Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stampin' Up! Leadership in Phoenix

This past week was leadership conference and a regional here in Phoenix. I had two awesome downline members come to join me for the events. Shari and Stephanie (yes, I felt like they needed to call me Shiela to fit in....) came from states away and even stayed at my house! We had loads of fun learning lots of wonderful business tips as well and incredibly creative new ways to use our beloved Stampin' Up! products. It always amazes me at the new things people come up with. I remember when I first started with Stampin' Up! and it was all about making cards. Then we added a bit of home decor, scrap booking, fabric stamping, tattoo we are into fabric, sewing, vinyl, car decor, jewelry, just doesn't stop! This company is so perfect for me. I love crafting of all kinds and .... it is all here! My mind is just spinning with all the new stuff I want to try. I am so glad that I have another week off before my school starts so I can really get some projects done. I will be sure to share them with you all. Brace yourself! LOL
For now, here is a picture of me and my two stampin buddies, Shari and Steph. This was the first 'official' day of leadership.
of the highlights of any Stampin' event is the opportunity to swap ideas with other demonstrators. We attended a 'shoebox' swap the night before leadership actually began and came home with 42 different card ideas. It was a wide range of styles and colors and they were almost all awesome! I will be sharing those in the days to come as well. Swapping is one of the things that is a real perk of being a demonstrator. People sometimes think that we as demonstrators come up with all the ideas we share. So not true! We share and swap and trade and.....sometimes even come up with our own ideas. It is a huge network of idea sharing when you are with Stampin' Up! and I love it!
Here is one of my favorite swaps from leadership. It is simple, yet fun and awesome looking. I will be making some of these myself! I would like to give the artist credit but...I took a picture of this and don't have the actual card so I don't know who made it! I'll just say, I didn't make it. :o)

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

What a terrific card! Sure sounds like everyone had a wonderful time.