For most, I'm sure that Friday was their favourite day. This is the day that we got to play with new product! There were (I think) 6 sessions devoted to different, new stamping products and how to use them, promote them and make your customers fall in love with them (don't worry, you will 😉). All very helpful ideas. It’s just that…I don’t really…..stamp well with others. LOL! While I love the tips and seeing the beautiful samples, I really enjoy the hard core business training. I made a couple of cards using new products that I can’t show you but then I sneaked out and did a little shopping at the City Creek Center. WOW! What a beautiful shopping center.
I wandered around for a bit and then, stopped in at a gorgeous little grocery store call Harmons Grocery and picked up some take away and went back to my room. I was looking forward to watching tv and relaxing and that is EXACTLY what I did.
We were up and at’em again early Saturday morning, Starbucks in hand, back to the Salt Palace. Lots and lots of recognition, lots and lots of stamping demonstrations, lots and lots of laughs and lots of lots of “star-struck’ness”. I was hesitant (because I’m awkward and shy) to meet anybody “famous” but my upline Gen insisted.
|Me in the middle. Sara Douglas (CEO) on my right and |
Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder!!) on my left. #starstruck
We had a second Silver Elite and above session (lunch, more Jason Hewlett, discussions, business building strategies) and it was my favorite part of the trip. There were laughs, tears, learning and more laughs and tears.
Some more recognition, some more FREE STUFF and we were done. Our group enjoyed an Olive Garden dinner and were honored to have the amazing Dale Hampshire, Canadian Stampin’ Up! Manager (my apologies – I don’t know his specific title) join us. We laughed more (are you getting a theme here?), ate too much and capped off a great couple of days.
Up early again on Sunday morning – a much quicker flight home and I was in bed early. I couldn’t even manage to stay up to watch Shameless.
I’m so excited to receive my pre-order (yup…I placed it from SLC) and start putting some new practices into effect in my business.
If you would like to talk more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I am ALWAYS available to talk about and answer your questions. Just think, you could come along in 2018 when Stampin’ Up! celebrates its 30 year anniversary and celebrates OnStage Live in Orlando, Florida!!