Monday, July 26, 2010

An Amazing Thing Happened!

I've returned home from the Stampin' Up! convention floating on air! An amazing thing happened to me! I learned at the convention that I earned the distinction of being a member of Founder's Circle and the spot I earned was No. 19! Founder's Circle is composed of Stampin' Up!'s 100 top demonstrators in the United States based on sales and promotions in your first-level downline - and I was No. 19! THAT IS AMAZING! I'm still pinching myself to make sure it's true. I can hardly claim it as a personal achievement, though. It is, without a doubt, a group achievement. All of my wonderful and loyal customers helped me with the sales portion and my wonderful and dedicated recruits helped me by reaching promotions this past year, which helped me gain that 19th spot!
I'm at a loss for words on how to say thank you, but THANK YOU, EVERYONE, for the role you played in making a dream come true for me. I can honestly say that I absolutely love what I do and it's because of people JUST LIKE YOU who give me a reason to get out of bed every day to work towards my goals! You are all precious to me and my life wouldn't be the same if it hadn't been touched by each one of you in some special way! Thank you for being in my life and thank you for your friendship! Those two things mean everything to me!
When I returned home from Utah, my husband had pink champagne waiting for me so that we could celebrate as a family! Isn't that sweet? Hunter and Haley made a banner for me that stretched across the front entry that made me cry! I received the pretty rose from Shelli Gardner when I got to go up on stage with her. THAT WAS FUN! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, EVERYONE!


Katherine said...

That is so sweet! What a great family you have!! I am sure they are very proud of you, as I am!

I am so lucky to call you my friend! I am very happy for you.

#19 is a well deserved spot for you! Congratulations!!

Pam said...

You've earned it, Penny, with all your hard work. Enjoy! We love what we do and we love you too! Hmmmm, another poet in the family! = ^ ]

Mary Colemon said...

Way to go, Penny! Congrats on your wonderful recognition. You do so much for all of's great that SU recognizes its own Movers and Shakers!

Tankgrl said...

Whoo Hoo!!! Penny you are AMAZING! WOW! I say it all the time, When I grow up, I wan't to be just like you! SO Happy for you! :)

Ink Bug said...

Hey Nineteen, that's Penny Thomas! No, we can't dance together . . . (Steely Dan)

So very happy for you and your accomplishments. Big congrats to you my friend!

Did Otto have surgery?

penguinstamper said...

Ha! Otto had a cyst removed a while back. We felt so sorry for him because of his "zipper" chest, so we took a picture of it. It extended across his entire chest. He developed a new nickname because of it - "Zipper." I guess Hunter thought I'd like to see that picture when I walked in the front door!