WOW. You could have knocked me over with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon when I went to pick up my stuff at the awards booth and they handed me this gorgeous silver bag. Founder's Circle is about the highest honor a demonstrator can acheive. There is an exclusive retreat in St. George, Utah, every year for like the top 150 demos in the US and Canada. It's a HUGE deal. It's on my bucket list. . . well, it WAS on my bucket list!! Just another dream come true with Stampin' Up.
I'm still trembling as I type this an hour after the fact! Not only did I completely out of the blue acheive this honor, God graciously saw fit to arrange the dates so that I can actually attend. A couple of days ago I was joking that of course this would be the year I'd get it, because I will be in Vietnam and Cambodia for two weeks in September. I will be home for two days before Founder's! So WHOO HOO!!!
Ok, well, pull yourself together here, Lyssa... your public wants to know what else you did today! Presenters got to go into Momento Mall early, so here's my haul...I must have looked ridiculous, walking the five long blocks back to the hotel just now with all this stuff and an idiotic grin on my face!
The convention bag is super awesome... really practical, very well made. I love that it is black and will go with my other totes and stuff. And it was full of stamps!!
Some of these are prizes for recruting and sales, too. Oooh, I also got nifty pins for those, too. I'll have to take a photo later when I get organized.
First thing I did, of course, was open the convention booklet and look for my photo! That's me!! Thanks again for the head shot, Kathleen! Since turquoise is my favorite color, I am fitting in just perfectly with the decor around here. More pictures of that later!
The reuseable shopping bags this year are the cutest yet. They also had a laptop wrap and matching mousepad, an umbrella and those totally awesome pop-up trash cans! Love those!
This was the BEST Memento Mall ever, hands down... look at this adorable insulated lunch tote and matching cup! Too cute! There is also a pretty cardigan, a men's polo, and a really cool looking three-quarter length sleeved v-neck t-shirt, which you will see on me in the presentation pictures... I got one free!
They had an awesome variety of little doo-jobbies this year like patterned pens, catalog tabs, playing cards, SNAIL holders, card holders, and even something I have lusted after that my Partylite friend has--lap boards. Very happy to have those and they SUPER cute. And Cristy, see that banner? That's yours, my friend!
Ok! I have to go pet my FC bag now... back later!