Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event: Day 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Day 2 of our stamping event. A lot of walking, a lot of stamping demonstrations, always a time to stamp and always Prize Patrol or some type of give away, and recognition walks across the stage. Today I walked across the stage for my Flex Point (Sales+) and was honored to walk with two of my friends Evie and JoAnne … sorry, no picture of that.

This is how we kicked off our evening session!! You will notice a blond coming through the crowd, that is Sara Douglass … she is our CEO!!

How fun is this!! I love coming to our OnStage or any Stampin’ Up! sponsored events because I get so inspired and rejuvenated.  I also get to connect with fellow demonstrator friends …

This is Evelyn Wood … we met years ago at a past Stampin’ Up! connection and have been friends ever since. This year we are sharing our goals with each other, so we can encourage each other to reach these goals!

Evelyn’s and her group, the Stamping Sirens adopted me (LOL) because I came alone to OnStage. What lovely ladies … really, they are a hoot!! We went out to dinner together and had an awesome time.

Our picture taking began after we received another give-a-way … the new Gingham Designer Paper! The colors are awesome!! YOU are going to love it ❤ I do!!

Now let me introduce you to Greta … we actually met on-line and have chatted for almost a year.  We decided to meet face to face here at OnStage, it was so nice to meet her in person. I also got to meet her upline Bente too.

Walking across the stage for recognition is fun, and going on the Incentive trips are even better … but the best and most important thing for me in my Stampin’ Up! journey is all the beautiful people I have met.

Whether they are fellow demonstrators or my downline or my customer aka: stampin’ friends, I would not have been doing this for 18 years without them!!

Together we create magic with ink and paper and bring happiness to others when we send our cards out, and that magic brings friendships and fun with it.

If you need a creative outlet, or if you want to meet new people, or if you want to have fun … I invited you to sit down a chat with me, because I would love to share this amazing opportunity with you.  It’s too good not to share!

Today is our last day at OnStage, kind of sad, but I will share more of the fun with you.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, see you tomorrow ~

Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event: Day 1

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was our first full day at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event so I was up early to get ready and begin the day …

I thought I would take you along with me so you can get a birds eye view of the celebration along with a little sneak peek of the Occasions Catalog!!  Once we hit the convention center … we all head for the Main Stage and Opening Session.

Once the doors are opened we are greeted by Stampin’ Up! Staff, some fun music, and a decked out Main Stage.  Here we gather to celebrate 30 years, each others accomplishments, and to check out the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs …

On Main Stage we have presenters from the Stampin’ Up! staff and our fellow demonstrators.  Here is a SNEAK PEEK into the Occasions catalog … Let me introduce you to the Butterfly Gala!!

Another Butterfly Gala sneak peek …

While here, Stampin’ Up! likes to spoil us … CenterStage Achievers got to pick up their new catalogs last night!! Today during the product showcases, they host PRIZE PATROLS!! We are given a number at check-in and when they pick your number during Prize patrol … you get a stamp set!! Today, I won the Part of my Story Stamp set … I love this one, it has fun sentiments to make others happy.

You will also see that really cute little bag … It’s a tool bad and each attendee got one of those today!!  So excited to see what tomorrow will bring!

Have a good day today and thanks for stopping in.


CenterStage 2018

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So we made it to Florida yesterday and I headed to the Convention Center to grab my goodies and hop on a bus to Epcot!!  Stampin’ Up! sent all it’s Leaders to Epcot for a fun filled day and a special area set aside for us to pick up a gift and a treat!

When we arrived we got an envelope full of our ribbons (we receive those as recognition for our achievements) and a note that tells us when we are to walk across the stage to be recognized … very exciting! Then we got this beautiful box …

In the box was our Convention bag, and in the bag we found a new stamp set, some notebooks and pens, or badge holder and my favorite … the Greek Isles Pin!!  I have that safely tucked into my name tag so I don’t loose it!

The bag … you want to see the bag? Oh … it’s beautiful

After I checked out all my goodies and packed them up tight, we hopped a bus and headed to Epcot. Epcot is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, award-winning fireworks & seasonal special events.

Norway …

France …

Germany …

It was a great time!! I bit crowded but I think that was because of the Food Festival being held there … YUM YUM! I had a Norwegian Club Sandwich and some Lefsa!!

In Disney style … they end the night with fireworks!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Today I will be attending opening session of OnStage 2018 and partying with 7000+ of my stampin’ sisters (and brothers!).

