I had an amazing time in Sydney last weekend for the Stampin' Up! On Stage event.
As a member of Stampin' Up!s Global Events Council, I have been preparing for the event since December, and went up to Sydney a day or two before to meet the corporate team and help with all the setting up and preparing displays.
Those of you who know me well, know that Tony and I love volunteering - it's our way of giving back to all the events and organisations we have benefited from. And since I have had such an amazing journey with Stampin' Up! for over 9 years, when they invited me to be on the Global Events Council, it was my pleasure to say "Yes please!" and be able to be behind the scenes helping make sure these fabulous events can go ahead and run smoothly so everyone in the Stampin' Up! family can continue to enjoy them.
One of my jobs for this On Stage was to prepare a presentation of a new Product Suite coming in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which is released on June 1st 2017. A few weeks before the event I received some products in the mail, along with some points to cover in a brief talk about the features of the products.
I prepared some samples and wrote my talk, which I rehearsed a couple of times with the event staff.
A few of my team members couldn't attend the event, and I wanted my stamping friends to be able to see what I did too, so even though it's not exactly word for word what I presented in Sydney, here's a little video (which I recorded on Facebook Live the other night) so you can see what I did.
At the end of my presentation I put my samples (and a few extras) up on the display boards for everyone to photograph. Here's my own happy snap of the display board!
Over the next week, I'll add a few more photos of all the projects so you can see them better!
If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and are planning to attend an On Stage event in future, can I encourage you, if you are physically able to, please put your hand up to help out, either on the day before with setting up, during the day of the event, or at the end of the day with packing up. It's such a fun and rewarding experience.
If you're not a demonstrator but you love the sound of attending one of these events and seeing all the sneak peaks of upcoming catalogues, the next event is in November 2017. You need to be a demonstrator to attend, and tickets sell out really fast, so plan on joining up well before November. Talk to me (or your demonstrator) about it today.