If you’ve been following my blog posts over the years, you’ve seen me share photos of a special weekend getaway that my parents and I have hosted at their place for my achieving team members at the Silver Elite and above title. But like many events this year, our Silver Elite Retreat was held virtually (on Zoom) to keep us socially distant during this pandemic. And today I’m excited to share with you a couple glimpses of the fun we had on Saturday and photos of the gifts I gave to the well-deserving Cheryl Lee and Nancy Forsberg!
My husband, Tim delivered their baskets of goodies that morning. And I personalized them by including beverages and treats that I hoped they would enjoy.
Cheryl’s basket included tortilla chips, salsa, Bacardi Limon (two bottles) and a chilled Diet Coke.
Nancy’s (and Kayla’s – they are a mom/daughter team) included Doritos, Sun Chips, a mini champagne, Moscato, and Vodka.
I told them they couldn’t open or dig through it until we started the Zoom at 10 AM. ?
Here is what else was in each of their baskets: their own personalized insulated beverage bag,…
…a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box decorated with some upcoming new products (the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper, Gilded Leafing, and Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon) holding a sampling of Gilded Leafing and a personalized Clear Block D,…
In fact a HUGE congrats to all those on my team who earned these!
Top in Sales:
- Nancy Forsberg
- Cindy Howard
- Cheryl Lee
- Tammy McCarty
- Vicki Spicer
Top in Team Building:
- Cheryl Lee
- Janet Russell
I also gifted some silver, black & white products: Silver Foil Sheets, Basic Black Cardstock, Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Rhinestones, Pearls, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Whisper White Polka-Dot Tulle Ribbon, and Heart Charms (new in January).
But the most fun part about the baskets were the new products debuting in the January-June Mini Catalog and make-n-take supplies prepped and ready to put together.
After going through our baskets I walked them through assembling our Sand & Sea Suite projects.
After breaking for lunch we gathered again and put together our Hydrangea Hill Suite projects. (I’m so excited to share these suites with all of YOU.)
Then we got creative and did our own card designs with the supplies from the upcoming You Are Amazing Project Kit.They finished their cards. I did not. And I forgot to take photos! Oops! Maybe it’s because we had enjoyed our beverages at this point in the day? Hahaha.
We took a break for dinner. And when we returned, we chatted about all kinds of things. I loved that we were able to make this event possible. I’m so very excited for how far these gals have taken their businesses. They really deserved this pampering!
PS…Tamra Davis from TaDa Moments provided the personalized bags and etched blocks. Thanks Tamra!
Here is a bit of news from Stampin’ Up! that was shared with us late Thursday night. Some of you may have already heard.
“We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. And we are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White! Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are excited about the new Basic White product line and we encourage you to try it out!”
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WHISPER WHITE LEAVING…BASIC WHITE COMING
News from SU…“We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. And we are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White! Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are excited about the new Basic White product line and we encourage you to try it out!” Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here for an informational video.
GIANT YEAR-END CLOSEOUT EVENT!
From December 8, 2020 through January 4, 2021 get 10-50% off on some of your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. CLICK HERE and scroll down to access that list. (You’ll also find a list of items carrying over to the new annual catalog.)
MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE UPDATE
If you recall the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines on pages 170-172 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication in June. The larger one debuted on September 1st, but there were further COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. Well…good news! The mini machine is available to demonstrators right now. And on January 5th it will be available to everyone! So keep that in mind when planning your wish lists and purchases.
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.
A PEEK AT JANUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the January 2020 Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards (4 of 2 designs) —with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!
AND…with the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on — called Little Love Boxes (#156842 available January 1, 2020 $8 USD/$11 CAD) —includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. When combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more! Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)…Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, 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 January 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 December 2020 Artistry Blooms 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 Fine Art Floral Suite will be available January 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.