Monday, April 18, 2016

I'm Back!

Hi Everyone!! I am back from Stampin' Up! On Stage Live and I have so many fun photos to share this week!  As I mentioned a month back, I tried out to be a display stamper for the event.  In case you are not aware, a display stamper helps in creating the samples of new products for the event.  Stampin' Up! wants to have many different examples for everyone to see, and they select about 30 or so people to make the samples, so that there is a variety of projects.

I showcased a stamp set called Painter's Palette, which is good for me as I like to paint and draw! I loved the easel, and saw some possibilities with that right away.  The other focus I was to have was the 2015-2017 In-Colors.
I was suppose to make 20 samples, focusing on the stamp set and the colors, 4 samples in each of the 5 colors.  We were to make a variety of projects, cards, 3D and scrapbook pages.  Here is what I made...

  This first set of cards was keeping things simple. I used all of the swooshes in the set in the background, tone on tone.    

To create the background behind the sentiment I stamped the brushstroke image first in full strength ink, then stamped again three more times with out reinking the stamp. This gives the dark to light ombre look.

For this grouping I cut the frame off the easel and used the tack to 'hang' the frame.
This set uses the easel, as well as other stamp sets, to make a framed piece of art.

I also needed to make some 3D projects and for these I focused on the colors rather than the stamp set.  I used the gift bag punch board to create three different sized boxes.
The new ribbon was so pretty to use!

With this set I decided to use the frame, and added a "spotlight" technique where you only color in the image that appears inside the frame, leaving the parts outside of the frame black and white.  I think these turned out fun, as well as pretty!

In the days ahead I will show how to's on a few of these, as well as some close ups.  I wanted to post these for those who have been asking to see what I made for the event.
 At the event I wandered over to the display to see if the projects were being well received.  It was really fun to see people taking photos and a few times as I stood behind, I noticed a couple people zooming in on one of my projects! How fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Beth - wasn't crazy about the Painter's Palette set until I saw the cards you made with the spotlight technique. Great job!

  2. Gosh I didn't have that easel set on my list until I saw your samples! They're all beautiful! Great work!

  3. Gosh I didn't have that easel set on my list until I saw your samples! They're all beautiful! Great work!

  4. Love the easel set and your cards make me want it even more!

  5. Great designs. Now i know what i can do with this set. Thanks for the inspiration, Beth.

  6. Oh what a fun post, Beth! I guess I missed meeting you at OnStage?! Phooey.
    Love your team pics ... always terrific to gather with our stampy friends ... that is the BEST! And oddly, I used the Painters Palette in such a similar way for a team gathering a couple of weeks ago ... it's like a great big smile day realizing the truth in "GMTA"! (Great Minds Think Alike) LOL love your post

    1. Hi Bev! Thanks for the nice comments. Wish I met you at OnStage! Next time for sure.
      I'll have to check out your cards with that set, you surely posted them on SCS!


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