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Hidy Ho Stampers,
Oh my goodness, this is such a fun time of the Stampin' Up! year. We have the retired stamps and accessories lists out; we have the new catalog coming in, last minute classes to say so long to some of our favorite sets and making new cards and projects with all the new stuff! OH SO EXCITING! Remember to check out the Discontinued Lists and the Clearance Rack. Make sure you hurry and get what you want now, the items are going fast (I'm not kidding)!
One of the gifts I made to bring to my Advisory Board friends while we were on our incentive trip to Disney were Wine Glass Cozies. They were so easy and so cute. I just love them. So here is how you make them…
You start with our wonderful Stampin' Up material found in our catalogs. Then I used the Clear Circle #114533 Die – HURRY THIS IS A RETIRING DIE! Make sure you go to my website and purchase it NOW!
After you cut them out (three per cozie), you will lay one circle down with the right side of the material facing you. Then you will take two more circles and fold them in half with the RIGHT sides out. Lay those two "half" circles onto the full circle, pin and sew all the way around.
I made lots of these.
Next turn them right side out and I used my Bone Folder #102300 to make the circles perfect.
Slip them onto your wine glasses (you have made different colors so that each person can identify their glass).
wah lah….aren't they the cutest little things ever. They absorb the sweat from your glass and identify YOUR glass. They are so easy to make!
Next I wanted to share more pictures of our amazing trip to Disney. Our last event of the trip is always the most anticipated event! ALWAYS, no matter what trip it is…the last day or night is always above and way beyond what you could ever think up. The Stampin' Up Events Team is totally out of this world!!!! So we all lined up to board our buses….
We were all loaded and ready to head out, where were we going….
Oh my gosh…we were at Hollywood Studios at the Indiana Jones Show. See the Stampin' Up sign on the stage.
The show was an exclusive show for JUST Stampin' Up! Incentive earners! All those people are US!
And if you've ever seen the show, you KNOW they pick people from the audience. Yes, those are demonstrators!
And that guy…that is our own Scott Nielson, CFO of Stampin' Up! and a great sport! We all love him.
So the suspense began…
More stunts by Stampin' Up demonstrators.
here is my good friend Linda Heller with Indian Jones. She was one that was chosen to be on stage!
woah…as they were performing their tasks, the wall started to open…
and they had tables and chairs….I've seen this show and KNEW that was not part of it…
then the food started rolling out…
even Scott had to take a double take…what was going on…
the stage hands were just ignoring what was going on and the show rolled on…
but they didn't finish the stunt show….instead they invited us to
COME ON DOWN AND WE GOT TO EAT ON THE INDIANA JONES STAGE…..OH MY GOSH!!!!!
It was beautiful!
Here is my friend Matt Heller stealing some goodies!
We had to join him of course!
I went up in the stands and took a picture of the entire event. It was unreal!
Another view….it was awesome.
And the FOOD!!!! mmmmmmmmmm
How cool…the decorations were incredible.
we had a DJ
and some friends to take pictures with!
Oh and how could I forget, there were Belly Dancers and a Belly Show! :0)
Oooops, Had to give my new friend a smooch!
Tah Dah!!!! What an amazing time! What a job I have, did your job ever do that for you?! Remember if you'd like to try it out, the kit is only $99 and you get to pick whatever you want. Head on over to my website and click on JOIN THE FUN! You will love it! Go ahead and try it. You get to pick ANYTHING!
Hope you enjoyed my post. See you tomorrow.
Hidy Ho stampers,
I've been playing all day (after my Calendar Class) with my new product from the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog. Wait until you see what is in this catalog. Here is a card I made to show at my team meeting tomorrow.
There is so much new product in this card! Yahooo! Edgelit Dies with coordinating Adorning Accents Embossing Folder along with a coordinating stamp set called Bordering on Romance. I also used the coordinating Designer Series Paper called Twitterpated. I cut out the tags with the Framelit Die called Labels Collection. I'm so pleased with the way this card came out.
Oh I was so excited, this is a card I received in the mail. Inside is an invitation to the annual 2012 Advisory Board Reunion Luncheon. The card is beautiful and it was made by one of the employees at Stampin' Up! GORGEOUS card!
Okay, need to go finish packing for tomorrow's meeting. Have a grand night.
Hidy Ho Stampers,
Remember to get your Stamp Camp forms in by today (Saturday, October 15th). Also, we are half way through October…that amazing Big Shot Deal is going to be over on the 31st. So hurry, contact me if you are interested in receiving the Big Shot for free or $100 in Stamping Supplies.
And here was the next leg of the Amazing Trip…The Advisory Board Retreat…
We were off and all of us so excited!
Okay so I didn't say we traveled light! :0)
They had to send the MONSTER car to fit all our stuff!
Okay, did you think I was kidding? Three quarters of the limo was our luggage! The poor driver was sweating bullets but laughing along with us! I know he was thinking that it was going to be us or the luggage but we wouldn't both fit…WRONG…we did :0)!
They had bottled water and glitzy lights waiting for us! LOVE IT!
When we got to our hotel, there was a beautiful basket in our rooms that were made up of all local items. We dove into the carmel apples – mmmmmmmm.
