Centre Stage and On Stage

While the weather in Illinois is turning cold and snowy, I’m sitting in hot Orlando, Florida.  We arrived very early Wednesday morning to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary.  Some great days with approx. 6,000 other demonstrators.  We checked in and got our tote bag of goodies.  Then my sister, Tina, and I headed to Epcot.  This was a special treat for demonstrators at the title of Silver Elite and above.

On Stage 2018

Stampin’ Up! had reserved a building for us that was filled with yummy desserts

On Stage 2018
They had special dessert stations — this was an infused pastry that looked really yummy

On Stage 2018

We stayed until after the fireworks — look how pretty the Epcot ball looks!!!!”

On Stage

Yesterday we started the event with a Stampin’ Up! theme song by the Stampin’ Up! band — that was such a blast.


On Stage 2018Wendy was the first Prize Patrol winner but Helen and Sharon weren’t far behind.  I can’t wait to see if I win something tomorrow.

As I type this, it’s time for bed to get some rest for another big day today.

Peaceful Poinsettia

I have another Peaceful Poinsettia card for you.  I am loving this bundle.  This card has lots and lots of detail.  I used the Detailed Poinsettia framelits on Whisper White and then filled in the open areas with different colors.  For the red berries, I cut the framelit again using Merry Merlot cardstock, added glue and stuck them into the openings using my Take You Pick Tool.


Peaceful Poinsettia, Detailed Poinsettia, Christmas


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Are You a Poinsettia Fan??

Poinsettia’s are definitely part of Christmas – you see them every where.  Stampin’ Up! has a stamp set in the Holiday Catalog with poinsettia images and thinlits to coordinate with the stamps.  Something about pages 22 & 23 kept jumping out at me.  The bundle has some interesting elements but the card on page 23 finally made me buy this bundle.  I loved the simplicity of this card.  I cased this card for my Stamp & Go Club this week.

Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set, Detailed Poinsettias Thinlits, Christmas
Shaded Spruce provided my card base with another layer 1/4″ smaller for the cutouts.  You use two of the thinlit dies to cute out this beautiful artwork.  I attached it to the card base with dimensionals and then spritzed it with Champage Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer to give it a fun shimmery look.  It was finished off with some Silver Metallic Pearls.

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