Greetings from the happiest place on earth! I’ve missed you! I just returned from a wonderful week in Orlando, Florida for the 2018 Stampin’ Up Onstage Convention. I met my team a day early and enjoyed a day at Universal Studios. Harry Potter was our main motivation so we braved the Escape from Gringott’s roller coasterish ride and meandered through Diagon Alley. It was amazing – the singing shrunken heads were a hoot!
I was treated to a day at Epcot by Stampin’ Up for achieving the Silver Elite title. The Food and Wine Festival was in full swing as you can see. A special Center Stage Dessert Party ended the evening with flambeed’ donuts in cherry sauce and tables full of yummies. We received a gift of an engraved bone folder and an exclusive demonstrator stamp set.
The main event began on Thursday. Over 7,000 demonstrators gathered at the Orange County Convention Center to swap cards, stamp, create make and takes, see new product and the 2019 upcoming Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs, hear business presentations and card making demonstrations. Whew! What a week! Did I mention Prize Patrols? We walked away with a bag full of stamps and a new tool case and tote. I’ll take pictures tomorrow to show you all I got.
My favorite part was seeing all the new products and the stamping demonstrations. I can’t wait to show you all the new project ideas as well as the swap cards I got. Here are a few sneak peeks from the Jumbotron of cards demonstrated during the convention using new products coming in January. My preorder is already on the way. My craft room will soon be the happiest place on earth!
And here are some card samples from the new product displays.