I’ve just returned home from Stampin’ Up!’s annual convention, and still all I can see is WOWOWOWOW!!! BEST CONVENTION EVER!!! If you’ve been following either my Facebook, and/or Stampin’ Up’s Facebook for convention highlights, you heard this on Awards Night…if you missed it…
I was named Stampin’ Up!’s #1 Demonstrator of the Year for 2011 (US)!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!!!!!!! WOW!!! It is an honor, and truly amazing feeling. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To all of my demonstrator group, my customers, my stamp clubs gals and of course my family for all of your Stampin’ Support!! You made this possible. I LOVE YOU!!!
I think it’s finally sinking in, it came as an unexpected shock. Let’s start at the beginning way back to last week when I checked into convention online. It notified me I had won an award, and that I should go to the awards booth when I arrived at convention, it did NOT tell me what I had won. That was exciting!! And honestly, I was worried…I was still pretty bruised and banged up from the motorcycle accident and I thought I might need to buy a new long sleeved, high collar dress to hide all of the marks lol! Great news, amazingly most of it had faded, only a few war wounds were still visable and I am almost fully recovered (broken thumb still a work in progress). When my mom and I arrived, we made our way to the awards booth and they announced that I had earned a spot in the Top 100 Demonstrators of the company, called Founders Circle!!! I received this amazing FC bag. Just learning that I had earned a spot in Founders Circle was exciting…and of course they still don’t tell you exactly what spot you’ve earned. We anxiously awaited awards night for the news.
There are 3 categories that the Top 10 Demonstrators in each are recognized – Sales, Recruiting & Leadership…I’m soooooooo stinkin’ excited to announced that I ranked in the Top 10 of ALL of them!!!! Holy cow!! Then the Top 100 Demonstrators of the Year are named. The DOY (Demo of the Year) is overall performance. As they were counting down my nerves started to kick in the lower the numbers got. My mom was next to me and we were squeezing each others hands so tight we lost circulation with anticipation with each name. My friends Cheryl Flynn and BJ Peters were across the aisle from me and when they called the #2 DOY (which was me last year) and it wasn’t me…we ALL lost it…my friend Cheryl came running over, we all were shaking and crying…it was very emotional. And then I realized, I still had to walk up to the stage. I wasn’t sure if I could pull it all together and everything was a blur after that. all I can say is WOW!!!
And this is just the tip of the convention excitement!! Stay tuned this week for more.
Stampin’ Up!’s Official Highlights Video from Convention 2011…
if you look closely you may even see me once or twice!!!!