I love going to Stampin’ Up! events! My first several years as a demonstrator, I went to Convention as well as regional events. Then I lost my upline and most of my sidelines, so I missed quite a few years. During that time, however, I made a lot of online demonstrator friends – and grew an amazing team of demonstrators – so I was thrilled to attend a few more conventions as well as some Leadership Events with my cyber friends and downline.
Now we have OnStage events, and they’re even more fun. They’re a combination of Convention, Regionals, and Leadership all rolled into one. The OnStage Locals are usually close enough that some of my downline can attend, and the OnStage Live events are over the top fun! This year’s OnStage Live will be in Orlando, Florida, and I’m so excited about that. It’s our 30th Anniversary Celebration, and I’ll get to see a lot of my North American friends.
Besides the fun of seeing friends (and new product!), we get a very cool event bag filled with goodies – a stamp set, gifts, and a prize patrol button. During the events, we all get prizes to take home (stamp sets and more!) – and a new catalog. This April, the event set was Animal Outing – a super cute set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog. So here’s another sneak peek for you.
I love that little rhinoceros (ok, big rhinoceros!) and little birdie. They make such cute friends. I used mostly current returning colors, except for the sentiment and bird.
I stamped the rhinoceros/bird image in Basic Gray Archival Ink (well, that’s maybe the only thing that’s retiring on this card), because I wanted to color it, but I thought Basic Black ink might be too harsh. I colored the rhino with a Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad and a Blender Pen. Then I colored the little birdie with a Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad (one of the returning In Colors that will be in our new Core Color Collection. YAY!) and Blender Pen. I also added a little Pumpkin Pie to its beak.
The branches and leaves are stamped in Garden Green Classic Ink. (At least, I think it’s Garden Green; it’s been several weeks since I made this card, and I didn’t write down the colors I used. It may be the new Call Me Clover In Color Stamp Pad for 2018-20. At any rate, either will look lovely!) I filled in the branches with Soft Suede Classic Ink and the leaves and grass with Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink. And, finally, I stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade Classic Ink (and, again, I typed “poopy” instead of “poppy.” I think that’s why I love this color; it makes me smile when I misspell it!)
I matted the Whisper White stamped layer to a Basic Gray layer, then added it all to a Lemon Lime Twist card base. I’m so enjoying this stamp set with all the animals it includes. I probably would not have ordered it, but the more I use it, the more I love it. Just goes to show – you should never discount a set because it’s not “your style!”
By the way – if you want to get in on the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Catalog preorder in May, you have to be a demonstrator. Now is a great time to join my team, because you can preorder some amazing products (including new colors!), you’ll get to select $125 in product but only pay $99 (plus tax, but no shipping!), and you don’t have to make your minimum sales requirement to stay active ($300) until September 30. Even then, you’ll have another month to make up any shortfall and you’ll enjoy a minimum 20% discount. And the best news – you can attend OnStage Live in Orlando with me in November!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!