The WonderBasement

Tonya Dieterlen Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator

JULY Stampin' Up! EXTRA, EXTRA read all about it!

Tonya Dieterlen
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Here is why NOW is the BEST time to become a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator!

Starter KIT: $125  in product for $99 

IN JULY 2019 you get: 

AN EXTRA $30 MORE in the product you want

AN EXTRA $10 Credit to use for more product in AUGUST!!

This is in Addition to an already GREAT kit that always includes:

*CUSTOMIZE what items you want in your kit

*FREE shipping on your kit

*Catalogs to share with your friends

*SAVE 20% on all personal purchases

INCLUDING Holiday Catalog PRE-orders (coming soon!)

*Customer Perks, Hostess Perks AND Demonstrator Perks on the Retail value of products you purchase

  • A WHOLE 6 Months (December 2019) to make $300 in sales or personal purchases to maintain active demonstrator staus

*A GREAT DEAL with NO RISK & Products you already LOVE

*SHARE this SAME deal with YOUR friends & family

*SHARE BONUS days with your friends & family

*FLEXIBILITY to decide what, when and how you do business:

~To ENJOY the Discount on personal purchases

~To share the FUN with friends & family

~To SHARE with the world & build a business you love!


When you join The WonderBasement Team you will get:

*The WonderBasement welcome Packet

*Access to Training and Support from seasoned Demonstrators with 50+years of combined experience

*Access to my Demonstrator only events and pages

~check out our public FB page: Creating and Sharing the Life you Love on FaceBook. Search @friendstostamp

*Future Team Pricing on My events and Specials

*Access to our International Demonstrator online community

*************FUN, Friends and so much more!


SO you ASK: HOW?? DO I BEGIN?? It’s EASY, Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!!

Go to:  www.tonyad.stampinup.net and click on JOIN THE FUN tab to get started or RESTARTED---yep, if you’ve been a demonstrator before, you can do it again! I did 3 times and just received my 10 Year pin for the SECOND time! Previous demonstrators are ALWAYS welcomed back! Just follow the instructions on the Join the fun page!


Please email me personally at tonyad@thewonderbasement.com with any questions!


Creating and Sharing The Life We Love!

Tonya Dieterlen
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If you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator anywhere in the world – then join me and my teammates Susan (Stampcreatively) and Cheri (Cheri’s Cards) on Facebook in our Demonstrator Only Group –

Search “Creating and Sharing the Life You Love

We try to ‘meet’ each week with an online Demonstrator Meeting through Facebook Live.  We share business tips, stamping fun and just general demonstrator interaction.  The page is a closed group so you will need to answer a couple of questions before you join!  We do sometimes post some of the Lives on YouTube.

There is also a Public Page associated with our group that ANYONE can join!  SO – if you are a Demonstrator or just a fan of Stampin’ Up! – everyone can find us there!  Search Facebook for @friendstostamp.

When the FB Lives do not include business sensitive info, we do our lives on the Public Page. You definitely will want to follow both!

Between the 3 of us, we have over 60 years of Stamping Experience!  Come Share the Fun with us.

 

Registration has opened for the first of our two upcoming in person events!

This September we will host our second INStage event.  It will be held in downtown Indy.  You can print the flyer here and mail it in with a check or email it with a Venmo or Paypal payment.  Our events are always a lot of fun!  You will leave this one with plenty of ideas to get you through the newly released Holiday Catalog events!

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Registration will open SOON (in June!) for our SUPER EXCITING – not a card in sight! – stamping event to be held in conjunction with ONStage in Lansing in November!  We will be hosting it at the Radisson, so very near to the Stampin’ Up! venue.  We will show you some out of the box ways to use your stamping supplies to create fun products for you, your downline and your customers.  The class will be short (just a couple of hours).  There will be more than 1 time slot to pick from – and it will be the FRIDAY before OnStage.  Follow our FB Page for details.  Space will be very limited due to the conference room we are renting at the hotel.


Last Call INSPIRATION STATION! All ABOARD!!

Tonya Dieterlen

Here’s a quick compilation of several photos of projects that will be retiring the end of May! There are so many old favorites. Check them out and make sure you order by May 30! I just had to share these fun pics as an inspiration station! May’s hostess code is: G7QSBUP4

Any orders over $100 will receive a free goodie bag of NEW 2019-2020 Catalog accessories, paper samples, ribbon and other assorted fun things! You must order Online, at www.tonyad.stampinup.net and use the above hostess code. By using the code I will get a notification. You will receive your goodie bag mid-June.

