Stampin’ UP! Convention 2013


WOW!  What a ride!  All I can say is hold on to your pants because I have a lot to share!

OK… let’s get this out of the way.  I am OVER THE MOON INCREDIBLY EXCITED to announce, I made it into FOUNDERS CIRCLE 2013!!!!  I am so honored and humbled.  This means that I am in the top 100 demonstrators in the nation.  AMAZING!  Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined my business would explode this way.  I know I know, you are saying… shut up, we want photos! HERE IT GOES!
(Patty Bennett took several of these photos and was kind enough to share them with me!)

My traveling partner for Convention this year is my friend and downline Lori Goble.  She has been such a blessing in my life.  Here we are doing the Service Project that Stampin’ UP! had prepared.  We packed boxes for birthday gifts for children who are currently in the Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City.  On their birthdays they will get a box and in it there are fun things for them to do!  SO glad we did this.  Probably my favorite thing we actually did at convention.  The feeling of making a difference in someone’s life with Stampin’ UP! is amazing!

Friday was an insane action packed day!  Here are some highlights.

Check out the crowd! Yes it was crowded… only 6,000 of my closes stamping friends!  GOOD LORD!
This was so fun.  On Thursday we went to the awards booth and got to get all our badges and buttons.  So Friday I was able to sport a fully loaded badge with all the bells and whistels.. only one badge missing… do you know what it is?
Being invited to be a presenter at Convention has to be one of the highest honors.  Well at least to me it is.  I truly was thrilled when I got a personal call from Pam Morgan asking me to sit on a panel and talk about “How I earned the Incentive Trip”  OF COURSE I told her yes, I would love to do that.
I was with 4 other demonstrators from around the world.  Please meet

We had a great time and did really well!

WHEW – after that was over I felt like I could breathe again.  At least until awards night, where I would be on pins and needles waiting to find out if I was in Founders Circle.  And of course, it was the last award to be presented!
Seeing my name and hearing my name announced was beyond incredible!

Walking across the stage and hugging Shelli Gardner, awesome!  She’s the best.

 My beautiful new Founders Circle purse!

Sandy Hancock and Patty Bennett.  My upline and her upline.  Very cool.  We all were awarded Founders Circle!

The Founders Circle group! (I stole this photo from Dawn Griffith’s blog, thank you Dawn)

Patty and I are in the recognition room.  We got to use these cool stamps to make special cards for ourselves.  The recognition room was another favorite spot, it was a quiet, non-crowded place to visit when you were too tired to do anything!

Here I am with Ronda Wade.  She’s been a wonderful coach.  I was so happy I got to meet her in person.

Shannon West is one of my very favorite people at corporate Stampin UP!.. she’s sweet and talented and artistic and SO RELATABLE!  I was delighted to meet her.

OH AND THEN there’s ANGIE JUDA!  Yep, Angie also known as mychicnscratch!  I have followed her blog from day 1.  She’s an awesome demonstrator and was really fun to meet her

Here we are, the whole team at convention, was super cool!  Because we are super cool party people (Gilmore Girls reference)

And the thing I really loved at Convention, the sweet text messages that my hubby and sister in law sent me of my sweet girl!  This was my favorite one.  Daddy sent it to me saying, “She has a rough life” .. I text him back and said “Yes, yes.  Both of your girls have it so hard ;0)”

Have a blessed day everyone!  I was so glad I got to attend Convention!  Was a great time!

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