Inspire.Create.Share.2014. Post 6 More Fun!

Are you enjoying the photos from Convention?? I hope so!  Here are a few more random, but favorite shots… it really was a magical week and I had the time of my life. Stampin’ Up! had an “After Party” (following the Awards Ceremony) and it was a County Fair themed night- super fun!

 

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Val, Jamie, Amye and I at the beginning of the party.

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How cute are the mason jars of wildflowers and burlap table runners?? loved it!

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They had a mechanical bull!!! Too bad I was wearing a dress, darn…. like that was the only thing holding me back 😉

 

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twinkling lights, a rustic old cowboy hat…
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vintage suitcase with the word “CARDS” in glimmer paper (how cute would that be for a party to collect the card??)

 

 

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I wonder where they got all the wildflowers?? so sweet!

 

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Stampin’ Up! sure knows how to coordinate their decor- don’t they??? How sweet is this little country side bar?

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And there was an AMAZING country band- “Drive” and there was Country Line Dancing!!

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Oh, and they had yummy fair food- lemonade, funnel cakes, popcorn and ice cream~

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There was a Stampin’ Up! product give away- it started as a “fishing game” but there was a malfunction- so some of us were given a product. I got a roll of chocolate chip chevron ribbon!

 

It was a very magical and fun night!

 

Well, today is a busy day- off to my friend Elizabeth’s son Matthew’s graduation party up north. Tomorrow hope it’s nice and can go to our local county fair- fingers crossed it is a nice day. Here’s hoping you have a magical weekend and THANKS so much for stopping by my blog!  What is YOUR favorite memory of The Fair?? Leave a comment- if there is enough interest, I might run a comment contest!

Thanks!

Lynn Streifert

Your Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

 

Inspire.Create.Share.2014 Post 3- The Stampin’ Up! Rock Stars!

Hi again, Happy Wednesday! Today’s blog post is about all the wonderful “Rock Stars” I met on my little trip to Salt Lake City! No, not Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean; but I got to meet some Stampin’ Up! Rock Stars and Inspiring People!! In no particular order (other than when I met them on the trip):

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Patty Bennett! She is a top demonstrator from California, I have been following her blog for years! She is so talented, and so is her husband (many of you ask where I got my heat tool stand and my spritzer stand- it is from Patty’s husband Eric!)

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It was a thrill to introduce Patty to my downline too!

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Meg Loven! Not only was she sweet to talk to, and how cute are her team hats?? (They lit up at night!) but when she asked to swap with me, and I explained how I ran out of time and didn’t bring any swaps with me to SLC 😦 well, she just gave me one of hers! How sweet?!! and here she is with the uber talented Mary Ellen Stites, I’ve followed her “Create with M.E.” on facebook since I became a demonstrator!!

IMG_1001Sydney Douglass! She is Shelli Gardner’s granddaughter, and daughter of Sara and Sean Douglass. I was so impressed to hear her speak at my last Leadership Conference and was delighted to be able to meet her and talk with her at Convention. She is humble, gracious, beautiful, talented and kind.

 

 

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The funny and amazing Connie Stewart! Dania (my upline) had introduced me to Connie at my first leadership a few years ago, so now I was happy to introduce her to my two downline! Connie is the creator of the “Flashcard” technique that I have used several times in my clubs and my own crafting!

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Jake the Distribution Director/Manager! Without his awesomeness, we wouldn’t receive our Stampin’ Up! goodies in such organized boxes! What a warehouse! Jake gave us quite an education when we toured the Home Office!

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Tami White! She is super sweet, here she is with her downline from Hawaii to Alaska!  Tami is the 4th of five total $1 million achievers!

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Janet Wakeland! She started a private Facebook group and allows demonstrators from all levels to join and converse and share ideas! I have learned so much and have been inspired by the sharing of projects, worksheets, tips and tricks by Janet and so many others on her page. We had a nice chat about Facebook, dogs (German Shorthair pointers to be exact), and Paper Pumpkin!!

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Amye and I got to take a Master Class (you will LOVE the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit!!) taught by the amazingly talented Shannon West and after the class we got to chat with Shannon and Andrea Withers, another uber talented SU employee who also did some amazing presentations! Although I doubt they remember me from Leadership, it was a thrill to introduce Amye to them. (Jamie took a different class that night).

 

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Glenda Travelstead!! We ate dinner at the same restaurant one night, actually ran into her on the street walking over to Red Rock, a yummy pub with an amazing menu. Nice visit- talked about the Twilight bond we share 😉

 

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Dawn Bourgette! She was the first Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I started following on Instagram, and she shared many tips and tricks with me along the way! It was so awesome to meet and chat with Dawn!

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Pam Morgan! I ran into her in the “Recognition Room”- a special jazzy place I was able to enter since I was celebrating a Milestone (5 year anniversary with SU!) We had a nice long chat about Project Life and I told her how I used it last weekend for my niece’s graduation party- she was so kind and gracious and supportive! thanks Pam!

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Lisa Pretto, Brian King and Justin Krieger! This trio is so talented, successful and they were super nice to stop and chat with me! Lisa started a special group on Facebook for demonstrators all over the world called “Ink Big” and she is always so quick to respond to a question or comment! I am planning to take one of her training classes in the near future!

 

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Frenchie!! (Her real name is France Martin, but she is French, and her nickname is Frenchie!) Amye got to swap with her, how cool?!

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Lyssa Zwolanek! She is super generous- she has a blog for demonstrators with advice and strategies and she is so kind! It was great to meet her too!

