Wednesday, 15 November 2017

On Stage Live in Salt Lake City - Lots of Photos!


Hello Friends! After all the fun in Salt Lake City, the traveling and the time difference, I think it's safe to say I'm back on track! I'm all caught up on my sleep and ready to share lots of fun stuff with you from the OnStage Live event! This could be my longest post ever.....

First of all, I have to share some super exciting news with you....


I am delighted, honoured and humbled to have been ranked at the
 #23 spot in the Top 50 Demonstrators in Canada  
and at the 
#192 spot in the Top 250 Global Demonstrators  
(out of approx. 50,000 Stampin' Up! demonstrators worldwide)
WOW!

Along with earning the Grand Vacation to Alaska
I've also earned top Leadership, Sales and Recruiting 
with my business this year - AMAZING! 

None of this would be possible without the members in my Serene Stampers team and my customers - so thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!  
These achievements are especially sweet to me because, as some of you may recall, I had to put my Stampin' Up! business on the back burner a couple of years ago, due to some life circumstances and heartbreak I was going through. Last Fall I was ready to climb back in the saddle, set my goals and worked hard to rebuild my business - and I'm so happy I did it! 

The beauty of being a part of Stampin' Up! as an Independent Demonstrator is the flexibility of this business. You have the choice to work as little or as much as wish, and to fit your life around it. My Stampin' Up! business has brought so many blessings into my life that sometimes I'm just at a loss for words. It has literally changed my life and I'm so grateful. Who would have thought that by sharing my love of stamping with others that I'd create a full time career, earn amazing vacations and bonuses, and best of all, form life-long friendships! 



If you'd like more information about becoming a demonstrator, please connect with me at serenestamper@gmail.com and I'll be happy to tell you more about the Stampin' Up! opportunity!




Back to the OnStage event! What is "On Stage", you may ask? OnStage is an exciting event designed to bring Stampin’ Up! demonstrators together. Stampin' Up! holds OnStage events every April and November in North America, South Pacific, and Europe. These events coincide with the launch of our annual and seasonal catalogues so we can see all of the new products before anyone else (definitely a fun demonstrator perk!).

At OnStage we....
  • Meet new demonstrator friends and reconnect with our dear friends we haven't seen in a while - for me, this is one of the BEST parts of On Stage!
Hanging out with my friends over a delicious supper at a fabulous Brazilian restaurant - Kay, Me, Marcea, Dawn, Cathy and Rose Marie!
This is my dear friend, Kay Smith (from St. John's, Newfoundland) and she is ranked at #4 Top Demonstrator in Canada - way to go Kay! Kay and I met a few years ago and I just adore her. She was also my 'roomie' again in Salt Lake City for the OnStage event and it was wonderful to see her and get caught up. Kay just makes me happy - she is hands down one of the sweetest people I've ever known.


This is my friend, Marcea Tetamore (from Geneseo, New York) and we met a few years ago at a Stampin' Up! convention. Since then, Marcea and her husband have visited me here on the East Coast and we also got together in San Antonio for a conference. It was sooooo good to see Marcea again (Facebook and emails are great, but nothing beats visiting friends in person!)

I just met these lovely three ladies for the first time and they're all from my stompin' grounds on Vancouver Island, British Columbia! I hope to see them all again soon!

My friend, Glenda Mollett (from Port Albernie, BC), Sunday Ostrander (a new friend, from Breckenridge, Michigan) and Amy Frillici (a dear friend of mine from Alma, Michigan) - we're all waiting to get into the Cheesecake Factory for supper and having lots of laughs together!
Barb Tripps is from my hometown, Comox, British Columbia and she is a member of my Serene Stampers team. I loved walking across the stage with Barb for our achievement of earning the Cruise to Alaska and it was just awesome to spend time with her in SLC last week!

I first met Amy Frillici (from Alma, Michigan) at a conference in San Antonio a few years back and we've been friends ever since! It did my heart good to see her again!
  
