Can you feel the excitement in the air? I can! Stampin' Up!'s 20th Anniversary Convention was so exciting and exhilarating. I'm exhausted but thrilled to be back to see my family and share with you the exciting things Stampin' Up! has in store for this year!
During the first general session of convention, Shelli announced the launch of Shelli's Signature Collection, a line of products that span the entire Stampin' Up! product line, including stamp sets, home décor, and accessories. These will be products that she either personally loves or, in some cases, even played a part in developing.
For the second time, Stampin' Up! will partner with Country Living magazine to offer an exclusive holiday kit. The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit will include exclusive stamps, a combination of Designer Series paper, and coordinating accessories that will only be available by purchasing this kit.
Any day now if you haven't already, you should be receiving your Fall-Winter Sampler catalog. It's a sneak peek of what is in the new Fall & Winter catalog and offers some fantastic promotions!
Fall-Winter Sampler Promotions
Dates: August 11, 2008-January 18, 2009
New Recruit Incentive:
Join as a demonstrator with the standard $199 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Sampler or Idea Book & Catalog for FREE.
Spend $20 and get 20 % off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler. What a great deal!!
The convention theme was Celebrate...for their 20th Anniversary.
20th Anniversary symbols were everywhere. These were chocolate, the best kind!
Seven Inkin' Everything Team members were in attendance!!Standing: Lori Terry, Becky Roberts, Trina Tarczy & Danee Hoang. Sitting: Paulina Hoang, Kim Sinclair & Jennifer Valk The production line in the Stampin' Up! shipping warehouse in Riverton, UT
I'm sure one of these boxes getting ready to be filled is MINE!!
Every year they play a game show with audience contestants. This year was Stamptionary. East Coast vs. West Coast and Oldies vs. Newbies.
At the end of the closing ceromonies, the door bell rang. The crowd went balistic!!!! Yes, it was the UPS man at the door with a Stampin' up! box...and FREE stamps for everyone!!! Yay!! The place was full of the men in brown--and UPS delivered a free stamp set to all demonstrators attending the last session of convention. A UPS truck actually drove on stage and numerous UPS delivery employees poured out of the back, toting boxes of free stamps.
The stamp set--Say It with Scallops--is this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities set. Because Stampin' Up! is such a valuable UPS customer, UPS donated the stamp set for the giveaway as a gesture of thanks. Demonstrators always look forward to the UPS truck driving down their road, but the arrival of the truck during convention was an unexpected and unforgettable treat!
Confetti cannons shot off confetti everywhere! It was so thick you could barely see around you. It was so exciting!!!!
This was my seat when I turned to sit down...FULL of confetti!! I put my stamp set down and took a quick picture!
I have to tell you, I had the BEST time this year!! The demonstrator classes were great, presentations were pure Stampin' up! quality and best of all I got to see some of my team and LOTS of CA and past convention friends. I met Lorri Heiling of http://www.stampingaddict.blogspot.com/ and Jill Hilliard of http://www.jill031070.blogspot.com/ and so many other blogging friends! Thank you also to everyone who stopped me and said such nice things to me about this blog ;o)
More to come in the next few days...