The stamps aren’t retiring on this project (whew!), BUT the gift bag punch box is! This great little tool helps you make all different sizes of gift bags.

The stamps aren’t retiring on this project (whew!), BUT the gift bag punch box is! This great little tool helps you make all different sizes of gift bags.

Ode to a Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Speciality paper. LOOK how beautiful it layers on top of the Garden Impressions 6x6 Designer Series Paper!

Ode to a Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Speciality paper. LOOK how beautiful it layers on top of the Garden Impressions 6x6 Designer Series Paper!

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is again featured with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Speciality paper and the copper foil sheets and the Occassion’s Well Said bundle. SUCH a beautiful bundle!

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is again featured with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Speciality paper and the copper foil sheets and the Occassion’s Well Said bundle. SUCH a beautiful bundle!

Inside…make your inside as pretty as the outside :) You can do it with Stampin’ UP!

Inside…make your inside as pretty as the outside :) You can do it with Stampin’ UP!

Here is one of my favorite late bloomers as a favorite stamp set and dies. Seriously, this is SO beautiful! Follow Your Dreams Bundle, which includes the Follow Your Dreams Stamp set and Chase Your Dreams dies.

Here is one of my favorite late bloomers as a favorite stamp set and dies. Seriously, this is SO beautiful! Follow Your Dreams Bundle, which includes the Follow Your Dreams Stamp set and Chase Your Dreams dies.

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Be Mine stitched Framelit dies Mobil

Tonya Dieterlen

I posted over on FB the mobil, similar to the one I made with snowflakes in early November. I wanted to give you a few details on HOW to make this cute little decoration. This is just a guideline, you can really make it whatever you like for what ever occasion or season you need.

First I took some of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! foil paper in Champagne. It’s such a pretty color. If you need a neutral metallic, but don’t want the classic silver or gold, this is your color! It has just a tinge of pink to soften the metallic, to make it perfect for Valentine’s.

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Farmhouse Christmas design #4

Tonya Dieterlen

This card takes on ALL the pattern. Be Bold or go home…someone use to tell me. This card is definitely a bold and not for the faint of heart. However, it’s pretty simple to make. Again, a lot of layering is going on to build movement and interest. I love the star pattern in this DSP (Designer Series Paper). With this card, I played with the coordinating washi tape, you might miss that it goes with the Festive Farmhouse DSP, because it’s a couple of pages beyond that suite on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog. Who doesn’t love washi and it’s ease of adding a little spark to our designs??

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Farmhouse Christmas #3

Tonya Dieterlen

Today’s card is again built from the bottom up. You’ll see that I used the Scattered Sequins textured embossing folder to be my base. Then I had fun with the one swoopy (highly technical term!) thinlit in the set. And played with the patterns. I love mixing and combining patterns. I’m definitely a MORE person in the design department. I can’t help it, I just love motion! And with the greetings written in the paper, it just seems to sing “Have a Happy Holiday!”. The house thinlet reminds me of building a gingerbread house, without all the sugar….but it’s still sweet. You can stamp the little swoopy lights, and I stamped the house on DSP (Designer Series Paper) and fussy cut the roof. It was a little involved, but not hard. I finished the card with the adorable picket fence. It cuts so clean and crisp. Oh, on the house I used blends again to achieve a little flicker in the window and paint the shutters. Who wouldn’t want turquoise shutters and doors for Christmas?

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Farmhouse Christmas Day 2

Tonya Dieterlen

A little layering is all that is needed to take this card to the next level. When you need to build some interest to your design, it’s a good idea to start at the base and build up. For example, I tucked the tree behind the circle and greeting, and topped off with the truck. It feels like it’s popping off the page to deliver your very own decorated Christmas Tree! Oh, and check out that teeny, tiny ribbon! I’m all heart-eyes about that little cutie!

I used our new Blends to color in the truck and tree. They are so much fun to use and blend marvelously.

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PS. If you are wondering how in the heck you can pick up those tiny little embellishments, like the tiny bow, Check out the Take Your Pick tool. This handy little feller is great for picking up, scraping up, poking out and in general being super useful. A multi-tasker for sure. Get one of your very own by clicking the link below!

It's a Farmhouse Country Christmas!

