Stamparatus – Coming Soon

Hi, I’ve been saving possibly the most exciting piece of news to come out of OnStage until last!  Introducing…the Stamparatus!

Stamparatus

What is the Stamparatus?   A fabulous must have stamp positioning tool.  Take a look at the video below to see it in action.

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD

So how do you get one?  You need to RESERVE one (credit card is required).

RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
17–30 November 2017 Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017 Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018 Approx. 15 April 2018
Stamparatus Q & A

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any RESERVE given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalise payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalogue ordering period begins, you will How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.

Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

 

Isn’t this great! It is such a well-designed tool and I’m really looking forward to securing my own! Whilst there are customer limits of one (1) Stamparatus, if you think you *may* need more than one, consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator as we are permitted to reserve three (3)! So awesome!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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OnStage Local – Melbourne 2017 – Display Boards

Hi, continuing on our look back at OnStage Local – Melbourne 2017, I thought you might like a sneak peek at a few of the upcoming goodies. There is something for everyone.

I’ll keep the talking to a minimum because I know you are like me and just want to check out the things heading our way!

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Tutti-Frutti Suite

True Gentleman Suite

True Gentleman Suite

Picture Perfect Party Suite

Picture Perfect Party Suite

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

Painted with Love Suite

Painted with Love Suite

Myths & Magic Suite

Myths & Magic Suite

Stamps & Die Bundles

Bundles

Bundles

Bundles

Sale-A-Bration Freebies

(*with qualifying purchases)

Sale-A-Bration

Here are some of the sample boards too:

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Petal Passion Suite

Petal Passion Suite

Lovely Wishes

Lovely Wishes

Bubble Over

Bubble Over

Bird Banter

Bird Banter

Phew! Isn’t that wonderful?! Do you have any favourites from the boards you’ve seen today?

The rest of the catalogue is equally amazing! I’ll be sharing samples of some of the products over the coming weeks. I’m hanging out for my order to arrive. Fingers crossed it arrives by the end of the week! To customers, these products will be officially available early next year. If you cannot wait that long, consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and receive early access to them. It is a definite perk!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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All about OnStage Local – Melbourne 2017 (Also known as Perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator)

OnStage

Hi, this past Saturday I attended my very first OnStage Local in Melbourne.  It was such a fun and happy event.  I was supposed to stay with friends in the city for the weekend but unfortunately, illness kept me from doing so but I couldn’t miss out on OnStage.  I’ve been hanging out to share with you all that we did, saw and received but we’ve been under a Spoiler Alert Policy until today so we didn’t ruin any of the fun and excitement for Demonstrators in other markets (this is a global event).  This is a SUPER LONG post but it has so much good stuff in it and I hope you enjoy reading about my first OnStage experience.

I arrived at the Melbourne Park just before 7 am and waited with a growing crowd of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  Eventually, we started to swap some of the cards we had brought with us.  I have received beautiful swap cards and I will do a Facebook live soon to share them all with you.  People are very creative!

Just before check-in time- 7.30am, I met up with my friends Melissa and Jo-Ann and we walked into OnStage together.  The entry foyer had many display boards of the new products as well as a place for you to display your own swap cards.

We checked in and received a welcome envelope and tote bag.  LOVE the tote bag!  Will return to that shortly.  In our welcome envelope was a letter which listed whether we would be receiving any sort of recognition. (Mine was a “stand and wave” section for Title Advancement, in the afternoon session).  Our name bag was also included as well as a coupon for our lunch (which we pre-selected at time of booking).  Once we had all of this, we moved into the main presentation room.  Melissa‘s sweet friend, Charmaine, had saved us a table  – right in the front and centre of the stage!

At the table, I started to go through the tote bag we had been given at check-in.  We received a lanyard for our name badge, a brand new not yet released stamp set (the Picture Perfect Birthday set from the upcoming Occasions catalogue), a numbered badge, a notebook, some pens and a mug.  How lucky we were and the day had just started!

OnStage Tote and Gifts

Here’s the stamp set which came in the tote.  You’ll love the suite which coordinates with it.

Picture Perfect Birthday

My sweet friend, and team leader, Melissa, also gave me a wonderful, and thoughtful present!  Isn’t she the best? (And let me just tell you the copper embossing powder, thread and metallic sequins are divine! Can’t wait to use them!).  Jo-Ann, a fellow demonstrator and someone I am blessed to call a new friend, also gave me a sweet gift!

