So, this is the day I was expecting.  Craziness! The energy was out of this world.  The first general session was in this humongous room with at least 6 jumbotrons and a main stage. The place was filled with 3500 Stampin' Up Demonstrators from all over North America - so cool! Got to see Shelli Gardner for the first time and she introduced Jason Dorsey, one of the best speakers I have ever heard.  He spoke about different generations, but managed to bring people together.  This kicked off an amazing Convention and provided a great topic of conversation with strangers.   

The theme for Convention was "I am" so all of the breakout classes used that as a jumping off point for their title. Today at Convention I attended the I am Savvy class with Donna Griffith, Meg Wheelerand Laura Milligan.  They showed a ton of ideas using ribbon, fabric. Here is one idea for a class that I will be holding in August.    

The next class was I am doing business My Way - another reoccurring theme this year.  Bonnie Thurber hosted it with Ronda Wade and Tami White.  They gave some very helpful tools. 
One of them that I will be trying is hosting private classes for individuals.  Another will be to shorten the amount of time it takes to complete projects. 

The last class of the day was I am open for Business with Carrie Cudney.  The main tip I got from this session was to not be afraid to try new things. 

Today wrapped up with the Awards Ceremony where my dear friend Desiree Spenst, not only marched across the stage for earning a Grand Vacation to Fiji and being a part of the Top 20 Demonstrators in Canada, but was also asked to join the Advisory Board for Stampin' Up! We are so proud of her!

Advisory Board. Desiree is third from the left :)

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