Leadership 2013, Stampin' Up! Events

Leadership: Day 2

Starting out day out!

Scott Nielsen delivered the State of Stampin’ Up! address. Said Scott: “We are profitable, debt free, and cash strong.” He also rolled out the Best of 25 Years Stamp Set promotion–and after announcing that we exceeded our goal for recruits by 1,760 (WooHoo!), treated the all of the demonstrators in attendance to his dance version of the YouTube hit “Gagnam Style.” Boy, was it hilarious!

Look Cindy won a Prize Patrol!

We too in some classes before heading off to lunch.

Tami and I won a prize patrol but had to cover the image as this stamp set was not unveiled at the time.

Here are the images:

Stampin’ Up! president, Rich Jutkins, ended the closing session with an inspiring reminder of what really makes Stampin’ Up! a unique and special company in the world of direct sales: our genuine concern for relationships, for building individuals, and for enhancing quality of life. Said Rich: “If the only reason you’re with Stampin’ Up! is for the money, then you’re missing what we’re all about.” He said that the reason established markets tend to decline is that they lose sight of what got them involved in the first place: and with Stampin’ Up!, that “pearl of great price” is our concern for people and providing uplifting experiences for others. He emphasized that there is nothing wrong with financial benefits and other perks that come with being a demonstrator, but the real value of what we offer is building relationships and making a difference in the lives of others. He shared Clayton Christensen’s quote: “The only metrics that will truly matter to my life are the individuals whom I have been able to help, one by one, to become better people.”

Can you believe this is what I received at Leadership:  Wonder why I LOVE Leadership?

All in all, Leadership 2013 was a fantastic experience. Now I can’t wait for Convention 2013 in Salt Lake City this July!

Leadership 2013, Stampin' Up! Events

Leadership: Day 1

Here is the main stage decoration!

Cindy and I waiting for the excitement to begin!

This year’s exciting theme: Making a Difference for 25 Years!  we were delighted to hear CEO and cofounder, Shelli Gardner, share the story of Stampin’ Up!’s humble beginnings. Shelli and her sister, Vonna, never thought that their tiny rubber stamp business would one day become a company with a global reach, employing  500 people, and able to make a difference in the lives of people all around the world. Said Shelli: Stampin’ Up! was created to meet basic financial and social needs. With those needs met, it was then possible to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others. She marvels, now, as she sees demonstrators worldwide doing exactly the same thing: making a difference in the world around them as a result of their involvement with Stampin’ Up!

A few new kits were announced and showed how versatile Stampin’ Up! kits can be, and rolled out the Dude, You’re Welcome kit–designed for men who normally wouldn’t be caught dead stamping! It was a huge hit. Dudes or not–we all want it!  Click here to read more.

Bonnie Thurber unveiled the Paper Pumpkin –a brand new monthly subscription program designed to capture those potential customers who want to craft–but don’t want too much “stuff.” As Bonnie said, Paper Pumpkin will be the magical means by which these customers can experience 30 minutes of creativity–delivered right to their door. Kits will be available for $19.95/$24.95, including shipping. Click here to read more about the new Paper Pumpkin program!

Lunches provided at Leadership are plated and you sure feel special.

We ate the best pub food for dinner!

We ended our evening session, with the biggest pajama party Orlando has ever seen!

Leadership 2013, Stampin' Up! Events

Leadership: Check-in Day

Today was a relaxing day with no real schedule other than picking up our materials packet.  The convention center was HUGE and very lush with tropical plants and sculptures.

This photo was taken from Shelli’s blog – thanks Shelli!  If you look to the left side of the photo (near the top) you can see Cindy and I standing next to a lady in a red sweater!

Here is our packet that we picked up.  Want to see what’s inside?

After checking in and spending some time in the Gathering Place, on our walk back to our hotel we had to wrestle with a gator first!

Then we made it back to the hotel to drop our bags and headed to Downtown Disney!

Enjoyed a delicious dinner at Fulton’s Crab House.

Topped off our evening at a bakery called Babycakes.  It is a gluten free bakery.  It was okay, a little on the dry side (the cupcake) but my doughnut was yummy.

Leadership 2013

Leadership: General Swap #2

There is so many things about this card that I love from the texture to the colors!  Don’t you just love that little bit of the Chevron?  Again, I didn’t make too many of these swaps and they were a HUGE hit!  I received so many nice compliments from my fellow demonstrators.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
130733 Oh, Hello Stamp Set $18.95
122924 Pool Party Card Stock $6.95
120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Card Stock $8.50
122938 Pool Party Classic Ink $5.95
121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink $5.95
100079 Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
119700 Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
129294 1-1/4″ Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Two-Tone Ribbon $6.95
130966 White Delicate Details Lace Tape $9.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
129381 Ovals Collection Framelits Dies $26.95
127749 Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Leadership 2013

Leadership: General Swap Card #1

Each time I attend a Stampin’ Up! event I make less and less swaps.  I only made 20 of this card front.  The photo does not do this card justice, believe me, it is much prettier in person.I am in love with the new embossing folders as well as the other colors of the Core’dinations card stock ~ LOVE that paper!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
129252 Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set $18.95
115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set $36.95
126841 Primrose Petals Card Stock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Card Stock $8.50
129322 Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock $6.95
122938 Pool Party Classic Ink $5.95
126858 Primrose Petals Classic Ink $5.95
111838 Pink Pirouette Classic Ink $5.95
109120 Basic Gray Classic Ink $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine $2.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
124304 Designer Sanding Blocks $3.50
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130159 Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies $24.95
129378 Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
129267 Bitty Banners Framelits Dies $14.95
Leadership 2013

Leadership: Roommate Gift

A really fun part about Leadership is the gift giving.  While at Leadership I enjoy exchanging roommate gifts. Of course it is always fun to see what the other girls make but giving the gift is the best part. At least to me it is, I love to give gifts!

Here is what I made or bought for my roommate!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
126592 Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set $34.95
111349 Tangerine Tango Card Stock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Card Stock $8.50
127540 Sycamore Street DSP (2013 SAB Product) *
122938 Pool Party Classic Ink $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
122975 3/8″ Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
130812 Sycamore Street Ribbon & Buttons Pack (2013 SAB Product) *
124304 Designer Sanding Blocks $3.50
127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $5.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
119871 3/16″ Corner Punch $6.95
119861 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
119860 1-3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
n/a Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies ***
* This is now being offered during SAB, you can earn it for FREE when you place a $50 order.
*** This item is no longer available.
Leadership 2013

Leadership: Shoebox Swap

This will be my 5th year attending a shoebox swap while at Leadership.  This fun event is put on by a high achieving demonstrator and I am always so impressed with the ideas I come away with.  This swap event is for 36+1 full cards (not card fronts).  I made 19 already and the other 18 cards are in “pieces” ready for the others to make during the event.  By the end of the night, I will have a total of 36 completed full cards to share with my fellow demonstrators and customers.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
126597 Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set $17.95
122923 Island Indigo Card Stock $6.95
126841 Primrose Petals Card Stock $6.95
120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Card Stock $8.50
126899 Birds of a Feather DSP $10.95
101856 White Vellum Card Stock $6.50
101179 Basic Black Classic Ink $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool $29.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
125598 Labels Collection Framelits Dies $26.95
129267 Bitty Banners Framelits Dies $14.95
127022 Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95