Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Birthday Memories - Onstage Local


 Just a couple more shares from my presentation at Onstage Local in Minneapolis.  All feature the Birthday Memories Suite that will be in our new catalog that is released on June 1.  So many new amazing things in this catalog! 

If you don't have a demonstrator, and would like a copy, just send me a quick email and I will be happy to send one your way. 

email:  rmilliga@neo.rr.com 


The bundle from this suite consists of the stamp set, framelits and designer series paper pack.  The framelits coordinate with the designer series paper - first time we have had framelits like this!




This first card was one of the Make and Take cards that everyone attending the event got to make.  So cute - the fox and the banner are both cut out using the framelits - from the designer series paper that is a part of this bundle - this makes it so quick and easy! 


Here is one more card: this one features the designer series paper as well -  I used the Stitched Shape framelits to cut the squares and added some baker's twine and enamel shapes.  The cake is from the designer series paper.  




I also shared a little set of 3 x 3 notecards: 





The envelopes were made with the designer series paper and the envelope punch board.  These would be great little cards for a gift enclosure.  

Don't forget to check out all of the retiring products and the new clearance rack sale items in my online store SHOP HERE 

 Thanks for stopping by today! 
 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Products in the Clearance Rack

 Clearance Rack

There are new products in the Clearance Rack in my online store - with some amazing deals!
 These products are available only while supplies last - and some may be gone quickly, so if you see something you want, don't delay - get it ordered!!


 Check them out the Clearance Rack and Shop HERE

My card today features the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.   This set is a favorite of mine and I have used it quite a bit since its release.




To create my card, I first stamped some splotches onto the white card base - I wanted them to be light and soft for the background, so I stamped them off on a scrap paper before stamping on my card. I also stamped the greeting on the lower right hand corner of the card - this is from Love & Affection stamp set.

I stamped the dragonfly with Emerald Envy ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and punched the image out with a 2 inch circle punch. 

I used a square of Bermuda Bay cardstock and attached half of a doily.  I wrapped some Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon around this piece and attached it to my card.  To finish the card, I simply added some Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon and the dragonfly. 

Pretty quick and easy!  Supplies for this card are listed below with clickable links to my online store.
If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be honored to serve as yours!



Measurements for card: Whisper White base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 41/4; 
Bermuda Bay cardstock - 3"square

Thanks for stopping by today! 
 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Weather Together


 My card today features the Weather Together Bundle that is on our retiring list.  This is a great set with great images and some really good uplifting word stamps.  It is also great for a bridal shower!



This bundle comes with framelits for the umbrella - which makes this easy to re-create.  We are so spoiled by all the framelits that are available to us!

To create this card, I stamped the umbrella onto three different colors of cardstock and cut them with the framelits.  These were popped up with dimensionals - and placed over the umbrella handles - also cut with the framelits.

I added some raindrops , stamped in Smoky Slate ink to create my background for the card.

A small banner finishes the card.

The inside of the card has a greeting and flowers - I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the images onto that.





Don't miss out on this great bundle - since it is on the Retiring List, it is only available while supplies last.  Click here to see the entire Retiring List

Supplies used for my card are listed below with clickable links to my online store.  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be my honor to serve your stampin' needs.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Onstage Local Minneapolis

 Today I am sharing a few more samples from my Onstage Local presentation in Minneapolis. These samples showcase things other than cards that I created.

These all feature products from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog - and the Birthday Memories Suite.

First is a cute gift bag - this particular piece of designer series paper is soooooooo cute - I decided to make a bag, rather than cut it up!  I embellised the bag with the Pacific Point Stitched Edge ribbon, some gold sequins and pom pom trim.  (the gold sequins and pom pom trim are on our retiring list -  but can be ordered via my online store - clickable links at the bottom of today's post).  I also added a honeycomb balloon embellishment to the tag - so cute! 




My next project is a banner -  and this would be so cute for a party decoration!  The banner features the Birthday Memories Designer Series paper - I just added some sequins and used the Stitched Shape Framelits with white cardstock to create the banner.  Love these cute little critters!  And I love the pinwheel in the middle!


Here's a few close ups! 





 My final project that I am sharing today is a little treat bag created with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets.  Wouldn't these be cute party favors?


Below are clickable links to my online store - should you want to order any of the current products I used for these projects, please click below!




Thanks for stopping by - and please check back tomorrow - I have a few more samples to share from my presentation!


 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Onstage Local Minneapolis


 The Onstage Local in Minneapolis was my first event as a member of the Global Events Council - Wow!!! What an amazing weekend I had!!!  One I will never forget!

