Have you heard about stamp clubs? It's where you get together with a small group of ladies and learn new techniques, play with new product each time and go away with fabulous ideas and completed projects, as well as adding to your crafting stash!
I have a group of ladies that are still a part of my stamp club that began when I very first started with Stampin' Up! back in 2009! They were a lovely bunch of school mums who have become my very good friends, and some of them have also joined SU, so they are also part of my team!!