I’m so excited to share with you photos of the fun we had this past weekend up in Northern Minnesota at my parents’ cabin. I took my team member, Cheryl Lee with me on this Silver Elite Retreat. And like last year, the weekend was focused on pampering Cheryl and celebrating her Stampin’ Up! demonstrator accomplishments and successes.
My parents made the cabin so warm & welcoming with all their little touches.
My mom put out treats and decorations & made us fabulous meals.
My dad helped clean up from the meals, kept the long road in drivable, and kept the cabin cozy and warm. We even had a fire in the wood-burning stove on Friday evening. It felt like we were at a Bed & Breakfast.
My mom (who is also a paper crafter), Cheryl and I each made 13 cards on Saturday: four that I had created for this event and nine cards from kits – all with new products that will be available soon. (I’ll share more on the specifics of the cards in future posts, so be sure to stop back.) Here are the ones we created with the upcoming All My Love Suite.
This card below was the most difficult of all our cards to put together. But we all gave it “a go” and had success. Yay! I’ll have to do a video for it. 😉
Here are the ones we created with the upcoming Classic Garage Suite.
This mini pinwheel card will be my featured card here on my blog this Saturday.
And this was our favorite of the three kits – Incredible Like You Project Kit!
These are the “pillow gifts” I gave Cheryl. This first one I gave to her right away on Friday after we arrived. I created this bag with the Frosted Floral papers awhile back and shared it here on my blog back on October 2nd. I loved this bag so much, I HAD to use it.
Inside the bag and the box were these personalized gifts: an insulated lunch tote and an etched Clear Block D that Tamra Davis from TaDa Moments had made for me. (She made the personalized gifts for last year’s retreat too!)
Then throughout the day on Saturday, I gave Cheryl these product-filled bags decorated with coordinating tags also made from the Frosted Floral Designer paper. (I had received gifts from Stampin’ Up! during my Alaskan Incentive Trip this past July in these drawstring logo bags.)
All the gifts were clear or silver Stampin’ Up! products to keep with the theme of the Silver Elite Retreat. And the products inside sort of hinted to the next set of cards we would be making.
It was a wonderful weekend of celebrating my Silver Elite team member – one that I hope to continue for years to come!
There are many items that are leaving us from the 2018 Holiday Catalog (which ends January 2nd), and some of them are discounted. But hurry, many items are “while supplies last.” CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to access the Year-End Closeout list. And CLICK HERE to shop the Closeout online.
OCCASIONS/SAB PRODUCT SHARES AVAILABLE!
The 2019 Occasions Catalog debuts January 3rd! That means it’s that time of year to get in on my popular product shares so you can gather up lots of new product for LESS! Sign up today by contacting me with your share choice/s. I’m taking orders for shares now through January 2nd, 2019. CLICK HERE for more information.
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 soon, and we are looking for new members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up. This club (which just needs one more member) begins now, but the first order can go in as late as mid-January (when Sale-a-Bration has begun).
“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! Our December projects are ready!! CLICK HERE to find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one will be offered each month.
CLING STAMPS ARE COMING!
Cling stamps will debut in the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! Click HERE for more information.