On Stage Highlights & Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov. 16.

My sneak peek of the Petal Passion Suite (available Jan. 3)

I had a fabulous time with friends, fellow demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff at the On-Stage event in Salt Lake City this past week.  Highlights included rewards and recognition, new product reveals (including the new Stamparatus – see below) and a chance to pre-order from the Occasions Catalog (as well as earn Sale-A-Bration freebies).  I’ll share a video of my pre-order products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration when they arrive later this week.  The customer sales period for both begins Jan. 3, 2018.

Getting a congrats hug from CEO Sara Douglass.

Truly, the biggest accomplishments for me this past year were learning to better balance my life, remodel our new home, carve out more creative time with paper, stamps & ink, fire up more of my WOW! videos and make more stamping friends through my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community, customers, blog, Pinterest and more.  However, Stampin’ Up! did a bang up job honoring demonstrators with recognition and rewards.  I’m so grateful to my customers, Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community, blog followers and family (especially my niece, Kris, who is my administrative assistant) for their support.

Here are my “stats” for the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Year.

#6 overall globally (yes, that’s the whole wide world of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators)

#4 overall in the United States

#2 U.S. Leadership

#4 U.S. Recruiting

#7 U.S. Sales

Sharing the spotlight for reaching $1.1 million in sales with fellow demonstrator, Linda Bauwin.

I also received recognition for reaching $1.1 million in sales this past year.  I recently surpassed $1.2 million in sales.  Woo hoo!

I get to boast about three members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community being in the Stampin’ Up! Global Top 100, too!  Congrats to Brian King #24, Jennifer Michalski #73! and Susan Itell #100.

All members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community that attended On-Stage received the Stampin’ Up! Leaf Punch as a gift from me.  I’m so proud of all them and consider them my stamping family!  

BE A PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL!  PURCHASE THE $99 STARTER KIT THRU ME and become a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals CommunityCLICK HERE to learn how to purchase the kit, join my Pals Community and enjoy discounts, benefits (be 1st to order new products) and exclusive resources here!  No risk.  No pressure to sell or host workshops.  I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!

THE STAMPARATUS IS COMING!  One of the biggest moments of the On-Stage event was when CEO Sara Douglass introduced the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool.  We were over the moon with the possibilities and genius put into making this the best stamp positioning tool on the market. 

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas underneath

This Stampin’ Up! video demonstration gives you an up close look at the features and benefits of the Stamparatus.

Click on the video above to watch!

I’ve gotta have a Stamparatus. How do I get in line?

Reserve now for the November 16 – 30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.  
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

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  1. Nancy Farrell

    Mary, congratulations on Stats!!!!

  2. Mary, congratulations! You are such a wonderful leader and person – you deserve this and more 🙂 Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Utah and with the Pals. Congrats to so many in the top 100 as well! I’m very excited to hear about the new things coming, and I love the little bird image on your sneak peek!!! Have a great day 🙂

  3. It’s such an honor to be a part of your team, Mary! I couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments this year – you rock! It was great to spend so much time with you in Salt Lake City. <3

  4. Robbye Hamilton

    Mary, congratulations on all your achievements. You are such an inspiration to everyone and a great example of what can be accomplished.

  5. Congratulations Mary but your achievements come as no surprise. It is wonderful that all your hard work was recognized. I start each day with a cup of coffee and your blog. Can’t wait to see all the new products! And I am thrilled to know that with the Stamperatus I will have excellent ink coverage on all my projects each and every time. My scraps pile will dwindle very soon!

    • Thanks so much, Cindy. Your congrats warm my heart. I think that feature of the Stamparatus (being able to restamp a less than perfect image again) will be my favorite.

  6. Kadie in Arizona

    Dare I say…….(okay……I’m going to say it)…….YOU ARE AMAZING my sweet friend. You are such an inspiration to all who paper craft and that have decided to follow this paper trail. Thanks for everything you do!

  7. Cheryl McAskill

    Congrats to you and the rest of the Team! Well Done! So happy for you all! Looks like you had a great time and the recognition to you and your Team were well deserved! Blessings to you ALL!

  8. A well deseved CONGRATS !!! U rock ! 🙂

  9. Congrats, Mary! You deserve all the kudos and hugs for the fantastic things you do. But, I still think you should be Vice-President of Way Cool Designs, too. Just sayin’
    Congrats to all the Sup winners for their hard work and terrific ideas and designs!

  10. Mary, Congratulations on all your success. You inspire me everyday. Thank you for your great website, WOW video’s and being a very KIND person.

  11. Lynnette VanDerWerff

    Congratulations Mary! You are an inspiration!

  12. Patti MacLeith

    Congrats, Mary! I love being a small part of all these stats!

  13. Congratulations to you Mary, you rocked it again this year along with your fantastic team! I’m so happy to have been in SLC to see you cross that stage multiple times. The best thing I ever did was join your group 5+ years ago. Your team of Pals are the best. Thank you so much for all you do for all of us! You are one special, amazing lady. Cheers to another great year!

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