Every once in a while my tendency for exuberance pays off:
We had great sessions today – I was inspired by Tami White in “I Am…Doing Business My Way” with Bonnie Thurber from the Stampin’ Up! head office. Crystal and I found a little time to browse some of the displays and see some new projects, and this afternoon we participated in an enormous swap. Here’s the card I brought to the dance:
I used the Summer Silhouette set which is quickly becoming my favorite – and would you look at how all of the different elements coordinate? That’s why I am such a Stampin’ Up! fan! I have seen so many gorgeous cards and project ideas in my first 24 hours – it will be a busy fall!
Today at the morning session the company recognized demonstrators celebrating 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. I celebrated 5 years last August and this was my chance to walk across the stage. I was a little naughty, though, because the two women in front of me needed a little extra time down the steps and I kinda photo-bombed their picture:
Loved my own moment in the spotlight – can you tell?
Our keynote speaker this morning was Jason Ryan Dorsey from the Center for Generational Kinetics. He got us all thinking about the differences between Gen X, Gen Y and the Boomers – who each group is and why they are that way. What an insightful and entertaining preesntation! His observations were spot on as Crystal and I represent Gen Y and the Boomers respectively – and there was a lot of laughter in the General Session as he told us some rather painful truths! I’m looking at my peers, friends, family and acquaintances in a whole new way.
Holly Linford from Stampin’ Up! did a great presentation on the enhancements coming August 1st to MDS2 for our final session at Convention this afternoon. This is digital scrapbooking at a brand new level!
There’s so much more to share – new merchandise at Memento Mall, MDS2, projects and friends old and new (and no, this is not a Gen Y/Boomer thing!!) I want to leave you with one last thing. This is how we started our morning, and when you listen to this I think it gives you a pretty good idea of the kind of fun that Stampin’ Up! brings to the table.