

Sailing Home stamp set using the painter's tape technique.

Here’s my Hello Handsome card using the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack and Come Sail Away designer series paper that coordinate with the Sailing Home stamp set.

Sailing Home Hello Handsome Card using coordinating paper and memories and more cards.

My sunset card (Video to follow in a week or two).

Sailing Home stamp set Sunset card. Hand painted on glossy white card stock.

Sailing Home Sunset 4

And here’s the Make’n’Take we made.  Advanced on the left and quick & easy on the right.

Sailing Home MakeNTake OnStage San Antonio

Here’s the list of the other presenters, so check out their projects as well:



I also have several other cards I made with this suite including another sunset card with pigments that I’ll post over the next week or two, so subscribe to my blog to get notified when those post.  I will also do a video as well to show how to achieve the sunset on the card posted above since several demonstrators have asked for details on that one.

While you’re waiting for the new catalog of goodies, be sure to grab retiring products before they’re out of stock for good.  I’ll post the retired list on Monday, April 15th.

Happy Stampin’


OnStage 2018 – Stampin’ Up! Ft. Worth

The main event of OnStage was on Saturday.  We grabbed a table and listened to presentations and waited for the new annual catalog to get passed out.  They gave us a break to look at the catalog, because of course, no one would hear anything said after it was passed out if they didn’t let us pour through it.  It’s always so fun to see fellow demos that I’ve connected with throughout the years from various events.  Here’s some photos of friends and our group and our table.

Notebooks and pens from our bag

Notebooks and pens from our bag

My team that attended in Ft. Worth

Liz, Sally, Barbara, Laura

My sister and me

My sister and me

Twila and Barbara

My friend,Twila, and me

Sally, Barbara, AnnMarie, Twila

Sally, Barbara, Ann-Marie, Twila

30th Anniversary Cupcakes OnStage

Cupcake break!

I’ll share our make’n’takes in the next post.

Happy Stampin’


Center Stage Stampin’ Up! 2018

I had a great time Friday night at Center Stage.  This is the part of Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event just for Silver Elite and above demonstrators.  We had a 80’s theme to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up!.  Here are some of my better photos from the party and some of our free stuff.  We also got our reversible bag ahead of everyone else which had the new June annual catalog in it!

This is the OnStage bag for all attendees.

This is the OnStage bag for all attendees.  It's reversible too.

Gifts for the leaders at Center Stage 2018.

Stampin' Up! gave us this cool light box with a set of characters to spell whatever you want.

Our tables had these cool light box marquees on them that I thought were just decor, but they actually gave one to everyone (not just the leaders) in their bag at check in…how cool is that!

The 80’s theme was so fun.  I still had this jacket from way back when, and I just did a top of the head pony tail and added some of my buttons I collected from 80’s concerts I attended.  Scott and Natalie from the home office dressed at Slash and Axel Rose.  I sat at a table up front next to a friend demo of mine, Erica.

Barbara and Erica

Slash aka Scott

Barbara 80s for party

Happy Stampin’



OnStage Starts Friday…So Excited

I can’t wait for this OnStage Local event.  My team and I are going to the Ft. Worth, TX event.  They will happen all over the world at the same time in local venues with SU! corporate employees.  Here’s what we can expect:

  • Meet old and new demonstrator friends.
  • Get an event bag with lots of goodies.
  • See live stamping and business presentations.
  • Receive messages from the home office team.
  • See and play with brand-new products (including the new In-Colors!)
  • Be celebrated and recognized for individual achievements.
  • Have chances to win prizes.
  • Be able to order select products from the new annual June 2018 catalog early!

I will attend the Friday night Centre Stage event too which is an 80’s themed party since Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 30th birthday this year.

2018 is Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary.

Stampin’ Up! – 30 years strong!

Join my team if you’re interested in coming with us to Orlando in November 2018 for the extra BIG party!

Happy Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Convention 2015 – Inspire, Create, Share

Well, I managed to eat all my non-Stampin’ Up! provided meals at the Blue Lemon this year.  I just love that restaurant, and wish we had them in Texas.  We had lots of demonstrations with the new holiday kits, stamp sets, shiny papers and accessories throughout convention plus great freebies in the form of Prize Patrols, You Crew games, and all attendee giveaways.  Everyone won one of the Prize Patrols this year…Yay!

They also had Pioneer Day while we were here, so we saw some cute floats parked and ready for the parade.


Me and my roomie, Kathy, waiting for General Session to start.  During convention, we made 2 make’n’takes, a card front, a tag, and a bag.  So, we got to play with a variety of products from the holiday catalog.

At lunch, we waited in line to get a photo with Sara Douglass before grabbing our boxed lunch since the line was short.

Yay!  The new Basic Black and Basic Gray ink is ready!  It’s archival ink using a felt pad base and can be used for water-coloring as well.  They will be available in the holiday catalog and Stampin’ Up! gave us all one free Basic Black ink pad during one of the General Sessions.

I always have to get a photo with my friend, Shannon West.

Stampin’ Up! set up 2 of these photo opportunity props in the convention center hallways.

After the regular convention ended at lunchtime, Managers and above were invited to Center Stage which included lunch, a keynote speaker, and additional training designed just us…plus we received another stamp set from the holiday catalog on the way out.

Another great convention is over, but we have a local one that is now called On Stage that will be in November which will sneak peek the Spring items and Sale-a-Bration.

But for now, I can’t wait to do all the fun holiday kits and design Christmas cards for my classes and Stamp-a-Stacks this Fall.

Happy Stampin’



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