While I missed having team members attend with me, I was happy to hang out with a few friends:
Heather Heroldt and her friend, Sarah Edwards (not pictured), also from Arizona, signed up for the same track of classes and hung out together at the general sessions. We were excited on the first day (L), and at the end with the all-attendee giveaway of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper (R)!
Shallon Vickers (2nd from right) is a demonstrator from New Bedford, Nova Scotia, with whom I’ve been Facebook friends since Convention in 2013. She, along with her team members Ann and Cathy, met up with me for dinner on Friday night.
These are pics of me with my penultimate upline, Jill Olsen. She joined under Shelli Gardner when SU! was formed 27 years ago, and her downline group is called Creative Stampers. She held an informal get-together and swap at lunch on Friday, and graciously posed for pictures with all who asked. Her husband has a great sense of humor and kept photobombing people as he held the sign.
Brian King is a demonstrator who burst onto the scene in 2013, publishing a great blog and earning the “Rising Star” award. Since then he’s skyrocketed to the upper echelon of demonstrators. Ellen Berkson and I got a pic with him at convention 2 years ago, and I asked him for another one this year.
Sara Douglass, Shelli Gardner’s daughter and Interim CEO, was posing at a photo booth with demonstrators.
I caught up with Brian Pilling, Director of Communications at lunchtime one day. That morning he announced several changes to how SU! communicates with demonstrators that I think are very positive, and I was glad to tell him so.
Even though I was “on my own,” I never felt alone in a crowd at this gathering. At breakfast in the hotel I shared table space with other demonstrators, chatting about where we came from and how this convention compared with past ones. I will not worry again about going by myself to an SU! event.
Holiday Catalog Goes Live September 1st
Want to be sure you get your hands on it? Drop me an email and I’ll be sure to send you one.
Paper Pumpkin – you really do want it!
You know it’s supposed to be a surprise each month, right? Well, I’m going to drop a big hint about the next 2 months:
- August has a great vintage look…I’m excited about it and I’m not that into vintage!
- September has an Autumn treat theme which is suitable for Halloween, but is NOT all orange and black. It will be great for general Fall and Thanksgiving projects, too.
Be sure to sign up before August 10 to get the August kit, and use the HALFOFF promo code to get 2 months at half price!