Catching my breath

I’m home, and as much as I loved Every Last Minute of convention, I am very glad to be home.  I was so seriously sleep deprived in Salt Lake!  Between the 4 hour time difference, our breakneck pace every day, and my inability to quiet the chaos in my head at bedtime I just didn’t get enough sleep.  Sunday night I dropped gratefully into bed just after 10pm and slept blissfully through until 7am Monday.

But I would do it again in a heartbeat.

It’s the relationships.  Yes, we saw loads of new products, fabulous displays, and great project ideas.  Yes, the training was fantastic – I’m always so impressed at how Stampin’ Up! creates classes that provide insight to such a broad spectrum of demonstrators, from those just beginning to those who have been running a full-time business for years.

It’s the people that make Convention so spectacular.  I loved meeting people face to face that I’d only corresponded with by email, connecting (after about 47 text messages across the Opening Party) with friends I’d made through blogging, running into friends from past conventions and sharing the experience with the Maui Girls that travelled together to Salt Lake.  (Blue Frosting:  Need I say more?)  Stampin’ Up! is an exceptional company with a focus on personal values as well as quality in product, and when you assemble a group of people who are associated with Stampin’ Up! you have an exceptional group.

Would you like to see just a few photos from the Product Garden?

Stampin' Up! Garden Chairs

This was one of my favorite vignettes.  Stampin’ Up! does a fabulous job of showcasing product, and our theme this year was Grow so the displays had a garden theme.  I love the butterflies (Decor Elements, of course) on the chairs.

Stampin' Up! Flirtatious Product Garden

The Flirtatious product display was so beautiful and feminine.  Take a close look at those big fanned flowers, because they were made with a FANTASTIC new product being introduced in the Holiday Mini catalog on September 1.  Get ready to sell your old scoring tool, because Simply Scored is the Rolls Royce of tools and it is priced at only $29.95.  We made flowers like this and it was a snap!

Stampin' Up! Berry Blossoms Product Garden

It’s hard to take in all of the detail here, but my favorite is the flower pots covered with Designer Series Paper.  The creative team at Stampin’ Up! blew our socks off!

One final photo…a very proud moment for me.  I walked across the stage with a group of women who have inspired and mentored me this past year.  We were all recognized for our achievements in sharing the business opportunity with others, and it was one of my most memorable events of convention:Stampin' Up! Recognition March for Recruiting

Would you like to join me at convention next year?  I’d love to tell you more.  Anyone can be a Maui Stamper, and right now there’s a fabulous $99 opportunity available through Stampin’ Up!  Email me, leave a comment, or shine the secret symbol up in the sky and I’ll get in my Stampermobile and be there in a flash!


2 thoughts on “Catching my breath

  1. Your photos are amazing! I need some of your photography lessons. I know what you mean about lack of sleep. I’m struggling to get caught up since I’ve been back. It was so much fun meeting you in person!!! You are such a sweetheart and such an inspiration! I wish we lived closer.


  2. So, so happy to be one of those email correspondents you met face to face!! It was a joy to meet you! Let’s keep that email correspondence going and meet again next year..same place!


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