See What I Did this Weekend!

Whew!  This weekend was a big one for me… two big events and so many awesome people and great ideas!  So I thought I’d share with you a little of the fun I was having! 

Bingo Night!

First up was Stamping Bingo Friday night.  I still have to take a picture of the make & takes, but everyone got goodie bags with paper samplers from the holiday catalog plus some ribbon, the NEW holiday tag a bag kit, and note cards & envelopes.  Then we played 5 rounds of Bingo, did a card and that cute Pumpkin Box I shared last week, and then 6 more rounds of Bingo including a grand prize round where someone was able to win the new Good Greetings hostess set that you can only earn by hosting a $300 workshop with your friends.  Lucky winner!

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I’m thinking we may have to run this event again sometime! Smile

Then when I got home it was time to unload the Bingo stuff and start loading up for the Stampin’ Up Unite & Excite event on Saturday morning!  This is a new type of event that Stampin’ Up is sponsoring for demonstrators that brings local demonstrators together for a few hours of networking, idea sharing, inspiration, and fun.  I was hosting the Washington event and so I had all the goodies, the refreshments, and everything needed for the agenda to pack up and be ready to take with me to Redmond in the morning.

As seems to be typical for me these days, I decided at the last minute to gussy up my helper and presenter gifts – because you can’t give these special people just a stamp set as is… it has to have some fun and handmade touch to it, right???

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I started out with quick tags (which I could handwrite a thank you on the back) and then used the same idea for little cards for the presenters and tied them to the gifts:

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Unite & Excite 2014

As host and MC for the morning, I got a chance to talk to and meet 75 wonderful demonstrators from the area.  And if you know me, you know I got a little bit goofy –


We had some wonderful presenters… great roundtable discussions… yummy snacks

10484912_10152698969578130_3983547057770175433_nWater bottles with tag that were used for the doorprize drawings!

10696316_10152698969733130_8913568922319231559_nAnd for the stamping inspiration, I brought my display boards but then invited everyone who came to bring projects they had created to share or their display boards… and boy were there great ideas!

Ever wonder what all the Stampin’ Up Big Shot dies look like?


And you know how I love my Curvy Keepsake Box thinlit… check out this adorable witch!

10606378_10152698970538130_6225972449609279554_nOr these Hamburger Box guys:


And as a final gift, everyone got their own Everyday Occasions Card Kit!  Check out all the cards you can make in this one kit!  You get everything you need including stamps, ink, die cut paper, envelopes, and accessories for only $29.95! 


It was such a fun event and I’m so grateful that Stampin’ Up gave me the opportunity to host it for everyone!  I had such a good time and I can’t wait to do more events like this in the future.

Want to join me for my next Demonstrator event?

I love running these types of events and I’ve been working the last year to start putting together Stamp and Share events for area demonstrators.  These events are half day events where we get together to share business and stamping tips, get lots of new ideas, win prizes, have fun and stamp together!  I ran my last one a couple weeks ago, but I plan to run these events around 3 times a year with my next one likely going to be in January.  If you are interested in being on my mailing list when the details are sent out, let me know by emailing me at!

I do smaller meetings and events for my personal downline and if you aren’t a demonstrator already, I’d love to have you join us!  Learn more about the perks of being a demonstrator in my group here.

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