it was great to see my wonderful group of Stampin' Up teamies last week, after a break during July. We always have so much fun! And this month, we had a brand new 2017 Holiday Catalog to drool over together. BONUS!
First things first, though! We had 80 Honor Flight cards to make this month, thanks to Kathy Van Duser's amazing organizational skills.I donated the new Loyal & True stamp set and Kathy designs and preps all the pieces so we can run an assembly line. We're on our third year with Honor Flight as our team charity project, and we all just love it.
We spend a lot of time stamping the fun Make N Take projects that people volunteer to bring, too. And of course, swapping samples! We always have a contest to see who brought the best swap, and boy is it hard to pick. Rashanda King won this month with this adorable spinner card. It was Rashanda's month, let me tell you--she had two recruits, a promotion, the winning swap, AND she had a new baby! Congrats!!
A highlight of the meeting nights is always the display boards and samples people bring to share. I loved this awesome shadowbox project Diane Vander Galien made from an old Paper Pumpkin kit. Diane is a whiz at adapting the monthly craft subscription kits into even more amazing projects than they were originally designed to create.
I hurried to assemble a couple of the ornaments in the new holiday decoration kit coming up in the 2017 Holiday Catalog, so I could bring them to the gathering to show in person. They were MUCH easier than expected, and turned out truly adorable.
This kit is going to be amazing for not only ornaments, but wreaths and package toppers, too! (I should have put something in the photo to show the scale; these are each about the size of your palm).
I also brought a sample of our NEW acetate card boxes! Yes, we are getting gift packaging that exactly fits our cards and envelopes! I am really excited about this one. The pack shown below holds 4-5 cards and envelopes, depending on how heavily embellished they are. What a great gift that will make this Christmas.
We had a lot of wonderful things to celebrate this month--13 new members, 3 re-joins, 2 promotions, many anniversaries, and some really amazing sales totals. Our team is on fire! I also brought some of my goodies from Thailand to show a little bit of how Stampin' Up pampers us on these incentive trips. Look at the teeny gold elephant necklace! Too cute.
Lori Brausen was awarded a gorgeous bouquet in appreciation for her work as our membership moderator, approving all the demonstrators around the world who want to join the Song of My Heart Business Demonstrators group on Facebook. I could never manage checking up on the active status of thousands of demonstrators. So thankful for Lori!
I could go on and on... these evenings are so inspirational! I seriously have the BEST ladies. I'm so thankful that the Lord brought each one of them into my life. They sure make a difference for me... and in our team... and in our community.
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