The first thing we did as a group was to go to dinner – SURPRISE SURPRISE we were eating again! Meg picked out an awesome restaurant that they visited last year.
and here was the best part – mmmmmmmm again!
Then we all crashed in one of the rooms and just chatted the night away getting to know each other a little better. Then it was off to bed because we had our first big day on Monday.
Stop by tomorrow to see some more of the trip.
Hidy Ho Stampers,
The last day of our retreat is always a bittersweet time. It's sad because it's our last full day but it's one of the most fun because of the "LAST NIGHT EXCITEMENT"! At the end of Founder's Circle, there is always a very special event planned. No one knows what it is, where it is or what is planned. So the anticipation of this night is always the most exciting. So here are some pictures of the last day …
So for my last day, I decided to rest by the pool – no I'm not in the picture, I was TAKING the picture (phew) – but here are a few of the other Founders Circle gals – here in front is Tami White. It was truly a beautiful day with sun and warm temperatures. Very relaxing.
Then after getting cleaned up, it was time for the last event. Remember we don't know what it is. We boarded the buses with our "team". I was a Lace Napkin.
We arrived at a GOLF COURSE…yikes, I've never golfed a day in my life but when they told us we could drive a golf cart, I was THRILLED…I just love those things.
I was a pro! I was doing donuts!
So each team started at a different hole. We started at the Marshmallow Drive (hole 1).
Parked our cars…
and now it was time to drive…I lined it up -
took a swing -
and BLASTED IT!!! What form! Tiger Woods eat your heart out!
I shot two times and BOTH times it went PAST the 50 mark. Now remember we are NOT using golf balls – we are using MARSHMALLOWS.
I can't even parallel park a real car let along a golf cart but this was not too bad!
All along the golf course the scenery was breathtaking!
This was my favorite picture. I stopped so long, I lost my team. There was a fork in the road ahead…YIKES where did they go?
At this station, they made me eat a GINORMOUS marshmallow! I'm not even going to attempt to show you those pictures…totally not flattering!
Here's my friend Selma!
All along the course were these HUGE bunny rabbits, they had ears as long as my legs! They were EVERYWHERE!
After we finished with the golf game (and before they told us who won), we had our dinner. Again we sat with our team…remember I'm the Lace Napkins.
We all got a trophy with IN-COLOR markers in it! WOOOO HOOO! It even has my name on it.
Here is my team with Shelli, she sat at our table!
And here is our very first unofficial Advisory Board Picture. What a great team.
When we went back to our room after a super night, we had one more bed gift. Do you see that box? That is our new die for the Big Shot (remember you can get a Big Shot FREE if you contact me)!
inside the box was this absolutely beautiful key chain! It's all full of bling! I just love it.
and on the end was a teacup that has the initials FC on it for Founder's Circle!
They also gave us a bottle of FIGI water…Why you ask? Because FIGI is the next incentive trip we are working to earn. FIGI here we come!
I forgot to show you our two chefs for the week. They were super and made you whatever you wanted for breakfast! This was our last morning but they were here every day.
Here we are at the airport still sharing with each other. This is a quilt a gal made with our Big Shot (you kow the FREE one you can get if you contact me)!
And now on to my next leg of this amazing journey! Advisory Board pictures start tomorrow!
Thank you for stopping by, I will see you tomorrow. Don't forget to sign up for Stamp Camp and don't forget to contact me about the FREE BIG SHOT!
Hidy Ho stampers…
I just can't believe this promotion. Here is a little video from Shelli herself. I've gotten a lot of response from this promotion. If you'd like to take advantage of it, please contact me asap! Or go to my website for more details and click on "Join the Fun"!
I hope you consider being part of my team! We DO have so much fun! Off to get some sleep! Have a great day.
Hidy Ho Stampers,
As promised yesterday, I'm posting more pictures of my Founder's Circle Trip…
So I told you that we always came back to our room at night with a gift on our beds. This one held a SUPER surprise…it was a tease for what we were going to do the next evening.
So it was filled with a handstamped card and a brochure and candy (of course) to see the play "Little Mermaid". Wait until you see where it was and what it looked like. It was outstanding…those pics tomorrow night.
So the next morning, this was Friday Morning, we got up, ate breakfast – mmmmmm – then boarded the buses to head off to Knab where the Stampin' Up! manufacturing plant is. Hi girls. Did you notice everyone EVERYONE is smiling…this is such a special trip.
And to make the time go faster, we play BINGO with prizes and had raffle tickets and the "snack basket". FUN FUN…the time just flew by.
When we arrived at the office, we were greated with workers that held signs..it made me cry (good tears)!
And then of course what would a Stampin' Up trip be without your picture at the Rock!
This is what the manufacturing plant looks like in Knab. This is where they MAKE all our stamps. Isn't it beautiful?!
And Shelli and I are in the apartment they built right in the manufacturing plant. Now she and her family have a place to stay when they come to Knab to work and to see their family. She still has lots and lots of family that still live here.
After we visit the plant, we always stop by the playground that was donated by Stampin' Up! It's just beautiful here. This is where we stop and eat lunch.
