Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage November 2019 is happening this weekend in several locations around the globe. The “Live” 3-day event was in Dortmund, Germany. (And I say was, because Germany is several hours ahead of where I live. Their event is now over as I am posting this. You may have seen photos out there on social media.) The “Local” OnStage events are/were all over the globe. In the US they are in Hartford, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Lansing and Portland.
I flew into Portland Thursday afternoon along with several fellow Stampers With ART demonstrators. Here we are at the airport in Minneapolis ready to take off.
And then I joined Vicki Spicer, Ashley Kuphal (Cards by Kuphal), Nancy Forsberg & Kayla Cory (Stampingbae), and Mary Marohl. We rented a vehicle from the airport and saw some of the sites. We drove east and had a late lunch at the Thunder Island Brewing Company by the Cascade Locks area.
Then we walked out to the southwest tip of Thunder Island and took a few photos of the the Bridge of the Gods and the surrounding beautiful area. What a fun and amazing time!
On the way back we stopped to look at a waterfall called Horsetail Falls. I didn’t get many photos…sorry. And it was getting dark out by this time.
We also stopped to shop at a beautiful place called Multnomah Falls Lodge. And on the way back to the hotel we picked up some water and snacks at Target (of course). Before calling it a night, we gathered together with a few more gals that are here from our group and exchanged hand-stamped gifts (we love to create for each other!).
So many clever ideas and packaging!
Friday morning at hung out in the breakfast area and visited a LOT. Nancy, Kayla, Mary, Ashley and Vicki left at 8 AM to do more Oregon sight-seeing. But I wanted to stay back to meet up with a few others in our group that hadn’t arrived yet, to get caught up in emails, and to relax a bit before the CenterStage event that night. I even declined going to explore with Cheryl Lee (my roommie), Marciene Ingram, Kristie Strum and Teri Zupancich when they took off to explore downtown Portland (guess I’ll have to come back someday). I think I just needed a low-key day.
And it was fun to see other fellow demonstrators in the hotel lobby that I only get to see every year or so at these events. Here I am with Deb Allen, Ann Clemmer and Denise Waddell. Denise is my 4th level upline.
CenterStage Friday night was very nice. This event is for those who have the title of Silver Elite or higher.
They really know how to make us feel special.
Here I am with my sweet friend and roomie, Cheryl Lee.
Cheryl and I sat with Pattie Berg, Cheryl Hamilton and Sandy Hill. Such wonderful company!
When we got back, a bunch of us from our group gathered in Teri and Marciene’s room, exchanged a few gifts and had lots of laughs. (I’ll share photos of those gifts later.)
We all got an early start this morning and we were at the Expo Center around 7:30 AM. I was a volunteer, so I helped to check in demonstrators when the doors opened at 8:30 AM. That was a blast to meet new people and see old friends.
FEAST YOUR EYES! Here are a few photos of the display boards showing new products that will be available in the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure.
I’ll share more photos tomorrow. In the meantime…the catalogs are in our hands now!!! I’ll be ordering some products early and sharing them with you on Facebook and on my blog. So stay tuned!
Next week Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza is returning November 20-22! I’ll share more details when they are shared with us demonstrators on November 18th. In the meantime, mark your calendars so you can see what will be offered during this promotion.
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A PEEK AT DECEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
December’s Something for Everything Paper Pumpkin kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous! This kit will make it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion! Coordinating colors are: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile. Click here to activate your subscription by today, December 10th for the December kit.
THE NEW PAPER TRIMMER IS HERE!
Click here for the informational flyer about the new Paper Trimmer. Click here to see this wonderful new product in my online store. (Replacement blades for the new trimmer will then be available to purchase in January 2020.)
THE CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE IS…HERE!
This exclusive, limited-time collection includes festive, floral designs and includes many coordinating products. Click here for the informational flyer which shares more details. Items in the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available for purchase while supplies last only.
BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our November 2019 projects are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.
GIFT OF FALL PP PALOOZA TUTORIAL BUNDLE (with video link) AVAILABLE! Here are peeks of the projects! Click here, then find this bundle in my Tutorials for Sale page.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will begin mid-December (with orders due mid-month for January, February, March, April, May, and June). And we are looking for more to join us. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of those 6 months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.