Sunday, August 3, 2008

I'm back from CONVENTION!!!!!


WOW - what a TRIP this was!!!! Each year I can't imagine that Stampin' Up! can top the previous convention - but they NEVER let me down!!!!

It's after 10:30pm here and I've been in airports since 8:30 this morning (and that's another WHOLE story for a later time-LOL) -- but I just had to share a few photos and my INCREDIBLE excitement with you before I head to bed.....

I had 4 of my downline at convention this year and we had a BLAST!!!! Here's a picture of Cathy, me, Nikki and Terri in front of the convention center. Cheryl is missing from this photo -- but I'll have more.....

Can you feel the excitement in the next photo? This was a general session.....6000 stampin' maniac's under one roof!

















This next photo is the "gathering place" - can you see the tons of display boards in the far background??? They were incredible and I'll be sharing LOTs of photos from them when I get my life back together.....

















OK - so here's the INCREDIBLE news.....I got to the convention center Wednesday afternoon and I went to the info booth to pick up my SU bag....I knew that I had qualified for some awards....but you should have heard the screaming when my Service Account Manager pulled out the PINK BAG and handed it over!!!!! OK...so what does that mean??? I made the "Top 100 Demonstrators" award!!!!!! This bag comes with an all expense paid trip to a beautiful St. George, Utah resort to participate in Founder's Circle!!!!! Here's my pink bag....the material inside the bag is actually patterned after one of our exclusive designer papers!!!

















And now for the rest of the story......OK - so I'm sitting there at awards night and they start to announce all Top 100 Demonstrators from 100 on down.....I was expecting to be in the 95-100 group....NOPE, my name wasn't on that list.....it wasn't on the next screen...or the next...or the NEXT. Now I'm starting to get a little nervous....and VERY excited! I'm waiting "very impatiently" for my name to appear....NOPE...NOPE....NOPE....so I grab my SAM (service account manager- she was running around by me) and I ask her if they forgot my name - LOL! She says "oh no Kelly - you just hang on!" My hands and feet are starting to sweat.....now this is really funny, because I don't usually get nervous....walking up on that stage in front of 6o00 people is really quite easy for me....after all, I've already been up there a couple times in the previous day.....

When my name finally appears - I was TOTALLY FLOORED!!!!!! Number 40 - WOW!!!!

















THANK YOU - all my customers and my downline for helping me achieve this goal! It's was an INCREDIBLE journey for me and I LOVE each and every one of you!!!!! It was such an honor and I'm still in AWE of the whole thing!

















OK - enough about me....well for now! LOL Stay tuned for some fantastic display photos in the next day or so...

And again - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

WAY TO GO KELLY!! I am so proud of you! I had actually heard about your award from your mom, she was thrilled. You go girl!