Wow, that was an experience to be remembered. It was amazing. I feel so inspired, motivated and appreciated all rolled into one! We were so spoilt!
I have so much to share with you over the coming days. I met so many amazing people, and was really chuffed about all the people who came up to me and said they visit my blog regularly (waving to you now). It really is the relationships that make Stampin' Up! so amazing. A highlight for me was definitely meeting the staff from America. Shellie Gardner (the founder and CEO) is such a gorgeous person. I was so excited to have my picture taken with her and got to walk across the stage and be congratulated by a hug from her 4 times! The other staff were also wonderful, including our very own Australian staff.
I can say that scrapbooking is going to be HUGE in Stampin' Up! over the coming years. The products, the ideas and the value for scrapbookers is amazing in the new products. I am so excited about this as you all know I have a passion for scrapbooking! So if you are a scrapbooker and you are looking for a great way to earn some extra income, email me now as I am looking for more scrapbookers in my team right around Australia.
I received a lovely surprise on the first day. When I registered, I was given a special pin to say I was one of the top 25 Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrators of the year (out of 1458 active demonstrators) - OMG! I was really surprised as my goal throughout the year had been to build my team, rather than focus on my own individual sales, and with the Demonstrator of the Year weighted towards sales, I hadn't given it another thought. It looks like the leadership and team goals I achieved though got me up there, so I am very very proud of my team and grateful to my lovely regular customers for their support! I got to go up on stage with the other girls and we received special certificates and roses as well. Here is a pic with me 3rd from right and the gorgeous Shelli Gardner far left.
This one is of the certificates and roses we received on the night. I also received a rose and certificate for earning the annual incentive trip to Palm Cove in August. There are 21 other Australian demonstrators going.
I will have much more to report from convention over the coming days, and lots of samples to post after Thursday night. Just had to share the exciting news though :)
I hope you are all well and happy