Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Convention 2013!

I am back from Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 in Salt Lake City Utah! What a whirl wind of a week I had! Believe it or not it was my very first Stampin' Up! Convention! I have attended our Leadership conference a number of times over the years but I have never made the annual summer trip to Utah. This year my goal was to earn the incentive trip and I wanted to attend to be recognised for my achievement. I did accomplish that goal! (Thank-you again Stampin' Dolce friends for the support! ... much love to you!).

dressed up for awards night
walking the stage for my performance bonuses!
awards night reception

The event was made extra special with a few other amazing experiences. First ... in January 2013 Stampin' Up! asked me to participate in a video and share what I love about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The video was recorded in Florida during leadership and they played it at Convention last week.

Next, My favorite part! I had the opportunity to demonstrate on Main Stage for nearly 6000 demonstrators. Crazy right?!? I designed ten projects and had the time of my life showing them! I will be sharing them with you all over the next few blog posts in detail. I just know you are going to love them! Here is a sneak peek at my display board.

my project display board

Demonstrating on Main Stage meant that I was exposed to thousands of demonstrators that attended. The amazing part of that was that I had hundreds of people stopping to talk to me, hug me, congratulate me and shower me with love. The support touched my heart. It was an experience of a life time. I am so grateful for all that made the time to talk to me. I wish I could have bottled the positive energy and love that I was surrounded by all week! Sometimes you stand in a moment and feel your life changing. You feel the power, the love and the momentum. Last week in Utah I felt this moment. I truly love what I do each day and have built wonderful relationships with so many people. I am so blessed.

getting pampered for my stage appearance!

The other days of the conference were filled with excellent classes, product demonstrations, parties, dancing and celebrating! We got sneak peeks at a few exciting new products that will be launching soon! (product that I lost my mind over!) I toured the Stampin' Up! head office and plant. It was like a Stampin' Disney Land!!!

Home Office!
At the Stampin' Up! home office! Jumping for Joy!

Being that it was the 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up! gave away more prize patrol prizes than ever before. I came home with nearly $300 in product! Good thing my suitcase was half empty travelling down!!!

96 swap cards!
Want a taste of the amazing event!? Check out the Convention 2013 highlight video here! psst ~ I made this video too with a super cool beauty shot! tehehe!

Hope you enjoyed a little window into my experience! You know ... you can always be a Demonstrator and come too! It has changed my life and made dreams come true. Even dreams that I did not know that I had! 

Thank-you for all your love and support! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin


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