Have a great day ~

OnStage 2017 Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have more fun to share with you from our “OnStage” Roadtrip. Our Saturday morning began with a beautiful sunrise … this is the view from our room:

Then we had breakfast ordered in, so once we were done eating we were ready for the day! Sarah checked in (I did that last night a CenterStage) and got her bag full of goodies which included a new stamp set. Now it was time to find a spot to sit …

We found a great table … I wish I would have gotten a picture of / or with these ladies (not shown in photo above), they were wonderful to sit and stamp with. They shared their blocks with us because of course I left mine at home! I wasn’t fully packed and still had to go into work the morning we should have been leaving! Oh well, it turned out OK.

Not only did they share their blocks … they shared their swaps both to look at and to take home!  I’ll be posting the 2 swaps I received from MaryJo Bryden tomorrow. This is just tooooo cute …

Now I can’t share all of the wonderful things they showed us because I’ll be sharing them at a later date either on my blog, or in my classes or even on retreat.

There always has to be fun and to have photo opportunities.  Stampin’ up! provides us with the coolest tools to commemorate our events …

Notice the “In-Colors” on the sign I’m holding? Yup … they think of everything! Speaking of In-Colors; I gave you a sneak peek yesterday, so how about seeing these beautiful new colors in action? Here they are in all their splendor and glory …

How do you like the coordinating Designer Series paper? Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create beautiful cards without the stress … it all coordinates!

Well, I can’t say good-bye just yet … I have one more sneak peek from a new stamp set called “More than Chocolate”. This is a sample from one of the many boards of samples displayed for us at OnStage, and what else would a card making Candy store manager want to share …

Hope you enjoyed taking this little road trip with me and seeing some of the cool stuff we see at OnStage. If you want to see more … YOU should join my group of Star’s and the Stampin’ Up! family. It truly is a family of fun loving, like minded people who love to stamp. It doesn’t matter if you just do it for the discount or if you want to make it big! We as demonstrators fill the entire spectrum.

ME? I started for the discount, but deep down I wanted to earn the Incentive Trips (and I did) then when I needed to slow down a bit, I could … then I can pick it up again when I want. Do what works for YOU … it’s your dream! I’m just here to help and guide when needed. I have a fun group that likes to share, we have a private Star’s Facebook page, we have meetings and retreats and love to stamp!

You can contact me below or e-mail me for more information (NO Obligation)

Have a delicious kind of day, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow when I share MaryJo’s card with you.

Thanks ~


The road to CenterStage … Sneak Peek!?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … can’t believe this year is flyin’ by … the Retirement list is out, my annual Retreat is only 3 weeks away and the new catalog will be released in June!! That is what is so exciting about attending our Stampin’ Up! event OnStage… we not only got our hands on the new catalog, we got to see (and get) some great new stamp sets and create some cute cards!

As promised … I’ll share part of my roadtrip that brought us to such a fun event… OnStage. Usually I fly but this time I drove (with my new recruit Sarah… also my daughter). We headed out on Wednesday the 5th and got as far as Marion, Illinois. Had dinner at a cute restaurant called 20’s Hideout … we were lucky to hit their all you can eat crab legs! YUM.

Back on the road after a good nights sleep and we’re heading for Memphis, Tennesse …

Memphis is going to be a planned stay! I wanted Sarah to experience something new and fun, and Beale street was the answer! It’s full of good music and good food.

This is also where we stayed at this Historic Peabody hotel … While there, Sarah asked why the lights were flickering and I said “Maybe it’s Haunted” so we googled it and found that some say it is! We believe it’s more famous for their ducks!

After a wonderful stay in Memphis we headed out to Louisiana. Didn’t see any gators or crocs…Whew!

Shreveport is where the Stampin’ Up! event is to be held, so we booked our room at the Shreveport, Hilton because it was attached to the Convention Center where OnStage is being held. It was nice!

I had to be there by Friday evening as I was invited to the Stampin’ Up! CenterStage event…

Here is how Stampin’ Up! hosts CenterStage: Our silver elite and above demonstrators have worked hard to build their businesses and we think they’ve earned a little time in the limelight! That’s why we have CentreStage events . . . to celebrate everything they’ve done to become exceptional Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. 
At CentreStage, they get the recognition they deserve, enjoy a bit of pampering, and receive the additional training opportunities they want as they work to bring their Stampin’ Up! business to the next level.

The also treat us to a fabulous dinner and a special gift. We Stampin’ Up! too!

OH … my, my … is that a SNEAK PEEK of the New In-Colors!  I see Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  OH … so many sneak peeks and awesome announcements! I’ts great to be a demonstrator!!

Met some wonderful fellow demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. It was a great night with great food and awesome company! From left to right: Candy, Lydia, France Martin and myself.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more from the OnStage event! This lasted all day and included recognition, training, Make & Takes, Prize Patrol (win FREE stuff), lunch and more!!

Thanks for riding along with me so far!

Have a wonderful day ~