What a fabulous trip away to Dortmund, Germany I’ve just had to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Live Convention. I managed to meet up with many other Demonstrators from the European Market and some from further afield too. Business tips were shared, we were spoiled rotten with fabulous. giveaways and saw the New Spring/Summer Catalogue. With Sale-a-Bration on the horizon for January, we also saw products from that offering too. Let’s just say that we have a truly fabulous offering of products ahead of us for the New Year.
I shared OnStage Live with several Team Members, The Stampin’ STYlettes, who in their own stylish way, embellished this photo. Dirk, the Stampin’ Up! official photographer, took this amazing photo and captured the spirit of our team. We had a truly fabulous 5 days away together, enjoying meals out, crafting, giggles and exchanging gifts. I can honestly say, I feel truly blessed to know each one of these ladies, who each bring something special. I couldn’t ask for a more warm and friendly group of caring and thoughtful ladies, who each looked out for one another and are always happy to share their knowledge to help each other out. We embrace being creative and for those interested, being creative businesswomen.
I would like to add what complete nutters they all are, but then I guess it comes from the top. Oh, how we laughed. I’m so lucky to be a part of such a positive and happy group.
OnStage Live 2019 started with the most spectacular event with a group of dancers that wore suits that lit up. It was an incredible performance and a great opener for what materialised to be a fabulous event.
Here you can see three of the girls from the Team, Alison, Beckie and Katie, all taking part in General Swaps, whereby we make a quantity of a handcrafted gift and swap with someone else. This encourages engagement amongst the Demonstrators and enables them to share their crafting inspiration. It’s a wonderful thing to do. I’ll share some of the swaps I received in a Facebook Live this week and in another Blog Post.
Whilst doing this, we bump into so many friends and make many more. I managed to capture some photos with some very inspirational people and still remain awestruck with many. Here are just a few I managed to grab some time with.
In amongst the fabulous craft presentations … which of course I’ll get to in another post about the products, I had a presentation to make.
OnStage Live Presentations
Jill Taylor, our Vice President of Sales, approached me and asked if I’d help her in a presentation. She wanted me to share my story of how and why I joined Stampin’ Up! and why indeed I choose to stay. Be it that I’m very much a people person, this struck a chord with my heart as it’s events like this that help fill my heart with happiness. It’s the friendships that had me join and it’s the friendships and social aspect that keeps me here. I adore the product, I adore crafting and sharing, but to craft with others and share in this experience, makes for a happier life.
Artisan Design Team 2019
This year I have had the honour of being a part of the most amazing sisterhood in that of the Artisan Design Team 2019. I’d have loved for the Team to meet all together, but it’s sadly just not been possible. With a few of us living in the European Market and four of us there at OnStage, we couldn’t not, get together for a photo.
These girls not only inspire me every day but support me and include me in a way that embodies true sisterhood. It’s an incredible group of ladies and one I have enjoyed enormously. Sadly I have not been selected to continue into 2020 but will go on sharing my creativity nonetheless. The friendships I have made will also go on. I’ll help introduce the new Team next month, but you can see the wonderful Caroline van der Straaten tagging into our photo above left. If you’re wondering what the lovely Emma Goddard and I are up to, we were making fascinators out of these images … We’re creatives I’ll have you know. It’s in our blood.
Joining in the fun
I can honestly say that this event has been a firm favourite of mine. Sharing it with so many of my wonderful team and returning home filled with happiness, is just the best.
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