Stampin’ Up! Annual Convention!

Last week I went to Salt Lake City, Utah for the annual Stampin' Up! convention.  It's a great time, full of great business classes, stamping demonstrations, and make-n-takes.  My favorite part of convention though is getting to see my old friends, and making new!


Here are a couple pictures from the event!


On the first night there was a Flower Power 60s party.  My friend Dawn had outfits made for us.  We were pretty groovy, right!?!?  🙂


Cindy Baughman, me and the too cool Bonnie Thurber!!


Dawn, Shelli Gardner the CEO and Co-founder of Stampin' Up!, her husband, Sterling, and me.


Me and Pam Morgan who is the Vice President of Demonstrator Services and Development.


And Rachel (my Sister in Stamping) and a new friend Jerri Ann!


Stay tuned for more convention photos coming your way!

Posted on : Jul 31 2010

Demonstrator Stamp Camp!

A little over a week ago, I held a demonstrator Stamp Camp for all of the demonstrators in Hawaii that wanted to attend!  We stamped three projects, had a yummy bento lunch and best of all we had a fabulous guest speaker, Bonnie Thurber the Director of Demonstrator Training at Stampin' Up!


What an honor it was to have her come present to us!  And I was lucky to have her stay with me for five days!  I'll be posting separately about some of our adventures while she was here!


Here are some pictures from the Stamp Camp!


Here is Bonnie helping me set up, and wouldn't you know it, the air conditioning in the room was broken that day!



Bonnie had a captive audience!  I received many thank you emails after the event thanking me for having Bonnie come and share her wealth of knowledge with us!


Here are some pictures of the days attendees!

My group that were able to attend, The Pacific Stampers and Bonnie!


A few of my favorite stamping sisters!  Thank you Kristina for the beautiful lei that I am wearing, and thank you Connie for the beautiful tulips (I enjoyed them for several days after camp and now have a beautiful vase) and thank you Melissa for the beautiful bulletin board!





And special thanks to Naoko and Jane who helped me so much with preparing for the camp and the day of!  I couldn't have done it without them!!


And last, but not least, the projects!


Color Combo Flip Book



Naoko designed this darling Easter Bunny Basket project and also made the pretty favors for everyone!


Jane designed this oh-so-cute Matchbox Chest of Drawers project!


Thanks Tish for taking and sharing your pictures with me and the rest of you for attending and making the day so much fun!  Hope to see you all again soon, and if not at our next demonstrator Stamp Camp, which will be held in March 2011!

Posted on : Apr 01 2010

Demonstrator Stamp Camp!

Every year I hold a demonstrator Stamp Camp for my group, The Pacific Stampers!  This year, I'm opening the Stamp Camp up to all demonstrators that would like to attend!! 


The Stamp Camp is also open to non-demonstrators that are interested in joining my Pacific Stampers family!!

Click below to get the invitation that has all the details on where, when, etc.  Hope you can make it!!

Pacific Stampers Demonstrator Stamp Camp Invitation

Posted on : Mar 09 2010

Pacific Stampers Sale-A-Bration Stamp Camp!

Our group recently held another very fun and successful Stamp Camp!  The day is filled with stamping great projects, a demonstration of new products or techniques, door prizes, favors, lunch and drinks, chocolate, and much more!  What more could a stampin' girl ask for?!?!   Here are some pictures from the day!  Enjoy!



Everyone gets a personalized bag when they arrive.  Brenda always makes a creative welcome sign for us, and this time was no exception!


She also makes beautiful favors for everyone!


We always have great door prizes!


Here are some of the happy winners!




We also have a table full of great samples for everyone to ooohhh and aaahhhh over!



Krista demonstrated the new punch style and showed several projects using the new punches!



We had four great projects!



Which resulted in a lot of happy stampers!



Thanks to my Pacific Stampers who work so hard to make the day so much fun for all!


If you would like information on attending one of our future events, please feel free to call or email me!








Posted on : Mar 08 2010

Save the Dates!

My group, The Pacific Stampers and I have several very fun events scheduled for this year!  Here is a calendar of events for you!  I hope you'll mark the dates on your calendar and plan on joining us for these fun events!


You'll notice that in addition to our regular Stamp Camps, we have a couple special camps planned.  May is National Scrapbooking month, so we will be doing a special Scrap Camp that month.  October 2 is World Wide Card Making Day, so we have a special Card Camp planned that day.  And you won't want to miss our Fifth annual Holiday Stamp Camp!  Invites will be sent out approximately six week before each of these events!  Call or email me for more information.

