I know....Did you think I'd been abducted by aliens?? LOL! It's been C R A Z Y! I know I posted about being asked by Stampin' Up! to be a Display Demonstrator for this year's annual Convention in Salt Lake City but lemme just tell ya.....WOOOO- EEEE! What a LOT of work it's been. I was tasked with creating 24 original projects with new products and they had to be completed by this past week and will be shipped tomorrow. *Praise Jesus and pass the cake!!* I had to sign a confidentiality agreement so I'm no allowed to post photos of my projects but let me just tell you that ONE of the 24 beauties took over 40 HOURS to create. No kidding! I've put in several 16 hour days and it's been pretty much all consuming. I've LOVED it and I can't wait for Convention. I'll be flying out on July 18th and I am thrilled that I'll be able to see all of my friends and maybe even some of YOU!
I can't believe that will happen in just 18 short days! I still have lots to get done. I have so many projects and specials to share with you, my blogging family. I've got some great goodies in store! First though.... I didn't post when it happened but let me just tell you that something pretty amazing happened and I'm going to celebrate it HERE with a BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY today!!
Last July I attended Convention and I was SO inspired and I came home just on fire and ready to SHARE WHAT I LOVE. Stampin' Up! has given me so many new ways to create and I absolutely feel blessed beyond measure. Don't misunderstand.... I am blessed first and foremost by the gift of creativity that the Lord has bestowed upon me. I will never lose sight of that. But I do know that he has also led me to the most amazing company to help me be able to share that gift with so many more people than I ever dreamed of. Before last July I seriously thought my mom was the ONLY one who read my blog. I know I've said it before but I honestly did!! When I got back from Convention I started to share more and more here and my blogging family began to grow.
The number of "Blog Visits" last July when I got back from Salt Lake City was right around 7,000 visits. As of today...just one short year later.....the "Blog Visit Counter" is reading "102,248"!!!!!! O M G!!!! That absolutely blows my mind!! I know my mom loves her iPad and staying in touch but even SHE can't visit THAT often! LOL I was blessed back in January when I traveled to San Antonio to SU! Leadership Conference to have fellow demonstrators come up to me to say "Hello" because they recognized me from my blog. That was just mind boggling!! You all just don't know how much your support, kind words and prayers mean to me.
As a way of thanking you, I want to post this BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY.
Here's how it works....
To enter....Just leave me a comment telling me each of the following:
- Your favorite NEW "IN COLOR" and what it reminds you of (Be Creative)
- Your favorite NEW DESIGNER SERIES PAPER and why you like it.
- Your TWO favorite EMBOSSING FOLDERS and why you like each of them
**I will take the names of each of you who leave a comment and put the names on slips of paper. They will be put into a hat. I will then have Lindsay draw THREE names out of the hat!! That's right! There will be THREE WINNERS!!!
1st winner receives: A 2012-2014 IN COLOR Designer Series Paper Stack ($21.95 value)
2nd winner receives: A pack of your favorite Designer Series Paper that you described in your entry ($10.95 value)
3rd winner receives: Your two favorite Embossing Folders ($7.95 value x 2)
All comments need to be posted no later than Monday, July 2nd at 12:00 p.m. EST I will be posting the winner on Tuesday, July 3rd.
I want you ALL to know how much you mean to me and I hope you will continue to come back and visit often. I have SO much more to share with you!!