Monday, 9 April 2018

OnStage Gifts

L- R Audrey, Lilian, Jan, Maire, Helen, Denise
Hello, Crafters.

I'm pleased to say we arrived home safely in about two and a half hours yesterday! 

The rain was absolutely tipping down, but fortunately hubby was driving. 

It gave me the opportunity to go through the new catalogue deciding what I'll be buying.

I think it would have been quicker to decide what I wouldn't be buying! LOL!

I had a fabulous time at OnStage as always, but it's extra special nowadays because I have members of my team coming too! 

I received lots of lovely gifts, some from Stampin' Up! and some from my team, and some from demo friends, too.

The first one I'm sharing is a pin made by Maire, which she put in the most amazing "floating" frame. 

She made one of these pins fr all five of us, and we took them out of the frames so we could wear them as a Super Stars "team badge" all day. 

It's now back in it's frame and will stay there untill the next Convention! 

The charms on the pin, from left to right are my initial J, a hand rubber stamp, an ink pot with a feather quill pen, a painting, a pot of brushes and scissors, and an envelope - it's fabulous!. Thanks, Maire.

When we checked in at the Convention we received a fabulous reversable shoulder bag from Stampin' Up! 
Inside the bag was a light box, a Stampin' Up! note book, a new stamp set, a pack of three Stampin' Up! logo pens, and a badge for the Prize Patrol!

I've put JanB loves Super Stars in the light box because Super Stars is the name of my team.

Obviously there wasn't room for "love" so I put a ♥ instead!

Today's one of those days when I have more photographs to share with you than I have words to write! LOL!

The second to last photograph shows the box the light box came in, and the box I received at CentreStage on Friday night which had a navy blue flask in it.

In front of the two boxes is a tambourine from Friday evening, as we were asked to make a lot of noise to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary!

Every place setting on the tables either had a tambourine or a cow bell, and I swapped my cowbell with Fiona who I was sitting next to! Thanks, Fiona!

That's it for today. I know this may sound boring, but tomorrow I'm back into my comfortable routine!

I love going to events, and meeting like-minded people, but I also like my routine; it's a bit like holidays!

I love travelling, but I love getting back home again - I'm sure you know what I mean! ☺

I hope you've had a great weekend, and are looking forward to the challenges of the new week.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Glad to hear that you had a great time at On Stage Jan with your team members. Looks as though SU have been very generous with their gifts for each demonstrator and so they should you all work so hard! Love the floating pins and charms - would love to know where she got the charms from. Thank you for letting us crafters who did not go to On Stage know what freebies you got in your new SU bag. I hope we get to see your swaps soon on your YouTube channel too. Very green with envy that you have already got your hands on the new catalogue for June and you are already planning what you are going to purchase. I love a good catalogue! :O)

  2. Hi, Lorraine. I think this is probably the best ever Annual Catalogue I've seen in six years! I'm hoping to make my swaps video today! I spoke to Maire about where she gets the charms from and she said she has a lot of them made. She's happy if you want to email her at Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up! as a hobbyist i.e. just to enjoy the discount? Then you could come to OnStage and get your copy of the catalogue early!☺☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.