I’m Truly Humbled!

My husband, Scott, and I spent this past Wed. and Thursday in snowy Salt Lake City celebrating my Stampin’ Up! $1 million sales milestone.   More details on when I first earned this milestone last September here.

WOW!  What an experience of a lifetime!  Every detail of this trip was perfection including the warm welcome by two balconies full of cheering Stampin’ Up! employees, a private car and driver for two days (we love you, Terri), gorgeous accommodations and view from the 20th floor of the Grand America Hotel, thoughtful and luxurious gifts, Stampin’ Up! product sneak peeks (but I’m sworn to secrecy), fantastic food (and more food), spa day (the “works” for me) and Top Golf for Scott and the corporate “boys.”

I began the experience excited and delighted.  However, I left truly humbled by the kindness and generosity of Stampin’ Up!  I’m so fortunate to be part of this company.  Both Scott and I were blown away by the level of hospitality and love.

Shelli Gardner shared her perspective of our time together on her So Shelli blog here.

Sara Douglass shares her sweet thoughts on her Facebook page here.

Here are more photos highlighting many of the special moments!  More photos are posted on my Stampin’ Pretty Facebook page.

I kicked things off by sharing my outfit for the first day on Facebook.

. . . the shoes were a “step” outside my comfort zone but proved to be quite a hit!

Good things come in small packages . . .

and large packages, too.

A gorgeous Coach bag!

An early edition copy of Dickens’ Great Expectations.  My favorite book of all time and a treasure for this English Major!

Near and dear to our hearts!  Stampin’ Up! shared an example of one of two baskets they will be donating to a silent auction for the Cancer Society’s 56th Annual Picnic Under the Stars in Scottsdale AZ on behalf of Stampin’ Up!, Scott and me.

I met with designer and artist, Kathy Pitt (far right, below), to discuss the stamp set Stampin’ Up! will create for my million dollar achievement (2018).  We are taking a peek at future stamp sets below.  Mum’s the word on all of it!

A wintry evening at Log Haven Restaurant.  A bit of a treacherous drive (thank goodness we weren’t driving) but worth every minute to hang out with Pam Morgan, Scott Nielsen and Dave Baugh of the corporate team.

Day 2 was spa day for me at the Grand America Hotel.  Massage, facial, mani/pedi.  The best!

Meanwhile, Scott was at Top Golf  (primarily indoor) with Stampin’ Up! corporate guys Scott Nielsen, Chad Richards and Dave Baugh.

Dinner with Sterling, Shelli, Sara and Sean at The Dodo Restaurant!

Sara sharing enthusiasm and disbelief for the desserts we ordered.  None of us expected them to be so huge!

Scott and I are safely back home and enjoying the Tucson sunshine.  However, the memories of this trip and time with dear friends will be with us forever.




50 Comments:

  1. Yay Mary!!!! It is a success, you truly deserved. It is an achievement you have truly earned. Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are truly inspiring. So very proud of you, our fearless leader and more importantly a wonderful friend. So glad you had such a wonderful trip! Wishing you much happiness and success always!

  2. Mary, this was such a well deserved celebration! I am so excited for you! What a lovely time for a truly lovely lady ?

  3. Cathy Parlitsis

    Wow! Congratulations, Mary! What a huge accomplishment! Thanks for sharing the details of this exciting trip! 🙂

  4. Kadie in Arizona

    I am SOOOOO HAPPY for you my friend. There isn’t anyone who deserve some GOOD OLD FASHION SPOILING like you. Can’t wait to see the stamp that you created……Need I tell you I WANT IT!!!!!! Congrats Mary!

  5. Chris R. from Iowa

    Congratulations again.

  6. Marti Fahnestock

    Mary, I am so glad that I checked back to look at your blog a few moments ago while updating my Pinterest board.

    What an honor and achievement for a truly dedicated, hard working and super kind and sweet lady! I enjoyed looking at all the pics and have yet to look at the links but I am excited to do so!

    What a glorious and deserving trip you and your husband had.
    (I LOVE your shoes, BTW!)

    Big hugs,
    Marti

  7. So awesome! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

  8. Maria Rodriguez

    Awesome and no one deserves this more than you Mary. You inspire all of us every day, I’ve learned so much since I started making my cards just about 10 years ago and you have been there all along.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful pictures, so happy you and your hubby had such a fabulous time.
    XO
    Maria.

  9. Mary – you deserved every bit of pampering, every gift and every single accolade that SU has given you and more. God Bless you for the kindness and wonderful leadership you have shown throughout your SU career. We wish you every happiness that comes your way. From one of your followers………….

  10. Congratulations

  11. Kathryn J. Page

    What an AMAZING milestone you have achieved! Congratulations to you on your hard work and dedication to StampIn Up! You deserved EVERY single thing awarded you on this achievement!

  12. Nancy Farrell

    Mary thanks so much for sharing your time with us. The photos are great and I’m so happy to see you having such a great time. Truly it looks like family in every picture. Thank you for your inspiration and all you do. Again, I’m so happy you had this great time. You will remember it forever!
    🙂

  13. Congratulations, again, Mary. So happy for you and Scott to be pampered for a few days. You deserve it. Enjoy your weekend back home.

  14. Jackie Roberts

    Every blog post and post of your time celebrating in Salt Lake City is a testament to your hard work and dedication. Thank you, Mary, for your kindness and leadership.

