On Stage Highlights & a Sneak Peek

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!Click on the video above to watch!


Add a Little Sparkle Blog Candy Winner



I have chosen a Stampin’ Pretty winner for my “Sparkle” Blog Candy Giveaway. Over 370 readers left comments sharing their favorite way to add sparkle to their card or projects.  You can see the original blog candy post and comments here.


Karen said: For ease and convenience, Wink of Stella is my go to product. After that, I love to use glimmer paper, even if it is just a sliver peeking out! Thank you for your generosity!

Congrats, Karen!  Please email me in the next 24 hours with your U.S. mailing address and I’ll send you all the blog candy goodies in the photo pronto!

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Add a Little Sparkle Blog Candy Giveaway!

I’m at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in Salt Lake City along with almost 50 members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community and a total of 2700 demonstrators from around the world.  Lucky me!  We get to see and order many new products from the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  Both Start Jan. 3.  I’ll share my “sneak peek stash” and samples using new products in the near future.

While I’m away, I thought I would do a blog candy giveaway of the Stampin’ Up! products below to one lucky Stampin’ Pretty blog reader.  

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, please leave a comment HERE on your favorite way to add sparkle to a card or paper crafting project.  Please play only once.

The winner will receive:

  • Versmark pad 
  • Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
  • Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes 
  • Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes 
  • It’s a Celebration Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  • Glimmer Assortment 6″ x 6″ paper stack
  • Sending Love 6″ x 6″ paper stack

Deadline for comments is Monday, Nov. 13 at NOON Central  Time.  I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner later on Monday on my Stampin’ Pretty Blog.

Note:  I can only ship within the U.S.  Winner has 24 hours to email me their name and mailing address so stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!