 

Well, I do have to admit that I was a touch disappointed that we couldn’t meet Shelli or Sara, I really wanted Jamie and Amye to meet them! Sara just had an emergency appendectomy last week and was supposed to “take it easy” and Shelli always had a huge crowd around her anytime I spotted her. Oh well, hopefully next time.

The folks I”ve featured here are so talented, and I thought you would like to see the “Rock Stars” I got to meet!

Come back tomorrow for some pictures of all the display boards!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today! I hope you have a great day!

Lynn

 

 

 

 

Inspire. Create. Share. 2014 Post 2

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I’m home!!!!!!!!!!!  Did you miss me??? I’m sure your inbox was sad I wasn’t posting every day- mental note- next year I’m taking my own laptop to convention! That’s right- you heard me, I’m planning a trip next summer back to Salt Lake City! Once you’ve experienced the fantastic city, the warm people, the generosity of Stampin’ Up! Company and Staff, you’ll know what I mean! I can’t believe I waited this long to go!! (Don’t get me wrong my two Leadership Trips were fantastic too! and I’m planning to join them in January since the Manager’s Reception is at DISNEY!!) Yup- spending my vacation time for Stampin’ Up! seems to be the right thing for me- at least next year!

So, I wasn’t sure what you’d want to see first. I took over 1,000 photos between my iphone and my Canon Rebel… some of them didn’t come out great, but luckily most of them did! Let me start today’s blog with a post about my wonderful teammates who made my first convention so memorable! The photo at the top of this post was taken by Amye as we left Salt Lake City yesterday- isn’t this amazing?!?! So beautiful there!

 

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Jamie and Amye are two of my downline who were able to make it on this trip with me….Jamie- I love the little “L” photo holder, and Amye I adore the little notebook, thanks for being great travel buddies, roomies and wonderful downline! Thanks for putting up with some of my complaining and grumpiness… going to work on being in better shape for next year!

 

And here’s hoping next summer we can have even more of the Lynnzcrafters team join us! Mark your calendars ladies- convention 2015 is going to be July 22-25, 2015!  You can sign up to join my team anytime- but if you want to join us in Salt Lake City next summer, then you’ll need to be sure you are an “active” demonstrator in April 2015 so you can register to go- if you want to join us- or have questions- let me know!!

 

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Hats off to Val and Barb who not only gifted us with some amazing treats (see below), but they accompanied us to dinner, and showed us the town, so glad we could be spontaneous and venture out together! Thank you ladies!!

 

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The little floral notebook was made by Amye, the Inspire. Create. Share. box of goodies was made by Val and the pouch “Convention Survival Kit” was made by Barb. Notice some of our free stamps and my little Halloween treat bag?? The burlap bags are a sneak peek for the September Paper Pumpkin Kits! (sorry if I spoiled the surprise for anyone- but I know many of you have commented how you would like to know in advance what is coming).  There’s another sneak peek in there- see it?? It’s a new stamp set that will be in the Holiday Catalog that goes live to customers on August 28th, (demonstrators can “pre-order” on August 1st and for those of us who went to convention, we could buy select items in the Convention Store! I had one of my checked luggage chuck full of my purchases!

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This was Amye waiting in the “S” line, right after Barb and Val found us and gave us our gifts! We were pretty overwhelmed with the size of the place and to see how many demonstrators were all there to check in at the same time we were… after we got our goodies, we went to check out the Paper Pumpkin Fun Night Out Party!

 

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We were amazed at all the goodies we were given when we arrived!

 

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Thanks for being such good sports as I snapped photos all week long!

 

 

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The Paper Pumpkin Night Out was so fun! In addition to getting to make one of the September goodie bags, for all of us who were subscribers we received a free snail with a Paper Pumpkin logo on it, and we enjoyed some yummy desserts and had lots of samples of past kits made up in amazing ways!! At one point I got up – probably to get another brownie 🙂 , when I came back to the table, Amye said my name and a quote were up on the big screen! I was so tickled pink! It was a survey I had filled out last month in the Paper Pumpkin Boot Camp weekly surveys!

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And shout out to my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers who signed up before June 30th to help me earn another free stamp set! I wish I had time to call all my customers to personally ask you questions… suffice to say I have to rely on technology (Facebook, email, blog post, newsletters, Twitter and Instagram) most of the time, one of the classes I attended at convention talked about scheduling telephone time- I am going to do it!

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The room was packed with thousands of demonstrators, treats and samples!!

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These are some of Amye’s swaps- she made 100 and swapped all but 3 (I believe- if I remember correctly). We poured over them and two of her swap cards inspired our Stamp-a-Stack event that occurs on Monday! Registration is now closed. We have 20 ladies coming on the 28th, and it will be lots of fun! We will have specials for that night only, and you will love the 4 cards, I just know it!

That’s all for today! Stop back tomorrow for Convention aka Inspire.Create.Share. 2014 post #3!! Thanks for stopping by today!

We have a lot of promotions going on right now:

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Sign up for Paper Pumpkin by August 10th and you’ll receive 50% off your first two months!

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And don’t forget our Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs (the $10.95 priced packages) and you receive 1 free! (I did the math on this one, with shipping/handling/tax it would be $39.03 for this deal- how awesome!

Remember you can always shop in my online store, it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s never closed! http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

The July hostess code is: N4AJG3TE (this is the way to go if you want your order shipped directly to your house AND you just pay the minimum shipping- not the $6.95 shipping price- for your order).

Let me know if you have any questions, and once again MANY THANKS to ALL of you wonderful friends, customers, downline, and family- believe it or not, your faith in me, your encouragement, and your business, helped me achieve this convention registration free with my Manager title! Kudos to you all!!

Have a great day!

Lynn