Yes, it’s bad news in the PC department. The wunderkinds at Q and A Computers are resuscitating my machine as we speak, but they hint of trouble in the monitor as well. The good news is that most if not all of my files are safe, but improvising while they do their good work is a challenge!!
Life has been VERY busy in the Maui Stamper household, and though I’ll spare you most of the details I do have a little more to share about Stampin’ Up! leadership conference in San Antonio. It was a lovely work/play balance and a fabulous trip overall. First some eye-candy:
I participated in a Secret Sisters swap with Janet Wakeland’s Dreambuilders group and this is the bag I gave to Linda Hunt. I’ll share her gifts to me another time but I have to tell you I had a BLAST with this swap! Here’s the gift box I made for her:
I am CRAZY IN LOVE with the new Sale-a-bration DSP and I hope you are too! Free PLUS gorgeous – it doesn’t get better than that, friends!!
Linda got a couple of cards too – here’s one:
Our new Framelits and Edgelits are injecting tons of new creative inspiration into my projects – my busy stampin’ fingers can’t keep up with all the ideas running through my brain!
If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – or if you are interested in being one – check out the requirements to attend Leadership. (Senior Supervisor is the minimum title level). I’m telling you – this is the cream of the crop. As a company, Stampin’ Up! goes over the top to reward and acknowledge their demonstrators and Leadership was no exception. The demos who are there are at the top of their game – some of the loveliest, kindest, smartest women – and a few men – you will ever meet in your life! That in and of itself made the long trip worthwhile.
However, Stampin’ Up! also provides outstanding resources and training. I spent such valuable time with SU staff developing my business plan, learning about technological resources (that I will use when my pc is reborn!) and seeing and trying new techniques.
I also attended a number of classes that were professionally as well as personally VERY fruitful. One of my favorites was taught by Ellen Richardson, a dynamic (and gorgeous) woman who led a discussion group around a book called Change Anything by Kerry Patterson et al. This book is clearly written and offers a step-by-step approach to creating change in your business and your life. It doesn’t promise any easy answers, but as we discussed the fundamentals of the approach offered, I realized a number of individual steps and tasks I could implement to bring about changes I wanted to see in my life. And yes, I’ve begun that work! As I said, Leadership conference really benefited me in my business and personally.
That’s enough soap-box for today! I’ll be back soon with more photos – thanks to Brett, Ben and the Q&A team!