Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's HERE...

The new catalog from The Angel Company and it's AWESOME!! I just can't stop looking through it - so many wonderful things lurk inside...

Here's my top 5:

1. New stamps - TONS OF THEM (like 80+)

2. New paper - two collections both double sided

3. Exclusive Copic sets and matching papers

4. The Cinch and the Scor-Buddy

5. LOWER prices on our papers - who doesn't LOVE that?!?

and as a added bonus I have THREE cards published in it, too!!

So are you ready for yours? I'll have them available at my open house on July 9th! I hope you'll join me - there will be make n takes, prizes and tons of inspiration!! Can't make my open house - email me to get your copy mailed to's just $5 plus $2 for shipping in the US! (If you live elsewhere, you'll just pay actual shipping to you.)

Part two of my post today deals with Seminar which was AWESOME!! I had so much fun! It was a smaller group but that was just fine as I got to know people better and we got a ton of cool stuff!

So here is my Top 5 of seminar:

1. Goodies galore - stamp sets, buttons, bling, paper, ribbon, make n takes

2. The new catalog - have to SEE it to know what I mean!

3. Angels - new friends and old. One on one. Laughing. Visiting. Bonding.

4. Awards - I've been working hard on this one. I really wanted to get Top Sales. I did, #4 to be exact. That came with a tiara, certificate of award and $100 gift certificate. BUT the real shocker came when the announced me as the winner of The Angel of the Year award!!! Can you imagine? I was SO shocked...I got another certificate of award and $100 gift certificate PLUS a special invitation to a private luncheon which brings me to...

5. Halos Luncheon - LOVED this. Such a special experience. Meant a lot to a few freebies (yes, more stamps!) and got to know some very special Angels even better!

So there you have trying to sum up three fabulous days in a top 5. I have so much to be grateful for and am just floating on cloud 9 from the whole experience!

I have to tell you this story - it is just so special to me! Last year at seminar I won a Rising Star award. Didn't expect it and I was disappointed to learn that it wasn't captured on camera. I had NO picture to show me receiving the award. That is why I worked so hard this year. I wanted to get an award and have a picture taken this time. So this year, I asked a few of my fellow Angels if they'd be so kind to take a picture of me IF I got on stage. They of course said yes but unbeknownest to me my Angel Mama, Heather had secretly sent out an email to everyone telling them IF I won an award to flood the stage taking pictures. Fast forward, to banquet night. Mischelle is awarding Top Sales and gets to #4. She calls my name and I stand up and walk to the stage. I see a few camera flashes and think nothing of it until I turn around and see all these people taking pictures of me. This photo (thanks Barb!) captures my surprise!

Since I was already on stage and they were taking photos I decided to WORK IT. I haven't gotten all the photos from people yet but I can tell you that I know I got some and the scrapbook pages I will create are going to be AWESOME!!

This is me, hugging Debbie after she put my tiara on Can you tell I'm happy? Such a fabulous evening!! Oh and here's a pic from behind (thanks Brenda, for capturing this).

Hope you've enjoyed my post today! Remember - contact me TODAY to get your copy of the new catalogue!


Patti J said...

I am so happy for you! When I saw the pictures the other day, I meant to email you, and life interrupted me. Congratulations, Michelle - sounds like you can be very proud of your accomplishments! Hugs!!!

Liz said...

YAY! Congrats, girl! You work hard and you deserve it! Love that picture of you ~ you look surprised, but mostly happy! :)

Barb said...

LOVE that picture of you... you are absolutely adorable :) And you deserve EVERY award out there... you are the sweetest.

btw... notice how I conveniently left out all of the ornery stuff you did? :)

Danni said...

My dear sweet friend, I simply {heart} this post. You sound so happy and rightfully so!!
I'm so proud of you and you are always my angel of the year!
hugest hugs!

Michelle VP said...

What a fun story! It looks like it was such a great night for you and I'm glad you got lots of pictures this time. :) Congrats on your achievements. :)

Kim said...

Congrats on all your awards! Luv the pic's!

Anna said...

How cute, Michelle! That's an adorable story! So excited for you! Woo hoo, chickie!

Christine Pennington said...

Congrats again girl! Like you last year---I don't have ONE photo of me getting an award. I am so bummed. :(

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Oh this looks so fun Michelle! I can't wait to see the new catalog.:)

Laurie said...

Congrats my friend! So proud of you! So glad you got pics this year!

Julie Robinson said...

congrats again! This is AWESOME!!!!! you go GIRL!