We are in the midst of Stampin’ Up’s Leaders Summit event. As most large events in this crazy year of 2020, the Summit is being held online. Though this August 2020 event was switched from in-person to virtual, it has still been incredibly amazing and full of information, inspiration, motivation and more!
Attendees from all over the world started getting spoiled and excited when gifts began arriving to each one of us. To keep this special gift a surprise to those who were still awaiting theirs, most of us tried not to share what it was until the event began. So now I can reveal it to you. Stampin’ Up! sent each of us a set of two champagne glasses from Tiffany & Co!! And they arrived in a beautiful Tiffany blue box!
What a great way to make us leaders all feel so special. ❤️
My upline (and dear friend), Susan Campfield sent her husband door-to-door the morning of the first day of the event to drop off a gift to each one of us attending. Wow! Right? This made us feel even MORE special. And she personalized mine to include nectarines, dark chocolate and a gluten-free treat. Yay!!
And then it began!…
Leaders Summit kicked off with a Welcome Reception at 2 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, August 27. We were asked to bring one of our glasses as we raised a toast.
Because Stampin’ Up! had liked what I had written in a response to an email that had been sent out about a month back, I was picked as one of the presenters for a special Global Top Performers session that followed the Welcome Reception. I was nervous, but very honored. (So I kept my toasting beverage mellow… just water! LOL)
Yesterday was much busier. Friday’s events went from Noon to 8:30 PM Mountain Time with a 1-1/2 hour break for dinner (in my case). Because this event is being held live for demonstrator leaders all over the world, there are many who are getting up in the early hours of their morning or staying up to the wee hours of their night to participate. And some ventured out to stay in hotel rooms with their computers to make it easier to focus and be in the moment of this incredible conference. I’m fortunate that my husband and boys are self-sufficient and okay with me staying in my studio/office while the event is taking place.
Plus I really couldn’t have traveled well anyways because of my broken toe. So I’m even more grateful that this event is virtual. In fact, by evening I had moved up to our living room so I could elevate it.
For those of you who missed me telling the story this past Wednesday during my Online Paper Crafter’s class on YouTube, I broke a bone in my fourth toe of my left foot when I wasn’t watching where I was going the evening of August 20th. I ran into the leg of our new couch. 🙁 Here’s the x-ray.
I’m over a week into the healing process and starting to feel better now. Thank you for all your well wishes.
We have one more full day today. I am rested and ready! In fact I’ll be gathering for a Team Online Brunch via Zoom with those in our group in less than an hour! Fun fun fun!!
Oh!… I also wanted to share what I sent to those in my team attending this event with me! I had a few extra bags left from my Blossoms In Bloom Paper Pumpkin Palooza event this past June. They they each got one of those with some little gifts inside.
The gifts included a bracelet, a pack of Gold Gilded Gems, and a string of mini LED lights that they could use for decorating. I enclosed the lights and a special card with a hand-written note inside a Gold Mini Pizza Box wrapped with the Forever Greenery Designer Paper.
These demonstrators have worked hard to get to their titles and qualify to attend this event. I’m grateful that they have invested in it and are attending it with me! I can’t wait to see what this day has in store for us.
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SEPTEMBER’S GET & GO STARTER KIT PROMOTION
The Starter Kit is a fantastic way for new demonstrators to get loads of products at a huge value (for $99, choose $125-worth of products). During the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion (September 1-30), you can get even MORE products—and at the same great price! These additional products were specifically chose to help new demonstrators hold an event right from the get-go and get their business off to a running start. Click here to access the flyer. And click here to more about the benefits of joining my community by purchasing the Starter Kit.
TIME TO REDEEM “BONUS DAYS” COUPONS!
For every $50 you spent July 1st through August 3rd (before shipping and tax), you earned a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you can now redeem August 4-31, 2020. Click here for more details.
A PEEK AT SEPTEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s “Hello Pumpkin” Paper Pumpkin kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white.
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by September 10th for this next kit.
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve August 2020 In Good Taste Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Playing with Patterns Suite will be available September 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) now include links to instructional videos!
AUTUMN 2020 MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE!
I took part in another mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using Autumn-themed products from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists. Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 82 great ideas.
STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINES
You’ll see the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines on pages 170-172 in the new 20-21 Annual Catalog. They weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication. There are still some COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. But the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available September 1st! The machine is only available to demonstrators right now. But if you can’t wait until September 1st, you can get this $120 machine and another $5 item (like Rhinestones) in your Starter kit order in August and pay only $99!
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive 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.