Hello everyone, I’m back from the most amazing time at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in Solihull, Birmingham. I can’t tell you how happy I am feeling today after I’ve recovered from my busy weekend.
The fun all started on Friday, with an Afternoon Tea with five members of my Strawberry Stampers team, Jenny, Allison, Saffron, Maria and Lynne. We just chatted, ate delicious sandwiches and cake, drank tea and coffee to our heart’s content! It was wonderful to spend time with them all, we did a little quick and simple crafting with the Trim your Stocking dies and Year of Cheer papers. Thank you for your company ladies, I’m looking forward to the next time!
The same evening I had a date with Stampin’ Up!, at their Centre Stage event for all Silver Elite titles and above. The exciting thing is, that you get to register at the check-in desk that evening, and collect your OnStage bag with goodies inside! This also included the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure too! Eeek!
Here’s the Stampin ‘ Up! Centre Stage sign at the entrance, don’t they just think of every little detail? We listened to the lovely Paula Gorry (UK Country Manager) and Andrea Withers (SU Trainer, above) for a short while, then we were treated to an evening meal. It’s always a real honour to attend such an event, with numbers of attendees growing every year. You never know perhaps you could attend one day?
Aren’t the table settings lovely? Can you spy some of the new papers coming in January….? 😉
As I left CentreStage we were handed a gift! WOW! I received a limited edition grey T-Shirt which I can wear to my events, with a beautiful white flower pattern on it AND as if that wasn’t enough already I received a brand new stamp set called Flying Home, it’s so cute!! You can see a sneak peek of it in one of the photos below.
On Saturday I was up bright and early for day two. Today is the main event, OnStage Local! I didn’t make swaps this time, but I did make extra special gifts for my team member who attended with me. I forgot to take proper photos of them all finished, these are the best I have! I do love to spoil my Strawberries!
The room is simply HUGE! We had 450 demonstrators packed into the room ready for the party to begin!
Throughout the day we watching recordings from OnStage LIVE in Utah, crafted, watched live crafting presentations of new products coming soon and also we had some recognition, celebrating top demonstrators in the UK. I am thrilled to say that I walked the stage 5 different times! Here’s how I did…
- I was #71 in the Global rankings, out of 55,000 demonstrators worldwide!
- I came #2 in the UK for recruiting team members and helping them excel!
- I came #5 in the UK for leadership, leading my team to promotions of Bronze Elite and Silver!
- I came #6 in the UK for sales, thank you to my amazing customers for your support this year!
- Overall, I came #10 in the UK for an overall performance. WOW!
- Lastly, I walked the stage for reaching 160,000 flex points and exchanging them for the amazing Incentive Trip for myself and Tom, the Alaskan Cruise in August 2018.
For achieving these amazing things, I have earned myself a limited edition Stampin’ Up! suitcase! I was too shocked and stunned to take a decent photo of that, but here it is. Even from the dodgy photo, you can see it’s STUNNING!! I cannot wait for it to arrive in the next week or so!
Here’s my name up on the big screen for #5 in Leadership! WOW!!
Lastly, here’s a clip from the Global 100 video, with Rich Jutkins dancing against my name announced as #71 Demonstrator! Isn’t he great?
Thank you so much for your support this past year, I am over the moon and I’m not coming down anytime soon. Pop back tomorrow for some exciting announcements!