Thanks for stopping by! Today's post is special - it's the monthly Stampers' Dozen Blog Hop featuring 12 wonderful Stampin' Up! Demonstrator "Leaders" from the US and Canada. Granted, you may already know that if you're coming from Janet's or Jodi's blogs.
I'm not sure if Patty realized that today's hop would go live during Stampin' Up!'s semi-annual OnStage conference when she picked the theme, but I don't think it could have been any more perfectly timed! The theme is "Friends are Forever". If you ask most demonstrators what they love most about being a demonstrator, they'll tell you it's the friendships. And I couldn't agree more!
I have definitely made some lifelong friends with my team, with other demonstrators, and with MANY of my customers! I miss so many of them since moving to Utah. I developed some really good friendships over the years - especially with those customers (now friends) I stamped with every single month at clubs and classes. Boy, do I miss those nights!
I've also made friends with people I've never met! Today's post is about one of those friendships! This year I have a team member flying in from Texas to attend OnStage Live with me. I've never met her in person until this week! I can't wait to get to know her even more over the next few days.
If you've ever attended or read about previous "conventions", one of my favorite traditions about "convention" are roommate and team gifts! I know she doesn't have a roommate this year so I put together two gifts for her. First, I packaged up some of my team's favorite Utah Caramels from the Chocolate Covered Wagon in Gardner Village. Their caramel is world famous and has been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network! We lived within walking distance of the shop when we first moved to Utah. VERY dangerous! I made the box using the Gift Box Punch Board. I made the largest box which measures 4" x 4"x 4" out of the Shine on Specialty Designer Series Paper. That collection of paper is a heavier weight so it's PERFECT for making boxes!
I also packaged up some Stampin' Up! pens and some Post-It Note flags so that she can mark up her new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! That's right! Those of us attending OnStage will be receiving the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog this week. We aren't allowed to show you ANYTHING for a few more days. But, I imagine there will be a few things she'd like to flag for her first order!
Stampin' Supplies: All of the supplies used to create today's projects are shown below. Feel free to click on each image to learn more about each product or purchase them in my online store. There's also a nifty link on the bottom left that'll allow you to create your own printable list of all of the supplies!
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