Done for the Year. . .

We wrapped up our last regional of the spring season today at Milwaukee. . . a bittersweet event! I greeted our demonstrators this morning, telling them how happy I was to be there—especially because the last two times we’ve come to this area, I haven’t been able to make it. Throughout the day, I had several demonstrators tell me how glad they were I was there and how much they’d missed me the last couple of times; I’m glad that our demonstrators enjoy seeing me as much as I enjoy seeing them!

This was one of our largest regional crowds this year, so it was a great way to end the season. Enthusiasm and energy was high—and so was kindness. As I watched throughout the day, I noticed that this group seemed to be particularly polite. Our demonstrators are usually kind and well mannered, but one thing that stood out was how this group patiently lined up single file to take photos of the displays, even giving each other space. Typically demonstrators stack up several deep around the display boards, taking photos over shoulders, excited to get as many pictures as they can, as quickly as they can. Nothing wrong with that, of course. . . but I was impressed by the way this group patiently waited.

I was also impressed and excited with the group of demonstrators who joined Stampin’ Up! yesterday  . . . one of the high points for me is greeting these new members of our Stampin’ Up! family! A regional is a fun time to find out more about us, experience what happens at a Stampin’ Up! event, and start off on a high note, so I love it when guests attend  our regionals because I know they’re potential new demonstrators. I was talking to one guest-turned-demonstrator yesterday, and she mentioned that she was the mother of two young children, and she thought Stampin’ Up! was the perfect choice for her because we could grow along with her family! It took me back to one of the reasons we started Stampin’ Up!—and one of the reasons so many have joined us—and that’s the flexibility and fun that a Stampin’ Up! business offers. I’m excited for her—and for everyone else who sees the possibilities. . .

As I’ve done the past couple of regionals, the project I shared is connected with Shanna’s upcoming baby shower. This thank-you card features the same color palette, images, and elements used in the shower invitation, decorations, favors, etc. I’m making 40 of them for Shanna to have, so she can send everyone her thanks after the shower. I think this is a great Make & Take project. . . easy and simple, yet still nice looking. We’re sure getting excited for those twins. . .