Thursday, July 2, 2009

Seminar & New Catalog!!

It's here - the new 2009 - 2010 Inspiration Book & Catalogue! Inside you'll find 11 new hostess sets, 32 new stamp sets and new double sided paper - just to name a few. I don't want to give it all away :o) You can get yours for just $5.00 and I'll even include a coupon for $5.00 off your first purchase!!

Plus you'll see my card (shown above) on page 39 - I was so happy to find out at seminar that one of my cards was featured in the catalog. I've added the specials for July to my sidebar so be sure to check those out. We have a cool arrow stamp of the month set and the frogs in the vintage set are just too cute!

Thought it would be neat to show you my name tag and ribbons showing my achievements as well as all the cool buttons we got at seminar. One of them was given to us by Mabelle and features that cute little fairy that I used on my card yesterday.

All those buttons remind me of my teenage years where it was cool to collect buttons and have them on your jean jacket...I'm still not sure how I'm going to display these now. Can someone tell me the cool way to do it!?!

The biggest surprise for me at seminar was to find out I won an award. I'm not the type of person to stand out in a crowd. I'm rather shy UNTIL I get to know you...once I'm comfortable then talking and such is much much easier for me. Anyway, getting up in front of everyone, walking across a stage and such - terrifying. But when my name was called for the Rising Star award - all I could think was 'holy cow, really, me, oh my gosh I'm getting a tiara'. Seriously this is what was going through my brain as I went on stage. I also have to tell you I'm not the beauty queen type but man it felt good to put that tiara on my head - does something special to ya and you definitely can't stop smiling!! So below is my tiara and star pendent as well as my certificate that I won.

If you are still reading thanks for hanging in there. I know it's a rather long post. I still have my seminar trades to share but will save those for tomorrow. I hope you have a great evening and thanks so much for stopping by!! I appreciate each and every one of YOU!!


Liz said...

Congratulations on all counts,... but especially being able to wear that tiara.
Knowing you I'm sure you were quite nervous and excited at the same time. How awesome for you. Keep up the good work!

Jen Carter said...

The bird card is one of my FAVORITES from the catty! Love it!!

Anna said...

That's so cool you got a tiara! You didn't tell me you got one of those! How fun! Not sure of how to display the buttons, because I remember the jean jacket area too!

Danni said...

I'm so happy for you for the award! You are an awesome, amazing demo and deserve it so much!!
LOVE your card, so nice!!
No catalog yet so go ahead and send me one....I can't wait to see it!!
Hugs my friend!

Stef H said...

woooo hooo michelle. i got the catty and just love that card. was thinking of getting the stamp so i can case it. and here it's yours! and i know you too! wow! and all those other prizes. holy moly girlfriend! absolutely super.


Ann Kranitz said...

How awesome to win that special tiara. What a fun surprise for you!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Michelle... it sounds like you had such a fun time!! Congrats on the award and all the accomplishments. I have never worn a tiara now that I think about it!! Love your cards!! Gorgeous!! I hope you have a great holiday weekend. We leave for vacation today so I just wanted to drop you a line before I left.

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Tammi said...

Michelle that's awesome about the award and being "queen" for the day...AND being in the catalog, awesome! So happy for you! Your card is lovely!

Barb said...

Congratulations on everything, Michelle! How exciting!
I LOVE the card and it is definitely one of my favs in the catty :)

As for the buttons, I was hoping you could tell me what to do with them ;)

Tara said...

Congrats! Are you walking around your house wearing your tiara? If not, I think you should!

Heather Schlatter said...

Wow Michelle Congratulations you really are doing some wonderful things and you deserve some very much needed recognition!!!

I love your blog Michelle and your kind posts!!!

You totally rock!!!