Many Hands Make Light Work

Today was Stampin’ Up!’s day of service, worldwide! In all of our offices, a service project was planned. We also invited demonstrators to join us by serving in their communities, and reading about the variety of service projects they did around the world was heartwarming.

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Fun in Florida

Even though we saw Shanna and Mario in March when they flew out for Sterling’s birthday, we hadn’t been to Florida and seen the twins since January, so we were excited to see Liam and Abbie and hang out with the four of them (and the dogs, of course) for a few fun days!

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Jacque's Celebration

Jacque and Rob Williams traveled a long way from New Zealand for Jacque’s celebration this week. Jacque is our first million-sales achiever from the South Pacific, and we were so pleased to spend some time with her, recognizing all she’s done and who she is as a leader and demonstrator extraordinaire!

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Light Box

Sean’s birthday was while Sara was out of the country, so we gave him this fun and on-trend packaging along with money (of course) and brightly colored balloons (not usually our tradition), hoping they would brighten his day! This gift packaging could be used for any occasion and for anyone. Imagine all the possibilities!  

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The Good Stuff

Jon’s birthday packaging is perfect for him because of the sentiment alone. “Celebrate the good stuff” definitely applies to him because he is so good—a good husband and father, a good photographer and builder…basically everything! He’s just a good man! (This would also make a great Father’s Day gift package.) 

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Camouflage for a Character

Zach is witty and has the kind of personality that makes you laugh! He definitely makes me smile with his charm and character…whether I’m with him or just looking at photos. Love that boy! Although Zach’s birthday was months ago, I’m just getting around to sharing his packaging. When I asked Megan for some of his favorite things, to get ideas for packaging, she listed camo (camouflage), military, and guns. Hence, the packaging. 

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Celebrate Courage

I’m still on a high from the grand opening for Courage Reins’ new indoor arena! It was everything and more than we expected! We called the event Celebrate Courage, and served a yummy BBQ dinner, enjoyed entertainment from David Osmond, and ended with a live auction.

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Belated Congrats to Jacque!

It was the week of OnStage, and since Sara was on her way to Australia when Jacque Williams reached her million-sales milestone, I got to call and congratulate Jacque! We had a delightful visit over the phone, and I planned to post her over-the-top card the next morning, but I got on a plane to Milwaukie and completely forgot. That was nearly two weeks ago, and I feel horrible!

Please forgive me, Jacque, and we’ll see you soon! I’ll make it up to you, I promise! This is such an enormous accomplishment, and we’re so proud of you!  

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Baby Blessings

With almost 500 employees worldwide, babies are an inevitable blessing to our Stampin’ Up! family...and deserving of an adorable card (along with a gift card, of course!). It’s always more fun to congratulate the new parents when you can send a card like this one. I love the simple texture!

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Twice a Year

We go to the cabin twice a year to watch general conference, a time when leaders of our church speak to the world. I love general conference weekends! My testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ is always strengthened!

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Simple and Inexpensive Easter Gift

This is the simple (and inexpensive…about $1 each) gift we gave our girls and their families yesterday in preparation for Easter. The tag totally says spring to me! The wheat berries sprout and grow quickly, so everyone is excited to see the progress each day. It’s a great opportunity to talk about the significance of new life and how it applies to Jesus Christ.

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Start Something New

When I post a photo of the grandkids’ birthday packaging, I’ve been including a recent photo of the grandchild as well. When I post photos of our girls’ and their spouses’ packaging, I’ve just been posting their gift packaging. While I like sharing stamped projects, I love sharing something about our family. And when there’s a photo of family—all the better! So, I’ve decided to start something new.

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Remarkable Million

Dawn Olchefske recently achieved the remarkable milestone of one million in career sales—an accomplishment deserving of a beautiful and bright card! Of course, we’ll celebrate her in more ways than this when she visits us in Utah, but until then, we send our best wishes and congratulations to Dawn—a remarkable demonstrator!

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