A Shared Anniversary: 25 & Still Going Strong

Stampin’ Up! and my husband & I share the same Anniversary this year: TWENTY-FIVE!

At the 25th Anniversary Convention for Stampin’ Up! this summer, the 25 oldest longest-lasting demonstrators were called to the stage and I was surprised to be one of those most tenacious demonstrators! That’s me under the “N” in “Difference” with my upline Sherrill Graff to the left in blue. 

Shelli Gardner (far right) presented all of us with a gift (below). Each necklace had our initial on it! Because it was unexpected, it is one the most treasured things I have ever received. Doesn’t something delightfully unanticipated just feel so much more exciting? I love the embossed silver paper on the gift and all the layers and every time I wear it, it reminds me how much I love Stampin’ Up!

My 20th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! was actually the same time I was in San Diego celebrating my 25th Wedding Anniversary with my sweet husband. I’ll admit that we’ve had our rocky times (as those of you who know me may remember), but perhaps this celebration was just that much sweeter because we have triumphed (with help and prayers) to get to this milestone!

You may be asking yourself…WHO ARE THOSE OTHER WOMEN in her pictures?? LOL! No, he only has ONE wife, but in a serendipity moment, we happened to be in San Diego at the same time the Stampin’ Up! Getaway achievers were there enjoying a well-earned vacation, and my friend Carolyn (from Canada) brought her daughter Jenna with her, so we spent a day together exploring the area. My favorite picture is of Cody & I by the sandcastle on the beach, but my second favorite is Carolyn’s photobomb captured by Jenna 🙂

Next year, I hope our Anniversary trip is funded by Stampin’ Up!  Carolyn and I have made a goal to earn the Washington D.C. Trip together!

Now, I don’t want to leave you out of the celebration, so here’s a way for you to join the fun, starting on October 7th (and only for 14 days!!):

Come back on October 7th and join my family by clicking “Join Now” at the top of the blog!
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A Milestone Reached

WOW! I’m so very grateful right now…thanks to *YOU* (my dear, wonderful friends and customers!) I reached $200,000 in career sales with Stampin’ Up! this week!!! It took me about 12 years to reach the first $100K and just 7 years to exceed this milestone. And guess what? I get a $2,000 bonus!! I just love what I do 🙂

Now I can’t decide what to spend it on…a vacation with my husband? A new dining room set? A family trip? (Note that it’s a VACATION when I go with my sweetheart and a TRIP if we take the kids: A bit of wisdom my father taught me)

So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for letting me be your creative coach and for thinking of me when you need supplies for scrapping, stamping, home decor, gifts and more. I recognize your loyalty (and God’s hands) in this great blessing and want you to know I am humbled and grateful. I wish I could send you ALL a card, but this will have to do:

{Card created by Debbie Greuser…one of the dear demonstrators in my Stitched Stampers family} 
 If you would love being a part of my stampin’ family and/or want to make a business out of sharing your creativity, you can join through March 31, 2011 for 15% off the Starter Kit AND get a Starter Kit Bonus Bundle (Color Coach, Simply Sent Card Kit and Stamp Set & Exclusive Punch!) FREE…Click Here for more information or to join today!
(P.S. My recruiting password is stampwithme)

"Things I Love" Mini Stamp Camp

Do you love shopping? Shoes? Chocolate? If so, the “Things I Love” Mini Stamp Camp is for you!

The camp includes the “Things I Love” stamp set (pg. 54 of 2009-2010 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog) AND 3 projects: cards, scrapbook page and chocolate matchbox for only $25! The sample above is not one we will be making, but a sample from convention using the stamp set. There will also be plenty of other samples/ideas using this set to inspire you, so you may want to pack a camera, too! Bring your scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive* and bone folder (optional).

Bring a daughter or granddaughter (10 yrs+ please) for an additional $10 (additional stamp set not included)

Location: Lion’s Head Clubhouse, Washington, UT
Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Call to reserve your spot: 801-376-8685

I will also be holding a Stamp-A-Stack class in the morning and if you wish to attend both events, you can save $5! Details coming soon 🙂

*Snail Adhesive recommended. If you need a Snail or refill, please order it when you register.