I wanted to update you on two really nice things you did for me recently.
First -a note about Damian at Whole Foods.
I went in a few weeks ago and said hi to Damian. He was so happy to see me and wanted to tell me what had happened since I asked you guys to send him cards.
Before it was all over we were both in tears. He said that John Mackey himself had contacted Damian about the cards, because it was a great illustration of how something one of their people does locally can have global consequences - Bridget - he mentioned your card "all the way from Ireland" specifically! The global team recognized him as well, and as a result of all that - he got a promotion - he's now a trainer for them, so that he can teach people how to be as awesome as he is. He called his supervisors over and I met them as well. They are going to display the cards in the store and we are going to take a selfie in front of them. :)
Then, after convention, I came home to a beautiful card from Alex, who said this:
This might be my favorite card I've ever received.
Thank you all SO much for your kindness to these two people - your cards DO make a difference in people's lives. It's a heck of a lot more than a hobby or an excuse to hoard glitter. :) Please celebrate the change you made in these two people and continue to mail ALL your cards and be a blessing where you can.
Nowhere was the difference we make with our art more evident than in Salt Lake last week. I can't tell you how many times I heard people say to someone "I stalk you" or "I'm so excited to meet you - I've followed you online for years."
I got to spend some quality time with many of the people I stalk. Here are just a few:
I love Stella even more in real life. And THANK YOU for the gift that was waiting for me at home Stella!
Diana and I require backlighting for all selfies.
Brian and I are not happy when they tell us we can't bring our kitten in to the opening session.
Brandi and Andrea are so uplifting!
Michelle Zindorf and I are each other's favorite people. She brought her kitty too for the photo booth.
As you can see - there are a lot of great people to stalk. And not enough time to really hang out with them all. I was very sad when everyone started leaving, so I thought I had better make them a card to let them all know how much I miss them now that I'm all alone in my studio with just their pictures.
I just want you all to know you're in my thoughts.
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Now that I'm back I can start playing with some of the holiday catalog goodies that we had a chance to pre-pre-order while we were there - my box came today. I will have four new online classes with these products posting this week.
AND - great news - even though the holiday catalog won't be live until September, if you want to purchase them earlier at a discount, they are available as part of the starter kit beginning August 4th - with FREE shipping! The kit comes with instant access to my fun online group, with lots of inspiration, frequent contests and challenges, and great people, as well as access to all my events free or at reduced rates. Why wait? This cute bear and the birch tree embossing folder are waiting for you!
That's all for now - time to catch up on work and life. I'll be back with the holiday online classes and some fun samples soon :).