Wow, what a week in Salt Lake City!!! I've been to ONE OnStage local before (last April) but that was nothing like this week. The OnStage "live" version is such an amped up version of OnStage it is crazy.
2300 Stampin' Up demonstrators from all over the US, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Australia, and the South Pacific (as well as France and the Netherlands) were all there. You've NEVER seen this kind of stamping party before!!
We kicked off our crazy week with a "Stampin' Spectacular" that was held by our up line Robyn Cardon in Salt Lake City. She had spent almost a year planning this special event for our team and it was just lovely. She rented a venue and basically threw us a 'mini OnStage' type event. Her event started at noon on Wednesday though I got there early having the responsibility of setting up one of our display boards with new product ideas!That was a LOT of fun.
She even served us dinner, it was a great day and we got tons of free prizes and raffle goodies along with several make and takes. Tons of fun visiting with all the other team members as well as new friends from other teams!
Then, the main even started on Thursday morning. It was pretty overwhelming with all the people there at Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Such a huge venue and so many people, just amazing and crazy. Then all the excitement of the opening ceremonies and seeing Sara Douglas and her mom Shelli in person. They are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Stampin' Up (it started originally in Shelli's living room!) and we are having great things happening all year culminating in our HUGE celebration in Orlando at our OnStage Live in November.
Now THAT's gonna be a party!!
But before that we have another " local event' in April, and the closest one to us is in Vegas so that's probably where we will go.
Drove home a day early (Saturday) and spent most of Sunday just recuperating. Today was a day of laundry and clean up so that Rich can get ready to head back to work. Vacation just about over for him. First the NYC trip, then Halloween, then this convention. We've done a lot and now it's time to buckle back down and get busy with stuff we've been letting go for a bit.
So glad to be home and get back into our regular routines. Will have pictures and other details ready for you soon; lots of super great surprises coming up that I can't wait to share but must wait for now!!