Stampin’ Up! An Update on the Happenings at OnStage Atlanta 2018

Good morning, my peeps!  How goes your weekend?  Mine is going very well indeed!

When you read this, we’ll be headed over to OnStage – drinks, chocolate, team gifts, eager anticipation and (in my case!) Big Shot in hand!  Ready for a big day of big reveals of the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

To be fair, Amy, Sue Prather and I got a sneak peek on Friday night at CenterStage!

CenterStage is for folks who are Silver Elite and above – and we had a very nice dinner (and, in my case TOO MUCH dinner!) followed by some business tips and the passing out of the new catty!

And – I can’t share any of it with you until Monday afternoon! 🙁


Heed me.


I can not wait to share what I can share with you – so plan on a FB live video on Monday afternoon, okay?  Will still try to do one tomorrow evening, but…Monday we’ll take a gander at a few new goodies!

For now – let me share some fun we had at Brian King’s Spring Stamp-Along!

We each got a wonderful gift from Amy – she’s the bestest! – in a bag she made with a piece of Painted With Love Specialty DSP.  She gave me an engraved box and a lovely bracelet with my initial – that I wore the rest of the weekend.


Then Brian got things rolling…

Brian King is one of the most fun, most talented crafters I know!  Any event with him is a good time!  And this was no exception!

Only thing – he’s pretty shy.  Kinda retiring.

Sorta like me… 🙂

There were prizes – I won the Climbing Orchid stamp set and Orchid Builder Framelits!  Whoo-hooo!!

And there were demonstrations from some seriously talented crafters!

Lots of cards and 3-d projects made by Brian, Candy Ford, Julie DiMatteo and our very own Amy Koenders!

The theme was “party” and all the demonstrations stuck to it!

From Weddings and Baby Showers…


To kids’ birthdays…


…or Over the Hill! 🙂

And some really awesome invitations and gift packaging possibilites!

And – of course, thank you cards!

In all, we got a soup-to-nuts taste of creative ways to throw, host and decorate parties of all kinds – all with Stampin’ Up! goodies we have in our tool chests!

And we had a wonderful time doing it!

So – I’m going to head to bed (since it’s Friday night as I type this!

I’ll have some more to share with you tomorrow – and a sneak peek of our card for Sunday night.

Hope you enjoyed the little peek at my weekend!



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Nuthin’ to share – I’m here and he’s there! Sorry! 🙁

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! An Update on the Happenings at OnStage Atlanta 2018

  1. Susan K

    What wonderful fun! all the party ideas are amazing! Thanks for making so many pictures and sharing. (Your gift from Amy is beautiful and you’ve truly earned it! Love your new picture on the sidebar.)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you thank you, Susan! Amy treats her folks very well, indeed! And yes – we’ve had an awesome time! 🙂

  2. Mary A

    Wow WOW WOW! So sorry to be missing it. Looks like a great time.

    • stampsnlingers

      It really has been, Mary! Wish you were here – and hope you’ll be able to join us in Orlando! 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing all that. You look fantastic! Have fun today. I’ll have to miss the live on Monday cuz I’ll be at the eye doctor.

    • stampsnlingers

      Sorry we’ll miss you on Monday! Thanks for the nice words – and we had a great day! Next time…hopefully you’ll be with us! 🙂

  4. Looks like SO much fun! sorry to miss it. I love all those party ideas, even though I am not a ‘party’ kind of animal. 16 degrees here this morning!! So all the animals are hunkered down. But, the sun is shining for a change.
    I really like the BINGO for the baby shower. If someone shared how they did that, I would like to know. AND, of course, all the other ideas as well!!

    • stampsnlingers

      They did talk about how to do them – we can chat! Thanks much, Julie – hope you’ll be with us next time! 🙂

  5. Ellie Peckler

    Have a great time, Mary. I can’t wait to see some new goodies!- Ellie

    • stampsnlingers

      Hopefully I’ll have my pre-order here on Wednesday! Thanks, Ellie! 🙂

  6. Ellie Peckler

    P.S. Your gift from Amy is beautiful.

  7. Sandra Warthen

    You look AMAZING. Cannot wait to hear about all the new goodies.

    • stampsnlingers

      And I can’t wait to tell you all about them! Thank you so much, Sandra! 🙂

  8. So enjoyed hanging out with you for the weekend! It always goes by way too fast. I agree completely, the new catalog is AWESOME!! 😀

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh, me, too, Amy! Every event is more fun than the last! Thanks for letting me be a part of your team – and for being the wonderful team leader you are! 🙂

  9. So hoping to go to his next event!!! Thanks for sharing all the fun! 😊

    • stampsnlingers

      Hope you get to, too, Angie! They’re so much fun! 🙂

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