Two weeks ago I travelled with 2 members of my Stampin’ Up! downline group (Avid Inkers) to Mittagong to share a day of cardmaking with 13 other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from surrounding regions. They came from Canberra, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, South Coast, Western Sydney and even the Hunter Valley. The day was organised by Michele Jutrisa, and she did an amazing job. The theme for the day was the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. It was held at the hall St Stephen’s Church where Michele is a parishioner.
On arrival we each received a goody bag. Michele did a lovely job of decorating them using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and the 2019-20 In-Colors, some sweet DSP and polka dot ribbon. The greeting comes from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. Here is a closer look.
Each attendee also received a decorated water bottle. Decoration was done by yours truly, using 2019-21 In-Colors, Free as a Bird stamp set, the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder and Stitched Nesting Labels Dies. I used these dies to create a pocket shape into which I slid a name tag for each attendee.
The one below was mine. It is Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.
The aim of the day was simply for us to get to know each other and have fun. Well , I think we achieved both. Each attendee prepared 16 kits of the same project for each of the attendees to make and brought all the supplies needed to make it in a shoebox or similar container.
Michele put together a folder containing all the Instruction Sheets. She decorated them to match the goody bags and stamped the SU Statement of the Heart on them as well. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Our goody bags also contained a new stamp set and a Mystery Bag Challenge!
I showed my card in a previous post here and the one made by my friend Vicki here.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of anyone else’s or of the ladies themselves, which is a bit of a shame because they were all lovely. Donna Williams from the Stampin’ Up! Office also attended and brought a make n take for us. She was lots of fun and very generous with her time, answering any queries we had about products or current events.
Well, that’s it from me for now.
I’ll be back soon to show you the projects we made.
Thanks for popping by…………………………………………………………..till next time,
Where have I been you ask? No where is the answer. I have just been distracted by the myriad of things that make up everyday family life!
However, I had to get back into action to let you know that the sales period for the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue has begun. I have put a link in the sidebar of my blog so that you can download a copy. Of course, I also have hard copies available. Just contact me if you would like to get one.
I also still have some photos of swaps from Onstage to share. I couldn’t believe how great the swaps were or the hospitality of the NZ demonstrators.
This swap was created by one of my sideline friends in Canberra, Frances Searle. We traveled to Auckland together and shared a room.
The Best Catch stamp set and coordinating die set, Catch of the Day are still available in this year’s catalogue.
Frances used brushos for the colour and a window sheet stencil for the background. She stamped the fish onto Copper Foil using black Stazon. Isn’t it gorgeous?
The Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Dies were also popular choices for swaps. They are also carrying over in the new Annual Catalogue. As you can see, they are a very versatile set.
This little punch art Kiwi card is so cute. It was created by Bronwyn Franklin. She has worked wonders with the scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
Queenslander Carolyn Willis created this sweet treat packaging. The belly band wraps around an acetate pillow box filled with yummy tropical treats.
Australian demonstrator Anna Wheaton created a truly stylish card combining black and Lovely Lipstick with Silver Foil, Sparkle Glimmer, vellum and rhinestones.
Australian Heather Massese used Press N Seal to create a gorgeous Floating Frame card. She has created a lovely outer frame by dry embossing a pair of the Stitched Rectangle Framelit Dies.
This lovely treat package had a label, but no name. It was created with the Envelope Punch Board and used greetings from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed seeing these lovely creations. Remember that you can purchase the products any time from my on-line store, using the link in the Shopping drop-down tab at the top of this page. I promise I won’t wait so long this time.
I can’t tell you how excited the attendees at Onstage get when they are just about to be given an advance copy of the upcoming catalogue. It is THRILLING!
This catty is also full of very lovely new things- I look forward to sharing some sneak peeks with you soon.
I look forward to sharing the catalogue with you next month. Please contact me if you would like me to order a copy for you. I will be placing an order on 2 May. Just click on the email icon at the very top left of this page to send me an email.
Hi stampers, I wanted to share some more of my booty from Onstage.
This Designer Paper will be in the new catalogue and was an all attendee giveaway at onstage. Initially, I only liked the one sheet, the one with mint macaroon and garden green leaves in it, but having looked more closely, I now love it. There are hummingbirds and roses which can be cut from the paper as well as geometric shapes and the ‘grout’ between the tiles is embossed.
The stamp set is also new and a door prize win. I can see it being handy for cards for those unusual and difficult occasions.
Hope you like them, can’t wait to start creating.
Thanks for stopping by………….till next time,
Welcome to My Blog
My name is Annette McMillan. I love to make cards and other papercraft projects and this is my place to share my creations and other information. I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canberra, Australia for over 10 years and papercrafting for 18 years or so. I run card making classes for all skill levels and can offer in-home demonstrations for you and your friends. I also sell cards which can be stock or on commission.