Tuesday, 14 November 2017

My 1st Stampin' Up! Onstage Live Event in Salt Lake City ~ Part 1

Well here I am ... already reminiscing, as I sip coffee from my brand new Stampin' Up! mug. I am truly blown away at how far I have come in the past year. I would never have imagined that I would have the opportunity to attend my 1st Stampin' Up! Onstage Live event! I am so happy that I took the plunge! It was an experience I will never forget! I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today! This experience was unforgettable! #OnStage2017

When I arrived in Salt Lake City I enjoyed some me time the 1st night! This was the view I had from my hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express! I was on the 11th floor. It was pretty amazing, as you can see from the picture I took below! I would definitely stay here again!

After enjoying a nice meal at J. Wongs Thai & Chinese Bistro, I did some last minute paper crafting in my hotel room. I then hit the hay. Despite being alone, I enjoyed this first night. It was nice to have some quiet time by myself before the excitement really hit! When I awakened the next morning, a tour of the Stampin' Up! home office was in the works!

The home office was as beautiful as I had envisioned! Saying that, the experience itself was beyond words. I met a new friend on this tour. Her name was Jan & she touched my heart. We shed a few tears on the bus ride to the home office. Strangers who were meant to be more than strangers. I could have sat anywhere on that bus. There were many empty seats. But for some reason I sat beside Jan. As we chatted in excitement, I learned that we had more in common than our love for Stampin' Up! Jan will always hold a special place in my heart. I am so blessed to have met her on this tour. 

On this tour of the Stampin' Up! headquarters, I was also lucky enough to run into this special gal. Yep Cathy Caines! OMG! My fellow Canadian demo & team member from over at TGIF Challenges! She is now a three time Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team member! She is so very talented! It was so nice to meet up with her!

Now you don't just want to see pictures of me and my friends do you? Here are a few of my favourite pictures from the Stampin' Up! head office tour!

Those are just a few! Doesn't this look like a lovely place to work? The facility is infused with happiness & papercrafted art! 💖

The rest of Wednesday was spent with my upline Allison Okamitsu! Yep! She is my upline & friend! 😊 We stamped the night away at Robyn Cardon's Stampin' Spectacular Event! It was phenomenal! I was in awe that one demonstrator could put on such a massive event! Not only did I have a blast, but I learned a lot as well. Again, thank you so much for the warm welcome Robyn! You are an inspiration to all! 

This day was as spectacular as ever! After getting back to my hotel I became one with my pillow. The next day would prove to be more than I could have ever imagined! 

Thanks for visiting! Carry on to part 2 of this story by clicking HERE!

Cheers & Happy Stamping! 

Carolynn 💖

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