New Catalog Products Sneak Peek Here! Centrestage Edition

Stampin’ Up! hosted demonstrators for an evening of Centrestage Leadership and a day of Onstage stamping fun during #minneapolisonstage2019. Other events were located around the world simultaneously. I’ll be sharing photos from both events in the next few blog posts.

I first had to meet my nephew since I was staying at his place. Hotel Nephew was spacious and quiet. Drew was elsewhere while I camped out. I left a little something gift bag for letting me couch surf.

Then I was off to navigate the streets from Edina to Minneapolis Convention Center. Thank goodness for my British accented siri since it’s been many years since I have visited the Twin Cities in this area.

I just happened to be walking by when the convention center sign flipped to welcome us. The downtown skywalk system in the background helps navigating between buildings in all seasons.


Tulips blooming in the Minnesota snow outside the convention center were so pretty reminding me to take life as it comes, thriving through each challenge.


almost to the gathering area..


Registration staff were right inside the main doors and greeted us with this awesome bag!



Now imagine about 23 tables set for Centrestage Leadership waiting for us close to the stage…




We could have had our Desserts First! All were delicious. The cinnamon cupcake with the straw curl and the lemon meringue were my favorites.


Buffet options including cauliflower puff cakes, quinoa salad, apple and craisen coleslaw, jerk chicken, cajun chicken, green beans and roasted potatoes. There were a few more options I did not sample. Yum!


A special gift for Centrestage attendees had room to tuck a punch inside. It is more of a currency purse with inside pockets on both sides and room in the middle. The purse has both weight and texture that feels like pampering:)


We had some business talks before and after dinner easing ourselves into stamping mode. Thanks for a great Centrestage Leadership!

I’ll be posting more about Saturday’s events so stay tuned!


P.S. We got our copy of the new annual catalog! We are only allowed to show the cover online. Attend the Card Buffet April 24/27/28 to see it in person!




#Onstage 2016 Celebrating You!

What a whirl of a weekend while Stampin’ Up! was in town for Onstage 2016 convention! I’ll share highlights in this post and then add more details thoughout this week.

Our convention bag is always a fun way to start the event. Inside are brand new products for the spring catalog and our name tag. Shhh…don’t tell SU, but I think I was most looking forward to the name tag because the one I was using was looking a little worn! The name tag is even laminated!


Let’s back up a few hours prior to getting the convention bag. I was selected as a display stamper. Here I am with my samples on the top part of the board using real red, old olive and delightful dijon. It was fun to receive a box of brand new supplies to play with. I had to keep the products and projects top secret until they were revealed at Onstage. My Mom did not even get a sneak peek!


Friday night was pampering and learning for leadership called Centre Stage. I have a team of Super Awesome Stampers so I qualified for this free event! Yahoo!



The tables for Saturday’s all demonstrator event looked a little different with gifts for my downline and supplies for the make-n-takes!


My team that attended Onstage! Kay is top left, my sister Tricia is top right, then me and Andrea seated next to me.


Although the value of the training, make-n-takes and product give-aways are worth the registration fee, all of my team earned this day for free! Super Awesome! Let me know if you want to attend Onstage 2017 in April in the Twin Cities. I’ll help you earn it for free!

Check back this week for more Onstage photos and sneak peeks at the spring Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure!

But you don’t have to wait to see more…Andrea has shared on her blog too! Click below to “hop” to her blog!


Happy Stampin!