I got to spend the entire time with an outstanding group of  Stampin' Up! employees and they treated me as one of their own.  Here's a photo of us after a quick trip to the Mall of America on Thursday night before all of the Stampin' Up! events started.



We had a quick meeting Thursday night and were up bright and early Friday morning to set up for the event.  I was blown away (as usual) by the attention to detail that Stampin' Up!shows at these events.  It wasn't long before the convention center looked amazing!

At the event, I was asked to present a business spotlight on a new suite from the upcoming Annual Catalog - Birthday Memories Suite.  Such a cute suite - and what a pleasure for me to get to present!

I made lots of samples with this suite - and will be sharing them with you over the next few days - so please stop back!!!

The bundle with this suite is just that - sweet!  It contains not only the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the Birthday Friends framelits but also adorable Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper -  and the best part - the framelits cut images from the Designer Series Paper - this is the first time we have had framelits like this - which means no fussy cutting! YAY!!!

So enough babbling -  here are a few samples for today. 
 I fell in love with this sweet little girl -  she is cut from the Designer Series Paper, as is the oval shape with the cupcakes.  I just added some embellishments, and embossing and this card was finished!


 The second card I want to share today is also of the little girl - it has a little more layering, but is also one that goes together quickly. 



 One more card for today-  this one features the poodle from the Designer Series Paper -  


 Please stop back tomorrow for some more of my project presentation samples!  

We have a huge list of retiring products that are available for purchase in my online store -  to shop some great deals (some up to 50% off), click HERE


 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

  No automatic alt text available.



Welcome to this month's blog hop - we are focusing on current stamp sets that will continue to be available when our new catalog is released June 1. 


 My card features the Beautiful You stamp set, and is a monochromatic card.  



I created a simple card, yet I really like the looks of it-  navy blue and white has always been a great "go to"  color combination.
 
My card base is Whisper White, I added a piece of Floral Boutique designer series paper along the left side.  This paper is gorgeous - and is on our retiring list. 

The ovals were created with my Big Shot and the Oval Framelits. 
I stamped the image and added a bit of Night of Navy baker's twine to finish the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Should you want to order any Stampin' Up! supplies and don't have a demonstrator, I would appreciate the opportunity to serve you! 
You can shop via my online store HERE
 Be sure to check out all of the retiring products - there are some amazing deals to be had! 
Shop the Retiring Sale HERE - deals up to 50% off!

Please continue on the hop to our next stop,  Carol Payne's blog:




No automatic alt text available.


Or if you are hopping in reverse, please visit Sharon Burkert's blog: 
No automatic alt text available.



Supplies used on my card:  



Thanks for visiting today and hopping with us! 
 
.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In This World


My card today uses the In This World stamp set.  I love this stamp set because it's fun to create a collage style card. 




All supplies and measurements for this card are listed at the end of this post, so scroll down for that info!

I used Crumb Cake ink and several stamps for a tone on tone look for the first panel of my card.  I repeated this with the chair stamp with Flirty Flamingo ink and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

The focal point of the card is the Very Vanilla cardstock - stamped with the door, and cut apart into smaller pieces, and attached to the Flirty Flamingo panel.  I wrapped Linen Thread around this entire piece, added a small piece of a doily, and attached this to the card front with dimensionals.

To finish the card, I created a small tag - I stamped the key and the word Happiness on a small piece of Very Vanilla cardsdtock - I cut around the curved part of the key to create a rounded edge to the tag.  I created a tassel of linen thread and added two small pearls.

For the inside of my card, I stamped the words, and the chair image. 



Stampin' Up! has added several new FREE products to the Saleabration choices for the remaining days of Saleabration (ends March 31).




Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to sell and earn to finish off Sale-A-Bration strong. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products, recruiting rewards, and hosting rewards.
* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.








Fun to have a few more choices!!

And don't forget about my special offer this month - a FREE ink pad of your choice!

Free Ink Pad Special:  My HOST CODE for the month of March is TCGVB42D.  Please use this code for any order placed in my online store!  

FREE INK PADAs a thanks from me, when you place an online order, and use the host code during the  month of March, please select any ink pad that you'd like and I will send it to you for FREE.  The ink pad will come separately, and will be sent after I close out the host order.  

Once your order is placed, send me a quick email with your ink pad choice.  If your order is $150 or greater, please don't use the host code - you will enjoy hostess benefits and still get your FREE ink pad from me!  email: rmilliga@neo.rr.com


Here are the products used in my card, with clickable links, should you want to shop my store! 




Measurements for this card:
Very Vanilla:  card base 4 1/4"  x 11", scored at 5 1/2", 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" - cut the long way into 3/4" strips, small piece for tag
Flirty Flamingo:  3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Crumb Cake:  4" x 5 1/4"

Thanks for stopping by today!