Wednesday, January 12, 2011

blog updates and leadership bound!

Hey there friends!  You may have noticed I've changed a couple of  things up a bit on the bloggie blog.  I was playing with some new My Digital Studio {MDS} downloads from the Occasions Mini and created my new little header graphic and I've also changed my background, trading in the blue and white polka dots with these multi-color ones.  I think it's fun to change it up every once in a while - it's like getting a new outfit! ;)

Anyway, on other news, I'm headed to Nashville today to attend my very first ever Stampin'Up! Leadership conference.  Boy is it going to be chilly there!  But besides the weather, many of you are probably thinking - what?  It took you 10 yrs to go to leadership?  Well, truthfully, the reason I became a demonstrator was because of my instant love for the craft.  I really was hooked on stamping from the very beginning!  Sure, I do the occcasional workshops here and there, and I do enjoy doing them.  {I hope to do them more regularly this year, as a matter of fact.}  Ultimately though, I consider myself a hobby demonstrator at heart and haven't really pushed hard on the selling side.  For me, it's not about that.  I do it because I LOVE to create and show people how cool stamping and papercrafting can be.  My blog is a testament to that piece.  I am thankful to have 2 awesome downline gals{yay Kris and Norma!} who happened to find me online. WooHoo! I'm happy to support them both in their venture as Stampin'Up demos.  No goal is too big or too small - it's really whatever you want to make it!  So, I welcome anyone else that would like to be a  part of my team - know that you'll get support and guidance from me. :)  My philosophy is that I a papercraft enthusiast and I want to promote stamping and papercrafting in any way I can, using whatever vehicles - blogging, workshops, newsletters, etc.  Stampin'Up! has allowed me to do that.  It's contagious!  Inspire.  Create.  Share.  That's what I hope to do with the crafting side of this blog :)

Well, I've clearly rambled on for way too long now!  I look forward to the whole leadership experience and finding out what's in store.  I can't wait to hear about where Stampin'Up! is headed and can't wait to check out all the cool new products and great ideas that will be unveiled.  I'm hoping to post live from Nashville, so stay tuned! I know I got a little soap box-y on this post, so hope you humored me for a sec.  ;) 

Look forward to sharing with you soon!


4 comments:

TIONYA said...

HAVE A BLAST AT LEADERSHIP! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSPIRATION......YOU REALLY DO WONDERFUL WORK! IN FACT, THE GIRLS ARE OFF OF SCHOOL TODAY SO WE ARE GOING TO STAMP! ;)
TIONYALYNN AT YAHOO DOT COM

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Girl, I can't wait to see you when you get back to hear all the juicy info on all the upcoming products or goals that SU has coming up!! Thank you Rose, you are a great inspiration to me and the reason I'm starting stamping and loving it!!!! Enjoy

WandaG_CT said...

You have been a great inspiration, thanks for sharing all your great ideas. Hope you have great fun in Nashville.

stampingminnie said...

Congratulations on your first Leadership trip (one of many that you will enjoy). The first trip is always the most memorable -- So have fun and enjoy. I'll look forward to all that you have to share with us.