Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nascar and Stampin' Up

I have a few friends that are Stampin' UP demos and are also Nascar fans. Well, yesterday I was at the Nationwide race in Richmond, VA and we get pit passes for that race because you can see both Nationwide and cup car drivers all in the same day and if you are lucky, you can get their autograph. I have gotten a lot throughout the years but I never really aimed for Nationwide drivers but I took a liking to a driver Justin Allgaier. 
Here is a pic of Justin just after qualifying for Nationwide in Richmond.

Here is a pic of Justin's car as it is being rolled out to pit road after inspection.

I had made up a Top Note pad of sorts to get autographs on and when I held it out for him to sign, he looked up and asked are you a stamper? And I said yes and he said Stampin' Up! and I said yes and I asked him how in the world would a Nascar driver at the age of 24 know about Stampin' UP. He told me he recognized the top note die and that his wife does Stampin Up. I asked if she was here and he pointed her out to me and I went and talked to her. She says she gets him to help her all the time when she has lots of items to do. Here name is Ashley Allgaier. She was so nice. So all you women out there, tell them this story. I mean, Nascar drivers are one of the busiest people I know. So now I have another reason to like Justin as a driver because he also helps his wife with Stampin' Up. That could be a big story for Stampin' UP. It would reach a whole set of new people. It also shows that by using SU products, you never know who you will meet.

Here I am showing Ashely my Top Note Autograph book. 

Here she is telling me the story of how she get Justin to help her and about the last project they did for a Baby Shower and it used the top note die which is probably why he recognized it.


Lora Lee Braswell said...

That is such a story Jennifer. Thank you so much for sharing. It really is a small world. I'm sure you are still on cloud nine after such an exciting day.

Take care and I love your slide show samples. You are very creative!

Lora Lee Braswell
SU Demonstrator
Montgomery, AL

Sandi said...

Well I'm not surprised at all! But I say that only because my repairman for our
DirectTV (who has tatoos and very young) also loves to stamp and wants to come to my classes!! So you just never know, especially how many men who would love to do what we do!!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

What a great story! Such a small world and the fact that Justin recognized it is wonderful! So glad you got to meet him and his wife!

Kathy Mc said...

I'm not a Nascar fan but can only imagine how excited you were to have something in common with your favorite driver. What a great story! Gotta love the small world we live in.

Kim Kowal said...

Jen, so happy for you!! How awesome is that, that Justin knew of SU. Love your little top note autograph book, great idea!!

Jackie L Watson said...

Totally awesome, I am a Su demo as well and love Nascar. My favorite is Tony Stewart, coming from Indiana what can I say. Land of racing. I just think your day was the cooliest ever, and your right you never know where you will find another stamper.

Sandra said...

how funny is that!
I doubt my husband would know the name of items, but I am sure my middle guy would!

Mary said...

Love your photos and the fact that you used the Top Notefrom SU to make an autograph book. Do you come up to the races in Loudon, NH?


Julie A. said...

Such a cute story. Thanks for sharing! I love Nascar too, but haven't been able to keep up with it like I used to. I catch a race every chance I get:)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for sharing the fun story Jennifer. You really never know when stamping will pop up or with who do you? Good thing you're always prepared. And I'm glad it made for an extra special moment for you. Isn't life grand?

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