Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leadership Style 2011

I returned from Stampin' Up!'s Leadership conference to find that four of my blogging friends had sent me the Stylish Blogger Award!  I am truly honored because these are very talented ladies - Lesley Croghan, Tara Bilbao, Martha Stewart and Colleen Dietrich.  Visit their blogs and I know you will agree!  Part of the award involves telling 8 things about yourself so I decided to share 8 things about my Leadership experience.

1.  The big ice/snow storm on the east coast delayed my flights 24 hours!  When I returned I drove the last hour home in a terrible snowstorm.  I am rethinking my love of snow.

Swap from Angie Dimenna

2.  The Opryland Hotel in Nashville is amazing! 

3.  I met some fabulous, talented, savvy ladies! 

Liz Hughes, Dawn Tidd, Anne Beale, Linda Callahan, Mary Fish and Martha Stewart

4.  SU! is a unique corporation.  The executives are very approachable, warm and genuine.

5. We were given a beautiful bag to hold our many gifts and prizes!  I switched seats in one session with someone who discovered a ribbon tied under her chair which meant she won an adorable apron made from SU! fabric - sigh.  But I made out OK later when I won a Sew Suite collection of goodies for wearing a Perfect Plum button! 

Swap from Maggie Patterson

 6.  Love was in the air as many swaps were Valentines!

Swap from Amy Dobbs

7.  I am terrible at creating the vintage look but I do love what others create in this style!

Swap from Patti McDermott

8.  I enjoy crossword puzzles and word games and won a stamp set of my choice for making the most words out of the word Leadership!

So thanks Colleen, Tara, Martha and Lesley for thinking of me!  And thanks SU! for a wonderful experience!

Swap from Jacque Craig


Pam~ said...

You received some beautiful cards from the swap! Looks like you had a fabulous time too. I love the Opryland Hotel and Nashville ... only 1 1/2 hours from me. Have a great day!

Erin said...

I love that first snowflake card - you'll have to show me what else you collected!

Mary Fish said...

what a gorgeous post! Great information about your trip (it was so fun meeting you and hanging out) and loved your pix of the swap cards. hugs, m

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on your three awards, Linda! Beautiful swap cards! Loved the pictures!

Patti MacLeith said...

Looks like so much fun, Linda! It makes me happy when any of the Pals get together!!

TrishG said...

Wow, sounds like a super fun experience. I hope I can go to a SU event someday!

Kim said...

Such FUN!!! Wishing that one day I will meet up w/ a bunch of yous ;) Nice swap cards!

Debbie Henderson said...

So deserving of those awards! I am so glad to hear you made it to leadership after missing your regional last year! So glad you had fun!

Carla said...

Awesome post!!! Yes you are so deserving of these awards. I'm glad you got to leadership, thats awesome!!! Hugs,

Colleen Dietrich said...

Linda, I like how your Stylish Blogger acceptance post included all those pictures! THanks for sharing them with us.

Nance Leedy said...

Thanks for sharing! LOVE the pic of you and Shelley--so glad you were able to go to Leadership!

Anonymous said...

Love all those cards! Yes, You do deserve those awards. You are so talented! Glad you had a wonderful time at leadership. Hugs, J