Jess B Creative Cardiology & Team of Creative Cardiologists Take on Stampin' Up! Onstage 2019 in Atlantic City

On Friday, April 12th I travelled to Atlantic City, NJ with 5 members of my Team of Creative Cardiologists to attend Stampin' Up!'s Onstage event for the unveiling of the new 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.
Here is a re-cap of our adventures:
Road trip selfie!  We rented a van so all 6 of us could travel together.
We arrived safely and posed for our group pic.
L - R:  Jessica Brigden, Anne Lee, Anne Drake, Angie Smith, Kim Thompson, Diana Buckingham
Beautiful bouquets for the centerpieces at the Centerstage Leadership dinner Friday night.

 Centerstage attendee gift - white leather clutch with the new Timeless Label Punch!
 Fun centerpieces with a box full of new products for each table.
 Photo op with Stampin' Up! CFO (the #s guy) Scott Nielsen.
 Tres Jessica! There was a whole lot of Jessica going on at this event with Stampin' Up! Northeast Regional Manager Jessica Werner and my friend & fellow scrapbooking enthusiast Jesica Vilett.
 New Catalog time!
 This is what we've all been waiting for, lol!
 My 10 minutes of fame doing a Product Spotlight Presentation on the Bird Ballad Suite.
 Posing with my display board and the projects I've been designing in secret these past couple of months.
 Angie & Diana were the first to win a prize patrol.
 Happy stampers busy working on our make & take projects.
 Anne Drake got to walk the stage in recognition of her 5 year Stampiversary.
I hosted a double-page scrapbook layout swap with this group of fabulous scrappers!

And we took lots of pictures of the new products on display!
 5 new In Colors!

I hope you enjoyed taking this Onstage journey along with us, albeit in photos only!  The new catalog is fabulous and if you're anything like me you're going to love everything in it!  Be sure to place an order with me to ensure you're on my list of recipients!  

Sweet Bird with Blue Flowers for the Greek Isles Trip Achievers Blog Hop April 2019

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Greek Isles Trip Achievers April 2019 Blog Hop!  Seeing that Stampin' Up!'s Onstage Events were held around the world this past weekend and we all received the new Annual Catalog along with some new products it seemed fitting that our theme this month be New Catalog Sneak Peeks.

I'm pleased to have received the Bird Ballad Suite of products to work with, design projects for, and present at Stampin' Up!'s Onstage Event in Atlantic City, NJ.  The projects I shared there can be found in my previous blog post here.  Of course, there are so many more wonderful ways to use the products in this Suite than what I was limited to fitting on my 3x3 display board at Onstage!  For example, this sweet bird with blue flowers card!  I love that because the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper was originally colored with Blends that it coordinates perfectly with the little bird and branch that I colored with Blends myself.  
Here is a close up of the focal image.  I cut the blue flowers from one of the Paper patterns and popped it up on a dimensional and added a pearl to the center.  I stamped the little bird in Soft Suede ink then colored him with Crumb Cake and Pool Party Blends, a then fussy cut him too so I could pop him onto the card with a dimensional.  Don't you just love the soft delicate look of this card?!
 -Supplies Used-
Free As A Bird Stamp Set*
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper*
Petal Pink Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Soft Suede Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Blends
Daffodil Delight Blends
Old Olive Blends
Pool Party Blends
Banner Triple Punch
2 1/4" Circle Punch
Paper Snips
Paper Trimmer
Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim*
Pearl Basic Jewels
*Indicates New Items in the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Thank you for visiting our trip achievers blog hop, and my blog  I hope you've enjoyed this Sweet Bird with Blue Flowers card.  I know you'll continue to be inspired by what the other blog hop participants have to share.  Check out the list below to see who is up next!

JessBCreativeCardiology Presents the Bird Ballad Suite of Products at Stampin' Up! Onstage Event

Two months ago I received a phone call from Stampin' Up! Northeast Regional Manager, Jessica Werner, inviting me to do a Product Spotlight Presentation at the Stampin' Up! Onstage Event in Atlantic City, NJ on April 13.  I was so surprised that I almost didn't believe her!  I've atteneded many Stampin' Up! events over my almost 13 years as a Demonstrator and always watched in awe at the presenters thinking they had "made it big" at Stampin' Up!  I still consider myself to be small potatoes so this opportunity totally caught me off guard.  But apparently I was on someone's radar, lol!  And it was an amazing experience!

I was asked to design projects for three different types of crafters:  beginner, casual, and avid.
Here are the projects I designed:
For the beginner crafter or person who enjoys simple stamping:
For the casual crafter who enjoys a straightforward stamping experience but likes to step things up a bit:
For the avid crafter who loves designer papers, accessories, and using fun tools and techniques:
And my 3-D Birdcage:
I will be making a YouTube video to share how I made the birdcage at some point in the near future.  Unfortunately, I started coming down with a bad head cold just prior to leaving for Onstage and by the time I was finally able to settle down Sunday afternoon it had hit me hard - so I haven't quite felt up to making videos yet.  

If you'd like to watch my full presentation you can view it here:

It was such an honor to present these products and my projects before my peers at Onstage!
Thank you very much to Stampin' Up! for giving me this opportunity, thank you to my team who cheered me on, and many thanks to all of you who like, share, and comment on my posts to spread the joy of stamping!

#Simplestamping Note Cards in Retiring In Colors for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop April 2019

Hi there!  Welcome to my blog, Jess B Creative "Card"-iology!  Today I'm participating in a Blog Hop with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as part of my friend Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Group.  We've joined together to inspire you with our creative designs and I hope you'll enjoy them!

I decided to do some #simplestamping to showcase Stampin' Up!'s retiring 2017-2019 In Colors.  I'm going to miss them all, but especially Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!  Stampin' Up! has challenged its Demonstrators to get back to the basics and create with just stamps, ink, and paper. Surprisingly, such simple cards can be a real challenge to create for someone like myself who likes to use a lot of pretty papers and ribbon!  These note cards all use the Very Vintage hostess stamp set (also retiring), and each features a different In Color.
First up is my little bee card in Fresh Fig.  I love the way this one turned out!
Second is the floral vine note card in Lemon Lime Twist.
Third we have a "For You" note card in Tranquil Tide.
Fourth is the floral bouquet note card in Berry Burst. 
And last, but not least, is a sweet Doily note card in Powder Pink.
Which retiring In Color is your favorite?  Be sure to stock up on Ink Refills for you ink pads as well as extra cardstock so you can continue to create with your favorite colors even after they're retired!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and will continue on to check out the amazing projects created by the other Blog Hop participants!
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