Thursday, January 13, 2011

Managers Reception

My first event at the leadership convention was Manager's reception. This is an evening of dinner and entertainment that Stampin' Up! gives to demonstrators who perform at the manager level or above. I just squeaked in this year so I was pleased to attend and curious what it was all about. The first task was finding my way to the meeting point. As I wandered about, here are some pictures I took. I have to say, it is a gorgeous hotel.

I finally found the meeting spot. Since I was alone, I felt my first task was to find some new friends so I would have someone to talk to and sit with. I felt a bit shy since everyone was in little circles talking. (You know how we demonstrators like to talk!) I randomly picked a spot to stand and introduced myself to these ladies.

They were very friendly and I discovered that they have been demonstrators practically since the start of Stampin' Up! No offence, but they were OLD stampers! They were joking about the old days when there were colours like "lucious lime" Lucious lime???? When I told them my first stamp set was "Greetings Galore" , they hoooted and said that I was just a mere babe! I hope I didn't come off callous but it was time to look for other new friends. I didn't know if I could have dinner with women that practically invented stamping. I then inched over to the adjacent circle and introduced myself and explained I was alone. These ladies said "Oh, join us. We just adopted this lady who's alone here too. She's from Canada" Aha! A fellow Canadian! I thought this was promising. Before long, we were loaded onto buses and transported to The Wildhorse Saloon. A known bar in Nashville where there is live entertainment

The cowboy hats were courtesy of Stampin' Up! We had the whole establishment to ourselves. A wonderful buffet meal and country music (which you know I love) and line dancing lessons. I know it sounds corny but it was really fun. A great evening!

1 comment:

  1. Man, I wish I was there. As it is, I'm sick with the flu, been in bed for the last 3 days. But keep posting so I can live vicariously through you, lol! :)