I am officially home from my trip to Orlando. It was a fun five days, and I couldn’t be happier that I went! The OnStage events are SO much fun! This was a live event, which means it was a multi-day event. This one was Thursday, November 8th through Saturday, November 10th. Each day is filled with crafting, new products, training, and lots of fun!
For today’s post, I wanted to share some new products and gifts I received on Day 3, as well as some highlights from the day!
One of the first things we did when we got started on Saturday was to honor our veterans. There were many, many of them in the crowd, and I loved that we took the time to do this. They received a standing ovation for their service, and Stampin’ Up! lit up the stage in red, white, and blue in their honor!
As the day went on, there were two all attendee giveaways. One was the new stamp set above, which will be available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog, and the other was the very cute tote bag shown below! This bag is amazing, and completely saved me on the way home, as I needed some extra space for all of the extra stuff I went home with! And the best thing about this bag is that it folds up and zips inside itself for easy storage!
One of the highlights of EVERY OnStage event is when our CEO, Sara Douglass, and her mom, Shelli Gardner, stamp together on stage. It is always hilarious, and they are both incredibly talented! In case you don’t know, Shelli was one of the founders of Stampin’ Up! 30 years ago, and was the CEO up until a few years ago when Sara took over. Shelli is still very much a part of the company, and is always at OnStage events. They are both genuine and real, and such a pleasure to watch and learn from!
Here are a couple of the cards they shared in their presentation:
The card on the left was created by Sara for her daughter, Stella, who loves horses and the color purple! Shelli created the two samples on the right. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Some big news for me personally was that I got to walk the stage to celebrate my 5 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! (A big thanks to my upline Stella for getting pics for me!) 🙂
At the very end of the event, there was a HUGE amount of confetti released! It was a total surprise, but was a nice, festive way to end the event!
The first picture above is what the confetti looked like as it was coming down. The second is what the floor looked like after it was all over. (I feel bad for whoever had to clean that up!) And the third picture is the pieces that fell out of my bag when I emptied it back at the hotel. My bag was under a chair and I still ended up with a bunch! It was EVERYWHERE!
Even though I am sad that this OnStage event is over, I am already looking forward to the next one! If you would like to attend an OnStage event, all you have to do is sign up to be a demonstrator! ANY demonstrator is eligible to attend. I would love to have you join me at the next one! Here is a pic of the date and locations for the next event:
The next US events are only one day events, as opposed to three days. I will most likely attend the one in Atlantic City, as it’s close enough to drive, but there is a possibility I may go elsewhere. Not sure yet!
If you sign up as demonstrator after January 1st, you will be eligible to attend! And just to give you the head’s up, there is a GREAT sign up special coming for new demonstrators during Sale-a-Bration, which starts in January! It’s definitely a win-win! I REALLY hope you’ll think about it! Click HERE for more info about joining Stampin’ Up! (And let me know if you have any questions!)
Beginning tomorrow, I will be back to sharing my own projects. Please check back for a Merry Monday project (one day late) for tomorrow’s post!
Thanks so much for checking in today! 🙂