Have you ever met someone, and the minute you met, you knew you’d be lifelong friends? That is what happened when I met Corinne Somerville! We have been “blogging buddies” for a couple years now. Last week we met in person for the first time. Instant bonding!! She is an amazing stamper from Canada (eh?) who stayed at our house during Leadership last week. You can view her creative and VERY popular blog here: Stamping With Roxy We had such a great time, even our dog MAX misses her! LOL She inspires women not only with her creative stamping skills, but also with her positive attitude about life, and her LOVE of people! At times you will LAUGH and CRY from reading the same post!

Here we are at the Manager’s Reception. We went to Corona Ranch right here in Phoenix! I didn’t even know this place existed! We were treated like queens and everything was SO WONDERFUL! We watched an amazing rodeo, but it ended short because one of the cowboys got thrown into a wall. He ended up breaking his leg in two places and they had to call 911. He is doing ok after, after having surgery. I guess this happens quite often to cowboys.

The decorations were beautiful and of course, we got a FREE STAMP SET! Doesn’t take much to make a group of stampers happy!


Another higlight of the weekend was seeing one of my favorite stampers on this planet, Becky Roberts! I was so excited she could make it to Leadership. I probably don’t even need to tell you where to find her blog because I refer to it so often. In case you haven’t seen it, check it out! She is at Inking In Idaho. I linked you to her swaps from Leadership. You won’t want to miss these! I was fortunate to be on the receiving end of some of these cute babies!

Another gal I got to meet in person at Regionals was Patti Lee. Patti is from CA and I have been AMAZED at her work! She has a blog that will knock your socks off. She is great with posting tutorials and how you can realistically recreate some of the things she comes up with! Her blog is Creations by Patti. She is such a sweet gal. She sent me some RAK’s about a year ago, including a PUNCH BOOK before you could purchase them through Stampin’ Up. Her book is SO CUTE!
Some of you may wonder HOW I ever got into this rubber stamping hobby! That’s called my “Stampin’ Up Story”! You will see in the picture below, my upline, Barbara Welch. In a nutshell, I went to a craft show and a gal made a darling little purse-card that held a gift card inside. The gift card was held in place with the “slot punch”. That little slot punch and Barbara re-introducing me to the world of stamping has changed my life! Check out Barbara’s blog, Creative Stampin’ Spot. You will be inspired!


So, are you ready to join me in this stamping adventure? Stampin’ Up has a promotion going on for new recruits. If you join my team, you will receive the starter kit at 15% off. (There are two kits to choose from, the Standard kit and the Standard + Digital Scrapbooking kit.) With all the products in the kit, you are saving a total of over 50% off of products!!! I can give you more details on each of these kits and explain how it works. Stampin’ Up is ALSO throwing in ANY stamp set of your choice (up to $47.95 value!) If you are a demonstrator, your first order will be 30% off. After that you will receive a minimum of 20% off.

Don’t forget, just because you are a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to host workshops for others, or classes in your home. It means that whatever you want to do with your business, you will receieve discounts and PERKS for being a demonstrator. You automatically become a weSTAMPER, which is our downline group that meets monthly for FUN, inspiration, door prizes, and creating projects. You have access to Stampin’ Up’s exclusive website to get ideas and patterns.
I will be here to help you in whatever you would like to do with your business! I started just to get the discount, but soon found out that I can supplement our family income.

Whatever is right for YOU, I can help you in your adventure! If you are a demonstrator, you can join us for convention this year! Please call or email me if you are at all interested in this amazing opportunity!

I will be posting more pictures from the one day Regional conference that was held last week, so check back again. Thanks for your time!