I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend. We had a very pleasant journey home from Birmingham yesterday, unloaded the car, and sat and enjoyed a beautiful cup of tea! Once we were feeling refreshed, we did the unpacking, and I started playing catch-up with emails, YouTube comments and Facebook posts! I now feel ready to hit the ground running today!
We had an absolute ball at OnStage and Stampin’ Up! were even more generous than usual! I’m sharing some of the goodies here with you today. My favourite has to be this tool case. I would like to get into the routine of putting my everyday tools away in this case when I tidy up at the end of each day. It’d be so nice to be able to just pick it up and go, knowing that all my tools were in that one case, instead of worrying about “have I forgotten something?” !
We also received two bags. Normally, when we register at the beginning of the day we’re always given a bag, but this time it was in a beautiful box on the table.
The second bag we received was this gorgeous foldaway bag. In the first photograph, the bag is shown as folded away, which makes it easy to pop into your tote, or handbag – depending how big your handbag is of course! The second photograph shows the bag opened full size. I have exposed the base to give you some idea of the actual size. The blue and white stripe fabric is very strong nylon and is super to keep with you for that unexpected bit of shopping you had forgotten you needed
This big photograph shows seven small little bits I received. Starting with the small box at the top, I’ll work my way round in a clockwise direction:-
1 & 2). Acetate box which held my silver pin which is in recognition of me being 7th top demo in the UK. This achievement is engraved on the back with the year and my initials.
3). The commemorative 30 year Stampin’ Up! Pin
4). Incentive Trip to the Greek Islands 2019 Achievement Pin
5). Handmade tag that was attached to the leather bag I received at CentreStage on Friday evening.
6). Prize Patrol Badge
7). Fun plastic necklace and pendant that was on our tables at CentreStage!
The final photograph I’m sharing today is the number 30 that was on our table at OnStage on Saturday! What a souvenir? I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing these goodies with me. I have others to share, and tomorrow I’ll try and get the Make’n’Takes finished so I can share them as well. So until then, I hope today is the start of a great week for you, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!
Ruth Putman says
I am a new Stampin up demonstrator. Only a couple months nw, going to start classes in Jan. A bit nervous. I still work full time at night for two more years. I loved your sharing, I wanted to go to Florida so bad and chickened out and here you went all the way from UK. Looked amazing and fun. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi, Ruth. Congratulations on your very wise decision to join Stampin’ Up! When I first started classes I had two friends as my first attendees, and that made it very easy to move on to inviting strangers. Maybe this will work for you? I went to Onstage Local in Birmingham here in the UK; there was a large number of British demos who did go to Orlando. In April yours will be OnStage Local and will be a much smaller event, therefore a lot less intimidating. But do try and go, it’s great fun! The first two I went to I went alone, but by doing swaps, it didn’t take long to realise I was with friends. Again, I hope this helps! Happy crafting. JanB. xx