Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Convention Highlights

I am home from a wonderful time at Stampin' Up!'s wonderful convention! I look forward to it every year! It is so much fun to reunite with stampin sisters and wonderful friends while we all share what we love and celebrate our acheivements, and learn so much!

One of the things I am SOO super excited about was the information shared about the soon to be released My Digital Studio! You guys are going to LOVE it! It is our digital scrapbooking program that will make scrapbooking so much faster, easier, and have so many printing options. You will have the option to print pages from your home printer or our professional printer. This option is cool because then you can still add your own embellishments and 3D look to it. We call it Hybrid Scrapbooking! Or you have the option to have it printed in beautiful bound books! The books will come in linen, leather or customized prints for covers. You can complete a book from scratch with your own layouts or use my favorite feature I am temorarily calling "click and fill" where you select your template, select your photos and set the order, and then click a button and all the photos fall in to place! You can then add or change embelishments and colors! The finished books are just beautiful! You will also be able make cards and so much more using all of Stampin' Up!s exclusive colors, artwork and accessories! Be watching for an annoucement about a release date in a few weeks. I am super excited about this product! Contact me now if you want to talk about doing a My Digital Studio workshop with your friends!

Here is a picture of me and my wonderful SAM, Sam! She was a great support to me last year.

A group of us went to PF Changs for dinner on Thursday night before heading to the hotel to change and freshen up for the Awards Night Ceremony. These ladies include Candice, Mindy, Amyjean, Janice, Mandy, Ashley, Megan, and Sherri. Look at the cute bag Stampin' Up! gave us (sittin on the ledge).

Awards night is so exhilarating! This year the highlight for me was seeing my downline Heather Stevens, from Centerville UT, receive the prestigious awards of Demonstrator #7 out of the top 15 demonstrators just completing thier first full Stampin' Up! year. And later she was surprised to find out that she was also Demonstrator #49 out of the entire company! These two awards included a wonderful, special trip to St. George next month to be pampered in ways only Stampin' Up! can do, and also a combined cash award of $3000! Way to go Heather! I am so proud of you!

Once all the awards were given, we were treated to the Acapella talent of Tonic Sol Fa. They do a fabulous job!

Of course there is much more to share about convention, and I will be sharing some of the great swaps, and ideas throughout the coming weeks, so you'll want to be sure to come back often.

And don't forget, You can come to convention next summer! Now is the perfect time to join my team - you can do it for only $85! I promise you, convention is the absolute most fun you can have attending a 4 day business training!

2 GREAT August Specials

There are TWO Fabulous specials on right now!

1. From August 1- 30, when you spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section (pg. 74-90), you can choose a FREE PACKAGE of Designer Buttons! - A $7.95 value!!!

2. From August 1 - September 30 only, you can get this exclusive Decor Elements Growth Chart PLUS a FREE applicator tool!