OnStage in Portland!

Hello and welcome to my special blog post sharing my OnStage attendance in Portland, Oregon! When I found out in April that one of the OnStage locations would be in Portland, I just knew that is where I was going! My mother lives in Portland, so planning a trip to visit her was a must, and we were able to take a short trip to visit my younger son, Cody, in Hawaii before he leaves early next year. So, first and foremost, I will share my day of stamping, new products, and making new friends, and then I will also share a few pictures from Hawaii!!

Representing Team Stamp It in Portland, Oregon

Can you believe that there were 12 of us representing Team Stamp It in Portland?? Out of these 11 lovely ladies, I only knew one from last November in Orlando, but I had an absolutely wonderful time getting to know every single one of them! Some of us where able to get together for dinner the night before (Friday), we all were able to meet up on Saturday so that we could get tables together, and then all went out to dinner afterwards. While getting the new Mini Catalog (f/k/a Occasions Catalog) and Sale-A-Bration catalog was definitely a highlight, making new friends at a Stampin’ Up! event far from home made the event so much more rewarding!

Waiting for the doors to open and get the Stampin’ Up! party started!!

Here are some display boards featuring products from the Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs, giving you a sneak peek before the catalogs are available to customers and goes live on January 3, 2020:

I just love this suite, the DSP is gorgeous!
Do you have any golfers in your life? I do and this suite is a MUST!
Oooh-la-la! Champagne Rhinestones and Petal Pink Ribbon with Champagne Metallic edges are a couple of the new embellishments.
Is this birthday suite just so stinking cute or what??
I LOVE this suite and it is perfect to use for scrapbooking my trip to Hawaii! There is a new StaZon Ink Pad in Saddle Brown!!
Of course you need this sweet suite in your life! The stamp set comes in a bundle with TWO different heart punches!! There are even Heart Foil Tins for your Valentine’s Day treats!
Oh My Goodness!! A suite that includes a stamp set and dies for heels, parfume, and lipstick?? Yes, one of the dies makes a mini purse!
Here are some of the stamp sets with their coordinating dies or punches!
Here are a couple of the card kits from the Mini Catalog, everything you need to make that special card!
Here are the Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn in January, with either a $50 or $100 product purchase!

Here are the “make and takes” from OnStage and stamp sets I came home with!

From L-R: Peaceful Poppies Suite, Timeless Tulips Bundle, and Forever Blossoms Bundle
Three mini cards made from the Best Dressed Suite.
This stamp set was included in our goodie backpack!
Our number was called for Prize Patrol and I was over the moon to win Timeless Tropical!
This is a new background stamp from the Mini Catalog, it was given to some demonstrators as part of a prize patrol, but they had to give it away to a complete stranger! This was given to my by a very sweet lady
Who doesn’t love FREE DSP?? This pack of Country Club DSP was an all attendee prize patrol.
I was able to score this stamp set at the end of the event, we split up the products we used to make our make and takes.

While I can’t share with you the inside of the catalog, I can say that there are so many awesome new products! My “wish list” is entirely too long, but I am so excited and can’t wait to share what I create with you!

My quick trip to Hawaii!!

When I suggested to my mom that we make a quick trip to Hawaii, she was so for it! Neither one of us have been to Hawaii, so this was the perfect opportunity to go and visit my son Cody. No, four days was NOT long enough (lol) and I could definitely keep going back to find new experiences. We made the most of the trip, attended our first Luau, did a zip line tour, toured Pearls Harbor (the USS Arizona memorial, USS Bowfin (a submarine), and the USS Missouri), drove to different beaches, watched the sunrise on the east side of the island, watched the sunset on the west side of the island (right outside our hotel), experienced local culture and food, and toured the different bases on Oahu. We had the absolute best time, which I know my mother needed, and I dubbed us “Three Peas in a Pod” because we just laughed the whole time!

My mom, son Cody, and me at Climb Works Keana Farms
The USS Missouri on the left and the USS Arizona memorial on the right
Sunset on Waikiki Beach
Malasada’s (Português donuts) are delicious, especially hot off the Malasada Truck!
View from the airplane, until next time Hawaii!!

Thank you for stopping by today for my special blog post! If you have any questions or concerns about Stampin’ Up!, please let me know! Stay tuned for my next post, which will be the Team Stamp It Christmas Theme Blog Hop!

Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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