Thursday, April 19, 2018

North American Events Council Blog Hop

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 Hello and Welcome to our second Events Council Blog Hop!
Today we are sharing more of our projects from our Onstage Local presentations, featuring the Love What You Do Suite. 

These products are part of an early release that starts May 1 for customers!  Demonstrators can purchase these products now!  

Here's a video from Stampin' Up!  showcasing the new products - 



Here are some of the projects I created for Onstage Local in Milwaukee-

Little packaging ideas  that will make a great gift for my downline!





Monogram Notecards:  


These cards feature the Make a Difference Stamp Set-  I used the "L" stamp to create cards for my use -  I used little small snippets of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, and placed this on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, that I embossed with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing folder.  

I added some black flecks by loading my aquapainter with black ink and tapping it over the embossed flower.  

This was attached to a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then placed on a Whisper White Notecard.  



To package the cards, I used a 6 x 8 inch cello bag and created a belly band to wrap around and hold everything together.  




 This project uses lots of products from the early release bundle - the beautiful Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Making a Difference stamp set, the artisan pearls, the velvet Rich Razzleberry Ribbon and the Lovely Flowers Dynamic Embossing folder.  Put them together and you can make gorgeous projects!







 Now, please continue on our hop to see what Sherry is sharing today:













Or hop back to see what Susan has created: 


 http://www.abqstamper.com/.../global-events-council-blog.../




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Stamping For Autism Awareness




 I am very happy to be part of a blog hop today that is raising funds for the Organization of Autism Research. Autism has touched so many - and there is a great need for research!  




I am very proud of my daughter Anna -  she has a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) and  works with children with autism on a daily basis.  I asked her to share a little about her job - she is changing lives!  




Here's what she said: 

"What is it like to work with kids and adults on the autism spectrum? It is SO many things. It is crying alongside parents as we show a video of their child saying “I miss Mom” for the first time.  It is having the chance to play, be silly, and teach social skills. Most of the kids I work with have goals for communication, social skills, and life skills. 



Although all of these teaching moments are great, and truly make my job incredibly meaningful, the best part about working with this population is that I get to take a step back as the “teacher” and learn from these incredible kids. I learn something new from every child I work with.... persistence when they are trying so hard to accomplish a goal and are just not quite there, complete joy when a skill we have been working on for months is demonstrated flawlessly, and pride when we give parents the report that Johnny was able to tell me he needed to go to the bathroom today for the first time! Tim tried a new food today! Jessica fed herself her full lunch with no supports from adults! Josh ran across the playground to give his friend a hug! Christina made eye contact with me when I said her name!



What I see in those with autism spectrum disorder is certainly not a disability, but rather an incredible set of different abilities."

Thanks Anna!  




This hop was set up to raise awareness and much needed funding for autism research. You can help by donating any amount to the Organization for Autism Research by clicking the button below: 


                                                         https://oar.z2systems.com/np/clients/oar/campaign.jsp?campaign=170&fundraiser=69608&team=23&


For my card,  I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point for my colors - these are the colors of Autism Awareness.  This card goes together really quickly - a little Big Shot work and some stamping, and it's done!

If you'd like a free printable tutorial so that you can create this card, please click here

I love the word stamp on this card -  it is from a stamp set called Just Add Text.  It's a great message of encouragement and support - something we all need!

Here's a close up of the card:  










.Thanks for hopping along with us today and thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts! Together we can make a difference! 







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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Onstage Local Hop

 Welcome to this month's Alaska Achievers Blog Hop!  Many of us have just recently returned from Onstage Locals and we are sharing about our experiences! 

You are now at my blog, Laura Milligan.  Thanks for stopping by!  

As a part of the Global Events Council, I was sent to the Milwaukee, Wisconson Event.  We had a blast! It's a huge honor to be selected as part of the Global Events Council - I am feeling pretty grateful right now for this amazing opportunity!  

Here is our Milwaukee staff from Stampin' Up! and me! This photo was when everyone had arrived in Milwaukee and we met in our hotel lobby to go to dinner!  






These people are the best!  Each one is so amazing and made me feel like I had known them all forever!  You'll see some familiar faces here - Shannon West, Tanner Smedley, Laura Thomas and of course Shelli and Sterling Gardner!  Someone pinch me! 

We got up bright and early on Friday morning and headed to the convention center.  We all worked together to get everything set up for when our demonstrators would arrive!  

We had a lot to do, but it was fun.  I am always amazed at the attention to detail that is a part of all Stampin' Up! events!  Unbelievable!  

