Last Day of OnStage & the Retreat to Go!

After an amazing time in Salt Lake City for OnStage 2016, I flew home the evening of Saturday and then spent Sunday with my family and letting all that I saw and learned percolating in my mind.  And so today, it is back in the saddle and getting ready for my Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend and starting to put into action all that I learned.

The big news though is that – the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog retirement list are going to be announced today at 1pm MST!  Once it goes live, items on the list (except likely some stamps) will be while supplies last.  I’m expecting some of the retiring In Color reinkers are going to be sold out by late afternoon.   So, the sooner you can check it out the better.  They haven’t posted it for demonstrators yet either, so I don’t know for sure everything that is going to be on the list or discounted.

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To make sure you see the news you can either:

  1. Get it in email by making sure you are on my newsletter email list – I’ll be sending the link out as soon as it posts to that list!  Make sure you are signed up here.
  2. Visit the Online Store at 1pm MST – the retiring items will be posted in their own section in the online store at around 1pm today, so refresh the page and you can start shopping!
  3. Stop back by this blog after 1pm – After I get the retiring list out to the newsletter list, I’ll get it posted back up on here.  So you can stop back by this afternoon to check it out here.

Don’t forget, this is also your last chance at the discounts on the weekly deals as well!

Also, I know I have some folks who have been asking about my Retreat to Go.  I had planned to finalize pricing for this while I was at OnStage.  Silly me, I thought it would be no problem to stay up late at night and get it all sorted out.  Smile  Well, um… yeah… I forgot how non-stop everything is and how little sleep I already get when I’m away at these events.  So, I had to finish it up when I got back from the trip.

But registration is open NOW!

NW Crafty Escape Weekend retreat in a box

Register NOW as I’ll only be offering this through April 30th! 

What is the Retreat in a Box?

This is my way of extending part of the experience of the retreat to those of you who are not able to join us live at the event!  So, if you can’t come to us, grab your pjs and some table space at home and settling in for your retreat experience there!  What is included with your registration is:

  • The event goodie bag ($40 value!)
  • Instructions and pictures for the Make & Take projects from your goodie bag supplies
  • door prize
  • table decoration so your table can be just as pretty as here
  • table gifts
  • Play along at home crafty scavenger hunt – be entered to win a prize!
  • Shopping coupon
  • Optional add-on classes  (Enjoy the Little Things project, Hello Sunshine Stamp-a-Stack, Sunburst Die Card Class)

Reserve your Retreat in a Box here!

OnStage 2016 – Day 3

We started the day being able to finish up make & take classes and get to see AND MAKE part of the May Paper Pumpkin kit!  That was really cool and I’m looking forward to the kit now too.

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Then it was time for a few more pictures with friends from around the event

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then we were back in session for the final presentations of the day.



Shout out to two of my Fun n’ Crafty gals who got to stand and wave for their promotions – I was so excited to cheer for them!  LIz Mitchell for Bronze Elite and Carla Branton for Silver!  Woo hoo, girls!!

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  • I even won some Prize Patrol!  But I can’t show you the stamp until after this afternoon. Smile
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  • They also announced the Fall OnStage Local events!  I’ll be headed to Vancouver BC, but know some of my gals in the Fun n’ Crafty group will be headed to other locations.  You should totally join us!
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  • And with that, OnStage Live was done.  It was an amazing event and I LOVED seeing all the new stuff coming out soon.  It is going to be an awesome catalog this summer!
  • The rest of the group headed to lunch and I headed back to the Product Spotlight for some lunch before CentreStage Leadership – A leaders training session. We had some spaces to take notes and a LOT of presentations to get our brains thinking about how we can help support our teams and build better communities.
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  • I was close to the front, so we got a couple crazy visits by the camera on a crane as they tried to record people asking questions.  It was nuts but totally hilarious!
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  • Then I flew home late that night so I could be home the next day to spend time with my family.  Caitlin loved going through all the swaps and seeing all the cute cards.
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  • So all in all, an awesome trip!

Check back later today to see the Retiring List and then stay tuned for sneak peeks, samples, and more about the new catalog coming in June!

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