What a fun week! I'm ready to share all the fun ideas, but I'm also looking forward to coming home tonight and seeing my family. I bet my boys will look older. They grow so fast - even in just 5 days time. The candy I bought for them will hopefully make up for mom being away so long. LOL
Here is a quick look at what we experienced on Friday and Saturday, the last two days of the Stampin' Up! Convention. And if you want to see more, click here for Tuesday and Wednesday's photos on my blog with a summary of what took place and here on my Facebook business page for LOTS more photos.
Fri., July 24...
This day began with General Session.
I got to sit next to my dear friend, Monica Reynolds!
We had lots of prize winners from our group. I was so happy for them...Gloria Muñoz, Tim Georgi and Terri Phelps.
And we were wowed with demonstrations of new Holiday Catalog product - lots of which we get to order now (since we attended Convention)! But thankfully demonstrators that didn't attend don't have to wait too much longer - August 4th is our magic preorder date.
Richard, another member of our team was recognized for achieving the full Stampin' Start program!!!
Check out our cute Santa Christmas tags we made!
We also got to walk around and see lots of products and samples on display.
My "sister demonstrator", Linda Larson and I (with our upline, Susan Campfield in this photo) walked across stage in celebration for our 15-year anniversary!
There were lots more new product demos to see.
And we all celebrated at the end of the day with dinner at the Red Rock Brewery.
From left to right...Brenda and Tim (in front) Georgi, Devlin and Richard CoVarn, Cori Judge, Cheryl Lee, Carol Rosengren, Linda Larson, Gloria Muñoz, me, Terri Phelps, Sandy Stellenberg, and Vicki Bibeau.
Gotta love how Cori and Vicki got from place to place. They made those bike taxis a regular thing.
Sat., July 25...
I started the last day by hurrying off to the Gathering Place to take LOTS and LOTS of photos. (Click here on my Facebook business page to see these and LOTS more photos.)
Then it was time for our last class. My last one was a make 'n' take class. I had fun and met some wonderful ladies.
Next to me from left to right...Anne Granger, LeeLa Smith, Christine Dionne, Lee Tayon, and Heather Arsenault.
Our group of 15 was all able to sit together at the last General Session. Richard and Brenda won prizes!
Carol, Cori, Cheryl and I each won prizes! Here's Carol taking a pic of me taking a picture of her. How funny! We were cracking up.
I obviously was too excited to hold the camera still to take pictures of Cori and Cheryl.
Devlin also won a prize! In fact EVERYONE at Convention won this year. Thanks, Stampin' Up!
Then one of the most amazing things happened... Our own Susan Campfield (my "mama" demonstrator, the one I directly signed up with 15-1/2 years ago) was appointed to the new Stampin' Up! Global Communications Council!!! She is one of only 5 demonstrators from around the world that got this honorable position. I am so proud of her.
There we more fabulous demonstrations of new products by Pam Morgan.
I love Pam!
And Sara Douglass who is Stampin' Up!'s interim CEO (while her mom, Shelli Gardner is on Mission) did a fabulous job filling her mom's shoes as the lead presenter this year.
We were all elated to have one last "all attendee give-away"...FREE designer paper!!
Sandy cracked me up when she was trying to enlarge the list of colors on the back of her paper pack. In this day and age of cell phones and smart tablets, it totally makes sense.
Those of us that qualified (by our title) attended one more class called CentreStage. Stampin' Up! treated us to lunch, team building ideas, networking opportunities, great discussion, and a fabulous motivation speaker, Jenna Glover.
My table mates were Susan, Christine Pierce, Georgia Giguere, and Carol.
I then had to get a couple pictures with two fabulous Stampin' Up! employees. Brandi Barnard works closely with Paper Pumpkin and does a fabulous job with our Paper Pumpkin boot camp training videos.
And here I am with Sara Douglass.
We finished the day with one last group dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in the Gateway Mall.
Good-byes were difficult. Some of us even gathered after THAT at the Monaco hotel for drinks, swap sharing and conversation.
I didn't get to bed until midnight. LOL