Tonya Dieterlen

I don’t know about you, but I’ve completely embraced the 2018 Farmhouse Country vibe. I’ve always been a little bit country, but fought it for many years. As time goes on, I’ve gotten more confident in who I am and where I come from and just because I like it all, what I choose to live with is a little bit country! Think biscuits and gravy, ham and all the fixin’s! When Stampin’ Up! Came out with the Farmhouse Christmas set and framelits, I couldn’t resist! Oh, and how about the Buffalo Check background stamp??? Can you say standard staple for creating a unique and sweet background. Simple stamping has never been so easy.

I’ve got several samples that I will share over the next couple of days.

This sentiment gets me every time. My step-grandma always used to race my mom to see who could call on Christmas Eve and say, “Happy Christmas Eve!!”. A tradition I happen to love!

This sentiment gets me every time. My step-grandma always used to race my mom to see who could call on Christmas Eve and say, “Happy Christmas Eve!!”. A tradition I happen to love!

It's Election time! NO, not that one...this one is SUPER-FUN!

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It's ELECTION time - no, not THOSE elections - this is a FUN one!! You know those plain white baker's boxes in the Holiday Catalog - well - here are some ideas that you can do with them (created by girls on our team!) Vote in the comments below for which is your favorite! And maybe order some yourself and see how CREATIVE you can be!

A. Apple Mini Basket  B. Light up Village  C. Bright Bulb Box

A. Apple Mini Basket

B. Light up Village

C. Bright Bulb Box

D. Starbucks Gift Card  E. Snowman Snowflake  F.Minnie’s Firework Oreos

D. Starbucks Gift Card

E. Snowman Snowflake

F.Minnie’s Firework Oreos

Well since MAY....I've been doing a few things. Here's the scoop!

Tonya Dieterlen

Since my hiatus from the blog is probably a bit noticeable, I wanted to give you an update on what's going on in the WonderBasement:

My mom came up the end of March and had a knee replacement, here in Indianapolis. So she came up, had surgery and stayed with me for about 6 weeks, through the worst and first stages of recovery. She is doing great, almost 5 months later, she is pretty much back to her normal activities at home in Boonville. 

In mid-April, I decided that the WonderBasement needed a redo. It was a thought that had been brewing since January when I found THREE hutches I couldn't live without. They were from a nursery up in Noblesville, and the hutches had been used for their Christmas displays. They were changing up their decor. SO, I brought them home and put them in the basement, to let the ideas percolate in my brain, as to what I wanted to do with the hutches and the WonderBasment. Below, you can see hutch 1, 2, and 3. Little did I know this would begin an obsession with Early American hutches! 

Suddenly it hit me! I love Joanna Gaines and her awesome country-farm house style. It's comfortable, yet fresh, and I was ALL in! And the hutches fit perfectly into the farmhouse theme. And honestly, I don't do carbon copy stuff, but it was a launching point. My style has a little more bling and whimsy than Joanna, but the color base was all hers....specifically, Magnolia paint by KILZ. It's a beautiful line of paint that has the most soft, creamy colors you've ever laid eyes on! **swoon** and **heart eyes***

I was going to paint all of the hutches with Magnolia chalk paint, but before I did the hutches, I needed to really give the walls in the WonderBasment a facelift. SO, Goodbye, orange, & blue, you've served me well. I also wanted to break up the space a little more efficiently. Move my beads, sewing, and paper crafting all into their appointed places. Also, I wanted to add studio space to record FB lives and build my e-commerce business. (more on that in a later update)

So with the dedicated help of Jeff, Joey and Patrick, we set up to change the space. Literally, we worked June, July and most of August to get things back to being usable!

Tomorrow, I'm going to show you the fireplace remodel! One thing just kept leading to another, but I'm telling you, it was the best. thing. EVER! 

Detailed with Love Sneak Peek of 2018 New Catalog! How to make a tassel!

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I had the privilege to be a Display Stamper for Stampin' Up! Atlanta On-stage this past April. It was SO. MUCH. FUN! Loved having my own sneak peek in February. It was like the Food Network TV show, Chopped! only with stamp supplies. I had a plain cardboard box filled with goodies that are in the New 2018 Annual Catalog. Not knowing what the items went with or seeing any of the paper, I was charged with the task of completing 15-20 projects to showcase at On-Stage. I could use any of the current items in the 2017 Catalog or the Occasions Mini Catalog.  

Daunting, but SO worth the effort. Once my creative juices started flowing, I was able to knock out several cool projects and lots of material to share with you! I hope you enjoy learning along with me as I take you on the journey of creating.