Every year our lunches are packed in a unique container, this year it was in an adorable basket.
And look at the adorable linen napkin/towel. I just love it.
Oh and here is my friend Jan…what the heck does she have in her mouth?
After we leave the playground, we always stop by a little WigWam Store. Instead of going in this time, I walked down the street and met a new friend at the restaurant…I decided to stop in…
And look who wanted to seat me! So cute (well sort of)…
Well that was the first part of our day and here are all the little goodies I got from tha trip…that is DSP, a stamp set and new ribbon. OH WOW!
So tomorrow I will finish this day out. It was so much fun…
Thank you for stopping by, I'll share more tomorrow.
Hidy Ho Stampers,
I just wanted to share some pictures with you in the next few days of an amazing trip I had. First I was honored to be part of a group that are in the top 100 demonstrators in Stampin' Up. We went to Founders Circle in St. George Utah. It was five days of fun and surprises. So here we go…
So here is the door going into the hotel. Did I tell you that the we occupied the whole hotel? Look at the doors, those are Decor Elements on steroids! It was beautiful.
And here are three of us that earned the trip and look behind us on the window…MORE decor elements on steroids! They were beautiful.
This was the sign on my door, it's now in my stamp room. I just love it.
Every day we got to play a game called Plinko. We won a prize every day. It was always Stampin' Up product. HOW FUN – oh dear - the suitcase needs more room!
How beautiful is this…there is always a "first night dinner", this is the way the room was set up. It was GORGEOUS and that is putting it lightly.
The theme this year was Tea Time. We each received our own tea cup that was filled with roses and our name. Do you recognize the tag? It's in our catalog. Leave a comment on my blog and tell me where it is in the catalog and what the name is and I will enter your name in a drawing for a free set of those…so what is it?
Oh and another surprise is when we get back to our rooms at night, there is ALWAYS a bed gift. This was the first gift…it's one of our boxes…yes these are in the catalog also. They can be used for anything but are used best with our Big Shot dies. This one was decorated and inside…..
look at all the cool stuff!!! The first night it was filled with all our make and take supplies.
This is the first morning. It has become tradition to eat our breakfast outside. It was so much fun and at home (in New York) they had the heat on! YIKES. It is so gorgeous here in southern Utah and the sun and temperature make it even more awesome.
Okay so we eat a lot. Here we are at lunch.
and here we are doing our make and takes with Shelli. There is Patsy Waggoner, Jan Burnett, Mary Fish, Shelli, me and Linda Heller. Man do they stamp fast.
One of my most favorite things of the whole week is when we have our Pajama Party/Business Share night. These are the jammies that my good friend Nancy McKenney made for me. Do you remember the ones she made last year? She is soooooooo talented. She asked me what the theme was and then went to work on them. This was her creation and boy did she outdo herself!
And here is the back.
Here are a few of us on the couch eating again and still in our jammies!
Linda Heller and Susan Nygaard – two very very good friends…I just love them to pieces.
Here are six of the eight new Advisory Board members. This was our first unofficial picture in our jammies.
And here is Jan having fun swapping. Remember we had to make 125 swaps this year.
Thank you for stopping by…come back tomorrow for more pictures and samples.
Hidy Ho Stampers,
I really miss my old UPS driver…he was so on time…every day I would be in my stamp room and just like clockwork at 10:20 (not 10:19, not 10:21) right at 10:20 the little brown truck would drive in the driveway and deliver my Stampin' Up! boxes. But nooooooo, I have a new driver and he comes anywhere from 11:30 to 5:00….argh!!! Today he flew in here at 4:30. So it was a little better when I saw what he delivered…not only did he deliver one of my orders but he delivered THIS….
Okay okay so it is a little beat up…my other driver would have handed it to me. I think it ended up this way because the driver came in the driveway so fast!!!!…do you think he thought the "Express" meant he had to drive FAST? hmmmmmm
Anyway…it was FUN mail…I was so excited because it came from Morris Meetings which is Stampin' Up's Travel Agency…Look at what was inside!!!!!
Is this the most stinken cute thing you've ever seen?!!!!! Look it matches the purses we got at Convention!
Oh my gosh…..how awesome is that….and inside….
were my travel documents for Founder's Circle and for the Advisory Board Retreat coming up in September. I'm so stinken excited!!!! I've already started my swaps (I know I know…who would have thought I would have started them already but I had a vision in the middle of the night and got up and put it on paper!!!!)eeeeeeek I 'm so excited I just can't wait!
Anyway…now for today's card pick…this is a card that I'm doing tomorrow at my VIP stamping day. Some very special ladies are coming over to stamp and this is one of the cards I created for them. I hope they like doing it. It's done with my new favorite stamp called Field Flowers. LOVE LOVE LOVE the set. How about you?
Don't forget to stock up on our Designer Series Paper, time is running out to get that great special – buy three get one free. Contact me if you have any questioons but HURRY!!!! it's almost over. Also if you'd like one of our Ribbon Samplers, let me know and I will add your name to the list! Take care.
Okay thank you for stopping by…I'm working on a video so make sure you check back…I hope to have it up on my blog soon.
Chow baby! :0)