Oh! I’m so over the top excited to share what’s been happening in my world!! I’m at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Live here in Orlando, Florida.
We still have one more day left of this great convention, but I have so much to share already – peeks of some new products from the upcoming 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration publications and photos of the fun I’ve been having. Here I am in my hotel room drooling over all the fantastic new goodies coming soon! Aren’t the catalogs beautiful!?
Some of us got them on Wednesday night (a day earlier than the rest) when demonstrators at the title of Silver Elite or higher were spoiled with a day at Epcot!
My upline (and cherished friend of almost 19 years) were roomies this year and had a fabulous time at this magical Disney World park.
I was SO excited that I got to hug Goofy and buy up some Micky-shaped Rice Krispy treats with the chocolate-dipped ears – two big Disney World favorites of mine!!
Epcot is beautiful! We had a blast.
And in the evening before we left, Stampin’ Up! treated all of us achievers to a fun dessert bar and entertainment in this beautiful room.
OnStage officially kicked off for everyone on Thursday. And one of the first things that took place was a celebration of the top-achieving demonstrators. I made the Global Top 100 again this year!!! I’m #48 in the world out of about 53,000 demonstrators!! And in the US I’m #28 overall, #19 in leadership, #17 in recruiting, and #22 in sales!
I haven’t shared this news with you here on my blog yet. And I’m so sorry. This year we were told ahead of time. So you may have seen the post on my personal Facebook page that my friend, Susan put on my wall. But within an hour after I found out on November 1st, my kids came home from school arguing with each other. And then while struggling to get my youngest to work on his homework, my printer died. So I had to deal with that and get a new printer that evening to finish my craft fair projects and prep. My craft fair event took place on Saturday, so I used all of my waking moments on Friday to get that ready. And after that was over,….sigh… I had just two more days to get my team gifts done and get packed up for OnStage. Phew! I tell ya! The struggle is real. I’m sure you can all relate. It was a crazy busy week. Sometimes when it rains, it pours. Right? And so as you can see in the photo above (that my friend Carol Rosengren took) it didn’t even really hit me how huge and wonderful these achievements were until I was here celebrating with all my Stampin’ Up! friends.
A HUGE THANK YOU! I couldn’t have earned these rankings without all of you – my Stampers With ART peeps, fellow demonstrators, Stampin’ Up! employees, customers, club members, followers, subscribers, other friends, and my family!!
I also was chosen to be on the Demonstrator Council!!! This is new, so I can’t tell you much about it yet. But I applied and was one of the lucky ones picked!
And here is my walk across stage with Frenchie Martin and Susan Campfield for being 160,000+ Flex Point achievers. (I’m very proud to say I actually reached the max and earned 500,000 points. I cashed in 160,000 of them for Greece – the 2019 Stampin’ Up! incentive trip! My guest this year will be my sister. Yay!! I’m really looking forward to this special time that I get to share with her.
On Thursday evening our team that attended OnStage from all over the US gathered for a private event at the Rosen Centre Hotel so we could visit, dine, stamp make-n-takes, laugh, swap, and just have a ton of fun together. What a grand evening…for sure one of the highlights of this week for me!
On Thursday and Friday (the first two of the full three days of OnStage) we saw lots of demonstrations with new products, did some make-n-takes, learned about new Cling Stamps (clingier than clear-mount) debuting in the new catalogs, and we’ve been spoiled!
OH! And check out this beautiful new Stamparatus bag (coming soon)!!
One of the best things about OnStage is it gives us all a chance to meet up each year. I love my demonstrator friends! I was able to meet many that I’ve only been connected with through social media, and I made even MORE new friends (from all over the world!).
I’m going to end my post soon because it’s late and I need to get to bed soon. But here are a few photos of some of my beautiful Stampin’ Up! friends. I am blessed.
Are you following me on my Facebook page? If so, click here to watch an impromptu FB Live video I recorded this afternoon when a few of my team members – Nancy Forsberg, Kayla Cory and Vicki Spicer – let me tag along with them when they went to meet Kylie and Bruno Bertucci.
We’ve been so spoiled! I took this photo more than 24 hours ago. So just know that I have gotten even MORE gifts from SU since then. But look!!
It’s been a blast! I’ll share more soon.
JOIN THE CLUB
Do you find that you order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month? Do you want to get perks for those monthly orders? I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will kick off in about 3 weeks, and we are looking for new members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up. We are currently looking for FIVE more members so we can start another new club mid-November. Who is ready?!
PAPER PUMPKIN CHRISTMAS CARD KIT
CLICK HERE to sign up by November 10th so you can get this next one that is shipping. We are told that it will contain products for making Christmas cards – 10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs. YAY!!! Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White. AND the box is a great sneak peek of what’s inside!
SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE available this month only!
“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! CLICK HERE to find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one will be offered each month. November’s is ready!!