Sale-a-bration is one of those times of the year when you will hear us talking A LOT about how awesome it is being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and being part of a really active, generous and inspiring team. We love our team, we love Stampin' Up! we love our monthly get together night and we want EVERYONE to be a part of it!
But rather than just telling you about it, I thought I'd just show you a little album of photos from our last Team Night of the year, in mid December, getting ready for Christmas.
So for me, the day was filled with creating - that would be in the kitchen, and in my Stamping room as I made lovely snacks for supper, and prepared some projects for the girls to make. I have to thank Jenny Wren here for cooking the little cakes to be turned into jelly-cakes and pre-making and freezing the yummo Hedgehog slice!
We usually have some ladies bring along Show'n'Tell - what they have been making lately, to show everyone. We have plenty of time to chat if someone had a question whether it be a business related question or about a technique or product, and then we get into some hands on stamping.
We seem to get along best by having a bit of a production line, where mostly one person does the cutting with the Big Shot, another stamps, another presses out pieces etc, until we all have enough bits to make our project. It means less movement around the room without people having to climb over the top of each other, and it makes the whole proecess a bit quicker.
For our Christmas end of year party, we decided to make the gorgeous Santa's Sleigh table centrepiece. I'm really not sure who to credit this original idea too, however, I did find written instructions from Lavinia Gruizinga (a demonstrator from the UK), so I'll give her credit! Her instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
We used the Santa's Sleigh Bundle - a packet of Thinlets Dies and a matching 15 piece photopolymer stamp set. You may be thinking, "Why would I show you something that was in the finished Holiday Catalogue and no longer able to be bought??"
Well, the good news is, both these products are still available in the Carry over list and you can still order them! Perfect if you run out of time like I do every year and want to start getting some decorations or gifts ready for Christmas in July or even next Christmas! LOL
Click on the Buy Now button below to see the Carry Over products in the online shop.
Now picture this . . .
There's 10 of us in the room, two are cutting out die cut shapes with the Big Shot, two or three are poking out the little pieces, a couple are stamping, everyone has a cup of tea or coffee (or a glass of wine), there's slices and savouries and lollies to snack on, the noise level is like the MCG during a Madonna concert . . . we're helping each other, we're talking about Christmas plans and how full-on December is, we are inspiring each other with our projects, we're asking questions, answering questions, laughing, eating, creating, sharing the step-by-step photos on our secret Facebook groups with our other team members who can't attend in person because the live too far away . . . just being women, just being together.
We really love our team nights, and I'm sure you would love it too!
Did I mention you get an awesome finished project to take home and share with your family and friends?
This is the very best time of the year to join Stampin' Up! There is no risk, you don't HAVE to do anything after joining if you don't want to, but you are welcome to immerse yourself in our lovely, caring SU family and be inspired, be cared about, be made to feel part of something awesome.
We will make sure you know what you need to do in order to stay a member of our lovely team, we can't do it for you, but we can give you a wealth of information about what has worked for us, to keep us active, inspired and creative. You will be welcome at our team get togethers, also on our Facebook group, to receive team emails and to join other demonstrator only forums.
The Stampin' Up! starter kit is $169.00. You select $235 worth of products and during Sale-a-bration you choose an extra two stamp sets - any stamp set to go in your kit for no extra cost. This is an amazing bargain - up to $414 of products for just $169, and like I said before, no risk. If you freak out after the first month, the products are your's to keep.
Get more information here.
Or ring me to catch up for a coffee! 0418 361 931
February Team Night is tonight - Thursday 9th February in my stamping room.