Whew! It has been a whirlwind weekend thanks to the Stampin’ Up OnStage 2019 local event on Saturday. I traveled with 5 of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers to Vancouver BC, Canada on Friday and spent the weekend having a blast with my friends from all over as we reconnected and then got giddy checking out the new products and special promotions coming soon from Stampin’ Up!
I was posting throughout the day from the event over on my Northwest Stamper facebook page, and shared some project and product sneak peeks. But by the time the event was over and I had driven back over the US/Canada border – and got my event new product preorder in – sorry, a girls got to have her stamp priorities! 😉 I was too tired to get this blog post up yesterday. But, I’m trying to redeem myself and get a new post up for you today to share with you a little of the excitement of the event and lots of sneak peek product pictures!
And yes, one perk of driving up was that I got to finish up swaps on the drive. You know me… I never have my swaps actually done before the last second. ha ha!
Why I Love OnStage Events
One of the things I most love about going to Stampin’ Up events is the people that I meet and see there. From the staffers to the other demos around me, I always connect with such wonderful people. And I love when I get to see them again and again at future events. Being in Canada, I got to see some of my Canadian friends that I don’t typically get to visit with. Totally worth the drive to me!
Wanna see some goodies?
So, aside from hanging out with all the awesome people, there are 2.. ok, maybe 3 big reasons people like to attend OnStage.
- Getting free new product! (because, um, who doesn’t?!)
- Getting to see sneak peeks at the newest catalog
- Getting to actually order some of the items we saw at the event!
And OnStage 2019 didn’t disappoint! So, shall I share some of that with you today? 🙂
Free New Stampin’ Up Product!
When I laid it all out, I was impressed with the amount of goodies I came home with from a one day event (plus a leadership dinner friday night). Check it out:
And in case you are wondering, why the shammy (that purple rectangle in the stamp case) is all inky. That is because they had a brand new one on the table for us to use with our make & takes; and at the end of the day they let us divide up our goodies amongst the table and so I got to go home with a practically new, and oh so soft Stampin’ Shammy!
Sneak Peek of new Products!
I’m not confused… I know you are here to see what is new and cool and coming soon! 🙂 Here are some of the product suites and new products we got to see in person at the event. I didn’t get to play with all of it, but I got to see it all and play with some.
PSST- Want to see lots of product sample pictures?
Check out my post over on my facebook page HERE
Isn’t it exciting stuff?
These will be available in the new Annual Catalog in June, though if you are a demonstrator or join my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group before then, you’ll get to order in May AND get a discount to boot! #DemonstratorPerks!
I’ve placed my first early preorder, so I hope to start creating and be able to sprinkle some sneak peek project ideas here on the blog for you over the next month and a half!
In the meantime – don’t miss out on the Retiring Products!
Right now is a time of transition for Stampin’ Up – more so than normal! We are moving away from our partnership with Sizzix and so will be moving to a new die cutting machine sometime after the new catalog comes out. That means a lot of the current Big Shot accessories are retiring and may go quickly.
We also are discontinuing our Stampin’ Trimmer and there will be a transition time when we are no longer selling replacement cutting blades but don’t have our new paper cutting tool available yet.
If you aren’t a subscriber on my mailing list – I shared the full scoop in my last email and you can check it out ***HERE***
***The Retirement List comes out Monday 4/15 at 1pm MT ***
Products will be while supplies last and may be discounted!
OnStage 2019 was a blast! Lots of exciting things to look forward to over the next couple months. Please stop by the blog again for more fun sharing over the coming weeks! 🙂