Celebrating OnStage with Wood Textures Suite for TA Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for April 2017. This month our theme is “Onstage April 2017”.

Onstage is an event held for Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators only, where we get to see, feel, and play with brand-new soon-to-be-released products. This event was based on the brand new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog #stampcandy

 

We want to show you some of the highlights of this event and hope that you can join us and other Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators in the future. Just one more reason to join my team!

Eight members of my team attended along with me, and we had a blast. We even had matching shirts, cups, and earrings!

Nine of us attended OnStage Savannah, April 8, 2017 Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Judy Newsome, Debbie Catlett, Caitlin Jones, Candy Ford, Linda Krueger, Missy Wiedeman, Donica Williams, Tamara Burton, and Kimberly Laidley.

My favorite thing about OnStage is seeing the demonstrators I only get to see at events like this. Well, and making new demonstrator friends. Oh, and the presentations. And the project ideas. And participating in swaps. And getting the newest catalog before anyone else. And getting some of the brand new products FREE before anyone else has even seen them. And pre-ordering new products before anyone else. So yeah, basically all of it.

Here are some shots from OnStage:

Candy Ford, Jennifer Hill at 2017-04-08 OnStage CentreStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Candy Ford, Paula Butler at 2017-04-08 OnStage CentreStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

We weren’t yet allowed to show the new products, so that’s why we are hiding the stamp sets we won during Prize Patrols. Debbie Catlett, Donica Williams, Caitlin Jones at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy
Judy Newsome at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Kimberly Laidley, Candy Ford, Tamara Burton at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Kimberly Laidley at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Linda Krueger at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Candy Ford, Hilare Sosebee at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Missy Wiedeman at 2017-04-08 OnStage Savannah by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

That evening, after OnStage was over and everyone had some dinner, Brian King’s team gathered in his suite for a Pajama Jam. We had snacks and went through the new catalog page by page. Of course, the Candy Hearts had matching pjs for the event (though not everyone has on their pj bottoms yet in this photo.)

Candy Hearts at Brian's 2017-04-08 onstage savannah pajama jam! #stampcandy

I’m not sure what happened between these two shots, but Brian definitely had something to do with it. The camera caught him before he could get away. You can check out Brian’s blog post today for more photos of the Pajama Party.

Candy Hearts at Brian's 2017-04-08 onstage savannah pajama jam! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I made:

I was honored to present the new Wood Textures Suite of products at OnStage Savannah, and to create a display board of projects made with them. Today I’m sharing one of those projects. At first I filled the crate with a bag of Easter color Peanut M&Ms tied with a piece of the brand new Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine.

Happy Easter with the new Wood Textures Suite by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Then I realized the M&Ms might be too heavy. The crate would be attached to a display board with velcro, and I was afraid the weight could cause the crate to warp or even tear. I found some small, lightweight Easter egg ornaments at Target, so I used those instead. (Most of my other display crates had miniature marshmallows in them for the same reason.)

Happy Easter with the new Wood Textures Suite by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

The “grass” in the crate is some shredded gift bag filler I had on hand.

 

Here’s what I did:

Die cut using the Wood Crate Framelits:

  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the crate die (2 pieces)

Stamped with the Wood Words stamp set:

  • floral image in Pool Party ink onto one slatted side of the crate

Stamped with the Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pool Party ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)

Stamped with the Falling Flowers stamp set:

  • small flower in Pink Pirouette ink over sentiment

Die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

  • sentiment

Assembled the crate:

  • two crate bottoms glued together, then tabs glued to sides to form crate
  • sentiment adhered to front of crate with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’s the hop:

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog (Candy Ford at stampcandy.net) so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list. You don’t want to miss any of these!
 

 

Here’s what I used:

These are the new products I used, that will be available to purchase June 1, 2017:

  • Wood Words Bundle (wood mount stamp set and Framelits) Item # 145315, $54.00
  • Wood Words Bundle (clear mount stamp set and Framelits) Item # 145316, $46.75
  • Wood Words wood mount stamp set, Item # 143925, $30.00
  • Wood Words clear mount stamp set, Item # 143928, $22.00
  • Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Item # 143730, $30.00
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Item # 144177, $10.00

These are the current products I used. Click on the images for more details and to purchase.

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April’s gift is a pack of Urban Underground Embellishments! Each pack contains 24 brushed silver embellishments – 8 each of 3 designs. (I can ship within US only.)

Urban Underground Embellishments by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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