We were up early on Thursday to head over to the convention center to receive the coveted Leadership bag and meet up with the rest of the group. This is our Leadership bag that we received this year. Love the tag on the inside!
Items that were inside the bag.
The session began by noting that leadership had no “theme” this year–and Shelli explained that this was intentional. Stampin’ Up! is simplifying and clarifying, and that extends to our event names–which we want to be simple and clear.
This is so funny, we took over the bathrooms!
Sara Douglass did a stamping presentation and introduced a new product line, Blendabilities, and said that it would be released early this year. She also discussed the evolution of photopolymer; while once it did not meet Stampin’ Up!’s high standards, the quality of this product has vastly improved. In fact, by mid-year Stampin’ Up! will be manufacturing its own photopolymer sets in Kanab using the “best quality material [and the] best manufacturing processes and procedures.” Said Sara: “If you have never tried it-now is the time!” Sara also announced one more thing: by mid-year, photopolymer sets will begin to be packaged in our DVD-style cases. This is our first all-attendee giveaway!
At the Gathering Place, we participated in a service project preparing birthday kits for children staying at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. This is such a rewarding experience for me to be able to give back to the community and share what I love.
Walking back through the lobby of our hotel, we stopped to take out photo at the “welcome sign”!
Cindy and I headed out to dinner at a place called Sambuca. They had a great jazz band playing and it was located in the historic Rice Hotel.
Okay, enough rambling for one day. Stay tuned. I will have day 1 and 2 for you in a few days. That’s where the real excitement begins!!