We had so much to celebrate at this month's Song of My Heart Demonstrator gathering, I hardly know where to begin! What a wonderful Sale A Bration 2016 it has been. I wanted to share some of the cute things we saw, the smiling faces of friends, and our very special service project.
For three years now, our team has been giving up one of their Make N Takes in order to have time to create cards for a special designated charity or deserving group. It serves as a reminder every single month how much of a difference a card can make, how little time it actually takes to make someone's day, and how much we can accomplish when we all work together.
I want to THANK my team for being the kind of people who do this every month without a second thought. It makes me more proud and simultaneously humble than anything else in my entire Stampin' Up career, which has been frankly amazing since day one.
Appropriately, Cristy B brought this amazingly fun thank-you card for us all to make at our meeting. Isn't it cute?
Here's some of those smiling faces! I didn't catch everyone, but I did make a pretty decent nuisance of myself with my camera. Julie R made adorable nametags for all of us. I appreciate everyone who brings Make N Takes, participates in the swap, does demonstrations, brings snacks, and helps clean up and set up the room. It really does take a village to pull off meetings of this size every month!
I have more stamping pictures to share, but let me tell you about our team project right now...
Our group Stampin' Up service project for the entire year is Badger (Wisconsin) Honor Flights out of Milwaukee. Kathy Van Duser has been our lead for this project, and every month she puts in HOURS of work to make sure we have our pieces cut, prepped and ready to go for the meeting. We have a significant number of cards to assemble and write inside every month, so it's super important that it be organized. Kathy has been completely amazing. We could not do this service project without her outside efforts.
This month we honored Kathy with a flower arrangement (NOT red, white and blue--she's probably tired of that combo!) and made a fuss over her. I've nominated her for the Heart of Stampin' Up award, but neither of us is going to convention this year so that's not likely. But I wanted you all to know about my amazing friend Kathy, just an ordinary Stampin' Up demonstrator who knows the power of a card.
You know I have to say it... I want YOU on my team by our next gathering.
I want you there for your OWN sake, because you'd be having the time of your life, and I want you there for MY sake, too, because I want to meet you and stamp with you and watch you become part of this fabulously inspiring group of women that have gathered together under the Song of My Heart umbrella.
Knowing them has changed my life. Let's chat about getting you plugged into that same kind of inspiration! Email me: Lyssa@songofmyheartstampers.com