We just held our 3rd annual Creative Connections here in Minnesota! There were 273 demonstrators in attendance, tons of ideas on display, lots of swapping, several prizes given out, and many great presentations.
Terri Gaines (one of the presenters today and the mastermind behind this great event), Susan Campfield (another presenter and the one who works the camera), Georgia Giguere (the organizer of presenters and MC) and Patsy Waggoner (the organizer of registrations and prizes) put a ton of work into pulling this all together for us! Wish I would've gotten better photos.
I presented for a few minutes on stage about one of my absolute favorite products, Paper Pumpkin kits.
Sandy Carlson had so many fantastic things to share in her presentation. I think she brought it all in a U-Haul. LOVE this gal!!! And we got to sit next to each other.
I got to spend some fun quality time with fellow demonstrator Mary Haugen, co-owner of Stamp-n-Storage. She is such a sweetheart!
We were missing a few who registered and couldn't make it and a few who didn't get in on the photo (and of course the larger number who live far and couldn't make it), but look at our fantastic group!!! I love these wonderful individuals – my stampin' sisters who are all somewhere in the lineage from my upline, Susan Campfield).
Gotta get silly too – here I am with Nancy Reynolds, Jean Eckman, Tricia Josephs (in front) and Cheryl Lee. Our Stampers With ART group is so much fun! I treasure these friendships.
Here I am with Dawn Olchefske, my talented friend and birthday twin (LOL) who demonstrated fun ideas with our glossy cardstock and reinkers.
Fellow demonstrator from Wisconsin, Lisa Pretto always has such great advice, tips and ideas. I LOVE her and have always learned from her Ink Big Academy trainings I've attended (my favorite was her Masters Retreat that I was a part of in October 2014). She is one smart lady.
Fellow demonstrator from Tennesee, Julie Salva was our motivational speaker who almost got us rolling on the floor with laughter AND brought us to tears when she spoke from her heart. She's a true star and will always shine in my world.
Stampin' Up!'s Carrie Warner from Utah attended and shared, too!! She's very creative, and our jaws all dropped when she turned a mitten die into a penguin!
When all this creativity comes together in one place, the results are mind-blowing!!! Boy, was it a fantastic day! If you'd like to attend next September (or attend other fun demonstrator-only events that share about), join my Stampers With ART Community. We'd love to have you!
Merry Patterns Host Promotion!
Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun. And we've just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion.
A Season of Style with Coordinating October & November Paper Pumpkin Kits
To give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin' Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits. You will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. You will have more creative options when you mix and match and make your own alternate projects. And you can get that handmade holiday touch without fuss because everything is prepped and ready for you to assemble! To learn more about these kits of creativity that I am SOooo passionate about, click here. To get started with your subscription so you can get these great kits, click here and sign up by October 10th.