Sunday, April 13, 2014

Traveling with Journey Blooms!

We have been on the road the last couple of weekends! Salt Lake City, where they crop on the vendor floor till midnight!  St. Louis, MO, where we had a tornado scare.  And this weekend  we are in Sacramento where we are finding lots of people who are thrilled about the Journey  Coach opportunity. 
Cropping till midnight in Salt Lake City! They had dance contest and all kinds of fun! We had some awesome pizza in SLC from a tasty resturant in Jordan. 
In St. Louis, we drove by the worlds largest catsup bottle and we had photos of it in everyone of our hotel rooms. Pretty cool that they acknowledge the local history. We also had some amazing meals here, eating out at new restaurants is one of the pleasures of being on the road. We checked out Lotawata Creek and I ordered Italian meat loaf ... Very yummy! Check out my Yelp page for their menu. 
This sweet little camper is part of the new Spellbinders Inspire line, I die cut it, embossed it and then stenciled it with our cupcake icing ink! Eeehhh! So cute ��
So much fun to demo on the road because I get to use dies I don't own yet.
Here's some pictures from Sacramento! 
Three generations of crafters... I love it when families come together to make make-n-takes with me. 
So exciting dies coming out to match our stamp sets! So cool, Fun Stampers Journey will be carrying their own exclusive dies made by Spellbinders! 
Look for our virtual launch on June 3rd! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Anaheim Opportuniy Night!

Early Bird line
Fun Stampers Journey, a collection of Journey Blooms is on the show circuit with Spellbinders! We had an awesome time in California as a vendor with the Scrapbook Expo, but the best time was at our Opportunity Night! We had most of our coaches present and a bunch of guest to hear about our upcoming June 3rd launch, new product and the news about ... whooo hoo a Jouney Grand... which will be part of the starter kit... so exciting!

Card class ready to start!
Richard teaching ... love the document camera
Gabby at the Journey Blooms Booth!
Gabby works the booth answering questions about the Journey Bloom Coach opportunity and hands out catalogs and applications and shows off our prototype dies... whoo hoo this is soooo exciting!
happy class attendees!
Andrea, one of our Coaches working the make-n-take table!
Really cool Journal we are making at one of the classes on the show circuit!
 Look at all those gorgeous Journey Blooms, this is one of product boards showing off some of our color palette!
 This is what I love to see on the show circuit! Three generations of crafters... I love it when Mom's bring their daughters and get them crafting!
 Kim Lamos and Lupe Mendoza, two of our Journey Coaches brought a whole group to our journal book class... love all those red shirts!
We packed up the show and headed over to the Marriott where Richard first met with the current Coaches and congratulated them on being here and gave us some sneak peeks of product and behind the scenes happenings! We love hearing from the president of Journey Blooms!

 We were able to see and use a stamp that will be released in June of 2014!

 Sneak peek of some product... love the new ribbon, buttons and can you see those adorable chubby clothespins!
 Exclusive Fun Stampers dies... way cool! Treat holders, journey hug envelopes and can you see the butterflies... awesome!!!

 sneak peek of the new stamp... so cute! love the flower stems!

David Alexander from our Sales department and Kim Lamos styling in those ears!
 Here's the Anaheim Crew (l to r) Kim Hupke, Nicole Westervelt, LaDonna Milliner, David Alexander, Lynn Leusch, me, Gabby & Richard Garay!
 Gabby introducing and sharing a little about herself. She is pretty shy but so adorable when she was speaking.

 Richard showing off our rolley cart ... wonder what's inside!
 I was so excited... the picture is blurry!
 WOWsers... here it is our very own Journey Grand! Yipppeee

Take a look at this beauty!

 Jill Walker, No 1 Coach! Sharing why she loves Fun Stampers Journey! She moved us all to tears... love you Jill Walker!
Here's a cute pic of some of the Scrappin Ladz's ... so cool to have them attend our Opportunity night!

 Love my downline... Nikki, Stephanie and Delaine.... we got a quick picture at the end of the night... sorry Elena, Denise, Ruby & Annette, we took this after you left!

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patricks Day Trades

I am lucky enough to host a monthly trade mostly centered around the Holidays. Currently it's mostly Journey Coaches that are participating but anyone can! We have a few dedicated customers that join in and I love it when they do. We are keeping it simple: three cards all the same, Fun Stampers Journey~paper, ink & stamps and Spellbinder dies. 
Created by Misty
Created by Barbara
For right now, until our new catalog is released with our own embellishments and ribbon, everyone uses whatever they have on hand.  If you are interested in participating, which would be really cool... join us on FB. I host an open group page and I always post when the trade is happening.  If you want to participate in the next trade which is Easter Cards, you can notify me on my One Journey Coaches Challenge page.
This months trade was of course St. Patrick's Day! I linked their name to their blog if they have one, so please have fun exploring more of their creativity on their blogs and pages!

Created by Denise
Created by Ruby Martha
Created by Delaine
Created by Lupe
Created by Elena

I was feeling little fancy for my trade so I made a foofoo card!
Thanks for checking my blog out… Now go create something fun
xox Rose

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rubberstamp Show in Carson

Fun Stampers Journey is on the road this year with our partner Spellbinders to do around 25 more shows. Last weekend we were in Carson at the Rubber Stamp Convention  which is hosted by A Stamp in the Hand. Each show is a little different, at rubber stamp shows we will have the carts that Richard designed and then at the Scrapbook shows we will have the pods that the SEI hauls around for us. 

Here we are in Carson setting up the carts. 

The boards above the carts are metal so we can change the inspirations pieces. They are pretty fun and cleverly designed. We are trying to have pieces up for the stamps and the dies we have at each show.

These are the new dies that Richard had prototypes for to demo for everyone that came to the show.  Everyone is pretty excited about them because they are different than the usual SB dies... some are envelopes and hug holders or treat pockets. More dies are in the make to match our stamps, they won't emboss but the fussy cutting will be over! Whoo hoo!
It's awesome to see returning customers at our shows. They love to make our make-n-takes.

This is Barbara Moore, one of our talented Journey Coaches with Richard, VP of Journey Blooms and VP of Creative Services for Spellbinders.

Gabby's Table, she was showing off our cool dies and talking to people about the Journey Coach opportunity!
Jill, Monica & Liz... sweetheart Coaches to visit and craft with me!

These ladies made all of our make-n-takes!!! We love our Journeytista's! 

I hope you are following us on FB as we travel the United States this year! Next week-end we will be in Anaheim at the Scrapbook Expo. And we are hosting an Open House! Come join us for free make-n-takes, free food, lots of sneak peeks and tons of fun!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
From: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802
Thanks for checking my blog out… Now go create something fun
xox Rose