Thursday, July 7, 2011

PPA101 - Beating the Blues...........


All of those blues were making me blue so I decided to cheer up with a touch of Rose Red.  Red is a definite confidence builder!  I am packing my red suitcase and heading to Salt Lake City next week for convention.  That's the same red suitcase I took to Leadership in January.  When I landed in Nashville, I went to a shuttle desk and said I was an SU! demo who needed a ride to the Gaylord. I took out money for a ticket but the clerk said, "Oh honey don't worry about it. It's all taken care of. Your friends are on the first bus out front.  Just hurry and jump right on it!" So I did!

As I sat down to catch my breath, I caught bits of conversation around me - incentive trips, booking workshops and recipes.......recipes? Everyone was smiling, friendly and excited but they were definitely talking about making dip! I was on a bus full of Tastefully Simple demos also headed to the Gaylord for a conference after a Meet and Greet event at the airport!  No problem - I had a red suitcase, confidence and plenty of experience consuming dip to see me through!

21 comments:

Dawn said...

Let's not do that in SLC this year! :) I think the direction you want to head is to the beach from your card! Me too! It's great and I love the touch of red!! I'll look for your red suitcase in the airport Wed!

lisa808 said...

What a cute card and funny story!

LeAnne said...

HAH! Great story---at least the destination was the same. LOVE your card, how fun is this! I will be at convention too, I hope we can meet up!

Christy Q said...

What a great story, Linda!! Hope you have a great time at Convention.

I love your card and the pops of red are just dynamic and really make the card, IMO.

Colleen Dietrich said...

LOL! Linda, I LOVE to read your posts! I know you'll get on the right bus this year. ;) Can't wait to hear your stories from your trip.

Mike Funke said...

The 3D flip flops are the best part!!!!!
Mike

Ann Schach said...

Hilarious story! If you don't arrive at The Plaza on time, Ginger, Mike and I will come looking for you! Fabulous card! I love the pop of red with the blues!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great story! I hope to catch up with you in SLC. This card is just fantastic, I never would have paired the flip flops with this set, but you, as always, have just made this look like they were made for each other.

Corinne said...

très jolie et originale!!
bravo
bises de la France

Anonymous said...

Very cute.
This is such a cute use of the sandals.

Love the red!

Kind regards,
Teresa C

Joannna Munster said...

Great story Linda! Love those flip flops on the top of your card. And the gorgeous ruffle ribbon! Beautiful!! Hugs, J

Debbie Henderson said...

Oh Linda, you are so cute! I just love those little sandals walking in the "Direction". How perfect to pair them with this sentiment!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda what a GREAT card! Love the touch of red too. Those flip flops are adorable... trying to go in the direction of their dreams. So cute.
Your stories are so fun to read, and how exciting you're going to convention... lucky girl.
I'm busy as bee these next 10 days with grandkids visiting ... so happy. so forgive me if I miss some comments... 3 little priorities rule these days... Hugs.

Shobana said...

So darn cool and funky! :) LOVE those flipflops popped up and the touch of red!
Enjoyed your story too! Have a great time! :)

Thinkfresh said...

Have a great time in Salt Lake! Love the pop of red in your latest card. Do bring more red than your suitcase with you, as it suits you well! Send pics!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a hilarious story!!! I can just picture you on that bus!!! Your card is so fun and wonderful. I love the flip flops on top! I will have to add a touch of red to my next blue card.... ooops first you have to see the blue and yellow one. I love your card. Hugs,

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda, I am so upset that the year you are going to Convention I am not. At some point we will have to coordinate attendance. I love this card and so glad you punched up all the blues with the red. Just fabulous. Your ribbon treatment caught my eye right away. And by the way, my suitcase is RED!

Mikki said...

Linda, I love this card, it's adorable. Especially how you added the red in it and how you used the arrow pointing to the little shoes, little stars, and ruffle along the bottom. Also, have fun at convention.

Pam~ said...

The Gaylord is gorgeous just like your card! Love the scrunchy ribbon and the bit of red! Your are too funny ... love your post!

Mary Fish said...

The blues look great with a pop of color!!

Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

Can't take my eyes off those cute little sandals! I wonder where they are going off to!!