What a fun 5 days on the Gold Coast at the Stampin' Up InspireCreateShare2015 event. Thought you might like to see a few highlights. Stamping friends, brand new products, a cool 80s band, horses, tons of rain, tons of laughs - convention had it all.
One of the very exciting bits - got our hands on the BRAND new catalogue. My boxes are about to arrive - they're at the post office as we speak. So if you'd like your own copy, get in touch and I'll get one to you. Free to my customers. Otherwise $7.50 to post. Qualify for a free catalogue and grab yourself a bargain from our retiring list. Click here to shop: Sue's Online Stampin' Up Store
(Already have a Stampin' Up demonstrator? Get in touch with them to organise your snazzy new catalogue.)
Mine looks like this after a nice two hour flight home with a pack of post it notes.
Time for the wrap up. Wednesday was a special day for leaders. An afternoon of classes then off on the bus to Outback Spectacular for dinner and a show. Fun! Lots of rewards from Stampin' Up for working consistently. (And for having fabulous customers like mine. Wink!)
Our head office staff got into the action here in a ride on mower race. That's Aaron who heads things up in Australia, Shannon West - Curriculum Developer and Trainer, and Rich Jutkins - Stampin' Up President. Dave's mower wasn't cooperating!
Loved sharing it with these girls from my team.
There was also a recognition room for people who'd achieved particular things. Nice place to visit!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday were filled with classes, product presentations and lots more fun.
Here's a few peeks ......
Gorgeous kits - can't wait for this one.
How cute is this tin? Store your cards in it. Plus it COMES with bits and pieces to make a bunch of cards.
Introducing our new upcoming in colours .....
Mixed with our current ones ......
New colours, new butterfly stamp and new framelits, gorgeous lacy ribbon and little resin flowers - so much to love in these!
Love that Stampin' Up has brought a bunch of creative friends into my life.
(If you're at Broadbeach at any time - this restaurant was FANTASTIC. Best meal I've had in ages.)
Make and take time with a room full of happy stampers!
Made some little convention books for my Think Ink team.
Some beautiful exclusive hostess sets in the new catalogue. You can shop from this section if you place a $250+ order, gather $250 or more in orders from friends or host a fun gathering for friends where I'll bring my things and we can all make a card.
New papers - this is my favourite, yum!
Awards and people to cheer across the stage.
Thanks to all my fabulous customers, class ladies and gorgeous Think Ink team. I received a sales award, recruiting award and got to walk across for my $200,000 career sales milestone too. Thanks everyone. xx
Speaking of stages, this year I got to do a presentation on stage as part of the In A Nutshell class. I spoke for 10 minutes about all the fabulous fun of catalogue launches. Which reminds me - check my class page here for dates and details about June launches and book your spot.
All miked up ready to go ....
Friday night was the after party with the band Awesome 80s.
Some of the Think Ink crew with Sara - acting CEO.
Last few sneak peeks ......
Cake - let's finish up on cake. Quite topical in our house as I also came home with a book that is inspiring me to eat a bit less sugar. Kids are not rapt with this idea!
Jack (8) on the way home from school today: Are you sure you don't just eat all the sugar things in the pantry while we're at school? And then we get home and you're all "Let's eat healthy folks. I'm serious. This is not a drill."
Ha ha. He does make me laugh that kid. Was nice to be away, but nice to get home to John and the kids too. They had a great time. Actually that's all I've been hearing about all week. "Dad makes nicer lunches than you do. Dad took us to Fergusson Plarre after school. Dad empties the dishwasher HIMSELF you know." :-) Gotta love it.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed a few snippets from Inspire Create Share 2015 and some sneaky peeks at all the gorgeous NEWNESS coming up very soon. Our new catalogue goes live on June 2nd. That's also the LAST DAY for the current big catalogue and the Occasions one.
Get in touch if you'd like a copy of the new catalogue, and if you're local - book your spot at one of my June launches. Spots are filling!