Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: Organization

I was recent asked about some of my storage solutions for my studio.  Although I am in the middle of revamping several of my own storage solutions and studio design, I’ll share a few of my storage solutions.

I don’t have a good storage solution for my cardstock.  It’s because of the way that my current cabinets are designed.  However, based on this; the way I store my cardstock works well.

I picked up these file boxes at Wal-Mart or Staples.  I currently use three of them to hold my cardstock.  I have each color placed in a file folder and labeled with an actual sample of the paper.  I prefer to do it this way so that I can see the actual color – there is no guessing!

I also have two color families per box.  The third box is where I house my In-Colors and specialty paper (such as watercolor paper, glossy paper, vellum).  On the outside of the box I just printed out a quick list in order of my paper and slapped it on the front.  It gives me a quick reference to see what is in each box or for my customers to easily access paper if needed.


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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Cool Treats

I have to say when I saw that Cool Treats was carrying over from the 2017 Occasions Catalog to the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog, I was very excited!  I really think this is a great all occasions set.  It’s perfect for a little pick me up card, birthday card, or thinking of you card for either a boy or a girl.   Hmm, thinking I just may need to sit down and create a few designs with Cool Treats to remind me that spring is coming (maybe) to the Pacific Northwest.



Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018

2017 – 2018 Product Spotlight: Delightful Daisy Suite


One of the things we do while we are at any Stampin’ Up! event is to have hands on time with new product.  This allows us the opportunity to learn about the features and benefits of the product.

One of the new product suites being introduced in the 2017 – 2018 annual catalog is the Daisy Delight Suite.  I just love the Faceted Gems and 1/4′ Double-Stitched Ribbon.  I wish you could see more of it in the card.  But, I love how it just adds a great little accent to the card.

After I stamped the daisy image on Whisper White Cardstock I punched two of them out with the Daisy Punch.  I offset them and adheared them with Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed a Clear Faceted Gem in the center.  Lastly, I curled the top layer of the daisy just to give it a bit of dimension.

It’s just a bit longer before you can order this suite – we have to wait until June 1st.

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Dragonfly Dreams

I have to admit that when Dragonfly Dreams first came out, I was not a fan.  However, after seeing a few samples made with Dragonfly Dreams, I became a fan and it has become my go to set in recent months.  It is such an amazing set that I received lots of swaps made with Dragonfly Dreams.  I was excited to see that it would be available in the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog.


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2017 – 2018 Sneak Peak: Color Theory

I just can’t get enough of the Color Theory suite.  I was honored to be asked to share this suite with the OnStage Shreveport attendees.  I really pushed me out of my comfort zone – but so glad I was pushed.  The great thing about Stampin’ Up! is that it allows you to be the person you want to be.  Whether that is creating at home for yourself, creating for others, or creating with others.  Although I was super nervous, I am so glad that I had my Stampin’ Up! family with me to share this incredible honor with.

These are the last of my projects that I shared with the OnStage Attendees.


This was probably one of my favorite projects that I created.  I plan to use these bags in my business.  However, this would make a super cute package for a gift card, cookies, candies, or small gift.  Instead of using the spring/summer flowers you could change them to the fall leaves or winter snow flakes as the seasons change.


To show an alternative use with our memory keeping cards, I created two notecards.  Our notecards are my go to cards in a pinch.  They come in a pack of 20 and include envelopes!  How great is that?

I love the bold sentiments of Colorful Seasons stamp set.  With this next card which I think is my second favorite card I presented I used a masking technique to get the circle behind the sentiment.  I’ll share a tutorial about that later.


Lastly OnStage attendees across the World created this Make n Take which I shared tips and tricks on.  It highlighted the Colorful Seasons stamp set, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon and our new memory keeping cards.





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OnStage 2017 Swap: Beautiful You

One of the best parts of any Stampin’ Up! event is to swap cards with other talented Demonstrators.  I have hundreds of swaps to go through and share.  My goal is to share each and every one of them – which now that I say that – it sounds like a very big undertaking.

Today I’d like to highlight a few cards made from the Beautiful You stamp set.  Good news that set will continued to be featured in the 2017-2018 annual catalog which you can shop from beginning June 1, 2017.

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2017 – 2018: Sneak Peak: Color Theory

I wanted to share a few more photos of some of the display samples I created using the Color Theory suite.  I just can’t say enough about the Stampin’ Up! Staff, other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and my team who lifted me up when I needed it the most for my presentation!  What a blessing they are.

Color Theory really does offer something for everyone.  From the two step imagery,  edgelits, intricate thinlits, bold sentiments.  I can see how easily this is going to be my new favorite.

Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018 · Sneak Peak

2017 – 2018 Sneak Peak: Color Theory

You may have remembered me posting about a top secret box that I got full of goodies for OnStage Local in Shreveport.  For the past few weeks I was creating projects to share live OnStage.  It’s finally time that I  can share this projects with you!  I’ll post a few a day over the next few days.

I was asked to present a brand new suite called Color Theory.  You will be able to find it on page 146 and 147 of the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog.  This suite is so versatile!  It contains imagery for all four seasons.  This suite is perfect for beginning to experienced crafters.

You’ll be able to purchase these products beginning June 1st when the 2017 – 2018 catalog goes live.