And the crazy begins today…

Today is the day! The first day of Stampin Up’s OnStage Celebration and we are celebrating Stampin Up’s 30th anniversary. Today, we kick it off with our CentreStage event. This is the party for Silver Elites and above. I am so excited to be a part of this group. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my amazing customers that make purchases and my amazing Downline that choose me to be their Upline. Every single purchase you make helps my family and is very much appreciated more than I can adequately express. Your purchases help pay for things like homecoming dresses, club soccer, and college tuition. And it means so much to me that you choose me as your Demonstrator.

Stampin Up is rewarding us with a day at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. I think this is going to be the highlight of OnStage for me. Epcot is my favorite Disney Park. Yes, I love the rides and the “traditional” park. But I love experiencing the different cultures and Countries in Epcot. And the best part of today is that I get to spend it with my Downline and other Demonstrator friends. Say what? My Downline gets to go to? Well, sort of. Stampin Up arranged discount park tickets for those that want to spend the day at a Disney park. So we will all get to spend the day together enjoying Epcot, and then when the park closes my Downline will go back to the hotel and I’ll go to the Stampin Up hosted Dessert Party.

Today’s card is one of my swaps for OnStage. Whenever there is a Stampin Up event, we all trade handmade cards. It is amazing to see all the different styles and techniques. I use the swaps I collect for my displays at events and classes. This gives me a wide variety of cards to share with all of you.

I design my swap cards with the end in mind. I want something that’s easily duplicatable for classes. And I want it to be something a beginning stamper can do and have it look great. The most complicated part of this card is the watercolor wash on the background. Finding the right balance of reinker and water takes a little bit of work. You don’t want it too washed out (too much water), and you don’t want your “wash” to be too dark either (not enough water).

I used my Stamparatus to make these and it made is so much easier to stamp two dozen of these. And everything was perfectly lined up each time. If you don’t have a Stamparatus, you need to get one. I honestly think ours is the best stamping platform out there on the market. Ours has so many different things you can do with it. Once you have it and use it, you’ll wonder how you’ve lived so long without it. And now you can get accessories for it!

 

** November Customer Special **

For the month of November, I’m giving you a FREE gift with your purchase as a thank you for selecting me as your Demonstrator. 

Purchases of $50 (pre-tax and shipping) will get a FREE Real Red Mixed Stain Ribbon ($6 retail price).

Purchases of $100 (pre-tax and shipping) will get a FREE Tin Tile Embossing Folder ($10 retail price).

Purchases of $150 or more (pre-tax and shipping) will get a FREE Buffalo Check Clear Mount stamp ($15 retail price). Plus, you get all your Host Rewards in addition to this. This is the best value.

These are some of my favorites from the Holiday Mini Catalog and I hope you will enjoy them too. 

Fine Print: You can place your order online in my shop at www.dianebrowning.stampinup.net or click on the Order Online on the right side. Or you can email me your order if you have a credit card on file with me already. Orders emailed to me won’t be placed until I return from OnStage (11/11). If you are worried about a product selling out, please place your order online right away.

More Fine Print: This offer is valid only through me and not any other Stampin Up Demonstrator or through Stampin Up directly. This is my thank you to you. If any of the above items are sold out or no longer available, I may substitute with another product of similar value. I will ship these items separately once I have verified your order. If you qualified for the Tin Tile or Buffalo Check stamp but already have them, please let me know so I can substitute for something else. You will receive only the one item based on the total amount of your purchase, not all the items. 

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Our Snowflake Showcase is an exclusive group of products that will be available only during the month of November or while supplies last. I think I’m most excited about the snowflake dies and the White Velvet paper.You have until November 10th to subscribe or redeem a pre-paid code to get this next kit. November’s kit will make 10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs. If you want to make sure you have extra supplies on hand to make alternate projects, the coordinating colors are: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.Check out our brand new accessories for your Stamparatus! We have grid paper which is specially sized to fit the Stamparatus. This ensures that your paper is straight before you stamp on it. Extra plates for when you have those really big projects that use a lot of stamps. And an extra foam mat to give you better results when you use photopolymer stamps.

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