As many of you know, I was at the Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle Retreat this past weekend and now am in Salt Lake City to begin my service on the Stampin’ Up! Advisory Board.  Long (productive) days with the corporate team and late nights (last night a PJ party at Shelli Gardner’s) create a tired brain and I posted what I had planned for today without the photo or details.   You’ll see that post tomorrow (hopefully).  Another long day and evening is planned for today and I head home tomorrow (for the longest sleep of my life :).

Many hugs and thanks for your patience.

IMG_4673-001Good things come in small packages.  We received our Advisory Board rings yesterday.  I promise to share the actual ring when I get a chance to take a photo.  Meanwhile, I’m never letting go of the box!

IMG_4675-001We took a tour yesterday evening of Shelli’s new wellness center, Brick Canvas.  It’s opening soon.  Shelli is pictured (middle) with her daughters.

IMG_4676-001Shelli’s husband, Sterling, arranged to pick us up last night in a horse drawn carriage to take us to their home (which is nothing short of spectacular).  We had an incredible dinner and were waited on hand and foot by their grandkids.

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  1. All of your hard work has certainly paid off…sounds like a dream trip- thanks for sharing your photo glimpses of it all:) Horse and buggy…oh my;) they think of every detail- that is so “Stampin’ Up!” Enjoy and thank you for continuing to share your adventures;)

  2. Sherrie Gross

    Wow! Such a wonderful trip
    Can’t wait tI hear more about it.

  3. This is so touching — the wonderful love and appreciation that Shellie has for team. She thinks with her heart and her mind which makes her genuine, sincere and loved – don’t you agree. Congratulations Mary – well deserved.

  4. So, so jealous!! What a wonderful, well-deserved opportunity for you. If everyone had a CEO like Shelling, this world would be a much better place. You must feel like royalty.

  5. What sweet well wishes! I sure appreciate it. I’m wrapping up tonight and prepared to catch the shuttle and plane back to Tucson in the a.m. I miss my family and am ready to get home. However, I’ll never forget this incredible week! More to come over the next year!

  6. Ginger Toivonen

    What an incredible journey Mary! Cream rises to the top and you certainly have too. I am thrilled for you because you will represent all of us Demos so well.

  7. How thrilling for you! Can’t wait to hear more about your experience. Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Sounds like a wonderful trip Mary. You sure deserve every second of the pampering!

  9. Congrats! Now…rest up, you deserve it!

  10. Mary, sound like you have received a real honor. How amazing! Can’t wait to see more pictures. What an inspiration. Have fun!

  11. Helene Graziano

    So excited for you! I’m vicariously living through you right now with the aspiration to actually experience it in the near future!! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  12. Mary Lou Glick

    I am so proud of you, Mary!

  13. Wow how nice Ms Mary, you well deserve it , I’m glad your having fun , well hurry back home so you can get some rest !! Can’t wait to see more pictures !!!
    Tfs lots of hugs to you

  14. Wow, what an amazing experience Mary. Well deserved, for how hard to work not only for yourself, but for your downline and customers too. And here I thought you were home.

  15. You are honestly forgiven for the slight oversight this mornings post – ALL IS GOOD and how lucky for you to be having dinner at Shelli’s house. WOW! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  16. No worries Mary, just enjoy your time in Utah, you deserve all the honors for all you do for all of us who have the fortune to have you as a demonstrator and friend.
    Thank you.

  17. Now we have someone who can put a bug in Shelli’s ear of products we would love to have. Let’s start with some new punches. I know you have some idea (maybe 600)of what punches we are looking for. Go for it! I bet it won’t be long before we see the punches we are hoping for. Enjoy your time in Utah, you deserve it for all of your hard work you put into your business.

  18. Carol Carriveau

    Wow…know you are extremely excited and though probably exhausted, you cannot tire of the fun and being spoiled…you all sure deserve it!

  19. How fun and exciting! Glad to be participating from afar!! Thanks for the updates, Mary.

  20. Congratulations Mary for being on the Advisory Board. What a wonderful achievement and honor.

  21. I am so proud of you, Mary! For all you have done for so many, you certainly deserve this honor! Enjoy the pampering!

  22. How fun! So happy for you and hope you get some rest soon.

  23. Nancy Farrell

    I agree with all the above comments. I am so happy for you. You deserve it. Thanks for what you do. Enjoy the ride!

  24. Awesome, Mary! You deserve the Royal Treatment!

  25. Wow! Sounds like the whole trip was spectacular! Congrats on all of your achievements! Much deserved!

  26. You know how an OOOPS by Shelli onstage makes us love her all the more? Same here, Mary! We love you all the more! Hugs, C

  27. Michelle McMahon (mcstamperNE)

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, Mary. So very interesting.

  28. Mary, I have never known you to have an OOPS! before, but I think we can totally understand why. I am so happy for your success with SU! and , you deserve all the away time you can get.

  29. What a wonderful experience! Shelli knows how to add just enough ‘play time’ to get your creativity flowing :o) I thank her myself because your stamping followers will all reap the rewards!! Looking forward to any wonderful goodies you show ;o)

  30. I can’t even imagine what a week you have had! It sounds like something out of a story book!

  31. You so deserve this pampering that I KNOW goes with hard work 🙂

  32. Mary, so happy for you! I’m glad you are having a wonderful time and lots of fun 🙂 Thanks for taking time to share so many pics! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  33. An amazing adventure, Mary…,so happy for you!

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