Was good to see my friend, Frenchie (from Livingston, Texas)! We've been busy planning on resuming our "Passport Pals" guest blog posts/projects, which will start up again this winter!!!

Sharon Armstrong (from Sierra Vista, Arizona) and I have bond like no other, as we've supported and cheered each on through life's ups and downs. Love her big time.

The amazing and lovely Pam Morgan (from Salt Lake City, Utah). This beautiful woman has touched my heart in so many ways over the years!
Glenda, Marcea, myself and Barb getting ready for the General Session to start!
  • Get an event bag with lots of goodies - and we got LOTS of great stuff, like NEW stamp sets from the 2018 Occasions catalogue!
  •  See live stamping and business presentations. We got TONS of inspiration! 
Sara and Shelli were hilarious during their final stamping presentation - it was delightful to see them laugh, have fun and just be themselves as they shared their projects with us!
  • Receive messages from the home office.

Dale Hampshire is our Canadian Manager (Calgary, Alberta) and I don't think there's a demonstrator who wouldn't agree how amazing and loved he is. Dale is just the BEST and he does soooo much for us Canadian demonstrators!

Our sweet and lovely Stampin' Up! Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner. Incredibly genuine, caring and amazing - we are so lucky for the Stampin' Up! opportunities and top notch products - all because of this fabulous woman!
  • See and play with brand-new products.
I loved all the Make and Take projects and trying out lots of new products coming out in January!
  • Be recognized for any achievements we've reached.
Sue Philip, Barb Tripps, Glenda Mollet and I on one of our walks across this stage; this one was for earning the Grand Vacation Cruise to Alaska 2018
  • Have a chance to win prizes. (I came home with some great stamp sets and other goodies!)
  • Be able to order select products from the new catalogue early! (I've already placed my pre-order to prepare for classes and fun events January - March! Wait until you see the new Occasions catalogue and Saleabration brochure - LOTS of awesome goodies coming!)
Silver elite and above demonstrators who attend the OnStage event also get to attend CentreStage Live. This includes an evening of dinner, entertainment, and mingling as well as a separate CentreStage Leadership training session during the daytime. Both the dinner and the training session were fantastic!!!!

Barb, myself and Glenda - ready for our special Centre Stage dinner and entertainment!

Pretty roses and paper rosette centerpieces - the photo doesn't do them justice - they were super pretty!

Every course of our meal was absolutely DIVINE.

Our dinner event was held at the Grand America Hotel - wow, what a place! There were four of these MASSIVE chandeliers in the ballroom. Just gorgeous.

The Centre Stage training was one of the highlights of my trip - lots of great information, insights and motivation. We also enjoyed a boxed lunch and a staff member from the home office in the Product Development department joined us too. It was really nice to speak with her as she listened to our product suggestions, wishes, wants and needs for both us and our customers!
Jason Hewlitt was our keynote speaker/entertainer at the Centre Stage dinner event and we were delightfully surprised to find out he was also a presenter at our Centre Stage training. You can find out more about Jason here - he was awesome!


  • And lastly, one of the best things about this year's OnStage Live event was the new "Stamparatus" reveal!





Everyone went CRAZY and rightfully so when the Stamparatus was revealed during OnStage - this new placement tool is fantastic!!!! I was part of the L2L team (Leader to 2 Leader) that helped develop this tool and I can't say enough about how cool the Stamparatus is! Click HERE to learn more about and details on how you can reserve yours, beginning tomorrow, November 16th! 

Just a heads up: if you don't already have a customer account set up, I encourage you to do that right away, saving you a step tomorrow. 
Just go to my online store HERE to set up your account, then log in tomorrow to reserve your Stamparatus! 

Contact me at serenestamper@gmail.com if you have any questions!

1 comment:

Beth Norman said...

Whoop, Whoop, congratulations on your success. Your hard work has paid off. What a nice long post. I love to see photos of the demo shows. Glad you reconnected with so many of your friends.