What A Fun Weekend!

A few weekends ago were spent with 700+ other Stampin' Up! demonstrators, mainly from the UK and elsewhere in Europe at our Onstage Event in Birmingham. Quite often there are more of us gathered together but this, being our 30th anniversary enticed quite a number of my colleagues to travel to the live event in Orlando. Whilst not all of us can afford and/or justify the expense or time to attend Onstage Live, we still had a super time at the local events.

WARNING - Photo heavy post! 

The Friday evening kicked off with a dinner and training for the leaders at Centrestage. We were asked to dress in black and white, dress up or dress down. Out table centres were decorated to match!
My photos of the event aren't brilliant but here's are some of the table centrepiece.

Here is the smart loojing envelope we received upon registering for Centrestage.
Inside was a brand new 'cling; business style stamps set, I really like this! Also, a Centrestage branded bone folder. Very welcome, my own is looking a tad tatty!

My Upline Natalie spoilt us with gifts, I didn't open  them until I got home. 
Inside we’re pampering Tropics products. What lovely gifts! As you can see, even the packaging is really nice too.

Of all the things we receive at Onstage the one that most of us get so excited about is the new upcoming catalogue and, at this time of year we also get to see the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) leaflet too.
Another perk of attending Centrestage is that we receive our catalogues on the Friday evening and don't have to wait until Onstage on the Saturday.

Here we go - a close up shot...

Whilst I was at Centrestage, the two buddies I'd travelled with went off to enjoy an evening meal with the fairies team. But we caught up upon my return to the hotel. Here I am with Lydia and Yvonne.

For those demos who weren't able to register on Friday evening, the doors opened early on Saturday - many of you know that I'm just not an early bird!!!
The tables were all decorated and here is one of the photo collages from ours.

The '30' held the photo collage and the box underneath held all the supplies for us to use with our make n' takes.

Another gift. We all received this on the Saturday. I love the box with our new branding, made us feel so special!

I wanted to show you the pretty branding up close. love the colours!

Although I didn't open my box until I returned home, I want to show you what was inside.
A reversible canvas tote bag, A holder for out badge and ribbons (you can see me wearing these further down the page), a new stamp set, 3 pretty notebooks, 3 pens,. We also had our lunch ticket and prize patrol badge in the bag too.

This was our first all attendee give away - a tool bag with the new branding. 
This perfectly matches another couple of new products which I shared with you in my last post - the demonstrator tote (you can get this too by choosing options 2 when you join us between January - March, while stocks last!) and the stamparatus bag which will go on sale to customers shortly.

After taking a quick look through the catalogue I decided that I just 'needed' to have the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set - well, what do you know? I won it in prize patrol - YAY!!! I was delighted!

Another all attendee give away - a smart navy/white striped nylon pack away bag which zips inside itself.

We enjoyed live demonstrations, product and sample displays. We made our make n' takes (though I've still to finish mine - slap on the wrist!). People swapped and made new friends as well as catching up with our existing ones. It's a real social event!
We learnt all about the new cling stamps!

So much information! 
All in all, we had a super, though full on, time.
I've already mentioned how excited we all get about the new catalogue. It was Lydia's first Onstage event and  before I leave today's post I'll share a video with you. We had a fun time and I hope it brings a smile to your face.

If you'd like to share in the next Onstage in April, it's ALWAYS a good time to join my team! Contact me for details....
Lesley x