2014-15 Annual Catalog, Convention, Lynnzcrafters, Stampin Up

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):


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!)


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



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.




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!


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!



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!!


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).




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 😉




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!


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!



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!




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



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!