Today’s video shows my swap for OnStage!
Its a bookmark that follows the techniques I used on my daughter’s wedding invitations.
Live in Amsterdam came to a close at 4 pm yesterday afternoon.
the many things I love about OnStage is meeting up with some of my
old, as in long time, Stampin’ Up! friends.
On this visit I met up with two friends I made
when I went the last SU Leadership every held, which was in Orlando in January
One was a lady called Phyllis Ponton Shepherd, who’s one
of the top demonstrators in the US.
When we first met two years ago, we
discovered Phyllis’s very special friend lives in the UK in the town
next door to mine!
Another friend I made in Orlando, that I’ve met up
with on this trip is a Dutch lady named Yolanda Pasterkamp!
friends is one of the benefits I love about being a demonstrator.
received four of the new stamp sets while at OnStage and have been able
to pre-order from the new catalogue.
Hopefully my order will arrive the
same day I get home, if not, the day after!
met me from the Convention Centre at 4pm as arranged and as I stepped
outside, I was thrilled to see the weather was fantastic!
I had to take
my coat off and we decided to go to a bar we had visited the day
we arrived, to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy a cup of coffee, well
two cups actually!
The first one went down without touching the sides,
and then we took our time and really savoured the second cup!
while we settled the bill and went walkabouts along the canals.
eventually finished up in a Chinese restaurant and had dinner.
photographs were taken on our walk along the canals.
we off on a coach trip to the tulip fields and to a windmill.
weather today is forecast to be absolutely brilliant! Fingers crossed!
As frequently happens, I must dash.
I wish you a happy Sunday and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Haven't even yet looked at the video for today (that's next) but just wanted to comment on your Blog and to thank you for keeping us all "posted" and sharing the wonderful photo's … so pleased that the weather was welcoming and that you have had such a super time … can hardly wait for more details when you get home, but meanwhile pray the day continues to be as wonderful as it began and safe travels home again! TFS!!!
Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my posts. The weather today has been fantastic and we've been to the Keukenhof today, which is a super place full of tulips, daffodils and many more flowers that all grow from bulbs! Too beautiful for words! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
The most elegant bookmark I've ever seen! Beautifully done, Jan and by seeing you make it and point out all the helpful little details as you went along, you have made it that much easier for us looking on and wanting to make our own. Many thanks for a brilliant job … both the tutorial and the finished product!!
Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you like this tutorial. I was so pleased I was able to find a good way of using the offcuts from Vicki's wedding invitations! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
looks like you had a great time. glad the weather was kind to you, we've had 2 lovely days here in France
Hi, Chataigne. We have just arrived home from a fabulous trip to Amsterdam. The Stampin' Up! Convention was brilliant and then we had a couple of days sight-seeing! Hope your weather is still good – it's lovely here in the UK. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Absolutely beautiful photos of my native homeland! We emigrated to Canada when I was 8 and I have visited the Netherlands 4 times and feel so much at home there.
Your video was, as usual, awesome and I will be making some of those bookmarks…..seeing as that I belong to two book clubs! Thanks Jan!
Hi, Joeytipping. I'm so pleased you're enjoying my Amsterdam photos. I've taken so many, I think I'll set a page on here just for Amsterdam! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
so glad it all went well. with all those swaps you took you must have a load to bring back. it will take some sorting. loving your photos . have a safe trip home. cheers. oh yes , your bookmark is beautiful. ha,
Hi, Pearl. For better or worse, the longer i'm a demo, the more friends I make and therefore, I chat more and lose swapping time! At least the unswapped swaps will be ready for November! LOL! But I still have some great swaps to share! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Janice Thompson says
Love these bookmarks! Thanks for sharing! May I ask where you found the clear bags that seem to hold them so perfectly? I'm thinking I may make some of these to give to the ladies in my church for Mother's Day (which is the 2nd Sunday in May in Canada). Thanks again!
Hi, Janice. I went online and google "cellophane bags" and then the size I wanted. I don't know if they post international. Let me know if you have trouble finding them and I'll sort out the company I purchased from. I'm still in Amsterdam until tomorrow! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.