Brian’s Fall Stamp-Along 2019: Part 2

On Wednesday I shared some fun pictures from the event I hosted last week before OnStage in Atlanta (you can see that post here). Brian’s Fall Stamp-Along was hosted to gather demonstrators together from across the U.S. to enjoy a day of stamping, community, games and fun the day before Stampin’ Up!’s event the next day. Participants came from all over, and I loved sharing the day with all of them.

Today I’m sharing some more great photos of this memorable event.

Every. Single. Time. we get together as a group, I promise I’m going to get a great group photo of my team. I made it happen this year (even though 4 or 5 are notably absent from the photo). Here are most of the Royals who attended my day-long event:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, InKing Royalty Team, Brian King I love each and every one of these ladies and am so happy they were able to attend. I bribed them to get the picture by coordinating the photograph with a small gift I gave to all my team members who attended:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingEach team member (and my helpers) received a copper-filled gift of 6″ x 6″ share of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper), a share of 6″ x 6″ Copper Foil, the Star Designer Elements and 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon with copper words.

The day was filled to the brim with games, swaps, make-and-takes and expert presentations. I pulled some strings to convince four amazing artists to present at my event – and all five of us, coincidentally, ranked in Stampin’ Up!’s list of the Global 100 Top Demonstrators. How cool am I to pull that off?!

Mary Deatherage is an expert at building a gorgeous collage on a card, so I asked her to share some tips and tricks for beautifully combining elements on a card front. She’s not only an engaging speaker but left the room with a lot of “ooohs” and “aaahs.” Here’s Mary:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Mary DeatherageWendy Cranford flew in from California for the OnStage event. I am so happy I was able to include her in the lineup. Wendy shared some amazing tips for coloring with Stampin’ Blends. She’s SO GOOD!

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Wendy CranfordDawn Olchefske flew in from Minnesota to share the stamp set she designed when she earned $1 million in sales at Saturday’s Stampin’ Up! event. She couldn’t get onto the stage at my event (given her fall on the plane), but she narrated from the side while I flipped through her amazing Toile Tidings project:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Dawn OlchefskeWho doesn’t love instructions for a few 3-D projects from The Paper Pixie?! Julie DiMatteo shared some incredible projects she designed for New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day. She’s always so organized, thorough and creative.

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Julie DiMatteoTanner Smedley, from Stampin’ Up!’s home office stopped by for a quick meet-and-greet. He told us a little bit about his job as a Demonstrator Development Manager answered questions from the group. He also brought great giveaways, drawing names for each. What fun!

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingAs I was thanking Tanner for swinging by and wishing I had an appropriate gift nearby, I blurted out, “I have a thank you for you” hoping something would materialize. The only thing within reach was my Tacky Name Tag from earlier in the day, so I gifted it to him.

Late in the day at OnStage Saturday, Tanner (one of the emcees for the OnStage event) was showing off all of the enamel pins he’d received from different stamping teams and groups. After he’d gone through all of them (they lined both of his lapels), he pulled my name tag off the table and threw it over his neck. What  a sport!

Tanner Smedley at OnStageAs a part of my event, I hosted a card swap. Here’s a small segment of the very long line:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingAnd here are some fun snapshots from the swap:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingNo event is complete without a good catch-the-stamping-sponge-in-a-collapsable-trash-can-on-your-head game. I always love a good sport, and this game is always a hit with the crowd!

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingI planned an epic color-themed game where the tables had to assign descriptions of colors to the actual colors. While the game was a total flop (eeek) since no one completed their board correctly, the pictures are quite wonderful.

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingI prepared a box of 14 cards for the make-and-takes (which mostly became take-a-makes) for the event, focusing mostly on the Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (and one with the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut cards). Here are some fun shots of the packets and some folks assembling:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingAnd here are some more group shots and smiling faces:

Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian King Brian's Fall Stamp-Along 2019, Brian KingI’m so happy to have such wonderful photos (most were taken by my friend Katie) to remember such an incredible day for me. I’m honored that so many amazing people chose to spend their day with me, and I couldn’t be prouder of the show I put on for them. It’s a lot of work, but I’m so glad I can do it.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your remarkable event. Next year, I am going to get there if I have to walk!! (I better start now). So sorry I missed it. You really went all out and did a marvelous job!

  2. I am so impressed !! What a wonderful day with such great card peeps !
    Stampin Up needs to put you in charge of their events like these because you knocked this one out of the park !!
    Plus you had Wendy and Julie doing their “thing” !! WOW !
    Well done !! LOVE ALL THE PICTURES !

    • Thanks, Sonny! It was great fun. I’m still recovering but am so glad I did it. It’s fun to share with so many at one time – and it’s nice to feel that energy coming back. ♥

  3. Brian. I am really enjoying your posts. You do a terrific job for your group.ALMOST makes me want to sign up!!!! Actually my scrap room is very full of SU material. At present unable to do anything as we had a water softener malfunction and waiting for repairs to floor and wall. Having serious withdrawals. Then a surprise pacemaker install. It’ s the rain then pour set up! Keep up your good work!!

    • Thanks so much, Lois! I’m happy to share, and I’m glad my posts inspire you. Should you ever want to rejoin (once you get these other issues resolved), I’d love to chat with you about joining my team. Great group with lots of inspiration, and there are some great promotions coming up. ♥

  4. Wow, she did take some great photos! It was a most wonderful event! Thank you for everything!!!

  5. OH WHAT FUN! I LOVE how you always put that ‘Brian Spin’ on all your events. Some day…….I’ll make it to one. Thanks for sharing your special day with us.

  6. I’m so jealous of all those lucky ladies who came to your event and you are so amazing to put the event together. Sigh, sigh! However, I do love it when you share photos of all these lucky participants. Smile, smile!

    • Happy to share, Grace! It was truly a wonderful day, and I’m happy I can share the pictures with you. They only give a small dash of the joy in that room. One day…

  7. WOW! Looks fabulous. You are amazing.

  8. It was a truly fabulous event!!!! Thanks so much for all you do!!

  9. Brian thank you for sharing your amazing event with all of us. The smiles tell us just how wonderful the day was for all attending. Maybe your next life will be as an event coordinator!

    • That’s my favorite part of reviewing the pictures afterward – all the smiling faces. It was a special event, and we had lots of fun. Thanks, Ginger. ♥

  10. Brian, the recap of your event is so fun! It’s enjoyable seeing a large event so successful. Congratulations!

  11. Sounds like everyone had an amazing time at your Fall event. Would you consider an on line event? I love your style of crafting. Keep creating!

  12. Brian, thank you so much for all the work and effort that you put in to make this day fun and informative. I look forward to attending another one of your events whenever that may be. I just finished my take-n-makes and one of my customers wants to do the bird card after the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jeremy. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Debbie! I’m so glad you like the projects and am so happy you were there. It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed pulling it all together. ♥

  13. Wow! What an amazing event! Thanks for sharing.

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