What a fabulous cap-off Saturday was to our Convention 2012 week!! Here we all are getting a free stamp set to help us go out and sell the cute set that benefits the Ronald Mc Donald House Charities. Three dollars from every set sold go straight to RMDH! Check it out on the back inside cover of the new catalog.
Cristy's not in this photo because she was a lucky ducky and won one of only five backstage passes for the closing session! I can't wait to see her faboooolus exclusive photos! What a year for our team.
So happy I got a picture with Brian Pilling and a chance to tell him how life-changing his classes have been for me. This year I went to his "I Am... A Leader" class and learned soooo much. I hope this guy writes a book someday!! I always book his classes FIRST when I am registering for leadership conference or convention!
You cannot imagine the buzz inside the room as Stampin' Up did their first ever global live-streaming to give demonstrators around the world a taste of what a general session at convention is like!! We were so pumped!! I can't remember EVER cheering that loud, and yet the crowd was so loud I couldn't even hear myself. It was incredibly awesome.
Our fantastic Sara Douglass was understandably nervous but did a great job during the live stream. Her projects from the upcoming Holiday catalog (going live on August 1st) were super cute!! I am always so impressed when the corporate team and presenters and even Shelli's family know your name when they see you, after months, with 3500 other demos there!! They must have some sort of secret yearbook or technique to refresh their memories : )
Here's one of my famous food pics : ) I know you all have been waiting for it! I have a new fave restaurant--Biaggi's!! YUMMM-O!! Get the Chicken Piedmontese if you go!! Penni was thrilled with the huge gluten-free menu, and drinks were on the house because of Stampin' Up. Love to see the restaurants and hotels with big signs welcoming us to Salt Lake City. Speaks so well of the company's reputation that the city is so happy to see us and throw in all kinds of extras like free breakfast tickets, discounted shuttle services, and even special coupon booklets.
LOL... Penni's got crazy eyes in this photo. She was such a hoot to room with. Well, except for the chainsaw snoring. JUST KIDDING!! We also all got another free stamp set right in the closing minutes--Mixed Medleys, which goes with the new small scallop circle punch in the 2012 Holiday catalog. I think that's the set out of the couple hundred dollars' worth of freebies that I brought home, that I am going to use FIRST! Right after I nap... lol!
Oh my goodness, just too much fun.... but my personal favorite part of the day was getting to find out WHEN and WHERE the next Grand Vacation is--WHERE is a Western Caribbean cruise, with ports of call in Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel, Mexico!! Holy cow!! I'm so excited. I am going to try to earn enough in addition to take the kids along with Mike and I. Yes, that's the WHEN--when is the day AFTER graduation week in 2014, so Mike will be able to come!!! It will be the kids' first time at the ocean and their first time out of the United States. I am soooooo happy and thankful to Stampin' Up for providing the opportunity to earn this trip for my family!
Great inspiration pictures and yes, that looks like the Penni we know! Fantastic shot!
Looking forward to seeing you in person to hear and see EVERYTHING! I will not stay behind next year. SLC will not know what hit it!
Posted by: Lori B | 07/23/2012 at 12:58 PM
The best part about that last pic is that I look taller than you. It was fun rooming with you, too!!
Posted by: Penni | 07/23/2012 at 04:15 PM
Good Luck with earning the trip Lyssa! I know you will be trying so hard to give this to your family!
Posted by: Sherylee | 08/02/2012 at 04:15 AM
Oh I love Brian Pilling!! I got to meet him at a class at Convention here in Australia and I agree he is wonderful and so inspirational! Great blog post! :)
Posted by: Alison | 08/11/2012 at 12:47 AM