Stampin' Up! conventions are always amazing and this years was no exception! I can hardly believe that this was my 14th convention. . . and just as fun and exciting as my first! Can you believe that when I signed up in 1999, my intention was to simply take advantage of the 20% discount while building up my supply of Stampin' Up! product, of which I had none. Here I am 14 years later, still enjoying that discount and enjoying more than I had ever dreamed possible!
It all began back in 1999 with just a handful of friends volunteering to host parties (Parties that I never intended to do, I might add!) and I've never looked back. As I look at these past 14 years, I'd like to acknowledge what a blessing it has been to meet so many wonderful people . . . some are my loyal customers and some are in my downline and many are fellow demonstrators. I'm both humbled and honored to call so many my friend! It's all of these relationships that make this so rewarding and special for me! Thanks for playing a very important role in my stampin' story!
This year I was blessed to be included in Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle (top 100 demonstrators) for the seventh time! I consider myself absolutely blessed to be associated with so many amazing demonstrators! I look forward to spending time with them on a special trip to St. George, Utah, in September.
Here we are at the end of the awards ceremony!
One of my favorite parts of convention is all of the card swapping that goes on! Here's a group of amazing ladies that inspire me with their ideas! Their cards are always amazing and participating in these swaps makes my work as a demonstrator sooooo much easier!
I'll be heading back to Minnesota tomorrow morning! It's always sad to say "goodbye" to my stamping friends. . . so instead. . . til next time!