Before I share Part 1 of Brian’s Fall Stamp-Along, I want to remind you that Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza kicked off early this morning! Woo hoo! With discounts on lots of projects I know you need (including 8 bundles, ink pads and cardstock), you’ll want to check out the deals to make sure you don’t miss out.
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Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event was held on Saturday here in Atlanta. The event is held twice a year, and this event unveiled Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s going to be amazing, and I can’t wait to share this new catalog with you.On Friday before OnStage, I hosted Brian’s Fall Stamp-Along, an event for demonstrators to learn, share, have fun and meet new people. The event was filled with inspiration, fun games and giveaways. Who wouldn’t have fun with that?! Today I’m excited to share some pictures from this amazing event.
The tables were decorated with magnolias and small gifts for each of the attendees. Here’s a look at the quiet room just before 135 demonstrators burst in for a day of fun:
The centerpieces were simple – I wrapped green glass bottles with Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and tied a bow of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon on each. I added a pair of silk magnolias to each bottle. I had to drink a lot of San Pellegrino sparkling water to decorate the entire room. Here’s a closer look:
Each seat had two gifts – one is the “Enjoy Today” kraft pillow box (I shared this project with you on Sunday – you can see that post here). Here’s another look:
Each pillow box contained a little note with a sentiment from Rare Blessings stamp set (page 128 in the Annual Catalog), a flower from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and a signature from a really famous guy.
Each table setting includes a little Kraft Mini Shipping Box (with Stampin’ Up!’s logo and coordinated tissue paper). Inside those boxes is another gift I was happy to share. Each box held a shotglass and a bottle of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (the glass can be set on their desks to hold their glue upside down while they craft):
The shot glass could ALSO be used to hold paper-piercers, scissors or Take Your Pick Tools. There were more giveaways, too! In the front of the room, I placed 15 bags of “mystery gifts” that would be opened by game winners or random drawings throughout the day. The bags contained bundles, bundled suites and project kits (among other great gifts):
In the back of the room, I positioned a photo frame so that everyone could memorialize the event with their own pictures and all of their friends. I was in a lot of the photos, too, so this one feels really lonely:
I don’t know why I started this the first year, but I’ve been hosting a “Tacky Name Tag” contest for many years as a great way to introduce attendees to each other. A lot of people come as a group, but a lot of people come in alone or with one friend. They all leave with lots of friends – I love that! Here’s my Tacky Tag:
Our finalists were selected by an anonymous judged named Pam Morris (she’s always the anonymous judge). Candy Ford (whose tag was made with a toilet paper roll), Ethel Wegner (her tag was a Dollar Store scarecrow “pumpkin”) and Lisa Padgett (who featured a front-and-back sandwich board of crafty witticisms) shared their tags at the front of the room, and the room decided that Candy would be this year’s winner. (see how I kept my own judgement out of the decision?)
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