On Stage – Tampa

Last weekend I was able to attend the first On Stage Event that Stampin’ Up! held in Tampa, Florida.

On Friday I was able to participate in a shoe box swap with friends and I’ll be sharing some of these great cards with you in the upcoming weeks.

Sherrie's Shoebox Swap 2015 OnStage Tampa

I was so excited to see what the new format for our Demonstrator Events would be like. While the Main Stage was in Brussels, there were 6 different regional events being held at the same time here in the United States and that was in addition to those held in other countries. All total there were more Demonstrators gathered together at one time than in ever before – and the energy was high.

When we entered the ballroom we were greeted by tables filled with new goodies!

On Stage Tampa 2015 Tables

The tables were decorated with Blackberry Bliss table cloths and the theme of one of the new suites, Going Places from the 2016 Occasions Catalog was highlighted in all the goodies on the table.

Of course, no Stampin’ Up! event would be complete without a Prize Patrol!

On Stage Tampa 2015 Prize Patrol

After all who can resist a new stamp set!!! I can’t wait to try out this new set it’s definitely a must have so I was thrilled when I won it!!!

I enjoyed spending time with my fellow team mate JoAnn who joined me in Tampa

On Stage Tampa 2015 Team photo

And the SINKS team members, my extended family.

On Stage Tampa 2015 Group

It was a great day together and while I had  lot of fun sharing, laughing and stamping together,  getting the first peek at the upcoming Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure was the high light! (I can’t wait to share a sneak peek with you with my Prize Patrol set during the Coffee & Cards Buffet in December! Watch for more information coming your way soon!!!)

After the great day we had together we continued the fun with dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

On Stage Tampa 2015 Dinner

What fun, spending time with new and old friends and sharing our favorite moments of the day’s presentation and training.

Oops…. I almost forgot to share with you some of the fun pillow gifts I made for my roommate.

With all that sharing we do I love to jot notes down since I can never remember it all – so I made a notepad set with pen and binder clip for holding all those goodies together

On Stage Tampa 2015 notebook set

I used the Project Life Remember This stamp set (135786) since I love this sentiment and of course the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper (138187) and  Pacific Point 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (138427).

We receive a special event bag to hold all our goodies in so a name tag is always helpful to identify ours from the rest! After all 398 of the same bags in one place….well you get the idea.

On Stage Tampa 2015 bag name tags

And for my fellow Team members and travel companion I made this cute little domed box.

On Stage Tampa 2015 pillow gifts

It held some chocolate, pen, binder clip and of course flags so we could mark all those wonderful must have stamp sets!

The next day was an early morning wake up and off to the airport to head home –

On Stage Tampa 2015 Airport

Of course, I made sure I had my new catties on the plane with me – ready to settle in and dream! I think this is the best Occasions and Sale-a-bration yet!

On Stage Tampa 2015 Airport and catalog

Oh my gosh, can you believe all these goodies I brought home with me!!! Stampin’ Up! pampers us at these events. I LOVE being a Demonstrator – and I love the fact that I get to order and preview items before they go live!

OnStage Tampa 2015

If this sounds like something you would enjoy now is a wonderful time to become a demonstrator. You can click HERE to learn more about my Team the Blue Mountain Stampers and of course you’re welcome to contact me by phone (706) 754-7124 or email [email protected] – I’d love to share with l you more about the advantages of joining.

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June Coffee & Cards Event

Why not sign up for my June’s Coffee & Cards Event and add to your card stash to use in July?

During this event you’ll make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)

Work at your own pace – Cards are clean and simple designs and easy to complete in about 1 hour. The class includes cards for birthdays, thinking of you, thank you, seasonal and more!

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd at 10 a.m.


Thursday, June 25th at 6:45 p.m.

Cost: $15 (free with a minimum order at event)

Envelopes are included just bring your Snail and favorite Adhesives 

RSVP and prepay by Friday, June 19h to hold your spot

Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events

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On a personal note – I sent our daughter, Kaitlin off on Friday morning to DCI for the next two months. I did really well and only teared up as I checked her in at the airport and only got one set of “eye rolls” when I said text and send pictures a bunch of times. After all I’m going to miss the kid and the little stacks of junk laying all over the house that I trip over when she is home.

DCI packing

She was both excited and feeling overwhelmed with packing. I can honestly say mom was a bit too – trying to get the required 30 pairs of sock and underwear along with all the other items into one suit case was a hoot! (She was flying which added to the stress since the bag couldn’t be more than 50 pounds!) The enthusiastic picture above was the first of three times we pack things into the suit case.

Thankfully one of the vets took pity on the rookies and sent a picture of what she took with her so we were able to add a duffle bag for the sleeping bag and sleep mat and water cooler!

DCI luggage tag (2)

Kailtin will be marching with the Seattle Cascades and touring the country this summer on a bus (I think the show schedule shows 19 cities in 30 days!) Seriously, she says this will be fun and worth every penny. I know that it will be a experience of a lifetime, but really 2 months of sleeping in gyms floors and traveling packed in a bus…..hmmm.

We’ll be able to see her perform when she comes to Atlanta and performs at the Dome in July. Of course, I wanted to have a little reminder of home while she is away so I made some special tags for her bags for her. I couldn’t resist 🙂

DCI luggage tag (1)

She seemed especially pleased with the music theme and the way these turned out since I let her choose the color. I simply took a piece of black cardstock, scored it so that her information was hidden on the inside and decorated.

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