OnStage Local 2015 – my wonderful day!

 

imageI’m excited to share my day at the Perth OnStage Local event with you – finally!  {It’s been a busy week!}


It was an early start, with registration at 7.30am for a 8.30am kick-off.  I was greeted at the desk by the beautiful Carolyn Bennie who was our OnStage Local Global Events Council rep.  It was a pleasure to meet Carolyn who is every bit as lovely in real life as she is online (maybe even more so – if that’s possible!).

While the event days are about meeting old friends, making new ones and sharing our love of all things paper & stamps, it’s also a chance to get information about new products and catch up on all the latest Stampin’ Up! news.  The OnStage events were perfectly timed for a sneak peak at the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.  The excitement grew as we waited to be the first to see!!!

My Stampin' friends - Jenny, Rachael, Shannon, me & Nicole.
My Stampin’ friends – Jenny, Rachael, Shannon, me & Nicole.

Our first sneak peak happened as soon as we checked in.  We all got an awesome tote, fabulous water bottle (you can kinda see it in first photo, hiding behind the sign), funky notebook and Stampin’ Up! pens.  I also won a prize straight away – Tag A Bag accessory kit which I will put to good use.

Our bag also contained a {NEW} stamp set from the Occasions catalogue.  Balloon Builders has 15 balloon shapes and 4 sentiments that are perfect for a variety of stamping creations.

The balloons have a stunning watercolour effect…  I’m in love!  I’m not going to spoil all the fun for you, but imagine how amazing a matching punch would be for this set!

OnStage Local 2015 Sneak Peak - Balloon Builders stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

During the day there were lots of presentations by local demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff where they shared product previews with us.  We got to touch & play with the new products and made 4 amazing ‘make & takes’.

This is what mine ended up looking like…

Make & Take 1 – Going Places Suite: Going Places DSP Stack, Going Global stamp set & World Traveler Embossing Folder.

OnStage Local 2015 Sneak Peak - Make & Take 1 Going Places Suite: Going Places DSP Stack, Going Global stamp set & World Traveler Embossing Folder.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Make & Take 2 – Botanical Gardens Suite: Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Botanical Blooms stamp set plus Enjoy The Little Things stamp set.

OnStage Local 2015 Sneak Peak - Make & Take 2 Botanical Gardens Suite: Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Botanical Blooms stamp set plus Enjoy The Little Things stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Make & Take 3 – Love Blossoms Suite: Love Blossoms DSP Stack & Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies.

OnStage Local 2015 Sneak Peak - Make & Take 3 Love Blossoms Suite: Love Blossoms DSP Stack & Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Make & Take 4 – It’s My Party Suite: It’s My Party DSP Stack, Two Tone Baker’s Twine, Party Punch Pack & Party Wishes stamp set.

OnStage Local 2015 Sneak Peak - Make & Take 4 It's My Party Suite: It's My Party DSP Stack, Two Tone Baker's Twine, Party Punch Pack & Party Wishes stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s fair to say we were thoroughly spoilt across the day.  Not only did we get our goodie bags on arrival and 4 great projects to take away, we also got two more all attendee giveaways – Go Wild DSP stack from the current catalogue (one of my favourites!) and an awesome sentiment stamp set called “Enjoy the Little Things”.

And, to make it even more exciting, we all won Prize Patrol.  My group (Pumpkin Pie) got a stamp set that features in the Occasions catalogue called “A Nice Cuppa”.  There are also matching framelits, which I can’t wait to get my hands on!  Being the daughter of tea-drinking English parents, I love myself a cosy, warm cup of tea.

Beaming ear to ear – Shannon & me with our Prize Patrol sets

There was one more surprise for me during the day – I got to do a dash across the stage to celebrate great sales over the last year.  Thank you to all my lovely customers who contributed towards that amazing total!.  As a celebration of my success, Stampin’ Up! are giving me a free stamp set – it’s going to be a hard choice since I love so much of the new catalogue.

Luckily for me I don’t have to wait long to add more products to my collection- demonstrators get to pre-order from the new catalogue from the 3rd December.  Does this sound like a perk you’d like?  I’d love for you to join me on the papercraft journey.  Being a demonstrator really is fabulous!!!  You can read more about it here, or email me if you have any questions.

With hearts full, wishlists long and all of us scheming up ways to find extra stamping money (I’m going to stop feeding my kids).  Good thing Mr Papercraft is such a supportive husband!  Though he could just be feeling guilty about buying a boat.  Kelly x

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8 thoughts on “OnStage Local 2015 – my wonderful day!

  1. So glad you enjoyed the event and love your ingenuity in ways to raise funds for your Occasions spending spree Kelly.

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