Sunday, May 28, 2023

NC Demos May 2023 Blog Hop - New Kids On The Block


Welcome to this month NC Demo Blog Hop! My name is Frances Wagner and so glad you are here.  If you didn't see Laurie Meier blog before me, make sure to go back and see what fun ideas she has for you. Thank you for stopping by to see what we are featuring new products from the new 2023-24 catalog. (The New Kids On The Block)   

I am in love with that fun Zany Zoo Bundle.  So cute.  The cards below are what I call "single sided note cards"  They are quick and easy and fun.  I have made this style of card for a lot of years, sometimes we just have a stamp set that really lends itself to this fun style.  These would make fun children and adult cards alike and makes you smile when they receive them.  Just enough space to add a sweet note.  


Basic White card stock - 4x5.25

Base color layer: 4.25 x 5.50

Stamp image in either bottom corner, color in if needed & stamp sentiment at the top

Next the fun part just dots lines or squiggles.  If you are unsure try that part on scratch paper.  



Next check out   Kelly Taranto

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to click below for the rest of the hop to see what the others have for you. 

May 2023 Blog Hoppers

Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana
Laurie Meier
Frances Wagner
Kelly Taranto - The Late Night Stamper
Tonya Bowers
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper


  Product List

Check out June DSP sale.  Great time to purchase your favorite Designer Series Paper.  15% off  Select Papers!




I can't believe I forgot to send this out from April! 



This year is the 35th year Anniversary for Stampin' UP!  Typically they have a convention to celebrate!  This year they are doing it a little different.  They are going to 35 different places to celebrate with demos around the world.  I was blessed to partner with MaryKate Scott to offer this event to our "Sunshine Su Demo Group" (from Florida) and thrilled to be chosen for one of the home office visits.  We had so much fun, starting out with 15 of us gathering for dinner and games and get to know you time in MaryKate's home on Friday night.  Cori Hancock from the home office came to be with us. 

 We played a game called "SPEED STAMPING" that I learned at leadership conference last summer in New Orleans.   What fun!  These were the results of 4 people stamping on each card.  It's sort of like speed dating except you switch cards each time.  Fun team game for sure.  I'm sorry I didn't get everyone in the photos with their cards.


 This was our Friday night group!  They came all the way from Tallahassee and across the state to be with us.


These are the admin from our Sunshine Su Demo group for demos that live in Florida either full time or 6 months of the year.  We gather on a regular basis to share ideas and training. .  Above is Kari Reese, Lisa Brennan, MaryKate Scott and me on Friday night.

Next day we meet at Lakewood Ranch for our event.  We had over 60 to attend and what a fun day.  We stamped together and heard from Cori about upcoming happenings at Stampin' UP!  It is always good to be with fellow demonstrators. 

This is our group for Saturday.  

MaryKate Scott, Cori Hancock and Me

We had a stamping table for you to walk over to stamp at your convenience. 

These were my table mates for the day.

We had an awesome time getting to know each other and share ideas.


Since it was a 3 hour drive home we stayed with MK one more night along with my team members and friends; Sue Karwecki, CC Watrous, Laurie Wilber; me and MaryKate

Last but not least a fun pic of me in MK's car. 

If you live in Florida and you are Stampin' UP! demonstrator be sure to contact me to join
fun our FB group.

New Year's resolution: Stampin' UP! year starts with new catalog so for this coming year my plan is to blog more often.  I love to share with you all.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

November NC SU Demo Blog Hop-A Little Scrap Goes A Long Way





Welcome to this months NC SU Demo Blog Hop- our theme is "A Little Scrap Goes A Long Way". How many of us find scrapes on our desk or workspace when we finish a project?  I know I do, well I will be showing you ways I work with those scraps.  You may have come from Tina's blog to see what magic she showed you with her scrapes.


First of all this is a piece that I stamped and made a mistake when I cut it.  So I just put it aside thinking I could work with it another time.   When I saw our theme this month I knew I could work with it.  I took my photos late afternoon and realized my shadow is on it.  I apologize for that.  



I pulled out some colors that I had used to stamp the leaves and berries in Christmas Season. Real Red, Evening Evergreen,Basic White and Soft Succulent. 

I added the Real Red Ruffled ribbon and Evening Evergreen Card Stock and Basic Cardstock

I sometimes punch out extra punches while I have them out and card stock scraps on my table.  I used the Label Lovely Punch in Basic White and again in Evening Evergreen and cut the Evening Evergreen piece in have and glued to the back.

Finally I add the stamped pieces and left a space in the middle and at the top and bottom so you could see the Evening Evergreen it was mounted on.  I love the way it turned out.  I hope you like it. 


Make sure you check out Kristine Vicente's blog I am sure you are going to love it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tina Lesson 

Toni Campana
Kelly Taranto
Frances Wagner - You are here

Kristine Vicente  

Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley

Product List


Don't forget when you order $100 from now through Wednesday 11/30/22 you will get these adorable cards and envelopes.  Please use this link to get the host code: if you are ordering over $149 don't use the host code and when I see your order I will mail your cards to you. 

Thanks for doing business with me.  I will be posting my new year events after next weekend.  



Tuesday, November 15, 2022

4 Day Seasonal Sale Nov 15-18

Hello everyone, I just got back from Stampin' UP!'s On Stage Event and bringing back great news - a HUGE SALE!  

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between November 15 - 18 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are                 not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper                                                                                                                                                                                                       When ordering under $150 please use this link for hostess code ZA4VVWEV                                                                                                         

    Check out the list here of sale items!

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out! 


This past weekend some of my team members and I went to Stampin' UP!'s On Stage in Jacksonville.  We had tons of fun. I wanted to share some photos with you. 

The beginning of our road trip at dark 30 on Friday morning we left at 6:30am Not my favorite time of the day but when I have a stamping event with my team I can sacrifice right? 

Left to right, CC Watrous, Sue Karwecki, me (Frances) and Karen Patterson.  We had a fun road trip. We were meeting other team members from West Virginia and North Carolina, 

We arrived in time to get to the OnStage 2022 Jacksonville Pre-Event that MaryKate Scott and her team offered.  It was really fun and took place in Sweet Pete's Candy Company. 

Below is (seated) Terry Dell'Amicoand (standing)Johanna Barbieri at the registration table.



Below is my team mate Laura McGinnis from West Virginia showing us one of her 6 projects we made. 


These are a few people that are working on their projects 


Downstairs area where I meet Kathleen Zuckerman and Gayle Gibbons in person.  How fun to meet them!

Later that evening several of us went to Centre Stage  an event for our leaders and that was fun that we got to get our catalogs early and a cute umbrella plus a dessert bar!  YUM! This is my team mate Elaine Pelletier and I in front of the Centre Stage logo. 

 The best part is we got these new catalogs, one is SAB (Sale a Bration) that goes live Jan-Feb the other one is our Spring catalog!  I can't show you the inside till Jan but there are so many fun, pretty things.  (you will love)

I will follow up with another group of photos.  Have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by.