The first thing I'd like to share is the Note Card set that made using a bundle that was featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog, called the Sure do Love You Bundle.  (SO if you want the framelit I used, GO HERE! It is NOT being carried over to the new catalog. Which is kind of a bummer, because it's easy and fun to use. 

There are several new items here: The stamp set is Detailed with Love, New Lemon-lime twist 3/8" mini ruffled ribbon, and The silver & pool party baker's twine. I'm going to show you how to make the tassel. It was easy and SO cool! It would be a great thing to add to your planner, or favorite book mark. I LOVE tassels and they are everywhere in jewelry, and papercrafts. 

I hope the photos are self explanatory. I have more projects to show you this coming week, so stay tuned! If you have questions, leave a comment, or catch me over on the Wonderbasement Facebook page. 

Some of my favorite things: Sunshine and Rainbows

Tonya Dieterlen

Winter? Spring?

Who are you? Where are you???

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On the same day

Two other rainbows came my way! 

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I will enjoy my rainbow week! Isn't this the most adorable lunch bag?! From Betsey Johnson, I found it at TJ Maxx. Happy, happy, happy!

Does anyone else feel like the weather is crazy this Winter/Spring?? Talk about long birthing pains of Spring! It's middle of April and I feel like it's the end of February! I am under a fleece blanket and sweatshirt. 

This stamp set and framelits bundle is so happy and positive. It was fun layering all the elements and combining the cute cloud cutouts with the cloud stamps. The rainbow stamp was also fun to use. You can use it in the traditional Rainbow spectrum of colors or change it up a little differently using analogous colors. In pinks, or blues for a baby card & gift, or black and grays for a sophisticated feel. How fun to think outside of the box! Stampin'Up! also has some super cute embellishments that make the raindrops 3-dimensional: Glitter and Clear epoxy shapes. The sunshine is a framelit shape and I used the dazzling diamonds glitter paper and sponged on daffodil delight ink for the glittery sunshine. 

A great sentiment too, "you can't have a rainbow, without a little rain". Will be a sweet get well, encouragement card for anyone who is lucky enough to recieve it. 

Many of the things used in this project will be discontinued at the end of the Occasions Catalog and several of the colors are retiring. Check out the items and get them before they are gone! 

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Some of my favorite sets! Magical Day & Magical Mates Framelits Dies

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Made from the Magical Day Bundle, 145984, Page 37 of the Occasions Catalog

Made from the Magical Day Bundle, 145984, Page 37 of the Occasions Catalog

I have some sweet, sweet favorites in the Occasions Catalog. I'm SO into mermaids and the sea  at the moment--I'm sure it has to be because the winter of 2018 has lasted FAR too long! So this is just perfect for a little magical escape for me, or an adorable party theme for your little mermaid or knight! The stamp set includes a Wizard, a Night, a Unicorn and Dragon! HOW MAGICAL! 

The Myths & Magic 6x6 Glimmer Paper is so beautiful in its glory of green and turquoise and for sparkly magic, iridescent! Ahhhh, I can't get enough!!! The Designer Series Paper has iridescent glittered designs on one side, and beautiful imagery on the other. The texture and thickness makes it great for party hats, banners or invitations! The Washi is sparkly and magical too! The framelits will cut out the stamps or some images in the Designer Series Paper. 

Are you into the magical world of knights, dragons, unicorns & mermaids??

Until we meet again...Retiring list of the Annual 2018 Catalog & Occassions Mini

Tonya Dieterlen

When Stampin' Up! announces the retiring list for the current catalogs, it can leave you feeling a little sad. But I have learned through the years, no matter what you are sad about losing, there is something MUCH better around the corner to be gained!! Don't be down, but DO BE smart! Take a look at what is leaving and order as soon as possible, those things you CANNOT live without. It might be the In-Color Reinkers, paper, or the ribbon that you will need to complete your latest project. Then enjoy the ride! There are some great 30th Anniversary Celebrations in the new 2019 Annual Catalog! You won't be disappointed. 

Please use the Hostess Code: 633VGK7A

AND for every $150 I will choose a mystery hostess from everyone that orders $50 or more! If you order $150 by yourself, please don't use the hostess code and go ahead and claim your Stampin' rewards at the time of checkout.

This promotional period will go through April 27th, 2018. This is ONLY available through me, Tonya Dieterlen and at my online SU! website: www.tonyad.stampinup.net

Click on the button below to see everything that will be retiring May 31st.