We had some demonstrator volunteers come in and join us with the set up. Such nice ladies and it was fun to meet them and work with them, too! 




Lots of boxes to open and set up!  These contained the super cute event bag! 




We had a large venue - in fact, the Milwaukee event had the highest attendance of all the events in North America.  This is just a small snippet of the room we were in. 



And here is a close up of one of the tables -  so cute!  We assembled these on Friday.  



We had rehearsals for our presentations on Friday as well.  It's fun - and the sound crew travels with Stampin' Up! staff to these events - they were awesome!

Friday night was Centre Stage, which is an event for demonstrator leaders.  The theme was the 80's - since that is when Stampin' Up! was founded - and we were encouraged to dress in 80's garb! 



This is me with two of my dear friends - Lisa Lange and Janice Weightman.  I am blessed to have them as friends!  Would have never met them if I hadn't become a demonstrator all those years ago!  Love them both!  

And here is a photo with Shannon West from Stampin' Up! - she actually wore roller skates to the Centre Stage event!  




After Centre Stage ended, the staff stayed to finish up a few things before the big event on Saturday morning.  






Saturday was a great day - and I presented the Love What You Do suite - gorgeous products! I'll be sharing more details about my projects soon, so please stop back!! 

 


Me on the big screen - lol!!   



 And here is my display board - and like I said, please come back for close ups and details of my projects! 






I was recognized on stage by Shelli for my serving on the Global Events Council for the past 18 months.  Shelli hugs are the best!




I spent some time Sunday morning with Janice and Lisa and then headed home Sunday afternoon.  




 I'm so glad that I am a part of the Stampin' Up! family and for all the countless blessings it has brought to my life!  So grateful!! 






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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop


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 Welcome to April's Stamper's Blog Hop!  Our theme is "Think Spring!"  I love winter, but I also love those nice warm, sunny spring days! 


Here's my card:




My card features the Picnic Basket bundle available in the Occasions Catalog. 

Here is a close up -  My color palette is Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz and Crumb Cake.  It was easy to make all these layers because of the framelits!  And the "for you" tag was cut using the framelit for the cheese!  





Here are a few other cards featuring this cute bundle - perfect for this time of year!




The bundle includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Please click on the photo to purchase the bundle in my store! We love our bundles because you save 10% when you purchase these products a bundle!

 https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145980/picnic-with-you-photopolymer-bundle



Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!!!




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Thursday, April 12, 2018

North American Events Council Blog Hop





 I have been so honored to be a part of Stampin' Up's North American Events Council for the last 18 months.  It's been wonderful to get to be involved with some of the behind the scenes planning of Stampin' Up! events and to spend time with the Stampin' Up! staff. 

The other women on the Events Council have become dear friends - I love each of them and am so thankful for the opportunity to get to know them! 

For the recent Onstage Locals, we were all sent to different locations across the US and Canada - and presented products and projects from the Love What You Do Suite which will be an Early Release for customers starting May 1.  

We decided it would be fun to share some of the projects we created over the next few weeks. 

For our hop today, we are starting with the scrapbook pages we made.  Here's mine- and who are these lovely ladies?  None other than my North American Events Council friends!


Lots of sneak peeks here of upcoming products!  My scrapbook page starts with a 12 x 12 piece of Mint Macaron cardstock - yes it's back!!!  

My layout features the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper was designed by one of the artists at Stampin' Up!  The paper has a pearl coating that makes it shimmer!  Gorgeous!  I just cut varying widths and lengths of the different designer papers, and attached them to the cardstock base. 

I used the Love What You Do stamp set for the stamping- both the word images and the floral sprigs.  I placed the Artisan pearls around the page to add some interest, and added a pearlized doily.  I picked up some black ink with my aquapainter and splattered it onto the page.  

Here is a close up of the heart focal point: 



 The flowers were fussy cut from the designer paper.  My photo doesn't really do this paper justice- sorry that you can't see the shimmer! 




 The products I used on my page will be available to customers on May 1.  We will have some exclusive bundles featuring the products in this suite.  And ...... the bundles will include some free items, too!  

Now it's time to go to visit my Canadian friend, Sherry Roth's blog.    She is super talented and I know you will love her project! 


 http://www.stampedtreasures.com/2018/04/na-events-council-blog-hop-share-what.html



If you are hopping in the other direction, please below to visit Susan Legits Blog: 

 http://www.abqstamper.com/index.php/2018/04/12/global-events-council-blog-hop/



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Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help. 





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