I ABSOLUTELY love what I do. So I thank my lucky stars every day that I get to share my passion for paper crafting with all of you. About a week before flying to Portland, I found out that I ranked among the top performing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators again this past Stampin’ Up!® year. And I was able to celebrate these achievements on Saturday: #15 in the US for leadership, #15 in the US for recruiting, and #42 overall in the world! Eek! Thank you, thank you, thank you to my team, my customers, my subscribers, my fellow demonstrators, my family and friends, those who work at Stampin’ Up!,…
It was also super exciting to see several of the demonstrators in my group get recognized for some of their achievements as well. We were spread across three tables in Portland (AND across 5 different OnStage locations around the US), so I don’t have photos of everyone. But here are a couple. Ashley Kuphal promoted to Bronze Elite!
And Vicki Spicer and Cheryl Lee were recognized for their sales!
I love attending these events and growing my friendships with my team members, but I also love the friendships I’ve made (and continue to make) with so many others at these events. On Friday night I was able to reconnect with Jeanna Tudela. She always has a bright smile and a warm hug for me. We met on my first incentive trip in 2006! She cheered me on for my karaoke contest.
I’ve known of Robyn Cardon for awhile, but we officially connected on a bus ride taking us back to the ship during the Alaskan cruise in July of 2018. She’s such a sweetheart.
Margaret and Leo Van Vliet are two of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. I’ve known them since 2006, too. (That first incentive trip fostered some wonderful friendships.)
Ms Jeanne Ciolli is another ray of sunshine. And this fellow Paper Pumpkin fanatic was an OnStage presenter on Saturday! She did a fantastic job showing off my favorite new products…the Peaceful Poppies Suite. (I’ve got a photo of her projects below.)
And then on Saturday I had a lot of fun helping at the check-in table with these Stampin’ Up! staff members, Jason (JZ) Zarogoza and Sean Galloway. (You can tell we had a lot of laughs.)
I was excited to get this fancy backdrop photo with Deb Naylor and Jeanne Ciolli. We were the Paper Pumpkin Advisory members in attendance at this Portland OnStage location.
Ruth Bingle is a gem! We’ve both been with Stampin’ Up! for many years, and it was wonderful to spend a little quality time chatting with her.
Did you see some of the display board photos I shared Saturday? Here are photos of the rest of the display boards featuring projects demonstrated on stage and several swap cards. (This first one features Jeanne’s projects. I can’t wait to get my hands on this suite of products!)
LOTS of fantastic new products are going to be available in the upcoming 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog and 2020 Sale-a-Bration Brochure.
And as attendees of these events we got to take some of these products home with us. Here are gifts from Friday night – a new stamp set and a credit card case with the awesome poppies suite design.
Then on Saturday all the OnStage attendees received this cute backpack, some pens, some pins, and another new stamp set.
Prize Patrol is always exciting. We get even more new products in our hands. Below are Mary, Lisa, Nancy, Marciene and Ashley sporting their prizes.
And ta-da!!! Look at the stamp set I won…Painted Poppies. Needless to say, I was thrilled. We also got to split up the products from the make-n-takes. So we each took home a few more gifts. Plus each of us received a pack of the new Country Club Designer Paper.
When OnStage was over, our group of 15 gathered at our hotel to visit, eat supper, show-n-tell our swaps, and exchange more gifts and cards.
Front: Kayla Cory, Vicki Spicer, me, Theresa Gloe, Lisa Marshall
Back: Verla Carpenter, Kristie Strum, Mary Marohl (squatting lower), Nancy Forsberg, Cheryl Lee, Ashley Kuphal, Diane Keough, Amanda Martin, Marciene Ingram, and Teri Zupancich
Here are photos of more gifts I got. Amazing creativity, right?!
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ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA NOVEMBER 20-22
Mark your calendars and get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! 15% off select Ink pads and Cardstock…Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount on select bundles and ink pad assortments. Click here for the informational flyer with the details.
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.