First, let me bark “Thank You for Your Service” to my favorite huMAN and all of you who have sacrificed to help keep us free (including your families too!)


I don’t know what’s better about being around Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators – the gifts or the relationships.

ANSWER:  They’re BOTH grrrreat!

Ann’s received some pretty awesome gifts and cards while she’s at the Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City that they call On Stage Live.

And every night she calls my favorite huMAN and me and gives us a report.  All we hear is how much fun she’s having.  Like last night when she got together with about 33 of her friends that have served on various years of the Advisory Board when Stampin’ Up! used to have them.  (They don’t anymore but they were 6-8 demonstrators annually handpicked by the then-CEO Shelli Gardner to share ideas with the company.)

It was really an honor and the company would bring them together once a year for a meal.  Since they don’t do it this way anymore, these gals get together on their own to continue the tradition in their own way….Thank you Kim, Cindy and Linda for putting this together.)

17-AB Dinner

But that’s not what I want to bark about.

It seems like there’s a love fest going on in Salt Lake City this weekend!  Ann’s been hanging out with Karen from our team and about 5 other California Demonstrators.  They learn about new products coming out the first of the year and learning new techniques and card making ideas.

Here she is with Kathy Pitt who was the first artist who worked for Stampin’ Up! just before Kathy was part of a presentation about the new Stampin’ Blends.  (Ann has met or worked with almost all of the Pitt family who have worked at Stampin’ Up! over the years.)

Kathy Pitt, Stampin' Up!

But even as nice as that was, that’s not what I wanted to bark about to you today.  (although Ann did pick up some smokin’ ideas about the Stampin’ Blends.  I hope you’re taking advantage of our offer that she sent out to our newsletter readers.  Remember that goes away tomorrow night.)

I wanted to thank those of you who said nice things about me to Ann.  Ann said she was truly humbled by your kind words and proud of me.  I may actually get a bone or treat out of this!

Here are two special projects that people gave her.  (They’re not the only ones.)  Stacy made the one on the left.  Little did she know that she had put some of Ann’s favorite chocolates inside!

Stampin' Up! Gifts

And the little box on the right was filled with chocolates too!  Not only did Ann’s friend, Deb, make this special box for Ann, but she made it for all the California girls they’re hanging around.  Isn’t that nice?

We’ve got over 300 3-D projects to inspire you here that we’ve shared over the years.

I’m sure that Ann will have more as the saga continues.  But if you’d like to be a part of this spectacular stamping ride, you can get started today by picking $125 of product for your $99 Starter Kit – including the awesome new Stampin’ Blends!  Free shipping on your Starter Kit AND it includes all the catalogs and business supplies that you need to get started!

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What a great handmade gift idea!