Posted on : Feb 26 2010

Stampin’ Up! Leadership Goodies!

One of the things that I love about Leadership is that we always get a great bag!  And this year was no exception.  In fact, this may be my favorite Leadership bag so far.


My picture just does not do this great bag justice.  I love the colors and the "Do What You Love" design!


I also got a Do What You Love journal from my SAM.


We also got several free stamp sets!  Love them all!!


The Managers Reception was held at the Corona Ranch and we received the Love Bandit
stamp set as a gift that night.



In addition to the gifts that we received, we had the opportunity to buy some logo items in the Stampin' Up! Memento Mall.  I bought the Designer Ribbon Watch, some Sweet Pea Reusable Shopping Bags…


And the Pink Flamingo Beach Towel and Flip Flops!  Too cute!


If you would like information on attending Leadership and partaking in all the fun,
please feel free to call or email me!

Posted on : Jan 31 2010

Front Row Regional!

Every year Stampin' Up! visits select cities across the nation for training session called Regionals.  I've been lucky enough to be able to attend at least one regional per year since I joined Stampin' Up! eight years ago, but living here in Hawaii, it can be a little costly to fly for a one day event on the mainland.  This year Stampin' Up! introduced an event called Front Row Regional.  They taped an event and put it on DVD and made it available to demonstrators so they could have their very own little regional from the comfort of their own home!  In addition, they made available make-n-take packets so we could make all of the projects made at the actual regional.


I invited some other demonstrators to come over and enjoy the Front Row Regional with me!

We watched the DVD and it was just like having Shelli and the other presenters right in the room with us!


We stamped the projects, ate tons of food, and everyone brought projects to share.



Here are the projects that we made.  The first is an 8 x 8 scrapbook page and the project on the right is a little holiday gift box.  All projects used the Berry Christmas stamp set found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.



Next we made these cute little mini note cards.  I usually don't stamp my envelopes, but the directions had that and I love how much it added to the projects.



And finally, two holiday cards.  I don't know how I'm ever going to have naked envelopes again!

Supplies Used:

Berry Christmas Stamp Set #116509

Certainly Celery Card Stock  #105125

Soft Suede Card Stock #115318

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

Bashful Blue Card Stock #105120

Bashful Blue Textured Card Stock #106525

Real Red Textured Card Stock #106528

Soft Suede Patterns Designer Series Paper #115688

Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad #105209

Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad #105217

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #115657

Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon #115608


If you would like to order the supplies to make these great projects, click here or call or email me!

Posted on : Dec 03 2009

Stampin’ Up! Convention 2009!


I returned recently from the annual Stampin’ Up! Convention and had an absolutely fabulous time!  In addition, to the great things that I learned and the upcoming new products that Stampin’ Up! has in store for us, I had a wonderful time with my downline and my friend from other groups around the country!  Here are some pictures!

The new tag line for Stampin’ Up! is Create.Inspire.Share.  From left to right, Steph, Jane, me, Naoko, Lorinne, Sonya (standing), Jenn (kneeling), Nancy and Shelby!


Here we are again on awards night.  Naoko and Jane earned awards in the Demonstrator of the Year category.  Stampin’ Up! recognizes and awards the top 100 demonstrators in this category.  Naoko came in at number 79 and Jane came in at number 84!  Jane also earned the Rising Star award and came in at number 12!  Congratulations to them both!


As part of the award for earning a DOY spot, Naoko and Jane are going to Founder’s Circle and also got these darling bags!


Here are some of the group with Beary the Build a Bear Mascot.  More about Build a Bear to come in a future post!


We had shirts made for our group that said p.s. i love you.  Our group is the Pacific Stampers.  Here are Sonya, Lorinne and Jenn.


On Friday, Shelli demonstrated a new Simply Adorned product line that we have coming out soon (more about that too in a future post!).  She made some charms and then gave them away (like door prizes)!  Steph (our disengaged group member) won one and gave it to her upline Naoko!  What a treasure, Steph and the charm!!


Here I am with two of my favorite friends on awards night!  Debbie and Dawn are from the east coast, and I would never have met them if not for Stampin’ Up!!



Dawn has a fabulous downline!  Here are just two of them that I absolutely loved!  Kelly and Jody!


From left to right, Nancy, Karla, Dawn, me, Debbie, Jenn and Rachel!


Here we are at Takanashi enoying a fabulous Japanese meal in downtown Salt Lake City!


It was a wonderful time and fun was had by all!  If you would like information on attending a future Convention, let me know!



Posted on : Aug 17 2009