When you read this, I’ll (hopefully) be home. Stampin’ Up!® #OnStage2018 in Orlando ended Saturday around 5 p.m. What a wonderful time we had! It started with a day at Epcot on Wednesday for Center Stage achievers, compliments of Stampin’ Up! At the end of the day, we had a party with yummy desserts and karaoke. (I did not participate in the karaoke!) I heard several of the participants were quite good. Mike and I were so exhausted, though, we left soon after the party started. I wanted to hear the announcement (about the cling stamps, which you can read about here) and pick up my Occasions Catalog, but then I just wanted to go home and go to bed. It had been a long and very hot day. And I’m old.
We had events Thursday through Saturday. And now it’s over. I’m going home with a ton of products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure plus awesome gifts from friends. Seriously, my heart is so full. My friends Mary, Joanne, and Patti were there. I haven’t seen them for years. (Except for Mary; she was in Hartford last April.). And, of course, my dear friend Susan was there with a few of her downline. It was so awesome to celebrate Susan’s achievements (a career sales milestone and a promotion! I’m so proud of her.)
Here are some of the gifts I received and one of the Make & Takes from OnStage.
First, here’s a gift from my dear friend Christy. It’s a decorated planner with a matching pen. While I use my phone for most dates, I’m a Baby Boomer, so I also use physical planners. I love this one. It’s my favorite designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog
This is a card from my friend Mary Fife. I love this! The stamp sets all work together to create a fun image. Mary is a nanny (Amelia thinks she is Mary Poppins), so this is perfect!
Here’s an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek for you. This is the only Make & Take I finished at OnStage. (I think there were four or five total.) Make & Takes are my least favorite thing at Stampin’ Up!® events. Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE doing make & takes. But you have to share supplies and things can get chaotic, so it’s stressful for me. I’d rather spend the time talking to friends, so I get behind – and that’s even more stressful. So I tend to do the bare minimum, then finish at home.
This project, using products from the Needlepoint Nook Suite, highlights the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Needle & Thread Stamp Set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, and Old Live Linen Thread – all from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.
How cute is that? I’ll trim the thread when I get home. I wanted to be sure I had enough to retie the bow if it came untied on the way home.
When we started the Make & Takes for the second day, we realized all the blocks were missing. It’s hard to stamp without a block, although we tried using alternate methods – water bottles, phones, and more. Nothing worked well, and the rest of the table gave up and left. When I relayed this message to my dear friend Christy (see the first project), she offered to do the Make & Takes for me. Of course, I said yes! She is way more of a perfectionist than I am, so I’ll have pristine make & takes now. Woot!
This was from my friend Joanne. What a gorgeous card! Joanne lives in Hawaii, so this is perfect for her. I was so happy to get to see her and her husband David this week.
I hope you got a little inspiration for current products and are a bit inspired from the Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!