Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 OnStage Event (part 2)

Yesterday I shared some photos and stories from my trip to Orlando, Florida for Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 On Stage Event where about 7,000 demonstrators from all over the world came together to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary. To see those pictures and read that post, click here.

Today I’m sharing some fun pictures of some of my friends from the event. Not everyone is represented here (I’m fortunate to have many friends), but this collection of pictures gives you a good idea about how many times I had to bend my 6’5″ frame for pictures. 🙂

Here I am with some of my InKing Royalty team members – with Lynn Kolcun, Jackie Beers, Julie DiMatteo and Karen Szczepkowski:

with Lynn Kolcun, Jackie Beers, Julie DiMatteo and Karen SzczepkowskiThis event gave me a chance to meet three of my awesome InKing Royalty team members – Lee Ann Stremke, Ann Murray and Sue Seipel:Brian King, Lee Ann Stremke, Ann Murray, Sue SeipelHere’s a great shot of Julie and me as we were headed to Epcot: Julie DiMatteo and Brian King headed to EpcotIt’s always nice to run into my dear friend, Linda Heller:

Brian King and Linda HellerAnd I finally got to meet my online friend (and fellow Pal) Nancy Gleason:Brian King and Nancy GleasonWhile these talented ladies aren’t on my team [insert frowny face], it’s always fun to hang out with Amy Koenders, Mary Deatherage and Sue Prather:Amy Koenders, Brian King, Mary Deatherage, Sue PratherHere I am with a smiley Celia Cawthon: Brian King and Celia Cawthonand sweet Dawn MacKay: Brian King and Dawn MacKayand demonstrator friend Dianne Keough (not do be confused with demonstrator friend Diane Keough):Brian King and Dianne Keoughand adorable Kim Dent:  Brian King and Kim Dentand my talented friend Stesha Bloodhart: Brian King and Stesha BloodhartI jumped into this fun photo with Louise Sharp and Mindy Backes:Louise Sharp, Mindy Backes, Brian Kingand had my picture taken with Shannon West at CenterStage: Brian King and Shannon Westand my St. Louis friend Sally Nusbaum:Brian King and Sally Nusbaumand Pals friends, Tricia Chuba and Windy Ellard:  Tricia, Brian, WindyI jumped at the opportunity to grab a photo with these supporting demonstrators (they are husbands of European demonstrators): Brian King with European Husbandsand I didn’t have to bend down for this photo with long-time demonstrator Scot Strehlow: Brian King and Scott StrehlowThere’s always time to cut-up with Windy Cranford:Brian and Wendyand walk the stage with friends – here I am with Greek Isles Incentive Trip Royals Julie DiMatteo and Candy Ford: Royals Going to the Greek Isles There were MANY more photos, but I couldn’t share all of them here. How fortunate I am to know these people! I was happy to spend time with them last week and already miss them lots. I’m grateful for this Stampin’ Up! opportunity to create beautiful things and meet beautiful people at the same time.

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  1. So glad that we got to give you a big hug a few times!! Hope to see you soon!

  2. LOL – I’m beyond thrilled that we “made the cut”, Brian and found ourselves in your blog post! As always – it was awesome to see you again, and I’m tickled to be able to call you my friend! 🙂

  3. I considered standing on a chair so you didn’t have to bend down… 🙂

  4. Beautiful faces and lots of laughs!

  5. Brian, good that you have just a few friends! So glad we got to meet and chat. Perhaps next convention, Diane Keough will be there. I want a picture of that!

  6. What a great job of sharing your fun photos ! Much appreciated !
    So much fun was had by all as it is obvious from these pictures !
    Thank you ! Now show us some new stuff !! Giggle ……

  7. Wow, all that talent under one roof!

  8. I bet when you were in high school you didn’t have so many friends! LOL It’s so fun to see your photos Brian and everyone looks fantastic.

  9. It was so nice to see you at OnStage Brian! Looks like you had a ball!

  10. Your post made me smile from beginning to end (insert frowny face…I never want them to end). I have met the best, kindest people through this craft. So glad you got to hang with these peeps for a few days!

  11. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures. You could tell everyone was having a fun time.

  12. It was great to see you Brian! My favorite part of OnStage is seeing all of my creative friends! Once again, CONGRATULATIONS on all of your accomplishments through the year!

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