Alright, I was supposed to be asleep an hour ago but I thought I would upload a few more pictures (ok probably more than a few) for those of you playing along at home. Today was the second day of OnStage Live and it was GREAT!! We have a wonderful mix of corporate presentations, demonstrator presentations, chances to see LOTS of displays, project ideas, and actually get our hands on tons of the new stuff and STAMP! Plus I got to spend a bit more time with my Fun n’ Crafty Stamper gals who were here with me. It’s been so whirlwind I am so grateful for our evenings when we hang out in my hotel room and chit chat, discuss the catalog, business ideas, and just hang out and have fun.
So we started out bright and early… I was NOT bright eyed and busy tailed…but still excited to be there none the less!
We got to hear from Shelli and Sara and I loved the quotes Sara shared in her presentation!
After opening sessions, we got to go explore the Product Showcase… there were display boards, product up on display so you could see and touch it, make & takes, food, and fun photo ops.
I had to take my annual Andrea Withers selfie! She is just the sweetest person you will find at the Home Office and I got to know her a few years back and just love working with her when I get to do Display Boards as well as seeing her at events. Isn’t she just the cutest?!
But I had to spend lots of time checking out the new stuff and taking some classes.
I wish we could show you what we were working on… so here is the best I can do right now!
In the afternoon, we were back for more recognition marches – including anniversary marches. Pamela Wu was eligible to walk across the stage for her 5 year anniversary but she chose to stay in her seat. I think she is so wonderful I had to give her a shout out anyway! Fun fact – Pamela is my longest term demo, having been with me for not quite 5 1/2 years! My how time flies!
Then it was time for more presentations ranging from uplifting, funny, and just plain creatively inspiring. Brandy shared a little bit about finding your own way and being true to who you are to find your success.
I also have to give a shout out to Sean Douglass for being so gracious to let me talk his ear off for a ton of time about the new catalog (what is awesome about it), products we would love to see, products we will dearly miss, and why. He helps run product development and they were at the event to listen to demonstrators tell them about they they think of the products and what we need/want. Though I’m not sure he expected to have someone as full of thoughts and opinions as myself!
So, since I can’t share product pictures… here are some more people pictures.
I almost didn’t share this picture of me and Brandy just because I swear I was the most unphotogenic person today but I am just so grateful to have connected with her and her amazing sweet and caring spirit. So, I had to give her some love and take a moment to say thanks and that I can’t wait to cheer for her big successes to come!
And speaking of people to cheer about, I have to give a shout out to the gals with me here this week. They are talented stampers, but more importantly great friends! We all had the chance to go eat at Cheesecake Factory and have great discussions… but even better, we got CHEESECAKE! Cheesecake party in my room! No for real, we all got cheescake to go and took it back to the hotel and had a room party.
And they even humored me when I asked them to set aside their cheesecake and go back downstairs since we had not gotten a group photo with everyone together. I told you, they are awesome!
So, in the morning, we are back for the final day of OnStage. I don’t know what to expect, but I know it will be awesome. So, until then, I am going to get some sleep and be back soon with more!
Don’t forget, you can follow along throughout the day on my Northwest Stamper Facebook page as I post regularly during the day at OnStage.