Monday, August 4, 2008

Can You Feel The Excitement???

Sit down with a cup of coffee for this's long!

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!
Where should I begin?!
First, the 2008 Fall & Winter Catalog & Idea Book is absolutely beautiful! It has a scalloped edge on it just like our new punch. It is full of new stamp sets and accessories you are going to love! As you know, we can begin ordering August 11th. You still have until the 10th to order from the Spring and Summer Catalog anything that is being discontinued that you may want.

One of the most exciting announcements is that Stampin' Up! has partnered with Sizzix to make a Big Shot die-cut machine exclusively for Stampin' Up! You can create multiple die-cut shapes, tags and envelopes quickly and easily. The Big Shot machine works with more than 50 materials, including card stock, Designer Series Paper, fabric, CHIPBOARD, plastic, vinyl and more! The Big Shot uses our exclusive die-cuts made to coordinate with our stamp sets or regular Sizzix dies - plus it is compatible with other dies on the market!
How exciting is that???
OK, so the machine in and of itself is pretty exciting...but wait until you see the new Stampin' Up! logo black and white checkered bag that goes with it. I need one for my Sizzix, one for my Stampin' Up! catalogs and show stuff, one for traveling, one for the kids, oh man!!! The call it a Doctor's bag (it's that shape), and it is huge and beautifully constructed to hold a lot of weight. Oh ya... you NEED one or two or three ;o)
Phase Two of the Decor Elements is on it's way soon. We saw some of the new vinyl wall decor last week. It is gorgeous and so versatile! We are now layering colored vinyl over colored vinyl like our two-step stamping! The flowers they demonstrated are in Pixie Pink, So Saffron, Gable Green and I think it was Chocolate Chip. They were darling!
Shelli, our co-founder and CEO is starting her own personal blog beginning Monday, August 4th.

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 d├ęcor, 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.
The kit and project ideas made from the kit would be featured among 20 pages in the magazine's December holiday issue!

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

Promotion Details:
New Recruit Incentive:
August 11-October 11, 2008

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.
I would LOVE to have you join my Inkin' Everything team! Come on, it's FUN!

Hostess Incentive:
October 1-November 30, 2008
Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for FREE!!!
Call me today to book your holiday show! There are some fantastic new and easy projects we can make together, perfect for holiday gift giving!
Product Offer:
December 1, 2008-January18, 2009

Spend $20 and get 20 % off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler. What a great deal!!

Have you heard enough yet? Ready for some pictures??

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!

Nice hair accessory, huh?? Who cares! It was FREE stamps!!!

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 and Jill Hilliard of 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...


  1. I know you had a BLAST! WOOHOO Free stamps, and meeting such wonderful people! Glad you made it home safe.

  2. I feel it I feel it. It was a pleasure meeting you too! Loved your swaps!