This picture makes me so grateful Look at all the amazing women in my SU family! And this isn't even all of us--we had team members at several locations all over the country for this event. How blessed we all are to be connected through Stampin' Up, just by the shared experience that someone offered us the opportunity to be part of the sisterhood of demonstrators--and we said YES.
We had such a lovely time last weekend at the 2016 Stampin' Up OnStage conference. I am so thankful my health has improved enough to go--even just two weeks out I was seriously doubting I would have the stamina for this event. Thanks for praying for me! I managed to stay for much more of it than I had hoped. And it was SO GOOD to get all those hugs! So I'm really glad I went.
Friday night was just for leaders at a certain level and up, and we enjoyed a yummy dinner of prime rib and cheesecake and some specialized training on how to hold effective and fun team meetings. We all got the most gorgeous tote--it is right up my alley--charcoal and black with pink stitching! It matched my outfit really well : ) Then we went back to the hotel--many to stamp, me to sleep! In anticipation of a long and fun day to come. I had been stamping for weeks in advance, getting gifts ready for each team member and making my sample to swap with fellow demonstrators.
The next day everyone else arrived and we all got a canvas tote jam-packed with good stuff! The decorations were SO adorable--hot air balloons and a circus theme. And there were prizes like crazy--all for brand new product from the Spring Occasions 2017 Catalog! WOOT WOOT! I can't show any of that to you JUST yet, but you'll be seeing some sneak peeks beginning December first when the demonstrator-preorder begins.
(inserting tiny sales pitch here--you really need to think about joining my team so you can get a discount on what is coming!!!)
It was so good to see so many friends, hear inspiring success stories and lots of great tips, get all the latest updates on our wonderful company, and just plain STAMP together! We got to celebrate with Kristine, who presented on the stage; Tamie, who was a display stamper, Holly, who became an Artisan Award winner; Jessica, who made it into the Global Top 100; Diane's 20th anniversary as a demo; and many other anniversaries and career milestones. I received recognition for leadership, recruiting and personal sales as well, including the Thailand trip. God is good! Then after the conference was over, my team had a dinner catered by Olive Garden, with Make N Takes, a product challenge, and a fantastic swap. Even though everyone was SO tired, no one wanted to the day to be finished. It was truly a blessed day.
So, the next one's in April... at locations all over the country. Who wants to come with? Just $99 to join, and you get to pick your Starter Kit. Then you can take advantage of the discount AND pre-earn Sale A Bration 2017 rewards with your orders, getting your hands on the latest and most innovative papercrafting tools and stamps in the industry, before anyone else. April will be my 12th Stampin' Up anniversary... wanna help me celebrate? Let's do it!