Melissa's Gift

Melissa's Gift

Jo-Ann's Gift

The day was hosted by the incredible Bonnie Farley from the Stampin’ Up! Home office.  This lovely lady knows how to host a party.  She’s eloquent and quick-witted and a general delight.  Bonnie kept the day flowing from recorded content from the USA OnStage Live event, to local presentations and recognition segments.   She also kicked off the day by giving us the brand new Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogues!  Now, I am unable to share any details about these catalogues for now…but as soon as I can I will.  You are going to LOVE the new things coming our way.  (And if you were thinking that you might like to be part of the fun, Sale-A-Bration is definitely an awesome time to join).

Here’s all that I can show you for now…

Occasions Catalogue

Sale-A-Bration Catalogue

Stampin’ Up! announced that while official 30th birthday anniversary is in October 2018, they were going to start the celebration early…by kicking it off at OnStage!  We all received a beautiful 30th Anniversary badge as well as a bag.

30th Anniversary

Now, do you remember me telling you about the badge with the number on it?  Turns out these are for Prize Patrol!  At different stages throughout the day, Stampin’ Up! gives attending Demonstrators a brand new stamp set from the new catalogue.  The numbers indicate which set you will get.  I received the new “Amazing You” clear-mount stamp set from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion. It, as you might imagine, generates a LOT of excitement!

Amazing You

 

During the afternoon, we participated in four make and takes using new products.  It was so fun!  What made it even better was that the ladies at my table were brilliant and caring.  We worked well as a team and it was great!

Here’s the first one…

Make & Take

Here’s the second one…

Make & Take

Here’s the third one…

Make & Take

Here’s the fourth one…

Make & Take

Wow!  So much fun!  And the day wasn’t over!  Bonnie asked us whether we would like another stamp set and of course, who doesn’t want another stamp set?!  This time it was the super cute Bird Banter set (also from the upcoming Occasions catalogue).  It was a set I had my eye on right from the start so as you can imagine, I was super thrilled.

Bird Banter

Unfortunately, not too much later our day came to an end…but the surprises weren’t quite over! Stampin’ Up! allowed us to go through the make and take kits and pull out items to keep (with the exception of the bone folder and the tub, of course). We passed the tub around, picking out an item each time until it was empty. How generous!

Here’s what I came away with…

Make & Take Supplies

It really was a great day!  I swapped all my cards, met some lovely people, hung out with super sweet friends  Melissa and Jo-Ann (and all of the other ladies at our table), received lots of goodies and the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogues and made some fun projects.  We were inspired by display boards (post coming soon) filled with wonderful content and we were allowed to place an order for some of the new items before any other Demonstrator.  What a day! A definite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I really feel blessed to be one tiny part of this wonderful Stampin’ Up! community.

Phew!  What a long post!  If you stayed with me right to the end – thank you very much!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Color Me Happy Project Kit – So Happy For You

Hi, one thing I love to do when I want to create but I’m not feeling particularly creatively inspired is to use a card kit. The brand new, limited edition Color Me Happy Project kit appealed to me as it was designed for use with the new Stampin’ Blends. You all know how much I love to colour! The style of the stamp set offers a range of colouring options from simple colouring to more detailed blending. If you are new to colouring, this is a great kit/stamp set with which to start. Plus the images are just too cute – have you seen those birds?! The Project Kit comes as a bundle with either wood-mount or clear-mount stamps so you can save 10%! If you want to make more than the 16 cards included, you can purchase the Project Kit on its own. You will need a few extra supplies to complete the kit as per the instructions. Don’t feel that you have to make it exactly as per the instructions if you don’t want – play and make it your own if you wish! That’s the beauty of kits!

What you might need:

* Memento Inkpad – Tuxedo Black
* Stampin’ Blends – Light Night of Navy, Dark Night of Navy, Light Pink Pirouette, Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Pool Party, Dark Pool Party, Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Colour Lifter
* Adhesives – Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail or Fast Fuse
* Paper Snips

Here’s the first card from the kit:

So Happy For You

So Happy For You

So Happy For You

Isn’t it pretty?!

It can be a little tricky to adhere the gold trim perfectly. One tip is to tack the edge of the white cardstock in place to use it as a guide. I didn’t do this and maybe I should have!   Instead, I positioned the white cardstock in place and used a pencil to make some marks. In one case, it went horribly wrong, I was miles away from where I needed to be. Don’t worry if this happens to you! There is always a solution! All I did was place the stamped panel right along the gold trim and then cut off the extra cardstock.  It is a little bit smaller but the recipient won’t know!

