Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Savannah - Team gifts

Each time I go to On Stage or in the past regular convention, I always give my team members (that took the time to go and learn more about their Stampin' UP! business) gifts. This year I framed the SU logo and their name and the year they started and it was fun to do. I started out buying frames from thrift stores and ended up with some $1 store frames. I ended up painting them all. The white frames are for those that are at the bronze or bronze elite title and the silver frames are from those that earned the title Silver or Silver Elite.  Here is the process!

Before Paint

After paint

Bronze and Bronze Elite

Silver and Silver Elite

While I am on gifts these are the pillow gifts I gave my room mates.  It is a premade small notebook I got some time ago at Target and held on to for a while and added the tag using the Decorative Label punch and ribbon and made the flower from the  Petite Petals punch and came up with this.  Both these punches are retiring and I am going to really miss them. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Savannah- Saturday

The day finally came for everyone to get together at the conference. We had such a good time. This was my team that came from Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania!  I am truly blessed to have all these creative women on my team.

Us cutting up!

We had to show the back of our shirts. "RIGHT"

Don't you love our shirts?  Michelle Deal  created them for our team and Elaine's team gifted us with them. Thanks so much Michelle and Elaine's team. 
 Front of shirt.

 Back of shirt. 

No automatic alt text available.

 Joan and I are sitting at a separate table, we had 3 tables of our team. It is not a bad thing to happen right, to be with your stampin team and have fun and learn new ideas.  

This is my direct team members meaning they signed up under me directly.
From left to right- 
Karel Standish- Garner, NC
Joan Hartshorn- Lake Wales, FL
Jess Davis- Hanover, PA
Karen Patterson- Sebastian, FL


Two of our team members just earned Silver Elite and they got to walk across the stage and be recognized!  Congratulations Karel and Elaine!

Sorry Karel they were to fast to take down your name.

I was extremely excited to see my name under Gold.  I feel truly blessed  by my team and my customers  who made it all possible.

There probably many that got the recognition across the world but I was the only one in Savannah.  Photos aren't the best but it is what it is right?

Thanks for stopping by and viewing our team activities. Please let me know if you want to join us next time and be on my team.  


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stampin' UP!- Gold-

I am excited to share with you that I earned the title of Gold in February.  How exciting and I could not have done it without my wonderful team and of course my loyal customers. Thank you all so very much.  This is my certificate that I got in the mail.


I also got this beautiful necklace.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Savannah - Centre Stage

Centre Stage- if you hold the title of Silver Elite and above as a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator you are eligible to go to a nice dinner and get extra stamp sets as well as other goodies as well as extra training.  I was excited to get a door prize from the evening  speaker.

  Below is Karel Standish and Elaine Pelletier from my team (who earned Silver Elite) and went with me this year.  This is the first time I have had team members go with me and it was exciting to share this time with them.

Dinner and training.

This is a few of the things we got Friday night and Saturday. 

 No automatic alt text available.
 Pretty cool stuff.  I love aprons and this is a great addition to my collection.  I am loving the new catalog.  Can't wait to start making samples to show you.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Savannah- Day 2 - Sightseeing/shopping

Today we did some sightseeing in Savannah. There is so much to see.  We found the Marche de Macarons shop and yummo...  Karen and I hopped out of the car while the others circled the block, parking was hard to come by. 

The macaroons were soooooooooooo delicate and yummy. Thank you Allison Barber for telling me about the shop. 

We are downtown on the River Front checking out the shops and had a blast. 
Below is Carmen and Karen in the back seat. Cindy is our chauffeur this time, they take turns. 

Shopping in a gift shops- here the girls are picking out charms. 
Cindy, Michelle, Carmen, clerk, Elaine, Karen

Michelle and I decided to rest a bit while the others shopped.

 Right after this shop I took a tumble on the cobblestones and scrapped my arm pretty bad. When I caught up with the others at Sammy's for lunch and told them what happened, these sweet friends (Michelle and Elaine)  got up immediately and found a store to get me first aid supplies and patched me up.   Of course the first thing I did was look around to see if anyone saw me fall!  :(  Isn't that what we do?

After lunch we went outside to look around on the waterfront.

I don't know why we bothered to comb our hair.  So windy.  Nice view though. 
Karen, Elaine, Carmen

 Some of the team  were in different areas, Karel and her friend went sightseeing on the trolley and Jess and Margaret went sightseeing in another direction too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Savannah On Stage - Day 1 part 2

Our team ate dinner at The Pirates House in Savannah on Thursday night!  It was a great time with all my team members except for Pinky who arrives on Friday night. Below I had made these cute name tags since some of us had never meet each other then I forgot them in my bag in our room.  Oh dear.......... 

Carmen, Michelle, Cindy

Karel, Jess, Margaret

Cindy and Karen


Joan on the right and me

 This was a great start to our weekend.  We have the best team.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more photos.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retired List- Get them while they last

Hello my stamping friends,
Stampin’ Up! is going to retire products from both the 2016 – 2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues.
You don’t want to miss out as select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.
Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items – May 31st.
Please also note – many items are While Supplies last – I will try hard to keep you up to date on out of stock items.
Sale Starts today:  April 10 – May 31 2017 – 1:00 PM (MT)
  • No minimum purchase required
  • Retiring Items may be added to all order types, demo, workshop, customer and online
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
  • Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After that, they will also be While Supplies last.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May – these discounts will not be announced.  If you purchase a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, there will not be a refund of the difference.

Check it out here  if that does not work cut and paste this in your browser  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2017_NA_RetiredList/Retiring_List_US.pdf
and when you are ready to order go to www.franceswagner.stampinup.net and use hostess code VHWKRRXG  to get a thank you gift from me. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Frances Wagner