This past weekend I went to a 2 day training session offered by my Stampin’ Up! up line. The Inkredible Impressions Fall Fest was full of demonstrations, technique how-to’s, displays, make & takes, door prizes, raffles, and seminars to build our businesses better. The event was very informative, inspiring, and motivating. And I am looking forward to working on some of the items and ideas I learned. I feel like I am very fortunate to be part of a team and company that would take the time to provide this type of training. Let me share with you in a little more detail what we did.
On Friday we started the day with morning demonstrations. I demonstrated the new Spice Cake Product Suite and Distressing Essentials kit and Cyndy demonstrated how to use the new Peekaboo Frames Die for the Big Shot. You can see the card I demonstrated by clicking here. Cyndy made an adorable Halloween card with the Peekaboo Frames Die and the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.
After the welcoming address we learned how to make a hybrid holiday card using the Stampin’ Up! digital paper crafting software called My Digital Studio. I use My Digital Studio to make photo books and party invitations. This Christmas card came together so quickly and the added ribbon really gives it a homemade touch.
Before lunch there were more demonstrations. Annette showed us how to use the new Simply Scored to make a side step card. I’ve never made a card like this before. Honestly I assumed they were tricky to assemble so I never tried. Well these cards are really neat and pretty simple to make. And now that I know what to do, I plan on making a few of my own. Be on the lookout for an upcoming tutorial on how to make them. In the meantime, here are the samples Annette made for us.
After lunch was make and take time. We made a 12” x 12” memo board using the new Spice Cake Designer Fabric and altered picture frame.
Friday night our guest speaker, John Sanpietro, certified business coach walked us through some marketing exercises. They were very informative and insightful. Then Saturday morning John spoke about how to be efficiently profitable. He definitely gave us some things to think about. I know he got my wheels turning.
The morning demonstrations included how to make just adorable fabric pumpkins. Donna R gave us step by step instructions to make these super cute fall accents.
Saturday afternoon was filled with more make and takes and card swapping. I was able to try some products and techniques I never used before. To see my swap card click here. Below are some of the swap cards I received.
This card was made by Debbie Modrowsky.
This card was made by Pat Militello
I'm not sure who made this card. They didn't sign the back.
As you can see these 2 days were jam packed. As a demonstrator in my downline you are welcome to attend these events as well. The comraderie, sharing, and learning was so encouraging and inspiring. I’d love for you to join my team and experience the next Fall Fest. If you have any questions or concerns about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, leave a comment in the comment box or email me directly. I will get back to you promptly. If you are ready to join my team just click here.