Here is what happened on Friday's session of Leadership! WHY is it so FUN to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator?
Leadership 2014: Friday Wrap-Up
January 11, 2014
The second day of Leadership 2014 began bright and early in Houston as COO and president Rich Jutkins introduced the morning's keynote speaker, author Pat Pearson. As a professional business coach and licensed psychotherapist, Pat has spent many years sharing her expertise and helping others achieve success. Pat has appeared on CNN Radio, Fox Business/Money Break, ABC, and NPR, and is the author of four books: STOP Self-Sabotage; You Deserve the Best; Passion: Reclaiming the Fire in Your Heart; and Party with a Purpose.
After Pat's fantastic presentation, demonstrators enjoyed wonderful breakout classes. Topics included maximizing the occasions catalog, tax laws and direct sales, innovation in direct sales, and how to motivate your downline. (Then, of course, there was a fabulous class entitled "Not Your Mama's Workshop"! And it was every bit as crazy-fun and packed with ideas as it sounds!)
Demonstrators spent the rest of the afternoon checking out the booths in the Gathering Place and helping with the service project benefitting Houston's Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
During the evening, thrilled attendees experienced the first-ever Stampin' Night Out--where Make & Takes were offered in an entirely different way. While demonstrators created Make & Takes at a leisurely pace, Stampin' Up! superstars (from our excellent demonstrator training department!) provided Make & Take instructions and additional stamping projects from the stage--with the help of two big screens on either side of the presenter.
They also offered promotion, business, and project technique tips--including great advice on some of the latest trends (gold, dip-dye, and geometrics!). The overall consensus? It was a HUGE hit. Not only was the level of enrichment and learning during Make & Takes taken to new heights--but demonstrators were delightedly exclaiming: "I finished ALL of my Make & Takes . . . for the first time EVER!" Woo! It was so much fun. And the Make & Takes were adorable. Could it get any better? Yes! The evening also included prize patrols and an all-attendee giveaway.
All this training for pennies, and all this fun to boot! Leadership has always been my most favorite event of the year! As a manager I am able to attend one event for FREE each year, (all I pay is my travel expenses and food) and this year I choose to attend Convention In SLC because it is my 10 year walk across the stage.
I try my best to attend either Leadership or Convention each year. I love the classes, the samples, the free prizes from prize patrol!!!!! I get more for my money than any other class or event I attend AND I get to see my stamping contemporaies and friends! Stampin Up is by FAR the best company to be associated with!
Today at 1:30 pm it is -22 outside- here are a few photos we just took
So, it's a busy day clearing so he can go to work tomorrow- the company he works for called a level 3 today for all its workers- no one was to come in due to the weather conditions and he still gets paid for it! But since he's on salary that means he doesn't have to take a personal day to be at home.
I have some projects to share but haven't had time to photograph them and since I have blankets on the downstairs so I dont have to heat the glass windows, I am going to wait for a warm spell to do it so I have some light. I am not working downstairs until the weather is better but what I AM doing is planning my seed buying list and planning projects for my gardens!
We are blessed to have this snow blanket as it is protecting the plants and roots from freeze damage and certain death- I LOVE the snow and when it melts it will fill the coffers and we will have well water and ponds and lakes for all those recreational activities people like to do. I am so tired of reading facebook posts with all the whining and complaining about the weather- it's to hot, it's to cold- wah wah wah- get over it people and be grateful for what God is giving us! We have warm homes, warm food and transportation that is WARM so count the blessings and stop being such a whiney bunch of ungrateful people- ok off my soap box- lol thanks for listening to my rant.
Here are a few photos I JUST took after he did some shoveling at the front of the house-
Stay warm everyone and have a wonderful day whatever your weather is like!
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Here is one of my FAVORITE new items!
Spiral Flower Originals Die
Make your own 3-D flowers, perfect every time! Use the Spiral Flower Originals die to cut a scalloped spiral, roll it up, and there you have it--instant flower! Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.
■ 1 die ■ Image size: 3-1
And here are a few projects I made before I got the flu
Before I put my cardstock on the die in to run through the BigShot, I crumpled it up to break up the fibers and to give it a vintage look
It is really easy to assemble the flower- you start with the small end and start rolling and then I used Hot Glue and our Acrylic Mat we sell to glue it all together I added one of our pearls to the center- magnifique! I also hot glued the flowers and leaves to the front of the card- now this card cannot fit in an envelope it would have to go in a box or be hand delivered. That awesome designer paper will be FREE with a $50.00 purchase when the Sale a Bration Catalog goes live later this month!
Here is the plain inside of the card- you are probably wondering what happened to the "saying" stamp= well, a lot of times I choose not to add one so that when I need a card I grab a saying appropriate for the moment and I am done. Have you ever had a pile of birthday cards but you needed a thank you or sympathy instead? That helps solve the problem!
I am sure you are admiring those amazing rounded corners right? ;o) Well, I used the Envelope Maker to get them!
I hope you are inspired. After a week of being to sick with the stomach flu to do "anything" even post, I want you to know I am going to live (hooray) and I have a couple vintage tags to share with you tomorrow! We have some pretty awesome tools in this Occasions Catalog that I am in total love with and I plan to create a few videos this next week on how to use them!
Happy New Year and hooray for Stampin Up and our new products! I received an email from Archiver's yesterday they are going out of business- I love their store, but feel even more blessed to be associated with a debt free company like Stampin Up!
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Oh My Gosh! I have been taking advantage of these deals and stocking up for my projects starting in January.
I have mentioned that my focus for 2014 is 2 things- scrapbooking and sewing. AH that reminds me- there is fabric on sale on this page too! woot woot- must go back and place another order-
So I am stocking up on these deals so I can create the pages for my kids scrapbooks! I just received a box of coredinations papers today- 12x12 cherry cobbler and Early Espresso! These are not only colors in my home but they are definitely colors that will work with the themed pages rolling around in my head AND with Christmas pages too! I also picked up a few buttons and other things from the deals page at 80% off- cant beat that!
Hi everyone! This morning we attended a funeral for a very wonderful man from our church family. He will be missed more than we can express. The snow is gorgeous today- we got about 2 inches more last night and that brings the total to 14" or so but with the sun and a bit of melting it's no longer that deep outside- but it's still there and GORGEOUS!
The Clearance rack has some amazing things on sale- Be sure to check it out- My oven is full of sliced apples dipped in cinnamon, cloves and allspice and are drying slowly in the oven. The house smells sooooooooo good !
I just remembered a batch of ornamental gingerbread dough in the stove so- when these are done baking/drying I will have several trays of gingerbread men and women going in to bake/dry next!
The Clearance Rack Blitz begins December 10 and ends when items are sold out.