Welcome to another Thailand Achievers Blog Hop! The theme for this month is: OnStage April 2017 Highlights. So follow along and check out all the other blogs in the hop (click on the names of other participants in the list below) so you can find out what new things were shared at our recent Stampin' Up! OnStage Conference AND see a great collection of hand-stamped cards and paper crafting projects that feature fabulous products including peeks at what will be in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog! Oh, the creativity you will see as you hop from blog to blog! Have fun.
I had a hard time waiting to share about all the fun from OnStage, so on April 10th I posted LOTS including photos of the new 2017-19 In Colors (with comparisons to past/present colors) and photos of the display boards. CLICK HERE to see all that I had to share that day. I also shared the gifts that I had made for my demonstrator team members that attended OnStage on my April 9th blog post. I made their gifts using the new Eastern Palace Bundle of products. CLICK HERE to see those gifts.
And so that's what I decided to use to make my two projects that I'm sharing with you today in this hop. I made a 12x12 scrapbook page layout that will be PERFECT for photos from our fun that our family has up at the lake.
Both of my projects were made with products from this Eastern Palace Suite which was just made available to us demonstrators this month. These products will appear in our upcoming 2017-18 Annual Catalog, but Stampin' Up! is offering them a month early to everyone! So if you like what you see, you won't have to wait long to get your hands on these supplies. Check out 3 of the new 2017-19 In Colors too - Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide!
I have to confess, I completed my projects a few days ago. But I wasn't happy. So Monday morning I decided to change my pages. This is what I originally had...
The pages seemed unfinished and didn't have enough contrast. I didn't like that my sun was so low on the page either. So along with all the other page elements on the left page, I started to peel it up. Well...these stickers are strong little buggers! I ended up trashing that sticker and flipping my 12x12 cardstock over before reassembling.
I like this SO-O-O-O much better! And adding the extra Whisper White photo mats and the sailboat (on the right page) made me even happier.
The sailboat gave the page a title and emphasized how I was trying to make a lake from the torn strips of designer paper. In this photo below you can see that I didn't need an extra circle punch. Instead I ran the stamped cardstock through my Big Shot with this die. That created a scored circle. Then I just trimmed along the score line and cut straight across for the top of the boat. (For the sail, I just cut the stamped image with my Paper Snips all the way around.)
When I add my page journaling in the future, I'll type out what I want to say on the computer so it fits within the inside of this yellow tab. Then I'll print that journaling onto Whisper White cardstock and add it so that the gold stickers still show all the way around.
- Dapper Denim Cardstock: 12" x 12"
- Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper: 1" tall strips of the Dapper Denim/Gold paper
- Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 2-1/4" tall strip for journaling piece & scrap for sun
- Whisper White Cardstock: 4 pieces that are 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 4-1/4" x 4-1/4", 3-5/8" x 4-1/4", 2-5/8" x 4-1/4" & scrap for boat
- Marina Mist Cardstock: 4 pieces that are 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 4-1/8" x 4-1/8", 3-1/2" x 4-1/8", 2-1/2" x 4-1/8" & scrap for boat
When I first saw my Eastern Palace Bundle of products, I immediately fell in love with the dies and I saw snowflakes, the sun and of course... flowers. I know it's not fall yet, but this sunflower was begging to be shared. I made this card, and then I saw a similar card...
...shared by Maralee Ross in one of my demonstrator Facebook groups. Too funny that our thoughts went on such similar paths. I like the way she created her stem!
For my stem I tucked a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock under the bottom right side of the Wood Texture Designer Paper (also new product from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog being released on June 1st). The leaves were cut with yet another one of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits dies. Crazy, right? You can really think outside the box with this bundle!
- Garden Green Cardstock: 4-1/4" x 11"
- Crumb Cake Cardstock: two pieces that are 4" x 5-1/4" (one for the inside)
- Early Espresso Cardstock: 2" circle piece
- Wild Wasabi Cardstock: 2-3/4" x 1/2" and scrap for die-cutting leaves
- Daffodil Delight Cardstock: scrap for die-cutting flower
- Wood Texture Designer Paper: 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"
Oh!! OnStage!! Okay...I don't have too many more photos from that event to share since I shared most of them on April 10th, but here are the goodies I brought home with me. This first photo is what everyone at the Minneapolis location received: a bag with several pockets, 2 pens, a name badge with a lanyard, a commemorative pin, two soon-to-be-new stamp sets, a 6-month planner/notebook with several pages for writing, a packet of sticky notes, and of course...the NEW CATALOG!
This second photo shows our four make-n-take projects, my prize stamp set (Just Add Text), and the extra product from our table that I got to take home!
And this last photo shows the items that I took back from CentreStage (which is a special leadership event for Silver Elite+ demonstrators): an apron, a stamp set and the souvenirs from the table.
Remember to look through my April 10th post to see more!
If you want to be in on the fun of getting catalogs and products early and possibly even attending OnStage events, you should get the starter kit! It's great to be on the demonstrator side of things. CLICK HERE for more information.
Thanks for checking out my blog today. Have fun on the hop. And remember to stamp your art out! :)
Looking for information on retiring products and the upcoming 2017-18 Annual Catalog? Click here for the newest news! ;)
The Retiring Products List posted April 10th. Certain products tend to sell out quickly. So take inventory now and start making those needed purchases earlier than later.
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