It’s been an exciting time in the Stampin’ Up! world with the celebration of Stampin’ Up! turning 30 and our OnStage events! OnStage events are 1 or 3 day training and stamping events every six months, designed to bring demonstrators together for learning and so much fun.
Normally I attend the one that is held in New Zealand for one day, but this time I was flown to Orlando, Florida for the three-day event. It was a big contrast to our 220 person event with 6300 people in attendance!! It was exhilarating and we missed home all at once!
It would be hard to capture all 3.5 days, but here are just a couple of fun highlights:
Wednesday we got to go to Epcot and have a little dessert party. I think I hit 20,000 steps that day!
Dale is the Demonstrator Manager for Canada, and he did a very funny presentation. He’s an unassuming man with a lot of wit. Here, he’s showing us how the Sparkle Glimmer Paper could be used as sandpaper (this is a joke):
And in this picture, Sara (CEO) is having Lisa Hardie, one of the presenters, take another bow after her presentation. She did a great job, but “unfortunately”, her last project very unintentionally had us all crying with laughter so much that I don’t think we heard any of the last bit:
Her project. When you see it, you can’t unsee it:
On one of the nights, they had some particularly fun music playing while we were waiting to start and lots of people started dancing. It was so great that Sara, our CEO, came out and danced with us!
The last presentation on the last day, Sara was ready to ditch the shoes:
I was fortunate to be recognized for many things during the three days, including ranking #1 overall in New Zealand:
As you can see, I don’t love the spotlight . . . .
I was also recognized again for the million in sales achievement. Luckily, they told me backstage there would be a canon and confetti; I was glad there were a few others on the stage with me!
Overall, a memorable and special experience!
I feel very blessed and appreciated by my team back in New Zealand, too. Paula Reid thought to take “me” along and receive recognition there, too!
I love my team so much!!
Born in the USA, and I do have some patriotic pride, but my heart is truly in New Zealand. I’ll be home tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by and for all you do to support my family and me in our journey!