  15. Wow! Mary, I’m so happy for you! I hope you will continue to share your talents with us,…. thanks for all you do>

  16. Mary Congratuilations to you and your husband Scott,. You deserve so much happiness an success. You work so very hard. I am so glad that I was a very small part of you earning that million dollars in sales. You are such an inspiration to me and to all of your followers over the world. You deserve this amazing trip and all that went with it. You are such a kind and generous loving person. Your site everyday is a welcome gift into my home every day. You make all of us feel like we are stamping with a great friend. Congratulations again. Ellen Hinds

  17. Congratulations and all the best to you. Mary!!

  18. Mary, no one deserves it more than you! Congratulations on your achievement and on the great reception and fun you and Scott had there. My goodness, they really do spoil you, don’t they!?

    I’m so proud that we live in the same state and that I’ve been able to meet you a couple of times. You are so sweet and so genuine and I just love everything you share with us.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome event. with all of us!

    Congratulations again!

  19. linda callahan

    Perfection start to finish! Wonderful trip….tailored just for you! Congrats again Mary! xoox

  20. I’ve not met you, Mary, but everything I’ve heard about you is so positive that I know I would love you, too! Your warm personality shines through in your posts and in your lovely photos. I’m so glad I “know” you through my upline, Lisa Pretto. When I hear your story about joining SU just to get the initial products and see where you are now, I am somewhat stunned. I’ll bet you are, too! Congratulations on your $1 million in sales and for being the top demonstrator in the world. Good things also happen to good people, and I think you are so deserving. P.S. Those shoes are fabulous (even though they have killer heels) and I’m glad you have them.

  21. Mary, your Stampin’ Up “family” are so happy for you!! You are an inspiration to all of us.

  22. Marge Waskiewicz

    Congratulations Mary, so happy for you.

  23. Cheryl McAskill

    Congratulations Mary…so happy for you! I am glad you had a wonderful trip and accepted all that was lauded upon you! You so deserve it! Blessings to you and Scott.

  24. Mary Schreiber

    Congratulations Mary, you sure deserved all of it. Your shoes were gorgeous and so are you. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful cards you make.

  25. WOW! It sounds like it was a wonderful trip and you deserve all of it!!! Congratulations again! I can’t wait to see your stamp set!!!!

  26. Florence Pangelinan

    Congrats! You sooo deserve all the royal treatment you received; blessings abound for you.

  27. Susan Mac Donald

    So happy for you; you deserve this! Love your shoes; how exciting that would be to get these!! This group of people would be so exciting to share an evening It’s moments like this that prove this company is so well worth working for. OK Mary I’ll keep an eye out for you in the next year or so & see
    what takes place. !!!by the way if your shoes don’t fit I’m a size 7.

  28. Congratulations! What an achievement!

  29. Denise Ferguson

    Congratulations Mary on such a great accomplishment! And, what a wonderful trip for you and your husband to share! Thanks for sharing your photos, and thanks for all the inspiration, tutorials and words of wisdom that are always welcomed by those of us who love paper crafting!

  30. Congratulations to you for achieving this incredible milestone!!! It looks like SU went first class to make your visit memorable. You deserved it.

  31. Congratulations! And I love the shoes.
    April

  32. A big congratulations to you on your milestone. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. I’m so in love with your shoes and outfit too.

  33. Beth Krakoski

    Congratulations, Mary. An event well deserved!

  34. Sounds like you were spoiled in style! Congratulations Mary!

  35. Charlene Brummitt

    Congrats Mary. I know that was a lot of work to sale 1,000,000.00.

  36. Mary: What a beautiful experience you shared! Congrats on your well-deserved pampering…can’t wait to see your stamp set! I hope one is of your ? you rocked! Happy happy hugs, Rene’

  37. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!! TFS all your wonderful pictures! What an awesome accomplishment Mary! So HAPPY & PROUD for you! <3

  38. Mary, I am so happy for you. The inspiration that you give us is pure heaven. You were the first person I started following when I joined SU, and I have learned so much. That was only topped by the day I got to meet you in person at convention. I will treasure our photo always. Your hard work and dedication is a true testament to who you are. No one deserves this more. Congratulations and God Bless you and your family.

  39. Mary, You are truly an inspirtation. I follow you every day and each day I learn something from you. I admire you and your team. Congratulations on your $100,000,000 achievement . You have worked hard and inspired so many. You are AMAZING!

  40. Truly Awesome!! Congratulations! Thank you for your wonderful blog, ideas, tips, etc… Very inspiring!

  41. Sheryl Cushman

    Congratulations, Mary. You certainly deserve the recognition. What a wonderful accomplishment!

  42. Wow, Wow, Wowza! Fabulous photos! TFS!

  43. Phyllis Demonte

    That experience must have been amazing…you deserve it! I love your cards and blog. You have such fun card ideas…I just love them! I will be back, to buy more great Stampin Up! product from you.
    Keep up the great work!

  44. Mary, congratulations. This is great!!! Mary, thanks for sharing the awesome photos.

  45. I’m overwhelmed with stamping love. Thank you for all these kind congrats.

  46. Congratulations, you worked hard for this and we all benefit from your creativity!

  47. You are such a class act, Mary Fish!! Congratulations on your AMAZING milestone! Thank you for sharing all of your fun gifts and experiences at SU Corporate. I was fortunate enough to be at Atlanta Onstage when you were announced top Demonstrator Overall GLOBALLY – quite an experience to witness – had chills. Congratulations on a very well-deserved title. You are an inspiration to many.

  48. Incredible! So many big congratulations, Mary!

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