An Amazing Awards Night!


10563111_10152535695357210_5409304445643710968_nAn emotional hug with my upline, Lisa Pretto.

Dreams really can come true!  I can’t tell you how fortunate I feel to be a part of Stampin’ Up!, a company I originally joined in 2007 “just for the discount” and a free set of Rich Regals inks which were offered in a Starter Kit promotion.  Never did I dream I would have a Stampin’ Pretty blog (and regular readers!), discover many new, lifelong friends and begin a venture into a new business that I could combine with the paper crafting hobby I adore.  Thank you for all your support as friends, demonstrators and customers!


Last Friday night in Salt Lake City, Stampin’ Up! presented their Annual Awards for sales, recruiting and leadership (based on July  2013 – June 2014).  That’s me (above) on the “jumbotron” walking up the LONG ramp (in heels) to accept an award.  I’m kind of “Godzilla” in relationship to the camera man, no?


So on to the awards!


I’m so proud of the Stampin’ Up! recognition I received:

  • First place with 106 promotions to Senior Associate
  • First place with 30  promotions to Supervisor and Above
  • Third place in annual sales
  • Recognized as the only demonstrator in the company earning the Achiever’s Performance Bonus 5 times during the Stampin’ Up! year (for the second year in a row-woot)!

10527537_326934297472809_1110981210404797770_nCEO and Co-Founder Shelli Gardner and I on the stage!

It was a thrill sitting with members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community and hearing the cheers!  I still get teary thinking about it.  Almost 90 of the Pals attended Convention this year!  They are the core of my rewards!  Pal Maggie Mata set up Facetime so that my husband and daughter could “attend” live from back home.  Thanks, Maggie!

One of the greatest moments of the evening was learning that  Ann Schach and Brian King of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community and Lisa Pretto (my upline) all earned the Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle Trip, awarded to the top 100 demonstrators in the U.S.

10313667_10152536318457210_6602768769953168276_nFounder’s Circle Achievers!  Lisa Pretto, Brian King, Ann Schach and me!


Many members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals earned awards (even multiple awards).  I couldn’t be prouder of them!  Featured left to right are:  Sherri Gross, Me, Brian King, Lisa Pretto, Ann Schach and Ginger Toivonen.  Not featured are Linda Callahan, Mike Funke, Jason Casper, Jennifer Michelski, Kelly DeTommaso and September Gray.


I couldn’t manage and care for my business and Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community without the help of my dearest friend, niece and administrative assistant, Kris Kilcoyne.  I love this photo of the two of us after our Pals good bye dinner last Saturday.  Thank you, Kris.  You’re a genius and Auntie misses you already.

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