Sunday, September 12, 2010

Speechless...

That's how I felt when I drove home last night from Regionals. The whole thing was just amazing. It lit a fire in meon so many levels! It was my first official SU event and I was pretty nervous! LOL! I went by myself, drove 5 hours to Ft Worth, and I as just coming off being sick all week. I came very, very close to not going! But, I thought about the HOURS I spent on my swaps, and I thought what a waste if I don't go!



So, I did, and it was AMAZING! I learned so much. I met so many people. I met some blog readers, which blows my mind because I swear my mom is the only one who reads this! LOL! No, I know she isn't the only one, but sometimes I think "Is anybody out there??" LOL!



The highlight of the day for me came at the very end. Shelli Garnder, co founder and CEO of Stampin' Up, chose her favorite card from all the swaps. She actually chose three. And, guess what. My mushroom card was one! OMG! I swear I thought my heart would beat out of my chest! It was so crazy! I got to go up on stage and she hugged me and handed me a handmade card with a shopping spree in it! WOW.... I wish I had a picture of that moment. Pretty much indescribable! I'm new to all this, so I still fill like a baby Demonstrator... I can't believe it... Have I said that already??



Anyway, this is the card that won me the honor

4 comments:

  1. Wow Erica!! That is sooooo cool! What an honor to have Shelli choose your card. 'Course I know why she did, because you are an amazing stamper!

    I missed my first (and only) regionals because it was a four hour drive and our car was not dependable. I was so sad. I'm gald you still decided to go. I can't wait to go to a SU! event. I'm still waiting after being a demo for four years.

    And trust me girlfriend, your mom is NOT the only one who reads your blog!!! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Your Mom is NOT the only one reading, I read, and I guess leark, as I have not commented, but you are one of my FAVES! So glad that Shelli picked your card!!! You are so brave to go by yourself. I am off to Portland Regionals next week, I can't wait. I hope this inspires you to attend convention, it is the BEST!! Thanks for sharing.
    Carrie

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  3. OMGosh - HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?!?

    I probably would have cried and/or peed my pants... or both - lol!!!

    You are SO TALENTED! I feel superior, because I knew this WAY before Shelli did, heehee!

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  4. that is an honor for sure..and not surprising you have beautiful art and always a pleasure to look at..loves ya

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