Over 10,000 of us demonstrators from around the world just attended Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage@Home event, our annual convention this year held as a virtual event because of the pandemic. And they really knocked it out of the park!
The event kicked off Thursday evening with musical entertainment from Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (yes! can you believe it?!) and was followed by awards/recognitions and fun stamping demonstrations.
It was during this event that I found out that I placed in the TOP 20 in the US for sales, team building and leadership AND ranked #14 IN THE WORLD out of 57,040 demonstrators!!! I am so completely grateful and humbled to be among the top achievers. I knew I had an amazing year with my stats, but wow! I bow down to my team of course for the team building and leadership rankings! In fact most of these awards were not earned on my own. So…HUGE thank you’s to ALL of you who have supported me so I could turn this passionate love for paper crafting art into such a rewarding career. ❤️
I was also recognized for earning the incentive trip, my $800,000 career sales milestone, my 20 year anniversary with the company, and my promotion to Gold Elite.
To my surprise, a few deliveries came the next day from a few of my demonstrator friends! So not only was on on cloud 9, but the house smelled spectacular!
Friday and Saturday were full days filled with trainings, breakout classes, Stampin’ Up! news, prizes, announcements, and more demonstrations of new products that will debut in January in our upcoming January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Oh yes! Did I forget to mention that?! We were able to see all the new goodies coming our way! AND we were able to preorder some of these items early. (So of course, I did. Join me this Monday evening at 6 PM Central Time on my Facebook Page where I will reveal many of these items during my Box Opening party. That’s tomorrow, because yes…I expedited my order. Ummm…of course. LOL)
Here are some more glimpses of new products coming our way soon.
All the presenters did a fantastic job! But I have to say ending the event with the “Sara and Shelli Show” is always the best. Shelli is the co-founder of the company. Sara is her daughter and now the CEO of the company. This mother-daughter team is seriously always SOOOoo much fun to watch.
And they presented one of my favorite new suites: Fine Art Floral.
Stampin’ Up! always spoils us with gifts and prizes. I won a level two Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set called A Touch of Ink. And the all-attendee give-away was $25 product credit. SOooo nice. These items were also sent to those of us who opted for the “swag” when we registered.
And demonstrators at the title of Silver Elite or higher were also sent this CenterStage gift: a new paper snips with dangling scissors charm.
When I opened it I had to laugh. Because that’s the gift I send out to those in my team who attended…a scissors charm! I also sent them a fun-fold card, a team ribbon and a note of appreciation. Here are a few photos that I took during the process of assembling and getting them out in the mail.
I bought the actual etched charm from NouveauElements on Etsy. And then I added the jump rings and cord myself.
I got a few gifts, too! We demonstrators like to do that sort of thing at in-person events. But how fun that the gift giving still took place even though we weren’t gathering in person. Those that made each gift are mentioned in the watermarks of the photos.
I have yet to break open the champagne that Nancy and Kayla gave me. I’m saving it for when my husband brings home a celebratory flourless chocolate cake.
By the way, if you want to see even more glimpses of new products and more from this fun event, use the hashtag #onstageathome when searching social media.
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CURVY CELEBRATIONS IS HERE!
There are some fabulous products debuting in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog that have been released early and are being offered along with some coordinating exclusive Christmas products. Click here to see these Curvy Celebrations products in my online store! Click here for the informational flyer. You can get your hands on any or all of them November 3-January 4.
PAPER PUMPKIN PAST KITS AND REFILLS AVAILABLE AGAIN!
While constructing the new online store, Stampin’ Up! had to temporarily suspend the offering of Paper Pumpkin past kits and refills. Well…good news! The online store functionality that allows SU to offer these products is working now! Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills are available once again. These products are only available while supplies last and require an active Paper Pumpkin subscription to be allowed to order. SU will continue to release new past kit and refill products each month as inventory and demand allow. If you’re interested in purchasing these products, they’re typically released—if available—on the 4th Monday of each month.
A PEEK AT NOVEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit! (Also includes 15 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ envelopes.) Click here to watch the cute promotional video. Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper 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 November 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 November 2020 Forever Greenery 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 Artistry Blooms Suite will be available December 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) include links to instructional videos!
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.