Anything is possible, if you just believe.
At convention we had an awesome motivational speaker Sue Rusch, and she spoke at Leadership too. I remember she spoke years ago too, she is amazing and I take away new things each time I hear her, she teaches us with humor and I love that. My most favorite teacher in grade school was Mr. Salts and he was the same way, you did not even realize you were learning cause you were having such a fun time. This year I loved how she talked about you can make things happen but you have to decide. That goes for anything right? You decide you are going to make it a great day. You decide you are going to lose weight. You decide you are the person in charge of your own destiny, no one else. Right?
I guess I am just blabbering but I really believe this, I mean last year at the beginning of the Stampin' Up! year I decided that this would be my best year ever, and I decided that I would earn the Alaska cruise on sales alone. Alaska was our first cruise ever with Stampin' Up! about 5 or so years ago. So I sure did not want to miss it, cause we wanted to go again. So I worked hard and had a blast doing it, and THANKS to all of YOU, my customers and friends I did have the best year ever.
Jeff and I were talking at the dinner table tonight, and I told him, I have decided that THIS year will be my best year ever, I mean I want to better my best. I am not going to compete with anyone other then myself. Remember "charge of our own destiny"? So I said I'm gonna bust my butt again this year (this sounds bad, but I mean it in a fun way…I mean come on, I color and cut paper, and get to teach stamping to a bunch of great fun ladies and gents). I said I would rather bust my butt for me, then bust my butt and work for someone else. Makes sense to me. If it makes sense to you, and this sounds right up your alley, give me a shout and we can talk about what being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator can do for you, whether you want to bust your butt, or if you just want to get out and meet new people and pay off a bill or two.
I ran a few errands today and worked on a couple make n take ideas for our upcoming September to Remember event so I did not make anything to show today, but I still have tons of stuff to show you from my display stamping and my demonstration from convention.
This uses the stamp set that we got at Convention.
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Jetblack Stazon
Misc: Black satin, photo corners punch for fish tails on the greeting bar, Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch
Make sure to come back tomorrow and I will show you the most beautiful card with this set.
Oh and don't miss my 1 Million Hits Blog Candy coming on Saturday.
Well I am gonna call it a night, and clean up and hit the hay.
Have an awesome Friday and thanks so much for stopping in!
Terry Molineux says
Great card and great inspirational talk….I'm emailing you!
Jacqui Lines says
I'm so proud of you. I know you wavered a little a couple of years ago – venturing out with other stamps and products – just testing the waters, and you came back to place where you belong and where you shine. Keep it up! I know you will do it and I expect to see a complete 12 x 12 scrapbook done of you and Mickey Mouse when you earn next years trip!!!!!
Debbie Keane says
Wow! A million hits. That is awesome. I just got 20 thousand and was excited. Ha. Well I better start working harder. Beautiful card by the way. What is your September Remember event?
Wonderful card. I love how elegant it looks with the embossing folder and dsp you used. Simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Amy Fink says
I love this card!! I have been looking at that circle image wondering what I'm going to do with that. I may have to CASE this my friend. 🙂 Hugs!
Tracy Altemose says
Wow!!! I think Stampin'Up could have you do the Inspirational Talk next year!!!
I am UNBEILIVABLY PROUD of you!!!
High Five coming across Country!!!!!!!!!!
Carey Rogers says
Have you thought of being a motivational speaker yourself? I'll be pulling for ya my dear. This is a great card. How are Toby and the girls all getting along? Have a great relaxing weekend. Roscoe's daddy is coming home tomorrow and I can't wait to see him.
aka Roscoe's mommy
Gorgeous! Very stunning and I love the colors! CONGRATS on a million hits on your blog! That is just too totally awesome! TFS!