Wow.. I have been in Utah for a week, and have spent the last 2 days in meetings with the Advisory Board, the Corporate Team and Stampin' Up! owner, Shelli Gardner at the headquarters in Riverton. I am just overflowing with emotion and appreciation for this wonderful company and its leaders. What a neat experience to hear from each Corporate Team member and learn about what their departments do at Stampin' Up!, and what an honor to be able to give our feedback and input!
On the fun side.... here I am with UPS Ken (from Convention)... Brent brought UPS Ken into the meeting and we all cracked up! I don't think I ever blogged about UPS Ken after Convention.. so a quick recap: There was a fun "commercial" shown on the big screens at Convention with Stampin' Up! Barbies and a UPS Ken, "advertising" to come to Convention next year! Then a UPS man came on stage at Convention with a box, and said he had a delivery, then hundreds of UPS workers circulated throughout the audience and handed out FREE STAMP SETS to everyone! We each got the Ronald McDonald House stamp set, as a gift from UPS for all the business Stampin' Up! gives them! Anyway.. it was a hoot!
So.. it was really fun to see the real UPS Ken yesterday!
One of the highlights of the last 2 days for me was going through Brent's department and seeing the fabulously creative artists who design all our stamp sets, and seeing the mega-talented design artists who stamp the samples that go in our publications! We also got to see how they decide what goes into the catalog on which page, etc., but if I told you any more than that, you'd have to shoot me... so.... my lips are sealed!
On the first day of meetings, we had lunch with Shelli and she gave us our Advisory Board rings.
L to R: Shelli, me, Aly, Joann, Tammie, Lynsay, Kim, Jen, Anna-Marie with Ronan.
Here is the box she gave us with the ring inside:
and the ring:
Here I am at the entrance to SU! next to our welcome sign:
After the first night of meetings, the AB had dinner with Shelli and a get together to get to know each other better.. it was a PJ party... here we are with Shelli in our matching PJ's:
Last night we had dinner at The Roof restaurant overlooking the Temple. We ate with Shelli and the Corporate Team and were able to give them more feedback, as well as visit and get to know them better. We took a group photo after dinner:
L to R: Shelli, Kim, me, Tammie, Anna-Marie, Aly, Joann, Lynsay, Jen
The view of the temple was stunning at dusk from the restaurant:
I am headed home later today... I have a downline meeting this weekend.. so you may not see me on my blog too much in the next day or 2.. but I'll try to post some of the great Christmas cards from our swap at the Founder's Circle Retreat last week.
Have a great day!