Check out my Facebook page today to see a video by Stampin’ Up! for more hints and tips when putting this kit together.

So, if you are new to card making, or you just want something you can whip up in a hurry, this project kit might be exactly what you need.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.


OnStage Local

OnStage

Hi, yesterday I referred to making a lot of swaps for the upcoming OnStage Event by Stampin’ Up!  I thought I’d share a little bit about what OnStage is as well as the cards I’ve made to swap at this event.

OnStage Live is held every April and November. It is a global event and coincides with the launch of the Annual (April OnStage) and Occasions (November OnStage) catalogues.

There are three kinds of OnStage – OnStage Live, OnStage Local and OnStage Online.

OnStage Live

OnStage Live is two-and-a-half days of exciting Stampin’ Up! activities. Attendees will be the first to get their hands on the new catalogue, see, touch, and make projects with new products, hear company announcements from the corporate team before anyone else, and get a chance to network with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. You’ll even be able to participate in a Product Purchase Premiere–which means that you can order from a selection of new products before anyone else!

  • cited from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website
OnStage Local

At OnStage Local you’ll watch recorded content from the OnStage Live event, see and create projects with new products, be first to hear company announcements, receive valuable training tips, and participate in the Product Purchase Premiere. Stampin’ Up! staff will attend each OnStage Local event, including members of the corporate team and Demonstrator Training.

  • cited from the Stampin’ Up! from the Demonstrator Website

 

OnStage Online

If you aren’t able to attend the Live or Local events, you don’t miss out. Stampin’ Up! records the sessions and makes them available to Demonstrators on the Demonstrator website.

So, now you can see why we Demonstrators are so excited about this event.  It is also a great opportunity to meet new people – and share ideas!

Swap Cards

One of the ways to share ideas is by swapping cards (card fronts or 3D projects) we have created.  It isn’t a mandatory activity but it is one which generates a lot of fun.

I’ve made two types of cards for the swaps – 50 notecards and 12 card fronts.  They might look a little familiar to regular readers of my blog. I’ve just changed them up a little bit for this swap.

I'll Never Stop Believing In You

Here’s the batch of 50 cards waiting to be swapped!

OnStage Swaps

Since I was in a colouring mood I started to work on another swap card using my favourite floral stamp.

Here’s the card…

For You

And here are the 12 cards waiting to be swapped on the day…

For You

This will be the first OnStage Local event I’ve been able to attend since I became a Demonstrator and I am very excited to attend. My team leader, Melissa, is flying over from Perth to attend and it will be the first time we will meet in person despite having been friends for nearly 17 years! I’m really looking forward to being able to share some of this event with you so watch this space – and over at Facebook too.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.



Thank you! (Birthday Blooms)

Hi, today I return to share a variation of a favourite card design of mine. I have been making a lot of card swaps for the upcoming OnStage event (which I will tell you more about tomorrow) and once I had finished I just felt like colouring! The floral image in the Birthday Blooms stamp set is one of my favourite things to colour!

I used the fabulous new Stampin’ Blends to colour this design and outlined it with Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker (this colour is not currently available in the Stampin’ Blends range).

If you caught my recent Facebook Live, you would have seen me share some of the added benefits of the Stampin’ Blends which includes colouring the clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels. This means you can perfectly match any rhinestone to your project. I didn’t mention it during the Facebook Live but you CAN also colour the Pearl Basic Jewels and they look so very pretty. For the card below, I used the Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to colour the Pearl Basic Jewels.

Here’s the card…

Thank You

Isn’t it pretty! And so easy to do! If you love to colour, this stamp set might be one that you too will love.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Stampin’ Blends are HERE!

Stampin' Blends

Say hello to a new world of colourful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. To cover all the blending bases, Stampin’ Up! has also released a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  It’s so cute!

Color Me Happy

Stampin’ Blends features:

Add just the right amount of colour where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
Each colour (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.

Download your copy of the new Stampin’ Blends catalogue here:
Stampin’ Blends Catalogue

I think it is really a great idea to use a colour chart for your markers and ink pads so you can see at a quick glance what colour might suit your project. I have created one for the new Stampin’ Blends. You can download it here:

Stampers Workshop – Stampin’ Blends Colour Chart

If you love colouring or even if you are just wanting to get started with colouring, I’m sure you are going to love these markers as much as I do! (Don’t forget you’ll need to use Memento ink with the new markers).

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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