Being part of Stampin’ Up! is a multifaceted thing. It’s not just about making cards and showing them to people, it’s about meeting new people, sharing a passion for crafting, chatting, making friends, getting over excited about deliveries (ahem, step away from my facebook page, nothing to see there!), and it’s about getting together with other demos for various events.
We have team training, downline training, team workshops, team get togethers. Then there’s the events that are for the UK; there’s a workshop roadshow travelling the country in September for all demos to attend, and regional events, and then the highly anticipated Convention for all EU demos. This is happening in Manchester this year, and is going to be a very exciting 2 day event with so much going on that I’m sure I will be exploding with ideas by the end of it!
However, a couple of weeks ago, we had our UK regional training in Telford, and part of that isn’t just to hear about new products coming up in the new catalogues, it’s about getting together with fellow demos, sharing ideas, chatting, networking, and in some cases, getting bonus gifts for signing up (yes, I won a shopping spree voucher with Stampin’ Up! and I squeaked for about 20 minutes after!).
Anyway, part of that networking with other demos is about swapping. Not swapping stamp sets or cardstock, but about making some small samples of cards or projects, and then swapping them with other demos. It’s an amazing way to share ideas, get ideas, and also to showcase to customers different products that you may not have bought. I don’t have the Swallowtail stamp, but I now have about 12 different card fronts with it on, but all in very different ways.
So, I decided to make 2 of my signature ‘makes’ that I’ve been creating for years. Post it Note Holders and Mini covered notebooks.
They seemed to be very popular, as I’d run out of post it note pouches quite quickly!
Anyway, I won’t give you the details of how to make them, but I will show them off in all their glory.
I can’t wait for Convention in November, it is 2 days of amazing workshops, demonstrations, getting together, goodie bags, free stamps and so much more!
Oh, and of course the training for my rapidly growing team. Did you see? There on the left. There’s 5 now!
Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator