Friday, January 10, 2014

Leadership 2014: Day 1 Highlights + Manager's Reception

What a whirlwind couple days it has been in Houston! I have been meaning to sit down and blog each night to let you know what I've been up to, but honestly, I have been so exhausted that I have chosen to sleep instead! You understand, don't you?
So let's back up and start with Day 1: Thursday. I checked in and picked up my gorgeous Leadership Bag, which of course, I forgot to take a picture of. (Mentally adding that to my "to do list now.) I had a rehearsal for my class and prepped some things for that before the first General Session started.
There were some exciting announcements int he first General Session:
  • Photopolymer stamps will soon be manufactured in the Stampin' Up! facility in Kanab, Utah. They showed up some fun new sets that will be available soon, including a double alphabet stamp set and a new personalized design that I think will be very versatile.
  • Stampin' Blendabilities are alcohol-based markers that blend easily and make watercoloring a snap. They'll come in packs of three (light, medium, and dark shades of one color) for $11.95. Watch for more details when they are officially released sometime during the first quarter (by the end of March).
After lunch, we had mini break-out classes. There were 9 different classes in each of the two parts. Each 20 minute class was repeated three times. I was a little anxious for my class, which was during the second half of the Share Fair. But everything went smoothly and I hope that my fellow demonstrators got a few useful tips from my class!

After class, we ran into Shelli and Sterling in the hallway and stopped for a quick photo.
Thursday night was the Manager's Reception at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston. This is like no other Aquarium that I have ever visited!! They had rides and interactive exhibits (you could feed sting rays, though I opted not to!). And of course, there was food everywhere! They truly spoil us! Here are some photos from our evening out.

(Ooh! You can see a glimpse of the Leadership Bag in this photo!)
On the train ride to see the shark tank with my friend Cathy Roy and my parents.

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Donna said...

Looks like you're having a grand time!! I'm so excited to hear about the photopoly stamps. They are my absolute favorite!

Kay Cogbill said...

How fun. thanks for sharing!