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Advisory Board Leadership Luncheon - 2012

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Stampin' Up! is so kind and generous to treat past and present Advisory Board members to a luncheon or breakfast during the annual Leadership Conference. 

It is always so fun to visit with this very special group of women!


Above: all past and present Advisory Board members attending the lunch

Below:  Shelli and Sara giving us the photograpy instructions before lunch

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Above:  a lovely gift... but I can't show you .. it will be in the upcoming NEW catalog on June 1st!
Below: one of my very best SU friends, Janice Weightman
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Below:  SOMEDAY We will take our act on the road.... PRESENTING... PATTY AND THE JANS!!  :)  These are 3 of my very dearest Stampin' Up! Friends...  Janice Weightman, Jan McClurg and Jan Wakeland... years ago on one of the Stampin' Up! cruises, we decided that we should be called "Patty and the Jans"... it has stuck and we were delighted to have a "reunion photo" at the Advisory Board Lunch :)
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Are you enjoying the highlights from my Stampin' Up! Leadership trip to San Antonio?


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Advisory Board Activities - Leadership 2010

Stampin' Up! treated past and present Advisory Board members to a very VERY lovely breakfast on Thursday of Leadership Conference ... here are a few photos of this lovely event..

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My breakfast doesn't normally look quite like this.....  what a lovely treat! Can you believe that breakfast even came with dessert!?  (Crepes) !! :)

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We recived a lovely gift pouch with a free stamp set!

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One of my very best friends, Jan Wakeland:

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And these are some of the gals I served on the Advisory Board with last year.. we had a lovely lunch together on Friday. Anna-Marie.. we MISSED YOU!

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Advisory Board Reunion Breakfast - Leadership - Orlando

The current and past Stampin' Up! Advisory Board members were invited to a LOVELY breakfast, poolside, at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando last week...  yes.. it was kinda dark when we first got there... but the sun was coming up quickly and soon it was just lovely! We had wonderful fruits, omelettes, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, juice, coffee, and I'm sure more.. and we got a free set (can't show you yet.. but it's on pg 106).. and had a great time visiting with friends!  That was a LONG day... after that we were off to the Convention Center for a full first day of Leadership Conference, and that night was the Manager's Reception at Universal!


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My 2 very best SU! friends, Janice Weightman and Jan Wakeland.. I'm SO thankful for your friendship!


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Advisory Board Trip

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!

Ups ken 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.

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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:

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and the ring:

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Here I am at the entrance to SU! next to our welcome sign:

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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:

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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:
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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!

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