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Author Archive | Connie Myers

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Gather to Inspire, Create and Share

Enthusiasm flowed through the air like electricity at the 2014 Stampin’ Up! convention held in Salt Lake City from July 16th through July 20th. The annual event brought together nearly 4,000 demonstrators from across North America to share artistic techniques, play with new product, learn sales and recruiting skills, and make new friends through a shared love of creativity.

K15C8872This year the convention has been rechristened by Stampin’ Up! as the “Inspire. Create. Share.” annual event. The company had made it especially easy for new demonstrators to attend this year by offering free registration to those who signed on as demonstrators during the past 12 months. Continue Reading →

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Event | Behind the Scenes at creativeLIVE with Becky Higgins

Freelance writer Connie Myers was given an amazing opportunity to be part of the select in-studio audience for Becky Higgins’ unprecedented three day live streaming class with creativeLive recently. She agreed to share her behind the scenes experience of the event with Scrapbook Update readers. — Nancy

Project Life founder Becky Higgins and online education site creativeLIVE joined forces to stream a three-day scrapbook event from November 20th-22nd, 2013.

CreativeLIVE offers online education on creative topics. Its diverse courses include photography, business, software, design, video, audio and lifestyle classes. The company’s business model is to broadcast the class for free while it is live. If audience members wish to watch the broadcast again (or new viewers find the course later), they may purchase the video file. Shows are catalogued on the creativeLIVE web site for later purchase.

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CreativeLIVE front office. Photo by Becky Higgins.

To produce their first streaming scrapbook event, the creativeLIVE team approached Becky Higgins. She was a perfect choice. Becky Higgins LLC has a huge online following, including 14,000 on Twitter, 17,000 on Instagram, and 49,000 on Facebook. Continue Reading →

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Events | 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention

Editor’s Note: The annual Stampin’ Up! convention is one of the largest events of its kind in the industry, but since it is a private event, little is usually heard about it in the mainstream scrapbook media. This year, freelance writer Connie Myers was invited to attend by Stampin’ Up!, and she offered to share her experience with Scrapbook Update’s readers. Her report below provides a fascinating window into the company culture that has created the success of Stampin’ Up! as an organization, as well as an informative look at the company’s latest new products and marketing focus. — Nancy

Thousands of women cheered as the doors opened for the first General Session of the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention, held July 18th-21st, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stampin' Up Convention Doors Opening

Inside, as lights flashed and party music played, 3500 demonstrators walked, ran and danced through a gauntlet of 500 Stampin’ Up! employees offering applause, hugs, and high fives. Continue Reading →

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