Thursday, January 5, 2017

OnStage Bound!

Hello! It's been a WHILE! I am heading to the Minneapolis OnStage event for Stampin' Up in April with my two best SU pals! I am really excited - I cannot wait. SU offers the opportunity for demonstrators to be display stampers for their events, and this is my application! We are to post 3 cards, 2 3-D items, and a scrapbook page showcasing our best work. Here are my submissions!

I love this. I think every single one of us has been affected by breast cancer in some way. The sequin-trim-as-ribbon is a blingy way to show support. I used shimmer white stock for the Hope die cut and watercolored it in stages, building up the Blushing Bride ombre effect.

I love the idea of an entire card front as a shaker. The Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack features a lot of really great patterns in a range of colors, including the ray-effect sheet I used here. Happy Birthday is stamped directly onto the acetate window sheet using StazOn black ink. The filler is Sprinkles Embellishments and vellum stars cut from the Confetti Stars punch. The top of the cupcake is accented with Wink of Stella on the darkest stamped layer.

Wisteria Wonder and silver! I love this embossing folder so much. I am a big fan of the tone-on-tone layers featured here, with the embossed piece narrowly matted by the card base. I actually love all of my embossing folders, and I am guilty of overlooking them and only thinking to use them after I have already assembled a project! I also love the bits and pieces included in the Cheerful Tags die set. I am thrilled that it carried over and is still available!

I created this family "established" sign for my stepson and daughter in law. I have 3 stepsons, and I had made one for another of the boys and his wife when they were married this past fall. Now I am catching up! The colors reflect the purple, teal, and canary colors used during their wedding. The letters and numbers are an investment, but they are so worth it! The photo doesn't show it well, but a So Saffron border is stamped around the edge of the white panel using the flourish from Timeless Textures.

Who doesn't love "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"? I made my own using the Curvy Keepsakes dies. I used 3 shades of green - Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, and Garden Green. The greens are stamped with the Work of Art stamp set in matching ink colors, plus the swish from Sheltering Tree in Smoky Slate, to make the cool painted look of the caterpillar in the books. I was surprised that Smoky Slate didn't show up gray at all - just a richer shade of the card stock color beneath.

I used small strips of card stock to attach the boxes together. I cut 9 green boxes and one red. This would be a fun way to serve treats at a kid's theme birthday party, and they wouldn't need to be attached.

I am not really a scrapper by nature. I love the concept, and I have made several books, but rarely do I create them for myself. I usually make special memory projects for others, like when my mom turned 50 and the year my grandmother turned 80! This page uses the Oh So Succulent products from the Occasions catalog and features photos of my granddaughter Harper on a visit to my mother-in-law's home. She has a huge bed of hens & chicks in her front yard and they are so much fun. (I think I will get a lot of use out of this succulent bundle - the art is WOW!)

I had a lot of fun stretching myself to come up with some fun projects! Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


  1. oh my goodness I love that hungry hungry caterpillar! so fun! and the hope card too, just beautiful!